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Mutated jadinko guards appear in the Jadinko Lair east of Shilo Village, on Karamja, and require a Slayer level of 86 to kill. They are popular for the whip vine drop, as they are the only monsters besides mutated jadinko males to drop it. Using bolas on it will cause it to attack you with the nearest jade roots. Mutated jadinko guards are considerably more dangerous than their combat level suggests; having a max hit exceeding 400, and 6000 life points, a string of lucky hits can quickly kill a player. They will also switch attack styles based on your protection prayers and are difficult to safespot, so it is nearly impossible to negate all damage. While their strength and health may be very high, they have somewhat low accuracy and defence.

Each one killed will yield 7 favour points with the jadinkos.


Mutated jadinko guards, along with males and babies, share a similar melee and magic attack. However a guard's melee attack is strong and occasionally hits above 200. Their magic attack is also high-hitting, but it doesn't hit often with even 95 magic defence bonuses. Using protection/deflection prayers will cause them to use the other attack they have to thwart prayer flashing on them. If players use Deflect/Protect from magic and they are unable to attack you, they will attempt a whip attack with nearby vines. but the vines hit extremely low, from 1-17. This attack is also triggered when a player targets a dreadnip to attack a mutated jadinko guard. They can bid multiple vines, along with males to attack you. So if a player were to stand near middle and there were 5 vines around him and the guard/male could not reach them, it will bid all five of them to attack the player at once, which is more dangerous than the standard attacks.


Mutated jadinko guards are weak to Stab attacks. Players are advised to kill them using Stab weapons, such as a Zamorakian spear or better, and melee Power armour, such as Bandos equipment. Low-levelled players may wish to bring an emergency teleport and/or food, such as sharks. Juju teleport spiritbags or a Witchdoctor mask can be used to easily reach the mutated jadinko guards. The use of Dharok`s set effect can prove useful in Legacy mode at higher levels. Effectively making it possible to one-hit them most of the time.


100% drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Excrescence 5Excrescence2–5AlwaysNot sold
Mutated vineMutated vine2–6Always42–126


No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 6,844 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main drop

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1–2 (noted)Common2,243–4,486
Grimy toadflaxGrimy toadflax(noted)Common6,666
Grimy spirit weedGrimy spirit weed(noted)Common9,696
Grimy iritGrimy irit1–2 (noted)Common4,306–8,612
Grimy wergaliGrimy wergali(noted)Common2,292
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe(noted)Common1,257
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(noted)Common2,856
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm(noted)Common12,455
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon(noted)Rare1,924
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(noted)Rare10,029
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(noted)Rare10,217
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol(noted)Rare7,441
Common fruitCommon fruit1CommonNot sold
Amphibious fruitAmphibious fruit1UncommonNot sold
Aquatic fruitAquatic fruit1UncommonNot sold
Camouflaged fruitCamouflaged fruit1UncommonNot sold
Carrion fruitCarrion fruit1UncommonNot sold
Diseased fruitDiseased fruit1UncommonNot sold
Draconic fruitDraconic fruit1UncommonNot sold
Guthix fruitGuthix fruit1UncommonNot sold
Saradomin fruitSaradomin fruit1UncommonNot sold
Shadow fruitShadow fruit1UncommonNot sold
Zamorak fruitZamorak fruit1UncommonNot sold
Cannibal fruitCannibal fruit1UncommonNot sold
Igneous fruitIgneous fruit1UncommonNot sold
Red blossom seed 5Red blossom seed1Common71
Green blossom seed 5Green blossom seed1Common95
Blue blossom seed 5Blue blossom seed1Common200
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Common410
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Common2,747
Marrentill seed 5Marrentill seed1Common154
Tarromin seed 5Tarromin seed1Common88
Harralander seed 5Harralander seed1Common127
Ranarr seed 5Ranarr seed1Common1,105
Toadflax seed 5Toadflax seed1Common1,376
Irit seed 5Irit seed1Common835
Fellstalk seed 5Fellstalk seed2Common1,160
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Uncommon939
Poison ivy seed 5Poison ivy seed1Uncommon94
Bittercap mushroom spore 5Bittercap mushroom spore1Uncommon1,875
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed1Uncommon40
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed1Uncommon4,712
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed1Uncommon66
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed1Uncommon27
Avantoe seed 5Avantoe seed1Uncommon426
Snapdragon seed 5Snapdragon seed1Rare402
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed1Rare1,040
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed1Rare901
Torstol seed 5Torstol seed1Rare1,459
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed1Very rare111
Juju teleport spiritbagJuju teleport spiritbag1Common2,359
Magic logsMagic logs3–7 (noted)Common1,182–2,758
Mahogany logsMahogany logs13–17 (noted)Common4,615–6,035
Yew logsYew logs13–17 (noted)Common2,275–2,975
Whip vineWhip vine1Very rare[1]87,025
Belladonna seed 5Belladonna seed1Unknown1,006
Cadantine seed 5Cadantine seed1Unknown1,224
Kwuarm seed 5Kwuarm seed1Unknown27,771

Tertiary drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Sealed clue scroll (hard)Sealed clue scroll (hard)1UncommonNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 1Crystal triskelion fragment 1[2]1Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2Crystal triskelion fragment 2[2]1Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3Crystal triskelion fragment 3[2]1Very rareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1RareNot sold
Curved boneCurved bone1RareNot sold
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Long boneLong bone1RareNot sold
  1. ^ Estimated at 1/1,949 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.
  2. ^ a b c Triskelion fragments are dropped in order.

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 rare9,012


  • Their magic attacks, along with other mutated jadinkos, seem to be a vine attack from beneath you, similar to the old special attack of the abyssal vine whip, but only hits you once.
  • If they manage to hit you with their magic attack, after the projectile reaches you, there's a one second delay before the damage shows up. It is unknown if it affects the babies or males, and might be an oversight from Jagex.
  • Upon release of the Evolution of Combat, these monsters were aggressive, causing complaints from several players. This was fixed with the release of the Kalphite King on 14 January 2013.
  • Their weakness appears to defy the combat triangle - they are weak against a melee style (stab), but they use melee as their primary attack style, and magic as their secondary. It is unknown whether this is intentional.
  • As of 1 February 2018, the highest kill count for this monster was 466,968 kills[1], shared between all forms of mutated jadinko.
    • This had increased to 467,049 by 6 May 2018.[2]


  1. ^ Mod Shauny. Top 10 killers per Boss. 2 Feb 2018. "Here are the top 10 kills for each Slayer creature in RuneScape, be aware that we've not listed display names for privacy purposes however if you wish to brag about one number being yours then we won't stop you!"*
  2. ^ Mod Shauny. Top Slayer Killers - 6th May 2018. 6 May 2018. "Here are the top 10 kills for each Slayer creature in RuneScape, be aware that we've not listed display names for privacy purposes however if you wish to brag about one number being yours then we won't stop you!"*
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