|Release date||4 January 2007 (Update)|
|High alch||48,000 coins|
|Low alch||32,000 coins|
|Store price|| 95,000 coins|
|Exchange price||77,717 coins (info)|
|Examine||Provides excellent protection.|
A granite body is a members-only piece of armour and the third piece of granite armour to be released. To wear a Granite body, the player must have at least level 55 Strength and level 55 Defence. It is the only item from the Barbarian Assault minigame that cannot be obtained with points; it can only be obtained after a Penance Queen kill (if the player also pays 95,000 coins), by trading with another player, or through the Grand Exchange in Varrock.
The granite body's stats are higher than a rune platebody's. As it is a relatively cheap item with low requirements, it has become a popular piece of equipment for medium level members who want higher stats than Rune Armour but do not want to purchase Dragon Armour(namely Dragon chainbody and Dragon platebody) because of its price. It is also popular among players that do not wish to do the quest Dragon Slayer, or obtain a fighter torso or a Bandos chestplate.
The Granite body does not interfere with Ava's accumulator and is the heaviest item worn on the chest in the game.
The granite body's stats excel over a rune platebody's in all aspects (except weight), thus making a granite body the favourable choice when choosing which one of these two to wear.
As for choosing between the granite body and the fighter torso, the granite body has a superior armour rating of 440 and a superior life point boost of 20 over the torso.
It has to be noted though that the granite body weighs much more than the other armour pieces mentioned here (for instance, the granite body weighs more than 2 times the rune platebody does, 22 kg vs 9 kg), though this is rarely a problem as not many players need to run that often when training melee (or in other purposes where proper melee armour is needed). However, it really slows the player down if the player needs to run into remote location for slayer assignment ,questing or doing Wilderness Warbands.
Due to facts mentioned above(despite its weight), the granite body is an excellent armour piece to use if the player can't afford the better and at least 50 times more expensive body armour pieces.
Note: Although this armour is better than a rune platebody, it is still Level 55. Level 60 and higher (like the dragon chainbody, dragon platebody and Bandos chestplate) is superior if it can be afforded.
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A player wearing the granite body
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