Vyrewatch

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This article is about the monster. For the title, see Vyrewatch (title).
For the clothing items, see Vyrewatch clothing.
For the higher-level Darkmeyer variant, see Vyrelord.
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The Vyrewatch are the vampyric vanguard that receive Blood tithes from the population of Morytania and suppress any resistance to the Drakan overlords. They patrol the skies as both soldiers and lords of Meiyerditch and are known to randomly ask a blood tithe of any human who catches their eye, including the player. Vyrewatch also inhabit the various tiers of Darkmeyer, where some upperclass variants include Vyrelords and Vyreladies. In contrast to vampyre juveniles and vampyre juvinates, which consist exclusively of former humans, the vyrewatch, along with vyrelords and vyreladies, can be either true-born vampyres or the final stage of a human's vampyre transformation.

Vyrewatch can be fought; however, they are completely impervious to most weapons and poisons. Their only vulnerabilities are to the Ivandis flail, Blisterwood weapons, the Sunspear, and the Dreadnip (used as a poison). Notably, Blisterwood weapons and the Sunspear can kill most vyrewatch in just a few hits. Despite being vampyric, vyrewatch don't count towards a Vampyre slayer task, and instead have their own task category.

When killed, they always drop a Vyre corpse. (Conversely, they never drop Vyrewatch clothing despite obviously wearing it.) The Vyre corpses they drop can be cremated in the Paterdomus Columbarium. See Legacy of Seergaze for more details about cremating Vyre corpses.

Vyrewatch can be aggressive towards or suspicious of the player based on location:

  • In Darkmeyer, Vyrewatch are aggressive unless the player is wearing a Darkmeyer disguise or the House Drakan outfit.
  • In Meiyerditch, Vyrewatch can become suspicious of the player until the player progresses far enough into The Branches of Darkmeyer quest, when Vanescula Drakan "marks" the player. If a Vyrewatch become suspicious, they will bind the player before dropping down and talking to them. They will give the player several options - take a blood tithe, fight them, get sent to the mines, or distract them. If the player fails in distracting them, the vyrewatch will take a tithe from the player. They completely disappear from Meiyerditch after River of Blood.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Unattackable Vyrewatch[edit | edit source]

Meiyerditch Hideout

Vyrewatch can also be encountered during Temple Trekking and Burgh de Rott Ramble after Legacy of Seergaze. See the Temple Trekking article for information on those vyrewatch.

Drops[edit | edit source]

The Vyrewatch east of Burgh de Rott and in Meiyerditch drop only corpses.

The Sunspear automatically cremates Vyres, so they will not drop corpses when killed by it.

100% drop[edit | edit source]

Charms[edit | edit source]

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Main drop[edit | edit source]

Tertiary drops[edit | edit source]

