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A Cave slime is a poisonous Slayer monster found in the Lumbridge Swamp Caves, Dorgesh-Kaan South Dungeons. They require level 17 slayer to kill. They are notable for dropping considerable amounts of Swamp tar, which can be sold for 129 coins each. They can also drop level 1 clue scrolls. Cave slimes are good creatures for making money if used correctly. The slimes are only poisonous if they can attack you. If you are going to melee them you should make sure to bring antipoisons or other means of curing or preventing the poison in order to avoid wasting supplies. A slightly stronger, but non-poisonous version of these monsters appears in all floors of Daemonheim.

Locations

Strengths and weaknesses

Cave slimes have a maximum melee hit of 27 LP, and are poisonous. The poison starts at 32 LP and is inflicted in one of two ways: when they attack (whether the attack inflicts damage or not), and when they are hit with a close melee attack (even if the attack kills the slime). In either case, the player will be poisoned nearly 100% of the time, unless the player protects themselves accordingly by taking Anti-poison potions or using the thermal bath Spa at Oo'glog before fighting cave slimes. Super antipoison potions are recommended as each dose gives immunity to poison for 6 minutes. An alternative for higher levelled players is to bring decent food, such as monkfish (the money made off of swamp tar is more than the cost of the monkfish), to offset damage from the poison, as their melee attacks rarely do any direct damage, and the poison is generally mild. The best option for players with 60 Dungeoneering, 60 Defence, and 70 Herblore is to equip an Anti-poison totem, which completely eliminates the need for antidotes, but costs 44,000 Dungeoneering tokens to buy. Alternatively, players may use the Poison Purge aura, which removes the need for antipoison and food for the time it lasts.

Although these monsters have good drops, some lower levelled players do not prefer to train on them due to large number of antipoison potions required. However, players who can kill the slimes quickly can usually make a profit from the swamp tar drops, even after paying for the super antipoison potions or their ingredients.

File:Cave slime safe spot.png
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Players using long-range combat (magic, ranged, or long melee weapons like Halberds) do not need any poison protection as long as they use Safe spots. There is a safe spot near the south-west fishing spot in Lumbridge swamp cave (see picture).

Players should not go into the Lumbridge Swamps dungeon with an open light (this includes candles, torches, etc.), as the flame will eventually cause the gases in the cave to explode. This can cause massive damage to the player (up to 200, depending on the player's constitution) and possibly death if the player's life points are low enough. Also, the light source will be extinguished, and swarming insects will then constantly hit 10s on the player until the player relights a light source, escapes the cave, or dies. An enclosed light source like a Bullseye lantern or a flameless light source like a Seers' headband 1 (or higher) will not ignite the gases and is highly recommended.

A tip for Cave Slimes would be to equip a Holy symbol use the Prayer book from The Great Brain Robbery quest, This allows you to camp at the cave slimes for a long time. However, this doesn't provide immunity, and you will likely be poisoned again right away if the slime is still alive or if you attack another slime (even if you kill the slime in one hit).

Drops

100% Drops

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Weapons and Armour

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Swamp tarSwamp tar1–6Always129–774

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  1. ^ a b Only in Daemonheim

Runes

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Bronze hatchetBronze hatchet1Common138
Iron swordIron sword1Common21
Bronze full helmBronze full helm1Common61
Iron kiteshieldIron kiteshield1Common33
File:Incantorsboots.pngIncantor's boots1Uncommon[1]Not sold
Sorcerer's bootsSorcerer's boots1Uncommon[1]Not sold
Iron bootsIron boots1Rare786
Rune javelinRune javelinUnknownVery rare159

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Other

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Earth runeEarth rune5Uncommon70
Water runeWater rune15Uncommon315
Body runeBody rune7Uncommon364

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Rare drop table drops

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
The ring of wealth is not required to access the table.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250Coins1; 2; 4; 10; 22; 44; 347CommonNot sold
Unlit torchUnlit torch1Common9
Oil lantern frameOil lantern frame1Uncommon11
Oil lanternOil lantern1UncommonError
Gold barGold bar1Rare89
Clue scrollClue scroll (easy)1RareNot sold
Show/hide rare drop table
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000CommonNot sold
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common788
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,492
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,479
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,958
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare178,110–217,690
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon17,568
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon36,117
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,224
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare550,080–672,320
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,198
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon36,051
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,310,400–1,601,600
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare795
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,946
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare569,190–948,650
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,531
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,940
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common24,521–29,729
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,132,920–1,384,680
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon40,384
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon963
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon216
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare761,735–960,958
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare184,860–233,208
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare71,275–99,785
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon26,325–32,175
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon176,400–215,600
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon29,467–33,570
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon313,380–383,020
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon76,800–422,400
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common16,110–19,690
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon236,160–288,640
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common37,440
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare336,960–411,840
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare930,240–1,136,960
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common43,269
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare649,035–793,265
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon404,910–494,890
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon332,280–406,120
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon172,440–210,760
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon117,045–143,055
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon135,534–154,896
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon179,816–205,504
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon552,800
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,591,190
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common11,700–14,300
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common9,180–11,220
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon81,900–100,100
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon18,360–22,140
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare182,250–222,750
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon31,005–37,895
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare539,460–659,340
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

Trivia

  • Previously, equipping an Anti-poison totem would not prevent Cave slimes and certain other poisonous monsters from causing poison. On 15 June 2010, Jagex implemented a fix that addressed the issue. However, during the fix, cave slimes were overlooked, and could still cause poison even if the player was holding the anti-poison totem. As of 21 September 2010, this glitch has been fixed (the exact date of the fix is unknown, and most likely occurred in a hidden update).
  • Cave slimes are not poisonous in Daemonheim.
  • Cave slimes are one of the few monsters from which you can get a different 100% drop every time.

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