Cave crawler

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For the variant encountered in Daemonheim, see Cave crawler (Dungeoneering).
Cave crawler icon.png

Cave crawlers are Slayer monsters that require level 10 Slayer to kill. They drop a variety of Herblore related items and seeds. They are poisonous and have a fast healing rate (approximately 10 life points per second). Level 78 cave crawlers have a much higher chance of dropping herbs and seeds than the level 53 and 74.

Cave crawlers are a popular delicacy amongst the Dorgeshuun cave goblins, who cut them into fillets and serve them on a large platter. Consequently, they are weak to all Bone weapons, including zanik's crossbow, which makes short work of most assignments.

In the quest Fur 'n Seek, a cave crawler hide must be collected and cleaned for the Odd Old Man.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Strengths and weaknesses[edit | edit source]

When fighting the level 53 crawlers, compared to other similarly-levelled monsters, players shouldn't need as much food; about 4-6 cakes (999 health healed each) should do for a player with a fairly high Defence level if an antipoison is consumed immediately upon being poisoned. The level 74 and 78 crawlers are a tougher challenge and require good healing abilities. Cave crawlers are great temporary training for mid-high level melee players. With heavy armour, a 2h sword or halberd, and revolution activated with a good two-handed melee setup, they are easy kills.

Cave crawlers poison fairly often with their ranged attacks so it is advised to use antipoison when fighting them, or prevent being poisoned (for some time) using a super antipoison or using the Oo'glog thermal bath prior to engaging in combat. Their poison is not much of a threat at higher levels, and can be offset with good food or healing abilities. However, lower level players are suggested to bring at least one antipoison, as the poison can be deadly if not paid attention to. Equipping one's best defensive melee gear and using Super defence potions can minimise the chance to take a hit and be poisoned, which can reduce antipoison usage.

Level 74 and 78 cave crawlers drop all of the required components for many potions such as prayer potion (Vial of water, ranarr and snape grass) at a fairly regular rate, allowing players to stay in the area for longer. They also drop all the ingredients for both antipoison and super antipoison which is very handy considering the accuracy of their attacks, and therefore the frequency at which they cause poison and wear away anti-poison timers. Some other useful potions made from their drops are restore potion, strength potion, super strength potion, super attack potion, prayer potion and super defence potion.

Drops (level 53 & 74)[edit | edit source]

The average cave crawler (level 53 and 74) kill is worth 1,237.85 coins.

Charms[edit | edit source]

Nothing
1Gold charm.png
1Green charm.png
1Crimson charm.png
1Blue charm.png
87–88%9%2%0.9–1%0.4–0.5%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 43,451 kills.
1 item is dropped at a time.
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Main drop[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Estimated based on 18,061 kills from the RuneMetrics drop logging project.

Tertiary drops[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Estimated based on 18,061 kills from the RuneMetrics drop logging project.
  2. ^ Only during the Fur 'n' Seek wish list

Drops (level 78)[edit | edit source]

The average cave crawler (level 78) kill is worth 2,496.81 coins.

Charms[edit | edit source]

Nothing
1Gold charm.png
1Green charm.png
1Crimson charm.png
1Blue charm.png
68–71%12–15%12–15%3–4%0.6–1.2%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 2,288 kills.
1 item is dropped at a time.
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Main drop[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Estimated based on 2,342 kills from the RuneMetrics drop logging project.

