|Release||4 March 2013 (Update)|
|Fires lethal projectiles.|
|Equipment XP (2H/MH & Armour/OH)|
|72 / 48 / 24|
6 ticks (3.6s)
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 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).
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.
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, assault, flurry 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.
|Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 1,690 kills.|
1 charm is dropped at a time.
|Grimy avantoe||2 (noted)||Uncommon||3,768|
|Grimy snapdragon||1 (noted)||Uncommon||3,283|
|Grimy dwarf weed||1 (noted)||Uncommon||2,600|
|Grimy guam||4 (noted)||Rare||1,328|
|Grimy tarromin||4 (noted)||Rare||112|
|Grimy harralander||4 (noted)||Rare||312|
|Grimy cadantine||4 (noted)||Rare||13,808|
|Grimy ranarr||4 (noted)||Rare||13,224|
|Grimy irit||4 (noted)||Rare||13,052|
|Grimy marrentill||4 (noted)||Rare||992|
|Grimy kwuarm||4 (noted)||Rare||20,408|
|Grimy lantadyme||4 (noted)||Very rare||12,596|
|Pneumatic gloves||1||Very rare||1,446,170|
|Earth talisman||8 (noted)||Uncommon||11,184|
|Adamantite ore||4 (noted)||Uncommon||5,508|
|Rune bar||1 (noted)||Uncommon||14,052|
|Cresbot (unpoked)||1||Very rare||Not sold|
|Magic logs||10 (noted)||Uncommon||5,210|
|Rare drop table||1||Rare||Not sold|
|Clue scroll (hard)||1||Rare||Not sold|
|Clue scroll (elite)||1||Rare||Not sold|
|Spirit sapphire||1||Rare||Not sold|
|Spirit emerald||1||Rare||Not sold|
|Spirit ruby||1||Rare||Not sold|
|Starved ancient effigy||1||Very rare||Not 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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|Uncut diamond||45–55 (noted)||Rare||172,845–211,255|
|Loop half of a key||1||Common||18,737|
|Tooth half of a key||1||Common||23,178|
|Uncut dragonstone||45–55 (noted)||Rare||507,195–619,905|
|Rune platebody||15–25 (noted)||Rare||564,255–940,425|
|Shield left half||1||Rare||65,318|
|Onyx bolts||135–165||Very rare||1,072,440–1,310,760|
|Water talisman||65–82 (noted)||Rare||327,015–412,542|
|Earth talisman||65–82 (noted)||Rare||90,870–114,636|
|Fire talisman||25–35 (noted)||Rare||25,175–35,245|
|Raw lobster||135–165 (noted)||Common||23,490–28,710|
|Raw shark||225–275 (noted)||Uncommon||281,475–344,025|
|Big bones||72–90 (noted)||Uncommon||18,072–22,590|
|Dragon bones||180–220 (noted)||Rare||264,600–323,400|
|Gold ore||90–110 (noted)||Common||16,740–20,460|
|Adamantite ore||180–220 (noted)||Uncommon||247,860–302,940|
|Adamant bar||14–16 (noted)||Common||42,238–48,272|
|Adamant bar||135–165 (noted)||Rare||407,295–497,805|
|Runite ore||90–110 (noted)||Rare||1,069,920–1,307,680|
|Rune bar||3 (noted)||Common||42,156|
|Rune bar||45–55 (noted)||Rare||632,340–772,860|
|Grimy torstol||90–110 (noted)||Uncommon||357,120–436,480|
|Grimy snapdragon||90–110 (noted)||Uncommon||295,470–361,130|
|Super restore (4)||45–55 (noted)||Uncommon||274,230–335,170|
|Prayer potion (4)||45–55 (noted)||Uncommon||199,710–244,090|
|Dwarf weed seed||14–16||Uncommon||9,198–10,512|
|Palm tree seed||10||Rare||1,843,820|
|Molten glass||45–55 (noted)||Common||12,420–15,180|
|Soft clay||450–550 (noted)||Uncommon||232,650–284,350|
|Yew logs||675–825 (noted)||Rare||136,350–166,650|
|Teak plank||45–55 (noted)||Uncommon||35,460–43,340|
|Mahogany plank||270–330 (noted)||Rare||450,900–551,100|
|Vecna skull||1||Very rare||177,265|
|Hazelmere's signet ring||1||Very rare||1,804,467,420|
|Brawling gloves (Melee)||1||Very rare||Not sold|
|Brawling gloves (Magic)||1||Very rare||Not sold|
|Brawling gloves (Ranged)||1||Very rare||Not sold|
|Brawling gloves (Agility)||1||Very rare||Not sold|
|Brawling gloves (Cooking)||1||Very rare||Not sold|
|Brawling gloves (FM)||1||Very rare||Not sold|
|Brawling gloves (Fishing)||1||Very rare||Not sold|
|Brawling gloves (Hunter)||1||Very rare||Not sold|
|Brawling gloves (Mining)||1||Very rare||Not sold|
|Brawling gloves (Prayer)||1||Very rare||Not sold|
|Brawling gloves (Smithing)||1||Very rare||Not sold|
|Brawling gloves (Thieving)||1||Very rare||Not sold|
|Brawling gloves (WC)||1||Very rare||Not sold|
|Crystal triskelion fragment 1||1||Very rare||Not sold|
|Crystal triskelion fragment 2||1||Very rare||Not sold|
|Crystal triskelion fragment 3||1||Very rare||Not sold|
- Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
- These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
|Key token||1||Rare||Not sold|
- Its name may be a reference to tracer ammunition, used for real world ranged weapons.