|Release date||4 July 2006 (Update)|
|XP per kill||221.7 (and 73.1 experience)|
|Always drops||Big bones|
|Examine text||A horrible, emaciated ape like creature with beady red eyes.|
|Assigned by||Chaeldar, Sumona|
A Cave horror is a Slayer monster that requires level 58 Slayer, a Witchwood icon, and a light source to successfully hunt and kill. You must also have completed the Cabin Fever quest to have access to Mos Le'Harmless, as cave horrors live in an unlit cave on this island. They also have a weaker relative outside on the island called the jungle horror.
Players can buy a witchwood icon from any Slayer Master and must wear it while fighting cave horrors in close combat. You can damage them without the icon, but the icon protects against the cave horrors' scream. Without the icon, the scream reduces stats and life points, similar to the effect of a banshee when fought without earmuffs or a Dust devil when fought without a Face mask. The Deflect Melee and Protect from Melee prayers will not block this damage.
The witchwood icon is not necessary when engaging in long range combat from a safe spot, so neck wear with better combat modifiers can be worn instead. It is recommended to carry an icon in inventory when using this tactic, in case close combat occurs by accident.
In contrast to most monsters, the cave horror has an irregular attack speed, which can shift in the middle of a battle. Time between attacks can be either 2.4 seconds or 3.0 seconds. This makes it somewhat difficult to utilise the prayer flashing tactic effectively. However, this is compensated by their comparatively low amount of life points.
Cave horrors are generally known for dropping the Black Mask (10).
Cave horrors are an effective place to train Ranged for players with 85+ Ranged looking for a chance of high profit (from black masks and various seeds) as well as a decent amount of crimson charms.
The good thing about this cave is that there is a staircase in the north-eastern end, on the surface there is Edible seaweed that can heal 200 life points. If utilised correctly, you can stay here for quite a long time, farming clue scrolls (except you can only have one clue scroll at a time) or black masks.
- Mos Le'Harmless Caves - in a cave on the southeast side of the island which can be accessed quickly through the Fairy ring DIP. Players need a light source (such as Seer's headband 4 or a bullseye lantern) to operate in the cave. If a player goes in without a light source, bugs will rapidly bite them hitting 10-100 and can kill the player quickly depending on their number of life points. (Note: If using the fairy ring shortcut, you must first repair the bridges connecting the fairy ring island to the Mos le'Harmless mainland. This will require a total of 8 regular planks and 16 nails of any kind. Each bridge must be repaired from a different side, meaning you must fix it from the Mos le'Harmless side as well as the fairy ring island side if it is your first time using the shortcut).
An effective method of killing cave horrors is as follows:
Players using melee should use armour that has a high magical defence bonus (+100) whilst at the same time not giving negative offensive melee bonuses like Karil's top, Karil's skirt, and Royal Dragonhide equipment. There is no danger here if you have a full inventory of monkfish and bank when you run out. Guthan's set can be effective with a magic level of around 70 or higher, as the nearby Albino Bats can be used for healing if health gets too low. Some other Guthan's users may prefer to use prayer, in which case it is advised that they bring prayer potions or super restore potions in order to restore their prayer points. Black dragonhide armour, an abyssal whip, an obsidian shield, and a bunyip familiar will keep you there long enough to fill your inventory, although with around 80 defence and 70 magic, you should take around 8 monkfish, just-in-case.
It is highly recommended to bring along a fire staff or fire runes to alch all armour and weapon drops. You will not need to bring your own nature runes as they are a very common drop.
Familiars such as bunyips or beasts of burden full of extra food are recommended. Food that heals 140 or higher is also highly recommended.
Another effective way is going to the cave horrors with bones to peaches tablets, and pick up the bones and turn them into peaches. It is recommended to save bank trips by only picking up the nature runes, seeds and black masks (noted teak logs may also be picked up) as peaches heal 400 life points and they serve well for camping in the cave.
Rangers should use the safe spot shown below, or one of the very few other safe spots if they wish not to receive damage from the cave horrors. Reasonable ranged attack bonus is recommended, 160+ is preferable. If one wishes to use the method of tanking taking the hits of the cave horrors whilst ranging, it is advised they have high magical defence, such as +100 magical defence bonus with 85 Defence, 75 Magic. Knives, darts and shortbows are very effective against these when a player has high levels in ranged, 80+.
Sacrificing magical defensive armour for equipment like dragon boots and the dragon defender which give significant strength bonuses, and a fast weapon such as an abyssal whip or a Saradomin sword, can be used for quick kills. This is effective because the monsters only have 550 life points, and can be easily taken down by a player with 70+ Strength in 3 to 4 hits.
A halberd may also be used for killing cave horrors in one of the safespot locations.
Warning: If you forget to bring a witchwood icon and fight cave horrors with melee without stopping, you will get hit for 619 each 0.6 s!
