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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
64–66%13–14%6–7%7%8–9%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 20,770 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Mithril kiteshieldMithril kiteshield1Uncommon1,427
Adamant sq shieldAdamant sq shield1Uncommon1,683
Rune helmRune helm1Uncommon10,051
Rune chainbodyRune chainbody1Uncommon28,165
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Very rare37,164
Rune sq shieldRune sq shield1Very rare21,332
Steel hatchetSteel hatchet1Common603
Steel battleaxeSteel battleaxe1Common708
Mithril longswordMithril longsword1Common2,070
Mithril swordMithril sword1Common1,247
Adamant daggerAdamant dagger1Uncommon2,864
Adamant scimitarAdamant scimitar1Uncommon4,818
Rune 2h swordRune 2h sword1Very rare36,535
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Very rare55,417
Rune battleaxeRune battleaxe1Uncommon23,275
Rune daggerRune dagger1Uncommon3,559
Rune swordRune sword1Rare11,283
Air runeAir rune50Uncommon2,150
Blood runeBlood rune7; 12; 13; 19Uncommon4,193–11,381
Fire runeFire rune37Uncommon3,922
Law runeLaw rune3; 16; 45Uncommon1,428–21,420
Death runeDeath rune18; 28; 45Uncommon3,096–7,740
Chaos runeChaos rune10Uncommon1,040
Adamant javelinAdamant javelin1Uncommon53
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon596
Rune arrow 5Rune arrow42–150Uncommon6,342–22,650
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common193
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Common5,299
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common31
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common229
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common99
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon2,379
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon3,650
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon3,622
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm2Uncommon11,904
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon4,300
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare2,917
Coins 25Coins28Common28
LobsterLobster1; 2Uncommon106–212
Super defence (3)Super defence (3)1Uncommon6,660
Super attack (3)Super attack (3)1Uncommon3,956
Super strength (3)Super strength (3)1Uncommon9,469
Potato cactusPotato cactus2; 4 (noted)Uncommon3,988–7,976

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 1000Coins250–500; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common1,158
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,279
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,728
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,622
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare207,990–254,210
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common18,954
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common24,406
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,939
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare582,255–711,645
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common55,417
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,557
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,236,960–1,511,840
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare905
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,164
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare557,460–929,100
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare65,249
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,757
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common22,261–26,989
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,050,570–1,284,030
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,803
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,724
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare429,455–541,774
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare133,315–168,182
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare40,650–56,910
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common20,115–24,585
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon333,675–407,825
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon28,152–35,190
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare275,040–336,160
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon32,000–176,000
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common14,130–17,270
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon234,180–286,220
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common42,952–49,088
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare414,180–506,220
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare996,480–1,217,920
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,262
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare618,930–756,470
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon420,120–513,480
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon316,350–386,650
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon270,675–330,825
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon245,790–300,410
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon14,420–16,480
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon13,006–14,864
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon486,316
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare2,130,280
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common7,650–9,350
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common11,655–14,245
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon308,700–377,300
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon12,988–15,662
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare128,925–157,575
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon50,220–61,380
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare665,010–812,790
Blurberry specialBlurberry special1Uncommon1,820
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*206,092
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*69,592,674
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

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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