Strategies for Aquanite

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This article is a strategy guide for Aquanite.
Information on mechanics, setups, and tactics is on this page.

Aquanites are Magic-based monsters, and can hit fairly often for decent amounts of damage on players not wearing Ranged armour. However, a player with level 92 in Prayer and access to Ancient Curses can use Soul Split, and can easily sustain themselves for long periods of time using any a tier 80+ weapon. For those without access to Soul Split, it is highly recommended to use Ranged. A Ring of slaying or the Fairy ring network can provide quick access to the Fremennik Slayer Dungeon, but the Aquanites are located at the very end of the dungeon, resulting in long banking times. Players with either a mask or helm of the Aquanites, or a Mask of the Kura or Helm of the Kuraski, have access to 2 daily teleports bringing them directly to the Aquanites (or the nearby Kurasks), which allows players to bypass the long walking distance.

If a player is using Protect from Magic/Deflect Magic, Aquanites have a chance of disabling it and dealing damage. The longer an overhead protection prayer is active while fighting an Aquanite, the greater the chance of the prayer being disabled and damage being taken.[source needed] Occasionally disabling and re-enabling the protection prayer (Prayer flicking) will negate this mechanic almost entirely.

When combining the demon horn necklace and the bonecrusher it is possible to use soul split without running out of prayer points. This makes it possible to stay here without using supplies. You can also train Farming at Aquanites with the use of Seedicide, which can be purchased from the Quartermaster of the Cabbage Facepunch Bonanza minigame for 2200 Renown, from Granny Potterington via the Farmers' Market on Manor Farm for 10,000 beans, or from Stanley Limelight for 360 thaler. It is possible to obtain more than 160,000 farming experience per hour using this method.

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Aquanites are weak to arrows, so Ranged is recommended for medium-level players. It is not advised to use crossbows or thrown weapons unless they are tier 70 or higher. Armour that provides boosts to damage should be prioritized to increase kill speeds and lessen the amount of time spent fighting.

Recommended equipment for Ranged
SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadFull slayer helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Full slayer helmFull slayer helm (On task) / Focus sight.png: RS3 Inventory image of Focus sightFocus sightSirenic mask.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sirenic maskSirenic maskPernix cowl.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pernix cowlPernix cowlArmadyl helmet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Armadyl helmetArmadyl helmetSpined helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Spined helmSpined helm
NeckAmulet of souls.png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of soulsAmulet of soulsFarsight sniper necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Farsight sniper necklaceFarsight sniper necklaceReaper necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Reaper necklaceReaper necklaceSaradomin's murmur.png: RS3 Inventory image of Saradomin's murmurSaradomin's murmurAmulet of fury.png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of furyAmulet of fury
BackTokHaar-Kal-Xil.png: RS3 Inventory image of TokHaar-Kal-XilTokHaar-Kal-XilCompletionist cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Completionist capeCompletionist cape / Max cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Max capeMax capeAva's alerter.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ava's alerterAva's alerterCape of accomplishment.png: RS3 Inventory image of Cape of accomplishmentCape of accomplishmentN/A
BodySirenic hauberk.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sirenic hauberkSirenic hauberkPernix body.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pernix bodyPernix bodyAnima core body of Zamorak.png: RS3 Inventory image of Anima core body of ZamorakAnima core body of ZamorakArmadyl chestplate.png: RS3 Inventory image of Armadyl chestplateArmadyl chestplateSpined body.png: RS3 Inventory image of Spined bodySpined body
LegsSirenic chaps.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sirenic chapsSirenic chapsPernix chaps.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pernix chapsPernix chapsAnima core legs of Zamorak.png: RS3 Inventory image of Anima core legs of ZamorakAnima core legs of ZamorakArmadyl chainskirt.png: RS3 Inventory image of Armadyl chainskirtArmadyl chainskirtSpined chaps.png: RS3 Inventory image of Spined chapsSpined chaps
Main handAscension crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ascension crossbowAscension crossbowDeath Lotus dart.png: RS3 Inventory image of Death Lotus dartDeath Lotus dartShadow glaive.png: RS3 Inventory image of Shadow glaiveShadow glaiveAttuned crystal chakram.png: RS3 Inventory image of Attuned crystal chakramAttuned crystal chakramChaotic crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chaotic crossbowChaotic crossbow
Two-handed weaponSeren godbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Seren godbowSeren godbowNoxious longbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Noxious longbowNoxious longbowDecimation.png: RS3 Inventory image of DecimationDecimationWyvern crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Wyvern crossbowWyvern crossbowRoyal crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Royal crossbowRoyal crossbowZaryte bow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Zaryte bowZaryte bow
Off-hand weaponAscension crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ascension crossbowAscension crossbowOff-hand Death Lotus dart.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand Death Lotus dartOff-hand Death Lotus dartOff-hand shadow glaive.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand shadow glaiveOff-hand shadow glaiveOff-hand attuned crystal chakram.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand attuned crystal chakramOff-hand attuned crystal chakramOff-hand chaotic crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand chaotic crossbowOff-hand chaotic crossbow
Ammo/SpellAraxyte arrow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Araxyte arrowAraxyte arrow Enchanted boltsAscension bolts.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ascension boltsAscension boltsWyvern spines.png: RS3 Inventory image of Wyvern spinesWyvern spinesRoyal bolt.png: RS3 Inventory image of Royal boltRoyal boltN/A
GlovesCinderbane gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Cinderbane glovesCinderbane glovesNightmare gauntlets.png: RS3 Inventory image of Nightmare gauntletsNightmare gauntletsDeathtouch bracelet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Deathtouch braceletDeathtouch braceletPernix gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pernix glovesPernix glovesArmadyl gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Armadyl glovesArmadyl gloves
FeetElite ranger boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elite ranger bootsElite ranger bootsPernix boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pernix bootsPernix bootsArmadyl boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Armadyl bootsArmadyl bootsKurask boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Kurask bootsKurask bootsN/A
RingRing of death.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of deathRing of deathAsylum surgeon's ring.png: RS3 Inventory image of Asylum surgeon's ringAsylum surgeon's ringSixth-Age circuit.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sixth-Age circuitSixth-Age circuitLuck of the Dwarves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Luck of the DwarvesLuck of the DwarvesArchers' ring.png: RS3 Inventory image of Archers' ringArchers' ring
AuraReckless.png: RS3 Inventory image of RecklessRecklessDark magic aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dark magic auraDark magic auraVampyrism.png: RS3 Inventory image of VampyrismVampyrismDedicated slayer aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dedicated slayer auraDedicated slayer auraMaster knock-out aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Master knock-out auraMaster knock-out aura
PocketIlluminated Book of Law.png: RS3 Inventory image of Illuminated Book of LawIlluminated god bookSuperior scrimshaw of cruelty.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior scrimshaw of crueltySuperior scrimshaw of crueltyScrimshaw of cruelty.png: RS3 Inventory image of Scrimshaw of crueltyScrimshaw of crueltyArmadyl's Book of Law.png: RS3 Inventory image of Armadyl's Book of LawGod bookAttacker's insignia.png: RS3 Inventory image of Attacker's insigniaAttacker's insignia

