This article is about the slayer monster. For the superior variant, see Monstrous basilisk.
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A basilisk is a Slayer monster that requires a Slayer level of 40 to kill and can be found at the Fremennik Slayer Dungeon. Like cockatrices, players must equip a mirror shield when fighting these monsters. Players require a Defence level of 20 in order to receive basilisks as a slayer assignment, as a Defence level of 20 is required to wield the shield. Basilisks have a below average accuracy for their level, but have high Defence. 

Without the mirror shield, the player's stats will be greatly reduced. Protect from Melee prayer can be used, but the stats will still be lowered.

Basilisks are a good source of runes. Due to their high drop rate of nature runes, it would be useful to bring a Staff of fire or kill some pyrefiends to the east, to use High Level Alchemy on their frequent metal armour and weapon drops.

These can be safespotted from the southern entrance to their area in the slayer cave, by using the south-east wall to stop their movement or by using the rocks on either side of the room. Note that players cannot set up a dwarf multicannon within the dungeon.



100% drop

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Bones Bones 1 Always 79


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Water rune Water rune 75 Common 375
Nature rune Nature rune 3; 15; 37 Uncommon 732–9,028
Law rune Law rune 3; 7 Rare 789–1,841

Weapons and Armour

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Steel battleaxe Steel battleaxe 1 Common 178
Mithril spear Mithril spear 1 Uncommon 299
Mithril axe Mithril axe 1 Uncommon 98
Mithril kiteshield Mithril kiteshield 1 Uncommon 1,075
Adamant full helm Adamant full helm 1 Uncommon 1,869
Rune dagger Rune dagger 1 Rare 4,533
Mystic hat (light) Mystic hat (light) 1 Rare (1/512) 9,740


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 17
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 Common 15
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 Common 160
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 Common 831
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 Common 8,234
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1 Common 916
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 2,084
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 Uncommon 1,446
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 Uncommon 1,343
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 Rare 1,609
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 1,002


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250 Coins 11; 44; 132; 200; 440 Common Not sold
Basilisk bone Basilisk bone 1 Common [1] Not sold
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 1 Uncommon 1,023
Basilisk head Basilisk head 1 Very rare (1/2,000) 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.
Show/hide gem drop table
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 992
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Rare 1,010
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Rare 1,788
Rare drop table talisman Unknown talisman
(please specify)
1 Very rare Error
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 3,750
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare 770
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Very rare 8,868
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Very rare 14,222
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare 12,150
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,554
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 38,078