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For a full list of items and their stats worn in the body slot, see this table.

Melee armour, used in the Skill icon of Attack, File:Attack icon.png Attack, Skill icon of Strength, File:Strength icon.png Strength and Skill icon of Defence, File:Defence icon.png Defence skills, is generally made out of some kind of metal. There is a "default" (regular) series of Link to armour armour, consisting of Link to Bronze equipment#Armour Bronze, Link to Iron armour Iron, Link to Steel equipment#Armour Steel, Link to Black equipment#Armour Black/Link to White armour White, Link to Mithril armour Mithril, Link to Adamant equipment#Armour Adamant, Link to Rune equipment#Armour Rune, and Link to Dragon equipment#Armour Dragon (in ascending order of the quality of the armour). For each piece of armour, there is a counterpart made for each other type of metal (with the exception of Dragon armour which has some items yet to be released). All these can be made from the Skill icon of Smithing, File:Smithing icon.png Smithing skill, with the exception of Black, White, and Dragon, which can only be purchased or received from a Link to Drops monster drop.

All armour items not made from those metal types can be considered "special" and generally cannot be made from the Smithing skill, but rather sold by an NPC or obtained as a monster drop. Some players may consider these more desirable, as they often provide higher bonuses than other forms of armour.

Melee armour sets

A set generally comprises a Link to Full helmet full helm, Link to platebody platebody, Link to platelegs platelegs/Link to Plateskirt skirt, and a Link to kiteshield kiteshield where applicable. It's very typical among the Link to metal metal armours.

To save Coins 1 money, low-tier armour pieces can be bought at the following places:

Defence icon level Armour Additional requirements
1 Bronze full helm Bronze armour None
1 Iron full helm Iron armour None
5 Steel full helm Steel armour None
10 Black full helm Black armour None
10 White full helm White armour Wanted!
20 Mithril full helm Mithril armour None
20 Initiate sallet Initiate armour 10 Prayer icon and Recruitment Drive
30 Adamant full helm Adamant armour None
30 Proselyte sallet Proselyte armour 20 Prayer icon and Slug Menace
40 Rune full helm Rune armour Dragon Slayer (for platebody)
40 Rock-shell helm Rock-shell armour The Fremennik Trials
42 Void melee helm Void Knight equipment 850 Pest Control points plus the following:
42 Attack icon, Strength icon, Defence icon, Hitpoints icon, Ranged icon, Magic icon, and 22 Prayer icon
50 Granite helm Granite armour 50 Strength icon
60 Obsidian helmet Obsidian armour None
60 Dragon full helm Dragon armour Legends' Quest for sq shield, Dragon Slayer for platebody
65 3rd age full helmet 3rd age melee equipment Often prohibitively expensive (191,319,382).
65 Bandos chestplate Bandos armour
70 Verac's helm Barrows armour Fully degrades after 15 hours in combat
75 Justiciar faceguard Justiciar armour Often prohibitively expensive (65,172,100).

Other armour pieces

Defence icon level Item Additional
1 Warrior ring Warrior ring 650,000 Nightmare Zone points only to imbue
1 Berserker ring Berserker ring 650,000 Nightmare Zone points only to imbue
41 [1] Barrows gloves Culinaromancer's gloves Recipe for Disaster
1 Fire cape Fire cape Completion of the TzHaar Fight Cave
1 Infernal cape Infernal cape Completion of the Inferno
10 Slayer helmet Slayer helmet 55 Crafting icon and 400 Slayer reward points
20 Yak-hide armour (top) Yak-hide armour None
25 Fremennik shield (The Fremennik Isles) Fremennik shield (The Fremennik Isles) None
30 Fremennik shield Fremennik shield The Fremennik Trials
30 Fremennik helm Fremennik helm The Fremennik Trials
40 Fighter torso Fighter torso Barbarian Assault: 375 Honour points in all four roles and killed the Penance Queen
45 Spirit shield Spirit shield 55 Prayer icon
45 Warrior helm Warrior helm The Fremennik Trials
45 Berserker helm Berserker helm The Fremennik Trials
55 Helm of neitiznot Helm of neitiznot The Fremennik Isles
70 Crystal shield Crystal shield 50 Agility icon and Roving Elves; fully degrades after taking 2500 hits that deal damage
70 Blessed spirit shield Blessed spirit shield 60 Prayer icon
75 Elysian spirit shield Elysian spirit shield 75 Prayer icon
75 Serpentine helm Serpentine helm
75 Dragonfire shield Dragonfire shield Dragon Slayer must be started in order to equip
75 Primordial boots Primordial boots 75 Strength icon
  1. Although there are no requirements to wear the gloves, the lowest Defence level to complete Recipe for Disaster is 41.

Set items

Medium helmets

Dragon med helm

Bronze, Iron, Steel, Black, White, Mithril, Adamant, Rune, Dragon

Link to Medium helmet Medium helmets offer little protection compared to Link to Full helmet full helms (shown below) from most Link to combat combat forms, but also do little to inhibit using any Link to combat style combat style. This makes them a good choice for players who favour Link to Melee Melee, but want the opportunity to use Skill icon of Magic, File:Magic icon.png Magic and Skill icon of Ranged, File:Ranged icon.png Ranged. But if you prefer Melee-fighting, the full helm is a better choice.

Full helmets

Dragon full helm

Bronze, Iron, Steel, Black, White, Mithril, Adamant, Rune, Dragon

Link to Full helmet Full helmets encase the whole of the players head and provide better Skill icon of Ranged, File:Ranged icon.png Ranged and Link to Melee Melee Skill icon of Defence, File:Defence icon.png Defence than other helmets. It does, however, impose larger negative modifiers to Skill icon of Magic, File:Magic icon.png Magic and Ranged attacks, but many rangers prefer them for their Defence bonuses and accept the negative attack modifiers, which are significantly smaller than their magical attack penalty.

