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]

The following drop rates are provided by Jagex, unless otherwise specified.

The average value per kill of a Waterfiend is 4,030.34.

100%[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Water rune.png: Waterfiend drops Water rune with rarity Always in quantity 1Water rune1Always52

Pre-roll[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Mist battlestaff.png: Waterfiend drops Mist battlestaff with rarity 1/3,000 in quantity 1Mist battlestaff11/3,00082,1819,300

Weapons and armour[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Staff of water.png: Waterfiend drops Staff of water with rarity 6/128 in quantity 1Staff of water16/1281,727900
Adamant chainbody.png: Waterfiend drops Adamant chainbody with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1Adamant chainbody12/1282,6732,880
Adamant warhammer.png: Waterfiend drops Adamant warhammer with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1Adamant warhammer12/1282,3452,472
Rune med helm.png: Waterfiend drops Rune med helm with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1Rune med helm12/12811,06911,520
Water battlestaff.png: Waterfiend drops Water battlestaff with rarity 4/128 in quantity 1Water battlestaff14/1288,9199,300
Mystic water staff.png: Waterfiend drops Mystic water staff with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Mystic water staff11/12825,18725,500
Blue d'hide vamb.png: Waterfiend drops Blue d'hide vamb with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Blue d'hide vamb11/1281,4971,800
Rune full helm.png: Waterfiend drops Rune full helm with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Rune full helm11/12820,60521,120

Runes and ammunition[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Sapphire bolts.png: Waterfiend drops Sapphire bolts with rarity 5/128 in quantity 15Sapphire bolts155/1281,350330
Mithril arrow.png: Waterfiend drops Mithril arrow with rarity 10/128 in quantity 90Mithril arrow9010/1282,7001,710
Water rune.png: Waterfiend drops Water rune with rarity 6/128 in quantity 150Water rune1506/128750300
Blood rune.png: Waterfiend drops Blood rune with rarity 3/128 in quantity 17Blood rune173/1285,1854,080
Death rune.png: Waterfiend drops Death rune with rarity 5/128 in quantity 23Death rune235/1284,7152,484
Mist rune.png: Waterfiend drops Mist rune with rarity 2/128 in quantity 25-75Mist rune25–752/1282,350-7,050300-900
Mud rune.png: Waterfiend drops Mud rune with rarity 2/128 in quantity 75-100Mud rune75–1002/12816,500-22,000900-1,200
Steam rune.png: Waterfiend drops Steam rune with rarity 2/128 in quantity 40-60Steam rune40–602/1282,840-4,260480-720

Resources[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Mithril ore.png: Waterfiend drops Mithril ore with rarity 4/128 in quantity 10-20 (noted)Mithril ore10–20 (noted)4/1281,290-2,580970-1,940
Raw lobster.png: Waterfiend drops Raw lobster with rarity 3/128 in quantity 18 (noted)Raw lobster18 (noted)3/1282,070756
Raw shark.png: Waterfiend drops Raw shark with rarity 3/128 in quantity 8 (noted)Raw shark(noted)3/1286,360816
Shark.png: Waterfiend drops Shark with rarity 3/128 in quantity 2Shark23/1281,836204
Mithril bar.png: Waterfiend drops Mithril bar with rarity 1/128 in quantity 10-15 (noted)Mithril bar10–15 (noted)1/1286,520-9,7801,800-2,700
Uncut sapphire.png: Waterfiend drops Uncut sapphire with rarity 1/128 in quantity 3 (noted)Uncut sapphire(noted)1/1281,51545
Uncut emerald.png: Waterfiend drops Uncut emerald with rarity 1/128 in quantity 3 (noted)Uncut emerald(noted)1/1282,08890
Uncut ruby.png: Waterfiend drops Uncut ruby with rarity 1/128 in quantity 3 (noted)Uncut ruby(noted)1/1283,981180
Uncut diamond.png: Waterfiend drops Uncut diamond with rarity 1/128 in quantity 3 (noted)Uncut diamond(noted)1/1288,406360

Herbs[edit | edit source]

