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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 112 cave crawlers have a much higher chance of dropping herbs and seeds than the level 53 and 78.

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 39,685 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 180–200
Fire rune Fire rune 12 2 Common 432
Nature rune Nature rune 3 2 Common 876

SeedsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Potato seed 5 Potato seed 1–4 2 Common 5–20
Onion seed 5 Onion seed 1–3 2 Common 1–3
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 3–6
Strawberry seed 5 Strawberry seed 1 2 Common 371
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 1 3 Uncommon 2,553
Evil turnip seed 5 Evil turnip seed 1–4 3 Uncommon 272–1,088

HerbsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Grimy guam Grimy guam 1–2 2 Common 730–1,460
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1–2 2 Common 122–244
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1–2 2 Common 42–84
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1–2 2 Common 178–356
Grimy ranarr Grimy ranarr 1–2 3 Uncommon 2,947–5,894
Grimy irit Grimy irit 1–2 3 Uncommon 3,136–6,272
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1–2 3 Uncommon 4,412–8,824
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1–2 3 Uncommon 4,590–9,180
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1–2 4 Rare 2,346–4,692
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1–2 4 Rare 8,971–17,942
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1–2 4 Rare 9,183–18,366

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 1,792–5,376
White berries White berries 1–2 2 Common 1,437–2,874
Vial of water Vial of water 1 2 Common 47
Red spiders' eggs Red spiders' eggs 1 3 Uncommon 1,491
Unicorn horn dust Unicorn horn dust 1 3 Uncommon 2,327
Snape grass Snape grass 1 4 Rare 395

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 2,174
Weapon poison (3) Weapon poison (3) 1 3 Uncommon 96
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.
Show/hide rare drop table
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Coins 250 Coins 250 – 450; 3,000;
9,000; 10,000; 12,000
2 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 2 Common 1,659
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 2 Common 2,806
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 2 Common 4,296
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 3 Uncommon 6,688
Loop half of a key Loop half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 20,106
Tooth half of a key Tooth half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 43,084
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 4 Rare 15,822
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4 Rare 10,669
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 3 Uncommon 16,653
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4 Rare 24,235
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 4 Rare 855
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 5 Very rare 1,200
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 5 Very rare 37,537
Rune spear Rune spear 1 5 Very rare 11,513
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 5 Very rare 36,549
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 50 (noted) 5 Very rare 832,650
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 5 Very rare 22,077
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 5 Very rare 31,886
Shield left half Shield left half 1 5 Very rare 64,484
Dragon helm Dragon helm 1 5 Very rare 59,373
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 200 3 Uncommon 16,200
Onyx bolts 5 Onyx bolts 150 4 Rare 1,267,050
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 4 Rare 22,650–75,500
Battlestaff Battlestaff 200 (noted) 4 Rare 1,602,800
Vecna skull Vecna skull 1 5 Very rare 102,957
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 16,104
Earth talisman Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 88,475–123,865
Fire talisman Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 88,675–124,145
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 3 Uncommon 976
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 3 Uncommon 383
Pure essence Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 11,000–330,000
Nature rune Nature rune 20–80 4 Rare 5,840–23,360
Soul rune Soul rune 20 4 Rare 4,720
Law rune Law rune 45 4 Rare 18,540
Death rune Death rune 50, 121 4 Rare 9,600–23,232
Blood rune Blood rune 50 4 Rare 14,500
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 51,000–408,000
Raw shark Raw shark 250–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 418,000–836,000
Big bones Big bones 150–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 103,050–343,500
Coal Coal 150–7,500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 36,900–1,845,000
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) 3 Uncommon 363,900–1,940,800
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 9,000
Runite ore Runite ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 1,082,700
Adamant bar Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) 4 Rare 3,553,000–24,871,000
Rune bar Rune bar 1, 50 (noted) 4 Rare 14,351–717,550
Clean toadflax Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 124,525–1,245,250
Clean snapdragon Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) 3 Uncommon 144,780–579,120
Clean torstol Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) 3 Uncommon 100,010–1,000,100
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 3 3 Uncommon 7,659
Yew seed 5 Yew seed 1–50 4 Rare 68,689–3,434,450
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 1–7 4 Rare 125,730–880,110
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 10 4 Rare 1,313,780
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 4 Rare 1,673
Yew logs Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) 4 Rare 20,500–8,200,000
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

