Verac's set effect: Verac's Defilement, allows Verac's hits to have a chance to ignore the player's armour bonuses in a similar fashion to a player wearing a full set of Verac's equipment. This effect does not trigger any animations or sound effects, so players should monitor their life points carefully. Protect from Melee/Deflect Melee is advised when attacking Verac to lower his overall max hit.
Verac returns with his 5 brothers in Barrows - Rise of the Six, greatly enhanced by Sliske's experiments into the Shadow Realm. As when fought normally, he retains his set effect, and also has various other abilities. He can use an ability called Soul Bind where he will bind the players soul to a spot marked by a green target with arrows. While outside of the area, the player will suffer a rapid prayer drain unless they move to that spot.
During Kindred Spirits, Verac is subjected to torture in one of Sliske's "games", and he requests the player to release the Zamorak statue to shown his devotion to Saradomin. However, the player manages to find out he is lying and rips out a Saradomin key from him, revealing to them and his fellow brothers that even though he is supposedly a devout follower of Saradomin, secretly worships Zamorak.
Verac, along with all the other barrows brothers, received a graphical update on 4 January 2012 to make him look more like a player wearing his items rather than the old graphics style which displayed an unclear, purely pink coloured apparition.
Verac the Defiled's armour is based on the armour of "the Myrmillo", one of the five types of gladiators in ancient Rome. It has many resemblances, the most obvious of which being his brassard, single plated arm and fish-finned helm, a design based loosely among Roman legionaries. However, in contrast, the armoured plating is on his wrong arm for a Myrmillo.
Concept art of Verac the Defiled.
The new model for Verac's armour revealed at RuneFest 2011.