Locust rider

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Locust riders are encountered during the Contact! quest, inside the Sophanem Dungeon. The level 98 riders attack using somewhat slow, but strong Ranged attacks with a max hit of 22. The level 106 version uses a spear for melee and has a lower max hit of 15, but attacks faster than the rangers. Remember that you need to bring a light source when you are in the dungeon.

Locust riders are scattered throughout the dungeon. They frequently hit over 20, so Protection Prayers and good food are recommended, especially if multiple riders are encountered.

The Keris dagger special effect works against them.

Though not directly assigned, Locust riders may be slain as part of a Scabarite assignment. These monsters respawn at an extremely fast rate, so it may be ideal to stay in one spot.

A good strategy to kill these is to wear prayer-boosting armour, such as Proselyte armour and use Protect from Ranged as the rangers can hit harder than the meleers and from further away. When your prayer gets low, go back up to Sophanem and recharge your prayer at the High Priest's altar.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Drops[edit | edit source]

100% drop[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Bones.png: Locust rider drops Bones with rarity Always in quantity 1Bones1Always510

Weapons and armour[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Adamant arrow.png: Locust rider drops Adamant arrow with rarity Uncommon in quantity 36Adamant arrow36Uncommon2,5561,728
Adamant kiteshield.png: Locust rider drops Adamant kiteshield with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Adamant kiteshield1Uncommon2,9633,264
Rune arrow.png: Locust rider drops Rune arrow with rarity Uncommon in quantity 18Rune arrow18Uncommon1,2424,320
Battlestaff.png: Locust rider drops Battlestaff with rarity Uncommon in quantity 3 (noted)Battlestaff(noted)Uncommon24,11712,600
Rune dagger.png: Locust rider drops Rune dagger with rarity Rare in quantity 1Rune dagger1Rare4,4624,800
Rune mace.png: Locust rider drops Rune mace with rarity Rare in quantity 1Rune mace1Rare8,2398,640
Rune sq shield.png: Locust rider drops Rune sq shield with rarity Rare in quantity 1Rune sq shield1Rare22,52423,040

Runes[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Blood rune.png: Locust rider drops Blood rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 18Blood rune18Uncommon5,5084,320
Fire rune.png: Locust rider drops Fire rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 250Fire rune250Uncommon1,250500
Cosmic rune.png: Locust rider drops Cosmic rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 35Cosmic rune35Uncommon6,1601,050
Lava rune.png: Locust rider drops Lava rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 150Lava rune150Uncommon6001,800
Death rune.png: Locust rider drops Death rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45Death rune45Uncommon9,1354,860

Herbs[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Grimy guam leaf.png: Locust rider drops Grimy guam leaf with rarity Common in quantity 1Grimy guam leaf1Common127
Grimy marrentill.png: Locust rider drops Grimy marrentill with rarity Common in quantity 1Grimy marrentill1Common138
Grimy tarromin.png: Locust rider drops Grimy tarromin with rarity Common in quantity 1Grimy tarromin1Common1529
Grimy harralander.png: Locust rider drops Grimy harralander with rarity Common in quantity 1Grimy harralander1Common6189
Grimy ranarr weed.png: Locust rider drops Grimy ranarr weed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Grimy ranarr weed1Uncommon8,05918
Grimy irit leaf.png: Locust rider drops Grimy irit leaf with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Grimy irit leaf1Uncommon85210
Grimy avantoe.png: Locust rider drops Grimy avantoe with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Grimy avantoe1Uncommon1,91310
Grimy kwuarm.png: Locust rider drops Grimy kwuarm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Grimy kwuarm1Uncommon1,27012
Grimy cadantine.png: Locust rider drops Grimy cadantine with rarity Rare in quantity 1Grimy cadantine1Rare1,55113
Grimy lantadyme.png: Locust rider drops Grimy lantadyme with rarity Rare in quantity 1Grimy lantadyme1Rare1,48913
Grimy dwarf weed.png: Locust rider drops Grimy dwarf weed with rarity Rare in quantity 1Grimy dwarf weed1Rare57614

