Tortoise

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The Tortoise (Testudines giganteus) are trained tortoises used by the Gnomes in battle. They can be found northwest of the Grand Tree in the Tree Gnome Stronghold, just north of the swamp. Trainer Nacklepen is in charge of their combat development.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Location Levels Members Spawns Map
Pen in north Tree Gnome Stronghold79, 92Member icon.png3Maplink
The Battlefield of Khazard92Member icon.png2Maplink

Fighting[edit | edit source]

When fighting the tortoise with riders, the three gnomes take turns attacking the player. The mage sends a bluish spell towards the player. The ranger shoots a steel arrow at the player, and the tortoise attacks with the driver holding the reins if the player is within their meleeing range. Protection prayers aren't very effective because the riders use all 3 combat styles; however, the tortoises hit hardest with melee, so that prayer will stop the most damage.

When the mounted tortoise is slain, the riders, which consist of a level 5 Gnome Archer, Gnome Driver, and a Gnome Mage spawn. This can prove somewhat dangerous for low levelled (under 80 combat) players, as these gnomes are fairly accurate for their level. If the player runs away, however, they become unaggressive, and eventually disappear when the tortoise respawns.

If the player is not in multi combat only the Gnome Driver will attack the player. While in multi combat sometimes the gnomes don't attack the player or only attack one at a time. The Gnomes will cry out for "Dobbie", apparently referring to the slain tortoise. They will despawn after around 48 seconds if they are not killed before. The player will not receive combat or hitpoints experience for slaying these gnomes.

Drops without riders[edit | edit source]

The following drop rates are provided by Jagex, unless otherwise specified.

100%[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Bones.png: Tortoise drops Bones with rarity Always in quantity 1Bones1Always980

Runes and ammunition[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Nature rune.png: Tortoise drops Nature rune with rarity 10/128 in quantity 1-3Nature rune1–310/128185–555108–324
Steel arrow.png: Tortoise drops Steel arrow with rarity 20/128 in quantity 12-23Steel arrow12–2320/128[d 1]120–23084–161
Earth rune.png: Tortoise drops Earth rune with rarity 5/128 in quantity 10-14Earth rune10–145/12840–5620–28
  1. There is a 10/128 chance of steel arrows dropping alone, and a 10/128 chance of steel arrows dropping with the seed drop table.

Herbs[edit | edit source]

There is a 10/128 chance of rolling the herb drop table.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Grimy guam leaf.png: Tortoise drops Grimy guam leaf with rarity 1/51.2 in quantity 1Grimy guam leaf11/51.2217
Grimy marrentill.png: Tortoise drops Grimy marrentill with rarity 1/68.3 in quantity 1Grimy marrentill11/68.3238
Grimy tarromin.png: Tortoise drops Grimy tarromin with rarity 1/91 in quantity 1Grimy tarromin11/911139
Grimy harralander.png: Tortoise drops Grimy harralander with rarity 1/117 in quantity 1Grimy harralander11/1177529
Grimy ranarr weed.png: Tortoise drops Grimy ranarr weed with rarity 1/148.9 in quantity 1Grimy ranarr weed11/148.96,43018
Grimy irit leaf.png: Tortoise drops Grimy irit leaf with rarity 1/204.8 in quantity 1Grimy irit leaf11/204.871610
Grimy avantoe.png: Tortoise drops Grimy avantoe with rarity 1/273.1 in quantity 1Grimy avantoe11/273.11,70710
Grimy kwuarm.png: Tortoise drops Grimy kwuarm with rarity 1/327.7 in quantity 1Grimy kwuarm11/327.71,40812
Grimy cadantine.png: Tortoise drops Grimy cadantine with rarity 1/409.6 in quantity 1Grimy cadantine11/409.61,64213
Grimy lantadyme.png: Tortoise drops Grimy lantadyme with rarity 1/546.1 in quantity 1Grimy lantadyme11/546.11,39513
Grimy dwarf weed.png: Tortoise drops Grimy dwarf weed with rarity 1/546.1 in quantity 1Grimy dwarf weed11/546.150814

Seeds[edit | edit source]

