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Desert lizards are Slayer monsters found in the Kharidian Desert, requiring level 22 Slayer to kill. Players must bring ice coolers in order to finish them off completely; these can be purchased from any Slayer master. Ice coolers must be used on a Desert lizard to defeat them, you may use it when it has 4 hp or less to instantaneously kill them. Desert lizards are fairly weak foes, and can be taken down with ease.

The lizards are located south-east of the Shantay Pass, across the River Elid, roaming around south of the area where orange salamanders can be caught. The easiest route to get there is by taking a magic carpet ride to the temples of Uzer, then heading south-west. Alternatively, players with access to fairy rings can use the code dlq to get to them faster.

Location of the Desert Lizards

The lizards are found in areas affected by desert heat, so players are advised to bring a water source like waterskins to avoid taking damage from the heat. Those with access to the fairy ring system can easily refill waterskins by re-entering Zanaris; as a water fountain is located north of the fairy ring.

Desert lizards can be assigned as a Slayer assignment by Turael, Mazchna, Chaeldar, and Vannaka. Although the task says "Desert Lizard", you don't necessarily have to kill just desert lizards. Any other lizards around the area are counted toward the task.

The final blow cannot be dealt by using Ancient Magicks ice spells.



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


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Copper ore.png Copper ore 1 Common 95  
Iron ore.png Iron ore 1 Common 173
Tin ore.png Tin ore 1 Common 95
Coal.png Coal 1 Common 162
Silver ore.png Silver ore 1 Uncommon 70
Mithril ore.png Mithril ore 1 Rare 165
Silver bar.png Silver bar 1 Rare 103


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 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 Uncommon 1,312
Grimy lantadyme.png Grimy lantadyme 1 Uncommon 1,391
Grimy dwarf weed.png Grimy dwarf weed 1 Uncommon 448


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Tomato seed 5.png Tomato seed 3 Common 3
Cabbage seed 5.png Cabbage seed 3–4 Common 3–4
Onion seed 5.png Onion seed 4 Common 4
Potato seed 5.png Potato seed 4 Common 4
Strawberry seed 5.png Strawberry seed 2–3 Uncommon 10–15
Sweetcorn seed 5.png Sweetcorn seed 1–3 Rare 2–6
Watermelon seed 5.png Watermelon seed 1–2 Rare 71–142


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Fire rune.png Fire rune 5; 42 Common 25–210
Nature rune.png Nature rune 5 Uncommon 1,085


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Desert lizard bone.png Desert lizard bone 1 Common [1] Not sold
Kebab.png Kebab 1 Common 41
Waterskin.png Waterskin (0) 2 Common 100
Waterskin.png Waterskin (1) 1–2 Common Not sold
Waterskin.png Waterskin (2) 1 Common Not sold
Waterskin.png Waterskin (3) 1 Common Not sold
Waterskin.png Waterskin (4) 2 Rare 238
Mystic gloves (light).png Mystic gloves (light) 1 Rare (1/512) 5,695
Long bone.png Long bone 1 Rare (1/400)

Not sold
Curved bone.png Curved bone 1 Very rare (1/5000) Not sold
  1. Only during Rag and Bone Man II.

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
Nature talisman.png Nature talisman 1 Very rare 744
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