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This article is about the slayer monster. For the superior variant, see Cockathrice.

Cockatrice icon.png

An effective safe spot

Cockatrice are Slayer monsters that require level 25 Slayer to kill. A mirror shield is required to defend against their piercing gaze, or else they will reduce your combat stats every hit, even while safe-spotting. As 20 Defence is needed to be able to wield a mirror shield, players who do not meet this requirement will not be assigned them as a task. It's worthy to note that their strength lies purely in their piercing gaze ability; with a mirror shield equipped, do not expect much of a fight. As such, not a lot of resources are necessary to hunt this monster.

They are commonly killed because they have a relatively high drop rate of medium clue scrolls, and are often killed during Slayer tasks. They may also rarely drop the mystic boots (light).



100% drop

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Bones.png Bones 1 Always 89


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Iron sword.png Iron sword 1 Common 20
Steel dagger.png Steel dagger 1 Common 29
Steel longsword.png Steel longsword 1 Common 100
Iron javelin.png Iron javelin 5 Uncommon 15
Iron boots.png Iron boots 1 Uncommon 2,327
Mystic boots (light).png Mystic boots (light) 1 Rare (1/512) 15,314


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Water rune.png Water rune 1–2 Common 4–8
Fire rune.png Fire rune 1–7 Common 5–35
Nature rune.png Nature rune 2; 4; 6 Common 434–1,302
Law rune.png Law rune 2; 3 Uncommon 332–498


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 Uncommon 674
Grimy ranarr weed.png Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,640
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 Rare 1,312
Grimy lantadyme.png Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,391
Grimy dwarf weed.png Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 448


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Potato seed.png Potato seed 4 Common 4
Onion seed.png Onion seed 4 Common 4
Cabbage seed.png Cabbage seed 4 Common 4
Tomato seed.png Tomato seed 3 Common 3
Asgarnian seed.png Asgarnian seed 3 Common 6
Sweetcorn seed.png Sweetcorn seed 3 Uncommon 6
Strawberry seed.png Strawberry seed 2 Uncommon 10
Watermelon seed.png Watermelon seed 2 Rare 142


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250.png Coins 1; 5; 15; 28; 42; 62; 309 Common Not sold
Limpwurt root.png Limpwurt root 1 Common 918
Clue scroll (medium).png Clue scroll (medium) 1 Rare (1/128) Not sold
Cockatrice head.png Cockatrice head 1 Very rare (1/1,000) 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
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