Tertiary drops[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Estimated based on 2,342 kills from the RuneMetrics drop logging project.
  2. ^ Only during the Fur 'n' Seek wish list

Rare drop table drops[edit | edit source]

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items are not required to access the table, but they will increase the chance of accessing the rare drop table and may also improve the loot received from it.
Rare drop table.png Rare drop table:
Rare drop table
Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Coins_250.png: RS3 Cave crawler drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 250-500CoinsF2P icon.png250–500Common250-500250-500
Uncut sapphire.png: RS3 Cave crawler drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut sapphireF2P icon.png1Common59615
Uncut emerald.png: RS3 Cave crawler drops Uncut emerald with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut emeraldF2P icon.png1Common47530
Uncut ruby.png: RS3 Cave crawler drops Uncut ruby with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut rubyF2P icon.png1Common54660
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Cave crawler drops Uncut diamond with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut diamondF2P icon.png1Common971120
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Cave crawler drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut diamondF2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare43,695-53,4055,400-6,600
Loop half of a key.png: RS3 Cave crawler drops Loop half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Loop half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common10,6820
Tooth half of a key.png: RS3 Cave crawler drops Tooth half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Tooth half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common10,8230
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Cave crawler drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon5,579600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Cave crawler drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare251,055-306,84527,000-33,000
Dragon longsword.png: RS3 Cave crawler drops Dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,55160,000
Off-hand dragon longsword.png: RS3 Cave crawler drops Off-hand dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Off-hand dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,58060,000
Dragon spear.png: RS3 Cave crawler drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear (m)P2P icon.png1Rare34,97537,440
Battlestaff.png: RS3 Cave crawler drops Battlestaff with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Battlestaff (m)P2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare717,660-877,140756,000-924,000
Rune javelin.png: RS3 Cave crawler drops Rune javelin with rarity Rare in quantity 5Rune javelinF2P icon.png5Rare9201,870
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Cave crawler drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png1Uncommon38,57040,000
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Cave crawler drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Rare in quantity 18-22 (noted)Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png18–22 (noted)Rare694,260-848,540720,000-880,000
Shield left half.png: RS3 Cave crawler drops Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1Shield left half (m)P2P icon.png1Rare64,92766,000
Dragon helm.png: RS3 Cave crawler drops Dragon helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragon helm (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon57,68260,000
Rune arrowheads.png: RS3 Cave crawler drops Rune arrowheads with rarity Common in quantity 113-137Rune arrowheadsF2P icon.png113–137Common16,611-20,139678-822
Onyx bolts.png: RS3 Cave crawler drops Onyx bolts with rarity Very rare in quantity 135-165Onyx bolts (m)P2P icon.png135–165Very rare984,555-1,203,3451,104,165-1,349,535
Water talisman.png: RS3 Cave crawler drops Water talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Water talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare36,244-43,706136-164
Earth talisman.png: RS3 Cave crawler drops Earth talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Earth talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare14,348-17,302136-164
Raw lobster.png: RS3 Cave crawler drops Raw lobster with rarity Common in quantity 135-165 (noted)Raw lobsterF2P icon.png135–165 (noted)Common57,105-69,79522,950-28,050
Raw shark.png: RS3 Cave crawler drops Raw shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 225-275 (noted)Raw shark (m)P2P icon.png225–275 (noted)Uncommon378,900-463,10040,500-49,500
Big bones.png: RS3 Cave crawler drops Big bones with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Big bonesF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon16,592-20,0080
Dragon bones.png: RS3 Cave crawler drops Dragon bones with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Dragon bonesF2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare258,660-316,1400
Drakolith stone spirit.png: RS3 Cave crawler drops Drakolith stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-35Drakolith stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–35Uncommon3,925-5,495Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Cave crawler drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Necrite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png2Common682Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Cave crawler drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-30Phasmatite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–30Uncommon6,350-7,620Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Cave crawler drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Phasmatite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png2Common508Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Cave crawler drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-30Necrite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–30Rare8,525-10,230Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Cave crawler drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 3Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png3Common2,781Not alchemisable
