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, 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.

Getting there[edit | edit source]

  1. Use the "Guthix 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]

No charmGold charm.pngGreen charm.pngCrimson charm.pngBlue charm.png
81–83%5–6%2–3%2–3%7–8%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 8,309 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main drops[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Kwuarm seed.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Kwuarm seed with rarity Common in quantity 1Kwuarm seed (m)P2P icon.png1Common26,38238
Avantoe seed.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Avantoe seed with rarity Common in quantity 2Avantoe seed (m)P2P icon.png2Common84676
Snapdragon seed.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Snapdragon seed with rarity Common in quantity 1Snapdragon seed (m)P2P icon.png1Common38238
Lantadyme seed.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Lantadyme seed (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon1,05038
Grimy avantoe.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Grimy avantoe with rarity Uncommon in quantity 2 (noted)Grimy avantoe (m)P2P icon.png(noted)Uncommon2,4880
Grimy snapdragon.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 (noted)Grimy snapdragon (m)P2P icon.png(noted)Uncommon1,8820
Grimy dwarf weed.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Grimy dwarf weed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 (noted)Grimy dwarf weed (m)P2P icon.png(noted)Uncommon10,1140
Grimy guam.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Grimy guam with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4 (noted)Grimy guamF2P icon.png(noted)Uncommon1,56072
Grimy tarromin.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Grimy tarromin with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4 (noted)Grimy tarrominF2P icon.png(noted)Uncommon4240
Grimy harralander.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Grimy harralander with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4 (noted)Grimy harralander (m)P2P icon.png(noted)Uncommon7560
Grimy cadantine.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Grimy cadantine with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4 (noted)Grimy cadantine (m)P2P icon.png(noted)Uncommon11,1600
Grimy ranarr.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Grimy ranarr with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4 (noted)Grimy ranarr (m)P2P icon.png(noted)Uncommon9,0840
Grimy irit.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Grimy irit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4 (noted)Grimy irit (m)P2P icon.png(noted)Uncommon16,8200
Grimy marrentill.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Grimy marrentill with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4 (noted)Grimy marrentill (m)P2P icon.png(noted)Uncommon11,1920
Grimy kwuarm.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Grimy kwuarm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4 (noted)Grimy kwuarm (m)P2P icon.png(noted)Uncommon47,3280
Grimy lantadyme.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Grimy lantadyme with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4 (noted)Grimy lantadyme (m)P2P icon.png(noted)Uncommon39,7960
Static gloves.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Static gloves with rarity 1/1000 in quantity 1Static gloves (m)P2P icon.png11/1000305,53912,000
Coal stone spirit.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Coal stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 25Coal stone spiritF2P icon.png25Common575Not alchemisable
Earth talisman.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Earth talisman with rarity Uncommon in quantity 8 (noted)Earth talismanF2P icon.png(noted)Uncommon1,46416
Supercompost.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Supercompost with rarity Uncommon in quantity 15 (noted)Supercompost (m)P2P icon.png15 (noted)Uncommon19,050765
Adamantite stone spirit.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Adamantite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Adamantite stone spiritF2P icon.png4Uncommon204Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png1Uncommon501Not alchemisable
Cresbot (unpoked).png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Cresbot (unpoked) with rarity 1/1600 in quantity 1Cresbot (unpoked) (m)P2P icon.png11/1600Not soldNot alchemisable
Magic logs.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Magic logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 10 (noted)Magic logsF2P icon.png10 (noted)Uncommon3,9301,920
Rare drop table.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Rare drop table with rarity Rare in quantity 1Rare drop tableF2P icon.png1RareNot soldNot alchemisable

Tertiary drops[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Sealed clue scroll (hard).png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Sealed clue scroll (hard) with rarity Rare in quantity 1Sealed clue scroll (hard) (m)P2P icon.png1RareNot soldNot alchemisable
Sealed clue scroll (elite).png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Sealed clue scroll (elite) with rarity Rare in quantity 1Sealed clue scroll (elite) (m)P2P icon.png1Rare[d 1]Not soldNot alchemisable
Spirit sapphire.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Spirit sapphire with rarity 5/2000 in quantity 1Spirit sapphire (m)P2P icon.png15/2000Not soldNot alchemisable
Spirit emerald.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Spirit emerald with rarity 3/2000 in quantity 1Spirit emerald (m)P2P icon.png13/2000Not soldNot alchemisable
Spirit ruby.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Spirit ruby with rarity 2/2000 in quantity 1Spirit ruby (m)P2P icon.png12/2000Not soldNot alchemisable
Starved ancient effigy.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Starved ancient effigy with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Starved ancient effigy (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
  1. ^ There is a 1% chance of this being a sealed clue scroll (master) instead

Rare Drop Table[edit | edit source]

