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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 kiteshield1Uncommon2,522
Adamant sq shieldAdamant sq shield1Uncommon1,643
Rune helmRune helm1Uncommon10,064
Rune chainbodyRune chainbody1Uncommon28,218
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Very rare37,286
Rune sq shieldRune sq shield1Very rare21,425
Steel hatchetSteel hatchet1Common643
Steel battleaxeSteel battleaxe1Common1,480
Mithril longswordMithril longsword1Common2,116
Mithril swordMithril sword1Common1,224
Adamant daggerAdamant dagger1Uncommon2,407
Adamant scimitarAdamant scimitar1Uncommon4,548
Rune 2h swordRune 2h sword1Very rare36,558
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Very rare55,156
Rune battleaxeRune battleaxe1Uncommon23,024
Rune daggerRune dagger1Uncommon3,766
Rune swordRune sword1Rare11,359
Air runeAir rune50Uncommon2,250
Blood runeBlood rune7; 12; 13; 19Uncommon3,941–10,697
Fire runeFire rune37Uncommon3,848
Law runeLaw rune3; 16; 45Uncommon1,095–16,425
Death runeDeath rune18; 28; 45Uncommon3,006–7,515
Chaos runeChaos rune10Uncommon1,100
Adamant javelinAdamant javelin1Uncommon42
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon624
Rune arrow 5Rune arrow42–150Uncommon6,258–22,350
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common147
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Common4,923
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common36
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common192
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common84
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon2,129
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon3,432
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon3,296
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm2Uncommon10,778
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon3,609
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare2,647
Coins 25Coins28Common28
LobsterLobster1; 2Uncommon84–168
Super defence (3)Super defence (3)1Uncommon5,959
Super attack (3)Super attack (3)1Uncommon3,515
Super strength (3)Super strength (3)1Uncommon8,000
Potato cactusPotato cactus2; 4 (noted)Uncommon2,398–4,796

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 sapphire1Common950
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,956
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,428
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,126
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare185,670–226,930
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common19,337
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common23,639
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,860
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare533,700–652,300
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common55,156
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,343
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,246,140–1,523,060
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare820
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,286
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare559,290–932,150
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare70,479
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,062
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common18,871–22,879
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,037,340–1,267,860
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare928
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,125
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare348,205–439,274
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare121,095–152,766
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare33,100–46,340
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common19,575–23,925
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon317,475–388,025
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon27,216–34,020
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare297,720–363,880
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon33,400–183,700
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common16,290–19,910
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon184,500–225,500
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common36,848–42,112
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare355,320–434,280
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare976,590–1,193,610
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,400
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare621,000–759,000
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon388,620–474,980
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon292,950–358,050
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon286,290–349,910
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon221,220–270,380
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon16,618–18,992
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon18,284–20,896
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon431,612
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,799,980
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common6,750–8,250
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common13,815–16,885
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon217,350–265,650
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon13,124–15,826
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare130,275–159,225
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon39,060–47,740
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare588,600–719,400
Blurberry specialBlurberry special1Uncommon1,805
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*277,741
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*39,178,913
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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