Rat

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Rats are small animals that can be found in numerous locations, mostly in cities, sewers and dungeons. Thus, they are common animals found throughout RuneScape, typically Combat level 1 or 3.

Although many rats have no drops, the level 1 rats in the Stronghold of Security have a 100% chance to drop bones.

Rat idle animation.

Considered by most players to be the weakest monster in the game, rats possess only 2 Hitpoints, 8 total experience, 0 Defence, a max hit of 0, and Attack accuracy of 1. Rats are quite literally half as strong as chickens.

Rats respawn after a single game tick, the fastest respawn rate in the game. Rats appear in many dungeons and sewers throughout Gielinor, and due to their weakness and commonness, rats are not marked on the minimap. A similar critter, the level 1 spider, shares the same stats as the rat.

When clue scrolls were first introduced, rats had an extremely low chance of dropping an easy clue scroll. This was later changed so that rats never drop clue scrolls.

The rat was one of the first entities ever added to RuneScape, being the fifth behind Hans, goblins, men, and women. Its larger counterpart, the giant rat, soon followed.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Location Levels Members Spawns Map Trailblazer region
House west of the Grand Exchange1Free-to-play icon.png3MaplinkThis monster is in the Misthalin Trailblazer region. Misthalin
South of Slepe1Member icon.png9MaplinkThis monster is in the Morytania Trailblazer region. Morytania
Lovakengj1Member icon.png19MaplinkN/A
Ruins (east)1Free-to-play icon.png3MaplinkThis monster is in the Wilderness Trailblazer region. Wilderness
Ferox Enclave1Free-to-play icon.png9MaplinkThis monster is in the Wilderness Trailblazer region. Wilderness
Port Piscarilius1Member icon.png24MaplinkN/A
House west of McGrubor's Wood1Member icon.png3MaplinkThis monster is in the Kandarin Trailblazer region. Kandarin
Port Sarim Jail1Free-to-play icon.png5MaplinkThis monster is in the Asgarnia Trailblazer region. Asgarnia
Draynor Village1Free-to-play icon.png2MaplinkThis monster is in the Misthalin Trailblazer region. Misthalin
South East of Mount Quidamortem1Member icon.png18MaplinkN/A
Lumbridge1Free-to-play icon.png4MaplinkThis monster is in the Misthalin Trailblazer region. Misthalin
Farm south of Falador1Free-to-play icon.png2MaplinkThis monster is in the Asgarnia Trailblazer region. Asgarnia
South east of the Farming Guild1Member icon.png2MaplinkN/A
Arceuus1Member icon.png1MaplinkN/A
North of the Chaos Temple (Wilderness)1Free-to-play icon.png6MaplinkThis monster is in the Wilderness Trailblazer region. Wilderness
Gertrude's House1Free-to-play icon.png1MaplinkThis monster is in the Misthalin Trailblazer region. Misthalin
Fire Altar1Free-to-play icon.png1MaplinkThis monster is in the Desert Trailblazer region. Desert
Port Phasmatys1Member icon.png2MaplinkThis monster is in the Morytania Trailblazer region. Morytania
South of Kourend Castle1Member icon.png4MaplinkN/A
Mos Le'Harmless1Member icon.png2MaplinkThis monster is in the Morytania Trailblazer region. Morytania
Lunar Isle Ship1Member icon.png2MaplinkThis monster is in the Fremennik Trailblazer region. Fremennik
Rimmington1Free-to-play icon.png4MaplinkThis monster is in the Asgarnia Trailblazer region. Asgarnia
Burgh De Rott1Member icon.png13MaplinkThis monster is in the Morytania Trailblazer region. Morytania
Brimhaven1Member icon.png2MaplinkThis monster is in the Karamja Trailblazer region. Karamja
West Ruins1Free-to-play icon.png16MaplinkThis monster is in the Wilderness Trailblazer region. Wilderness
Sinclair Mansion1Member icon.png5MaplinkThis monster is in the Kandarin Trailblazer region. Kandarin
Lunar Island1Member icon.png1MaplinkThis monster is in the Fremennik Trailblazer region. Fremennik
South of the Farming Guild1Member icon.png5MaplinkN/A
Draynor Manor1Free-to-play icon.png2MaplinkThis monster is in the Misthalin Trailblazer region. Misthalin
North West of Hosidius Town Square1Member icon.png4MaplinkN/A
Melzar's Maze1Free-to-play icon.png5MaplinkThis monster is in the Asgarnia Trailblazer region. Asgarnia
South of Gu'Tanoth1Member icon.png3MaplinkThis monster is in the Kandarin Trailblazer region. Kandarin
Fishing Guild1Member icon.png1MaplinkThis monster is in the Kandarin Trailblazer region. Kandarin
Tree Gnome Village Maze1Member icon.png9MaplinkThis monster is in the Kandarin Trailblazer region. Kandarin
Varrock1Free-to-play icon.png1MaplinkThis monster is in the Misthalin Trailblazer region. Misthalin
Behind Lumbridge Castle1Free-to-play icon.png12MaplinkThis monster is in the Misthalin Trailblazer region. Misthalin
West Ardougne1Member icon.png74MaplinkThis monster is in the Kandarin Trailblazer region. Kandarin
Port Phasmatys Ship1Member icon.png1MaplinkThis monster is in the Morytania Trailblazer region. Morytania
Port Piscarilius (1st Floor Buildings)1Member icon.png5MaplinkN/A
Lunar Island Dock1Member icon.png1MaplinkThis monster is in the Fremennik Trailblazer region. Fremennik
