Waterfiend

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Waterfiends can be found in the Ancient Cavern underneath the Baxtorian Falls and in the Kraken Cove. 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.

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

Drops[edit | edit source]

100%[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Water rune.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Water rune with rarity Always in quantity 1-3 Water rune 1–3 Always 5–15

Runes[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Water rune.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Water rune with rarity Common in quantity 150 Water rune 150 Common 750
Blood rune.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Blood rune with rarity Common in quantity 4-20 Blood rune 4–20 Common 1,184–5,920
Death rune.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Death rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 9-23 Death rune 9–23 Uncommon 1,944–4,968
Mist rune.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Mist rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 3-75 Mist rune 3–75 Uncommon 291–7,275
Mud rune.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Mud rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 2-100 Mud rune 2–100 Uncommon 446–22,300
Steam rune.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Steam rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 3-59 Steam rune 3–59 Uncommon 435–8,555

Seeds[edit | edit source]

This monsters drops seeds from the allotment seed drop table.

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Limpwurt seed.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Limpwurt seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Limpwurt seed 1 Uncommon 81
Strawberry seed.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Strawberry seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Strawberry seed 1 Uncommon 32
Marrentill seed.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Marrentill seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Marrentill seed 1 Uncommon 5
Jangerberry seed.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Jangerberry seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Jangerberry seed 1 Uncommon 3
Tarromin seed.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Tarromin seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Tarromin seed 1 Uncommon 7
Wildblood seed.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Wildblood seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Wildblood seed 1 Uncommon 78
Watermelon seed.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Watermelon seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 5-15 Watermelon seed 5–15 Uncommon 610–1,830
Harralander seed.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Harralander seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Harralander seed 1 Rare 18
Ranarr seed.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Ranarr seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Ranarr seed 1 Rare 40,252
Whiteberry seed.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Whiteberry seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Whiteberry seed 1 Rare 7
Mushroom spore.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Mushroom spore with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Mushroom spore 1 Rare 20
Toadflax seed.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Toadflax seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Toadflax seed 1 Rare 458
Irit seed.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Irit seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Irit seed 1 Rare 31
Belladonna seed.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Belladonna seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Belladonna seed 1 Rare 20
Poison ivy seed.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Poison ivy seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Poison ivy seed 1 Rare 17
Cactus seed.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Cactus seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Cactus seed 1 Rare 14
Avantoe seed.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Avantoe seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Avantoe seed 1 Rare 1,555
Kwuarm seed.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Kwuarm seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Kwuarm seed 1 Rare 549
Snapdragon seed.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Snapdragon seed with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Snapdragon seed 1 Very rare 53,161
Cadantine seed.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Cadantine seed with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Cadantine seed 1 Very rare 1,401
Lantadyme seed.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Lantadyme seed with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Lantadyme seed 1 Very rare 1,567
Dwarf weed seed.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Dwarf weed seed with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Dwarf weed seed 1 Very rare 967
Torstol seed.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Torstol seed with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Torstol seed 1 Very rare 52,794

Weapons/Armour[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Mithril arrow.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Mithril arrow with rarity Common in quantity 90 Mithril arrow 90 Common 2,880
Staff of water.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Staff of water with rarity Common in quantity 1 Staff of water 1 Common 1,756
Adamant chainbody.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Adamant chainbody with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Adamant chainbody 1 Uncommon 2,695
Adamant warhammer.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Adamant warhammer with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Adamant warhammer 1 Uncommon 2,206
Rune med helm.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Rune med helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Rune med helm 1 Uncommon 11,184
Water battlestaff.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Water battlestaff with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Water battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,030
Mystic water staff.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Mystic water staff with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Mystic water staff 1 Uncommon 25,254
Sapphire bolts.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Sapphire bolts with rarity Uncommon in quantity 15 Sapphire bolts 15 Uncommon 1,500
Blue d'hide vamb.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Blue d'hide vamb with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Blue d'hide vamb 1 Rare 1,579
Adamant platebody.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Adamant platebody with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Adamant platebody 1 Rare 9,625
Rune full helm.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Rune full helm with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Rune full helm 1 Rare 20,699
Mist battlestaff.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Mist battlestaff with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Mist battlestaff 1 Very rare (1/3,000) 144,447

Herbs[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Grimy guam leaf with rarity Common in quantity 1 Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 17
Grimy marrentill.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Grimy marrentill with rarity Common in quantity 1 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 15
Grimy tarromin.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Grimy tarromin with rarity Common in quantity 1 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 173
Grimy harralander.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Grimy harralander with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 784
Grimy ranarr weed.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Grimy ranarr weed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 6,881
Grimy irit leaf.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Grimy irit leaf with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 855
Grimy avantoe.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Grimy avantoe with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 1,376
Grimy kwuarm.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Grimy kwuarm with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Grimy kwuarm 1 Rare 1,118
Grimy cadantine.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Grimy cadantine with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,418
Grimy lantadyme.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Grimy lantadyme with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,239
Grimy dwarf weed.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Grimy dwarf weed with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Very rare 580