Orichalcite stone spirit.png: RS3 Cave crawler drops Orichalcite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-35Orichalcite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–35Rare3,925-5,495Not alchemisable
Grimy torstol.png: RS3 Cave crawler drops Grimy torstol with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy torstol (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon653,130-798,2700
Grimy snapdragon.png: RS3 Cave crawler drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy snapdragon (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon144,900-177,1000
Super restore (4).png: RS3 Cave crawler drops Super restore (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Super restore (4) (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon184,455-225,4458,100-9,900
Prayer potion (4).png: RS3 Cave crawler drops Prayer potion (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Prayer potion (4)F2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon383,580-468,8205,130-6,270
Lantadyme seed.png: RS3 Cave crawler drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Lantadyme seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon4,690-5,360532-608
Dwarf weed seed.png: RS3 Cave crawler drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Dwarf weed seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon57,008-65,152532-608
Magic seed.png: RS3 Cave crawler drops Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Magic seed (m)P2P icon.png4Uncommon177,0641,012
Palm tree seed.png: RS3 Cave crawler drops Palm tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 10Palm tree seed (m)P2P icon.png10Rare46,1201,520
Flax.png: RS3 Cave crawler drops Flax with rarity Common in quantity 450-550 (noted)FlaxF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Common60,300-73,7001,350-1,650
Molten glass.png: RS3 Cave crawler drops Molten glass with rarity Common in quantity 45-55 (noted)Molten glass (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Common22,635-27,66545-55
Soft clay.png: RS3 Cave crawler drops Soft clay with rarity Uncommon in quantity 450-550 (noted)Soft clayF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Uncommon367,650-449,350450-550
Yew logs.png: RS3 Cave crawler drops Yew logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon22,712-27,3886,528-7,872
Yew logs.png: RS3 Cave crawler drops Yew logs with rarity Rare in quantity 675-825 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png675–825 (noted)Rare225,450-275,55064,800-79,200
Teak plank.png: RS3 Cave crawler drops Teak plank with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Teak plank (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon20,340-24,86013,500-16,500
Mahogany plank.png: RS3 Cave crawler drops Mahogany plank with rarity Rare in quantity 270-330 (noted)Mahogany plank (m)P2P icon.png270–330 (noted)Rare391,230-478,170243,000-297,000
Vecna skull.png: RS3 Cave crawler drops Vecna skull with rarity Rare in quantity 1Vecna skull (m)P2P icon.png1Rare[d 1]632,8176,000
Cheese+tom batta.png: RS3 Cave crawler drops Cheese+tom batta with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Cheese+tom batta (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 2]5031
Blurberry Special.png: RS3 Cave crawler drops Blurberry Special with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Blurberry Special (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 3]13,16518
Hazelmere's signet ring.png: RS3 Cave crawler drops Hazelmere's signet ring with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Hazelmere's signet ring (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 4]2,147,446,846300,000
Brawling gloves (Melee).png: RS3 Cave crawler 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 crawler 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 crawler 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 crawler 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 crawler 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 crawler 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 crawler 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 crawler 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 crawler 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 crawler 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 crawler 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 crawler 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 crawler 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 crawler 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 crawler 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 crawler drops Crystal triskelion fragment 3 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 3 (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
  1. ^ Vecna skull requires tier 4 luck. Chance is 1/1280 per roll of the rare drop table with the tier 4 luck requirement.
  2. ^ Cheese+tom batta indicates a roll for Hazelmere's signet ring without tier 4 luck.
  3. ^ Blurberry Special indicates a failed 1/10 roll for Hazelmere's signet ring with tier 4 luck.
  4. ^ Hazelmere's signet ring 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.
The Blind Creature concept art.

Graphical updates[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included - see here for how to help out!
  • ninja 26 October 2020 (Update):
    • Monsters with multiple variants will now consistently spawn as those variants when newly placed in the Personal Slayer Dungeon.
      • This includes cave crawlers.
  • patch 6 October 2014 (Update):
    • Cave crawlers will no longer stretch whilst walking.
  • ninja 15 September 2014 (Update):
    • Cave crawler models have been updated.
  • update 5 June 2008 (Update):
    • Level 78 variant added to game.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Concept art was shown for them in the "Tears of Guthix: Go with the Flow" BTS video, but referred to as blind creature.