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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. To unlock player must have entered Ancient cavern. [1]

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

Strategies

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.

Drops

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

Runes

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Water rune Water rune 150 Common 750
Blood rune Blood rune 4–20 Common 1,140–5,700
Death rune Death rune 9–23 Uncommon 2,241–5,727
Mist rune Mist rune 3–75 Uncommon 135–3,375
Mud rune Mud rune 2–100 Uncommon 362–18,100
Steam rune Steam rune 3–59 Uncommon 243–4,779

Seeds

This monsters drops seeds from the allotment seed drop table.

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Limpwurt seed 5 Limpwurt seed 1 Uncommon 144
Strawberry seed 5 Strawberry seed 1 Uncommon 26
Herb seed 5 Marrentill seed 1 Uncommon 16
Jangerberry seed 5 Jangerberry seed 1 Uncommon 5
Herb seed 5 Tarromin seed 1 Uncommon 12
Wildblood seed 5 Wildblood seed 1 Uncommon 184
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 5–15 Uncommon 1,295–3,885
Herb seed 5 Harralander seed 1 Rare 47
Herb seed 5 Ranarr seed 1 Rare 46,236
Whiteberry seed 5 Whiteberry seed 1 Rare 51
Mushroom spore 5 Mushroom spore 1 Rare 36
Herb seed 5 Toadflax seed 1 Rare 1,142
Herb seed 5 Irit seed 1 Rare 96
Belladonna seed 5 Belladonna seed 1 Rare 34
Poison ivy seed 5 Poison ivy seed 1 Rare 357
Cactus seed 5 Cactus seed 1 Rare 283
Herb seed 5 Avantoe seed 1 Rare 1,437
Herb seed 5 Kwuarm seed 1 Rare 983
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 Very rare 57,166
Herb seed 5 Cadantine seed 1 Very rare 1,159
Herb seed 5 Lantadyme seed 1 Very rare 1,335
Herb seed 5 Dwarf weed seed 1 Very rare 1,332
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 Very rare 79,016

Weapons/Armour

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Mithril arrow 5 Mithril arrow 90 Common 3,330
Staff of water Staff of water 1 Common 1,687
Adamant chainbody Adamant chainbody 1 Uncommon 2,608
Adamant warhammer Adamant warhammer 1 Uncommon 2,480
Rune med helm Rune med helm 1 Uncommon 11,142
Water battlestaff Water battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,035
Mystic water staff Mystic water staff 1 Uncommon 25,065
Sapphire bolts 5 Sapphire bolts 15 Uncommon 2,085
Blue d'hide vamb Blue d'hide vamb 1 Rare 1,565
Adamant platebody Adamant platebody 1 Rare 9,578
Rune full helm Rune full helm 1 Rare 20,672
Mist battlestaff Mist battlestaff 1 Very rare (1/3,000) 158,738

Herbs

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 18
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 Common 14
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 Common 170
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 721
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,863
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 895
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 1,676
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 Rare 1,424
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,349
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,191
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 Very rare 809

Gems/Ores/Bars

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Mithril ore Mithril ore 1 Common 179
Mithril ore Mithril ore 1–19 (noted) Common 179–3,401
Mithril bar Mithril bar 2–15 (noted) Uncommon 1,690–12,675
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1–4 (noted) Uncommon 870–3,480
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1–3 (noted) Uncommon 886–2,658
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 3 (noted) Uncommon 4,569
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1–3 (noted) Rare 3,098–9,294

Fish

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Raw lobster Raw lobster 4–18 (noted) Uncommon 800–3,600
Raw shark Raw shark 3–8 (noted) Uncommon 2,049–5,464
Shark Shark 1–2 Uncommon 905–1,810

Other

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 1–2,978 Common Not sold
Water orb Water orb 1–16 (noted) Common 1,604–25,664
Snape grass Snape grass 3–30 (noted) Uncommon 300–3,000
Oyster Oyster 1–3 Uncommon 71–213
Seaweed Seaweed 10–30 (noted) Uncommon 760–2,280
Water talisman Water talisman 1 Uncommon 158
Vial of water Vial of water 5–50 (noted) Uncommon 25–250
Empty fishbowl Empty fishbowl 1 Uncommon 1
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 8,186
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 14,440
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Common 415
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 870
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 886
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,523
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 704
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,800
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 2,730
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 680
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,000
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,403
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 16,951
Law rune Law rune 45 Uncommon 11,970
Death rune Death rune 45 Uncommon 11,205
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,517
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,931
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,599
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,600
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 12,062
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,098
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 58,510
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,192
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 12,056
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Rare 65,774
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,219


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