For the equipment set, see Dharok the Wretched's equipment.
|Release date||9 May 2005 (Update)|
|XP per kill||1000 (and 330 experience)|
|Examine text||A vengeful spirit corrupted by dark magic.|
Dharok the Wretched (abbreviated by some players as DH), is the second oldest of the seven Barrows brothers. Dharok's crypt is located in the north-east of the Barrows area. He attacks with melee using his greataxe. Dharok attacks at a slower speed than his brothers (at the speed of a 2h sword Pre-Evolution of Combat), but when he is at low health he can hit over 4000 and thus he is considered by most players to be the most dangerous of the Barrows brothers. It is strongly recommended that you watch your prayer extremely closely while fighting Dharok.
Dharok's set effect; Dharok's Might, causes his average damage dealt to be increased as he loses life points - This is identical to the set effect gained by players wearing his armour. This causes him to hit upwards of 3000-4000 when at low lifepoints. Therefore it is incredibly important for a player to watch their life points as well as prayer points (if using protection prayers - Highly recommended) and to eat food whenever necessary. Protect from Melee/Deflect Melee are also recommended when fighting him, as they can block up to 50% of damage he inflicts, reducing the maximum hit to around 1000-2000.
Dharok's weakness is Fire Spells, therefore it is recommended to use spells such as Fire Surge and Bloodfire Barrage against him, with the latter being useful due to its ability to heal the player with each cast depending on damage dealt. If using mage, you can use the Impact ability, which will stun and bind him in place for 20 seconds, making it much easier to kill him, as he will not be able to reach you. He can also be easily taken down using strong melee weapons such as the Chaotic, or expensive Drygore weaponry. Having a high ranged defence, ranged weaponry is not recommended when fighting him or any of the melee-based brothers.
If your prayer runs out it is highly recommended you leave his crypt as Dharok can easily take out a player within a few hits without food or an emergency teleport such as a teleport tablet.
- Dharok, along with all the other barrows brothers, received a graphical update on 4 January 2012 to make him look more like a player wearing his items rather than the old graphics style which displayed an unclear, purely pink coloured apparition. Along with this update, his combat level was increased from 115 to 196. Due to the Evolution of Combat his combat level has been lowered to 150.
- His laugh when draining your prayer points is comparable to the laughing voice of the evil laugh emote.
- Dharok (along with the rest of the Barrows Brothers) currently use pre-EoC animations to attack and defend with, which causes their hits to be at the same speed they used to be. This means Dharok attacks at the same speed he used to, rather than at the updated two-handed speed available to players.
|Ahrim the Blighted|
|Dharok the Wretched|
|Guthan the Infested|
|Karil the Tainted|
|Torag the Corrupted|
|Verac the Defiled|
|Akrisae the Doomed|
Culinaromancer's gloves 10 (barrows-themed gloves)