Inventory (standard)[edit | edit source]

Inventory (Soul Split)[edit | edit source]

  • 10 prayer potions
  • Stat-boosting potions

Recommended only for higher level players with access to either Soul split, or high tier weapons and armour to lessen the time spent fighting. 

Recommended equipment for Melee
SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadFull slayer helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Full slayer helmFull slayer helm (On task) / Black mask.png: RS3 Inventory image of Black maskBlack maskMalevolent helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Malevolent helmMalevolent helmTorva full helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torva full helmTorva full helm / Anima core helm of Zaros.png: RS3 Inventory image of Anima core helm of ZarosAnima core helm of ZarosBandos helmet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bandos helmetBandos helmetHardened fighter hat.png: RS3 Inventory image of Hardened fighter hatHardened fighter hat
NeckAmulet of souls.png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of soulsAmulet of soulsBrawler's knockout necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Brawler's knockout necklaceBrawler's knockout necklaceReaper necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Reaper necklaceReaper necklaceSaradomin's whisper.png: RS3 Inventory image of Saradomin's whisperSaradomin's whisperAmulet of fury.png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of furyAmulet of fury
BackTokHaar-Kal-Ket.png: RS3 Inventory image of TokHaar-Kal-KetTokHaar-Kal-KetCompletionist cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Completionist capeCompletionist cape / Max cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Max capeMax capeFire cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Fire capeFire capeCape of accomplishment.png: RS3 Inventory image of Cape of accomplishmentCape of accomplishmentN/A
BodyMalevolent cuirass.png: RS3 Inventory image of Malevolent cuirassMalevolent cuirassTorva body.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torva bodyTorva body / Anima core body of Zaros.png: RS3 Inventory image of Anima core body of ZarosAnima core body of ZarosBandos chestplate.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bandos chestplateBandos chestplateHardened fighter torso.png: RS3 Inventory image of Hardened fighter torsoHardened fighter torsoRock-shell plate.png: RS3 Inventory image of Rock-shell plateRock-shell plate
LegsMalevolent greaves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Malevolent greavesMalevolent greavesTorva platelegs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torva platelegsTorva platelegs / Anima core legs of Zaros.png: RS3 Inventory image of Anima core legs of ZarosAnima core legs of ZarosBandos tassets.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bandos tassetsBandos tassetsRock-shell legs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Rock-shell legsRock-shell legsElite black platelegs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elite black platelegsElite black platelegs
Main handDrygore longsword.png: RS3 Inventory image of Drygore longswordDrygore longsword / Drygore rapier.png: RS3 Inventory image of Drygore rapierDrygore rapierDrygore mace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Drygore maceDrygore maceRipper claw.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ripper clawRipper clawChaotic rapier.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chaotic rapierChaotic rapier / Chaotic longsword.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chaotic longswordChaotic longsword / Blade of Nymora.png: RS3 Inventory image of Blade of NymoraBlade of NymoraAbyssal vine whip.png: RS3 Inventory image of Abyssal vine whipAbyssal vine whipKorasi's sword.png: RS3 Inventory image of Korasi's swordKorasi's sword
Two-handed weaponNoxious scythe.png: RS3 Inventory image of Noxious scytheNoxious scytheAnnihilation.png: RS3 Inventory image of AnnihilationAnnihilationDragon Rider lance.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon Rider lanceDragon Rider lanceGodsword / Saradomin sword.png: RS3 Inventory image of Saradomin swordSaradomin sword / Zamorakian spear.png: RS3 Inventory image of Zamorakian spearZamorakian spearDharok's greataxe.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dharok's greataxeDharok's greataxe / Verac's flail.png: RS3 Inventory image of Verac's flailVerac's flail / Torag's hammer.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torag's hammerTorag's hammer
