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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 flashing 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.

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 putting the Prayer Icon (the icon near the Map) in their attack bar. 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) Pernix coif Armadyl helmet Royal dragonhide coif N/A
Neck slot Amulet of souls Saradomin's murmur Amulet of ranging Amulet of fury Amulet of glory
Cape slot Completionist cape Ava's alerter Ava's accumulator Ava's attractor N/A
Torso slot Pernix body Armadyl chestplate Royal dragonhide body Black dragonhide body N/A
Legs slot Pernix chaps Armadyl chainskirt Royal dragonhide chaps Black dragonhide chaps N/A
2h slot Noxious longbow/Strykebow Zaryte bow/Attuned crystal bow/Royal crossbow Hand cannon Crystal bow Dark bow
Ammo slot Araxyte arrows/Wild arrows Royal bolts Hand cannon shot Dark arrows/Diamond bolts (e) Dragon arrows
Gloves slot Tracking gloves Armadyl gloves Barrows gloves Royal dragonhide vambraces Regen bracelet
Feet slot Glaiven boots for protection Armadyl boots for damage bonus Ranger boots Snakeskin boots N/A
Ring slot Ring of wealth Archers' ring (i) Archers' ring Ring of life N/A
Aura slot Master sharpshooter Vampyrism N/A N/A N/A

Inventory (standard)

  • Best healer pouch
    • Scrolls for the healer
  • 2-5 Prayer potions
  • 10-20 medium/high level food


(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
Cape slot Completionist cape Ardougne cloak 4 Ardougne cloak 3 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
Weapon 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
Shield 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 Ring of wealth 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)

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