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This article is about the the standard variant. For the variant encountered while Dungeoneering, see Cave crawler (Daemonheim).
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Cave crawlers are Slayer monsters that require level 10 Slayer to kill. They drop a variety of Herblore related items and seeds. They are, however, poisonous, and have a fast healing rate (approximately 10 life points per second). Level 78 cave crawlers have a much higher chance of dropping herbs and seeds than the level 53 and 74.

Cave crawlers are a popular delicacy amongst the Dorgeshuun cave goblins, who cut them into fillets and serve them on a large platter. Consequently, they are weak to all bone weapons, including zanik's crossbow, which makes short work of most assignments.

In the quest Fur 'n' Seek, a cave crawler hide must be collected and cleaned for the Odd Old Man.

LocationsEdit

  • Fremennik Slayer Dungeon (level 53 & 74) - Recommended for Slayer tasks and slaying in general. Many in one open space. (Fairy ring A•J•R)
  • Lumbridge Swamp Caves (level 53 & 74) - Recommended for Slayer tasks for the close proximity to a bank and for the fact that they drop white berries and rare herbs quite frequently. You need a light source, and a tinderbox and spiny helmet (or slayer helmet) are recommended. There are three cave crawlers at this location, and they respawn very quickly. Note: A rope is required for first-time entry, unless you've started The Lost Tribe quest, in which case these caves can be accessed from the Lumbridge cellar. (The entry must be opened with a pickaxe the first time, but is just to the south after you enter the cave goblin tunnels.)
  • Dorgesh-Kaan South Dungeon (level 53 & 74) - Five spawns.
  • Pollnivneach Slayer Dungeon (level 78), after fighting the monstrous cave crawler

Strengths and weaknessesEdit

When fighting the level 53 crawlers, a player shouldn't need much food; about 4-6 cakes (798 health healed each) should do for a player with a decent Defence level if an antipoison is consumed immediately upon being poisoned. The level 74 and 78 crawlers are a tougher challenge and require good healing abilities. Cave crawlers are great temporary training for mid-high level melee players. With heavy armour, a 2h sword and revolution activated, they are easy kills.

Cave crawlers poison fairly often so it is advised to use anti-poison potion when fighting them, or prevent being poisoned (for some time) using a super antipoison or using the Oo'glog thermal bath prior to engaging in combat. Their poison is fairly powerful and will initially cause 80 damage. Even high level players are suggested to bring at least one antipoison, as the poison can kill you if you're not careful. Equipping one's best defensive melee gear and using Super defence potions can minimise the chance to take a hit and be poisoned, which can reduce antipoison usage.

Note: For DIY or low-level players fighting cave crawlers in the Fremennik Slayer Dungeon, who you could easily make antipoisons by obtaining the marrentill and vials of water as drops, killing a unicorn located near the entrance, and using a pestle and mortar to grind the horn into unicorn dust. However, due to the cheap price of antipoison on the GE, it may be easier just to buy some before entering the dungeon.

The level 78 cave crawlers are in a good spot to use a dwarf multicannon, it is recommended to use Protect from Ranged with this strategy because you will be attacked by many of them at once. However, a Slayer task may use up to around 1,500 cannonballs to complete using this method, and the prayer will not prevent poisoning.

Level 74 and 78 cave crawlers drop all of the required components for many potions such as prayer potion (Vial of water, ranarr and snape grass) at a fairly regular rate, allowing players to stay in the area for longer. They also drop all the ingredients for both antipoison and super antipoison which is very handy considering the accuracy of their attacks, and therefore the frequency at which they cause poison. Some other useful potions made from their drops are restore potion, strength potion, super strength potion, super attack potion, prayer potion and super defence potion.

