Cave horror

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Cave horror
Cave horror (1).png
Released4 July 2006 (Update)
Combat level80
ExamineA horrible, emaciated ape like creature with beady red eyes.
Combat info
Max hit9
Attack styleMagical melee
Attack speedMonster attack speed 4.png
Respawn time50 ticks (30 seconds)
Slayer icon.png Slayer info
Slayer level58
Slayer XP55 xp
CategoryCave Horrors
Assigned byChaeldar chathead.png Nieve chathead.png Duradel chathead.png
Combat icon.png Combat stats
Hitpoints icon.pngAttack icon.pngStrength icon.pngDefence icon.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
Attack icon.png Aggressive stats
Monster attack bonusMonster strength bonusMagic icon.pngMonster magic strength bonusRanged icon.pngMonster ranged strength bonus
Defence icon.png Defensive stats
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
PoisonNot immune
VenomNot immune
CannonsNot immune
ThrallsNot immune
Advanced data
Monster ID1047,1048,1049,1050,1051
Cave horror icon.png

Cave horrors are Slayer monsters found in the Mos Le'Harmless Cave. 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.

The cave horrors have a special attack which always deals damage equal to 10% of the player's base Hitpoints level, rounded down (for example 9 damage at 96 Hitpoints). This attack can be completely nullified by either wearing a witchwood icon OR by having Protect from Melee activated. Using protection prayers allows players to use more powerful necklaces instead of the witchwood icon as it only provides minor bonuses. This special attack also has a strange effect of being an Area-of-Effect (AoE) attack in a single-way combat area, hitting any players stood next to the Cave horror not already in combat with it. Another strategy is to use safespots, but players should take caution leaving their safespot to loot, as the aggressive cave horrors may attack you. For this reason, if you do not have access to Protect from Melee, it is still recommended to bring the witchwood icon.

Killing a cave horror is a task in the Hard Morytania Diary.

Location[edit | edit source]

Location Levels Members Spawns Map
Mos Le'Harmless Cave80Member icon.png70Maplink

To get there, players may do any of the following:

Strategy[edit | edit source]

When fighting cave horrors, players will need to either use Protect from Melee to negate all damage, or wear a witchwood icon and armour that provides high Magic Defence bonus (such as dragonhide armour) against their special and Magic-based Melee attacks. Wearing a witchwood icon is necessary if not using Protect from Melee, as otherwise players will take heavy damage from the special attacks over time.

Location of one of the safespots in the Mos Le'Harmless cave, next to a rock outcropping. Two cave horrors stand on each side, unable to reach the player.
One of the safespots located in the first room of the Mos Le'Harmless cave. Occasionally, some cave horrors will wander into the safe zone if ranged from an angle. A witchwood icon is advised as backup.

Cave horrors have fairly low Hitpoints, and they are relatively spread apart, so it is generally best to use a fast-firing Ranged weapon like a toxic blowpipe, magic shortbow (i) or Karil's crossbow. If using Melee, it is recommended to use equipment that provides high Prayer bonus (such as Proselyte armour) and always use Protect from Melee so a better amulet can be used. A dwarf multicannon can also be used to speed up kills. Cave horrors can alternatively be safespotted by using the mushrooms, stalagmites, and boulders inside the cave, such as the area by the swamp near the cave entrance.

When cannoning, consider using a bonecrusher necklace, which will comfortably maintain Protect from Melee without using any supplies, as the Cave Horrors drop Big Bones.

Consider bringing a plank sack with Plank Make, to convert the unnoted Mahogany logs they frequently drop into planks and store them in a single inventory slot.

Switching to the Arceuus Spellbook and bringing runes for casting Adept Reanimation should also be considered for passive prayer training as ensouled horror heads are frequently dropped.

Note: It is advisable to keep the witchwood icon in case of a close combat encounter if safespotting, or in case you run out of Prayer points.

Drops[edit | edit source]

Drop rates estimated based on 332,479 kills from the Drop Rate Project, unless otherwise cited.

The average Cave horror kill is worth 2,982.98.

