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This article is about the cooked version. For the raw version, see Raw lobster.
For the creature on Daemonheim, see Lobster (NPC).
Lobster detail.png

A lobster is a type of shellfish that players can eat, healing a maximum of 1200 life points. Raw lobsters can be caught with a Fishing level of 40 or higher, granting 90 Fishing experience. They can be caught at any cage/harpoon fishing spot with a lobster pot.

Raw lobsters can be cooked with a Cooking level of 40 or higher, granting 120 experience on a range and 132 on a bonfire. Players may accidentally burn lobsters while cooking until they reach a Cooking level of 74 (or 64 if wearing cooking gauntlets).

Noted lobsters can sometimes be found inside barrels in the Viyeldi caves.

Cooking[edit | edit source]

Lobster.png Lobster
Cooking LevelCooking XPHourglass.pngMake-X GE icon.png
40120 (132)5 (3s) 176
Servings1Life points LP1200
Burn level74Cooking gauntlets Gauntlets64
F2P icon.png Free-to-play
Requires a range Range or a fire Bonfire
Raw lobster.png Raw lobster1470470

Products[edit | edit source]

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ItemSkillsMaterialsGE price
Attuned portent of restoration V.png Attuned portent of restoration V
  • 47 Divination
Portent of restoration V.png Portent of restoration V
  • 45 Divination

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

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Ancient warrior103 Multicombat.png1UncommonP2P icon.png
Baby impling jarN/A Reward1RareN/A
Baby impling17 Hunter-icon.png17/673N/A
Barrel (Viyeldi caves)N/A Reward1–3 (noted)Rare[dr 1]N/A
Blood reaver108; 124 Multicombat.png1RareP2P icon.png
Elf warrior84; 89 Multicombat.png1UncommonP2P icon.png
Elite Black Knight100 Multicombat.png1–3UncommonP2P icon.png
Fire giant85 Multicombat.png15/128F2P icon.png
General malpractitioner84 Multicombat.png1CommonP2P icon.png
Gourmet impling jarN/A Reward(noted)UncommonN/A
Gourmet impling28 Hunter-icon.png(noted)UncommonN/A
Greater reborn mage82 Multicombat.png1UncommonP2P icon.png
Greater reborn ranger82 Multicombat.png1CommonP2P icon.png
Greater reborn warrior82 Multicombat.png1UnknownP2P icon.png
Green dragon63 Multicombat.png21/50F2P icon.png
Ice troll84; 89 Multicombat.png(noted)UncommonP2P icon.png
Jungle strykewyrm93 Multicombat.png1; 2CommonP2P icon.png
Kalphite Guardian72 Multicombat.png1; 2UncommonP2P icon.png
Kalphite Soldier65 Multicombat.png1UncommonP2P icon.png
Knight of Ardougne53 Multicombat.png1UncommonP2P icon.png
Lesser demon (Demon Flash Mobs)109 Multicombat.png1UncommonP2P icon.png
Lesser demon70 Multicombat.png110/128F2P icon.png
Lesser reborn mage68 Multicombat.png1CommonP2P icon.png
Lesser reborn ranger68 Multicombat.png1CommonP2P icon.png
Lesser reborn warrior68 Multicombat.png1CommonP2P icon.png
Monkey knife fighter70 Thieving-icon.png1UncommonN/A
Mourner33; 79; 85 Multicombat.png1UncommonP2P icon.png
'Rum'-pumped crab84 Multicombat.png1CommonP2P icon.png
Scabaras mage77 Multicombat.png1UncommonP2P icon.png
Scarab mage75 Multicombat.png1RareP2P icon.png
Skeletal Wyvern109 Multicombat.png32/128P2P icon.png
TzHaar-Hur86; 98 Multicombat.png1RareP2P icon.png
TzHaar-Ket86 Multicombat.png1UncommonP2P icon.png
TzHaar-Xil86 Multicombat.png16/128P2P icon.png
Undead troll77; 81; 86; 95 Multicombat.png1UncommonP2P icon.png
Zamorak crafter26 Multicombat.png(noted)RareP2P icon.png
Zamorak warrior61; 65 Multicombat.png3UncommonP2P icon.png
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Store locations[edit | edit source]

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SellerLocationCostCurrencyBase stockMembers?
Fishing Guild ShopFishing Guild268Coins 250.png Coins0P2P icon.png
Keepa Kettilon's StoreJatizso268Coins 250.png Coins0P2P icon.png
Lletya Food StoreLletya268Coins 250.png Coins10P2P icon.png
The Shrimp and ParrotBrimhaven268Coins 250.png Coins10P2P icon.png

In-game usage[edit | edit source]

Free-to-play popularity[edit | edit source]

They are the most popular food for player killing in free-to-play, due to their low price and the fact that they can easily be collected in bulk. Wealthier players will use lobsters while training on monsters as well.

It is also common for players to fish and cook lobsters on Karamja, use them to train on lesser demons in the dungeon and then repeat the cycle. Bring a tinderbox and hatchet of any kind, cut a dead tree near the volcano entrance to make a fire. Less wealthy players will find trout and salmon more cost-effective ways of training combat.

When the Grand Exchange was set up in Varrock and the 10 December 2007 updates took effect (which put up the 5,000 coin trade limit, removed player killing in the Wilderness), prices of cooked lobsters dropped from 250 to 200 coins to as low as 150 to 200 (due to the ease of trading cooked lobsters), but prices of raw lobsters sky-rocketed from as low as 100 coins each to as high as 339 each. The increase in the prices of raw lobsters was due to the fact that loss of macroers, which provided most of the supply of lobsters in the economy, were also lost.

However, when player-killing worlds were put up, which also increase the demand for food, prices of cooked and raw lobsters rebounded to beyond 300 coins where it stood for a few weeks before slowly declining to around 250 coins. With Stiles added to the game, players were able to procure much greater number of lobsters in Karamja, causing oversupply of lobsters and consequently cause the price of cooked lobsters to dip to its present value.

Pay-to-play popularity[edit | edit source]

While lobsters are often used for training on pay-to-play servers and low level players, it is not recommended that they are used for player killing. Instead, rocktails, sharks or at least monkfish are recommended so that the player is not easily killed.

An alternative for members with low level Fishing is to use the Thieving skill to steal them in Rellekka or Miscellania at level 42 Thieving, though in Rellekka there is no bank nearby to store them—unless the player is wearing Fremennik sea boots 1, 2, 3, or 4 (obtained by completing the Fremennik Province Tasks) in which case you can talk to Peer the Seer to access a bank deposit box. If you wish to cook the lobsters before banking them, Yrsa has an everlasting fire in her hut, quite close to the marketplace.

However, most members use lobsters for questing and training combat on low to medium-levelled Non-player characters, and/or when they need quick cheap food.

Disassembly[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 12 April 2010 (Update):
    • Reduced the price/shop stock restrictions on the following items: bananas, apple pies, redberries, cooked and raw karambwan, lobsters and oranges.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Back in RuneScape Classic, the colour of the lobster was actually the other way around. Raw lobsters were a bright red colour when caught, and turned a deep brown when cooked. It was not until the implementation of RuneScape 2 that it was changed to the way it is now, which more closely resembles real-life lobster colouration when raw or cooked.