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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 162–180
Fire rune Fire rune 12 2 Common 552
Nature rune Nature rune 3 2 Common 873

SeedsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Potato seed 5 Potato seed 1–4 2 Common 4–16
Onion seed 5 Onion seed 1–3 2 Common 2–6
Cabbage seed 5 Cabbage seed 1–3 2 Common 7–21
Tomato seed 5 Tomato seed 1–3 2 Common 3–9
Sweetcorn seed 5 Sweetcorn seed 1–2 2 Common 3–6
Strawberry seed 5 Strawberry seed 1 2 Common 399
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 1 3 Uncommon 2,341
Evil turnip seed 5 Evil turnip seed 1–4 3 Uncommon 279–1,116

HerbsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Grimy guam Grimy guam 1–2 2 Common 639–1,278
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1–2 2 Common 152–304
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1–2 2 Common 44–88
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1–2 2 Common 148–296
Grimy ranarr Grimy ranarr 1–2 3 Uncommon 3,399–6,798
Grimy irit Grimy irit 1–2 3 Uncommon 2,581–5,162
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1–2 3 Uncommon 4,565–9,130
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1–2 3 Uncommon 3,460–6,920
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1–2 4 Rare 2,417–4,834
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1–2 4 Rare 9,329–18,658
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1–2 4 Rare 9,348–18,696

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 1,855–5,565
White berries White berries 1–2 2 Common 1,042–2,084
Vial of water Vial of water 1 2 Common 37
Red spiders' eggs Red spiders' eggs 1 3 Uncommon 1,616
Unicorn horn dust Unicorn horn dust 1 3 Uncommon 2,714
Snape grass Snape grass 1 4 Rare 354

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 2,472
Weapon poison (3) Weapon poison (3) 1 3 Uncommon 98
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 1,323
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 2 Common 2,865
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 2 Common 3,437
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 3 Uncommon 5,788
Loop half of a key Loop half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 30,445
Tooth half of a key Tooth half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 45,120
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 4 Rare 15,552
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4 Rare 10,564
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 3 Uncommon 16,393
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4 Rare 24,197
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 4 Rare 850
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 5 Very rare 1,260
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 5 Very rare 37,492
Rune spear Rune spear 1 5 Very rare 11,458
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 5 Very rare 36,374
Battlestaff Battlestaff 200 (noted) 4 Rare 1,572,400
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 5 Very rare 22,197
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 5 Very rare 31,639
Shield left half Shield left half 1 5 Very rare 64,814
Dragon helm Dragon helm 1 5 Very rare 59,208
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 200 3 Uncommon 14,200
Onyx bolts 5 Onyx bolts 150 4 Rare 1,267,050
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 150 4 Rare 22,650
Vecna skull Vecna skull 1 5 Very rare 101,975
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 16,616
Earth talisman Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 133,900–187,460
Fire talisman Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 126,900–177,660
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 3 Uncommon 991
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 3 Uncommon 346
Pure essence Pure essence 1,000–1,500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 15,000–22,500
Nature rune Nature rune 60–80 4 Rare 17,460–23,280
Soul rune Soul rune 20 4 Rare 4,420
Law rune Law rune 45 4 Rare 23,760
Death rune Death rune 50 4 Rare 13,350
Blood rune Blood rune 50 4 Rare 18,250
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 125–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 50,250–100,500
Raw shark Raw shark 250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 366,250
Big bones Big bones 150–180 (noted) 3 Uncommon 97,650–117,180
Coal Coal 550–700 (noted) 3 Uncommon 132,000–168,000
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 150–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 324,000–540,000
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 9,000
Runite ore Runite ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 1,061,200
Rune bar Rune bar 1 2 Common 13,675
Rune bar Rune bar 50 (noted) 5 Very rare 683,750
Clean toadflax Clean toadflax 35–45 (noted) 3 Uncommon 155,505–199,935
Clean snapdragon Clean snapdragon 30–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 141,060–164,570
Clean torstol Clean torstol 16–34 (noted) 3 Uncommon 142,912–303,688
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 2 Common 2,555
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 3 Uncommon 41,717
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 3 3 Uncommon 7,023
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 3–7 4 Rare 427,980–998,620
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 10 4 Rare 1,101,940
Yew logs Yew logs 450–550 (noted) 4 Rare 175,500–214,500
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 552
Nature rune Nature rune 3 3 Uncommon 873
Earth rune Earth rune 9 3 Uncommon 162

