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]

The following drop rates are provided by Jagex, unless otherwise specified.

The average Guard kill is worth 177.63.

100%[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Bones.png: Guard drops Bones with rarity Always in quantity 1Bones1Always1200

Runes and ammunition[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Iron bolts.png: Guard drops Iron bolts with rarity 10/128 in quantity 2-12Iron bolts(m)2–1210/12842–2522–12
Steel arrow.png: Guard drops Steel arrow with rarity 4/128 in quantity 1Steel arrow14/128327
Bronze arrow.png: Guard drops Bronze arrow with rarity 3/128 in quantity 1Bronze arrow13/12860
Air rune.png: Guard drops Air rune with rarity 2/128 in quantity 6Air rune62/1283012
Earth rune.png: Guard drops Earth rune with rarity 2/128 in quantity 3Earth rune32/128126
Fire rune.png: Guard drops Fire rune with rarity 2/128 in quantity 2Fire rune22/128104
Blood rune.png: Guard drops Blood rune with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Blood rune(m)11/128399240
Chaos rune.png: Guard drops Chaos rune with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Chaos rune11/1286554
Nature rune.png: Guard drops Nature rune with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Nature rune11/128199108
Steel arrow.png: Guard drops Steel arrow with rarity 1/128 in quantity 5Steel arrow51/12816035

Seeds[edit | edit source]

There is a 18/128 chance of rolling the general seed drop table.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Potato seed.png: Guard drops Potato seed with rarity 1/19 in quantity 4Potato seed(m)41/1944
Onion seed.png: Guard drops Onion seed with rarity 1/25 in quantity 4Onion seed(m)41/2544
Cabbage seed.png: Guard drops Cabbage seed with rarity 1/38 in quantity 4Cabbage seed(m)41/3844
Tomato seed.png: Guard drops Tomato seed with rarity 1/77 in quantity 3Tomato seed(m)31/7736
Sweetcorn seed.png: Guard drops Sweetcorn seed with rarity 1/155 in quantity 3Sweetcorn seed(m)31/155612
Strawberry seed.png: Guard drops Strawberry seed with rarity 1/311 in quantity 2Strawberry seed(m)21/3111820
Watermelon seed.png: Guard drops Watermelon seed with rarity 1/651 in quantity 2Watermelon seed(m)21/6516266
Snape grass seed.png: Guard drops Snape grass seed with rarity 1/896 in quantity 2Snape grass seed(m)21/8964,478112

Coins[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Coins_1.png: Guard drops Coins with rarity 19/128 in quantity 1Coins119/12811
Coins_5.png: Guard drops Coins with rarity 16/128 in quantity 7Coins716/12877
Coins_5.png: Guard drops Coins with rarity 18/128 in quantity 5Coins(f)518/128[d 1]55
Coins_5.png: Guard drops Coins with rarity 9/128 in quantity 12Coins129/1281212
Coins_4.png: Guard drops Coins with rarity 8/128 in quantity 4Coins48/12844
Coins_25.png: Guard drops Coins with rarity 4/128 in quantity 25Coins254/1282525
Coins_5.png: Guard drops Coins with rarity 4/128 in quantity 17Coins174/1281717
Coins_25.png: Guard drops Coins with rarity 2/128 in quantity 30Coins302/1283030
  1. Only drops in free-to-play.

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
This does not exist.NothingN/A10/128N/AN/A
Iron dagger.png: Guard drops Iron dagger with rarity 6/128 in quantity 1Iron dagger16/1282021
Body talisman.png: Guard drops Body talisman with rarity 4/128 in quantity 1Body talisman14/128; 3/128[d 1]8182
Grain.png: Guard drops Grain with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Grain11/128371
Iron ore.png: Guard drops Iron ore with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Iron ore11/1287410
  1. The body talisman's drop rate decreases to 4/128 while in a members world.

Tertiary[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Key (medium).png: Guard drops Key (medium) with rarity Always in quantity 1Key (medium)(m)1Always[d 1]Not soldN/A
Clue scroll (medium).png: Guard drops Clue scroll (medium) with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Clue scroll (medium)(m)11/128; 1/106[d 2]Not sold12
  1. The key is only dropped when completing a medium clue scroll asking the player to kill an Ardougne knight.
  2. The medium clue scroll's drop rate 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]

The diary is a reference to medium & hard Ardougne diary. Medium diary applies to guards strictly in Ardougne, and hard diary applies to guards everywhere.

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%
Thieving icon.png 99 If the Thieving cape (or max cape) is equipped. 103.5% 113.9%

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
23 April 2015
(update)
The drop rate of medium clue scrolls from guards in Falador is now increased by 20% if you have completed the Falador Medium Diary.
26 February 2015
(update)
Added some Guards to the roof of Varrock Palace.