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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.

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 1,592–7,960
Death rune Death rune 9–23 Uncommon 2,169–5,543
Mist rune Mist rune 3–75 Uncommon 267–6,675
Mud rune Mud rune 2–100 Uncommon 498–24,900
Steam rune Steam rune 3–59 Uncommon 255–5,015

Seeds

This monsters drops seeds from the allotment seed drop table.

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Limpwurt seed 5 Limpwurt seed 1 Uncommon 43
Strawberry seed 5 Strawberry seed 1 Uncommon 8
Herb seed 5 Marrentill seed 1 Uncommon 6
Jangerberry seed 5 Jangerberry seed 1 Uncommon 7
Herb seed 5 Tarromin seed 1 Uncommon 17
Wildblood seed 5 Wildblood seed 1 Uncommon 116
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 1 Rare 89
Herb seed 5 Harralander seed 1 Rare 27
Herb seed 5 Ranarr seed 1 Rare 71,632
Whiteberry seed 5 Whiteberry seed 1 Rare 9
Mushroom spore 5 Mushroom spore 1 Rare 29
Herb seed 5 Toadflax seed 1 Rare 943
Herb seed 5 Irit seed 1 Rare 47
Belladonna seed 5 Belladonna seed 1 Rare 43
Poison ivy seed 5 Poison ivy seed 1 Rare 20
Cactus seed 5 Cactus seed 1 Rare 52
Herb seed 5 Avantoe seed 1 Rare 705
Herb seed 5 Kwuarm seed 1 Rare 382
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 Very rare 86,402
Herb seed 5 Cadantine seed 1 Very rare 988
Herb seed 5 Lantadyme seed 1 Very rare 1,684
Herb seed 5 Dwarf weed seed 1 Very rare 399
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 Very rare 56,993

Weapons/Armour

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Mithril arrow 5 Mithril arrow 90 Common 2,160
Staff of water Staff of water 1 Common 1,721
Adamant chainbody Adamant chainbody 1 Uncommon 2,600
Adamant warhammer Adamant warhammer 1 Uncommon 2,259
Rune med helm Rune med helm 1 Uncommon 11,096
Water battlestaff Water battlestaff 1 Uncommon 8,997
Mystic water staff Mystic water staff 1 Uncommon 25,201
Sapphire bolts 5 Sapphire bolts 15 Uncommon 1,395
Blue d'hide vamb Blue d'hide vamb 1 Rare 1,507
Adamant platebody Adamant platebody 1 Rare 9,492
Rune full helm Rune full helm 1 Rare 20,655
Mist battlestaff Mist battlestaff 1 Very rare (1/3,000) 102,046

Herbs

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 10
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 Common 11
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 Common 110
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 536
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 10,919
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 827
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 1,733
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 Rare 1,297
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,469
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,365
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 Very rare 547

Gems/Ores/Bars

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Mithril ore Mithril ore 1 Common 152
Mithril ore Mithril ore 1–19 (noted) Common 152–2,888
Mithril bar Mithril bar 2–15 (noted) Uncommon 1,516–11,370
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1–4 (noted) Uncommon 481–1,924
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1–3 (noted) Uncommon 738–2,214
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 3 (noted) Uncommon 4,125
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1–3 (noted) Rare 2,605–7,815

Fish

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Raw lobster Raw lobster 4–18 (noted) Uncommon 580–2,610
Raw shark Raw shark 3–8 (noted) Uncommon 3,534–9,424
Shark Shark 1–2 Uncommon 1,208–2,416

Other

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 1–2,978 Common Not sold
Water orb Water orb 1–16 (noted) Common 1,681–26,896
Snape grass Snape grass 3–29 (noted) Uncommon 738–7,134
Oyster Oyster 1–3 Uncommon 109–327
Seaweed Seaweed 10–30 (noted) Uncommon 420–1,260
Water talisman Water talisman 1 Uncommon 169
Vial of water Vial of water 5–50 (noted) Uncommon 30–300
File:Fishbowl.png 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 9,994
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 9,662
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Common 610
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 481
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 738
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,375
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 1,305
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,950
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 3,024
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 610
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 920
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,509
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 19,095
Law rune Law rune 45 Uncommon 8,640
Death rune Death rune 45 Uncommon 10,845
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,489
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,884
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,554
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 6,700
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,924
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 2,605
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,177
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,113
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 12,004
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Rare 65,450
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,579


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