|Release date||7 September 2004 (Update)|
|XP per kill||288 (and 95 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 at least 75 Attack and Strength.
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 20,200 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 962 Adamant sq shield 1 Uncommon 1,925 Rune helm 1 Uncommon 10,989 Rune chainbody 1 Rare 29,505 Rune platebody 1 Very rare 38,358 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,416
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Steel hatchet 1 Common 36 Steel battleaxe 1 Common 135 Mithril longsword 1 Common 476 Mithril sword 1 Common 248 Adamant dagger 1 Uncommon 246 Adamant scimitar 1 Uncommon 1,240 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,647 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,279 Rune dagger 1 Uncommon 4,511 Rune sword 1 Rare 11,933
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Air rune 50 Uncommon 1,350 Blood rune 7,12,13,19 Uncommon 1,652–4,484 Fire rune 37 Uncommon 814 Law rune 3, 16, 45 Uncommon 990–14,850 Death rune 18, 28, 45 Uncommon 1,890–4,725 Chaos rune 10 Uncommon 420 Adamant javelin 1 Uncommon 53 Cosmic rune 2 Uncommon 606 Rune arrow 42–150 Uncommon 6,342–22,650
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Grimy guam 1 Common 574 Grimy cadantine 1 Common 3,218 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 55 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 60 Grimy harralander 1 Common 214 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 4,797 Grimy ranarr 1 Uncommon 1,996 Grimy irit 1 Uncommon 2,814 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 2,819 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 9,979 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 11,361
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 28–3,000 Common Not sold Lobster 1,2 Uncommon 80–160 Super defence (3) 1 Uncommon 139 Super attack (3) 1 Uncommon 1,241 Super strength (3) 1 Uncommon 1,042 Potato cactus 2,4 (noted) Uncommon 2,330–4,660 Starved ancient effigy 1 Rare Not sold Spin ticket 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 improves the chances when equipped but is not required to access the table.
Show/hide rare drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 250 – 450, 3,000, 9,000, 10,000, 12,000 Common Not sold Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,854 Uncut emerald 1 Common 3,328 Uncut ruby 1 Common 5,068 Uncut diamond 1 Uncommon 8,915 Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 26,371 Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 42,431 Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 16,889 Dragonstone 1 Rare 10,477 Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 17,033 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,279 Rune javelin 5 Rare 920 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,060 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,647 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,455 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 36,957 Dragon dagger 50 (noted) Very rare 851,650 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,416 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,029 Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,927 Dragon helm 1 Very rare 59,474 Adamant bolts 200 Uncommon 12,200 Onyx bolts 150 Rare 1,244,400 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 Rare 22,650–75,500 Battlestaff 200 (noted) Rare 1,514,800 Air orb 1,000 (noted) Rare 3,873,000 Fire orb 1,000 (noted) Rare 3,500,000 Vecna skull 1 Very rare 87,486 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 9,207 Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 18,425–25,795 Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 79,675–111,545 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 91 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 145 Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) Uncommon 10,500–315,000 Nature rune 20–80 Rare 5,580–22,320 Soul rune 20 Rare 2,540 Law rune 45 Rare 14,850 Death rune 50, 121 Rare 5,250–12,705 Blood rune 50 Rare 11,800 Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) Uncommon 38,875–311,000 Raw shark 250–500 (noted) Uncommon 458,000–916,000 Big bones 150–500 (noted) Uncommon 79,050–263,500 Coal 150–7,500 (noted) Uncommon 25,500–1,275,000 Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) Uncommon 481,050–2,565,600 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 11,100 Runite ore 100 (noted) Rare 1,037,400 Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) Rare 3,939,000–27,573,000 Rune bar 1, 50, 150 (noted) Rare 12,994–1,949,100 Clean ranarr 33 (noted) Uncommon 66,462 Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) Uncommon 116,100–1,161,000 Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) Uncommon 134,520–538,080 Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) Uncommon 57,620–576,200 Saradomin brew (4) 250 (noted) Very rare 45,750 Watermelon seed 3 Uncommon 8,595 Yew seed 1–50 Rare 73,411–3,670,550 Magic seed 1–7 Rare 159,220–1,114,540 Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,409,060 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 2,533 Torstol seed 1–31 Rare 19,896–616,776 Fellstalk seed 2 Rare 1,004 Yew logs 100–20,000 (noted) Rare 48,200–9,640,000 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
- 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.