|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 774 Adamant sq shield 1 Uncommon 1,725 Rune helm 1 Uncommon 10,742 Rune chainbody 1 Rare 29,213 Rune platebody 1 Very rare 38,173 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,077
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Steel hatchet 1 Common 40 Steel battleaxe 1 Common 116 Mithril longsword 1 Common 398 Mithril sword 1 Common 221 Adamant dagger 1 Uncommon 205 Adamant scimitar 1 Uncommon 1,307 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,537 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,226 Rune dagger 1 Uncommon 4,246 Rune sword 1 Rare 11,876
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Air rune 50 Uncommon 1,500 Blood rune 7,12,13,19 Uncommon 2,030–5,510 Fire rune 37 Uncommon 1,369 Law rune 3, 16, 45 Uncommon 1,236–18,540 Death rune 18, 28, 45 Uncommon 3,456–8,640 Chaos rune 10 Uncommon 440 Adamant javelin 1 Uncommon 60 Cosmic rune 2 Uncommon 598 Rune arrow 42–150 Uncommon 6,342–22,650
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Grimy guam 1 Common 735 Grimy cadantine 1 Common 2,346 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 42 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 122 Grimy harralander 1 Common 178 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 4,412 Grimy ranarr 1 Uncommon 2,947 Grimy irit 1 Uncommon 3,136 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 4,590 Grimy lantadyme 2 Uncommon 17,942 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 9,183
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 28–3,000 Common Not sold Lobster 1,2 Uncommon 194–388 Super defence (3) 1 Uncommon 626 Super attack (3) 1 Uncommon 2,075 Super strength (3) 1 Uncommon 4,919 Potato cactus 2,4 (noted) Uncommon 6,330–12,660 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 250 – 450; 3,000;
9,000; 10,000; 12,000
Common Not sold Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,659 Uncut emerald 1 Common 2,806 Uncut ruby 1 Common 4,296 Uncut diamond 1 Uncommon 6,688 Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 20,106 Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 43,764 Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 15,822 Dragonstone 1 Rare 10,669 Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 16,618 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,226 Rune javelin 5 Rare 855 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,200 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,537 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,324 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 36,549 Dragon dagger 50 (noted) Very rare 830,900 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,077 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 31,886 Shield left half 1 Very rare 64,484 Dragon helm 1 Very rare 59,373 Adamant bolts 200 Uncommon 16,200 Onyx bolts 150 Rare 1,267,050 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 Rare 22,650–75,500 Battlestaff 200 (noted) Rare 1,602,800 Vecna skull 1 Very rare 102,957 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 16,660 Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 92,825–129,955 Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 93,125–130,375 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 981 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 383 Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) Uncommon 11,000–330,000 Nature rune 20–80 Rare 5,840–23,360 Soul rune 20 Rare 4,720 Law rune 45 Rare 18,540 Death rune 50, 121 Rare 9,600–23,232 Blood rune 50 Rare 14,500 Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) Uncommon 51,000–408,000 Raw shark 250–500 (noted) Uncommon 418,000–836,000 Big bones 150–500 (noted) Uncommon 103,050–343,500 Coal 150–7,500 (noted) Uncommon 36,300–1,815,000 Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) Uncommon 363,900–1,940,800 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 9,000 Runite ore 100 (noted) Rare 1,082,700 Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) Rare 3,553,000–24,871,000 Rune bar 1, 50 (noted) Rare 14,296–714,800 Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) Uncommon 120,700–1,207,000 Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) Uncommon 139,740–558,960 Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) Uncommon 100,010–1,000,100 Watermelon seed 3 Uncommon 7,659 Yew seed 1–50 Rare 68,689–3,434,450 Magic seed 1–7 Rare 125,730–880,110 Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,313,780 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 1,674 Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) Rare 20,250–8,100,000 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.