This article is about the regular version. For the Elite/'improved' version, see Elite Void Knight equipment.
Void Knight equipment is an offensive and hybrid armour set 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 86.
If the three main parts of the set are lost (top, bottom and helm) in a PvP situation, it will turn into 59430 coins.
Void Knight equipment is famous for being both offensive and hybrid gear. The armor itself does not have a Damage bonus, but by wearing three armor 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.
Set Effects Edit
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.
|Melee||+?% to accuracy, +5?% to melee damage|
|Ranger||+?% to accuracy, +5?% to ranged damage|
|Mage||+?% to accuracy, +5?% to magic damage|
In addition to one of these helmets, the player also needs to wear three of the four items listed below:
- (Elite) Void knight robe top
- (Elite) Void knight robe bottom
- Void knight gloves
- Void knight deflector (this item in addition requires a Conquest rating of 1250 to purchase)
If using a shield, one can substitute the shield for a deflector and swap their Void robe top with a high-level body armor: Body armor 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.
Only use this gear in safe minigames, or for situations in which you don't risk the void. Especially in the wilderness where you may only protect one item.
Strategy for Obtaining Edit
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.
Getting Void Knight Equipment Edit
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||Offhand Info||Attributes||Critical bonuses|
|Void Knight helmet||N/A||0||0||N/A||0||0||137||516||0||0%||0%||0%|
|Void knight top||N/A||0||0||N/A||0||0||104||720||0||0%||0%||0%|
|Void knight robe||N/A||0||0||N/A||0||0||99||540||0||0%||0%||0%|
|Void knight gloves||N/A||0||0||N/A||0||0||22||90||0||0%||0%||0%|
|Void knight deflector||N/A||0||0||N/A||0||0||81||405||0||0%||0%||0%|
|Void knight mace||Magic||0||668||N/A||0||0||0||0||3||0%||0%||0%|
- 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.