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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.

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 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 rune12Common876
Nature runeNature rune3Common1,467
Potato seed 5Potato seed1–4Common126–504
Onion seed 5Onion seed1–3Common66–198
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed1–3Common150–450
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed1–3Common93–279
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed1–2Common137–274
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Common780
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Uncommon4,475
Evil turnip seed 5Evil turnip seed1–4Uncommon54–216
Grimy guamGrimy guam1–2Common481–962
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1–2Common2,629–5,258
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1–2Common76–152
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1–2Common302–604
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1–2Uncommon1,989–3,978
Grimy iritGrimy irit1–2Uncommon4,392–8,784
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1–2Uncommon1,243–2,486
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1–2Uncommon10,848–21,696
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1–2Rare2,202–4,404
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1–2Rare9,367–18,734
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1–2Rare9,552–19,104
Eye of newtEye of newt1Uncommon10
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root1–3Common3,090–9,270
White berriesWhite berries1–2Common5,465–10,930
Vial of waterVial of water1Common97
Red spiders' eggsRed spiders' eggs1Uncommon1,532
Unicorn horn dustUnicorn horn dust1Uncommon838
Snape grassSnape grass1Rare116
Coins 25Coins3; 8; 11; 29Common3–29
Bronze bootsBronze boots1Rare412
Weapon poison (3)Weapon poison (3)1Uncommon820
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 rune12Common876
Nature runeNature rune3Uncommon1,467
Earth runeEarth rune9Uncommon153
Potato seed 5Potato seed1–4Common126–504
Onion seed 5Onion seed1–3Common66–198
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed1–3Uncommon150–450
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed1–2Uncommon93–186
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed1–2Rare137–274
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Rare780
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Very rare4,475
Evil turnip seed 5Evil turnip seed1Very rare54
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common481
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common2,629
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common76
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common302
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Common1,989
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Common4,392
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon1,243
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon10,848
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon2,202
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare9,367
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare9,552
Vial of waterVial of water1Common97
White berriesWhite berries1–2Common5,465–10,930
Eye of newtEye of newt1Rare10
Unicorn horn dustUnicorn horn dust1–3Rare838–2,514
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root1–3Rare3,090–9,270
Snape grassSnape grass1–3Rare116–348
Red spiders' eggsRed spiders' eggs1–2Rare1,532–3,064
Coins 25Coins20–89Common20–89
Bronze bootsBronze boots1Common412
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 sapphire1Common316
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common697
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,147
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,372
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare106,740–130,460
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common11,045
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common14,413
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,074
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare543,330–664,070
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,773
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,207
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare639,720–781,880
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare900
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare63,671
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,998
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common14,351–17,399
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,049,220–1,282,380
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,491
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,172
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare182,130–229,764
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare11,310–14,268
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare7,000–9,800
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common83,430–101,970
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon362,250–442,750
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,628–14,022
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare559,620–683,980
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon22,800–125,400
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common33,210–40,590
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon42,660–52,140
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common17,486–19,984
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare168,615–206,085
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare86,400–105,600
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common5,868
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare88,020–107,580
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon697,860–852,940
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon165,600–202,400
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon168,885–206,415
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon159,435–194,865
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon19,992–22,848
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon22,862–26,128
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon411,428
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare765,480
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common44,550–54,450
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common12,240–14,960
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon283,950–347,050
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,260–15,990
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare131,625–160,875
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon13,320–16,280
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare216,000–264,000
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon16,252
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*76,690
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 rare9,193

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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