Automaton Tracer

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Automaton Tracers are ranged-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.

Automaton tracers currently provide the most kills per hour out of the Automatons, due to a stronger ability skill set/rotation being available to melee (especially when dual wielding).

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]

The average Automaton Tracer kill is worth 5,407.76 coins.

Charms[edit | edit source]

No charmGold charm.pngGreen charm.pngCrimson charm.pngBlue charm.png
79–82%5–7%2–4%2–3%8–10%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 1,781 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main drops[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity[d 1] GE price High Alch
Kwuarm seed.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Kwuarm seed with rarity 2/25 in quantity 1Kwuarm seed (m)P2P icon.png12/2517,28738
Avantoe seed.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Avantoe seed with rarity 2/25 in quantity 2Avantoe seed (m)P2P icon.png22/251,06076
Snapdragon seed.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Snapdragon seed with rarity 1/25 in quantity 1Snapdragon seed (m)P2P icon.png11/2541738
Lantadyme seed.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Lantadyme seed with rarity 1/50 in quantity 1Lantadyme seed (m)P2P icon.png11/501,80538
Grimy avantoe.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Grimy avantoe with rarity 1/125 in quantity 2 (noted)Grimy avantoe (m)P2P icon.png(noted)1/1251,7040
Grimy snapdragon.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity 1/100 in quantity 1 (noted)Grimy snapdragon (m)P2P icon.png(noted)1/1001,3710
Grimy dwarf weed.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Grimy dwarf weed with rarity 1/250 in quantity 1 (noted)Grimy dwarf weed (m)P2P icon.png(noted)1/2507,1450
Grimy guam.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Grimy guam with rarity 1/25 in quantity 4 (noted)Grimy guamF2P icon.png(noted)1/252,11272
Grimy tarromin.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Grimy tarromin with rarity 1/50 in quantity 4 (noted)Grimy tarrominF2P icon.png(noted)1/504000
Grimy harralander.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Grimy harralander with rarity 1/50 in quantity 4 (noted)Grimy harralander (m)P2P icon.png(noted)1/501,6160
Grimy cadantine.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Grimy cadantine with rarity 3/512 in quantity 4 (noted)Grimy cadantine (m)P2P icon.png(noted)3/51212,1480
Grimy ranarr.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Grimy ranarr with rarity 1/75 in quantity 4 (noted)Grimy ranarr (m)P2P icon.png(noted)1/757,7560
Grimy irit.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Grimy irit with rarity 1/100 in quantity 4 (noted)Grimy irit (m)P2P icon.png(noted)1/10021,0680
Grimy marrentill.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Grimy marrentill with rarity 1/25 in quantity 4 (noted)Grimy marrentill (m)P2P icon.png(noted)1/2513,1160
Grimy kwuarm.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Grimy kwuarm with rarity 1/125 in quantity 4 (noted)Grimy kwuarm (m)P2P icon.png(noted)1/12540,4080
Grimy lantadyme.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Grimy lantadyme with rarity 1/250 in quantity 4 (noted)Grimy lantadyme (m)P2P icon.png(noted)1/25031,9840
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Runite stone spirit with rarity 1/20 in quantity 1Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png11/20428Not alchemisable
Adamantite stone spirit.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Adamantite stone spirit with rarity 1/10 in quantity 4Adamantite stone spiritF2P icon.png41/10220Not alchemisable
Coal stone spirit.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Coal stone spirit with rarity 3/20 in quantity 25Coal stone spiritF2P icon.png253/20675Not alchemisable
Pneumatic gloves.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Pneumatic gloves with rarity 1/1000 in quantity 1Pneumatic gloves (m)P2P icon.png11/1000194,39712,000
Inert adrenaline crystal.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Inert adrenaline crystal with rarity Unknown in quantity 1 (noted)Inert adrenaline crystal (m)P2P icon.png(noted)Unknown45,8212,400
Earth talisman.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Earth talisman with rarity 3/50 in quantity 8 (noted)Earth talismanF2P icon.png(noted)3/501,34416
Supercompost.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Supercompost with rarity 3/50 in quantity 15 (noted)Supercompost (m)P2P icon.png15 (noted)3/5028,065765
Cresbot (unpoked).png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Cresbot (unpoked) with rarity 1/1600 in quantity 1Cresbot (unpoked) (m)P2P icon.png11/1600Not soldNot alchemisable
Magic logs.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Magic logs with rarity 3/50 in quantity 10 (noted)Magic logsF2P icon.png10 (noted)3/504,0301,920
Rare drop table.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Rare drop table with rarity Rare in quantity 1Rare drop tableF2P icon.png1RareNot soldNot alchemisable
  1. ^ Estimated based on 33,965 kills from the RuneMetrics drop logging project.

Tertiary drops[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High Alch
Sealed clue scroll (hard).png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Sealed clue scroll (hard) with rarity 10/1280 in quantity 1Sealed clue scroll (hard) (m)P2P icon.png110/1280Not soldNot alchemisable
Sealed clue scroll (elite).png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Sealed clue scroll (elite) with rarity 3/1280 in quantity 1Sealed clue scroll (elite) (m)P2P icon.png13/1280[d 1]Not soldNot alchemisable
Spirit sapphire.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Spirit sapphire with rarity 5/2000 in quantity 1Spirit sapphire (m)P2P icon.png15/2000Not soldNot alchemisable
Spirit emerald.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Spirit emerald with rarity 3/2000 in quantity 1Spirit emerald (m)P2P icon.png13/2000Not soldNot alchemisable
Spirit ruby.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Spirit ruby with rarity 2/2000 in quantity 1Spirit ruby (m)P2P icon.png12/2000Not soldNot alchemisable
Starved ancient effigy.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Starved ancient effigy with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Starved ancient effigy (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
  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 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 Tracer drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 250-500CoinsF2P icon.png250–500Common250-500250-500
Uncut sapphire.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut sapphireF2P icon.png1Common59715
Uncut emerald.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Uncut emerald with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut emeraldF2P icon.png1Common98630
Uncut ruby.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Uncut ruby with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut rubyF2P icon.png1Common1,29660
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Uncut diamond with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut diamondF2P icon.png1Common2,560120
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut diamondF2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare115,200-140,8005,400-6,600
Loop half of a key.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Loop half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Loop half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common10,7580
Tooth half of a key.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Tooth half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Tooth half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common13,6100
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon12,037600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare541,665-662,03527,000-33,000
Dragon longsword.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,37260,000
Dragon spear.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear (m)P2P icon.png1Rare35,70537,440
Battlestaff.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Battlestaff with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Battlestaff (m)P2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare550,440-672,760756,000-924,000
Rune javelin.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Rune javelin with rarity Rare in quantity 5Rune javelinF2P icon.png5Rare8851,870
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png1Uncommon38,64340,000
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Rare in quantity 18-22 (noted)Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png18–22 (noted)Rare695,574-850,146720,000-880,000
Shield left half.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1Shield left half (m)P2P icon.png1Rare64,00466,000
Dragon helm.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Dragon helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragon helm (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon58,54460,000
Rune arrowheads.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Rune arrowheads with rarity Common in quantity 113-137Rune arrowheadsF2P icon.png113–137Common13,108-15,892678-822
Onyx bolts.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Onyx bolts with rarity Very rare in quantity 135-165Onyx bolts (m)P2P icon.png135–165Very rare1,009,395-1,233,7051,104,165-1,349,535
Water talisman.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Water talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Water talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare171,632-206,968136-164
Earth talisman.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Earth talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Earth talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare11,424-13,776136-164
Raw lobster.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Raw lobster with rarity Common in quantity 135-165 (noted)Raw lobsterF2P icon.png135–165 (noted)Common81,000-99,00022,950-28,050
Raw shark.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Raw shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 225-275 (noted)Raw shark (m)P2P icon.png225–275 (noted)Uncommon352,800-431,20040,500-49,500
Big bones.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Big bones with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Big bonesF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon17,000-20,5000
Dragon bones.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Dragon bones with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Dragon bonesF2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare463,860-566,9400
Coal stone spirit.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Coal stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 900-1100Coal stone spiritF2P icon.png900–1,100Uncommon24,300-29,700Not alchemisable
Gold stone spirit.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Gold stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 90-110Gold stone spiritF2P icon.png90–110Common4,860-5,940Not alchemisable
Adamantite stone spirit.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Adamantite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 180-220Adamantite stone spiritF2P icon.png180–220Uncommon9,900-12,100Not alchemisable
