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Ghasts are undead souls of people that starved to death in Mort Myre swamp. When they first appear they are invisible and have no combat level, and try to turn food into useless rotten food; if players have no food they will do damage instead.

Ghasts can only be killed after completion of the Nature Spirit quest. You must have a Druid pouch and blessed silver sickle to kill them. You must use the ability of the blessed silver sickle near some dead logs or bushes to harvest Mort myre fungi, Mort myre stems, or Mort Myre Pears then put those into a druid pouch by filling it. When your druid pouch has been filled, you can use it to make a Ghast visible, or wait until a Ghast attacks you to make it visible. This renders the Ghast vulnerable to attack; killing it rewards the player with 30 Prayer experience.

Ghast hunting notes

Due to the nature of making the Ghasts visible, they are not good for combat training. They do drop lots of herbs, but so do Hobgoblins. The material drops are pretty weak as well. You do, however, gain reasonable Prayer XP as well as Combat XP for killing them.

The best place to hunt them would be just west of the Nature Grotto from the Nature Spirit quest. This allows you to keep refreshing your prayer points without using valuable prayer potions. The silver sickle does not have to actually be equipped to gain its benefits, it just has to be in your inventory. A player can use whichever weapon they choose for combat, not having to use the sickle. Fully charge your prayer points, go west of the Grotto (where the Ghasts are) and cast Bloom with the sickle next to the rotten logs. Try and do it between 2 logs, and you will occasionally get 2 mushrooms to put in the Druid pouch. Do this over and over until you are out of prayer points. Now "use" the filled pouch on the ghostly Ghasts - do not wait for them to attack you. Often they will just float around, or the pouch will activate itself, allowing the solid Ghast to float out over the water where it cannot be attacked. The drops will more often than not fall under the rotten logs, so search the ground carefully after defeating the Ghast.

You can actually fill the druid pouch much faster if you cast bloom near fallen tree branches, their trimmings count for 2 in your druid pouch as opposed to mushrooms only counting for one charge.


Weapons and armour

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Iron dagger.png Iron dagger 1 Common 23
Iron mace.png Iron mace 1 Common 26
Bronze kiteshield.png Bronze kiteshield 1 Uncommon 49


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf.png Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 15
Grimy marrentill.png Grimy marrentill 1 Common 13
Grimy tarromin.png Grimy tarromin 1 Common 132
Grimy harralander.png Grimy harralander 1 Common 674
Grimy ranarr weed.png Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,640
Grimy irit leaf.png Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 775
Grimy avantoe.png Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 1,814
Grimy kwuarm.png Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 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

Runes and talismans

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Body rune.png Body rune 1–3 Common 5–15
Air rune.png Air rune 1–3 Common 5–15
Fire rune.png Fire rune 7 Uncommon 35
Chaos rune.png Chaos rune 4 Uncommon 356
Cosmic rune.png Cosmic rune 2 Rare 286


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 100.png Coins 1–125 Common Not sold
Fishing bait.png Fishing bait 7 Common 28
Tin ore.png Tin ore 1 Rare 95
Eye of newt.png Eye of newt 1 Uncommon 4
Tinderbox.png Tinderbox 1 Uncommon 62

Gem drop table

In addition to the drops above, this monster 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