Seeds[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Irit seed.png: Locust rider drops Irit seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1Irit seed1Rare483
Avantoe seed.png: Locust rider drops Avantoe seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1Avantoe seed1Rare1,4404
Kwuarm seed.png: Locust rider drops Kwuarm seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1Kwuarm seed1Rare5106
Snapdragon seed.png: Locust rider drops Snapdragon seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1Snapdragon seed1Rare65,62336

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Coins_1000.png: Locust rider drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 2054-2994Coins2,054–2,994Common2,054-2,9942,054-2,994
Raw lobster.png: Locust rider drops Raw lobster with rarity Common in quantity 15 (noted)Raw lobster15 (noted)Common1,725630
Mithril bar.png: Locust rider drops Mithril bar with rarity Uncommon in quantity 22 (noted)Mithril bar22 (noted)Uncommon14,3663,960
Desert goat horn.png: Locust rider drops Desert goat horn with rarity Uncommon in quantity 6 (noted)Desert goat horn(noted)Uncommon1,99842
Bass.png: Locust rider drops Bass with rarity Uncommon in quantity 6Bass6Uncommon774144
Lobster.png: Locust rider drops Lobster with rarity Uncommon in quantity 5Lobster5Uncommon605210
Raw bass.png: Locust rider drops Raw bass with rarity Uncommon in quantity 24 (noted)Raw bass24 (noted)Uncommon8,232576
Adamantite ore.png: Locust rider drops Adamantite ore with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14 (noted)Adamantite ore14 (noted)Uncommon15,5263,360
Coal.png: Locust rider drops Coal with rarity Uncommon in quantity 32 (noted)Coal32 (noted)Uncommon4,416864
Uncut sapphire.png: Locust rider drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4 (noted)Uncut sapphire(noted)Uncommon2,00060
Waterskin(4).png: Locust rider drops Waterskin(4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Waterskin(4)1Uncommon10218
Marrentill tar.png: Locust rider drops Marrentill tar with rarity Uncommon in quantity 80Marrentill tar80Uncommon800

This monster rolls the gem drop table.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Uncut sapphire.png: Locust rider drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Rare in quantity 1Uncut sapphire1Rare[d 1]50015
Uncut emerald.png: Locust rider drops Uncut emerald with rarity Rare in quantity 1Uncut emerald1Rare[d 1]70130
Uncut ruby.png: Locust rider drops Uncut ruby with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Uncut ruby1Very rare[d 1]1,31860
Nature talisman.png: Locust rider drops Nature talisman with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Nature talisman1Very rare[d 1]7082
Uncut diamond.png: Locust rider drops Uncut diamond with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Uncut diamond1Very rare[d 1]2,791120
Loop half of key.png: Locust rider drops Loop half of key with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Loop half of key1Very rare[d 1]10,11360
Tooth half of key.png: Locust rider drops Tooth half of key with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Tooth half of key1Very rare[d 1]9,24460
Rune javelin.png: Locust rider drops Rune javelin with rarity Very rare in quantity 5Rune javelin5Very rare[d 1]8651,200
Rune spear.png: Locust rider drops Rune spear with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Rune spear1Very rare[d 1][d 2]11,84712,480
Shield left half.png: Locust rider drops Shield left half with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Shield left half1Very rare[d 1][d 2]65,35266,000
Dragon spear.png: Locust rider drops Dragon spear with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Dragon spear1Very rare[d 1][d 2]37,76437,440
  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 The drop rate of this item is increased when wearing a Ring of wealth.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The rune spear, shield left half and dragon spear will only be dropped if Legend's Quest has been started, or else a talisman will be dropped as a replacement.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
15 September 2016
(update | poll)
The drop table was improved to include more valuable drops.