|Release date||26 January 2005 (Update)|
|XP per kill||221.7 (and 73.2 experience)|
|Assigned by||Chaeldar, Sumona, Vannaka|
|Examine text||The eyes of evil.|
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 or Helm of Little Kings when fighting these monsters. Players require 25 defence in order to receive basilisks as a Slayer assignment, as 25 defence is required to wield the shield.
Basilisks are a good source of runes and have somewhat similar drops to Green dragons.
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.)
Players that have access to the Mask of Reflection or its helmet counterpart can forgo use of the mirror shield in favor of a better shield, an off-hand weapon, or a two-handed weapon, although it is a fairly rare prize from the Squeal of Fortune, and requires 30 Defence instead of 25.
A player can obtain a baby basilisk as a pet, by taking a rare Basilisk head (stuffed or unstuffed) to Nomad or Zimberfizz (after Nomad's Requiem) in the Soul Wars lobby. Turning the head into the pet costs 40 zeal points.
- Fremennik Slayer Dungeon (Multi-combat area. Players cannot use the Dwarf Multicannon in this dungeon.)
- Pollnivneach Slayer Dungeon, after defeating the Basilisk boss (Multi-combat area; Players can use Dwarf Multicannon in this dungeon.)
Safe spots in the Fremennik Slayer DungeonEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Bones 1 Always 88
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Water rune 75–175 Common 975–2,275 Nature rune 15–45 Uncommon 1,665–4,995 Chaos rune 12 Uncommon 492 Law rune 3 Uncommon 525
Weapons and armourEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Steel battleaxe 1 Common 267 Mithril spear 1 Uncommon 362 Mithril hatchet 1 Uncommon 190 Mithril kiteshield 1 Uncommon 1,024 Rune dagger 1 Uncommon 4,423 Adamant full helm 1 Uncommon 1,802 Mystic hat (light) 1 Rare 8,574 Mystic boots (light) 1 Very rare 5,938
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Grimy guam 1 Common 568 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 44 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 258 Grimy harralander 1 Common 684 Grimy ranarr 1–2 Rare 2,322–4,644 Grimy irit 1 Rare 1,750 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 8,349 Grimy avantoe 1–2 Rare 4,033–8,066 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 2,563 Grimy kwuarm 1 Rare 2,518 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 7,998
- Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 77,458 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
- Please add to the log (only if 50 or more creatures killed).
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 11–495 Common Not sold Basilisk bone 1 Common Not sold Anagogic ort 20 Common Not sold Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 218 Earth talisman 1 Uncommon 817 Adamantite ore 1 Uncommon 1,581 Lobster 1 Rare 90 Basilisk head 1 Very rare Not sold Clue scroll (medium) 1 Very rare Not sold Starved ancient effigy 1 Very rare Not sold Spin ticket 1 Very rare Not sold
- ^ Only dropped during the Rag and Bone Man wish list quest.
- ^ Only with drops from the Rare Drop Table, herbs and seeds.
Rare drop tableEdit
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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 derives 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.