Varrock armour 2 is the reward for completion of the medium Varrock Tasks. Reldo upgrades the player's Varrock armour 1 by attaching further metal plates to it when brought to him. When worn, it provides helpful bonuses to mining and smithing. If lost, Reldo will give the player a replacement. Its stats are similar to a Mithril platebody.
Chance of smelting two bars at once when smelting ores up to and including mithril in the Edgevillefurnace. Message: The magic of the Varrock armour enables you to smelt 2 bars at the same time. If smelting iron ore with a ring of forging, only one charge will be used, but both bars will be successfully smelted. This allows rings of forging to last longer before melting. This will not give extra bars; for example, you will still get five steel bars from smelting ten coal and five iron. However, you will still earn the same experience from smelting two bars normally. (Note: This is ONLY for smelting bars. It does not affect crafting jewellery or silver items.)
8% chance of Mining two ores at once when Mining ores up to and including coal. If two ores are mined at once, the player gets experience for both ores. You won't get Sacred clay pickaxe's bonus exp for the extra ore. Message: The Varrock armour allows you to mine an additional ore. This stacks with the Shooting Star reward and concentrated coal effects of possibly mining an additional ore, making it possible to mine up to four ores at once when all three effects are activated at the same time. Additionally, if the player has received the Golden mining top, the Varrock armour, when worn with the rest of the golden mining suit, will grant the normal experience bonus of the mining top. This armour has no effect while mining Rune essence. The chance of the effect activating while mining iron is around 3.6%, or roughly one activation per 28 ore.
The probability of receiving a piece of the Skull Sceptre is greatly increased, and the charges on the sceptre are doubled when it's assembled while wearing this armour.
Chance of smelting 2 bars at once when smelting ores up to and including mithril in the exclusive Edgevillefurnace.
Chance of Smithing at a slightly faster rate. Message: The Varrock armour allows you to smith the item slightly faster.'While the text is different to the smelting effect, both are in essence exactly the same, in that two ores or bars are processed in the time that it would normally take to process one. Smithing mithril bars the rate is approximately 9.4%; for iron bars approximately 11.4%.
Chance of Mining two ores at once when Mining ores up to and including mithril. When mining coal the rate is approximately 10.2%. When mining gold the rate is approximately 10.67%.
(Granite): When wearing Varrock armour and the armour effect activates, the size of the second block of granite will be the same as the first block.
One of the figures on the old Emote interface appeared to be wearing Varrock armour 2 or something similar, even though the armour was introduced after he was.
The theoretical value of the armour is 1gp according to the items kept on death screen. Alchemising it, however, will give the player nothing.
The Smithing Rate seems to also apply to Crafting. When using gold bars on the Edgeville furnace (while wearing the armour) to make any gold item, there is a chance of crafting/making two items at the same time.
If you mine an ore without wearing your Varrock armour, you will get the message, "If you were wearing your Varrock armour you could have gained an extra ore."