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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 runeUnknownCommon15
Water runeWater runeUnknownCommon21
Pure essencePure essence4; 8Common60–120

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Charms

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Fire talismanFire talisman1Uncommon4,257
Air talismanAir talisman1Uncommon185
Cosmic talismanCosmic talisman1Uncommon473
Body talismanBody talisman1Uncommon231
Water talismanWater talisman1Uncommon14,006
Charm drop numbers
No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
23–25%16–18%8–10%23–25%3–4%
Represents a 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 50 or more creatures are killed)

Herbs

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Equipment

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Uncommon433
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Uncommon188
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Uncommon27
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Uncommon117
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon3,265
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon2,588
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon5,399
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon6,593
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon3,799
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon7,915
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon8,730

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Seeds

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Steel arrow 5Steel arrow4–7Common52–91
Iron arrow 5Iron arrow2–17Common14–119
File:Fremmyshirt brown.pngFremennik shirt (brown)1Rare93
Fremennik bladeFremennik blade1RareNot sold

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Other

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Onion seed 5Onion seed1Uncommon2
Potato seed 5Potato seed1Uncommon6
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed1Uncommon7
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed1Uncommon2
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1–3Very rare2,094–6,282
Evil turnip seed 5Evil turnip seed1Very rare241

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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
SeaweedSeaweed4Common416
Edible seaweedEdible seaweed4Common1,444
Raw lobsterRaw lobster1Common350
Lobster potLobster pot1Common131
TinderboxTinderbox1Common250
AshesSoda ash1Uncommon122
Coins 250Coins355UncommonNot sold
Snape grassSnape grass1Uncommon116
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 1000Coins50; 250–500; 3,000CommonNot sold
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common1,194
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,138
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Uncommon3,146
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1; 2; 45–55 (noted)Uncommon5,764–317,020
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon24,334
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon37,914
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1; 45–55 (noted)Uncommon14,086–774,730
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Uncommon58,058
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon35,813
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,384,920–1,692,680
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare905
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon38,063
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,265
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,135
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Uncommon21,131–25,619
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Uncommon1,127,250–1,377,750
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon69,778
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Uncommon910,390–1,148,492
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Uncommon298,870–377,036
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Uncommon106,425–148,995
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon588
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon294
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon47,250–57,750
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon251,550–307,450
Big bonesBig bones80–90 (noted)Uncommon37,600–42,300
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon428,580–523,820
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon59,800–328,900
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Uncommon20,700–25,300
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon242,820–296,780
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common43,320
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare389,880–476,520
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare954,720–1,166,880
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,786
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare641,790–784,410
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon597,150–729,850
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon414,450–506,550
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon247,860–302,940
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon185,715–226,985
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon248,738–284,272
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon318,570–364,080
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon569,608
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Uncommon1,387,040
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Uncommon31,950–39,050
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Uncommon12,330–15,070
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon105,750–129,250
Yew logsYew logs68–82; 675–825 (noted)Uncommon20,740–251,625
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon44,100–53,900
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Uncommon658,260–804,540
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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