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Waterfiends can be found in the Ancient Cavern underneath the Baxtorian Falls and in the Kraken Cove.

Waterfiends are moderately resistant to all forms of combat with the exception of crush attacks, which they are significantly more vulnerable against. They use a magic attack whose projectile resembles water blast, along with a magical ranged attack resembling ice arrows.

Duradel is the only Slayer master who assigns waterfiends, and they are an uncommon assignment. To unlock player must have entered Ancient cavern. [1]

Killing a waterfiend is a requirement for an elite clue scroll.

Strategies

The simplest way to reach waterfiends is by accessing the Ancient Cavern, found south of the Barbarian Outpost. A games necklace allows for easy trips to the bank.

Because waterfiends use both magic and ranged, circumventing all of their damage through protection prayers is not possible. However, both of their attacks are rolled against the player's total magic resistance. Therefore, only armour to provide magic defence bonus, such as dragonhide or Karil's armour, is helpful when fighting waterfiends.

Using crush attacks is ideal for dealing damage. If a crush weapon is not available, some high level weapons, such as the Saradomin sword, possess a secondary crush attack which is sufficient given the very low crush defence bonus of waterfiends.

Alternatively, ranged is also effective as most magic-resistant armour also provides a substantial ranged attack bonus. Once waterfiends lose their aggression, they can be trapped and safespotted in some locations within the Ancient Cavern. The crystal bow, which has an extraordinarily long attack distance, can be used to safespot waterfiends over larger bodies of water.

Using Protect from Missiles is recommended for those struggling to defend against waterfiends.

Many of the waterfiends' drops are ideal for casting High Level Alchemy on.

Drops

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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Water rune Water rune 1–3 Always 4–12

Runes

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Water rune Water rune 150 Common 600
Blood rune Blood rune 4–20 Common 1,372–6,860
Death rune Death rune 9–23 Uncommon 1,917–4,899
Mist rune Mist rune 3–75 Uncommon 288–7,200
Mud rune Mud rune 2–100 Uncommon 424–21,200
Steam rune Steam rune 3–59 Uncommon 198–3,894

Seeds

This monsters drops seeds from the allotment seed drop table.

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Limpwurt seed 5 Limpwurt seed 1 Uncommon 100
Strawberry seed 5 Strawberry seed 1 Uncommon 9
Herb seed 5 Marrentill seed 1 Uncommon 7
Jangerberry seed 5 Jangerberry seed 1 Uncommon 6
Herb seed 5 Tarromin seed 1 Uncommon 9
Wildblood seed 5 Wildblood seed 1 Uncommon 185
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 5–15 Uncommon 495–1,485
Herb seed 5 Harralander seed 1 Rare 17
Herb seed 5 Ranarr seed 1 Rare 45,954
Whiteberry seed 5 Whiteberry seed 1 Rare 8
Mushroom spore 5 Mushroom spore 1 Rare 46
Herb seed 5 Toadflax seed 1 Rare 429
Herb seed 5 Irit seed 1 Rare 40
Belladonna seed 5 Belladonna seed 1 Rare 59
Poison ivy seed 5 Poison ivy seed 1 Rare 26
Cactus seed 5 Cactus seed 1 Rare 64
Herb seed 5 Avantoe seed 1 Rare 1,234
Herb seed 5 Kwuarm seed 1 Rare 591
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 Very rare 58,367
Herb seed 5 Cadantine seed 1 Very rare 1,654
Herb seed 5 Lantadyme seed 1 Very rare 2,552
Herb seed 5 Dwarf weed seed 1 Very rare 718
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 Very rare 52,506

Weapons/Armour

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Mithril arrow 5 Mithril arrow 90 Common 1,800
Staff of water Staff of water 1 Common 1,755
Adamant chainbody Adamant chainbody 1 Uncommon 2,823
Adamant warhammer Adamant warhammer 1 Uncommon 2,339
Rune med helm Rune med helm 1 Uncommon 11,138
Water battlestaff Water battlestaff 1 Uncommon 8,984
Mystic water staff Mystic water staff 1 Uncommon 25,201
Sapphire bolts 5 Sapphire bolts 15 Uncommon 1,575
Blue d'hide vamb Blue d'hide vamb 1 Rare 1,518
Adamant platebody Adamant platebody 1 Rare 9,469
Rune full helm Rune full helm 1 Rare 20,648
Mist battlestaff Mist battlestaff 1 Very rare (1/3,000) 95,467

Herbs

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 17
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 Common 19
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 Common 176
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 607
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,728
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 963
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 1,951
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 Rare 1,248
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,646
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,515
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 Very rare 513

Gems/Ores/Bars

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Mithril ore Mithril ore 1 Common 129
Mithril ore Mithril ore 1–19 (noted) Common 129–2,451
Mithril bar Mithril bar 2–15 (noted) Uncommon 1,214–9,105
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1–4 (noted) Uncommon 551–2,204
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1–3 (noted) Uncommon 735–2,205
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 3 (noted) Uncommon 4,044
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1–3 (noted) Rare 2,767–8,301

Fish

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Raw lobster Raw lobster 4–18 (noted) Uncommon 556–2,502
Raw shark Raw shark 3–8 (noted) Uncommon 1,929–5,144
Shark Shark 1–2 Uncommon 784–1,568

Other

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 1–2,978 Common Not sold
Water orb Water orb 1–16 (noted) Common 1,413–22,608
Snape grass Snape grass 3–30 (noted) Uncommon 198–1,980
Oyster Oyster 1–3 Uncommon 61–183
Seaweed Seaweed 10–30 (noted) Uncommon 520–1,560
Water talisman Water talisman 1 Uncommon 151
Vial of water Vial of water 5–50 (noted) Uncommon 25–250
Empty fishbowl Empty fishbowl 1 Uncommon 2
Clue scroll (hard) Clue scroll (hard) 1 Rare Not sold

Rare drop table

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

Show/hide rare drop table
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 3,000 Common Not sold
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Common 9,514
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 9,686
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Common 461
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 551
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 735
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,348
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 699
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,800
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 2,562
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 835
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,160
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,450
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 14,271
Law rune Law rune 45 Uncommon 7,155
Death rune Death rune 45 Uncommon 9,585
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,572
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,827
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,549
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 5,700
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,347
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 2,767
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 58,999
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,143
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 11,992
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Rare 65,800
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,323


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