|Release date||4 July 2006 (Update)|
|Combat level||56, and 58|
|XP per kill||64.5 (and 21.3 experience)|
|Assigned by||Mazchna or Achtryn|
|Examine text||I don't think insect repellent will work...|
Flesh crawlers are medium level monsters found on level 2 of the Stronghold of Security. They are considered good training for players with combat levels of 80+. They are quite inaccurate when mithril armour or higher is equipped, but when steel armour or lower is equipped, they can be a bit hard as they hit at a fast rate. They are considered a good way of making money in members' worlds because they drop large numbers of herbs, including many high level ones. They also drop mostly green and gold charms but rarely crimson charms. For medium-level players, flesh crawlers offer an alternative to chaos druids, who also drop many herbs.
Their drops such as herbs, runes, and noted iron ores can be sold for a good quantity of money. They also drop fire runes which can also be sold for a decent quantity of money.
Due to the high accuracy and speed of the flesh crawlers' attacks, food is a necessity for weak players if they wish to stay for an extended period of time; conveniently, there is a fishing area located just outside of Gunnarsgrunn, close to the entrance of the Stronghold of Security. Salmon and trout can be caught and cooked here if a player does not wish to bring their own food from the bank. Players can cook their fish on the perpetual fire located in Peksa's helmet shop, as well as the two perpetual fires in Gunnarsgrunn Longhall. There is also a cooked meat spawn. People up to level 60 in combat could bring between 1-3 lobsters or bass for slightly quicker healing.
Players between the combat levels of 60 to 80 may find flesh crawlers a solid source of experience, due to their low max hit and frequent drops. The level 56 and 58 crawlers have a maximum hit damage of 16; the accuracy of each hit directly increases in relation with the flesh crawlers' combat levels.
These creatures were also popular for high-levelled f2p players before the Evolution of Combat. After this update they are no longer aggressive. Usually, players would start training at level 56 flesh crawlers. In view of this, there is a small room with eight level 56 flesh crawlers in the Stronghold of Security, which makes them great for training at low levels. In contrast a high-levelled player,will no longer find it beneficial to simply stand in the middle of the room, it is highly recommended that they go to level 3 of the Stronghold of Security.
These are also good for players as they will have a chance of receiving the "bottom half of sceptre" as a drop, one of four parts that make up the sought after skull sceptre. For free to play, flesh crawlers will usually drop a gem with the "bottom half of sceptre", and frequently drop body runes. For members, flesh crawlers often drop valuable herbs.
Members can make as much as 750k per hour depending on stats, selling the drops on the Grand Exchange. A ring of wealth used in tandem with a gem bag can help in this area. A dwarf cannon can be used, though this is not recommended due to the large cost of a cannonball and their common drops of items that usually don't account for one cannonball though this is offset by their low health.
An update made it possible for flesh crawlers to drop black full helms, resulting in a price drop for that particular item.
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Body rune 3–12 Common 12–48 Dust rune (m) 2–23 Common 20–230 Fire rune (m) 42 Common 420 Nature rune (m) 5 Uncommon 555
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Grimy guam 1 Common 539 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 44 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 249 Grimy harralander 1 Common 652 Grimy irit 1 Uncommon 1,743 Grimy ranarr 1 Uncommon 2,160 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 4,171 Grimy kwuarm 1 Rare 2,471 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 2,507 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 7,733 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Very rare 8,019
- Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 34,082 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 Coins 1–499 Common Not sold Iron ore 1 Common 180 Iron ore (m) 1–10 (noted) Common 180–1,800 Ashes 1 Common 349 Silver bar (m) 1 Uncommon 132 Bottom of sceptre 1 Uncommon Not sold Black full helm (m) 1 Uncommon 407 Uncut sapphire 1 Uncommon * 1,143 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon * 1,783 Uncut ruby 1 Rare * 3,576 Uncut diamond 1 Very rare * 7,160 Uncut dragonstone 1 Very rare * 14,935 Spin ticket 1 Common Not sold Starved ancient effigy (m) 1 Very rare Not sold Rune javelin 5 Very rare 1,270
* most times dropped with Bottom of sceptre
Rare drop table drops(m)Edit
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- Interestingly, flesh crawlers have the same examine text as all of the kalphite monsters.
- There was a glitch that would occasionally happen to players who obtained one un-noted iron ore from a flesh crawler, in which a player could sell it in the Grand Exchange an infinite amount of times, but only if he or she sold the single ore one at a time. It is unknown if this glitch occurred with other items. This has since been fixed.
- Flesh crawlers have the second fastest attack speed for any f2p monster, tied with Shadow-Forger Ihlakhizan and ranged skeletons in Daemonheim, and behind only Bal'lak the Pummeller.
- Before the Hitpoints/Constitution update, flesh crawlers had a max hit of 1, which would be equivalent to 10 after the update.
- For members, flesh crawlers are often fought because of their high drop rate of many fire runes, as well as their herbs, although they don't drop as many fire runes as before.
- When you have the flesh crawlers as a Slayer task, and say in quick chat your current Slayer task, it will say: My current Slayer assignment is: Fleshcrawlers.
- When a flesh crawler drops bottom of sceptre, they usually also drop an item from the rare drop table