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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 20,858 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Mithril kiteshieldMithril kiteshield1Uncommon3,591
Adamant sq shieldAdamant sq shield1Uncommon4,121
Rune helmRune helm1Uncommon10,368
Rune chainbodyRune chainbody1Uncommon28,624
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Very rare37,677
Rune sq shieldRune sq shield1Very rare21,145
Steel hatchetSteel hatchet1Common925
Steel battleaxeSteel battleaxe1Common916
Mithril longswordMithril longsword1Common2,776
Mithril swordMithril sword1Common1,747
Adamant daggerAdamant dagger1Uncommon3,022
Adamant scimitarAdamant scimitar1Uncommon5,643
Rune 2h swordRune 2h sword1Very rare37,019
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Very rare56,994
Rune battleaxeRune battleaxe1Uncommon23,725
Rune daggerRune dagger1Uncommon4,005
Rune swordRune sword1Rare11,209
Air runeAir rune50Uncommon3,150
Blood runeBlood rune7; 12; 13; 19Uncommon4,207–11,419
Fire runeFire rune37Uncommon4,033
Law runeLaw rune3; 16; 45Uncommon1,101–16,515
Death runeDeath rune18; 28; 45Uncommon3,114–7,785
Chaos runeChaos rune10Uncommon970
Adamant javelinAdamant javelin1Uncommon59
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon538
Rune arrow 5Rune arrow42–150Uncommon6,384–22,800
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common318
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Common3,535
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common28
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common236
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common78
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon1,881
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon3,344
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon3,241
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm2Uncommon10,086
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon3,156
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare2,605
Coins 25Coins28Common28
LobsterLobster1; 2Uncommon90–180
Super defence (3)Super defence (3)1Uncommon5,002
Super attack (3)Super attack (3)1Uncommon3,263
Super strength (3)Super strength (3)1Uncommon7,212
Potato cactusPotato cactus2; 4 (noted)Uncommon6,026–12,052

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 sapphire1Common998
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,975
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,179
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,838
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare172,710–211,090
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common18,276
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common22,861
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,335
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare510,075–623,425
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common56,994
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare38,974
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,151,100–1,406,900
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare915
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,677
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare565,155–941,925
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,941
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,737
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common32,205–39,045
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,073,925–1,312,575
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,459
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,445
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare330,395–416,806
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare88,595–111,766
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare24,775–34,685
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common22,815–27,885
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon285,300–348,700
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon17,784–22,230
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare263,520–322,080
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon26,200–144,100
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common16,740–20,460
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon253,260–309,540
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common41,888–47,872
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare403,920–493,680
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,069,740–1,307,460
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common42,084
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare631,260–771,540
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon360,180–440,220
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon298,710–365,090
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon272,925–333,575
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon197,640–241,560
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon11,200–12,800
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon9,604–10,976
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon420,824
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,887,380
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common12,150–14,850
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common12,915–15,785
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon234,000–286,000
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon13,804–16,646
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare137,025–167,475
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon36,315–44,385
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare447,120–546,480
Blurberry specialBlurberry special1Uncommon1,899
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*177,265
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,804,467,420
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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