Strategies for Automaton

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


Getting there[edit | edit source]

Guthix's Cave entrance location.png
  • Use the Ardougne Lodestone and walk northeast to the excavation entrance.
  • Use the Seer's Village Lodestone and walk southeast to the excavation entrance.
  • Use the "Guthix's Cave" teleport on the Sixth-Age circuit to teleport directly to the monument. This requires first claiming it from the Guthixian High Druid after completing all of the quests that are optionally prerequisite to The World Wakes.
  • Use the Fairy ring code BLR, which lands you outside of the Legends' Guild, and walk northwest to the excavation entrance.

Requirements[edit | edit source]

Quest.png Quests:
  • 67 Slayer

Large Chamber[edit | edit source]

Upon asking the Guthixian High Druid for a teleport (you can also right click him), you will end up in the large chamber of the room. The Automatons are not aggressive despite their high combat level, so do not worry about being instantly killed upon arrival.

There are seven Automaton Guardians in the middle, along with eight Automaton Tracers and Automaton Generators on both sides. Down the large chamber leads to a small hallway and elevator (used to enter the chamber during the quest) that contains two of each Automaton; the Guardians in the hallway, and the Tracers/Generators on the elevator. The chamber can be left via teleportation, entering the large hole or using the elevator.

Automatons[edit | edit source]

Each Automaton has extremely accurate attacks that can hit up to 800. When the Automaton is clicked on, a silent timer will also countdown before it uses its special attack. When the special attack is performed, the Automaton immediately slams the ground, dealing up to 1,800 damage every few ticks within 2 spaces of it before returning to standard attacks. This attack simply deals raw damage, which can be blocked/reduced with defensive abilities and prayers. If the automaton is stunned during the attack, then the remaining hits are canceled for the duration of how long the stun lasts. If the automaton that slammed the ground isn't in combat with the player either, then it will immediately attack the nearest player in range.

Automatons have extremely high combat stats, along with high life points for their level.

Equipment[edit | edit source]

It is recommended that your weapon is at least level 75, as the automatons have very high defence and anything lower will have trouble hitting them.

Recommended equipment for Melee
SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadFull slayer helmet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Full slayer helmetFull slayer helmet (on task)Malevolent helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Malevolent helmMalevolent helmTorva full helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torva full helmTorva full helmBandos helmet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bandos helmetBandos helmetVerac's helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Verac's helmVerac's helm
NeckDragon Rider amulet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon Rider amuletDragon Rider amuletBrawler's blood necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Brawler's blood necklaceBrawler's blood necklaceBlood amulet of fury.png: RS3 Inventory image of Blood amulet of furyBlood amulet of furyBrawler's knockout necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Brawler's knockout necklaceBrawler's knockout necklaceAmulet of fury.png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of furyAmulet of fury
BackCompletionist cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Completionist capeCompletionist capeTokHaar-Kal-Ket.png: RS3 Inventory image of TokHaar-Kal-KetTokHaar-Kal-KetMax cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Max capeMax capeSkillcape.png: RS3 Inventory image of SkillcapeSkillcapeDragon Rider cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon Rider capeDragon Rider cape
BodyMalevolent cuirass.png: RS3 Inventory image of Malevolent cuirassMalevolent cuirassTorva platebody.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torva platebodyTorva platebodyBandos chestplate.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bandos chestplateBandos chestplateVerac's brassard.png: RS3 Inventory image of Verac's brassardVerac's brassardN/A
LegsMalevolent greaves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Malevolent greavesMalevolent greavesTorva platelegs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torva platelegsTorva platelegsBandos tassets.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bandos tassetsBandos tassetsVerac's plateskirt.png: RS3 Inventory image of Verac's plateskirtVerac's plateskirtN/A
Main handDrygore mace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Drygore maceDrygore maceTetsu katana.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tetsu katanaTetsu katana or Lava whip.png: RS3 Inventory image of Lava whipLava whipChaotic weaponry.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chaotic weaponryChaotic weaponry /
Attuned crystal dagger.png: RS3 Inventory image of Attuned crystal daggerAttuned crystal dagger
Korasi's sword.png: RS3 Inventory image of Korasi's swordKorasi's sword or Abyssal vine whip.png: RS3 Inventory image of Abyssal vine whipAbyssal vine whipN/A
Two-handed weaponNoxious scythe.png: RS3 Inventory image of Noxious scytheNoxious scytheDragon Rider lance.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon Rider lanceDragon Rider lanceChaotic maul.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chaotic maulChaotic maulSaradomin sword.png: RS3 Inventory image of Saradomin swordSaradomin swordVerac's flail.png: RS3 Inventory image of Verac's flailVerac's flail /
Guthan's warspear.png: RS3 Inventory image of Guthan's warspearGuthan's warspear if using full set
Off-hand weaponOff-hand drygore mace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand drygore maceOff-hand drygore maceTetsu wakizashi.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tetsu wakizashiTetsu wakizashiChaotic equipment.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chaotic equipmentChaotic equipment /
Off-hand attuned crystal dagger.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand attuned crystal daggerOff-hand attuned crystal dagger
Jessika's sword.png: RS3 Inventory image of Jessika's swordJessika's sword or Enhanced Excalibur.png: RS3 Inventory image of Enhanced ExcaliburEnhanced ExcaliburN/A
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
GlovesRazorback 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 glovesCulinaromancer's gloves 10.png: RS3 Inventory image of Culinaromancer's gloves 10Culinaromancer's gloves 10Ganodermic gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ganodermic glovesGanodermic gloves
FeetSteadfast boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Steadfast bootsSteadfast bootsTorva boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torva bootsTorva bootsBandos boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bandos bootsBandos bootsGanodermic boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ganodermic bootsGanodermic bootsN/A
RingRing of death.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of deathRing of deathSixth-Age circuit.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sixth-Age circuitSixth-Age circuitRing of Wealth.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of WealthRing of WealthN/AN/A
AuraVampyrism aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Vampyrism auraVampyrism auraPenance aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Penance auraPenance auraInspiration aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Inspiration auraInspiration auraKnock-out aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Knock-out auraKnock-out auraN/A
PocketCharming imp.png: RS3 Inventory image of Charming impCharming impGold accumulator.png: RS3 Inventory image of Gold accumulatorGold accumulatorN/AN/AN/A

