Tortoise

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This article is about the Tortoises near the Tree Gnome Village. For other uses, see Tortoise (disambiguation).

The tortoise (Testudines Giganteus) are trained tortoises used by the gnomes in battle. They train in the pen north of the Tree Gnome Stronghold swamp. Trainer Nacklepen is in charge of their combat development.

Fighting[edit | edit source]

Tortoises are very good for training and making coins at the same time. A full inventory of tortoise shells can bring in about 243152 coins. Tortoises have very high life points and low attack, but good defence. They are weak to air spells. With a fair variety of drops, they are arguably better than yaks or rock crabs for training purposes, but since they are a lower level than the latter they are not commonly used. It is recommended for training only if you can hit high enough to effectively damage them, particularly if you choose to use ranged or melee. The best way to damage them is to use an air battlestaff or better in tandem with the best air spell you are capable of casting, as this provides a cost-free way of killing them with a decent damage rate. An alternative for higher levelled players is to use a Polypore staff with the Polypore Strike spell, due to its cheap cost per cast.

When fighting the tortoise with riders, the three gnomes take turns attacking the player. The mage uses a bluish spell, the archer shoots steel arrows, and the tortoise attacks with the driver holding the reins if the player is within their meleeing range. Protection prayers aren't very effective because the riders use all 3 combat styles; however, the tortoises hit hardest with melee, so that prayer will stop the most damage. When the mounted tortoise is slain, the riders will all attack the player that killed it simultaneously. This can prove somewhat dangerous for low levelled (under 80 combat) players, as these gnomes are fairly accurate for their level. If the player runs away, however, they become unaggressive, and eventually disappear when the tortoise respawns.

There are two mounted tortoises at the Battlefield of Khazard.

Location[edit | edit source]

With riders
Without riders

Drops[edit | edit source]

100% drops[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Big bones.pngBig bones1Always201
Bones.pngBones3Always[1]675
  1. ^ From killing the three riders on the backs of the mounted tortoises.

Main drops[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Wergali seed 5.pngWergali seed[1]1Common718
Cabbage seed 5.pngCabbage seed4–29Common168–1,218
Redberry seed 5.pngRedberry seed1Rare2
Potato seed 5.pngPotato seed4Rare144
Onion seed 5.pngOnion seed4Rare96
Tomato seed 5.pngTomato seed3Rare78
Watermelon seed 5.pngWatermelon seed1–2Rare1,489–2,978
Marigold seed 5.pngMarigold seed1Rare159
Rosemary seed 5.pngRosemary seed1–4Rare40–160
Woad seed 5.pngWoad seed1Rare49
Dwellberry seed 5.pngDwellberry seed1Rare5
Asgarnian seed 5.pngAsgarnian seed1–3Rare11–33
Barley seed 5.pngBarley seed2–4Rare14–28
Strawberry seed 5.pngStrawberry seed1–2Rare445–890
Nasturtium seed 5.pngNasturtium seed1–2Rare26–52
Yanillian seed 5.pngYanillian seed1–2Rare32–64
Hammerstone seed 5.pngHammerstone seed1–2Rare4–8
Sweetcorn seed 5.pngSweetcorn seed1–4Rare55–220
Grimy guam.pngGrimy guam1Common357
Grimy marrentill.pngGrimy marrentill1Common384
Grimy tarromin.pngGrimy tarromin1Common31
Grimy harralander.pngGrimy harralander1Rare70
Grimy ranarr.pngGrimy ranarr1Rare1,503
Grimy irit.pngGrimy irit1Rare3,849
Grimy avantoe.pngGrimy avantoe1Rare738
Grimy kwuarm.pngGrimy kwuarm1Rare5,663
Grimy cadantine.pngGrimy cadantine1Rare2,830
Grimy lantadyme.pngGrimy lantadyme1Rare4,012
Grimy dwarf weed.pngGrimy dwarf weed1Rare3,885
Grimy wergali.pngGrimy wergali1Rare1,484
Swamp toad.pngSwamp toad1Common780
Pineapple.pngPineapple1Common549
Cabbage.pngCabbage16–101 (noted)Common5,728–36,158
Worm batta.pngWorm batta1Uncommon235
Toad crunchies.pngToad crunchies1Rare8,382
Blurberry Special.pngBlurberry Special1Rare8,323
Tangled toads' legs.pngTangled toads' legs1Rare661
Law talisman.pngLaw talisman1Uncommon932
Nature rune.pngNature rune1–3Common430–1,290
Earth rune.pngEarth rune10–14Uncommon160–224
Soul rune.pngSoul rune5–11Rare2,020–4,444
Steel arrow 5.pngSteel arrow12–23Common168–322
Mithril arrow 5.pngMithril arrow6–13Uncommon126–273
Pink boots.pngPink boots1Uncommon[2]960
Pink robe bottoms.pngPink robe bottoms1Uncommon[2]230
Pink robe top.pngPink robe top1Uncommon[2]368
  1. ^ This is always dropped alongside an herb.
  2. ^ a b c These items are dropped at the Gnome Stronghold and Khazard Battlefield.

Tertiary drops[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Tortoise shell.pngTortoise shell1–3Uncommon[1]8,684–26,052
Perfect shell.pngPerfect shell1–3Rare[1]Not sold
Curved bone.pngCurved bone1Rare[1]Not sold
Long bone.pngLong bone1Rare[1]Not sold
Teak logs.pngTeak logs1; 2; 4Uncommon78–312
Mahogany logs.pngMahogany logs1; 2; 4Uncommon276–1,104
Humerus bone.pngHumerus bone1Uncommon[2]Not sold
  1. ^ a b c d Barlak in Dorgesh-Kaan will trade these items for gold and either Crafting or Construction XP. Tortoise shells are also used in Summoning to make war tortoises. These are commonly killed for money making because of the tortoise shell's expensive price.
  2. ^ Dropped only during Fur 'n' Seek wishlist.

Universal drops[edit | edit source]

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These items are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Key token.pngKey token1RareNot sold
Mimic kill token.pngMimic kill token1Very rare5,023


Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The tortoise exhibit in the basement of the Varrock Museum is the one from before the Gnome Graphic Update.
  • Along with their graphical update, their movement speed was reduced, similar to that of real-life tortoises.
  • Prior to the Evolution of Combat, the Gnome Archer was always the first to strike when he falls off of the tortoise. Now, all three riders attack the player that killed the tortoise at once.
  • The Gnome riders named their tortoise "Dobbie".

See also[edit | edit source]

Facts about "Tortoise"
All Combat experience86.7 +
All Combat level50 +
All Is members onlytrue +
All NPC ID3,808 +
All Release dateApril 24, 2006 +
Combat experience86.7 +
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Is members onlytrue +
Location restrictionsurface +
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NPC attack style textmelee +
NPC life points1,800 +
Release dateApril 24, 2006 +
WeaknessFile:Air weakness icon.png +
Weakness by classmagic +
Weakness textair +