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 19-21, 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 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.[1]

Armour and weaponry[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.

Thieving[edit | edit source]

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

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.

Note: Protect from Melee does not work when pickpocketing, as their damage from a failed pickpocket counts as environmental damage. Although you can use the Rapid Heal prayer to extend your life.

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%
No fail Never Thieving icon.png 95

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Drops[edit | edit source]

100%[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Bones.png: Guard can drop the item Bones with rarity Always in quantity 1 Bones 1 Always 58

Armour/Weapons[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Iron dagger.png: Guard can drop the item Iron dagger with rarity Common in quantity 1 Iron dagger 1 Common 6
Iron bolts.png: Guard can drop the item Iron bolts with rarity Common in quantity 1-12 Iron bolts 1–12 Common 23–276
Bronze arrow.png: Guard can drop the item Bronze arrow with rarity Common in quantity 1-2 Bronze arrow 1–2 Common 5–10
Steel arrow.png: Guard can drop the item Steel arrow with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-5 Steel arrow 1–5 Uncommon 32–160
Iron arrow.png: Guard can drop the item Iron arrow with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-2 Iron arrow 1–2 Uncommon 7–14

Ores/Bars[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Iron ore.png: Guard can drop the item Iron ore with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Iron ore 1 Rare 105

Runes/Talismans[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Air rune.png: Guard can drop the item Air rune with rarity Common in quantity 6 Air rune 6 Common 30
Earth rune.png: Guard can drop the item Earth rune with rarity Common in quantity 3 Earth rune 3 Common 12
Fire rune.png: Guard can drop the item Fire rune with rarity Common in quantity 2 Fire rune 2 Common 10
Body talisman.png: Guard can drop the item Body talisman with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Body talisman 1 Uncommon 605
Mind talisman.png: Guard can drop the item Mind talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Mind talisman 1 Rare 2,898
Chaos rune.png: Guard can drop the item Chaos rune with rarity Rare in quantity 1-2 Chaos rune 1–2 Rare 98–196
Nature rune.png: Guard can drop the item Nature rune with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Nature rune 1 Rare 205
Blood rune.png: Guard can drop the item Blood rune with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Blood rune(m) 1 Rare 289

Seeds[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Potato seed.png: Guard can drop the item Potato seed with rarity Common in quantity 4 Potato seed(m) 4 Common 4
Onion seed.png: Guard can drop the item Onion seed with rarity Common in quantity 4 Onion seed(m) 4 Common 4
Cabbage seed.png: Guard can drop the item Cabbage seed with rarity Common in quantity 4 Cabbage seed(m) 4 Common 4
Tomato seed.png: Guard can drop the item Tomato seed with rarity Common in quantity 3 Tomato seed(m) 3 Common 3
Sweetcorn seed.png: Guard can drop the item Sweetcorn seed with rarity Rare in quantity 3 Sweetcorn seed(m) 3 Rare 6
Strawberry seed.png: Guard can drop the item Strawberry seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1-2 Strawberry seed(m) 1–2 Rare 27–54
Watermelon seed.png: Guard can drop the item Watermelon seed with rarity Rare in quantity 2 Watermelon seed(m) 2 Rare 234
Snape grass seed.png: Guard can drop the item Snape grass seed with rarity Rare in quantity 2 Snape grass seed(m) 2 Rare 2,906

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 25.png: Guard can drop the item Coins with rarity Common in quantity 1-30 Coins 1–30 Common Not sold
Grain.png: Guard can drop the item Grain with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Grain 1 Rare 17
Clue scroll (medium).png: Guard can drop the item Clue scroll (medium) with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Clue scroll (medium)(m) 1 Rare (1/128)[2] Not sold
  1. http://services.runescape.com/m=forum/forums.ws?380,381,169,65611402
  2. The droprate changes to 1/106 if the medium Falador Diary has been completed. This only applies to guards in Falador.