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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 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 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 numbers
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 40,230 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Earth runeEarth rune9–10Common126–140
Fire runeFire rune12Common420
Nature runeNature rune3Common729

SeedsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Potato seed 5Potato seed1–4Common10–40
Onion seed 5Onion seed1–3Common2–6
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed1–3Common10–30
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed1–3Common2–6
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed1–2Common6–12
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Common307
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Uncommon1,317
Evil turnip seed 5Evil turnip seed1–4Uncommon53–212

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1–2Common240–480
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1–2Common163–326
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1–2Common35–70
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1–2Common89–178
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1–2Uncommon2,299–4,598
Grimy iritGrimy irit1–2Uncommon1,997–3,994
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1–2Uncommon4,697–9,394
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1–2Uncommon5,268–10,536
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1–2Rare3,483–6,966
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1–2Rare5,849–11,698
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1–2Rare6,202–12,404

Herblore ingredientsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Eye of newtEye of newt1Common7
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root1–3Common982–2,946
White berriesWhite berries1–2Common1,620–3,240
Vial of waterVial of water1Common22
Red spiders' eggsRed spiders' eggs1Uncommon955
Unicorn horn dustUnicorn horn dust1Uncommon425
Snape grassSnape grass1Rare57

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 25Coins3; 8; 11; 29CommonNot sold
Bronze bootsBronze boots1Uncommon1,880
Weapon poison (3)Weapon poison (3)1Uncommon51
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot 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 1000Coins250–500; 3,000CommonNot sold
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common759
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,430
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,468
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,968
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare178,560–218,240
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon17,642
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon36,391
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,459
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare560,655–685,245
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,139
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon36,051
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,305,900–1,596,100
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare820
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,945
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare569,175–948,625
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,531
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,925
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common23,504–28,496
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,132,920–1,384,680
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon40,384
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon984
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon216
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare794,625–1,002,450
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare191,555–241,654
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare70,700–98,980
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon26,325–32,175
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon175,500–214,500
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon29,783–33,930
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon311,220–380,380
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon77,600–426,800
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common16,020–19,580
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon235,620–287,980
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common37,620
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare338,580–413,820
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare928,170–1,134,430
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common43,263
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare648,945–793,155
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon406,260–496,540
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon344,610–421,190
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon176,220–215,380
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon116,415–142,285
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon135,688–155,072
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon181,482–207,408
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon543,716
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,560,210
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common12,150–14,850
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common9,090–11,110
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon81,900–100,100
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon18,020–21,730
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare178,875–218,625
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon29,115–35,585
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare530,010–647,790
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1RareNot 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

Drops (level 78)Edit

CharmsEdit

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

Charm drop numbers
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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RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Fire runeFire rune12Common420
Nature runeNature rune3Uncommon729
Earth runeEarth rune9Uncommon126

SeedsEdit

Randomly drops 2 from the following items:

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Potato seed 5Potato seed1–4Common10–40
Onion seed 5Onion seed1–3Common2–6
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed1–3Uncommon10–30
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed1–2Uncommon2–4
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed1–2Rare6–12
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Rare307
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Very rare1,317
Evil turnip seed 5Evil turnip seed1Very rare53

HerbsEdit

Randomly drops 2 or 3 from the following items:

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common240
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common163
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common35
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common89
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Common2,299
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Common1,997
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon4,697
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon5,268
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon3,483
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare5,849
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare6,202

Herblore ingredientsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Vial of waterVial of water1Common22
White berriesWhite berries1–2Common1,620–3,240
Eye of newtEye of newt1Rare7
Unicorn horn dustUnicorn horn dust1–3Rare425–1,275
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root1–3Rare982–2,946
Snape grassSnape grass1–3Rare57–171
Red spiders' eggsRed spiders' eggs1–2Rare955–1,910

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 25Coins20–89CommonNot sold
Bronze bootsBronze boots1Common1,880
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.
The ring of wealth is not required to access the table.
Show/hide rare drop table
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000CommonNot sold
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common759
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,430
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,468
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,968
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare178,560–218,240
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon17,642
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon36,391
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,459
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare560,655–685,245
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,139
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon36,051
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,305,900–1,596,100
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare820
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,945
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare569,175–948,625
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,531
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,925
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common23,504–28,496
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,132,920–1,384,680
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon40,384
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon984
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon216
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare794,625–1,002,450
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare191,555–241,654
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare70,700–98,980
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon26,325–32,175
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon175,500–214,500
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon29,783–33,930
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon311,220–380,380
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon77,600–426,800
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common16,020–19,580
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon235,620–287,980
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common37,620
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare338,580–413,820
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare928,170–1,134,430
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common43,263
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare648,945–793,155
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon406,260–496,540
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon344,610–421,190
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon176,220–215,380
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon116,415–142,285
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon135,688–155,072
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon181,482–207,408
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon543,716
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,560,210
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common12,150–14,850
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common9,090–11,110
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon81,900–100,100
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon18,020–21,730
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare178,875–218,625
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon29,115–35,585
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare530,010–647,790
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1RareNot 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 market 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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