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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 20,630 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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ArmourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Mithril kiteshieldMithril kiteshield1Uncommon2,311
Adamant sq shieldAdamant sq shield1Uncommon3,787
Rune helmRune helm1Uncommon9,920
Rune chainbodyRune chainbody1Uncommon27,752
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Very rare37,185
Rune sq shieldRune sq shield1Very rare21,602

WeaponsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Steel hatchetSteel hatchet1Common846
Steel battleaxeSteel battleaxe1Common1,128
Mithril longswordMithril longsword1Common2,546
Mithril swordMithril sword1Common1,365
Adamant daggerAdamant dagger1Uncommon2,595
Adamant scimitarAdamant scimitar1Uncommon4,583
Rune 2h swordRune 2h sword1Very rare34,756
Rune battleaxeRune battleaxe1Uncommon23,253
Rune daggerRune dagger1Uncommon3,903
Rune swordRune sword1Rare12,010

AmmunitionEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Air runeAir rune50Uncommon1,000
Blood runeBlood rune7; 12; 13; 19Uncommon2,786–7,562
Fire runeFire rune37Uncommon2,331
Law runeLaw rune3; 16; 45Uncommon681–10,215
Death runeDeath rune18; 28; 45Uncommon2,772–6,930
Chaos runeChaos rune10Uncommon750
Adamant javelinAdamant javelin1Uncommon70
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon686
Rune arrow 5Rune arrow42–150Uncommon5,880–21,000

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common103
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Common5,886
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common35
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common134
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common80
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon2,701
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon2,459
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon4,297
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm2Uncommon12,686
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme2Uncommon7,616
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare3,617

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 25Coins28Common28
LobsterLobster1; 2Uncommon83–166
Super defence (3)Super defence (3)1Uncommon6,296
Super attack (3)Super attack (3)1Uncommon4,630
Super strength (3)Super strength (3)1Uncommon7,489
Potato cactusPotato cactus2; 4 (noted)Uncommon3,210–6,420
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.
A ring of wealth or collector's insignia 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 sapphire1Common1,000
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,019
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common3,497
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,828
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare217,260–265,540
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common15,000
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common23,547
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon13,900
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare625,500–764,500
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common56,846
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare33,962
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,252,260–1,530,540
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare955
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,185
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare557,775–929,625
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare63,821
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,583
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common18,532–22,468
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,085,535–1,326,765
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare73,982
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,003
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare907
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare458,965–579,002
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare130,325–164,410
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare47,175–66,045
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common12,825–15,675
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon228,825–279,675
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon27,792–34,740
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare285,840–349,360
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon31,600–173,800
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common11,610–14,190
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon173,880–212,520
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common38,654–44,176
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare372,735–455,565
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare951,750–1,163,250
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,826
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare627,390–766,810
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon474,660–580,140
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon381,690–466,510
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon261,540–319,660
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon148,230–181,170
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon12,740–14,560
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon13,566–15,504
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon349,312
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,203,280
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common4,050–4,950
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common12,690–15,510
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon144,000–176,000
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon11,288–13,612
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare112,050–136,950
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon35,595–43,505
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare629,100–768,900
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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