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Harpie Bug Swarm
Harpie Bug Swarm
Release date 30 January 2006 (Update)
Members? Yes
Combat level 46
Always drops Nothing
Examine
A swarm of bugs.
Combat info
Hitpoints 25
Aggressive Yes
Poisonous No
Max hit 6
Weakness Slash, Magic
Attack Styles
Melee
Slayer icon Slayer info
Slayer level 33
Slayer XP 25
Category Harpie Bug Swarm
Assigned by
Vannaka chatheadChaeldar chathead
Combat icon Combat stats
Attack icon Strength icon Defence icon Ranged icon Magic icon
54 46 32 1 1
Attack icon Aggressive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic icon Ranged icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 +0
Defence icon Defensive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic icon Ranged icon
+10 +5 +10 +5 +10
Other bonuses Immunities
Strength icon Ranged Strength icon Attack icon Poison hitsplat Venom hitsplat
+0 +0 +0 Not immune Not immune
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 6
Harpie Bug Swarm icon

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.[1]

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.

It is recommended to bring nature runes while slaying this monster since it has many drops that can be alched to free up inventory spaces, and fire runes are frequently dropped from this monster.

There is a safespot behind a bush in between two trees on the south side of the area.

LocationsEdit

  • 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.

You can also use the Ardougne cloak's teleport to the monastery, run north-east to captain Barnaby, take the boat to Brimhaven and run south and east to reach the swarms.

You can also use a ring of dueling and take the Al Kharid gnome glider to the crashed Karamja one which is slightly slower than the fairy rings.

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.

DropsEdit

Weapons/ArmourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Staff of fire Staff of fire 1 Common 1,420
Steel axe Steel axe 1 Common 104
Steel full helm Steel full helm 1 Common 167
Steel boots Steel boots 1 Uncommon 103
Adamant med helm Adamant med helm 1 Uncommon 958
Mithril chainbody Mithril chainbody 1 Uncommon 998

RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Fire rune Fire rune 30; 60; 120 Common 150–600
Chaos rune Chaos rune 15 Common 1,470
Death rune Death rune 3 Uncommon 747

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250 Coins 30; 40; 160; 230; 320; 490; 550 Common Not sold
Gold ore Gold ore 1 Common 341
Jug of wine Jug of wine 1 Uncommon 3
Clue scroll (medium) 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 1000 Coins 3,000 Common Not sold
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Common 5,643
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 14,950
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Common 234
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 744
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 751
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,513
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 630
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 5,550
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 3,108
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 690
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,040
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,461
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 13,534
Law rune Law rune 45 Uncommon 9,000
Death rune Death rune 45 Uncommon 11,205
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,644
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,974
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,645
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,700
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,330
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,056
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,100
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,226
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 12,042
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Rare 65,255
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Rare 38,691




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