Property Value
Combat Properties
Health Health Icon.gif 300
Experience Experience Icon.gif 150
Speed Haste Icon.gif 75
Armor Armor Icon.gif 24
Est. Max Dmg 112
Summon (not possible)
Convince 490 mana
General Properties
Name Thornback Tortoise
Classification Tortoises
Spawn Type Regular
Bestiary Properties
Class Reptile
Difficulty Easy
Occurrence Common
Charm Points 15 Charm Icon.gif
Kills to Unlock 500
Elemental Properties
Physical 70%
Earth 80%
Fire 110%
Death 100%
Energy 100%
Holy 100%
Ice 80%
Heal 100%
Life Drain 100%
Drown 100%
Immunity Properties
Senses Invis.
Behavioural Properties
Walks around Energy
Walks through
Other Properties
Version 7.8
August 1, 2006
Status Active
Thornback Tortoise.gif
You see a thornback tortoise.


    Everything that their more peaceful cousins lack in fighting prowess, the warlike Thornback Tortoises own all the more. Incredibly armed they come with a small but efficient array of distance attacks that compensate their lack of agility. Even though Thornback Tortoises are quite slow, they often manage to catch their enemies in close combat by incapacitating them. If it comes to one-to-one battles, they can face even the strongest opponents due to their incredible armor and their sheer strength.

    Usually appears in large groups with Tortoises and Blood Crabs.

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    Melee (0-110), Envenom 2 hp/turn.

    Damage Taken From Elements

    • Physical
    • Holy
    • Death
    • Fire
    • Energy
    • Ice
    • Earth


    Laguna Islands and one on Nargor.


    Thornback Tortoises fight until death.


    Knights:You should bring some bps of Fire Fields, Just go down the hole and put Fire Fields beside you so only 1 creature can attack you at a time, you can be there forever if you bring enough supplies and are skilled enough. You should bring some Mana potions, they are cheap to heal with and you get some Magic Level % with them, Bringing health potions is advised too incase you get swarmed. Using a Fire Axe on this creature produces more damage than a royal axe and almost as much damage as a stonecutter axe due to this creatures high physical resistance and weakness to fire. Thornback Tortoises mostly attacks in groups with Tortoises and Blood Crabs, so be careful when jumping down holes. Not very good to hunt for mages because they will use a lot of mana/runes to deplete its high hitpoints. Mages should use summons. Mages could bring alot of Great Fireball runes with them, and try to gather a big group of monsters and fire them down. You can easily gain 700-1500 exp like this.


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