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For other guards, see Guard (disambiguation)

There are many Guards in RuneScape, usually in populated, major cities, such as Falador, Varrock, and Ardougne. Guards also patrol the area of just south of the Wilderness Ditch at Edgeville. There are also Guards at the mansion in the quest Rat Catchers and the second level of the Port Sarim Jail.



General Information

Their level ranges from 10 to 22, and they are weak for their level (there are dwarf guards in the dwarf village). They are among the most commonly killed monsters in RuneScape, and because of this, they are quite commonly affected by the NPC Death Glitch.

Armour and Weaponry

Guards in Edgeville wear some sort of leather armour that bears a resemblance to that of the Lumbridge Guardsmen, except that Lumbridge guards wear blue uniforms, and Edgeville guards wear green uniforms. Edgeville Guards are level 21 and attackable. However, their Lumbridge counterparts are unattackable NPCs.

Guards in Varrock wear a golden/yellow version of the Renegade Knights uniform. They are Level 21, and they attack with Melee.

All guards in Falador wear an Iron chainbody (or Steel chainbody), Bronze medium helmet (or a Steel medium helmet), and a Steel square shield as armour. These guards wear no extra leg protection.

The level 19 and 21 guards in Falador wield Bronze battleaxes and Bronze swords, respectively. The level 22 guards in Falador wield Longbows and Crossbows instead of a sword and may wear Hard leather armour or Studded leather armour in the place of an iron chainbody, along with Bronze medium helmets.

The level 20 guards of Ardougne wield a steel mace, iron chainbody, and a helmet that looks like a Spiny helm without spikes. They also wear red pants, and blue shirts under chainmail.

The level 21 guards in Port Sarim Jail wear Hardleather body, and attack with melee. The jailguard, wielding a Longbow and found at the rooftop of the jail is an unattackable NPC.


Guards can be pickpocketed at level 40 with the Thieving, giving 46.5 experience and 30 Coins. If unsuccessful, the player will be hit for two damage and stunned for five seconds. A good place to pickpocket those is at Ardougne market, stealing from Baker's stalls for food. If someone kills the guard just as you are pickpocketing it you will get the message "Too late;they are dead" and you will not receive any experience or coins.


Most guards respawn approximately 55 seconds after their bodies disappear on the ground. This is a relatively long time for people who are power training their combat skills; it is advised that players seeking to raise those skills quickly by killing guards find an area with at least four guards, so as to always be able to fight at least one. One area excellent for this is the lobby of Varrock Palace, where there are 6 guards.

Extra Hints

Guards should not be confused with the level 9 Al-Kharid Warriors in the Emir's Palace. They should also not be confused with the Jail Guards of Draynor prison, who are mostly aggressive. Guards are also a popular clue scroll drop monster due to their low level and level 2 clue scrolls.


100% Drop

Seeds(members only)




Charms(members only)

Please add your charm drop rates to the next template:

Charm drop percentages
No Charm


3 - 5%

0 - 1%

0 - 1%

0 - 1%

Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 603 kills.
1 charm is dropped at once.

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  • 1, 3, 4, 10 , 25, 30, or 32 Coins (common)
  • Grain (uncommon)
  • Iron ore (uncommon)
  • Level 2 Clue scroll (rare)(members only)
  • Grapes (3) (unnoted) (common)
  • Key (Ardougne Guard for Level 2 Clue Scroll)(members only)
  • Grimy Guam(members only)


  • There are some guards that use Bronze c'bow with Iron bolts (Bronze c'bow can only use bronze ammunition).
  • The Ardougne guard, after killing for a Level 2 Clue Scroll will drop the Key before disappearing.
  • When worldwide PKing was allowed in RuneScape Classic, guards used to stay in key cities and break up PKers by attacking the aggravator.
  • In the Garden of Tranquility quest, the player overhears a guard telling one of his colleagues that the life expectancy of a guard is 30 seconds (they are then killed by PKMaster0036).
  • The crossbow wielding guard near the Falador west bank, fires his crossbow like Karil.

Different types of guards

See also

This article uses material from the "Guard" article on the Runescape wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.


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