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.

Locations

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 charm.pngGreen charm.pngCrimson charm.pngBlue charm.png
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 rune.pngFire rune12Common1,908
Nature rune.pngNature rune3Common1,215
Potato seed 5.pngPotato seed1–4Common244–976
Onion seed 5.pngOnion seed1–3Common242–726
Cabbage seed 5.pngCabbage seed1–3Common207–621
Tomato seed 5.pngTomato seed1–3Common204–612
Sweetcorn seed 5.pngSweetcorn seed1–2Common298–596
Strawberry seed 5.pngStrawberry seed1Common1,075
Watermelon seed 5.pngWatermelon seed1Uncommon3,590
Evil turnip seed 5.pngEvil turnip seed1–4Uncommon121–484
Grimy guam.pngGrimy guam1–2Common709–1,418
Grimy marrentill.pngGrimy marrentill1–2Common2,307–4,614
Grimy tarromin.pngGrimy tarromin1–2Common105–210
Grimy harralander.pngGrimy harralander1–2Common741–1,482
Grimy ranarr.pngGrimy ranarr1–2Uncommon1,860–3,720
Grimy irit.pngGrimy irit1–2Uncommon5,008–10,016
Grimy avantoe.pngGrimy avantoe1–2Uncommon1,043–2,086
Grimy kwuarm.pngGrimy kwuarm1–2Uncommon11,782–23,564
Grimy cadantine.pngGrimy cadantine1–2Rare4,322–8,644
Grimy lantadyme.pngGrimy lantadyme1–2Rare7,551–15,102
Grimy dwarf weed.pngGrimy dwarf weed1–2Rare8,476–16,952
Eye of newt.pngEye of newt1Uncommon10
Limpwurt root.pngLimpwurt root1–3Common5,190–15,570
White berries.pngWhite berries1–2Common4,019–8,038
Vial of water.pngVial of water1Common96
Red spiders' eggs.pngRed spiders' eggs1Uncommon1,405
Unicorn horn dust.pngUnicorn horn dust1Uncommon1,680
Snape grass.pngSnape grass1Rare134
Coins 25.pngCoins3; 8; 11; 29Common3–29
Bronze boots.pngBronze boots1Rare305
Weapon poison (3).pngWeapon poison (3)1Uncommon10,583
Rare drop table.pngRare drop table1RareNot sold

Tertiary drops

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

Drops (level 78)

Charms

No charmGold charm.pngGreen charm.pngCrimson charm.pngBlue charm.png
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 rune.pngFire rune12Common1,908
Nature rune.pngNature rune3Uncommon1,215
Earth rune.pngEarth rune9Uncommon162
Potato seed 5.pngPotato seed1–4Common244–976
Onion seed 5.pngOnion seed1–3Common242–726
Cabbage seed 5.pngCabbage seed1–3Uncommon207–621
Tomato seed 5.pngTomato seed1–2Uncommon204–408
Sweetcorn seed 5.pngSweetcorn seed1–2Rare298–596
Strawberry seed 5.pngStrawberry seed1Rare1,075
Watermelon seed 5.pngWatermelon seed1Very rare3,590
Evil turnip seed 5.pngEvil turnip seed1Very rare121
Grimy guam.pngGrimy guam1Common709
Grimy marrentill.pngGrimy marrentill1Common2,307
Grimy tarromin.pngGrimy tarromin1Common105
Grimy harralander.pngGrimy harralander1Common741
Grimy ranarr.pngGrimy ranarr1Common1,860
Grimy irit.pngGrimy irit1Common5,008
Grimy avantoe.pngGrimy avantoe1Uncommon1,043
Grimy kwuarm.pngGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon11,782
Grimy cadantine.pngGrimy cadantine1Uncommon4,322
Grimy lantadyme.pngGrimy lantadyme1Rare7,551
Grimy dwarf weed.pngGrimy dwarf weed1Rare8,476
Vial of water.pngVial of water1Common96
White berries.pngWhite berries1–2Common4,019–8,038
Eye of newt.pngEye of newt1Rare10
Unicorn horn dust.pngUnicorn horn dust1–3Rare1,680–5,040
Limpwurt root.pngLimpwurt root1–3Rare5,190–15,570
Snape grass.pngSnape grass1–3Rare134–402
Red spiders' eggs.pngRed spiders' eggs1–2Rare1,405–2,810
Coins 25.pngCoins20–89Common20–89
Bronze boots.pngBronze boots1Common305
Rare drop table.pngRare drop table1RareNot sold

