Locust rider

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RangerRanger (Quest)
LancerLancer (Quest)
Locust rider
Locust rider (ranged).png
Released10 January 2007 (Update)
MembersYes
Combat level98
Size2x2
ExamineA mounted archer.
Combat info
XP bonus+2.5%
Max hit22
AggressiveYes
PoisonousNo
Attack styleRanged
Attack speedMonster attack speed 6.png
Respawn time10 ticks (6 seconds)
Slayer icon.png Slayer info
Slayer levelNone
Slayer XP92.5 xp
CategoryScabarites
Assigned byNieve chathead.png
Combat icon.png Combat stats
Hitpoints icon.pngAttack icon.pngStrength icon.pngDefence icon.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
901059050190
Attack icon.png Aggressive stats
Monster attack bonusMonster strength bonusMagic icon.pngMonster magic strength bonusRanged icon.pngMonster ranged strength bonus
+0+0+0+0+80+80
Defence icon.png Defensive stats
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
+50+90+50+34+66
Immunities
PoisonNot immune
VenomNot immune
CannonsNot immune
ThrallsNot immune
Advanced data
Monster ID796
Locust rider icon.png

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 and Keris Partisan special effects work 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, or after the completion of Beneath Cursed Sands, the altar right above the bank.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Location Levels Members Spawns Map
Sophanem Dungeon cavern98, 106Member icon.png27Maplink
Sophanem Dungeon maze98Member icon.png2Maplink

Drops[edit | edit source]

Drop rates estimated based on 27,100 kills from the Drop Rate Project, unless otherwise cited.

The average Locust rider kill is worth 3,074.04.

100%[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Bones.png: Locust rider drops Bones with rarity Always in quantity 1Bones1Always750

Weapons and armour[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Adamant kiteshield.png: Locust rider drops Adamant kiteshield with rarity 3/128 in quantity 1Adamant kiteshield13/1282,9203,264
Battlestaff.png: Locust rider drops Battlestaff with rarity 2/128 in quantity 3 (noted)Battlestaff(noted)2/12823,95212,600
Rune dagger.png: Locust rider drops Rune dagger with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1Rune dagger12/1284,4264,800
Rune mace.png: Locust rider drops Rune mace with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Rune mace11/1288,3408,640
Rune sq shield.png: Locust rider drops Rune sq shield with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Rune sq shield11/12822,64223,040

Runes and ammunition[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Adamant arrow.png: Locust rider drops Adamant arrow with rarity 4/128 in quantity 36Adamant arrow364/1287561,728
Blood rune.png: Locust rider drops Blood rune with rarity 4/128 in quantity 18Blood rune184/1283,9424,320
Fire rune.png: Locust rider drops Fire rune with rarity 2/128 in quantity 250Fire rune2502/1281,500500
Cosmic rune.png: Locust rider drops Cosmic rune with rarity 2/128 in quantity 35Cosmic rune352/1283,9551,050
Lava rune.png: Locust rider drops Lava rune with rarity 2/128 in quantity 150Lava rune1502/1289001,800
Rune arrow.png: Locust rider drops Rune arrow with rarity 2/128 in quantity 18Rune arrow182/1281,1344,320

Herbs[edit | edit source]

There is a 20/128 chance of rolling the herb drop table.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Grimy guam leaf.png: Locust rider drops Grimy guam leaf with rarity 1/25.6 in quantity 1Grimy guam leaf11/25.6497
Grimy marrentill.png: Locust rider drops Grimy marrentill with rarity 1/34.1 in quantity 1Grimy marrentill11/34.1218
Grimy tarromin.png: Locust rider drops Grimy tarromin with rarity 1/45.5 in quantity 1Grimy tarromin11/45.51079
Grimy harralander.png: Locust rider drops Grimy harralander with rarity 1/58.5 in quantity 1Grimy harralander11/58.56709
Grimy ranarr weed.png: Locust rider drops Grimy ranarr weed with rarity 1/74.5 in quantity 1Grimy ranarr weed11/74.56,62018
Grimy irit leaf.png: Locust rider drops Grimy irit leaf with rarity 1/102.4 in quantity 1Grimy irit leaf11/102.476210
Grimy avantoe.png: Locust rider drops Grimy avantoe with rarity 1/136.5 in quantity 1Grimy avantoe11/136.51,87010
Grimy kwuarm.png: Locust rider drops Grimy kwuarm with rarity 1/163.8 in quantity 1Grimy kwuarm11/163.82,58912
Grimy cadantine.png: Locust rider drops Grimy cadantine with rarity 1/204.8 in quantity 1Grimy cadantine11/204.82,64013
Grimy lantadyme.png: Locust rider drops Grimy lantadyme with rarity 1/273.1 in quantity 1Grimy lantadyme11/273.11,63213
Grimy dwarf weed.png: Locust rider drops Grimy dwarf weed with rarity 1/273.1 in quantity 1Grimy dwarf weed11/273.186014

