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This article is about the slayer monster. For the superior variant, see Chasm Crawler.
Cave crawler
Cave crawler
Release date 14 March 2005 (Update)
Members? Yes
Combat level 23
Always drops Nothing
A spiky crawling critter.
Combat info
Hitpoints 22-24
Aggressive Yes
Poisonous Yes
Max hit 3
Weakness Crush, Magic
Attack Styles
Slayer-icon Slayer info
Slayer level 10
Slayer XP 22
Category Cave crawler
Assigned by
Turael chatheadMazchna chatheadVannaka chatheadChaeldar chathead
Combat-icon Combat stats
Attack-icon Strength-icon Defence-icon Ranged-icon Magic-icon
22 18 18 1 1
Attack-icon Aggressive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 +0
Defence-icon Defensive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+10 +10 +5 +5 +10
Other bonuses Immunities
Strength-icon RangedStrength-icon Attack-icon Poison hitsplat Venom hitsplat
+0 +0 +0 No No
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 6
Cave crawler icon

Cave crawlers are Slayer monsters that require level 10 Slayer to kill. They can cause poison so it is advised that players use antipoison potions when fighting them. They drop a variety of Herblore related items.



Players with very low Defence should use Magic or Ranged to attack these monsters in order to avoid being poisoned and taking damage by safespotting them using the rocks around the room's walls in Fremennik Slayer Dungeon. When fighting cave crawlers in the Lumbridge Swamp Caves, be careful if using a candle as it may explode and cause damage if you get too close to the gas vents. It is recommended to take a bullseye lantern instead to prevent taking high damage from gas explosions. You can use the fairy ring just outside as a fast means of banking.

As mentioned above, players are advised to bring antipoison potions as cave crawlers have a chance to poison you when they hit. They also drop the ingredients to make them yourself. Note that it is recommended to use Antidote++ as it is cheapest antipoison available, and it lasts for 12 minutes for each dose.

Note: Much like banshees, cave crawlers regenerate their health back quickly, gaining back 1 health every attack.



Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Earth rune Earth rune 9 Common 45
Fire rune Fire rune 12 Common 60
Nature rune Nature rune 3 Uncommon 816


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Potato seed 5 Potato seed 1–4 Common 2–8
Onion seed 5 Onion seed 1–3 Common 2–6
Cabbage seed 5 Cabbage seed 1–3 Common 3–9
Tomato seed 5 Tomato seed 1–2 Uncommon 2–4
Sweetcorn seed 5 Sweetcorn seed 1–2 Uncommon 68–136
Strawberry seed 5 Strawberry seed 1 Rare 82
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 1 Rare 590


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1–2 Common 8–16
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1–2 Common 11–22
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1–2 Common 70–140
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1–2 Uncommon 519–1,038
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1–2 Uncommon 6,812–13,624
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1–2 Uncommon 1,237–2,474
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1–2 Uncommon 1,996–3,992
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1–2 Uncommon 3,887–7,774
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1–2 Rare 2,131–4,262
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1–2 Rare 1,815–3,630
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1–2 Rare 1,855–3,710


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1 Coins 3; 8; 10; 29 Common Not sold
Vial of water Vial of water 1 Common 5
Unicorn horn dust Unicorn horn dust 1 Uncommon 837
Eye of newt Eye of newt 1 Common 4
Red spiders' eggs Red spiders' eggs 1 Uncommon 69
Limpwurt root Limpwurt root 1 Uncommon 704
Snape grass Snape grass 1 Uncommon 41
White berries White berries 1 Uncommon 429
Bronze boots Bronze boots 1 Rare (1/128) 684

Rare drop table

In addition to the drops above, this monster also has access to the rare drop table.

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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 3,000 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,574
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Common 6,807
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 23,426
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 1,517
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 2,316
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 565
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 275
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 18,224
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,770
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 12,964
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 27,040
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 41,222
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,965
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Rare 685
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 8,000
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,100
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Rare 25,054
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,100
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Rare 4,830
Law rune Law rune 45 Rare 9,540
Death rune Death rune 45 Rare 13,410
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Rare 20,514
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 36,232
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 63,589
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 73,917
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 39,517

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