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A set of Barrows equipment in action.

Barrows equipment refers to a number of sets of combat equipment earned from the Barrows minigame. There are seven sets of Barrows equipment, each corresponding to one of the Barrows brothers. Each set has four pieces: a two-handed weapon/two maces, a helmet, a torso piece and legwear. When all four pieces for a particular brother are equipped, a special set effect is granted which is different for each set. The set effects are detailed below and mirror the special attacks of each of the Barrows brothers.

Each set has the exact same armour and life point bonus, with the exception of Akrisae's hybrid armour, as well as the same damage and accuracy. The set effects, however, provide some variability which can be advantageous in certain situations. Some of the set effects can be very formidable; such as allowing players to hit much harder as they take damage (Dharok's), pierce targets' defences (Verac's), sap Strength (Ahrim's), Magic level (Karil's) or Adrenaline (Torag's) with each hit, and renew lifepoints (Guthan's) or prayer points (Akrisae's) when they deal damage.

In the The Fall of Six it is said that Sliske gathered the Barrows armour from "distant lands". Coupled with the fact that the person who sells bolt racks is from the Eastern Lands, it is quite possible the origins of Barrows equipment come from there.

Degrading and repairingEdit

Barrows equipment degrades as it is used. Equipment received from the Barrows minigame is fully repaired and can be used for 15 hours of combat until it degrades completely and requires repair before it can be used again. Barrows armour degrades even if the player is using protection prayers or not taking damage. Like the crystal shield and crystal bow, Barrows equipment does not suffer in performance as it degrades from fully repaired to fully degraded. Fully repaired Barrows items start out with no numbers in their names, e.g. Karil's crossbow. It will become Karil's crossbow 100 the first time it's used in combat. Eventually it will degrade to Karil's crossbow 75, then 50, then 25 and finally 0 at which point the armour will be unusable until repaired. Additionally, Barrows equipment may only be traded if fully repaired or fully degraded.

When dropped or lost on death (even when placed under a gravestone), any piece of Barrows equipment will automatically degrade to 0. Players who attempt to drop Barrows equipment will receive a warning message about this.

There are two ways to repair Barrows armour. Players can talk to any of the NPCs listed below and they will repair the items for a price, or repair the pieces themselves using an armour stand in any player-owned house. The equipment can be repaired at any stage, and the cost will be adjusted according to how much it has degraded. The repair costs below are as if the equipment has fully degraded.

The following NPCs can repair the armour:

Costs to repair
barrows equipment
NPC POH Armour Stand
Level 1 Smithing Level 99 Smithing
Helm 180,000 179,100 90,900
Body 270,000 268,650 136,350
Legs 240,000 238,800 121,200
Weapon 300,000 298,500 151,500
Total 990,000 985,050 499,950
The price is exactly 50% when operating a Smithing cape.



Armour and weaponryEdit

The armour and weapon of each set, apart from Akrisae's set, have the same stat bonuses. Nonetheless although Ahrim's and Karil's sets, for example, have the same bonuses, Ahrim's set, being magic, is weak to ranged weaponry while Karil's set is weak to melee. Also there are a few exceptions to this rule. The damage from Ahrim's staff depends on the level of the spell that is cast. Dharok's set is capable of doing extra damage because of its set effect.

Akrisae's set is Hybrid, rather than Tank, and thus has lower Armour and Life bonuses but provides adequate defense against any combat style.

Equipment Bonus
Helmet
  • 297 Defence
  • 840 Life Points
Body
  • 341 Defence
  • 1,680 Life Points
Legs
  • 326 Defence
  • 1,260 Life Points
Weapon
  • 1,564 Damage
  • 1,486 Accuracy
  • Average Attack Speed

The setsEdit

Ahrim the Blighted (Magic)Edit

Ahrim the Blighted's equipment male equipped

Ahrim's set.

Blighted Aura: Successful magic attacks have a chance of lowering the enemy's Strength by five levels repeatedly. Contrary to popular belief, it does NOT lower your Strength by 10%.

Ahrim the Blighted's set requires 70 Defence to wear the armour and 70 Magic is required to wield the weapon. Ahrim's staff is not commonly used as it is two-handed and the set effect is generally not seen as particularly useful.

Dharok the Wretched (Melee)Edit

Dharok's armour set equipped

Dharok's set.

Wretched Strength: Maximum melee hit increases according to the amount of lifepoints the wielder has left. The damage increase maxes out at 1 lifepoint, at which point testing suggests maximum hit is increased by roughly 33%. This effect does not stack with abilities and does not have a 100% activation rate.

Dharok the Wretched's set requires 70 Defence to wear the armour and 70 Attack and Strength to wield the weapon. Like all the sets of Barrows melee armour, Dharok's armour provides very high defensive bonuses, and the greataxe is also very strong. Dharok's set is used for its special effect, which allows for much higher hits than otherwise possible.

Guthan the Infested (Melee)Edit

Guthans equipped

Guthan's set.

