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Living rock protectors can be found throughout the Living Rock Caverns. They attack with melee and are inaccurate for their combat level; a player with good armour and a decent Defence level will not find these monsters to be too big of a problem. In addition, they are aggressive, but the player actually has to be right next to them in order to be targeted. Thus, if enough care is taken, a player could navigate around the living rock protectors without being attacked at all.

Upon death they turn into living rock remains which may be mined for living minerals. The minerals are used as bait for fishing rocktails which are also located in the caverns.


Although the living rock creatures are all high-levelled, they can be killed fairly easily, as they have low max hit, accuracy, defence, and attack speed.

A player with high levelled Magic can easily take these out with the water surge spell and use of the basic ability Combust in very little time, making this a very fast and easy Slayer task.

Players can quite comfortably tank these monsters for trips of at least one hour with a decent set of armour and an inventory of food. These monsters are extremely inaccurate for their combat level, which greatly increases the ease with which a player with a higher defence level can fight them and sustain little to no damage. Using a set of mid-level magic armour negates the need for food almost entirely.

One way to stay here for very long is to bring a Bunyip familiar and lots of swallow whole scrolls and fish either cavefish or rocktail and eat them with the scrolls. However, this requires 85 or 90 Fishing and 88 or 93 Cooking, respectively.

Many players fight these for their average drops, but players with high Mining and Fishing kill these creatures to obtain bait for rocktail, which is one of the best pieces of food in Runescape.

They can be turned non-aggressive by wearing the magic golem outfit or fury shark outfit


100% drop

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Living minerals.pngLiving minerals5–24Always[1]230–1,104
  1. ^ You must mine the Living rock remains to receive living minerals.


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Main drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Mud rune.pngMud rune3; 8Common2,604–6,944
Nature rune.pngNature rune4–10Uncommon1,620–4,050
Death rune.pngDeath rune3–10Uncommon696–2,320
Gold ore.pngGold ore(noted)Common1,761
Mithril ore.pngMithril ore(noted)Common591
Adamantite ore.pngAdamantite ore(noted)Uncommon227
Silver ore.pngSilver ore(noted)Uncommon414
Soft clay.pngSoft clay3; 8 (noted)Rare1,257–3,352
Uncut sapphire.pngUncut sapphire(noted)Common809
Uncut emerald.pngUncut emerald(noted)Common2,555
Uncut ruby.pngUncut ruby(noted)Uncommon1,842
Uncut diamond.pngUncut diamond(noted)Rare4,843
Adamant pickaxe.pngAdamant pickaxe1Uncommon5,407
Mithril pickaxe.pngMithril pickaxe1Uncommon2,828

Tertiary drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Spirit sapphire.pngSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emerald.pngSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit ruby.pngSpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Starved ancient effigy.pngStarved ancient effigy1Very 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 token.pngKey token1RareNot sold
Mimic kill token.pngMimic kill token1Very rare5,575


  • There is currently a glitch where if you use some damage-over-time abilities (namely Combust) to finish it off, the effect will continue on its corpse after the creature has died. Sometimes when this occurs, the living rock protector will gain a second, smaller health bar before "dying" again, and producing a set of normal bones, leaving no remains to be mined.
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Living minerals (5, 24, Always) +, Mud rune (3, 8, Common) +, Nature rune (4, 10, Uncommon) +, Death rune (3, 10, Uncommon) +, Coal (3, 3, Common) +, Gold ore (3, 3, Common) +, Mithril ore (3, 3, Common) +, Adamantite ore (1, 1, Uncommon) +, Silver ore (3, 3, Uncommon) +, Soft clay (3, 8, Rare) +, Uncut sapphire (1, 1, Common) +, Uncut emerald (1, 1, Common) +, Uncut ruby (1, 1, Uncommon) +, Uncut diamond (1, 1, Rare) +, Adamant pickaxe (1, 1, Uncommon) +, Mithril pickaxe (1, 1, Uncommon) +, Spirit sapphire (1, 1, Rare) +, Spirit emerald (1, 1, Rare) +, Spirit ruby (1, 1, Rare) +, Starved ancient effigy (1, 1, Very rare) +, Key token (1, 1, Rare) +  and Mimic kill token (1, 1, Very rare) +
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