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Waterfiends are the elemental cousins of the Pyrefiend and the Icefiend, and may be assigned as a slayer task by Duradel/Lapalok, Kuradal, and Morvran. They are found in the Ancient Cavern which can be accessed by completing Barbarian Training to the pyre ship stage. Waterfiends are also found in the Chaos Tunnels and in the Ghorrock Fortress.

Waterfiends have a very high charm drop rate, especially for crimson charms (around 80%). At Ghorrock they drop 2 charms at a time but have a halved drop rate. For this reason, they are targeted by many players who wish to level up summoning quickly, making them more popular than other crimson charm droppers (demons, dust devils, etc.).

They are weakest against crossbow bolts, making any form of ranged a good choice for killing them. They can also be killed with higher level magic weapons, however they are immune to fire spells. Using darklight is a viable method for those wishing to use melee. The waterfiends at Ghorrock seem to be easier to hit, but also seem to deal more damage. At Ghorrock they are found on the lower floor after completing The Temple at Senntisten and are aggressive.


Main article: Waterfiend/Strategies


Waterfiends can be found in:

If the player is killing waterfiends for a Slayer assignment then they can gain 20% additional Slayer experience by equipping a demonic skull while killing waterfiends in the Wilderness. They can gain another 20% extra experience per kill while killing waterfiends in the Wilderness if they accept a special slayer contract from Erskine while assigned waterfiends as a Slayer task. These experience bonuses stack, meaning the player may gain 40% extra Slayer experience. Completing a special slayer contract rewards the player with a choice of coins or combat experience.


100% dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Water runeWater rune1Always13


Regular WaterfiendsEdit

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 100,458 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Ghorrock Fortress WaterfiendsEdit

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 5,267 kills.
2 charms are dropped at a time.
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Main dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Adamant chainbodyAdamant chainbody1Common1,907
Rune helmRune helm1Uncommon10,165
Mithril oreMithril ore(noted)Common952
Mithril barMithril bar(noted)Common2,370
Raw lobsterRaw lobster(noted)Common404
Raw sharkRaw shark(noted)Uncommon2,084
Coins 1000Coins1,200Common1,200
Mithril arrowheads 5Mithril arrowheads25Common1,250
Water orbWater orb(noted)Common5,070
Snape grassSnape grass(noted)Common90
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Uncommon2,555
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Uncommon871
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Uncommon3,926
Water talismanWater talisman1Rare5,722
Rare drop tableRare drop table1RareNot sold

Tertiary dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Clue scroll (hard)Clue scroll (hard)1Very rareNot sold
Court summonsCourt summons1Very rareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold

Rare drop tableEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
A ring of wealth, luck potion or collector's insignia 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 sapphire1Common871
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,591
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,555
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,926
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare176,670–215,930
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common18,039
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common25,172
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,874
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare534,330–653,070
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,639
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,254
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,267,020–1,548,580
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare910
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,620
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare564,300–940,500
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare63,809
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,652
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common19,662–23,838
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,078,920–1,318,680
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare71,285
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,141
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare991
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare371,930–469,204
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare112,515–141,942
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare38,175–53,445
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common13,635–16,665
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon234,450–286,550
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon26,352–32,940
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare294,660–360,140
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon36,400–200,200
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common13,500–16,500
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon227,700–278,300
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common32,634–37,296
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare314,685–384,615
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,031,760–1,261,040
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,886
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare628,290–767,910
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon387,180–473,220
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon351,450–429,550
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon223,875–273,625
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon143,280–175,120
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon13,986–15,984
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon13,776–15,744
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon482,096
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,675,240
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common4,500–5,500
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common9,720–11,880
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon175,050–213,950
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon12,648–15,252
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare125,550–153,450
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon28,845–35,255
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare565,920–691,680
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


  • Waterfiends had an unannounced graphical update on 5 June 2008 - with this, some of their drops changed. Then, later that day, a system update after Smoking Kills was released to remove the drop change, only to be changed once again to fix some bugs and change some of the drops that were mentioned on the forums.
  • Waterfiends gained a massive buff with the update of 17 June 2013.
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Drops itemWater rune +, Adamant chainbody +, Rune helm +, Battlestaff +, Mithril ore +, Mithril bar +, Raw lobster +, Raw shark +, Coins +, Mithril arrowheads +, Water orb +, Snape grass +, Seaweed +, Fishbowl +, Uncut ruby +, Uncut sapphire +, Uncut diamond +, Water talisman +, Casket +, Rare drop table +, Spirit sapphire +, Spirit emerald +, Spirit ruby +, Clue scroll (hard) +, Court summons +, Starved ancient effigy + and Key token +
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Is members onlytrue
Release date13 July 2007 +
Release date23 December 2009 +
Version count2 +

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