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For other types of lizards, see Lizard (disambiguation).
Desert Lizard
Desert lizard
Release date 24 October 2005 (Update)
Members? Yes
Combat level 42
Always drops Big bones
Run away, it's massive!
Combat info
Hitpoints 40
Aggressive Yes
Poisonous No
Max hit 5
Weakness Melee
Attack Styles
Slayer-icon Slayer info
Slayer level 22
Slayer XP 40
Category Desert Lizard
Assigned by
Turael chatheadMazchna chatheadVannaka chatheadChaeldar chathead
Combat-icon Combat stats
Attack-icon Strength-icon Defence-icon Ranged-icon Magic-icon
38 36 35 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 +0 +0
Other bonuses Immunities
Strength-icon RangedStrength-icon Attack-icon Poison hitsplat Venom hitsplat
+0 +0 +0 No No
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 6
Desert Lizard icon

Lizards (Lacertilia giganteus[1]) are Slayer monsters found in the Kharidian Desert that require level 22 Slayer to kill. Ice coolers, which can be bought from any slayer master, are required to kill them. The cooler will be consumed, so multiple coolers are necessary for slayer trips.

They can be killed in place of Small Lizards or Desert Lizards on a slayer task, and are found within the same area as the desert lizards. They will provide more experience on a task than desert lizards.


  • They are located in the Kharidian Desert north of Nardah. The fairy ring code D-L-Q is the best way to reach them - there are some just north-west of the ring. Another way to get to them is to go through the Shantay Pass, head south-east and cross over the first bridges. The lizards should be just south of the crossing. The lower level Small Lizards and Desert Lizards are also found in this location.

Slayer strategyEdit

Ice coolers must be used on them when they reach low health in order to kill them. If an ice cooler is accidentally used when the desert lizard has more than 10% of their hitpoints, it will still be used up but have no effect. Players would be wise to bring a few extra because of this. Waterskins (and a means of filling them, such as a knife for cutting cacti or Humidify) or an enchanted water tiara should be brought to avoid dying in the desert due to heat. Desert clothing may be useful if you can afford to fight without decent armour. Magic attacks appear to be effective, particularly fire spells, although melee works well enough.

These Lizards should be killed for the most experience, as they have more hitpoints. There are two that spawn due north-east of the fairy ring, almost at the edge of the map. They are each near a cactus. You can kill the first lizard, slash a cactus with knife, move to the second, kill lizard, slash cactus, repeat as needed. They drop big bones, so more experience in slayer, combat, and prayer is gained than with the smaller lizards. On the other hand, killing the smaller lizards allows you to complete your task more quickly.



Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Big bones Big bones 1 Always 262

Bars and oresEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coal Coal 1–2 (noted) Uncommon 191–382
Copper ore Copper ore 1 Common 13
Iron ore Iron ore 1–2 (noted) Common 123–246
Silver bar Silver bar 1 Common 137
Silver ore Silver ore 1 Uncommon 99
Tin ore Tin ore 1 Common 32
Mithril ore Mithril ore 1 Rare 305


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Tomato seed 5 Tomato seed 3 Common 6
Cabbage seed 5 Cabbage seed 3 Common 9
Onion seed 5 Onion seed 4 Common 4
Potato seed 5 Potato seed 4 Uncommon 8
Strawberry seed 5 Strawberry seed 3 Uncommon 222
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 1 Rare 566


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1 Uncommon 8
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 Uncommon 11
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 Common 70
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 Common 496
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 6,953
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 1,154
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 1,972
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 Rare 4,245
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 2,286
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,813
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 1,910

Other dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Desert lizard bone Desert lizard bone 1 Common [2] Not sold
Fire rune Fire rune 5–42 Common 25–210
Kebab Kebab 1 Common 36
Knife Knife 1 Common 57
Waterskin Waterskin(0) 2 Uncommon 52
Waterskin Waterskin (1) 2 Uncommon Not sold
Waterskin Waterskin (2) 2 Uncommon Not sold
Waterskin Waterskin (3) 2 Uncommon Not sold
Waterskin Waterskin(4) 2 Uncommon 268
Mystic gloves (light) Mystic gloves (light) 1 Rare 6,002
Nature rune Nature rune 5 Rare 1,365
Long bone Long bone 1 Rare Not sold
Curved bone Curved bone 1 Rare Not sold
  1. Natural history quiz#Lizard
  2. Only obtainable during the quest, Rag and Bone Man.

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 1,670
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Common 7,260
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 24,019
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 1,509
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 2,111
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 487
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 249
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 18,291
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,670
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 12,943
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 27,104
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 41,163
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 4,149
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Rare 690
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 9,900
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,120
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Rare 24,846
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,100
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Rare 4,746
Law rune Law rune 45 Rare 9,630
Death rune Death rune 45 Rare 12,555
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Rare 20,540
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 36,327
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 63,482
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 73,768
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 40,660

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