Seeds[edit | edit source]

There is a 2/128 chance of rolling the rare seed drop table.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Toadflax seed.png: Locust rider drops Toadflax seed with rarity 1/321.4 in quantity 1Toadflax seed11/321.41,9696
Irit seed.png: Locust rider drops Irit seed with rarity 1/472 in quantity 1Irit seed11/472343
Belladonna seed.png: Locust rider drops Belladonna seed with rarity 1/487.2 in quantity 1Belladonna seed11/487.277106
Poison ivy seed.png: Locust rider drops Poison ivy seed with rarity 1/686.5 in quantity 1Poison ivy seed11/686.5899
Avantoe seed.png: Locust rider drops Avantoe seed with rarity 1/686.5 in quantity 1Avantoe seed11/686.52584
Cactus seed.png: Locust rider drops Cactus seed with rarity 1/719.2 in quantity 1Cactus seed11/719.26659
Potato cactus seed.png: Locust rider drops Potato cactus seed with rarity 1/1,006.9 in quantity 1Potato cactus seed11/1,006.91284
Kwuarm seed.png: Locust rider drops Kwuarm seed with rarity 1/1,006.9 in quantity 1Kwuarm seed11/1,006.95156
Snapdragon seed.png: Locust rider drops Snapdragon seed with rarity 1/1,510.4 in quantity 1Snapdragon seed11/1,510.446,28736
Cadantine seed.png: Locust rider drops Cadantine seed with rarity 1/2,157.7 in quantity 1Cadantine seed11/2,157.72,0364
Lantadyme seed.png: Locust rider drops Lantadyme seed with rarity 1/3,020.8 in quantity 1Lantadyme seed11/3,020.85425
Snape grass seed.png: Locust rider drops Snape grass seed with rarity 1/3,776 in quantity 3Snape grass seed31/3,7769,144168
Dwarf weed seed.png: Locust rider drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity 1/5,034.7 in quantity 1Dwarf weed seed11/5,034.73673
Torstol seed.png: Locust rider drops Torstol seed with rarity 1/7,552 in quantity 1Torstol seed11/7,55218,83842

Materials[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Raw lobster.png: Locust rider drops Raw lobster with rarity 7/128 in quantity 15 (noted)Raw lobster15 (noted)7/1282,460630
Adamantite ore.png: Locust rider drops Adamantite ore with rarity 2/128 in quantity 14 (noted)Adamantite ore14 (noted)2/12816,3943,360
Coal.png: Locust rider drops Coal with rarity 6/128 in quantity 32 (noted)Coal32 (noted)6/1285,472864
Desert goat horn.png: Locust rider drops Desert goat horn with rarity 2/128 in quantity 6 (noted)Desert goat horn(noted)2/12825242
Mithril bar.png: Locust rider drops Mithril bar with rarity 2/128 in quantity 22 (noted)Mithril bar22 (noted)2/12815,2463,960
Raw bass.png: Locust rider drops Raw bass with rarity 4/128 in quantity 24 (noted)Raw bass24 (noted)4/128480576
Uncut sapphire.png: Locust rider drops Uncut sapphire with rarity 3/128 in quantity 4 (noted)Uncut sapphire(noted)3/1281,05660

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Coins_1000.png: Locust rider drops Coins with rarity 32/128 in quantity 2000-3000Coins2,000–3,00032/1282,000–3,0002,000–3,000
Waterskin(4).png: Locust rider drops Waterskin(4) with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Waterskin(4)11/12811818
Bass.png: Locust rider drops Bass with rarity 4/128 in quantity 6Bass64/128648144
Lobster.png: Locust rider drops Lobster with rarity 1/128 in quantity 5Lobster51/128940210
Marrentill tar.png: Locust rider drops Marrentill tar with rarity 1/128 in quantity 80Marrentill tar801/128800

Rare drop table[edit | edit source]

