Waterfiend

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For the elite version, see Waterfiend (elite).
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Waterfiends are the elemental cousins of the Pyrefiend and the Icefiend, and may be assigned as a slayer task by Duradel/Lapalok, Kuradal, and Morvran. They are found in the Ancient Cavern which can be accessed by completing Barbarian Training to the pyre ship stage. Waterfiends are also found in the Chaos Tunnels and the eastern coast of the Wilderness. Waterfiends with slightly different drops can be found in the Ghorrock Fortress.

Waterfiends have a very high charm drop rate, especially for crimson charms (around 80%). For this reason, they are targeted by many players who wish to level up summoning quickly, making them more popular than other crimson charm droppers (demons, dust devils, etc.). At Ghorrock they drop 2 charms at a time but have a halved drop rate, making the charms per hour effectively the same.

They are weakest against crossbow bolts, making any form of ranged a good choice for killing them. They can also be killed with higher level magic weapons. Using darklight is a viable method for those wishing to use melee. The waterfiends at Ghorrock seem to be easier to hit, but also seem to deal more damage. At Ghorrock they are found on the lower floor after completing The Temple at Senntisten and are aggressive.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Main article: Waterfiend/Strategies

Locations[edit | edit source]

Waterfiends can be found in:

If the player is killing waterfiends for a Slayer assignment then they can gain 20% additional Slayer experience by equipping a demonic skull while killing waterfiends in the Wilderness. They can gain another 20% extra experience per kill while killing waterfiends in the Wilderness if they accept a special slayer contract from Erskine while assigned waterfiends as a Slayer task. These experience bonuses stack, meaning the player may gain 40% extra Slayer experience. Completing a special slayer contract rewards the player with a choice of coins or combat experience.

Drops[edit | edit source]

100% drop[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Water rune.pngWater runeF2P icon.png1Always193

Charms[edit | edit source]

Regular Waterfiends[edit | edit source]

No charmGold charm.pngGreen charm.pngCrimson charm.pngBlue charm.png
5%9–10%5%79%2%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 111,033 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Ghorrock Fortress Waterfiends[edit | edit source]

No charmGold charm.pngGreen charm.pngCrimson charm.pngBlue charm.png
56–58%4–5%2–3%34–36%0.7–1.2%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 5,446 kills.
2 charms are dropped at a time.
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Main drop[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity[d 1] GE price High alch value
Medium plated adamant salvage.pngMedium plated adamant salvageF2P icon.png18/1284,9386,000
Tiny plated rune salvage.pngTiny plated rune salvageF2P icon.png12/1287,1598,000
Battlestaff.pngBattlestaff (m)P2P icon.png14/1286,0954,200
Mithril stone spirit.pngMithril stone spiritF2P icon.png2–423/128414–828-1
Raw lobster.pngRaw lobsterF2P icon.png(noted)10/128616680
Raw shark.pngRaw shark (m)P2P icon.png(noted)6/1281,944360
Coins 1000.pngCoinsF2P icon.png1,20017/1281,2001,200
Mithril arrowheads 5.pngMithril arrowheadsF2P icon.png258/1281,42550
Water orb.pngWater orb (m)P2P icon.png(noted)9/1286,038360
Snape grass.pngSnape grass (m)P2P icon.png(noted)14/12829436
Seaweed.pngSeaweed (m)P2P icon.png(noted)18/128906
Fishbowl.pngFishbowl (m)P2P icon.png14/1282590
Uncut ruby.pngUncut rubyF2P icon.png11/5121,29760
Uncut sapphire.pngUncut sapphireF2P icon.png12/12847115
Uncut diamond.pngUncut diamondF2P icon.png11/10242,989120
Water talisman.pngWater talismanF2P icon.png12/1288,0272
Casket.pngCasket (m)P2P icon.png12/1282,65730
Rare drop table.pngRare drop tableF2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
  1. ^ Estimated based on 332,814 kills from the RuneMetrics drop logging project.

