Desert Lizard

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Desert lizards are big Slayer monsters found in the Kharidian Desert, and are mainly around the east where it says lizards on the map. They require level 22 Slayer to kill, and can be aggressive to lower level players. Ice coolers are required to finish them, which can be bought from any Slayer Master. Or an ice shaker, bought from any Slayer Master and placed on the tool belt, can be used in place of an ice cooler. The ice cooler will be destroyed when used, so multiple coolers are necessary for slayer trips. The lizards are found in areas affected by desert heat, so players are advised to bring a water source to avoid the negative effects of the heat.

Desert lizards can be assigned as a Slayer task by Vannaka, Mazchna, Turael/Spria and Sumona. Level 21 small lizards and level 77 lizards may also be killed for a desert lizard task, and all are found in the Kharidian desert. The larger lizards will provide more experience on a task, so may be preferable.

If you are looking for special bones of the Rag and Bone Man's Wish List, you should attack the regular lizards (the big ones) and not the Desert Lizard.

Locations[edit | edit source]

The fairy ring code DLQ is the best way to reach them. There are some just north-west of the ring (along with snakes).

Another way to get to them is to go through the Shantay Pass, head south-east and cross the river at the first bridge.

Slayer strategy[edit | edit source]

Ice coolers must be used on them when they reach 1-30 life points in order to kill them. If an ice cooler is accidentally used when there is more than 30 life points, it will still be used up but have no effect. Players would be wise to bring a few extra because of this. Waterskins (and a means of filling them, such as a knife for cutting cactus or Humidify) or an enchanted water tiara should be brought to avoid dying in the desert due to the heat. Desert clothing may be useful if you can afford to fight without decent armour. Magic attacks appear to be effective, particularly water spells, although melee works well enough; stabbing weapons are most effective.

Safe spotting a desert lizard, one space away and safe from the lizard's melee attacks.

If on a task, Level 77 lizards should be killed for the most experience, as they have more life points. These can be found near the small lizards. These drop big bones, so more experience in Slayer, combat, and Prayer is gained than with the smaller lizards. Killing small lizards will allow you to complete the task more quickly, however.

Lower level players can kill them without taking much damage by using cacti to safespot them.

Drops[edit | edit source]

The average Desert Lizard kill is worth 1,277.62 coins.

100% drop[edit | edit source]

Main drop[edit | edit source]

Tertiary drops[edit | edit source]

