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This article is about the slayer monster. For the superior variant, see Cave abomination.
Cave horror icon

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.

Location

Cave horrors are found inside Mos Le'Harmless Caves. To get there, players may do any of the following:

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. 

Drops

Estimated drop rates are based off 9,397 kills.[1]

100%

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Big bones Big bones 1 Always 212

Weapons/Armour

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Mithril axe Mithril axe 1 Common 132
Mithril kiteshield Mithril kiteshield 1 Uncommon 1,024
Rune dagger Rune dagger 1 Rare (~1/100) 4,424
Adamant full helm Adamant full helm 1 Rare (~1/100) 1,849 
Black mask Black mask(10) 1 Rare (1/512) 910,353

Seeds

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Potato seed 5 Potato seed 1–4 Common 1–4
Onion seed 5 Onion seed 1–3 Common 1–3
Belladonna seed 5 Belladonna seed 1 Common 62
Cabbage seed 5 Cabbage seed 1–3 Common 1–3
Herb seed 5 Toadflax seed 1 Uncommon (~1/30) 377
Herb seed 5 Irit seed 1 Uncommon 42
Poison ivy seed 5 Poison ivy seed 1 Uncommon 25
Cactus seed 5 Cactus seed 1 Uncommon 62
Strawberry seed 5 Strawberry seed 1 Uncommon 9
Sweetcorn seed 5 Sweetcorn seed 1–2 Uncommon 6–12
Herb seed 5 Avantoe seed 1 Uncommon (~1/59) 1,094
Herb seed 5 Kwuarm seed 1 Uncommon (~1/98) 648
Tomato seed 5 Tomato seed 1–2 Rare 1–2
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 1 Rare 101
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare (~1/106) 59,404
Herb seed 5 Cadantine seed 1–2 Rare 1,765–3,530
Herb seed 5 Lantadyme seed 1 Rare (~1/240) 2,477
Herb seed 5 Dwarf weed seed 1 Rare (~1/376) 692
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 Rare (~1/626) 54,571

Herbs

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 17
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 Common 20
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 Common 192
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1–2 Uncommon 607–1,214
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1–2 Uncommon 7,695–15,390
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 945
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 1,865
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 1,273
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,650
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,447
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1–2 Rare 516–1,032

Runes

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Nature rune Nature rune 3–6 Common 633–1,266

Other

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250 Coins 44–495 Common Not sold
Limpwurt root Limpwurt root 1 Common (~1/12) 830
Teak logs Teak logs 4 (noted) Common 804
Mahogany logs Mahogany logs 2–4 Uncommon 658–1,316
Ensouled horror head Ensouled horror head 1 Uncommon (1/30) 2,376
Clue scroll (hard) Clue scroll (hard) 1 Rare (1/128) Not sold
Long bone Long bone 1 Rare (1/400) Not sold
Curved bone 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.

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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 533
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Rare 713
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Rare 1,403
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Very rare 712
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,822
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare 840
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Very rare 9,734
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Very rare 9,477
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,910
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,505
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,515


References

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4JcSgjXckc


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