Strategy[edit | edit source]

For melee, it is recommended to kill the Tracers, or Guardians if using Turmoil. Due to having to be within melee distance users will be the most vulnerable to the automatons' special attack. With drygores it is very easy to kill the automaton before it can perform the special attack. This is also possible with Chaotic weapons but the kill speed is slower, meaning the risk of being hit by the special attack is significantly higher. To kill them quickly, you should chain together high-hitting threshold abilities such as Assault, Slaughter and Destroy if dual wielding. Damage from the special can be reduced significantly if Debilitate is used, also, If you do get caught in the special attack, it is possible to interrupt it with a stun and prevent further damage.

It is not recommended to fight the Generators without Turmoil as the attack bonus provided with Piety is generally not sufficient to hit consistently.

Recommended equipment for Ranged
SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadFull slayer helmet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Full slayer helmetFull slayer helmet (on task)Superior death lotus hood.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior death lotus hoodSuperior
Death lotus hood.png: RS3 Inventory image of Death lotus hoodDeath lotus hood
Pernix cowl.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pernix cowlPernix cowlArmadyl helmet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Armadyl helmetArmadyl helmetKaril's coif.png: RS3 Inventory image of Karil's coifKaril's coif
NeckDragon Rider amulet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon Rider amuletDragon Rider amuletFarsight blood necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Farsight blood necklaceFarsight blood necklaceBlood amulet of fury.png: RS3 Inventory image of Blood amulet of furyBlood amulet of furyFarsight sniper necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Farsight sniper necklaceFarsight sniper necklaceAmulet of fury.png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of furyAmulet of fury
BackCompletionist cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Completionist capeCompletionist capeTokHaar-Kal-Xil.png: RS3 Inventory image of TokHaar-Kal-XilTokHaar-Kal-XilMax cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Max capeMax capeAva's device.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ava's deviceAva's device /
Skillcape.png: RS3 Inventory image of SkillcapeSkillcape
Dragon Rider cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon Rider capeDragon Rider cape
BodySuperior death lotus chestplate.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior death lotus chestplateSuperior
Death lotus chestplate.png: RS3 Inventory image of Death lotus chestplateDeath lotus chestplate
Pernix body.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pernix bodyPernix bodyArmadyl chestplate.png: RS3 Inventory image of Armadyl chestplateArmadyl chestplateKaril's top.png: RS3 Inventory image of Karil's topKaril's topN/A
LegsSuperior death lotus chaps.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior death lotus chapsSuperior
Death lotus chaps.png: RS3 Inventory image of Death lotus chapsDeath lotus chaps
Pernix chaps.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pernix chapsPernix chapsArmadyl chainskirt.png: RS3 Inventory image of Armadyl chainskirtArmadyl chainskirtKaril's skirt.png: RS3 Inventory image of Karil's skirtKaril's skirtN/A
Main handAscension crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ascension crossbowAscension crossbowDeath lotus dart.png: RS3 Inventory image of Death lotus dartDeath lotus dartChaotic crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chaotic crossbowChaotic crossbow /
Attuned crystal chakram.png: RS3 Inventory image of Attuned crystal chakramAttuned crystal chakram
Armadyl crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Armadyl crossbowArmadyl crossbowKaril's pistol crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Karil's pistol crossbowKaril's pistol crossbow
Two-handed weaponNoxious longbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Noxious longbowNoxious longbowZaryte bow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Zaryte bowZaryte bow / Royal crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Royal crossbowRoyal crossbow /
Attuned crystal bow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Attuned crystal bowAttuned crystal bow
Hand cannon.png: RS3 Inventory image of Hand cannonHand cannonCrystal bow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Crystal bowCrystal bowKaril's crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Karil's crossbowKaril's crossbow
