|Release date||11 March 2008 (Update)|
|XP per kill||51 (and 16.8 experience)|
|Examine text||Eurgh! A big bug.|
Cockroach workers are found in the Stronghold of Player Safety. They are good non-member monsters for mid-levelled players to train on. They also drop Crimson charms quite often, making the Stronghold a popular place to obtain charms for training Summoning.
They can hit 50s and 60s very often if Rune armour or better is not worn. As they occupy 2x2 areas, rangers and mages may fight them in safe spots in Level 1 of the Stronghold. Two cockroach workers have their spawn points enclosed in a small room with an exit only one tile wide so they cannot attack a player fighting them with a Range or Magic attack style from outside of the room. However, workers' defences are rather high, making it harder for low and mid-level players to deal damage to it. For members, a halberd can be used for safe Melee training, as it can attack up to two spaces away from the player, allowing you to strike melee attacks without getting hit.
Many players take free food from the nearby fishing spot when training on cockroaches.
Also the Monastery is nearby for healing or using the altar (level 31 prayer needed).
Medium-levelled players will sometimes kill this monster for their decent stackable drops on free worlds, and for their relatively good crimson charm drop rate for their level. If you have a decent combat level +70s, you can gain up to 40 Crimson charm per hour. +90s would produce roughly 60 charms per hour.
Charms (members only)Edit
- Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 6,588 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
- Please add to the log (only if 50 or more creatures killed).
Weapons and armourEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Black full helm 1 Common 414 Mithril sq shield 1 Uncommon 719 Battlestaff (m) 1 Uncommon 8,358 Mithril platebody 1 Rare 2,891 Rune scimitar 1 Very rare 15,073
Herbs (members only)Edit
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Grimy irit 1 Common 1,750 Grimy guam 1 Common 568 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 44 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 258 Grimy harralander 1 Common 684 Grimy ranarr 1 Rare 2,322 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 2,563 Grimy avantoe 1 Rare 4,033 Grimy kwuarm 1 Rare 2,518 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 8,349 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 7,998
Gems and oresEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Mithril ore 2–3 (noted) Common 654–981 Coal 1–2 (noted) Uncommon 278–556
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Cosmic rune 1–2 Common 146–292 Nature rune 1–20 Common 111–2,220 Chaos rune 1–18 Common 41–738 Earth rune 2–22 Common 22–242 Death rune 1–2 Rare 93–186 Fire rune 1–3 Common 10–30 Law rune 1–4 Rare 175–700
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Carapace 1 Common 701 Starved ancient effigy 1 Very rare Not sold
Rare drop table dropsEdit
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