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

Cave kraken icon.png

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.


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


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


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


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


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


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf.png Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 15
Grimy marrentill.png Grimy marrentill 1 Common 13
Grimy tarromin.png Grimy tarromin 1 Common 132
Grimy harralander.png Grimy harralander 1 Common 674
Grimy irit leaf.png Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 775
Grimy avantoe.png Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 1,814
Grimy kwuarm.png Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 1,165
Grimy cadantine.png Grimy cadantine 1 Uncommon 1,312
Grimy dwarf weed.png Grimy dwarf weed 1 Uncommon 448
Grimy ranarr weed.png Grimy ranarr weed 1 Rare 7,640
Grimy lantadyme.png Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,391


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Old boot.png Old boot 1 Common Not sold
Swamp tar.png Swamp tar 30; 60 Common 360–720
Seaweed.png Seaweed 30 (noted) Common 1,350
Coins 10000.png Coins 123–19,770 Uncommon Not sold
Bucket.png Bucket 1 Uncommon 6
Raw lobster.png Raw lobster 3 (noted) Uncommon 630
Water orb.png Water orb 2 (noted) Uncommon 2,618
Water talisman.png Water talisman 1 Uncommon 171
Chaos talisman.png Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 505
Oyster.png Oyster 1 Uncommon 86
Swordfish.png Swordfish 2 Uncommon 648
Shark.png Shark 1 Uncommon 921
Antidote++(4).png Antidote++(4) 1 (noted) Uncommon 1,109
Vial of water.png Vial of water 50 (noted) Uncommon 200
Rusty sword.png Rusty sword 1 Uncommon Not sold
Clue scroll (hard).png Clue scroll (hard) 1 Rare Not sold
Clue scroll (elite).png 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.png Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 455
Uncut emerald.png Uncut emerald 1 Rare 679
Uncut ruby.png Uncut ruby 1 Rare 1,249
Chaos talisman.png Chaos talisman 1 Very rare 505
Uncut diamond.png Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,627
Rune javelin.png Rune javelin 5 Very rare 875
Loop half of key.png Loop half of key 1 Very rare 10,307
Tooth half of key.png Tooth half of key 1 Very rare 10,840
Rune spear.png Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,933
Shield left half.png Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,697
Dragon spear.png 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.