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 72 Nature rune 3 Uncommon 855
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Potato seed 1–4 Common 1–4 Onion seed 1–3 Common 1–3 Cabbage seed 1–3 Common 1–3 Tomato seed 1–2 Uncommon 3–6 Sweetcorn seed 1–2 Uncommon 6–12 Strawberry seed 1 Rare 8 Watermelon seed 1 Rare 89
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1–2 Common 10–20 Grimy marrentill 1–2 Common 11–22 Grimy tarromin 1–2 Common 110–220 Grimy harralander 1–2 Uncommon 536–1,072 Grimy ranarr weed 1–2 Uncommon 10,919–21,838 Grimy irit leaf 1–2 Uncommon 827–1,654 Grimy avantoe 1–2 Uncommon 1,733–3,466 Grimy kwuarm 1–2 Uncommon 1,297–2,594 Grimy cadantine 1–2 Rare 1,469–2,938 Grimy lantadyme 1–2 Rare 1,365–2,730 Grimy dwarf weed 1–2 Rare 547–1,094
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 3; 8; 10; 29 Common Not sold Vial of water 1 Common 6 Unicorn horn dust 1 Uncommon 267 Eye of newt 1 Common 3 Red spiders' eggs 1 Uncommon 783 Limpwurt root 1 Uncommon 905 Snape grass 1 Uncommon 246 White berries 1 Uncommon 305 Bronze boots 1 Rare (1/128) 1,006
Gem drop table
In addition to the drops above, this monster has access to the gem drop table.
Show/hide gem drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 481 Uncut emerald 1 Rare 738 Uncut ruby 1 Rare 1,375 Chaos talisman 1 Very rare 610 Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,605 Rune javelin 5 Very rare 610 Loop half of key 1 Very rare 9,994 Tooth half of key 1 Very rare 9,662 Rune spear 1 Very rare 12,004 Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,450 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,579
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