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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 41,882 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Nothing0CommonNot sold
Fire runeFire rune12Common1,128
Nature runeNature rune3Common1,134
Potato seed 5Potato seed1–4Common13–52
Onion seed 5Onion seed1–3Common10–30
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed1–3Common15–45
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed1–3Common8–24
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed1–2Common16–32
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Common46
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Uncommon632
Evil turnip seed 5Evil turnip seed1–4Uncommon27–108
Grimy guamGrimy guam1–2Common133–266
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1–2Common195–390
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1–2Common33–66
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1–2Common92–184
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1–2Uncommon2,891–5,782
Grimy iritGrimy irit1–2Uncommon4,398–8,796
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1–2Uncommon2,976–5,952
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1–2Uncommon6,772–13,544
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1–2Rare6,286–12,572
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1–2Rare4,201–8,402
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1–2Rare3,561–7,122
Eye of newtEye of newt1Uncommon7
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root1–3Common2,027–6,081
White berriesWhite berries1–2Common1,160–2,320
Vial of waterVial of water1Common68
Red spiders' eggsRed spiders' eggs1Uncommon1,754
Unicorn horn dustUnicorn horn dust1Uncommon301
Snape grassSnape grass1Rare11
Coins 25Coins3; 8; 11; 29Common3–29
Bronze bootsBronze boots1Uncommon3,860
Weapon poison (3)Weapon poison (3)1Uncommon259
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 rune12Common1,128
Nature runeNature rune3Uncommon1,134
Earth runeEarth rune9Uncommon126
Potato seed 5Potato seed1–4Common13–52
Onion seed 5Onion seed1–3Common10–30
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed1–3Uncommon15–45
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed1–2Uncommon8–16
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed1–2Rare16–32
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Rare46
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Very rare632
Evil turnip seed 5Evil turnip seed1Very rare27
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common133
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common195
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common33
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common92
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Common2,891
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Common4,398
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon2,976
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon6,772
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon6,286
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare4,201
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare3,561
Vial of waterVial of water1Common68
White berriesWhite berries1–2Common1,160–2,320
Eye of newtEye of newt1Rare7
Unicorn horn dustUnicorn horn dust1–3Rare301–903
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root1–3Rare2,027–6,081
Snape grassSnape grass1–3Rare11–33
Red spiders' eggsRed spiders' eggs1–2Rare1,754–3,508
Coins 25Coins20–89Common20–89
Bronze bootsBronze boots1Common3,860
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, luck potion 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 sapphire1Common1,009
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,189
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common3,177
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,825
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare217,125–265,375
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common19,128
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common25,276
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon13,593
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare611,685–747,615
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,115
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,897
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,252,080–1,530,320
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare950
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,417
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare561,255–935,425
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,159
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,547
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common21,357–25,893
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,053,675–1,287,825
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare72,324
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,410
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,170
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare500,240–631,072
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare155,675–196,390
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare49,250–68,950
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common14,445–17,655
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon249,975–305,525
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon26,064–32,580
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare304,920–372,680
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon35,400–194,700
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common12,960–15,840
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon208,260–254,540
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common40,082–45,808
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare386,505–472,395
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,001,880–1,224,520
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,475
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare622,125–760,375
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon438,570–536,030
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon483,930–591,470
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon292,365–357,335
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon180,000–220,000
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon10,528–12,032
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon8,778–10,032
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon390,232
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,492,900
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common4,050–4,950
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common11,025–13,475
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon143,550–175,450
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon12,920–15,580
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare128,250–156,750
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon38,970–47,630
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare657,180–803,220
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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