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For the variant encountered in Daemonheim, see Cave crawler (Dungeoneering).
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Cave crawlers are Slayer monsters that require level 10 Slayer to kill. They drop a variety of Herblore related items and seeds. They are poisonous and have a fast healing rate (approximately 10 life points per second). Level 78 cave crawlers have a much higher chance of dropping herbs and seeds than the level 53 and 74.

Cave crawlers are a popular delicacy amongst the Dorgeshuun cave goblins, who cut them into fillets and serve them on a large platter. Consequently, they are weak to all bone weapons, including zanik's crossbow, which makes short work of most assignments.

In the quest Fur 'n' Seek, a cave crawler hide must be collected and cleaned for the Odd Old Man.

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Strengths and weaknesses

When fighting the level 53 crawlers, compared to other similar-leveled monsters, players shouldn't need as much food; about 4-6 cakes (798 health healed each) should do for a player with a fairly high Defence level if an antipoison is consumed immediately upon being poisoned. The level 74 and 78 crawlers are a tougher challenge and require good healing abilities. Cave crawlers are great temporary training for mid-high level melee players. With heavy armour, a 2h sword or halberd, and revolution activated with a good two-handed melee setup, they are easy kills.

Cave crawlers poison fairly often with their ranged attacks so it is advised to use antipoison when fighting them, or prevent being poisoned (for some time) using a super antipoison or using the Oo'glog thermal bath prior to engaging in combat. Their poison is not much of a threat at higher levels, and can be offset with good food or healing abilities. However, lower level players are suggested to bring at least one antipoison, as the poison can be deadly if not paid attention to. Equipping one's best defensive melee gear and using Super defence potions can minimise the chance to take a hit and be poisoned, which can reduce antipoison usage.

Level 74 and 78 cave crawlers drop all of the required components for many potions such as prayer potion (Vial of water, ranarr and snape grass) at a fairly regular rate, allowing players to stay in the area for longer. They also drop all the ingredients for both antipoison and super antipoison which is very handy considering the accuracy of their attacks, and therefore the frequency at which they cause poison and wear away anti-poison timers. Some other useful potions made from their drops are restore potion, strength potion, super strength potion, super attack potion, prayer potion and super defence potion.

Drops (level 53 & 74)

Charms

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
87–88%9%2%0.9–1%0.4–0.5%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 43,056 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main drop

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Nothing0CommonNot sold
Fire runeFire rune12Common1,020
Nature runeNature rune3Common1,329
Potato seed 5Potato seed1–4Common73–292
Onion seed 5Onion seed1–3Common39–117
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed1–3Common88–264
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed1–3Common69–207
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed1–2Common94–188
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Common265
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Uncommon1,700
Evil turnip seed 5Evil turnip seed1–4Uncommon33–132
Grimy guamGrimy guam1–2Common357–714
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1–2Common3,398–6,796
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1–2Common85–170
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1–2Common300–600
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1–2Uncommon1,727–3,454
Grimy iritGrimy irit1–2Uncommon3,830–7,660
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1–2Uncommon1,032–2,064
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1–2Uncommon9,317–18,634
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1–2Rare2,334–4,668
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1–2Rare7,684–15,368
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1–2Rare6,676–13,352
Eye of newtEye of newt1Uncommon10
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root1–3Common2,104–6,312
White berriesWhite berries1–2Common6,211–12,422
Vial of waterVial of water1Common78
Red spiders' eggsRed spiders' eggs1Uncommon1,635
Unicorn horn dustUnicorn horn dust1Uncommon554
Snape grassSnape grass1Rare98
Coins 25Coins3; 8; 11; 29Common3–29
Bronze bootsBronze boots1Rare490
Weapon poison (3)Weapon poison (3)1Uncommon761
Rare drop tableRare drop table1RareNot sold

Tertiary drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
Cave crawler skinCave crawler skin1Uncommon[1]Not sold
  1. ^ Only during the Fur 'n' Seek wish list

Drops (level 78)

Charms

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
68–71%12–15%12–15%3–4%0.6–1.2%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 2,288 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main drop

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Fire runeFire rune12Common1,020
Nature runeNature rune3Uncommon1,329
Earth runeEarth rune9Uncommon162
Potato seed 5Potato seed1–4Common73–292
Onion seed 5Onion seed1–3Common39–117
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed1–3Uncommon88–264
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed1–2Uncommon69–138
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed1–2Rare94–188
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Rare265
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Very rare1,700
Evil turnip seed 5Evil turnip seed1Very rare33
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common357
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common3,398
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common85
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common300
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Common1,727
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Common3,830
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon1,032
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon9,317
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon2,334
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare7,684
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare6,676
Vial of waterVial of water1Common78
White berriesWhite berries1–2Common6,211–12,422
Eye of newtEye of newt1Rare10
Unicorn horn dustUnicorn horn dust1–3Rare554–1,662
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root1–3Rare2,104–6,312
Snape grassSnape grass1–3Rare98–294
Red spiders' eggsRed spiders' eggs1–2Rare1,635–3,270
Coins 25Coins20–89Common20–89
Bronze bootsBronze boots1Common490
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
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
Cave crawler skinCave crawler skin1Uncommon[1]Not sold
  1. ^ Only during the Fur 'n' Seek wish list

Rare drop table drops

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 sapphire1Common457
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common777
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,267
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,644
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare118,980–145,420
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common10,547
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common13,851
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,506
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare562,770–687,830
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common58,220
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,537
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare642,780–785,620
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare900
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare63,988
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,991
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common14,690–17,810
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,067,985–1,305,315
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,138
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,170
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare237,640–299,792
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare12,415–15,662
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare10,500–14,700
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common47,115–57,585
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon194,850–238,150
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,220–13,530
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare312,120–381,480
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon20,600–113,300
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common34,020–41,580
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon42,480–51,920
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common20,272–23,168
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare195,480–238,920
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare92,700–113,300
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common6,930
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare103,950–127,050
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon631,980–772,420
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon190,620–232,980
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon194,310–237,490
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon154,080–188,320
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon7,476–8,544
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon5,754–6,576
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon132,112
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare363,920
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common40,950–50,050
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common11,700–14,300
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon259,650–317,350
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,560–13,940
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare114,750–140,250
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon13,455–16,445
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare219,780–268,620
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon9,513
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*98,968
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,590,640,621
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 rare9,841

Trivia

Blind Creature teaser

The Blind Creature concept art.

  • Concept art was shown for them in the "Tears of Guthix: Go with the Flow" BTS video, but referred to as blind creature.
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