Off-hand weaponOff-hand ascension crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand ascension crossbowOff-hand ascension crossbowOff-hand death lotus dart.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand death lotus dartOff-hand death lotus dartOff-hand chaotic crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand chaotic crossbowOff-hand chaotic crossbow /
Off-hand attuned crystal chakram.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand attuned crystal chakramOff-hand attuned crystal chakram
Off-hand Armadyl crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand Armadyl crossbowOff-hand Armadyl crossbowKaril's off-hand pistol crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Karil's off-hand pistol crossbowKaril's off-hand pistol crossbow
Off-hand weaponElysian spirit shield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elysian spirit shieldElysian spirit shieldVengeful kiteshield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Vengeful kiteshieldVengeful kiteshieldEagle-eye kiteshield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Eagle-eye kiteshieldEagle-eye kiteshieldArmadyl buckler.png: RS3 Inventory image of Armadyl bucklerArmadyl bucklerDragonfire deflector.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragonfire deflectorDragonfire deflector
Ammo/SpellAscension bolts.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ascension boltsAscension bolts /
Araxyte arrow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Araxyte arrowAraxyte arrow /
Tirannwn quiver 4.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tirannwn quiver 4Tirannwn quiver 4
Royal bolts.png: RS3 Inventory image of Royal boltsRoyal bolts /
Tirannwn quiver 3.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tirannwn quiver 3Tirannwn quiver 3
Hand cannon shot.png: RS3 Inventory image of Hand cannon shotHand cannon shot /
Tirannwn quiver 2.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tirannwn quiver 2Tirannwn quiver 2
Bolt rack.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bolt rackBolt rack /
Tirannwn quiver 1.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tirannwn quiver 1Tirannwn quiver 1
N/A
GlovesAscension grips.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ascension gripsAscension gripsPernix gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pernix glovesPernix glovesArmadyl gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Armadyl glovesArmadyl glovesTracking gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tracking glovesTracking glovesSwift gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Swift glovesSwift gloves
FeetPernix boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pernix bootsPernix bootsGlaiven boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Glaiven bootsGlaiven bootsArmadyl boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Armadyl bootsArmadyl bootsDemon slayer boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Demon slayer bootsDemon slayer bootsSpined boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Spined bootsSpined boots
RingRing of Wealth.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of WealthRing of Wealth /
(Superior leviathan ring.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior leviathan ringSuperior)
Leviathan ring.png: RS3 Inventory image of Leviathan ringLeviathan ring
Archers' ring (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Archers' ring (i)Archers' ring (i)Onyx ring (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Onyx ring (i)Onyx ring (i)Sixth-Age circuit.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sixth-Age circuitSixth-Age circuitDragonstone ring (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragonstone ring (i)Dragonstone ring (i)
AuraVampyrism aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Vampyrism auraVampyrism auraPenance aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Penance auraPenance auraReverence aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Reverence auraReverence auraInspiration aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Inspiration auraInspiration auraSupreme sharpshooter aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Supreme sharpshooter auraSupreme /
Master sharpshooter aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Master sharpshooter auraMaster /
Greater sharpshooter aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Greater sharpshooter auraGreater /
Sharpshooter aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sharpshooter auraSharpshooter aura
PocketCharming imp.png: RS3 Inventory image of Charming impCharming impGold accumulator.png: RS3 Inventory image of Gold accumulatorGold accumulatorN/AN/AN/A

