|Release date||7 September 2004 (Update)|
|XP per kill||274 (and 90.4 experience)|
|Examine text||I don't think insect repellent will work...|
|Assigned by||Mazchna or Achtryn, Chaeldar, Sumona, Duradel or Lapalok, Kuradal|
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 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.
- Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 20,510 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 815 Adamant sq shield 1 Uncommon 1,815 Rune helm 1 Uncommon 10,690 Rune chainbody 1 Uncommon 29,142 Rune platebody 1 Very rare 37,990 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,272
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Steel hatchet 1 Common 33 Steel battleaxe 1 Common 114 Mithril longsword 1 Common 405 Mithril sword 1 Common 206 Adamant dagger 1 Uncommon 200 Adamant scimitar 1 Uncommon 1,223 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,198 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,238 Rune dagger 1 Uncommon 4,290 Rune sword 1 Rare 11,838
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Air rune 50 Uncommon 1,400 Blood rune 7,12,13,19 Uncommon 3,073–8,341 Fire rune 37 Uncommon 1,702 Law rune 3, 16, 45 Uncommon 1,155–17,325 Death rune 18, 28, 45 Uncommon 4,068–10,170 Chaos rune 10 Uncommon 450 Adamant javelin 1 Uncommon 63 Cosmic rune 2 Uncommon 612 Rune arrow 42–150 Uncommon 6,342–22,650
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam 1 Common 496 Grimy cadantine 1 Common 2,407 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 41 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 98 Grimy harralander 1 Common 139 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 4,554 Grimy ranarr 1 Uncommon 3,282 Grimy irit 1 Uncommon 2,885 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 3,977 Grimy lantadyme 2 Uncommon 17,600 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 8,857
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 28 Common Not sold Lobster 1,2 Uncommon 239–478 Super defence (3) 1 Uncommon 807 Super attack (3) 1 Uncommon 1,894 Super strength (3) 1 Uncommon 4,619 Potato cactus 2,4 (noted) Uncommon 7,086–14,172 Spirit sapphire 1 Rare Not sold Spirit emerald 1 Rare Not sold Spirit ruby 1 Rare Not sold Starved ancient effigy 1 Rare Not sold Court summons 1 Very rare Not 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.
Show/hide rare drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 200–350,3,000 Common Not sold Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,309 Uncut emerald 1 Common 2,748 Uncut ruby 1 Common 3,341 Uncut diamond 1 Uncommon 5,805 Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 32,238 Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 39,390 Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 16,201 Dragonstone 1 Rare 10,311 Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 16,499 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,238 Rune javelin 5 Rare 890 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,260 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,198 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,315 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 36,605 Battlestaff 200 (noted) Rare 1,513,000 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,272 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 31,603 Shield left half 1 Very rare 64,792 Dragon helm 1 Very rare 59,080 Adamant bolts 200 Uncommon 12,400 Onyx bolts 150 Rare 1,268,550 Rune arrow 150 Rare 22,650 Vecna skull 1 Very rare 112,856 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 16,165 Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 139,575–195,405 Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 134,575–188,405 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 840 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 517 Pure essence 1,000–1,500 (noted) Uncommon 16,000–24,000 Nature rune 60–80 Rare 17,520–23,360 Soul rune 20 Rare 4,120 Law rune 45 Rare 17,325 Death rune 50 Rare 11,300 Blood rune 50 Rare 21,950 Raw swordfish 125–250 (noted) Uncommon 53,875–107,750 Raw shark 250 (noted) Uncommon 340,500 Big bones 150–180 (noted) Uncommon 87,750–105,300 Coal 550–700 (noted) Uncommon 136,950–174,300 Adamantite ore 150–250 (noted) Uncommon 285,450–475,750 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 8,900 Runite ore 100 (noted) Rare 1,054,300 Rune bar 1 Common 13,910 Rune bar 50 (noted) Very rare 695,500 Clean toadflax 35–45 (noted) Uncommon 143,570–184,590 Clean snapdragon 30–35 (noted) Uncommon 150,510–175,595 Clean torstol 16–34 (noted) Uncommon 130,672–277,678 Snapdragon seed 1 Common 2,443 Torstol seed 1 Uncommon 29,470 Watermelon seed 3 Uncommon 5,655 Magic seed 3–7 Rare 412,698–962,962 Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,123,210 Yew logs 450–550 (noted) Rare 165,600–202,400 Crystal triskelion fragment 1 1 Very rare Not sold Crystal triskelion fragment 2 1 Very rare Not sold Crystal triskelion fragment 3 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Melee) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Magic) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Ranged) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Agility) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Cooking) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (FM) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Fishing) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Hunter) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Mining) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Prayer) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Smithing) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Thieving) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (WC) 1 Very rare Not sold
- Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
- These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
- 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.