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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 Barrows 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.
Please add to the log.
(Only if 50 or more creatures are killed)

ArmourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Mithril kiteshieldMithril kiteshield1Uncommon816
Adamant sq shieldAdamant sq shield1Uncommon1,864
Rune helmRune helm1Uncommon10,878
Rune chainbodyRune chainbody1Uncommon29,333
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Very rare38,166
Rune sq shieldRune sq shield1Very rare22,396

WeaponsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Steel hatchetSteel hatchet1Common31
Steel battleaxeSteel battleaxe1Common145
Mithril longswordMithril longsword1Common394
Mithril swordMithril sword1Common209
Adamant daggerAdamant dagger1Uncommon231
Adamant scimitarAdamant scimitar1Uncommon1,103
Rune 2h swordRune 2h sword1Very rare37,365
Rune battleaxeRune battleaxe1Uncommon24,345
Rune daggerRune dagger1Uncommon4,290
Rune swordRune sword1Rare11,944

AmmunitionEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Air runeAir rune50Uncommon950
Blood runeBlood rune7; 12; 13; 19Uncommon3,500–9,500
Fire runeFire rune37Uncommon1,776
Law runeLaw rune3; 16; 45Uncommon717–10,755
Death runeDeath rune18; 28; 45Uncommon6,120–15,300
Chaos runeChaos rune10Uncommon440
Adamant javelinAdamant javelin1Uncommon48
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon458
Rune arrow 5Rune arrow42–150Uncommon6,342–22,650

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common337
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Common3,492
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common35
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common168
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common80
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon3,975
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon2,359
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon1,994
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm2Uncommon9,260
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme2Uncommon12,222
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare6,525

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 25Coins28CommonNot sold
LobsterLobster1; 2Uncommon197–394
Super defence (3)Super defence (3)1Uncommon2,703
Super attack (3)Super attack (3)1Uncommon1,386
Super strength (3)Super strength (3)1Uncommon4,526
Potato cactusPotato cactus2; 4 (noted)Uncommon3,552–7,104
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 sapphire1Common761
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,367
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,257
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,988
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare179,460–219,340
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon17,966
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon36,244
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,735
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare573,075–700,425
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common58,340
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon36,205
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,299,420–1,588,180
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare925
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon38,166
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare572,490–954,150
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,438
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,021
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common23,617–28,633
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,155,060–1,411,740
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon39,787
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon854
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon207
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare759,005–957,514
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare192,140–242,392
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare71,400–99,960
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon25,920–31,680
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon187,200–228,800
Big bonesBig bones80–90 (noted)Uncommon32,560–36,630
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon361,800–442,200
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon69,600–382,800
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common16,290–19,910
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon240,660–294,140
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common41,430
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare372,870–455,730
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare952,020–1,163,580
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,534
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare638,010–779,790
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon445,230–544,170
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon319,050–389,950
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon143,865–175,835
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon119,925–146,575
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon134,876–154,144
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon185,164–211,616
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon583,284
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,467,560
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common13,050–15,950
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common6,390–7,810
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon97,650–119,350
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon18,360–22,140
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare182,250–222,750
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon33,075–40,425
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare593,460–725,340
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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