Release date 3 July 2007 (Update)
Members? Yes
Combat level 115
Always drops Water rune (1-3)
A fiendish embodiment of water.
Combat info
Hitpoints 130
Aggressive Yes
Poisonous No
Max hit 12
Weakness Crush
Attack Styles
Magic, Magical ranged
Slayer-icon Slayer info
Slayer level 1
Slayer XP 128
Category Waterfiend
Assigned by
Duradel chathead
Combat-icon Combat stats
Attack-icon Strength-icon Defence-icon Ranged-icon Magic-icon
0 0 128 105 105
Attack-icon Aggressive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 +0
Defence-icon Defensive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+100 +100 +10 +100 +100
Other bonuses Immunities
Strength-icon RangedStrength-icon Attack-icon Poison hitsplat Venom hitsplat
+0 +0 +0 Immune Immune
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 6

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

Waterfiends 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 is the only Slayer master who assigns waterfiends, and they are an uncommon assignment.

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

Strategies Edit

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, 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.



Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Water rune Water rune 1–3 Always 5–15


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Water rune Water rune 150 Common 750
Blood rune Blood rune 4–20 Common 800–4,000
Death rune Death rune 9–23 Uncommon 1,998–5,106
Mist rune Mist rune 3–75 Uncommon 129–3,225
Mud rune Mud rune 2–100 Uncommon 480–24,000
Steam rune Steam rune 3–59 Uncommon 177–3,481


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Herb seed 5 Avantoe seed 1 Uncommon 1,008
Belladonna seed 5 Belladonna seed 1 Uncommon 49
Cactus seed 5 Cactus seed 1 Uncommon 219
Herb seed 5 Cadantine seed 1 Uncommon 622
Herb seed 5 Harralander seed 1 Uncommon 48
Herb seed 5 Irit seed 1 Uncommon 57
Jangerberry seed 5 Jangerberry seed 1 Uncommon 1
Herb seed 5 Kwuarm seed 1 Uncommon 2,126
Herb seed 5 Lantadyme seed 1 Uncommon 1,833
Limpwurt seed 5 Limpwurt seed 1 Uncommon 53
Herb seed 5 Marrentill seed 1 Uncommon 4
Mushroom spore 5 Mushroom spore 1 Uncommon 95
Poison ivy seed 5 Poison ivy seed 1 Uncommon 647
Strawberry seed 5 Strawberry seed 1 Uncommon 5
Herb seed 5 Tarromin seed 1 Uncommon 6
Herb seed 5 Toadflax seed 1 Uncommon 2,280
Whiteberry seed 5 Whiteberry seed 1 Uncommon 32
Wildblood seed 5 Wildblood seed 1 Uncommon 59
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 1–14 Uncommon 423–5,922
Herb seed 5 Ranarr seed 1 Rare 40,679
Herb seed 5 Dwarf weed seed 1 Rare 388
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 48,238
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 Rare 71,517


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Mithril arrow 5 Mithril arrow 90 Common 3,060
Staff of water Staff of water 1 Common 2,167
Adamant chainbody Adamant chainbody 1 Uncommon 2,684
Adamant warhammer Adamant warhammer 1 Uncommon 2,240
Rune med helm Rune med helm 1 Uncommon 11,193
Water battlestaff Water battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,102
Mystic water staff Mystic water staff 1 Uncommon 25,651
Sapphire bolts 5 Sapphire bolts 15 Uncommon 1,635
Blue d'hide vamb Blue d'hide vamb 1 Rare 1,605
Adamant platebody Adamant platebody 1 Rare 9,581
Rune full helm Rune full helm 1 Rare 20,704
Mist battlestaff Mist battlestaff 1 Very rare (1/3,000) 114,950


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 10
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 Common 18
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 Common 118
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 555
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,867
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 1,043
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 2,726
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 Rare 2,734
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,784
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,736
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 Very rare 851


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Mithril ore Mithril ore 1 Common 166
Mithril ore Mithril ore 1–19 (noted) Common 166–3,154
Mithril bar Mithril bar 2–15 (noted) Uncommon 1,450–10,875
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1–4 (noted) Uncommon 924–3,696
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1–3 (noted) Uncommon 866–2,598
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 3 (noted) Uncommon 4,767
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1–3 (noted) Rare 3,205–9,615


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Raw lobster Raw lobster 4–18 (noted) Uncommon 568–2,556
Raw shark Raw shark 3–8 (noted) Uncommon 1,752–4,672
Shark Shark 1–2 Uncommon 696–1,392


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 1–2,978 Common Not sold
Water orb Water orb 1–16 (noted) Common 1,082–17,312
Snape grass Snape grass 3–29 (noted) Uncommon 120–1,160
Oyster Oyster 1–3 Uncommon 63–189
Seaweed Seaweed 10–30 (noted) Uncommon 610–1,830
Water talisman Water talisman 1 Uncommon 267
Vial of water Vial of water 5–50 (noted) Uncommon 20–200
Fishbowl Fishbowl 1 Uncommon 4
Clue scroll (hard) 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.

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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 3,000 Common Not sold
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Common 6,215
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 15,536
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Common 267
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 924
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 866
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,589
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 571
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 6,600
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 3,360
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 715
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,120
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,180
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 14,137
Law rune Law rune 45 Uncommon 6,705
Death rune Death rune 45 Uncommon 9,990
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,619
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,803
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,643
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,000
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 13,638
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,205
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,193
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,125
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 12,042
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Rare 65,334
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,143