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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 20,858 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Mithril kiteshieldMithril kiteshield1Uncommon4,029
Adamant sq shieldAdamant sq shield1Uncommon5,326
Rune helmRune helm1Uncommon10,227
Rune chainbodyRune chainbody1Uncommon28,534
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Very rare37,609
Rune sq shieldRune sq shield1Very rare21,666
Steel hatchetSteel hatchet1Common1,094
Steel battleaxeSteel battleaxe1Common2,171
Mithril longswordMithril longsword1Common3,256
Mithril swordMithril sword1Common1,862
Adamant daggerAdamant dagger1Uncommon3,119
Adamant scimitarAdamant scimitar1Uncommon5,670
Rune 2h swordRune 2h sword1Very rare36,953
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Very rare57,031
Rune battleaxeRune battleaxe1Uncommon23,678
Rune daggerRune dagger1Uncommon4,047
Rune swordRune sword1Rare11,216
Air runeAir rune50Uncommon1,700
Blood runeBlood rune7; 12; 13; 19Uncommon4,095–11,115
Fire runeFire rune37Uncommon2,849
Law runeLaw rune3; 16; 45Uncommon924–13,860
Death runeDeath rune18; 28; 45Uncommon2,574–6,435
Chaos runeChaos rune10Uncommon820
Adamant javelinAdamant javelin1Uncommon55
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon520
Rune arrow 5Rune arrow42–150Uncommon6,384–22,800
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common255
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Common3,401
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common25
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common387
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common84
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon1,956
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon3,179
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon3,804
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm2Uncommon11,218
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon3,534
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare2,698
Coins 25Coins28Common28
LobsterLobster1; 2Uncommon88–176
Super defence (3)Super defence (3)1Uncommon6,312
Super attack (3)Super attack (3)1Uncommon3,822
Super strength (3)Super strength (3)1Uncommon8,519
Potato cactusPotato cactus2; 4 (noted)Uncommon7,814–15,628

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 sapphire1Common984
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,383
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,239
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,074
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare183,330–224,070
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common18,853
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common22,788
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,901
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare580,545–709,555
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,031
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,562
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,083,060–1,323,740
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare885
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,609
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare564,135–940,225
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,303
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,956
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common25,086–30,414
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,058,130–1,293,270
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,453
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,226
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare440,310–555,468
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare107,250–135,300
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare38,000–53,200
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common28,890–35,310
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon335,025–409,475
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon16,776–20,970
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare331,200–404,800
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon28,000–154,000
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common15,210–18,590
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon227,700–278,300
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common44,576–50,944
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare429,840–525,360
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,033,380–1,263,020
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,370
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare620,550–758,450
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon407,070–497,530
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon234,540–286,660
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon242,685–296,615
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon188,595–230,505
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon7,700–8,800
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon7,770–8,880
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon425,952
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,734,860
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common22,500–27,500
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common13,680–16,720
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon243,450–297,550
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon13,260–15,990
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare131,625–160,875
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon42,255–51,645
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare490,320–599,280
Blurberry specialBlurberry special1Uncommon2,088
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*241,446
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

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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