100%[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Big bones.png: Cave horror drops Big bones with rarity Always in quantity 1Big bones1Always1970

Weapons and armour[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Mithril axe.png: Cave horror drops Mithril axe with rarity 3/128 in quantity 1Mithril axe13/128105312
Rune dagger.png: Cave horror drops Rune dagger with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Rune dagger11/1284,3984,800
Adamant full helm.png: Cave horror drops Adamant full helm with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Adamant full helm11/1281,8392,112
Mithril kiteshield.png: Cave horror drops Mithril kiteshield with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Mithril kiteshield11/1281,0421,326
Black mask (10).png: Cave horror drops Black mask (10) with rarity 1/512 in quantity 1Black mask (10)11/5121,019,4551,800

Runes[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Nature rune.png: Cave horror drops Nature rune with rarity 6/128 in quantity 6Nature rune66/128726648
Nature rune.png: Cave horror drops Nature rune with rarity 5/128 in quantity 4Nature rune45/128484432
Nature rune.png: Cave horror drops Nature rune with rarity 1/128 in quantity 3Nature rune31/128363324

Herbs[edit | edit source]

There is a 13/128 chance of rolling the herb drop table.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Grimy guam leaf.png: Cave horror drops Grimy guam leaf with rarity 1/39.4 in quantity 1Grimy guam leaf11/39.4517
Grimy marrentill.png: Cave horror drops Grimy marrentill with rarity 1/52.5 in quantity 1Grimy marrentill11/52.5248
Grimy tarromin.png: Cave horror drops Grimy tarromin with rarity 1/70 in quantity 1Grimy tarromin11/701209
Grimy harralander.png: Cave horror drops Grimy harralander with rarity 1/90 in quantity 1Grimy harralander11/906749
Grimy ranarr weed.png: Cave horror drops Grimy ranarr weed with rarity 1/114.6 in quantity 1Grimy ranarr weed11/114.66,66318
Grimy irit leaf.png: Cave horror drops Grimy irit leaf with rarity 1/157.5 in quantity 1Grimy irit leaf11/157.580710
Grimy avantoe.png: Cave horror drops Grimy avantoe with rarity 1/210.1 in quantity 1Grimy avantoe11/210.12,30210
Grimy kwuarm.png: Cave horror drops Grimy kwuarm with rarity 1/252.1 in quantity 1Grimy kwuarm11/252.12,45212
Grimy cadantine.png: Cave horror drops Grimy cadantine with rarity 1/315.1 in quantity 1Grimy cadantine11/315.12,34913
Grimy lantadyme.png: Cave horror drops Grimy lantadyme with rarity 1/420.1 in quantity 1Grimy lantadyme11/420.11,60013
Grimy dwarf weed.png: Cave horror drops Grimy dwarf weed with rarity 1/420.1 in quantity 1Grimy dwarf weed11/420.185314

Seeds[edit | edit source]

There is a 18/128 chance of rolling the rare seed drop table. There is a 15/128 chance of rolling the allotment seed drop table.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Toadflax seed.png: Cave horror drops Toadflax seed with rarity 1/35.7 in quantity 1Toadflax seed11/35.71,7076
Irit seed.png: Cave horror drops Irit seed with rarity 1/52.4 in quantity 1Irit seed11/52.4413
Belladonna seed.png: Cave horror drops Belladonna seed with rarity 1/54.1 in quantity 1Belladonna seed11/54.188106
Poison ivy seed.png: Cave horror drops Poison ivy seed with rarity 1/76.3 in quantity 1Poison ivy seed11/76.3999
Avantoe seed.png: Cave horror drops Avantoe seed with rarity 1/76.3 in quantity 1Avantoe seed11/76.32774
Cactus seed.png: Cave horror drops Cactus seed with rarity 1/79.9 in quantity 1Cactus seed11/79.96859
Potato cactus seed.png: Cave horror drops Potato cactus seed with rarity 1/111.9 in quantity 1Potato cactus seed11/111.91284
Kwuarm seed.png: Cave horror drops Kwuarm seed with rarity 1/111.9 in quantity 1Kwuarm seed11/111.96846
Snapdragon seed.png: Cave horror drops Snapdragon seed with rarity 1/167.8 in quantity 1Snapdragon seed11/167.844,18536
Cadantine seed.png: Cave horror drops Cadantine seed with rarity 1/239.7 in quantity 1Cadantine seed11/239.71,7584
Lantadyme seed.png: Cave horror drops Lantadyme seed with rarity 1/335.6 in quantity 1Lantadyme seed11/335.64705
Snape grass seed.png: Cave horror drops Snape grass seed with rarity 1/419.6 in quantity 3Snape grass seed31/419.69,732168
Dwarf weed seed.png: Cave horror drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity 1/559.4 in quantity 1Dwarf weed seed11/559.43683
Torstol seed.png: Cave horror drops Torstol seed with rarity 1/839.1 in quantity 1Torstol seed11/839.119,44642
Potato seed.png: Cave horror drops Potato seed with rarity 1/17.1 in quantity 1-4Potato seed1–41/17.11–41–4
Onion seed.png: Cave horror drops Onion seed with rarity 1/34.1 in quantity 1-3Onion seed1–31/34.11–31–3
Cabbage seed.png: Cave horror drops Cabbage seed with rarity 1/68.3 in quantity 1-3Cabbage seed1–31/68.31–31–3
Tomato seed.png: Cave horror drops Tomato seed with rarity 1/136.5 in quantity 1-2Tomato seed1–21/136.51–22–4
Sweetcorn seed.png: Cave horror drops Sweetcorn seed with rarity 1/273.1 in quantity 1-2Sweetcorn seed1–21/273.11–24–8
Strawberry seed.png: Cave horror drops Strawberry seed with rarity 1/546.1 in quantity 1Strawberry seed11/546.1210
Watermelon seed.png: Cave horror drops Watermelon seed with rarity 1/1,092.3 in quantity 1Watermelon seed11/1,092.31633
Snape grass seed.png: Cave horror drops Snape grass seed with rarity 1/1,092.3 in quantity 1Snape grass seed11/1,092.33,24456

