Warped terrorbird

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The Warped terrorbird is a Slayer monster found in the Poison Waste Slayer Dungeon. They require 56 Slayer and a Crystal chime to be killed. There are also three level 82 warped terrorbirds that the player must fight near the end of The Path of Glouphrie quest; see here for a guide to that fight. Players must have at least started the quest in order to receive these monsters as a Slayer assignment.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

Warped terrorbirds are the result of Glouphrie's experimentation with the Anima Mundi. Once terrorbirds, these mutants are stronger and used for guarding the city of Arposandra.

These monsters are weak to melee, most notably slash weapons such as the abyssal whip and chaotic longsword. It is worth noting that the terrorbird's ranged attack is sound-based, so ear protection could prove useful. In other words, using Earmuffs, Masked earmuffs, Slayer helmet or a Full slayer helmet reduces their ranged attacks' maximum hit to 20. This ranged attack will hit twice, so players can be hit up to 40, though this is very unlikely. It is best to know where to find the least amount of terrorbirds as multiple terrorbirds can hit up to 100 in succession. Their maximum melee hit remains the same, however, so Protect from Melee may be helpful. (However, as the ranged attack hits almost 100% of the time while the melee hits much less often, it is advised to use the Protect from Missiles prayer for less total damage).

They will always be aggressive towards the player, even if the player does not leave the area. If the player uses the crystal chimes on it, it will immediately retaliate, and its spawns will also be aggressive. They can also target the player even if there are obstacles on the way.

It is revealed during the Prisoner of Glouphrie quest that the Arposandrans breed terrorbirds and then put them through a machine to make them stronger and intelligent. Guard no.72 is an example of such an enhanced terrorbird. The machine does not always work properly, and when the machine malfunctions, the defective terrorbirds end up with unusual growths and are presumably weaker or unintelligent. These "factory seconds" are disposed of by sending them to the sewers. During the quest the player witnesses a blue, female warped terrorbird being disposed of in this fashion; its examine text, like that of the attackable birds in the sewer, is "You don't think you can harm this terrorbird".

Locations[edit | edit source]

Poison Waste Slayer Dungeon map.png

Warped terrorbirds are only found in the Poison Waste Slayer Dungeon. Players may travel there by:

Enter through the sewer entrance south-west of the Spirit tree.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

The Machine in Arposandra that either creates intelligent or warped terrorbirds.

Due to an update in early March, 2010, players are no longer required to use the crystal chime on a warped terrorbird to make it vulnerable to damage, however the crystal chime must be in the player's inventory or tool belt to kill it.

A healing familiar, preferably a Bunyip, can greatly extend the length of time a player may stay in the dungeon. They are particularly useful because familiars such as the Bunyip heal 200 life points every 15 seconds, which is roughly how much damage the Warped terrorbirds deal. Their ranged attacks are low-hitting (if using ear protection) but persistent, so much damage will be sustained if no healing familiar is used.

At higher levels, Guthans works very well, if killing in the room at the end of the dungeon with only one terrorbird in it. Bring a Prayer potion or two, using Protect from Missiles if health gets too low, and a few pieces of high level food. When one is of a high enough level (75+ combat stats), they may kill these birds without any food at all, due to the fact that the healing properties of Guthan's will be higher than the damage received, when meleeing the lone bird. This way, a player may stay in the room until one piece of Guthan's armour degrades to 0 percent.

Training effectiveness[edit | edit source]

A good place to slay warped terrorbirds inexpensively is at the very end of the dungeon. It is important to note that the Protect from Missiles prayer is effective here; it allows the player to run through the dungeon without taking too much damage. When the player reaches the large round antechamber with a pit in the centre and doors on four sides, he/she can go through the west door to a room with only a single terrorbird. At this point, Protect from Missiles is no longer necessary. This strategy will save the player from having to use Prayer potions.

Players should wear the best melee armour available and wield a good slash weapon, preferably a halberd for its extra reach and access to Hurricane and Quake. Other feasible weapons include godswords and the abyssal whip (with a suitable off-hand). If desired, the player can use a Dwarf Multicannon. There is an effective cannon spot on the west edge of the second "big" room of the dungeon, four spaces north of the square in front of a sewer gate. This drastically speeds up the time spent during a Slayer task, and makes Warped terrorbirds one of the fastest tasks accounting for XP/min. However, this method is highly expensive (on the amount of 500k + per assignment, and even more if the player doesn't weaken the terrorbirds fast, wasting a lot of cannonballs) and requires extreme concentration, forcing the player to reload the cannon periodically, drinking Prayer potions, and healing with food. There are also a few methods to safe-spot the birds, although your direct environment does not reveal them. Opening and fighting adjacent to a metal door will allow you to fight your opponent in 1 vs. 1 combat, beware that respawning birds could start to hit you with their ranged attack. Once you are not comfortable about your supplies and health you can just step back and close the door to immediately stop any kind of combat. Another trick could be standing on a frequent respawn-spot of the terrorbirds because if you are, they will respawn "in" you and start levitating around you, leaving you with only 1 (or maybe 2) opponents.

