Skip to content
Open in Editor

Automatons automaton


The quest The World Wakes is required to kill Automatons or get them as a Slayer task slayer.


slayer level: 67

slayer XP per kill: 624

⬥ Optimal kills per hour

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Generators - necromancy 530+ / magic 570+ / range 470+

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Tracers - necromancy 550+ / magic 610+ / range 480+

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Guardians - necromancy 600+ / melee 650+

⬥ Optimal slayer XP per hour: ~390k necromancy

Desirable drops

⬥ Static staticglove, Tracking trackingglove and Pneumatic gloves pneumaticglove ‎ ‎- 1/1000

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Dropped by Guardians (melee), Generators (mage), and Tracers (ranged) respectively.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Required for Slayer log.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Also required for crafting the Enchantments of metaphysics, shadows and heroism respectively.

⬥ Cresbot automaton (pet) - 1/1600

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Pet required for slayer log


⬥ For Tracers and Generators the core strategy is the same: back yourself into the corner to minimize the chance of getting spec'd by 2 automatons at the same time and taking rapid, heavy damage.

⬥ For Guardians, who roam the middle of the room, it is best to stand near the doorway.

⬥ The special timer starts counting from the time when the automatons are damaged.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Be careful when using "chaining" abilities ( gchaincaroming grico threadsoffate ) as they will aggro a large number of enemies at once.

Useful Items and Unlocks

⬥ Most Wanted Card (Automaton) (obtained from Rush of Blood) can be used if you own any, as they will improves the droprate of both the pet and gloves.

⬥ Recommended relics:

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• conservationofenergy Conservation of Energy

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• deathward Death Ward

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎⬩ This is the most important to further diminish KO potential.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• furyofthesmall Fury of the Small

Location and Where to Stand

Teleport directly there using a Mask of the Automatons maskoftheautomatons or teleport with a Sixth-Age circuit sixthagecircuit (option 1 "Guthix shrine"), then teleport to the caves by right-clicking "Teleport" on the Guthixian High Druid.

magic Generators

melee Guardians

range Tracers

Method: AFK Necromancy necromancy

Useful Items and Unlocks

⬥ Pray sorrow / ruination + the deflect curse relevant to style of Automaton you are fighting deflectmage deflectmelee deflectrange

⬥ Activate animatedead

⬥ Sustain prayer with powderofpenance

⬥ Ensure elderovl, weppoison and aggressionpotion are active at all times

attunedportentofrestorationx will extend your trip durations and protect you against being KO'd when dragged towards a cluster of ‎ ‎automaton

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Bank when these run out (roughly 10-15 minutes depending on RNG)

⬥ Ideal perks for armour (not required but reduce the risk of heavy damage):

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Absorbative 4 absorbative4 + Crystal Shield 4 crystalshield4

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Devoted 4 dev4 + Enhanced Devoted 4 enhdev4

Presets and Relics

Preset Suggestions

Ability Bar

Example Kills

necromancy Generators Example -

Method: AFK Melee melee


noxscythe Noxious Scythe or other halberd weapon

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Anything below T90 has not been tested and may have accuracy issues.

Preset Suggestions

Revo Bar

⬥ Use a ripperpouch stocked with scrolls.

⬥ AFKing with melee can be only be used at Guardians.

⬥ Stand as shown below:

tmwboots or any melee boots can be used but ganoboots with animatedead should be slightly better for damage reduction.

Example Kills

melee AFK (Melee)

Method: AFK Ranged range


wyverncrossbow ecb Wyvern or Eldritch Crossbow with Caroming 4 caroming4

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• wyverncrossbow has not been tested yet and may not work very well.

OnyxBakri for healing while not praying soulsplit

Preset Suggestions

Revo Bar

⬥ Use protection prayers DeflectMage DeflectRange as OnyxBakri allows for healing without soulsplit and range does not have burst damage mitigation like tmwhelm or animatedead

⬥ Your gricocaroming may splash on other automatons as curse drain will only be active on your primary target. You can use elderovlsalve or Desolation to mitigate this, although the latter may give you some issues with prayer.

Example Kills

range AFK Ranged -

Method: AFK Magic magic


noxstaff T90+ Staff with Caroming 4 caroming4

Preset Suggestions

Action Bar

⬥ Use incitefear and animatedead, which gives you enough damage reduction with full Ganodermic to pray soulsplit

⬥ This preset is made for Generators, below lists some changes if using it for the other automatons.

⬥ If killing Guardians, use a hellhoundpouch and cast prismofrestoration every 5 minutes.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• This method requires more testing, use additional sources of damage reduction if necessary.

⬥ If killing Tracers with mage, you will likely splash with penance even if using a T90 staff noxstaff. Here are some mitigating factors:

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Elder Overload Salves elderovl with Aggression Potion aggressionpotion instead of Holy Aggroverload

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Smoke/Ice Nihil smokenihil icenihil

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• T99 prayer Affliction

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Reaper's Necklace/Essence of Finality Reaper eofor

⬥ Testing has only been done with noxstaff. If owning only dual-wield, you are encouraged to test the ability bars yourself and use that information to update this guide.

Example Kills

magic AFK (Magic) -

magic Guardians in POD (540 KPH) -