Basilisk

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A Basilisk is a Slayer monster that requires a Slayer level of 40 to kill. Like cockatrices, players must equip a Mirror shield, Sunglasses, Mask of Reflection, Helm of Little Kings, Mask of Stone, or Helm of Petrification when fighting these monsters. Players require 20 Defence in order to receive basilisks as a Slayer assignment, as 20 Defence is required to wield the shield. 

The Slayer helmet will not help. Without the shield or mask, the player's stats will be greatly reduced, and the player will take damage frequently, even if a safe spot is used. Protect from Melee/Deflect melee can reduce damage from the attack, as it is still a melee attack, but the stats will still be lowered.

Basilisks are weak to air spells, so it is advisable to bring some air runes, a good wand, and decent magic armour. Players with level 70 Defence or above will not get hit very often, so one can bring less food and have more inventory space available for drops. However, you may get hit a somewhat large amount, particularly if you are not using magic. Bones to peaches tablets are highly recommended for lower levels. The Pollnivneach Slayer Dungeon has many safe spots created by rocks in the floor. It is also possible to safe spot them from the south in the Fremennik Slayer Dungeon the eastern wall near the south entrance. You still need a mirror shield or similar item even if you kill Basilisks from a safe spot.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Drops[edit | edit source]

The average Basilisk kill is worth 2,617.51.

100% drop[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High Alch
Bones.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Bones with rarity Always in quantity 1BonesF2P icon.png1Always2300

Charms[edit | edit source]

No charmGold charm.pngGreen charm.pngCrimson charm.pngBlue charm.png
67%7%19–20%5%1%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 114,061 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
Add data to the log (requires JavaScript).

Main drop[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity[d 1] GE price High Alch
Medium bladed steel salvage.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Medium bladed steel salvage with rarity 7/128 in quantity 1Medium bladed steel salvageF2P icon.png17/1284,711720
Medium spiky mithril salvage.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Medium spiky mithril salvage with rarity 4/128 in quantity 1Medium spiky mithril salvageF2P icon.png14/1283,7441,800
Tiny bladed mithril salvage.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Tiny bladed mithril salvage with rarity 8/128 in quantity 1Tiny bladed mithril salvageF2P icon.png18/1282,063600
Medium plated mithril salvage.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Medium plated mithril salvage with rarity 8/128 in quantity 1Medium plated mithril salvageF2P icon.png18/1281,8731,800
Staff of water.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Staff of water with rarity 8/128 in quantity 1Staff of waterF2P icon.png18/1281,784900
Tiny spiky rune salvage.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Tiny spiky rune salvage with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Tiny spiky rune salvageF2P icon.png11/1286,7178,000
Small plated adamant salvage.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Small plated adamant salvage with rarity 6/128 in quantity 1Small plated adamant salvageF2P icon.png16/1283,1014,000
Light mystic hat.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Light mystic hat with rarity 1/512 in quantity 1Light mystic hatF2P icon.png11/51214,5276,000
Basilisk boots.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Basilisk boots with rarity 1/512 in quantity 1Basilisk bootsF2P icon.png11/512[d 2]2,7041,152
Grimy guam.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Grimy guam with rarity 3/128 in quantity 1Grimy guamF2P icon.png13/12862318
Grimy marrentill.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Grimy marrentill with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1Grimy marrentill (m)P2P icon.png12/1283,2600
Grimy tarromin.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Grimy tarromin with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1Grimy tarrominF2P icon.png12/128880
Grimy harralander.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Grimy harralander with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Grimy harralander (m)P2P icon.png11/1284690
Grimy ranarr.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Grimy ranarr with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1-2Grimy ranarr (m)P2P icon.png1–21/1281,920-3,8400
Grimy irit.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Grimy irit with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Grimy irit (m)P2P icon.png11/1285,7130
Grimy avantoe.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Grimy avantoe with rarity 1/256 in quantity 1-2Grimy avantoe (m)P2P icon.png1–21/2561,012-2,0240
Grimy cadantine.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Grimy cadantine with rarity 1/256 in quantity 1Grimy cadantine (m)P2P icon.png11/2564,1120
Grimy lantadyme.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Grimy lantadyme with rarity 1/512 in quantity 1Grimy lantadyme (m)P2P icon.png11/51210,1410
Grimy kwuarm.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Grimy kwuarm with rarity 1/256 in quantity 1Grimy kwuarm (m)P2P icon.png11/25612,4430
Grimy dwarf weed.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Grimy dwarf weed with rarity 1/512 in quantity 1Grimy dwarf weed (m)P2P icon.png11/51210,2470
Mithril stone spirit.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Mithril stone spirit with rarity 6/128 in quantity 1Mithril stone spiritF2P icon.png16/12865Not alchemisable
Gold stone spirit.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Gold stone spirit with rarity 1/256 in quantity 1Gold stone spiritF2P icon.png11/25651Not alchemisable
Water rune.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Water rune with rarity 12/128 in quantity 20Water runeF2P icon.png2012/12836060
Coins_1000.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Coins with rarity 56/128 in quantity 11-200, 811-2381, 4674CoinsF2P icon.png11–200; 811–2,381; 4,67456/12811-4,67411-4,674
Raw lobster.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Raw lobster with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Raw lobsterF2P icon.png11/128479170
Water orb.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Water orb with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1Water orb (m)P2P icon.png12/1287,051180
Rare drop table.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Rare drop table with rarity Rare in quantity 1Rare drop tableF2P icon.png1RareNot soldNot alchemisable
  1. ^ Estimated based on 25,044 kills from the RuneMetrics drop logging project.
  2. ^ Based on drops on and off of slayer assignment. Drop chance is increased if the player is on a slayer assignment for Basilisks.

