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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

Charm drop numbers
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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ArmourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Mithril kiteshieldMithril kiteshield1Uncommon756
Adamant sq shieldAdamant sq shield1Uncommon1,672
Rune helmRune helm1Uncommon10,617
Rune chainbodyRune chainbody1Uncommon29,111
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Very rare37,925
Rune sq shieldRune sq shield1Very rare22,247

WeaponsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Steel hatchetSteel hatchet1Common34
Steel battleaxeSteel battleaxe1Common143
Mithril longswordMithril longsword1Common366
Mithril swordMithril sword1Common211
Adamant daggerAdamant dagger1Uncommon203
Adamant scimitarAdamant scimitar1Uncommon1,147
Rune 2h swordRune 2h sword1Very rare37,304
Rune battleaxeRune battleaxe1Uncommon24,302
Rune daggerRune dagger1Uncommon4,193
Rune swordRune sword1Rare11,810

AmmunitionEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Air runeAir rune50Uncommon900
Blood runeBlood rune7; 12; 13; 19Uncommon2,709–7,353
Fire runeFire rune37Uncommon2,590
Law runeLaw rune3; 16; 45Uncommon735–11,025
Death runeDeath rune18; 28; 45Uncommon5,382–13,455
Chaos runeChaos rune10Uncommon550
Adamant javelinAdamant javelin1Uncommon65
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon452
Rune arrow 5Rune arrow42–150Uncommon6,384–22,800

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common331
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Common6,227
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common41
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common200
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common117
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon4,778
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon2,664
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon2,473
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm2Uncommon12,316
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme2Uncommon13,254
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare6,631

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 25Coins28CommonNot sold
LobsterLobster1; 2Uncommon174–348
Super defence (3)Super defence (3)1Uncommon6,033
Super attack (3)Super attack (3)1Uncommon1,788
Super strength (3)Super strength (3)1Uncommon6,903
Potato cactusPotato cactus2; 4 (noted)Uncommon4,210–8,420
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.
The ring of wealth is not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000CommonNot sold
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common879
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,491
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,509
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,441
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare199,845–244,255
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon17,959
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon36,653
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon13,183
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare593,235–725,065
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,753
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon34,826
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,292,940–1,580,260
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare915
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,925
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare568,875–948,125
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,431
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,789
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common23,165–28,085
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,126,575–1,376,925
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon40,006
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon866
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon515
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare817,505–1,031,314
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare234,260–295,528
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare81,975–114,765
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon26,730–32,670
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon205,875–251,625
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon28,519–32,490
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon352,620–430,980
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon73,000–401,500
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common13,590–16,610
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon237,420–290,180
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common46,005
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare414,045–506,055
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare913,230–1,116,170
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,192
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare632,880–773,520
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon503,820–615,780
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon379,080–463,320
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon171,720–209,880
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon123,210–150,590
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon98,322–112,368
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon123,508–141,152
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon405,408
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,505,590
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common11,250–13,750
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common6,705–8,195
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon83,250–101,750
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon15,436–18,614
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare153,225–187,275
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon31,725–38,775
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare606,420–741,180
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1RareNot 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 market 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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