|Release date||4 July 2006 (Update)|
|Always drops||Big bones|
|A horrible, emaciated ape like creature with beady red eyes.|
Cave horrors are assigned by Chaeldar, Nieve and Duradel after completing the quest Cabin Fever. Killing cave horrors requires 58 Slayer, a witchwood icon, and a light source (unless a Fire of Eternal Light is lit) to see in the caves.
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 the player's total Hitpoints level rounded down (e.g. 7 damage at 76 HP or 9 at 98). However, a witchwood icon is not required if the player always has Protect from Melee active or is using safe spots.
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 weaknesses
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 306
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Mithril axe 1 Common 145 Mithril kiteshield 1 Uncommon 1,078 Rune dagger 1 Rare (~1/100) 4,492 Adamant full helm 1 Rare (~1/100) 1,876 Black mask(10) 1 Rare (1/512) 1,140,243
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Potato seed 1–4 Common 1–4 Onion seed 1–3 Common 1–3 Belladonna seed 1 Common 74 Cabbage seed 1–3 Common 1–3 Toadflax seed 1 Uncommon (~1/30) 3,384 Irit seed 1 Uncommon 98 Poison ivy seed 1 Uncommon 570 Cactus seed 1 Uncommon 229 Strawberry seed 1 Uncommon 24 Sweetcorn seed 1–2 Uncommon 4–8 Avantoe seed 1 Uncommon (~1/59) 1,295 Kwuarm seed 1 Uncommon (~1/98) 1,026 Tomato seed 1–2 Rare 1–2 Watermelon seed 1 Rare 358 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare (~1/106) 55,832 Cadantine seed 1–2 Rare 850–1,700 Lantadyme seed 1 Rare (~1/240) 1,909 Dwarf weed seed 1 Rare (~1/376) 1,065 Torstol seed 1 Rare (~1/626) 88,286
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 9 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 13 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 127 Grimy harralander 1–2 Uncommon 817–1,634 Grimy ranarr weed 1–2 Uncommon 7,767–15,534 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 881 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 2,197 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 1,781 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,570 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,575 Grimy dwarf weed 1–2 Rare 1,055–2,110
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Nature rune 3–6 Common 762–1,524
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 44–495 Common Not sold Limpwurt root 1 Common (~1/12) 1,343 Teak logs 4 (noted) Common 1,156 Mahogany logs 2–4 Uncommon 818–1,636 Ensouled horror head 1 Uncommon (1/30) 2,605 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 970 Uncut emerald 1 Rare 921 Uncut ruby 1 Rare 1,736 Nature talisman 1 Very rare 1,342 Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 3,769 Rune javelin 5 Very rare 755 Loop half of key 1 Very rare 9,183 Tooth half of key 1 Very rare 13,691 Rune spear 1 Very rare 12,040 Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,395 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,187
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