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Desert Lizard icon

Desert lizards are big Slayer monsters found in the Kharidian Desert, and are mainly around the south east where it says lizards on the map. They require level 22 Slayer to kill, and can be aggressive to lower level players. Ice coolers are required to finish them, which can be bought from any Slayer Master. Or an ice shaker, bought from any Slayer Master and placed on the tool belt, can be used in place of an ice cooler. The ice cooler will be destroyed when used, so multiple coolers are necessary for slayer trips. The lizards are found in areas affected by desert heat, so players are advised to bring a water source to avoid the negative effects of the heat.

Desert lizards can be assigned as a Slayer task by Vannaka, Mazchna, Turael/Spria and Sumona. (Level 30 small Lizards and large, level 110 lizards may also be killed for a desert lizard task, and all are found in the Kharidian desert; the larger lizards will provide more experience on a task, so may be preferable.)

If you are looking for special bones of the Rag and Bone Man's Wish List, you should attack the regular lizards (the big ones) and not the Desert Lizard.


They are located in the Kharidian Desert north of Nardah. The fairy ring code DLQ is the best way to reach them. There are some just north-west of the ring (along with snakes).

Another way to get to them is to go through the Shantay Pass, head south-east and cross the river at the first bridge.

Slayer strategyEdit

Ice coolers must be used on them when they reach 1-30 life points in order to kill them. If an ice cooler is accidentally used when there is more than 30 life points, it will still be used up but have no effect. Players would be wise to bring a few extra because of this. Waterskins (and a means of filling them, such as a knife for cutting cactus or Humidify) or an enchanted water tiara should be brought to avoid dying in the desert due to the heat. Desert clothing may be useful if you can afford to fight without decent armour. Magic attacks appear to be effective, particularly fire spells, although melee works well enough; stabbing weapons are most effective.

Desert lizard safespot

Safe spotting a desert lizard, one space away and safe from the lizard's melee attacks.

If on a task, Level 110 lizards should be killed for the most experience, as they have more life points. These can be found near the small lizards. These drop big bones, so more experience in Slayer, combat, and Prayer is gained than with the smaller lizards. Killing small lizards will allow you to complete the task more quickly, however.

Lower level players can kill them without taking much damage by using cacti to safespot them.


100% dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price

Main dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Copper oreCopper ore1Common27
Iron oreIron ore1–2 (noted)Common200–400
Silver barSilver bar1Common154
Tin oreTin ore1Common25
CoalCoal1–2 (noted)Uncommon138–276
Silver oreSilver ore1Uncommon37
Mithril oreMithril ore1Rare338
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed3Common12
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed3Common30
Onion seed 5Onion seed4Common44
Potato seed 5Potato seed4Uncommon28
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed3Uncommon180
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Rare1,078
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed1–3Very rare15–45
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common260
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common286
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common30
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common66
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon2,221
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon3,176
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon1,509
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Rare5,116
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Rare2,834
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare2,933
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare2,100
Fire runeFire rune5–42Common355–2,982
Nature runeNature rune5Common2,255
Waterskin (0)Waterskin (0)2Common56
WaterskinWaterskin (1)1–2CommonNot sold
WaterskinWaterskin (2)1CommonNot sold
WaterskinWaterskin (3)1CommonNot sold
Waterskin (4)Waterskin (4)2Rare376
Light mystic glovesLight mystic gloves1Rare67,890

Tertiary dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Long boneLong bone1Very rareNot sold

Rare drop table dropsEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items such as a ring of wealth or luck of the dwarves are not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common909
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,032
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,858
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,557
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare160,065–195,635
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common17,361
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common20,675
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,606
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare522,270–638,330
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,511
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare34,923
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,081,440–1,321,760
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare865
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,510
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,650–937,750
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare65,929
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,566
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common26,668–32,332
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,049,355–1,282,545
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,427
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,415
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare401,765–506,842
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare112,580–142,024
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare38,000–53,200
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common30,915–37,785
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon256,050–312,950
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon14,760–18,450
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare331,920–405,680
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon27,600–151,800
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common14,940–18,260
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon201,780–246,620
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common39,284–44,896
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare378,810–462,990
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,070,190–1,308,010
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,937
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare629,055–768,845
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon336,330–411,070
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon186,030–227,370
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon195,840–239,360
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon164,475–201,025
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon9,114–10,416
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon9,674–11,056
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon428,292
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,110,590
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common17,550–21,450
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common14,490–17,710
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon216,450–264,550
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon12,920–15,580
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare128,250–156,750
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon33,525–40,975
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare390,150–476,850
Blurberry specialBlurberry special1Uncommon2,169
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*265,426
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,885,212,297
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1Very rareNot 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 price
Key tokenKey token1RareNot sold
Mimic kill tokenMimic kill token1Very rare45,181