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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 kiteshield1Uncommon1,326
Adamant sq shieldAdamant sq shield1Uncommon1,814
Rune helmRune helm1Uncommon9,843
Rune chainbodyRune chainbody1Uncommon28,422
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Very rare37,392
Rune sq shieldRune sq shield1Very rare21,072
Steel hatchetSteel hatchet1Common646
Steel battleaxeSteel battleaxe1Common496
Mithril longswordMithril longsword1Common2,267
Mithril swordMithril sword1Common1,251
Adamant daggerAdamant dagger1Uncommon2,943
Adamant scimitarAdamant scimitar1Uncommon5,306
Rune 2h swordRune 2h sword1Very rare36,672
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Very rare56,159
Rune battleaxeRune battleaxe1Uncommon23,555
Rune daggerRune dagger1Uncommon3,643
Rune swordRune sword1Rare10,860
Air runeAir rune50Uncommon2,550
Blood runeBlood rune7; 12; 13; 19Uncommon3,955–10,735
Fire runeFire rune37Uncommon3,959
Law runeLaw rune3; 16; 45Uncommon1,296–19,440
Death runeDeath rune18; 28; 45Uncommon2,970–7,425
Chaos runeChaos rune10Uncommon960
Adamant javelinAdamant javelin1Uncommon52
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon528
Rune arrow 5Rune arrow42–150Uncommon6,048–21,600
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common221
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Common4,253
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common29
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common246
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common100
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon2,091
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon3,740
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon3,212
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm2Uncommon10,344
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon4,131
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare2,708
Coins 25Coins28Common28
LobsterLobster1; 2Uncommon88–176
Super defence (3)Super defence (3)1Uncommon5,583
Super attack (3)Super attack (3)1Uncommon3,273
Super strength (3)Super strength (3)1Uncommon7,225
Potato cactusPotato cactus2; 4 (noted)Uncommon7,958–15,916

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 sapphire1Common1,026
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,124
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,101
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,084
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare183,780–224,620
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common17,268
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common22,064
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,709
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare571,905–698,995
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common56,159
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,185
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,168,020–1,427,580
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare855
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,392
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare560,880–934,800
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,976
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,446
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common25,312–30,688
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,034,775–1,264,725
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare2,395
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,769
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare444,340–560,552
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare111,085–140,138
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare33,250–46,550
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common21,195–25,905
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon269,325–329,175
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon28,080–35,100
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare249,840–305,360
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon27,800–152,900
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common13,950–17,050
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon227,340–277,860
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common41,594–47,536
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare401,085–490,215
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare947,160–1,157,640
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,130
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare616,950–754,050
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon430,560–526,240
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon336,690–411,510
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon262,260–320,540
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon218,970–267,630
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon14,154–16,176
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon10,654–12,176
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon464,224
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare2,128,930
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common7,200–8,800
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common12,555–15,345
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon238,950–292,050
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon13,600–16,400
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare135,000–165,000
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon40,590–49,610
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare542,970–663,630
Blurberry specialBlurberry special1Uncommon1,899
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*175,503
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,804,467,420
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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