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 1,728
Adamant spear Adamant spear 1 Uncommon 981
Rune warhammer Rune warhammer 1 Uncommon 25,273
Battlestaff Battlestaff 1 Uncommon 8,210
Water battlestaff Water battlestaff 1 Uncommon 8,998
Mystic water staff Mystic water staff 1 Uncommon 25,141
Trident of the seas Uncharged trident 1 Rare (1/200) 59,694
Kraken tentacle Kraken tentacle 1 Very rare (1/1,200) 541,494


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune med helm Rune med helm 1 Common 11,161


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Steam rune Steam rune 7 Common 441
Water rune Water rune 15; 30; 75 Common 75–375
Fire rune Fire rune 30; 50 Common 150–250
Death rune Death rune 30–150 Common 6,480–32,400
Chaos rune Chaos rune 30; 50 Common 2,250–3,750
Blood rune Blood rune 5; 15 Uncommon 1,710–5,130


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Belladonna seed 5 Belladonna seed 1 Uncommon 64
Herb seed 5 Toadflax seed 1 Uncommon 444
Herb seed 5 Irit seed 1 Uncommon 43
Herb seed 5 Avantoe seed 1 Uncommon 1,314
Herb seed 5 Kwuarm seed 1 Uncommon 584
Herb seed 5 Lantadyme seed 1 Uncommon 2,557
Herb seed 5 Cadantine seed 1 Uncommon 1,613
Poison ivy seed 5 Poison ivy seed 1 Uncommon 26
Cactus seed 5 Cactus seed 1 Uncommon 61
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 59,394
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 2 Very rare 107,600


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 17
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 Common 18
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 Common 182
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 Common 641
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 1,002
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 1,941
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 1,244
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 Uncommon 1,599
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 Uncommon 516
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 Rare 7,754
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,467


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Old boot Old boot 1 Common Not sold
Swamp tar Swamp tar 30; 60 Common 330–660
Seaweed Seaweed 30 (noted) Common 1,530
Coins 10000 Coins 123–19,770 Uncommon Not sold
Bucket Bucket 1 Uncommon 7
Raw lobster Raw lobster 3 (noted) Uncommon 414
Water orb Water orb 2 (noted) Uncommon 2,752
Water talisman Water talisman 1 Uncommon 152
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 448
Oyster Oyster 1 Uncommon 56
Swordfish Swordfish 2 Uncommon 438
Shark Shark 1 Uncommon 782
Antidote++(4) Antidote++(4) 1 (noted) Uncommon 439
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 542
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Rare 743
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Rare 1,374
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Very rare 448
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,756
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare 825
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Very rare 9,641
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Very rare 9,263
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,937
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,509
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,266


  • 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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