|Release date||20 November 2012 (Update)|
|Summon an impenetrable barricade, which prevents all damage received for a minimum of 4 seconds, and increases based on the level of shield equipped, up to 10 seconds.|
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Barricade is an ultimate Defence ability. When activated the user is immune to most damage for the duration of the ability, including typeless damage. It does not prevent players from being stunned but the damage associated with the stunning attacks is negated.
Barricade requires a shield or defender to use, and the amount of time it is active scales with the tier of shield or defender equipped. If the shield or defender is taken off or switched to a different shield or defender while barricade is still active, the effect will be cancelled immediately.
Barricade's duration is between 4.2 (tier 1 shields) and 9.6 (tier 90 shields) seconds. When cast with a defender, the tier used in the calculation will be half of the defender's tier. The turtling perk can be used to extend the duration of this ability.
- Prior to 16 May 2016, Barricade had a static timer of 10 seconds regardless of the shield used. It also used to be able to block all damage from Heal Other or Heal Group allow players to give other players free heals at the cost of 100% adrenaline.
- Due to player feedback after this change, Jagex eventually reverted this change, simply adding a cooldown timer on Heal Other/Group instead.