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Helwyr Cywir is the general of Seren's army in the Heart of Gielinor. Level 80 Magic is required to face him but this can be boosted.

Obtaining all unique drops will unlock the Shapeshifter [Name] title.

History[edit | edit source]

Early History[edit | edit source]

Helwyr is a skilled hunter and sorcerer of the Cywir Clan, which hails from Tarddiad.

While on Tarddiad, Helwyr slew a great monster, known as the Hunllef, a predator of great threat to the Tarddian elves. Upon the beast's death, he used elven magic to draw upon the energy of the creature, bending it to his own will, allowing him to take on the very form of the beast for himself.[1]

Arrival on Gielinor[edit | edit source]

The following takes place during Tales of the God Wars.

Helwyr was also one of few Cywir elves who left Tarddiad, driven by the desire to help the elves back on their home planet. At some point early in the Fourth Age, some of his elves travelled far away from Isafdar to test the limits of their link with their goddess.

Unfortunately, they were captured and cruelly experimented on by a man named Gregorovic, who desperately sought a cure for his fatal illness and hoped to find it in the physiology of the long-lived elves. Helwyr was furious when he learned of the news from the only survivor, and desired revenge. Between the Fourth and Sixth Ages, Helwyr and his elves travelled around Gielinor in search of Gregorovic. This search was unsuccessful, possibly due to the fact that they believed they were searching for a human, when Gregorovic had already been transformed into an undead monster by Sliske.

Centuries later, when The Heart – a powerful source of anima – was discovered, Helwyr travelled there under Seren's banner to secure it and to use its power to cure the Crystal Shapeshifters' affliction. He arrived only to stand face to face with Gregorovic, now undead and fighting for the cause of Sliske, and the three other generals: the Twin Furies, Avaryss the Unceasing and Nymora the Vengeful of Zamorak, and Vindicta of Zaros, daughter of Morvannon and last of the Ilujanka on Gielinor.

Although his grudge was held only against Gregorovic, Helwyr condemned the Twin Furies and Vindicta and Gorvek as "creatures of darkness", vowing to hunt them down in order to protect his people. By this time, he had learned that the World Gate had been rediscovered, allowing him to return to Tarddiad to save his brethren. After hostilities erupted between the four factions, Helwyr called upon the elves of Seren to claim the Heart in her name and save his clan.

Guarding the Heart[edit | edit source]

The following takes place during Azzanadra's Quest.

Helwyr and his forces would end up victorious, as both Vindicta and the Twin Furies withdrew, whereas Gregorovic's army had collapsed with Sliske's death. He was tasked by Seren to protect the Heart on her behalf. When the World Guardian, Azzanadra and Ariane entered the Heart to enter the Elder Halls, Helwyr refused to let them through and threatened to drive them out if they did not leave. Before a fight could start, Gregorovic appeared and taunted him, enraging him to the point where he ordered his forces to chase the madman.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Drops[edit | edit source]

Normal Mode[edit | edit source]

At 0% reputation each kill is worth 119,901.09 coins in uniques alone, if the player has 100% reputation this number increases to 239,802.18 coins.

100% drops[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Only if the player doesn't have maximum reputation with the Sliskean, Zamorakian and Zarosian factions.

Main drop[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g The drop rate of this item has its denominator multiplied by 0.99 with a tier 3 or higher luck enhancer.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Drop rate: 1/512 at 0% drop enhance. Increases to 1/448, 1/384, 1/320 and 1/256 for 25%, 50%, 75% and 100% drop rate increase respectively.
  3. ^ Drop rate: 1/128 at 0% drop enhance. Increases to 1/112, 1/96, 1/80 and 1/64 for 25%, 50%, 75% and 100% drop rate increase respectively.

Tertiary drops[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Has a base drop rate of 1/2,000, with a threshold of 400. This is not affected by the increased drop chance reward from reputation.

Challenge Mode[edit | edit source]

At 0% reputation each kill is worth 133,455.12 coins in uniques alone, if the player has 100% reputation this number increases to 345,618.13 coins.

