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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).

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 seed1Common7,442
Avantoe seed 5Avantoe seed2Common990
Snapdragon seed 5Snapdragon seed1Common669
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed1Uncommon705
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe(noted)Uncommon2,650
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon(noted)Uncommon1,822
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(noted)Uncommon1,856
Grimy guamGrimy guam(noted)Rare1,372
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin(noted)Rare120
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander(noted)Rare356
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(noted)Rare10,340
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(noted)Rare9,492
Grimy iritGrimy irit(noted)Rare12,652
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill(noted)Rare1,608
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm(noted)Rare20,716
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(noted)Very rare11,124
Pneumatic glovesPneumatic gloves1Very rare769,583
CoalCoal25 (noted)Common3,300
Earth talismanEarth talisman(noted)Uncommon15,248
SupercompostSupercompost15 (noted)Uncommon8,370
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore(noted)Uncommon5,012
Rune barRune bar(noted)Uncommon13,814
Cresbot (unpoked)Cresbot (unpoked)1Very rareNot sold
Magic logsMagic logs10 (noted)Uncommon4,530
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 sapphire1Common860
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,978
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,633
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,468
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare156,060–190,740
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common18,111
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common21,998
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,474
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare516,330–631,070
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,685
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare37,333
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,090,620–1,332,980
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare900
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,662
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare564,930–941,550
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,922
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,692
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common29,606–35,894
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,068,390–1,305,810
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,742
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,183
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare433,160–546,448
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare123,890–156,292
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare42,025–58,835
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common29,565–36,135
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon256,050–312,950
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,464–16,236
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare310,680–379,720
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon26,400–145,200
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common16,740–20,460
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon225,540–275,660
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common39,200–44,800
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare378,000–462,000
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,041,210–1,272,590
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,442
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare621,630–759,770
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon315,090–385,110
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon163,980–200,420
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon187,830–229,570
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon178,290–217,910
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon9,870–11,280
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon9,716–11,104
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon399,208
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,055,770
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common16,650–20,350
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common12,735–15,565
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon206,550–252,450
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon12,852–15,498
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare127,575–155,925
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon31,230–38,170
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare366,660–448,140
Blurberry specialBlurberry special1Uncommon3,652
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*295,839
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,885,212,297
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 rare18,233

TriviaEdit

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