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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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Main dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Mithril kiteshieldMithril kiteshield1Uncommon2,534
Adamant sq shieldAdamant sq shield1Uncommon1,761
Rune helmRune helm1Uncommon10,108
Rune chainbodyRune chainbody1Uncommon28,457
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Very rare37,546
Rune sq shieldRune sq shield1Very rare22,110
Steel hatchetSteel hatchet1Common668
Steel battleaxeSteel battleaxe1Common1,573
Mithril longswordMithril longsword1Common2,077
Mithril swordMithril sword1Common1,204
Adamant daggerAdamant dagger1Uncommon2,445
Adamant scimitarAdamant scimitar1Uncommon4,620
Rune 2h swordRune 2h sword1Very rare36,803
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Very rare55,698
Rune battleaxeRune battleaxe1Uncommon23,714
Rune daggerRune dagger1Uncommon3,601
Rune swordRune sword1Rare12,459
Air runeAir rune50Uncommon1,450
Blood runeBlood rune7; 12; 13; 19Uncommon3,871–10,507
Fire runeFire rune37Uncommon3,996
Law runeLaw rune3; 16; 45Uncommon855–12,825
Death runeDeath rune18; 28; 45Uncommon3,114–7,785
Chaos runeChaos rune10Uncommon790
Adamant javelinAdamant javelin1Uncommon67
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon794
Rune arrow 5Rune arrow42–150Uncommon6,384–22,800
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common179
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Common5,058
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common38
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common246
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common98
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon2,264
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon3,846
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon3,087
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm2Uncommon10,838
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon3,496
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare2,711
Coins 25Coins28Common28
LobsterLobster1; 2Uncommon81–162
Super defence (3)Super defence (3)1Uncommon5,406
Super attack (3)Super attack (3)1Uncommon3,062
Super strength (3)Super strength (3)1Uncommon7,139
Potato cactusPotato cactus2; 4 (noted)Uncommon2,406–4,812

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.
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 sapphire1Common1,013
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,203
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,691
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,079
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare183,555–224,345
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common18,560
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common25,265
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,098
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare499,410–610,390
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common55,698
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,746
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,222,380–1,494,020
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare905
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,546
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare563,190–938,650
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare63,944
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,225
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common18,758–22,742
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,043,955–1,275,945
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare52,200
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,437
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,047
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare344,045–434,026
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare107,900–136,120
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare35,250–49,350
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common13,905–16,995
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon229,725–280,775
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon25,200–31,500
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare291,960–356,840
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon37,000–203,500
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common12,960–15,840
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon194,760–238,040
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common36,526–41,744
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare352,215–430,485
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,006,740–1,230,460
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,847
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare627,705–767,195
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon373,320–456,280
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon281,250–343,750
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon254,340–310,860
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon227,565–278,135
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon30,184–34,496
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon24,668–28,192
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon437,764
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,907,790
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common4,950–6,050
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common11,430–13,970
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon154,350–188,650
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon14,552–17,548
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare144,450–176,550
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon31,590–38,610
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare570,240–696,960
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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