100% drops[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Only if the player doesn't have maximum reputation with the Sliskean, Zamorakian and Zarosian factions.

Main drop[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g The drop rate of this item has its denominator multiplied by 0.99 with a tier 3 or higher luck enhancer.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Drop rate: 1/460 at 0% drop enhance. Increases to 1/380, 1/307, 1/240 and 1/179 for 25%, 50%, 75% and 100% drop rate increase respectively.
  3. ^ Drop rate: 1/115 at 0% drop enhance. Increases to 1/95, 1/76, 1/60 and 1/44 for 25%, 50%, 75% and 100% drop rate increase respectively.

Tertiary drop[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Has a base drop rate of 1/1,000, with a threshold of 400. This is not affected by the increased drop chance reward from reputation.

Tertiary drops, both modes[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Drops for the player who dealt the most damage. Drops in practice mode.

Rare drop table[edit | edit source]

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items are not required to access the table, but they will increase the chance of accessing the rare drop table and may also improve the loot received from it.
Rare drop table.png Rare drop table:
Rare drop table
Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Coins_250.png: RS3 Helwyr drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 250-500CoinsF2P icon.png250–500Common250-500250-500
Uncut sapphire.png: RS3 Helwyr drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut sapphireF2P icon.png1Common77415
Uncut emerald.png: RS3 Helwyr drops Uncut emerald with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut emeraldF2P icon.png1Common2,12130
Uncut ruby.png: RS3 Helwyr drops Uncut ruby with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut rubyF2P icon.png1Common1,60860
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Helwyr drops Uncut diamond with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut diamondF2P icon.png1Common3,645120
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Helwyr drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut diamondF2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare164,025-200,4755,400-6,600
Loop half of a key.png: RS3 Helwyr drops Loop half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Loop half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common12,9630
Tooth half of a key.png: RS3 Helwyr drops Tooth half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Tooth half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common13,0490
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Helwyr drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon10,935600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Helwyr drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare492,075-601,42527,000-33,000
Dragon longsword.png: RS3 Helwyr drops Dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,85860,000
Off-hand dragon longsword.png: RS3 Helwyr drops Off-hand dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Off-hand dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,42360,000
Dragon spear.png: RS3 Helwyr drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear (m)P2P icon.png1Rare35,65837,440
Battlestaff.png: RS3 Helwyr 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 Helwyr drops Rune javelin with rarity Rare in quantity 5Rune javelinF2P icon.png5Rare8701,870
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Helwyr drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png1Uncommon38,61140,000
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Helwyr drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Rare in quantity 18-22 (noted)Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png18–22 (noted)Rare694,998-849,442720,000-880,000
Shield left half.png: RS3 Helwyr drops Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1Shield left half (m)P2P icon.png1Rare64,72966,000
Dragon helm.png: RS3 Helwyr drops Dragon helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragon helm (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon58,65360,000
Rune arrowheads.png: RS3 Helwyr drops Rune arrowheads with rarity Common in quantity 113-137Rune arrowheadsF2P icon.png113–137Common15,368-18,632678-822
Onyx bolts.png: RS3 Helwyr drops Onyx bolts with rarity Very rare in quantity 135-165Onyx bolts (m)P2P icon.png135–165Very rare1,051,380-1,285,0201,104,165-1,349,535
Water talisman.png: RS3 Helwyr drops Water talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Water talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare434,860-524,390136-164
Earth talisman.png: RS3 Helwyr drops Earth talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Earth talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare14,008-16,892136-164
Raw lobster.png: RS3 Helwyr drops Raw lobster with rarity Common in quantity 135-165 (noted)Raw lobsterF2P icon.png135–165 (noted)Common44,010-53,79022,950-28,050
Raw shark.png: RS3 Helwyr drops Raw shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 225-275 (noted)Raw shark (m)P2P icon.png225–275 (noted)Uncommon520,650-636,35040,500-49,500
Big bones.png: RS3 Helwyr drops Big bones with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Big bonesF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon16,320-19,6800
Dragon bones.png: RS3 Helwyr drops Dragon bones with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Dragon bonesF2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare300,420-367,1800
