Release date 4 January 2001 (Update)
Members? No
Combat level 21, 1337 (Deadman Mode only)
Always drops Bones
He tries to keep order around here.
He tries to keep order around here. His Bizarre uniform isn't helping.
Combat info
Hitpoints 22, ?
Aggressive No
Poisonous No
Max hit 4, 30
Weakness Magic
Attack Styles
Melee, Magic
Slayer-icon Slayer info
Not assigned
Combat-icon Combat stats
Attack-icon Strength-icon Defence-icon Ranged-icon Magic-icon
19 18 14 1 1
Attack-icon Aggressive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+4 +0 +0 +0 +0
Defence-icon Defensive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+18 +25 +19 -4 +20
Other bonuses Immunities
Strength-icon RangedStrength-icon Attack-icon Poison hitsplat Venom hitsplat
+5  ? +4 Not immune Not immune
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 6

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 weaponryEdit

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.


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.



Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Bones Bones 1 Always 54


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Iron dagger Iron dagger 1 Common 8
Iron bolts 5 Iron bolts 1–12 Common 29–348
Bronze arrow 5 Bronze arrow 1–2 Common 5–10
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 1–5 Uncommon 35–175
Iron arrow 5 Iron arrow 1–2 Uncommon 6–12


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Iron ore Iron ore 1 Rare 120


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Air rune Air rune 6 Common 30
Earth rune Earth rune 3 Common 15
Fire rune Fire rune 2 Common 10
Body talisman Body talisman 1 Uncommon 512
Mind talisman Mind talisman 1 Rare 273
Chaos rune Chaos rune 1–2 Rare 98–196
Nature rune Nature rune 1 Rare 205
Blood rune Blood rune 1 Rare 228


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Potato seed 5 Potato seed 4 Common 8
Onion seed 5 Onion seed 4 Common 4
Cabbage seed 5 Cabbage seed 4 Common 8
Tomato seed 5 Tomato seed 3 Common 3
Sweetcorn seed 5 Sweetcorn seed 3 Rare 15
Strawberry seed 5 Strawberry seed 1–2 Rare 5–10
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 2 Rare 784


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 25 Coins 1–30 Common Not sold
Grain Grain 1 Rare 41
Clue scroll (medium) Clue scroll (medium) 1 Rare (1/128)[2] Not sold
  2. Players have a 20% higher chance (1/102) of obtaining this item as a drop if the medium Falador Diary has been completed. This only applies to guards in Falador.