Cave slime

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For the variant encountered in Daemonheim, see Cave slime (Dungeoneering).
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A Cave slime is a poisonous Slayer monster found in the Lumbridge Swamp Caves and the Dorgesh-Kaan South Dungeons. They require level 17 slayer to kill. They are notable for dropping considerable amounts of swamp tar, which can be sold for 90 coins each, and they can also drop easy clue scrolls; this make them fairly good low level Slayer creatures to kill for money. A slightly stronger, but non-poisonous version of these monsters appears in all floors of Daemonheim.

Locations[edit | edit source]

The highest concentration of cave slimes can be found on the west side of the Dorgesh-Kaan south dungeon, underneath the first grappling hook short cut of the agility course.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

They can poison players with their ranged attack (about 25-49 damage per hit, once every few seconds, over 3 minutes), which can be negated by various means, or simply healed with food. Antipoison is an affordable option for low level players, which their swamp tar and other drops could easily pay for. Since they need to deal damage with an attack to inflict poison, melee armor helps reducing the frequency.

Both Dorgesh-Kaan South Dungeon and Lumbridge Swamp Caves are dark areas requiring light sources. The latter additionally have swamp gas zones that a lit candle, lit torch or lit oil lamp can ignite, causing an explosion and dealing damage; advanced light sources like Seer's headband or mining helmet don't have this problem.

Drops[edit | edit source]

The average Cave slime kill is worth 387.44.

100% Drops[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High Alch
Swamp tar.png: RS3 Cave slime drops Swamp tar with rarity Always in quantity 1-6Swamp tar (m)P2P icon.png1–6Always90-5400

Main drop[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity[d 1] GE price High Alch
Tiny bladed bronze salvage.png: RS3 Cave slime drops Tiny bladed bronze salvage with rarity 3/128 in quantity 1Tiny bladed bronze salvageF2P icon.png13/1284720
Tiny spiky iron salvage.png: RS3 Cave slime drops Tiny spiky iron salvage with rarity 4/128 in quantity 1Tiny spiky iron salvageF2P icon.png14/12816865
Small plated bronze salvage.png: RS3 Cave slime drops Small plated bronze salvage with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Small plated bronze salvageF2P icon.png11/12812340
Medium plated iron salvage.png: RS3 Cave slime drops Medium plated iron salvage with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1Medium plated iron salvageF2P icon.png12/128908195
Tiny plated iron salvage.png: RS3 Cave slime drops Tiny plated iron salvage with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Tiny plated iron salvageF2P icon.png11/12815265
Earth rune.png: RS3 Cave slime drops Earth rune with rarity 3/128 in quantity 5Earth runeF2P icon.png53/1287515
Water rune.png: RS3 Cave slime drops Water rune with rarity 5/128 in quantity 15Water runeF2P icon.png155/12828545
Coins_250.png: RS3 Cave slime drops Coins with rarity 24/128 in quantity 1, 2, 4, 10, 22, 44, 347CoinsF2P icon.png1; 2; 4; 10; 22; 44; 34724/1281-3471-347
Unlit torch.png: RS3 Cave slime drops Unlit torch with rarity 11/128 in quantity 1Unlit torch (m)P2P icon.png111/128382
Oil lantern frame.png: RS3 Cave slime drops Oil lantern frame with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Oil lantern frame (m)P2P icon.png11/1281054
Gold stone spirit.png: RS3 Cave slime drops Gold stone spirit with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1Gold stone spiritF2P icon.png12/12857Not alchemisable
Rare drop table.png: RS3 Cave slime drops Rare drop table with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Rare drop tableF2P icon.png1UncommonNot soldNot alchemisable
  1. ^ Estimated based on 3,784 kills from the RuneMetrics drop logging project.

Tertiary drops[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity[d 1] GE price High Alch
Sealed clue scroll (easy).png: RS3 Cave slime drops Sealed clue scroll (easy) with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Sealed clue scroll (easy) (m)P2P icon.png11/128Not soldNot alchemisable
  1. ^ Estimated based on 3,784 kills from the RuneMetrics drop logging project.