Cheap method[edit | edit source]

As previously suggested, Protect from Missiles is an excellent way to defend against the multiple ranged attacks of several terrorbirds at once. If you do not wish to pay for prayer potions and can use Spirit Trees as well as the Ardougne cloak 1 (or higher) and have a Ring of duelling this method may work out for you. Use the Spirit Trees to teleport there, then when you are being attacked by a ranged attack, use the prayer. You may notice that if you use a protect prayer and do not move, you may turn it off without any existing terrorbirds attacking you (usually), any new spawns will still attack you. Turning off the prayer when it is unnecessary will help prolong your stay. You will also want 20 or so of a cheap food (i.e. tuna/lobster). When your prayer or food runs out, use the cloak to teleport to the monastery and restore your prayer. If you are using a familiar and you have run out of summoning points, use the Ring of duelling's Castle Wars teleport and use the small obelisk. If not, use the South Feldip Hills Teleport and use the Spirit tree there.

Drops[edit | edit source]

The average Warped terrorbird kill is worth 705 coins.

100% drop[edit | edit source]

Main drop[edit | edit source]

Tertiary drops[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Only dropped during Regicide.

Rare drop table[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 Warped terrorbird drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 250-500CoinsF2P icon.png250–500Common250-500250-500
Uncut sapphire.png: RS3 Warped terrorbird drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut sapphireF2P icon.png1Common93115
Uncut emerald.png: RS3 Warped terrorbird drops Uncut emerald with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut emeraldF2P icon.png1Common2,91730
Uncut ruby.png: RS3 Warped terrorbird drops Uncut ruby with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut rubyF2P icon.png1Common2,40760
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Warped terrorbird drops Uncut diamond with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut diamondF2P icon.png1Common6,950120
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Warped terrorbird drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut diamondF2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare312,750-382,2505,400-6,600
Loop half of a key.png: RS3 Warped terrorbird drops Loop half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Loop half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common16,0910
Tooth half of a key.png: RS3 Warped terrorbird drops Tooth half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Tooth half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common16,0290
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Warped terrorbird drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon12,113600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Warped terrorbird drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare545,085-666,21527,000-33,000
Dragon longsword.png: RS3 Warped terrorbird drops Dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common58,01960,000
Off-hand dragon longsword.png: RS3 Warped terrorbird drops Off-hand dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Off-hand dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,35160,000
Dragon spear.png: RS3 Warped terrorbird drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear (m)P2P icon.png1Rare35,51137,440
Battlestaff.png: RS3 Warped terrorbird drops Battlestaff with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Battlestaff (m)P2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare559,800-684,200756,000-924,000
Rune javelin.png: RS3 Warped terrorbird drops Rune javelin with rarity Rare in quantity 5Rune javelinF2P icon.png5Rare9101,870
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Warped terrorbird drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png1Uncommon38,79940,000
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Warped terrorbird drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Rare in quantity 18-22 (noted)Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png18–22 (noted)Rare698,382-853,578720,000-880,000
Shield left half.png: RS3 Warped terrorbird drops Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1Shield left half (m)P2P icon.png1Rare66,56466,000
Dragon helm.png: RS3 Warped terrorbird drops Dragon helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragon helm (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon58,74260,000
Rune arrowheads.png: RS3 Warped terrorbird drops Rune arrowheads with rarity Common in quantity 113-137Rune arrowheadsF2P icon.png113–137Common16,272-19,728678-822
Onyx bolts.png: RS3 Warped terrorbird drops Onyx bolts with rarity Very rare in quantity 135-165Onyx bolts (m)P2P icon.png135–165Very rare1,033,155-1,262,7451,104,165-1,349,535
Water talisman.png: RS3 Warped terrorbird drops Water talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Water talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare247,656-298,644136-164
Earth talisman.png: RS3 Warped terrorbird drops Earth talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Earth talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare9,248-11,152136-164
Raw lobster.png: RS3 Warped terrorbird 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 Warped terrorbird drops Raw shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 225-275 (noted)Raw shark (m)P2P icon.png225–275 (noted)Uncommon432,900-529,10040,500-49,500
Big bones.png: RS3 Warped terrorbird 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 Warped terrorbird drops Dragon bones with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Dragon bonesF2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare339,300-414,7000
