Cave bug

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This article is about the monster in the Lumbridge Swamp caves. For the monster in the Fremennik Slayer Dungeon, see Cave crawler.
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Cave bugs can be assigned as Slayer assignments, and require level 7 Slayer to kill. Bring food if you are below level 20, as they regenerate quickly.

Cave bugs in the Chaos tunnels

Locations[edit | edit source]

Drops (level 8)[edit | edit source]

The average Cave bug (8) kill is worth 1,963.68 coins.

Main drop[d 1][edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Level 8 cave bugs do not have access to the Rare drop table, tertiary drops, or charms.
  2. ^ Estimated based on 2,258 kills from the RuneMetrics drop logging project.

Drops (level 12)[edit | edit source]

The average Cave bug (12) kill is worth 1,963.68 coins.

Charms[edit | edit source]

Nothing
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1Green charm.png
1Crimson charm.png
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51–54%6–7%35–38%3–4%0.6–1.2%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 2,354 kills.
1 item is dropped at a time.
Add data to the log (requires JavaScript).

Main drop[edit | edit source]

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This drop table may not have accurate data due to a low kill count.
You can submit your data to the RuneMetrics project or edit this page to improve it.
  1. ^ Estimated based on 153 kills from the RuneMetrics drop logging project.

Tertiary drops[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Estimated based on 153 kills from the RuneMetrics drop logging project.
  2. ^ Drops along with the Water battlestaff drop.

