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).

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.

Drops

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

Runes

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Water rune.png Water rune 12 Common 48
Law rune.png Law rune 2 Uncommon 332
Nature rune.png Nature rune 3 Uncommon 651
Fire rune.png Fire rune 36 Rare 180

Weapons/Armour

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Bronze longsword.png Bronze longsword 1 Uncommon 42
Iron med helm.png Iron med helm 1 Rare 39
Black dagger.png Black dagger 1 Rare 193
Mithril bolts 5.png Mithril bolts 2–12 Rare 130–780
Rune javelin.png Rune javelin 1–5 Very rare 175–875

Raw materials

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Vial of water.png Vial of water 1 Common 4
White berries.png White berries 1 Uncommon 458
Snape grass.png Snape grass 1 Uncommon 271

Other

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 5.png Coins 3–24 Common Not sold
Herb.png Herb 1 Common Not sold
Super defence(1).png Super defence(1) 1 Common 160
Sinister key.png Sinister key 1 Common (1/13) Not sold
Clue scroll (elite).png Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/500) Not sold

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
Rare drop table talisman.png Unknown talisman
(please specify)
1 Very rare Error
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


Trivia

  • 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.
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