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This article is about the cooked version. For the raw version, see Raw rocktail.
Rocktail detail.png

Rocktail is a type of fish that can be found in the Living Rock Caverns and the Deep Sea Fishing Hub. The Living Rock Caverns are located underneath the Dwarven Mine, which is located under Falador and extends to Ice Mountain. Players need level 90 Fishing to catch rocktail and level 93 Cooking to cook them. Rocktail are an ingredient in rocktail soup, portents, powerburst of vitality, and calorie bomb (rocktail).

Cooking[edit | edit source]

Raw rocktail can be cooked starting at level 93. They give 225 Cooking experience per fish, yielding roughly 315,000 experience per hour; with decorated cooking urns, this increases to 378,000 experience per hour.

Raw rocktails stop burning only if wearing cooking gauntlets at level 94 or using the Cooking cape perk.

A series of tests were conducted with cooking gauntlets equipped, at the minimum level to cook them (93), yielding a burn rate of:

  • 27 rocktails out of 3,969 (0.68%)
  • 18 rocktails out of 2,176 (0.83%)

Without cooking gauntlets, rocktail burn at high rates, even with a Cooking level boosted to 103 using a Chef's delight.

Healing[edit | edit source]

Rocktail heal up to 2,300 life points, depending on the player's Constitution level; the optimum healing for rocktail starts at level 92. They can also boost a player's life points by 10% above the maximum.

Creation[edit | edit source]

Rocktail.png Rocktail
Cooking LevelCooking XPHourglass.pngMake-X GE icon.png
93225 (247.5)4 (2.4s) 2,294
Servings1Life points LP2300
Burn levelNeverCooking gauntlets Gauntlets94
P2P icon.png Members only
Requires a range Range or a fire Bonfire
Raw rocktail.pngRaw rocktail12,3852,385

Products[edit | edit source]

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Drop sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here (include RDT).
  1. ^ There is further information on this drop; see the associated page for details.

Disassembly[edit | edit source]

Price history[edit | edit source]

Following the release of Deep Sea Fishing in May 2018, rocktails were surpassed by sailfish as the single-click highest healing fish and the price crashed as a result. However, the price has recovered following the release of the Anachronia Dinosaur Farm as rocktails are used in the powerburst of vitality.

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 24 June 2013 (Update):
    • Rocktails and rocktail soup now work as intended with expensive spices.
  • patch 6 October 2010 (Update):
    • Improved the rocktail inventory icon.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Rocktails look similar to the real-life anglerfish, which have a luminescent organ in the middle of their heads to lure prey towards them. Anglerfish exist in Old School RuneScape.
  • Rocktails, along with cavefish and sailfish, are some of the few fish which provide more experience when fished than when cooked.