Cave horror

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Description: Killing cave horrors
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For the elite version, see Cave horror (elite).
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A cave horror is a Slayer monster that requires level 58 Slayer, a witchwood icon, and a light source to successfully hunt and kill. The player must also have completed the Cabin Fever quest to have access to Mos Le'Harmless, as cave horrors live in an unlit cave on this island. They also have a weaker relative outside on the island called the jungle horror. They have a stronger relative in the northeast of the same cave, the Unspeakable horror, which can be used as a stronger alternative when you have these as a slayer task.

Players can buy a witchwood icon from any Slayer Master and must wear it while fighting cave horrors in close combat. The player can damage them without the icon, but the icon protects against the cave horrors' scream. Without the icon, the scream reduces stats and life points, similar to the effect of a banshee when fought without earmuffs or a dust devil when fought without a face mask. The Deflect Melee and Protect from Melee prayers will not block this damage. 

The witchwood icon is not necessary when engaging in long range combat from a safe spot, so neck wear with better combat modifiers can be worn instead. It is recommended to carry an icon in inventory when using this tactic, in case close combat occurs by accident.

In contrast to most monsters, the cave horror has an irregular attack speed, which can shift in the middle of a battle. Time between attacks can be either 2.4 seconds or 3.0 seconds.

Cave horrors are generally known for dropping the black mask.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Players need a light source (such as Seer's headband 4 or a bullseye lantern) to operate in the cave. If a player goes in without a light source, bugs will rapidly bite them hitting 10-100 and can kill the player quickly depending on their number of life points.

Getting there[edit | edit source]

  • Using the charter ship.
  • Teleporting using rum (red) or rum (blue) bought from Honest Jimmy's House of Stuff
  • Accessing through the fairy ring DIP (requires Fairy Tale III). If using the fairy ring shortcut, the player must first repair the bridges connecting the fairy ring island to the Mos le'Harmless mainland. This will require a total of 8 regular planks and 16 nails of any kind. Each bridge must be repaired from a different side, meaning the player must fix it from the Mos Le'Harmless side as well as the fairy ring island side if it is the first time using the shortcut).

Drops[edit | edit source]

100% drop[edit | edit source]

Charms[edit | edit source]

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78–79%4–5%2%14%0.5–0.6%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 48,435 kills.
1 item is dropped at a time.
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Main drop[edit | edit source]

Tertiary drops[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Only during Fur 'n Seek

