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For the monster that guards Treasure Rooms of player-owned houses, see Kalphite Soldier (POH).
For the monster that lives in the Exiled Kalphite Hive, see Exiled kalphite soldier.
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Kalphite Soldiers can be found in the Kalphite Hive west of Shantay Pass.

Strategy

Kalphite safespot

Kalphites are easily safespotted due to their large size.

Kalphite soldiers attack only with melee, which has a slightly uncommon chance to cause poison on a successful hit. The poison is fairly weak, however, and wears off after a few hits. They are weak to Water spells.

They usually just drop gold but they make for decent Slayer experience if you are high enough level to kill them easily, so much so that many would argue that it is only second in Exp/Min to the Dagannoth Tasks. Players can also collect the potato cactus that is spawned in the area. Healing prayers and weapons are very helpful, as you will likely be able to heal as much as or more than the damage you receive from the Soldiers, especially due to the low chance of becoming poisoned, and the low intensity of the poison. These monsters are also commonly ranged with the aid of a dwarf multicannon. They can also be ranged or maged by staying in the safe spot behind the buried skeleton, giving you full range to attack and stay safe.

Drops

Charms

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
73–74%7–8%5–6%6–7%6–7%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 8,031 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Steel full helmSteel full helm1Common1,065
Steel scimitarSteel scimitar1Common1,464
Steel hatchetSteel hatchet1Common3,019
Steel swordSteel sword1Uncommon1,025
Steel daggerSteel dagger1Uncommon961
Adamant chainbodyAdamant chainbody1Uncommon7,111
Adamant sq shieldAdamant sq shield1Uncommon5,225
Rune daggerRune dagger1Rare4,141
Adamant scimitarAdamant scimitar1Rare4,997
Adamant hatchetAdamant hatchet1Rare10,119
Adamant helmAdamant helm1Rare2,691
Adamant full helmAdamant full helm1Rare4,880
Adamant daggerAdamant dagger1Rare2,686
Rune chainbodyRune chainbody1Rare29,002
Air runeAir rune15; 27–29Common1,350–2,610
Fire runeFire rune6; 7; 30; 60Common954–9,540
Water runeWater rune21; 22Uncommon525–550
Body runeBody rune5–6Uncommon240–288
Chaos runeChaos rune12Uncommon1,824
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon824
Death runeDeath rune3–12Uncommon696–2,784
Law runeLaw rune1–7Uncommon570–3,990
Nature runeNature rune1–6Rare405–2,430
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common741
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Rare105
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Rare2,307
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Rare709
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Rare1,860
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Rare11,782
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Rare1,043
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare7,551
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Rare5,008
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Rare4,322
Coins 250Coins10; 40; 120; 200; 450Common10–450
Potato cactusPotato cactus1–2 (noted)Uncommon5,249–10,498
Antipoison (2)Antipoison (2)1Uncommon184
Bucket of sandBucket of sand(noted)Uncommon592
LobsterLobster1Uncommon141
Waterskin (4)Waterskin (4)1Uncommon475

Tertiary drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold

Rare drop table drops

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 sapphire1Common809
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,555
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,842
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,843
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare217,935–266,365
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common11,053
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common11,538
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,077
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare543,465–664,235
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common56,212
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,861
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare542,160–662,640
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare905
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,399
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,601
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common14,916–18,084
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,003,725–1,226,775
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,923
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,473
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare164,320–207,296
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare12,025–15,170
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare5,225–7,315
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common47,655–58,245
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon321,075–392,425
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,804–16,646
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare384,480–469,920
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon22,400–123,200
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common52,830–64,570
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon40,860–49,940
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common24,654–28,176
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare237,735–290,565
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare127,710–156,090
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common8,955
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare134,325–164,175
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon485,010–592,790
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon161,010–196,790
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon125,910–153,890
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon130,950–160,050
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon10,164–11,616
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon11,508–13,152
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon209,856
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare396,000
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common43,200–52,800
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common27,585–33,715
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon188,550–230,450
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,356–13,694
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare112,725–137,775
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon16,740–20,460
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare356,670–435,930
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon12,008
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*124,871
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,432,268,388
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 rare5,575

Trivia

  • Despite appearing to take up 3x3 squares, kalphite soldiers actually only cover a 2x3 area.
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