This article is about the slayer monster. For the superior variant, see Monstrous basilisk
A basilisk is a Slayer monster that requires a Slayer level of 40 to kill and can be found at the Fremennik Slayer Dungeon. Like cockatrices, players must equip a mirror shield when fighting these monsters. Players require a Defence level of 20 in order to receive basilisks as a slayer assignment, as a Defence level of 20 is required to wield the shield. Basilisks have a below average accuracy for their level, but have high Defence.
Without the mirror shield, the player's stats will be greatly reduced. Protect from Melee prayer can be used, but the stats will still be lowered.
Basilisks are a good source of runes. Due to their high drop rate of nature runes, it would be useful to bring a Staff of fire or kill some pyrefiends to the east, to use High Level Alchemy on their frequent metal armour and weapon drops.
These can be safespotted from the southern entrance to their area in the slayer cave, by using the south-east wall to stop their movement or by using the rocks on either side of the room. Note that players cannot set up a dwarf multicannon within the dungeon.
Drop rates estimated based on 48,470 kills from the Old School RuneScape Wiki drop log project, unless otherwise cited.
There is a 35/128 chance of rolling the herb drop table.
The overall chance of rolling a coin drop is 57/128 with an average value of 102.
There is a 5/128 chance of rolling the gem drop table.
|Uncut sapphire||1||1/102.4; 1/52[d 1]||545||15|
|Uncut emerald||1||1/204.8; 1/104[d 1]||734||30|
|Uncut ruby||1||1/409.6; 1/208[d 1]||1,387||60|
|Chaos talisman||1||1/1,092.27; 1/554.67[d 1]||417||2|
|Uncut diamond||1||1/1,638.4; 1/832[d 1]||2,858||120|
|Loop half of key||1||1/3,276.8; 1/1,664[d 1]||9,826||60|
|Tooth half of key||1||1/3,276.8; 1/1,664[d 1]||9,727||60|
|Rune javelin||5||1/3,276.8; 1/1,664[d 1]||835||1,200|
|Rune spear||1||1/52,428.8; 1/3,120[d 1][d 2]||11,952||12,480|
|Shield left half||1||1/104,857.6; 1/6,240[d 1][d 2]||65,229||66,000|
|Dragon spear||1||1/139,810.13; 1/8,320[d 1][d 2]||37,567||37,440|