This article is about the normal Slayer monster. For the boss variant, see Kraken.
Cave kraken
Cave kraken
Release date 30 January 2014 (Update)
Members? Yes
Combat level 127
Always drops None
Kraken' good time!
Combat info
Hitpoints 125
Aggressive No
Poisonous No
Max hit 13
Weakness Magic
Attack Styles
Slayer icon Slayer info
Slayer level 87
Slayer XP 125
Category Cave kraken
Assigned by
Chaeldar chatheadNieve chatheadSteve chatheadDuradel chathead
Combat icon Combat stats
Attack icon Strength icon Defence icon Magic icon Ranged icon
1 1 150 120 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 -63 +100
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 4
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 1,906
Adamant spear Adamant spear 1 Uncommon 1,023
Rune warhammer Rune warhammer 1 Uncommon 24,591
Battlestaff Battlestaff 1 Uncommon 8,311
Water battlestaff Water battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,046
Mystic water staff Mystic water staff 1 Uncommon 25,166
Trident of the seas Uncharged trident 1 Rare (1/200) 73,130
Kraken tentacle Kraken tentacle 1 Very rare (1/1,200) 571,037


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune med helm Rune med helm 1 Common 11,124


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Steam rune Steam rune 7 Common 609
Water rune Water rune 15; 30; 75 Common 75–375
Fire rune Fire rune 30; 50 Common 180–300
Death rune Death rune 30–150 Common 8,550–42,750
Chaos rune Chaos rune 30; 50 Common 3,030–5,050
Blood rune Blood rune 5; 15 Uncommon 1,800–5,400


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Belladonna seed 5 Belladonna seed 1 Uncommon 85
Herb seed 5 Toadflax seed 1 Uncommon 3,384
Herb seed 5 Irit seed 1 Uncommon 98
Herb seed 5 Avantoe seed 1 Uncommon 1,579
Herb seed 5 Kwuarm seed 1 Uncommon 1,026
Herb seed 5 Lantadyme seed 1 Uncommon 1,909
Herb seed 5 Cadantine seed 1 Uncommon 850
Poison ivy seed 5 Poison ivy seed 1 Uncommon 570
Cactus seed 5 Cactus seed 1 Uncommon 229
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 55,832
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 2 Very rare 176,572


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 Common 817
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 Uncommon 1,570
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 Uncommon 1,055
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 Rare 7,767
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,575


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Old boot Old boot 1 Common Not sold
Swamp tar Swamp tar 30; 60 Common 510–1,020
Seaweed Seaweed 30 (noted) Common 1,590
Coins 10000 Coins 123–19,770 Uncommon Not sold
Bucket Bucket 1 Uncommon 26
Raw lobster Raw lobster 3 (noted) Uncommon 897
Water orb Water orb 2 (noted) Uncommon 2,820
Water talisman Water talisman 1 Uncommon 181
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 857
Oyster Oyster 1 Uncommon 37
Swordfish Swordfish 2 Uncommon 804
Shark Shark 1 Uncommon 909
Antidote++(4) Antidote++(4) 1 (noted) Uncommon 368
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.

Show/hide gem drop table
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
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Very rare 857
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


  • 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.