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For other uses, see Lizard (disambiguation).
Desert lizard.png
Released24 October 2005 (Update)
Combat level42
ExamineRun away, it's massive!
Combat info
Max hit5
Attack styleCrush
Attack speedMonster attack speed 4.png
Respawn time25 ticks (15 seconds)
Slayer icon.png Slayer info
Slayer level22
Slayer XP40 xp
Assigned byTurael chathead.png Spria chathead.png Mazchna chathead.png Vannaka chathead.png Chaeldar 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 ID458
Desert Lizard icon.png

Lizards (Lacertilia giganteus) are Slayer monsters found in the Kharidian Desert that require level 22 Slayer to kill. Ice coolers, which can be bought from any slayer master, are required to kill them. The cooler will be consumed, so multiple coolers are necessary for slayer trips.

They can be killed in place of Small Lizards or Desert Lizards on a slayer task, and are found within the same area as the desert lizards. They will provide more experience on a task than desert lizards.

Players can kill Sulphur Lizards as an alternative to Desert Lizards, provided they have the higher Slayer level. However, sulphur lizards do not require ice coolers to finish off.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Location Levels Members Spawns Map
Kharidian Desert (DLQ)42Member icon.png5Maplink

Slayer strategy[edit | edit source]

Ice coolers must be used on them when they reach low health in order to kill them. If an ice cooler is accidentally used when the desert lizard has more than 4 hitpoints, it will still be used up but have no effect. Ice Coolers are stackable, therefore it's recommended to bring spares. Alternatively, 'Reptile Freezer' can be bought from a slayer master for 90 slayer reward points, which makes your character use ice coolers automatically.

Waterskins (and a means of filling them, such as a Knife for cutting cacti or Humidify) should be brought to avoid dying in the desert due to heat. Desert clothing may be useful if you can afford to fight without decent armour. Magic attacks appear to be effective, particularly fire spells, although melee works well enough.

These Lizards should be killed for the most experience, as they have more hitpoints. There are two that spawn due north-east of the dlq fairy ring, almost at the edge of the map. They are each near a cactus. You can kill the first lizard, slash a cactus with knife, move to the second, kill lizard, slash cactus, repeat as needed. They drop big bones, so more experience in Slayer, combat, and Prayer is gained than with the smaller lizards. On the other hand, killing the smaller lizards allows you to complete your task more quickly. A cactus may be used to safespot a Lizard for Range and Magic attacks.

Note: Players on a Lizards Slayer task who wish to avoid the Kharidian Desert can kill Sulphur Lizards in Mount Karuulm instead. These lizards don't require ice coolers to finish off. In addition, Sulphur Lizards require level 44 Slayer to kill.

Drops[edit | edit source]

Drop rates estimated based on 614,918 kills from the Drop Rate Project, unless otherwise cited.

The average Lizard kill is worth 366.51.

100%[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Big bones.png: Lizard drops Big bones with rarity Always in quantity 1Big bones1Always1440

Armour[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Mystic gloves (light).png: Lizard drops Mystic gloves (light) with rarity 1/512 in quantity 1Mystic gloves (light)11/5125,6266,000

Runes[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Fire rune.png: Lizard drops Fire rune with rarity 30/128 in quantity 5Fire rune530/1282510
Fire rune.png: Lizard drops Fire rune with rarity 14/128 in quantity 42Fire rune4214/12821084
Nature rune.png: Lizard drops Nature rune with rarity 4/128 in quantity 5Nature rune54/1281,070540

Herbs[edit | edit source]

There is a 10/128 chance of rolling the herb drop table. Any time a herb is dropped, 42 fire runes are also dropped.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Grimy guam leaf.png: Lizard drops Grimy guam leaf with rarity 1/51.2 in quantity 1Grimy guam leaf11/51.2197
Grimy marrentill.png: Lizard drops Grimy marrentill with rarity 1/68.3 in quantity 1Grimy marrentill11/68.3168
Grimy tarromin.png: Lizard drops Grimy tarromin with rarity 1/91 in quantity 1Grimy tarromin11/911079
Grimy harralander.png: Lizard drops Grimy harralander with rarity 1/117 in quantity 1Grimy harralander11/1176739
Grimy ranarr weed.png: Lizard drops Grimy ranarr weed with rarity 1/148.9 in quantity 1Grimy ranarr weed11/148.97,24918
Grimy irit leaf.png: Lizard drops Grimy irit leaf with rarity 1/204.8 in quantity 1Grimy irit leaf11/204.864510
Grimy avantoe.png: Lizard drops Grimy avantoe with rarity 1/273.1 in quantity 1Grimy avantoe11/273.11,73510
Grimy kwuarm.png: Lizard drops Grimy kwuarm with rarity 1/327.7 in quantity 1Grimy kwuarm11/327.71,38212
Grimy cadantine.png: Lizard drops Grimy cadantine with rarity 1/409.6 in quantity 1Grimy cadantine11/409.61,64713
Grimy lantadyme.png: Lizard drops Grimy lantadyme with rarity 1/546.1 in quantity 1Grimy lantadyme11/546.11,28013
Grimy dwarf weed.png: Lizard drops Grimy dwarf weed with rarity 1/546.1 in quantity 1Grimy dwarf weed11/546.185614

