|Release date||30 January 2006 (Update)|
|A swarm of bugs.|
Harpie Bug Swarms are mid-level slayer monsters that require a Slayer level of 33 to kill. A lit bug lantern, which requires a Firemaking level of 33 to light, is required to kill these monsters (an unlit lantern will not work). If you do not have 33 Firemaking, you cannot be assigned Harpie Bug Swarms as a Slayer task.
Harpie Bug Swarms should be an easy task for well-equipped mid-level players. Their abundance as well as the fact that they remain aggressive to players until level 92 combat makes this task very click-easy. However, Harpie Bug Swarms are very accurate, and will often hit for up to 6 hitpoints; thus, it is advisable to bring food appropriate for the player's level. Many may find lobsters suitable for the task. Defence levels beginning roughly in the late 40s or early 50s or higher will prove helpful in defending against this enemy.
There is a safespot behind a bush in between two trees on the south side of the area.
- Northern shore of the Karamja mainland, just east of the dungeon.
The closest fairy ring is dkp. Although you will need to run south and use the shortcut to cross the river. Fairy ring ckr can also be used, though it's further to the south. Taking the former requires you to run past the Shaikahan and aggressive jogres before you can melee the swarms.
With 53 Agility, 21 Strength, 42 Ranged, and any crossbow and a mithril grapple, use the Karamja teleport option on a charged Amulet of Glory, run southwest, and use the grapple agility shortcut. This is faster than any other travel method, but losing an inventory space for the crossbow if not ranging (or the grapple if ranging) may not be appealing to some players.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Staff of fire 1 Common 1,157 Steel axe 1 Common 28 Steel full helm 1 Common 176 Steel boots 1 Uncommon 77 Adamant med helm 1 Uncommon 974 Mithril chainbody 1 Uncommon 984
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Fire rune 30; 60; 120 Common 150–600 Chaos rune 15 Common 1,455 Death rune 3 Uncommon 723
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 30; 40; 160; 230; 320; 490; 550 Common Not sold Gold ore 1 Common 306 Jug of wine 1 Uncommon 3 Clue scroll (medium) 1 Rare (1/128) Not sold
Rare drop table
In addition to the drops above, this monster also has access to the rare drop table.
Show/hide rare drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 3,000 Common Not sold Loop half of key 1 Common 9,682 Tooth half of key 1 Common 19,957 Chaos talisman 1 Common 423 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 794 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 849 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,658 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 398 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,350 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 3,318 Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 715 Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,300 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,501 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 15,209 Law rune 45 Uncommon 9,810 Death rune 45 Uncommon 10,845 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,491 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,946 Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,587 Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,400 Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 19,002 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,376 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 58,976 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,209 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,104 Shield left half 1 Rare 65,019 Dragon spear 1 Rare 41,694
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