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This article is about the guards who attack skulled players. For other uses, see Guard (disambiguation).
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Guards and Bank Guards are NPCs found in most cities that attack any player with a skull. They are combat level 831 and can inform the player about their role. They can be pickpocketed at level 40 Thieving.

Three types of guards exist representing the three different combat styles; Melee, Ranged, and Magic. Depending on the style, the guards will wield a Chaotic Maul, a Chaotic Staff, or a Zaryte Bow - only the last of which can be currently be obtained by players right now. Many players think the bow wielded by guards is a chaotic bow but it is in fact the zaryte bow from before the graphical update of 2012.

After a hidden update, guards started smiting players, preventing them from abusing the Protect Item and Retribution prayers.

Dialogue

Drops

100% drop

Item Quantity Rarity
Bones.pngBones1Always

Charms

Template:Charm:Guard

Seeds

Item Quantity Rarity
File:Potato seed.pngPotato seed4–6Common
File:Onion seed.pngOnion seed4Common
File:Cabbage seed.pngCabbage seed4Uncommon
File:Tomato seed.pngTomato seed3–4Uncommon
File:Sweetcorn seed.pngSweetcorn seed3Rare
File:Strawberry seed.pngStrawberry seed1–4Rare
File:Watermelon seed.pngWatermelon seed2–4Rare

Runes and talismans

Item Quantity Rarity
Air rune.pngAir rune6Common
Earth rune.pngEarth rune3–6Common
Fire rune.pngFire rune2Common
Body talisman.pngBody talisman1Uncommon
Law talisman.pngLaw talisman1Uncommon
Blood rune.pngBlood rune1–4Rare
Nature rune.pngNature rune1Rare
Chaos rune.pngChaos rune1–2Rare

Weapons

Item Quantity Rarity
Iron dagger.pngIron dagger1Common
Steel warhammer.pngSteel warhammer1Rare

Ammunition

Item Quantity Rarity
File:Iron arrow.pngIron arrow1; 2Common
File:Iron bolts.pngIron bolts2–18Common
Bronze arrow 5.pngBronze arrow1; 2; 5Uncommon
File:Steel arrow.pngSteel arrow1; 5; 10; 11Uncommon

Herbs

Item Quantity Rarity
Grimy guam.pngGrimy guam1Rare

Other

Item Quantity Rarity
Coins 25.pngCoins1; 2; 3; 4; 12; 25Common
Grapes.pngGrapes3Common
Hammer.pngHammer1Uncommon
Wheat.pngWheat1; 4Rare
Iron ore.pngIron ore1Rare
Clue scroll (medium).pngClue scroll (medium)1Rare
Iron platebody.pngIron platebody1Rare
Steel bar.pngSteel bar1Rare
Prayer potion (4).pngPrayer potion (4)1Rare
Ranging potion (1).pngRanging potion (1)1Rare
Spirit sapphire.pngSpirit sapphire1Rare
Spirit emerald.pngSpirit emerald1Rare
Spirit ruby.pngSpirit ruby1Rare
Starved ancient effigy.pngStarved ancient effigy1Very rare

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Trivia

  • They are among the few NPCs in the game that use Evolution of Combat Abilities
  • When you fail to pickpocket a guard, they will only hit you for a small amount of damage like any other pickpocketing target.
  • They have 1,000,000 LP, but their drop table is the same as regular guards.
  • Guards wear a recoloured version of the Colossus armour from RuneScape 3, with the Saradominist symbols removed.
  • Guards used to wear the old appearance of steel helm and steel chainbody.
  • During Hallowe'en 2015, Guards wore a skeleton set, without the mask.
  • During Christmas 2015, Guards wore a Santa costume, with a Black Santa hat on top of their helmet.
  • Their combat level was 138 upon release, the same as a maxed combat player. This was changed to 831 in an update on 09 November 2015, in response to complaints that maxed combat players would attack on left-click.
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