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A cave horror is a Slayer monster that requires level 58 Slayer, a witchwood icon, and a light source to successfully hunt and kill. The player must also have completed the Cabin Fever quest to have access to Mos Le'Harmless, as cave horrors live in an unlit cave on this island. They also have a weaker relative outside on the island called the jungle horror.

Players can buy a witchwood icon from any Slayer Master and must wear it while fighting cave horrors in close combat. The player can damage them without the icon, but the icon protects against the cave horrors' scream. Without the icon, the scream reduces stats and life points, similar to the effect of a banshee when fought without earmuffs or a dust devil when fought without a face mask. The Deflect Melee and Protect from Melee prayers will not block this damage. 

The witchwood icon is not necessary when engaging in long range combat from a safe spot, so neck wear with better combat modifiers can be worn instead. It is recommended to carry an icon in inventory when using this tactic, in case close combat occurs by accident.

In contrast to most monsters, the cave horror has an irregular attack speed, which can shift in the middle of a battle. Time between attacks can be either 2.4 seconds or 3.0 seconds. This makes it somewhat difficult to utilise the prayer flashing tactic effectively.

Cave horrors are generally known for dropping the black mask.

Location

Mos Le'Harmless Caves - in a cave on the southeast side of the island. Players need a light source (such as Seer's headband 4 or a bullseye lantern) to operate in the cave. If a player goes in without a light source, bugs will rapidly bite them hitting 10-100 and can kill the player quickly depending on their number of life points.

Getting there

  • Using the charter ship.
  • Teleporting using rum (red) or rum (blue) bought from Honest Jimmy's House of Stuff
  • Accessing through the fairy ring DIP (requires Fairy Tale III). If using the fairy ring shortcut, the player must first repair the bridges connecting the fairy ring island to the Mos le'Harmless mainland. This will require a total of 8 regular planks and 16 nails of any kind. Each bridge must be repaired from a different side, meaning the player must fix it from the Mos Le'Harmless side as well as the fairy ring island side if it is the first time using the shortcut).

Drops

100% drop

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Big bonesBig bones1Always175

Charms

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
78–79%5%2%14%0.5–0.6%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 45,515 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main drop

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(noted)Uncommon3,112
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(noted)Rare3,400
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(noted)Rare4,322
CoconutCoconut(noted)Uncommon3,876
Poison ivy berriesPoison ivy berries(noted)Uncommon4,302
Raw swordfishRaw swordfish7–9 (noted)Common1,687–2,169
Big bonesBig bones13–17 (noted)Common2,275–2,975
Coins 10000Coins2,100–11,870Common2,100–11,870
Teak logsTeak logs4–10 (noted)Common332–830
Mahogany logsMahogany logs2–6 (noted)Uncommon736–2,208
Ruby ringRuby ring2–3 (noted)Uncommon3,218–4,827
Ruby necklaceRuby necklace(noted)Uncommon3,240
Weapon poison+ (2)Weapon poison+ (2)1Common738
Monkey bonesMonkey bones(noted)Uncommon338
Black mask (10)Black mask (10)1Very rare1,214,721

Tertiary drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Foot boneFoot bone1Uncommon[1]Not sold
Sealed clue scroll (hard)Sealed clue scroll (hard)1RareNot sold
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Long boneLong bone1RareNot sold
Rare drop tableRare drop table1RareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
Curved boneCurved bone1Very rareNot sold
  1. ^ Only during Fur n' Seek

Rare drop table

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 sapphire1Common315
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common694
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,073
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,289
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare103,005–125,895
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common11,720
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common13,158
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon10,954
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare492,930–602,470
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common58,502
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare37,045
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare872,100–1,065,900
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare900
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,486
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,094
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common15,594–18,906
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,079,865–1,319,835
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare946
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare885
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare343,395–433,206
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare47,580–60,024
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare19,400–27,160
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common28,350–34,650
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon202,275–247,225
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,900–14,350
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare344,880–421,520
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon16,200–89,100
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common22,950–28,050
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon44,820–54,780
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common21,896–25,024
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare211,140–258,060
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare99,720–121,880
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common6,999
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare104,985–128,315
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon381,510–466,290
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon128,970–157,630
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon162,000–198,000
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon114,660–140,140
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon4,200–4,800
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon4,536–5,184
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon100,804
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare322,160
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common32,850–40,150
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common9,270–11,330
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon266,400–325,600
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,560–13,940
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare114,750–140,250
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon18,405–22,495
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare230,850–282,150
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon8,340
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*203,836
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,848,679,360
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 rare9,849