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Kalphite soldiers can be found in the Kalphite Lair southwest of Shantay Pass and in the Kalphite Cave east of the Shantay Pass, although the latter requires having a slayer assignment to kill. They guard the entrance to the lair of the Kalphite Queen. These are highly dangerous because of their ability to poison without dealing melee damage, often dealing 4 damage per round, and they inhabit a multi-combat area.

A player can choose to hunt these for Slayer when given the task to kill Kalphites. When given this task, a player can choose to kill any of the Kalphite family (Workers, Soldiers, Guardians or the Queen). Killing Kalphite Soldiers will grant 90 Slayer XP per kill. Using a Dwarf multicannon in their chamber yields one of the best XP rates next to Lighthouse dagannoths, and therefore many players use cannons to train here.


Safe spot

Kalphite Soldier Safe Spot.png



Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Steel full helm.png Steel full helm 1 Common 146
Steel scimitar.png Steel scimitar 1 Common 71
Steel axe.png Steel axe 1 Common 26
Steel sword.png Steel sword 1 Uncommon 80
Steel dagger.png Steel dagger 1 Uncommon 29
Hardleather body.png Hardleather body 1 Uncommon 8
Mithril chainbody.png Mithril chainbody 1 Uncommon 884
Mithril sq shield.png Mithril sq shield 1 Uncommon 682
Rune dagger.png Rune dagger 1 Rare 4,391
Adamant scimitar.png Adamant scimitar 1 Rare 1,349
Adamant axe.png Adamant axe 1 Rare 520
Adamant med helm.png Adamant med helm 1 Rare 938
Adamant full helm.png Adamant full helm 1 Rare 1,816
Adamant dagger.png Adamant dagger 1 Rare 272


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Air rune.png Air rune 15; 27–29; 50 Common 75–250
Fire rune.png Fire rune 6; 7; 30; 60 Common 30–300
Water rune.png Water rune 2 Uncommon 8
Body rune.png Body rune 5–6 Uncommon 25–30
Chaos rune.png Chaos rune 12 Uncommon 1,068
Cosmic rune.png Cosmic rune 2 Uncommon 286
Death rune.png Death rune 3–12 Uncommon 609–2,436
Law rune.png Law rune 1–3 Uncommon 166–498
Nature rune.png Nature rune 1–6 Rare 217–1,302


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy harralander.png Grimy harralander 1 Common 674
Grimy tarromin.png Grimy tarromin 1 Rare 132
Grimy marrentill.png Grimy marrentill 1 Rare 13
Grimy guam leaf.png Grimy guam leaf 1 Rare 15
Grimy ranarr weed.png Grimy ranarr weed 1 Rare 7,640
Grimy kwuarm.png Grimy kwuarm 1 Rare 1,165
Grimy avantoe.png Grimy avantoe 1 Rare 1,814
Grimy lantadyme.png Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,391
Grimy irit leaf.png Grimy irit leaf 1 Rare 775
Grimy cadantine.png Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,312


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250.png Coins 10; 40; 120; 200; 450 Common Not sold
Potato cactus.png Potato cactus 1–2 (noted) Uncommon 808–1,616
Lobster.png Lobster 1 Uncommon 167
Waterskin.png Waterskin(4) 1 Uncommon 119
Ensouled kalphite head.png Ensouled kalphite head 1 Uncommon (1/90) 3,327

Gem drop table

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

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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Uncut sapphire.png Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 455
Uncut emerald.png Uncut emerald 1 Rare 679
Uncut ruby.png Uncut ruby 1 Rare 1,249
Nature talisman.png Nature talisman 1 Very rare 744
Uncut diamond.png Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,627
Rune javelin.png Rune javelin 5 Very rare 875
Loop half of key.png Loop half of key 1 Very rare 10,307
Tooth half of key.png Tooth half of key 1 Very rare 10,840
Rune spear.png Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,933
Shield left half.png Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,697
Dragon spear.png Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,226