Strategy[edit | edit source]

For rangers, it is recommended to kill Generators. Automaton Generators are weak to arrows specifically, therefore the noxious longbow is slightly more effective than ascension crossbows. A royal crossbow, dual wielded chaotic crossbows or zaryte bow (attuned crystal bow) will also provide fast kills, provided that potions are used. Rangers will be able to avoid the automatons' special attack completely as long as they stay at least 3 squares away.

Players who want to kill Tracers can also use ranged, as it does decent damage and allows them to keep their distance and avoid the special attack. It is possible to safe-spot the guardians with ranged, but this is not recommended as even with level 80 weapons it is nowhere near as effective as using magic.

Recommended equipment for Mages
SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadFull slayer helmet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Full slayer helmetFull slayer helmet /
(on task)
(Superior seasinger's hood.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior seasinger's hoodSuperior)
Seasinger's hood.png: RS3 Inventory image of Seasinger's hoodSeasinger's hood
Virtus mask.png: RS3 Inventory image of Virtus maskVirtus maskHood of subjugation.png: RS3 Inventory image of Hood of subjugationHood of subjugationGanodermic visor.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ganodermic visorGanodermic visorAhrim's hood.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ahrim's hoodAhrim's hood /
Superior void knight mage helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior void knight mage helmSuperior
Void knight melee helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Void knight melee helmVoid knight melee helm
if Safespotting
NeckAmulet of souls.png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of soulsAmulet of souls /
Amulet of fury (t).png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of fury (t)Amulet of fury (t)
Arcane stream necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Arcane stream necklaceArcane stream necklaceAmulet of fury.png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of furyAmulet of furyDragon Rider amulet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon Rider amuletDragon Rider amuletAmulet of glory.png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of gloryAmulet of glory
BackCompletionist cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Completionist capeCompletionist capeTokHaar-Kal-Mej.png: RS3 Inventory image of TokHaar-Kal-MejTokHaar-Kal-MejMax cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Max capeMax capeGod capes.png: RS3 Inventory image of God capesGod capesCape of Accomplishment.png: RS3 Inventory image of Cape of AccomplishmentCape of Accomplishment
BodySuperior seasinger's robe top.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior seasinger's robe topSuperior
Seasinger's robe top.png: RS3 Inventory image of Seasinger's robe topSeasinger's robe top
Virtus robe top.png: RS3 Inventory image of Virtus robe topVirtus robe topGarb of subjugation.png: RS3 Inventory image of Garb of subjugationGarb of subjugationGanodermic poncho.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ganodermic ponchoGanodermic ponchoAhrim's robe top.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ahrim's robe topAhrim's robe top /
Superior elite void knight top.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior elite void knight topSuperior elite void knight top
Elite void knight top.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elite void knight topElite void knight top
if safespotting
LegsSuperior seasinger's robe bottom.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior seasinger's robe bottomSuperior
Seasinger's robe bottom.png: RS3 Inventory image of Seasinger's robe bottomSeasinger's robe bottom
Virtus robe legs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Virtus robe legsVirtus robe legsGown of subjugation.png: RS3 Inventory image of Gown of subjugationGown of subjugationGanodermic leggings.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ganodermic leggingsGanodermic leggingsAhrim's robe skirt.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ahrim's robe skirtAhrim's robe skirt /
Superior elite void knight robe.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior elite void knight robeSuperior elite void knight robe
Elite void knight robe.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elite void knight robeElite void knight robe
if safespotting
Main handSeasinger kiba.png: RS3 Inventory image of Seasinger kibaSeasinger kibaAttuned crystal wand.png: RS3 Inventory image of Attuned crystal wandAttuned crystal wandVirtus wand.png: RS3 Inventory image of Virtus wandVirtus wandAbyssal wand.png: RS3 Inventory image of Abyssal wandAbyssal wandAhrim's wand.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ahrim's wandAhrim's wand /
Crystal wand.png: RS3 Inventory image of Crystal wandCrystal wand