Tertiary drops[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Spirit sapphire.pngSpirit sapphire (m)P2P icon.png15/2000Not soldNot alchemisable
Spirit emerald.pngSpirit emerald (m)P2P icon.png13/2000Not soldNot alchemisable
Spirit ruby.pngSpirit ruby (m)P2P icon.png12/2000Not soldNot alchemisable
Sealed clue scroll (hard).pngSealed clue scroll (hard) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Court summons.pngCourt summons (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Starved ancient effigy.pngStarved ancient effigy (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable


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.
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Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Coins 250.pngCoinsF2P icon.png250–500Common250–500250–500
Uncut sapphire.pngUncut sapphireF2P icon.png1Common47115
Uncut emerald.pngUncut emeraldF2P icon.png1Common1,68430
Uncut ruby.pngUncut rubyF2P icon.png1Common1,29760
Uncut diamond.pngUncut diamondF2P icon.png1Common2,989120
Uncut diamond.pngUncut diamondF2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare134,505–164,3955,400–6,600
Loop half of a key.pngLoop half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common14,2390
Tooth half of a key.pngTooth half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common13,9440
Uncut dragonstone.pngUncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon12,394600
Uncut dragonstone.pngUncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare557,730–681,67027,000–33,000
Dragon longsword.pngDragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,60960,000
Dragon spear.pngDragon spear (m)P2P icon.png1Rare36,08337,440
Battlestaff.pngBattlestaff (m)P2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare1,097,100–1,340,900756,000–924,000
Rune javelin.pngRune javelinF2P icon.png5Rare9151,870
Huge plated rune salvage.pngHuge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png1Uncommon39,24740,000
Huge plated rune salvage.pngHuge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png15–25 (noted)Rare588,705–981,175600,000–1,000,000
Shield left half.pngShield left half (m)P2P icon.png1Rare64,42666,000
Dragon helm.pngDragon helm (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon58,85660,000
Rune arrowheads 5.pngRune arrowheadsF2P icon.png113–137Common17,176–20,824678–822
Onyx bolts 5.pngOnyx bolts (m)P2P icon.png135–165Very rare1,062,315–1,298,3851,104,165–1,349,535
Chaos talisman.pngChaos talisman (m)P2P icon.png1Rare1,0132
Nature talisman.pngNature talisman (m)P2P icon.png1Rare1,0402
Water talisman.pngWater talismanF2P icon.png65–82 (noted)Rare521,755–658,214130–164
Earth talisman.pngEarth talismanF2P icon.png65–82 (noted)Rare133,770–168,756130–164
Fire talisman.pngFire talismanF2P icon.png25–35 (noted)Rare48,575–68,00550–70
Raw lobster.pngRaw lobsterF2P icon.png135–165 (noted)Common20,790–25,41022,950–28,050
Raw shark.pngRaw shark (m)P2P icon.png225–275 (noted)Uncommon218,700–267,30040,500–49,500
Big bones.pngBig bonesF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,668–16,4820
Dragon bones.pngDragon bonesF2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare315,720–385,8800
Coal stone spirit.pngCoal stone spiritF2P icon.png200–1,100Uncommon17,200–94,600Not alchemisable
Gold stone spirit.pngGold stone spiritF2P icon.png90–110Common21,600–26,400Not alchemisable
Adamantite stone spirit.pngAdamantite stone spiritF2P icon.png180–220Uncommon67,500–82,500Not alchemisable
Adamantite stone spirit.pngAdamantite stone spiritF2P icon.png14–16Common5,250–6,000Not alchemisable
