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Living rock strikers are mineral-based monsters found throughout the Living Rock Caverns. Once killed, their corpse can be mined at level 73 Mining for living minerals, which are used at level 90 Fishing to catch rocktails found in the cavern. They will attack any player who gets within 1 square of them. Wearing the magic golem or fury shark outfits will render them docile.

A set of Verac armour is an effective method of killing living rock strikers. They are weak to the Verac's flail crush style, and their defences are sometimes bypassed due to its effects. With the use of a Bunyip familiar, lost health can be quickly regained.

Also, a set of Guthan's armour is very effective at healing when fighting these creatures. Living rock strikers will only use their ranged attack if their foe is outwith melee range, which hits much more frequently and consistently harder than their melee attack.

As they are weak to melee, a player with around 80-85 attack can land hits often with a Chaotic longsword/rapier or abyssal whip. Lower levels can use Protect from Melee or Protect from Range depending on combat style, as the strikers do not react to protection prayers.

A good area to go to while on a Slayer task is the eastern side. Go to the rope, then travel northeast to the large clearing. In that area should be 4 Living rock strikers grouped tightly together. This area is the spawning point for the Patriarch, which provides extra money and experience. This spot is also not near any Protectors, so it won't affect the experience rate or profit.


100% dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Living mineralsLiving minerals5–24Always[1]1,630–7,824
  1. ^ You must mine the Living rock remains.


No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 18,493 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Mud runeMud rune3; 8Common1,764–4,704
Death runeDeath rune3–8Uncommon489–1,304
Nature runeNature rune3–10Rare1,395–4,650
Gold oreGold ore(noted)Common531
Mithril oreMithril ore(noted)Common1,428
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore(noted)Common1,550
Silver oreSilver ore(noted)Rare135
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire(noted)Uncommon901
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald(noted)Uncommon1,971
Uncut rubyUncut ruby(noted)Rare2,002
Uncut diamondUncut diamond(noted)Rare3,817
Mithril pickaxeMithril pickaxe1Uncommon3,381
Adamant pickaxeAdamant pickaxe1Rare5,511
Rune pickaxeRune pickaxe1Very rare18,226

Tertiary dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
Court summonsCourt summons1Very 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


  • During their idle animation, they will either pat their left chest, or pluck a rock from itself, and take a short look at it before putting it back. This rock constitutes the missile of their ranged attack.
  • If a Living rock striker drops a starved ancient effigy or divine tears, the drop appears under it, in the south-western most square they occupy (similar to the drops of other monsters that are larger than 1 square). This is unlike their other drops, which appear on one of the squares outside the squares they occupy.

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