Splitbark equipment is a set of magic armour, including a wand, an orb and a shield, that adds defence bonuses, making the wearer less vulnerable to melee than magic robes. To wear this armour, players need level 40 Defence. The full set can be stored in the Magic wardrobe found in the Costume room of a player-owned house.
In order to obtain the raw materials, players must go to Morytania to cut hollow trees, east of Canifis, and complete the Shades of Mort'ton quest to commence with the process of killing and burning shades to obtain the Fine cloth. One can also buy these materials in the Grand Exchange, where they are relatively inexpensive.
Each piece of splitbark armour can be made by Wizard Jalarast at the Wizards' Tower, if players pay a fee and bring her the Fine cloth and Bark required. In total, a player will need 11 bark, 11 fine cloth, and 77,000 coins in order to get Full Splitbark. Since Full Splitbark's Grand Exchange price is usually around 120k coins, players may choose to purchase the set on the Grand Exchange instead as it is more convenient and saves money over bringing the raw materials to make the items.
Splitbark body is sometimes worn with a farseer helm for defence.
Splitbark armour surpasses Mystic robes in all respects except for weight (9kg against 2.2kg). However, splitbark armour is still cheaper than the Mystic robes. Despite Splitbark being a level 40 tier armour, its stats are currently similar to lunar armour, which is a level 60 tier armour.
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- An unreleased armour, which is suspected to be either an updated or upgraded version of Splitbark Armour is worn by Cyrisus, Ghommal, Turael, Harrallak and Hazelmere during While Guthix Sleeps. It is also seen during Love Story when Zenevivia is fighting in the Fight Pits.
- Wizard Jalarast wears an even newer updated set of Spitbark that still hasn't reached players.
- When the elite clue scrolls and new clue scroll puzzles were released, many people got clue scrolls that required you to use a splitbark helm, and because of that, some players would borrow a splitbark helm for 400k or more.
- Before the EoC, most people only wore this for show and rarely used it for combat wizardry. Downside was that the offensive magical bonuses were significantly lower than the Mystic Robes set. Areas in RuneScape that were conducive to that trade-off tended to have offsetting issues, which is why most players used Mystic robes or lunar armour in its place, even though Splitbark was cheaper.