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items such as a ring of wealth or luck of the dwarves are not required to access the table.
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.png1Common40715
Uncut emerald.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Uncut emerald with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut emeraldF2P icon.png1Common75130
Uncut ruby.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Uncut ruby with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut rubyF2P icon.png1Common1,21460
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Uncut diamond with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut diamondF2P icon.png1Common2,640120
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut diamondF2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare118,800-145,2005,400-6,600
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.png1Common11,9970
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.png1Common15,8000
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon12,321600
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)Rare554,445-677,65527,000-33,000
Dragon longsword.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,77360,000
Dragon spear.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear (m)P2P icon.png1Rare35,24337,440
Battlestaff.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Battlestaff with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Battlestaff (m)P2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare641,880-784,520756,000-924,000
Rune javelin.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Rune javelin with rarity Rare in quantity 5Rune javelinF2P icon.png5Rare8951,870
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png1Uncommon39,08540,000
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)Rare703,530-859,870720,000-880,000
Shield left half.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1Shield left half (m)P2P icon.png1Rare64,38666,000
Dragon helm.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Dragon helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragon helm (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon59,00260,000
Rune arrowheads.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Rune arrowheads with rarity Common in quantity 113-137Rune arrowheadsF2P icon.png113–137Common14,351-17,399678-822
Onyx bolts.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Onyx bolts with rarity Very rare in quantity 135-165Onyx bolts (m)P2P icon.png135–165Very rare1,066,770-1,303,8301,104,165-1,349,535
Water talisman.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Water talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Water talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare259,488-312,912136-164
Earth talisman.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Earth talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Earth talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare12,444-15,006136-164
Raw lobster.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Raw lobster with rarity Common in quantity 135-165 (noted)Raw lobsterF2P icon.png135–165 (noted)Common67,095-82,00522,950-28,050
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)Uncommon200,250-244,75040,500-49,500
Big bones.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Big bones with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Big bonesF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,220-13,5300
Dragon bones.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Dragon bones with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Dragon bonesF2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare327,240-399,9600
Coal stone spirit.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Coal stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 900-1100Coal stone spiritF2P icon.png900–1,100Uncommon20,700-25,300Not alchemisable
Gold stone spirit.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Gold stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 90-110Gold stone spiritF2P icon.png90–110Common5,220-6,380Not alchemisable
Adamantite stone spirit.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Adamantite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 180-220Adamantite stone spiritF2P icon.png180–220Uncommon9,180-11,220Not alchemisable
Adamantite stone spirit.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Adamantite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 14-16Adamantite stone spiritF2P icon.png14–16Common714-816Not alchemisable
Adamantite stone spirit.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Adamantite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 135-165Adamantite stone spiritF2P icon.png135–165Rare6,885-8,415Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 90-110Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png90–110Rare45,090-55,110Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 3Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png3Common1,503Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png45–55Rare22,545-27,555Not 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)Uncommon684,270-836,3300
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)Uncommon169,380-207,0200
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)Uncommon188,280-230,1208,100-9,900
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)Uncommon191,565-234,1355,130-6,270
Lantadyme seed.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Lantadyme seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon14,700-16,800532-608
Dwarf weed seed.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Dwarf weed seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon13,160-15,040532-608
Magic seed.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Magic seed (m)P2P icon.png4Uncommon204,1801,012
Palm tree seed.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Palm tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 10Palm tree seed (m)P2P icon.png10Rare501,4401,520
Flax.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Flax with rarity Common in quantity 450-550 (noted)FlaxF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Common40,500-49,5001,350-1,650
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)Common10,125-12,37545-55
Soft clay.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Soft clay with rarity Uncommon in quantity 450-550 (noted)Soft clayF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Uncommon275,400-336,600450-550
Yew logs.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Yew logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,900-14,3506,528-7,872
Yew logs.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Yew logs with rarity Rare in quantity 675-825 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png675–825 (noted)Rare118,125-144,37564,800-79,200
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)Uncommon14,445-17,65513,500-16,500
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)Rare235,710-288,090243,000-297,000
Vecna skull.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Vecna skull with rarity Rare in quantity 1Vecna skull (m)P2P icon.png1Rare[d 1]69,1396,000
Blurberry Special.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Blurberry Special with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Blurberry Special (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 2]16,74618
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 3]4031
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]1,590,640,621300,000
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. ^ Jagex. Mod Timbo's Twitter account. 19 January 2018. (Archived from the original on 22 January 2019.) Mod Timbo: "1/1280 if you hit the RDT, requires T4 luck to be worn in order to get a hold of it. Of course there are tons of different ways to access the RDT so it changes massively depending on what you're fighting, what you're wearing etc."
  2. ^ Indicates a failed 1/10 roll for Hazelmere's signet ring.
  3. ^ Indicates a roll for Hazelmere's signet ring without tier 4 luck.
  4. ^ 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.
Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Key token.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Key token with rarity Rare in quantity 1Key tokenF2P icon.png1RareNot soldNot alchemisable
Mimic kill token.png: RS3 Automaton Guardian drops Mimic kill token with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Mimic kill token (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare9,108Not alchemisable