Elite Lumbridge guardsmen were members of the Lumbridge Guard fighting goblins on the east side of the bridge over the River Lum in Lumbridge. As their health did not replenish, they could eventually get killed by the goblins but respawned shortly after.
They were originally hired during the Battle of Lumbridge as Lumbridge guardsmen with iron equipment, funded by Duke Horacio's treasury as a result of a vote during the second week of the battle. As a result of a further vote during the fourth week they received rune equipment and improved training from the Combat Academy, becoming known as Elite Lumbridge guardsman (upgraded).
On 12 May 2014 they were renamed to Elite Lumbridge guardsmen and most of them were removed, with one remaining on the east side of the river near he goblin house. On 15 August 2016 they were moved to the east end of the bridge. Depending on the player's involvement in the Battle of Lumbridge, they could be replaced by Lumbridge guards who used iron equipment instead of rune and had different dialogue and examine, but the same combat level. As such, accounts created at some point after the battle could never see the elite variants in game. On 13 September 2021 all guards in Lumbridge received graphical updates and their names were unified. As a result the elite guardsmen no longer appear in the game, with the guards on the bridge renamed to Lumbridge guardsmen and using Lumbridge Guard outfits and rune swords for all players. However the dialogue of the elite variants remained available to the players who could previously access it.
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- ninja 15 August 2016 (Update):
- Now that the threats posed by the Battle of Lumbridge are long gone, the elite Lumbridge guardsmen have been reassigned to protect the main bridge from goblins.
- patch 4 August 2014 (Update):
- Animations on Lumbridge guards have been updated.
- update 12 May 2014 (Update):
- Renamed from "Elite Lumbridge guardsman (upgraded)" to "Elite Lumbridge guardsman".
- Most of Elite Lumbridge guardsmen were removed with only one left on the east side of the river.