Cave horror

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Cave horrors are a slayer monster found in the Mos Le'Harmless Caves. Killing them requires the completion of Cabin Fever, level 58 Slayer, a witchwood icon, and a light source (unless a Fire of Eternal Light is lit). They are most often killed for their black mask drops along with a decent rate of hard clue scrolls.

A witchwood icon must be worn at all times while in a cave horror's attack range; if not worn, they will always deal damage equal to 10% of the player's base Hitpoints level, rounded down (e.g. 9 damage at 96). However, players don't have to wear the icon should they have Protect from Melee activated, or are using a safe spot. Despite this, it is still recommended to bring an icon and wear it once the player has killed a horror, as aggressive horrors may attack the player while they are looting their drop.

Location[edit | edit source]

Cave horrors are found inside Mos Le'Harmless Caves. To get there, players may do any of the following:

Strengths and weaknesses[edit | edit source]

Cave horrors use a Magic-based melee attack, so it is advised that players bring Dragonhide armour or other armour that provides Magic Defence bonus. Players must also be wearing a witchwood icon, which can be purchased from any Slayer master. The cave horror will use a scream attack which WILL NOT reduce a player's stats however will deal damage to a player based upon their Hitpoints. Damage calculation (player's HP level/10) rounded down to the lowest integer. However, the witchwood icon is NOT necessary when fighting them from a distance or when using the Protect from Melee prayer, so a better amulet may be used instead. Since cave horrors are wider than one square, a dragon halberd or a crystal halberd can be very useful as a special attack weapon, and can sometimes be used in the right areas to safespot the cave horrors behind the mushrooms, stalagmites, and boulders. 

Note: It is advisable to keep the witchwood icon in case of a close combat encounter.

Drops[edit | edit source]

Estimated drop rates are based off 9,397 kills.[1]

100%[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Big bones.png: Cave horror can drop the item Big bones with rarity Always in quantity 1 Big bones 1 Always 206

Weapons/Armour[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Mithril axe.png: Cave horror can drop the item Mithril axe with rarity Common in quantity 1 Mithril axe 1 Common 125
Mithril kiteshield.png: Cave horror can drop the item Mithril kiteshield with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Mithril kiteshield 1 Uncommon 1,103
Rune dagger.png: Cave horror can drop the item Rune dagger with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Rune dagger 1 Rare (~1/100) 4,544
Adamant full helm.png: Cave horror can drop the item Adamant full helm with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Adamant full helm 1 Rare (~1/100) 1,899 
Black mask.png: Cave horror can drop the item Black mask with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Black mask(10) 1 Rare (1/512) 1,335,800

Seeds[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Potato seed.png: Cave horror can drop the item Potato seed with rarity Common in quantity 1-4 Potato seed 1–4 Common 1–4
Onion seed.png: Cave horror can drop the item Onion seed with rarity Common in quantity 1-3 Onion seed 1–3 Common 1–3
Belladonna seed.png: Cave horror can drop the item Belladonna seed with rarity Common in quantity 1 Belladonna seed 1 Common 21
Cabbage seed.png: Cave horror can drop the item Cabbage seed with rarity Common in quantity 1-3 Cabbage seed 1–3 Common 1–3
Toadflax seed.png: Cave horror can drop the item Toadflax seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Toadflax seed 1 Uncommon (~1/30) 394
Potato cactus seed.png: Cave horror can drop the item Potato cactus seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Potato cactus seed 1 Uncommon 90
Irit seed.png: Cave horror can drop the item Irit seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Irit seed 1 Uncommon 31
Poison ivy seed.png: Cave horror can drop the item Poison ivy seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Poison ivy seed 1 Uncommon 15
Cactus seed.png: Cave horror can drop the item Cactus seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Cactus seed 1 Uncommon 14
Strawberry seed.png: Cave horror can drop the item Strawberry seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Strawberry seed 1 Uncommon 29
Sweetcorn seed.png: Cave horror can drop the item Sweetcorn seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-2 Sweetcorn seed 1–2 Uncommon 2–4
Avantoe seed.png: Cave horror can drop the item Avantoe seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Avantoe seed 1 Uncommon (~1/59) 1,283
Kwuarm seed.png: Cave horror can drop the item Kwuarm seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Kwuarm seed 1 Uncommon (~1/98) 485
Tomato seed.png: Cave horror can drop the item Tomato seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1-2 Tomato seed 1–2 Rare 1–2
Watermelon seed.png: Cave horror can drop the item Watermelon seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Watermelon seed 1 Rare 116
Snapdragon seed.png: Cave horror can drop the item Snapdragon seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare (~1/106) 51,648
Cadantine seed.png: Cave horror can drop the item Cadantine seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1-2 Cadantine seed 1–2 Rare 1,538–3,076
Lantadyme seed.png: Cave horror can drop the item Lantadyme seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Lantadyme seed 1 Rare (~1/240) 1,590
Dwarf weed seed.png: Cave horror can drop the item Dwarf weed seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Dwarf weed seed 1 Rare (~1/376) 862
Torstol seed.png: Cave horror can drop the item Torstol seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Torstol seed 1 Rare (~1/626) 50,517
Snape grass seed.png: Cave horror can drop the item Snape grass seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1-3 Snape grass seed 1–3 Rare 1,495–4,485

