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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 5–15

Runes

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Water rune Water rune 150 Common 750
Blood rune Blood rune 4–20 Common 1,176–5,880
Death rune Death rune 9–23 Uncommon 2,025–5,175
Mist rune Mist rune 3–75 Uncommon 291–7,275
Mud rune Mud rune 2–100 Uncommon 460–23,000
Steam rune Steam rune 3–59 Uncommon 471–9,263

Seeds

This monsters drops seeds from the allotment seed drop table.

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Limpwurt seed 5 Limpwurt seed 1 Uncommon 93
Strawberry seed 5 Strawberry seed 1 Uncommon 25
Herb seed 5 Marrentill seed 1 Uncommon 6
Jangerberry seed 5 Jangerberry seed 1 Uncommon 4
Herb seed 5 Tarromin seed 1 Uncommon 6
Wildblood seed 5 Wildblood seed 1 Uncommon 88
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 5–15 Uncommon 575–1,725
Herb seed 5 Harralander seed 1 Rare 17
Herb seed 5 Ranarr seed 1 Rare 38,822
Whiteberry seed 5 Whiteberry seed 1 Rare 7
Mushroom spore 5 Mushroom spore 1 Rare 26
Herb seed 5 Toadflax seed 1 Rare 356
Herb seed 5 Irit seed 1 Rare 31
Belladonna seed 5 Belladonna seed 1 Rare 20
Poison ivy seed 5 Poison ivy seed 1 Rare 13
Cactus seed 5 Cactus seed 1 Rare 13
Herb seed 5 Avantoe seed 1 Rare 1,232
Herb seed 5 Kwuarm seed 1 Rare 442
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 Very rare 51,757
Herb seed 5 Cadantine seed 1 Very rare 1,635
Herb seed 5 Lantadyme seed 1 Very rare 1,724
Herb seed 5 Dwarf weed seed 1 Very rare 865
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 Very rare 49,149

Weapons/Armour

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Mithril arrow 5 Mithril arrow 90 Common 2,880
Staff of water Staff of water 1 Common 1,803
Adamant chainbody Adamant chainbody 1 Uncommon 2,570
Adamant warhammer Adamant warhammer 1 Uncommon 2,249
Rune med helm Rune med helm 1 Uncommon 11,137
Water battlestaff Water battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,034
Mystic water staff Mystic water staff 1 Uncommon 25,269
Sapphire bolts 5 Sapphire bolts 15 Uncommon 1,665
Blue d'hide vamb Blue d'hide vamb 1 Rare 1,604
Adamant platebody Adamant platebody 1 Rare 9,517
Rune full helm Rune full helm 1 Rare 20,722
Mist battlestaff Mist battlestaff 1 Very rare (1/3,000) 124,989

Herbs

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 17
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 Common 16
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 Common 153
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 782
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 6,833
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 842
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 1,549
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 Rare 1,019
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,192
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,187
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 Very rare 585

Gems/Ores/Bars

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Mithril ore Mithril ore 1 Common 175
Mithril ore Mithril ore 1–19 (noted) Common 175–3,325
Mithril bar Mithril bar 2–15 (noted) Uncommon 1,304–9,780
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1–4 (noted) Uncommon 631–2,524
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1–3 (noted) Uncommon 766–2,298
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 3 (noted) Uncommon 4,176
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1–3 (noted) Rare 2,867–8,601

Fish

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Raw lobster Raw lobster 4–18 (noted) Uncommon 628–2,826
Raw shark Raw shark 3–8 (noted) Uncommon 1,755–4,680
Shark Shark 1–2 Uncommon 741–1,482

Other

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 1–2,978 Common Not sold
Water orb Water orb 1–16 (noted) Common 1,261–20,176
Snape grass Snape grass 3–30 (noted) Uncommon 102–1,020
Oyster Oyster 1–3 Uncommon 60–180
Seaweed Seaweed 10–30 (noted) Uncommon 570–1,710
Water talisman Water talisman 1 Uncommon 146
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.

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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 3,000 Common Not sold
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Common 11,663
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 9,633
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Common 456
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 631
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 766
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,392
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 712
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,500
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 4,326
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 800
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,180
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,476
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 14,003
Law rune Law rune 45 Uncommon 8,910
Death rune Death rune 45 Uncommon 10,125
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,568
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,973
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,574
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,400
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 12,040
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 2,867
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,114
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,220
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 12,007
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Rare 65,613
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,888


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