Two-handed weaponStaff of darkness.png: RS3 Inventory image of Staff of darknessStaff of darknessAttuned crystal staff.png: RS3 Inventory image of Attuned crystal staffAttuned crystal staffChaotic staff.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chaotic staffChaotic staffStaff of light.png: RS3 Inventory image of Staff of lightStaff of lightAhrim's staff.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ahrim's staffAhrim's staff /
Crystal staff.png: RS3 Inventory image of Crystal staffCrystal staff
Off-hand weaponSeasinger makigai.png: RS3 Inventory image of Seasinger makigaiSeasinger makigaiAttuned crystal orb.png: RS3 Inventory image of Attuned crystal orbAttuned crystal orbVirtus book.png: RS3 Inventory image of Virtus bookVirtus bookAbyssal orb.png: RS3 Inventory image of Abyssal orbAbyssal orbAhrim's book of magic.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ahrim's book of magicAhrim's book of magic /
Crystal orb.png: RS3 Inventory image of Crystal orbCrystal orb
Off-hand weaponArcane spirit shield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Arcane spirit shieldArcane spirit shieldFarseer kiteshield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Farseer kiteshieldFarseer kiteshieldSpectral spirit shield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Spectral spirit shieldSpectral spirit shieldWard of subjugation.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ward of subjugationWard of subjugationDragonfire ward.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragonfire wardDragonfire ward /
Superior void knight deflector.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior void knight deflectorSuperior
Void knight deflector.png: RS3 Inventory image of Void knight deflectorVoid knight deflector
if safespotting
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
GlovesStatic gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Static glovesStatic glovesSpellcaster gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Spellcaster glovesSpellcaster glovesVirtus gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Virtus glovesVirtus glovesGloves of subjugation.png: RS3 Inventory image of Gloves of subjugationGloves of subjugationCulinaromancer's gloves 10.png: RS3 Inventory image of Culinaromancer's gloves 10Culinaromancer's gloves 10 /
Superior void knight gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior void knight glovesSuperior
Void knight gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Void knight glovesVoid knight gloves
if safespotting
FeetRagefire boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ragefire bootsRagefire bootsVirtus boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Virtus bootsVirtus bootsBoots of subjugation.png: RS3 Inventory image of Boots of subjugationBoots of subjugationWarpriest boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Warpriest bootsWarpriest bootsGanodermic boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ganodermic bootsGanodermic boots
RingRing of Wealth.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of WealthRing of WealthSeers' ring (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Seers' ring (i)Seers' ring (i)Asylum surgeon's ring.png: RS3 Inventory image of Asylum surgeon's ringAsylum surgeon's ringOnyx ring (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Onyx ring (i)Onyx ring (i)Sixth-Age circuit.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sixth-Age circuitSixth-Age circuit
AuraPenance aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Penance auraPenanceReverence aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Reverence auraReverenceVampyrism aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Vampyrism auraVampyrismInvigorate aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Invigorate auraInvigorateRunic accuracy aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Runic accuracy auraRunic accuracy
PocketCharming imp.png: RS3 Inventory image of Charming impCharming impMask of Sliske, Shadow (Dishonour among Thieves).png: RS3 Inventory image of Mask of Sliske, Shadow (Dishonour among Thieves)Mask of SliskeN/AN/AN/A

Strategy[edit | edit source]

For mages, it is recommended to kill Guardians. They are weak to fire and blood spells. Guardians are only able to use melee and can be safe-spotted, making it possible to kill them indefinitely without food or prayer. A safe spot can be behind a pillar near the chamber entrance, along the wall near the elevator or near the entrances to the rooms where the bosses were fought in the quest. The Impact ability can stun them (providing you are using level 75+ weapons) all the time, and you should be able to kill one before the stun's effect wears off. You can kill the Tracers or Generators with magic, however killing the two will be slightly longer and ineffective due to their increased magical resistance.

If mages opt not to safe spot Automaton Guardians, it might be suggested to err on the side of caution and possibly wear Ganodermic armour for the increased defence.

