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 693
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 1–2 Sweetcorn seed 1–2 Uncommon 7–14 Strawberry seed 1 Rare 10 Watermelon seed 1 Rare 75
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1–2 Common 10–20 Grimy marrentill 1–2 Common 16–32 Grimy tarromin 1–2 Common 158–316 Grimy harralander 1–2 Uncommon 617–1,234 Grimy ranarr weed 1–2 Uncommon 7,849–15,698 Grimy irit leaf 1–2 Uncommon 896–1,792 Grimy avantoe 1–2 Uncommon 1,813–3,626 Grimy kwuarm 1–2 Uncommon 1,249–2,498 Grimy cadantine 1–2 Rare 1,555–3,110 Grimy lantadyme 1–2 Rare 1,516–3,032 Grimy dwarf weed 1–2 Rare 624–1,248
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 305 Eye of newt 1 Common 3 Red spiders' eggs 1 Uncommon 375 Limpwurt root 1 Uncommon 733 Snape grass 1 Uncommon 174 White berries 1 Uncommon 327 Bronze boots 1 Rare (1/128) 951
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 475 Uncut emerald 1 Rare 676 Uncut ruby 1 Rare 1,284 Chaos talisman 1 Very rare 709 Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,723 Rune javelin 5 Very rare 855 Loop half of key 1 Very rare 9,767 Tooth half of key 1 Very rare 9,713 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,940 Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,557 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,528
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