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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

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
64–65%13–14%6–7%7%8–9%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 21,002 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Mithril kiteshieldMithril kiteshield1Uncommon3,881
Adamant sq shieldAdamant sq shield1Uncommon3,541
Rune helmRune helm1Uncommon10,262
Rune chainbodyRune chainbody1Uncommon28,756
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Very rare37,806
Rune sq shieldRune sq shield1Very rare21,988
Steel hatchetSteel hatchet1Common1,047
Steel battleaxeSteel battleaxe1Common2,121
Mithril longswordMithril longsword1Common2,894
Mithril swordMithril sword1Common1,758
Adamant daggerAdamant dagger1Uncommon2,699
Adamant scimitarAdamant scimitar1Uncommon4,691
Rune 2h swordRune 2h sword1Very rare37,132
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Very rare57,800
Rune battleaxeRune battleaxe1Uncommon23,954
Rune daggerRune dagger1Uncommon3,895
Rune swordRune sword1Rare11,288
Air runeAir rune50Uncommon1,450
Blood runeBlood rune7; 12; 13; 19Uncommon4,109–11,153
Fire runeFire rune37Uncommon2,590
Law runeLaw rune3; 16; 45Uncommon1,011–15,165
Death runeDeath rune18; 28; 45Uncommon2,646–6,615
Chaos runeChaos rune10Uncommon1,260
Adamant javelinAdamant javelin1Uncommon63
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon828
Rune arrow 5Rune arrow42–150Uncommon6,384–22,800
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common333
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Common2,708
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common26
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common327
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common96
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon1,363
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon2,673
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon3,301
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm2Uncommon10,778
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon2,885
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare1,933
Coins 25Coins28Common28
LobsterLobster1; 2Uncommon93–186
Super defence (3)Super defence (3)1Uncommon3,978
Super attack (3)Super attack (3)1Uncommon3,307
Super strength (3)Super strength (3)1Uncommon6,819
Potato cactusPotato cactus2; 4 (noted)Uncommon6,284–12,568

Tertiary dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
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.
Luck-enhancing items such as a ring of wealth or luck of the dwarves are not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 250Coins250–500Common250–500
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common709
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,881
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,595
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,391
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare152,595–186,505
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common16,402
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common19,864
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,248
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare506,160–618,640
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,800
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,288
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,083,600–1,324,400
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare880
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,806
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare567,090–945,150
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare65,103
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,392
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common24,634–29,866
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,078,920–1,318,680
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,530
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,483
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare445,185–561,618
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare121,810–153,668
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare44,550–62,370
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common29,835–36,465
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon243,675–297,825
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,056–15,744
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare315,360–385,440
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon26,600–146,300
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common17,100–20,900
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon244,080–298,320
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common37,744–43,136
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare363,960–444,840
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,087,740–1,329,460
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,373
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare620,595–758,505
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon320,220–391,380
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon145,440–177,760
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon176,760–216,040
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon174,060–212,740
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon9,688–11,072
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon9,772–11,168
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon388,596
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,043,020
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common18,900–23,100
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common10,980–13,420
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon190,350–232,650
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon12,580–15,170
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare124,875–152,625
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon35,055–42,845
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare380,970–465,630
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon4,408
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*339,059
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,967,717,757
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
Mimic kill tokenMimic kill token1Very rare15,113

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.