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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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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
General malpractitioner841Common
Greater reborn ranger821Common
Jungle strykewyrm931–2Common
Lesser reborn mage681Common
Lesser reborn ranger681Common
Lesser reborn warrior681Common
'Rum'-pumped crab841Common
Baby implingN/A1Rare
Barrel (Viyeldi caves)N/A1–3Rare
Basilisk70; 771Rare
Blood reaver108; 1241Rare
Scarab mage751Rare
TzHaar-Hur86; 981Rare
Zamorak crafter263Rare
Ancient warrior1031Uncommon
Blue dragon741Uncommon
Elf warrior84; 891Uncommon
Elite Black Knight1001–3Uncommon
Fire giant851Uncommon
Gourmet implingN/A4Uncommon
Gourmet impling jarN/A4Uncommon
Greater reborn mage821Uncommon
Ice troll84; 896Uncommon
Kalphite Guardian721–2Uncommon
Kalphite Soldier651Uncommon
Knight of Ardougne531Uncommon
Lesser demon701Uncommon
Lesser demon (Demon Flash Mobs)1091Uncommon
Monkey knife fighterN/A1Uncommon
Mourner33; 79; 851Uncommon
Scabaras mage771Uncommon
Skeletal Wyvern1093Uncommon
Undead troll77; 81; 86; 951Uncommon
Zamorak warrior61; 653Uncommon
Greater reborn warrior821Unknown

Store locations

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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.