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For the variant encountered in Daemonheim, see Cave crawler (Dungeoneering).
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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

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.

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 41,436 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Earth runeEarth rune9–10Common117–130
Fire runeFire rune12Common1,068
Nature runeNature rune3Common1,221
Potato seed 5Potato seed1–4Common9–36
Onion seed 5Onion seed1–3Common3–9
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed1–3Common9–27
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed1–3Common3–9
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed1–2Common12–24
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Common93
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Uncommon548
Evil turnip seed 5Evil turnip seed1–4Uncommon12–48
Grimy guamGrimy guam1–2Common101–202
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1–2Common120–240
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1–2Common34–68
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1–2Common77–154
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1–2Uncommon2,669–5,338
Grimy iritGrimy irit1–2Uncommon3,059–6,118
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1–2Uncommon3,723–7,446
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1–2Uncommon5,845–11,690
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1–2Rare5,991–11,982
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1–2Rare4,530–9,060
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1–2Rare4,236–8,472
Eye of newtEye of newt1Uncommon9
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root1–3Common1,223–3,669
White berriesWhite berries1–2Common1,454–2,908
Vial of waterVial of water1Common57
Red spiders' eggsRed spiders' eggs1Uncommon2,049
Unicorn horn dustUnicorn horn dust1Uncommon211
Snape grassSnape grass1Rare15
Coins 25Coins3; 8; 11; 29Common3–29
Bronze bootsBronze boots1Uncommon3,696
Weapon poison (3)Weapon poison (3)1Uncommon154
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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Main dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Fire runeFire rune12Common1,068
Nature runeNature rune3Uncommon1,221
Earth runeEarth rune9Uncommon117
Potato seed 5Potato seed1–4Common9–36
Onion seed 5Onion seed1–3Common3–9
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed1–3Uncommon9–27
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed1–2Uncommon3–6
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed1–2Rare12–24
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Rare93
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Very rare548
Evil turnip seed 5Evil turnip seed1Very rare12
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common101
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common120
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common34
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common77
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Common2,669
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Common3,059
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon3,723
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon5,845
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon5,991
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare4,530
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare4,236
Vial of waterVial of water1Common57
White berriesWhite berries1–2Common1,454–2,908
Eye of newtEye of newt1Rare9
Unicorn horn dustUnicorn horn dust1–3Rare211–633
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root1–3Rare1,223–3,669
Snape grassSnape grass1–3Rare15–45
Red spiders' eggsRed spiders' eggs1–2Rare2,049–4,098
Coins 25Coins20–89Common20–89
Bronze bootsBronze boots1Common3,696
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.
A ring of wealth or collector's insignia are not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common1,048
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,923
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common3,416
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,313
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare194,085–237,215
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common16,664
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common26,319
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon13,694
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare616,230–753,170
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common56,807
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,500
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,261,260–1,541,540
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare920
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,240
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare558,600–931,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,301
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,241
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common18,193–22,057
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,069,605–1,307,295
Vecna skullVecna skull1Rare76,528
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,377
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare880
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare547,885–691,178
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare159,315–200,982
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare58,075–81,305
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common13,770–16,830
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon235,575–287,925
Big bonesBig bones76–90 (noted)Uncommon25,536–30,240
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare331,380–405,020
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon34,800–191,400
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common12,330–15,070
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon183,240–223,960
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common36,162–41,328
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare348,705–426,195
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare990,090–1,210,110
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common42,501
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare637,515–779,185
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon454,410–555,390
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon364,230–445,170
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon246,195–300,905
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon161,415–197,285
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon14,112–16,128
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon14,784–16,896
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon338,216
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,358,410
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common5,400–6,600
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common13,365–16,335
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon227,700–278,300
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon12,512–15,088
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare124,200–151,800
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon38,385–46,915
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare603,180–737,220
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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All Combat level53 +, 74 + and 78 +
Combat level53 +, 74 + and 78 +
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Drops itemEarth rune +, Fire rune +, Nature rune +, Potato seed +, Onion seed +, Cabbage seed +, Tomato seed +, Sweetcorn seed +, Strawberry seed +, Watermelon seed +, Evil turnip seed +, Grimy guam +, Grimy marrentill +, Grimy tarromin +, Grimy harralander +, Grimy ranarr +, Grimy irit +, Grimy avantoe +, Grimy kwuarm +, Grimy cadantine +, Grimy lantadyme +, Grimy dwarf weed +, Eye of newt +, Limpwurt root +, White berries +, Vial of water +, Red spiders' eggs +, Unicorn horn dust +, Snape grass +, Coins +, Bronze boots +, Weapon poison (3) +, Rare drop table +, Starved ancient effigy +, Spirit sapphire +, Spirit emerald +, Spirit ruby + and Key token +
Drops item from RDTCoins +, Uncut sapphire +, Uncut emerald +, Uncut ruby +, Uncut diamond +, Loop half of a key +, Tooth half of a key +, Uncut dragonstone +, Dragon longsword +, Dragon spear +, Battlestaff +, Rune javelin +, Rune platebody +, Shield left half +, Dragon helm +, Rune arrowheads +, Onyx bolts +, Vecna skull +, Chaos talisman +, Nature talisman +, Water talisman +, Earth talisman +, Fire talisman +, Raw lobster +, Raw shark +, Big bones +, Dragon bones +, Coal +, Gold ore +, Adamantite ore +, Adamant bar +, Runite ore +, Rune bar +, Grimy torstol +, Grimy snapdragon +, Super restore (4) +, Prayer potion (4) +, Lantadyme seed +, Dwarf weed seed +, Magic seed +, Palm tree seed +, Flax +, Molten glass +, Soft clay +, Yew logs +, Teak plank +, Mahogany plank +, Brawling gloves (Melee) +, Brawling gloves (Magic) +, Brawling gloves (Ranged) +, Brawling gloves (Agility) +, Brawling gloves (Cooking) +, Brawling gloves (FM) +, Brawling gloves (Fishing) +, Brawling gloves (Hunter) +, Brawling gloves (Mining) +, Brawling gloves (Prayer) +, Brawling gloves (Smithing) +, Brawling gloves (Thieving) +, Brawling gloves (WC) +, Crystal triskelion fragment 1 +, Crystal triskelion fragment 2 + and Crystal triskelion fragment 3 +

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