|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 71
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Water rune 12 Common 60 Law rune 2 Uncommon 376 Nature rune 3 Uncommon 717 Fire rune 36 Rare 180
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Bronze longsword 1 Uncommon 19 Iron med helm 1 Rare 25 Black dagger 1 Rare 113 Mithril bolts 2–12 Rare 170–1,020 Rune javelin 1–5 Very rare 115–575
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Vial of water 1 Common 4 White berries 1 Uncommon 1,271 Snape grass 1 Uncommon 39
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 3–24 Common Not sold Herb 1 Common Not sold Super defence(1) 1 Common 708 Sinister key 1 Common (1/13) 30,658 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 1,574 Loop half of key 1 Common 11,209 Tooth half of key 1 Common 16,180 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 945 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,994 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 1,894 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 238 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 16,013 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,571 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,717 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 27,463 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 40,736 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,856 Rune javelin 5 Rare 575 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 7,700 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,320 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 25,009 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,100 Rune arrow 42 Rare 4,200 Law rune 45 Rare 8,460 Death rune 45 Rare 14,310 Dragonstone 1 Rare 16,017 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 36,645 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 63,933 Shield left half 1 Very rare 74,134 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 42,018
- 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.