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 1,719
Adamant spear Adamant spear 1 Uncommon 943
Rune warhammer Rune warhammer 1 Uncommon 25,199
Battlestaff Battlestaff 1 Uncommon 7,996
Water battlestaff Water battlestaff 1 Uncommon 8,886
Mystic water staff Mystic water staff 1 Uncommon 25,034
Trident of the seas Uncharged trident 1 Rare (1/200) 40,769
Kraken tentacle Kraken tentacle 1 Very rare (1/1,200) 455,838


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune med helm Rune med helm 1 Common 11,041


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Steam rune Steam rune 7 Common 448
Water rune Water rune 15; 30; 75 Common 60–300
Fire rune Fire rune 30; 50 Common 120–200
Death rune Death rune 30–150 Common 6,030–30,150
Chaos rune Chaos rune 30; 50 Common 1,860–3,100
Blood rune Blood rune 5; 15 Uncommon 1,510–4,530


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Belladonna seed 5 Belladonna seed 1 Uncommon 37
Herb seed 5 Toadflax seed 1 Uncommon 658
Herb seed 5 Irit seed 1 Uncommon 52
Herb seed 5 Avantoe seed 1 Uncommon 574
Herb seed 5 Kwuarm seed 1 Uncommon 219
Herb seed 5 Lantadyme seed 1 Uncommon 1,531
Herb seed 5 Cadantine seed 1 Uncommon 836
Poison ivy seed 5 Poison ivy seed 1 Uncommon 22
Cactus seed 5 Cactus seed 1 Uncommon 71
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 60,275
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 2 Very rare 104,852


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 11
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 Common 14
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 Common 144
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 Common 614
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 901
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 1,982
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 1,329
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 Uncommon 1,689
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 Uncommon 516
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 Rare 7,793
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,663


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 1,350
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 2,894
Water talisman Water talisman 1 Uncommon 153
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 647
Oyster Oyster 1 Uncommon 77
Swordfish Swordfish 2 Uncommon 580
Shark Shark 1 Uncommon 1,152
Antidote++(4) Antidote++(4) 1 (noted) Uncommon 469
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.

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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 466
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Rare 692
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Rare 1,325
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Very rare 647
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,910
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare 885
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Very rare 10,161
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Very rare 9,827
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,905
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,541
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,351


  • 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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