Waterfiend

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Waterfiends can be found in the Ancient Cavern underneath the Baxtorian Falls, Kraken Cove and Iorwerth Dungeon. They are moderately resistant to all forms of combat with the exception of crush attacks, which they are significantly more vulnerable against. They use a magic attack whose projectile resembles Water Blast, along with a magical ranged attack resembling ice arrows.

Duradel and Konar are the only Slayer masters who assign waterfiends, and are a rare assignment. To unlock waterfiends as a task, players must have entered the Ancient Cavern at least once.[1]

Killing a waterfiend is a requirement for an elite clue scroll.

Strategies[edit | edit source]

The simplest way to reach waterfiends is by accessing the Ancient Cavern, found south of the Barbarian Outpost. A games necklace allows for easy trips to the bank.

Because waterfiends use both magic and ranged, circumventing all of their damage through protection prayers is not possible. However, both of their attacks are rolled against the player's total magic resistance. Therefore, only armour to provide magic defence bonus, such as dragonhide or Karil's armour, is helpful when fighting waterfiends.

Using crush attacks is ideal for dealing damage. If a crush weapon is not available, some high level weapons, such as the Saradomin sword and the leaf-bladed battleaxe, possess a secondary crush attack which is sufficient given the very low crush defence bonus of waterfiends.

Alternatively, ranged is also effective as most magic-resistant armour also provides a substantial ranged attack bonus. Once waterfiends lose their aggression, they can be trapped and safespotted in some locations within the Ancient Cavern. The crystal bow, which has an extraordinarily long attack distance, can be used to safespot waterfiends over larger bodies of water.

Using Protect from Missiles is recommended for those struggling to defend against waterfiends. Players should also consider including Mystic Might in their quick-prayers for the added magic bonus.

Many of the waterfiends' drops are ideal for casting High Level Alchemy on.

Drops[edit | edit source]

100%[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Water rune.png: Waterfiend drops Water rune with rarity Always in quantity 1-3Water rune1–3Always5-152-6

Runes[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Water rune.png: Waterfiend drops Water rune with rarity Common in quantity 150Water rune150Common750300
Blood rune.png: Waterfiend drops Blood rune with rarity Common in quantity 4-20Blood rune4–20Common1,332-6,660960-4,800
Death rune.png: Waterfiend drops Death rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 9-23Death rune9–23Uncommon1,872-4,784972-2,484
Mist rune.png: Waterfiend drops Mist rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 3-75Mist rune3–75Uncommon264-6,60036-900
Mud rune.png: Waterfiend drops Mud rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 2-100Mud rune2–100Uncommon434-21,70024-1,200
Steam rune.png: Waterfiend drops Steam rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 3-59Steam rune3–59Uncommon207-4,07136-708

Seeds[edit | edit source]

This monsters drops seeds from the allotment seed drop table.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Limpwurt seed.png: Waterfiend drops Limpwurt seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Limpwurt seed1Uncommon957
Strawberry seed.png: Waterfiend drops Strawberry seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Strawberry seed1Uncommon910
Marrentill seed.png: Waterfiend drops Marrentill seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Marrentill seed1Uncommon71
Jangerberry seed.png: Waterfiend drops Jangerberry seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Jangerberry seed1Uncommon536
Tarromin seed.png: Waterfiend drops Tarromin seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Tarromin seed1Uncommon101
Wildblood seed.png: Waterfiend drops Wildblood seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Wildblood seed1Uncommon1978
Watermelon seed.png: Waterfiend drops Watermelon seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 5-15Watermelon seed5–15Uncommon480-1,440165-495
Harralander seed.png: Waterfiend drops Harralander seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1Harralander seed1Rare172
Ranarr seed.png: Waterfiend drops Ranarr seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1Ranarr seed1Rare49,12930
Whiteberry seed.png: Waterfiend drops Whiteberry seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1Whiteberry seed1Rare879
Mushroom spore.png: Waterfiend drops Mushroom spore with rarity Rare in quantity 1Mushroom spore1Rare4151
Toadflax seed.png: Waterfiend drops Toadflax seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1Toadflax seed1Rare3946
Irit seed.png: Waterfiend drops Irit seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1Irit seed1Rare403
Belladonna seed.png: Waterfiend drops Belladonna seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1Belladonna seed1Rare61106
Poison ivy seed.png: Waterfiend drops Poison ivy seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1Poison ivy seed1Rare2599
Cactus seed.png: Waterfiend drops Cactus seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1Cactus seed1Rare6559
Avantoe seed.png: Waterfiend drops Avantoe seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1Avantoe seed1Rare1,1754
Kwuarm seed.png: Waterfiend drops Kwuarm seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1Kwuarm seed1Rare6246
Snapdragon seed.png: Waterfiend drops Snapdragon seed with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Snapdragon seed1Very rare59,36236
Cadantine seed.png: Waterfiend drops Cadantine seed with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Cadantine seed1Very rare1,7554
Lantadyme seed.png: Waterfiend drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Lantadyme seed1Very rare2,5305
Dwarf weed seed.png: Waterfiend drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Dwarf weed seed1Very rare6933
Torstol seed.png: Waterfiend drops Torstol seed with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Torstol seed1Very rare52,52142

