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 1,042
Rune med helm Rune med helm 1 Uncommon 11,083
Rune chainbody Rune chainbody 1 Rare 29,496
Rune platebody Rune platebody 1 Very rare 38,463


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Steel axe Steel axe 1 Common 73
Steel battleaxe Steel battleaxe 1 Common 157
Mithril longsword Mithril longsword 1 Common 503
Mithril sword Mithril sword 1 Common 251
Mithril axe Mithril axe 1 Common 141
Adamant dagger Adamant dagger 1 Uncommon 266
Adamant scimitar Adamant scimitar 1 Uncommon 1,332
Rune dagger Rune dagger 1 Uncommon 4,462
Rune sword Rune sword 1 Rare 12,148


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Cosmic rune Cosmic rune 2 Uncommon 292
Law rune Law rune 3 Uncommon 531
Blood rune Blood rune 7; 12; 13; 19 Uncommon 2,198–5,966
Chaos rune Chaos rune 10 Uncommon 820
Death rune Death rune 18; 28 Uncommon 3,744–5,824
Fire rune Fire rune 37 Uncommon 185
Air rune Air rune 50 Uncommon 250
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 1 Uncommon 72
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 150 Uncommon 10,950


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 127–254
Defence potion(3) Defence potion(3) 1 Uncommon 202
Super defence(3) Super defence(3) 1 Uncommon 446
Super attack(3) Super attack(3) 1 Uncommon 148
Super strength(3) Super strength(3) 1 Uncommon 943
Ensouled kalphite head Ensouled kalphite head 1 Uncommon (1/35) 2,341

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 10,368
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Rare 9,427
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 530
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Rare 12,360
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Very rare 1,015
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Very rare 16,214
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,691
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,457
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 711
Law rune Law rune 45 Very rare 7,965
Death rune Death rune 45 Very rare 9,360
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 4,950
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 3,066
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,440
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,459
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Very rare 11,595
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 6,400
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,395
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,040
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 59,099
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,834
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,426
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,883
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,950
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare 860

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