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 1,666
Adamant spear Adamant spear 1 Uncommon 928
Rune warhammer Rune warhammer 1 Uncommon 25,086
Battlestaff Battlestaff 1 Uncommon 7,894
Water battlestaff Water battlestaff 1 Uncommon 8,935
Mystic water staff Mystic water staff 1 Uncommon 25,062
Trident of the seas Uncharged trident 1 Rare (1/200) 40,578
Kraken tentacle Kraken tentacle 1 Very rare (1/1,200) 403,447


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune med helm Rune med helm 1 Common 11,052


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Steam rune Steam rune 7 Common 560
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 6,510–32,550
Chaos rune Chaos rune 30; 50 Common 2,160–3,600
Blood rune Blood rune 5; 15 Uncommon 1,920–5,760


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Belladonna seed 5 Belladonna seed 1 Uncommon 50
Herb seed 5 Toadflax seed 1 Uncommon 1,230
Herb seed 5 Irit seed 1 Uncommon 56
Herb seed 5 Avantoe seed 1 Uncommon 728
Herb seed 5 Kwuarm seed 1 Uncommon 484
Herb seed 5 Lantadyme seed 1 Uncommon 1,865
Herb seed 5 Cadantine seed 1 Uncommon 835
Poison ivy seed 5 Poison ivy seed 1 Uncommon 18
Cactus seed 5 Cactus seed 1 Uncommon 37
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 71,393
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 2 Very rare 107,818


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 8
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 Common 10
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 Common 101
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 Common 498
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 775
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 1,600
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 1,264
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 Uncommon 1,409
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 Uncommon 500
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 Rare 10,539
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,369


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Old boot Old boot 1 Common Not sold
Swamp tar Swamp tar 30; 60 Common 450–900
Seaweed Seaweed 30 (noted) Common 1,170
Coins 10000 Coins 123–19,770 Uncommon Not sold
Bucket Bucket 1 Uncommon 6
Raw lobster Raw lobster 3 (noted) Uncommon 426
Water orb Water orb 2 (noted) Uncommon 3,298
Water talisman Water talisman 1 Uncommon 192
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 521
Oyster Oyster 1 Uncommon 72
Swordfish Swordfish 2 Uncommon 542
Shark Shark 1 Uncommon 1,242
Antidote++(4) Antidote++(4) 1 (noted) Uncommon 653
Vial of water Vial of water 50 (noted) Uncommon 250
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 447
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Rare 680
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Rare 1,276
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Very rare 521
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,708
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare 765
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Very rare 9,879
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Very rare 9,767
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,872
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,481
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,492


  • 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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