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Human Lv 88 Lv 93

Werewolves are found in Canifis. They have low defence for what their combat level suggests. They appear as normal humans until they are attacked in which they transform into level 88 werewolves, unless the player wields a wolfbane dagger, in which case they remain human. In either case they drop wolf bones. They can hit up to 8 as a werewolf, and up to 2 as a human. If you are a lower level player (70-) training on them you may want food as their attacks are accurate.

They only count towards Slayer assignments when killed in the werewolf form, not their human forms. There is a strategy that can work to reduce damage when killing these for slayer, though. Start the fight with the wolfbane dagger equipped, then when the werewolf's health is low, switch to a different weapon. It will regain some health in the transformation to wolf form, but still be low, and will ultimately cause less damage than fighting as a wolf the entire time. Another way to safely complete a werewolf slayer task is to set up a Dwarf Cannon in the village, run into a house, and close the door. The Werewolves will agro to you and stack up at the door, but as you are not taking damage through the closed door, the cannon will target all of them. You will need to run outside only occasionally to reload the cannon. Sometimes the Werewolves would stack up in a single file at the door, this makes it difficult for the Cannon to target. Moving around inside the house would spread them out and solve this problem.

You can safespot werewolves over the STASH in the middle of the village, if you stand behind the bar in the pub in Canifis, or across the two tables. There are 4 werewolves inside the bar.

Note if you are safespotting; you will stop attacking when the human turns to the werewolf form.

Werewolves can also be found permanently in their werewolf form in the God Wars Dungeon (and Wilderness version). These are slightly stronger than their Canifis variant, and are aligned with Zamorak.



100% drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Wolf bones.png Wolf bones 1 Always 482


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Raw chicken.png Raw chicken 5 Common 345
Raw beef.png Raw beef 1–5 Common 69–345
Raw bear meat.png Raw bear meat 1–5 Common 111–555
Jug of wine.png Jug of wine 1 Common 3

Weapons and armour

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Steel scimitar.png Steel scimitar 1 Common 71
Steel axe.png Steel axe 1 Common 26
Steel arrow.png Steel arrow 50 Uncommon 1,600
Steel full helm.png Steel full helm 1 Uncommon 146
Mithril scimitar.png Mithril scimitar 1 Uncommon 386
Mithril sq shield.png Mithril sq shield 1 Uncommon 682
Mithril chainbody.png Mithril chainbody 1 Uncommon 884
Rune med helm.png Rune med helm 1 Uncommon 11,084


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy tarromin.png Grimy tarromin 1 Common 132
Grimy guam leaf.png Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 15
Grimy marrentill.png Grimy marrentill 1 Common 13
Grimy ranarr weed.png Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,640
Grimy avantoe.png Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 1,814
Grimy cadantine.png Grimy cadantine 1 Uncommon 1,312
Grimy harralander.png Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 674
Grimy irit leaf.png Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 775
Grimy kwuarm.png Grimy kwuarm 1 Rare 1,165
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
Werewolf bone.png Werewolf bone 1 Common [1] Not sold
Coins 250.png Coins 10; 90; 120; 222; 364; 400 Common Not sold
Grey wolf fur.png Grey wolf fur 1 Common 31
Steel bar.png Steel bar 1 Common 473
Fur.png Fur 1 Uncommon 137
Bucket.png Bucket 1 Uncommon 6
Tinderbox.png Tinderbox 1 Uncommon 62
Wine of zamorak.png Wine of zamorak 1 Uncommon (5/128) 1,775
Looting bag.png Looting bag 1 Uncommon (1/30)[2] Not sold
Ecumenical key.png Ecumenical key 1 Uncommon (1/60)[3] Not sold
Iron ore.png Iron ore 1–5 Uncommon 173–865
Coal.png Coal 2 Uncommon 324
Brass key.png Brass key 1 Rare 296
White berries.png White berries 1 Rare 458
Clue scroll (medium).png Clue scroll (medium) 1 Rare [4] Not sold
  1. Only dropped during Rag and Bone Man II.
  2. Only dropped by those found in the Wilderness.
  3. Only dropped by those located in the Wilderness God Wars Dungeon. Drop rate decreases to 1/70 if one key is owned, and 1/80 if two are owned. If the medium or hard Wilderness Diary is completed the drop rate of 1/60 still applies until a player owns two or three keys, respectively.
  4. Twice as common if a Ring of wealth (i) is worn and fought in the Wilderness.

Gem drop table

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

Show/hide gem drop table
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
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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