There is a 10/128 chance of rolling the general seed drop table, with the exception of one set of cabbage seeds that are also an individual drop. Upon rolling the fixed allotment seed drop table, steel arrows are always dropped.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Cabbage seed.png: Tortoise drops Cabbage seed with rarity 10/128 in quantity 10-19Cabbage seed10–1910/12820–3810–19
Potato seed.png: Tortoise drops Potato seed with rarity 1/57 in quantity 4Potato seed41/5744
Onion seed.png: Tortoise drops Onion seed with rarity 1/76 in quantity 4Onion seed41/7644
Cabbage seed.png: Tortoise drops Cabbage seed with rarity 1/114 in quantity 4Cabbage seed41/11484
Tomato seed.png: Tortoise drops Tomato seed with rarity 1/228 in quantity 3Tomato seed31/22866
Sweetcorn seed.png: Tortoise drops Sweetcorn seed with rarity 1/456 in quantity 3Sweetcorn seed31/456612
Strawberry seed.png: Tortoise drops Strawberry seed with rarity 1/913 in quantity 2Strawberry seed21/9131020
Watermelon seed.png: Tortoise drops Watermelon seed with rarity 1/1,910 in quantity 2Watermelon seed21/1,9103466
Snape grass seed.png: Tortoise drops Snape grass seed with rarity 1/2,627 in quantity 2Snape grass seed21/2,6276,490112
Barley seed.png: Tortoise drops Barley seed with rarity 1/181 in quantity 4Barley seed41/181124
Hammerstone seed.png: Tortoise drops Hammerstone seed with rarity 1/182 in quantity 3Hammerstone seed31/18263
Asgarnian seed.png: Tortoise drops Asgarnian seed with rarity 1/241 in quantity 3Asgarnian seed31/241153
Jute seed.png: Tortoise drops Jute seed with rarity 1/243 in quantity 2Jute seed21/24386
Yanillian seed.png: Tortoise drops Yanillian seed with rarity 1/365 in quantity 2Yanillian seed21/365146
Krandorian seed.png: Tortoise drops Krandorian seed with rarity 1/730 in quantity 2Krandorian seed21/73088
Wildblood seed.png: Tortoise drops Wildblood seed with rarity 1/1,434 in quantity 1Wildblood seed11/1,434958
Marigold seed.png: Tortoise drops Marigold seed with rarity 1/433 in quantity 1Marigold seed11/43311
Nasturtium seed.png: Tortoise drops Nasturtium seed with rarity 1/655 in quantity 1Nasturtium seed11/65516
Rosemary seed.png: Tortoise drops Rosemary seed with rarity 1/1,013 in quantity 1Rosemary seed11/1,01322
Woad seed.png: Tortoise drops Woad seed with rarity 1/1,370 in quantity 1Woad seed11/1,37056
Limpwurt seed.png: Tortoise drops Limpwurt seed with rarity 1/1,716 in quantity 1Limpwurt seed11/1,716207

Consumables[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Cabbage.png: Tortoise drops Cabbage with rarity 20/128 in quantity 20-59 (noted)Cabbage20–59 (noted)20/128[d 1]960–2,8320
Pineapple.png: Tortoise drops Pineapple with rarity 10/128 in quantity 1Pineapple110/128971
Worm batta.png: Tortoise drops Worm batta with rarity 8/128 in quantity 1Worm batta18/1281,4010
  1. There is a 10/128 chance of cabbage dropping alone, and a 10/128 chance of cabbage dropping with the herb drop table.

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Swamp toad (item).png: Tortoise drops Swamp toad (item) with rarity 20/128 in quantity 1Swamp toad (item)120/1283471
This does not exist.NothingN/A10/128N/AN/A
Tortoise shell.png: Tortoise drops Tortoise shell with rarity 10/128 in quantity 1-3Tortoise shell1–310/1281,673–5,019600–1,800
Mahogany logs.png: Tortoise drops Mahogany logs with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1Mahogany logs12/12849330
Teak logs.png: Tortoise drops Teak logs with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1Teak logs12/12815518
Teak logs.png: Tortoise drops Teak logs with rarity 1/128 in quantity 2Teak logs21/12831036

Drops with riders[edit | edit source]

The following drop rates are provided by Jagex, unless otherwise specified.

