This article is about the normal Slayer monster. For the boss variant, see Kraken.
Cave kraken icon

Cave kraken are slayer monsters that are found in the Kraken Cove. They can only be attacked if players have them as a slayer assignment. To be assigned cave krakens, players require level 87 Slayer and 50 Magic.

These monsters, along with their boss variant, are the only monsters to drop the Kraken tentacle and the Trident of the seas.

In order to attack a cave kraken, a player must disturb a whirlpool, causing the cave kraken to surface. Magic is the only reliable way of dealing damage to them, as Ranged attacks are heavily reduced, and Melee cannot be used. Their projectile resembles Water Wave.

It's generally not recommended to kill cave krakens if the player can kill their boss variant, as they have extremely poor drops which does not cover the cost of the runes needed per cast. However, ironmen often kill cave krakens due to their more frequent uncharged trident drop.


Disturbing whirlpool

A player disturbs a whirlpool, causing the cave kraken to surface.


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Staff of water Staff of water 1 Common 1,662
Adamant spear Adamant spear 1 Uncommon 1,003
Rune warhammer Rune warhammer 1 Uncommon 24,584
Battlestaff Battlestaff 1 Uncommon 8,091
Water battlestaff Water battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,034
Mystic water staff Mystic water staff 1 Uncommon 25,062
Trident of the seas Uncharged trident 1 Rare (1/200) 49,219
Kraken tentacle Kraken tentacle 1 Very rare (1/1,200) 391,650


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune med helm Rune med helm 1 Common 11,173


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Steam rune Steam rune 7 Common 567
Water rune Water rune 15; 30; 75 Common 75–375
Fire rune Fire rune 30; 50 Common 150–250
Death rune Death rune 30–150 Common 6,870–34,350
Chaos rune Chaos rune 30; 50 Common 3,030–5,050
Blood rune Blood rune 5; 15 Uncommon 1,280–3,840


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Belladonna seed 5 Belladonna seed 1 Uncommon 31
Herb seed 5 Toadflax seed 1 Uncommon 997
Herb seed 5 Irit seed 1 Uncommon 82
Herb seed 5 Avantoe seed 1 Uncommon 1,440
Herb seed 5 Kwuarm seed 1 Uncommon 959
Herb seed 5 Lantadyme seed 1 Uncommon 1,461
Herb seed 5 Cadantine seed 1 Uncommon 1,282
Poison ivy seed 5 Poison ivy seed 1 Uncommon 320
Cactus seed 5 Cactus seed 1 Uncommon 264
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 61,861
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 2 Very rare 147,944


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 17
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 Common 12
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 Common 145
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 Common 739
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 913
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 1,614
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 1,325
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 Uncommon 1,283
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 Uncommon 825
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 Rare 8,053
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,174


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Old boot Old boot 1 Common Not sold
Swamp tar Swamp tar 30; 60 Common 450–900
Seaweed Seaweed 30 (noted) Common 2,160
Coins 10000 Coins 123–19,770 Uncommon Not sold
Bucket Bucket 1 Uncommon 7
Raw lobster Raw lobster 3 (noted) Uncommon 603
Water orb Water orb 2 (noted) Uncommon 3,264
Water talisman Water talisman 1 Uncommon 159
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 429
Oyster Oyster 1 Uncommon 70
Swordfish Swordfish 2 Uncommon 704
Shark Shark 1 Uncommon 886
Antidote++(4) Antidote++(4) 1 (noted) Uncommon 390
Vial of water Vial of water 50 (noted) Uncommon 250
Rusty sword Rusty sword 1 Uncommon Not sold
Clue scroll (hard) Clue scroll (hard) 1 Rare Not sold
Clue scroll (elite) Clue scroll (elite) 1 Very rare (1/1,200) 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 849
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Rare 875
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Rare 1,590
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Very rare 429
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,960
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare 715
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Very rare 8,066
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Very rare 13,358
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare 12,119
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,522
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,304


  • Cave kraken use the same model as the Sea Troll Queen but it is recoloured and resized.
  • Cave kraken and their boss variant are similar to RuneScape 3's Strykewyrms, which can only be attacked while on a Slayer task and must be disturbed to fight.