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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

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Earth rune Earth rune Unknown 2 Common 14
Water rune Water rune Unknown 2 Common 28
Pure essence Pure essence 4, 8 2 Common 76–152

Talismans

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Fire talisman Fire talisman 1 3 Uncommon 3,201
Air talisman Air talisman 1 3 Uncommon 125
Cosmic talisman Cosmic talisman 1 3 Uncommon 1,349
Body talisman Body talisman 1 3 Uncommon 221
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 13,268

Charms

Charm drop percentages
No charms Gold charm Green charm Crimson charm Blue charm

46–49%

16–18%

8–10%

23–25%

3–4%

Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 3,760 kills.
2 charms are dropped at a time.

Please add to the log (only if 15 or more creatures killed).


Herbs

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Grimy guam Grimy guam 1 3 Uncommon 741
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 3 Uncommon 72
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 3 Uncommon 34
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 3 Uncommon 183
Grimy ranarr Grimy ranarr 1 3 Uncommon 3,235
Grimy irit Grimy irit 1 3 Uncommon 2,685
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 3 Uncommon 4,633
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 3 Uncommon 4,476
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 3 Uncommon 1,695
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 3 Uncommon 10,139
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 3 Uncommon 12,534

Equipment

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 4–7 2 Common 52–91
Iron arrow 5 Iron arrow 2–17 2 Common 14–119
Fremennik shirt (brown) Fremennik shirt (brown) 1 4 Rare 101
Fremennik blade Fremennik blade 1 4 Rare Not sold

Seeds

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Onion seed 5 Onion seed 1 3 Uncommon 1
Potato seed 5 Potato seed 1 3 Uncommon 4
Cabbage seed 5 Cabbage seed 1 3 Uncommon 3
Tomato seed 5 Tomato seed 1 3 Uncommon 3
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 1–3 5 Very rare 2,120–6,360
Evil turnip seed 5 Evil turnip seed 1 5 Very rare 482

Other

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Seaweed Seaweed 4 2 Common 1,844
Edible seaweed Edible seaweed 4 2 Common 880
Raw lobster Raw lobster 1 2 Common 272
Lobster pot Lobster pot 1 2 Common 144
Tinderbox Tinderbox 1 2 Common 301
Ashes Soda ash 1 3 Uncommon 626
Coins 250 Coins 355 3 Uncommon Not sold
Snape grass Snape grass 1 3 Uncommon 442
Clue scroll Clue scroll (medium) 1 4 Rare Not sold
Spin ticket Spin ticket 1 4 Rare Not sold
Court summons Court summons 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Ancient effigy Starved Ancient Effigy 1 5 Very rare Not sold

Rare drop table drops

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
The ring of wealth is not required to access the table.
Show/hide rare drop table
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Coins 250 Coins 250 – 450; 3,000;
9,000; 10,000; 12,000
2 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 2 Common 1,498
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 2 Common 3,035
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 2 Common 3,586
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 3 Uncommon 7,427
Loop half of a key Loop half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 18,544
Tooth half of a key Tooth half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 42,254
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 4 Rare 15,600
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4 Rare 10,551
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 3 Uncommon 15,835
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4 Rare 24,260
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 4 Rare 865
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 5 Very rare 1,160
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 5 Very rare 37,179
Rune spear Rune spear 1 5 Very rare 11,439
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 5 Very rare 35,969
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 50 (noted) 5 Very rare 791,750
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 5 Very rare 22,275
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 5 Very rare 31,737
Shield left half Shield left half 1 5 Very rare 64,381
Dragon helm Dragon helm 1 5 Very rare 58,739
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 200 3 Uncommon 19,400
Onyx bolts 5 Onyx bolts 150 4 Rare 1,268,250
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 4 Rare 22,200–74,000
Battlestaff Battlestaff 200 (noted) 4 Rare 1,621,800
Air orb Air orb 1,000 (noted) 4 Rare 2,565,000
Fire orb Fire orb 1,000 (noted) 4 Rare 2,135,000
Vecna skull Vecna skull 1 5 Very rare 100,064
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 13,268
Earth talisman Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 81,725–114,415
Fire talisman Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 80,025–112,035
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 3 Uncommon 1,054
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 3 Uncommon 372
Pure essence Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 9,500–285,000
Nature rune Nature rune 20–80 4 Rare 6,080–24,320
Soul rune Soul rune 20 4 Rare 3,200
Law rune Law rune 45 4 Rare 14,535
Death rune Death rune 50, 121 4 Rare 8,450–20,449
Blood rune Blood rune 50 4 Rare 15,700
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 47,500–380,000
Raw shark Raw shark 250–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 369,000–738,000
Big bones Big bones 150–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 90,150–300,500
Coal Coal 150–7,500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 34,050–1,702,500
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) 3 Uncommon 366,750–1,956,000
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 10,500
Runite ore Runite ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 1,185,600
Adamant bar Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) 4 Rare 3,439,000–24,073,000
Rune bar Rune bar 1, 50, 150 (noted) 4 Rare 14,516–2,177,400
Clean ranarr Clean ranarr 33 (noted) 3 Uncommon 110,154
Clean toadflax Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 120,125–1,201,250
Clean snapdragon Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) 3 Uncommon 146,280–585,120
Clean torstol Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) 3 Uncommon 77,020–770,200
Saradomin brew (4) Saradomin brew (4) 250 (noted) 5 Very rare 211,750
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 3 3 Uncommon 6,360
Yew seed 5 Yew seed 1–50 4 Rare 68,499–3,424,950
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 1–7 4 Rare 161,158–1,128,106
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 10 4 Rare 1,074,350
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 4 Rare 2,425
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1–31 4 Rare 25,317–784,827
Fellstalk seed 5 Fellstalk seed 2 4 Rare 2,352
Yew logs Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) 4 Rare 24,950–9,980,000
Crystal triskelion fragment 1 Crystal triskelion fragment 1 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2 Crystal triskelion fragment 2 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3 Crystal triskelion fragment 3 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Melee) Brawling gloves (Melee) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Magic) Brawling gloves (Magic) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged) Brawling gloves (Ranged) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Agility) Brawling gloves (Agility) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking) Brawling gloves (Cooking) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (FM) Brawling gloves (FM) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing) Brawling gloves (Fishing) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter) Brawling gloves (Hunter) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Mining) Brawling gloves (Mining) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer) Brawling gloves (Prayer) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing) Brawling gloves (Smithing) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving) Brawling gloves (Thieving) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (WC) Brawling gloves (WC) 1 5 Very rare Not 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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