Drops (level 53 & 74)Edit

CharmsEdit

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
87–88%9%2%0.9–1%0.4–0.5%
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 40,675 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Earth runeEarth rune9–10Common153–170
Fire runeFire rune12Common1,704
Nature runeNature rune3Common894
Potato seed 5Potato seed1–4Common10–40
Onion seed 5Onion seed1–3Common6–18
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed1–3Common7–21
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed1–3Common2–6
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed1–2Common12–24
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Common212
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Uncommon650
Evil turnip seed 5Evil turnip seed1–4Uncommon16–64
Grimy guamGrimy guam1–2Common207–414
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1–2Common179–358
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1–2Common44–88
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1–2Common160–320
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1–2Uncommon3,161–6,322
Grimy iritGrimy irit1–2Uncommon2,514–5,028
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1–2Uncommon4,605–9,210
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1–2Uncommon5,710–11,420
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1–2Rare5,305–10,610
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1–2Rare5,738–11,476
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1–2Rare5,696–11,392
Eye of newtEye of newt1Common7
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root1–3Common1,294–3,882
White berriesWhite berries1–2Common2,575–5,150
Vial of waterVial of water1Common41
Red spiders' eggsRed spiders' eggs1Uncommon1,826
Unicorn horn dustUnicorn horn dust1Uncommon307
Snape grassSnape grass1Rare32
Coins 25Coins3; 8; 11; 29Common3–29
Bronze bootsBronze boots1Uncommon4,885
Weapon poison (3)Weapon poison (3)1Uncommon62
Rare drop tableRare drop table1RareNot sold

Tertiary dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold

Drops (level 78)Edit

CharmsEdit

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
68–71%12–15%12–14%2–4%0.6–1.2%
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 2,141 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Fire runeFire rune12Common1,704
Nature runeNature rune3Uncommon894
Earth runeEarth rune9Uncommon153
Potato seed 5Potato seed1–4Common10–40
Onion seed 5Onion seed1–3Common6–18
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed1–3Uncommon7–21
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed1–2Uncommon2–4
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed1–2Rare12–24
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Rare212
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Very rare650
Evil turnip seed 5Evil turnip seed1Very rare16
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common207
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common179
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common44
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common160
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Common3,161
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Common2,514
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon4,605
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon5,710
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon5,305
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare5,738
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare5,696
Vial of waterVial of water1Common41
White berriesWhite berries1–2Common2,575–5,150
Eye of newtEye of newt1Rare7
Unicorn horn dustUnicorn horn dust1–3Rare307–921
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root1–3Rare1,294–3,882
Snape grassSnape grass1–3Rare32–96
Red spiders' eggsRed spiders' eggs1–2Rare1,826–3,652
Coins 25Coins20–89Common20–89
Bronze bootsBronze boots1Common4,885
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
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1RareNot 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 price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common1,123
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,008
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common3,337
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common6,206
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare279,270–341,330
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common18,266
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common30,934
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon14,448
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare650,160–794,640
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,147
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,190
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,359,540–1,661,660
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare1,400
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,724
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare565,860–943,100
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,343
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,563
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common17,402–21,098
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,129,275–1,380,225
Vecna skullVecna skull1Rare78,597
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,476
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare943
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare663,975–837,630
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare163,930–206,804
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare58,800–82,320
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common18,900–23,100
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon245,250–299,750
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon28,519–32,490
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare533,520–652,080
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon82,200–452,100
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common14,490–17,710
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon207,360–253,440
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common55,830
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare502,470–614,130
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare852,120–1,041,480
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common41,454
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare621,810–759,990
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon474,300–579,700
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon324,720–396,880
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon255,735–312,565
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon171,405–209,495
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon43,344–49,536
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon43,428–49,632
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon361,940
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,000,420
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common10,350–12,650
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common15,660–19,140
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon119,250–145,750
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon15,844–19,106
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare157,275–192,225
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon31,500–38,500
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare590,220–721,380
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

Blind Creature teaser

The Blind Creature concept art.

  • Concept art was shown for them in the "Tears of Guthix: Go with the Flow" BTS video, but referred to as blind creature.

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