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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 76 and 106.

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 76 & 106) - Recommended for Slayer tasks and slaying in general. Many in one open space. (Fairy ring A•J•R)
  • Lumbridge Swamp Caves (level 76 & 106) - 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 four 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 76)
  • Pollnivneach Slayer Dungeon (level 112), after fighting the monstrous cave crawler

Strengths and weaknessesEdit

When fighting the level 76 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 112 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 112 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 76 and 112 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 76 & 106)Edit

CharmsEdit

Remember, this charm log is for the level 76 and level 106 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 38,823 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 117–130
Fire rune Fire rune 12 2 Common 516
Nature rune Nature rune 3 2 Common 1,023

SeedsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Potato seed 5 Potato seed 1–4 2 Common 3–12
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 1–3
Sweetcorn seed 5 Sweetcorn seed 1–2 2 Common 5–10
Strawberry seed 5 Strawberry seed 1 2 Common 705
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 1 3 Uncommon 2,907
Evil turnip seed 5 Evil turnip seed 1–4 3 Uncommon 411–1,644

HerbsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Grimy guam Grimy guam 1–2 2 Common 515–1,030
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1–2 2 Common 80–160
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1–2 2 Common 40–80
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1–2 2 Common 206–412
Grimy ranarr Grimy ranarr 1–2 3 Uncommon 3,116–6,232
Grimy irit Grimy irit 1–2 3 Uncommon 3,002–6,004
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1–2 3 Uncommon 4,642–9,284
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1–2 3 Uncommon 2,898–5,796
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1–2 4 Rare 2,034–4,068
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1–2 4 Rare 9,507–19,014
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1–2 4 Rare 10,082–20,164

Herblore ingredientsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Eye of newt Eye of newt 1 2 Common 7
Limpwurt root Limpwurt root 1 2 Common 1,545
White berries White berries 1 2 Common 1,661
Vial of water Vial of water 1 2 Common 59
Red spiders' eggs Red spiders' eggs 1 3 Uncommon 1,235
Unicorn horn dust Unicorn horn dust 1 3 Uncommon 2,024
Snape grass Snape grass 1 4 Rare 516

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 1,515
Weapon poison (3) Weapon poison (3) 1 3 Uncommon 105
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 1,378
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 2 Common 3,036
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 2 Common 3,236
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 3 Uncommon 6,687
Loop half of a key Loop half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 21,945
Tooth half of a key Tooth half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 42,746
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 4 Rare 14,154
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4 Rare 10,379
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 3 Uncommon 16,692
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4 Rare 24,227
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 4 Rare 865
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 5 Very rare 1,120
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 5 Very rare 37,388
Rune spear Rune spear 1 5 Very rare 11,420
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 5 Very rare 36,619
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 50 (noted) 5 Very rare 834,600
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 5 Very rare 22,297
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 5 Very rare 31,642
Shield left half Shield left half 1 5 Very rare 64,789
Dragon helm Dragon helm 1 5 Very rare 59,658
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 200 3 Uncommon 11,400
Onyx bolts 5 Onyx bolts 150 4 Rare 1,262,850
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 4 Rare 22,650–75,500
Battlestaff Battlestaff 200 (noted) 4 Rare 1,616,800
Air orb Air orb 1,000 (noted) 4 Rare 2,647,000
Fire orb Fire orb 1,000 (noted) 4 Rare 2,158,000
Vecna skull Vecna skull 1 5 Very rare 138,893
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 11,420
Earth talisman Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 36,525–51,135
Fire talisman Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 55,825–78,155
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 3 Uncommon 526
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 3 Uncommon 517
Pure essence Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 6,000–180,000
Nature rune Nature rune 20–80 4 Rare 6,820–27,280
Soul rune Soul rune 20 4 Rare 2,820
Law rune Law rune 45 4 Rare 13,320
Death rune Death rune 50, 121 4 Rare 5,850–14,157
Blood rune Blood rune 50 4 Rare 11,000
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 41,625–333,000
Raw shark Raw shark 250–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 421,250–842,500
Big bones Big bones 150–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 89,100–297,000
Coal Coal 150–7,500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 28,800–1,440,000
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) 3 Uncommon 370,950–1,978,400
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 10,200
Runite ore Runite ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 1,087,000
Adamant bar Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) 4 Rare 3,393,000–23,751,000
Rune bar Rune bar 1, 50, 150 (noted) 4 Rare 13,043–1,956,450
Clean ranarr Clean ranarr 33 (noted) 3 Uncommon 102,531
Clean toadflax Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 107,925–1,079,250
Clean snapdragon Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) 3 Uncommon 123,780–495,120
Clean torstol Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) 3 Uncommon 65,440–654,400
Saradomin brew (4) Saradomin brew (4) 250 (noted) 5 Very rare 98,750
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 3 3 Uncommon 8,721
Yew seed 5 Yew seed 1–50 4 Rare 70,800–3,540,000
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 1–7 4 Rare 162,101–1,134,707
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 10 4 Rare 1,056,850
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 4 Rare 1,366
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1–31 4 Rare 18,434–571,454
Fellstalk seed 5 Fellstalk seed 2 4 Rare 1,962
Yew logs Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) 4 Rare 27,200–10,880,000
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

Drops (level 112)Edit

CharmsEdit

Remember, this charm log is for the level 112 Cave crawlers.

