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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.

Automaton special attack

The automaton's special attack

Strategy

Safe spot automaton

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 charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
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 5Kwuarm seed1Common17,489
Avantoe seed 5Avantoe seed2Common1,036
Snapdragon seed 5Snapdragon seed1Common423
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed1Uncommon1,421
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe(noted)Uncommon2,288
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon(noted)Uncommon1,703
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(noted)Uncommon11,143
Grimy guamGrimy guam(noted)Rare1,924
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin(noted)Rare320
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander(noted)Rare1,056
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(noted)Rare9,188
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(noted)Rare7,124
Grimy iritGrimy irit(noted)Rare17,460
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill(noted)Rare9,544
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm(noted)Rare48,932
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(noted)Very rare38,200
Static glovesStatic gloves1Very rare294,864
CoalCoal25 (noted)Common2,775
Earth talismanEarth talisman(noted)Uncommon1,352
SupercompostSupercompost15 (noted)Uncommon18,660
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore(noted)Uncommon944
Rune barRune bar(noted)Uncommon1,966
Cresbot (unpoked)Cresbot (unpoked)1Very rareNot sold
Magic logsMagic logs10 (noted)Uncommon4,210
Rare drop tableRare drop table1RareNot sold

Tertiary drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Sealed clue scroll (hard)Sealed clue scroll (hard)1RareNot sold
Sealed clue scroll (elite)Sealed clue scroll (elite)1Rare[d 1]Not sold
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved 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 250Coins250–500Common250–500
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common316
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common675
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,093
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,418
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare108,810–132,990
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common11,236
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common14,413
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,012
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare540,540–660,660
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,287
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,128
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare633,960–774,840
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare885
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare63,600
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,906
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common14,464–17,536
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,053,540–1,287,660
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,491
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,171
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare194,675–245,590
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare10,985–13,858
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare8,050–11,270
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common82,755–101,145
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon344,700–421,300
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,356–13,694
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare503,280–615,120
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon22,200–122,100
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common31,770–38,830
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon42,480–51,920
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common18,102–20,688
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare174,555–213,345
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare89,010–108,790
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common5,898
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare88,470–108,130
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon795,060–971,740
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon153,270–187,330
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon167,085–204,215
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon165,600–202,400
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon19,894–22,736
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon21,924–25,056
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon355,884
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare666,410
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common45,900–56,100
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common11,700–14,300
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon283,050–345,950
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,260–15,990
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare131,625–160,875
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon13,095–16,005
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare216,000–264,000
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon16,252
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*74,191
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,626,392,973
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 1Crystal triskelion fragment 11Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2Crystal triskelion fragment 21Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3Crystal 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 tokenKey token1RareNot sold
Mimic kill tokenMimic kill token1Very rare9,046
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