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 896–4,480
Death rune Death rune 9–23 Uncommon 2,286–5,842
Mist rune Mist rune 3–75 Uncommon 144–3,600
Mud rune Mud rune 2–100 Uncommon 426–21,300
Steam rune Steam rune 3–59 Uncommon 222–4,366


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Herb seed 5 Avantoe seed 1 Uncommon 1,220
Belladonna seed 5 Belladonna seed 1 Uncommon 53
Cactus seed 5 Cactus seed 1 Uncommon 318
Herb seed 5 Cadantine seed 1 Uncommon 1,328
Herb seed 5 Harralander seed 1 Uncommon 24
Herb seed 5 Irit seed 1 Uncommon 78
Jangerberry seed 5 Jangerberry seed 1 Uncommon 3
Herb seed 5 Kwuarm seed 1 Uncommon 1,311
Herb seed 5 Lantadyme seed 1 Uncommon 2,259
Limpwurt seed 5 Limpwurt seed 1 Uncommon 44
Herb seed 5 Marrentill seed 1 Uncommon 6
Mushroom spore 5 Mushroom spore 1 Uncommon 108
Poison ivy seed 5 Poison ivy seed 1 Uncommon 715
Strawberry seed 5 Strawberry seed 1 Uncommon 4
Herb seed 5 Tarromin seed 1 Uncommon 9
Herb seed 5 Toadflax seed 1 Uncommon 2,825
Whiteberry seed 5 Whiteberry seed 1 Uncommon 22
Wildblood seed 5 Wildblood seed 1 Uncommon 321
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 1–14 Uncommon 412–5,768
Herb seed 5 Ranarr seed 1 Rare 38,102
Herb seed 5 Dwarf weed seed 1 Rare 354
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 48,694
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 Rare 82,387


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Mithril arrow 5 Mithril arrow 90 Common 2,970
Staff of water Staff of water 1 Common 2,190
Adamant chainbody Adamant chainbody 1 Uncommon 2,642
Adamant warhammer Adamant warhammer 1 Uncommon 2,439
Rune med helm Rune med helm 1 Uncommon 11,207
Water battlestaff Water battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,094
Mystic water staff Mystic water staff 1 Uncommon 25,162
Sapphire bolts 5 Sapphire bolts 15 Uncommon 1,995
Blue d'hide vamb Blue d'hide vamb 1 Rare 1,610
Adamant platebody Adamant platebody 1 Rare 9,629
Rune full helm Rune full helm 1 Rare 20,746
Mist battlestaff Mist battlestaff 1 Very rare (1/3,000) 96,310


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 15
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 Common 18
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 Common 147
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 600
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,352
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 979
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 2,475
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 Rare 2,241
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,766
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,774
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 Very rare 809


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Mithril ore Mithril ore 1 Common 178
Mithril ore Mithril ore 1–19 (noted) Common 178–3,382
Mithril bar Mithril bar 2–15 (noted) Uncommon 1,492–11,190
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1–4 (noted) Uncommon 737–2,948
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1–3 (noted) Uncommon 774–2,322
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 3 (noted) Uncommon 4,548
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1–3 (noted) Rare 2,934–8,802


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Raw lobster Raw lobster 4–18 (noted) Uncommon 560–2,520
Raw shark Raw shark 3–8 (noted) Uncommon 1,575–4,200
Shark Shark 1–2 Uncommon 660–1,320


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 1–2,978 Common Not sold
Water orb Water orb 1–16 (noted) Common 1,154–18,464
Snape grass Snape grass 3–29 (noted) Uncommon 159–1,537
Oyster Oyster 1–3 Uncommon 51–153
Seaweed Seaweed 10–30 (noted) Uncommon 680–2,040
Water talisman Water talisman 1 Uncommon 249
Vial of water Vial of water 5–50 (noted) Uncommon 20–200
Fishbowl 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.

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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 5,946
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 14,315
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Common 233
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 737
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 774
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,516
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 600
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 5,400
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 3,108
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 685
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,020
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,463
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 13,601
Law rune Law rune 45 Uncommon 9,135
Death rune Death rune 45 Uncommon 11,430
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,610
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,974
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,675
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,700
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,273
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 2,934
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,038
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,202
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 11,990
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Rare 65,049
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Rare 38,116