54–61%

6–10%

24–30%

5–9%

0.4–1.8%

Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 561 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 432
Nature rune Nature rune 3 3 Uncommon 876
Earth rune Earth rune 9 3 Uncommon 180

SeedsEdit

Randomly drops 2 from the followings:

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Potato seed 5 Potato seed 1–4 2 Common 5–20
Onion seed 5 Onion seed 1–3 2 Common 1–3
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 3–6
Strawberry seed 5 Strawberry seed 1 4 Rare 371
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 1 5 Very rare 2,553
Evil turnip seed 5 Evil turnip seed 1 5 Very rare 272

HerbsEdit

Randomly drops 2 or 3 from the followings:

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Grimy guam Grimy guam 1 2 Common 730
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 2 Common 122
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 2 Common 42
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 2 Common 178
Grimy ranarr Grimy ranarr 1 2 Common 2,947
Grimy irit Grimy irit 1 2 Common 3,136
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 3 Uncommon 4,412
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 3 Uncommon 4,590
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 3 Uncommon 2,346
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 4 Rare 8,971
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 4 Rare 9,183

Herblore ingredientsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Vial of water Vial of water 1 2 Common 47
White berries White berries 1–2 2 Common 1,437–2,874
Eye of newt Eye of newt 1 4 Rare 6
Unicorn horn dust Unicorn horn dust 1–3 4 Rare 2,327–6,981
Limpwurt root Limpwurt root 1–3 4 Rare 1,792–5,376
Snape grass Snape grass 1–3 4 Rare 395–1,185
Red spiders' eggs Red spiders' eggs 1–2 4 Rare 1,491–2,982

OtherEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Coins 25 Coins 20–89 2 Common Not sold
Bronze boots Bronze boots 1 2 Common 2,174
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 250 – 450; 3,000;
9,000; 10,000; 12,000
2 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 2 Common 1,659
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 2 Common 2,806
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 2 Common 4,296
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 3 Uncommon 6,688
Loop half of a key Loop half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 20,106
Tooth half of a key Tooth half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 43,084
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 4 Rare 15,822
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4 Rare 10,669
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 3 Uncommon 16,653
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4 Rare 24,235
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 4 Rare 855
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 5 Very rare 1,200
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 5 Very rare 37,537
Rune spear Rune spear 1 5 Very rare 11,513
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 5 Very rare 36,549
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 50 (noted) 5 Very rare 832,650
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 5 Very rare 22,077
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 5 Very rare 31,886
Shield left half Shield left half 1 5 Very rare 64,484
Dragon helm Dragon helm 1 5 Very rare 59,373
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 200 3 Uncommon 16,200
Onyx bolts 5 Onyx bolts 150 4 Rare 1,267,050
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 4 Rare 22,650–75,500
Battlestaff Battlestaff 200 (noted) 4 Rare 1,602,800
Vecna skull Vecna skull 1 5 Very rare 102,957
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 16,104
Earth talisman Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 88,475–123,865
Fire talisman Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 88,675–124,145
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 3 Uncommon 976
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 3 Uncommon 383
Pure essence Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 11,000–330,000
Nature rune Nature rune 20–80 4 Rare 5,840–23,360
Soul rune Soul rune 20 4 Rare 4,720
Law rune Law rune 45 4 Rare 18,540
Death rune Death rune 50, 121 4 Rare 9,600–23,232
Blood rune Blood rune 50 4 Rare 14,500
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 51,000–408,000
Raw shark Raw shark 250–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 418,000–836,000
Big bones Big bones 150–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 103,050–343,500
Coal Coal 150–7,500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 36,900–1,845,000
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) 3 Uncommon 363,900–1,940,800
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 9,000
Runite ore Runite ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 1,082,700
Adamant bar Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) 4 Rare 3,553,000–24,871,000
Rune bar Rune bar 1, 50 (noted) 4 Rare 14,351–717,550
Clean toadflax Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 124,525–1,245,250
Clean snapdragon Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) 3 Uncommon 144,780–579,120
Clean torstol Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) 3 Uncommon 100,010–1,000,100
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 3 3 Uncommon 7,659
Yew seed 5 Yew seed 1–50 4 Rare 68,689–3,434,450
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 1–7 4 Rare 125,730–880,110
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 10 4 Rare 1,313,780
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 4 Rare 1,673
Yew logs Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) 4 Rare 20,500–8,200,000
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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