This article is about level 120 Grotworms. For other types of Grotworms, see Grotworm (disambiguation).
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|Release date||22 May 2012 (Update)|
|XP per kill||283.2 (and 93.5 experience)|
|Assigned by||Turael or Spria, Mazchna or Achtryn, Chaeldar, Sumona, Vannaka, Duradel or Lapalok, Kuradal|
|Always drops||Big bones|
|Examine text||The final stage of a grotworm before its metamorphosis.|
Mature grotworms are monsters that can be found on the bottom level of the Grotworm Lair. They have slow, but extremely accurate, magic and melee attacks (It should be noted that, due to the recent changes of the combat system, these grotworms are no longer especially accurate or dangerous for players with a combat level of 160 or higher). However, magic attacks are only used on players outside of melee range, similar to monsters such as metal dragons and cockroach soldiers. It is possible to safespot them using the pillars if you stand far enough back from them. Lower-level players are recommended to bring high healing food such as monkfish or sharks. Ranged/magic would require Protect from Magic/Deflect Magic if using safe spots. The magic attack has a short range, so flashing your prayer when out of its range can help conserve prayer points. Despite their ranged weakness a player with 70+ melee stats should have no trouble killing them efficiently, even without the use of prayer.
Using high level ranged gear such as Armadyl and using a bunyip will mean you won't need prayer pots/flasks. Due to the occasional shark drops, at most you should only need 1 or 2 pieces of food as your gear will mean little damage from the mature grotworms magic attack while ranging.
Some players may find it useful to bring runes to cast High Level Alchemy on the items dropped by the grotworms, as adamant and rune equipment are common drops. The profit of using this spell on some of these items is greater than banking and selling them.
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Big bones 1 Always 443
- Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 32,043 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 Adamant chainbody 1 Common 2,356 Adamant sq shield 1 Common 1,793 Rune dagger 1 Common 4,405 Rune helm 1 Common 10,978 Rune mace 1 Common 8,140 Rune longsword 1 Common 18,676 Royal cape 1 Uncommon 167
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Grimy guam 1 Uncommon 555 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 675 Grimy tarromin 1 Uncommon 253 Grimy ranarr 1 Uncommon 2,248 Grimy irit 1 Uncommon 1,730 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 4,054 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 2,507 Grimy marrentill 1 Uncommon 44 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 8,089 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 2,516 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 8,156
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Cactus seed 1 Uncommon 26 Poison ivy seed 1 Uncommon 54 Avantoe seed 1–2 Uncommon 1,932–3,864 Dwarf weed seed 1 Very rare 40,284 Fellstalk seed 2 Uncommon 896 Cadantine seed 1 Uncommon 2,416 Irit seed 1 Uncommon 78 Belladonna seed 1 Uncommon 33 Toadflax seed 1 Uncommon 691 Kwuarm seed 1 Rare 362 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 2,144 Lantadyme seed 1 Very rare 34,675 Torstol seed 1 Very rare 79,997
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Flax 50 (noted) Common 1,150 Runite ore 1 Uncommon 10,418 Adamantite ore 3 (noted) Uncommon 4,599 Royal dragonhide 1 Rare 5,248
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 5,000 Common Not sold Shark 2 Common 1,634 Saradomin brew (2) 1 Common 305 Anagogic ort 20 Uncommon Not sold Blood rune 10, 50, 100 Common 1,630–16,300 Law rune 10–45 Rare 1,760–7,920 Long bone 1 Rare Not sold Curved bone 1 Rare Not sold Spin ticket 1 Rare Not sold Clue scroll (hard) 1 Rare Not sold Rune bar 1 Very rare 13,029 Court summons 1 Very rare Not sold Starved ancient effigy 1 Very rare Not sold
Rare drop table dropsEdit
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- When these creatures were first released, they did not drop items from the rare drop table, but did after the Queen Black Dragon update.
- The word 'grotworm' means caveworm in Dutch.
- Their examine text hints towards the possibility of the existence of a stronger grotworm based creature, although likely not an actual worm as "metamorphosis" implies, but none were released with them.
- Due to excessive botting, an update on 7 August 2012 removed several rune armour drops from the drop table of mature grotworms, replacing them with their adamant counterparts, making it less effective to earn money. The same update also removed royal bolts from their drop tables.
- Although their Attack level is 1, they attack with fairly accurate melee attacks being able to do 300+ easily even with the use of good armour.