Basilisk

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For the superior variant, see Monstrous basilisk. Moreover, for other basilisks, see basilisk (disambiguation).
Basilisk icon.png

A basilisk is a Slayer monster that requires a Slayer level of 40 to kill. Like cockatrices, players must equip a mirror shield or V's shield when fighting these monsters. Players require a Defence level of 20 in order to receive basilisks as a slayer assignment, as this is required to wield the shield. Basilisks have below average accuracy for their level, but have high Defence. 

Without the mirror shield, the player's combat stats will be greatly reduced with each hit. The 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.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Drops[edit | edit source]

Drop rates estimated based on 48,470 kills from the Old School RuneScape Wiki drop log project, unless otherwise cited.

100%[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Bones.png: Basilisk drops Bones with rarity Always in quantity 1Bones1Always760

Weapons and armour[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Mithril axe.png: Basilisk drops Mithril axe with rarity 3/128 in quantity 1Mithril axe13/128120312
Mithril spear.png: Basilisk drops Mithril spear with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1Mithril spear12/128247507
Steel battleaxe.png: Basilisk drops Steel battleaxe with rarity 3/128 in quantity 1Steel battleaxe13/128160390
Adamant full helm.png: Basilisk drops Adamant full helm with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Adamant full helm11/1281,8522,112
Mithril kiteshield.png: Basilisk drops Mithril kiteshield with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Mithril kiteshield11/1281,0471,326
Rune dagger.png: Basilisk drops Rune dagger with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Rune dagger11/1284,4324,800
Mystic hat (light).png: Basilisk drops Mystic hat (light) with rarity 1/512 in quantity 1Mystic hat (light)11/512[1]8,6069,000

Runes[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Water rune.png: Basilisk drops Water rune with rarity 8/128 in quantity 75Water rune758/128300150
Nature rune.png: Basilisk drops Nature rune with rarity 5/128 in quantity 15Nature rune155/1283,4351,620
Law rune.png: Basilisk drops Law rune with rarity 3/128 in quantity 3Law rune33/128498432
Nature rune.png: Basilisk drops Nature rune with rarity 1/128 in quantity 37Nature rune371/1288,4733,996

Herbs[edit | edit source]

There is a 35/128 chance of rolling the herb drop table.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Grimy guam leaf.png: Basilisk drops Grimy guam leaf with rarity 1/14.6 in quantity 1Grimy guam leaf11/14.6107
Grimy marrentill.png: Basilisk drops Grimy marrentill with rarity 1/19.5 in quantity 1Grimy marrentill11/19.5108
Grimy tarromin.png: Basilisk drops Grimy tarromin with rarity 1/26 in quantity 1Grimy tarromin11/261539
Grimy harralander.png: Basilisk drops Grimy harralander with rarity 1/33.4 in quantity 1Grimy harralander11/33.46779
Grimy ranarr weed.png: Basilisk drops Grimy ranarr weed with rarity 1/42.6 in quantity 1Grimy ranarr weed11/42.67,60718
Grimy irit leaf.png: Basilisk drops Grimy irit leaf with rarity 1/58.5 in quantity 1Grimy irit leaf11/58.588210
Grimy avantoe.png: Basilisk drops Grimy avantoe with rarity 1/78 in quantity 1Grimy avantoe11/782,02710
Grimy kwuarm.png: Basilisk drops Grimy kwuarm with rarity 1/93.6 in quantity 1Grimy kwuarm11/93.61,32212
Grimy cadantine.png: Basilisk drops Grimy cadantine with rarity 1/117 in quantity 1Grimy cadantine11/1171,67913
Grimy lantadyme.png: Basilisk drops Grimy lantadyme with rarity 1/156 in quantity 1Grimy lantadyme11/1561,55913
Grimy dwarf weed.png: Basilisk drops Grimy dwarf weed with rarity 1/156 in quantity 1Grimy dwarf weed11/15651514

Coins[edit | edit source]