Melzar's Maze (1st Floor)1Free-to-play icon.png2MaplinkThis monster is in the Asgarnia Trailblazer region. Asgarnia
Mos Le'Harmless Ship1Member icon.png1MaplinkThis monster is in the Morytania Trailblazer region. Morytania
Port Piscarilius (2nd Floor Buildings)1Member icon.png3MaplinkN/A
Melzar's Maze (2nd Floor)1Free-to-play icon.png2MaplinkThis monster is in the Asgarnia Trailblazer region. Asgarnia
Ardougne Sewers1Member icon.png23MaplinkThis monster is in the Kandarin Trailblazer region. Kandarin
Goblin Cave1Member icon.png19MaplinkThis monster is in the Kandarin Trailblazer region. Kandarin
Clock Tower Basement1Member icon.png26MaplinkThis monster is in the Kandarin Trailblazer region. Kandarin
Rat Pits1Member icon.png3MaplinkThis monster is in the Asgarnia Trailblazer region. Asgarnia
Melzar's Maze Basement1Free-to-play icon.png3MaplinkThis monster is in the Asgarnia Trailblazer region. Asgarnia
Dwarven Mines1Free-to-play icon.png4MaplinkThis monster is in the Asgarnia Trailblazer region. Asgarnia
Crandor and Karamja Dungeon1Free-to-play icon.png2MaplinkThis monster is in the Karamja Trailblazer region. Karamja
Draynor Sewers1Free-to-play icon.png10MaplinkThis monster is in the Misthalin Trailblazer region. Misthalin
Varrock Sewers1Free-to-play icon.png29MaplinkThis monster is in the Misthalin Trailblazer region. Misthalin
Draynor Manor Basement1Free-to-play icon.png9MaplinkThis monster is in the Misthalin Trailblazer region. Misthalin
Edgeville Dungeon1Free-to-play icon.png2MaplinkThis monster is in the Misthalin Trailblazer region. Misthalin
Sisterhood Sanctuary1Member icon.png6MaplinkThis monster is in the Morytania Trailblazer region. Morytania
Stronghold of Security: Catacomb of Famine1Free-to-play icon.png60MaplinkThis monster is in the Misthalin Trailblazer region. Misthalin
Stronghold of security: Vault of War1Free-to-play icon.png56MaplinkThis monster is in the Misthalin Trailblazer region. Misthalin
Grand Tree Mine1Member icon.png21MaplinkThis monster is in the Kandarin Trailblazer region. Kandarin
Taverley Dungeon1Member icon.png4MaplinkThis monster is in the Asgarnia Trailblazer region. Asgarnia
The Warrens1Member icon.png16MaplinkN/A
Abandoned Mine (Level 2)1Member icon.png9MaplinkThis monster is in the Morytania Trailblazer region. Morytania
Abandoned Mine (Level 4)1Member icon.png3MaplinkThis monster is in the Morytania Trailblazer region. Morytania
Keldagrim Rat Pits1Member icon.png8MaplinkThis monster is in the Fremennik Trailblazer region. Fremennik
Kings Ransom Jail1Member icon.png4MaplinkThis monster is in the Kandarin Trailblazer region. Kandarin
Meiyerditch Laboratories1Member icon.png6MaplinkThis monster is in the Morytania Trailblazer region. Morytania
The Hollows1Member icon.png17MaplinkThis monster is in the Morytania Trailblazer region. Morytania
Meiyerditch Hideout (Myreque Hideout)1Member icon.png2MaplinkThis monster is in the Morytania Trailblazer region. Morytania
Observatory Dungeon1Member icon.png4MaplinkThis monster is in the Kandarin Trailblazer region. Kandarin
Rashiliyia's Tomb1Member icon.png3MaplinkThis monster is in the Karamja Trailblazer region. Karamja
Shadow Dungeon1Member icon.png12MaplinkThis monster is in the Kandarin Trailblazer region. Kandarin
Skavid Caves1Member icon.png18MaplinkThis monster is in the Kandarin Trailblazer region. Kandarin
Underground Pass (Level 2)1Member icon.png27MaplinkThis monster is in the Tirannwn Trailblazer region. Tirannwn
Waterfall Dungeon1Member icon.png9MaplinkThis monster is in the Kandarin Trailblazer region. Kandarin
Cabin Fever Boats1Member icon.png6MaplinkThis monster is in the Morytania Trailblazer region. Morytania
Cabin Fever Boats, 1st floor[UK]2nd floor[US]1Member icon.png3MaplinkThis monster is in the Morytania Trailblazer region. Morytania
Waterfall Dungeon (Flooded during quest)1Member icon.png1MaplinkThis monster is in the Kandarin Trailblazer region. Kandarin

Cats[edit | edit source]

Players who have a cat or a kitten can tell it to chase vermin, in which case it will try to attack any rat in range. If your cat catches at least 100 rats, you can go to Gertrude to get a cat training medal (no special bonuses). Also, if you have a rat pole, a rat will be added to it each time a rat is caught by your cat.

The catch rate of rats are as follows:

  • Kitten - 10%
  • Adult - 50%
  • Overgrown - 0%
  • Wily - 70%
  • Lazy - 41%

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
Bones.png: Rat drops Bones with rarity Always in quantity 1Bones1Always[d 1]1030
  1. Bones are only dropped in the Stronghold of Security.

Tertiary[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Rat's tail.png: Rat drops Rat's tail with rarity Always in quantity 1Rat's tail1Always[d 1]Not sold1
Rat bone.png: Rat drops Rat bone with rarity 1/4 in quantity 1Rat bone(m)11/4[d 2]Not soldN/A
Looting bag.png: Rat drops Looting bag with rarity 1/15 in quantity 1Looting bag(m)11/15[d 3]Not soldN/A
  1. Rat's tails is only dropped during Witch's Potion.
  2. Rat bones are only dropped during Rag and Bone Man II.
  3. Looting bags are only dropped by those found in the Wilderness.