Giant rat

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For other uses, see Giant rat (disambiguation).

Giant rats are low level vermin. These are often fought by low level players because of their low combat level, accessibility, and their drops of bones and raw rat meat, which can be cooked over a fire and consumed to restore life points.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Drops[edit | edit source]

100% drops[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Not dropped by the giant rats on Tutorial Island.
  2. ^ Not dropped by the giant rats on Tutorial Island, some of the giant rats in the Stronghold of Security, or inside of Daemonheim.

Tertiary drops[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Only during Rag and Bone Man
  2. ^ Only during Witch's Potion
  3. ^ Only dropped by the giant rats in the Stronghold of Security that do not drop raw rat meat.

Universal drops[edit | edit source]

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These items are dropped alongside main drops.
A pen full of giant rats, found south of Varrock.

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Giant rats are one of the few RuneScape monsters that blink.
  • Giant rats were graphically updated in 2006, 2011, and 2014
  • On Tutorial Island, a player would have to kill a giant rat.
  • Usually the low level giant rats have light fur while the higher levels have dark fur.
  • Partly decomposed corpses of giant rats can be seen in some of the puddles in Lumbridge Swamp.
  • The giant rats in the low-level Wilderness are aggressive to players.
  • In Betrayal at Falador, the characters Theodore and Castimir reminisce that the children of Rimmington would hunt giant rats for fun using rocks and arrows. Despite their size, they were apparently too clumsy and stupid to be a threat.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ T.S. Church. Betrayal at Falador, (252). Titan Books, 2010 (edited rerelease). "They laughed at remembrances of the giant rats that lived to the east of Rimmington where they had grown up. Although the size of a pig, the animals had been uncommmonly stupid and clumsy. Hunting them with rocks or arrows had been a frequent hobby of children.