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Cows are common low level monsters new players train on. They are one of the first NPCs new players see in Lumbridge. Cows can help new players earn money, Cooking experience, and combat experience. The cowhides that they drop can be tanned to make leather or hard leather, or they can be sold for coins to players wanting to raise their Crafting level. While most locations containing cows are crowded, there are some spots usually vacant, like the spot north of the windmill north-west of Lumbridge. Along with cows, you can also find cow calves and dairy cows.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Location Levels Members Spawns Map
Ardougne Farm2Member icon.png10Maplink
Kebos Lowlands - Gordon's farm2Member icon.png2Maplink
Field south of the Champions' Guild2Free-to-play icon.png53Maplink
Lumbridge East farm2Free-to-play icon.png23Maplink
Sinclair Mansion2Member icon.png1Maplink
Nightmare Zone2Member icon.png1Maplink
North west of Prifddinas (Gwenith)2Member icon.png7Maplink
North west of Prifddinas (Gwenith) during Song of the Elves2Member icon.png7Maplink
North of Hosidius Town Square2Member icon.png5Maplink
Crafting Guild2Free-to-play icon.png10Maplink
West of Nightmare Zone2Member icon.png3Maplink
Farm south of Falador2Free-to-play icon.png7Maplink
Kebos Lowlands - Keith's farm2Member icon.png2Maplink
Zanaris2Member icon.png3Maplink

Drops[edit | edit source]

The following drop rates are provided by Jagex, unless otherwise specified.

100%[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Cowhide.png: Cow drops Cowhide with rarity Always in quantity 1Cowhide1Always1281
Raw beef.png: Cow drops Raw beef with rarity Always in quantity 1Raw beef1Always700
Bones.png: Cow drops Bones with rarity Always in quantity 1Bones1Always980

Tertiary[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Clue scroll (beginner).png: Cow drops Clue scroll (beginner) with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Clue scroll (beginner)11/128Not sold12

Twisted League tertiary[edit | edit source]

The drops below are only available during the Twisted League.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Brimstone key.png: Cow drops Brimstone key with rarity 1/2,020 in quantity 1Brimstone key11/2,020[d 1]Not soldN/A
  1. Brimstone keys are only dropped if killed on a Slayer task given by Konar quo Maten.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
22 November 2018

Cowhides will now appear at the top of the drop pile when killing cows.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Transcript[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Cows, while generally weak, are immune to poison and venom. This is reportedly due to a conflict with their 'Moo' timing interrupting poison and venom's timers.
  • There is a very small chance for a cow to appear inside Nightmare Zone. According to Mod Mat K (confirming player speculation), this is an easter egg referring to the cow in the area to start a dream, which couldn't be moved when the minigame was developed due to the lack of a map editor.[1]
  • Using an item on a Cow prompts the message "The cow doesn't want that." as opposed to the usual "Nothing interesting happens."

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Mod Mat K. "Legitimately unsure how the Cow got into NMZ?." 13 May 2015. Reddit Forums.