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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 rune3Common1,320
Potato seed 5Potato seed1–4Common36–144
Onion seed 5Onion seed1–3Common27–81
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed1–3Common41–123
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed1–3Common28–84
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed1–2Common46–92
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Common393
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Uncommon1,676
Evil turnip seed 5Evil turnip seed1–4Uncommon15–60
Grimy guamGrimy guam1–2Common321–642
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1–2Common331–662
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1–2Common27–54
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1–2Common58–116
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1–2Uncommon1,722–3,444
Grimy iritGrimy irit1–2Uncommon3,160–6,320
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1–2Uncommon695–1,390
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1–2Uncommon4,939–9,878
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1–2Rare2,475–4,950
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1–2Rare3,118–6,236
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1–2Rare2,813–5,626
Eye of newtEye of newt1Uncommon7
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root1–3Common1,185–3,555
White berriesWhite berries1–2Common1,066–2,132
Vial of waterVial of water1Common51
Red spiders' eggsRed spiders' eggs1Uncommon1,593
Unicorn horn dustUnicorn horn dust1Uncommon436
Snape grassSnape grass1Rare39
Coins 25Coins3; 8; 11; 29Common3–29
Bronze bootsBronze boots1Rare2,385
Weapon poison (3)Weapon poison (3)1Uncommon814
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 rune3Uncommon1,320
Earth runeEarth rune9Uncommon135
Potato seed 5Potato seed1–4Common36–144
Onion seed 5Onion seed1–3Common27–81
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed1–3Uncommon41–123
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed1–2Uncommon28–56
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed1–2Rare46–92
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Rare393
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Very rare1,676
Evil turnip seed 5Evil turnip seed1Very rare15
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common321
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common331
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common27
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common58
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Common1,722
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Common3,160
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon695
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon4,939
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon2,475
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare3,118
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare2,813
Vial of waterVial of water1Common51
White berriesWhite berries1–2Common1,066–2,132
Eye of newtEye of newt1Rare7
Unicorn horn dustUnicorn horn dust1–3Rare436–1,308
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root1–3Rare1,185–3,555
Snape grassSnape grass1–3Rare39–117
Red spiders' eggsRed spiders' eggs1–2Rare1,593–3,186
Coins 25Coins20–89Common20–89
Bronze bootsBronze boots1Common2,385
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 sapphire1Common420
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,144
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,073
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,188
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare98,460–120,340
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common16,697
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common18,258
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,032
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare496,440–606,760
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common58,234
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,245
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,115,460–1,363,340
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare920
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,576
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare563,640–939,400
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,613
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,840
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common18,871–22,879
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,077,300–1,316,700
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,099
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare787
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare514,150–648,620
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare136,370–172,036
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare51,125–71,575
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common21,195–25,905
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon226,350–276,650
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,056–15,744
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare298,620–364,980
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon26,200–144,100
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common14,400–17,600
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon283,320–346,280
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common39,186–44,784
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare377,865–461,835
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,100,880–1,345,520
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,436
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare621,540–759,660
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon284,940–348,260
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon77,490–94,710
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon136,935–167,365
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon126,180–154,220
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon2,674–3,056
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon4,998–5,712
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon287,672
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare704,980
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common24,300–29,700
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common4,770–5,830
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon175,950–215,050
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon8,976–10,824
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare89,100–108,900
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon16,065–19,635
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare233,820–285,780
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon8,440
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*200,479
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*2,138,409,151
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 rare8,514

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.