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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 seed1Common6,351
Avantoe seed 5Avantoe seed2Common470
Snapdragon seed 5Snapdragon seed1Common364
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed1Uncommon419
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe(noted)Uncommon2,330
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon(noted)Uncommon1,326
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(noted)Uncommon2,262
Grimy guamGrimy guam(noted)Rare1,476
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin(noted)Rare80
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander(noted)Rare340
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(noted)Rare12,136
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(noted)Rare8,788
Grimy iritGrimy irit(noted)Rare14,988
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill(noted)Rare992
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm(noted)Rare21,568
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(noted)Very rare12,756
Pneumatic glovesPneumatic gloves1Very rare569,564
CoalCoal25 (noted)Common3,200
Earth talismanEarth talisman(noted)Uncommon29,384
SupercompostSupercompost15 (noted)Uncommon9,435
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore(noted)Uncommon5,120
Rune barRune bar(noted)Uncommon13,428
Cresbot (unpoked)Cresbot (unpoked)1Very rareNot sold
Magic logsMagic logs10 (noted)Uncommon3,960
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 sapphire1Common765
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,099
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,790
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,336
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare150,120–183,480
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common17,014
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common18,001
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,580
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare566,100–691,900
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common58,280
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,919
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,102,500–1,347,500
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare890
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,703
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare565,545–942,575
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,418
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,943
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common21,470–26,030
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,066,635–1,303,665
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,286
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,538
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare613,535–773,998
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare238,745–301,186
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare72,675–101,745
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common24,975–30,525
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon250,425–306,075
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,124–15,826
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare307,260–375,540
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon25,600–140,800
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common14,670–17,930
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon230,400–281,600
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common43,008–49,152
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare414,720–506,880
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,011,690–1,236,510
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common40,284
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare604,260–738,540
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon330,660–404,140
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon119,340–145,860
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon160,020–195,580
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon152,820–186,780
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon5,866–6,704
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon7,574–8,656
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon366,488
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare908,790
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common26,100–31,900
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common8,145–9,955
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon195,750–239,250
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon10,336–12,464
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare102,600–125,400
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon36,090–44,110
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare381,510–466,290
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 rare23,156

TriviaEdit

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