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 Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Coins_250.png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 250-500Coins250–500Common250-500High Level Alchemy icon.png250-500
Coins_25.png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 50Coins50Common[d 1]50High Level Alchemy icon.png50
Uncut sapphire.png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut sapphire1Common57215
Uncut emerald.png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Uncut emerald with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut emerald1Common35730
Uncut ruby.png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Uncut ruby with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut ruby1Common36260
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Uncut diamond with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut diamond1Common856120
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare38,520-47,0805,400-6,600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut dragonstone (m)1Uncommon5,973600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut dragonstone (m)45–55 (noted)Rare268,785-328,51527,000-33,000
Loop half of a key.png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Loop half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Loop half of a key (m)1Common11,1491
Tooth half of a key.png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Tooth half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Tooth half of a key (m)1Common11,2881
Crystal triskelion fragment 1.png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Crystal triskelion fragment 1 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 1 (m)1Very rare[d 2]Not soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 2.png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Crystal triskelion fragment 2 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 2 (m)1Very rare[d 2]Not soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 3.png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Crystal triskelion fragment 3 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 3 (m)1Very rare[d 2]Not soldNot alchemisable
Dragon longsword.png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Dragon longsword (m)1Common57,70360,000
Off-hand dragon longsword.png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Off-hand dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Off-hand dragon longsword (m)1Common57,25760,000
Dragon spear.png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear (m)1Rare35,43637,440
Battlestaff.png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Battlestaff with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Battlestaff (m)180–220 (noted)Rare725,580-886,820756,000-924,000
Rune javelin.png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Rune javelin with rarity Rare in quantity 5Rune javelin5Rare9151,870
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Huge plated rune salvage1Uncommon38,88040,000
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Rare in quantity 18-22 (noted)Huge plated rune salvage18–22 (noted)Rare699,840-855,360720,000-880,000
Shield left half.png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1Shield left half (m)1Rare66,88166,000
Dragon helm.png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Dragon helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragon helm (m)1Uncommon58,25760,000
Rune arrowheads.png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Rune arrowheads with rarity Common in quantity 113-137Rune arrowheads113–137Common20,114-24,386678-822
Onyx bolts.png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Onyx bolts with rarity Very rare in quantity 135-165Onyx bolts (m)135–165Very rare956,880-1,169,5201,104,165-1,349,535
Water talisman.png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Water talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Water talisman68–82 (noted)Rare55,624-67,076136-164
Earth talisman.png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Earth talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Earth talisman68–82 (noted)Rare10,472-12,628136-164
Raw lobster.png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Raw lobster with rarity Common in quantity 135-165 (noted)Raw lobster135–165 (noted)Common48,600-59,40022,950-28,050
Raw shark.png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Raw shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 225-275 (noted)Raw shark (m)225–275 (noted)Uncommon241,425-295,07540,500-49,500
Big bones.png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Big bones with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Big bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon18,156-21,89468-82
Dragon bones.png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Dragon bones with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Dragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare399,960-488,840180-220
Drakolith stone spirit.png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Drakolith stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-35Drakolith stone spirit25–35Uncommon6,400-8,960Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Necrite stone spirit2Common520Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-30Phasmatite stone spirit25–30Uncommon8,225-9,870Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Phasmatite stone spirit2Common658Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-30Necrite stone spirit25–30Rare6,500-7,800Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 3Runite stone spirit3Common5,016Not alchemisable
Orichalcite stone spirit.png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Orichalcite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-35Orichalcite stone spirit25–35Rare4,275-5,985Not alchemisable
Lantadyme seed.png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Lantadyme seed (m)14–16Uncommon5,796-6,624532-608
Dwarf weed seed.png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Dwarf weed seed (m)14–16Uncommon28,868-32,992532-608
Magic seed.png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Magic seed (m)4Uncommon167,0761,012
Palm tree seed.png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Palm tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 10Palm tree seed (m)10Rare28,9401,520
Grimy torstol.png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Grimy torstol with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy torstol (m)90–110 (noted)Uncommon1,046,700-1,279,30090-110
Grimy snapdragon.png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy snapdragon (m)90–110 (noted)Uncommon123,030-150,37090-110
Super restore (4).png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Super restore (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Super restore (4) (m)45–55 (noted)Uncommon135,765-165,9358,100-9,900
Prayer potion (4).png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Prayer potion (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon435,600-532,4005,130-6,270
Flax.png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Flax with rarity Common in quantity 450-550 (noted)Flax450–550 (noted)Common52,650-64,3501,350-1,650
Molten glass.png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Molten glass with rarity Common in quantity 45-55 (noted)Molten glass (m)45–55 (noted)Common29,700-36,30045-55
Soft clay.png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Soft clay with rarity Uncommon in quantity 450-550 (noted)Soft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon460,350-562,650450-550
Yew logs.png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Yew logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Yew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon19,924-24,0266,528-7,872
Yew logs.png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Yew logs with rarity Rare in quantity 675-825 (noted)Yew logs675–825 (noted)Rare197,775-241,72564,800-79,200
Teak plank.png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Teak plank with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Teak plank (m)45–55 (noted)Uncommon29,070-35,53013,500-16,500
Mahogany plank.png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Mahogany plank with rarity Rare in quantity 270-330 (noted)Mahogany plank (m)270–330 (noted)Rare482,760-590,040243,000-297,000
