Kalphite Guardian

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For the monster that lives in the Exiled Kalphite Hive, see Exiled kalphite guardian.

Kalphite guardians are found in the Kalphite Hive south-west of Shantay Pass, near the entrance to and inside the Kalphite Queen's room.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Strengths and weaknesses[edit | edit source]

Kalphite guardians can be very dangerous for lower levels. They can hit accurately for up to 208 life points in melee, with a chance to poison you if they successfully damage you. The poison does 68 damage per hit. It has been confirmed that using Protect from Melee does not reduce the chance of them inflicting poison against you - it only reduces the damage their attacks deal. Kalphite guardians can be safely ranged or maged from a couple locations (safe spots), however they are fairly strong against ranged attacks. Kalphites are most vulnerable to water spells, making training Magic on them highly effective even at low levels, especially if you take advantage of the safe spots. Despite this, most players still prefer to use melee for training. Keris is also highly effective for training against kalphites along with Guthan's set.

One of the 3 safe spots at the guardians

Strategies[edit | edit source]

Whilst not the most effective approach, melee is still a popular means of killing these monsters. A good melee weapon such as a godsword or an abyssal whip is recommended, as well as a strength level and attack level of at least 50.

The best way to kill kalphite guardians is to utilise safe spots and fight with magic, preferably water spells (their weakness). By safe-spotting, players can avoid any chance of becoming damaged or poisoned (though they may still become poisoned by a soldier on the way over). A player using their best water spell and a good staff or wand will generally get a much faster kill rate than someone using melee.

Ranged is not recommended, as these monsters have high ranged defence. Nevertheless, if players decide to fight them with ranged, at least 80 Ranged and a strong weapon, such as a crystal bow or black salamander, are musts.

Kalphite guardians have a very fast respawn rate and players should decide if they should kill some more. The only way to solve this is by waiting for them to respawn, which takes a minute or so, or by climbing down to the Queen's chamber, where there are two more kalphite guardians. However, using that spot is HIGHLY dangerous as the Queen can occasionally wander on the other side of the room and begin attacking you, which may result in a very quick death unless players are busy killing her.

The fastest but most expensive way to kill kalphite guardians is use a dwarf multicannon against them, in tandem with the spell Ice barrage. The area unlocked after the Do No Evil quest is good for this. It is a small, open cavern that houses two kalphite guardians and several kalphite soldiers.

Drops[edit | edit source]

Charms[edit | edit source]

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Main drop[edit | edit source]

Tertiary drops[edit | edit source]

