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This article is about the slayer monster. For the superior variant, see Cave abomination.
Cave horror
Cave horror
Release date 4 July 2006 (Update)
Members? Yes
Combat level 80
Always drops Big bones
Examine
A horrible, emaciated ape like creature with beady red eyes.
Combat info
Hitpoints 55
Aggressive Yes
Poisonous No
Max hit 9
Weakness Ranged
Attack Styles
Magic-based Melee
Slayer icon Slayer info
Slayer level 58
Slayer XP 55
Category Cave horror
Assigned by
Chaeldar chatheadNieve chatheadDuradel chathead
Combat icon Combat stats
Attack icon Strength icon Defence icon Magic icon Ranged icon
80 77 62 80 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
+0 +0 +0 +0 +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-random
Cave horror icon

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.

Location

Cave horrors are found inside Mos Le'Harmless Caves. To get there, players may do any of the following:

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. 

Drops

Estimated drop rates are based off 9,397 kills.[1]

100%

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Big bones Big bones 1 Always 306

Weapons/Armour

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Mithril axe Mithril axe 1 Common 145
Mithril kiteshield Mithril kiteshield 1 Uncommon 1,078
Rune dagger Rune dagger 1 Rare (~1/100) 4,492
Adamant full helm Adamant full helm 1 Rare (~1/100) 1,876 
Black mask Black mask(10) 1 Rare (1/512) 1,140,243

Seeds

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
Belladonna seed 5 Belladonna seed 1 Common 74
Cabbage seed 5 Cabbage seed 1–3 Common 1–3
Herb seed 5 Toadflax seed 1 Uncommon (~1/30) 3,384
Herb seed 5 Irit seed 1 Uncommon 98
Poison ivy seed 5 Poison ivy seed 1 Uncommon 570
Cactus seed 5 Cactus seed 1 Uncommon 229
Strawberry seed 5 Strawberry seed 1 Uncommon 24
Sweetcorn seed 5 Sweetcorn seed 1–2 Uncommon 4–8
Herb seed 5 Avantoe seed 1 Uncommon (~1/59) 1,295
Herb seed 5 Kwuarm seed 1 Uncommon (~1/98) 1,026
Tomato seed 5 Tomato seed 1–2 Rare 1–2
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 1 Rare 358
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare (~1/106) 55,832
Herb seed 5 Cadantine seed 1–2 Rare 850–1,700
Herb seed 5 Lantadyme seed 1 Rare (~1/240) 1,909
Herb seed 5 Dwarf weed seed 1 Rare (~1/376) 1,065
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 Rare (~1/626) 88,286

Herbs

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 9
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 Common 13
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 Common 127
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1–2 Uncommon 817–1,634
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1–2 Uncommon 7,767–15,534
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 881
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 2,197
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 1,781
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,570
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,575
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1–2 Rare 1,055–2,110

Runes

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Nature rune Nature rune 3–6 Common 762–1,524

Other

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250 Coins 44–495 Common Not sold
Limpwurt root Limpwurt root 1 Common (~1/12) 1,343
Teak logs Teak logs 4 (noted) Common 1,156
Mahogany logs Mahogany logs 2–4 Uncommon 818–1,636
Ensouled horror head Ensouled horror head 1 Uncommon (1/30) 2,605
Clue scroll (hard) Clue scroll (hard) 1 Rare (1/128) Not sold
Long bone Long bone 1 Rare (1/400) Not sold
Curved bone 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.

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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 970
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Rare 921
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Rare 1,736
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Very rare 1,342
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 3,769
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare 755
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Very rare 9,183
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Very rare 13,691
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare 12,040
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,395
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,187


References

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4JcSgjXckc