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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.

Attacks

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.

Strategy

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.

Drops

100% drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Excrescence 5.pngExcrescence2–5AlwaysNot sold
Mutated vine.pngMutated vine2–6Always46–138

Charms

No charmGold charm.pngGreen charm.pngCrimson charm.pngBlue charm.png
82–84%5–6%2–3%2%7–8%
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 ranarr.pngGrimy ranarr1–2 (noted)Common1,860–3,720
Grimy toadflax.pngGrimy toadflax(noted)Common11,250
Grimy spirit weed.pngGrimy spirit weed(noted)Common16,575
Grimy irit.pngGrimy irit1–2 (noted)Common5,008–10,016
Grimy wergali.pngGrimy wergali(noted)Common2,701
Grimy avantoe.pngGrimy avantoe(noted)Common1,043
Grimy cadantine.pngGrimy cadantine(noted)Common4,322
Grimy kwuarm.pngGrimy kwuarm(noted)Common11,782
Grimy snapdragon.pngGrimy snapdragon(noted)Rare1,789
Grimy lantadyme.pngGrimy lantadyme(noted)Rare7,551
Grimy dwarf weed.pngGrimy dwarf weed(noted)Rare8,476
Grimy torstol.pngGrimy torstol(noted)Rare5,389
Common fruit.pngCommon fruit1CommonNot sold
Amphibious fruit.pngAmphibious fruit1UncommonNot sold
Aquatic fruit.pngAquatic fruit1UncommonNot sold
Camouflaged fruit.pngCamouflaged fruit1UncommonNot sold
Carrion fruit.pngCarrion fruit1UncommonNot sold
Diseased fruit.pngDiseased fruit1UncommonNot sold
Draconic fruit.pngDraconic fruit1UncommonNot sold
Guthix fruit.pngGuthix fruit1UncommonNot sold
Saradomin fruit.pngSaradomin fruit1UncommonNot sold
Shadow fruit.pngShadow fruit1UncommonNot sold
Zamorak fruit.pngZamorak fruit1UncommonNot sold
Cannibal fruit.pngCannibal fruit1UncommonNot sold
Igneous fruit.pngIgneous fruit1UncommonNot sold
Red blossom seed 5.pngRed blossom seed1Common187
Green blossom seed 5.pngGreen blossom seed1Common222
Blue blossom seed 5.pngBlue blossom seed1Common456
Strawberry seed 5.pngStrawberry seed1Common1,075
Watermelon seed 5.pngWatermelon seed1Common3,590
Marrentill seed 5.pngMarrentill seed1Common179
Tarromin seed 5.pngTarromin seed1Common137
Harralander seed 5.pngHarralander seed1Common196
Ranarr seed 5.pngRanarr seed1Common976
Toadflax seed 5.pngToadflax seed1Common9,872
Irit seed 5.pngIrit seed1Common1,018
Fellstalk seed 5.pngFellstalk seed2Common1,450
Limpwurt seed 5.pngLimpwurt seed1Uncommon5,207
Poison ivy seed 5.pngPoison ivy seed1Uncommon302
Bittercap mushroom spore 5.pngBittercap mushroom spore1Uncommon1,768
Wildblood seed 5.pngWildblood seed1Uncommon189
Spirit weed seed 5.pngSpirit weed seed1Uncommon78,260
Whiteberry seed 5.pngWhiteberry seed1Uncommon136
Jangerberry seed 5.pngJangerberry seed1Uncommon79
Avantoe seed 5.pngAvantoe seed1Uncommon375
Snapdragon seed 5.pngSnapdragon seed1Rare293
Lantadyme seed 5.pngLantadyme seed1Rare726
Dwarf weed seed 5.pngDwarf weed seed1Rare822
Torstol seed 5.pngTorstol seed1Rare540
Cactus seed 5.pngCactus seed1Very rare1,016
Juju teleport spiritbag.pngJuju teleport spiritbag1Common3,897
Magic logs.pngMagic logs3–7 (noted)Common1,140–2,660
Mahogany logs.pngMahogany logs13–17 (noted)Common3,900–5,100
Yew logs.pngYew logs13–17 (noted)Common2,171–2,839
Whip vine.pngWhip vine1Very rare[1]85,607
Belladonna seed 5.pngBelladonna seed1Unknown1,007
Cadantine seed 5.pngCadantine seed1Unknown1,438
Kwuarm seed 5.pngKwuarm seed1Unknown12,857

Tertiary drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Sealed clue scroll (hard).pngSealed clue scroll (hard)1UncommonNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 1.pngCrystal triskelion fragment 1[2]1Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2.pngCrystal triskelion fragment 2[2]1Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3.pngCrystal triskelion fragment 3[2]1Very rareNot sold
Starved ancient effigy.pngStarved ancient effigy1RareNot sold
Curved bone.pngCurved bone1RareNot sold
Spirit sapphire.pngSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emerald.pngSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit ruby.pngSpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Long bone.pngLong 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 token.pngKey token1RareNot sold
Mimic kill token.pngMimic kill token1Very rare5,575

Trivia

  • 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]

References

  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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