|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 614
- Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 23,354 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 840–2,800 Air rune 40 Common 960 Nature rune 4 Uncommon 1,216 Death rune 3 Uncommon 507 Blood rune 3 Uncommon 942 Soul rune 3–6 Uncommon 480–960
Weapons and armourEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Air battlestaff 1 Uncommon 8,236 Water battlestaff 1 Rare 8,287 Amulet of ranging 1 Rare 102,584
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Adamant bolts 10 Common 970 Runite bolts 5 Common 2,830 Rune dart 10 Common 920
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Morchella mushroom spore 4 Uncommon 2,152 Poison ivy seed 1 Uncommon 3 Cactus seed 1 Uncommon 34 Belladonna seed 1 Uncommon 97 Avantoe seed 1 Uncommon 3,692 Toadflax seed 1 Uncommon 1,876 Cadantine seed 1 Uncommon 966 Irit seed 1 Uncommon 344 Kwuarm seed 1 Uncommon 1,436 Fellstalk seed 1 Uncommon 1,176 Ranarr seed 1 Rare 1,503 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 2,425 Lantadyme seed 1 Rare 43,402 Dwarf weed seed 1 Rare 66,144 Torstol seed 1 Rare 25,317
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Grimy guam 1 Uncommon 741 Grimy marrentill 1 Uncommon 72 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 183 Grimy ranarr 1 Uncommon 3,235 Grimy irit 1 Uncommon 2,685 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 4,633 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 4,476 Grimy cadantine 1 Uncommon 1,695 Grimy lantadyme 1 Uncommon 10,139 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Uncommon 12,534
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Raw lobster 1–3 Common 272–816 Raw swordfish 1–2 Common 380–760 Raw shark 1 Common 1,476
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 500 Common Not sold Seaweed 3–6 (noted) Common 1,383–2,766 Snape grass 3 (noted) Common 1,326 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 344,527
- 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 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".