Melee combat tutor
Melee combat tutor
Release date 27 September 2006 (Update)
Members only? No
Race Human
Quest NPC? No
Location Lumbridge
Sells items? Defence cape
Gender Human
Notable features Master of defence
Harlan, ready to teach swordplay.
Ranged combat tutor location
Melee combat tutor chathead

The Melee combat tutor (named Harlan) is one of the three basic instructors found on a small hill outside of Lumbridge Castle. New players who talk to him can acquire a training sword as well as a training shield to use, but are only good for recently created characters. If a player has achieved 99 Defence, they can purchase a Defence cape and its respective hood from him for 99,000 coins. 

The melee instructor is close to Wilfred, the master of Woodcutting.