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123Isle of SoulsZanaris
Cow (1).png
Released4 January 2001 (Update)
Combat level2
ExamineConverts grass to beef.
Combat info
Max hit1
Attack styleCrush
Attack speedMonster attack speed 4.png
Respawn time45 ticks (27 seconds)
Slayer icon.png Slayer info
Slayer levelNone
Slayer XP8 xp
Assigned byTurael chathead.png Spria 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
CannonsNot immune
ThrallsNot immune
Advanced data
Monster ID2790
Cow chathead.png

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
Ardougne Farm2Member icon.png10Maplink
Kebos Lowlands - Gordon's farm2Member icon.png2Maplink
Field south of the Champions' Guild2Free-to-play icon.png53Maplink
Lumbridge East farm2Free-to-play icon.png23Maplink
Sinclair Mansion2Member icon.png1Maplink
Nightmare Zone2Member icon.png1Maplink
North-west of Prifddinas (Gwenith)2Member icon.png7Maplink
North-west of Prifddinas (Gwenith) during Song of the Elves2Member icon.png7Maplink
North of Hosidius Town Square2Member icon.png5Maplink
Crafting Guild2Free-to-play icon.png10Maplink
West of Nightmare Zone2Member icon.png3Maplink
Farm south of Falador2Free-to-play icon.png7Maplink
Kebos Lowlands - Keith's farm2Member icon.png2Maplink
Zanaris2Member icon.png3Maplink
Isle of Souls2Member icon.png3Maplink

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 1Cowhide1Always1761
Raw beef.png: Cow drops Raw beef with rarity Always in quantity 1Raw beef1Always430
Bones.png: Cow drops Bones with rarity Always in quantity 1Bones1Always740

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

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
22 November 2018

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

11 July 2005

The NPCs examines were changed from "It's a dairy cow."

Gallery (historical)[edit | edit source]

Cow (1) (historical v1).png
Cow (2) (historical v1).png
Cow (4) (historical).png
Cow (3) (historical v1).png
Cow (Zanaris) (historical).png
Cow (1) (historical v2).png
Cow (2) (historical v2).png
Cow (3) (historical v2).png
Cow (1) (historical v3).png
Cow (2) (historical v3).png
Cow (1).png
Cow (2).png
Cow (3).png
Cow (Isle of Souls).png
Cow (Zanaris).png
29 March 2004 –
6 December 2004
29 March 2004 –
6 December 2004
22 February 2005 –
20 March 2007
29 March 2004 –
22 February 2005
27 February 2006 –
20 March 2007
6 December 2004 –
22 February 2005
6 December 2004 –
22 February 2005
22 February 2005 –
20 March 2007 
22 February 2005 –
20 March 2007
22 February 2005 –
20 March 2007
20 March 2007 –

Transcript[edit | edit source]

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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.
  • Using an item on a cow prompts the message "The cow doesn't want that." as opposed to the usual "Nothing interesting happens."
  • The Zanaris cow variant had a festive override wearing a santa hat and clown nose during the 2016 Christmas event.

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]