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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 262

Weapons/Armour

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Mithril axe Mithril axe 1 Common 75
Mithril kiteshield Mithril kiteshield 1 Uncommon 1,044
Rune dagger Rune dagger 1 Rare (~1/100) 4,391
Adamant full helm Adamant full helm 1 Rare (~1/100) 1,816 
Black mask Black mask(10) 1 Rare (1/512) 1,018,694

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 57
Cabbage seed 5 Cabbage seed 1–3 Common 1–3
Herb seed 5 Toadflax seed 1 Uncommon (~1/30) 795
Herb seed 5 Irit seed 1 Uncommon 47
Poison ivy seed 5 Poison ivy seed 1 Uncommon 18
Cactus seed 5 Cactus seed 1 Uncommon 98
Strawberry seed 5 Strawberry seed 1 Uncommon 5
Sweetcorn seed 5 Sweetcorn seed 1–2 Uncommon 2–4
Herb seed 5 Avantoe seed 1 Uncommon (~1/59) 1,675
Herb seed 5 Kwuarm seed 1 Uncommon (~1/98) 379
Tomato seed 5 Tomato seed 1–2 Rare 1–2
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 1 Rare 71
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare (~1/106) 54,551
Herb seed 5 Cadantine seed 1–2 Rare 1,034–2,068
Herb seed 5 Lantadyme seed 1 Rare (~1/240) 2,358
Herb seed 5 Dwarf weed seed 1 Rare (~1/376) 423
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 Rare (~1/626) 58,385

Herbs

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 15
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 Common 13
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 Common 132
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1–2 Uncommon 674–1,348
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1–2 Uncommon 7,640–15,280
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 775
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 1,814
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 1,165
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,312
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,391
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1–2 Rare 448–896

Runes

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Nature rune Nature rune 3–6 Common 651–1,302

Other

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250 Coins 44–495 Common Not sold
Limpwurt root Limpwurt root 1 Common (~1/12) 918
Teak logs Teak logs 4 (noted) Common 1,144
Mahogany logs Mahogany logs 2–4 Uncommon 826–1,652
Ensouled horror head Ensouled horror head 1 Uncommon (1/30) 3,037
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 455
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Rare 679
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Rare 1,249
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Very rare 744
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,627
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare 875
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Very rare 10,307
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Very rare 10,840
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,933
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,697
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,226


References

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


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