Cow

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Cows are common low level monsters new players train on. They are one of the first NPCs new players see in Lumbridge. Cows can help new players earn money, Cooking experience, and combat experience. The cowhides that they drop can be tanned to make leather or hard leather, or they can be sold for coins to players wanting to raise their Crafting level. While most locations containing cows are crowded, there are some spots usually vacant, like the spot north of the windmill north-west of Lumbridge. Along with cows, you can also find cow calves and dairy cows.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Location Levels Members Spawns Map Trailblazer region
Ardougne Farm2Member icon.png10MaplinkThis monster is in the Kandarin Trailblazer region. Kandarin
South of the Farming Guild2Member icon.png2MaplinkN/A
Field south of the Champions Guild2Free-to-play icon.png53MaplinkThis monster is in the Misthalin Trailblazer region. Misthalin
Lumbridge East farm2Free-to-play icon.png23MaplinkThis monster is in the Misthalin Trailblazer region. Misthalin
Sinclair Mansion2Member icon.png1MaplinkThis monster is in the Kandarin Trailblazer region. Kandarin
Nightmare Zone2Member icon.png1MaplinkThis monster is in the Kandarin Trailblazer region. Kandarin
North west of Priffdinas (Gwenith)2Member icon.png7MaplinkThis monster is in the Tirannwn Trailblazer region. Tirannwn
North west of Priffdinas (Gwenith) during Song of the Elves2Member icon.png7MaplinkThis monster is in the Tirannwn Trailblazer region. Tirannwn
North of Hosidius Town Square2Member icon.png5MaplinkN/A
Crafting Guild2Free-to-play icon.png10MaplinkThis monster is in the Asgarnia Trailblazer region. Asgarnia
West of Nightmare Zone2Member icon.png3MaplinkThis monster is in the Kandarin Trailblazer region. Kandarin
Farm south of Falador2Free-to-play icon.png7MaplinkThis monster is in the Asgarnia Trailblazer region. Asgarnia
South east of Farming Guild2Member icon.png2MaplinkN/A
Zanaris2Member icon.png3MaplinkThis monster is in the Misthalin Trailblazer region. Misthalin


Drops[edit | edit source]

The following drop rates are provided by Jagex, unless otherwise specified.

100%[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Cowhide.png: Cow drops Cowhide with rarity Always in quantity 1Cowhide1Always991
Raw beef.png: Cow drops Raw beef with rarity Always in quantity 1Raw beef1Always760
Bones.png: Cow drops Bones with rarity Always in quantity 1Bones1Always1030

Tertiary[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Clue scroll (beginner).png: Cow drops Clue scroll (beginner) with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Clue scroll (beginner)11/128Not sold12

Twisted League tertiary[edit | edit source]

The drops below are only available during the Twisted League.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Brimstone key.png: Cow drops Brimstone key with rarity 1/2,020 in quantity 1Brimstone key11/2,020[d 1]Not soldN/A
  1. Brimstone keys are only dropped if killed on a Slayer task given by Konar quo Maten.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
22 November 2018
(update)

Cowhides will now appear at the top of the drop pile when killing cows.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Transcript[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Cows, while generally weak, are immune to poison and venom. This is reportedly due to a conflict with their 'Moo' timing interrupting poison and venom's timers.
  • There is a very small chance for a cow to appear inside Nightmare Zone. According to Mod Mat K (confirming player speculation), this is an easter egg referring to the cow in the area to start a dream, which couldn't be moved when the minigame was developed due to the lack of a map editor.[1]
  • Using an item on a Cow prompts the message "The cow doesn't want that." as opposed to the usual "Nothing interesting happens."

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Mod Mat K. "Legitimately unsure how the Cow got into NMZ?." 13 May 2015. Reddit Forums.