This article is about the slayer monster. For the superior variant, see Monstrous basilisk.
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A basilisk is a Slayer monster that requires a Slayer level of 40 to kill and can be found at the Fremennik Slayer Dungeon. Like cockatrices, players must equip a mirror shield when fighting these monsters. Players require a Defence level of 20 in order to receive basilisks as a slayer assignment, as a Defence level of 20 is required to wield the shield. Basilisks have a below average accuracy for their level, but have high Defence. 

Without the mirror shield, the player's stats will be greatly reduced. Protect from Melee prayer can be used, but the stats will still be lowered.

Basilisks are a good source of runes. Due to their high drop rate of nature runes, it would be useful to bring a Staff of fire or kill some pyrefiends to the east, to use High Level Alchemy on their frequent metal armour and weapon drops.

These can be safespotted from the southern entrance to their area in the slayer cave, by using the south-east wall to stop their movement or by using the rocks on either side of the room. Note that players cannot set up a dwarf multicannon within the dungeon.



100% drop

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Bones Bones 1 Always 64


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Water rune Water rune 75 Common 375
Nature rune Nature rune 3; 15; 37 Uncommon 636–7,844
Law rune Law rune 3; 7 Rare 672–1,568

Weapons and Armour

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Steel battleaxe Steel battleaxe 1 Common 192
Mithril spear Mithril spear 1 Uncommon 315
Mithril axe Mithril axe 1 Uncommon 117
Mithril kiteshield Mithril kiteshield 1 Uncommon 1,086
Adamant full helm Adamant full helm 1 Uncommon 1,880
Rune dagger Rune dagger 1 Rare 4,552
Mystic hat (light) Mystic hat (light) 1 Rare (1/512) 9,868


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 21
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 Common 14
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 Common 153
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 Common 810
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 Common 7,294
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1 Common 820
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 1,471
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 Uncommon 1,166
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 Uncommon 1,081
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 Rare 1,051
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 581


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250 Coins 11; 44; 132; 200; 440 Common Not sold
Basilisk bone Basilisk bone 1 Common [1] Not sold
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 1 Uncommon 1,267
Basilisk head Basilisk head 1 Very rare (1/2,000) Not sold
  1. Only during Rag and Bone Man II.

Gem drop table

In addition to the drops above, this monster has access to the gem drop table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 654
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Rare 859
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Rare 1,491
Rare drop table talisman Unknown talisman
(please specify)
1 Very rare Error
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,905
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare 815
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Very rare 9,490
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Very rare 11,839
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare 12,081
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,708
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 38,162