|Release date||4 July 2006 (Update)|
|Always drops||Big bones|
|A horrible, emaciated ape like creature with beady red eyes.|
Cave horrors are often killed for their black mask drops along with a decent rate of hard clue drops.
A witchwood icon must be worn at all times while in close combat with cave horrors. If not worn, they will deal damage equal to 10% of your total Hitpoints level rounded down (e.g. 7 damage at 76 HP or 9 at 98). This does not affect other stats.
Cave horrors are found inside Mos Le'Harmless Caves. To get there, players may do any of the following:
- Use the free minigame teleport to Trouble Brewing in the minigame tab.
- Drink a Mos Le Harmless 'rum' bought from Honest Jimmy for 20 Pieces of eight.
- Use the Ectophial to travel to Port Phasmatys and then talk to Bill Teach to sail there.
- Use the Charter Ship to sail there.
- Teleport there using a Mos le'harmless teleport scroll, and then walk to the cave.
- Harmony Island Teleport (Requires ability to use of Arceuus Spellbook, completion of Great Brain Robbery) and talk to Brother Tranquility.
Strengths and weaknessesEdit
Cave horrors use a Magic-based Melee attack, so it is advised that players bring Dragonhide armour or other armour that provides Magic Defence bonus. Players must also be wearing a witchwood icon, which can be purchased from any Slayer master. The cave horror will use a scream attack which WILL NOT reduce a player's stats however will deal damage to a player based upon their Hitpoints. Damage calculation (Player's HP level/10) rounded down to the lowest integer. However, the witchwood icon is NOT necessary when fighting them from a distance or when using the Protect from Melee prayer, so a better amulet may be used instead. Since cave horrors are wider than one square, a dragon halberd or a crystal halberd can be very useful as a special attack weapon, and can sometimes be used in the right areas to safespot the cave horrors behind the mushrooms, stalagmites, and boulders.
Note: It is advisable to keep the witchwood icon in case of a close combat encounter.
Estimated drop rates are based off 9,397 kills.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Big bones 1 Always 281
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Mithril axe 1 Common 170 Mithril kiteshield 1 Uncommon 1,085 Rune dagger 1 Rare (~1/100) 4,531 Adamant full helm 1 Rare (~1/100) 1,874 Black mask(10) 1 Rare (1/512) 1,287,107
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Potato seed 1–4 Common 1–4 Onion seed 1–3 Common 1–3 Belladonna seed 1 Common 105 Cabbage seed 1–3 Common 1–3 Toadflax seed 1 Uncommon (~1/30) 3,439 Irit seed 1 Uncommon 87 Poison ivy seed 1 Uncommon 535 Cactus seed 1 Uncommon 247 Strawberry seed 1 Uncommon 21 Sweetcorn seed 1–2 Uncommon 3–6 Avantoe seed 1 Uncommon (~1/59) 1,195 Kwuarm seed 1 Uncommon (~1/98) 1,153 Tomato seed 1–2 Rare 1–2 Watermelon seed 1 Rare 376 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare (~1/106) 50,684 Cadantine seed 1–2 Rare 996–1,992 Lantadyme seed 1 Rare (~1/240) 1,911 Dwarf weed seed 1 Rare (~1/376) 1,396 Torstol seed 1 Rare (~1/626) 79,515
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 11 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 13 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 127 Grimy harralander 1–2 Uncommon 662–1,324 Grimy ranarr weed 1–2 Uncommon 7,820–15,640 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 860 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 1,994 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 1,686 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,439 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,527 Grimy dwarf weed 1–2 Rare 1,001–2,002
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Nature rune 3–6 Common 735–1,470
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 44–495 Common Not sold Limpwurt root 1 Common (~1/12) 1,065 Teak logs 4 (noted) Common 1,100 Mahogany logs 2–4 Uncommon 768–1,536 Ensouled horror head 1 Uncommon (1/30) 2,713 Clue scroll (hard) 1 Rare (1/128) Not sold Long bone 1 Rare (1/400) Not sold Curved bone 1 Very rare (1/5,000) Not sold
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 1 Rare 1,006 Uncut emerald 1 Rare 948 Uncut ruby 1 Rare 1,792 Nature talisman 1 Very rare 940 Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 3,709 Rune javelin 5 Very rare 755 Loop half of key 1 Very rare 9,184 Tooth half of key 1 Very rare 13,416 Rune spear 1 Very rare 12,091 Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,665 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,118
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