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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 runeUnknownCommon13
Water runeWater runeUnknownCommon16
Pure essencePure essence4; 8Common56–112

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Charms

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Fire talismanFire talisman1Uncommon3,319
Air talismanAir talisman1Uncommon170
Cosmic talismanCosmic talisman1Uncommon470
Body talismanBody talisman1Uncommon216
Water talismanWater talisman1Uncommon13,015
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 guam1Uncommon430
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Uncommon202
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Uncommon25
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Uncommon99
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon3,022
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon2,796
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon4,902
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon4,635
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon3,410
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon6,895
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon7,131

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Seeds

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Steel arrow 5Steel arrow4–7Common48–84
Iron arrow 5Iron arrow2–17Common10–85
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 seed1Uncommon3
Potato seed 5Potato seed1Uncommon3
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed1Uncommon9
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed1Uncommon3
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1–3Very rare2,142–6,426
Evil turnip seed 5Evil turnip seed1Very rare107

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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
SeaweedSeaweed4Common320
Edible seaweedEdible seaweed4Common1,536
Raw lobsterRaw lobster1Common226
Lobster potLobster pot1Common109
TinderboxTinderbox1Common197
AshesSoda ash1Uncommon60
Coins 250Coins355UncommonNot sold
Snape grassSnape grass1Uncommon71
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 1000Coins250–500; 3,000CommonNot sold
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common984
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,865
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,388
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,987
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare179,415–219,285
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon18,799
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon37,107
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,251
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare551,295–673,805
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,942
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon36,339
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,288,440–1,574,760
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare885
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon38,012
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare570,180–950,300
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,210
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,045
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common22,487–27,263
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,129,815–1,380,885
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon62,390
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon625
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon254
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare845,975–1,067,230
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare200,070–252,396
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare82,975–116,165
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon30,510–37,290
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon288,000–352,000
Big bonesBig bones80–90 (noted)Uncommon33,280–37,440
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon483,660–591,140
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon62,800–345,400
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common17,280–21,120
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon219,960–268,840
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common43,770
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare393,930–481,470
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare963,810–1,177,990
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,834
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare642,510–785,290
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon491,310–600,490
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon461,070–563,530
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon198,360–242,440
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon143,775–175,725
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon203,434–232,496
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon297,150–339,600
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon700,704
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,863,600
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common19,800–24,200
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common9,900–12,100
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon99,000–121,000
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon19,788–23,862
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare196,425–240,075
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon33,795–41,305
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare546,210–667,590
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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