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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.


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


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. 



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Main dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Kwuarm seed 5Kwuarm seed1Common5,655
Avantoe seed 5Avantoe seed2Common546
Snapdragon seed 5Snapdragon seed1Common468
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed1Uncommon985
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe(noted)Uncommon4,860
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon(noted)Uncommon4,024
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(noted)Uncommon3,454
Grimy guamGrimy guam(noted)Rare340
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin(noted)Rare140
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander(noted)Rare312
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(noted)Rare19,936
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(noted)Rare10,000
Grimy iritGrimy irit(noted)Rare12,040
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill(noted)Rare456
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm(noted)Rare19,120
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(noted)Very rare14,336
Static glovesStatic gloves1Very rare3,672,600
CoalCoal25 (noted)Common4,575
Earth talismanEarth talisman(noted)Uncommon13,816
SupercompostSupercompost15 (noted)Uncommon9,225
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore(noted)Uncommon5,000
Rune barRune bar(noted)Uncommon14,035
Cresbot (unpoked)Cresbot (unpoked)1Very rareNot sold
Magic logsMagic logs10 (noted)Uncommon6,320
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.
A ring of wealth, luck potion or collector's insignia 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 sapphire1Common872
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,561
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,489
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,922
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare176,490–215,710
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common17,640
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common24,473
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,898
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare535,410–654,390
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,287
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,763
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,267,020–1,548,580
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare930
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,537
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare563,055–938,425
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare63,809
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,177
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common19,323–23,427
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,087,290–1,328,910
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare71,285
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,141
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare991
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare366,405–462,234
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare112,255–141,614
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare37,500–52,500
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common13,365–16,335
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon231,975–283,525
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon25,560–31,950
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare292,140–357,060
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon36,600–201,300
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common13,230–16,170
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon225,000–275,000
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common32,942–37,648
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare317,655–388,245
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,034,100–1,263,900
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common42,105
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare631,575–771,925
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon378,450–462,550
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon362,160–442,640
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon227,025–277,475
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon149,355–182,545
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon13,790–15,760
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon13,874–15,856
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon478,728
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,725,730
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common4,500–5,500
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common9,945–12,155
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon182,700–223,300
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon12,648–15,252
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare125,550–153,450
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon27,630–33,770
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare571,320–698,280
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
Facts about "Automaton Guardian"RDF feed
All Combat experience0 +, 1,200.1 + and 404.1 +
All Combat level115 + and 84 +
All Is members onlytrue
All Release date4 March 2013 +
Combat experience0 +
Combat experience11,200.1 +
Combat experience2404.1 +
Combat level1115 +
Combat level284 +
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Drops itemKwuarm seed +, Avantoe seed +, Snapdragon seed +, Lantadyme seed +, Grimy avantoe +, Grimy snapdragon +, Grimy dwarf weed +, Grimy guam +, Grimy tarromin +, Grimy harralander +, Grimy cadantine +, Grimy ranarr +, Grimy irit +, Grimy marrentill +, Grimy kwuarm +, Grimy lantadyme +, Static gloves +, Coal +, Earth talisman +, Supercompost +, Adamantite ore +, Rune bar +, Cresbot (unpoked) +, Magic logs +, Rare drop table +, Clue scroll (hard) +, Clue scroll (elite) +, Spirit sapphire +, Spirit emerald +, Spirit ruby +, Starved ancient effigy + and Key token +
Drops item from RDTCoins +, Uncut sapphire +, Uncut emerald +, Uncut ruby +, Uncut diamond +, Loop half of a key +, Tooth half of a key +, Uncut dragonstone +, Dragon longsword +, Dragon spear +, Battlestaff +, Rune javelin +, Rune platebody +, Shield left half +, Dragon helm +, Rune arrowheads +, Onyx bolts +, Vecna skull +, Chaos talisman +, Nature talisman +, Water talisman +, Earth talisman +, Fire talisman +, Raw lobster +, Raw shark +, Big bones +, Dragon bones +, Coal +, Gold ore +, Adamantite ore +, Adamant bar +, Runite ore +, Rune bar +, Grimy torstol +, Grimy snapdragon +, Super restore (4) +, Prayer potion (4) +, Lantadyme seed +, Dwarf weed seed +, Magic seed +, Palm tree seed +, Flax +, Molten glass +, Soft clay +, Yew logs +, Teak plank +, Mahogany plank +, Brawling gloves (Melee) +, Brawling gloves (Magic) +, Brawling gloves (Ranged) +, Brawling gloves (Agility) +, Brawling gloves (Cooking) +, Brawling gloves (FM) +, Brawling gloves (Fishing) +, Brawling gloves (Hunter) +, Brawling gloves (Mining) +, Brawling gloves (Prayer) +, Brawling gloves (Smithing) +, Brawling gloves (Thieving) +, Brawling gloves (WC) +, Crystal triskelion fragment 1 +, Crystal triskelion fragment 2 + and Crystal triskelion fragment 3 +
Is members onlytrue
Release date4 March 2013 +
Version count2 +

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