Tertiary drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Spirit sapphire.pngSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emerald.pngSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit ruby.pngSpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Starved ancient effigy.pngStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
Cave crawler skin.pngCave 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 250.pngCoins250–500Common250–500
Uncut sapphire.pngUncut sapphire1Common809
Uncut emerald.pngUncut emerald1Common2,555
Uncut ruby.pngUncut ruby1Common1,842
Uncut diamond.pngUncut diamond1Common4,843
Uncut diamond.pngUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare217,935–266,365
Loop half of a key.pngLoop half of a key1Common11,053
Tooth half of a key.pngTooth half of a key1Common11,538
Uncut dragonstone.pngUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,077
Uncut dragonstone.pngUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare543,465–664,235
Dragon longsword.pngDragon longsword1Common56,212
Dragon spear.pngDragon spear1Rare35,861
Battlestaff.pngBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare542,160–662,640
Rune javelin.pngRune javelin5Rare905
Rune platebody.pngRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebody.pngRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left half.pngShield left half1Rare64,399
Dragon helm.pngDragon helm1Uncommon58,601
Rune arrowheads 5.pngRune arrowheads113–137Common14,916–18,084
Onyx bolts 5.pngOnyx bolts135–165Very rare1,003,725–1,226,775
Chaos talisman.pngChaos talisman1Rare1,923
Nature talisman.pngNature talisman1Rare1,473
Water talisman.pngWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare164,320–207,296
Earth talisman.pngEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare12,025–15,170
Fire talisman.pngFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare5,225–7,315
Raw lobster.pngRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common47,655–58,245
Raw shark.pngRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon321,075–392,425
Big bones.pngBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,804–16,646
Dragon bones.pngDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare384,480–469,920
Coal.pngCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon22,400–123,200
Gold ore.pngGold ore90–110 (noted)Common52,830–64,570
Adamantite ore.pngAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon40,860–49,940
Adamant bar.pngAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common24,654–28,176
Adamant bar.pngAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare237,735–290,565
Runite ore.pngRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare127,710–156,090
Rune bar.pngRune bar(noted)Common8,955
Rune bar.pngRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare134,325–164,175
Grimy torstol.pngGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon485,010–592,790
Grimy snapdragon.pngGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon161,010–196,790
Super restore (4).pngSuper restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon125,910–153,890
Prayer potion (4).pngPrayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon130,950–160,050
Lantadyme seed 5.pngLantadyme seed14–16Uncommon10,164–11,616
Dwarf weed seed 5.pngDwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon11,508–13,152
Magic seed 5.pngMagic seed4Uncommon209,856
Palm tree seed 5.pngPalm tree seed10Rare396,000
Flax.pngFlax450–550 (noted)Common43,200–52,800
Molten glass.pngMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common27,585–33,715
Soft clay.pngSoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon188,550–230,450
Yew logs.pngYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,356–13,694
Yew logs.pngYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare112,725–137,775
Teak plank.pngTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon16,740–20,460
Mahogany plank.pngMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare356,670–435,930
Blurberry Special.pngBlurberry Special1Uncommon12,008
Vecna skull.pngVecna skull1Very rare*124,871
Hazelmere's signet ring.pngHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,432,268,388
Brawling gloves (Melee).pngBrawling gloves (Melee)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic).pngBrawling gloves (Magic)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged).pngBrawling gloves (Ranged)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility).pngBrawling gloves (Agility)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking).pngBrawling gloves (Cooking)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM).pngBrawling gloves (FM)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing).pngBrawling gloves (Fishing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter).pngBrawling gloves (Hunter)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining).pngBrawling gloves (Mining)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer).pngBrawling gloves (Prayer)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing).pngBrawling gloves (Smithing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving).pngBrawling gloves (Thieving)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC).pngBrawling gloves (WC)1Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 1.pngCrystal triskelion fragment 11Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2.pngCrystal triskelion fragment 21Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3.pngCrystal 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 token.pngKey token1RareNot sold
Mimic kill token.pngMimic kill token1Very rare5,575

