Cave crawler

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This article is about the slayer monster. For the superior variant, see Chasm Crawler.
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Cave crawlers are Slayer monsters that require level 10 Slayer to kill. They can inflict poison, so it is advised that players bring antipoison potions when fighting them. They are the only enemy to drop bronze boots. They also drop a variety of Herblore ingredients, which can be helpful for lower level players looking for an alternative source of herbs over more popular sources, such as Chaos druids.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Information[edit | edit source]

Players with very low Defence should use Ranged or Magic to attack these monsters in order to avoid being damaged and possibly poisoned, utilising the rocks around the room's walls in Fremennik Slayer Dungeon as safe spots. When fighting cave crawlers in the Lumbridge Swamp Caves, be aware that any exposed light sources (i.e candles) may explode, and can cause a considerable amount of damage. As such, a bullseye lantern is recommended as it is not an exposed light source. You can use the fairy ring just outside as a fast means of banking.

As mentioned above, players are advised to bring antipoison potions as cave crawlers have a chance to poison you when they hit. They also drop the ingredients to make them yourself. Note that it is recommended to use antidote++ as it is cheapest antipoison available, and it lasts for 12 minutes for each dose.

Much like banshees, cave crawlers regenerate their health back quickly, gaining back 1 hitpoint after every attack.

Potions[edit | edit source]

Assuming the player has the required Herblore levels, the various drops from Cave Crawlers can also be used to easily make the following potions.

Making these potions or even collecting the herbs dropped can be beneficial for those doing long Cave Crawler slayer tasks and/or earn some extra money whilst completing them. In addition, as the Cave Crawler can deal poison damage, making Antipoison potions with the items dropped can be extremely helpful.

Potion Herb Ingredient Level
Attack potion Attack potion(4).png Guam leaf Guam leaf.png Eye of newt Eye of newt.png HerbloreHerblore icon.png 3
Antipoison Antipoison(4).png Marrentill Marrentill.png Unicorn horn dust Unicorn horn dust.png HerbloreHerblore icon.png 5
Strength potion Strength potion(4).png Tarromin Tarromin.png Limpwurt root Limpwurt root.png HerbloreHerblore icon.png 12
Restore potion Super restore(4).png Harralander Harralander.png Red spiders' eggs Red spiders' eggs.png HerbloreHerblore icon.png 22
Defence potion Defence potion(4).png Ranarr weed Ranarr weed.png White berries White berries.png HerbloreHerblore icon.png 30
Prayer potion Prayer potion(4).png Ranarr weed Ranarr weed.png Snape grass Snape grass.png HerbloreHerblore icon.png 38
Super attack Super attack(4).png Irit leaf Irit leaf.png Eye of newt Eye of newt.png HerbloreHerblore icon.png 45
Superantipoison Superantipoison(4).png Irit leaf Irit leaf.png Unicorn horn dust Unicorn horn dust.png HerbloreHerblore icon.png 48
Fishing potion Fishing potion(4).png Avantoe Avantoe.png Snape grass Snape grass.png HerbloreHerblore icon.png 50
Super strength potion Super strength(4).png Kwuarm Kwuarm.png Limpwurt root Limpwurt root.png HerbloreHerblore icon.png 55
Super defence potion Super defence(4).png Cadantine Cadantine.png White berries White berries.png HerbloreHerblore icon.png 66

Drops[edit | edit source]

Drop rates estimated based on 80,500 kills from the Old School RuneScape Wiki drop log project, unless otherwise cited.

Armour[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Bronze boots.png: Cave crawler drops Bronze boots with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Bronze boots11/12877214

Runes[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Nature rune.png: Cave crawler drops Nature rune with rarity 6/128 in quantity 3Nature rune36/128639324
Fire rune.png: Cave crawler drops Fire rune with rarity 5/128 in quantity 12Fire rune125/1286024
Earth rune.png: Cave crawler drops Earth rune with rarity 2/128 in quantity 9Earth rune92/1284518

Seeds[edit | edit source]

There is a 26/128 chance of rolling the variable allotment seed drop table.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Potato seed.png: Cave crawler drops Potato seed with rarity 1/9.8 in quantity 1-4Potato seed1–41/9.81-41-4
Onion seed.png: Cave crawler drops Onion seed with rarity 1/19.7 in quantity 1-3Onion seed1–31/19.71-31-3
Cabbage seed.png: Cave crawler drops Cabbage seed with rarity 1/39.4 in quantity 1-3Cabbage seed1–31/39.41-31-3
Tomato seed.png: Cave crawler drops Tomato seed with rarity 1/78.8 in quantity 1-2Tomato seed1–21/78.81-22-4
Sweetcorn seed.png: Cave crawler drops Sweetcorn seed with rarity 1/157.5 in quantity 1-2Sweetcorn seed1–21/157.54-84-8
Strawberry seed.png: Cave crawler drops Strawberry seed with rarity 1/315.1 in quantity 1Strawberry seed11/315.12210
Watermelon seed.png: Cave crawler drops Watermelon seed with rarity 1/630.2 in quantity 1Watermelon seed11/630.27933
Snape grass seed.png: Cave crawler drops Snape grass seed with rarity 1/630.2 in quantity 1Snape grass seed11/630.21,30956