There is a 1/128 chance of rolling the rare drop table. There is also a 15/128 chance of rolling the gem drop table.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
This does not exist.NothingN/A1/16.69; Never[d 1]N/AN/A
Coins_1000.png: Locust rider drops Coins with rarity 1/780.19 in quantity 3000Coins3,0001/780.193,0003,000
Loop half of key.png: Locust rider drops Loop half of key with rarity 1/466.03 in quantity 1Loop half of key11/466.03; 1/328.69[d 2]10,86660
Tooth half of key.png: Locust rider drops Tooth half of key with rarity 1/466.03 in quantity 1Tooth half of key11/466.03; 1/328.69[d 2]10,08960
Uncut sapphire.png: Locust rider drops Uncut sapphire with rarity 1/33.78 in quantity 1Uncut sapphire11/33.78; 1/17.15[d 2]26415
Runite bar.png: Locust rider drops Runite bar with rarity 1/3,276.8 in quantity 1Runite bar11/3,276.812,4813,000
Nature rune.png: Locust rider drops Nature rune with rarity 1/5,461.33 in quantity 67Nature rune671/5,461.338,4427,236
Rune 2h sword.png: Locust rider drops Rune 2h sword with rarity 1/5,461.33 in quantity 1Rune 2h sword11/5,461.3337,97638,400
Rune battleaxe.png: Locust rider drops Rune battleaxe with rarity 1/5,461.33 in quantity 1Rune battleaxe11/5,461.3324,66924,960
Uncut emerald.png: Locust rider drops Uncut emerald with rarity 1/67.56 in quantity 1Uncut emerald11/67.56; 1/34.31[d 2]50330
Law rune.png: Locust rider drops Law rune with rarity 1/8,192 in quantity 45Law rune451/8,1925,9856,480
Death rune.png: Locust rider drops Death rune with rarity 1/8,192 in quantity 45Death rune451/8,1927,3354,860
Steel arrow.png: Locust rider drops Steel arrow with rarity 1/8,192 in quantity 150Steel arrow1501/8,1921,0501,050
Rune arrow.png: Locust rider drops Rune arrow with rarity 1/8,192 in quantity 42Rune arrow421/8,1922,64610,080
Adamant javelin.png: Locust rider drops Adamant javelin with rarity 1/8,192 in quantity 20Adamant javelin201/8,1921,2201,920
Rune sq shield.png: Locust rider drops Rune sq shield with rarity 1/8,192 in quantity 1Rune sq shield11/8,19222,64223,040
Dragonstone.png: Locust rider drops Dragonstone with rarity 1/8,192 in quantity 1Dragonstone11/8,19211,5246,000
Silver ore.png: Locust rider drops Silver ore with rarity 1/8,192 in quantity 100 (noted)Silver ore100 (noted)1/8,1926,4004,500
Uncut ruby.png: Locust rider drops Uncut ruby with rarity 1/135.13 in quantity 1Uncut ruby11/135.13; 1/68.62[d 2]1,14260
Rune kiteshield.png: Locust rider drops Rune kiteshield with rarity 1/16,384 in quantity 1Rune kiteshield11/16,38432,10732,640
Dragon med helm.png: Locust rider drops Dragon med helm with rarity 1/16,384 in quantity 1Dragon med helm11/16,38458,75960,000
Rune spear.png: Locust rider drops Rune spear with rarity 1/8,692.86 in quantity 1Rune spear11/8,692.86; 1/685.01[d 2][d 3]11,89512,480
Shield left half.png: Locust rider drops Shield left half with rarity 1/17,385.72 in quantity 1Shield left half11/17,385.72; 1/1,370.02[d 2][d 3]65,40366,000
Nature talisman.png: Locust rider drops Nature talisman with rarity 1/360.34 in quantity 1Nature talisman11/360.34; 1/182.98[d 2]1882
Dragon spear.png: Locust rider drops Dragon spear with rarity 1/23,180.95 in quantity 1Dragon spear11/23,180.95; 1/1,826.69[d 2][d 3]37,24037,440
Uncut diamond.png: Locust rider drops Uncut diamond with rarity 1/540.5 in quantity 1Uncut diamond11/540.5; 1/274.47[d 2]2,987120
Rune javelin.png: Locust rider drops Rune javelin with rarity 1/1,081.01 in quantity 5Rune javelin51/1,081.01; 1/548.95[d 2]7951,200
  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 Slightly reduced chance of dropping if Legends' Quest has not been completed.

Drops (quest-only)[edit | edit source]

The locust riders summoned during Contact! only drop bones.

100%[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Bones.png: Locust rider drops Bones with rarity Always in quantity 1Bones1Always750

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
15 September 2016
(update | poll)

The drop table was improved to include more valuable drops.