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Big bones 1 Always 555
Weapons and armourEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Mithril hatchet 1 Common 100 Mithril kiteshield 1 Uncommon 917 Rune dagger 1 Uncommon 4,401 Adamant full helm 1 Uncommon 1,791 Black mask (10) 1 Very rare 1,221,200 Adamant kiteshield 1 Very rare 2,891
- Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 36,515 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
- Please add to the log (only if 50 or more creatures killed).
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Belladonna seed 1 Common 103 Cabbage seed 1–3 Common 7–21 Toadflax seed 1 Common 2,033 Potato seed 1–4 Common 4–16 Irit seed 1 Common 226 Onion seed 1–3 Common 2–6 Kwuarm seed 1 Uncommon 265 Poison ivy seed 1 Uncommon 49 Snapdragon seed 1 Uncommon 2,500 Cactus seed 1 Uncommon 24 Cadantine seed 1 Uncommon 3,042 Evil turnip seed 1–4 Uncommon 385–1,540 Strawberry seed 1 Uncommon 531 Sweetcorn seed 1–2 Uncommon 7–14 Avantoe seed 1 Uncommon 3,192 Tomato seed 1–2 Uncommon 3–6 Fellstalk seed 1 Uncommon 511 Morchella mushroom spore 3 Uncommon 1,326 Lantadyme seed 1 Uncommon 43,668 Watermelon seed 1 Rare 2,873 Dwarf weed seed 1 Rare 56,970 Wergali seed 1 Very rare 916 Torstol seed 1 Very rare 19,580
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Grimy tarromin 1 Common 50 Grimy guam 1 Common 563 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 62 Grimy ranarr 1 Uncommon 1,996 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 4,721 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 200 Grimy irit 1 Uncommon 2,689 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 2,749 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 3,119 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 11,766 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 9,899
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 44–495 Common Not sold Limpwurt root 1 Common 1,108 Teak logs 4 (noted) Common 312 Mahogany logs 2–4 Uncommon 760–1,520 Foot bone 1 Uncommon Not sold Clue scroll (hard) 1 Rare Not sold Long bone 1 Rare Not sold Spin ticket 1 Rare Not sold Starved ancient effigy 1 Very rare Not sold Curved bone 1 Very rare Not sold
Rare drop table dropsEdit
- This monster has access to the rare drop table.
The ring of wealth improves the chances when equipped but is not required to access the table.
Show/hide rare drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 250 – 450, 3,000, 9,000, 10,000, 12,000 Common Not sold Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,761 Uncut emerald 1 Common 3,285 Uncut ruby 1 Common 4,737 Uncut diamond 1 Uncommon 8,499 Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 24,615 Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 40,026 Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 16,534 Dragonstone 1 Rare 10,032 Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 16,701 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,329 Rune javelin 5 Rare 880 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,040 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,290 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,296 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 36,452 Dragon dagger 50 (noted) Very rare 835,050 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,470 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,050 Shield left half 1 Very rare 66,362 Dragon helm 1 Very rare 59,281 Adamant bolts 200 Uncommon 12,400 Onyx bolts 150 Rare 1,269,900 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 Rare 22,350–74,500 Battlestaff 200 (noted) Rare 1,508,400 Air orb 1,000 (noted) Rare 4,105,000 Fire orb 1,000 (noted) Rare 3,392,000 Vecna skull 1 Very rare 89,088 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 10,515 Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 17,250–24,150 Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 82,425–115,395 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 99 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 138 Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) Uncommon 10,500–315,000 Nature rune 20–80 Rare 5,700–22,800 Soul rune 20 Rare 2,540 Law rune 45 Rare 16,200 Death rune 50, 121 Rare 4,900–11,858 Blood rune 50 Rare 10,950 Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) Uncommon 37,500–300,000 Raw shark 250–500 (noted) Uncommon 454,000–908,000 Big bones 150–500 (noted) Uncommon 83,250–277,500 Coal 150–7,500 (noted) Uncommon 24,450–1,222,500 Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) Uncommon 454,200–2,422,400 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 11,200 Runite ore 100 (noted) Rare 1,028,000 Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) Rare 3,822,000–26,754,000 Rune bar 1, 50, 150 (noted) Rare 12,983–1,947,450 Clean ranarr 33 (noted) Uncommon 67,320 Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) Uncommon 111,950–1,119,500 Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) Uncommon 138,660–554,640 Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) Uncommon 59,230–592,300 Saradomin brew (4) 250 (noted) Very rare 51,000 Watermelon seed 3 Uncommon 8,619 Yew seed 1–50 Rare 70,847–3,542,350 Magic seed 1–7 Rare 153,310–1,073,170 Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,512,810 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 2,500 Torstol seed 1–31 Rare 19,580–606,980 Fellstalk seed 2 Rare 1,022 Yew logs 100–20,000 (noted) Rare 48,700–9,740,000 Crystal triskelion fragment 1 1 Very rare Not sold Crystal triskelion fragment 2 1 Very rare Not sold Crystal triskelion fragment 3 1 Very rare Not sold