Herbs[edit | edit source]

There is a 22/128 chance of rolling the herb drop table.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Grimy guam leaf.png: Cave crawler drops Grimy guam leaf with rarity 1/23.3 in quantity 1Grimy guam leaf11/23.3137
Grimy marrentill.png: Cave crawler drops Grimy marrentill with rarity 1/31 in quantity 1Grimy marrentill11/31128
Grimy tarromin.png: Cave crawler drops Grimy tarromin with rarity 1/41.4 in quantity 1Grimy tarromin11/41.41219
Grimy harralander.png: Cave crawler drops Grimy harralander with rarity 1/53.2 in quantity 1Grimy harralander11/53.25919
Grimy ranarr weed.png: Cave crawler drops Grimy ranarr weed with rarity 1/67.7 in quantity 1Grimy ranarr weed11/67.76,68318
Grimy irit leaf.png: Cave crawler drops Grimy irit leaf with rarity 1/93.1 in quantity 1Grimy irit leaf11/93.173810
Grimy avantoe.png: Cave crawler drops Grimy avantoe with rarity 1/124.1 in quantity 1Grimy avantoe11/124.11,69110
Grimy kwuarm.png: Cave crawler drops Grimy kwuarm with rarity 1/148.9 in quantity 1Grimy kwuarm11/148.91,21012
Grimy cadantine.png: Cave crawler drops Grimy cadantine with rarity 1/186.2 in quantity 1Grimy cadantine11/186.21,32813
Grimy lantadyme.png: Cave crawler drops Grimy lantadyme with rarity 1/248.2 in quantity 1Grimy lantadyme11/248.21,19113
Grimy dwarf weed.png: Cave crawler drops Grimy dwarf weed with rarity 1/248.2 in quantity 1Grimy dwarf weed11/248.252214

Coins[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Coins_3.png: Cave crawler drops Coins with rarity 5/128 in quantity 3Coins35/12833
Coins_5.png: Cave crawler drops Coins with rarity 3/128 in quantity 8Coins83/12888
Coins_25.png: Cave crawler drops Coins with rarity 3/128 in quantity 29Coins293/1282929
Coins_5.png: Cave crawler drops Coins with rarity 1/128 in quantity 10Coins101/1281010

Ingredients[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Vial of water.png: Cave crawler drops Vial of water with rarity 13/128 in quantity 1Vial of water113/12841
White berries.png: Cave crawler drops White berries with rarity 5/128 in quantity 1White berries15/1283606
Unicorn horn dust.png: Cave crawler drops Unicorn horn dust with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1Unicorn horn dust12/12827412
Eye of newt.png: Cave crawler drops Eye of newt with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Eye of newt11/12841
Red spiders' eggs.png: Cave crawler drops Red spiders' eggs with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Red spiders' eggs11/128714
Limpwurt root.png: Cave crawler drops Limpwurt root with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Limpwurt root11/1289744
Snape grass.png: Cave crawler drops Snape grass with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Snape grass11/128666

Gem drop table[edit | edit source]

There is a 1/128 chance of rolling the gem drop table.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Uncut sapphire.png: Cave crawler drops Uncut sapphire with rarity 1/512 in quantity 1Uncut sapphire11/512; 1/260[d 1]67615
Uncut emerald.png: Cave crawler drops Uncut emerald with rarity 1/1,024 in quantity 1Uncut emerald11/1,024; 1/520[d 1]85530
Uncut ruby.png: Cave crawler drops Uncut ruby with rarity 1/2,048 in quantity 1Uncut ruby11/2,048; 1/1,040[d 1]1,44260
Chaos talisman.png: Cave crawler drops Chaos talisman with rarity 1/5,461.33 in quantity 1Chaos talisman11/5,461.33; 1/2,773.33[d 1]4392
Uncut diamond.png: Cave crawler drops Uncut diamond with rarity 1/8,192 in quantity 1Uncut diamond11/8,192; 1/4,160[d 1]3,055120
Loop half of key.png: Cave crawler drops Loop half of key with rarity 1/16,384 in quantity 1Loop half of key11/16,384; 1/8,320[d 1]13,74960
Tooth half of key.png: Cave crawler drops Tooth half of key with rarity 1/16,384 in quantity 1Tooth half of key11/16,384; 1/8,320[d 1]11,79860
Rune javelin.png: Cave crawler drops Rune javelin with rarity 1/16,384 in quantity 1Rune javelin11/16,384; 1/8,320[d 1]165240
Rune spear.png: Cave crawler drops Rune spear with rarity 1/262,144 in quantity 1Rune spear11/262,144; 1/15,600[d 1][d 2]11,94812,480
Shield left half.png: Cave crawler drops Shield left half with rarity 1/524,288 in quantity 1Shield left half11/524,288; 1/31,200[d 1][d 2]65,46866,000
Dragon spear.png: Cave crawler drops Dragon spear with rarity 1/699,050.67 in quantity 1Dragon spear11/699,050.67; 1/41,600[d 1][d 2]37,84337,440
  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.