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Monkey Guard
Monkey Guard Monkey Guard (bearded)
Release date 6 December 2004 (Update)
Members? Yes
Combat level 167
Always drops Monkey bones (gorilla)
A huge brutish gorilla armoured with dangerous looking vambraces.
Combat info
Hitpoints 130
Aggressive Yes, but not if you are wielding a Greegree of any kind or if you've completed Monkey Madness Two.
Poisonous No
Max hit 14
Weakness None
Attack Styles
Melee (crush)
Slayer-icon Slayer info
Slayer level 1
Slayer XP 130
Category Monkey
Assigned by
Turael chathead
Combat-icon Combat stats
Attack-icon Strength-icon Defence-icon Ranged-icon Magic-icon
130 130 200 1 130
Attack-icon Aggressive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 +0
Defence-icon Defensive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 +0
Other bonuses Immunities
Strength-icon RangedStrength-icon Attack-icon Poison hitsplat Venom hitsplat
+0 +0 +50 No No
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 6

Monkey Guards are level 167 gorillas that reside in Ape Atoll's temple. They reside on the ground floor and first floor of Ape Atoll's Temple of Marimbo. They have a large amount of health and throw vicious punches that can hit up to 14. When they have very low health, they will beat their chest, causing them to heal 25 hitpoints which is about 20% of their hitpoints; they appear to be able to do this indefinitely but only while in melee range. Monkey Guards drop larger versions of monkey bones, which give 18 prayer experience points when buried. However, these are not tradeable.

The bearded monkey guards can be a nuisance because they cannot be walked through, and after exiting the dungeon in the temple, bearded monkey guards can surround you, stopping you from exiting the temple. A way out of this is to climb up the ladder near the trapdoor.


Because the Monkey Guards heal themselves and because there is an altar in the temple, many players train combat of all forms on them by fighting them with Protect from Melee on the whole time. When they are low on Prayer, they pray at the altar and continue their training. Players can also use stat-boosting prayers such as Piety to aid training. The Monkey Guards also heal themselves often, providing more experience.

Most players wear a form of Prayer armour and strength boosting armour (depending on what they prefer). However, prayer isn't needed that badly because of the nearby altar. Dharoking is also a popular activity, since the player does not need to worry about low health when they have prayer activated. It is wise to have multiple antipoisons, in case the nearby level 1 spider poisons you (poison hits for 1).


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Big bones Monkey bones (gorilla) 1 Always [1] Not sold
Big bones Monkey bones (bearded gorilla) 1 Always [2] Not sold
  1. Only dropped by beardless Monkey Guards.
  2. Only dropped by bearded Monkey Guards.

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