Cave bug

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Level 6Level 96
Cave bug
Cave bug (level 6).png
Released14 March 2005 (Update)
MembersYes
Combat level6
Size1x1
ExamineA nasty crawling critter.
Combat info
Max hit1
AggressiveNo
PoisonousNo
Attack styleStab
Attack speedMonster attack speed 4.png
Respawn time35 ticks (21 seconds)
Slayer icon.png Slayer info
Slayer level7
Slayer XP5 xp
CategoryCave Bugs
Assigned byTurael chathead.png Spria chathead.png Mazchna chathead.png Vannaka chathead.png
Combat icon.png Combat stats
Hitpoints icon.pngAttack icon.pngStrength icon.pngDefence icon.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
565611
Attack icon.png Aggressive stats
Monster attack bonusMonster strength bonusMagic icon.pngMonster magic strength bonusRanged icon.pngMonster ranged strength bonus
+0+0+0+0+0+0
Defence icon.png Defensive stats
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
+10+10+5+5+10
Immunities
PoisonNot immune
VenomNot immune
CannonsNot immune
ThrallsNot immune
Advanced data
Monster ID481
Cave bug icon.png

Cave bugs are monsters that require level 7 Slayer to kill. They are found in the Lumbridge Swamp Caves, requiring a light source and a rope to enter, and stronger variants can be located in the Dorgesh-Kaan South Dungeon. They are a good source of low level herbs, which can aid beginning players in training Herblore. Their Hitpoints regenerate about 20 times faster than normal.[1]

Cave bugs that are significantly more powerful—with a combat level of 96—can be found in the Dorgesh-Kaan South Dungeon, located south of the city of Dorgesh-Kaan, but can only be accessed after the completion of the Death to the Dorgeshuun quest through fairy ring AJQ.

A light source is required for these dungeons, along with a rope to place down on the hole leading to the Lumbridge Swamp Caves, if it has not been done so previously.

Players should be on the lookout for wall beasts within the Lumbridge Swamp Caves, which are monsters that will grab and attack you, if you are in their line of sight. To avoid being hit, either stand one square directly beside a hole in the wall and run across to the other side, or have a spiny helmet equipped.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Location Levels Members Spawns Map
Dorgesh-Kaan South Dungeon6, 96Member icon.png15Maplink
Lumbridge Swamp Caves6Member icon.png21Maplink

Level 6 drops[edit | edit source]

Drop rates estimated based on 372,736 kills from the Drop Rate Project, unless otherwise cited.

The average level 6 cave bug kill is worth 269.85.

Runes[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Earth rune.png: Cave bug drops Earth rune with rarity 2/128 in quantity 6Earth rune62/1283012
Water rune.png: Cave bug drops Water rune with rarity 5/128 in quantity 8Water rune85/1284016
Nature rune.png: Cave bug drops Nature rune with rarity 5/128 in quantity 1Nature rune15/128182108
Nature rune.png: Cave bug drops Nature rune with rarity 1/128 in quantity 2Nature rune21/128364216

Herbs[edit | edit source]

There is a 23/128 chance of rolling the herb drop table.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Grimy guam leaf.png: Cave bug drops Grimy guam leaf with rarity 16/128 in quantity 1Grimy guam leaf116/128697
Grimy guam leaf.png: Cave bug drops Grimy guam leaf with rarity 1/22.3 in quantity 1Grimy guam leaf11/22.3697
Grimy marrentill.png: Cave bug drops Grimy marrentill with rarity 1/29.7 in quantity 1Grimy marrentill11/29.7228
Grimy tarromin.png: Cave bug drops Grimy tarromin with rarity 1/39.6 in quantity 1Grimy tarromin11/39.61099
Grimy harralander.png: Cave bug drops Grimy harralander with rarity 1/50.9 in quantity 1Grimy harralander11/50.98489
Grimy ranarr weed.png: Cave bug drops Grimy ranarr weed with rarity 1/64.8 in quantity 1Grimy ranarr weed11/64.88,97218
Grimy irit leaf.png: Cave bug drops Grimy irit leaf with rarity 1/89 in quantity 1Grimy irit leaf11/8969610
Grimy avantoe.png: Cave bug drops Grimy avantoe with rarity 1/118.7 in quantity 1Grimy avantoe11/118.71,71510
Grimy kwuarm.png: Cave bug drops Grimy kwuarm with rarity 1/142.5 in quantity 1Grimy kwuarm11/142.51,36012
Grimy cadantine.png: Cave bug drops Grimy cadantine with rarity 1/178.1 in quantity 1Grimy cadantine11/178.11,56013
Grimy lantadyme.png: Cave bug drops Grimy lantadyme with rarity 1/237.4 in quantity 1Grimy lantadyme11/237.41,37413
Grimy dwarf weed.png: Cave bug drops Grimy dwarf weed with rarity 1/237.4 in quantity 1Grimy dwarf weed11/237.497614