Brawling gloves (Melee).png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Brawling gloves (Melee) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Melee) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Magic).png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Brawling gloves (Magic) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Magic) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Ranged).png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Brawling gloves (Ranged) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Ranged) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Agility).png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Brawling gloves (Agility) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Agility) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Cooking).png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Brawling gloves (Cooking) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Cooking) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (FM).png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Brawling gloves (FM) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (FM) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Fishing).png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Brawling gloves (Fishing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Fishing) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Hunter).png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Brawling gloves (Hunter) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Hunter) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Mining).png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Brawling gloves (Mining) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Mining) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Prayer).png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Brawling gloves (Prayer) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Prayer) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Smithing).png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Brawling gloves (Smithing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Smithing) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Thieving).png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Brawling gloves (Thieving) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Thieving) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (WC).png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Brawling gloves (WC) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (WC) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Vecna skull.png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Vecna skull with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Vecna skull (m)1Very rare[d 3][d 4]318,7656,000
Cheese+tom batta.png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Cheese+tom batta with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Cheese+tom batta (m)1Very rare[d 5]5371
Blurberry Special.png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Blurberry Special with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Blurberry Special (m)1Very rare[d 6]18,70718
Hazelmere's signet ring.png: RS3 Vyrewatch drops Hazelmere's signet ring with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Hazelmere's signet ring (m)1Very rare[d 7]2,147,483,647300,000
  1. ^ Replaces members' only drops in free-to-play.
  2. ^ a b c Triskelion fragments are dropped in order.
  3. ^ a b 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."
  4. ^ Vecna skull requires tier 4 luck. Chance is 1/1280 per roll of the rare drop table with the tier 4 luck requirement.[d 3]
  5. ^ Cheese+tom batta indicates a roll for Hazelmere's signet ring without tier 4 luck.
  6. ^ Blurberry Special indicates a failed 1/10 roll for Hazelmere's signet ring with tier 4 luck.
  7. ^ Hazelmere's signet ring 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.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Graphical updates[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included - see here for how to help out!
patch 22 November 2021 (Update):
    • Fixed an issue where flying Vyrewatch in Meiyerditch could bite whomever is attacking them instead of their intended target.
  • patch 25 April 2016 (Update):
    • Fixed the animation when being caught by vyres and sent to the mines.
  • ninja 25 April 2016 (Update):
    • Improved respawn rates for Vyrewatch.
  • ninja 11 June 2018 (Update):
    • You can now attack Vyrewatch when they demand tithe so long as you have an appropriate weapon equipped such as the Ivandis Flail.
  • ninja 20 July 2015 (Update):
    • Vyrewatch had their weakness removed, allowing players to use any preferred combat style.
    • The Vyrewatch east of Burgh de Rott are now aggressive.
    • Vyrewatch have had their combat stats rebalanced.
    • Corrected the name of a Vyrewatch in a cutscene during Darkness of Hallowvale.
  • patch 13 May 2013 (Update):
    • Some abilities have been corrected to now work in combat against Vyrewatch.
  • patch 16 April 2013 (Update):
    • An issue with drops not appearing if a Vyrewatch was killed close to a rock formation has been fixed.
  • patch 14 January 2013 (Update):
    • Using abilities on Vyrewatch now works as intended.
  • patch 3 March 2010 (Update):
    • Removed a duplicate message when fighting/the Vyrewatch notice you.
  • patch 15 July 2009 (Update):
    • If you kill a vyrewatch near the river, you should now be able to pick up the drops.
  • patch 8 April 2009 (Update):
    • Changed some logic dealing with the vyrewatch's behaviour when several players are in the area.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Vyrewatch were once removed from being a slayer task, but were later re-added with the release of The Branches of Darkmeyer, and can only be assigned once the quest has been completed.
  • In the book Return to Canifis, Vyrewatch seem to lack the prediction ability and are wounded by standard melee weapons, and also seem to have no way to protect themselves from magic, even though players cannot hurt them in either of those two methods (though they can use the latter with a blisterwood staff). It might also be because they were fighting many enemies at once, and were unable to avoid all of their attacks.
  • Previously the damage inflicted on a vyrewatch was capped at 250 life points per hit. This cap was removed in the Temple Trekking update on 17 August 2011. The same update removed the level 85 vyrewatch which could previously be encountered on the easy route of a Temple Trek/Burgh de Rott Ramble.
  • Even with the full Darkmeyer disguise/House Drakan outfit and high ranking in the vyre system, Vyrewatch in Meiyerditch still insult the player as if it was nonexistent. Talking to the Vyrewatch in the middle tier of Darkmeyer results in conversation where they hold a grudge or beg to be taken to the upper tiers.
  • When caught by a Vyrewatch, you can prevent paying a tithe or menial work by logging out or using the Freedom ability. Using Freedom, however, will cause the Vyrewatch to become aggressive towards you.
  • If you kill a Vyrewatch while it's soaring over the sea, the loot is unobtainable. If you are fighting Vyrewatch east of Burgh de Rott, and the Vyrewatch is over the rocks there (the large pile just south of the bronze pickaxe spawn), the loot seems to disappear. It is unknown if this is a glitch or not.
  • There were 8 different types of Vyrewatch corpses storable in the player's bank, each taking a different bank space. However, they were are all identical when it comes to burning them on a pyre. Due to an update, all Vyrewatch now drop the same corpse and will store in the same bank slot. Any corpses stored in the player's bank prior to this update can be converted to this form by dropping and picking them up again.
  • Before the Evolution of Combat, if you froze a Vyrewatch with the Ivandis flail's special attack and another Vyrewatch attacked you, you would still attack the frozen Vyrewatch, even though it was a single-combat zone. However, if the effect wore off before you killed the Vyrewatch, your attacker would become the new Vyrewatch, and you could not attack the original one again until the new one was killed.
  • Before an update removed their weaknesses on 20 July 2015, some Vyrewatch were weak to bolts, but the Blisterwood stake-thrower crossbow was not available at the time, and they could not be damaged by other bolt weapons, even in tandem with silver bolts. In addition, some were weak to stab attacks even though the only two melee weapons usable against them at the time were not stab weapons.
  • Vyrewatch disappear after completing River of Blood, but they continue to appear in eastern Burgh de Rott, possibly so players can continue to cremate them after completing the quest.
  • Vyrewatch wielded spears before their graphical rework in 2011. Despite the novel Legacy of Blood being published in 2012, vyrewatch in the novel are still described as wielding spears as they did from before the update.

References[edit | edit source]