If sixth-age circuit isn't used, then a Ring of Wealth is suggested due to the increased drop rate of gloves.

Blood equivalents of the 3 Dungeoneering necklaces (arcane, brawler and farsight) and fury are recommended, but aren't ideal due to the cost incurred in acquiring said necklaces over their slightly inferior base versions.

Attuned crystal weapons are slightly superior to the original tier 80 versions, but due to the time spent in getting the dust and attuned crystal weapon seeds required to get them, they aren't recommended.

Use of tier 90 armour isn't encouraged given the general profitability of Automatons if a glove drop is not acquired.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Prayer potions and Soul Split are recommended if melee or ranged is being used, as this can reduce or negate the need for food entirely, especially if using ranged. Players without access to Soul Split should bring food and/or use Regenerate, Guthix's Blessing or Enhanced Excalibur. Players with 95+ Prayer should use Turmoil, Anguish or Torment, depending on their combat style, to achieve the fastest kills possible.

Automaton Guardians[edit | edit source]

Automaton Guardians are renowned for dropping the exclusive static gloves; formidable magic gloves that are currently the best non-degradable magic gloves in the game. Guardians attack with only melee which gives the opportunity for the player to safespot them if they are available safespots. Being melee-based monsters, they are weak to magic and in particular fire spells.

Attacks[edit | edit source]

  • Melee attack - ordinary attack that can hit over 800. It is advised to keep your distance while fighting Guardians as their attacks are accurate and capable of killing unprepared players.
  • Pulse attack - special attack that hits around 1,100 each time. This attack happens at regular intervals and only affects players if they are a couple squares within reach of the Guardian. Guardians who are far away and use this special attack will not harm the player. If a player within the vicinity of the attack does not move away they will be killed within seconds so moving out of the way is a must!

Magic strategy[edit | edit source]

A good action bar setup for a mage would be:

  • Wrack.png
  • Sonic Wave.png
  • Dragon Breath.png
  • Impact.png
  • Asphyxiate.png
  • Combust.png
  • Wild Magic.png
  • Metamorphosis.png
  • Sunshine.png
  • Omnipower.png
  • Regenerate (ability).png
  • Guthix's Blessing.png

Use the best spell you can - it is a good idea to take advantage of their fire spell weakness by using fire surge or Blood Barrage. The way to be able to camp here without using supplies is going by the rule of trying to keep away from the Guardian being able to touch you. This is a similar strategy with Char during her rage mode, although much less dangerous if contact occurs. The use of the curse Torment is recommended due to its magic boosts which speeds up kill rates significantly. Using air surge with an Armadyl battlestaff can prolong killing Guardians as the staff gives an infinite supply of air runes and being a higher tiered weapon making it a good choice.

Auras such as inspiration aura and invigorate can speed up the use of higher levelled abilities. Runic Accuracy is a magic-based aura which makes spells more accurate and another good choice to help speed up kills. A Scrimshaw of Magic can be used to increase critical hit chance as another aid for faster kills.

One of the possible safespots.

Once a Guardian has been attacked, it should be lured behind a storage wing's lower wall and then proceed with the kill while maintaining at least three squares of distance away from the Guardian to avoid being hit by the pulse attack which is deadly.

Be careful when using the abilities Chain and Dragon Breath as they can hit other Automations nearby - including Automaton Tracers and Automation Generators - causing them to attack the player. Use abilities accordingly on the Guardian until they are killed and repeat the process of luring them behind an obstacle to safely kill them without taking damage. If a player is heavily damaged they could use the curse Soul Split and/or Blood Barrage to recover lost life points.

Due to the fact that you can safespot these monsters and thus take no damage, power armour is recommended, as the damage boost can help speed up kills and lead to more profit per hour. 

Familiars may be used; Wolpertingers are a good choice if Overloads are not being used for the magic boost to increase accuracy and damage dealt. A Vecna Skull can be used as the lowest alternative to a continuous magic level boost item. For players who are new to killing Automatons, using a storage familiar such as Pack yak may be a good idea to carry extra food for inexperienced hunters. Familiars such as the Moss titan and Unicorn stallion which heal when their scroll is used can also be a good choice for inexperienced players although note that the usage of a summoning scroll will deplete adrenaline by 10% every time one is used.