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For the monster that lives in the Exiled Kalphite Hive, see Exiled kalphite guardian.
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Kalphite guardians are found in the Kalphite Hive south-west of Shantay Pass, near the entrance to and inside the Kalphite Queen's room.

Strengths and weaknessesEdit

Kalphite guardians can be very dangerous for lower levels. They can hit accurately for up to 208 life points in melee, with a chance to poison you if they successfully damage you. The poison does 68 damage per hit. It has been confirmed that using Protect from Melee does not reduce the chance of them inflicting poison against you - it only reduces the damage their attacks deal. Kalphite guardians can be safely ranged or maged from a couple locations (safe spots), however they are fairly strong against ranged attacks. Kalphites are most vulnerable to water spells, making training Magic on them highly effective even at low levels, especially if you take advantage of the safe spots. Despite this, most players still prefer to use melee for training. Keris is also highly effective for training against kalphites along with Guthan's set.

Safe Spot at Kalphite Guardians

One of the 3 safe spots at the guardians

StrategiesEdit

Whilst not the most effective approach, melee is still a popular means of killing these monsters. A good melee weapon such as a godsword or an abyssal whip is recommended, as well as a strength level and attack level of at least 50.

The best way to kill kalphite guardians is to utilise safe spots and fight with magic, preferably water spells (their weakness). By safe-spotting, players can avoid any chance of becoming damaged or poisoned (though they may still become poisoned by a soldier on the way over). A player using their best water spell and a good staff or wand will generally get a much faster kill rate than someone using melee.

Ranged is not recommended, as these monsters have high ranged defence. Nevertheless, if players decide to fight them with ranged, at least 80 Ranged and a strong weapon, such as a crystal bow or black salamander, are musts.

Kalphite guardians have a very slow respawn rate and players should decide if they should kill some more. The only way to solve this is by waiting for them to respawn, which takes a minute or so, or by climbing down to the Queen's chamber, where there are two more kalphite guardians. However, using that spot is HIGHLY dangerous as the Queen can occasionally wander on the other side of the room and begin attacking you, which may result in a very quick death unless players are busy killing her.

The fastest but most expensive way to kill kalphite guardians is use a dwarf multicannon against them, in tandem with the spell Ice barrage. The area unlocked after the Do No Evil quest is good for this. It is a small, open cavern that houses two kalphite guardians and several kalphite soldiers.

DropsEdit

CharmsEdit

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
64–66%13–14%6–7%7%8–9%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 20,630 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Mithril kiteshieldMithril kiteshield1Uncommon2,244
Adamant sq shieldAdamant sq shield1Uncommon1,185
Rune helmRune helm1Uncommon9,840
Rune chainbodyRune chainbody1Uncommon28,035
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Very rare36,844
Rune sq shieldRune sq shield1Very rare21,684
Steel hatchetSteel hatchet1Common652
Steel battleaxeSteel battleaxe1Common1,424
Mithril longswordMithril longsword1Common2,115
Mithril swordMithril sword1Common1,282
Adamant daggerAdamant dagger1Uncommon2,613
Adamant scimitarAdamant scimitar1Uncommon4,470
Rune 2h swordRune 2h sword1Very rare36,579
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Very rare55,243
Rune battleaxeRune battleaxe1Uncommon23,336
Rune daggerRune dagger1Uncommon3,572
Rune swordRune sword1Rare11,893
Air runeAir rune50Uncommon1,850
Blood runeBlood rune7; 12; 13; 19Uncommon3,864–10,488
Fire runeFire rune37Uncommon3,478
Law runeLaw rune3; 16; 45Uncommon843–12,645
Death runeDeath rune18; 28; 45Uncommon2,898–7,245
Chaos runeChaos rune10Uncommon890
Adamant javelinAdamant javelin1Uncommon67
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon714
Rune arrow 5Rune arrow42–150Uncommon6,342–22,650
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common194
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Common5,549
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common35
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common206
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common89
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon2,531
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon3,451
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon3,533
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm2Uncommon11,430
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon3,953
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare2,940
Coins 25Coins28Common28
LobsterLobster1; 2Uncommon83–166
Super defence (3)Super defence (3)1Uncommon6,421
Super attack (3)Super attack (3)1Uncommon3,759
Super strength (3)Super strength (3)1Uncommon8,372
Potato cactusPotato cactus2; 4 (noted)Uncommon3,004–6,008

Tertiary dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1RareNot sold
Court summonsCourt summons1Very rareNot sold

Rare drop table dropsEdit

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 1000Coins250–500; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common979
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,311
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,852
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,300
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare193,500–236,500
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common19,735
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common22,606
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,064
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare542,880–663,520
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common55,243
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare37,295
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,243,440–1,519,760
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare895
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon36,844
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare552,660–921,100
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,949
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,568
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common21,583–26,167
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,050,570–1,284,030
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,590
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,042
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare379,600–478,880
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare126,750–159,900
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare39,675–55,545
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common15,795–19,305
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon258,975–316,525
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon26,856–33,570
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare310,320–379,280
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon35,600–195,800
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common13,590–16,610
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon230,580–281,820
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common44,156–50,464
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare425,790–520,410
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare975,150–1,191,850
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,892
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare628,380–768,020
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon408,960–499,840
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon309,870–378,730
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon264,285–323,015
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon224,055–273,845
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon28,700–32,800
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon26,572–30,368
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon442,952
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare2,030,790
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common5,400–6,600
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common15,570–19,030
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon175,500–214,500
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon14,144–17,056
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare140,400–171,600
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon39,645–48,455
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare656,100–801,900
Blurberry specialBlurberry special1Uncommon1,792
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*67,590
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*15,689,056
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

TriviaEdit

  • When the anti-poison totem was first released, there was a glitch where the kalphite guardians were still able to poison you. This has since been fixed.

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