Off-hand weaponOff-hand drygore longsword.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand drygore longswordOff-hand drygore longsword / Off-hand drygore rapier.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand drygore rapierOff-hand drygore rapier / Off-hand drygore mace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand drygore maceOff-hand drygore maceOff-hand ripper claw.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand ripper clawOff-hand ripper clawOff-hand chaotic rapier.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand chaotic rapierOff-hand chaotic rapier / Off-hand chaotic longsword.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand chaotic longswordOff-hand chaotic longsword / Blade of Avaryss.png: RS3 Inventory image of Blade of AvaryssBlade of AvaryssJessika's sword.png: RS3 Inventory image of Jessika's swordJessika's swordEnhanced Excalibur.png: RS3 Inventory image of Enhanced ExcaliburEnhanced Excalibur
Off-hand weaponMalevolent kiteshield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Malevolent kiteshieldMalevolent kiteshieldDivine spirit shield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Divine spirit shieldDivine spirit shieldBandos warshield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bandos warshieldBandos warshieldCrystal ward.png: RS3 Inventory image of Crystal wardCrystal wardDragonfire shield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragonfire shieldDragonfire shield
Ammo/SpellTirannwn quiver 4.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tirannwn quiver 4Tirannwn quiver 4Tirannwn quiver 3.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tirannwn quiver 3Tirannwn quiver 3Tirannwn quiver 2.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tirannwn quiver 2Tirannwn quiver 2Tirannwn quiver 1.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tirannwn quiver 1Tirannwn quiver 1N/A
GlovesCinderbane gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Cinderbane glovesCinderbane glovesGloves of passage.png: RS3 Inventory image of Gloves of passageGloves of passage (If dual wielding)Deathtouch bracelet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Deathtouch braceletDeathtouch bracelet / Razorback gauntlets.png: RS3 Inventory image of Razorback gauntletsRazorback gauntletsTorva gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torva glovesTorva glovesBandos gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bandos glovesBandos gloves
FeetTorva boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torva bootsTorva bootsBandos boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bandos bootsBandos bootsRock-shell boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Rock-shell bootsRock-shell bootsSteadfast boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Steadfast bootsSteadfast bootsDragon boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon bootsDragon boots
RingRing of death.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of deathRing of deathAsylum surgeon's ring.png: RS3 Inventory image of Asylum surgeon's ringAsylum surgeon's ringSixth-Age circuit.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sixth-Age circuitSixth-Age circuitLuck of the Dwarves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Luck of the DwarvesLuck of the DwarvesWarrior ring.png: RS3 Inventory image of Warrior ringWarrior ring
AuraBerserker aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Berserker auraBerserker auraDark magic aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dark magic auraDark magic auraVampyrism aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Vampyrism auraVampyrism auraPenance aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Penance auraPenance auraDedicated slayer aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dedicated slayer auraDedicated slayer aura
PocketIlluminated Book of Law.png: RS3 Inventory image of Illuminated Book of LawIlluminated god bookArmadyl's Book of Law.png: RS3 Inventory image of Armadyl's Book of LawGod bookSuperior scrimshaw of vampyrism.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior scrimshaw of vampyrismSuperior scrimshaw of vampyrismScrimshaw of vampyrism.png: RS3 Inventory image of Scrimshaw of vampyrismScrimshaw of vampyrismAttacker's insignia.png: RS3 Inventory image of Attacker's insigniaAttacker's insignia

Inventory (standard)[edit | edit source]

  • Bunyip pouch (and scrolls)
  • 20 high-level food
  • Super (or greater) potion set
  • 2+ prayer potions

Inventory (Soul Split)[edit | edit source]

  • 10 prayer potions
  • Stat-boosting potions