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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 rune12Common984
Nature runeNature rune3Common1,452
Potato seed 5Potato seed1–4Common171–684
Onion seed 5Onion seed1–3Common97–291
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed1–3Common248–744
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed1–3Common148–444
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed1–2Common229–458
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Common1,291
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Uncommon3,669
Evil turnip seed 5Evil turnip seed1–4Uncommon114–456
Grimy guamGrimy guam1–2Common589–1,178
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1–2Common4,111–8,222
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1–2Common96–192
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1–2Common267–534
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1–2Uncommon2,078–4,156
Grimy iritGrimy irit1–2Uncommon4,834–9,668
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1–2Uncommon1,119–2,238
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1–2Uncommon12,380–24,760
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1–2Rare3,026–6,052
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1–2Rare9,512–19,024
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1–2Rare9,309–18,618
Eye of newtEye of newt1Uncommon9
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root1–3Common3,305–9,915
White berriesWhite berries1–2Common6,693–13,386
Vial of waterVial of water1Common124
Red spiders' eggsRed spiders' eggs1Uncommon1,520
Unicorn horn dustUnicorn horn dust1Uncommon1,199
Snape grassSnape grass1Rare129
Coins 25Coins3; 8; 11; 29Common3–29
Bronze bootsBronze boots1Rare416
Weapon poison (3)Weapon poison (3)1Uncommon823
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 rune12Common984
Nature runeNature rune3Uncommon1,452
Earth runeEarth rune9Uncommon135
Potato seed 5Potato seed1–4Common171–684
Onion seed 5Onion seed1–3Common97–291
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed1–3Uncommon248–744
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed1–2Uncommon148–296
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed1–2Rare229–458
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Rare1,291
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Very rare3,669
Evil turnip seed 5Evil turnip seed1Very rare114
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common589
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common4,111
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common96
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common267
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Common2,078
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Common4,834
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon1,119
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon12,380
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon3,026
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare9,512
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare9,309
Vial of waterVial of water1Common124
White berriesWhite berries1–2Common6,693–13,386
Eye of newtEye of newt1Rare9
Unicorn horn dustUnicorn horn dust1–3Rare1,199–3,597
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root1–3Rare3,305–9,915
Snape grassSnape grass1–3Rare129–387
Red spiders' eggsRed spiders' eggs1–2Rare1,520–3,040
Coins 25Coins20–89Common20–89
Bronze bootsBronze boots1Common416
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 sapphire1Common431
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common757
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,294
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,679
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare120,555–147,345
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common11,324
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common14,790
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,316
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare554,220–677,380
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common58,224
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,520
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare600,120–733,480
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare905
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,213
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,832
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common14,238–17,262
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,047,600–1,280,400
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,506
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,249
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare196,235–247,558
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare12,480–15,744
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare8,100–11,340
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common77,625–94,875
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon249,525–304,975
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon12,512–15,088
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare411,660–503,140
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon24,000–132,000
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common33,570–41,030
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon42,660–52,140
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common20,510–23,440
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare197,775–241,725
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare79,920–97,680
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common6,267
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare94,005–114,895
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon658,530–804,870
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon166,320–203,280
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon150,615–184,085
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon164,205–200,695
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon35,518–40,592
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon20,720–23,680
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon357,528
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare817,830
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common42,300–51,700
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common14,040–17,160
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon228,150–278,850
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,328–16,072
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare132,300–161,700
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon13,905–16,995
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare230,040–281,160
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon14,964
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*96,580
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 rare6,989

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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