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Heroes are NPCs that walk around East Ardougne wearing what appears to be the old Rune platebody and platelegs, but different coloured at places. They wield a rune longsword and square shield. Heroes can be pickpocketed by players with level 80 or greater Thieving, which gives 273.3 experience plus coins or other items.

They are often present near the marketplace in East Ardougne, or the south east bank. One of them is also near the entrance of the Ardougne Zoo. Heroes attack players when they steal from the Gem stall. They also attack when the player steals from a stall and tries to trade the stall owner. One of them is always near a bakery stall, so the player can easily steal food to heal from failed pickpocketing attempts. A bank is just south of the marketplace and like most banks, would automatically heal the player up to maximum life points.

Unlike most thievable NPCs, players can be stunned frequently when pickpocketing heroes even at level 99 Thieving. A test at level 80 Thieving without any boosts only had 61 successful pickpockets in 200 attempts, making the success rate only about 30%. A successful pickpocket attempt usually gains 200 or 300 coins.


100% dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price


A successful pickpocketing attempt will gain one of the following loot:

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250Coins200; 300CommonNot sold
Death runeDeath rune2Uncommon502
Blood runeBlood rune1Uncommon370
Gold oreGold ore1Uncommon183
Jug of wineJug of wine1Uncommon153
Fire orbFire orb1Uncommon2,017
Court summonsCourt summons1RareNot 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

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