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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 rune1Always20

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
BattlestaffBattlestaff1Rare4,245
Mithril oreMithril ore(noted)Common1,100
Mithril barMithril bar(noted)Common1,092
Raw lobsterRaw lobster(noted)Common772
Raw sharkRaw shark(noted)Uncommon1,580
Coins 1000Coins1,200Common1,200
Mithril arrowheads 5Mithril arrowheads25Common475
Water orbWater orb(noted)Common7,986
Snape grassSnape grass(noted)Common372
SeaweedSeaweed(noted)Common96
FishbowlFishbowl1Uncommon360
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Uncommon1,165
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Uncommon348
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Uncommon2,529
Water talismanWater talisman1Rare3,750
CasketCasket1Uncommon1,040
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 sapphire1Common348
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common712
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,165
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,529
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare113,805–139,095
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common10,558
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common14,209
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,064
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare542,880–663,520
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common58,255
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,639
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare764,100–933,900
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare905
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,888
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,043
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common15,481–18,769
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,069,740–1,307,460
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,218
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare790
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare243,750–307,500
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare15,470–19,516
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare7,750–10,850
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common26,055–31,845
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon177,750–217,250
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon10,404–12,546
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare345,780–422,620
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon21,600–118,800
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common29,430–35,970
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon40,680–49,720
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common23,548–26,912
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare227,070–277,530
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare105,930–129,470
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common7,911
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare118,665–145,035
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon377,730–461,670
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon116,190–142,010
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon166,005–202,895
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon122,175–149,325
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon4,774–5,456
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon4,144–4,736
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon103,172
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare221,520
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common38,700–47,300
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common10,305–12,595
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon277,200–338,800
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,016–13,284
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare109,350–133,650
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon12,420–15,180
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare209,250–255,750
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon8,667
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*159,163
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,671,277,144
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 rare9,242

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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