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This article is about the the standard variant; for the variant encountered while Dungeoneering, see Cave slime (Daemonheim).
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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 267 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 market price
Swamp tar Swamp tar 1–6 1 Always 267–1,602

Weapons and ArmourEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Bronze hatchet Bronze hatchet 1 2 Common 148
Iron sword Iron sword 1 2 Common 27
Bronze full helm Bronze full helm 1 2 Common 39
Iron kiteshield Iron kiteshield 1 2 Common 40
Iron boots Iron boots 1 4 Rare 1,816


RunesEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Earth rune Earth rune 5 3 Uncommon 80
Water rune Water rune 3–5 2 Common 66–110
Body rune Body rune 7 4 Rare 224

OtherEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 25 Coins 1, 2, 4, 10, 22, 44, 347 2 Common Not sold
Unlit torch Unlit torch 1 2 Common 5
Oil lantern frame Oil lantern frame 1 3 Uncommon 10
Oil lantern (empty) Oil lantern (empty) 1 3 Uncommon 3
Gold bar Gold bar 1 4 Rare 90
Clue scroll Clue scroll (easy) 1 4 Rare Not sold

Rare drop table dropsEdit

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 250 Coins 200–350,3,000 2 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 2 Common 1,351
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 2 Common 2,851
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 2 Common 3,425
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 3 Uncommon 5,795
Loop half of a key Loop half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 31,319
Tooth half of a key Tooth half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 37,787
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 4 Rare 15,659
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4 Rare 10,385
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 3 Uncommon 16,406
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4 Rare 24,238
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 4 Rare 885
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 5 Very rare 1,240
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 5 Very rare 37,247
Rune spear Rune spear 1 5 Very rare 11,315
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 5 Very rare 36,181
Battlestaff Battlestaff 200 (noted) 4 Rare 1,495,200
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 5 Very rare 22,386
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 5 Very rare 31,745
Shield left half Shield left half 1 5 Very rare 64,792
Dragon helm Dragon helm 1 5 Very rare 59,003
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 200 3 Uncommon 12,800
Onyx bolts 5 Onyx bolts 150 4 Rare 1,268,550
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 150 4 Rare 22,650
Vecna skull Vecna skull 1 5 Very rare 112,856
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 16,165
Earth talisman Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 141,075–197,505
Fire talisman Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 134,575–188,405
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 3 Uncommon 809
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 3 Uncommon 514
Pure essence Pure essence 1,000–1,500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 16,000–24,000
Nature rune Nature rune 60–80 4 Rare 17,460–23,280
Soul rune Soul rune 20 4 Rare 4,020
Law rune Law rune 45 4 Rare 17,280
Death rune Death rune 50 4 Rare 11,050
Blood rune Blood rune 50 4 Rare 22,250
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 125–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 56,000–112,000
Raw shark Raw shark 250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 345,750
Big bones Big bones 150–180 (noted) 3 Uncommon 84,600–101,520
Coal Coal 550–700 (noted) 3 Uncommon 137,500–175,000
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 150–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 274,800–458,000
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 8,800
Runite ore Runite ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 1,054,700
Rune bar Rune bar 1 2 Common 13,910
Rune bar Rune bar 50 (noted) 5 Very rare 695,500
Clean toadflax Clean toadflax 35–45 (noted) 3 Uncommon 149,940–192,780
Clean snapdragon Clean snapdragon 30–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 156,060–182,070
Clean torstol Clean torstol 16–34 (noted) 3 Uncommon 127,296–270,504
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 2 Common 2,443
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 3 Uncommon 28,297
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 3 3 Uncommon 5,595
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 3–7 4 Rare 414,150–966,350
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 10 4 Rare 1,175,980
Yew logs Yew logs 450–550 (noted) 4 Rare 165,600–202,400
Crystal triskelion fragment 1 Crystal triskelion fragment 1 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2 Crystal triskelion fragment 2 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3 Crystal triskelion fragment 3 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Melee) Brawling gloves (Melee) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Magic) Brawling gloves (Magic) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged) Brawling gloves (Ranged) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Agility) Brawling gloves (Agility) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking) Brawling gloves (Cooking) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (FM) Brawling gloves (FM) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing) Brawling gloves (Fishing) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter) Brawling gloves (Hunter) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Mining) Brawling gloves (Mining) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer) Brawling gloves (Prayer) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing) Brawling gloves (Smithing) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving) Brawling gloves (Thieving) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (WC) Brawling gloves (WC) 1 5 Very rare Not 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 token Key token 1 4 Rare Not sold
Ghostweave Ghostweave 10–30 4 Rare Not 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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