|Release date||14 March 2005 (Update)|
|A spiky crawling critter.|
Cave crawlers are Slayer monsters that require level 10 Slayer to kill. They can inflict poison, so it is advised that players bring antipoison potions when fighting them. They are the only enemy to drop bronze boots. They also drop a variety of Herblore ingredients, which can be helpful for lower level players looking for an alternative source of herbs over more popular sources, such as Chaos druids.
Players with very low Defence should use Ranged or Magic to attack these monsters in order to avoid being damaged and possibly poisoned, utilizing the rocks around the room's walls in Fremennik Slayer Dungeon as safe spots. When fighting cave crawlers in the Lumbridge Swamp Caves, be aware that any exposed light sources (i.e candles) may explode, and can cause a considerable amount of damage. As such, a bullseye lantern is recommended as it is not an exposed light source. 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.
Much like banshees, cave crawlers regenerate their health back quickly, gaining back 1 hitpoint after every attack.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Earth rune 9 Common 45 Fire rune 12 Common 60 Nature rune 3 Uncommon 678
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Potato seed 1–4 Common 2–8 Onion seed 1–3 Common 1–3 Cabbage seed 1–3 Common 2–6 Tomato seed 1–2 Uncommon 2–4 Sweetcorn seed 1–2 Uncommon 21–42 Strawberry seed 1 Rare 12 Watermelon seed 1 Rare 481
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1–2 Common 9–18 Grimy marrentill 1–2 Common 14–28 Grimy tarromin 1–2 Common 111–222 Grimy harralander 1–2 Uncommon 471–942 Grimy ranarr weed 1–2 Uncommon 7,772–15,544 Grimy irit leaf 1–2 Uncommon 922–1,844 Grimy avantoe 1–2 Uncommon 2,259–4,518 Grimy kwuarm 1–2 Uncommon 1,987–3,974 Grimy cadantine 1–2 Rare 1,178–2,356 Grimy lantadyme 1–2 Rare 1,714–3,428 Grimy dwarf weed 1–2 Rare 880–1,760
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 3; 8; 10; 29 Common Not sold Vial of water 1 Common 5 Unicorn horn dust 1 Uncommon 492 Eye of newt 1 Common 4 Red spiders' eggs 1 Uncommon 60 Limpwurt root 1 Uncommon 302 Snape grass 1 Uncommon 34 White berries 1 Uncommon 1,376 Bronze boots 1 Rare (1/128) 354
Rare drop table
In addition to the drops above, this monster also has access to the rare drop table.
Show/hide rare drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 3,000 Common Not sold Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,421 Loop half of key 1 Common 10,357 Tooth half of key 1 Common 15,726 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 818 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,779 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 978 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 472 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 15,142 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,606 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,181 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,974 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 38,310 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,535 Rune javelin 5 Rare 570 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 7,800 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,420 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 22,815 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,550 Rune arrow 42 Rare 4,662 Law rune 45 Rare 8,730 Death rune 45 Rare 16,020 Dragonstone 1 Rare 16,720 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 33,257 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 60,230 Shield left half 1 Very rare 71,562 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 38,266
|Fremennik Slayer Dungeon|
|Lumbridge Swamp Caves||
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