Rat

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This article is about the animals found across RuneScape. For other uses, see Rat (disambiguation).
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Rats are small animals which can be found in numerous locations, mostly in cities, sewers and dungeons. They are best found outside and on the ground floor[UK]1st floor[US] of Lumbridge Castle. Their tails are most commonly used for the completion of the Witch's Potion miniquest, and they are one of the weakest creatures in RuneScape. The only rats that drop bones are those in the Stronghold of Security. They are good for training on for new players as they have low life points and defence and respawn in only a few seconds, but they can be hard to click as they're small and move very fast.

A rat in its idle animation.

Cats[edit | edit source]

Players who have a cat or a kitten can tell it to chase vermin, in which case it will try to attack any rat in range. If your cat catches at least 100 rats you can go to Gertrude to get a cat training medal (no special bonuses). Also, if you have a rat pole, a rat will be added to it each time a rat is caught by your cat.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Location Levels Members Spawns Map
Lunar Isle 1 P2P icon.png 1 Maplink
Lunar Isle - Lady Zay 1 P2P icon.png 1 Maplink
Pirates' Cove - Lady Zay 1 P2P icon.png 2 Maplink
West Ardougne - Housing Area 1 P2P icon.png 51 Maplink
Feldip Hills 1 P2P icon.png 3 Maplink
Gnome Maze 1 P2P icon.png 9 Maplink
West Ardougne 1 P2P icon.png 15 Maplink
Fishing Guild 1 P2P icon.png 1 Maplink
West of McGrubor's Wood 1 P2P icon.png 3 Maplink
Sinclair Mansion 1 P2P icon.png 5 Maplink
Brimhaven 1 P2P icon.png 2 Maplink
Melzar's Maze - ground floor 1 F2P icon.png 2 Maplink
Melzar's Maze - first floor 1 F2P icon.png 2 Maplink
Melzar's Maze - second floor 1 F2P icon.png 2 Maplink
Rimmington 1 F2P icon.png 4 Maplink
Ruins (west) (level 23 Wilderness) 1 F2P icon.png 4 Maplink
Port Sarim 1 F2P icon.png 5 Maplink
Falador farm 1 F2P icon.png 2 Maplink
Draynor Village 1 F2P icon.png 1 Maplink
Draynor Mansion 1 F2P icon.png 2 Maplink
East of Edgeville 1 F2P icon.png 3 Maplink
West of Varrock 1 F2P icon.png 1 Maplink
South of the Wilderness Volcano (level 15 Wilderness) 1 F2P icon.png 3 Maplink
Lumbridge 1 F2P icon.png 8 Maplink
Graveyard of Shadows - (level 19 Wilderness) 1 F2P icon.png 6 Maplink
Ruins (east) - (level 26 Wilderness) 1 F2P icon.png 3 Maplink
Al Kharid 1 F2P icon.png 1 Maplink
Burgh de Rott 1 P2P icon.png 13 Maplink
Mos Le'Harmless 1 P2P icon.png 2 Maplink
Mos Le'Harmless - The Adventurous 1 P2P icon.png 1 Maplink
Port Phasmatys 1 P2P icon.png 2 Maplink
Port Phasmatys - The Adventurous 1 P2P icon.png 1 Maplink

Drops[edit | edit source]

100% drops[edit | edit source]

Tertiary drops[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Only in Stronghold of Security
  2. ^ Only during Rag and Bone Man
  3. ^ Only during Witch's Potion

Universal drops[edit | edit source]

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These items are dropped alongside main drops.

Update history[edit | edit source]

The update history project is a work-in-progress – not all updates to this topic may be covered below. See here for how to help out!
  • patch 17 June 2013 (Update):
    • Rats behind Lumbridge Castle now drop items as intended.
  • patch 9 November 2010 (Update):
    • Rats’ animations have been tweaked to not have their wounds open up massively.
  • patch 17 November 2009 (Update):
    • Corrected several animations for rats and mice, especially in Rat Catchers.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

The class pet from the now-discontinued Surprise Exam random event
  • The examine text is based on the Discworld books by Terry Pratchett, who goes into detail describing the ways dwarves eat rats.
  • There is a HiScores for rat kills, but only people who completed Sameul LeBaux's 300 task miniquest (3,000 rat kills) are able to get ranked. 5,000 is the minimum to be ranked.