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For the variant encountered in Daemonheim, see Cave slime (Dungeoneering).
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A Cave slime is a poisonous Slayer monster found in the Lumbridge Swamp Caves and the Dorgesh-Kaan South Dungeons. They require level 17 slayer to kill. They are notable for dropping considerable amounts of Swamp tar, which can be sold for 305 coins each. They can also drop level 1 clue scrolls. Cave slimes are good creatures for making money if used correctly. The slimes are only poisonous if they can attack you. If you are going to melee them you should make sure to bring antipoisons or other means of curing or preventing the poison in order to avoid wasting supplies. A slightly stronger, but non-poisonous version of these monsters appears in all floors of Daemonheim.

Cave slime use melee when attacked by ranged. They use ranged when attacked by magic, ranged, or long-ranged melee weapons (like Halberds), even when the attacker is adjacent to the creature. The cave slime's ranged attack is poisonous.

LocationsEdit

The highest concentration of cave slimes can be found on the west side of the Dorgesh-Kaan south dungeon, underneath the first grappling hook short cut of the agility course.

Strengths and weaknessesEdit

Cave slimes have a maximum melee hit of 27 LP, and are poisonous. The poison starts at 32 LP and is inflicted in one of two ways: when they attack (whether the attack inflicts damage or not), and when they are hit with a close melee attack (even if the attack kills the slime). In either case, the player will be poisoned nearly 100% of the time, unless the player protects themselves accordingly by taking Anti-poison potions or using the thermal bath Spa at Oo'glog before fighting cave slimes. Super antipoison potions are recommended as each dose gives immunity to poison for 6 minutes. An alternative for higher levelled players is to bring decent food, such as monkfish (the money made off of swamp tar is more than the cost of the monkfish), to offset damage from the poison, as their melee attacks rarely do any direct damage, and the poison is generally mild. The best option for players with 60 Dungeoneering, 60 Defence, and 70 Herblore is to equip an Anti-poison totem, which completely eliminates the need for antidotes, but costs 44,000 Dungeoneering tokens to buy. Alternatively, players may use the Poison Purge aura, which removes the need for antipoison and food for the time it lasts.

Although these monsters have good drops, some lower levelled players do not prefer to train on them due to large number of antipoison potions required. However, players who can kill the slimes quickly can usually make a profit from the swamp tar drops, even after paying for the super antipoison potions or their ingredients.

Players using long-range combat (magic, ranged, or long melee weapons like Halberds) do not need any poison protection, as the cave slime uses its non-poisonous ranged attack in these types of combat.

Players should not go into the Lumbridge Swamps dungeon with an open light (this includes candles, torches, etc.), as the flame will eventually cause the gases in the cave to explode. This can cause massive damage to the player (up to 500, depending on the player's constitution) and possibly death if the player's life points are low enough. Also, the light source will be extinguished, and swarming insects will then constantly hit 10s on the player until the player relights a light source, escapes the cave, or dies. An enclosed light source like a Bullseye lantern or a flameless light source like a Seers' headband 1 (or higher) will not ignite the gases and is highly recommended. Players will need 49 Firemaking to light a bullseye lantern (Firemaking is not a skill that can be assisted). If a player intends to use cave slime to earn money, a bullseye lantern or Seers' headband is mandatory.

A tip for Cave Slimes would be to equip a Holy symbol use the Prayer book from The Great Brain Robbery quest, This allows you to camp at the cave slimes for a long time. However, this doesn't provide immunity, and you will likely be poisoned again right away if the slime is still alive or if you attack another slime (even if you kill the slime in one hit).

DropsEdit

100% DropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Swamp tarSwamp tar1–6Always305–1,830

Main dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Bronze hatchetBronze hatchet1Common185
Iron swordIron sword1Common435
Bronze full helmBronze full helm1Common87
Iron kiteshieldIron kiteshield1Common673
Iron bootsIron boots1Rare2,510
Earth runeEarth rune5Uncommon70
Water runeWater rune15Common240
Body runeBody rune7Rare266
Coins 250Coins1; 2; 4; 10; 22; 44; 347Common1–347
Unlit torchUnlit torch1Common11
Oil lantern frameOil lantern frame1Uncommon7
Oil lantern (empty)Oil lantern (empty)1Uncommon7
Gold barGold bar1Rare279
Rare drop tableRare drop table1RareNot sold

Tertiary dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Clue scroll (easy)Clue scroll (easy)1RareNot sold

Rare drop tableEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
A ring of wealth, luck potion or collector's insignia are not required to access the table.
Show/hide rare drop table
Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common1,073
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,202
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common3,057
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,959
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare223,155–272,745
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common18,379
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common24,806
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon13,351
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare600,795–734,305
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common56,987
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,680
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,256,940–1,536,260
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare935
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,413
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare561,195–935,325
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare63,467
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,428
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common20,679–25,071
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,048,005–1,280,895
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare69,383
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,381
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,145
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare471,965–595,402
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare158,405–199,834
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare48,700–68,180
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common14,445–17,655
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon246,825–301,675
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon26,280–32,850
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare301,860–368,940
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon36,000–198,000
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common12,960–15,840
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon208,260–254,540
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common40,586–46,384
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare391,365–478,335
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare998,370–1,220,230
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,544
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare623,160–761,640
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon437,400–534,600
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon468,990–573,210
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon311,445–380,655
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon185,985–227,315
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon10,612–12,128
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon8,988–10,272
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon392,896
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,519,820
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common4,050–4,950
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common10,530–12,870
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon140,850–172,150
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon13,056–15,744
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare129,600–158,400
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon39,555–48,345
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare672,030–821,370
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

TriviaEdit

  • Previously, equipping an Anti-poison totem would not prevent Cave slimes and certain other poisonous monsters from causing poison. On 15 June 2010, Jagex implemented a fix that addressed the issue. However, during the fix, cave slimes were overlooked, and could still cause poison even if the player was holding the anti-poison totem. As of 21 September 2010, this glitch has been fixed (the exact date of the fix is unknown, and most likely occurred in a hidden update).

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