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A Basilisk is a Slayer monster that requires a Slayer level of 40 to kill. Like cockatrices, players must equip a Mirror shield, Mask of Reflection, Helm of Little Kings, Mask of Stone, or Helm of Petrification when fighting these monsters. Players require 20 Defence in order to receive basilisks as a Slayer assignment, as 20 Defence is required to wield the shield. 

Without the shield or mask, the player's stats will be greatly reduced, and the player will take damage frequently, even if a safe spot is used. Protect from Melee/Deflect melee can reduce damage from the attack, as it is still a melee attack, but the stats will still be lowered.

Basilisks are weak to air spells, so it is advisable to bring some air runes, a good wand, and decent magic armour. Players with level 70 Defence or above will not get hit very often, so less food is recommended to make room for drops. However, you may get hit a somewhat large amount, particularly if you are not using magic. A suggestion is that if you bring Guthan the Infested's equipment, you can go to the next door chamber to fight and heal. The spell Bones to peaches is highly recommended for lower levels. The Pollnivneach Slayer Dungeon has many safe spots created by rocks in the floor. It is also possible to safe spot them from the south in the Fremennik Slayer Dungeon the eastern wall near the south entrance. (NOTE: You still need a mirror shield or mask of reflection even if you kill Basilisks from a safe spot.)



100% dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price


Charm drop numbers
No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 107,225 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Weapons and armourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Steel battleaxeSteel battleaxe1Uncommon145
Mithril spearMithril spear1Uncommon202
Mithril hatchetMithril hatchet1Uncommon123
Mithril kiteshieldMithril kiteshield1Uncommon766
Staff of waterStaff of water1Uncommon614
Adamant full helmAdamant full helm1Uncommon1,573
Off-hand rune daggerOff-hand rune dagger1Rare4,079
Rune daggerRune dagger1Rare4,179
Mystic hat (light)Mystic hat (light)1Rare9,013
Basilisk bootsBasilisk boots1Rare[1]8,164
Mystic boots (light)Mystic boots (light)1Very rare5,358
  1. ^ Drop chance is increased if the player is on a slayer assignment for Basilisks.


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common224
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common203
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common54
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common152
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1–2Common2,231–4,462
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Common1,686
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1–2Uncommon3,614–7,228
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon4,851
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon4,680
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Rare4,912
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare4,780


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins11; 44; 132; 200; 811–2,381Common11–2,381
Basilisk boneBasilisk bone1Common[1]Not sold
Anagogic ortAnagogic ort20Common[2]Not sold
Mithril oreMithril ore1Common260
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon784
Earth talismanEarth talisman1Uncommon2,064
Water runeWater rune20Uncommon400
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Death runeDeath rune10Rare2,450
Soul runeSoul rune20Rare5,300
Water orbWater orb1Rare2,018
Basilisk headBasilisk head1Very rareNot sold
Clue scroll (medium)Clue scroll (medium)1Very rareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
  1. ^ Only dropped during the Rag and Bone Man wish list quest.
  2. ^ Only with drops from the Rare Drop Table, herbs and seeds.

Rare drop tableEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
The ring of wealth is not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common870
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,345
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,258
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,080
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare183,600–224,400
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon17,258
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon32,397
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,937
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare537,165–656,535
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,727
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon35,986
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,309,860–1,600,940
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare915
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon38,008
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare570,120–950,200
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,902
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,173
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common22,713–27,537
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,128,195–1,378,905
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon52,293
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon784
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon733
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare527,605–665,594
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare134,160–169,248
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare41,575–58,205
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon22,545–27,555
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon250,650–306,350
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon28,914–32,940
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon484,740–592,460
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon83,800–460,900
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common11,520–14,080
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon251,460–307,340
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common39,630
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare356,670–435,930
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare917,910–1,121,890
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,768
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare641,520–784,080
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon411,210–502,590
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon307,890–376,310
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon186,570–228,030
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon118,440–144,760
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon49,266–56,304
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon63,350–72,400
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon410,924
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,497,210
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common9,000–11,000
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common5,985–7,315
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon162,900–199,100
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon14,144–17,056
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare140,400–171,600
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon27,360–33,440
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare551,880–674,520
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1RareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 1Crystal triskelion fragment 11Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2Crystal triskelion fragment 21Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3Crystal triskelion fragment 31Very rareNot sold

Universal dropsEdit

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Key tokenKey token1RareNot sold



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  • The name "Basilisk" comes from the Greek word "basilískos" (βασιλίσκος), which means "Little King".
  • The fact that a player needs a Mirror shield to fight Basilisks is derived from the European legend of Basilisks, which had the power to cause death with just a single glance and were reputed to cause an unwanted death to themselves if they saw their reflection.

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