Tertiary drops[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High Alch
Spirit sapphire.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Spirit sapphire with rarity 5/2000 in quantity 1Spirit sapphire (m)P2P icon.png15/2000Not soldNot alchemisable
Spirit emerald.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Spirit emerald with rarity 3/2000 in quantity 1Spirit emerald (m)P2P icon.png13/2000Not soldNot alchemisable
Spirit ruby.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Spirit ruby with rarity 2/2000 in quantity 1Spirit ruby (m)P2P icon.png12/2000Not soldNot alchemisable
Basilisk bone.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Basilisk bone with rarity Common in quantity 1Basilisk bone (m)P2P icon.png1Common[d 1]0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
Basilisk head.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Basilisk head with rarity 1/2000 in quantity 1Basilisk head (m)P2P icon.png11/2000[d 2]Not soldNot alchemisable
Starved ancient effigy.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Starved ancient effigy with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Starved ancient effigy (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
  1. ^ Only dropped during the Rag and Bone Man wish list quest.
  2. ^ When wearing the Mask of Reflection or Helm of Little Kings the droprate for this item is 1/1000

Rare drop table[edit | edit source]

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.
Rare drop table.png Rare drop table:
Rare drop table
Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Coins_250.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 250-500CoinsF2P icon.png250–500Common250-500250-500
Uncut sapphire.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut sapphireF2P icon.png1Common55915
Uncut emerald.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Uncut emerald with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut emeraldF2P icon.png1Common1,00130
Uncut ruby.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Uncut ruby with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut rubyF2P icon.png1Common1,48360
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Uncut diamond with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut diamondF2P icon.png1Common3,114120
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut diamondF2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare140,130-171,2705,400-6,600
Loop half of a key.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Loop half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Loop half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common11,2560
Tooth half of a key.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Tooth half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Tooth half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common14,1850
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon14,037600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare631,665-772,03527,000-33,000
Dragon longsword.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,89260,000
Dragon spear.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear (m)P2P icon.png1Rare36,07137,440
Battlestaff.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Battlestaff with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Battlestaff (m)P2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare546,840-668,360756,000-924,000
Rune javelin.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Rune javelin with rarity Rare in quantity 5Rune javelinF2P icon.png5Rare8851,870
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png1Uncommon38,54340,000
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Rare in quantity 18-22 (noted)Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png18–22 (noted)Rare693,774-847,946720,000-880,000
Shield left half.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1Shield left half (m)P2P icon.png1Rare63,70166,000
Dragon helm.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Dragon helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragon helm (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon58,90860,000
Rune arrowheads.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Rune arrowheads with rarity Common in quantity 113-137Rune arrowheadsF2P icon.png113–137Common14,012-16,988678-822
Onyx bolts.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Onyx bolts with rarity Very rare in quantity 135-165Onyx bolts (m)P2P icon.png135–165Very rare1,004,670-1,227,9301,104,165-1,349,535
Water talisman.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Water talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Water talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare231,880-279,620136-164
Earth talisman.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Earth talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Earth talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare13,464-16,236136-164
Raw lobster.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Raw lobster with rarity Common in quantity 135-165 (noted)Raw lobsterF2P icon.png135–165 (noted)Common64,665-79,03522,950-28,050
Raw shark.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Raw shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 225-275 (noted)Raw shark (m)P2P icon.png225–275 (noted)Uncommon284,850-348,15040,500-49,500
Big bones.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Big bones with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Big bonesF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,804-16,6460
Dragon bones.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Dragon bones with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Dragon bonesF2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare376,020-459,5800
Coal stone spirit.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Coal stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 900-1100Coal stone spiritF2P icon.png900–1,100Uncommon27,900-34,100Not alchemisable
Gold stone spirit.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Gold stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 90-110Gold stone spiritF2P icon.png90–110Common4,590-5,610Not alchemisable
Adamantite stone spirit.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Adamantite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 180-220Adamantite stone spiritF2P icon.png180–220Uncommon9,540-11,660Not alchemisable
Adamantite stone spirit.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Adamantite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 14-16Adamantite stone spiritF2P icon.png14–16Common742-848Not alchemisable
Adamantite stone spirit.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Adamantite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 135-165Adamantite stone spiritF2P icon.png135–165Rare7,155-8,745Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 90-110Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png90–110Rare40,410-49,390Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 3Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png3Common1,347Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png45–55Rare20,205-24,695Not alchemisable
Grimy torstol.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Grimy torstol with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy torstol (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon714,870-873,7300
Grimy snapdragon.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy snapdragon (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon151,200-184,8000
