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Turoth are Slayer monsters that require a Slayer level of 55 to kill. They drop herbs and herb seeds fairly commonly, though not as frequently as Aberrant spectres.

Turoth, like Kurasks, must be killed with either a Leaf-bladed spear, a Leaf-bladed sword, a Slayer's staff/Magic Dart spell (which also requires a Magic level of 50), or Broad arrows/Broad-tipped bolts, or else your attacks will be ineffective. Also, as none of the weapons required to kill this monster may be poisoned, the Turoth is technically immune to poison.

A Leaf-bladed sword is an alternative for players who have the money to purchase it. The sword is faster than its spear counterpart, and is only one-handed, leaving room for the player to equip a shield or defender. If using the sword, it is recommended that players use the Stab style, as the weapon gives a higher stab bonus than slash or crush.

Turoth seem to be weak to range. There is a safespot on the northern wall in the Fremennik Slayer Dungeon making it very easy to hit them with Broad-tipped bolts. Because of this trips can be made very long. There is another safespot at the southern end of the cave in the Fremennik Slayer Dungeon. A player must lure it to the passage leading into the Kurasks, and walk halfway and attack with Magic Dart, Broad arrows, or Broad-tipped bolts.

It should be noted that cannons DO NOT WORK, as seen when tested in Desert Slayer Dungeon in the turoths area. All a cannon will do is annoy the turoths with constant 0s and will have them surround you. Familliars however will be able to damage the turoths.

The lower-levelled Turoth have a maximum hit of 9 damage, while the higher-levelled ones can hit up to 10. They are fairly inaccurate, but if they hit, they usually hit high.

Since out of all the methods of slaying Turoth, only the arrows have a special attack (if used with a magic shortbow, magic longbow or a dark bow), a useful tactic is to use Excalibur's or Enhanced excalibur's special attack to boost defence (and heal hitpoints if using enhanced Excalibur).



What to Take

A safespot to the west in the Fremennik Slayer Dungeon where the Turoth is harmlessly caught behind a torch.

Range Safe Spot

There are two safe training methods for rangers and mages against the Turoth. Inside the Fremennik Slayer dungeon along the west wall lies a hole in which players can easily lure a Turoth from the north and safely kill it. This position puts the monster one block distance away between a torch and the player and is pictured below. This safespot only works with the level 87 and 89 Turoths as they are larger.

Another method is to capture one of the larger Turoths behind the large pile of rocks in the southeast of the cave by attacking a Turoth and running to the west. After that, run quickly back to the spot indicated in the picture to safely range or mage the Turoth.

A range safespot that only works for level 87 and 89 Turoths by the rocks in the southeast.


100% drop


Charm drop percentages
No Charm


6 - 8%

21 - 23%

5 - 6%


Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 3,073 kills.
1 charm is dropped at once.

Please add to the log (only if fifty or more creatures killed)





(1-3 at a time, all unnoted)



  • Players kill a Turoth during the Slayer cape emote.
  • Uri from the Treasure Trails says; "In the end only the three legged will survive." Turoth are one of the only three legged species in RuneScape, so he may be referring to them.
  • Turoth have some similarities with Frogs as they make a croak-like noise and leap high in the air before they die.
  • According to their examine information, all Level 87 Turoths (large and dark with spikes) are female, and all Level 89 Turoth (large and dark without spikes) are male. Although the males are two combat levels stronger the females are slightly larger and spikier, which suggests that the females may in fact be the dominant gender of the Turoth. The examine information "He's one big leg short" compared to "She's one leg short!" suggests that the males should actually be larger than the females, but this does not seem to be true of the character models.

This article uses material from the "Turoth" article on the Runescape wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.


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