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Cave slimes are Slayer monsters that require level 17 Slayer to kill. They inflict poison regardless of whether they do damage or not, so it is advised that the player brings a form of anti-poison when fighting them. As they are located in the Lumbridge Swamp Caves, a rope is needed if you have not entered the dungeon before. A light source is also required, but be aware that any exposed light sources (such as a candle) may explode, causing some damage.

Cave slime are found in two rooms of the caves. Open light sources will flare brightly, and ignite gas in the northern room, but the entire southern room is risk free. For either room you will have to pass by a Wall beast, so head protection (Spiny helmet/Slayer helmet) can be helpful to avoid damage.




Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Swamp tar.png Swamp tar 1–6 Always 12–72


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Bronze axe.png Bronze axe 1 Common 13
Iron sword.png Iron sword 1 Common 20
Bronze full helm.png Bronze full helm 1 Common 58
Iron kiteshield.png Iron kiteshield 1 Common 31
Iron boots.png Iron boots 1 Rare 2,327


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Water rune.png Water rune 15 Common 60
Earth rune.png Earth rune 5 Uncommon 20


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1.png Coins 1; 4; 10; 22; 46 Common Not sold
Unlit torch.png Unlit torch 1 Common 1
Oil lantern frame.png Oil lantern frame 1 Uncommon 62
Gold bar.png Gold bar 1 Rare 46
Clue scroll (easy).png Clue scroll (easy) 1 Rare 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.png Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 455
Uncut emerald.png Uncut emerald 1 Rare 679
Uncut ruby.png Uncut ruby 1 Rare 1,249
Rare drop table talisman.png Unknown talisman
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1 Very rare Error
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