Cave horrors are assigned by Chaeldar, Nieve and Duradel after completing the quest Cabin Fever. Killing cave horrors requires 58 Slayer, a witchwood icon, and a light source (unless a Fire of Eternal Light is lit) to see in the caves.
Cave horrors are often killed for their black mask drops along with a decent rate of hard clue drops.
A witchwood icon must be worn at all times while in close combat with cave horrors; if not worn, they will deal damage equal to 10% of the player's total Hitpoints level rounded down (e.g. 7 damage at 76 HP or 9 at 98). However, a witchwood icon is not required if the player always has Protect from Melee active or is using safe spots.
Cave horrors are found inside Mos Le'Harmless Caves. To get there, players may do any of the following:
- Use the free minigame teleport to Trouble Brewing in the minigame tab.
- Drink a Mos Le Harmless 'rum' bought from Honest Jimmy for 20 Pieces of eight.
- Use the Ectophial to travel to Port Phasmatys and then talk to Bill Teach to sail there.
- Use the Charter Ship to sail there.
- Teleport there using a Mos le'harmless teleport scroll, and then walk to the cave.
- Harmony Island Teleport (Requires ability to use of Arceuus Spellbook, completion of Great Brain Robbery) and talk to Brother Tranquility.
Strengths and weaknesses
Cave horrors use a Magic-based Melee attack, so it is advised that players bring Dragonhide armour or other armour that provides Magic Defence bonus. Players must also be wearing a witchwood icon, which can be purchased from any Slayer master. The cave horror will use a scream attack which WILL NOT reduce a player's stats however will deal damage to a player based upon their Hitpoints. Damage calculation (Player's HP level/10) rounded down to the lowest integer. However, the witchwood icon is NOT necessary when fighting them from a distance or when using the Protect from Melee prayer, so a better amulet may be used instead. Since cave horrors are wider than one square, a dragon halberd or a crystal halberd can be very useful as a special attack weapon, and can sometimes be used in the right areas to safespot the cave horrors behind the mushrooms, stalagmites, and boulders.
Note: It is advisable to keep the witchwood icon in case of a close combat encounter.
Estimated drop rates are based off 9,397 kills.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Big bones 1 Always 212
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Mithril axe 1 Common 132 Mithril kiteshield 1 Uncommon 1,024 Rune dagger 1 Rare (~1/100) 4,424 Adamant full helm 1 Rare (~1/100) 1,849 Black mask(10) 1 Rare (1/512) 910,353
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Potato seed 1–4 Common 1–4 Onion seed 1–3 Common 1–3 Belladonna seed 1 Common 62 Cabbage seed 1–3 Common 1–3 Toadflax seed 1 Uncommon (~1/30) 377 Irit seed 1 Uncommon 42 Poison ivy seed 1 Uncommon 25 Cactus seed 1 Uncommon 62 Strawberry seed 1 Uncommon 9 Sweetcorn seed 1–2 Uncommon 6–12 Avantoe seed 1 Uncommon (~1/59) 1,094 Kwuarm seed 1 Uncommon (~1/98) 648 Tomato seed 1–2 Rare 1–2 Watermelon seed 1 Rare 101 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare (~1/106) 59,404 Cadantine seed 1–2 Rare 1,765–3,530 Lantadyme seed 1 Rare (~1/240) 2,477 Dwarf weed seed 1 Rare (~1/376) 692 Torstol seed 1 Rare (~1/626) 54,571
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 17 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 20 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 192 Grimy harralander 1–2 Uncommon 607–1,214 Grimy ranarr weed 1–2 Uncommon 7,695–15,390 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 945 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 1,865 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 1,273 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,650 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,447 Grimy dwarf weed 1–2 Rare 516–1,032
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Nature rune 3–6 Common 633–1,266
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 44–495 Common Not sold Limpwurt root 1 Common (~1/12) 830 Teak logs 4 (noted) Common 804 Mahogany logs 2–4 Uncommon 658–1,316 Ensouled horror head 1 Uncommon (1/30) 2,376 Clue scroll (hard) 1 Rare (1/128) Not sold Long bone 1 Rare (1/400) Not sold Curved bone 1 Very rare (1/5,000) Not sold
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 533 Uncut emerald 1 Rare 713 Uncut ruby 1 Rare 1,403 Nature talisman 1 Very rare 712 Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,822 Rune javelin 5 Very rare 840 Loop half of key 1 Very rare 9,734 Tooth half of key 1 Very rare 9,477 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,910 Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,505 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,515
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