Basilisk

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A basilisk is a Slayer monster that requires a Slayer level of 40 to kill. Like with 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 2,522.5 coins.

100% drop[edit | edit source]

Charms[edit | edit source]

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67%7%19–20%5%1%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 114,332 kills.
1 item is dropped at a time.
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Main drop[edit | edit source]

  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]

  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.png1Common75215
Uncut emerald.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Uncut emerald with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut emeraldF2P icon.png1Common2,16330
Uncut ruby.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Uncut ruby with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut rubyF2P icon.png1Common1,99260
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Uncut diamond with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut diamondF2P icon.png1Common5,769120
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut diamondF2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare259,605-317,2955,400-6,600
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.png1Common14,9240
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.png1Common15,3900
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon11,392600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare512,640-626,56027,000-33,000
Dragon longsword.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,50460,000
Off-hand dragon longsword.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Off-hand dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Off-hand dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common56,80960,000
Dragon spear.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear (m)P2P icon.png1Rare35,50137,440
Battlestaff.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Battlestaff with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Battlestaff (m)P2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare548,820-670,780756,000-924,000
Rune javelin.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Rune javelin with rarity Rare in quantity 5Rune javelinF2P icon.png5Rare9301,870
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png1Uncommon38,64440,000
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)Rare695,592-850,168720,000-880,000
Shield left half.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1Shield left half (m)P2P icon.png1Rare64,24166,000
Dragon helm.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Dragon helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragon helm (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon58,50260,000
Rune arrowheads.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Rune arrowheads with rarity Common in quantity 113-137Rune arrowheadsF2P icon.png113–137Common15,255-18,495678-822
Onyx bolts.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Onyx bolts with rarity Very rare in quantity 135-165Onyx bolts (m)P2P icon.png135–165Very rare1,022,220-1,249,3801,104,165-1,349,535
Water talisman.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Water talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Water talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare239,360-288,640136-164
Earth talisman.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Earth talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Earth talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare7,276-8,774136-164
Raw lobster.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Raw lobster with rarity Common in quantity 135-165 (noted)Raw lobsterF2P icon.png135–165 (noted)Common42,660-52,14022,950-28,050
Raw shark.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Raw shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 225-275 (noted)Raw shark (m)P2P icon.png225–275 (noted)Uncommon386,775-472,72540,500-49,500
Big bones.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Big bones with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Big bonesF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,940-16,8100
Dragon bones.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Dragon bones with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Dragon bonesF2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare348,660-426,1400
Drakolith stone spirit.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Drakolith stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-35Drakolith stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–35Uncommon10,350-14,490Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Necrite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png2Common4,052Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-30Phasmatite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–30Uncommon21,900-26,280Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Phasmatite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png2Common1,752Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-30Necrite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–30Rare50,650-60,780Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 3Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png3Common4,932Not alchemisable
Orichalcite stone spirit.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Orichalcite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-35Orichalcite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–35Rare7,925-11,095Not 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)Uncommon393,030-480,3700
Grimy snapdragon.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy snapdragon (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon130,500-159,5000
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)Uncommon102,645-125,4558,100-9,900
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)Uncommon198,585-242,7155,130-6,270
Lantadyme seed.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Lantadyme seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon7,028-8,032532-608
Dwarf weed seed.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Dwarf weed seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon53,578-61,232532-608
Magic seed.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Magic seed (m)P2P icon.png4Uncommon129,7121,012
Palm tree seed.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Palm tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 10Palm tree seed (m)P2P icon.png10Rare280,0701,520
Flax.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Flax with rarity Common in quantity 450-550 (noted)FlaxF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Common50,850-62,1501,350-1,650
Molten glass.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Molten glass with rarity Common in quantity 45-55 (noted)Molten glass (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Common21,240-25,96045-55
Soft clay.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Soft clay with rarity Uncommon in quantity 450-550 (noted)Soft clayF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Uncommon334,800-409,200450-550
Yew logs.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Yew logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,396-16,1546,528-7,872
Yew logs.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Yew logs with rarity Rare in quantity 675-825 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png675–825 (noted)Rare132,975-162,52564,800-79,200
Teak plank.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Teak plank with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Teak plank (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon20,700-25,30013,500-16,500
Mahogany plank.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Mahogany plank with rarity Rare in quantity 270-330 (noted)Mahogany plank (m)P2P icon.png270–330 (noted)Rare508,140-621,060243,000-297,000
Vecna skull.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Vecna skull with rarity Rare in quantity 1Vecna skull (m)P2P icon.png1Rare[d 1]157,3456,000
Blurberry Special.png: RS3 Basilisk drops Blurberry Special with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Blurberry Special (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 2]12,43518
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]4361
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]1,602,470,020300,000
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.

Achievement[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

The update history project is a work-in-progress – not all updates to this topic may be covered below. See here for how to help out!
  • patch 13 March 2012 (Update):
    • Cockatrices and basilisks are no longer given as Slayer assignments to players with less than 20 Defence.
  • ninja 1 July 2014 (Update):
    • Basilisk graphics have been updated.

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.