Drakolith stone spirit.png: RS3 Helwyr drops Drakolith stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-35Drakolith stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–35Uncommon8,100-11,340Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Helwyr drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Necrite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png2Common8,336Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Helwyr drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-30Phasmatite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–30Uncommon8,350-10,020Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Helwyr drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Phasmatite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png2Common668Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Helwyr drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-30Necrite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–30Rare104,200-125,040Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Helwyr drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 3Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png3Common6,477Not alchemisable
Orichalcite stone spirit.png: RS3 Helwyr drops Orichalcite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-35Orichalcite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–35Rare7,675-10,745Not alchemisable
Grimy torstol.png: RS3 Helwyr drops Grimy torstol with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy torstol (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon594,360-726,4400
Grimy snapdragon.png: RS3 Helwyr drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy snapdragon (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon146,340-178,8600
Super restore (4).png: RS3 Helwyr drops Super restore (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Super restore (4) (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon271,620-331,9808,100-9,900
Prayer potion (4).png: RS3 Helwyr drops Prayer potion (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Prayer potion (4)F2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon364,185-445,1155,130-6,270
Lantadyme seed.png: RS3 Helwyr drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Lantadyme seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon5,348-6,112532-608
Dwarf weed seed.png: RS3 Helwyr drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Dwarf weed seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon131,726-150,544532-608
Magic seed.png: RS3 Helwyr drops Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Magic seed (m)P2P icon.png4Uncommon102,1641,012
Palm tree seed.png: RS3 Helwyr drops Palm tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 10Palm tree seed (m)P2P icon.png10Rare256,8901,520
Flax.png: RS3 Helwyr drops Flax with rarity Common in quantity 450-550 (noted)FlaxF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Common55,800-68,2001,350-1,650
Molten glass.png: RS3 Helwyr drops Molten glass with rarity Common in quantity 45-55 (noted)Molten glass (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Common27,675-33,82545-55
Soft clay.png: RS3 Helwyr drops Soft clay with rarity Uncommon in quantity 450-550 (noted)Soft clayF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Uncommon386,550-472,450450-550
Yew logs.png: RS3 Helwyr drops Yew logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon15,844-19,1066,528-7,872
Yew logs.png: RS3 Helwyr drops Yew logs with rarity Rare in quantity 675-825 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png675–825 (noted)Rare157,275-192,22564,800-79,200
Teak plank.png: RS3 Helwyr drops Teak plank with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Teak plank (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon23,445-28,65513,500-16,500
Mahogany plank.png: RS3 Helwyr drops Mahogany plank with rarity Rare in quantity 270-330 (noted)Mahogany plank (m)P2P icon.png270–330 (noted)Rare519,750-635,250243,000-297,000
Vecna skull.png: RS3 Helwyr drops Vecna skull with rarity Rare in quantity 1Vecna skull (m)P2P icon.png1Rare[d 1]421,9296,000
Blurberry Special.png: RS3 Helwyr drops Blurberry Special with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Blurberry Special (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 2]13,06318
Cheese+tom batta.png: RS3 Helwyr drops Cheese+tom batta with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Cheese+tom batta (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 3]4671
Hazelmere's signet ring.png: RS3 Helwyr drops Hazelmere's signet ring with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Hazelmere's signet ring (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 4]2,147,366,173300,000
Brawling gloves (Melee).png: RS3 Helwyr 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 Helwyr 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 Helwyr 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 Helwyr 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 Helwyr 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 Helwyr 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 Helwyr 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 Helwyr 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 Helwyr 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 Helwyr 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 Helwyr 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 Helwyr 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 Helwyr 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 Helwyr 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 Helwyr 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 Helwyr 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.