Super restore (4).png: RS3 Basilisk drops Super restore (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Super restore (4) (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon142,290-173,9108,100-9,900
Prayer potion (4).png: RS3 Basilisk drops Prayer potion (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Prayer potion (4)F2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon213,300-260,7005,130-6,270
Lantadyme seed.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Lantadyme seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon42,714-48,816532-608
Dwarf weed seed.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Dwarf weed seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon21,896-25,024532-608
Magic seed.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Magic seed (m)P2P icon.png4Uncommon342,3561,012
Palm tree seed.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Palm tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 10Palm tree seed (m)P2P icon.png10Rare880,2601,520
Flax.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Flax with rarity Common in quantity 450-550 (noted)FlaxF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Common46,350-56,6501,350-1,650
Molten glass.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Molten glass with rarity Common in quantity 45-55 (noted)Molten glass (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Common18,810-22,99045-55
Soft clay.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Soft clay with rarity Uncommon in quantity 450-550 (noted)Soft clayF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Uncommon210,600-257,400450-550
Yew logs.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Yew logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon12,444-15,0066,528-7,872
Yew logs.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Yew logs with rarity Rare in quantity 675-825 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png675–825 (noted)Rare123,525-150,97564,800-79,200
Teak plank.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Teak plank with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Teak plank (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon16,515-20,18513,500-16,500
Mahogany plank.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Mahogany plank with rarity Rare in quantity 270-330 (noted)Mahogany plank (m)P2P icon.png270–330 (noted)Rare298,890-365,310243,000-297,000
Vecna skull.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Vecna skull with rarity Rare in quantity 1Vecna skull (m)P2P icon.png1Rare[d 1]108,8816,000
Blurberry Special.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Blurberry Special with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Blurberry Special (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 2]14,38018
Cheese+tom batta.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Cheese+tom batta with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Cheese+tom batta (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 3]4121
Hazelmere's signet ring.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Hazelmere's signet ring with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Hazelmere's signet ring (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 4]1,686,657,284300,000
Brawling gloves (Melee).png: RS3 Basilisk drops Brawling gloves (Melee) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Melee) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Magic).png: RS3 Basilisk drops Brawling gloves (Magic) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Magic) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Ranged).png: RS3 Basilisk drops Brawling gloves (Ranged) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Ranged) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Agility).png: RS3 Basilisk drops Brawling gloves (Agility) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Agility) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Cooking).png: RS3 Basilisk drops Brawling gloves (Cooking) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Cooking) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (FM).png: RS3 Basilisk drops Brawling gloves (FM) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (FM) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Fishing).png: RS3 Basilisk drops Brawling gloves (Fishing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Fishing) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Hunter).png: RS3 Basilisk drops Brawling gloves (Hunter) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Hunter) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Mining).png: RS3 Basilisk drops Brawling gloves (Mining) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Mining) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Prayer).png: RS3 Basilisk drops Brawling gloves (Prayer) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Prayer) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Smithing).png: RS3 Basilisk drops Brawling gloves (Smithing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Smithing) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Thieving).png: RS3 Basilisk drops Brawling gloves (Thieving) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Thieving) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (WC).png: RS3 Basilisk drops Brawling gloves (WC) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (WC) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 1.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Crystal triskelion fragment 1 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 1 (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 2.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Crystal triskelion fragment 2 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 2 (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 3.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Crystal triskelion fragment 3 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 3 (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Timbo's Twitter account. 19 January 2018. (Archived from the original on 22 January 2019.) Mod Timbo: "1/1280 if you hit the RDT, requires T4 luck to be worn in order to get a hold of it. Of course there are tons of different ways to access the RDT so it changes massively depending on what you're fighting, what you're wearing etc."
  2. ^ Indicates a failed 1/10 roll for Hazelmere's signet ring.
  3. ^ Indicates a roll for Hazelmere's signet ring without tier 4 luck.
  4. ^ Requires tier 4 luck. Rarer than the vecna skull.

Universal drops[edit | edit source]

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These items are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High Alch
Key token.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Key token with rarity Rare in quantity 1Key tokenF2P icon.png1RareNot soldNot alchemisable
Mimic kill token.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Mimic kill token with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Mimic kill token (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare4,932Not alchemisable

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 13 March 2012 (Update):
    • Cockatrices and basilisks are no longer given as Slayer assignments to players with less than 20 Defence.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The name "Basilisk" comes from the Greek word "basilískos" (βασιλίσκος), which means "Little King".
  • The fact that a player needs a Mirror shield to fight Basilisks is derived from the European legend of Basilisks, which had the power to cause death with just a single glance and were reputed to cause an unwanted death to themselves if they saw their reflection.