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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 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 seed1Common7,410
Avantoe seed 5Avantoe seed2Common1,468
Snapdragon seed 5Snapdragon seed1Common828
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed1Uncommon2,194
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe(noted)Uncommon4,762
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon(noted)Uncommon3,180
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(noted)Uncommon2,689
Grimy guamGrimy guam(noted)Rare768
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin(noted)Rare156
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander(noted)Rare316
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(noted)Rare19,564
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(noted)Rare13,140
Grimy iritGrimy irit(noted)Rare12,976
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill(noted)Rare796
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm(noted)Rare21,208
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(noted)Very rare14,356
Static glovesStatic gloves1Very rare2,574,299
CoalCoal25 (noted)Common4,425
Earth talismanEarth talisman(noted)Uncommon14,184
SupercompostSupercompost15 (noted)Uncommon8,910
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore(noted)Uncommon5,100
Rune barRune bar(noted)Uncommon13,820
Cresbot (unpoked)Cresbot (unpoked)1Very rareNot sold
Magic logsMagic logs10 (noted)Uncommon6,290
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 sapphire1Common940
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,018
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,679
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,004
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare180,180–220,220
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common19,870
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common23,398
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,643
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare523,935–640,365
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common55,178
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare39,525
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,231,020–1,504,580
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare940
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,255
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare558,825–931,375
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare65,245
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,394
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common20,792–25,208
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,040,040–1,271,160
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,702
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,031
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare351,910–443,948
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare115,245–145,386
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare36,325–50,855
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common14,445–17,655
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon227,250–277,750
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon26,064–32,580
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare296,280–362,120
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon35,400–194,700
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common13,320–16,280
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon229,500–280,500
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common38,654–44,176
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare372,735–455,565
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare987,030–1,206,370
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,460
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare621,900–760,100
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon376,110–459,690
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon286,200–349,800
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon253,035–309,265
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon222,750–272,250
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon30,716–35,104
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon26,026–29,744
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon406,764
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,792,530
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common5,850–7,150
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common15,480–18,920
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon172,800–211,200
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon14,212–17,138
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare141,075–172,425
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon36,630–44,770
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare599,940–733,260
Blurberry specialBlurberry special1Uncommon1,708
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*64,516
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*15,077,415
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

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