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A Wall beast is a Slayer monster that requires level 35 Slayer to kill. They are the hands of "the Grotesque", a monster made from pure corruption who turned the area west of Lumbridge into a swamp. The hands of the wall beasts are very long, even able to emerge from the Lumbridge Swamp Caves to the surface, sticking out of a nexus. A spiny helmet or equivalent is required to start fighting one. Players without 5 Defence would not be assigned these as 5 Defence is required to wield the helmet. This monster is not very popular, due to the fact that its drops are poor with the exception of the mystic hat. It is found only in the Lumbridge Swamp Caves.

This creature is infamous for surprising, and often killing, low-level players in the Lumbridge caves.

The creature's immunity to poison has been confirmed with the use of the Monster Examine spell.

Players should note when using ranged, bolts and arrows disappear into the wall even when using Ava's device.


Wall beast full body

The full view of a wall beast is never seen in-game.

When a wall beast attacks a player, only its arm is seen sticking out of the wall. However, in the July 2006 edition of Postbag from the Hedge a player asked for a picture of the wall beast's whole body.[1]

The reply contained no words, only a picture of a grotesque green creature that presumably is the wall beast's true form. It has a somewhat humanoid Cyclopsean structure with atrophic limbs except for one upper arm, which is presumably the one it uses to attack, consistent with its living environment. It also has a total of four body piercings in places that would be nipple piercings in humans, two in each side laterally. The abdomen includes a central feature that may be analogous to the navel in humans. However, if the player uses the glitch allowing it to see part of the wall beast's body ingame, the models do not match.

This picture is not consistent with the in-game revelation: wall beasts in fact the arms of The Grotesque, the denizen of The Nexus.

Lumbridge Swamp CavesEdit

Main article: Lumbridge Swamp Caves
Swamp Caves map

Wall beasts are found in Lumbridge Swamp Caves.

Players can find wall beasts in Lumbridge Swamp Caves. When walking past one without wearing a spiny helmet, there is a chance it will grab the player by the head and slam him or her against the wall. This will result in 110 to 180 life points being lost.

Nevertheless, even if the player forgets their spiny helmet, they may still avoid damage from these: move to beside their opening and stop. Make sure run is on, and click beyond their opening. Doing this will make passing the wall beast guaranteed, without it grabbing your head.

On another note, when slaying wall beasts, it is recommended that players only fight the wall beast closest to the main entrance of the Lumbridge Swamp Caves. When a player climbs down the rope, there will be a wall beast lurking in the wall just ahead.

Strengths and weaknessesEdit

Players should wear a spiny helmet whilst fighting wall beasts, otherwise they will grab them by the head and slam them against the wall, removing up to 180 life points.

If players wear a spiny helmet, the grabbing attack will fail. A wall beast's maximum hit on a player wearing a spiny helmet is 44.

Along with a spiny helmet, a spiked helmet, slayer helmet or full slayer helmet may also be used.

Contrary to what the above picture may imply, the wall beast does not count as a large monster and therefore the dragon halberd's special attack does not produce two hits on it.

Training tipsEdit

  • You can still use a black mask, focus sight or hexcrest to fight the wall beasts as long as you ensure you wear one of the aforementioned items while the wall beast initially tries to attack you. As soon as it discovers you with your spiny helmet, you can switch to your preferred headgear. Just be careful to re-equip your spiny helmet after each battle.
  • A player can "reset" the wall beast spawn by quickly climbing up the rope of the cavern and then back down—this is much faster than waiting for the wall beast to respawn by itself.
  • Always remember to wear one of the helmets. (listed above)
  • Remember to walk, not run. You will run right past them!
  • They have a respawn time just like all the other monsters in the game, so place yourself near two different holes if not using the rope trick described above.
  • They are located in the Lumbridge swamp caves, so remember a light source.
  • Players may wish to bring an antipoison in case they accidentally attack a cave slime or a cave crawler, which are poisonous.
  • This monster has the highest life points of any monster under level 50. This means a penance trident's special attack, Reap, can kill it in one hit for a massive amount of 1050 damage. This means this is the max hit for anyone with level one in Strength and Attack, as the only requirement to wield the trident is level 70 Magic.



  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam Grimy guam 1 2 Common 419
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 2 Common 136
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 2 Common 33
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 2 Common 89
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 3 Uncommon 1,980
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 3 Uncommon 3,800
Grimy ranarr Grimy ranarr 1 4 Rare 2,713
Grimy irit Grimy irit 1 4 Rare 2,022
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 4 Rare 4,057
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 5 Very rare 6,602
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 5 Very rare 6,739


  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Air rune Air rune 3 2 Common 69
Cosmic rune Cosmic rune 2 3 Uncommon 480
Chaos rune Chaos rune 3, 7 4 Rare 162–378


Charm drop percentages
No charms Gold charm Green charm Crimson charm Blue charm






Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 1,738 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.

Please add to the log (only if 50 or more creatures killed).

Weapons and armourEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Steel helm Steel helm 1 2 Common 41
Steel full helm Steel full helm 1 2 Common 99
Iron helm Iron helm 1 2 Common 24
Bronze helm Bronze helm 1 2 Common 145
Bronze full helm Bronze full helm 1 2 Common 66
Black full helm Black full helm 1 3 Uncommon 471
Mithril helm Mithril helm 1 3 Uncommon 176
Mithril full helm Mithril full helm 1 3 Uncommon 461
Adamant helm Adamant helm 1 3 Uncommon 682
Mystic hat (light) Mystic hat (light) 1 4 Rare 7,869


  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 5 Coins 15 2 Common Not sold
Tinderbox Tinderbox 1 2 Common 166
Bullseye lantern (frame) Bullseye lantern (frame) 1 2 Common 50
Lantern lens Lantern lens 1 2 Common 1
Unlit torch Unlit torch 1 2 Common 10
Eye of newt Eye of newt 1 3 Uncommon 5
Spirit sapphire Spirit sapphire 1 4 Rare Not sold
Spirit emerald Spirit emerald 1 4 Rare Not sold
Spirit ruby Spirit ruby 1 4 Rare Not sold
Clue scroll (medium) Clue scroll (medium) 1 4 Rare Not sold
Starved ancient effigy Starved ancient effigy 1 5 Very rare Not sold

Universal dropsEdit

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Key token Key token 1 4 Rare Not sold


  • The ability Surge allows you to bypass the beast without the chance of being caught.
  • Although the arms of the wall beasts were revealed to be the arms of the Grotesque, Postbag from the Hedge had previously shown its full body.


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