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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 rune12Common912
Nature runeNature rune3Common1,419
Potato seed 5Potato seed1–4Common231–924
Onion seed 5Onion seed1–3Common185–555
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed1–3Common264–792
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed1–3Common114–342
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed1–2Common282–564
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Common1,109
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Uncommon2,806
Evil turnip seed 5Evil turnip seed1–4Uncommon181–724
Grimy guamGrimy guam1–2Common620–1,240
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1–2Common3,186–6,372
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1–2Common81–162
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1–2Common422–844
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1–2Uncommon1,793–3,586
Grimy iritGrimy irit1–2Uncommon5,888–11,776
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1–2Uncommon981–1,962
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1–2Uncommon12,426–24,852
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1–2Rare3,710–7,420
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1–2Rare9,471–18,942
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1–2Rare9,518–19,036
Eye of newtEye of newt1Uncommon7
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root1–3Common3,976–11,928
White berriesWhite berries1–2Common6,382–12,764
Vial of waterVial of water1Common103
Red spiders' eggsRed spiders' eggs1Uncommon1,382
Unicorn horn dustUnicorn horn dust1Uncommon1,834
Snape grassSnape grass1Rare161
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 rune12Common912
Nature runeNature rune3Uncommon1,419
Earth runeEarth rune9Uncommon144
Potato seed 5Potato seed1–4Common231–924
Onion seed 5Onion seed1–3Common185–555
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed1–3Uncommon264–792
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed1–2Uncommon114–228
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed1–2Rare282–564
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Rare1,109
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Very rare2,806
Evil turnip seed 5Evil turnip seed1Very rare181
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common620
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common3,186
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common81
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common422
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Common1,793
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Common5,888
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon981
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon12,426
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon3,710
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare9,471
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare9,518
Vial of waterVial of water1Common103
White berriesWhite berries1–2Common6,382–12,764
Eye of newtEye of newt1Rare7
Unicorn horn dustUnicorn horn dust1–3Rare1,834–5,502
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root1–3Rare3,976–11,928
Snape grassSnape grass1–3Rare161–483
Red spiders' eggsRed spiders' eggs1–2Rare1,382–2,764
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 sapphire1Common527
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common991
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,448
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,290
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare148,050–180,950
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common11,080
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common14,028
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon14,075
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare633,375–774,125
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common58,086
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,561
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare561,240–685,960
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare870
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare63,647
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,926
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common14,238–17,262
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,009,935–1,234,365
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,394
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,349
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare228,475–288,230
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare13,065–16,482
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare10,025–14,035
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common62,640–76,560
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon282,150–344,850
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon14,280–17,220
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare370,260–452,540
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon21,400–117,700
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common31,230–38,170
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon41,760–51,040
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common19,866–22,704
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare191,565–234,135
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare74,700–91,300
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common6,312
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare94,680–115,720
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon700,830–856,570
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon147,870–180,730
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon138,330–169,070
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon199,350–243,650
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon40,348–46,112
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon21,784–24,896
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon365,728
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare902,460
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common42,750–52,250
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common18,630–22,770
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon212,400–259,600
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon12,036–14,514
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare119,475–146,025
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon15,300–18,700
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare276,750–338,250
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon14,380
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*108,881
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,686,657,284
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 rare4,966

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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