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 Magic icon Ranged 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
Attack icon
Strength icon
Ranged Strength icon
Magic Damage icon
Poison hitsplat
Venom hitsplat
+0 +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. To unlock player must have entered Ancient cavern. [1]

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


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 1,440–7,200
Death rune Death rune 9–23 Uncommon 2,565–6,555
Mist rune Mist rune 3–75 Uncommon 180–4,500
Mud rune Mud rune 2–100 Uncommon 420–21,000
Steam rune Steam rune 3–59 Uncommon 261–5,133


This monsters drops seeds from the allotment seed drop table.

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Limpwurt seed 5 Limpwurt seed 1 Uncommon 272
Strawberry seed 5 Strawberry seed 1 Uncommon 24
Herb seed 5 Marrentill seed 1 Uncommon 3
Jangerberry seed 5 Jangerberry seed 1 Uncommon 2
Herb seed 5 Tarromin seed 1 Uncommon 7
Wildblood seed 5 Wildblood seed 1 Uncommon 462
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 5–15 Uncommon 1,790–5,370
Herb seed 5 Harralander seed 1 Rare 31
Herb seed 5 Ranarr seed 1 Rare 44,456
Whiteberry seed 5 Whiteberry seed 1 Rare 74
Mushroom spore 5 Mushroom spore 1 Rare 64
Herb seed 5 Toadflax seed 1 Rare 3,384
Herb seed 5 Irit seed 1 Rare 98
Belladonna seed 5 Belladonna seed 1 Rare 85
Poison ivy seed 5 Poison ivy seed 1 Rare 570
Cactus seed 5 Cactus seed 1 Rare 229
Herb seed 5 Avantoe seed 1 Rare 1,579
Herb seed 5 Kwuarm seed 1 Rare 1,026
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 Very rare 55,832
Herb seed 5 Cadantine seed 1 Very rare 850
Herb seed 5 Lantadyme seed 1 Very rare 1,909
Herb seed 5 Dwarf weed seed 1 Very rare 1,065
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 Very rare 88,286


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Mithril arrow 5 Mithril arrow 90 Common 3,330
Staff of water Staff of water 1 Common 1,906
Adamant chainbody Adamant chainbody 1 Uncommon 2,663
Adamant warhammer Adamant warhammer 1 Uncommon 2,232
Rune med helm Rune med helm 1 Uncommon 11,124
Water battlestaff Water battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,046
Mystic water staff Mystic water staff 1 Uncommon 25,166
Sapphire bolts 5 Sapphire bolts 15 Uncommon 2,385
Blue d'hide vamb Blue d'hide vamb 1 Rare 1,546
Adamant platebody Adamant platebody 1 Rare 9,477
Rune full helm Rune full helm 1 Rare 20,666
Mist battlestaff Mist battlestaff 1 Very rare (1/3,000) 131,689


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 9
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 Common 13
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 Common 127
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 817
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,767
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 881
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 2,197
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 Rare 1,781
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,570
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,575
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 Very rare 1,055


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Mithril ore Mithril ore 1 Common 187
Mithril ore Mithril ore 1–19 (noted) Common 187–3,553
Mithril bar Mithril bar 2–15 (noted) Uncommon 1,530–11,475
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1–4 (noted) Uncommon 970–3,880
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1–3 (noted) Uncommon 921–2,763
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 3 (noted) Uncommon 5,208
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1–3 (noted) Rare 3,769–11,307


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Raw lobster Raw lobster 4–18 (noted) Uncommon 1,196–5,382
Raw shark Raw shark 3–8 (noted) Uncommon 2,556–6,816
Shark Shark 1–2 Uncommon 909–1,818


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 1–2,978 Common Not sold
Water orb Water orb 1–16 (noted) Common 1,410–22,560
Snape grass Snape grass 3–30 (noted) Uncommon 129–1,290
Oyster Oyster 1–3 Uncommon 37–111
Seaweed Seaweed 10–30 (noted) Uncommon 530–1,590
Water talisman Water talisman 1 Uncommon 181
Vial of water Vial of water 5–50 (noted) Uncommon 25–250
Empty fishbowl Empty fishbowl 1 Uncommon 3
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.

Show/hide rare drop table
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 3,000 Common Not sold
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Common 9,183
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 13,691
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Common 857
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 970
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 921
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,736
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 1,342
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 6,300
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 4,074
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 755
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,360
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,435
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 17,018
Law rune Law rune 45 Uncommon 11,385
Death rune Death rune 45 Uncommon 12,825
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,536
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,873
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,599
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 8,100
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,943
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,769
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,158
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,154
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 12,040
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Rare 65,395
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,187