Guard

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This article is about the commonly found human NPC. For other uses, see Guard (disambiguation).

There are many guards in Gielinor, usually in populated, major cities, such as Falador, Varrock, Ardougne, and others. Guards also patrol the area just south of the wilderness ditch at Edgeville.

Their level ranges from 19-22, and they are quite weak. All guards are not aggressive unless they are attacked first. In Deadman mode, there are unique level 1337 guards who are able to hit up to 30 with a very high accuracy (melee and Ice Barrage). They are capable of Tele Blocking and negating Prayer completely. These guards will kill anyone who enters a safe zone with a PK skull instantly. The combat level is a reference to leetspeak.

Guards can be pickpocketed at level 40 Thieving, giving 46.5 experience.

Guards are also a popular clue scroll drop monster due to their low level and ability to drop medium clue scrolls. Completion of the medium Falador Diary allows the player to have a 10% increased chance of receiving a clue scroll drop from guards in Falador.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

The guards in Falador and Edgeville wear an iron chainbody and a bronze med helm as armour. Their melee weaponry consists mostly of bronze swords and bronze battleaxes. Some guards wield bows and wear hardleather bodies.

The guards of Ardougne wield a steel mace, steel chainbody, and a helmet that looks like a spiny helmet without spikes. They also wear red trousers and blue shirts under their chainmail.

Guards in Varrock wear unique armour and weapons that resemble that of a Renegade knight.

Guards should not be confused with Al-Kharid warriors in the Emir's Palace, Soldiers and Watchmen in Yanille, Kourend guards in Great Kourend, guards found at the entrance of the Burthorpe Castle, or the aggressive jail guards found in Draynor Village.

Drops[edit | edit source]

100%[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Bones.png: Guard drops Bones with rarity Always in quantity 1Bones1Always460

Armour and weaponry[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Iron dagger.png: Guard drops Iron dagger with rarity Common in quantity 1Iron dagger1Common521
Iron bolts.png: Guard drops Iron bolts with rarity Common in quantity 1-12Iron bolts(m)1–12Common21-2521-12
Bronze arrow.png: Guard drops Bronze arrow with rarity Common in quantity 1-2Bronze arrow1–2Common4-80
Steel arrow.png: Guard drops Steel arrow with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-5Steel arrow1–5Uncommon32-1607-35
Iron arrow.png: Guard drops Iron arrow with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-2Iron arrow1–2Uncommon5-101-2

Ores/Bars[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Iron ore.png: Guard drops Iron ore with rarity Rare in quantity 1Iron ore1Rare7110

Runes/Talismans[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Air rune.png: Guard drops Air rune with rarity Common in quantity 6Air rune6Common3012
Earth rune.png: Guard drops Earth rune with rarity Common in quantity 3Earth rune3Common126
Fire rune.png: Guard drops Fire rune with rarity Common in quantity 2Fire rune2Common84
Body talisman.png: Guard drops Body talisman with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Body talisman1Uncommon8242
Mind talisman.png: Guard drops Mind talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 1Mind talisman1Rare3,6752
Chaos rune.png: Guard drops Chaos rune with rarity Rare in quantity 1-2Chaos rune1–2Rare83-16654-108
Nature rune.png: Guard drops Nature rune with rarity Rare in quantity 1Nature rune1Rare218108
Blood rune.png: Guard drops Blood rune with rarity Rare in quantity 1Blood rune(m)1Rare335240

Seeds[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Potato seed.png: Guard drops Potato seed with rarity Common in quantity 4Potato seed(m)4Common44
Onion seed.png: Guard drops Onion seed with rarity Common in quantity 4Onion seed(m)4Common44
Cabbage seed.png: Guard drops Cabbage seed with rarity Common in quantity 4Cabbage seed(m)4Common44
Tomato seed.png: Guard drops Tomato seed with rarity Common in quantity 3Tomato seed(m)3Common36
Sweetcorn seed.png: Guard drops Sweetcorn seed with rarity Rare in quantity 3Sweetcorn seed(m)3Rare2112
Strawberry seed.png: Guard drops Strawberry seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1-2Strawberry seed(m)1–2Rare12-2410-20
Watermelon seed.png: Guard drops Watermelon seed with rarity Rare in quantity 2Watermelon seed(m)2Rare16866
Snape grass seed.png: Guard drops Snape grass seed with rarity Rare in quantity 2Snape grass seed(m)2Rare4,284112

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Coins_25.png: Guard drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 1-30Coins1–30Common1-301-30
Grain.png: Guard drops Grain with rarity Rare in quantity 1Grain1Rare241
Clue scroll (medium).png: Guard drops Clue scroll (medium) with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Clue scroll (medium)(m)11/128; 1/106[d 1]Not sold12
  1. The droprate changes to 1/106 if the medium Falador Diary has been completed. This only applies to guards in Falador.

Pickpocketing[edit | edit source]

Guards are a decent alternative to Master Farmers, as they give 30 coins (rather than seeds), and slightly more experience.

A recommended way to efficiently thieve from Guards is to complete the Recruitment Drive quest, setting your spawn to Falador, and pickpocket Falador guards until you die. Once you die, run straight up and pick up any coins that you died with.

A successful pickpocket attempt will gain the following loot:

Loot[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Coins_25.png: Guard drops Coins with rarity Always in quantity 30Coins30Always3030

Pickpocket chance[edit | edit source]

Level Base Diary
Thieving icon.png 40 49.3% 54.2%
Thieving icon.png 50 56.9% 62.5%
Thieving icon.png 60 64.5% 70.9%
Thieving icon.png 70 72.1% 79.3%
Thieving icon.png 80 79.7% 87.6%
Thieving icon.png 90 87.3% 96%
Thieving icon.png 99 94.1% 103.5%