Materials[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Unicorn horn dust.png: Cave bug drops Unicorn horn dust with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1Unicorn horn dust12/12829012
Eye of newt.png: Cave bug drops Eye of newt with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1Eye of newt12/12841
Limpwurt root.png: Cave bug drops Limpwurt root with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Limpwurt root11/1287054
Snape grass.png: Cave bug drops Snape grass with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Snape grass11/1283456
Red spiders' eggs.png: Cave bug drops Red spiders' eggs with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1Red spiders' eggs12/1285444

Coins[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Coins_3.png: Cave bug drops Coins with rarity 8/128 in quantity 3Coins38/12833
Coins_5.png: Cave bug drops Coins with rarity 3/128 in quantity 8Coins83/12888

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Tinderbox.png: Cave bug drops Tinderbox with rarity 3/128 in quantity 1Tinderbox13/128850
Empty candle lantern.png: Cave bug drops Empty candle lantern with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Empty candle lantern11/128166
Candle.png: Cave bug drops Candle with rarity 5/128 in quantity 1Candle15/1283401
This does not exist.NothingN/A64/128N/AN/A

Level 96 drops[edit | edit source]

Drop rates estimated based on 15,744 kills from the Drop Rate Project, unless otherwise cited.

The average level 96 cave bug kill is worth 570.47.

Weapons[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Water battlestaff.png: Cave bug drops Water battlestaff with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Water battlestaff11/1288,9849,300

Runes[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Earth rune.png: Cave bug drops Earth rune with rarity 15/128 in quantity 1-10Earth rune1–1015/1285–502–20
Earth rune.png: Cave bug drops Earth rune with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1-170Earth rune1–1702/1285–8502–340
Water rune.png: Cave bug drops Water rune with rarity 14/128 in quantity 1-15Water rune1–1514/1285–752–30
Water rune.png: Cave bug drops Water rune with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1-170Water rune1–1702/1285–8502–340
Fire rune.png: Cave bug drops Fire rune with rarity 13/128 in quantity 1-20Fire rune1–2013/1286–1202–40
Fire rune.png: Cave bug drops Fire rune with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1-170Fire rune1–1702/1286–1,0202–340

Herbs[edit | edit source]

There is a 19/128 chance of rolling the herb drop table.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Grimy guam leaf.png: Cave bug drops Grimy guam leaf with rarity 1/26.9 in quantity 1Grimy guam leaf11/26.9697
Grimy marrentill.png: Cave bug drops Grimy marrentill with rarity 1/35.9 in quantity 1Grimy marrentill11/35.9228
Grimy tarromin.png: Cave bug drops Grimy tarromin with rarity 1/47.9 in quantity 1Grimy tarromin11/47.91099
Grimy harralander.png: Cave bug drops Grimy harralander with rarity 1/61.6 in quantity 1Grimy harralander11/61.68489
Grimy ranarr weed.png: Cave bug drops Grimy ranarr weed with rarity 1/78.4 in quantity 1Grimy ranarr weed11/78.48,97218
Grimy irit leaf.png: Cave bug drops Grimy irit leaf with rarity 1/107.8 in quantity 1Grimy irit leaf11/107.869610
Grimy avantoe.png: Cave bug drops Grimy avantoe with rarity 1/143.7 in quantity 1Grimy avantoe11/143.71,71510
Grimy kwuarm.png: Cave bug drops Grimy kwuarm with rarity 1/172.5 in quantity 1Grimy kwuarm11/172.51,36012
Grimy cadantine.png: Cave bug drops Grimy cadantine with rarity 1/215.6 in quantity 1Grimy cadantine11/215.61,56013
Grimy lantadyme.png: Cave bug drops Grimy lantadyme with rarity 1/287.4 in quantity 1Grimy lantadyme11/287.41,37413
Grimy dwarf weed.png: Cave bug drops Grimy dwarf weed with rarity 1/287.4 in quantity 1Grimy dwarf weed11/287.497614