Adamantite stone spirit.pngAdamantite stone spiritF2P icon.png135–165Rare50,625–61,875Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.pngRunite stone spiritF2P icon.png90–110Rare126,270–154,330Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.pngRunite stone spiritF2P icon.png3Common4,209Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.pngRunite stone spiritF2P icon.png45–55Rare63,135–77,165Not alchemisable
Grimy torstol.pngGrimy torstol (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon329,850–403,1500
Grimy snapdragon.pngGrimy snapdragon (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon85,320–104,2800
Super restore (4).pngSuper restore (4) (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon124,875–152,6258,100–9,900
Prayer potion (4).pngPrayer potion (4)F2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon99,810–121,9905,130–6,270
Lantadyme seed 5.pngLantadyme seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon2,660–3,040532–608
Dwarf weed seed 5.pngDwarf weed seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon4,508–5,152532–608
Magic seed 5.pngMagic seed (m)P2P icon.png4Uncommon157,4841,012
Palm tree seed 5.pngPalm tree seed (m)P2P icon.png10Rare482,1001,520
Flax.pngFlaxF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Common25,650–31,3501,350–1,650
Molten glass.pngMolten glass (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Common7,380–9,02045–55
Soft clay.pngSoft clayF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Uncommon216,900–265,100450–550
Yew logs.pngYew logsF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon8,772–10,5786,528–7,872
Yew logs.pngYew logsF2P icon.png675–825 (noted)Rare87,075–106,42564,800–79,200
Teak plank.pngTeak plank (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon19,620–23,98013,500–16,500
Mahogany plank.pngMahogany plank (m)P2P icon.png270–330 (noted)Rare251,910–307,890243,000–297,000
Vecna skull.pngVecna skull (m)P2P icon.png1Rare[d 1]188,4826,000
Blurberry Special.pngBlurberry Special (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 2]8,32318
Cheese+tom batta.pngCheese+tom batta (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 3]3811
Hazelmere's signet ring.pngHazelmere's signet ring (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 4]2,138,409,151300,000
Brawling gloves (Melee).pngBrawling gloves (Melee) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Magic).pngBrawling gloves (Magic) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Ranged).pngBrawling gloves (Ranged) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Agility).pngBrawling gloves (Agility) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Cooking).pngBrawling gloves (Cooking) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (FM).pngBrawling gloves (FM) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Fishing).pngBrawling gloves (Fishing) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Hunter).pngBrawling gloves (Hunter) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Mining).pngBrawling gloves (Mining) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Prayer).pngBrawling gloves (Prayer) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Smithing).pngBrawling gloves (Smithing) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Thieving).pngBrawling gloves (Thieving) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (WC).pngBrawling gloves (WC) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 1.pngCrystal triskelion fragment 1 (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 2.pngCrystal triskelion fragment 2 (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 3.pngCrystal 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.pngKey tokenF2P icon.png1RareNot soldNot alchemisable
Mimic kill token.pngMimic kill token (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare4,918Not alchemisable

