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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 rune12Common1,224
Nature runeNature rune3Common1,281
Potato seed 5Potato seed1–4Common59–236
Onion seed 5Onion seed1–3Common39–117
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed1–3Common58–174
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed1–3Common50–150
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed1–2Common52–104
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Common318
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Uncommon1,452
Evil turnip seed 5Evil turnip seed1–4Uncommon23–92
Grimy guamGrimy guam1–2Common317–634
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1–2Common969–1,938
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1–2Common52–104
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1–2Common104–208
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1–2Uncommon1,485–2,970
Grimy iritGrimy irit1–2Uncommon3,854–7,708
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1–2Uncommon748–1,496
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1–2Uncommon5,934–11,868
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1–2Rare2,262–4,524
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1–2Rare4,551–9,102
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1–2Rare3,560–7,120
Eye of newtEye of newt1Uncommon7
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root1–3Common1,312–3,936
White berriesWhite berries1–2Common3,191–6,382
Vial of waterVial of water1Common65
Red spiders' eggsRed spiders' eggs1Uncommon1,671
Unicorn horn dustUnicorn horn dust1Uncommon890
Snape grassSnape grass1Rare78
Coins 25Coins3; 8; 11; 29Common3–29
Bronze bootsBronze boots1Rare604
Weapon poison (3)Weapon poison (3)1Uncommon786
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 rune12Common1,224
Nature runeNature rune3Uncommon1,281
Earth runeEarth rune9Uncommon198
Potato seed 5Potato seed1–4Common59–236
Onion seed 5Onion seed1–3Common39–117
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed1–3Uncommon58–174
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed1–2Uncommon50–100
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed1–2Rare52–104
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Rare318
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Very rare1,452
Evil turnip seed 5Evil turnip seed1Very rare23
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common317
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common969
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common52
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common104
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Common1,485
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Common3,854
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon748
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon5,934
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon2,262
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare4,551
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare3,560
Vial of waterVial of water1Common65
White berriesWhite berries1–2Common3,191–6,382
Eye of newtEye of newt1Rare7
Unicorn horn dustUnicorn horn dust1–3Rare890–2,670
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root1–3Rare1,312–3,936
Snape grassSnape grass1–3Rare78–234
Red spiders' eggsRed spiders' eggs1–2Rare1,671–3,342
Coins 25Coins20–89Common20–89
Bronze bootsBronze boots1Common604
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 sapphire1Common330
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common743
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,009
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,329
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare104,805–128,095
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common12,328
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common13,795
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,443
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare514,935–629,365
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common58,353
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,901
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare880,200–1,075,800
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare910
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare65,056
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,070
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common15,594–18,906
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,087,290–1,328,910
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,013
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare843
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare344,760–434,928
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare40,820–51,496
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare17,175–24,045
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common26,595–32,505
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon184,950–226,050
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,492–13,858
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare350,280–428,120
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon24,200–133,100
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common23,220–28,380
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon52,200–63,800
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common23,310–26,640
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare224,775–274,725
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare105,570–129,030
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common7,716
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare115,740–141,460
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon356,130–435,270
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon132,480–161,920
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon157,005–191,895
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon111,510–136,290
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon4,438–5,072
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon4,830–5,520
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon79,916
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare296,170
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common29,700–36,300
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common10,260–12,540
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon298,800–365,200
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon12,648–15,252
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare125,550–153,450
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon17,730–21,670
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare225,990–276,210
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon8,185
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*208,534
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,848,679,360
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 rare9,059

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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