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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 rune12Common900
Nature runeNature rune3Common1,395
Potato seed 5Potato seed1–4Common232–928
Onion seed 5Onion seed1–3Common185–555
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed1–3Common240–720
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed1–3Common123–369
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed1–2Common285–570
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Common1,185
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Uncommon2,809
Evil turnip seed 5Evil turnip seed1–4Uncommon181–724
Grimy guamGrimy guam1–2Common617–1,234
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1–2Common3,336–6,672
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1–2Common90–180
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1–2Common493–986
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1–2Uncommon1,989–3,978
Grimy iritGrimy irit1–2Uncommon5,829–11,658
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1–2Uncommon1,035–2,070
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1–2Uncommon12,820–25,640
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1–2Rare4,166–8,332
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1–2Rare10,675–21,350
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1–2Rare10,774–21,548
Eye of newtEye of newt1Uncommon9
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root1–3Common4,051–12,153
White berriesWhite berries1–2Common6,814–13,628
Vial of waterVial of water1Common106
Red spiders' eggsRed spiders' eggs1Uncommon1,433
Unicorn horn dustUnicorn horn dust1Uncommon1,808
Snape grassSnape grass1Rare181
Coins 25Coins3; 8; 11; 29Common3–29
Bronze bootsBronze boots1Rare469
Weapon poison (3)Weapon poison (3)1Uncommon832
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 rune12Common900
Nature runeNature rune3Uncommon1,395
Earth runeEarth rune9Uncommon144
Potato seed 5Potato seed1–4Common232–928
Onion seed 5Onion seed1–3Common185–555
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed1–3Uncommon240–720
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed1–2Uncommon123–246
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed1–2Rare285–570
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Rare1,185
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Very rare2,809
Evil turnip seed 5Evil turnip seed1Very rare181
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common617
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common3,336
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common90
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common493
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Common1,989
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Common5,829
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon1,035
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon12,820
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon4,166
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare10,675
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare10,774
Vial of waterVial of water1Common106
White berriesWhite berries1–2Common6,814–13,628
Eye of newtEye of newt1Rare9
Unicorn horn dustUnicorn horn dust1–3Rare1,808–5,424
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root1–3Rare4,051–12,153
Snape grassSnape grass1–3Rare181–543
Red spiders' eggsRed spiders' eggs1–2Rare1,433–2,866
Coins 25Coins20–89Common20–89
Bronze bootsBronze boots1Common469
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 sapphire1Common559
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,001
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,483
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,114
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare140,130–171,270
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common11,556
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common14,185
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon14,037
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare631,665–772,035
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,989
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,071
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare545,040–666,160
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare890
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare63,701
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,049
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common13,899–16,851
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,015,605–1,241,295
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,394
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,365
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare221,650–279,620
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare12,415–15,662
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare9,825–13,755
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common65,340–79,860
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon280,350–342,650
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,260–15,990
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare381,060–465,740
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon22,200–122,100
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common30,330–37,070
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon43,020–52,580
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common21,098–24,112
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare203,445–248,655
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare78,030–95,370
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common6,567
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare98,505–120,395
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon730,260–892,540
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon148,950–182,050
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon142,290–173,910
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon216,360–264,440
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon43,316–49,504
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon22,582–25,808
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon333,284
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare903,290
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common48,600–59,400
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common18,900–23,100
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon212,850–260,150
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon12,444–15,006
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare123,525–150,975
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon16,515–20,185
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare308,340–376,860
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon14,380
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*108,881
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,621,945,897
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 rare5,162

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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