A player wearing the shade robes.
Shade robes are a set of non-tradeable robes available to free players. They are sometimes dropped by shades, consisting of a robe top and bottom. They were released in an update on 2 February 2004, and were originally a drop from random event shades.
They are identical in appearance to the
priest gown but offer a slightly higher Prayer bonus; however, this is lower than the bonus offered by monk's robes. They can be stored in the fancy dress box of a player-owned house. As the shades have been moved to the Stronghold of Security since their removal as a random event, players may consider this a reward from the Stronghold.
Components and Bonuses Edit
Despite how these robes appear on shades, they are completely opaque when worn by players and are not translucent like ghostly robes.
A complete set of shade robes used to be quite difficult to obtain, as the shade random event would only rarely occur when a player buried bones, and the robe pieces were not a guaranteed drop.
These robes used to be tradeable until the 20 November 2007 update.
After the release of RuneScape HD, the interior of the bottom of these robes (as well as those of many other similar robes) became green. While this was originally claimed to be a graphical glitch, it remains unchanged.