100%[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Bones.png: Tortoise drops Bones with rarity Always in quantity 1Bones1Always980
Bones.png: Tortoise drops Bones with rarity Always in quantity 3Bones3Always[d 1]2940
  1. Three sets of bones are dropped from killing the three riders on the tortoise.

Armour[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Pink boots.png: Tortoise drops Pink boots with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Pink boots11/128502120
Pink robe bottoms.png: Tortoise drops Pink robe bottoms with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Pink robe bottoms11/128272108
Pink robe top.png: Tortoise drops Pink robe top with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Pink robe top11/128368108

Runes and ammunition[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Earth rune.png: Tortoise drops Earth rune with rarity 10/128 in quantity 10-14Earth rune10–1410/12840–5620–28
Mithril arrow.png: Tortoise drops Mithril arrow with rarity 20/128 in quantity 6-11Mithril arrow6–1120/128[d 1]60–110114–209
Nature rune.png: Tortoise drops Nature rune with rarity 10/128 in quantity 1-3Nature rune1–310/128185–555108–324
Steel arrow.png: Tortoise drops Steel arrow with rarity 10/128 in quantity 12-23Steel arrow12–2310/128120–23084–161
  1. There is a 10/128 chance of mithril arrows dropping alone, and a 10/128 chance of mithril arrows dropping with the seed drop table.

Herbs[edit | edit source]

There is a 10/128 chance of rolling the herb drop table.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Grimy guam leaf.png: Tortoise drops Grimy guam leaf with rarity 1/51.2 in quantity 1Grimy guam leaf11/51.2217
Grimy marrentill.png: Tortoise drops Grimy marrentill with rarity 1/68.3 in quantity 1Grimy marrentill11/68.3238
Grimy tarromin.png: Tortoise drops Grimy tarromin with rarity 1/91 in quantity 1Grimy tarromin11/911139
Grimy harralander.png: Tortoise drops Grimy harralander with rarity 1/117 in quantity 1Grimy harralander11/1177529
Grimy ranarr weed.png: Tortoise drops Grimy ranarr weed with rarity 1/148.9 in quantity 1Grimy ranarr weed11/148.96,43018
Grimy irit leaf.png: Tortoise drops Grimy irit leaf with rarity 1/204.8 in quantity 1Grimy irit leaf11/204.871610
Grimy avantoe.png: Tortoise drops Grimy avantoe with rarity 1/273.1 in quantity 1Grimy avantoe11/273.11,70710
Grimy kwuarm.png: Tortoise drops Grimy kwuarm with rarity 1/327.7 in quantity 1Grimy kwuarm11/327.71,40812
Grimy cadantine.png: Tortoise drops Grimy cadantine with rarity 1/409.6 in quantity 1Grimy cadantine11/409.61,64213
Grimy lantadyme.png: Tortoise drops Grimy lantadyme with rarity 1/546.1 in quantity 1Grimy lantadyme11/546.11,39513
Grimy dwarf weed.png: Tortoise drops Grimy dwarf weed with rarity 1/546.1 in quantity 1Grimy dwarf weed11/546.150814

Seeds[edit | edit source]

