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"Hybrid" redirects here. For the armour class, see Armour#Hybrid.

Hybrid armour is a type of armour released on 23 August 2011, requiring level 85 Defence, along with other requirements such as Strength, Ranged, and Magic (depending on the kind of armour) to wear. If you do not meet these requirements you can still obtain any of the hybrid armour pieces, but you won't be able to wear it until you reach the armour's requirements.

Hybrid armour is purely cosmetic except when worn in the following PvP minigames:

Note that while you obtain hybrid armour from Pest Control, inside of Pest Control they provide no bonuses.

When playing the above listed minigames, you will deal extra damage against other players. For each piece you have on, you will deal an extra 3% of damage. Only the set with the most pieces will account for the damage boost meaning you cannot mix sets for the bonus damage though its defensive stats will remain the same. This means if you are wearing 3 pieces of battle-mage and 2 pieces of vanguard you will only get 9% damage boost instead of 15%. While wearing the full set of hybrid armour, a total of 15% extra damage is dealt on other players. In Castle Wars this damage bonus does not stack with the Castle Wars armour sets.

Each set offensively supports every style (meaning you will not lose attack ratings on any style), and is defensively weak to one attack style. Trickster is weak to melee, Battle-mage to ranged, and Vanguard to magic.

Hybrid armour pieces are untradeable.

The three types of hybrid armour are as follows:

Armour Offence Defence Weakness
Battlemage All Melee-iconMelee
Ranged-icon Ranged
Magic-icon Magic
Trickster All Magic-icon Magic
Melee-iconMelee
Ranged-icon Ranged
Vanguard All Ranged-icon Ranged
Magic-iconMagic
Melee-icon Melee
Hybrid body select

The Body Selection Screen

Armour pieces are obtained after winning in the minigames stated below. An interface will appear from which you can choose which set you would like the item to be. This item will then appear in your inventory. If your inventory is full when the interface pops up, you are allowed to drop an item without the hybrid drop interface closing. The random chance of getting a piece improves as you win more games. Therefore the more games you win, the better chance you have of obtaining a piece of armour.

The items can be received as follows:

Images Item Slot Minigame
Battlemage helm Trickster helm Vanguard helm Helm Castle Wars
Battlemage robe Trickster robe Vanguard body Body TzHaar Fight Pit
Battlemage legs Trickster legs Vanguard legs Legs Soul Wars
Battlemage gloves Trickster gloves Vanguard gloves Gloves Fist of Guthix
Battlemage boots Trickster boots Vanguard boots Boots Pest Control

Rarity notes Edit

Body from TzHaar Fight Pit - It is unknown how many games are needed to be played in order to receive this piece of hybrid armour, but reports show that most players acquire their first piece at around 200 to 250 wins which is equivalent to 8 to 9 hours in total. All 3 pieces can take approximately 300 wins. If boosting, it will take around 90 seconds per win, assuming your partner forfeits after the fight signal is given. You must click the "Click here to continue" button in the text box after you win for a chance for the Hybrid interface.

Helmet from Castle Wars - On average, over 60-80 wins is the number at which most people start receiving one, which is equivalent to around 120-160 Castle war tickets and 23-30 hours of gameplay, including the 3 minute wait. The first time you get a piece, the selection interface appears before, then, after the end game interface appears. After getting your first hybrid helmet, the other two will take at most 10-15 more wins.

Gloves from Fist of Guthix- On average, 150 wins is the number at which most people start getting them. In terms of rating, it has been reported that an average increase of 1500 to 1600 rating accompanies getting all 3 pairs. While playing Fist of Guthix in a F2P world, it is not possible to obtain the gloves; however, games won in free to play will count towards increasing the chance to obtaining them.

Boots from Pest Control - On average, 550 wins is the number at which most people start getting them; which is equivalent to over 1,100 commendations from Novice lander, and 2,200 commendations from Veteran lander. However, in order to get all 3 you must play an upwards of 600 to 700 games. World 53 is the official world for Pest Control with world 69 as an alternative. It is required to click through the dialogue for the interface to appear. Take the Novice boat and with a group of high levels for maximum efficiency. Remember not to spam click the gangplank to get in the lander as you may miss your chance to achieve your hybrid boots.

