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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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ArmourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Mithril kiteshieldMithril kiteshield1Uncommon2,467
Adamant sq shieldAdamant sq shield1Uncommon1,807
Rune helmRune helm1Uncommon10,079
Rune chainbodyRune chainbody1Uncommon28,372
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Very rare37,373
Rune sq shieldRune sq shield1Very rare21,753

WeaponsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Steel hatchetSteel hatchet1Common688
Steel battleaxeSteel battleaxe1Common1,250
Mithril longswordMithril longsword1Common2,097
Mithril swordMithril sword1Common1,235
Adamant daggerAdamant dagger1Uncommon2,532
Adamant scimitarAdamant scimitar1Uncommon4,087
Rune 2h swordRune 2h sword1Very rare36,538
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Very rare55,066
Rune battleaxeRune battleaxe1Uncommon23,392
Rune daggerRune dagger1Uncommon3,762
Rune swordRune sword1Rare11,287

AmmunitionEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Air runeAir rune50Uncommon2,200
Blood runeBlood rune7; 12; 13; 19Uncommon3,773–10,241
Fire runeFire rune37Uncommon4,699
Law runeLaw rune3; 16; 45Uncommon951–14,265
Death runeDeath rune18; 28; 45Uncommon3,132–7,830
Chaos runeChaos rune10Uncommon740
Adamant javelinAdamant javelin1Uncommon62
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon730
Rune arrow 5Rune arrow42–150Uncommon6,300–22,500

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common184
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Common4,957
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common33
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common207
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common79
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon2,491
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon3,079
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon3,009
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm2Uncommon11,212
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon3,639
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare3,049

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 25Coins28Common28
LobsterLobster1; 2Uncommon82–164
Super defence (3)Super defence (3)1Uncommon5,586
Super attack (3)Super attack (3)1Uncommon3,042
Super strength (3)Super strength (3)1Uncommon9,178
Potato cactusPotato cactus2; 4 (noted)Uncommon2,352–4,704
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.
A ring of wealth, luck potion or collector's insignia 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 sapphire1Common946
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,973
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,604
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,088
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare183,960–224,840
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common18,155
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common24,135
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,601
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare522,045–638,055
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common55,066
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,043
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,200,600–1,467,400
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare930
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,373
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare560,595–934,325
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare63,598
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon57,926
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common18,758–22,742
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,033,830–1,263,570
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare59,537
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,649
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,021
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare353,665–446,162
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare106,795–134,726
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare33,850–47,390
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common13,500–16,500
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon249,975–305,525
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon25,128–31,410
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare309,780–378,620
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon36,800–202,400
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common12,420–15,180
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon192,780–235,620
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common34,160–39,040
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare329,400–402,600
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare975,780–1,192,620
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,370
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare620,550–758,450
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon388,530–474,870
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon328,500–401,500
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon254,160–310,640
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon208,890–255,310
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon20,650–23,600
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon16,646–19,024
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon507,788
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,936,420
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common4,950–6,050
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common10,530–12,870
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon144,900–177,100
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon13,736–16,564
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare136,350–166,650
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon28,170–34,430
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare564,840–690,360
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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