|Release date||28 July 2009 (Update)|
|Combat level|| 136|
|XP per kill||399 (and 131.6 experience)|
|Always drops||Big bones|
|Examine text||It has a light on its forehead. What a pretty light... So shiny!|
|Assigned by||Sumona, Duradel or Lapalok, Kuradal|
The Aquanite is a Slayer monster that requires a Slayer level of 78 to kill and was announced by Jagex in a Guaranteed Content poll on 17 June 2009 and subsequently released on 28 July 2009. The poll asked players which name for the new monster they preferred: Aquanite, Gilidrixon, Amphibrath, Lanterwyn, or Anglibian. All of the names were suggested by players on the RuneScape Forums thread "Name A Slayer Creature" in "Suggestions - Monster and NPC". The name Aquanite won the Guaranteed Content Poll over Gilidrixon by 159 votes.
Previously, Kuradal could not assign Aquanites as a task. However, with the Shattered Heart update on 3 March 2010, the ability to be assigned Aquanites can be purchased for 50 slayer reward points. Once unlocked, they can be toggled off. Though, in order to toggle them back on, they must be purchased again for 50 slayer points or removed from the assignments list through the use of the cancellation slots.
There is another, faster way for those without 81 Agility. Using a ring of slaying to teleport to Sumona, players run down the Desert Slayer Dungeon into either the Kurask or Turoth rooms, and use the portal, making players have a little walk to their lair. Otherwise, if players do not want to waste points buying/making a ring of slaying, the Bandit Camp's lodestone or the Al-Kharid lodestone will suffice.
Using the Bandit camp lodestone, players will run east to the Desert Slayer Dungeon, or if needed, go down the Smokey Well to avoid unnecessary desert heat damage. If using the Al-Kharid lodestone, stock up at the Shantay pass, and bring either 205-400 coins and head to Pollnivneach.
With the new release of the slayer masks on the Squeal of Fortune, some players who received the Mask of the Kura may simply use that to teleport to the Kurasks in the Fremennik Slayer Dungeon and run to the Aquanites from there.
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Big bones 1 Always 571
- Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 21,056 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
- Please add to the log (only if 50 or more creatures killed).
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Water rune 30–49, 100 Common 660–2,200 Air rune 40 Common 1,600 Nature rune 4 Uncommon 1,324 Death rune 3 Uncommon 354 Blood rune 3 Uncommon 852 Soul rune 3–6 Uncommon 414–828
Weapons and armourEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Water battlestaff 1 Uncommon 8,278 Air battlestaff 1 Rare 8,328 Amulet of ranging 1 Rare 132,622
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Adamant bolts 10 Common 940 Runite bolts 5 Common 2,365 Rune dart 10 Common 940
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Morchella mushroom spore 4 Uncommon 1,588 Poison ivy seed 1 Uncommon 1 Cactus seed 1 Uncommon 19 Belladonna seed 1 Uncommon 385 Avantoe seed 1 Uncommon 4,990 Toadflax seed 1 Uncommon 1,770 Cadantine seed 1 Uncommon 2,790 Irit seed 1 Uncommon 252 Kwuarm seed 1 Uncommon 305 Fellstalk seed 1 Uncommon 669 Ranarr seed 1 Rare 1,378 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 2,043 Lantadyme seed 1 Rare 42,283 Dwarf weed seed 1 Rare 53,920 Torstol seed 1 Rare 19,713
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Grimy guam 1 Uncommon 604 Grimy marrentill 1 Uncommon 88 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 189 Grimy ranarr 1 Uncommon 2,524 Grimy irit 1 Uncommon 2,535 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 4,469 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 2,302 Grimy cadantine 1 Uncommon 1,946 Grimy lantadyme 1 Uncommon 9,219 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Uncommon 11,126
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Raw lobster 1–3 Common 224–672 Raw swordfish 1–2 Common 407–814 Raw shark 1 Common 1,795
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 500 Common Not sold Seaweed 3–6 (noted) Common 1,611–3,222 Snape grass 3 (noted) Common 1,653 Pelvis bone 1 Common Not sold Clue scroll (hard) 1 Rare Not sold Spirit sapphire 1 Rare Not sold Spirit emerald 1 Rare Not sold Spirit ruby 1 Rare Not sold Long bone 1 Rare Not sold Curved bone 1 Rare Not sold Starved ancient effigy 1 Very rare Not sold Sirenic scale 1 Very rare 281,461
- Universal drops are dropped by every monster outside of Daemonheim.
- These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Key token 1 Rare Not sold
- The examine is a reference to the movie Finding Nemo.
- It has frog-like webbed feet, a bioluminescent light hanging from its forehead like that of an Anglerfish, and a head with whiskers like a catfish; showcasing the real life influence in designing the creature.
- This is one of the few higher-levelled Slayer monsters that do not have access to the Rare drop table. However, a Ring of Wealth will still improve drops.
- In a hidden update in February, Jagex increased the defence of Aquanite because "Too many low-levelled players can kill them very easily".