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Harpie Bug Swarm
Harpie Bug Swarm
Release date 30 January 2006 (Update)
Members? Yes
Combat level 46
Always drops Nothing
A swarm of bugs.
Combat info
Hitpoints 25
Aggressive Yes
Poisonous No
Max hit 6
Weakness Slash, Magic
Attack Styles
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 RangedStrength-icon Attack-icon Poison hitsplat Venom hitsplat
+0 +0 +0 No No
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 6
Harpie Bug Swarm icon

Harpie Bug Swarms are a mid-level slayer monster that require a Slayer level of 33 to kill. To kill this monster, players need to wield a lit bug lantern (buyable from any slayer master), which requires a Firemaking level of 33 to light (unlit will not work).Harpie bug swarms should be an easy task for well-equipped mid-level players. Harpie bug swarms are very accurate, and will often hit for up to 6 damage; 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.

There is a safe spot 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 D•K•P. Although you will need to run south and use shortcut to cross the river. Fairy ring C•K•R 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 a Ring of Dueling and take the Al Kharid gnome glider to the crashed Karamja which is slightly slower than the fairy rings.



Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Staff of fire Staff of fire 1 Common 1,062
Steel axe Steel axe 1 Common 30
Steel full helm Steel full helm 1 Common 237
Steel boots Steel boots 1 Uncommon 84
Adamant med helm Adamant med helm 1 Uncommon 989
Mithril chainbody Mithril chainbody 1 Uncommon 1,017


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Fire rune Fire rune 30; 60; 120 Common 150–600
Chaos rune Chaos rune 15 Common 1,530
Death rune Death rune 3 Uncommon 894


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 417
Jug of wine Jug of wine 1 Uncommon 7
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.

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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 3,000 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,574
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Common 6,807
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 23,426
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 1,517
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 2,316
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 565
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 275
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 18,224
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,770
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 12,964
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 27,040
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 41,222
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,965
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Rare 685
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 8,000
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,100
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Rare 25,054
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,100
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Rare 4,830
Law rune Law rune 45 Rare 9,540
Death rune Death rune 45 Rare 13,410
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Rare 20,514
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 36,232
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 63,589
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 73,917
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 39,517

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