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This article is a strategy guide for Aquanite.
Information on mechanics, setups, and tactics is on this page.
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Aquanites frequently hit in the 150-200s with their normal magic attack and are fairly accurate, even with large magic defences. If the player is using the Protect from Magic prayer, they use a special prayer-negating attack which can hit up to 500+. The special prayer-negating attack is used every 10th attack, beginning with the 9th attack, whether you are using prayer or not. Note, however, that prayer-flicking almost completely prevents them from using the protection cancelling attack. The count starts over with every new aquanite so if you can kill them in just a few hits, you may never encounter the prayer-negating attack. A healing familiar, food and prayer potions may be useful in case mistakes are made. A bunyip is recommended, as well as Swallow Whole scrolls, due to the large amount of food the monster frequently drops.

Seedicide is highly recommended due to their frequent seed drops, and explorer's ring can be helpful for the water battlestaff drops.

Caution: Aquanites' special attack deactivates a player's prayers. They only turn them off, however, instead of preventing the player from using them for a while. A player facing this special attack can therefore set Quick Prayers and click them again immediately, or by dragging the Prayer icon (the icon besides the Adrenaline bar) onto their action bar to re-activate frequently. Aquanites' attacks can hit fairly hard and are relatively accurate, but with the use of a healing familiar or similar methods, players may fight for long periods of time. However, it is possible to use protection prayer, since your prayer is only be deactivated for a second, and so gear with high prayer bonus may also be worn. Keep in mind that protection/deflect prayers block only 50% of the damage you receive, so melee armours are not recommended for medium-levelled players who want to 'tank' Aquanites.


(The weakness of Aquanites is arrows so Ranged is recommended for medium-levelled players. It is not advised to use crossbows or thrown weapons unless they are level 70 or higher).

Recommended equipment for Ranged
Slot Item (most effective → least effective)
Head slot Full slayer helm/Focus sight (task) Sirenic mask Pernix cowl Armadyl helmet Spined helm
Neck slot Amulet of souls Farsight sniper necklace Reaper necklace Saradomin's murmur Amulet of fury
Back slot Completionist cape TokHaar-Kal-Xil Max cape Ava's alerter Ava's accumulator
Torso slot Sirenic hauberk Pernix body Anima Core body of Zamorak Armadyl chestplate Spined body
Legs slot Sirenic chaps Pernix chaps Anima Core legs of Zamorak Armadyl chainskirt Spined chaps
Main hand slot Ascension crossbow Death Lotus dart Shadow glaive Attuned crystal chakram Chaotic crossbow
2h slot Seren godbow Noxious longbow Decimation Wyvern crossbow Royal crossbow/Zaryte bow
Off-hand weapon slot Ascension crossbow Off-hand Death Lotus dart Off-hand shadow glaive Off-hand attuned crystal chakram Off-hand chaotic crossbow
Ammo slot Araxyte arrows/Enchanted bolts Ascension bolts Wyvern spines Royal Bolt N/A
Gloves slot Cinderbane gloves Nightmare gauntlets Deathtouch bracelet Pernix gloves Armadyl gloves
Feet slot Elite ranger boots Pernix boots Armadyl boots Kurask boots N/A
Ring slot Ring of death Asylum surgeon's ring Sixth-Age circuit Luck of the dwarves Archers' ring
Aura slot Reckless Dark magic aura Vampyrism Dedicated slayer aura Master knock-out aura
Pocket slot Illuminated god book Superior scrimshaw of cruelty Scrimshaw of cruelty God book Attacker's insignia

Inventory (standard)


(Recommended for high-levelled players who want to tank Aquanites) 

Recommended equipment for Melee
Slot Item (most effective → least effective)
Head slot Full slayer helm (task) Slayer helm(task) Black mask(task) Torva full helm Helm of neitiznot
Neck slot Amulet of souls Amulet of fury Amulet of glory N/A N/A
Back slot Completionist cape Max cape Ardougne cloak 4 Soulwars cape N/A
Torso slot Ganodermic poncho Torva body Bandos chestplate Karil's top Royal dragonhide body
Legs slot Ganodermic leggings Torva platelegs Bandos tassets Karil's skirt Royal dragonhide chaps
Main hand slot Drygore mace Drygore longsword/rapier Chaotic rapier/longsword Abyssal vine whip Abyssal whip
Off-hand weapon slot Off-hand Drygore mace Off-hand Drygore longsword rapier Off-hand chaotic rapier Off-hand chaotic longsword
Off-hand slot Malevolent kiteshield Divine spirit shield Bandos warshield Crystal ward Dragonfire shield
Gloves slot Goliath gloves Barrows gloves Regen bracelet N/A N/A
Feet slot Steadfast boots Bandos boots Dragon boots Rune boots N/A
Ring slot Luck of the dwarves Berserker ring (i) Berserker ring Ring of life N/A
Aura slot Vampyrism N/A N/A N/A N/A

Inventory (standard)

  • Bunyip pouch (and scrolls)
  • 20 high levelled food
  • Super (or greater) potion set
  • 2+ prayer potions

Inventory (Prayer)

  • 10 prayer potions
  • 5 high levelled food (skip if using Soul Split)