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 Cave bug drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 250-500CoinsF2P icon.png250–500Common250-500250-500
Uncut sapphire.png: RS3 Cave bug drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut sapphireF2P icon.png1Common68015
Uncut emerald.png: RS3 Cave bug drops Uncut emerald with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut emeraldF2P icon.png1Common1,83730
Uncut ruby.png: RS3 Cave bug drops Uncut ruby with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut rubyF2P icon.png1Common1,76960
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Cave bug drops Uncut diamond with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut diamondF2P icon.png1Common4,829120
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Cave bug drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut diamondF2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare217,305-265,5955,400-6,600
Loop half of a key.png: RS3 Cave bug drops Loop half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Loop half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common11,9230
Tooth half of a key.png: RS3 Cave bug drops Tooth half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Tooth half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common12,0390
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Cave bug drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon10,956600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Cave bug drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare493,020-602,58027,000-33,000
Dragon longsword.png: RS3 Cave bug drops Dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,61360,000
Off-hand dragon longsword.png: RS3 Cave bug drops Off-hand dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Off-hand dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,09060,000
Dragon spear.png: RS3 Cave bug drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear (m)P2P icon.png1Rare35,84237,440
Battlestaff.png: RS3 Cave bug drops Battlestaff with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Battlestaff (m)P2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare534,600-653,400756,000-924,000
Rune javelin.png: RS3 Cave bug drops Rune javelin with rarity Rare in quantity 5Rune javelinF2P icon.png5Rare8951,870
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Cave bug drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png1Uncommon38,79340,000
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Cave bug drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Rare in quantity 18-22 (noted)Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png18–22 (noted)Rare698,274-853,446720,000-880,000
Shield left half.png: RS3 Cave bug drops Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1Shield left half (m)P2P icon.png1Rare61,46366,000
Dragon helm.png: RS3 Cave bug drops Dragon helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragon helm (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon58,84460,000
Rune arrowheads.png: RS3 Cave bug drops Rune arrowheads with rarity Common in quantity 113-137Rune arrowheadsF2P icon.png113–137Common16,385-19,865678-822
Onyx bolts.png: RS3 Cave bug drops Onyx bolts with rarity Very rare in quantity 135-165Onyx bolts (m)P2P icon.png135–165Very rare1,036,260-1,266,5401,104,165-1,349,535
Water talisman.png: RS3 Cave bug drops Water talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Water talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare414,324-499,626136-164
Earth talisman.png: RS3 Cave bug drops Earth talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Earth talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare17,340-20,910136-164
Raw lobster.png: RS3 Cave bug drops Raw lobster with rarity Common in quantity 135-165 (noted)Raw lobsterF2P icon.png135–165 (noted)Common40,635-49,66522,950-28,050
Raw shark.png: RS3 Cave bug drops Raw shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 225-275 (noted)Raw shark (m)P2P icon.png225–275 (noted)Uncommon534,375-653,12540,500-49,500
Big bones.png: RS3 Cave bug drops Big bones with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Big bonesF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon17,204-20,7460
Dragon bones.png: RS3 Cave bug drops Dragon bones with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Dragon bonesF2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare318,780-389,6200
Drakolith stone spirit.png: RS3 Cave bug drops Drakolith stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-35Drakolith stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–35Uncommon9,500-13,300Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Cave bug drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Necrite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png2Common5,880Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Cave bug drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-30Phasmatite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–30Uncommon10,075-12,090Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Cave bug drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Phasmatite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png2Common806Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Cave bug drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-30Necrite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–30Rare73,500-88,200Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Cave bug drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 3Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png3Common6,630Not alchemisable
Orichalcite stone spirit.png: RS3 Cave bug drops Orichalcite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-35Orichalcite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–35Rare7,725-10,815Not alchemisable
Grimy torstol.png: RS3 Cave bug drops Grimy torstol with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy torstol (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon499,680-610,7200
Grimy snapdragon.png: RS3 Cave bug drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy snapdragon (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon148,050-180,9500
Super restore (4).png: RS3 Cave bug drops Super restore (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Super restore (4) (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon144,720-176,8808,100-9,900
Prayer potion (4).png: RS3 Cave bug drops Prayer potion (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Prayer potion (4)F2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon287,235-351,0655,130-6,270
Lantadyme seed.png: RS3 Cave bug drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Lantadyme seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon3,822-4,368532-608
Dwarf weed seed.png: RS3 Cave bug drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Dwarf weed seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon62,720-71,680532-608
Magic seed.png: RS3 Cave bug drops Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Magic seed (m)P2P icon.png4Uncommon110,4881,012
Palm tree seed.png: RS3 Cave bug drops Palm tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 10Palm tree seed (m)P2P icon.png10Rare224,1401,520
Flax.png: RS3 Cave bug drops Flax with rarity Common in quantity 450-550 (noted)FlaxF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Common65,700-80,3001,350-1,650
Molten glass.png: RS3 Cave bug drops Molten glass with rarity Common in quantity 45-55 (noted)Molten glass (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Common27,270-33,33045-55
Soft clay.png: RS3 Cave bug drops Soft clay with rarity Uncommon in quantity 450-550 (noted)Soft clayF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Uncommon300,600-367,400450-550
Yew logs.png: RS3 Cave bug drops Yew logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,260-15,9906,528-7,872
Yew logs.png: RS3 Cave bug drops Yew logs with rarity Rare in quantity 675-825 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png675–825 (noted)Rare131,625-160,87564,800-79,200
Teak plank.png: RS3 Cave bug drops Teak plank with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Teak plank (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon25,200-30,80013,500-16,500
Mahogany plank.png: RS3 Cave bug drops Mahogany plank with rarity Rare in quantity 270-330 (noted)Mahogany plank (m)P2P icon.png270–330 (noted)Rare518,670-633,930243,000-297,000
Vecna skull.png: RS3 Cave bug drops Vecna skull with rarity Rare in quantity 1Vecna skull (m)P2P icon.png1Rare[d 1]260,0256,000
Blurberry Special.png: RS3 Cave bug drops Blurberry Special with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Blurberry Special (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 2]15,16218
Cheese+tom batta.png: RS3 Cave bug drops Cheese+tom batta with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Cheese+tom batta (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 3]4671
Hazelmere's signet ring.png: RS3 Cave bug drops Hazelmere's signet ring with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Hazelmere's signet ring (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 4]2,119,657,444300,000
Brawling gloves (Melee).png: RS3 Cave bug 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 Cave bug 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 Cave bug 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 Cave bug 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 Cave bug 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 Cave bug 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 Cave bug 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 Cave bug 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 Cave bug 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 Cave bug 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 Cave bug 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 Cave bug 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 Cave bug 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 Cave bug 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 Cave bug 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 Cave bug 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.

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 3 May 2011 (Update):
    • This monster will no longer be assigned as a Slayer task to players with very low combat stats, and their regeneration rate has been lowered.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Although this monster appears on Free-to-play worlds in the Taverley Slayer Dungeon, it cannot be killed because it requires a Slayer level of 7, while free players can only reach level 5.
  • The large level 12 cave bugs were level 96 before the Evolution of Combat.
  • When a level 12 cave bug is killed, it appears to fall apart and explode.