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 Desert Lizard drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 250-500CoinsF2P icon.png250–500Common250-500250-500
Uncut sapphire.png: RS3 Desert Lizard drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut sapphireF2P icon.png1Common93115
Uncut emerald.png: RS3 Desert Lizard drops Uncut emerald with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut emeraldF2P icon.png1Common2,91730
Uncut ruby.png: RS3 Desert Lizard drops Uncut ruby with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut rubyF2P icon.png1Common2,40760
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Desert Lizard drops Uncut diamond with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut diamondF2P icon.png1Common6,950120
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Desert Lizard drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut diamondF2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare312,750-382,2505,400-6,600
Loop half of a key.png: RS3 Desert Lizard drops Loop half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Loop half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common16,0910
Tooth half of a key.png: RS3 Desert Lizard drops Tooth half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Tooth half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common16,0290
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Desert Lizard drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon12,113600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Desert Lizard drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare545,085-666,21527,000-33,000
Dragon longsword.png: RS3 Desert Lizard drops Dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common58,01960,000
Off-hand dragon longsword.png: RS3 Desert Lizard drops Off-hand dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Off-hand dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,35160,000
Dragon spear.png: RS3 Desert Lizard drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear (m)P2P icon.png1Rare35,51137,440
Battlestaff.png: RS3 Desert Lizard drops Battlestaff with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Battlestaff (m)P2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare559,800-684,200756,000-924,000
Rune javelin.png: RS3 Desert Lizard drops Rune javelin with rarity Rare in quantity 5Rune javelinF2P icon.png5Rare9101,870
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Desert Lizard drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png1Uncommon38,79940,000
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Desert Lizard drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Rare in quantity 18-22 (noted)Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png18–22 (noted)Rare698,382-853,578720,000-880,000
Shield left half.png: RS3 Desert Lizard drops Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1Shield left half (m)P2P icon.png1Rare66,56466,000
Dragon helm.png: RS3 Desert Lizard drops Dragon helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragon helm (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon58,74260,000
Rune arrowheads.png: RS3 Desert Lizard drops Rune arrowheads with rarity Common in quantity 113-137Rune arrowheadsF2P icon.png113–137Common16,272-19,728678-822
Onyx bolts.png: RS3 Desert Lizard drops Onyx bolts with rarity Very rare in quantity 135-165Onyx bolts (m)P2P icon.png135–165Very rare1,033,155-1,262,7451,104,165-1,349,535
Water talisman.png: RS3 Desert Lizard drops Water talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Water talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare247,656-298,644136-164
Earth talisman.png: RS3 Desert Lizard drops Earth talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Earth talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare9,248-11,152136-164
Raw lobster.png: RS3 Desert Lizard drops Raw lobster with rarity Common in quantity 135-165 (noted)Raw lobsterF2P icon.png135–165 (noted)Common50,220-61,38022,950-28,050
Raw shark.png: RS3 Desert Lizard drops Raw shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 225-275 (noted)Raw shark (m)P2P icon.png225–275 (noted)Uncommon432,900-529,10040,500-49,500
Big bones.png: RS3 Desert Lizard drops Big bones with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Big bonesF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon16,320-19,6800
Dragon bones.png: RS3 Desert Lizard drops Dragon bones with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Dragon bonesF2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare339,300-414,7000
Drakolith stone spirit.png: RS3 Desert Lizard drops Drakolith stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-35Drakolith stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–35Uncommon16,325-22,855Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Desert Lizard drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Necrite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png2Common6,418Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Desert Lizard drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-30Phasmatite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–30Uncommon16,475-19,770Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Desert Lizard drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Phasmatite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png2Common1,318Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Desert Lizard drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-30Necrite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–30Rare80,225-96,270Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Desert Lizard drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 3Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png3Common5,706Not alchemisable
Orichalcite stone spirit.png: RS3 Desert Lizard drops Orichalcite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-35Orichalcite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–35Rare10,675-14,945Not alchemisable
Grimy torstol.png: RS3 Desert Lizard drops Grimy torstol with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy torstol (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon505,080-617,3200
Grimy snapdragon.png: RS3 Desert Lizard drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy snapdragon (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon171,000-209,0000
Super restore (4).png: RS3 Desert Lizard drops Super restore (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Super restore (4) (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon108,000-132,0008,100-9,900
Prayer potion (4).png: RS3 Desert Lizard drops Prayer potion (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Prayer potion (4)F2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon176,220-215,3805,130-6,270
Lantadyme seed.png: RS3 Desert Lizard drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Lantadyme seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon9,660-11,040532-608
Dwarf weed seed.png: RS3 Desert Lizard drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Dwarf weed seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon51,128-58,432532-608
Magic seed.png: RS3 Desert Lizard drops Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Magic seed (m)P2P icon.png4Uncommon125,4921,012
Palm tree seed.png: RS3 Desert Lizard drops Palm tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 10Palm tree seed (m)P2P icon.png10Rare240,0101,520
Flax.png: RS3 Desert Lizard drops Flax with rarity Common in quantity 450-550 (noted)FlaxF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Common54,450-66,5501,350-1,650
Molten glass.png: RS3 Desert Lizard drops Molten glass with rarity Common in quantity 45-55 (noted)Molten glass (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Common31,275-38,22545-55
Soft clay.png: RS3 Desert Lizard drops Soft clay with rarity Uncommon in quantity 450-550 (noted)Soft clayF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Uncommon373,950-457,050450-550
Yew logs.png: RS3 Desert Lizard drops Yew logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon16,524-19,9266,528-7,872
Yew logs.png: RS3 Desert Lizard drops Yew logs with rarity Rare in quantity 675-825 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png675–825 (noted)Rare164,025-200,47564,800-79,200
Teak plank.png: RS3 Desert Lizard drops Teak plank with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Teak plank (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon26,640-32,56013,500-16,500
Mahogany plank.png: RS3 Desert Lizard drops Mahogany plank with rarity Rare in quantity 270-330 (noted)Mahogany plank (m)P2P icon.png270–330 (noted)Rare581,310-710,490243,000-297,000
Vecna skull.png: RS3 Desert Lizard drops Vecna skull with rarity Rare in quantity 1Vecna skull (m)P2P icon.png1Rare[d 1]202,4856,000
Blurberry Special.png: RS3 Desert Lizard drops Blurberry Special with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Blurberry Special (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 2]11,52218
Cheese+tom batta.png: RS3 Desert Lizard 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 Desert Lizard drops Hazelmere's signet ring with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Hazelmere's signet ring (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 4]1,535,207,358300,000
Brawling gloves (Melee).png: RS3 Desert Lizard 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 Desert Lizard 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 Desert Lizard 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 Desert Lizard 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 Desert Lizard 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 Desert Lizard 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 Desert Lizard 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 Desert Lizard 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 Desert Lizard 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 Desert Lizard 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 Desert Lizard 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 Desert Lizard 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 Desert Lizard 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 Desert Lizard 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 Desert Lizard 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 Desert Lizard 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]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 26 February 2018 (Update):.
    • Desert lizards are no longer aggressive to players who have completed Crondis' quest.

References[edit | edit source]