Coins[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Coins_25.png: Cave horror drops Coins with rarity 28/128 in quantity 44Coins4428/1284444
Coins_100.png: Cave horror drops Coins with rarity 12/128 in quantity 132Coins13212/128132132
Coins_250.png: Cave horror drops Coins with rarity 1/128 in quantity 440Coins4401/128440440

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Limpwurt root.png: Cave horror drops Limpwurt root with rarity 7/128 in quantity 1Limpwurt root17/1286144
Teak logs.png: Cave horror drops Teak logs with rarity 7/128 in quantity 4 (noted)Teak logs(noted)7/12862472
Mahogany logs.png: Cave horror drops Mahogany logs with rarity 3/128 in quantity 2Mahogany logs23/12864660

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 horror drops Uncut sapphire with rarity 1/102.4 in quantity 1Uncut sapphire11/102.4; 1/52[d 2]25715
Uncut emerald.png: Cave horror drops Uncut emerald with rarity 1/204.8 in quantity 1Uncut emerald11/204.8; 1/104[d 2]50330
Uncut ruby.png: Cave horror drops Uncut ruby with rarity 1/409.6 in quantity 1Uncut ruby11/409.6; 1/208[d 2]1,12960
Nature talisman.png: Cave horror drops Nature talisman with rarity 1/1,092.27 in quantity 1Nature talisman11/1,092.27; 1/554.67[d 2]2442
Uncut diamond.png: Cave horror drops Uncut diamond with rarity 1/1,638.4 in quantity 1Uncut diamond11/1,638.4; 1/832[d 2]2,923120
Loop half of key.png: Cave horror 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]11,44960
Tooth half of key.png: Cave horror 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]9,56660
Rune javelin.png: Cave horror drops Rune javelin with rarity 1/3,276.8 in quantity 5Rune javelin51/3,276.8; 1/1,664[d 2]8451,200
Rune spear.png: Cave horror drops Rune spear with rarity 1/52,428.8 in quantity 1Rune spear11/52,428.8; 1/3,120[d 2][d 3]11,87712,480
Shield left half.png: Cave horror 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]64,74266,000
Dragon spear.png: Cave horror drops Dragon spear with rarity 1/139,810.13 in quantity 1Dragon spear11/139,810.13; 1/8,320[d 2][d 3]37,53637,440
  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
Ensouled horror head.png: Cave horror drops Ensouled horror head with rarity 1/30 in quantity 1Ensouled horror head11/301,869241
Clue scroll (hard).png: Cave horror drops Clue scroll (hard) with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Clue scroll (hard)11/128[d 1]Not sold12
Long bone.png: Cave horror drops Long bone with rarity 1/400 in quantity 1Long bone11/400Not sold3
Curved bone.png: Cave horror drops Curved bone with rarity 1/5,012.5 in quantity 1Curved bone11/5,012.5Not sold4
  1. ^ The hard clue scroll drop rate increases to 1/121 with the completion of the hard combat achievements.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
24 March 2016
(update | poll)

Increased the density of cave horror spawns.