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Waterfiends had an unannounced graphical update on 5 June 2008 - with this, some of their drops changed. Then, later that day, a system update after Smoking Kills was released to remove the drop change, only to be changed once again to fix some bugs and change some of the drops that were mentioned on the forums.
  • Waterfiends gained a massive buff with the update of 17 June 2013.
Facts about "Waterfiend"
All Combat experience0 +, 934.2 + and 764.3 +
All Combat level107 + and 102 +
All Is members onlytrue +
All Release dateJuly 3, 2007 + and December 3, 2009 +
Assigned byFile:Duradel chathead.png +, File:Kuradal chathead.png + and File:Morvran chathead.png +
Combat experience0 +
Combat experience1934.2 +
Combat experience2764.3 +
Combat level1107 +
Combat level2102 +
Drop JSON{ "name": "Water rune", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Always" } +, { "name": "Medium plated adamant salvage", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "8/128" } +, { "name": "Tiny plated rune salvage", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "2/128" } +, { "name": "Battlestaff", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "4/128" } +, { "name": "Mithril stone spirit", "quantity": [2,4], "rarity": "23/128" } +, { "name": "Raw lobster", "quantity": [4,4], "rarity": "10/128" } +, { "name": "Raw shark", "quantity": [2,2], "rarity": "6/128" } +, { "name": "Mithril arrowheads", "quantity": [25,25], "rarity": "8/128" } +, { "name": "Water orb", "quantity": [2,2], "rarity": "9/128" } +, { "name": "Snape grass", "quantity": [6,6], "rarity": "14/128" } +, { "name": "Seaweed", "quantity": [6,6], "rarity": "18/128" } +, { "name": "Fishbowl", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "4/128" } +, { "name": "Uncut ruby", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "1/512" } +, { "name": "Uncut sapphire", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "2/128" } +, { "name": "Uncut diamond", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "1/1024" } +, { "name": "Water talisman", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "2/128" } +, { "name": "Casket", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "2/128" } +, { "name": "Vecna skull", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" } +, { "name": "Mimic kill token", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Very rare" } +, { "name": "Coins", "quantity": [1200,1200], "rarity": "17/128" } +, { "name": "Rare drop table", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Very rare" } +, { "name": "Spirit sapphire", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "5/2000" } +, { "name": "Spirit emerald", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "3/2000" } +, { "name": "Spirit ruby", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "2/2000" } +, { "name": "Sealed clue scroll (hard)", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Very rare" } +, { "name": "Court summons", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Very rare" } +, { "name": "Starved ancient effigy", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Very rare" } + and { "name": "Key token", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" } +
Drops itemWater rune +, Medium plated adamant salvage +, Tiny plated rune salvage +, Battlestaff +, Mithril stone spirit +, Raw lobster +, Raw shark +, Coins +, Mithril arrowheads +, Water orb +, Snape grass +, Seaweed +, Fishbowl +, Uncut ruby +, Uncut sapphire +, Uncut diamond +, Water talisman +, Casket +, Rare drop table +, Spirit sapphire +, Spirit emerald +, Spirit ruby +, Sealed clue scroll (hard) +, Court summons +, Starved ancient effigy +, Vecna skull +, Key token + and Mimic kill token +
Drops item from RDTCoins +, Uncut sapphire +, Uncut emerald +, Uncut ruby +, Uncut diamond +, Loop half of a key +, Tooth half of a key +, Uncut dragonstone +, Dragon longsword +, Dragon spear +, Battlestaff +, Rune javelin +, Shield left half +, Dragon helm +, Rune arrowheads +, Onyx bolts +, Chaos talisman +, Nature talisman +, Water talisman +, Earth talisman +, Fire talisman +, Raw lobster +, Raw shark +, Big bones +, Dragon bones +, Grimy torstol +, Grimy snapdragon +, Super restore +, Prayer potion +, Lantadyme seed +, Dwarf weed seed +, Magic seed +, Palm tree seed +, Flax +, Molten glass +, Soft clay +, Yew logs +, Teak plank +, Mahogany plank +, Blurberry Special +, Cheese+tom batta +, Hazelmere's signet ring +, Brawling gloves (Melee) +, Brawling gloves (Magic) +, Brawling gloves (Ranged) +, Brawling gloves (Agility) +, Brawling gloves (Cooking) +, Brawling gloves (FM) +, Brawling gloves (Fishing) +, Brawling gloves (Hunter) +, Brawling gloves (Mining) +, Brawling gloves (Prayer) +, Brawling gloves (Smithing) +, Brawling gloves (Thieving) +, Brawling gloves (WC) +, Crystal triskelion fragment 1 +, Crystal triskelion fragment 2 +, Crystal triskelion fragment 3 +, Huge plated rune salvage +, Gold stone spirit +, Adamantite stone spirit +, Runite stone spirit + and Coal stone spirit +
Drops item variantSealed clue scroll (hard) +
Drops item variant from RDTSuper restore (4) +, Prayer potion (4) +, Brawling gloves (Melee) +, Brawling gloves (Magic) +, Brawling gloves (Ranged) +, Brawling gloves (Agility) +, Brawling gloves (Cooking) +, Brawling gloves (FM) +, Brawling gloves (Fishing) +, Brawling gloves (Hunter) +, Brawling gloves (Mining) +, Brawling gloves (Prayer) +, Brawling gloves (Smithing) +, Brawling gloves (Thieving) + and Brawling gloves (WC) +
Is members onlytrue +
Location restrictionsurface +
Monster JSON{"ranged":77,"defence":77,"acc_melee"
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NPC attack styleFile:Magic-icon.png + and File:Ranged-icon.png +
NPC attack style textmagic + and ranged +
NPC life points8,000 +
Release date1July 3, 2007 +
Release date2December 3, 2009 +
Slayer categoryWaterfiends +
Slayer experience335 + and 290.8 +
Slayer level1 +
Version count2 +
WeaknessFile:Bolt weakness icon.png + and File:Silverlight.png +
Weakness by classranged +
Weakness textbolts + and darklight +