The overall chance of rolling a coin drop is 57/128 with an average value of 102.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Coins_25.png: Basilisk drops Coins with rarity 29/128 in quantity 44Coins4429/1284444
Coins_100.png: Basilisk drops Coins with rarity 17/128 in quantity 200Coins20017/128200200
Coins_100.png: Basilisk drops Coins with rarity 5/128 in quantity 132Coins1325/128132132
Coins_5.png: Basilisk drops Coins with rarity 5/128 in quantity 11Coins115/1281111
Coins_250.png: Basilisk drops Coins with rarity 1/128 in quantity 440Coins4401/128440440

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Adamantite ore.png: Basilisk drops Adamantite ore with rarity 3/128 in quantity 1Adamantite ore13/128962240

Gem drop table[edit | edit source]

There is a 5/128 chance of rolling the gem drop table.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Uncut sapphire.png: Basilisk drops Uncut sapphire with rarity 1/102.4 in quantity 1Uncut sapphire11/102.4; 1/52[d 1]45515
Uncut emerald.png: Basilisk drops Uncut emerald with rarity 1/204.8 in quantity 1Uncut emerald11/204.8; 1/104[d 1]67030
Uncut ruby.png: Basilisk drops Uncut ruby with rarity 1/409.6 in quantity 1Uncut ruby11/409.6; 1/208[d 1]1,27660
Chaos talisman.png: Basilisk drops Chaos talisman with rarity 1/1,092.27 in quantity 1Chaos talisman11/1,092.27; 1/554.67[d 1]5652
Uncut diamond.png: Basilisk drops Uncut diamond with rarity 1/1,638.4 in quantity 1Uncut diamond11/1,638.4; 1/832[d 1]2,914120
Loop half of key.png: Basilisk drops Loop half of key with rarity 1/3,276.8 in quantity 1Loop half of key11/3,276.8; 1/1,664[d 1]10,38260
Tooth half of key.png: Basilisk drops Tooth half of key with rarity 1/3,276.8 in quantity 1Tooth half of key11/3,276.8; 1/1,664[d 1]9,62060
Rune javelin.png: Basilisk drops Rune javelin with rarity 1/3,276.8 in quantity 5Rune javelin51/3,276.8; 1/1,664[d 1]8851,200
Rune spear.png: Basilisk drops Rune spear with rarity 1/52,428.8 in quantity 1Rune spear11/52,428.8; 1/3,120[d 1][d 2]11,90312,480
Shield left half.png: Basilisk drops Shield left half with rarity 1/104,857.6 in quantity 1Shield left half11/104,857.6; 1/6,240[d 1][d 2]65,47266,000
Dragon spear.png: Basilisk drops Dragon spear with rarity 1/139,810.13 in quantity 1Dragon spear11/139,810.13; 1/8,320[d 1][d 2]37,24437,440
  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 The drop rate of this item is increased when wearing a Ring of wealth.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The Rune spear, Shield left half and Dragon spear will only be dropped if Legend's Quest has been started, or else a talisman will be dropped as a replacement.

Tertiary[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Clue scroll (elite).png: Basilisk drops Clue scroll (elite) with rarity Always in quantity 1Clue scroll (elite)1Always[d 1]Not sold12
Reward casket (elite).png: Basilisk drops Reward casket (elite) with rarity Always in quantity 1Reward casket (elite)1Always[d 1]Not sold30
Basilisk bone.png: Basilisk drops Basilisk bone with rarity 1/4 in quantity 1Basilisk bone11/4[d 2][2]Not soldN/A
Brimstone key.png: Basilisk drops Brimstone key with rarity 1/404.2 in quantity 1Brimstone key11/404.2[d 3]Not soldN/A
Basilisk head.png: Basilisk drops Basilisk head with rarity 1/2,000 in quantity 1Basilisk head11/2,000[1]Not sold2,400
  1. 1.0 1.1 This clue scroll and casket are only dropped when completing a elite cryptic clue asking you to kill a Basilisk.
  2. Basilisk bone is only obtained during Rag and Bone Man II.
  3. Brimstone keys are only dropped if killed on a slayer assignment given by Konar quo Maten.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Envision. "Drop Rates V2." RuneScape Forums.
  2. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 21 Mar 2019. Mod Ash: "The initial quest ones are guaranteed drops. The longer wish-list is 1/4."