The guard will spawn upon digging at the correct coordinates, and must be defeated in order to advance in the treasure trail. Like the aviansies found in the God Wars Dungeon, the guard is flying too high to be attacked using melee, and must instead be defeated by means of ranged, magic or a salamander. Since the guard only uses ranged attacks, Protect from Missiles will circumvent all damage.
After defeating the guard, the player must dig at the same spot again, and will be allowed to do so unhindered.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Bones 1 Always 88
Weapons and armour
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Rune spear 1 Uncommon 11,990 Rune thrownaxe 6 Uncommon 1,020 Armadyl helmet 1 Very rare (1/1,000,000) 4,904,676 Bandos boots 1 Very rare (1/1,000,000) 182,378
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 35–350 Common Not sold Hammer 1 Common 71 Headless arrow 30 Common 210 Cosmic rune 20 Uncommon 3,540 Adamantite bar 5 (noted) Uncommon 10,010 Shark 1–4 Uncommon 1,231–4,924 Nature rune 20 Uncommon 5,760 Blood rune 20 Uncommon 7,720 Looting bag 1 Uncommon (1/30) Not sold Slayer's enchantment 1 Uncommon  2,138 Mysterious emblem 1 Uncommon (1/89) 68,122
Gem drop tableIn addition to the drops above, this monster has access to the gem drop table.
Show/hide gem drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 445 Uncut emerald 1 Rare 676 Uncut ruby 1 Rare 1,312 Unknown talisman
1 Very rare Error Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,733 Rune javelin 5 Very rare 615 Loop half of key 1 Very rare 9,914 Tooth half of key 1 Very rare 9,676 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,990 Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,417 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 38,066
- There is currently a glitch where the guard's death cry is heard twice. The second cry happens when the drop appears, as the drop seems to have a small delay.