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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 rune12Common1,272
Nature runeNature rune3Common1,251
Potato seed 5Potato seed1–4Common66–264
Onion seed 5Onion seed1–3Common32–96
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed1–3Common71–213
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed1–3Common47–141
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed1–2Common67–134
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Common235
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Uncommon1,153
Evil turnip seed 5Evil turnip seed1–4Uncommon31–124
Grimy guamGrimy guam1–2Common343–686
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1–2Common2,916–5,832
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1–2Common49–98
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1–2Common93–186
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1–2Uncommon1,187–2,374
Grimy iritGrimy irit1–2Uncommon2,944–5,888
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1–2Uncommon690–1,380
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1–2Uncommon5,685–11,370
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1–2Rare1,842–3,684
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1–2Rare4,273–8,546
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1–2Rare3,665–7,330
Eye of newtEye of newt1Uncommon6
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root1–3Common1,318–3,954
White berriesWhite berries1–2Common3,138–6,276
Vial of waterVial of water1Common68
Red spiders' eggsRed spiders' eggs1Uncommon1,539
Unicorn horn dustUnicorn horn dust1Uncommon656
Snape grassSnape grass1Rare63
Coins 25Coins3; 8; 11; 29Common3–29
Bronze bootsBronze boots1Rare545
Weapon poison (3)Weapon poison (3)1Uncommon752
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 rune12Common1,272
Nature runeNature rune3Uncommon1,251
Earth runeEarth rune9Uncommon171
Potato seed 5Potato seed1–4Common66–264
Onion seed 5Onion seed1–3Common32–96
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed1–3Uncommon71–213
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed1–2Uncommon47–94
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed1–2Rare67–134
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Rare235
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Very rare1,153
Evil turnip seed 5Evil turnip seed1Very rare31
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common343
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common2,916
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common49
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common93
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Common1,187
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Common2,944
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon690
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon5,685
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon1,842
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare4,273
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare3,665
Vial of waterVial of water1Common68
White berriesWhite berries1–2Common3,138–6,276
Eye of newtEye of newt1Rare6
Unicorn horn dustUnicorn horn dust1–3Rare656–1,968
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root1–3Rare1,318–3,954
Snape grassSnape grass1–3Rare63–189
Red spiders' eggsRed spiders' eggs1–2Rare1,539–3,078
Coins 25Coins20–89Common20–89
Bronze bootsBronze boots1Common545
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 sapphire1Common373
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common711
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,069
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,375
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare106,875–130,625
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common10,714
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common13,949
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,119
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare545,355–666,545
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,425
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,648
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare745,920–911,680
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare860
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,674
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,923
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common15,707–19,043
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,067,310–1,304,490
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,183
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare765
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare237,575–299,710
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare14,690–18,532
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare7,650–10,710
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common25,515–31,185
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon172,575–210,925
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon10,812–13,038
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare336,420–411,180
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon21,000–115,500
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common29,070–35,530
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon40,320–49,280
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common25,340–28,960
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare244,350–298,650
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare102,510–125,290
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common8,130
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare121,950–149,050
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon361,620–441,980
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon110,430–134,970
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon162,135–198,165
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon120,015–146,685
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon4,508–5,152
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon4,074–4,656
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon116,100
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare228,080
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common38,700–47,300
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common9,630–11,770
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon265,950–325,050
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon10,880–13,120
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare108,000–132,000
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon13,185–16,115
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare208,710–255,090
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon8,380
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*165,646
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,758,438,364
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 rare9,223

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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