There is a 9/128 chance of rolling the herb drop table.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Grimy guam leaf.png: Waterfiend drops Grimy guam leaf with rarity 1/56.9 in quantity 1Grimy guam leaf11/56.9137
Grimy marrentill.png: Waterfiend drops Grimy marrentill with rarity 1/75.9 in quantity 1Grimy marrentill11/75.9148
Grimy tarromin.png: Waterfiend drops Grimy tarromin with rarity 1/101.1 in quantity 1Grimy tarromin11/101.11539
Grimy harralander.png: Waterfiend drops Grimy harralander with rarity 1/130 in quantity 1Grimy harralander11/1306299
Grimy ranarr weed.png: Waterfiend drops Grimy ranarr weed with rarity 1/165.5 in quantity 1Grimy ranarr weed11/165.58,06418
Grimy irit leaf.png: Waterfiend drops Grimy irit leaf with rarity 1/227.6 in quantity 1Grimy irit leaf11/227.684010
Grimy avantoe.png: Waterfiend drops Grimy avantoe with rarity 1/303.4 in quantity 1Grimy avantoe11/303.41,91510
Grimy kwuarm.png: Waterfiend drops Grimy kwuarm with rarity 1/364.1 in quantity 1Grimy kwuarm11/364.11,27012
Grimy cadantine.png: Waterfiend drops Grimy cadantine with rarity 1/455.1 in quantity 1Grimy cadantine11/455.11,56813
Grimy lantadyme.png: Waterfiend drops Grimy lantadyme with rarity 1/606.8 in quantity 1Grimy lantadyme11/606.81,43113
Grimy dwarf weed.png: Waterfiend drops Grimy dwarf weed with rarity 1/606.8 in quantity 1Grimy dwarf weed11/606.856714

Seeds[edit | edit source]

There is a 4/128 chance of rolling the rare seed drop table. Watermelon seeds are an independent drop from the rare seed table.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Toadflax seed.png: Waterfiend drops Toadflax seed with rarity 1/162 in quantity 1Toadflax seed11/1621,0206
Irit seed.png: Waterfiend drops Irit seed with rarity 1/238 in quantity 1Irit seed11/238483
Belladonna seed.png: Waterfiend drops Belladonna seed with rarity 1/245.7 in quantity 1Belladonna seed11/245.728106
Poison ivy seed.png: Waterfiend drops Poison ivy seed with rarity 1/346.2 in quantity 1Poison ivy seed11/346.22299
Avantoe seed.png: Waterfiend drops Avantoe seed with rarity 1/346.2 in quantity 1Avantoe seed11/346.21,5624
Cactus seed.png: Waterfiend drops Cactus seed with rarity 1/362.7 in quantity 1Cactus seed11/362.76359
Potato cactus seed.png: Waterfiend drops Potato cactus seed with rarity 1/507.7 in quantity 1Potato cactus seed11/507.73684
Kwuarm seed.png: Waterfiend drops Kwuarm seed with rarity 1/507.7 in quantity 1Kwuarm seed11/507.75136
Snapdragon seed.png: Waterfiend drops Snapdragon seed with rarity 1/761.6 in quantity 1Snapdragon seed11/761.665,49236
Cadantine seed.png: Waterfiend drops Cadantine seed with rarity 1/1,088 in quantity 1Cadantine seed11/1,0881,3034
Lantadyme seed.png: Waterfiend drops Lantadyme seed with rarity 1/1,523.2 in quantity 1Lantadyme seed11/1,523.22,1925
Snape grass seed.png: Waterfiend drops Snape grass seed with rarity 1/1,904 in quantity 3Snape grass seed31/1,9047,998168
Dwarf weed seed.png: Waterfiend drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity 1/2,538.7 in quantity 1Dwarf weed seed11/2,538.77363
Torstol seed.png: Waterfiend drops Torstol seed with rarity 1/3,808 in quantity 1Torstol seed11/3,80855,33742
Watermelon seed.png: Waterfiend drops Watermelon seed with rarity 3/128 in quantity 5-15Watermelon seed5–153/128415-1,245165-495

