|Release date||28 July 2009 (Update)|
|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.
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Big bones 1 Always 708
- Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 24,245 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 1,080–3,600 Air rune 40 Common 1,360 Nature rune 4 Uncommon 1,120 Death rune 3 Uncommon 609 Blood rune 3 Uncommon 960 Soul rune 3–6 Uncommon 732–1,464
Weapons and armourEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Air battlestaff 1 Uncommon 8,440 Water battlestaff 1 Rare 8,362 Amulet of ranging 1 Rare 75,765
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Adamant bolts 10 Common 640 Runite bolts 5 Common 1,850 Rune dart 10 Common 930
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Morchella mushroom spore 4 Uncommon 3,420 Poison ivy seed 1 Uncommon 6 Cactus seed 1 Uncommon 21 Belladonna seed 1 Uncommon 79 Avantoe seed 1 Uncommon 2,199 Toadflax seed 1 Uncommon 3,165 Cadantine seed 1 Uncommon 906 Irit seed 1 Uncommon 224 Kwuarm seed 1 Uncommon 1,066 Fellstalk seed 1 Uncommon 1,040 Ranarr seed 1 Rare 1,555 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 1,486 Lantadyme seed 1 Rare 34,262 Dwarf weed seed 1 Rare 43,287 Torstol seed 1 Rare 35,245
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Grimy guam 1 Uncommon 728 Grimy marrentill 1 Uncommon 125 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 148 Grimy ranarr 1 Uncommon 2,843 Grimy irit 1 Uncommon 2,601 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 4,311 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 4,029 Grimy cadantine 1 Uncommon 1,990 Grimy lantadyme 1 Uncommon 9,277 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Uncommon 9,513
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Raw lobster 1–3 Common 309–927 Raw swordfish 1–2 Common 410–820 Raw shark 1 Common 1,888
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 500 Common Not sold Seaweed 3–6 (noted) Common 933–1,866 Snape grass 3 (noted) Common 1,128 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 365,759
- Universal drops are dropped by nearly 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 anglerfish in 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".