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 slime drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 250-500CoinsF2P icon.png250–500Common250-500250-500
Uncut sapphire.png: RS3 Cave slime drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut sapphireF2P icon.png1Common59215
Uncut emerald.png: RS3 Cave slime drops Uncut emerald with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut emeraldF2P icon.png1Common1,04030
Uncut ruby.png: RS3 Cave slime drops Uncut ruby with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut rubyF2P icon.png1Common1,44960
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Cave slime drops Uncut diamond with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut diamondF2P icon.png1Common3,052120
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Cave slime drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut diamondF2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare137,340-167,8605,400-6,600
Loop half of a key.png: RS3 Cave slime drops Loop half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Loop half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common11,9730
Tooth half of a key.png: RS3 Cave slime drops Tooth half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Tooth half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common14,8020
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Cave slime drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon12,541600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Cave slime drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare564,345-689,75527,000-33,000
Dragon longsword.png: RS3 Cave slime drops Dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,63560,000
Dragon spear.png: RS3 Cave slime drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear (m)P2P icon.png1Rare36,45237,440
Battlestaff.png: RS3 Cave slime drops Battlestaff with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Battlestaff (m)P2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare565,740-691,460756,000-924,000
Rune javelin.png: RS3 Cave slime drops Rune javelin with rarity Rare in quantity 5Rune javelinF2P icon.png5Rare8951,870
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Cave slime drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png1Uncommon38,70840,000
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Cave slime drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Rare in quantity 18-22 (noted)Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png18–22 (noted)Rare696,744-851,576720,000-880,000
Shield left half.png: RS3 Cave slime drops Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1Shield left half (m)P2P icon.png1Rare64,97666,000
Dragon helm.png: RS3 Cave slime drops Dragon helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragon helm (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon58,58360,000
Rune arrowheads.png: RS3 Cave slime drops Rune arrowheads with rarity Common in quantity 113-137Rune arrowheadsF2P icon.png113–137Common14,238-17,262678-822
Onyx bolts.png: RS3 Cave slime drops Onyx bolts with rarity Very rare in quantity 135-165Onyx bolts (m)P2P icon.png135–165Very rare1,037,475-1,268,0251,104,165-1,349,535
Water talisman.png: RS3 Cave slime drops Water talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Water talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare214,812-259,038136-164
Earth talisman.png: RS3 Cave slime drops Earth talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Earth talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare13,396-16,154136-164
Raw lobster.png: RS3 Cave slime drops Raw lobster with rarity Common in quantity 135-165 (noted)Raw lobsterF2P icon.png135–165 (noted)Common65,475-80,02522,950-28,050
Raw shark.png: RS3 Cave slime drops Raw shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 225-275 (noted)Raw shark (m)P2P icon.png225–275 (noted)Uncommon248,850-304,15040,500-49,500
Big bones.png: RS3 Cave slime drops Big bones with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Big bonesF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon12,784-15,4160
Dragon bones.png: RS3 Cave slime 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 Cave slime drops Coal stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 900-1100Coal stone spiritF2P icon.png900–1,100Uncommon29,700-36,300Not alchemisable
Gold stone spirit.png: RS3 Cave slime drops Gold stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 90-110Gold stone spiritF2P icon.png90–110Common5,130-6,270Not alchemisable
Adamantite stone spirit.png: RS3 Cave slime drops Adamantite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 180-220Adamantite stone spiritF2P icon.png180–220Uncommon11,160-13,640Not alchemisable
Adamantite stone spirit.png: RS3 Cave slime drops Adamantite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 14-16Adamantite stone spiritF2P icon.png14–16Common868-992Not alchemisable
Adamantite stone spirit.png: RS3 Cave slime drops Adamantite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 135-165Adamantite stone spiritF2P icon.png135–165Rare8,370-10,230Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Cave slime drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 90-110Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png90–110Rare39,600-48,400Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Cave slime drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 3Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png3Common1,320Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Cave slime drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png45–55Rare19,800-24,200Not alchemisable
Grimy torstol.png: RS3 Cave slime drops Grimy torstol with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy torstol (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon774,630-946,7700
Grimy snapdragon.png: RS3 Cave slime drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy snapdragon (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon154,710-189,0900
Super restore (4).png: RS3 Cave slime drops Super restore (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Super restore (4) (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon168,435-205,8658,100-9,900
Prayer potion (4).png: RS3 Cave slime drops Prayer potion (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Prayer potion (4)F2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon214,785-262,5155,130-6,270
Lantadyme seed.png: RS3 Cave slime drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Lantadyme seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon47,194-53,936532-608
Dwarf weed seed.png: RS3 Cave slime drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Dwarf weed seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon23,254-26,576532-608
Magic seed.png: RS3 Cave slime drops Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Magic seed (m)P2P icon.png4Uncommon313,6761,012
Palm tree seed.png: RS3 Cave slime drops Palm tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 10Palm tree seed (m)P2P icon.png10Rare835,4501,520
Flax.png: RS3 Cave slime drops Flax with rarity Common in quantity 450-550 (noted)FlaxF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Common64,350-78,6501,350-1,650
Molten glass.png: RS3 Cave slime drops Molten glass with rarity Common in quantity 45-55 (noted)Molten glass (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Common17,595-21,50545-55
Soft clay.png: RS3 Cave slime drops Soft clay with rarity Uncommon in quantity 450-550 (noted)Soft clayF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Uncommon233,100-284,900450-550
Yew logs.png: RS3 Cave slime drops Yew logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon12,784-15,4166,528-7,872
Yew logs.png: RS3 Cave slime drops Yew logs with rarity Rare in quantity 675-825 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png675–825 (noted)Rare126,900-155,10064,800-79,200
Teak plank.png: RS3 Cave slime drops Teak plank with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Teak plank (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon16,785-20,51513,500-16,500
Mahogany plank.png: RS3 Cave slime drops Mahogany plank with rarity Rare in quantity 270-330 (noted)Mahogany plank (m)P2P icon.png270–330 (noted)Rare275,670-336,930243,000-297,000
Vecna skull.png: RS3 Cave slime drops Vecna skull with rarity Rare in quantity 1Vecna skull (m)P2P icon.png1Rare[d 1]108,4366,000
Blurberry Special.png: RS3 Cave slime 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 Cave slime 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 Cave slime drops Hazelmere's signet ring with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Hazelmere's signet ring (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 4]1,621,945,897300,000
Brawling gloves (Melee).png: RS3 Cave slime 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 slime 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 slime 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 slime 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 slime 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 slime 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 slime 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 slime 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 slime 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 slime 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 slime 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 slime 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 slime 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 slime 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 slime 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 slime 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 Cave slime drops Key token with rarity Rare in quantity 1Key tokenF2P icon.png1RareNot soldNot alchemisable
Mimic kill token.png: RS3 Cave slime drops Mimic kill token with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Mimic kill token (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare6,131Not alchemisable

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Previously, equipping an anti-poison totem would not prevent Cave slimes and certain other poisonous monsters from causing poison. On 15 June 2010, Jagex implemented a fix that addressed the issue. However, during the fix, cave slimes were overlooked, and could still cause poison even if the player was holding the anti-poison totem. As of 21 September 2010, this glitch has been fixed (the exact date of the fix is unknown, and most likely occurred in a hidden update).