This article is about the normal Slayer monster. For the boss variant, see Kraken.
Cave kraken icon

Cave kraken are slayer monsters that are found in the Kraken Cove. They can only be attacked if players have them as a slayer assignment. To be assigned cave krakens, players require level 87 Slayer and 50 Magic.

These monsters, along with their boss variant, are the only monsters to drop the Kraken tentacle and the Trident of the seas.

In order to attack a cave kraken, a player must disturb a whirlpool, causing the cave kraken to surface. Magic is the only reliable way of dealing damage to them, as Ranged attacks are heavily reduced, and Melee cannot be used. Their projectile resembles Water Wave.

It's generally not recommended to kill cave krakens if the player can kill their boss variant, as they have extremely poor drops which does not cover the cost of the runes needed per cast. However, ironmen often kill cave krakens due to their more frequent uncharged trident drop.


Disturbing whirlpool

A player disturbs a whirlpool, causing the cave kraken to surface.


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Staff of water Staff of water 1 Common 1,513
Adamant spear Adamant spear 1 Uncommon 1,030
Rune warhammer Rune warhammer 1 Uncommon 24,832
Battlestaff Battlestaff 1 Uncommon 8,161
Water battlestaff Water battlestaff 1 Uncommon 8,972
Mystic water staff Mystic water staff 1 Uncommon 25,144
Trident of the seas Uncharged trident 1 Rare (1/200) 42,561
Kraken tentacle Kraken tentacle 1 Very rare (1/1,200) 471,204


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune med helm Rune med helm 1 Common 11,084


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Steam rune Steam rune 7 Common 476
Water rune Water rune 15; 30; 75 Common 60–300
Fire rune Fire rune 30; 50 Common 150–250
Death rune Death rune 30–150 Common 6,090–30,450
Chaos rune Chaos rune 30; 50 Common 2,670–4,450
Blood rune Blood rune 5; 15 Uncommon 1,835–5,505


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Belladonna seed 5 Belladonna seed 1 Uncommon 57
Herb seed 5 Toadflax seed 1 Uncommon 795
Herb seed 5 Irit seed 1 Uncommon 47
Herb seed 5 Avantoe seed 1 Uncommon 1,675
Herb seed 5 Kwuarm seed 1 Uncommon 379
Herb seed 5 Lantadyme seed 1 Uncommon 2,358
Herb seed 5 Cadantine seed 1 Uncommon 1,034
Poison ivy seed 5 Poison ivy seed 1 Uncommon 18
Cactus seed 5 Cactus seed 1 Uncommon 98
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 54,551
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 2 Very rare 116,770


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 Common 674
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 Uncommon 1,312
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 Uncommon 448
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 Rare 7,640
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,391


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Old boot Old boot 1 Common Not sold
Swamp tar Swamp tar 30; 60 Common 360–720
Seaweed Seaweed 30 (noted) Common 1,350
Coins 10000 Coins 123–19,770 Uncommon Not sold
Bucket Bucket 1 Uncommon 6
Raw lobster Raw lobster 3 (noted) Uncommon 630
Water orb Water orb 2 (noted) Uncommon 2,618
Water talisman Water talisman 1 Uncommon 171
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 505
Oyster Oyster 1 Uncommon 86
Swordfish Swordfish 2 Uncommon 648
Shark Shark 1 Uncommon 921
Antidote++(4) Antidote++(4) 1 (noted) Uncommon 1,109
Vial of water Vial of water 50 (noted) Uncommon 200
Rusty sword Rusty sword 1 Uncommon Not sold
Clue scroll (hard) Clue scroll (hard) 1 Rare Not sold
Clue scroll (elite) Clue scroll (elite) 1 Very rare (1/1,200) 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 Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 455
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Rare 679
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Rare 1,249
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Very rare 505
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


  • Cave kraken use the same model as the Sea Troll Queen but it is recoloured and resized.
  • Cave kraken and their boss variant are similar to RuneScape 3's Strykewyrms, which can only be attacked while on a Slayer task and must be disturbed to fight.

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