|Release date||9 May 2005 (Update)|
|High Alch||168,000 coins|
|Low Alch||112,000 coins|
|Destroy||Drop (If you drop this item it will break. Are you sure you want to drop it?)|
|Store price||Not sold|
|Exchange price|| Broken:|
|Examine||Guthan the Infested's platebody armour.|
Guthan's platebody is melee armour worn in the body slot that is part of Guthan The Infested's set of barrows equipment. To wear Guthan's platebody, a player must have 70 Defence. It is currently tied with Torag's platebody and Dharok's platebody as being the strongest platebody in the game, behind Statius's platebody and Torva platebody. Despite being cheaper than the Torag's or Dharok's platebody, the Guthan's platebody is rarely used outside of the Guthan's set. This is likely due to the belief by many players that the platebody has lower bonuses.
All Barrows body armour, as well as Bandos body armour, have similar defensive values.
Being part of the Guthan's set, if Guthan's platebody is worn along with all of the other pieces of equipment in the set the player receives a special effect. Successful attacks have a chance of replenishing one Lifepoint for each damage the player deals. As with all Barrows equipment, this item cannot be made using the Smithing skill.
Despite Guthan's having more than average combat stats, it is mostly used by players to heal (and to save inventory space due to the need of food) and then they revert back to their regular melee armour. This method saves money and ultimately puts off having to repair the armour as regularly. Guthan's platebody is a cheap alternative for people who cannot afford a Bandos armour. Many summoning tanks use this armour as it is incredibly strong thus making a summoning pure almost invincible to much higher level players. The set effect also proves useful for training slayer due to its healing effect.
Scammers have been known to offer studded bodies or hardleather bodies instead of Guthan's platebodies in hopes that the other player does not notice the difference. Due to the armour graphical update, however, this has become uncommon.
- Guthan's platebody is only tradeable when undamaged or fully broken.
- If you drop this item it will degrade to "0".
A player wearing guthan's platebody
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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. Guthan's platebody. It will become Guthan's platebody 100 the first time it's used in combat. Eventually it will degrade to Guthan's platebody 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:
- Bob - the axe seller in Lumbridge
- Tindel Marchant - the weapon and armour repairman at Port Khazard
- Dunstan - the smith in Burthorpe
- Squire - in the workshop area of the Void Knights' Outpost
| Costs to repair|
|NPC||POH Armour Stand|
|Level 1 Smithing||Level 99 Smithing|
|The price is exactly 50% when operating a Smithing cape.|
Enter your smithing level here to calculate how much it would cost to repair the Guthan's platebody on an Armour stand:
template = Barrows repair/calc form = repairForm result = repairResult param = price||270000|hidden param = level|Smithing Level (1-105)|1|int|1-105
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|Dharok the Wretched|
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|Torag the Corrupted|
|Verac the Defiled|
|Akrisae the Doomed|
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