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Post-questDuring The World Wakes
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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 lair 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 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.


Players should be aware of the monster's special attack, which does a pulsing area of effect damage around the autonomnom 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


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 (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. 



Charm drop numbers
No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 8,045 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Herb seedsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Herb seed 5Kwuarm seed1Common1,475
Herb seed 5Avantoe seed2Common1,056
Herb seed 5Snapdragon seed1Uncommon333
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed1Rare6,054


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe2 (noted)Uncommon8,354
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon1 (noted)Uncommon3,877
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1 (noted)Uncommon5,558
Grimy guamGrimy guam4 (noted)Rare996
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin4 (noted)Rare160
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander4 (noted)Rare488
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine4 (noted)Rare16,160
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr4 (noted)Rare9,048
Grimy iritGrimy irit4 (noted)Rare7,852
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill4 (noted)Rare788
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm4 (noted)Rare19,636
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme4 (noted)Rare21,220


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Static glovesStatic gloves1Very rare5,842,705


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
CoalCoal25 (noted)Common9,250
Anagogic ortAnagogic ort20UncommonNot sold
Earth talismanEarth talisman8 (noted)Uncommon18,112
SupercompostSupercompost15 (noted)Uncommon7,545
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore4 (noted)Uncommon5,248
Rune barRune bar1 (noted)Uncommon14,214
Magic logsMagic logs10 (noted)Uncommon8,430
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
CresbotCresbot1Very rareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold

Rare Drop TableEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
The ring of wealth is not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000CommonNot sold
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common763
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,491
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,403
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,847
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare173,115–211,585
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon14,745
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon35,775
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,388
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare512,460–626,340
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,902
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon36,166
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,303,380–1,593,020
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare920
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon38,002
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare570,030–950,050
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon65,002
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,991
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common22,826–27,674
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,126,575–1,376,925
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon41,288
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon714
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon634
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare579,540–731,112
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare147,160–185,648
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare47,050–65,870
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon24,705–30,195
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon209,250–255,750
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon29,467–33,570
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon368,280–450,120
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon74,000–407,000
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common11,250–13,750
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon236,160–288,640
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common36,780
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare331,020–404,580
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare940,320–1,149,280
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,642
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare639,630–781,770
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon420,390–513,810
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon348,930–426,470
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon170,505–208,395
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon101,250–123,750
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon84,756–96,864
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon111,062–126,928
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon420,860
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,796,770
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common9,000–11,000
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common5,310–6,490
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon112,950–138,050
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon15,436–18,614
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare153,225–187,275
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon27,045–33,055
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare547,020–668,580
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1RareNot 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 market price
Key tokenKey token1RareNot sold

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