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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 13
Water rune Water rune Unknown 2 Common 24
Pure essence Pure essence 4, 8 2 Common 60–120

Talismans

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Fire talisman Fire talisman 1 3 Uncommon 3,865
Air talisman Air talisman 1 3 Uncommon 116
Cosmic talisman Cosmic talisman 1 3 Uncommon 2,035
Body talisman Body talisman 1 3 Uncommon 260
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 13,188

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 748
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 3 Uncommon 99
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 3 Uncommon 35
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 3 Uncommon 168
Grimy ranarr Grimy ranarr 1 3 Uncommon 3,110
Grimy irit Grimy irit 1 3 Uncommon 2,826
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 3 Uncommon 4,610
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 3 Uncommon 4,822
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 3 Uncommon 2,198
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 3 Uncommon 9,157
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 3 Uncommon 10,405

Equipment

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 4–7 2 Common 48–84
Iron arrow 5 Iron arrow 2–17 2 Common 12–102
Fremennik shirt (brown) Fremennik shirt (brown) 1 4 Rare 103
Fremennik blade Fremennik blade 1 4 Rare Not sold

Seeds

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Onion seed 5 Onion seed 1 3 Uncommon 2
Potato seed 5 Potato seed 1 3 Uncommon 4
Cabbage seed 5 Cabbage seed 1 3 Uncommon 4
Tomato seed 5 Tomato seed 1 3 Uncommon 2
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 1–3 5 Very rare 2,094–6,282
Evil turnip seed 5 Evil turnip seed 1 5 Very rare 333

Other

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Seaweed Seaweed 4 2 Common 1,204
Edible seaweed Edible seaweed 4 2 Common 992
Raw lobster Raw lobster 1 2 Common 308
Lobster pot Lobster pot 1 2 Common 177
Tinderbox Tinderbox 1 2 Common 309
Ashes Soda ash 1 3 Uncommon 506
Coins 250 Coins 355 3 Uncommon Not sold
Snape grass Snape grass 1 3 Uncommon 322
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 1,347
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 2 Common 2,755
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 2 Common 3,705
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 3 Uncommon 6,459
Loop half of a key Loop half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 18,334
Tooth half of a key Tooth half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 41,250
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 4 Rare 16,092
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4 Rare 10,036
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 3 Uncommon 16,531
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4 Rare 23,978
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 4 Rare 910
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 5 Very rare 1,220
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 5 Very rare 37,481
Rune spear Rune spear 1 5 Very rare 11,484
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 5 Very rare 36,456
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 50 (noted) 5 Very rare 826,550
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 5 Very rare 22,324
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 5 Very rare 32,020
Shield left half Shield left half 1 5 Very rare 64,696
Dragon helm Dragon helm 1 5 Very rare 58,911
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 200 3 Uncommon 18,400
Onyx bolts 5 Onyx bolts 150 4 Rare 1,264,500
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 4 Rare 22,650–75,500
Battlestaff Battlestaff 200 (noted) 4 Rare 1,606,200
Vecna skull Vecna skull 1 5 Very rare 89,852
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 13,188
Earth talisman Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 98,400–137,760
Fire talisman Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 96,625–135,275
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 3 Uncommon 1,026
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 3 Uncommon 255
Pure essence Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 7,500–225,000
Nature rune Nature rune 20–80 4 Rare 5,240–20,960
Soul rune Soul rune 20 4 Rare 2,900
Law rune Law rune 45 4 Rare 12,015
Death rune Death rune 50, 121 4 Rare 7,800–18,876
Blood rune Blood rune 50 4 Rare 12,550
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 48,625–389,000
Raw shark Raw shark 250–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 473,500–947,000
Big bones Big bones 150–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 96,150–320,500
Coal Coal 150–7,500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 35,550–1,777,500
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) 3 Uncommon 286,950–1,530,400
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 9,700
Runite ore Runite ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 1,116,900
Adamant bar Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) 4 Rare 3,079,000–21,553,000
Rune bar Rune bar 1, 50 (noted) 4 Rare 14,133–706,650
Clean toadflax Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 135,525–1,355,250
Clean snapdragon Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) 3 Uncommon 131,910–527,640
Clean torstol Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) 3 Uncommon 83,590–835,900
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 3 3 Uncommon 6,282
Yew seed 5 Yew seed 1–50 4 Rare 69,574–3,478,700
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 1–7 4 Rare 126,715–887,005
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 10 4 Rare 1,090,040
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 4 Rare 1,729
Yew logs Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) 4 Rare 20,100–8,040,000
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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