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Waterfiends are the elemental cousins of the Pyrefiend and the Icefiend, and may be assigned as a slayer task by Duradel/Lapalok, Kuradal, and Morvran. They are found in the Ancient Cavern which can be accessed by completing Barbarian Training to the pyre ship stage. Waterfiends are also found in the Chaos Tunnels and the eastern coast of the Wilderness. Waterfiends with slightly different drops can be found in the Ghorrock Fortress.

Waterfiends have a very high charm drop rate, especially for crimson charms (around 80%). For this reason, they are targeted by many players who wish to level up summoning quickly, making them more popular than other crimson charm droppers (demons, dust devils, etc.). At Ghorrock they drop 2 charms at a time but have a halved drop rate, making the charms per hour effectively the same.

They are weakest against crossbow bolts, making any form of ranged a good choice for killing them. They can also be killed with higher level magic weapons. Using darklight is a viable method for those wishing to use melee. The waterfiends at Ghorrock seem to be easier to hit, but also seem to deal more damage. At Ghorrock they are found on the lower floor after completing The Temple at Senntisten and are aggressive.

Strategy

Main article: Waterfiend/Strategies

Locations

Waterfiends can be found in:

If the player is killing waterfiends for a Slayer assignment then they can gain 20% additional Slayer experience by equipping a demonic skull while killing waterfiends in the Wilderness. They can gain another 20% extra experience per kill while killing waterfiends in the Wilderness if they accept a special slayer contract from Erskine while assigned waterfiends as a Slayer task. These experience bonuses stack, meaning the player may gain 40% extra Slayer experience. Completing a special slayer contract rewards the player with a choice of coins or combat experience.

Drops

100% drop

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Water runeWater rune1Always19

Charms

Regular Waterfiends

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
5%9–10%5%79%2%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 110,833 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Ghorrock Fortress Waterfiends

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
56–58%4–5%2–3%34–36%0.7–1.2%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 5,446 kills.
2 charms are dropped at a time.
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Main drop

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Adamant chainbodyAdamant chainbody1Common7,111
Rune helmRune helm1Uncommon10,533
BattlestaffBattlestaff1Rare3,143
Mithril oreMithril ore(noted)Common876
Mithril barMithril bar(noted)Common1,436
Raw lobsterRaw lobster(noted)Common1,940
Raw sharkRaw shark(noted)Uncommon2,212
Coins 1000Coins1,200Common1,200
Mithril arrowheads 5Mithril arrowheads25Common625
Water orbWater orb(noted)Common11,026
Snape grassSnape grass(noted)Common1,164
SeaweedSeaweed(noted)Common156
FishbowlFishbowl1Uncommon520
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Uncommon1,449
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Uncommon592
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Uncommon3,052
Water talismanWater talisman1Rare3,159
CasketCasket1Uncommon727
Rare drop tableRare drop table1RareNot sold

Tertiary drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Sealed clue scroll (hard)Sealed clue scroll (hard)1Very rareNot sold
Court summonsCourt summons1Very rareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold


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 sapphire1Common592
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,040
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,449
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,052
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare137,340–167,860
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common11,973
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common14,802
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,541
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare564,345–689,755
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,635
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,452
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare565,740–691,460
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare895
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,976
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,583
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common14,238–17,262
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,037,475–1,268,025
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,335
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,318
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare205,335–259,038
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare12,805–16,154
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare8,850–12,390
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common65,475–80,025
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon248,850–304,150
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon12,784–15,416
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare376,020–459,580
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon23,200–127,600
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common33,390–40,810
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon41,940–51,260
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common19,110–21,840
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare184,275–225,225
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare75,960–92,840
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common6,207
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare93,105–113,795
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon774,630–946,770
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon154,710–189,090
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon168,435–205,865
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon214,785–262,515
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon47,194–53,936
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon23,254–26,576
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon313,676
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare835,450
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common64,350–78,650
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common17,595–21,505
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon233,100–284,900
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon12,784–15,416
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare126,900–155,100
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon16,785–20,515
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare275,670–336,930
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon14,380
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*108,436
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 rare6,131

Trivia

  • Waterfiends had an unannounced graphical update on 5 June 2008 - with this, some of their drops changed. Then, later that day, a system update after Smoking Kills was released to remove the drop change, only to be changed once again to fix some bugs and change some of the drops that were mentioned on the forums.
  • Waterfiends gained a massive buff with the update of 17 June 2013.
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