Bandits are attackable NPCs, which are found at the Kharidian Desert Bandit Camp. They are descendants of the followers of Zaros who were persecuted by the followers of Saradomin and Zamorak, and bear a grudge toward their followers for this reason. They can be pickpocketed at level 53 Thieving, yielding coins, antipoison, or lockpicks. Each successful pickpocket awards 79.4 Thieving experience.
Due to the grudge they hold, if a player wears a Saradomin/Zamorakian item and approaches a bandit, they will shout "Time to die, Saradominist filth!"/"Prepare to suffer, Zamorakian scum!" and become aggressive toward the player. In addition, if a player attacks other bandits, the bandits will exclaim "You chose the wrong place to start trouble!" and become aggressive towards the player.
Some players use this mechanic as a way to passively train their Combat skills. Players will wear a God-affiliated item, equip strong melee gear, and wait as the bandits attack them. This allows players to passively gain large amounts of Combat experience, as the bandits will never stop attacking the player. AFK experience rates from bandits range from 30k to 70k xp per hour depending on levels. A Ring of life or Guthan the Infested's equipment will reduce the risk of being killed if the wearer remains AFK for too long.
Drop rates estimated based on 12,275,383 kills from the Drop Rate Project, unless otherwise cited.
There is a 14/128 chance of rolling the herb drop table.
|Level required|| 53 |
|Thieving XP||79.4 xp|
Drop rates estimated based on 12,910 pickpockets from the Drop Rate Project, unless otherwise cited.
A successful pickpocket attempt will gain one the following items:
- Bandits wield a dagger with a red handle that is unobtainable by players.