|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 356 Nature rune 3 Uncommon 618 Fire rune 36 Rare 180
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Bronze longsword 1 Uncommon 27 Iron med helm 1 Rare 25 Black dagger 1 Rare 120 Mithril bolts 2–12 Rare 156–936 Rune javelin 1–5 Very rare 119–595
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Vial of water 1 Common 4 White berries 1 Uncommon 1,192 Snape grass 1 Uncommon 37
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 3–24 Common Not sold Herb 1 Common Not sold Super defence(1) 1 Common 692 Sinister key 1 Common (1/13) 34,483 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 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,552 Loop half of key 1 Common 9,350 Tooth half of key 1 Common 17,464 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 883 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,847 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 994 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 440 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 13,802 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,640 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,271 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 27,028 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 38,433 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,804 Rune javelin 5 Rare 595 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 7,200 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,400 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 24,375 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,400 Rune arrow 42 Rare 4,284 Law rune 45 Rare 8,010 Death rune 45 Rare 13,185 Dragonstone 1 Rare 16,497 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 36,110 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 62,447 Shield left half 1 Very rare 73,244 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 41,376
- 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.