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Transcripts Helwyr speaks in:


Update history[edit | edit source]

The update history project is a work-in-progress – not all updates to this topic may be covered below. See here for how to help out!
  • patch 4 May 2020 (Update):
    • Luminite stone spirits have been replaced by orichalcite and drakolith stone spirits.
  • patch 19 August 2019 (Update):
    • Challenge mode Helwyr now has the correct SFX.
  • ninja 10 June 2019 (Update):.
    • The frequency of Necrite and Phasmatite stone spirit drops has been reduced across all God Wars Dungeon 2 bosses.
  • patch 20 May 2019 (Update):.
    • Both God Wars Dungeon 2 and Elite Dungeon bosses now award more Reaper points and Slayer XP when killed in challenge/hard mode.
  • patch 28 January 2019 (Update):
    • Instead of Runite Stone Spirits, will now drop either Necrite Stone Spirits or Phasmatite Stone Spirits.
    • Instead of Coal Stone Spirits, will now drop Luminite Stone Spirits.
  • patch 14 January 2019 (Update):
    • If a player was killed by the mushrooms in a Helwyr fight, this would not be recognised as a death at Helwyr. This has now been resolved, along with a similar issue affecting the Twin Furies.
  • patch 8 January 2018 (Update):
    • Helwyr can now have his boss kill count prestiged.
  • patch 23 October 2017 (Update):
    • Helwyr no longer drops loot outside of the arena.
  • patch 26 September 2016 (Update):
    • Helwyr will now perform special attacks if unable to attack.
  • patch 15 August 2016 (Update):
    • Adjusted the Helwyr teleport from the Max Guild portal to ensure that it no longer places you on the wrong side of the barrier.
  • patch 18 April 2016 (Update):
    • It is no longer possible to safe-spot Cywir alphas during the Helwyr encounter in The Heart.
  • patch 11 April 2016 (Update):
    • Cywir Alphas no longer fail to spawn.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Upon release, there was a bug where Helwyr would drop loot in an unreachable tile, which was usually lost if the player could not use area loot or Telekinetic Grab. This only occurred if he was on the edges of the arena. This has since been fixed with the update on 23 October 2017.
  • Helwyr's Hunllef form is intended to be a fusion of a stag, a wolf, and a bear.[3]
  • Helwyr is Welsh for hunters.
  • Helwyr's codename during development was "bear" and "manbearpig" which is a reference to the show South Park.[4]
  • After killing Helwyr, the Adventurer's Log will say: "I killed the shapeshifting elven hunter, Helwyr." Killing more than one Helwyr results in the Adventurer's Log saying: "I killed # Helwyrs, limb tearing hunters."
  • For a while after release, after 2-3 kills in an instance (without re-entering), Helwyr would not summon anymore Cywir Alphas while the instance was still running. This was fixed and Helwyr will stop summoning them when there are four of them in the instance.
  • His elf form resembles Lord Amlodd.
  • As of 1 February 2018, the highest kill count for this boss was 60,000 kills for normal mode and 1,617 for hard mode. At this time, this was the record for the most-killed boss in the Heart of Gielinor, equal with Vindicta.[5]
    • This had not increased for normal mode and increased to 2,259 for hard mode by 13 December 2018.[6]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Lilwyr, RuneScape. "Helwyr proved himself the strongest of the Cywir clan by entering its lair and slaying the great beast. He then used ancient elven magic to harness the creature's energy, bending it to his own will in order to take on its form himself."
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Mod Timbo. "Revealing Drop Rates." 13 October 2017. Developers' Blogs.
  3. ^ Jagex. RS3 - Developer Q&A - God Wars Dungeon 2 environment!.*
  4. ^ Mod StuO. God Wars 2 Art Stream - RuneScape Animation.*
  5. ^ Mod Shauny. Top 10 killers per Boss. Reddit. 2 February 2018. (Archived from the original on 25 January 2019.) Mod Shauny: "Here are the top 10 kills for each Boss in RuneScape, be aware that we've not listed display names for privacy purposes however if you wish to brag about one number being yours then we won't stop you!"
  6. ^ Mod Shauny. Top 20 Boss Killers by Monster (Data: 13th December 2018). Reddit. 8 January 2019. (Archived from the original on 28 February 2020.) Mod Shauny: "[link to a spreadsheet]"