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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 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 Momentum 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

Remember, this charm log is for the level 53 and level 74 Cave crawlers.

Charm drop numbers
No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
87%9%2%0.9–1%0.4–0.5%
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 39,815 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
Please add to the log.
(Only if 50 or more creatures are killed)

RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Earth runeEarth rune9–10Common135–150
Fire runeFire rune12Common732
Nature runeNature rune3Common900

SeedsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Potato seed 5Potato seed1–4Common8–32
Onion seed 5Onion seed1–3Common1–3
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed1–3Common6–18
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed1–3Common3–9
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed1–2Common7–14
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Common456
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Uncommon2,117
Evil turnip seed 5Evil turnip seed1–4Uncommon241–964

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1–2Common460–920
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1–2Common190–380
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1–2Common27–54
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1–2Common115–230
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1–2Uncommon3,465–6,930
Grimy iritGrimy irit1–2Uncommon2,631–5,262
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1–2Uncommon5,302–10,604
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1–2Uncommon6,799–13,598
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1–2Rare3,810–7,620
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1–2Rare7,966–15,932
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1–2Rare8,690–17,380

Herblore ingredientsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Eye of newtEye of newt1Common5
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root1–3Common1,499–4,497
White berriesWhite berries1–2Common865–1,730
Vial of waterVial of water1Common45
Red spiders' eggsRed spiders' eggs1Uncommon1,111
Unicorn horn dustUnicorn horn dust1Uncommon926
Snape grassSnape grass1Rare109

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 25Coins3; 8; 11; 29CommonNot sold
Bronze bootsBronze boots1Uncommon2,763
Weapon poison (3)Weapon poison (3)1Uncommon83
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot 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.
Show/hide rare drop table
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins50; 250–500; 3,000CommonNot sold
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common1,227
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,246
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Uncommon2,970
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1; 2; 45–55 (noted)Uncommon5,821–320,155
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon24,851
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon38,960
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1; 45–55 (noted)Uncommon14,214–781,770
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Uncommon57,620
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon36,195
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,383,300–1,690,700
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare910
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,932
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,818
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,081
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Uncommon20,792–25,208
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Uncommon1,133,595–1,385,505
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon69,778
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Uncommon891,280–1,124,384
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Uncommon299,000–377,200
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Uncommon104,000–145,600
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon596
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon291
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon44,955–54,945
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon257,850–315,150
Big bonesBig bones80–90 (noted)Uncommon38,080–42,840
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon446,400–545,600
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon63,200–347,600
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Uncommon19,800–24,200
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon246,420–301,180
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common43,695
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare393,255–480,645
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare959,400–1,172,600
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,960
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare644,400–787,600
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon603,630–737,770
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon417,870–510,730
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon250,695–306,405
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon171,090–209,110
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon253,736–289,984
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon324,072–370,368
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon589,644
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Uncommon1,493,230
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Uncommon29,700–36,300
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Uncommon11,250–13,750
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon108,450–132,550
Yew logsYew logs68–82; 675–825 (noted)Uncommon20,468–248,325
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon41,715–50,985
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Uncommon655,290–800,910
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1RareNot 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

Drops (level 78)Edit

CharmsEdit

Remember, this charm log is for the level 78 Cave crawlers.

Charm drop numbers
No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
56–61%7–10%23–28%5–8%0.4–1.3%
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 880 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
Please add to the log.
(Only if 50 or more creatures are killed)

RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Fire runeFire rune12Common732
Nature runeNature rune3Uncommon900
Earth runeEarth rune9Uncommon135

SeedsEdit

Randomly drops 2 from the following items:

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Potato seed 5Potato seed1–4Common8–32
Onion seed 5Onion seed1–3Common1–3
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed1–3Uncommon6–18
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed1–2Uncommon3–6
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed1–2Rare7–14
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Rare456
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Very rare2,117
Evil turnip seed 5Evil turnip seed1Very rare241

HerbsEdit

Randomly drops 2 or 3 from the following items:

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common460
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common190
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common27
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common115
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Common3,465
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Common2,631
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon5,302
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon6,799
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon3,810
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare7,966
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare8,690

Herblore ingredientsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Vial of waterVial of water1Common45
White berriesWhite berries1–2Common865–1,730
Eye of newtEye of newt1Rare5
Unicorn horn dustUnicorn horn dust1–3Rare926–2,778
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root1–3Rare1,499–4,497
Snape grassSnape grass1–3Rare109–327
Red spiders' eggsRed spiders' eggs1–2Rare1,111–2,222

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 25Coins20–89CommonNot sold
Bronze bootsBronze boots1Common2,763
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.
Show/hide rare drop table
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins50; 250–500; 3,000CommonNot sold
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common1,227
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,246
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Uncommon2,970
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1; 2; 45–55 (noted)Uncommon5,821–320,155
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon24,851
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon38,960
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1; 45–55 (noted)Uncommon14,214–781,770
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Uncommon57,620
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon36,195
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,383,300–1,690,700
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare910
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,932
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,818
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,081
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Uncommon20,792–25,208
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Uncommon1,133,595–1,385,505
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon69,778
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Uncommon891,280–1,124,384
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Uncommon299,000–377,200
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Uncommon104,000–145,600
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon596
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon291
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon44,955–54,945
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon257,850–315,150
Big bonesBig bones80–90 (noted)Uncommon38,080–42,840
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon446,400–545,600
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon63,200–347,600
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Uncommon19,800–24,200
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon246,420–301,180
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common43,695
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare393,255–480,645
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare959,400–1,172,600
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,960
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare644,400–787,600
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon603,630–737,770
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon417,870–510,730
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon250,695–306,405
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon171,090–209,110
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon253,736–289,984
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon324,072–370,368
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon589,644
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Uncommon1,493,230
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Uncommon29,700–36,300
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Uncommon11,250–13,750
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon108,450–132,550
Yew logsYew logs68–82; 675–825 (noted)Uncommon20,468–248,325
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon41,715–50,985
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Uncommon655,290–800,910
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1RareNot 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 market 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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