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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 16
Water rune Water rune Unknown 2 Common 21
Pure essence Pure essence 4, 8 2 Common 60–120

Talismans

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Fire talisman Fire talisman 1 3 Uncommon 2,593
Air talisman Air talisman 1 3 Uncommon 169
Cosmic talisman Cosmic talisman 1 3 Uncommon 570
Body talisman Body talisman 1 3 Uncommon 259
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 10,892

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 421
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 3 Uncommon 136
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 3 Uncommon 34
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 3 Uncommon 86
Grimy ranarr Grimy ranarr 1 3 Uncommon 2,667
Grimy irit Grimy irit 1 3 Uncommon 2,077
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 3 Uncommon 3,990
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 3 Uncommon 3,790
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 3 Uncommon 1,921
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 3 Uncommon 6,711
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 3 Uncommon 6,899

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 12–102
Fremennik shirt (brown) Fremennik shirt (brown) 1 4 Rare 96
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 6
Cabbage seed 5 Cabbage seed 1 3 Uncommon 7
Tomato seed 5 Tomato seed 1 3 Uncommon 2
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 1–3 5 Very rare 2,441–7,323
Evil turnip seed 5 Evil turnip seed 1 5 Very rare 286

Other

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Seaweed Seaweed 4 2 Common 656
Edible seaweed Edible seaweed 4 2 Common 1,288
Raw lobster Raw lobster 1 2 Common 354
Lobster pot Lobster pot 1 2 Common 106
Tinderbox Tinderbox 1 2 Common 166
Ashes Soda ash 1 3 Uncommon 220
Coins 250 Coins 355 3 Uncommon Not sold
Snape grass Snape grass 1 3 Uncommon 187
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.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Coins 250 Coins 200–350,3,000 2 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 2 Common 1,129
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 2 Common 2,080
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 2 Common 3,015
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 3 Uncommon 4,992
Loop half of a key Loop half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 27,582
Tooth half of a key Tooth half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 30,725
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 4 Rare 13,166
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4 Rare 9,687
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 3 Uncommon 16,666
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4 Rare 24,260
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 4 Rare 890
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 5 Very rare 1,220
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 5 Very rare 37,048
Rune spear Rune spear 1 5 Very rare 11,487
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 5 Very rare 37,213
Battlestaff Battlestaff 200 (noted) 4 Rare 1,575,200
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 5 Very rare 22,169
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 5 Very rare 31,952
Shield left half Shield left half 1 5 Very rare 63,953
Dragon helm Dragon helm 1 5 Very rare 59,255
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 200 3 Uncommon 12,200
Onyx bolts 5 Onyx bolts 150 4 Rare 1,258,500
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 150 4 Rare 22,650
Vecna skull Vecna skull 1 5 Very rare 94,419
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 10,892
Earth talisman Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 66,550–93,170
Fire talisman Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 64,825–90,755
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 3 Uncommon 555
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 3 Uncommon 372
Pure essence Pure essence 1,000–1,500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 15,000–22,500
Nature rune Nature rune 60–80 4 Rare 21,360–28,480
Soul rune Soul rune 20 4 Rare 3,980
Law rune Law rune 45 4 Rare 19,125
Death rune Death rune 50 4 Rare 17,700
Blood rune Blood rune 50 4 Rare 25,050
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 125–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 54,750–109,500
Raw shark Raw shark 250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 288,500
Big bones Big bones 150–180 (noted) 3 Uncommon 78,450–94,140
Coal Coal 550–700 (noted) 3 Uncommon 146,850–186,900
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 150–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 197,550–329,250
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 9,200
Runite ore Runite ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 1,075,400
Rune bar Rune bar 1 2 Common 14,228
Rune bar Rune bar 50 (noted) 5 Very rare 711,400
Clean toadflax Clean toadflax 35–45 (noted) 3 Uncommon 118,195–151,965
Clean snapdragon Clean snapdragon 30–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 112,980–131,810
Clean torstol Clean torstol 16–34 (noted) 3 Uncommon 91,520–194,480
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 2 Common 1,349
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 3 Uncommon 16,965
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 3 3 Uncommon 7,323
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 3–7 4 Rare 495,387–1,155,903
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 10 4 Rare 1,595,420
Yew logs Yew logs 450–550 (noted) 4 Rare 162,450–198,550
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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