Weapons/Armour[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Mithril arrow.png: Waterfiend drops Mithril arrow with rarity Common in quantity 90Mithril arrow90Common1,8001,710
Staff of water.png: Waterfiend drops Staff of water with rarity Common in quantity 1Staff of water1Common1,746900
Adamant chainbody.png: Waterfiend drops Adamant chainbody with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Adamant chainbody1Uncommon2,8112,880
Adamant warhammer.png: Waterfiend drops Adamant warhammer with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Adamant warhammer1Uncommon2,2022,472
Rune med helm.png: Waterfiend drops Rune med helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Rune med helm1Uncommon11,13111,520
Water battlestaff.png: Waterfiend drops Water battlestaff with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Water battlestaff1Uncommon9,0139,300
Mystic water staff.png: Waterfiend drops Mystic water staff with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Mystic water staff1Uncommon25,24925,500
Sapphire bolts.png: Waterfiend drops Sapphire bolts with rarity Uncommon in quantity 15Sapphire bolts15Uncommon1,620330
Blue d'hide vamb.png: Waterfiend drops Blue d'hide vamb with rarity Rare in quantity 1Blue d'hide vamb1Rare1,4271,800
Adamant platebody.png: Waterfiend drops Adamant platebody with rarity Rare in quantity 1Adamant platebody1Rare9,4619,984
Rune full helm.png: Waterfiend drops Rune full helm with rarity Rare in quantity 1Rune full helm1Rare20,64521,120
Mist battlestaff.png: Waterfiend drops Mist battlestaff with rarity 1/3,000 in quantity 1Mist battlestaff11/3,00091,7949,300

Herbs[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Grimy guam leaf.png: Waterfiend drops Grimy guam leaf with rarity Common in quantity 1Grimy guam leaf1Common177
Grimy marrentill.png: Waterfiend drops Grimy marrentill with rarity Common in quantity 1Grimy marrentill1Common198
Grimy tarromin.png: Waterfiend drops Grimy tarromin with rarity Common in quantity 1Grimy tarromin1Common1909
Grimy harralander.png: Waterfiend drops Grimy harralander with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Grimy harralander1Uncommon5809
Grimy ranarr weed.png: Waterfiend drops Grimy ranarr weed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Grimy ranarr weed1Uncommon7,76318
Grimy irit leaf.png: Waterfiend drops Grimy irit leaf with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Grimy irit leaf1Uncommon94110
Grimy avantoe.png: Waterfiend drops Grimy avantoe with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Grimy avantoe1Uncommon1,91310
Grimy kwuarm.png: Waterfiend drops Grimy kwuarm with rarity Rare in quantity 1Grimy kwuarm1Rare1,24112
Grimy cadantine.png: Waterfiend drops Grimy cadantine with rarity Rare in quantity 1Grimy cadantine1Rare1,65413
Grimy lantadyme.png: Waterfiend drops Grimy lantadyme with rarity Rare in quantity 1Grimy lantadyme1Rare1,48013
Grimy dwarf weed.png: Waterfiend drops Grimy dwarf weed with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Grimy dwarf weed1Very rare50314

Gems/Ores/Bars[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Mithril ore.png: Waterfiend drops Mithril ore with rarity Common in quantity 1Mithril ore1Common12097
Mithril ore.png: Waterfiend drops Mithril ore with rarity Common in quantity 1-20 (noted)Mithril ore1–20 (noted)Common120-2,40097-1,940
Mithril bar.png: Waterfiend drops Mithril bar with rarity Uncommon in quantity 2-15 (noted)Mithril bar2–15 (noted)Uncommon1,244-9,330360-2,700
Uncut sapphire.png: Waterfiend drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-4 (noted)Uncut sapphire1–4 (noted)Uncommon545-2,18015-60
Uncut emerald.png: Waterfiend drops Uncut emerald with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-3 (noted)Uncut emerald1–3 (noted)Uncommon734-2,20230-90
Uncut ruby.png: Waterfiend drops Uncut ruby with rarity Uncommon in quantity 3 (noted)Uncut ruby(noted)Uncommon4,161180
Uncut diamond.png: Waterfiend drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 1-3 (noted)Uncut diamond1–3 (noted)Rare2,858-8,574120-360

Fish[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Raw lobster.png: Waterfiend drops Raw lobster with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4-18 (noted)Raw lobster4–18 (noted)Uncommon520-2,340168-756
Raw shark.png: Waterfiend drops Raw shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 3-8 (noted)Raw shark3–8 (noted)Uncommon1,881-5,016306-816
Shark.png: Waterfiend drops Shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-2Shark1–2Uncommon806-1,612102-204

