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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 rune1Always24

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
BattlestaffBattlestaff1Rare4,845
Mithril oreMithril ore(noted)Common688
Mithril barMithril bar(noted)Common1,242
Raw lobsterRaw lobster(noted)Common840
Raw sharkRaw shark(noted)Uncommon1,818
Coins 1000Coins1,200Common1,200
Mithril arrowheads 5Mithril arrowheads25Common950
Water orbWater orb(noted)Common7,952
Snape grassSnape grass(noted)Common534
SeaweedSeaweed(noted)Common96
FishbowlFishbowl1Uncommon342
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Uncommon1,073
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Uncommon328
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Uncommon2,289
Water talismanWater talisman1Rare5,294
CasketCasket1Uncommon1,886
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 sapphire1Common328
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common694
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,073
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,289
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare103,005–125,895
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common11,720
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common12,914
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon10,986
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare494,370–604,230
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,838
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare37,045
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare872,100–1,065,900
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare900
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,486
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,094
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common15,594–18,906
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,079,865–1,319,835
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare946
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare885
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare344,110–434,108
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare49,790–62,812
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare21,025–29,435
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common28,350–34,650
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon204,525–249,975
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,832–14,268
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare349,020–426,580
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon16,200–89,100
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common22,950–28,050
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon44,820–54,780
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common21,728–24,832
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare209,520–256,080
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare99,720–121,880
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common7,086
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare106,290–129,910
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon381,510–466,290
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon128,970–157,630
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon162,000–198,000
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon114,660–140,140
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon4,256–4,864
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon4,690–5,360
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon100,804
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare322,160
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common32,850–40,150
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common9,000–11,000
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon262,800–321,200
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,492–13,858
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare114,075–139,425
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon18,405–22,495
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare230,850–282,150
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon8,340
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*199,369
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,848,679,360
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 rare9,849

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.