|Release date||7 September 2004 (Update)|
|XP per kill||288 (and 95 experience)|
|Assigned by||Mazchna or Achtryn, Chaeldar, Sumona, Duradel or Lapalok, Kuradal|
|Examine text||I don't think insect repellent will work...|
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 Barrows set.
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 at least 75 Attack and Strength.
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 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 can quickly lead to a 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.
- Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 18,812 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
- Please add to the log (only if 50 or more creatures killed).
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Mithril kiteshield 1 Uncommon 1,024 Adamant sq shield 1 Uncommon 1,792 Rune helm 1 Uncommon 11,000 Rune chainbody 1 Rare 29,555 Rune platebody 1 Very rare 38,842 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,687
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Steel hatchet 1 Common 34 Steel battleaxe 1 Common 266 Mithril longsword 1 Common 572 Mithril sword 1 Common 321 Adamant dagger 1 Uncommon 345 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,902 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,584 Rune dagger 1 Uncommon 4,423 Rune sword 1 Rare 12,041
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Air rune 50 Uncommon 700 Blood rune 7 Uncommon 1,148 Fire rune 37 Uncommon 370 Law rune 3, 45 Uncommon 525–7,875 Death rune 45 Uncommon 4,185 Chaos rune 10 Uncommon 410 Adamant javelin 1 Uncommon 46 Cosmic rune 2 Uncommon 298 Rune arrow 42–150 Uncommon 8,358–29,850
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Grimy guam 1 Common 555 Grimy cadantine 1 Common 2,516 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 258 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 44 Grimy harralander 1 Common 684 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 4,033 Grimy ranarr 1 Uncommon 2,248 Grimy irit 1 Uncommon 1,730 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 2,518 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 8,349 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 7,998
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 28–3,000 Common Not sold Lobster 1,2 Uncommon 90–180 Super defence (3) 1 Uncommon 108 Super attack (3) 1 Uncommon 350 Super strength (3) 1 Uncommon 1,042 Potato cactus 2,4 Uncommon 1,384–2,768 Starved ancient effigy 1 Rare Not sold Spin ticket 1 Rare Not sold Court summons 1 Very rare Not sold
Rare drop table dropsEdit
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- 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.