|Release date||12 December 2002 (Update)|
|A crazy evil druid.|
Salarin the Twisted is an evil druid in Yanille's Agility dungeon. He can be found at the end of the dungeon, in an area that requires level 67 Agility to enter (64 with an Agility potion or 62 with a Summer pie). He is currently one of only three NPCs able to drop the Sinister key, alongside the Magpie impling and the Chaos Fanatic. This key opens the Sinister chest that contains nine Herbs: 2 Harralander, 3 Ranarr weed, 1 Irit, 1 Kwuarm, 1 Avantoe, and 1 Torstol. Salarin is a target for many players because of this drop. Players should keep in mind that the Sinister key is an uncommon drop.
Salarin can only be harmed by Strike spells: Wind Strike, Water Strike, Earth Strike, and Fire Strike. Melee and Ranged cannot harm him. These spells will always deal 9, 10, 11, and 12 damage (respectively) to him as long as the player does not splash. This damage is not affected by items that would normally increase spell damage like the smoke battlestaff, occult necklace, tome of fire, etc. This also means that Salarin could be a cheap way of training magic because you are guaranteed 23.5, 27.5, 31.5, and 35.5 magic experience for every successful cast (not including some last hits)
Salarin is initially aggressive to the player but will become tolerant after several minutes.
Food is useful during long trips. High-level players can easily kill Salarin (and the nearby Chaos druids) multiple times with little or no need for food. If also killing the chaos druids, bringing an arrow-firing Ranged weapon will kill them quickly.
There is a point in the corridor where the player can attack Salarin, and he will try to retreat rather than attack. This is useful for low-level players who are not confident about taking on a high-level monster at close quarters.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Bones 1 Always 58
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Water rune 12 Common 60 Law rune 2 Uncommon 432 Nature rune 3 Uncommon 624 Fire rune 36 Rare 180
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Bronze longsword 1 Uncommon 20 Iron med helm 1 Rare 12 Black dagger 1 Rare 123 Mithril bolts 2–12 Rare 176–1,056 Rune javelin 1–5 Very rare 109–545
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Vial of water 1 Common 5 White berries 1 Uncommon 943 Snape grass 1 Uncommon 36
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 3–24 Common Not sold Herb 1 Common Not sold Super defence(1) 1 Common 661 Sinister key 1 Uncommon 37,374 Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/500) 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 8,645 Tooth half of key 1 Common 19,121 Chaos talisman 1 Common 235 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 940 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 1,027 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,800 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 549 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 5,100 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 3,360 Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 545 Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 920 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,620 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 13,936 Law rune 45 Uncommon 9,720 Death rune 45 Uncommon 11,295 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,583 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,969 Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,546 Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,800 Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 17,220 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,882 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,259 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,235 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,066 Shield left half 1 Rare 65,709 Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,653
- Before the release of the Farming skill, killing Salarin for the Sinister key was the only way to obtain Torstol.
- The area Salarin is found in contains Zarosian graves. The significance of this, if any, is unknown.
- He will sometimes say, "Your pitiful attacks cannot hurt me!" even when the player is using Strike spells, which can hurt him.
- Prior to 14 August 2014, Salarin the Twisted could be damaged by the Trident of the seas. This has been fixed.