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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, Sunglasses, 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 one can bring less food and have more inventory space available 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.)

LocationsEdit

DropsEdit

100% dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
BonesBones1Always163

CharmsEdit

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
67%7%19–20%5%1%
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 108,672 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Steel battleaxeSteel battleaxe1Uncommon619
Mithril spearMithril spear1Uncommon1,311
Mithril hatchetMithril hatchet1Uncommon1,028
Mithril kiteshieldMithril kiteshield1Uncommon2,438
Staff of waterStaff of water1Uncommon1,038
Adamant full helmAdamant full helm1Uncommon1,643
Off-hand rune daggerOff-hand rune dagger1Rare4,183
Rune daggerRune dagger1Rare4,268
Mystic hat (light)Mystic hat (light)1Rare11,067
Basilisk bootsBasilisk boots1Rare[1]5,373
Mystic boots (light)Mystic boots (light)1Very rare33,832
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common138
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common154
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common39
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common100
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1–2Common2,486–4,972
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Common1,921
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1–2Uncommon2,226–4,452
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon3,998
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon3,444
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Rare4,297
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare3,173
Coins 1000Coins11; 44; 132; 200; 811–2,381Common11–2,381
Mithril oreMithril ore1Common221
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon1,093
Earth talismanEarth talisman1Uncommon1,705
Water runeWater rune20Uncommon260
LobsterLobster1Rare92
Death runeDeath rune10Rare2,030
Soul runeSoul rune20Rare5,860
Water orbWater orb1Rare2,415
Rare drop tableRare drop table1RareNot sold

Tertiary dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Basilisk boneBasilisk bone1Common[2]Not sold
Basilisk headBasilisk head1Very rareNot sold
Clue scroll (medium)Clue scroll (medium)1Very rareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
  1. ^ Drop chance is increased if the player is on a slayer assignment for Basilisks.
  2. ^ Only dropped during the Rag and Bone Man wish list quest.

Rare drop tableEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
A ring of wealth or collector's insignia are not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common916
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,741
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common3,001
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,793
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare170,685–208,615
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common15,213
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common27,498
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,672
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare570,240–696,960
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,834
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,994
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,246,140–1,523,060
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare1,200
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,818
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare567,270–945,450
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,876
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,816
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common18,080–21,920
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,088,100–1,329,900
Vecna skullVecna skull1Rare75,457
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,093
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare870
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare436,930–551,204
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare110,825–139,810
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare40,475–56,665
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common14,310–17,490
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon200,700–245,300
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon26,781–30,510
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare357,480–436,920
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon45,000–247,500
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common12,420–15,180
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon166,860–203,940
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common37,618–42,992
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare362,745–443,355
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare941,580–1,150,820
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,199
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare617,985–755,315
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon377,370–461,230
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon256,680–313,720
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon164,790–201,410
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon138,330–169,070
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon18,144–20,736
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon16,590–18,960
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon282,068
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare812,590
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common7,200–8,800
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common11,295–13,805
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon158,850–194,150
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon13,260–15,990
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare131,625–160,875
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon25,200–30,800
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare532,170–650,430
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1Very rareNot 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 price
Key tokenKey token1RareNot sold

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • 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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