|Release date||7 September 2004 (Update)|
|XP per kill||274 (and 90.4 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 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.
- Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 20,510 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 762 Adamant sq shield 1 Uncommon 1,787 Rune helm 1 Uncommon 10,707 Rune chainbody 1 Uncommon 29,174 Rune platebody 1 Very rare 38,300 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,006
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Steel hatchet 1 Common 33 Steel battleaxe 1 Common 98 Mithril longsword 1 Common 359 Mithril sword 1 Common 201 Adamant dagger 1 Uncommon 191 Adamant scimitar 1 Uncommon 1,244 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,467 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,170 Rune dagger 1 Uncommon 4,189 Rune sword 1 Rare 11,916
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Air rune 50 Uncommon 1,550 Blood rune 7,12,13,19 Uncommon 3,444–9,348 Fire rune 37 Uncommon 2,257 Law rune 3, 16, 45 Uncommon 1,266–18,990 Death rune 18, 28, 45 Uncommon 5,328–13,320 Chaos rune 10 Uncommon 610 Adamant javelin 1 Uncommon 61 Cosmic rune 2 Uncommon 516 Rune arrow 42–150 Uncommon 6,342–22,650
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam 1 Common 406 Grimy cadantine 1 Common 1,652 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 32 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 96 Grimy harralander 1 Common 83 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 3,177 Grimy ranarr 1 Uncommon 2,465 Grimy irit 1 Uncommon 1,640 Grimy kwuarm 2 Uncommon 5,298 Grimy lantadyme 2 Uncommon 13,766 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 7,322
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 28 Common Not sold Lobster 1,2 Uncommon 274–548 Super defence (3) 1 Uncommon 573 Super attack (3) 1 Uncommon 1,160 Super strength (3) 1 Uncommon 3,009 Potato cactus 2,4 (noted) Uncommon 4,498–8,996 Spirit sapphire 1 Rare Not sold Spirit emerald 1 Rare Not sold Spirit ruby 1 Rare Not sold Starved ancient effigy 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 is not required to access the table.
Show/hide rare drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 200–350,3,000 Common Not sold Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,222 Uncut emerald 1 Common 2,525 Uncut ruby 1 Common 3,034 Uncut diamond 1 Uncommon 5,634 Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 34,664 Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 34,489 Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 14,714 Dragonstone 1 Rare 10,151 Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 16,686 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,170 Rune javelin 5 Rare 915 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,220 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,467 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,499 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 36,368 Battlestaff 200 (noted) Rare 1,562,400 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,006 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 31,776 Shield left half 1 Very rare 63,182 Dragon helm 1 Very rare 59,169 Adamant bolts 200 Uncommon 12,600 Onyx bolts 150 Rare 1,273,200 Rune arrow 150 Rare 22,650 Vecna skull 1 Very rare 98,125 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 10,516 Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 63,700–89,180 Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 64,525–90,335 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 730 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 487 Pure essence 1,000–1,500 (noted) Uncommon 17,000–25,500 Nature rune 60–80 Rare 18,360–24,480 Soul rune 20 Rare 4,420 Law rune 45 Rare 18,990 Death rune 50 Rare 14,800 Blood rune 50 Rare 24,600 Raw swordfish 125–250 (noted) Uncommon 59,500–119,000 Raw shark 250 (noted) Uncommon 282,250 Big bones 150–180 (noted) Uncommon 88,050–105,660 Coal 550–700 (noted) Uncommon 134,750–171,500 Adamantite ore 150–250 (noted) Uncommon 198,000–330,000 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 9,200 Runite ore 100 (noted) Rare 1,113,100 Rune bar 1 Common 14,165 Rune bar 50 (noted) Very rare 708,250 Clean toadflax 35–45 (noted) Uncommon 119,700–153,900 Clean snapdragon 30–35 (noted) Uncommon 107,460–125,370 Clean torstol 16–34 (noted) Uncommon 95,184–202,266 Snapdragon seed 1 Common 2,533 Torstol seed 1 Uncommon 22,063 Watermelon seed 3 Uncommon 8,682 Magic seed 3–7 Rare 535,452–1,249,388 Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,395,410 Yew logs 450–550 (noted) Rare 159,750–195,250 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 Brawling gloves (Melee) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Magic) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Ranged) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Agility) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Cooking) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (FM) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Fishing) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Hunter) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Mining) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Prayer) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Smithing) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Thieving) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (WC) 1 Very rare Not sold
- 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 token 1 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.