Automaton Guardian

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Automaton Guardians are melee-based opponents created by the Cres, a Guardian of Guthix, to protect Guthix's chamber. They can be found in the central room of Guthix's Cave after the completion of The World Wakes, The Firemaker's Curse, the Ritual of the Mahjarrat, The Chosen Commander, The Branches of Darkmeyer, and The Void Stares Back. They require level 67 Slayer to be harmed and are known for their various mid-priced stackable drops and their very rare glove drop.

Currently, the guardians are the least resource intensive variant of Automaton due to lack of damage taken. Torment is highly recommended; due to the approximately 30% increase in profit/kills exceeding the cost of prayer dosage.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Getting there[edit | edit source]

  1. Use the "Guthix's shrine" teleport on the sixth-age circuit.
  2. Right-click the High Druid and select Teleport

Strategies[edit | edit source]

Main article: Automaton/Strategies

Players should be aware of the monster's special attack, which does a pulsing area of effect damage around the automaton at regular intervals, but roots the monster in place (note it can still perform regular auto attacks while the special is active). This can quickly do 1000+ damage if multiple pulses contact with the player.

The automaton's special attack

Drops[edit | edit source]

Charms[edit | edit source]

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81–83%5–6%2–3%2–3%7–8%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 8,309 kills.
1 item is dropped at a time.
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Main drop[edit | edit source]

Tertiary drops[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ This drop only attempts to roll should you fail to roll a hard clue, should you get this item, there's a 1% chance it'll be upgraded to a sealed clue scroll (master).

Rare drop dable[edit | edit source]