Bottom from Soul Wars - On average, 115 wins which is equivalent to 345-445 zeal or 40 hours game time, is the number at which most players start receiving them. World 44 is one of the Soul War worlds that are still active, though World 79 is no longer of use. Getting all 3 hybrid bottoms may also require considerably more wins. It is required to click through Nomad/Zimberfizz's end game dialogue to get the drop interface to appear. However, if the game is completed and you are in "Ghost-form", the click-to-continue dialogue at the end of the game may close, though it does not prevent the interface from appearing. It is recommended to join a high level player friend chat to direct you to successful wins.

As of the 6 September 2011 update, if the interface closes by accident (like when your familiar re-appears next to you) you will get a second chance and it will open again for you to choose what piece you want. This makes it easier to get certain pieces when having a familiar summoned, as it used to close the interface at the end of the game. Note that the interface will only re-open once.

Components and BonusesEdit

Vanguard armourEdit

CombatSwords Hybrid
Item
Mainhand Info Off-hand Info Attributes Strength bonus
Style Dmg Acc Style Dmg Acc Defence-icon Constitution-icon Prayer-icon Attack-icon Ranged-icon Magic-icon
Vanguard helmVanguard helm N/A - - N/A - - 435 500 0 - - -
Vanguard bodyVanguard body N/A - - N/A - - 500 0 0 - - -
Vanguard legsVanguard legs N/A - - N/A - - 479 480 0 - - -
Vanguard glovesVanguard gloves N/A - - N/A - - 194 320 0 - - -
Vanguard bootsVanguard boots N/A - - N/A - - 194 0 0 - - -
Totals N/A - - N/A - - 2177 1300 0 - - -

Trickster armourEdit

CombatSwords Hybrid
Item
Mainhand Info Off-hand Info Attributes Strength bonus
Style Dmg Acc Style Dmg Acc Defence-icon Constitution-icon Prayer-icon Attack-icon Ranged-icon Magic-icon
Trickster helmTrickster helm N/A - - N/A - - 435 320 0 - - -
Trickster robeTrickster robe N/A - - N/A - - 500 480 0 - - -
Trickster legsTrickster legs N/A - - N/A - - 479 500 0 - - -
Trickster glovesTrickster gloves N/A - - N/A - - 194 0 0 - - -
Trickster bootsTrickster boots N/A - - N/A - - 194 0 0 - - -
Totals N/A - - N/A - - 2177 1300 0 - - -

Battle-mage armourEdit

CombatSwords Hybrid
Item
Mainhand Info Off-hand Info Attributes Strength bonus
Style Dmg Acc Style Dmg Acc Defence-icon Constitution-icon Prayer-icon Attack-icon Ranged-icon Magic-icon
Battlemage helmBattle-mage helm N/A - - N/A - - 435 320 0 - - -
Battlemage robeBattle-mage robe N/A - - N/A - - 500 500 0 - - -
Battlemage legsBattle-mage legs N/A - - N/A - - 479 480 0 - - -
Battlemage glovesBattle-mage gloves N/A - - N/A - - 194 0 0 - - -
Battlemage bootsBattle-mage boots N/A - - N/A - - 194 0 0 - - -
Totals N/A - - N/A - - 2177 1300 0 - - -

GalleryEdit

Trivia Edit

  • Once you have chosen a piece of hybrid equipment, it will be recorded in your Adventurer's Log.
  • On the Items Kept On Death screen, a battle-mage body, trickster body, or vanguard body is worth 17,500,000 gold coins. However, they cannot be alchemised or sold to a store, and if somebody loses one in a PvP zone it will simply be dropped on the floor, and can be picked up by the person losing it, like crystal equipment.
  • Losing or dying in one of the minigames does not count towards acquiring a hybrid armour piece.
  • It is possible for a player to receive the hybrid armour interfaces in back-to-back won games. The player must have achieved at least a few hybrid armour pieces from that minigame in order for it to happen. 
  • If you leave the hybrid interface up for too long, a message in your dialogue box will say "Are you sure you want to leave without a reward?". You're either to click yes or no to return to the interface again.
  • It takes a minimum of approximately 110-118 hours to obtain all hybrid armour set pieces from all minigames. Note that it will likely take much longer than this, as this does not include the time taken for games that are losses.

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