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This article is about the boss variant of Cave krakens. For the normal Slayer monster, see Cave kraken.
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All information on mechanics and strategy will be on this page.
Cave kraken
Release date 10 April 2014 (Update)
Members? Yes
Combat level 291
Always drops None
We'll fight, until world's end.
Combat info
Hitpoints 255
Aggressive No
Poisonous No
Max hit 28
Weakness Magic
Attack Styles
Slayer-icon Slayer info
Slayer level 87
Slayer XP 255
Category Cave kraken
Assigned by
Chaeldar chatheadNieve chatheadSteve chatheadDuradel chathead
Combat-icon Combat stats
Attack-icon Strength-icon Defence-icon Ranged-icon Magic-icon
1 1 1 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
+0 +0 +0 +130 +300
Other bonuses Immunities
Strength-icon RangedStrength-icon Attack-icon Poison hitsplat Venom hitsplat
+0 +0 +0 Immune Poisons instead
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 6
Kraken fight

The player must disturb the four smaller whirlpools before they can successfully disturb the large whirlpool.

The Kraken is a stronger and larger version of the Cave kraken. It requires level 87 Slayer to kill. Located at the Stronghold Slayer Cave, it can only be attacked if you have cave krakens as a Slayer assignment, which also requires level 50 Magic. Along with these monsters and their non-boss variant, they are the only monsters that drop the Kraken tentacle.

As of an update on 19 March 2015, players can pay 25,000 coins (from their inventory or bank) to open an instanced version of the Kraken lair, where it will be inaccessible by other players. However, once players leave, the instance will expire and they will have to pay 25,000 coins to open another instance. If players leave any items in the instance, they will disappear. This means that if a player dies their items will not be retrievable.

In order for the Kraken to surface, players must disturb five whirlpools: Four small ones that contain an Enormous Tentacle, and the large one in the center will only cause the Kraken to surface if the player has disturbed the four small whirlpools. It should be noted that the Kraken and its tentacles can hit through Prayer, so it is advised to wear magic defence boosting equipment.

A good strategy is to bring along a toxic blowpipe for special attack. You should still bring an item like a magic shortbow to disturb the Enormous Tentacles. Use the blowpipe's special attack on a whirlpool and it will hit a 1, but like the Saradomin godsword, it will overheal; which heals you for the damage you would have dealt. This can sustain a player for a slightly longer period of time and make good use of the special attack energy, provided a player can obtain the blowpipe.

As with all monsters in the Stronghold Slayer Cave, they can only be attacked if you have them as a Slayer assignment.



Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Pirate boots Pirate boots 1 Uncommon 152
Mystic water staff Mystic water staff 1 Uncommon 27,547
Rune warhammer Rune warhammer 1 Uncommon 25,972
Rune longsword Rune longsword 1 Uncommon 20,279
Mystic robe top (blue) Mystic robe top (blue) 1 Uncommon 80,857
Mystic robe bottom (blue) Mystic robe bottom (blue) 1 Uncommon 54,294
Trident of the seas Trident of the seas (full) 1 Rare (1/512) 1,169,776


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Water rune Water rune 400 Common 2,000
Mist rune Mist rune 100 Common 1,000
Chaos rune Chaos rune 250 Common 25,000
Death rune Death rune 150 Uncommon 38,400
Blood rune Blood rune 60 Uncommon 16,560
Soul rune Soul rune 50 Uncommon 7,650


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 24 Common 11,112
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 2 Uncommon 68,862
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 1 Rare (1/128) 121,506


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Seaweed Seaweed 125 (noted) Common 7,375
Battlestaff Battlestaff 10 (noted) Common 90,090
Unpowered orb Unpowered orb 50 (noted) Uncommon 2,400
Diamond Diamond 8 (noted) Uncommon 23,056
Oak plank Oak plank 60 (noted) Uncommon 31,200
Runite bar Runite bar 2 Uncommon 27,072
Raw shark Raw shark 50 (noted) Uncommon 62,650
Raw monkfish Raw monkfish 100 (noted) Uncommon 37,600
Grimy snapdragon Grimy snapdragon 6 (noted) Uncommon 46,218


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 10000 Coins 10,000–19,999 Common Not sold
Shark Shark 5 Common 6,995
Edible seaweed Edible seaweed 5 Common 125
Harpoon Harpoon 1 Uncommon 357
Bucket Bucket 1 Uncommon 40
Sanfew serum (4) Sanfew serum (4) 2 Uncommon 33,978
Crystal key Crystal key 1 Uncommon 30,804
Rusty sword Rusty sword 1 Uncommon Not sold
Antidote++ (4) Antidote++ (4) 2 (noted) Uncommon 652
Dragonstone ring Dragonstone ring 1 Rare (1/128) 19,569
Kraken tentacle Kraken tentacle 1 Rare (1/400) 349,316
Clue scroll (elite) Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/500) Not sold
Jar of dirt Jar of dirt 1 Very rare (1/1,000) 22,634
Pet kraken Pet kraken 1 Very rare (1/3,000) Not sold

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 1,742
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Common 7,853
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 22,562
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 1,489
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 2,149
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 352
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 170
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 17,353
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,536
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 12,948
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 25,960
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 40,857
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 4,617
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Rare 635
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 18,000
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,100
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Rare 23,947
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,100
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Rare 5,250
Law rune Law rune 45 Rare 9,135
Death rune Death rune 45 Rare 11,520
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Rare 19,772
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 35,273
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 63,499
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 72,638
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 41,778


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