Charm drop percentages
No charms Gold charm Green charm Crimson charm Blue charm

56–68%

4–10%

17–28%

5–12%

0.7–4.4%

Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 169 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 516
Nature rune Nature rune 3 2 Common 1,023
Earth rune Earth rune 9 3 Uncommon 117

SeedsEdit

Randomly drops 2 from the followings:

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Potato seed 5 Potato seed 2–4 2 Common 6–12
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 1–3
Sweetcorn seed 5 Sweetcorn seed 1–2 2 Common 5–10
Strawberry seed 5 Strawberry seed 1 3 Uncommon 705
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 1 3 Uncommon 2,907
Evil turnip seed 5 Evil turnip seed 1–4 3 Uncommon 411–1,644

HerbsEdit

Randomly drops 2 or 3 from the followings:

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Grimy guam Grimy guam 1 2 Common 515
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 2 Common 80
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 2 Common 40
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 2 Common 206
Grimy ranarr Grimy ranarr 1 2 Common 3,116
Grimy irit Grimy irit 1 2 Common 3,002
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 2 Common 4,642
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 3 Uncommon 2,898
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 3 Uncommon 2,034
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 3 Uncommon 9,507
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 3 Uncommon 10,082

Herblore ingredientsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Vial of water Vial of water 1 2 Common 59
White berries White berries 1–2 2 Common 1,661–3,322
Unicorn horn dust Unicorn horn dust 1–3 3 Uncommon 2,024–6,072
Limpwurt root Limpwurt root 1–2 3 Uncommon 1,545–3,090
Snape grass Snape grass 1–3 3 Uncommon 516–1,548
Red spiders' eggs Red spiders' eggs 1–3 3 Uncommon 1,235–3,705

OtherEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Coins 25 Coins 20–86 2 Common Not sold
Bronze boots Bronze boots 1 3 Uncommon 1,515
Adamant spear Adamant spear 1 4 Rare 851
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 1,378
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 2 Common 3,036
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 2 Common 3,236
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 3 Uncommon 6,687
Loop half of a key Loop half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 21,945
Tooth half of a key Tooth half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 42,746
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 4 Rare 14,154
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4 Rare 10,379
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 3 Uncommon 16,692
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4 Rare 24,227
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 4 Rare 865
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 5 Very rare 1,120
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 5 Very rare 37,388
Rune spear Rune spear 1 5 Very rare 11,420
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 5 Very rare 36,619
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 50 (noted) 5 Very rare 834,600
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 5 Very rare 22,297
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 5 Very rare 31,642
Shield left half Shield left half 1 5 Very rare 64,789
Dragon helm Dragon helm 1 5 Very rare 59,658
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 200 3 Uncommon 11,400
Onyx bolts 5 Onyx bolts 150 4 Rare 1,262,850
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 4 Rare 22,650–75,500
Battlestaff Battlestaff 200 (noted) 4 Rare 1,616,800
Air orb Air orb 1,000 (noted) 4 Rare 2,647,000
Fire orb Fire orb 1,000 (noted) 4 Rare 2,158,000
Vecna skull Vecna skull 1 5 Very rare 138,893
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 11,420
Earth talisman Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 36,525–51,135
Fire talisman Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 55,825–78,155
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 3 Uncommon 526
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 3 Uncommon 517
Pure essence Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 6,000–180,000
Nature rune Nature rune 20–80 4 Rare 6,820–27,280
Soul rune Soul rune 20 4 Rare 2,820
Law rune Law rune 45 4 Rare 13,320
Death rune Death rune 50, 121 4 Rare 5,850–14,157
Blood rune Blood rune 50 4 Rare 11,000
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 41,625–333,000
Raw shark Raw shark 250–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 421,250–842,500
Big bones Big bones 150–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 89,100–297,000
Coal Coal 150–7,500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 28,800–1,440,000
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) 3 Uncommon 370,950–1,978,400
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 10,200
Runite ore Runite ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 1,087,000
Adamant bar Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) 4 Rare 3,393,000–23,751,000
Rune bar Rune bar 1, 50, 150 (noted) 4 Rare 13,043–1,956,450
Clean ranarr Clean ranarr 33 (noted) 3 Uncommon 102,531
Clean toadflax Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 107,925–1,079,250
Clean snapdragon Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) 3 Uncommon 123,780–495,120
Clean torstol Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) 3 Uncommon 65,440–654,400
Saradomin brew (4) Saradomin brew (4) 250 (noted) 5 Very rare 98,750
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 3 3 Uncommon 8,721
Yew seed 5 Yew seed 1–50 4 Rare 70,800–3,540,000
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 1–7 4 Rare 162,101–1,134,707
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 10 4 Rare 1,056,850
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 4 Rare 1,366
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1–31 4 Rare 18,434–571,454
Fellstalk seed 5 Fellstalk seed 2 4 Rare 1,962
Yew logs Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) 4 Rare 27,200–10,880,000
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

Universal dropsEdit

Universal drops are dropped by 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


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