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This article is about the commonly found human NPC. For other types, see Guard (disambiguation).
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Falador (Melee)Falador (Ranged)VarrockEdgevilleArdougnePort Sarim

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 wall at Edgeville. There are also guards at the mansion in the quest Ratcatchers and the second level of the Port Sarim Jail.

Weapons, armour and weaknessesEdit

Level 18Edit


All guards in Falador wear an iron chainbody (or steel chainbody), bronze helm (or a steel helm), and a steel square shield as armour. These guards wear no extra leg protection. The Falador Guards were not given a graphics update and still wear armour that is Pre-EoC styled. Before the EoC, it was possible to completely imitate their appearance.

The guards are level 18 and wield either a bronze battleaxe, a bronze sword, a shieldbow, or a crossbow. The rangers will wear hard leather armour or studded leather armour in place of an iron chainbody, along with a bronze helm. The guards with melee weapons are weak to water spells or fire spells, and the one with ranged weapons are weak to stab attacks.

East ArdougneEdit

Ardougne guard chathead

The guards of Ardougne wield a steel mace, iron chainbody, and a helmet that looks like a spiny helm without spikes. They also wear red trousers, and blue shirts under chainmail. They are weak to fire spells.

Port Sarim JailEdit

Guard Port Sarim chathead

The level 18 guards in Port Sarim Jail wear a hardleather body, and attack with melee. The guard wielding a shieldbow is an unattackable NPC found on the rooftop of the jail. These guards are weak to water spells.


Guard Varrock chathead

Guards in Varrock wear a golden/yellow version of the Renegade Knights uniform. They are level 25, and they attack with melee and are weak to air spells. Until late 2007, Varrock guards were identical to Falador guards.


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 35 and attackable, and are good for training at a lower level as players can heal at Edgeville bank. The Edgeville guards are weak to water spells.


Guards can be pickpocketed at with level 40 Thieving, giving 46.5 experience and 30-34 Coins. If unsuccessful, the player will be hit for twenty life points and stunned for five seconds. A good place to pickpocket those is at the Ardougne Market, stealing from baker's stalls for food. If someone kills the guard just as you are pickpocketing you will get the message "Too late; they are dead" and you will receive neither experience nor loot.

You can get up to 60 coins per pickpocket after finishing the Lost Her Marbles caper.

Burthorpe guards cannot be pickpocketed.


Most guards respawn approximately 50–55 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. Some areas good for this are the lobby of Varrock Palace which spawns 6 guards, and the northern entrance to Falador which spawns 5 guards, although are often populated by other players.


100% dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price


Charm drop numbers
No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 15,656 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Potato seed 5Potato seed4–6Common[1]36–54
Onion seed 5Onion seed4Common[1]24
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed4Uncommon36
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed3–4Uncommon3–4
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed3Rare27
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1–4Rare233–932
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed2–4Rare2,064–4,128
  1. ^ a b These two seeds are the only seeds available to free-to-play players.

Runes and talismansEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Air runeAir rune6Common108
Earth runeEarth rune3–6Common39–78
Fire runeFire rune2Common150
Body talismanBody talisman1Common178
Law talismanLaw talisman1Uncommon665
Blood runeBlood rune1–4Rare398–1,592
Nature runeNature rune1Rare284
Chaos runeChaos rune1–2Rare58–116


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Iron daggerIron dagger1Common25
Steel warhammerSteel warhammer1Rare188


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Iron arrow 5Iron arrow1; 2Common9–18
Iron bolts 5Iron bolts2–18Common48–432
Bronze arrow 5Bronze arrow1; 2; 5Uncommon8–40
Steel arrow 5Steel arrow1; 5; 10; 11Uncommon13–143


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Rare309


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 25Coins1; 2; 3; 4; 12; 25CommonNot sold
WheatWheat1; 4Rare35–140
Iron oreIron ore1Rare243
Clue scroll (medium)Clue scroll (medium)1RareNot sold
Iron platebodyIron platebody1Rare1,649
Steel barSteel bar1Rare847
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)1Rare2,730
Ranging potion (1)Ranging potion (1)1Rare570
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold

Universal dropsEdit

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Key tokenKey token1RareNot sold


  • When worldwide PKing was allowed in RuneScape Classic, guards used to stay in key cities and break up PKers by attacking the aggressor.
  • 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).
  • When fighting guards at the Varrock east gate, if the workman walks by while you're killing a guard, the guard yells "I'M BEING SLAUGHTERED!" The workman will then comment "Nothing new here". When all the Varrock guards at eastern gate are dead, when the workman walks by, he will say "Oh, they're all dead."
  • Every time you pickpocket a guard in Varrock, a count is added to the signpost in front of the palace entrance.
  • Before the EoC update, it was possible to completely imitate the appearance of Falador guards. This was done by setting the character's top to the color of Cowhide Brown, and their bottoms to Coal Black, then equipping their respective armour and weapon. If done correctly, the only noticeable difference would only be the red stripe on the helmet.

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