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Melee Ranged

Elf warriors can be found in Lletya and parts of Tirannwn. They are featured heavily during Regicide. They are usually killed either as a Slayer task or to obtain teleport crystals which grant quick teleportation to Lletya. To unlock them as a slayer task, the player must complete the Regicide quest. [1]


Strengths and weaknesses

Elf warriors have high Defence and utilise strong weaponry - the level 108 warriors use a crystal halberd (which has the reach of a halberd but the speed of a whip), while the level 90 warriors use a crystal bow.

It is recommended to use high Prayer boosting armour (e.g. proselyte armour) whilst activating the Protect from Melee prayer when killing them. Players that have access to Lletya can easily recharge their Prayer at the nearby altar when needed.

Killing the elves in Lletya (which requires starting Mourning's Ends Part I) is more convenient than killing those in the Elf Camp as there is a nearby bank and an altar upstairs in the house where Arianwyn is located.

Slayer strategy

A safespot available when slaying elves.

If the player has 43 Prayer, Protection prayers may be used while using the altar on the second floor at Lletya for Prayer restoration. The ladder is located north of the bank. Killing elves in Lletya requires starting Mourning's Ends Part I.

Some lower-levelled players may find that the safest method is to use Ranged or Magic while using the west bench as a safe spot. Note that the fences cannot be used as safe spots, and that the west bench is the only safe spot in the area. Note also that the elf warriors using melee have the same reach as a halberd, and so halberds should not be used by the player due to the fact that they are very slow. There is also a safe spot at the entrance of Lletya, just beyond the bench.

Upstairs there is a food shop run by Gethin, where the player can buy bread, lobsters, wine, cheese, and cakes. The shop stocks ten of each food item.

Another alternative to complete this Slayer task is to kill the elves at the Elf Camp. The Elf Camp has a fireplace and a fly fishing spot. Therefore, players can kill the elves there while supplying themselves with food through fishing. At the Elf Camp the elves can be safe-spotted with Ranged or Magic by attacking the ones wielding a crystal halberd and using one of the several stools or spear-walls at the camp. The moss-covered rocks cannot be fired over and do not serve as safe spots.

Another option available to those who have started the quest Mourning's End Part II is to kill the level 108 mourners in the basement of the Mourner Headquarters. As these mourners are considered elves, they count toward a player's Slayer task when killed. The level 108 mourners have lower defensive stats than ordinary Elf Warriors and so may be easier to kill. However, they do not drop seeds or ensouled heads. A slayer ring may be used to teleport the player to the nearby dark beasts. It may be a good idea to use the High alchemy spell here, due to there being frequent drops of green dragonhide bodies, chaps, and rune daggers.

Drops (Level 108)

Estimated drop rates are based off 1,000 kills.[e 1]


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Bones.png Bones 1 Always 89


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Water rune.png Water rune 70 Common (~8/128) 280
Nature rune.png Nature rune 12 Uncommon (~4/128) 2,604
Law rune.png Law rune 1–3 Uncommon (~3.5/128) 166–498
Fire rune.png Fire rune 37 Uncommon (~2.5/128) 185


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Green d'hide chaps.png Green d'hide chaps 1 Uncommon (~2/128) 2,083
Green d'hide body.png Green d'hide body 1 Uncommon (~2.5/128) 4,243
Mithril spear.png Mithril spear 1 Uncommon (~2/128) 272
Mithril kiteshield.png Mithril kiteshield 1 Rare (~1/128) 1,044
Adamant full helm.png Adamant full helm 1 Rare (~1/128) 1,816
Rune dagger.png Rune dagger 1 Rare (~1/128) 4,391


This monsters drops seeds from the rare allotment seed drop table.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Toadflax seed.png Toadflax seed 1 Uncommon 795
Irit seed.png Irit seed 1 Uncommon 47
Belladonna seed.png Belladonna seed 1 Uncommon 57
Poison ivy seed.png Poison ivy seed 1 Rare 18
Cactus seed.png Cactus seed 1 Rare 98
Avantoe seed.png Avantoe seed 1 Rare 1,675
Kwuarm seed.png Kwuarm seed 1 Rare 379
Snapdragon seed.png Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 54,551
Cadantine seed.png Cadantine seed 1 Rare 1,034
Lantadyme seed.png Lantadyme seed 1 Rare 2,358
Dwarf weed seed.png Dwarf weed seed 1 Rare 423
Torstol seed.png Torstol seed 1 Very rare 58,385


Players have approximately a 14.5/128 chance of receiving a herb from this table.

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf.png Grimy guam leaf 1 Uncommon 15
Grimy marrentill.png Grimy marrentill 1 Uncommon 13
Grimy tarromin.png Grimy tarromin 1 Uncommon 132
Grimy harralander.png Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 674
Grimy ranarr weed.png Grimy ranarr weed 1 Rare 7,640
Grimy irit leaf.png Grimy irit leaf 1 Rare 775
Grimy avantoe.png Grimy avantoe 1 Rare 1,814
Grimy kwuarm.png Grimy kwuarm 1 Rare 1,165
Grimy cadantine.png Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,312
Grimy lantadyme.png Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,391
Grimy dwarf weed.png Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 448


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250.png Coins 20–440 Common Not sold
Tiny elf crystal.png Tiny elf crystal 1 Common [2] Not sold
Teleport crystal.png Teleport crystal (1) 1 Common [2](1/5) Not sold
Bass.png Bass 1 Uncommon (~4/128) 200
Shark.png Shark 1 Uncommon (~3/128) 921
Ensouled elf head.png Ensouled elf head 1 Uncommon [3] 2,601
Adamantite ore.png Adamantite ore 1 Rare (~1/128) 1,050
Clue scroll (hard).png Clue scroll (hard) 1 Rare Not sold
  1. https://twitter.com/JagexAsh/status/713721069136449537
  2. 2.0 2.1 In order to obtain this item as a drop, players must be killing the Elf warriors located in Lletya.
  3. Lv 108 elves drop the ensouled head at a rate of 1/40, while lv 90 elves drop it at a rate of 1/50. Not dropped by lvl 108 mourners.

Gem drop table

In addition to the drops above, this monster approximately has access to the gem drop table.

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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Uncut sapphire.png Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 455
Uncut emerald.png Uncut emerald 1 Rare 679
Uncut ruby.png Uncut ruby 1 Rare 1,249
Nature talisman.png Nature talisman 1 Very rare 744
Uncut diamond.png Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,627
Rune javelin.png Rune javelin 5 Very rare 875
Loop half of key.png Loop half of key 1 Very rare 10,307
Tooth half of key.png Tooth half of key 1 Very rare 10,840
Rune spear.png Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,933
Shield left half.png Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,697
Dragon spear.png Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,226