Herbs[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf.png: Cave horror can drop the item Grimy guam leaf with rarity Common in quantity 1 Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 16
Grimy marrentill.png: Cave horror can drop the item Grimy marrentill with rarity Common in quantity 1 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 14
Grimy tarromin.png: Cave horror can drop the item Grimy tarromin with rarity Common in quantity 1 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 153
Grimy harralander.png: Cave horror can drop the item Grimy harralander with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-2 Grimy harralander 1–2 Uncommon 809–1,618
Grimy ranarr weed.png: Cave horror can drop the item Grimy ranarr weed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-2 Grimy ranarr weed 1–2 Uncommon 6,836–13,672
Grimy irit leaf.png: Cave horror can drop the item Grimy irit leaf with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 833
Grimy avantoe.png: Cave horror can drop the item Grimy avantoe with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 1,554
Grimy kwuarm.png: Cave horror can drop the item Grimy kwuarm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 1,102
Grimy cadantine.png: Cave horror can drop the item Grimy cadantine with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,344
Grimy lantadyme.png: Cave horror can drop the item Grimy lantadyme with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,247
Grimy dwarf weed.png: Cave horror can drop the item Grimy dwarf weed with rarity Rare in quantity 1-2 Grimy dwarf weed 1–2 Rare 609–1,218

Runes[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Nature rune.png: Cave horror can drop the item Nature rune with rarity Common in quantity 3-6 Nature rune 3–6 Common 624–1,248

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250.png: Cave horror can drop the item Coins with rarity Common in quantity 44, 132, 440 Coins 44; 132; 440 Common Not sold
Limpwurt root.png: Cave horror can drop the item Limpwurt root with rarity Common in quantity 1 Limpwurt root 1 Common (~1/12) 956
Teak logs.png: Cave horror can drop the item Teak logs with rarity Common in quantity 4 (noted) Teak logs 4 (noted) Common 1,032
Mahogany logs.png: Cave horror can drop the item Mahogany logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 2-4 Mahogany logs 2–4 Uncommon 756–1,512
Ensouled horror head.png: Cave horror can drop the item Ensouled horror head with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Ensouled horror head 1 Uncommon (1/30) 2,402
Clue scroll (hard).png: Cave horror can drop the item Clue scroll (hard) with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Clue scroll (hard) 1 Rare (1/128) Not sold
Long bone.png: Cave horror can drop the item Long bone with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Long bone 1 Rare (1/400) Not sold
Curved bone.png: Cave horror can drop the item Curved bone with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Curved bone 1 Very rare (1/5,000) Not sold

Gem drop table

In addition to the drops above, this monster has access to the gem drop table.

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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Uncut sapphire.png: Cave horror can drop the item Uncut sapphire with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 634
Uncut emerald.png: Cave horror can drop the item Uncut emerald with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Uncut emerald 1 Rare 799
Uncut ruby.png: Cave horror can drop the item Uncut ruby with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Uncut ruby 1 Rare 1,396
Nature talisman.png: Cave horror can drop the item Nature talisman with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Nature talisman 1 Very rare Not sold
Uncut diamond.png: Cave horror can drop the item Uncut diamond with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,928
Rune javelin.png: Cave horror can drop the item Rune javelin with rarity Very rare in quantity 5 Rune javelin 5 Very rare 810
Loop half of key.png: Cave horror can drop the item Loop half of key with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Loop half of key 1 Very rare 12,123
Tooth half of key.png: Cave horror can drop the item Tooth half of key with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Tooth half of key 1 Very rare 9,506
Rune spear.png: Cave horror can drop the item Rune spear with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Rune spear 1 Very rare 12,050
Shield left half.png: Cave horror can drop the item Shield left half with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,700
Dragon spear.png: Cave horror can drop the item Dragon spear with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,128
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 The drop rate is increased when wearing a Ring of wealth.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. LowSoulGamers. "OSRS Loot from 10k Cave Horrors - Poor to Godswords - Ep.10." YouTube Video. 23 Nov 2014.