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Automaton Guardians are melee-based opponents created by the Cres, a Guardian of Guthix, to protect Guthix's chamber. They can be found in the central room of Guthix's Cave after the completion of The World Wakes, The Firemaker's Curse, the Ritual of the Mahjarrat, The Chosen Commander, Branches of Darkmeyer, and The Void Stares Back. They require level 67 Slayer to be harmed and are known for their various mid-priced stackable drops and their very rare glove drop.

Currently, the guardians are the least resource intensive variant of Automaton due to lack of damage taken. Torment is highly recommended; due to the approximately 30% increase in profit/kills exceeding the cost of prayer dosage.

Combat

Players should be aware of the monster's special attack, which does a pulsing area of effect damage around the automaton at regular intervals, but roots the monster in place (note it can still perform regular auto attacks while the special is active). This can quickly do 1000+ damage if multiple pulses contact with the player.

The automaton's special attack

Strategy

An example of a safe spot.

To fight the Guardians, level 80 weaponry or better is strongly recommended; any lower will sharply cut profits. Torment and its equivalent curses, Anguish and Turmoil, along with Affliction and Malevolence specifically; significantly increase damage when fighting this monster, as the monster has high combat stats in all areas (Torment provides the correct bonus against its weakness).

Safe spotting the monster west or east of the middle area (trapping them by the walls dividing of each boss NPC during the quest) is the easiest approach, as the player takes no damage, you could also use the entangle spell at the cost of 3 nature runes to bind them, (Void Knight equipment is recommended to take advantage of this). Targeting the monsters then using Impact, Asphyxiate, or a binding spell, such as Ice Barrage, initially will root them in place for a period of time allowing the player to inflict large amounts of damage before they can approach. Impact will be ready again to bind them by the time the effect wears off effectively allowing safe spotting from anywhere in the room for those comfortable with advance combat mechanics.

Other conveniences include: the quest reward Sixth-Age circuit, providing a quick teleport back to the area, and legendary pets, which can automatically loot the plethora of stacking objects. 

Drops

Charms

No charmGold charm.pngGreen charm.pngCrimson charm.pngBlue charm.png
81–83%5–6%2–3%2–3%7–8%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 8,309 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main drop

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Kwuarm seed 5.pngKwuarm seed1Common12,857
Avantoe seed 5.pngAvantoe seed2Common750
Snapdragon seed 5.pngSnapdragon seed1Common293
Lantadyme seed 5.pngLantadyme seed1Uncommon726
Grimy avantoe.pngGrimy avantoe(noted)Uncommon2,086
Grimy snapdragon.pngGrimy snapdragon(noted)Uncommon1,789
Grimy dwarf weed.pngGrimy dwarf weed(noted)Uncommon8,476
Grimy guam.pngGrimy guam(noted)Rare2,836
Grimy tarromin.pngGrimy tarromin(noted)Rare420
Grimy harralander.pngGrimy harralander(noted)Rare2,964
Grimy cadantine.pngGrimy cadantine(noted)Rare17,288
Grimy ranarr.pngGrimy ranarr(noted)Rare7,440
Grimy irit.pngGrimy irit(noted)Rare20,032
Grimy marrentill.pngGrimy marrentill(noted)Rare9,228
Grimy kwuarm.pngGrimy kwuarm(noted)Rare47,128
Grimy lantadyme.pngGrimy lantadyme(noted)Very rare30,204
Static gloves.pngStatic gloves1Very rare247,558
Coal.pngCoal25 (noted)Common2,800
Earth talisman.pngEarth talisman(noted)Uncommon1,480
Supercompost.pngSupercompost15 (noted)Uncommon31,680
Adamantite ore.pngAdamantite ore(noted)Uncommon908
Rune bar.pngRune bar(noted)Uncommon2,985
Cresbot (unpoked).pngCresbot (unpoked)1Very rareNot sold
Magic logs.pngMagic logs10 (noted)Uncommon3,800
Rare drop table.pngRare drop table1RareNot sold

Tertiary drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Sealed clue scroll (hard).pngSealed clue scroll (hard)1RareNot sold
Sealed clue scroll (elite).pngSealed clue scroll (elite)1Rare[d 1]Not sold
Spirit sapphire.pngSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emerald.pngSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit ruby.pngSpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Starved ancient effigy.pngStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
  1. ^ There is a 1% chance of this being a sealed clue scroll (master) instead

