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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 20
Pure essence Pure essence 4, 8 2 Common 48–96

Talismans

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Fire talisman Fire talisman 1 3 Uncommon 2,233
Air talisman Air talisman 1 3 Uncommon 162
Cosmic talisman Cosmic talisman 1 3 Uncommon 599
Body talisman Body talisman 1 3 Uncommon 363
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 11,420

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 515
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 3 Uncommon 78
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 3 Uncommon 40
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 3 Uncommon 201
Grimy ranarr Grimy ranarr 1 3 Uncommon 3,116
Grimy irit Grimy irit 1 3 Uncommon 3,002
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 3 Uncommon 4,487
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 3 Uncommon 2,876
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 3 Uncommon 2,034
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 3 Uncommon 9,301
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 3 Uncommon 10,082

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 14–119
Fremennik shirt (brown) Fremennik shirt (brown) 1 4 Rare 106
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 2
Cabbage seed 5 Cabbage seed 1 3 Uncommon 7
Tomato seed 5 Tomato seed 1 3 Uncommon 1
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 1–3 5 Very rare 3,071–9,213
Evil turnip seed 5 Evil turnip seed 1 5 Very rare 411

Other

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Seaweed Seaweed 4 2 Common 2,180
Edible seaweed Edible seaweed 4 2 Common 724
Raw lobster Raw lobster 1 2 Common 231
Lobster pot Lobster pot 1 2 Common 84
Tinderbox Tinderbox 1 2 Common 129
Ashes Soda ash 1 3 Uncommon 635
Coins 250 Coins 355 3 Uncommon Not sold
Snape grass Snape grass 1 3 Uncommon 516
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 250 – 450; 3,000;
9,000; 10,000; 12,000
2 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 2 Common 1,387
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 2 Common 3,026
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 2 Common 3,294
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 3 Uncommon 6,687
Loop half of a key Loop half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 21,945
Tooth half of a key Tooth half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 42,746
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 4 Rare 14,154
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4 Rare 10,083
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 3 Uncommon 16,692
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4 Rare 24,227
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 4 Rare 865
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 5 Very rare 1,200
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 5 Very rare 37,388
Rune spear Rune spear 1 5 Very rare 11,420
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 5 Very rare 37,114
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 50 (noted) 5 Very rare 834,600
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 5 Very rare 22,475
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 5 Very rare 31,642
Shield left half Shield left half 1 5 Very rare 64,729
Dragon helm Dragon helm 1 5 Very rare 60,094
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 200 3 Uncommon 11,400
Onyx bolts 5 Onyx bolts 150 4 Rare 1,254,000
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 4 Rare 22,500–75,000
Battlestaff Battlestaff 200 (noted) 4 Rare 1,611,400
Air orb Air orb 1,000 (noted) 4 Rare 2,647,000
Fire orb Fire orb 1,000 (noted) 4 Rare 2,158,000
Vecna skull Vecna skull 1 5 Very rare 136,971
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 11,420
Earth talisman Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 36,525–51,135
Fire talisman Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 55,825–78,155
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 3 Uncommon 526
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 3 Uncommon 517
Pure essence Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 6,000–180,000
Nature rune Nature rune 20–80 4 Rare 6,820–27,280
Soul rune Soul rune 20 4 Rare 2,680
Law rune Law rune 45 4 Rare 13,320
Death rune Death rune 50, 121 4 Rare 5,550–13,431
Blood rune Blood rune 50 4 Rare 11,000
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 42,125–337,000
Raw shark Raw shark 250–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 438,000–876,000
Big bones Big bones 150–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 89,100–297,000
Coal Coal 150–7,500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 28,800–1,440,000
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) 3 Uncommon 375,150–2,000,800
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 10,200
Runite ore Runite ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 1,078,200
Adamant bar Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) 4 Rare 3,548,000–24,836,000
Rune bar Rune bar 1, 50, 150 (noted) 4 Rare 13,043–1,956,450
Clean ranarr Clean ranarr 33 (noted) 3 Uncommon 106,161
Clean toadflax Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 107,925–1,079,250
Clean snapdragon Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) 3 Uncommon 123,780–495,120
Clean torstol Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) 3 Uncommon 66,990–669,900
Saradomin brew (4) Saradomin brew (4) 250 (noted) 5 Very rare 98,750
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 3 3 Uncommon 9,213
Yew seed 5 Yew seed 1–50 4 Rare 70,800–3,540,000
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 1–7 4 Rare 162,101–1,134,707
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 10 4 Rare 1,045,140
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 4 Rare 1,366
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1–31 4 Rare 18,781–582,211
Fellstalk seed 5 Fellstalk seed 2 4 Rare 1,962
Yew logs Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) 4 Rare 27,200–10,880,000
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

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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