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items are not required to access the table, but they will increase the chance of accessing the rare drop table and may also improve the loot received from it.
Rare drop table.png Rare drop table:
Rare drop table
Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Coins_250.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 250-500CoinsF2P icon.png250–500Common250-500250-500
Uncut sapphire.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut sapphireF2P icon.png1Common57015
Uncut emerald.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Uncut emerald with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut emeraldF2P icon.png1Common45730
Uncut ruby.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Uncut ruby with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut rubyF2P icon.png1Common53960
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Uncut diamond with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut diamondF2P icon.png1Common942120
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut diamondF2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare42,390-51,8105,400-6,600
Loop half of a key.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Loop half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Loop half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common11,2450
Tooth half of a key.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Tooth half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Tooth half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common11,3930
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon5,534600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare249,030-304,37027,000-33,000
Dragon longsword.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,82860,000
Off-hand dragon longsword.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Off-hand dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Off-hand dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,64760,000
Dragon spear.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear (m)P2P icon.png1Rare34,97537,440
Battlestaff.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Battlestaff with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Battlestaff (m)P2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare710,640-868,560756,000-924,000
Rune javelin.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Rune javelin with rarity Rare in quantity 5Rune javelinF2P icon.png5Rare9101,870
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png1Uncommon38,56240,000
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Rare in quantity 18-22 (noted)Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png18–22 (noted)Rare694,116-848,364720,000-880,000
Shield left half.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1Shield left half (m)P2P icon.png1Rare65,22866,000
Dragon helm.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Dragon helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragon helm (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon58,20660,000
Rune arrowheads.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Rune arrowheads with rarity Common in quantity 113-137Rune arrowheadsF2P icon.png113–137Common16,498-20,002678-822
Onyx bolts.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Onyx bolts with rarity Very rare in quantity 135-165Onyx bolts (m)P2P icon.png135–165Very rare984,555-1,203,3451,104,165-1,349,535
Water talisman.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Water talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Water talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare37,400-45,100136-164
Earth talisman.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Earth talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Earth talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare14,144-17,056136-164
Raw lobster.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Raw lobster with rarity Common in quantity 135-165 (noted)Raw lobsterF2P icon.png135–165 (noted)Common57,375-70,12522,950-28,050
Raw shark.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Raw shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 225-275 (noted)Raw shark (m)P2P icon.png225–275 (noted)Uncommon378,450-462,55040,500-49,500
Big bones.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Big bones with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Big bonesF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon16,524-19,9260
Dragon bones.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Dragon bones with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Dragon bonesF2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare250,200-305,8000
Drakolith stone spirit.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Drakolith stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-35Drakolith stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–35Uncommon3,825-5,355Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Necrite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png2Common700Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-30Phasmatite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–30Uncommon6,200-7,440Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Phasmatite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png2Common496Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-30Necrite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–30Rare8,750-10,500Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 3Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png3Common2,661Not alchemisable
Orichalcite stone spirit.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Orichalcite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-35Orichalcite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–35Rare3,875-5,425Not alchemisable
Grimy torstol.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Grimy torstol with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy torstol (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon655,200-800,8000
Grimy snapdragon.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy snapdragon (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon141,120-172,4800
Super restore (4).png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Super restore (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Super restore (4) (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon188,865-230,8358,100-9,900
Prayer potion (4).png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Prayer potion (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Prayer potion (4)F2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon383,175-468,3255,130-6,270
Lantadyme seed.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Lantadyme seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon4,690-5,360532-608
Dwarf weed seed.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Dwarf weed seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon58,072-66,368532-608
Magic seed.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Magic seed (m)P2P icon.png4Uncommon175,4281,012
Palm tree seed.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Palm tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 10Palm tree seed (m)P2P icon.png10Rare47,5501,520
Flax.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Flax with rarity Common in quantity 450-550 (noted)FlaxF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Common59,400-72,6001,350-1,650
Molten glass.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Molten glass with rarity Common in quantity 45-55 (noted)Molten glass (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Common22,140-27,06045-55
Soft clay.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Soft clay with rarity Uncommon in quantity 450-550 (noted)Soft clayF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Uncommon378,000-462,000450-550
Yew logs.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Yew logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon23,052-27,7986,528-7,872
Yew logs.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Yew logs with rarity Rare in quantity 675-825 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png675–825 (noted)Rare228,825-279,67564,800-79,200
Teak plank.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Teak plank with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Teak plank (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon20,070-24,53013,500-16,500
Mahogany plank.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Mahogany plank with rarity Rare in quantity 270-330 (noted)Mahogany plank (m)P2P icon.png270–330 (noted)Rare387,450-473,550243,000-297,000
Vecna skull.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Vecna skull with rarity Rare in quantity 1Vecna skull (m)P2P icon.png1Rare[d 1]632,8176,000
Cheese+tom batta.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Cheese+tom batta with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Cheese+tom batta (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 2]5031
Blurberry Special.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Blurberry Special with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Blurberry Special (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 3]13,16518
Hazelmere's signet ring.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Hazelmere's signet ring with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Hazelmere's signet ring (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 4]2,147,446,846300,000
Brawling gloves (Melee).png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Brawling gloves (Melee) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Melee) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Magic).png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Brawling gloves (Magic) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Magic) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Ranged).png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Brawling gloves (Ranged) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Ranged) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Agility).png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Brawling gloves (Agility) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Agility) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Cooking).png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Brawling gloves (Cooking) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Cooking) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (FM).png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Brawling gloves (FM) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (FM) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Fishing).png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Brawling gloves (Fishing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Fishing) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Hunter).png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Brawling gloves (Hunter) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Hunter) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Mining).png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Brawling gloves (Mining) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Mining) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Prayer).png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Brawling gloves (Prayer) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Prayer) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Smithing).png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Brawling gloves (Smithing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Smithing) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Thieving).png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Brawling gloves (Thieving) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Thieving) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (WC).png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Brawling gloves (WC) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (WC) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 1.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Crystal triskelion fragment 1 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 1 (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 2.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Crystal triskelion fragment 2 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 2 (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 3.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Crystal triskelion fragment 3 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 3 (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
  1. ^ Vecna skull requires tier 4 luck. Chance is 1/1280 per roll of the rare drop table with the tier 4 luck requirement.
  2. ^ Cheese+tom batta indicates a roll for Hazelmere's signet ring without tier 4 luck.
  3. ^ Blurberry Special indicates a failed 1/10 roll for Hazelmere's signet ring with tier 4 luck.
  4. ^ Hazelmere's signet ring requires tier 4 luck. Rarer than the vecna skull.

Universal drops[edit | edit source]

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These items are dropped alongside main drops.

Achievement[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included - see here for how to help out!
  • patch 2 April 2013 (Update):
    • Automatons can now be stunned.
  • patch 25 March 2013 (Update):
    • Players can no longer receive Cres's Automatons as a co-op slayer assignment if they do not have the requirements to fight them. A login check has been added to fix players who already have these as a task and cannot access them.