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Rock lobsters are found in the Waterbirth Island Dungeon's fifth sub-level, in room 16. They are similar to Giant Rock Crabs in the fact that they are initially disguised as large rocks, but they will attack the player as they approach. They have very high defence (though they are weak to magic attacks) and can hit up to 150 life points, but rarely hit over 110 life points. Their attack speed is two bars faster than the Abyssal whip's (as fast as darts on rapid fire), making them incredibly dangerous. Rock lobsters are commonly killed by wealthy players because of their common crimson charm drops. However with the use of charged battle robes, a reward from the Fist of Guthix minigame, the price is significantly decreased. Using the right technique, such as ice bursting or ice barraging, killing rock lobsters is one of (if not) the fastest way(s) to obtain charms in RuneScape.

Obtaining crimson charms

An effective but expensive method of killing rock lobsters is using the Ancient Magicks spells Ice Burst or Ice Barrage.

Strategy

Drops

Runes

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Talismans

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Earth runeEarth runeUnknownCommon11
Water runeWater runeUnknownCommon17
Pure essencePure essence4; 8Common80–160

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Charms

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Fire talismanFire talisman1Uncommon2,846
Air talismanAir talisman1Uncommon171
Cosmic talismanCosmic talisman1Uncommon405
Body talismanBody talisman1Uncommon151
Water talismanWater talisman1Uncommon11,641
Charm drop numbers
No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
23–25%15–17%8–10%23–25%3–4%
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 3,816 kills.
2 charms are dropped at a time.
Please add to the log.
(Only if 15 or more creatures are killed)

Herbs

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Equipment

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Uncommon338
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Uncommon164
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Uncommon35
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Uncommon82
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon2,381
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon2,031
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon4,026
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon4,663
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon3,451
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon6,173
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon6,594

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Seeds

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Steel arrow 5Steel arrow4–7Common52–91
Iron arrow 5Iron arrow2–17Common12–102
File:Fremmyshirt brown.pngFremennik shirt (brown)1Rare87
Fremennik bladeFremennik blade1RareNot sold

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Other

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Onion seed 5Onion seed1Uncommon2
Potato seed 5Potato seed1Uncommon7
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed1Uncommon10
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed1Uncommon3
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1–3Very rare1,711–5,133
Evil turnip seed 5Evil turnip seed1Very rare66

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Rare drop table drops

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
The ring of wealth is not required to access the table.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
SeaweedSeaweed4Common136
Edible seaweedEdible seaweed4Common1,652
Raw lobsterRaw lobster1Common185
Lobster potLobster pot1Common58
TinderboxTinderbox1Common189
AshesSoda ash1Uncommon40
Coins 250Coins355UncommonNot sold
Snape grassSnape grass1Uncommon49
Clue scrollClue scroll (medium)1RareNot sold
Spin ticketSpin ticket1RareNot sold
Court summonsCourt summons1Very rareNot sold
Ancient effigyStarved Ancient Effigy1Very rareNot sold
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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000CommonNot sold
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common737
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,357
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,254
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,020
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare180,900–221,100
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon18,041
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon36,182
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,618
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare567,810–693,990
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common58,283
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon36,306
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,293,120–1,580,480
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare920
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon38,204
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare573,060–955,100
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,438
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,148
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common24,069–29,181
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,150,470–1,406,130
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon39,787
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon897
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon207
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare756,665–954,562
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare187,525–236,570
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare71,150–99,610
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon24,975–30,525
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon185,850–227,150
Big bonesBig bones80–90 (noted)Uncommon32,560–36,630
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon361,980–442,420
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon69,400–381,700
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common16,110–19,690
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon243,000–297,000
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common41,565
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare374,085–457,215
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare954,000–1,166,000
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,693
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare640,395–782,705
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon447,660–547,140
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon316,170–386,430
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon139,455–170,445
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon117,675–143,825
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon133,308–152,352
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon184,114–210,416
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon575,172
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,511,040
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common13,050–15,950
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common6,300–7,700
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon97,200–118,800
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon18,768–22,632
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare186,300–227,700
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon33,570–41,030
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare591,570–723,030
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1RareNot 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

Trivia

  • The examine is likely a reference to the B-52's song "Rock Lobster".
  • After the ring of wealth update, the charm drop rates of hellhounds and rock lobsters had "gone walkabouts"[1]. This has now been fixed.
  • The rock lobster's combat level was changed from 127 to 156 in February 2011.
  • If you manage to get the Rock Lobster within a distance while you're running to another place, sometimes, the intact version (the disguised as a rock) will be seen moving.

References

  1. ^ Mod Sneakman. "answer to". 16 March 2011. Hellhounds Nerf? Forums.

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