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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 rune1Always23

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
BattlestaffBattlestaff1Rare4,957
Mithril oreMithril ore(noted)Common916
Mithril barMithril bar(noted)Common1,422
Raw lobsterRaw lobster(noted)Common764
Raw sharkRaw shark(noted)Uncommon1,648
Coins 1000Coins1,200Common1,200
Mithril arrowheads 5Mithril arrowheads25Common650
Water orbWater orb(noted)Common8,044
Snape grassSnape grass(noted)Common450
SeaweedSeaweed(noted)Common126
FishbowlFishbowl1Uncommon297
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Uncommon1,167
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Uncommon367
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Uncommon2,295
Water talismanWater talisman1Rare5,377
CasketCasket1Uncommon1,702
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 sapphire1Common367
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common827
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,167
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,295
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare103,275–126,225
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common11,230
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common13,718
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,502
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare517,590–632,610
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common58,248
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,781
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare892,260–1,090,540
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare910
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare65,079
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,053
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common15,255–18,495
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,085,130–1,326,270
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,085
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare812
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare349,505–440,914
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare41,860–52,808
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare16,300–22,820
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common25,785–31,515
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon185,400–226,600
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,492–13,858
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare353,520–432,080
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon23,200–127,600
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common22,590–27,610
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon51,660–63,140
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common23,842–27,248
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare229,905–280,995
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare105,660–129,140
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common7,992
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare119,880–146,520
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon382,950–468,050
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon136,440–166,760
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon158,895–194,205
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon119,970–146,630
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon4,984–5,696
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon4,564–5,216
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon78,828
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare273,050
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common33,300–40,700
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common9,990–12,210
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon350,550–428,450
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon12,512–15,088
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare124,200–151,800
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon17,730–21,670
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare225,180–275,220
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon8,185
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*214,200
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 rare9,018

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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