Kalphite Guardians can be found in the Kalphite Lair - deep beneath the Kharidian Desert, which is located south-west of the Shantay Pass, Al Kharid. An alternative route upon completion of Death to the Dorgeshuun, lies south of Dorgesh-Kaan, beyond the Dorgesh-Kaan Agility Course. They can also be found in the Kalphite Cave; a slayer assignment is required to kill them there.

Players will need a rope in order to access the Kalphite Lair.

It is necessary to bring some form of Antipoison if using Melee to kill these. There are Ranged safespots at the entrance to the caves due to the size of the creature.

Strengths and weaknesses

Kalphite Guardians will inflict poison very frequently (even if you have the Protect from Melee prayer on) which starts at 6 damage. They can hit for up to 16 melee damage and are quite accurate. They can be safely ranged from a couple locations. Kalphites are most vulnerable to crush style attacks; however, most players still prefer to use abyssal whip or dragon scimitar in favour of better attack speed.

Kalphite Guardian safe spot

A safespot in the Kalphite Lair for Kalphite Guardians.



Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Mithril kiteshield Mithril kiteshield 1 Uncommon 1,003
Rune med helm Rune med helm 1 Uncommon 11,067
Rune chainbody Rune chainbody 1 Rare 29,495
Rune platebody Rune platebody 1 Very rare 38,491


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Steel axe Steel axe 1 Common 110
Steel battleaxe Steel battleaxe 1 Common 140
Mithril longsword Mithril longsword 1 Common 510
Mithril sword Mithril sword 1 Common 254
Mithril axe Mithril axe 1 Common 242
Adamant dagger Adamant dagger 1 Uncommon 261
Adamant scimitar Adamant scimitar 1 Uncommon 1,257
Rune dagger Rune dagger 1 Uncommon 4,409
Rune sword Rune sword 1 Rare 12,075


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Cosmic rune Cosmic rune 2 Uncommon 374
Law rune Law rune 3 Uncommon 471
Blood rune Blood rune 7; 12; 13; 19 Uncommon 2,632–7,144
Chaos rune Chaos rune 10 Uncommon 710
Death rune Death rune 18; 28 Uncommon 3,996–6,216
Fire rune Fire rune 37 Uncommon 185
Air rune Air rune 50 Uncommon 250
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 1 Uncommon 69
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 150 Uncommon 9,150


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250 Coins 28–460 Common Not sold
Herb Herb 1 Common Not sold
Lobster Lobster 1; 2 Uncommon 112–224
Defence potion(3) Defence potion(3) 1 Uncommon 155
Super defence(3) Super defence(3) 1 Uncommon 486
Super attack(3) Super attack(3) 1 Uncommon 133
Super strength(3) Super strength(3) 1 Uncommon 1,143
Ensouled kalphite head Ensouled kalphite head 1 Uncommon (1/35) 2,904

Rare drop table

In addition to the drops above, this monster has access to the standard rare drop table.

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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 3,000 Rare Not sold
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Rare 9,647
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Rare 9,621
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 430
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Rare 12,455
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Very rare 729
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Very rare 18,291
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,846
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,434
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 689
Law rune Law rune 45 Very rare 7,065
Death rune Death rune 45 Very rare 9,990
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 4,950
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 2,562
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,380
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,511
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Very rare 11,755
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 5,200
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,282
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,074
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 58,998
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,899
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,166
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 38,025
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,707
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare 770

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