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Coins_1000.png: Waterfiend drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 1-2978Coins1–2,978Common1-2,9781-2,978
Water orb.png: Waterfiend drops Water orb with rarity Common in quantity 1-16 (noted)Water orb1–16 (noted)Common1,383-22,128180-2,880
Snape grass.png: Waterfiend drops Snape grass with rarity Uncommon in quantity 3-30 (noted)Snape grass3–30 (noted)Uncommon198-1,98018-180
Oyster.png: Waterfiend drops Oyster with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-3Oyster1–3Uncommon56-168120-360
Seaweed.png: Waterfiend drops Seaweed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 10-30 (noted)Seaweed10–30 (noted)Uncommon500-1,50010-30
Water talisman.png: Waterfiend drops Water talisman with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Water talisman1Uncommon1462
Vial of water.png: Waterfiend drops Vial of water with rarity Uncommon in quantity 5-50 (noted)Vial of water5–50 (noted)Uncommon20-2005-50
Empty fishbowl.png: Waterfiend drops Empty fishbowl with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Empty fishbowl1Uncommon20

Tertiary[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Crystal shard.png: Waterfiend drops Crystal shard with rarity Common in quantity 1Crystal shard1Common[a 1]Not soldN/A
Brimstone key.png: Waterfiend drops Brimstone key with rarity 1/97 in quantity 1Brimstone key11/97[a 2]Not soldN/A
Clue scroll (hard).png: Waterfiend drops Clue scroll (hard) with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Clue scroll (hard)11/128[2]Not sold12
  1. Crystal shards are only dropped by those found within the Iorwerth Dungeon.
  2. Only dropped if killed on a slayer assignment given by Konar quo Maten.

Rare drop table

In addition to the drops above, this monster also has access to the rare drop table.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Coins_1000.png: Waterfiend drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 3000Coins3,000Common3,0003,000
Loop half of key.png: Waterfiend drops Loop half of key with rarity Common in quantity 1Loop half of key1Common9,82660
Tooth half of key.png: Waterfiend drops Tooth half of key with rarity Common in quantity 1Tooth half of key1Common9,72760
Chaos talisman.png: Waterfiend drops Chaos talisman with rarity Common in quantity 1Chaos talisman1Common4172
Uncut sapphire.png: Waterfiend drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut sapphire1Common54515
Uncut emerald.png: Waterfiend drops Uncut emerald with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut emerald1Uncommon73430
Uncut ruby.png: Waterfiend drops Uncut ruby with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut ruby1Uncommon1,38760
Nature talisman.png: Waterfiend drops Nature talisman with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Nature talisman1Uncommon7012
Steel arrow.png: Waterfiend drops Steel arrow with rarity Uncommon in quantity 150Steel arrow150Uncommon4,8001,050
Rune arrow.png: Waterfiend drops Rune arrow with rarity Uncommon in quantity 42Rune arrow42Uncommon2,56210,080
Rune javelin.png: Waterfiend drops Rune javelin with rarity Uncommon in quantity 5Rune javelin5Uncommon8351,200
Adamant javelin.png: Waterfiend drops Adamant javelin with rarity Uncommon in quantity 20Adamant javelin20Uncommon1,1601,920
Runite bar.png: Waterfiend drops Runite bar with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Runite bar1Uncommon12,4353,000
Nature rune.png: Waterfiend drops Nature rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 67Nature rune67Uncommon14,0707,236
Law rune.png: Waterfiend drops Law rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45Law rune45Uncommon7,1106,480
Death rune.png: Waterfiend drops Death rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45Death rune45Uncommon9,3604,860
Rune battleaxe.png: Waterfiend drops Rune battleaxe with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Rune battleaxe1Uncommon24,58124,960
Rune 2h sword.png: Waterfiend drops Rune 2h sword with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Rune 2h sword1Uncommon37,83438,400
Rune sq shield.png: Waterfiend drops Rune sq shield with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Rune sq shield1Uncommon22,50323,040
Silver ore.png: Waterfiend drops Silver ore with rarity Uncommon in quantity 100 (noted)Silver ore100 (noted)Uncommon5,8004,500
Dragonstone.png: Waterfiend drops Dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragonstone1Uncommon11,4496,000
Uncut diamond.png: Waterfiend drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 1Uncut diamond1Rare2,858120
Dragon med helm.png: Waterfiend drops Dragon med helm with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon med helm1Rare59,07760,000
Rune kiteshield.png: Waterfiend drops Rune kiteshield with rarity Rare in quantity 1Rune kiteshield1Rare32,09432,640
Rune spear.png: Waterfiend drops Rune spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Rune spear1Rare11,95212,480
Shield left half.png: Waterfiend drops Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1Shield left half1Rare65,22966,000
Dragon spear.png: Waterfiend drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear1Rare37,56737,440


Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
15 September 2016
(update | poll)
The drop table was improved to include more valuable drops.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 26 Mar 2016. (Archived from the original on 3 Aug 2019.) Mod Ash: "Scabarites: Most of the Contact quest. Waterfiends & mithril dragons: Enter cave. Elves: Regicide quest."
  2. Jagex. Mod Tide's Twitter account. 24 May 2019. (Archived from the original on 24 May 2019.) Mod Tide: "I know its been a while since the clue expansion but here is the information on clue scroll drop rates and loot chances! If anything changes I will keep you posted."