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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 20,770 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Mithril kiteshieldMithril kiteshield1Uncommon2,565
Adamant sq shieldAdamant sq shield1Uncommon1,661
Rune helmRune helm1Uncommon10,005
Rune chainbodyRune chainbody1Uncommon28,389
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Very rare37,306
Rune sq shieldRune sq shield1Very rare21,616
Steel hatchetSteel hatchet1Common651
Steel battleaxeSteel battleaxe1Common1,478
Mithril longswordMithril longsword1Common2,113
Mithril swordMithril sword1Common1,230
Adamant daggerAdamant dagger1Uncommon2,467
Adamant scimitarAdamant scimitar1Uncommon4,548
Rune 2h swordRune 2h sword1Very rare36,603
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Very rare55,561
Rune battleaxeRune battleaxe1Uncommon23,465
Rune daggerRune dagger1Uncommon3,662
Rune swordRune sword1Rare11,227
Air runeAir rune50Uncommon2,200
Blood runeBlood rune7; 12; 13; 19Uncommon4,053–11,001
Fire runeFire rune37Uncommon3,589
Law runeLaw rune3; 16; 45Uncommon1,086–16,290
Death runeDeath rune18; 28; 45Uncommon3,078–7,695
Chaos runeChaos rune10Uncommon1,100
Adamant javelinAdamant javelin1Uncommon42
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon622
Rune arrow 5Rune arrow42–150Uncommon6,342–22,650
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common148
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Common5,043
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common33
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common178
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common82
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon2,209
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon3,527
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon3,350
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm2Uncommon10,816
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon3,794
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare2,627
Coins 25Coins28Common28
LobsterLobster1; 2Uncommon84–168
Super defence (3)Super defence (3)1Uncommon5,875
Super attack (3)Super attack (3)1Uncommon3,452
Super strength (3)Super strength (3)1Uncommon7,999
Potato cactusPotato cactus2; 4 (noted)Uncommon2,474–4,948

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 sapphire1Common948
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,962
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,385
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,167
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare187,515–229,185
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common19,697
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common23,192
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,765
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare529,425–647,075
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common55,561
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,034
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,237,500–1,512,500
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare845
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,306
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare559,590–932,650
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare73,103
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,947
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common18,758–22,742
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,037,745–1,268,355
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare963
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,125
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare346,645–437,306
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare123,695–156,046
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare32,625–45,675
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common20,115–24,585
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon312,750–382,250
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon27,504–34,380
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare294,660–360,140
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon33,400–183,700
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common16,920–20,680
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon186,120–227,480
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common36,722–41,968
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare354,105–432,795
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare972,900–1,189,100
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,202
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare618,030–755,370
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon392,490–479,710
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon304,560–372,240
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon275,220–336,380
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon224,955–274,945
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon15,708–17,952
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon18,242–20,848
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon455,836
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,798,680
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common6,300–7,700
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common14,850–18,150
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon194,400–237,600
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon13,124–15,826
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare130,275–159,225
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon37,980–46,420
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare594,270–726,330
Blurberry specialBlurberry special1Uncommon1,805
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*290,091
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*35,998,198
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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