There is a 10/128 chance of rolling the general seed drop table, with the exception of one set of cabbage seeds that are also an individual drop. Upon rolling the fixed allotment seed drop table, mithril arrows are always dropped.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Cabbage seed.png: Tortoise drops Cabbage seed with rarity 10/128 in quantity 10-19Cabbage seed10–1910/12820–3810–19
Potato seed.png: Tortoise drops Potato seed with rarity 1/66 in quantity 4Potato seed41/6644
Onion seed.png: Tortoise drops Onion seed with rarity 1/88 in quantity 4Onion seed41/8844
Cabbage seed.png: Tortoise drops Cabbage seed with rarity 1/133 in quantity 4Cabbage seed41/13384
Tomato seed.png: Tortoise drops Tomato seed with rarity 1/266 in quantity 3Tomato seed31/26666
Sweetcorn seed.png: Tortoise drops Sweetcorn seed with rarity 1/532 in quantity 3Sweetcorn seed31/532612
Strawberry seed.png: Tortoise drops Strawberry seed with rarity 1/1,064 in quantity 2Strawberry seed21/1,0641020
Watermelon seed.png: Tortoise drops Watermelon seed with rarity 1/2,224 in quantity 2Watermelon seed21/2,2243466
Snape grass seed.png: Tortoise drops Snape grass seed with rarity 1/3,059 in quantity 2Snape grass seed21/3,0596,490112
Barley seed.png: Tortoise drops Barley seed with rarity 1/211 in quantity 4Barley seed41/211124
Hammerstone seed.png: Tortoise drops Hammerstone seed with rarity 1/212 in quantity 3Hammerstone seed31/21263
Asgarnian seed.png: Tortoise drops Asgarnian seed with rarity 1/281 in quantity 3Asgarnian seed31/281153
Jute seed.png: Tortoise drops Jute seed with rarity 1/283 in quantity 2Jute seed21/28386
Yanillian seed.png: Tortoise drops Yanillian seed with rarity 1/425 in quantity 2Yanillian seed21/425146
Krandorian seed.png: Tortoise drops Krandorian seed with rarity 1/850 in quantity 2Krandorian seed21/85088
Wildblood seed.png: Tortoise drops Wildblood seed with rarity 1/1,671 in quantity 1Wildblood seed11/1,671958
Marigold seed.png: Tortoise drops Marigold seed with rarity 1/256 in quantity 1Marigold seed11/25611
Nasturtium seed.png: Tortoise drops Nasturtium seed with rarity 1/387 in quantity 1Nasturtium seed11/38716
Rosemary seed.png: Tortoise drops Rosemary seed with rarity 1/599 in quantity 1Rosemary seed11/59922
Woad seed.png: Tortoise drops Woad seed with rarity 1/811 in quantity 1Woad seed11/81156
Limpwurt seed.png: Tortoise drops Limpwurt seed with rarity 1/1,016 in quantity 1Limpwurt seed11/1,016207
Redberry seed.png: Tortoise drops Redberry seed with rarity 1/420 in quantity 1Redberry seed11/42022
Cadavaberry seed.png: Tortoise drops Cadavaberry seed with rarity 1/600 in quantity 1Cadavaberry seed11/60015
Dwellberry seed.png: Tortoise drops Dwellberry seed with rarity 1/841 in quantity 1Dwellberry seed11/841115
Jangerberry seed.png: Tortoise drops Jangerberry seed with rarity 1/2,102 in quantity 1Jangerberry seed11/2,102136
Whiteberry seed.png: Tortoise drops Whiteberry seed with rarity 1/5,800 in quantity 1Whiteberry seed11/5,800479
Poison ivy seed.png: Tortoise drops Poison ivy seed with rarity 1/15,293 in quantity 1Poison ivy seed11/15,2932499

Consumables[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Cabbage.png: Tortoise drops Cabbage with rarity 20/128 in quantity 20-59 (noted)Cabbage20–59 (noted)20/128[d 1]960–2,8320
Pineapple.png: Tortoise drops Pineapple with rarity 10/128 in quantity 1Pineapple110/128971
Toad crunchies.png: Tortoise drops Toad crunchies with rarity 10/128 in quantity 1Toad crunchies110/1282,6561
Worm batta.png: Tortoise drops Worm batta with rarity 4/128 in quantity 1Worm batta14/1281,4010
Blurberry special.png: Tortoise drops Blurberry special with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Blurberry special11/1282,56118
  1. There is a 10/128 chance of cabbage dropping alone, and a 10/128 chance of cabbage dropping with the herb drop table.

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Tortoise shell.png: Tortoise drops Tortoise shell with rarity 8/128 in quantity 1-3Tortoise shell1–38/1281,673–5,019600–1,800
Swamp toad (item).png: Tortoise drops Swamp toad (item) with rarity 5/128 in quantity 1Swamp toad (item)15/1283471
Mahogany logs.png: Tortoise drops Mahogany logs with rarity 2/128 in quantity 2Mahogany logs22/12898660
Perfect shell.png: Tortoise drops Perfect shell with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1-3Perfect shell1–32/128Not sold600–1,800
Teak logs.png: Tortoise drops Teak logs with rarity 2/128 in quantity 2Teak logs22/12831036
Teak logs.png: Tortoise drops Teak logs with rarity 1/128 in quantity 4Teak logs41/12862072

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
22 January 2015
(update)

Battle tortoises no longer block players from walking into them.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Gnome riders named the tortoise Dobbie.

See also[edit | edit source]