This article is about the cooked version. For the raw version, see Raw lobster.
For the creature on Daemonheim, see Lobster (NPC).
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Lobster detail

A lobster is a type of shellfish that players can eat, healing a maximum of 1200 life points. Raw lobsters can be caught with a Fishing level of 40 or higher, granting 90 Fishing experience. They can be caught at any cage/harpoon fishing spot with a lobster pot.

Raw lobsters can be cooked with a Cooking level of 40 or higher, granting 120 experience on a range and 132 on a bonfire. Players may accidentally burn lobsters while cooking until they reach a Cooking level of 74 (or 64 if wearing cooking gauntlets).

Noted lobsters can sometimes be found inside barrels in the Viyeldi caves.

Tools/utensils None
Ingredients Raw lobster
Cooking level 40
Burn level 74 (64 with cooking gauntlets)
Cooking experience 120
Range-only No
Instructions Use raw lobster on a fire or a range.
Servings 1


Drop sources

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Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Ancient warriorN/A1Uncommon
Baby implingN/A1Rare
Baby impling jarN/A1Rare
Barrel (Viyeldi caves)N/A1–3Rare
Blood reaverN/A1Rare
Blue dragonN/A1Uncommon
Elf warriorN/A1Uncommon
Elite Black KnightN/A1–3Uncommon
Fire giantN/A1Uncommon
General malpractitionerN/A1Common
Gourmet implingN/A4Uncommon
Gourmet impling jarN/A4Uncommon
Greater reborn mageN/A1Uncommon
Greater reborn rangerN/A1Common
Greater reborn warriorN/A1Unknown
Ice trollN/A6Uncommon
Jungle strykewyrmN/A1–2Common
Kalphite GuardianN/A1–2Uncommon
Kalphite SoldierN/A1Uncommon
Knight of ArdougneN/A1Uncommon
Lesser demonN/A1Uncommon
Lesser demon (Demon Flash Mobs)1091Uncommon
Lesser reborn mageN/A1Common
Lesser reborn rangerN/A1Common
Lesser reborn warriorN/A1Common
Monkey knife fighterN/A1Uncommon
'Rum'-pumped crabN/A1Common
Scabaras mageN/A1Uncommon
Scarab mageN/A1Rare
Skeletal WyvernN/A3Uncommon
Undead trollN/A1Uncommon
Zamorak crafterN/A3Rare
Zamorak warriorN/A3Uncommon

Store locations

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Seller Location Cost Currency Base stock Members?
Fishing Guild ShopFishing Guild268Coins 250Coins 0Yes
Keepa Kettilon's StoreJatizso268Coins 250Coins 0Yes
Lletya Food Store268Coins 250Coins 10Yes
The Shrimp and Parrot268Coins 250Coins 10Yes

In-game usage

Free-to-play popularity

They are the most popular food for player killing in free-to-play, due to their low price and the fact that they can easily be collected in bulk. Wealthier players will use lobsters while training on monsters as well.

It is also common for players to fish and cook lobsters on Karamja, use them to train on lesser demons in the dungeon and then repeat the cycle. Bring a tinderbox and hatchet of any kind, cut a dead tree near the volcano entrance to make a fire. Less wealthy players will find trout and salmon more cost-effective ways of training combat.

When the Grand Exchange was set up in Varrock and the 10 December 2007 updates took effect (which put up the 5,000 coin trade limit, removed player killing in the Wilderness), prices of cooked lobsters dropped from 250 to 200 coins to as low as 150 to 200 (due to the ease of trading cooked lobsters), but prices of raw lobsters sky-rocketed from as low as 100 coins each to as high as 339 each. The increase in the prices of raw lobsters was due to the fact that loss of macroers, which provided most of the supply of lobsters in the economy, were also lost.

However, when player-killing worlds were put up, which also increase the demand for food, prices of cooked and raw lobsters rebounded to beyond 300 coins where it stood for a few weeks before slowly declining to around 250 coins. With Stiles added to the game, players were able to procure much greater number of lobsters in Karamja, causing oversupply of lobsters and consequently cause the price of cooked lobsters to dip to its present value.

Pay-to-play popularity

While lobsters are often used for training on pay-to-play servers and low level players, it is not recommended that they are used for player killing. Instead, rocktails, sharks or at least monkfish are recommended so that the player is not easily killed.

An alternative for members with low level Fishing is to use the Thieving skill to steal them in Rellekka or Miscellania at level 42 Thieving, though in Rellekka there is no bank nearby to store them—unless the player is wearing Fremennik sea boots 1, 2, 3, or 4 (obtained by completing the Fremennik Province Tasks) in which case you can talk to Peer the Seer to access a bank deposit box. If you wish to cook the lobsters before banking them, Yrsa has an everlasting fire in her hut, quite close to the marketplace.

However, most members use lobsters for questing and training combat on low to medium-levelled Non-player characters, and/or when they need quick cheap food.


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  • Back in RuneScape Classic, the colour of the lobster was actually the other way around. Raw lobsters were a bright red colour when caught, and turned a deep brown when cooked. It was not until the implementation of RuneScape 2 that it was changed to the way it is now.