This article is about the slayer monster. For the superior variant, see Chasm Crawler.
Cave crawler
Cave crawler
Release date 14 March 2005 (Update)
Members? Yes
Combat level 23
Always drops Nothing
A spiky crawling critter.
Combat info
Hitpoints 22
Aggressive Yes
Poisonous Yes (8)
Max hit 3
Weakness Crush, Magic
Attack Styles
Slayer icon Slayer info
Slayer level 10
Slayer XP 22
Category Cave crawler
Assigned by
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Combat icon Combat stats
Attack icon Strength icon Defence icon Magic icon Ranged icon
22 18 18 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
+10 +10 +5 +5 +10
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
Cave crawler icon

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 72
Nature rune Nature rune 3 Uncommon 741


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 10
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 1 Rare 331


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1–2 Common 9–18
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1–2 Common 16–32
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1–2 Common 138–276
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1–2 Uncommon 635–1,270
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1–2 Uncommon 7,648–15,296
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1–2 Uncommon 907–1,814
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1–2 Uncommon 2,344–4,688
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1–2 Uncommon 2,091–4,182
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1–2 Rare 1,391–2,782
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1–2 Rare 1,672–3,344
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1–2 Rare 908–1,816


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1 Coins 3; 8; 10; 29 Common Not sold
Vial of water Vial of water 1 Common 5
Unicorn horn dust Unicorn horn dust 1 Uncommon 271
Eye of newt Eye of newt 1 Common 4
Red spiders' eggs Red spiders' eggs 1 Uncommon 75
Limpwurt root Limpwurt root 1 Uncommon 455
Snape grass Snape grass 1 Uncommon 45
White berries White berries 1 Uncommon 982
Bronze boots Bronze boots 1 Rare (1/128) 423

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 966
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Rare 885
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Rare 1,766
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Very rare 406
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 3,546
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare 630
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Very rare 7,976
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Very rare 14,292
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,967
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,357
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 39,259