This article is about the slayer monster. For the superior variant, see Monstrous basilisk.
Release date 26 January 2005 (Update)
Members? Yes
Combat level 61
Always drops Bones
The eyes of evil.
Combat info
Hitpoints 75
Aggressive No
Poisonous No
Max hit 5
Weakness Crush, Ranged
Attack Styles
Melee (slash)
Slayer icon Slayer info
Slayer level 40
Slayer XP 75
Category Basilisk
Assigned by
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Combat icon Combat stats
Attack icon Strength icon Defence icon Magic icon Ranged icon
30 45 75 1 1
Attack icon Aggressive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic icon Ranged icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 +0
Defence icon Defensive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic icon Ranged icon
+20 +20 +0 +20 +0
Other bonuses Immunities
Attack icon
Strength icon
Ranged Strength icon
Magic Damage icon
Poison hitsplat
Venom hitsplat
+0 +0 +0 +0% Not immune Not immune
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 6
Basilisk icon

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% dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Bones Bones 1 Always 47


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Water rune Water rune 75 Common 300
Nature rune Nature rune 3; 15; 37 Uncommon 567–6,993
Law rune Law rune 3; 7 Rare 573–1,337

Weapons and ArmourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Steel battleaxe Steel battleaxe 1 Common 208
Mithril spear Mithril spear 1 Uncommon 339
Mithril axe Mithril axe 1 Uncommon 272
Mithril kiteshield Mithril kiteshield 1 Uncommon 1,122
Adamant full helm Adamant full helm 1 Uncommon 1,891
Rune dagger Rune dagger 1 Rare 4,569
Mystic hat (light) Mystic hat (light) 1 Rare (1/512) 9,941


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 11
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 Common 12
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 Common 113
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 Common 625
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 Common 7,207
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1 Common 901
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 2,127
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 Uncommon 1,336
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 Uncommon 1,607
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 Rare 2,087
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 719


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 1,182
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.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 897
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Rare 790
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Rare 1,742
Rare drop table talisman Unknown talisman
(please specify)
1 Very rare Error
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 3,823
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare 695
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Very rare 8,199
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Very rare 15,179
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare 12,097
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 64,916
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,535