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Automaton Tracers are powerful ranged-based opponents created by 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, 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.

Automaton tracers currently provide the most kills per hour out of the Automatons, due to a stronger ability skill set/rotation being available to melee (especially when dual wielding).

Getting thereEdit

  1. Use the "Guthix shrine" teleport on the sixth-age circuit.
  2. Right-click the High Druid and select Teleport

StrategiesEdit

Main article: Automaton/Strategies

Players should be aware of the monster's special attack, in which it starts pounding the ground with both arms, doing 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. With a well timed stun however, they will still do the animation of the attack but it will not do damage. 

Automaton special attack

The automaton's special attack

Turmoil, Anguish, or Torment significantly increase damage when fighting this monster, as the monster has high combat stats in all areas (but Turmoil provides the correct bonus against its weakness). In general, profit from obtaining more tradeable goods exceeds the cost of prayer dosage, as well as increasing the likelihood of defeating the guardian before the special attacks occur.

Players should evade the special by defeating it quickly before it activates the special. This can be done reliably with drygore weapons, ideally the maces since they are weak to crush (although chaotic weapons will suffice), through chaining multiple threshold abilities; such as Destroy, assaultflurry or strong ultimates like berserk (preferably using Void Knight equipment). Once the player masters this, the Scrimshaw of vampyrism alone (or vampyrism aura) is enough sustain the player indefinitely, allowing prayer to be conserved for Turmoil (Penance Aura is useful as well), essential in achieving many kills. 

The ranged ability escape can also be used to evade most of the damage of the special attack if timed properly.

Other convenience 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
79–82%5–7%2–4%2–3%8–10%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 1,781 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Kwuarm seed 5Kwuarm seed1Common6,711
Avantoe seed 5Avantoe seed2Common458
Snapdragon seed 5Snapdragon seed1Common368
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed1Uncommon418
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe(noted)Uncommon2,418
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon(noted)Uncommon1,317
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(noted)Uncommon2,212
Grimy guamGrimy guam(noted)Rare1,416
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin(noted)Rare80
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander(noted)Rare348
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(noted)Rare12,944
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(noted)Rare8,476
Grimy iritGrimy irit(noted)Rare15,104
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill(noted)Rare944
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm(noted)Rare21,308
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(noted)Very rare12,528
Pneumatic glovesPneumatic gloves1Very rare577,197
CoalCoal25 (noted)Common3,150
Earth talismanEarth talisman(noted)Uncommon28,512
SupercompostSupercompost15 (noted)Uncommon9,135
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore(noted)Uncommon4,976
Rune barRune bar(noted)Uncommon13,407
Cresbot (unpoked)Cresbot (unpoked)1Very rareNot sold
Magic logsMagic logs10 (noted)Uncommon3,940
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 sapphire1Common754
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,041
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,773
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,265
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare146,925–179,575
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common16,431
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common17,765
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,646
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare569,070–695,530
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common58,259
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,046
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,115,280–1,363,120
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare890
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,717
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare565,755–942,925
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,418
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,854
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common20,905–25,345
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,066,635–1,303,665
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,261
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,587
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare607,360–766,208
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare231,660–292,248
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare78,625–110,075
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common24,570–30,030
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon247,725–302,775
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,532–16,318
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare304,560–372,240
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon25,200–138,600
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common14,670–17,930
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon223,920–273,680
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common42,392–48,448
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare408,780–499,620
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,007,010–1,230,790
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common40,221
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare603,315–737,385
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon328,680–401,720
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon118,530–144,870
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon157,005–191,895
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon154,935–189,365
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon5,852–6,688
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon7,224–8,256
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon372,960
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare906,010
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common26,550–32,450
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common8,010–9,790
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon193,500–236,500
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon10,336–12,464
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare102,600–125,400
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon36,855–45,045
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare387,450–473,550
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon6,469
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*301,297
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 rare23,027

TriviaEdit

  • Its name may be a reference to tracer ammunition, used for real world ranged weapons.