|Release date||17 September 2009 (Update)|
|XP per kill||824 (and 271.9 experience)|
|Always drops||See Drops|
|Examine text||A being of ore and minerals.|
|Assigned by||Duradel or Lapalok, Kuradal|
Living rock patriarchs are huge creatures that randomly spawn in the Living Rock Caverns. When a patriarch appears, any player around the area can attack it, but only the first player who fights it can tag it to get its drops. Protect from Melee is recommended, as they are quite powerful for their combat level. Even a high-levelled player with good armour might require food or soulsplit to defeat it. When slain, the patriarch always drops its entire drop table (which consists of four unique items in various quantities) at once. This drop is quite valuable, so whenever a player sees one, they should attack it as quickly as possible.
Despite common belief, their spawn is not triggered by killing living rock creatures, but rather the number of people in the world. They spawn erratically every 2 hours, tending to appear in the south-west, south-east, and north-east corners of the cavern.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Runite ore 3 (noted) Always 31,323 Uncut diamond 8 (noted) Always 45,240 Blood rune 50 Always 22,250 Mud rune 50 Always 27,600 Living minerals 1–14 Always 262–3,668
- Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
- These drops are dropped alongside main drops.