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For the monster that lives in the Exiled Kalphite Hive, see Exiled kalphite guardian.

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


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.



Charm drop numbers
No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 20,630 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Mithril kiteshieldMithril kiteshield1Uncommon763
Adamant sq shieldAdamant sq shield1Uncommon1,643
Rune helmRune helm1Uncommon10,777
Rune chainbodyRune chainbody1Uncommon29,182
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Very rare37,882
Rune sq shieldRune sq shield1Very rare22,276


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Steel hatchetSteel hatchet1Common49
Steel battleaxeSteel battleaxe1Common145
Mithril longswordMithril longsword1Common367
Mithril swordMithril sword1Common219
Adamant daggerAdamant dagger1Uncommon202
Adamant scimitarAdamant scimitar1Uncommon1,103
Rune 2h swordRune 2h sword1Very rare37,438
Rune battleaxeRune battleaxe1Uncommon23,923
Rune daggerRune dagger1Uncommon4,197
Rune swordRune sword1Rare11,803


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Air runeAir rune50Uncommon1,250
Blood runeBlood rune7; 12; 13; 19Uncommon2,639–7,163
Fire runeFire rune37Uncommon2,775
Law runeLaw rune3; 16; 45Uncommon681–10,215
Death runeDeath rune18; 28; 45Uncommon4,428–11,070
Chaos runeChaos rune10Uncommon660
Adamant javelinAdamant javelin1Uncommon65
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon518
Rune arrow 5Rune arrow42–150Uncommon6,342–22,650


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common233
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Common5,002
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common53
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common202
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common149
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon3,535
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon2,249
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon1,668
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm2Uncommon9,656
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme2Uncommon9,304
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare4,817


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 25Coins28Common28
LobsterLobster1; 2Uncommon123–246
Super defence (3)Super defence (3)1Uncommon5,450
Super attack (3)Super attack (3)1Uncommon1,347
Super strength (3)Super strength (3)1Uncommon5,685
Potato cactusPotato cactus2; 4 (noted)Uncommon3,776–7,552
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; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common827
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,337
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,242
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,958
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare178,110–217,690
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon17,583
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon32,818
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,995
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare539,775–659,725
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,591
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon36,333
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,314,000–1,606,000
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare895
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,882
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare568,230–947,050
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,902
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,102
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common21,470–26,030
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,114,560–1,362,240
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon52,293
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon784
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon738
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare527,345–665,266
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare132,535–167,198
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare41,875–58,625
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon22,815–27,885
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon236,700–289,300
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon29,072–33,120
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon495,900–606,100
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon82,200–452,100
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common11,520–14,080
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon247,680–302,720
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common40,455
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare364,095–445,005
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare912,870–1,115,730
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,942
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare644,130–787,270
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon418,950–512,050
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon296,640–362,560
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon183,690–224,510
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon128,430–156,970
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon46,998–53,712
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon63,462–72,528
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon406,288
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,418,490
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common9,450–11,550
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common5,985–7,315
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon162,450–198,550
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon14,280–17,220
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare141,750–173,250
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon27,045–33,055
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare556,470–680,130
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


  • 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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