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The Monstrous cave crawler is an especially strong Cave crawler. The Monstrous cave crawler can only be fought once, during the Desert Slayer Dungeon miniquest, after Smoking Kills. Defeating the Monstrous Cave Crawler grants the player 1000 slayer experience, regardless of his/her current task.

This boss can constantly hit, and its poison will severely reduce the duration of antipoison effect. In practice, this means that even with super anti-poison, every 2nd or 3rd hit will also poison you (base damage 8).

The recommended strategy to fight the Monstrous cave crawler is to use melee combat, use Protect from Missiles and bring 3-4 Anti-poison potions (or 1 Super anti-poison potion). Note that even with prayer on, the creature's ranged attacks will poison you.

It is also possible to range it while taking minimal damage. To do this quickly, about 75 Ranged is recommended. If lucky, the cave crawler will spawn behind some crystal, and this is the time to turn on Protect from Missiles and start ranging it. Mithril bolts and higher work pretty well, and the creature will be down quickly. Zanik's Crossbow and Bone Bolts also work well, due to this creature types weakness against bone weapons.



  • Due to its plates on its back and the tail spikes, this slayer monster slightly resembles a Stegosaurus.

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