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 Kalphite Guardian drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 250-500CoinsF2P icon.png250–500Common250-500250-500
Uncut sapphire.png: RS3 Kalphite Guardian drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut sapphireF2P icon.png1Common90315
Uncut emerald.png: RS3 Kalphite Guardian drops Uncut emerald with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut emeraldF2P icon.png1Common2,80330
Uncut ruby.png: RS3 Kalphite Guardian drops Uncut ruby with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut rubyF2P icon.png1Common2,34660
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Kalphite Guardian drops Uncut diamond with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut diamondF2P icon.png1Common7,105120
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Kalphite Guardian drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut diamondF2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare319,725-390,7755,400-6,600
Loop half of a key.png: RS3 Kalphite Guardian drops Loop half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Loop half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common15,7790
Tooth half of a key.png: RS3 Kalphite Guardian drops Tooth half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Tooth half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common15,5240
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Kalphite Guardian drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon12,412600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Kalphite Guardian drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare558,540-682,66027,000-33,000
Dragon longsword.png: RS3 Kalphite Guardian drops Dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,73560,000
Off-hand dragon longsword.png: RS3 Kalphite Guardian drops Off-hand dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Off-hand dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,54160,000
Dragon spear.png: RS3 Kalphite Guardian drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear (m)P2P icon.png1Rare35,62437,440
Battlestaff.png: RS3 Kalphite Guardian drops Battlestaff with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Battlestaff (m)P2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare546,120-667,480756,000-924,000
Rune javelin.png: RS3 Kalphite Guardian drops Rune javelin with rarity Rare in quantity 5Rune javelinF2P icon.png5Rare9001,870
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Kalphite Guardian drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png1Uncommon38,73440,000
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Kalphite Guardian drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Rare in quantity 18-22 (noted)Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png18–22 (noted)Rare697,212-852,148720,000-880,000
Shield left half.png: RS3 Kalphite Guardian drops Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1Shield left half (m)P2P icon.png1Rare64,55266,000
Dragon helm.png: RS3 Kalphite Guardian drops Dragon helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragon helm (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon58,72360,000
Rune arrowheads.png: RS3 Kalphite Guardian drops Rune arrowheads with rarity Common in quantity 113-137Rune arrowheadsF2P icon.png113–137Common16,385-19,865678-822
Onyx bolts.png: RS3 Kalphite Guardian drops Onyx bolts with rarity Very rare in quantity 135-165Onyx bolts (m)P2P icon.png135–165Very rare1,033,425-1,263,0751,104,165-1,349,535
Water talisman.png: RS3 Kalphite Guardian drops Water talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Water talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare254,320-306,680136-164
Earth talisman.png: RS3 Kalphite Guardian drops Earth talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Earth talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare9,112-10,988136-164
Raw lobster.png: RS3 Kalphite Guardian drops Raw lobster with rarity Common in quantity 135-165 (noted)Raw lobsterF2P icon.png135–165 (noted)Common50,895-62,20522,950-28,050
Raw shark.png: RS3 Kalphite Guardian drops Raw shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 225-275 (noted)Raw shark (m)P2P icon.png225–275 (noted)Uncommon450,900-551,10040,500-49,500
Big bones.png: RS3 Kalphite Guardian drops Big bones with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Big bonesF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon16,320-19,6800
Dragon bones.png: RS3 Kalphite Guardian drops Dragon bones with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Dragon bonesF2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare341,460-417,3400
Drakolith stone spirit.png: RS3 Kalphite Guardian drops Drakolith stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-35Drakolith stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–35Uncommon15,175-21,245Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Kalphite Guardian drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Necrite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png2Common6,514Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Kalphite Guardian drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-30Phasmatite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–30Uncommon17,725-21,270Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Kalphite Guardian drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Phasmatite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png2Common1,418Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Kalphite Guardian drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-30Necrite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–30Rare81,425-97,710Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Kalphite Guardian drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 3Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png3Common5,901Not alchemisable
Orichalcite stone spirit.png: RS3 Kalphite Guardian drops Orichalcite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-35Orichalcite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–35Rare10,775-15,085Not alchemisable
Grimy torstol.png: RS3 Kalphite Guardian drops Grimy torstol with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy torstol (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon511,830-625,5700
Grimy snapdragon.png: RS3 Kalphite Guardian drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy snapdragon (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon164,340-200,8600
Super restore (4).png: RS3 Kalphite Guardian drops Super restore (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Super restore (4) (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon108,180-132,2208,100-9,900
Prayer potion (4).png: RS3 Kalphite Guardian drops Prayer potion (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Prayer potion (4)F2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon186,210-227,5905,130-6,270
Lantadyme seed.png: RS3 Kalphite Guardian drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Lantadyme seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon9,254-10,576532-608
Dwarf weed seed.png: RS3 Kalphite Guardian drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Dwarf weed seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon48,734-55,696532-608
Magic seed.png: RS3 Kalphite Guardian drops Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Magic seed (m)P2P icon.png4Uncommon127,0641,012
Palm tree seed.png: RS3 Kalphite Guardian drops Palm tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 10Palm tree seed (m)P2P icon.png10Rare246,1001,520
Flax.png: RS3 Kalphite Guardian drops Flax with rarity Common in quantity 450-550 (noted)FlaxF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Common55,350-67,6501,350-1,650
Molten glass.png: RS3 Kalphite Guardian drops Molten glass with rarity Common in quantity 45-55 (noted)Molten glass (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Common31,770-38,83045-55
Soft clay.png: RS3 Kalphite Guardian drops Soft clay with rarity Uncommon in quantity 450-550 (noted)Soft clayF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Uncommon376,650-460,350450-550
Yew logs.png: RS3 Kalphite Guardian drops Yew logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon16,864-20,3366,528-7,872
Yew logs.png: RS3 Kalphite Guardian drops Yew logs with rarity Rare in quantity 675-825 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png675–825 (noted)Rare167,400-204,60064,800-79,200
Teak plank.png: RS3 Kalphite Guardian drops Teak plank with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Teak plank (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon27,495-33,60513,500-16,500
Mahogany plank.png: RS3 Kalphite Guardian drops Mahogany plank with rarity Rare in quantity 270-330 (noted)Mahogany plank (m)P2P icon.png270–330 (noted)Rare610,740-746,460243,000-297,000
Vecna skull.png: RS3 Kalphite Guardian drops Vecna skull with rarity Rare in quantity 1Vecna skull (m)P2P icon.png1Rare[d 1]197,5026,000
Blurberry Special.png: RS3 Kalphite Guardian drops Blurberry Special with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Blurberry Special (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 2]11,52218
Cheese+tom batta.png: RS3 Kalphite Guardian drops Cheese+tom batta with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Cheese+tom batta (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 3]4361
Hazelmere's signet ring.png: RS3 Kalphite Guardian drops Hazelmere's signet ring with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Hazelmere's signet ring (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 4]1,535,207,358300,000
Brawling gloves (Melee).png: RS3 Kalphite 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 Kalphite 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 Kalphite 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 Kalphite 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 Kalphite 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 Kalphite 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 Kalphite 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 Kalphite 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 Kalphite 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 Kalphite 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 Kalphite 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 Kalphite 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 Kalphite 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 Kalphite 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 Kalphite 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 Kalphite 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.

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • ninja 25 April 2016 (Update):
    • Improved respawn rates for Kalphites.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • When the anti-poison totem was first released, there was a glitch where the kalphite guardians were still able to poison you. This has since been fixed.

References[edit | edit source]