The Ancient platebody is a decorated rune platebody that is affiliated with the god Zaros. It provides identical attack and defence stats as a Rune platebody but with a +1 prayer bonus. Its appearance differs in that the plate features an ornamental purple trim around the symbol of Zaros. The platebody requires 40 Defence to wear and cannot be made using the Smithing skill. Like the rune platebody, the ancient platebody also requires the completion of the Dragon Slayer quest to equip. Players can obtain an ancient platebody as a reward from completing a level 3 treasure trail, or from trading with other players.
This platebody is a constituent of the Ancient armour set which consists of the following items: ancient full helm, ancient platebody, ancient platelegs or ancient plateskirt, and ancient kiteshield — all of which are decorative versions of their respective rune armour counterparts.