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Automaton Guardians are melee-based opponents created by the Cres, a Guardian of Guthix, to protect Guthix's chamber. They can be found in the central room of Guthix's Cave after the completion of The World Wakes, The Firemaker's Curse, the Ritual of the Mahjarrat, The Chosen Commander, Branches of Darkmeyer, and The Void Stares Back. They require level 67 Slayer to be harmed and are known for their various mid-priced stackable drops and their very rare glove drop.

Currently, the guardians are the least resource intensive variant of Automaton due to lack of damage taken. Torment is highly recommended; due to the approximately 30% increase in profit/kills exceeding the cost of prayer dosage.

CombatEdit

Players should be aware of the monster's special attack, which does a pulsing area of effect damage around the automaton at regular intervals, but roots the monster in place (note it can still perform regular auto attacks while the special is active). This can quickly do 1000+ damage if multiple pulses contact with the player.

Automaton special attack

The automaton's special attack

StrategyEdit

Safe spot automaton

An example of a safe spot.

To fight the Guardians, level 80 weaponry or better is strongly recommended; any lower will sharply cut profits. Torment and its equivalent curses, Anguish and Turmoil, significantly increase damage when fighting this monster, as the monster has high combat stats in all areas (Torment provides the correct bonus against its weakness).

Safe spotting the monster west or east of the middle area (trapping them by the walls dividing of each boss NPC during the quest) is the easiest approach, as the player takes no damage, you could also use the entangle spell at the cost of 3 nature runes to bind them, (Void Knight equipment is recommended to take advantage of this). Targeting the monsters then using Impact, Asphyxiate, or a binding spell, such as Ice Barrage, initially will root them in place for a period of time allowing the player to inflict large amounts of damage before they can approach. Impact will be ready again to bind them by the time the effect wears off effectively allowing safe spotting from anywhere in the room for those comfortable with advance combat mechanics.

Other conveniences include: the quest reward Sixth-Age circuit, providing a quick teleport back to the area and Solomon's General Store pet variants, which automatically loots the plethora of stacking objects. 

DropsEdit

CharmsEdit

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
81–83%5–6%2–3%2–3%7–8%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 8,309 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Kwuarm seed 5Kwuarm seed1Common7,870
Avantoe seed 5Avantoe seed2Common722
Snapdragon seed 5Snapdragon seed1Common481
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed1Uncommon652
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe(noted)Uncommon3,548
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon(noted)Uncommon2,499
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(noted)Uncommon2,561
Grimy guamGrimy guam(noted)Rare1,252
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin(noted)Rare124
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander(noted)Rare428
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(noted)Rare14,344
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(noted)Rare10,608
Grimy iritGrimy irit(noted)Rare14,564
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill(noted)Rare1,648
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm(noted)Rare22,472
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(noted)Very rare14,712
Static glovesStatic gloves1Very rare684,199
CoalCoal25 (noted)Common3,500
Earth talismanEarth talisman(noted)Uncommon13,416
SupercompostSupercompost15 (noted)Uncommon8,685
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore(noted)Uncommon4,860
Rune barRune bar(noted)Uncommon13,886
Cresbot (unpoked)Cresbot (unpoked)1Very rareNot sold
Magic logsMagic logs10 (noted)Uncommon5,140
Rare drop tableRare drop table1RareNot sold

Tertiary dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Clue scroll (hard)Clue scroll (hard)1RareNot sold
Clue scroll (elite)Clue scroll (elite)1RareNot sold
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold

Rare Drop TableEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items such as a ring of wealth or luck of the dwarves are not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common1,061
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,452
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,210
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,016
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare180,720–220,880
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common18,696
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common23,045
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,817
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare576,765–704,935
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,608
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare39,110
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,058,940–1,294,260
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare895
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,726
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare565,890–943,150
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,412
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,903
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common35,934–43,566
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,071,090–1,309,110
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,230
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,597
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare469,885–592,778
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare109,005–137,514
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare42,675–59,745
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common38,070–46,530
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon380,925–465,575
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon18,144–22,680
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare319,500–390,500
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon28,000–154,000
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common15,300–18,700
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon218,700–267,300
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common43,568–49,792
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare420,120–513,480
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,015,020–1,240,580
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,658
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare624,870–763,730
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon390,240–476,960
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon224,910–274,890
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon237,510–290,290
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon172,305–210,595
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon9,128–10,432
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon9,310–10,640
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon402,612
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,687,050
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common36,450–44,550
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common14,715–17,985
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon216,000–264,000
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon13,328–16,072
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare132,300–161,700
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon41,490–50,710
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare496,260–606,540
Blurberry specialBlurberry special1Uncommon2,088
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*245,094
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,885,212,297
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 1Crystal triskelion fragment 11Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2Crystal triskelion fragment 21Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3Crystal triskelion fragment 31Very rareNot sold

Universal dropsEdit

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Key tokenKey token1RareNot sold