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Coins_25.png: Cave bug drops Coins with rarity 14/128 in quantity 1-40Coins1–4014/1281–401–40
Swamp weed.png: Cave bug drops Swamp weed with rarity 31/128 in quantity 1-4Swamp weed1–431/128258–1,0321–4
Swamp weed.png: Cave bug drops Swamp weed with rarity 10/128 in quantity 5-8Swamp weed5–810/1281,290–2,0645–8

Gem drop table[edit | edit source]

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

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
This does not exist.NothingN/A1/51.29; Never[d 1]N/AN/A
Uncut sapphire.png: Cave bug drops Uncut sapphire with rarity 1/102.4 in quantity 1Uncut sapphire11/102.4; 1/52[d 2]34915
Uncut emerald.png: Cave bug drops Uncut emerald with rarity 1/204.8 in quantity 1Uncut emerald11/204.8; 1/104[d 2]54030
Uncut ruby.png: Cave bug drops Uncut ruby with rarity 1/409.6 in quantity 1Uncut ruby11/409.6; 1/208[d 2]1,15460
Nature talisman.png: Cave bug drops Nature talisman with rarity 1/1,092.27 in quantity 1Nature talisman11/1,092.27; 1/554.67[d 2]4972
Uncut diamond.png: Cave bug drops Uncut diamond with rarity 1/1,638.4 in quantity 1Uncut diamond11/1,638.4; 1/832[d 2]2,779120
Loop half of key.png: Cave bug drops Loop half of key with rarity 1/3,276.8 in quantity 1Loop half of key11/3,276.8; 1/1,664[d 2]10,15060
Tooth half of key.png: Cave bug drops Tooth half of key with rarity 1/3,276.8 in quantity 1Tooth half of key11/3,276.8; 1/1,664[d 2]9,97760
Rune javelin.png: Cave bug drops Rune javelin with rarity 1/3,276.8 in quantity 5Rune javelin51/3,276.8; 1/1,664[d 2]7251,200
Rune spear.png: Cave bug drops Rune spear with rarity 1/52,428.8 in quantity 1Rune spear11/52,428.8; 1/3,120[d 2][d 3]11,79112,480
Shield left half.png: Cave bug drops Shield left half with rarity 1/104,857.6 in quantity 1Shield left half11/104,857.6; 1/6,240[d 2][d 3]65,43666,000
Dragon spear.png: Cave bug drops Dragon spear with rarity 1/139,810.13 in quantity 1Dragon spear11/139,810.13; 1/8,320[d 2][d 3]37,17137,440
  1. ^ The "nothing" drop is removed while wearing a ring of wealth.
  2. ^ 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 The drop rate is increased while wearing a ring of wealth due to the "nothing" drop being removed.
  3. ^ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Only dropped if Legends' Quest has been finished; if not, a talisman is dropped instead.

Tertiary[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Clue scroll (easy).png: Cave bug drops Clue scroll (easy) with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Clue scroll (easy)11/128[d 1][2]Not sold12
  1. ^ The easy clue scroll drop rate increases to 1/121 with the completion of the easy combat achievements.

Diaries[edit | edit source]

Slaying a Cave Bug is a task in the Lumbridge & Draynor Easy Diary.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
24 April -
8 May 2007

The skill guide icon was graphically updated.

20 March 2007
(update)

The NPC was renamed from "Cave Bug" to "Cave bug".

Gallery (historical)[edit | edit source]

Cave bug (historical).png
Cave bug (level 6).png
14 March 2005 –
20 March 2007
20 March 2007 –
present
Swamp cave bug icon detail (historical).png
Cave bug icon detail.png
Swamp cave bug icon (historical).png
Cave bug icon.png
14 March 2005 ⁠–
April/May 2007
April/May 2007 ⁠–
present

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 25 September 2021. (Archived from the original on 25 September 2021.) Mod Ash: "They have about 20x faster than normal regeneration."
  2. ^ Jagex. Mod Tide's Twitter account. 24 May 2019. (Archived from the original on 24 May 2019.) Mod Tide: "I know its been a while since the clue expansion but here is the information on clue scroll drop rates and loot chances! If anything changes I will keep you posted."