Infestation: Successful attacks have a chance of healing the wielder an amount of life points equal to the damage dealt. A hit for 2000 damage may heal 2000 life points. Also, a player on the Ancient Curses may heal with Deflected damage. Therefore, if a player hits a 2000, and their deflect hits a 500, and if both hits get the set effect, the player will be healed for 2500 life points. However, this is fairly uncommon.

Guthan the Infested's set requires 70 Defence to wear the armour set and 70 Attack to wield the weapon. Guthan's set is popular among mid- to high-level players for combat training, as the armour has very strong defensive bonuses and the set effect nearly eliminates the need for food.  Situations where inventory space is scarce and a lot of healing may be needed, such as in the TzHaar Fight Cave, are ideal. It can even compensate for poison damage, negating the need for antipoison against some creatures, such as Kalphite Soldiers

The Guthan's set is used by many high-levelled players at aggressive monsters (such as Bandits or Dagannoths) to AFK (away from keyboard) as the Guthan's set heals them they do not have to be at the computer healing.

One important caveat: If you have low life points and no food remaining, it is not a good idea to wear Guthan's for healing. The healing is unpredictable, and subject to luck. If you're taking damage in the middle of a stretch of poor luck, you can easily die if you don't have a built-in cushion of life points. One exception: If what you're fighting only uses one style of attack, it is possible to pray against that attack style until the healing effect has healed you sufficiently.

The recommended approach when healing with Guthan's is to equip the set when you have a medium or low-medium amount of life points left. That way there is little risk in dying, and eventually, after some time, the set will heal you back to full life points. At full life points, you can switch to a different weapon/armour if desired. When your life points are somewhat low, then equip Guthan's again. 

Karil the Tainted (Ranged)Edit

Karil the Tainted's equipment equipped

Karil's set.

Karil's Taint: Successful ranged attacks have a chance of lowering the target's Magic level by 5.

Karil the Tainted's set requires 70 Defence and 70 Ranged to wear the armour and 70 Ranged to wield the weapon. As Karil uses Ranged, his armour gives a high Magic defence bonus, making it popular for fighting enemies with powerful Magic attacks, such as the Corporeal Beast. It also uses a special type of ammunition, bolt racks, which are a possible prize from the Barrows minigame and can be bought from Ak-Haranu in Port Phasmatys or on the Grand Exchange.

Torag the Corrupted (Melee)Edit

Torags

Torag's set.

Corruption: Successful melee attacks have a chance of stealing adrenaline.

Torag the Corrupted's set requires 70 Defence to wear the armour and 70 Attack and 70 Strength to wield the weapon. While Torag's armour may be strong, the full set is not commonly used by players due to the lackluster set effect, although lowering a player's adrenaline can be useful in a PVP situation. It has no effect on NPCs. The hammer is a crush type weapon, making it useful for enemies weak to crush.

Verac the Defiled (Melee/Prayer)Edit

Verac's set

Verac's set.

Defiler: Successful melee attacks have a chance of dealing increased damage.

Verac the Defiled's set requires 70 Defence to wear the armour and 70 Attack to wield the weapon. Verac's set used to be the only set of Barrows equipment to give a prayer bonus with each piece until the release of the Akrisae's set. Verac's set is useful for players who wish to combine Melee and Prayer. This makes it slightly more useful than other barrows armour.

Before the Evolution of Combat, the set effect did not increase damage, but had a chance of hitting through targets' defences. This was particularly useful on monsters that use protection prayers, such as the Kalphite Queen or tormented demons.

Akrisae the Doomed (Hybrid/Prayer)Edit

Akrisae the Doomed's set equipped

Akrisae's set.

Doom: Melee and Magic attacks have a chance to restore some of your prayer points. This effect is similar to the Guthan's replenishing set effect, but in prayer.

The set differs from other Barrows armour in that it is a hybrid set. This means that the armour pieces have lower Armour and Life bonuses than the other sets, but they will defend well against any combat style, and can be used with any style of weapon.

PricesEdit

Ahrim's setEdit

Icon Item Price Direction Low Alch High Alch Limit Members Details Last updated
Barrows - ahrim's set Barrows - ahrim's set 3,063,105
DownDown
Cannot be alchemised 10 P2P icon view graph 9 hours ago
Ahrim's staff Ahrim's staff 305,769
Unchg
34,000 51,000 10 P2P icon view graph 9 hours ago
Ahrim's hood Ahrim's hood 284,611
Unchg
5,200 7,800 10 P2P icon view graph 7 hours ago
Ahrim's robe top Ahrim's robe top 1,221,995
Unchg
20,000 30,000 10 P2P icon view graph 2 minutes ago
Ahrim's robe skirt Ahrim's robe skirt 1,182,370
Unchg
18,800 28,200 10 P2P icon view graph 3 hours ago
Ahrim's wand Ahrim's wand 1,563,030
DownDownDown
30,000 45,000 100 P2P icon view graph 4 hours ago
Ahrim's book of magic Ahrim's book of magic 1,222,040
Unchg
30,000 45,000 5 P2P icon view graph 5 hours ago

