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Automaton Tracers are powerful ranged-based opponents created by 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, 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.

Automaton tracers currently provide the most kills per hour out of the Automatons, due to a stronger ability skill set/rotation being available to melee (especially when dual wielding).

Getting there

  1. Use the "Guthix shrine" teleport on the sixth-age circuit.
  2. Right-click the High Druid and select Teleport

Strategies

Main article: Automaton/Strategies

Players should be aware of the monster's special attack, in which it starts pounding the ground with both arms, doing 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. With a well timed stun however, they will still do the animation of the attack but it will not do damage. 

Automaton special attack

The automaton's special attack

Turmoil, Anguish, or Torment significantly increase damage when fighting this monster, as the monster has high combat stats in all areas (but Turmoil provides the correct bonus against its weakness). In general, profit from obtaining more tradeable goods exceeds the cost of prayer dosage, as well as increasing the likelihood of defeating the guardian before the special attacks occur.

Players should evade the special by defeating it quickly before it activates the special. This can be done reliably with drygore weapons, ideally the maces since they are weak to crush (although chaotic weapons will suffice), through chaining multiple threshold abilities; such as Destroy, assaultflurry or strong ultimates like berserk (preferably using Void Knight equipment). Once the player masters this, the Scrimshaw of vampyrism alone (or vampyrism aura) is enough sustain the player indefinitely, allowing prayer to be conserved for Turmoil (Penance Aura is useful as well), essential in achieving many kills. 

The ranged ability escape can also be used to evade most of the damage of the special attack if timed properly.

Other convenience include: the quest reward Sixth-Age circuit, providing a quick teleport back to the area and Solomon's General Store pet variants, which automatically loots the plethora of stacking objects.

Drops

Charms

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
79–82%5–7%2–4%2–3%8–10%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 1,781 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main drop

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Kwuarm seed 5Kwuarm seed1Common38,418
Avantoe seed 5Avantoe seed2Common1,046
Snapdragon seed 5Snapdragon seed1Common504
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed1Uncommon2,249
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe(noted)Uncommon2,650
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon(noted)Uncommon1,769
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(noted)Uncommon9,614
Grimy guamGrimy guam(noted)Rare2,376
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin(noted)Rare388
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander(noted)Rare932
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(noted)Rare11,256
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(noted)Rare7,928
Grimy iritGrimy irit(noted)Rare19,016
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill(noted)Rare13,864
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm(noted)Rare53,552
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(noted)Very rare40,152
Pneumatic glovesPneumatic gloves1Very rare244,768
CoalCoal25 (noted)Common2,975
Earth talismanEarth talisman(noted)Uncommon1,504
SupercompostSupercompost15 (noted)Uncommon23,085
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore(noted)Uncommon948
Rune barRune bar(noted)Uncommon2,046
Cresbot (unpoked)Cresbot (unpoked)1Very rareNot sold
Magic logsMagic logs10 (noted)Uncommon4,140
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 sapphire1Common427
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common762
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,222
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,537
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare114,165–139,535
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common11,226
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common15,344
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,843
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare532,935–651,365
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common58,004
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,407
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare604,800–739,200
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare900
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,720
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,818
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common13,899–16,851
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,046,385–1,278,915
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,560
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,249
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare190,255–240,014
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare12,220–15,416
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare8,125–11,375
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common81,810–99,990
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon239,850–293,150
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,124–15,826
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare417,960–510,840
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon23,800–130,900
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common34,650–42,350
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon42,660–52,140
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common17,724–20,256
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare170,910–208,890
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare80,910–98,890
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common6,138
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare92,070–112,530
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon717,120–876,480
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon159,210–194,590
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon160,470–196,130
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon163,125–199,375
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon31,486–35,984
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon20,986–23,984
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon396,664
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare881,090
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common55,350–67,650
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common16,200–19,800
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon255,600–312,400
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,736–16,564
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare136,350–166,650
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon13,500–16,500
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare226,530–276,870
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon14,964
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*88,700
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,621,945,897
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 rare7,491

Trivia

  • Its name may be a reference to tracer ammunition, used for real world ranged weapons.
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