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For the monster that lives in the Exiled Kalphite Hive, see Exiled kalphite guardian.

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


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.



Charm drop numbers
No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 20,630 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Mithril kiteshieldMithril kiteshield1Uncommon786
Adamant sq shieldAdamant sq shield1Uncommon1,632
Rune helmRune helm1Uncommon10,723
Rune chainbodyRune chainbody1Uncommon29,037
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Very rare37,975
Rune sq shieldRune sq shield1Very rare22,143


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Steel hatchetSteel hatchet1Common42
Steel battleaxeSteel battleaxe1Common144
Mithril longswordMithril longsword1Common411
Mithril swordMithril sword1Common210
Adamant daggerAdamant dagger1Uncommon236
Adamant scimitarAdamant scimitar1Uncommon1,081
Rune 2h swordRune 2h sword1Very rare37,316
Rune battleaxeRune battleaxe1Uncommon24,156
Rune daggerRune dagger1Uncommon4,237
Rune swordRune sword1Rare11,640


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Air runeAir rune50Uncommon750
Blood runeBlood rune7; 12; 13; 19Uncommon3,437–9,329
Fire runeFire rune37Uncommon1,628
Law runeLaw rune3; 16; 45Uncommon693–10,395
Death runeDeath rune18; 28; 45Uncommon6,354–15,885
Chaos runeChaos rune10Uncommon490
Adamant javelinAdamant javelin1Uncommon67
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon456
Rune arrow 5Rune arrow42–150Uncommon6,342–22,650


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common258
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Common3,652
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common39
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common124
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common88
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon4,491
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon2,206
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon1,966
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm2Uncommon10,492
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme2Uncommon11,674
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare6,219


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 25Coins28CommonNot sold
LobsterLobster1; 2Uncommon212–424
Super defence (3)Super defence (3)1Uncommon3,102
Super attack (3)Super attack (3)1Uncommon1,273
Super strength (3)Super strength (3)1Uncommon5,551
Potato cactusPotato cactus2; 4 (noted)Uncommon4,244–8,488
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 sapphire1Common701
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,400
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,451
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,821
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare171,945–210,155
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon17,992
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon37,263
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,216
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare549,720–671,880
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,333
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon36,373
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,290,780–1,577,620
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare850
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,975
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare569,625–949,375
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,972
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,977
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common24,295–29,455
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,132,110–1,383,690
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon40,117
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon1,029
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon234
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare780,715–984,902
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare178,035–224,598
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare69,150–96,810
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon27,135–33,165
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon183,150–223,850
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon30,810–35,100
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon294,840–360,360
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon75,000–412,500
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common16,020–19,580
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon222,300–271,700
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common35,895
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare323,055–394,845
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare927,900–1,134,100
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,732
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare640,980–783,420
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon407,970–498,630
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon352,260–430,540
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon210,600–257,400
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon121,815–148,885
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon114,954–131,376
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon168,434–192,496
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon512,316
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,558,060
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common12,600–15,400
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common8,910–10,890
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon83,700–102,300
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon17,816–21,484
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare176,850–216,150
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon30,465–37,235
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare547,020–668,580
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


  • 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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