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Rock lobsters are found in the Waterbirth Island Dungeon's fifth sub-level, in room 16. They are similar to giant rock crabs in the fact that they are initially disguised as large rocks, but they will attack the player as they approach. They have very high defence (though they are weak to magic attacks) and can hit frequently into the low 300s. They attack every other game tick, making them incredibly dangerous especially if multiple lobsters attack at once. Rock lobsters are commonly killed by wealthy players because of their common crimson charm drops. Using the right technique, such as ice bursting or ice barraging, killing rock lobsters is one of the fastest ways of obtaining charms.

Strategy

Rock lobsters are weak to water spells. Players are advised to kill them by casting Water Wave, Ice Burst, or better using a staff, such as a crystal staff or better, and Magic Power armour, such as robes of subjugation. Low-levelled players may wish to bring an emergency teleport and food, such as sharks. As rock lobsters frequently drop charms, players should use a charming imp. Soul Split can be used to eliminate the need for food or safe-spotting. Players may also use Blood Burst/Barrage in order to heal.

Drops

Runes

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Earth runeEarth rune5Common90
Water runeWater rune9Common225
Pure essencePure essence4–8Common120–240

Talismans

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Fire talismanFire talisman1Uncommon209
Air talismanAir talisman1Uncommon498
Cosmic talismanCosmic talisman1Uncommon1,030
Body talismanBody talisman1Uncommon407
Water talismanWater talisman1Uncommon2,528

Charms

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
46–49%15–17%8–10%23–25%3–4%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 3,831 kills.
2 charms are dropped at a time.
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Herbs

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Uncommon709
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Uncommon2,307
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Uncommon105
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Uncommon741
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon1,860
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon5,008
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon1,043
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon11,782
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon4,322
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon7,551
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon8,476

Equipment

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Steel arrow 5Steel arrow4–7Common68–119
Iron arrow 5Iron arrow2–17Common28–238
Fremennik shirt (brown)Fremennik shirt (brown)1Uncommon70
Fremennik bladeFremennik blade1UncommonNot sold

Seeds

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Onion seed 5Onion seed1Uncommon242
Potato seed 5Potato seed1Uncommon244
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed1Uncommon207
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed1Uncommon204
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1–3Very rare3,590–10,770
Evil turnip seed 5Evil turnip seed1–3Very rare121–363
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed1Very rare726

Other

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
SeaweedSeaweed4Common112
Edible seaweedEdible seaweed4Common3,544
Raw lobsterRaw lobster1Common353
Lobster potLobster pot1Common602
TinderboxTinderbox1Common474
Soda ashSoda ash1Uncommon9
Coins 250Coins355Uncommon355
Snape grassSnape grass1Uncommon134
Sealed clue scroll (medium)Sealed clue scroll (medium)1RareNot sold
Court summonsCourt summons1Very rareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very 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 sapphire1Common809
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,555
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,842
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,843
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare217,935–266,365
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common11,053
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common11,538
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,077
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare543,465–664,235
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common56,212
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,861
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare542,160–662,640
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare905
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,399
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,601
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common14,916–18,084
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,003,725–1,226,775
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,923
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,473
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare164,320–207,296
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare12,025–15,170
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare5,225–7,315
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common47,655–58,245
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon321,075–392,425
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,804–16,646
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare384,480–469,920
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon22,400–123,200
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common52,830–64,570
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon40,860–49,940
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common24,654–28,176
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare237,735–290,565
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare127,710–156,090
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common8,955
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare134,325–164,175
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon485,010–592,790
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon161,010–196,790
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon125,910–153,890
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon130,950–160,050
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon10,164–11,616
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon11,508–13,152
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon209,856
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare396,000
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common43,200–52,800
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common27,585–33,715
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon188,550–230,450
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,356–13,694
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare112,725–137,775
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon16,740–20,460
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare356,670–435,930
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon12,008
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*124,871
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,432,268,388
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 rare5,575

Trivia

  • The examine text is a reference to the B-52's song "Rock Lobster".
  • After the ring of wealth update, the charm drop rates of hellhounds and rock lobsters had "gone walkabouts"[1]. This has now been fixed.
  • The rock lobster's combat level was 127 upon being introduced into RuneScape 2. It was later changed to 156 in a hidden update. Their combat levels changed again to 142 upon the release of the Evolution of Combat on 20 November 2012.

References

  1. ^ Mod Sneakman. "Hellhounds Nerf?." 16 March 2011. Recent Updates Forums.
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