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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 rune12Common948
Nature runeNature rune3Common1,386
Potato seed 5Potato seed1–4Common239–956
Onion seed 5Onion seed1–3Common182–546
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed1–3Common237–711
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed1–3Common139–417
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed1–2Common267–534
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Common1,348
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Uncommon3,242
Evil turnip seed 5Evil turnip seed1–4Uncommon176–704
Grimy guamGrimy guam1–2Common594–1,188
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1–2Common3,232–6,464
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1–2Common98–196
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1–2Common549–1,098
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1–2Uncommon2,158–4,316
Grimy iritGrimy irit1–2Uncommon6,086–12,172
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1–2Uncommon1,214–2,428
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1–2Uncommon13,539–27,078
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1–2Rare4,380–8,760
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1–2Rare11,676–23,352
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1–2Rare11,322–22,644
Eye of newtEye of newt1Uncommon10
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root1–3Common4,372–13,116
White berriesWhite berries1–2Common6,839–13,678
Vial of waterVial of water1Common108
Red spiders' eggsRed spiders' eggs1Uncommon1,321
Unicorn horn dustUnicorn horn dust1Uncommon1,730
Snape grassSnape grass1Rare196
Coins 25Coins3; 8; 11; 29Common3–29
Bronze bootsBronze boots1Rare450
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 rune12Common948
Nature runeNature rune3Uncommon1,386
Earth runeEarth rune9Uncommon144
Potato seed 5Potato seed1–4Common239–956
Onion seed 5Onion seed1–3Common182–546
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed1–3Uncommon237–711
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed1–2Uncommon139–278
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed1–2Rare267–534
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Rare1,348
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Very rare3,242
Evil turnip seed 5Evil turnip seed1Very rare176
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common594
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common3,232
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common98
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common549
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Common2,158
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Common6,086
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon1,214
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon13,539
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon4,380
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare11,676
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare11,322
Vial of waterVial of water1Common108
White berriesWhite berries1–2Common6,839–13,678
Eye of newtEye of newt1Rare10
Unicorn horn dustUnicorn horn dust1–3Rare1,730–5,190
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root1–3Rare4,372–13,116
Snape grassSnape grass1–3Rare196–588
Red spiders' eggsRed spiders' eggs1–2Rare1,321–2,642
Coins 25Coins20–89Common20–89
Bronze bootsBronze boots1Common450
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 sapphire1Common576
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,038
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,427
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,946
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare132,570–162,030
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common11,880
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common15,227
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,801
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare576,045–704,055
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,688
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,416
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare562,140–687,060
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare860
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare63,844
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,632
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common14,238–17,262
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,037,745–1,268,355
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,338
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,318
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare207,220–261,416
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare12,675–15,990
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare9,075–12,705
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common65,475–80,025
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon252,675–308,825
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon12,648–15,252
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare386,640–472,560
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon23,000–126,500
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common33,030–40,370
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon42,660–52,140
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common19,726–22,544
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare190,215–232,485
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare76,050–92,950
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common6,192
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare92,880–113,520
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon780,840–954,360
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon147,600–180,400
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon166,365–203,335
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon205,200–250,800
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon48,034–54,896
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon23,870–27,280
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon329,568
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare877,320
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common60,300–73,700
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common18,810–22,990
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon225,450–275,550
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon12,920–15,580
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare128,250–156,750
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon18,225–22,275
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare296,730–362,670
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon14,380
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*109,035
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 rare6,078

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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