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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 8,198 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Kwuarm seed 5Kwuarm seed1Common6,333
Avantoe seed 5Avantoe seed2Common598
Snapdragon seed 5Snapdragon seed1Common364
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed1Uncommon731
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe(noted)Uncommon5,360
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon(noted)Uncommon4,081
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(noted)Uncommon3,296
Grimy guamGrimy guam(noted)Rare416
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin(noted)Rare148
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander(noted)Rare332
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(noted)Rare19,084
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(noted)Rare9,876
Grimy iritGrimy irit(noted)Rare12,016
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill(noted)Rare552
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm(noted)Rare21,888
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(noted)Very rare14,132
Static glovesStatic gloves1Very rare2,565,208
CoalCoal25 (noted)Common5,600
Earth talismanEarth talisman(noted)Uncommon13,928
SupercompostSupercompost15 (noted)Uncommon7,995
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore(noted)Uncommon6,240
Rune barRune bar(noted)Uncommon14,108
Cresbot (unpoked)Cresbot (unpoked)1Very rareNot sold
Magic logsMagic logs10 (noted)Uncommon6,680
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 sapphire1Common919
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,575
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,741
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,967
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare178,515–218,185
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common17,376
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common24,187
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,496
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare562,320–687,280
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common56,738
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,596
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,251,000–1,529,000
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare910
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,734
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare566,010–943,350
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,216
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,434
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common21,470–26,030
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,043,415–1,275,285
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare77,794
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,619
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,191
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare404,625–510,450
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare113,165–142,762
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare39,150–54,810
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common14,715–17,985
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon229,275–280,225
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon25,344–31,680
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare292,500–357,500
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon44,800–246,400
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common13,050–15,950
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon280,800–343,200
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common33,278–38,032
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare320,895–392,205
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,005,300–1,228,700
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common42,324
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare634,860–775,940
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon387,450–473,550
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon367,290–448,910
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon232,920–284,680
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon166,050–202,950
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon10,234–11,696
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon8,890–10,160
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon433,144
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,793,180
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common4,500–5,500
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common7,920–9,680
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon165,150–201,850
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon13,328–16,072
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare132,300–161,700
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon34,065–41,635
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare573,750–701,250
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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