Monkey Guard

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Monkey Guard
Monkey Guard.png
Released6 December 2004 (Update)
Combat level167
ExamineA huge brutish gorilla armoured with dangerous looking vambraces.
Combat info
XP bonus+2.5%
Max hit14
AggressiveYes, unless you are wielding a Greegree of any kind or after completing Monkey Madness II
Attack styleCrush
Attack speedMonster attack speed 4.png
Respawn time50 ticks (30 seconds)
Slayer icon.png Slayer info
Slayer levelNone
Slayer XP130 xp
Assigned byTurael chathead.png Spria chathead.png
Combat icon.png Combat stats
Hitpoints icon.pngAttack icon.pngStrength icon.pngDefence icon.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
Attack icon.png Aggressive stats
Monster attack bonusMonster strength bonusMagic icon.pngMonster magic strength bonusRanged icon.pngMonster ranged strength bonus
Defence icon.png Defensive stats
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
PoisonNot immune
VenomNot immune
CannonsNot immune
ThrallsNot immune
Advanced data
Monster ID5275
Monkey Guard chathead.png
Monkey Guard (bearded) chathead.png

Monkey Guards are level 167 gorillas that reside in the Temple of Marimbo, found on Ape Atoll. They reside on the ground floor[UK]1st floor[US] and 1st floor[UK]2nd floor[US] of Ape Atoll's Temple of Marimbo and are the strongest guard found on Ape Atoll. They have a large amount of health and throw vicious punches that can hit up to 14. When they have very low health, they will beat their chest, causing them to heal 25 hitpoints, which is about 20% of their maximum health; they appear to be able to do this indefinitely but only while in melee range. Monkey Guards drop larger versions of monkey bones, which give 18 prayer experience points when buried. However, these are not tradeable.

Bearded monkey guards can be a nuisance because they cannot be walked through. After exiting the Temple of Marimbo Dungeon, bearded Monkey Guards can block the player from exiting the temple. Either wait or climb up the ladder near the trapdoor.

There is a way, however, to kill the Monkey Guards (including bearded variants) using melee as a player with relatively low combat stats. Monkey Guards can be brought down to 26-35 HP by normal attacks. The player can then poison the Monkey Guard using a Dragon dagger(p++) or other super-poisoned weapon. Once the Monkey Guard is poisoned, and before the Monkey Guard heals, the player can run out of range of the poisoned Monkey Guard, and wait for the poison damage to finish him off. The south-western corner of the Monkey Guard temple is a good place to poison and safespot one of the Monkey Guards, as there is a ladder that the player can hide behind. They still use their healing ability when being flinched, however.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Location Levels Members Spawns Map
Temple of Marimbo (Ground level)167Member icon.png9Maplink
Temple of Marimbo (Second floor)167Member icon.png3Maplink

Benefits[edit | edit source]

Because the Monkey Guards heal themselves and because there is an altar in the temple, players can choose to train combat of all forms by fighting them with Protect from Melee and stat-boosting prayers. The only downside to this method is the Monkey Guards' high defence. When players are low on Prayer, they can pray at the nearby altar. The Monkey Guards also heal themselves often, providing more experience per kill, but making it difficult to kill them for their bones.

Players should wear strength-boosting armour, as prayer bonus is irrelevant with the nearby altar. Using Dharok the Wretched's equipment here used to be a popular activity, but it is much more advisable to do this at Nightmare Zone instead. It is wise to have multiple antipoisons or to use Rapid Heal, in case the nearby level 1 spider poisons you (poison hits for 1).

Drops[edit | edit source]

100%[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Gorilla bones.png: Monkey Guard drops Gorilla bones with rarity Always in quantity 1Gorilla bones1Always[d 1]Not sold0
Bearded gorilla bones.png: Monkey Guard drops Bearded gorilla bones with rarity Always in quantity 1Bearded gorilla bones1Always[d 2]Not sold0
  1. ^ Only dropped by beardless Monkey Guards.
  2. ^ Only dropped by bearded Monkey Guards.

Tertiary[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Ensouled monkey head.png: Monkey Guard drops Ensouled monkey head with rarity 1/35 in quantity 1Ensouled monkey head11/3561662