Rare Drop Table

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items such as a ring of wealth or luck of the dwarves are not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 250.pngCoins250–500Common250–500
Uncut sapphire.pngUncut sapphire1Common809
Uncut emerald.pngUncut emerald1Common2,555
Uncut ruby.pngUncut ruby1Common1,842
Uncut diamond.pngUncut diamond1Common4,843
Uncut diamond.pngUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare217,935–266,365
Loop half of a key.pngLoop half of a key1Common11,053
Tooth half of a key.pngTooth half of a key1Common11,538
Uncut dragonstone.pngUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,077
Uncut dragonstone.pngUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare543,465–664,235
Dragon longsword.pngDragon longsword1Common56,212
Dragon spear.pngDragon spear1Rare35,861
Battlestaff.pngBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare542,160–662,640
Rune javelin.pngRune javelin5Rare905
Rune platebody.pngRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebody.pngRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left half.pngShield left half1Rare64,399
Dragon helm.pngDragon helm1Uncommon58,601
Rune arrowheads 5.pngRune arrowheads113–137Common14,916–18,084
Onyx bolts 5.pngOnyx bolts135–165Very rare1,003,725–1,226,775
Chaos talisman.pngChaos talisman1Rare1,923
Nature talisman.pngNature talisman1Rare1,473
Water talisman.pngWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare164,320–207,296
Earth talisman.pngEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare12,025–15,170
Fire talisman.pngFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare5,225–7,315
Raw lobster.pngRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common47,655–58,245
Raw shark.pngRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon321,075–392,425
Big bones.pngBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,804–16,646
Dragon bones.pngDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare384,480–469,920
Coal.pngCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon22,400–123,200
Gold ore.pngGold ore90–110 (noted)Common52,830–64,570
Adamantite ore.pngAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon40,860–49,940
Adamant bar.pngAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common24,654–28,176
Adamant bar.pngAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare237,735–290,565
Runite ore.pngRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare127,710–156,090
Rune bar.pngRune bar(noted)Common8,955
Rune bar.pngRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare134,325–164,175
Grimy torstol.pngGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon485,010–592,790
Grimy snapdragon.pngGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon161,010–196,790
Super restore (4).pngSuper restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon125,910–153,890
Prayer potion (4).pngPrayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon130,950–160,050
Lantadyme seed 5.pngLantadyme seed14–16Uncommon10,164–11,616
Dwarf weed seed 5.pngDwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon11,508–13,152
Magic seed 5.pngMagic seed4Uncommon209,856
Palm tree seed 5.pngPalm tree seed10Rare396,000
Flax.pngFlax450–550 (noted)Common43,200–52,800
Molten glass.pngMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common27,585–33,715
Soft clay.pngSoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon188,550–230,450
Yew logs.pngYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,356–13,694
Yew logs.pngYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare112,725–137,775
Teak plank.pngTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon16,740–20,460
Mahogany plank.pngMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare356,670–435,930
Blurberry Special.pngBlurberry Special1Uncommon12,008
Vecna skull.pngVecna skull1Very rare*124,871
Hazelmere's signet ring.pngHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,432,268,388
Brawling gloves (Melee).pngBrawling gloves (Melee)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic).pngBrawling gloves (Magic)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged).pngBrawling gloves (Ranged)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility).pngBrawling gloves (Agility)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking).pngBrawling gloves (Cooking)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM).pngBrawling gloves (FM)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing).pngBrawling gloves (Fishing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter).pngBrawling gloves (Hunter)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining).pngBrawling gloves (Mining)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer).pngBrawling gloves (Prayer)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing).pngBrawling gloves (Smithing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving).pngBrawling gloves (Thieving)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC).pngBrawling gloves (WC)1Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 1.pngCrystal triskelion fragment 11Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2.pngCrystal triskelion fragment 21Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3.pngCrystal triskelion fragment 31Very rareNot sold

Universal drops

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Key token.pngKey token1RareNot sold
Mimic kill token.pngMimic kill token1Very rare5,575
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Kwuarm seed (1, 1, Common) +, Avantoe seed (2, 2, Common) +, Snapdragon seed (1, 1, Common) +, Lantadyme seed (1, 1, Uncommon) +, Grimy avantoe (2, 2, Uncommon) +, Grimy snapdragon (1, 1, Uncommon) +, Grimy dwarf weed (1, 1, Uncommon) +, Grimy guam (4, 4, Rare) +, Grimy tarromin (4, 4, Rare) +, Grimy harralander (4, 4, Rare) +, Grimy cadantine (4, 4, Rare) +, Grimy ranarr (4, 4, Rare) +, Grimy irit (4, 4, Rare) +, Grimy marrentill (4, 4, Rare) +, Grimy kwuarm (4, 4, Rare) +, Grimy lantadyme (4, 4, Very rare) +, Static gloves (1, 1, Very rare) +, Coal (25, 25, Common) +, Earth talisman (8, 8, Uncommon) +, Supercompost (15, 15, Uncommon) +, Adamantite ore (4, 4, Uncommon) +, Rune bar (1, 1, Uncommon) +, Cresbot (unpoked) (1, 1, Very rare) +, Magic logs (10, 10, Uncommon) +, Rare drop table (1, 1, Rare) +, Sealed clue scroll (hard) (1, 1, Rare) +, Sealed clue scroll (elite) (1, 1, Rare) +, Spirit sapphire (1, 1, Rare) +, Spirit emerald (1, 1, Rare) +, Spirit ruby (1, 1, Rare) +, Starved ancient effigy (1, 1, Very rare) +, Key token (1, 1, Rare) +  and Mimic kill token (1, 1, Very rare) +
16,985 +
1,698,516,988 +
1,690,716,910 +
March 4, 2013 +