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This article is about the NPCs. For the minigame, see Barbarian Assault.
For the barbarians found in the Ancient Cavern, see Confused barbarian.
For the enhanced player skills, see Barbarian Training.
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Barbarians are brawny attackable NPCs who are part of the Fremennik. Barbarians are generally located in Gunnarsgrunn (west of Varrock), and the Barbarian Outpost. Players may speak to barbarians, but they will almost always respond with hostility and ask you to fight them. Additionally, during battle, they may sometimes cry "FOR GUNNAR!"

Barbarians are usually fought by lower-levelled players for relatively easy experience. Although they hit low, they are somewhat accurate. It should be noted that the barbarians can have different weapons, most of which are non-existent for players, and they vary in accuracy against certain armour types.

If a player is like most melee fighters, attacking a Barbarian while wearing plate armour, they should avoid the barbarians wielding hammers and try to only fight the ones with spears and swords.



100% drops Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price


Charm drop numbers
No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 1,875 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Earth runeEarth rune2–5Uncommon30–75
Chaos runeChaos rune2–6Uncommon132–396
Law runeLaw rune1–2Uncommon225–450
Mind runeMind rune4; 5; 10Uncommon84–210
Fire runeFire rune5; 8Uncommon385–616


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Bronze hatchetBronze hatchet1Common135
Bronze battleaxeBronze battleaxe1Common18
Bronze arrow 5Bronze arrow5–18Common50–180
Iron hatchetIron hatchet1Common30
Iron maceIron mace1Common33
Iron arrow 5Iron arrow8Common64


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250Coins58–315Common58–315
Iron oreIron ore1Common317
Tin oreTin ore1Common77
Cooked meatCooked meat1Common136
Bear furBear fur1Common128
Ring mouldRing mould1Uncommon39
Stronghold notesStronghold notes1Rare172
Amulet mouldAmulet mould1Uncommon120
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Clue scroll (easy)Clue scroll (easy)1RareNot sold
FlierFlier1RareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
Bronze barBronze bar1Uncommon245

Rare drop table dropsEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
The ring of wealth is not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common806
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,351
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,235
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,841
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare172,845–211,255
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon17,689
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon32,654
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,934
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare537,030–656,370
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,720
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon36,402
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,314,000–1,606,000
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare905
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,980
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare569,700–949,500
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,942
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,145
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common22,035–26,715
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,111,860–1,358,940
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon52,293
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon814
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon738
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare523,835–660,838
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare131,105–165,394
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare41,775–58,485
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon22,950–28,050
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon225,450–275,550
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon29,072–33,120
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon503,100–614,900
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon82,400–453,200
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common11,610–14,190
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon247,680–302,720
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common40,455
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare364,095–445,005
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare910,170–1,112,430
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,942
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare644,130–787,270
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon407,430–497,970
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon292,860–357,940
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon185,085–226,215
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon128,925–157,575
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon46,564–53,216
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon63,406–72,464
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon405,664
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,429,570
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common9,000–11,000
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common5,760–7,040
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon154,350–188,650
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon14,212–17,138
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare141,075–172,425
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon27,765–33,935
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare554,580–677,820
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1RareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 1Crystal triskelion fragment 11Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2Crystal triskelion fragment 21Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3Crystal triskelion fragment 31Very rareNot sold

Universal dropsEdit

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Key tokenKey token1RareNot sold


  • Even though they are supposedly against magic, they drop runes very often.
  • Previously, Barbarians used to yell a battle cry (YEEEEEEEEAARRRGGGGHHHHHHHH) which had sound.
  • Even the Barbarians at the Barbarian Outpost may sometimes yell "FOR GUNNAR", even though the player is nowhere near Gunnarsgrunn/Barbarian Village
  • Female barbarians were previously known as Barbarian woman, but an update changed this.
  • You can challenge the Barbarian in the Blue Moon Inn to a shouting match by offering to buy her a drink.
  • Brunnhilde, Edelschwarz, Fafner, Alberich and Siegfried can be found at both the Barbarian Village and Barbarian Outpost.
  • Using a beer glass on one of the barrels in the Barbarian Outpost will cause the barbarians there to attack you.
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