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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, along with Affliction and Malevolence specifically; 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 seed1Common7,781
Avantoe seed 5Avantoe seed2Common798
Snapdragon seed 5Snapdragon seed1Common653
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed1Uncommon552
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe(noted)Uncommon2,392
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon(noted)Uncommon1,504
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(noted)Uncommon1,935
Grimy guamGrimy guam(noted)Rare1,292
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin(noted)Rare92
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander(noted)Rare392
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(noted)Rare11,872
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(noted)Rare8,556
Grimy iritGrimy irit(noted)Rare13,408
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill(noted)Rare908
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm(noted)Rare20,696
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(noted)Very rare11,676
Static glovesStatic gloves1Very rare496,934
CoalCoal25 (noted)Common3,200
Earth talismanEarth talisman(noted)Uncommon16,952
SupercompostSupercompost15 (noted)Uncommon10,800
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore(noted)Uncommon5,168
Rune barRune bar(noted)Uncommon13,813
Cresbot (unpoked)Cresbot (unpoked)1Very rareNot sold
Magic logsMagic logs10 (noted)Uncommon4,100
Rare drop tableRare drop table1RareNot sold

Tertiary dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Sealed clue scroll (hard)Sealed clue scroll (hard)1RareNot sold
Sealed clue scroll (elite)Sealed clue scroll (elite)1Rare[d 1]Not sold
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
  1. ^ There is a 1% chance of this being a sealed clue scroll (master) instead

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 250Coins250–500Common250–500
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common667
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,977
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,527
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,936
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare132,120–161,480
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common16,941
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common19,337
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,341
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare510,345–623,755
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common58,137
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,484
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,094,220–1,337,380
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare885
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,806
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare567,090–945,150
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare63,930
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,853
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common23,617–28,633
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,074,330–1,313,070
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,643
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,737
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare483,535–609,998
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare137,735–173,758
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare48,925–68,495
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common28,890–35,310
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon229,725–280,775
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,328–16,072
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare309,960–378,840
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon25,600–140,800
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common14,580–17,820
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon232,560–284,240
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common37,226–42,544
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare358,965–438,735
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,061,730–1,297,670
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,439
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare621,585–759,715
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon312,750–382,250
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon135,360–165,440
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon180,540–220,660
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon153,180–187,220
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon7,728–8,832
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon9,380–10,720
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon360,736
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,032,390
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common15,750–19,250
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common8,775–10,725
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon190,800–233,200
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,696–14,104
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare116,100–141,900
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon34,785–42,515
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare362,880–443,520
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon5,076
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*373,774
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,967,717,757
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
Mimic kill tokenMimic kill token1Very rare15,036