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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. 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. 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).

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.


  • Northern shore of the Karamja mainland, just east of the dungeon.
  • The closest fairy ring is D•K•P. 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 glider for even faster access.



Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Staff of fire Staff of fire 1 Common 866
Steel axe Steel axe 1 Common 26
Steel full helm Steel full helm 1 Common 214
Steel boots Steel boots 1 Uncommon 144
Adamant med helm Adamant med helm 1 Uncommon 1,021
Mithril chainbody Mithril chainbody 1 Uncommon 986


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Fire rune Fire rune 30; 60; 120 Common 150–600
Chaos rune Chaos rune 15 Common 1,500
Death rune Death rune 3 Uncommon 891


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 584
Jug of wine Jug of wine 1 Uncommon 17
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 1,529
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Common 8,541
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 31,391
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 2,574
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 2,217
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 494
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 279
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 19,966
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,582
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 12,460
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 27,003
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 41,573
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 4,438
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Rare 645
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 11,000
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Rare 620
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Rare 23,242
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,550
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Rare 5,964
Law rune Law rune 45 Rare 12,600
Death rune Death rune 45 Rare 13,365
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Rare 28,675
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 35,990
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 62,994
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 73,713
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 44,230

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