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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


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.



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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Mithril kiteshieldMithril kiteshield1Uncommon2,320
Adamant sq shieldAdamant sq shield1Uncommon1,307
Rune helmRune helm1Uncommon10,184
Rune chainbodyRune chainbody1Uncommon28,657
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Very rare37,720
Rune sq shieldRune sq shield1Very rare22,257


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Steel hatchetSteel hatchet1Common858
Steel battleaxeSteel battleaxe1Common1,051
Mithril longswordMithril longsword1Common2,155
Mithril swordMithril sword1Common1,171
Adamant daggerAdamant dagger1Uncommon2,245
Adamant scimitarAdamant scimitar1Uncommon3,902
Rune 2h swordRune 2h sword1Very rare36,505
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Very rare57,185
Rune battleaxeRune battleaxe1Uncommon23,777
Rune daggerRune dagger1Uncommon3,754
Rune swordRune sword1Rare12,593


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Air runeAir rune50Uncommon1,150
Blood runeBlood rune7; 12; 13; 19Uncommon3,017–8,189
Fire runeFire rune37Uncommon2,664
Law runeLaw rune3; 16; 45Uncommon648–9,720
Death runeDeath rune18; 28; 45Uncommon3,042–7,605
Chaos runeChaos rune10Uncommon670
Adamant javelinAdamant javelin1Uncommon69
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon724
Rune arrow 5Rune arrow42–150Uncommon6,342–22,650


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common71
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Common4,587
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common35
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common110
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common73
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon2,393
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon2,498
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon2,715
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm2Uncommon9,674
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme2Uncommon7,230
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare3,451


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 25Coins28Common28
LobsterLobster1; 2Uncommon89–178
Super defence (3)Super defence (3)1Uncommon5,089
Super attack (3)Super attack (3)1Uncommon2,771
Super strength (3)Super strength (3)1Uncommon5,644
Potato cactusPotato cactus2; 4 (noted)Uncommon2,428–4,856
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 sapphire1Common894
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,640
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,547
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,940
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare177,300–216,700
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common17,922
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common24,590
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,387
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare557,415–681,285
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,185
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,727
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,267,920–1,549,680
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare920
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,720
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare565,800–943,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,000
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,755
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common20,453–24,797
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,082,565–1,323,135
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare71,285
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,039
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare926
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare356,720–450,016
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare109,655–138,334
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare38,900–54,460
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common13,230–16,170
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon235,575–287,925
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon25,920–32,400
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare298,440–364,760
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon35,600–195,800
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common13,050–15,950
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon204,120–249,480
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common32,928–37,632
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare317,520–388,080
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,024,020–1,251,580
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,910
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare628,650–768,350
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon383,940–469,260
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon376,380–460,020
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon220,815–269,885
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon133,020–162,580
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon13,972–15,968
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon12,838–14,672
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon444,352
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,601,230
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common4,500–5,500
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common10,125–12,375
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon181,350–221,650
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon12,988–15,662
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare128,925–157,575
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon27,765–33,935
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare557,280–681,120
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


  • 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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All Combat experience274.5 +
All Combat level72 +
All Is members onlytrue
All Release date7 September 2004 +
Combat experience274.5 +
Combat level72 +
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Is members onlytrue
Release date7 September 2004 +

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