Rare drop table[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 Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Coins_250.png: RS3 Cave horror drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 250-500Coins250–500Common250-500High Level Alchemy icon.png250-500
Coins_25.png: RS3 Cave horror drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 50Coins50Common[d 1]50High Level Alchemy icon.png50
Uncut sapphire.png: RS3 Cave horror drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut sapphire1Common57515
Uncut emerald.png: RS3 Cave horror drops Uncut emerald with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut emerald1Common32130
Uncut ruby.png: RS3 Cave horror drops Uncut ruby with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut ruby1Common33860
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Cave horror drops Uncut diamond with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut diamond1Common853120
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Cave horror drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare38,385-46,9155,400-6,600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Cave horror drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut dragonstone (m)1Uncommon6,003600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Cave horror drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut dragonstone (m)45–55 (noted)Rare270,135-330,16527,000-33,000
Loop half of a key.png: RS3 Cave horror drops Loop half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Loop half of a key (m)1Common9,9601
Tooth half of a key.png: RS3 Cave horror drops Tooth half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Tooth half of a key (m)1Common10,2641
Crystal triskelion fragment 1.png: RS3 Cave horror drops Crystal triskelion fragment 1 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 1 (m)1Very rare[d 2]Not soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 2.png: RS3 Cave horror drops Crystal triskelion fragment 2 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 2 (m)1Very rare[d 2]Not soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 3.png: RS3 Cave horror drops Crystal triskelion fragment 3 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 3 (m)1Very rare[d 2]Not soldNot alchemisable
Dragon longsword.png: RS3 Cave horror drops Dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Dragon longsword (m)1Common57,75960,000
Off-hand dragon longsword.png: RS3 Cave horror drops Off-hand dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Off-hand dragon longsword (m)1Common57,66060,000
Dragon spear.png: RS3 Cave horror drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear (m)1Rare35,69537,440
Battlestaff.png: RS3 Cave horror drops Battlestaff with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Battlestaff (m)180–220 (noted)Rare708,840-866,360756,000-924,000
Rune javelin.png: RS3 Cave horror drops Rune javelin with rarity Rare in quantity 5Rune javelin5Rare9301,870
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Cave horror drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Huge plated rune salvage1Uncommon38,63640,000
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Cave horror drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Rare in quantity 18-22 (noted)Huge plated rune salvage18–22 (noted)Rare695,448-849,992720,000-880,000
Shield left half.png: RS3 Cave horror drops Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1Shield left half (m)1Rare66,51166,000
Dragon helm.png: RS3 Cave horror drops Dragon helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragon helm (m)1Uncommon58,35660,000
Rune arrowheads.png: RS3 Cave horror drops Rune arrowheads with rarity Common in quantity 113-137Rune arrowheads113–137Common20,227-24,523678-822
Onyx bolts.png: RS3 Cave horror drops Onyx bolts with rarity Very rare in quantity 135-165Onyx bolts (m)135–165Very rare964,305-1,178,5951,104,165-1,349,535
Water talisman.png: RS3 Cave horror drops Water talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Water talisman68–82 (noted)Rare54,604-65,846136-164
Earth talisman.png: RS3 Cave horror drops Earth talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Earth talisman68–82 (noted)Rare10,812-13,038136-164
Raw lobster.png: RS3 Cave horror drops Raw lobster with rarity Common in quantity 135-165 (noted)Raw lobster135–165 (noted)Common46,845-57,25522,950-28,050
Raw shark.png: RS3 Cave horror drops Raw shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 225-275 (noted)Raw shark (m)225–275 (noted)Uncommon238,050-290,95040,500-49,500
Big bones.png: RS3 Cave horror drops Big bones with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Big bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon18,088-21,81268-82
Dragon bones.png: RS3 Cave horror drops Dragon bones with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Dragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare447,120-546,480180-220
Drakolith stone spirit.png: RS3 Cave horror drops Drakolith stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-35Drakolith stone spirit25–35Uncommon7,500-10,500Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Cave horror drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Necrite stone spirit2Common506Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Cave horror drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-30Phasmatite stone spirit25–30Uncommon9,575-11,490Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Cave horror drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Phasmatite stone spirit2Common766Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Cave horror drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-30Necrite stone spirit25–30Rare6,325-7,590Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Cave horror drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 3Runite stone spirit3Common5,046Not alchemisable
Orichalcite stone spirit.png: RS3 Cave horror drops Orichalcite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-35Orichalcite stone spirit25–35Rare4,400-6,160Not alchemisable
Lantadyme seed.png: RS3 Cave horror drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Lantadyme seed (m)14–16Uncommon5,740-6,560532-608
Dwarf weed seed.png: RS3 Cave horror drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Dwarf weed seed (m)14–16Uncommon28,084-32,096532-608
Magic seed.png: RS3 Cave horror drops Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Magic seed (m)4Uncommon191,7601,012
Palm tree seed.png: RS3 Cave horror drops Palm tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 10Palm tree seed (m)10Rare30,8801,520
Grimy torstol.png: RS3 Cave horror drops Grimy torstol with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy torstol (m)90–110 (noted)Uncommon1,284,660-1,570,14090-110
Grimy snapdragon.png: RS3 Cave horror drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy snapdragon (m)90–110 (noted)Uncommon135,810-165,99090-110
Super restore (4).png: RS3 Cave horror drops Super restore (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Super restore (4) (m)45–55 (noted)Uncommon130,320-159,2808,100-9,900
Prayer potion (4).png: RS3 Cave horror drops Prayer potion (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon484,560-592,2405,130-6,270
Flax.png: RS3 Cave horror drops Flax with rarity Common in quantity 450-550 (noted)Flax450–550 (noted)Common53,550-65,4501,350-1,650
Molten glass.png: RS3 Cave horror drops Molten glass with rarity Common in quantity 45-55 (noted)Molten glass (m)45–55 (noted)Common30,150-36,85045-55
Soft clay.png: RS3 Cave horror drops Soft clay with rarity Uncommon in quantity 450-550 (noted)Soft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon448,200-547,800450-550
Yew logs.png: RS3 Cave horror drops Yew logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Yew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon20,332-24,5186,528-7,872
Yew logs.png: RS3 Cave horror drops Yew logs with rarity Rare in quantity 675-825 (noted)Yew logs675–825 (noted)Rare201,825-246,67564,800-79,200
Teak plank.png: RS3 Cave horror drops Teak plank with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Teak plank (m)45–55 (noted)Uncommon28,440-34,76013,500-16,500
Mahogany plank.png: RS3 Cave horror drops Mahogany plank with rarity Rare in quantity 270-330 (noted)Mahogany plank (m)270–330 (noted)Rare468,990-573,210243,000-297,000
Brawling gloves (Melee).png: RS3 Cave horror drops Brawling gloves (Melee) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Melee) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Magic).png: RS3 Cave horror drops Brawling gloves (Magic) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Magic) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Ranged).png: RS3 Cave horror drops Brawling gloves (Ranged) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Ranged) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Agility).png: RS3 Cave horror drops Brawling gloves (Agility) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Agility) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Cooking).png: RS3 Cave horror drops Brawling gloves (Cooking) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Cooking) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (FM).png: RS3 Cave horror drops Brawling gloves (FM) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (FM) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Fishing).png: RS3 Cave horror drops Brawling gloves (Fishing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Fishing) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Hunter).png: RS3 Cave horror drops Brawling gloves (Hunter) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Hunter) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Mining).png: RS3 Cave horror drops Brawling gloves (Mining) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Mining) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Prayer).png: RS3 Cave horror drops Brawling gloves (Prayer) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Prayer) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Smithing).png: RS3 Cave horror drops Brawling gloves (Smithing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Smithing) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Thieving).png: RS3 Cave horror drops Brawling gloves (Thieving) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Thieving) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (WC).png: RS3 Cave horror drops Brawling gloves (WC) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (WC) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Vecna skull.png: RS3 Cave horror drops Vecna skull with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Vecna skull (m)1Very rare[d 3][d 4]316,7006,000
Cheese+tom batta.png: RS3 Cave horror drops Cheese+tom batta with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Cheese+tom batta (m)1Very rare[d 5]5371
Blurberry Special.png: RS3 Cave horror drops Blurberry Special with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Blurberry Special (m)1Very rare[d 6]18,70718
Hazelmere's signet ring.png: RS3 Cave horror drops Hazelmere's signet ring with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Hazelmere's signet ring (m)1Very rare[d 7]2,147,483,647300,000
  1. ^ Replaces members' only drops in free-to-play.
  2. ^ a b c Triskelion fragments are dropped in order.
  3. ^ a b 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."
  4. ^ Vecna skull requires tier 4 luck. Chance is 1/1280 per roll of the rare drop table with the tier 4 luck requirement.[d 3]
  5. ^ Cheese+tom batta indicates a roll for Hazelmere's signet ring without tier 4 luck.
  6. ^ Blurberry Special indicates a failed 1/10 roll for Hazelmere's signet ring with tier 4 luck.
  7. ^ 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.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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