Monkey knife fighter

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Monkey knife fighter

The Monkey knife fighters appear during and after Do No Evil on Ape Atoll. The fighters are located in a building in the northern part of the town due east of the building containing the Monkey Child encountered in Monkey Madness. There are five fighters on the ground floor[UK]1st floor[US] of the building, four on the 1st floor[UK]2nd floor[US], and three on the 2nd floor[UK]3rd floor[US].

The fighters must be pickpocketed during Do No Evil for their monkey knives, six of which are needed to arm the guards at the Monkey camp. To pickpocket monkey knife fighters, the player must be wielding a Gorilla greegree, must knock the monkey unconscious by punching it, and then must pickpocket the unconscious fighter. Even if the pickpocketing attempt appears to succeed, a knife is not always looted, so multiple attempts will need to be made.

After bringing the knives from these monkeys to the monkeys in the desert, these monkeys can be pickpocketed for further Thieving experience and different loot, requiring level 70 Thieving. It is not necessary to complete the quest in its entirety to receive the different loot.

A monkey knife fighter trapped in optimum pickpocketing position

Knocking a monkey knife fighter unconscious will reward the player with 20 Thieving experience, and pickpocketing the unconscious monkey will reward the player with 150 Thieving experience. Failing to knock a fighter unconscious or trying to pickpocket from one while it is still conscious will result in the player being hit for 60 damage and being stunned for a few seconds. It's only possible to pickpocket a monkey twice while it's knocked out. If the player attempts a pickpocket when the monkey isn't knocked out, there is approximately a 1 in 5 chance of being sent to the jail on Ape Atoll. Three consecutive failed pickpockets will also result in jail time. It is possible to escape as usual, and if the player is still in monkey form, the monkeys on Ape Atoll will not attack. Since both punching and pickpocketing require right clicks, switching to the single-mouse-button setting (allowing everything to be done with just left mouse clicks) in the game's options may be more comfortable than having to right-click and then left-click.

Players can gain up to 240,000 Thieving experience an hour from thieving monkey knife fighters at level 99 Thieving. Up to 256,000 Thieving experience may be gained using a Trahaearn exoskeleton set, black ibis, or master camouflage outfit; abyssal lurkers; an Ardougne cloak 4; and a legendary five-finger discount aura at level 99 Thieving.

Thieving level70 Thieving-icon.pngThieving XP150 XPStun time / damage4.8s / 20 lp
Loot

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 1 August 2012 (Update):
    • Players who were sapping monkey knife fighters when a server crashed can once again sap the monkeys.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Unlike most other monkeys in Ape Atoll, if the player is in human form, they will not call for guards, but if the player talks to them, the player will be knocked out and sent to jail as usual.
  • If the player is fast enough and knocks out a fighter as they pickpocket a second monkey, the monkey will still appear to be knocked out on the ground.
  • If the monkey is knocked out and the talk option is selected, the chat will display a message that reads, "I can't talk to him, he's unconscious." But if a player is not wearing an amulet with which to speak to monkeys, the monkey will rotate, he will say, "Ook! Ook!", and a message will appear telling the player that a monkeyspeak amulet is required to talk to him.