Lobster

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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). At around the minimum level, players would burn lobsters about 50% of the time on a fire.

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) 158
Servings1Life points LP1200
Requirements
Burn level74Cooking gauntlets Gauntlets64
F2P icon.png Free-to-play
Requires a range Range or a fire Bonfire
Ingredients
ItemQuantityPriceTotal
Raw lobster.pngRaw lobster1388388
Profit-230

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In-game usage[edit | edit source]

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

They are the most popular food for free-to-play, due to their low price and the fact that they can easily be collected in bulk.

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 sometimes used for training by low-level members, desert sole heals as much or more, and is cheaper.

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.

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.