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 1,754
Adamant spear Adamant spear 1 Uncommon 1,009
Rune warhammer Rune warhammer 1 Uncommon 24,567
Battlestaff Battlestaff 1 Uncommon 8,231
Water battlestaff Water battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,002
Mystic water staff Mystic water staff 1 Uncommon 25,193
Trident of the seas Uncharged trident 1 Rare (1/200) 44,518
Kraken tentacle Kraken tentacle 1 Very rare (1/1,200) 415,475


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune med helm Rune med helm 1 Common 11,101


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Steam rune Steam rune 7 Common 574
Water rune Water rune 15; 30; 75 Common 75–375
Fire rune Fire rune 30; 50 Common 180–300
Death rune Death rune 30–150 Common 7,290–36,450
Chaos rune Chaos rune 30; 50 Common 2,610–4,350
Blood rune Blood rune 5; 15 Uncommon 1,955–5,865


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Belladonna seed 5 Belladonna seed 1 Uncommon 39
Herb seed 5 Toadflax seed 1 Uncommon 917
Herb seed 5 Irit seed 1 Uncommon 48
Herb seed 5 Avantoe seed 1 Uncommon 709
Herb seed 5 Kwuarm seed 1 Uncommon 371
Herb seed 5 Lantadyme seed 1 Uncommon 1,689
Herb seed 5 Cadantine seed 1 Uncommon 981
Poison ivy seed 5 Poison ivy seed 1 Uncommon 20
Cactus seed 5 Cactus seed 1 Uncommon 52
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 85,782
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 2 Very rare 113,702


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 10
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 Common 11
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 Common 110
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 Common 550
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 845
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 1,702
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 1,312
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 Uncommon 1,473
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 Uncommon 512
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 Rare 10,305
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,383


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Old boot Old boot 1 Common Not sold
Swamp tar Swamp tar 30; 60 Common 420–840
Seaweed Seaweed 30 (noted) Common 1,170
Coins 10000 Coins 123–19,770 Uncommon Not sold
Bucket Bucket 1 Uncommon 7
Raw lobster Raw lobster 3 (noted) Uncommon 483
Water orb Water orb 2 (noted) Uncommon 3,128
Water talisman Water talisman 1 Uncommon 166
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 572
Oyster Oyster 1 Uncommon 101
Swordfish Swordfish 2 Uncommon 552
Shark Shark 1 Uncommon 1,219
Antidote++(4) Antidote++(4) 1 (noted) Uncommon 718
Vial of water Vial of water 50 (noted) Uncommon 300
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 445
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Rare 676
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Rare 1,312
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Very rare 572
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,733
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare 615
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Very rare 9,855
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Very rare 9,529
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,966
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,573
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,805


  • 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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