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Coins_1000.png: Waterfiend drops Coins with rarity 15/128 in quantity 2000-3000Coins2,000–3,00015/1282,000-3,0002,000-3,000
Water orb.png: Waterfiend drops Water orb with rarity 8/128 in quantity 8 (noted)Water orb(noted)8/12811,4881,440
Vial of water.png: Waterfiend drops Vial of water with rarity 4/128 in quantity 40 (noted)Vial of water40 (noted)4/12816040
Water talisman.png: Waterfiend drops Water talisman with rarity 4/128 in quantity 1Water talisman14/1281652
Oyster.png: Waterfiend drops Oyster with rarity 2/128 in quantity 3Oyster32/128192360
Seaweed.png: Waterfiend drops Seaweed with rarity 2/128 in quantity 20-30 (noted)Seaweed20–30 (noted)2/128780-1,17020-30
Snape grass.png: Waterfiend drops Snape grass with rarity 2/128 in quantity 20-30 (noted)Snape grass20–30 (noted)2/1282,520-3,780120-180

Gem drop table[edit | edit source]

There is a 3/128 chance of rolling the gem drop table.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Uncut sapphire.png: Waterfiend drops Uncut sapphire with rarity 1/170.67 in quantity 1Uncut sapphire11/170.67; 1/86.67[d 1]50515
Uncut emerald.png: Waterfiend drops Uncut emerald with rarity 1/341.33 in quantity 1Uncut emerald11/341.33; 1/173.33[d 1]69630
Uncut ruby.png: Waterfiend drops Uncut ruby with rarity 1/682.67 in quantity 1Uncut ruby11/682.67; 1/346.67[d 1]1,32760
Chaos talisman.png: Waterfiend drops Chaos talisman with rarity 1/1,820.44 in quantity 1Chaos talisman11/1,820.44; 1/924.44[d 1][d 2]6002
Nature talisman.png: Waterfiend drops Nature talisman with rarity 1/1,820.44 in quantity 1Nature talisman11/1,820.44; 1/924.44[d 1][d 2]7422
Uncut diamond.png: Waterfiend drops Uncut diamond with rarity 1/2,730.67 in quantity 1Uncut diamond11/2,730.67; 1/1,386.67[d 1]2,802120
Loop half of key.png: Waterfiend drops Loop half of key with rarity 1/5,461.33 in quantity 1Loop half of key11/5,461.33; 1/2,773.33[d 1]10,16660
Tooth half of key.png: Waterfiend drops Tooth half of key with rarity 1/5,461.33 in quantity 1Tooth half of key11/5,461.33; 1/2,773.33[d 1]9,24160
Rune javelin.png: Waterfiend drops Rune javelin with rarity 1/5,461.33 in quantity 5Rune javelin51/5,461.33; 1/2,773.33[d 1]8601,200
Rune spear.png: Waterfiend drops Rune spear with rarity 1/87,381.33 in quantity 1Rune spear11/87,381.33; 1/5,200[d 1][d 3]11,90512,480
Shield left half.png: Waterfiend drops Shield left half with rarity 1/174,762.67 in quantity 1Shield left half11/174,762.67; 1/10,400[d 1][d 3]65,34466,000
Dragon spear.png: Waterfiend drops Dragon spear with rarity 1/233,016.89 in quantity 1Dragon spear11/233,016.89; 1/13,866.67[d 1][d 3]37,90337,440
  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 The drop rate of this item is increased when wearing a Ring of wealth.
  2. 2.0 2.1 The dropped talisman depends on the location where you kill this monster.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 The Rune spear, Shield left half and Dragon spear will only be dropped if Legend's Quest has been started, or else a talisman will be dropped as a replacement.

Tertiary[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Clue scroll (elite).png: Waterfiend drops Clue scroll (elite) with rarity Always in quantity 1Clue scroll (elite)1Always[d 1]Not sold12
Casket.png: Waterfiend drops Reward casket (elite) with rarity Always in quantity 1Reward casket (elite)1Always[d 1]Not sold30
Crystal shard.png: Waterfiend drops Crystal shard with rarity Common in quantity 1Crystal shard1Common[d 2]Not soldN/A
Brimstone key.png: Waterfiend drops Brimstone key with rarity 1/97 in quantity 1Brimstone key11/97[d 3]Not soldN/A
Clue scroll (hard).png: Waterfiend drops Clue scroll (hard) with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Clue scroll (hard)11/128Not sold12
  1. 1.0 1.1 This clue scroll and casket are only dropped when completing a elite cryptic clue asking you to kill a Waterfiend.
  2. Crystal shards are only dropped by those found within the Iorwerth Dungeon.
  3. Brimstone keys are only dropped if killed on a slayer assignment given by Konar quo Maten.

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."