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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 Barrows 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

Charm drop numbers
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.
Please add to the log.
(Only if 50 or more creatures are killed)

ArmourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Mithril kiteshieldMithril kiteshield1Uncommon810
Adamant sq shieldAdamant sq shield1Uncommon1,727
Rune helmRune helm1Uncommon10,840
Rune chainbodyRune chainbody1Uncommon29,245
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Very rare38,197
Rune sq shieldRune sq shield1Very rare22,503

WeaponsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Steel hatchetSteel hatchet1Common25
Steel battleaxeSteel battleaxe1Common126
Mithril longswordMithril longsword1Common374
Mithril swordMithril sword1Common202
Adamant daggerAdamant dagger1Uncommon213
Adamant scimitarAdamant scimitar1Uncommon1,135
Rune 2h swordRune 2h sword1Very rare37,445
Rune battleaxeRune battleaxe1Uncommon24,240
Rune daggerRune dagger1Uncommon4,307
Rune swordRune sword1Rare11,918

AmmunitionEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Air runeAir rune50Uncommon850
Blood runeBlood rune7; 12; 13; 19Uncommon3,017–8,189
Fire runeFire rune37Uncommon1,628
Law runeLaw rune3; 16; 45Uncommon798–11,970
Death runeDeath rune18; 28; 45Uncommon5,904–14,760
Chaos runeChaos rune10Uncommon460
Adamant javelinAdamant javelin1Uncommon65
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon546
Rune arrow 5Rune arrow42–150Uncommon6,342–22,650

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common379
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Common3,674
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common30
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common173
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common102
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon3,971
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon2,354
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon2,123
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm2Uncommon9,722
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme2Uncommon11,892
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare6,384

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 25Coins28CommonNot sold
LobsterLobster1; 2Uncommon258–516
Super defence (3)Super defence (3)1Uncommon3,273
Super attack (3)Super attack (3)1Uncommon1,461
Super strength (3)Super strength (3)1Uncommon4,693
Potato cactusPotato cactus2; 4 (noted)Uncommon3,808–7,616
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 sapphire1Common844
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,490
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,348
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,435
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare154,575–188,925
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon17,767
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon42,853
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,971
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare583,695–713,405
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,845
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon36,452
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,317,960–1,610,840
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare910
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon38,197
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare572,955–954,925
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon63,869
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,021
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common25,312–30,688
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,156,275–1,413,225
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon41,582
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon619
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon204
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare809,445–1,021,146
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare195,065–246,082
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare69,650–97,510
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon30,375–37,125
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon217,350–265,650
Big bonesBig bones80–90 (noted)Uncommon31,520–35,460
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon366,660–448,140
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon61,400–337,700
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common16,020–19,580
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon229,860–280,940
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common46,515
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare418,635–511,665
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,000,170–1,222,430
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common43,065
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare645,975–789,525
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon464,580–567,820
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon336,870–411,730
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon154,755–189,145
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon116,595–142,505
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon144,396–165,024
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon238,308–272,352
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon604,416
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,728,410
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common15,750–19,250
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common8,505–10,395
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon100,350–122,650
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon18,292–22,058
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare181,575–221,925
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon32,625–39,875
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare587,790–718,410
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

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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