Drakolith stone spirit.png: RS3 Warped terrorbird drops Drakolith stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-35Drakolith stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–35Uncommon16,325-22,855Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Warped terrorbird drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Necrite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png2Common6,418Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Warped terrorbird drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-30Phasmatite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–30Uncommon16,475-19,770Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Warped terrorbird drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Phasmatite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png2Common1,318Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Warped terrorbird drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-30Necrite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–30Rare80,225-96,270Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Warped terrorbird drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 3Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png3Common5,706Not alchemisable
Orichalcite stone spirit.png: RS3 Warped terrorbird drops Orichalcite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-35Orichalcite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–35Rare10,675-14,945Not alchemisable
Grimy torstol.png: RS3 Warped terrorbird drops Grimy torstol with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy torstol (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon505,080-617,3200
Grimy snapdragon.png: RS3 Warped terrorbird drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy snapdragon (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon171,000-209,0000
Super restore (4).png: RS3 Warped terrorbird drops Super restore (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Super restore (4) (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon108,000-132,0008,100-9,900
Prayer potion (4).png: RS3 Warped terrorbird drops Prayer potion (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Prayer potion (4)F2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon176,220-215,3805,130-6,270
Lantadyme seed.png: RS3 Warped terrorbird drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Lantadyme seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon9,660-11,040532-608
Dwarf weed seed.png: RS3 Warped terrorbird drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Dwarf weed seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon51,128-58,432532-608
Magic seed.png: RS3 Warped terrorbird drops Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Magic seed (m)P2P icon.png4Uncommon125,4921,012
Palm tree seed.png: RS3 Warped terrorbird drops Palm tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 10Palm tree seed (m)P2P icon.png10Rare240,0101,520
Flax.png: RS3 Warped terrorbird drops Flax with rarity Common in quantity 450-550 (noted)FlaxF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Common54,450-66,5501,350-1,650
Molten glass.png: RS3 Warped terrorbird drops Molten glass with rarity Common in quantity 45-55 (noted)Molten glass (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Common31,275-38,22545-55
Soft clay.png: RS3 Warped terrorbird drops Soft clay with rarity Uncommon in quantity 450-550 (noted)Soft clayF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Uncommon373,950-457,050450-550
Yew logs.png: RS3 Warped terrorbird drops Yew logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon16,524-19,9266,528-7,872
Yew logs.png: RS3 Warped terrorbird drops Yew logs with rarity Rare in quantity 675-825 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png675–825 (noted)Rare164,025-200,47564,800-79,200
Teak plank.png: RS3 Warped terrorbird drops Teak plank with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Teak plank (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon26,640-32,56013,500-16,500
Mahogany plank.png: RS3 Warped terrorbird drops Mahogany plank with rarity Rare in quantity 270-330 (noted)Mahogany plank (m)P2P icon.png270–330 (noted)Rare581,310-710,490243,000-297,000
Vecna skull.png: RS3 Warped terrorbird drops Vecna skull with rarity Rare in quantity 1Vecna skull (m)P2P icon.png1Rare[d 1]202,4856,000
Blurberry Special.png: RS3 Warped terrorbird drops Blurberry Special with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Blurberry Special (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 2]11,52218
Cheese+tom batta.png: RS3 Warped terrorbird 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 Warped terrorbird 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 Warped terrorbird 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 Warped terrorbird 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 Warped terrorbird 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 Warped terrorbird 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 Warped terrorbird 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 Warped terrorbird 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 Warped terrorbird 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 Warped terrorbird 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 Warped terrorbird 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 Warped terrorbird 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 Warped terrorbird 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 Warped terrorbird 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 Warped terrorbird 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 Warped terrorbird 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 Warped terrorbird 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 Warped terrorbird 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.

Update history[edit | edit source]

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* patch 4 November 2019 (Update):
    • Lessened the harshness of warped terrorbird and tortoise in the poison waste dungeon as well as toned down the chime sound a little.
  • patch 29 July 2013 (Update):
    • Discontinued weapon poisons are now untradeable, and Warped Tortoises & Terrorbirds no longer drop them.

References[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]