SeedsEdit

Randomly drops 2 from the followings:

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Potato seed 5 Potato seed 1–4 2 Common 4–16
Onion seed 5 Onion seed 1–3 2 Common 2–6
Cabbage seed 5 Cabbage seed 1–3 3 Uncommon 7–21
Tomato seed 5 Tomato seed 1–2 3 Uncommon 3–6
Sweetcorn seed 5 Sweetcorn seed 1–2 4 Rare 3–6
Strawberry seed 5 Strawberry seed 1 4 Rare 399
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 1 5 Very rare 2,341
Evil turnip seed 5 Evil turnip seed 1 5 Very rare 279

HerbsEdit

Randomly drops 2 or 3 from the followings:

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Grimy guam Grimy guam 1 2 Common 639
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 2 Common 152
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 2 Common 44
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 2 Common 148
Grimy ranarr Grimy ranarr 1 2 Common 3,399
Grimy irit Grimy irit 1 2 Common 2,581
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 3 Uncommon 4,565
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 3 Uncommon 3,460
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 3 Uncommon 2,417
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 4 Rare 9,329
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 4 Rare 9,348

Herblore ingredientsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Vial of water Vial of water 1 2 Common 37
White berries White berries 1–2 2 Common 1,042–2,084
Eye of newt Eye of newt 1 4 Rare 6
Unicorn horn dust Unicorn horn dust 1–3 4 Rare 2,714–8,142
Limpwurt root Limpwurt root 1–3 4 Rare 1,855–5,565
Snape grass Snape grass 1–3 4 Rare 354–1,062
Red spiders' eggs Red spiders' eggs 1–2 4 Rare 1,616–3,232

OtherEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Coins 25 Coins 20–89 2 Common Not sold
Bronze boots Bronze boots 1 2 Common 2,472
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 1,323
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 2 Common 2,865
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 2 Common 3,437
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 3 Uncommon 5,788
Loop half of a key Loop half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 30,445
Tooth half of a key Tooth half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 45,120
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 4 Rare 15,552
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4 Rare 10,564
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 3 Uncommon 16,393
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4 Rare 24,197
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 4 Rare 850
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 5 Very rare 1,260
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 5 Very rare 37,492
Rune spear Rune spear 1 5 Very rare 11,458
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 5 Very rare 36,374
Battlestaff Battlestaff 200 (noted) 4 Rare 1,572,400
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 5 Very rare 22,197
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 5 Very rare 31,639
Shield left half Shield left half 1 5 Very rare 64,814
Dragon helm Dragon helm 1 5 Very rare 59,208
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 200 3 Uncommon 14,200
Onyx bolts 5 Onyx bolts 150 4 Rare 1,267,050
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 150 4 Rare 22,650
Vecna skull Vecna skull 1 5 Very rare 101,975
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 16,616
Earth talisman Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 133,900–187,460
Fire talisman Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 126,900–177,660
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 3 Uncommon 991
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 3 Uncommon 346
Pure essence Pure essence 1,000–1,500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 15,000–22,500
Nature rune Nature rune 60–80 4 Rare 17,460–23,280
Soul rune Soul rune 20 4 Rare 4,420
Law rune Law rune 45 4 Rare 23,760
Death rune Death rune 50 4 Rare 13,350
Blood rune Blood rune 50 4 Rare 18,250
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 125–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 50,250–100,500
Raw shark Raw shark 250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 366,250
Big bones Big bones 150–180 (noted) 3 Uncommon 97,650–117,180
Coal Coal 550–700 (noted) 3 Uncommon 132,000–168,000
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 150–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 324,000–540,000
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 9,000
Runite ore Runite ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 1,061,200
Rune bar Rune bar 1 2 Common 13,675
Rune bar Rune bar 50 (noted) 5 Very rare 683,750
Clean toadflax Clean toadflax 35–45 (noted) 3 Uncommon 155,505–199,935
Clean snapdragon Clean snapdragon 30–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 141,060–164,570
Clean torstol Clean torstol 16–34 (noted) 3 Uncommon 142,912–303,688
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 2 Common 2,555
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 3 Uncommon 41,717
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 3 3 Uncommon 7,023
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 3–7 4 Rare 427,980–998,620
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 10 4 Rare 1,101,940
Yew logs Yew logs 450–550 (noted) 4 Rare 175,500–214,500
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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