Harpie Bug Swarm

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"Bug swarm" redirects here. For the discontinued random event, see Swarm (insects).
For the elite version, see Harpie Bug Swarm (elite).
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Harpie Bug Swarms are insectoid monsters that require level 33 Slayer to kill. They can only be damaged while a lit bug lantern is worn, which requires level 33 Firemaking to light the unlit bug lantern.

Players often kill harpie bug swarms as many consider them a good source of medium clue scrolls as they have relatively low defence.

They're found east of the Jogre Dungeon. Since Harpie Bug Swarms are located close to the Karamja general store, it is possible to buy food there as well as sell drops. However, if one wishes to use a bank, there is one in the TzHaar City, found beneath Karamja Volcano, and the route is made shorter with the mithril grapple shortcut (53 Agility, 42 Ranged and 21 Strength required) on a peninsula just east of the cliff. Players who do not or cannot use the shortcut can also bank in Shilo Village after completion of the Shilo Village quest. Also, Rionasta in Tai Bwo Wannai Village can send items to the bank for 10 trading sticks per item, although he cannot take items out of the bank. The bank in Zanaris is also close for players who can access fairy rings CKR as the bank is just north-west of the main fairy ring in Zanaris.

Players can still be assigned harpie bug swarms as slayer assignments, even if they do not have the 33 Firemaking level required to light an unlit bug lantern. Players cannot use assistance from other players to light an unlit bug lantern, therefore 33 Firemaking is a necessary requirement to enable players to kill harpie bug swarms.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Strengths and weaknesses[edit | edit source]

Harpie bug swarms use rapid Ranged attacks and do quite a bit of damage for their combat level. If a lit bug lantern is not equipped, any attacks on them will not hit. They are weakest to crush attacks. Due to their weakness to crush and quick range attacks, it is recommended to equip good melee armour and a dragon mace as its special attacks can deal massive damage on them.

Alternatively, players can mage or range harpie bug swarms from the eastern side of the stream at the eastern end of their habitat to avoid taking any damage from them, although this does mean expenditure in terms of runes or ammo for ranged weapons, and using magic is not recommended due to their natural resistance to magical attacks. Ava's device does not work across the stream to retrieve bolts.

Another place to mage or range them is north of the brown ridge. They will not come too far in between it and the sea.

cannon can be used to take down multiple swarms easily.

Another viable strategy, for those that have finished the Tai Bwo Wannai Trio quest, is to use Protect from Ranged prayer and refill prayer points at the Tribal statue in the village, a short run away.

Drops[edit | edit source]

Charms[edit | edit source]

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Main drops[edit | edit source]

Tertiary drops[edit | edit source]

 

Rare drop table drops[edit | edit source]

