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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
64–65%13–14%6–7%7%8–9%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 21,002 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Mithril kiteshieldMithril kiteshield1Uncommon4,305
Adamant sq shieldAdamant sq shield1Uncommon4,075
Rune helmRune helm1Uncommon10,276
Rune chainbodyRune chainbody1Uncommon28,788
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Very rare37,652
Rune sq shieldRune sq shield1Very rare22,172
Steel hatchetSteel hatchet1Common1,077
Steel battleaxeSteel battleaxe1Common2,236
Mithril longswordMithril longsword1Common3,120
Mithril swordMithril sword1Common1,901
Adamant daggerAdamant dagger1Uncommon2,772
Adamant scimitarAdamant scimitar1Uncommon5,217
Rune 2h swordRune 2h sword1Very rare37,063
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Very rare57,594
Rune battleaxeRune battleaxe1Uncommon23,834
Rune daggerRune dagger1Uncommon3,963
Rune swordRune sword1Rare11,310
Air runeAir rune50Uncommon1,350
Blood runeBlood rune7; 12; 13; 19Uncommon4,235–11,495
Fire runeFire rune37Uncommon2,701
Law runeLaw rune3; 16; 45Uncommon1,044–15,660
Death runeDeath rune18; 28; 45Uncommon2,628–6,570
Chaos runeChaos rune10Uncommon1,070
Adamant javelinAdamant javelin1Uncommon60
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon786
Rune arrow 5Rune arrow42–150Uncommon6,384–22,800
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common341
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Common2,619
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common30
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common386
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common85
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon1,312
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon2,385
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon3,157
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm2Uncommon10,392
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon2,802
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare1,896
Coins 25Coins28Common28
LobsterLobster1; 2Uncommon94–188
Super defence (3)Super defence (3)1Uncommon4,225
Super attack (3)Super attack (3)1Uncommon3,360
Super strength (3)Super strength (3)1Uncommon6,862
Potato cactusPotato cactus2; 4 (noted)Uncommon6,022–12,044

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 250Coins250–500Common250–500
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common861
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,904
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,591
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,439
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare154,755–189,145
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common18,020
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common21,823
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,480
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare516,600–631,400
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,594
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare37,676
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,090,620–1,332,980
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare870
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,652
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare564,780–941,300
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,922
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,615
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common28,702–34,798
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,071,765–1,309,935
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,742
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,183
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare435,175–548,990
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare122,395–154,406
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare41,375–57,925
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common29,700–36,300
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon255,600–312,400
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon12,988–15,662
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare312,120–381,480
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon26,400–145,200
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common16,560–20,240
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon226,080–276,320
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common39,074–44,656
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare376,785–460,515
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,037,160–1,267,640
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,565
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare623,475–762,025
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon318,510–389,290
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon162,360–198,440
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon182,070–222,530
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon176,040–215,160
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon9,982–11,408
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon9,842–11,248
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon406,740
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,050,090
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common17,550–21,450
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common13,050–15,950
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon206,100–251,900
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon12,852–15,498
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare127,575–155,925
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon31,365–38,335
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare368,280–450,120
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 rare17,873

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.