This article is about the slayer monster. For the superior variant, see Chasm Crawler.
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Cave crawlers are Slayer monsters that require level 10 Slayer to kill. They can inflict poison, so it is advised that players bring antipoison potions when fighting them. They are the only enemy to drop bronze boots. They also drop a variety of Herblore ingredients, which can be helpful for lower level players looking for an alternative source of herbs over more popular sources, such as Chaos druids.



Players with very low Defence should use Ranged or Magic to attack these monsters in order to avoid being damaged and possibly poisoned, utilizing the rocks around the room's walls in Fremennik Slayer Dungeon as safe spots. When fighting cave crawlers in the Lumbridge Swamp Caves, be aware that any exposed light sources (i.e candles) may explode, and can cause a considerable amount of damage. As such, a bullseye lantern is recommended as it is not an exposed light source. You can use the fairy ring just outside as a fast means of banking.

As mentioned above, players are advised to bring antipoison potions as cave crawlers have a chance to poison you when they hit. They also drop the ingredients to make them yourself. Note that it is recommended to use antidote++ as it is cheapest antipoison available, and it lasts for 12 minutes for each dose.

Much like banshees, cave crawlers regenerate their health back quickly, gaining back 1 hitpoint after every attack.



Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Earth rune Earth rune 9 Common 45
Fire rune Fire rune 12 Common 60
Nature rune Nature rune 3 Uncommon 786


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Potato seed 5 Potato seed 1–4 Common 1–4
Onion seed 5 Onion seed 1–3 Common 1–3
Cabbage seed 5 Cabbage seed 1–3 Common 1–3
Tomato seed 5 Tomato seed 1–2 Uncommon 1–2
Sweetcorn seed 5 Sweetcorn seed 1–2 Uncommon 4–8
Strawberry seed 5 Strawberry seed 1 Rare 27
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 1 Rare 271


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1–2 Common 16–32
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1–2 Common 19–38
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1–2 Common 173–346
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1–2 Uncommon 845–1,690
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1–2 Uncommon 7,970–15,940
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1–2 Uncommon 891–1,782
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1–2 Uncommon 2,140–4,280
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1–2 Uncommon 1,575–3,150
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1–2 Rare 1,479–2,958
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1–2 Rare 1,378–2,756
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1–2 Rare 977–1,954


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1 Coins 3; 8; 10; 29 Common Not sold
Vial of water Vial of water 1 Common 4
Unicorn horn dust Unicorn horn dust 1 Uncommon 366
Eye of newt Eye of newt 1 Common 4
Red spiders' eggs Red spiders' eggs 1 Uncommon 130
Limpwurt root Limpwurt root 1 Uncommon 734
Snape grass Snape grass 1 Uncommon 76
White berries White berries 1 Uncommon 503
Bronze boots Bronze boots 1 Rare (1/128) 268

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 980
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Rare 976
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Rare 1,812
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Very rare 1,143
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 3,737
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare 745
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Very rare 9,287
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Very rare 14,705
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare 12,029
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,358
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,413