Seeds[edit | edit source]

There is a 9/128 chance of rolling the general seed drop table. Any time a seed is dropped, 2 Waterskin(0) are also dropped.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Potato seed.png: Lizard drops Potato seed with rarity 1/38 in quantity 4Potato seed41/3844
Onion seed.png: Lizard drops Onion seed with rarity 1/51 in quantity 4Onion seed41/5144
Cabbage seed.png: Lizard drops Cabbage seed with rarity 1/77 in quantity 4Cabbage seed41/7744
Tomato seed.png: Lizard drops Tomato seed with rarity 1/155 in quantity 3Tomato seed31/15566
Sweetcorn seed.png: Lizard drops Sweetcorn seed with rarity 1/311 in quantity 3Sweetcorn seed31/311612
Strawberry seed.png: Lizard drops Strawberry seed with rarity 1/623 in quantity 2Strawberry seed21/6231820
Watermelon seed.png: Lizard drops Watermelon seed with rarity 1/1,303 in quantity 2Watermelon seed21/1,3033066
Snape grass seed.png: Lizard drops Snape grass seed with rarity 1/1,792 in quantity 2Snape grass seed21/1,7925,374112

Ores and bars[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Coal.png: Lizard drops Coal with rarity 13/128 in quantity 1Coal113/12814327
Copper ore.png: Lizard drops Copper ore with rarity 3/128 in quantity 1Copper ore13/128731
Iron ore.png: Lizard drops Iron ore with rarity 22/128 in quantity 1Iron ore122/1285210
Silver bar.png: Lizard drops Silver bar with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1Silver bar12/1287990
Silver ore.png: Lizard drops Silver ore with rarity 3/128 in quantity 1Silver ore13/1284445
Tin ore.png: Lizard drops Tin ore with rarity 4/128 in quantity 1Tin ore14/128721
Mithril ore.png: Lizard drops Mithril ore with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Mithril ore11/12810497

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Kebab.png: Lizard drops Kebab with rarity 13/128 in quantity 1Kebab113/128311
Waterskin(0).png: Lizard drops Waterskin(0) with rarity 13/128 in quantity 2Waterskin(0)213/12813218

Gem drop table[edit | edit source]

There is a 4/128 chance of rolling once on the gem drop table, and a 2/128 chance of rolling twice. There is a 6/128 chance of rolling the gem drop table.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
This does not exist.NothingN/A1/42.74; Never[d 1]N/AN/A
Uncut sapphire.png: Lizard drops Uncut sapphire with rarity 1/85.33 in quantity 1Uncut sapphire11/85.33; 1/43.33[d 2]35215
Uncut emerald.png: Lizard drops Uncut emerald with rarity 1/170.67 in quantity 1Uncut emerald11/170.67; 1/86.67[d 2]54930
Uncut ruby.png: Lizard drops Uncut ruby with rarity 1/341.33 in quantity 1Uncut ruby11/341.33; 1/173.33[d 2]1,06260
Nature talisman.png: Lizard drops Nature talisman with rarity 1/910.22 in quantity 1Nature talisman11/910.22; 1/462.22[d 2]8122
Uncut diamond.png: Lizard drops Uncut diamond with rarity 1/1,365.33 in quantity 1Uncut diamond11/1,365.33; 1/693.33[d 2]2,628120
Loop half of key.png: Lizard drops Loop half of key with rarity 1/2,730.67 in quantity 1Loop half of key11/2,730.67; 1/1,386.67[d 2]9,36660
Tooth half of key.png: Lizard drops Tooth half of key with rarity 1/2,730.67 in quantity 1Tooth half of key11/2,730.67; 1/1,386.67[d 2]9,25560
Rune javelin.png: Lizard drops Rune javelin with rarity 1/2,730.67 in quantity 5Rune javelin51/2,730.67; 1/1,386.67[d 2]7801,200
Rune spear.png: Lizard drops Rune spear with rarity 1/43,690.67 in quantity 1Rune spear11/43,690.67; 1/2,600[d 2][d 3]11,82512,480
Shield left half.png: Lizard drops Shield left half with rarity 1/87,381.33 in quantity 1Shield left half11/87,381.33; 1/5,200[d 2][d 3]65,30866,000
Dragon spear.png: Lizard drops Dragon spear with rarity 1/116,508.44 in quantity 1Dragon spear11/116,508.44; 1/6,933.33[d 2][d 3]37,68637,440
  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
Desert lizard bone.png: Lizard drops Desert lizard bone with rarity 1/4 in quantity 1Desert lizard bone11/4[d 1]Not soldN/A
Long bone.png: Lizard drops Long bone with rarity 1/400 in quantity 1Long bone11/400Not sold3
Curved bone.png: Lizard drops Curved bone with rarity 1/5,012.5 in quantity 1Curved bone11/5,012.5Not sold4
  1. Desert lizard bones are only dropped during Rag and Bone Man II.