Paladins are found in East Ardougne, wandering near the castle and market. They are from Ardougne's Holy Order of Paladins, and wear the symbol of Saradomin. Three paladins are found in the Underground Pass and must be killed during the quest. They have special drops related to the quest.
Players can pickpocket Paladins at level 70 Thieving to gain 151.8 experience, 80 coins and 2 chaos runes. The success rate of pick pocketing paladins has been estimated to be 150/255 at level 99 without any modifiers.
Not many people train Combat on paladins, as they have mediocre drops (the most notable being level 2 clue scrolls), and because they can hit up to 8 hitpoints, and often do.
Paladins will attack players that they catch trying to steal from the silver stall, gem stall, and spice stall, but will, if nearby, also attack a player if they attempt to talk to the owner of a stall recently stolen from by the respective player.
A good strategy when training on Paladins is by using Protect from Melee then restoring your prayer points by the nearby altar. Keep repeating the process to prevent any excessive health loss. Healing using food stolen from nearby stalls is also an alternative.
Paladins are weak to Magic and Crush attacks.
The following drop rates are provided by Jagex, unless otherwise specified.
The average Paladin kill is worth 220.92.
There is a 8/128 chance of rolling the herb drop table.
There is a 2/128 chance of rolling the gem drop table.
|Uncut sapphire||1||1/256; 1/130[d 1]||451||15|
|Uncut emerald||1||1/512; 1/260[d 1]||711||30|
|Uncut ruby||1||1/1,024; 1/520[d 1]||1,304||60|
|Nature talisman||1||1/2,730.67; 1/1,386.67[d 1]||748||2|
|Uncut diamond||1||1/4,096; 1/2,080[d 1]||2,863||120|
|Loop half of key||1||1/8,192; 1/4,160[d 1]||9,909||60|
|Tooth half of key||1||1/8,192; 1/4,160[d 1]||9,841||60|
|Rune javelin||5||1/8,192; 1/4,160[d 1]||880||1,200|
|Rune spear||1||1/131,072; 1/7,800[d 1][d 2]||11,875||12,480|
|Shield left half||1||1/262,144; 1/15,600[d 1][d 2]||64,951||66,000|
|Dragon spear||1||1/349,525.33; 1/20,800[d 1][d 2]||36,901||37,440|
A successful pickpocket attempt will gain the following loot: