Crocodiles are found in the Link to Kharidian Desert Kharidian Desert south of Link to Pollnivneach Pollnivneach on either side of the Link to River Elid River Elid. They are often assigned as Skill icon of Slayer, File:Slayer icon.png Slayer Link to Slayer assignment tasks by Chat head image of Vannaka, File:Vannaka chathead.png Vannaka. Bring Item image of %7B%7B%3AWaterskin%7D%7D, File:Waterskin.png Waterskins to avoid dying of thirst.

A great place to fight crocodiles is on the south side of the river, directly south of the small island where the crocodiles spawn. Because crocodiles are Link to Aggressiveness aggressive from a few squares away, this place attracts crocodiles from in the water where they cannot usually be reached, and is much less click intensive. Alternatively, there is a cactus that you can use to Link to Safe spot safespot crocodiles by standing on the south side.

Another place to fight crocodiles (if Link to Icthlarin's Little Helper Icthlarin's Little Helper has been completed) is just north of Link to Sophanem Sophanem, by the river just outside the gate. There is an altar for prayer, and a sink just south of that inside of the city, allowing for prolonged trips.

Safespotting crocodiles west of Nardah.


  • If players have completed The Spirit of Elid Quest, they can use the shrine in Nardah to recharge their Prayer Points, Energy and Hitpoints. There is also a fountain to fill waterskins from.
  • Although Vannaka suggests using a Link to Stab weapons stab weapon for melee, Crocodiles lack defence in all 3 melee attack styles; making any melee weapon sufficient.
  • Bring a Link to Weapons#Ranged weapons ranged weapon to range the crocodiles from the river.
  • Skill icon of Magic, File:Magic icon.png Magic attacks work well, with the crocodiles taking damage with nearly every hit. However, it's best to mage the closest crocodiles. If you try to mage the ones further away, they may retreat beyond your range and it'll be extremely difficult to close in on the one you were fighting. They are weak to Link to wind spells wind spells.
  • Item image of %7B%7B%3AWaterskin%7D%7D, File:Waterskin.png Waterskins are highly recommended when fighting crocodiles in the desert. Waterskins can be refilled in various places, such as in Link to Pollnivneach Pollnivneach at the fountain or at the well using a Item image of %7B%7B%3Abucket%7D%7D, File:bucket.png bucket (buckets can be bought at the town's Link to general store general store.) The Link to Lunar spells Lunar magic spell "Link to Humidify Humidify" can also be used to refill your water skins during tasks.
  • Link to Desert clothing Desert clothing slows the rate at which desert heat affects players. However, wearing it would greatly reduce the defensive capabilities. Some players instead wear good Link to armour armour. Other players wear desert clothing and use a protection Skill icon of Prayer, File:Prayer icon.png Prayer (Link to Protect from Melee Protect from Melee) to avoid some damage, recharging prayer at the altars in Link to Nardah Nardah or Link to Sophanem Sophanem.
  • Players wishing to buy food to heal damage in battle should take about 200 Coins 1.png coins, to buy Item image of %7B%7B%3Akebab%7D%7D, File:kebab.png kebabs in Pollnivneach.
  • Players low on both health and money can kill Goat.png goats nearby in the desert for their Item image of %7B%7B%3Adesert+goat+horn%7D%7D, File:desert goat horn.png desert goat horn drops and sell them at a general store. The money then can buy kebabs in Pollnivneach for 3 coins each.
  • Players may also sell noted food to the store and buy it back in item form, usually only losing a few coins per item.
  • Players may also exchange noted food with the Chat head image of Banknote Exchange Merchant, File:Banknote Exchange Merchant chathead.png Banknote Exchange Merchant in Pollnivneach.
  • Food can sometimes be obtained by searching banana trees along the banks of Link to River Elid River Elid, though the trees do not always have Item image of %7B%7B%3Abanana%7D%7D, File:banana.png bananas.
  • If ranging, players may buy wine from Ali The Barman for 1 coin and Healing 11 health each.
  • Crocodiles along the River Elid will often cross the river and at times will all be on the opposite river bank from the player. Taking a ranged weapon and sufficient Link to Weapons#Ammunition ammunition allows the player to attack the crocodiles on the other bank. Be aware that the crocodiles once attacked will cross the river to attack back and can even attack while in the river (this can be useful for luring crocodiles out of the water while on a slayer task).
  • The Link to Safe spot safespot for crocodiles is directly west of the Link to Magic carpet Magic carpet at Nardah, on a cactus near the river northwest of the crack in the desert on the Link to world map world map. There are two crocodile spawns that can be safespotted, which makes the task considerably easier.
  • If a crocodile is killed while partially or fully in water, its drops will appear to sink to the bottom of the water, but this is not shown in the game.


Common crocodiles

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


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Long bone.png Long bone 1 Rare (1/400) Not sold
Curved bone.png Curved bone 1 Very rare (1/5,000) Not sold


  • Despite Turael chathead.png Slayer masters suggesting to use stab weapons, they are not actually weak to stab.
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.