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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 percentages
No charms Gold charm Green charm Crimson charm Blue charm

87%

9%

2%

0.9–1%

0.4–0.5%

Represents 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 killed).


RunesEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Earth rune Earth rune 9–10 2 Common 198–220
Fire rune Fire rune 12 2 Common 708
Nature rune Nature rune 3 2 Common 924

SeedsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Potato seed 5 Potato seed 1–4 2 Common 6–24
Onion seed 5 Onion seed 1–3 2 Common 3–9
Cabbage seed 5 Cabbage seed 1–3 2 Common 5–15
Tomato seed 5 Tomato seed 1–3 2 Common 2–6
Sweetcorn seed 5 Sweetcorn seed 1–2 2 Common 4–8
Strawberry seed 5 Strawberry seed 1 2 Common 537
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 1 3 Uncommon 2,893
Evil turnip seed 5 Evil turnip seed 1–4 3 Uncommon 293–1,172

HerbsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam Grimy guam 1–2 2 Common 420–840
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1–2 2 Common 98–196
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1–2 2 Common 29–58
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1–2 2 Common 79–158
Grimy ranarr Grimy ranarr 1–2 3 Uncommon 2,312–4,624
Grimy irit Grimy irit 1–2 3 Uncommon 1,709–3,418
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1–2 3 Uncommon 3,164–6,328
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1–2 3 Uncommon 2,861–5,722
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1–2 4 Rare 1,757–3,514
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1–2 4 Rare 7,266–14,532
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1–2 4 Rare 7,264–14,528

Herblore ingredientsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Eye of newt Eye of newt 1 2 Common 6
Limpwurt root Limpwurt root 1–3 2 Common 1,775–5,325
White berries White berries 1–2 2 Common 629–1,258
Vial of water Vial of water 1 2 Common 42
Red spiders' eggs Red spiders' eggs 1 3 Uncommon 1,045
Unicorn horn dust Unicorn horn dust 1 3 Uncommon 1,492
Snape grass Snape grass 1 4 Rare 206

OtherEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 4 Coins 3, 8, 11, 29 2 Common Not sold
Bronze boots Bronze boots 1 3 Uncommon 3,099
Weapon poison (3) Weapon poison (3) 1 3 Uncommon 88
Ancient effigy Starved ancient effigy 1 5 Very 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 1,385
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 2 Common 2,535
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 2 Common 2,910
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 3 Uncommon 5,550
Loop half of a key Loop half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 32,626
Tooth half of a key Tooth half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 34,365
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 4 Rare 14,622
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4 Rare 10,167
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 3 Uncommon 16,602
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4 Rare 24,267
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 4 Rare 910
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 5 Very rare 1,240
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 5 Very rare 37,287
Rune spear Rune spear 1 5 Very rare 11,281
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 5 Very rare 36,976
Battlestaff Battlestaff 200 (noted) 4 Rare 1,565,000
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 5 Very rare 22,135
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 5 Very rare 31,757
Shield left half Shield left half 1 5 Very rare 64,813
Dragon helm Dragon helm 1 5 Very rare 59,243
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 200 3 Uncommon 13,200
Onyx bolts 5 Onyx bolts 150 4 Rare 1,262,550
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 150 4 Rare 22,800
Vecna skull Vecna skull 1 5 Very rare 96,512
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 10,553
Earth talisman Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 63,400–88,760
Fire talisman Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 63,250–88,550
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 3 Uncommon 684
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 3 Uncommon 462
Pure essence Pure essence 1,000–1,500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 17,000–25,500
Nature rune Nature rune 60–80 4 Rare 18,480–24,640
Soul rune Soul rune 20 4 Rare 4,280
Law rune Law rune 45 4 Rare 19,710
Death rune Death rune 50 4 Rare 14,300
Blood rune Blood rune 50 4 Rare 24,600
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 125–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 62,125–124,250
Raw shark Raw shark 250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 284,500
Big bones Big bones 150–180 (noted) 3 Uncommon 83,550–100,260
Coal Coal 550–700 (noted) 3 Uncommon 132,550–168,700
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 150–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 198,150–330,250
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 8,900
Runite ore Runite ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 1,124,700
Rune bar Rune bar 1 2 Common 14,107
Rune bar Rune bar 50 (noted) 5 Very rare 705,350
Clean toadflax Clean toadflax 35–45 (noted) 3 Uncommon 116,025–149,175
Clean snapdragon Clean snapdragon 30–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 102,990–120,155
Clean torstol Clean torstol 16–34 (noted) 3 Uncommon 88,272–187,578
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 2 Common 2,389
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 3 Uncommon 19,111
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 3 3 Uncommon 8,679
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 3–7 4 Rare 486,141–1,134,329
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 10 4 Rare 1,234,910
Yew logs Yew logs 450–550 (noted) 4 Rare 163,800–200,200
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

Drops (level 78)Edit

CharmsEdit

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

Charm drop percentages
No charms Gold charm Green charm Crimson charm Blue charm

56–61%

7–10%

23–28%

5–8%

0.4–1.3%

Represents 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 killed).


RunesEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Fire rune Fire rune 12 2 Common 708
Nature rune Nature rune 3 3 Uncommon 924
Earth rune Earth rune 9 3 Uncommon 198

SeedsEdit

Randomly drops 2 from the followings:

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Potato seed 5 Potato seed 1–4 2 Common 6–24
Onion seed 5 Onion seed 1–3 2 Common 3–9
Cabbage seed 5 Cabbage seed 1–3 3 Uncommon 5–15
Tomato seed 5 Tomato seed 1–2 3 Uncommon 2–4
Sweetcorn seed 5 Sweetcorn seed 1–2 4 Rare 4–8
Strawberry seed 5 Strawberry seed 1 4 Rare 537
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 1 5 Very rare 2,893
Evil turnip seed 5 Evil turnip seed 1 5 Very rare 293

HerbsEdit

Randomly drops 2 or 3 from the followings:

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam Grimy guam 1 2 Common 420
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 2 Common 98
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 2 Common 29
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 2 Common 79
Grimy ranarr Grimy ranarr 1 2 Common 2,312
Grimy irit Grimy irit 1 2 Common 1,709
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 3 Uncommon 3,164
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 3 Uncommon 2,861
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 3 Uncommon 1,757
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 4 Rare 7,266
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 4 Rare 7,264

Herblore ingredientsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Vial of water Vial of water 1 2 Common 42
White berries White berries 1–2 2 Common 629–1,258
Eye of newt Eye of newt 1 4 Rare 6
Unicorn horn dust Unicorn horn dust 1–3 4 Rare 1,492–4,476
Limpwurt root Limpwurt root 1–3 4 Rare 1,775–5,325
Snape grass Snape grass 1–3 4 Rare 206–618
Red spiders' eggs Red spiders' eggs 1–2 4 Rare 1,045–2,090

OtherEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 25 Coins 20–89 2 Common Not sold
Bronze boots Bronze boots 1 2 Common 3,099
Spirit sapphire Spirit sapphire 1 4 Rare Not sold
Spirit emerald Spirit emerald 1 4 Rare Not sold
Spirit ruby Spirit ruby 1 4 Rare Not sold
Ancient effigy Starved ancient effigy 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.
Show/hide rare drop table
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Coins 250 Coins 200–350,3,000 2 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 2 Common 1,385
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 2 Common 2,535
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 2 Common 2,910
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 3 Uncommon 5,550
Loop half of a key Loop half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 32,626
Tooth half of a key Tooth half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 34,365
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 4 Rare 14,622
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4 Rare 10,167
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 3 Uncommon 16,602
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4 Rare 24,267
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 4 Rare 910
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 5 Very rare 1,240
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 5 Very rare 37,287
Rune spear Rune spear 1 5 Very rare 11,281
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 5 Very rare 36,976
Battlestaff Battlestaff 200 (noted) 4 Rare 1,565,000
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 5 Very rare 22,135
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 5 Very rare 31,757
Shield left half Shield left half 1 5 Very rare 64,813
Dragon helm Dragon helm 1 5 Very rare 59,243
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 200 3 Uncommon 13,200
Onyx bolts 5 Onyx bolts 150 4 Rare 1,262,550
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 150 4 Rare 22,800
Vecna skull Vecna skull 1 5 Very rare 96,512
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 10,553
Earth talisman Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 63,400–88,760
Fire talisman Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 63,250–88,550
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 3 Uncommon 684
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 3 Uncommon 462
Pure essence Pure essence 1,000–1,500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 17,000–25,500
Nature rune Nature rune 60–80 4 Rare 18,480–24,640
Soul rune Soul rune 20 4 Rare 4,280
Law rune Law rune 45 4 Rare 19,710
Death rune Death rune 50 4 Rare 14,300
Blood rune Blood rune 50 4 Rare 24,600
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 125–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 62,125–124,250
Raw shark Raw shark 250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 284,500
Big bones Big bones 150–180 (noted) 3 Uncommon 83,550–100,260
Coal Coal 550–700 (noted) 3 Uncommon 132,550–168,700
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 150–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 198,150–330,250
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 8,900
Runite ore Runite ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 1,124,700
Rune bar Rune bar 1 2 Common 14,107
Rune bar Rune bar 50 (noted) 5 Very rare 705,350
Clean toadflax Clean toadflax 35–45 (noted) 3 Uncommon 116,025–149,175
Clean snapdragon Clean snapdragon 30–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 102,990–120,155
Clean torstol Clean torstol 16–34 (noted) 3 Uncommon 88,272–187,578
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 2 Common 2,389
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 3 Uncommon 19,111
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 3 3 Uncommon 8,679
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 3–7 4 Rare 486,141–1,134,329
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 10 4 Rare 1,234,910
Yew logs Yew logs 450–550 (noted) 4 Rare 163,800–200,200
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

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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