Adamantite stone spirit.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Adamantite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 14-16Adamantite stone spiritF2P icon.png14–16Common770-880Not alchemisable
Adamantite stone spirit.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Adamantite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 135-165Adamantite stone spiritF2P icon.png135–165Rare7,425-9,075Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 90-110Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png90–110Rare38,520-47,080Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 3Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png3Common1,284Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png45–55Rare19,260-23,540Not alchemisable
Grimy torstol.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Grimy torstol with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy torstol (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon576,990-705,2100
Grimy snapdragon.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy snapdragon (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon123,390-150,8100
Super restore (4).png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Super restore (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Super restore (4) (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon135,675-165,8258,100-9,900
Prayer potion (4).png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Prayer potion (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Prayer potion (4)F2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon155,070-189,5305,130-6,270
Lantadyme seed.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Lantadyme seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon25,270-28,880532-608
Dwarf weed seed.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Dwarf weed seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon12,530-14,320532-608
Magic seed.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Magic seed (m)P2P icon.png4Uncommon293,7201,012
Palm tree seed.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Palm tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 10Palm tree seed (m)P2P icon.png10Rare902,9901,520
Flax.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Flax with rarity Common in quantity 450-550 (noted)FlaxF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Common52,650-64,3501,350-1,650
Molten glass.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Molten glass with rarity Common in quantity 45-55 (noted)Molten glass (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Common16,200-19,80045-55
Soft clay.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Soft clay with rarity Uncommon in quantity 450-550 (noted)Soft clayF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Uncommon305,100-372,900450-550
Yew logs.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Yew logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon14,484-17,4666,528-7,872
Yew logs.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Yew logs with rarity Rare in quantity 675-825 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png675–825 (noted)Rare143,775-175,72564,800-79,200
Teak plank.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Teak plank with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Teak plank (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon15,030-18,37013,500-16,500
Mahogany plank.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Mahogany plank with rarity Rare in quantity 270-330 (noted)Mahogany plank (m)P2P icon.png270–330 (noted)Rare243,270-297,330243,000-297,000
Vecna skull.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Vecna skull with rarity Rare in quantity 1Vecna skull (m)P2P icon.png1Rare[d 1]117,6966,000
Blurberry Special.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Blurberry Special with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Blurberry Special (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 2]13,84718
Cheese+tom batta.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Cheese+tom batta with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Cheese+tom batta (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 3]4121
Hazelmere's signet ring.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Hazelmere's signet ring with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Hazelmere's signet ring (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 4]1,686,657,284300,000
Brawling gloves (Melee).png: RS3 Automaton Tracer 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 Tracer 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 Tracer 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 Tracer 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 Tracer 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 Tracer 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 Tracer 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 Tracer 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 Tracer 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 Tracer 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 Tracer 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 Tracer 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 Tracer 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 Tracer 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 Tracer 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 Tracer 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
Key token.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Key token with rarity Rare in quantity 1Key tokenF2P icon.png1RareNot soldNot alchemisable
Mimic kill token.png: RS3 Automaton Tracer drops Mimic kill token with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Mimic kill token (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare7,595Not alchemisable

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Its name may be a reference to tracer ammunition, used for real world ranged weapons.