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Desert Lizard icon

Desert lizards are big Slayer monsters found in the Kharidian Desert, and are mainly around the south-east where it says lizards on the map. They require level 22 Slayer to kill, and can be aggressive to lower level players. Ice coolers are required to finish them, which can be bought from any Slayer Master. Or an ice shaker, bought from any Slayer Master and placed on the tool belt, can be used in place of an ice cooler. The ice cooler will be destroyed when used, so multiple coolers are necessary for slayer trips. The lizards are found in areas affected by desert heat, so players are advised to bring a water source to avoid the negative effects of the heat.

Desert lizards can be assigned as a Slayer task by Vannaka, Mazchna, Turael/Spria and Sumona. Level 21 small lizards and level 77 lizards may also be killed for a desert lizard task, and all are found in the Kharidian desert. The larger lizards will provide more experience on a task, so may be preferable.

If you are looking for special bones of the Rag and Bone Man's Wish List, you should attack the regular lizards (the big ones) and not the Desert Lizard.


They are located in the Kharidian Desert north of Nardah. The fairy ring code DLQ is the best way to reach them. There are some just north-west of the ring (along with snakes).

Another way to get to them is to go through the Shantay Pass, head south-east and cross the river at the first bridge.

Slayer strategy

Ice coolers must be used on them when they reach 1-30 life points in order to kill them. If an ice cooler is accidentally used when there is more than 30 life points, it will still be used up but have no effect. Players would be wise to bring a few extra because of this. Waterskins (and a means of filling them, such as a knife for cutting cactus or Humidify) or an enchanted water tiara should be brought to avoid dying in the desert due to the heat. Desert clothing may be useful if you can afford to fight without decent armour. Magic attacks appear to be effective, particularly fire spells, although melee works well enough; stabbing weapons are most effective.

Desert lizard safespot

Safe spotting a desert lizard, one space away and safe from the lizard's melee attacks.

If on a task, Level 110 lizards should be killed for the most experience, as they have more life points. These can be found near the small lizards. These drop big bones, so more experience in Slayer, combat, and Prayer is gained than with the smaller lizards. Killing small lizards will allow you to complete the task more quickly, however.

Lower level players can kill them without taking much damage by using cacti to safespot them.


100% drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price

Main drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Copper oreCopper ore1Common158
Iron oreIron ore1–2 (noted)Common402–804
Silver barSilver bar1Common203
Tin oreTin ore1Common65
CoalCoal1–2 (noted)Uncommon82–164
Silver oreSilver ore1Uncommon58
Mithril oreMithril ore1Rare168
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed3Common120
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed3Common162
Onion seed 5Onion seed4Common100
Potato seed 5Potato seed4Uncommon196
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed3Uncommon1,050
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Rare1,630
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed1–3Very rare64–192
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common315
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common462
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common37
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common126
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon1,541
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon3,684
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon782
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Rare5,602
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Rare2,554
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare4,224
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare3,511
Fire runeFire rune5–42Common460–3,864
Nature runeNature rune5Common2,105
Waterskin (0)Waterskin (0)2Common106
WaterskinWaterskin (1)1–2CommonNot sold
WaterskinWaterskin (2)1CommonNot sold
WaterskinWaterskin (3)1CommonNot sold
Waterskin (4)Waterskin (4)2Rare602
Light mystic glovesLight mystic gloves1Rare201,585

Tertiary drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Long boneLong bone1Very rareNot sold

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 sapphire1Common321
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common738
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,037
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,356
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare106,020–129,580
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common12,440
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common13,334
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon10,944
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare492,480–601,920
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,996
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,029
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare914,220–1,117,380
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare915
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,915
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,998
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common17,289–20,961
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,069,875–1,307,625
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,029
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare932
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare349,115–440,422
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare59,540–75,112
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare23,475–32,865
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common26,055–31,845
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon195,075–238,425
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon12,036–14,514
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare356,940–436,260
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon16,400–90,200
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common26,010–31,790
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon43,200–52,800
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common23,912–27,328
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare230,580–281,820
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare112,860–137,940
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common7,569
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare113,535–138,765
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon349,380–427,020
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon133,560–163,240
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon144,270–176,330
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon117,405–143,495
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon6,594–7,536
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon5,054–5,776
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon127,548
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare334,730
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common27,000–33,000
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common9,585–11,715
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon274,500–335,500
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon10,608–12,792
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare105,300–128,700
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon18,495–22,605
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare214,110–261,690
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon8,444
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*202,521
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,943,904,852
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 rare14,493