Void Knight equipment is an offensive set of the "Hybrid" class that can be bought from the Void Knights with Void Knight commendation points, earned through the minigames Pest Control and Conquest. To buy and equip the items, a player must have level 42 in all of these skills: Attack, Strength, Defence, Constitution, Ranged, Magic, and 22 Prayer (notice that Summoning is not required). Hence, the lowest possible combat level to wear the full set is 51.
If the three main parts of the set are lost (top, bottom and helm) in a PvP situation, it will turn into 55800 coins. If you die with Void Knight equipment, it may be reclaimed from your gravestone.
Void Knight equipment is famous for being both offensive and hybrid gear. The armour itself does not have a Damage bonus, but by wearing three armour pieces plus a helmet, one can gain a set effect that provides bonus damage and accuracy. The choice of helmet will direct the set effect, making it either magic, ranged or melee-oriented.
There is also Elite Void Knight equipment, an 'upgraded' version of the regular robes. The Elite Void Knight top and robe hold a +2 Prayer bonus each alongside their increased Defence and Life bonuses.
Void Knight equipment has a set effect, directed by the combat class of the worn helmet, that increases the user's damage and accuracy in the chosen style. The set effects do exist after the update of 30 April 2013, although unlike regular offensive gear the combat bonuses of Void equipment remain invisible. However, many other power armours exist that provide +10% damage bonus equivalent to a fastest weapon of the same tier, but with higher defence bonuses. These armours are about the same as void equipment with higher defence.
Due to a rebalancing update on 28 July 2014, the set effect has been reduced to +1% to accuracy and +3% to damage for the regular set, and +3% to accuracy and +5% to damage for the superior version. While wearing the set, you take 5% more damage.
|Melee sup||+1% to accuracy, +3% to melee damage|
|Ranger sup||+1% to accuracy, +3% to ranged damage|
|Mage sup||+1% to accuracy, +3% to magic damage|
In addition to one of these helmets, the player also needs to wear three of the four items listed below:
- (Elite sup) Void knight top sup
- (Elite sup) Void knight robe sup
- Void knight gloves sup
- Void knight deflector (this item in addition requires a Conquest rating of 1250 to purchase)
It used to be the case that the set effects were unaffected by upgrading to superior or elite Void Knight equipment.
If using a shield, one can substitute the shield for a deflector and swap their Void robe top with a high-level body armour: Body armour provides greater defense bonuses than a shield of the same tier.
It is worth noting that Void equipment is typically used for its offensive power, and maximum power is achieved with a two-handed weapon or by dual-wielding, which both cannot be done while using a shield or deflector.
It is advised that you only use this gear in safe minigames, or for situations in which you don't risk losing the equipment. It is advised against using it in unsafe areas, namely The Wilderness, where you may only protect one item.
Frost Dragons and Celestial Dragons are a popular use for Void Knight equipment, as with either soul split or a vampyrism aura, you can out heal any damage dealt, which if you are ranging or maging are non-existant.
Void Knight equipment is very useful for the damage dealer role at Vorago, as one does not take any damage on certain rotations.
The set can be used to speed up Slayer tasks when a (Full) Slayer helmet isn't a priority. For example, when fighting undead, a Salve amulet (e) can be used for an even greater melee boost, instead of the Slayer helmet.
Most people would agree that Void Knight Equipment is one of the best armour sets, as it costs no coins and is one of the few armour sets that provides an offensive bonus. It does however cost Commendation Points, which could be obtained from Pest Control or Conquest.
In total, a full set with the Mace without Seal costs 1100 Commendation points. However, a more popular method is to exchange 850 points for the top, bottom, gloves or deflector, and 1 helmet. This means if the player were to get the whole set with Pest Control (except the seal), it would take them at least 550 games on the easy boat, 367 games on the medium boat, and 275 games on the hard boat.
After completing The Void Stares Back, players can upgrade regular Bottom (and Top) to its Elite version (for a price of 100 Commendations each, though part of the quest's reward is receiving an Elite top).
|Deflector||150 (with 1250 Conquest rating)|
The elite version of the robes provides increased Armour and Life bonuses, while also adding a +2 prayer bonus per elite piece.
Gaining commendations Edit
Players who wish to get the top, bottom, gloves, and one helmet can complete the following number of games for the set:
|Lander type||# Games||Time (hh:mm)|
Note: This is only accurate, when, all games are won, and take 2 minutes per game, these are minimum estimates, showing the best case scenario. There will always be some losses, and each loss will mean at least 2 minutes has been added to the time needed. Also, higher-level landers sometimes (perhaps often) do not fill up as quickly as the novice lander, so extra time per game (up to 5 minutes) may be required waiting for a lander to fill. The novice lander leaves every 30 seconds (which can occur on busy Pest Control worlds). In this case, a wait of 1 minute 30 seconds for an intermediate lander or a wait of 2 minutes 30 seconds for a veteran lander wipes out the time advantage of the higher landers.
- An alternative to this is by playing Conquest as it is often much faster, though Jagex has stated that the rate is approximately equal between the two minigames. You get commendation points whether you win or lose in Conquest, which is an advantage since you have to win Pest Control to get points. However, it is generally accepted that playing the combat-oriented Pest Control is far more simple to the Player versus player chess games Conquest offer.
A full set of Void Knight armour (3 pieces: robe top, robe bottom, and gloves) can be stored in the armour case found in the costume room of a player-owned house. Each of the 3 helmets can also be stored there separately, making it a bank account space saver. One can withdraw them at any time.
However, you cannot store full elite, merely the top and bottom.
|Mainhand Info||Off-hand Info||Attributes||Strength bonus|
|Void Knight helmet||N/A||-||-||N/A||-||-||137||0||0||-||-||-|
|Void knight top||N/A||-||-||N/A||-||-||104||0||0||-||-||-|
|Void knight robe||N/A||-||-||N/A||-||-||99||0||0||-||-||-|
|Void knight gloves||N/A||-||-||N/A||-||-||22||0||0||-||-||-|
|Void knight deflector||N/A||-||-||N/A||-||-||81||0||0||-||-||-|
|Void knight mace||None||-||668||N/A||-||-||0||0||3||-||-||-|
- Even after the 6th of March graphical update the purchase interface for void knight equipments still shows the old sprite. This only affects the Ranger helmet if the player is on minimal quality.
- The specific level of '42' required in most skills is probably a reference to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, in which '42' is the answer to the great question of life, the universe, and everything.
- In the Constitution skill advance guide, it redundantly lists the Constitution level requirement again in the information.
- When the 2012 Armour Graphics Update was released, the colour palette of of all Void Knight equipment was changed from black and white to palish pink and purple. After large amounts of criticism and player backlash it was shortly changed back to its original colour scheme.
- ^ Jagex. "Comments:Mod Michelle's Project Page (28 July 2014)." RuneScape Customer Support.
- ^ a b c Jagex. "Comments:Mod Michelle's Project Page (10 July 2014), Void knight damage and accuracy bonus." RuneScape Customer Support.
- ^ Mod Chaose. "Void Knight Armour Patches". 1 July 2014. Recent Game Updates Forums.