Trivia

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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53 +, 74 +  and 78 +
1,900 +, 2,650 +  and 2,800 +
16,001,601 +, 16,021,603 +  and 7,787 +
January 26, 2005 +  and June 5, 2008 +
24.5 +, 49.5 +  and 57.6 +
Nothing (0, 0, Common) +, Fire rune (12, 12, Common) +, Nature rune (3, 3, Common) +, Potato seed (1, 4, Common) +, Onion seed (1, 3, Common) +, Cabbage seed (1, 3, Common) +, Tomato seed (1, 3, Common) +, Sweetcorn seed (1, 2, Common) +, Strawberry seed (1, 1, Common) +, Watermelon seed (1, 1, Uncommon) +, Evil turnip seed (1, 4, Uncommon) +, Grimy guam (1, 2, Common) +, Grimy marrentill (1, 2, Common) +, Grimy tarromin (1, 2, Common) +, Grimy harralander (1, 2, Common) +, Grimy ranarr (1, 2, Uncommon) +, Grimy irit (1, 2, Uncommon) +, Grimy avantoe (1, 2, Uncommon) +, Grimy kwuarm (1, 2, Uncommon) +, Grimy cadantine (1, 2, Rare) +, Grimy lantadyme (1, 2, Rare) +, Grimy dwarf weed (1, 2, Rare) +, Eye of newt (1, 1, Uncommon) +, Limpwurt root (1, 3, Common) +, White berries (1, 2, Common) +, Vial of water (1, 1, Common) +, Red spiders' eggs (1, 1, Uncommon) +, Unicorn horn dust (1, 1, Uncommon) +, Snape grass (1, 1, Rare) +, Coins (3, 29, Common) +, Bronze boots (1, 1, Rare) +, Weapon poison (1, 1, Uncommon) +, Rare drop table (1, 1, Rare) +, Starved ancient effigy (1, 1, Very rare) +, Cave crawler skin (1, 1, Uncommon) +, Nature rune (3, 3, Uncommon) +, Earth rune (9, 9, Uncommon) +, Cabbage seed (1, 3, Uncommon) +, Tomato seed (1, 2, Uncommon) +, Sweetcorn seed (1, 2, Rare) +, Strawberry seed (1, 1, Rare) +, Watermelon seed (1, 1, Very rare) +, Evil turnip seed (1, 1, Very rare) +, Grimy guam (1, 1, Common) +, Grimy marrentill (1, 1, Common) +, Grimy tarromin (1, 1, Common) +, Grimy harralander (1, 1, Common) +, Grimy ranarr (1, 1, Common) +, Grimy irit (1, 1, Common) +, Grimy avantoe (1, 1, Uncommon) +, Grimy kwuarm (1, 1, Uncommon) +, Grimy cadantine (1, 1, Uncommon) +, Grimy lantadyme (1, 1, Rare) +, Grimy dwarf weed (1, 1, Rare) +, Eye of newt (1, 1, Rare) +, Unicorn horn dust (1, 3, Rare) +, Limpwurt root (1, 3, Rare) +, Snape grass (1, 3, Rare) +, Red spiders' eggs (1, 2, Rare) +, Coins (20, 89, Common) +, Bronze boots (1, 1, Common) +, Spirit sapphire (1, 1, Rare) +, Spirit emerald (1, 1, Rare) +, Spirit ruby (1, 1, Rare) +, Key token (1, 1, Rare) +  and Mimic kill token (1, 1, Very rare) +
16,001,601 +
16,021,603 +
7,787 +
January 26, 2005 +
January 26, 2005 +
June 5, 2008 +