Knight of Ardougne
|Knight of Ardougne|
|Released||30 April 2002 (Update)|
|Examine||A member of Ardougne's militia.|
|Max hit||6 (regular hit)|
3 (pickpocket failure)
|Not immune to poison||Not immune to venom|
The Knights of Ardougne are found in the East Ardougne market place. One is also found in the courtyard of the East Ardougne Castle. Most are found attempting to chase away thieves. They will protect all stalls from the silk stall and up by attacking players that they observe stealing from them.
Knights of Ardougne can be pickpocketed at level 55 Thieving, giving the player a coin pouch worth 50 coins and 84.3 Thieving experience. The gloves of silence or the medium Ardougne diary increase success rate by 5% and 10%, respectively. Failing to pickpocket will result in being hit for 3 points of damage. They are a good source of Thieving experience, with ~3,000 pickpockets possible in an hour.
The chance of a successful pickpocket is ~60% at level 55 and ~94% at level 99, linearly increasing with each level. With the medium Ardougne Diary completed, this increases to ~67% and 100%, respectively. With the diary bonus, players stop failing altogether at level 95, and at around level 90 the damage becomes sustainable with regen bracelet and Hitpoints cape/Rapid Heal.
A common training method is to lure a knight to the north-east house in Ardougne market (east of the silk stall) and repeatedly pickpocket the knight. This method only works by luring the south-eastmost knight in the market to the north-east house, then shutting the door. The knight will only move between the two southernmost tiles in the house. The player can then set NPC attack options to "Hidden" (under the "Controls" panel in the "Settings" tab) and repeatedly left-click on the knight. By positioning the camera correctly, it is possible to repeatedly click the exact same spot without moving the mouse before opening the coin pouches. The knight must be able to move freely between the southern two tiles, or he will despawn. Players may hop worlds until finding a world where the knight has already been lured. World 378 is the unofficial world.
If pickpocketing the Knights of Ardougne with the full Rogue's set from 55 Thieving to 99 Thieving, one can expect to gain about 15,500,000 coins.
A known bug with a Knight of Ardougne occurs when two people fail to pickpocket at the same time. Doing so will result in the knight temporarily disappearing, or "flickering", for 1–2 seconds. Contrary to some players' misbelief, the flickering is not caused by players wielding weapons while pickpocketing.
Drops[edit | edit source]
100%[edit | edit source]
Pickpocketing[edit | edit source]
Pickpocket chance[edit | edit source]
The chance of successfully pickpocketing a Knight of Ardougne 51/256 at level 1, and 241/256, interpolating linearly in between.
With the multiplicative +10% pickpocketing bonus from the Medium Ardougne Diary, players will stop failing to pickpocket them at level 95 Thieving.
Loot[edit | edit source]
A successful pickpocket attempt will gain the following loot:
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The release of Song of the Elves made it possible to wear the entire Knight of Ardougne outfit, as both the Ardougne knight helm and Ardougne knight platebody are used in the quest. When both are worn with standard steel platelegs, leather gloves, leather boots, and a steel longsword, the player is visually indistinguishable from a Knight NPC.
References[edit | edit source]
- Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 21 October 2018. (Archived from the original on 29 May 2020.) Mod Ash: "Correct. So for the knights the default would be 50/255 at level 1 and 240/255 at level 99, interpolating between those. And if you had the diary bonus, it'd be 55/255 - 264/255 (where anything 255/255 or above is 100%). I don't know exactly how the engine rounds it up/down."