Dharok's setEdit

Icon Item Price Direction Low Alch High Alch Limit Members Details Last updated
Barrows - dharok's set Barrows - dharok's set 3,036,214
DownDown
Cannot be alchemised 10 P2P icon view graph 58 minutes ago
Dharok's greataxe Dharok's greataxe 534,670
Unchg
83,200 124,800 10 P2P icon view graph 3 hours ago
Dharok's helm Dharok's helm 964,125
Unchg
41,200 61,800 10 P2P icon view graph 2 hours ago
Dharok's platebody Dharok's platebody 518,187
Unchg
112,000 168,000 10 P2P icon view graph 2 hours ago
Dharok's platelegs Dharok's platelegs 883,620
Unchg
110,000 165,000 10 P2P icon view graph 109 minutes ago

Guthan's setEdit

Icon Item Price Direction Low Alch High Alch Limit Members Details Last updated
Barrows - guthan's set Barrows - guthan's set 5,878,183
Down
Cannot be alchemised 10 P2P icon view graph 3 hours ago
Guthan's warspear Guthan's warspear 1,817,403
Up
40,000 60,000 10 P2P icon view graph 8 hours ago
Guthan's helm Guthan's helm 1,172,084
UpUpUp
41,200 61,800 10 P2P icon view graph 106 minutes ago
Guthan's platebody Guthan's platebody 964,189
UpUp
112,000 168,000 10 P2P icon view graph 9 hours ago
Guthan's chainskirt Guthan's chainskirt 1,106,845
Up
110,000 165,000 10 P2P icon view graph 9 hours ago

Karil's setEdit

Icon Item Price Direction Low Alch High Alch Limit Members Details Last updated
Barrows - karil's set Barrows - karil's set 2,734,342
Unchg
Cannot be alchemised 10 P2P icon view graph 2 hours ago
Karil's crossbow Karil's crossbow 345,428
Unchg
64,000 96,000 1 P2P icon view graph 35 minutes ago
Karil's coif Karil's coif 313,191
Unchg
5,200 7,800 1 P2P icon view graph 63 minutes ago
Karil's top Karil's top 452,078
Down
20,000 30,000 1 P2P icon view graph 4 hours ago
Karil's skirt Karil's skirt 593,754
Unchg
18,800 28,200 1 P2P icon view graph 6 hours ago
Karil's pistol crossbow Karil's pistol crossbow 3,884,714
Unchg
6,480 9,720 100 P2P icon view graph 61 minutes ago
Karil's off-hand pistol crossbow Karil's off-hand pistol crossbow 765,692
UpUpUp
6,480 9,720 100 P2P icon view graph 2 hours ago

Torag's setEdit

Icon Item Price Direction Low Alch High Alch Limit Members Details Last updated
Barrows - torag's set Barrows - torag's set 1,354,081
DownDown
Cannot be alchemised 10 P2P icon view graph 8 minutes ago
Torag's hammer Torag's hammer 233,954
Unchg
64,000 96,000 10 P2P icon view graph 51 minutes ago
Torag's helm Torag's helm 172,494
Unchg
41,200 61,800 10 P2P icon view graph 5 hours ago
Torag's platebody Torag's platebody 404,035
Unchg
112,000 168,000 10 P2P icon view graph 5 hours ago
Torag's platelegs Torag's platelegs 379,449
Unchg
110,000 165,000 10 P2P icon view graph 7 hours ago

Verac's setEdit

Icon Item Price Direction Low Alch High Alch Limit Members Details Last updated
Barrows - verac's set Barrows - verac's set 1,365,066
Unchg
Cannot be alchemised 10 P2P icon view graph 10 minutes ago
Verac's flail Verac's flail 291,988
Up
64,000 96,000 10 P2P icon view graph 6 hours ago
Verac's helm Verac's helm 183,236
Unchg
41,200 61,800 10 P2P icon view graph 5 hours ago
Verac's brassard Verac's brassard 403,867
Unchg
112,000 168,000 10 P2P icon view graph 4 hours ago
Verac's plateskirt Verac's plateskirt 438,512
Unchg
110,000 165,000 10 P2P icon view graph 7 hours ago

Akrisae's setEdit

Icon Item Price Direction Low Alch High Alch Limit Members Details Last updated
Barrows - akrisae's set Barrows - akrisae's set 1,175,129
Unchg
Cannot be alchemised 10 P2P icon view graph 6 hours ago
Akrisae's war mace Akrisae's war mace 112,375
Unchg
34,000 51,000 10 P2P icon view graph 2 hours ago
Akrisae's hood Akrisae's hood 181,804
Unchg
5,200 7,800 10 P2P icon view graph 7 hours ago
Akrisae's robe top Akrisae's robe top 319,075
Down
20,000 30,000 10 P2P icon view graph 54 minutes ago
Akrisae's robe skirt Akrisae's robe skirt 199,322
Unchg
18,800 28,200 10 P2P icon view graph 7 hours ago

Graphical updateEdit

A new look was released at RuneFest showing an upgrade to the original 6 sets of armour. On 4 January 2012 the Barrows minigame was updated and the graves as well as the brothers and the equipment received a graphical update.

TriviaEdit

  • The price to repair Barrows equipment was drastically increased with the introduction of the Evolution of Combat.

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