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

Drops

Disturbing whirlpool

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

Weapons

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Staff of water Staff of water 1 Common 1,747
Adamant spear Adamant spear 1 Uncommon 1,004
Rune warhammer Rune warhammer 1 Uncommon 24,785
Battlestaff Battlestaff 1 Uncommon 8,030
Water battlestaff Water battlestaff 1 Uncommon 8,917
Mystic water staff Mystic water staff 1 Uncommon 25,118
Trident of the seas Uncharged trident 1 Rare (1/200) 41,830
Kraken tentacle Kraken tentacle 1 Very rare (1/1,200) 398,414

Armour

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune med helm Rune med helm 1 Common 11,096

Runes/Ammunition

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Steam rune Steam rune 7 Common 504
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 6,240–31,200
Chaos rune Chaos rune 30; 50 Common 2,400–4,000
Blood rune Blood rune 5; 15 Uncommon 1,555–4,665

Seeds

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Belladonna seed 5 Belladonna seed 1 Uncommon 24
Herb seed 5 Toadflax seed 1 Uncommon 907
Herb seed 5 Irit seed 1 Uncommon 43
Herb seed 5 Avantoe seed 1 Uncommon 1,734
Herb seed 5 Kwuarm seed 1 Uncommon 467
Herb seed 5 Lantadyme seed 1 Uncommon 2,567
Herb seed 5 Cadantine seed 1 Uncommon 1,475
Poison ivy seed 5 Poison ivy seed 1 Uncommon 22
Cactus seed 5 Cactus seed 1 Uncommon 56
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 67,937
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 2 Very rare 107,898

Herbs

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 15
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 Common 19
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 Common 158
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 Common 640
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 887
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 2,023
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 1,272
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 Uncommon 1,544
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 Uncommon 618
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 Rare 8,090
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,412

Other

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Old boot Old boot 1 Common Not sold
Swamp tar Swamp tar 30; 60 Common 480–960
Seaweed Seaweed 30 (noted) Common 1,110
Coins 10000 Coins 123–19,770 Uncommon Not sold
Bucket Bucket 1 Uncommon 7
Raw lobster Raw lobster 3 (noted) Uncommon 387
Water orb Water orb 2 (noted) Uncommon 2,728
Water talisman Water talisman 1 Uncommon 156
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 623
Oyster Oyster 1 Uncommon 61
Swordfish Swordfish 2 Uncommon 420
Shark Shark 1 Uncommon 782
Antidote++(4) Antidote++(4) 1 (noted) Uncommon 442
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 518
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Rare 703
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Rare 1,394
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Very rare 623
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,899
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare 875
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Very rare 10,309
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Very rare 9,740
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,918
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,437
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,871


Trivia

  • 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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