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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 kiteshield1Uncommon3,726
Adamant sq shieldAdamant sq shield1Uncommon4,655
Rune helmRune helm1Uncommon9,869
Rune chainbodyRune chainbody1Uncommon28,087
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Very rare37,519
Rune sq shieldRune sq shield1Very rare21,570
Steel hatchetSteel hatchet1Common1,099
Steel battleaxeSteel battleaxe1Common2,179
Mithril longswordMithril longsword1Common3,174
Mithril swordMithril sword1Common1,836
Adamant daggerAdamant dagger1Uncommon3,059
Adamant scimitarAdamant scimitar1Uncommon5,264
Rune 2h swordRune 2h sword1Very rare35,764
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Very rare57,985
Rune battleaxeRune battleaxe1Uncommon23,824
Rune daggerRune dagger1Uncommon3,823
Rune swordRune sword1Rare10,761
Air runeAir rune50Uncommon2,250
Blood runeBlood rune7; 12; 13; 19Uncommon3,850–10,450
Fire runeFire rune37Uncommon2,553
Law runeLaw rune3; 16; 45Uncommon942–14,130
Death runeDeath rune18; 28; 45Uncommon2,520–6,300
Chaos runeChaos rune10Uncommon980
Adamant javelinAdamant javelin1Uncommon56
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon468
Rune arrow 5Rune arrow42–150Uncommon6,174–22,050
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common298
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Common3,237
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common31
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common423
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common93
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon1,631
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon2,488
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon4,034
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm2Uncommon11,136
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon3,354
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare2,541
Coins 25Coins28Common28
LobsterLobster1; 2Uncommon88–176
Super defence (3)Super defence (3)1Uncommon5,528
Super attack (3)Super attack (3)1Uncommon4,320
Super strength (3)Super strength (3)1Uncommon7,497
Potato cactusPotato cactus2; 4 (noted)Uncommon9,094–18,188

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 sapphire1Common1,013
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,434
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,948
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,799
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare170,955–208,945
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common17,518
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common22,450
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,353
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare555,885–679,415
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,985
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare39,474
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,045,800–1,278,200
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare785
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,519
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,785–937,975
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare65,257
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,814
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common33,222–40,278
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,069,200–1,306,800
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,196
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,506
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare507,260–639,928
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare138,580–174,824
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare53,350–74,690
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common44,415–54,285
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon349,425–427,075
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon17,928–22,410
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare308,520–377,080
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon27,800–152,900
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common14,850–18,150
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon210,060–256,740
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common49,322–56,368
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare475,605–581,295
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare957,870–1,170,730
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,646
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare624,690–763,510
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon382,680–467,720
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon229,410–280,390
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon230,850–282,150
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon161,865–197,835
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon8,694–9,936
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon9,436–10,784
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon402,052
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,705,040
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common34,650–42,350
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common14,175–17,325
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon217,350–265,650
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon13,124–15,826
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare130,275–159,225
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon41,445–50,655
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare463,590–566,610
Blurberry specialBlurberry special1Uncommon2,169
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*254,248
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.