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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 seed1Common9,383
Avantoe seed 5Avantoe seed2Common600
Snapdragon seed 5Snapdragon seed1Common261
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed1Uncommon323
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe(noted)Uncommon1,470
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon(noted)Uncommon1,421
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(noted)Uncommon3,648
Grimy guamGrimy guam(noted)Rare1,384
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin(noted)Rare232
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander(noted)Rare388
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(noted)Rare9,072
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(noted)Rare5,764
Grimy iritGrimy irit(noted)Rare15,364
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill(noted)Rare3,796
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm(noted)Rare23,960
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(noted)Very rare18,420
Static glovesStatic gloves1Very rare354,082
CoalCoal25 (noted)Common3,225
Earth talismanEarth talisman(noted)Uncommon5,120
SupercompostSupercompost15 (noted)Uncommon6,900
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore(noted)Uncommon1,140
Rune barRune bar(noted)Uncommon2,532
Cresbot (unpoked)Cresbot (unpoked)1Very rareNot sold
Magic logsMagic logs10 (noted)Uncommon4,040
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 sapphire1Common346
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common771
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,041
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,258
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare101,610–124,190
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common11,452
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common13,268
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,436
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare514,620–628,980
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,348
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,940
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare876,060–1,070,740
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare890
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,935
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,048
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common15,707–19,043
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,086,480–1,327,920
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,049
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare826
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare348,010–439,028
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare41,600–52,480
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare16,725–23,415
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common26,865–32,835
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon193,950–237,050
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,560–13,940
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare352,440–430,760
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon25,800–141,900
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common22,770–27,830
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon51,300–62,700
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common24,626–28,144
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare237,465–290,235
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare107,190–131,010
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common7,596
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare113,940–139,260
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon348,840–426,360
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon127,890–156,310
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon160,605–196,295
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon111,870–136,730
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon4,522–5,168
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon4,382–5,008
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon76,404
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare286,780
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common32,400–39,600
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common10,395–12,705
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon313,650–383,350
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon12,988–15,662
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare128,925–157,575
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon18,135–22,165
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare231,390–282,810
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon8,185
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*211,111
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,848,679,360
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 rare9,020
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