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A Basilisk is a Slayer monster that requires a Slayer level of 40 to kill. Like cockatrices, players must equip a Mirror shield, Sunglasses, Mask of Reflection, Helm of Little Kings, Mask of Stone, or Helm of Petrification when fighting these monsters. Players require 20 Defence in order to receive basilisks as a Slayer assignment, as 20 Defence is required to wield the shield. 

The Slayer helmet will not help. Without the shield or mask, the player's stats will be greatly reduced, and the player will take damage frequently, even if a safe spot is used. Protect from Melee/Deflect melee can reduce damage from the attack, as it is still a melee attack, but the stats will still be lowered.

Basilisks are weak to air spells, so it is advisable to bring some air runes, a good wand, and decent magic armour. Players with level 70 Defence or above will not get hit very often, so one can bring less food and have more inventory space available for drops. However, you may get hit a somewhat large amount, particularly if you are not using magic. Bones to peaches is highly recommended for lower levels. The Pollnivneach Slayer Dungeon has many safe spots created by rocks in the floor. It is also possible to safe spot them from the south in the Fremennik Slayer Dungeon the eastern wall near the south entrance. You still need a mirror shield or similar item even if you kill Basilisks from a safe spot.

Locations

Drops

100% drop

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
BonesBones1Always179

Charms

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
67%7%19–20%5%1%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 113,438 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main drop

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Steel battleaxeSteel battleaxe1Uncommon1,929
Mithril spearMithril spear1Uncommon8,735
Mithril hatchetMithril hatchet1Uncommon6,037
Mithril kiteshieldMithril kiteshield1Uncommon3,726
Staff of waterStaff of water1Uncommon1,851
Adamant full helmAdamant full helm1Uncommon4,880
Off-hand rune daggerOff-hand rune dagger1Rare3,842
Rune daggerRune dagger1Rare4,141
Light mystic hatLight mystic hat1Rare13,220
Basilisk bootsBasilisk boots1Rare[1]2,827
Light mystic bootsLight mystic boots1Very rare57,461
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common473
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common2,394
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common81
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common251
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1–2Common1,735–3,470
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Common4,511
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1–2Uncommon1,122–2,244
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon2,289
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon10,052
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Rare12,877
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare11,730
Coins 1000Coins11; 44; 132; 200; 811–2,381Common11–2,381
Mithril oreMithril ore1Common175
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon1,491
Earth talismanEarth talisman1Uncommon172
Water runeWater rune20Uncommon380
LobsterLobster1Rare181
Death runeDeath rune10Rare1,150
Soul runeSoul rune20Rare9,820
Water orbWater orb1Rare5,708
Rare drop tableRare drop table1RareNot sold

Tertiary drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Basilisk boneBasilisk bone1Common[2]Not sold
Basilisk headBasilisk head1Very rareNot sold
Sealed clue scroll (medium)Sealed clue scroll (medium)1Very rareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
  1. ^ Drop chance is increased if the player is on a slayer assignment for Basilisks.
  2. ^ Only dropped during the Rag and Bone Man wish list quest.

Rare drop table

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items such as a ring of wealth or luck of the dwarves are not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 250Coins250–500Common250–500
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common334
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common670
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,087
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,398
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare107,910–131,890
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common11,398
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common14,469
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,969
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare538,605–658,295
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,017
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,893
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare630,360–770,440
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare900
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare63,600
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,868
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common14,125–17,125
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,055,025–1,289,475
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,491
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,171
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare209,625–264,450
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare11,180–14,104
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare8,425–11,795
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common78,975–96,525
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon312,525–381,975
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,220–13,530
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare481,140–588,060
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon22,600–124,300
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common31,770–38,830
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon42,480–51,920
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common18,242–20,848
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare175,905–214,995
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare90,990–111,210
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common5,949
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare89,235–109,065
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon836,910–1,022,890
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon154,620–188,980
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon162,585–198,715
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon174,465–213,235
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon19,040–21,760
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon20,874–23,856
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon339,356
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare634,670
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common45,000–55,000
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common11,160–13,640
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon268,200–327,800
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,328–16,072
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare132,300–161,700
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon12,915–15,785
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare211,140–258,060
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon16,746
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*74,191
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,626,392,973
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 1Crystal triskelion fragment 11Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2Crystal triskelion fragment 21Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3Crystal triskelion fragment 31Very rareNot sold

Universal drops

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Key tokenKey token1RareNot sold
Mimic kill tokenMimic kill token1Very rare9,010

Gallery

Trivia

  • The name "Basilisk" comes from the Greek word "basilískos" (βασιλίσκος), which means "Little King".
  • The fact that a player needs a Mirror shield to fight Basilisks is derived from the European legend of Basilisks, which had the power to cause death with just a single glance and were reputed to cause an unwanted death to themselves if they saw their reflection.
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