Gems/Ores/Bars[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Mithril ore.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Mithril ore with rarity Common in quantity 1 Mithril ore 1 Common 178
Mithril ore.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Mithril ore with rarity Common in quantity 1-20 (noted) Mithril ore 1–20 (noted) Common 178–3,560
Mithril bar.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Mithril bar with rarity Uncommon in quantity 2-15 (noted) Mithril bar 2–15 (noted) Uncommon 1,374–10,305
Uncut sapphire.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Uncut sapphire with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-4 (noted) Uncut sapphire 1–4 (noted) Uncommon 616–2,464
Uncut emerald.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Uncut emerald with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-3 (noted) Uncut emerald 1–3 (noted) Uncommon 812–2,436
Uncut ruby.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Uncut ruby with rarity Uncommon in quantity 3 (noted) Uncut ruby 3 (noted) Uncommon 4,254
Uncut diamond.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 1-3 (noted) Uncut diamond 1–3 (noted) Rare 2,973–8,919

Fish[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Raw lobster.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Raw lobster with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4-18 (noted) Raw lobster 4–18 (noted) Uncommon 676–3,042
Raw shark.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Raw shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 3-8 (noted) Raw shark 3–8 (noted) Uncommon 1,797–4,792
Shark.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-2 Shark 1–2 Uncommon 757–1,514

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Coins with rarity Common in quantity 1-2978 Coins 1–2,978 Common Not sold
Water orb.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Water orb with rarity Common in quantity 1-16 (noted) Water orb 1–16 (noted) Common 1,293–20,688
Snape grass.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Snape grass with rarity Uncommon in quantity 3-30 (noted) Snape grass 3–30 (noted) Uncommon 144–1,440
Oyster.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Oyster with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-3 Oyster 1–3 Uncommon 58–174
Seaweed.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Seaweed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 10-30 (noted) Seaweed 10–30 (noted) Uncommon 550–1,650
Water talisman.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Water talisman with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 143
Vial of water.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Vial of water with rarity Uncommon in quantity 5-50 (noted) Vial of water 5–50 (noted) Uncommon 25–250
Empty fishbowl.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Empty fishbowl with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Empty fishbowl 1 Uncommon 2
Brimstone key.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Brimstone key with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Brimstone key 1 Uncommon (1/97)[2] Not sold
Clue scroll (hard).png: Waterfiend can drop the item Clue scroll (hard) with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Clue scroll (hard) 1 Rare Not sold

Rare drop table

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

Show/hide rare drop table
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Coins with rarity Common in quantity 3000 Coins 3,000 Common Not sold
Loop half of key.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Loop half of key with rarity Common in quantity 1 Loop half of key 1 Common 12,063
Tooth half of key.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Tooth half of key with rarity Common in quantity 1 Tooth half of key 1 Common 9,895
Chaos talisman.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Chaos talisman with rarity Common in quantity 1 Chaos talisman 1 Common 477
Uncut sapphire.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Uncut sapphire with rarity Common in quantity 1 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 616
Uncut emerald.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Uncut emerald with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 812
Uncut ruby.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Uncut ruby with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,418
Nature talisman.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Nature talisman with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 648
Steel arrow.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Steel arrow with rarity Uncommon in quantity 150 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,500
Rune arrow.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Rune arrow with rarity Uncommon in quantity 42 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 3,654
Rune javelin.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Rune javelin with rarity Uncommon in quantity 5 Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 790
Adamant javelin.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Adamant javelin with rarity Uncommon in quantity 20 Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,120
Runite bar.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Runite bar with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,466
Nature rune.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Nature rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 67 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 13,534
Law rune.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Law rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45 Law rune 45 Uncommon 9,135
Death rune.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Death rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45 Death rune 45 Uncommon 9,720
Rune battleaxe.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Rune battleaxe with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,574
Rune 2h sword.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Rune 2h sword with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,966
Rune sq shield.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Rune sq shield with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,628
Silver ore.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Silver ore with rarity Uncommon in quantity 100 (noted) Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,500
Dragonstone.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 12,126
Uncut diamond.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 2,973
Dragon med helm.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Dragon med helm with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 58,958
Rune kiteshield.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Rune kiteshield with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,188
Rune spear.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Rune spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,073
Shield left half.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Shield left half 1 Rare 65,537
Dragon spear.png: Waterfiend can drop the item Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,591


References[edit | edit source]

Changes[edit | edit source]

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