|Release date||7 September 2004 (Update)|
|XP per kill||288 (and 95 experience)|
|Assigned by||Mazchna or Achtryn, Chaeldar, Sumona, Duradel or Lapalok, Kuradal|
|Examine text||I don't think insect repellent will work...|
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 Barrows set.
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 at least 75 Attack and Strength.
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.
- Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 18,812 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
- Please add to the log (only if 50 or more creatures killed).
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Mithril kiteshield 1 Uncommon 1,035 Adamant sq shield 1 Uncommon 2,038 Rune helm 1 Uncommon 11,155 Rune chainbody 1 Rare 29,640 Rune platebody 1 Very rare 38,730 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,727
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Steel hatchet 1 Common 46 Steel battleaxe 1 Common 247 Mithril longsword 1 Common 554 Mithril sword 1 Common 333 Adamant dagger 1 Uncommon 346 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,933 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,537 Rune dagger 1 Uncommon 4,595 Rune sword 1 Rare 12,154
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Air rune 50 Uncommon 650 Blood rune 7,12,13 Uncommon 1,946–3,614 Fire rune 37 Uncommon 444 Law rune 3, 45 Uncommon 570–8,550 Death rune 18, 28, 45 Uncommon 3,006–7,515 Chaos rune 10 Uncommon 410 Adamant javelin 1 Uncommon 63 Cosmic rune 2 Uncommon 282 Rune arrow 42–150 Uncommon 8,358–29,850
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Grimy guam 1 Common 332 Grimy cadantine 1 Common 2,015 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 157 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 56 Grimy harralander 1 Common 463 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 3,940 Grimy ranarr 1 Uncommon 2,187 Grimy irit 1 Uncommon 1,721 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 2,148 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 7,886 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 9,330
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 28–3,000 Common Not sold Lobster 1,2 Uncommon 87–174 Super defence (3) 1 Uncommon 113 Super attack (3) 1 Uncommon 431 Super strength (3) 1 Uncommon 969 Potato cactus 2,4 (noted) Uncommon 1,242–2,484 Starved ancient effigy 1 Rare Not sold Spin ticket 1 Rare Not sold Court summons 1 Very rare Not sold
Rare drop table dropsEdit
- This monster drops items from the rare drop table.
The ring of wealth improves the chances if equipped but is not required to access the table.
Show/hide rare drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 250; 381; 450; 3,000; 9,000; 12,000 Common Not sold Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,082 Uncut emerald 1 Common 1,903 Uncut ruby 1 Common 3,112 Uncut diamond 1 Uncommon 7,034 Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 11,742 Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 19,052 Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 12,885 Dragonstone 1 Rare 10,585 Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 16,976 Rune javelin 5 Rare 1,215 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,260 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,933 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,988 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 36,917 Dragon dagger 50 (noted) Very rare 848,800 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,727 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,404 Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,284 Dragon helm 1 Very rare 59,501 Adamant bolts 200 Uncommon 19,800 Onyx bolts 150 Rare 1,305,000 Rune arrow 150–200; 500 Rare 29,850–199 Battlestaff 200 (noted) Rare 1,680,000 Air orb 1,000 (noted) Rare 1,587,000 Fire orb 1,000 (noted) Rare 1,723,000 Vecna skull 1 Very rare 92,454 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 5,311 Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 19,025–26,635 Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 47,950–67,130 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 177 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 193 Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) Uncommon 34,000–1,020,000 Nature rune 47–77 Rare 5,452–8,932 Soul rune 20 Rare 2,480 Law rune 45 Rare 8,550 Death rune 50; 121 Rare 167 Blood rune 50 Rare 13,900 Raw swordfish 125 – 250; 1,000 (noted) Uncommon 36,000–288 Raw shark 250–500 (noted) Uncommon 257,000–514,000 Big bones 150 – 500 (noted) Uncommon 67,350–224,500 Coal 150–7,500 (noted) Uncommon 38,250–1,912,500 Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) Uncommon 214,650–1,144,800 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 11,100 Runite ore 100 (noted) Rare 1,056,000 Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) Rare 2,876,000–20,132,000 Rune bar 1,50,150 (noted) Rare 13,069–1,960,350 Clean ranarr 33 (noted) Uncommon 75,900 Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) Uncommon 88,175–881,750 Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) Uncommon 106,230–424,920 Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) Uncommon 94,140–941,400 Saradomin brew (4) 250 (noted) Very rare 64,750 Watermelon seed 3 Uncommon 5,859 Yew seed 1–50 Rare 60,155–3,007,750 Magic seed 1–6 Rare 164,810–988,860 Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,058,660 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 2,127 Torstol seed 1–31 Rare 50,268–1,558,308 Fellstalk seed 2 Rare 1,000 Yew logs 100–20,000 (noted) Rare 53,600–10,720,000
- 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.