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items such as a ring of Wealth or luck of the Dwarves are not required to access the table.
Rare drop table.png Rare drop table:
Rare drop table
Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Coins_250.png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 250-500CoinsF2P icon.png250–500Common250-500250-500
Uncut sapphire.png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut sapphireF2P icon.png1Common88415
Uncut emerald.png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Uncut emerald with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut emeraldF2P icon.png1Common2,60430
Uncut ruby.png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Uncut ruby with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut rubyF2P icon.png1Common2,59560
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Uncut diamond with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut diamondF2P icon.png1Common7,603120
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut diamondF2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare342,135-418,1655,400-6,600
Loop half of a key.png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Loop half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Loop half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common15,1620
Tooth half of a key.png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Tooth half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Tooth half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common15,0250
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon12,529600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare563,805-689,09527,000-33,000
Dragon longsword.png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,93060,000
Off-hand dragon longsword.png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Off-hand dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Off-hand dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,59860,000
Dragon spear.png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear (m)P2P icon.png1Rare34,91937,440
Battlestaff.png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Battlestaff with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Battlestaff (m)P2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare549,540-671,660756,000-924,000
Rune javelin.png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Rune javelin with rarity Rare in quantity 5Rune javelinF2P icon.png5Rare9101,870
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png1Uncommon38,76740,000
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Rare in quantity 18-22 (noted)Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png18–22 (noted)Rare697,806-852,874720,000-880,000
Shield left half.png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1Shield left half (m)P2P icon.png1Rare62,31666,000
Dragon helm.png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Dragon helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragon helm (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon58,72160,000
Rune arrowheads.png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Rune arrowheads with rarity Common in quantity 113-137Rune arrowheadsF2P icon.png113–137Common16,385-19,865678-822
Onyx bolts.png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Onyx bolts with rarity Very rare in quantity 135-165Onyx bolts (m)P2P icon.png135–165Very rare1,032,075-1,261,4251,104,165-1,349,535
Water talisman.png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Water talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Water talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare270,572-326,278136-164
Earth talisman.png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Earth talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Earth talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare8,908-10,742136-164
Raw lobster.png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Raw lobster with rarity Common in quantity 135-165 (noted)Raw lobsterF2P icon.png135–165 (noted)Common50,220-61,38022,950-28,050
Raw shark.png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Raw shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 225-275 (noted)Raw shark (m)P2P icon.png225–275 (noted)Uncommon463,950-567,05040,500-49,500
Big bones.png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Big bones with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Big bonesF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon15,232-18,3680
Dragon bones.png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Dragon bones with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Dragon bonesF2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare344,880-421,5200
Drakolith stone spirit.png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Drakolith stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-35Drakolith stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–35Uncommon13,550-18,970Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Necrite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png2Common6,182Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-30Phasmatite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–30Uncommon19,250-23,100Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Phasmatite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png2Common1,540Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-30Necrite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–30Rare77,275-92,730Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 3Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png3Common5,829Not alchemisable
Orichalcite stone spirit.png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Orichalcite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-35Orichalcite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–35Rare9,550-13,370Not alchemisable
Grimy torstol.png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Grimy torstol with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy torstol (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon503,280-615,1200
Grimy snapdragon.png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy snapdragon (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon148,320-181,2800
Super restore (4).png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Super restore (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Super restore (4) (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon103,410-126,3908,100-9,900
Prayer potion (4).png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Prayer potion (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Prayer potion (4)F2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon190,035-232,2655,130-6,270
Lantadyme seed.png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Lantadyme seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon8,050-9,200532-608
Dwarf weed seed.png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Dwarf weed seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon48,202-55,088532-608
Magic seed.png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Magic seed (m)P2P icon.png4Uncommon131,3641,012
Palm tree seed.png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Palm tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 10Palm tree seed (m)P2P icon.png10Rare259,2201,520
Flax.png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Flax with rarity Common in quantity 450-550 (noted)FlaxF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Common56,700-69,3001,350-1,650
Molten glass.png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Molten glass with rarity Common in quantity 45-55 (noted)Molten glass (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Common31,455-38,44545-55
Soft clay.png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Soft clay with rarity Uncommon in quantity 450-550 (noted)Soft clayF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Uncommon368,550-450,450450-550
Yew logs.png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Yew logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon15,504-18,6966,528-7,872
Yew logs.png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Yew logs with rarity Rare in quantity 675-825 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png675–825 (noted)Rare153,900-188,10064,800-79,200
Teak plank.png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Teak plank with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Teak plank (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon31,275-38,22513,500-16,500
Mahogany plank.png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Mahogany plank with rarity Rare in quantity 270-330 (noted)Mahogany plank (m)P2P icon.png270–330 (noted)Rare632,610-773,190243,000-297,000
Vecna skull.png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Vecna skull with rarity Rare in quantity 1Vecna skull (m)P2P icon.png1Rare[d 1]191,6476,000
Blurberry Special.png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Blurberry Special with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Blurberry Special (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 2]11,71818
Cheese+tom batta.png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Cheese+tom batta with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Cheese+tom batta (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 3]4361
Hazelmere's signet ring.png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Hazelmere's signet ring with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Hazelmere's signet ring (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 4]1,535,207,358300,000
Brawling gloves (Melee).png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Brawling gloves (Melee) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Melee) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Magic).png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Brawling gloves (Magic) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Magic) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Ranged).png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Brawling gloves (Ranged) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Ranged) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Agility).png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Brawling gloves (Agility) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Agility) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Cooking).png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Brawling gloves (Cooking) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Cooking) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (FM).png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Brawling gloves (FM) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (FM) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Fishing).png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Brawling gloves (Fishing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Fishing) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Hunter).png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Brawling gloves (Hunter) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Hunter) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Mining).png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Brawling gloves (Mining) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Mining) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Prayer).png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Brawling gloves (Prayer) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Prayer) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Smithing).png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Brawling gloves (Smithing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Smithing) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Thieving).png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Brawling gloves (Thieving) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Thieving) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (WC).png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Brawling gloves (WC) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (WC) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 1.png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Crystal triskelion fragment 1 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 1 (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 2.png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Crystal triskelion fragment 2 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 2 (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 3.png: RS3 Harpie Bug Swarm drops Crystal triskelion fragment 3 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 3 (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Timbo's Twitter account. 19 January 2018. (Archived from the original on 22 January 2019.) Mod Timbo: "1/1280 if you hit the RDT, requires T4 luck to be worn in order to get a hold of it. Of course there are tons of different ways to access the RDT so it changes massively depending on what you're fighting, what you're wearing etc."
  2. ^ Indicates a failed 1/10 roll for Hazelmere's signet ring.
  3. ^ Indicates a roll for Hazelmere's signet ring without tier 4 luck.
  4. ^ Requires tier 4 luck. Rarer than the vecna skull.

Universal drops[edit | edit source]

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These items are dropped alongside main drops.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • During the 25 October 2011 triple Slayer experience event, these monsters did not give triple Slayer experience, unlike all other tasks.