Chainbodies

Dragon chainbody

Bronze, Iron, Steel, Black, White, Mithril, Adamant, Rune, Dragon

Link to Chainbody Chainbodies are made up of small rings linked together. They are particularly useful for deflecting Link to Slash weapons slashing weapons and absorbing the impact of Link to Crush weapons crush attacks. Chainmail is weak against Link to Stab weapons stabbing weapons as small pointed blades can pierce the rings, as can Link to Arrows arrows, therefore it is less effective at defending against Skill icon of Ranged, File:Ranged icon.png Ranged attacks. Chainmail is quite flexible and so does not penalise a ranger's Skill icon of Attack, File:Attack icon.png Attack bonus, though its metal construction does impede a Skill icon of Magic, File:Magic icon.png mage's accuracy somewhat. However, they offer a lesser Magic Defence penalty than Link to Platebody platebodies.

Platebodies

Dragon platebody

Bronze, Iron, Steel, Black, White, Mithril, Adamant, Rune, Dragon

Link to Platebody Platebodies are much heavier and stronger than Link to Chainbody chainbodies, providing the higher Link to Slash weapons slash, Link to Stab weapons stab, and Skill icon of Ranged, File:Ranged icon.png Ranged Skill icon of Defence, File:Defence icon.png Defence bonuses. Platebodies are weakest against Link to Crush weapons crushing and Skill icon of Magic, File:Magic icon.png Magic attacks, as they conduct Magic and cannot absorb the impact of a crush attack as well as Link to dragonhide dragonhide or chain armour. Rangers and mages are at a great disadvantage trying to aim their Ranged and distance magical attacks in this restrictive and heavy metal armour. The Link to Dragon Slayer Dragon Slayer Link to Quests quest is required to wear the Item image of %7B%7B%3ARune+platebody%7D%7D, File:Rune platebody.png Rune platebody as well as the Item image of %7B%7B%3ADragon+platebody%7D%7D, File:Dragon platebody.png Dragon platebody.

Platelegs and plateskirts

Dragon platelegs
Dragon plateskirt

BronzeIronSteelBlackWhiteMithrilAdamantRuneDragon

Link to Platelegs Platelegs and Link to plateskirt plateskirts are a vital part of a warrior's Link to armour armour, and provide the second best defensive bonuses after the Link to platebody platebody. As with all Link to Dragon equipment Dragon equipment, the Item image of %7B%7B%3ADragon+platelegs%7D%7D, File:Dragon platelegs.png Dragon platelegs/Item image of %7B%7B%3ADragon+plateskirt%7D%7D, File:Dragon plateskirt.png plateskirt cannot be made via the Skill icon of Smithing, File:Smithing icon.png Smithing skill.

Square shields

Dragon sq shield

BronzeIronSteelBlackWhiteMithrilAdamantRuneDragon

The Link to square shield square shield has adequate Link to Melee Melee and Skill icon of Ranged, File:Ranged icon.png Ranged Skill icon of Defence, File:Defence icon.png Defence bonuses, and does not penalise Ranged or Magic attacks as much as the Link to kiteshield kiteshield. In Melee, a square shield is weakest against Link to Crush weapons crush attacks, but stronger towards Link to Stab weapons stab. Square shields are not often used, as most players prefer the kiteshield for its higher Defence bonuses. In similarity towards Link to medium helmet medium helmets, square shields provide less Ranged and Magic attack penalties and could be more preferred by those who aren't using Melee.

Kiteshields

Dragon kiteshield

Bronze, Iron, Steel, Black, White, Mithril, Adamant, Rune, Dragon

Link to Kiteshield Kiteshields offer better Skill icon of Defence, File:Defence icon.png Defence than a Link to square shield square shield, although like most heavier armour it is awkward to use in combination with Skill icon of Magic, File:Magic icon.png Magic and Skill icon of Ranged, File:Ranged icon.png Ranged. Kiteshields are marginally weaker against Link to Stab weapons stabbing attacks.

Metal gloves

Barrows gloves

Bronze, Iron, Steel, Black, White, Mithril, Adamant, Rune, Dragon, Barrows

The Chat head image of Culinaromancer, File:Culinaromancer chathead.png Culinaromancer's Link to Culinaromancer's gloves metal gloves can be bought from the Link to Culinaromancer's Chest Culinaromancer's chest after completing varying numbers of Link to Recipe for Disaster Recipe for Disaster subquests, the exception being Item image of %7B%7B%3AWhite+gloves%7D%7D, File:White gloves.png White gloves, which are purchased from Chat head image of Sir Vyvin, File:Sir Vyvin chathead.png Sir Vyvin. White gloves are also the only tradeable metal gloves.

Metal gloves provide good protection against all attack styles. Item image of %7B%7B%3ABarrows+gloves%7D%7D, File:Barrows gloves.png Barrows gloves give the best Skill icon of Attack, File:Attack icon.png Attack bonuses for all Link to Combat Options Attack styles of any pair of gloves, and also the highest Skill icon of Strength, File:Strength icon.png Strength bonus. These gloves also do not degrade.

Defenders

Bronze, Iron, Steel, Black, Mithril, Adamant, Rune, Dragon, Avernic

Dragon defender detail

Metal Link to defender defenders are small Link to dagger dagger-like items worn in the Link to Worn Equipment#Shield slot Shield slot. Defenders make a trade off whereby they sacrifice much of a shields defensive capabilities to further boost offensive stats and are as such desirable for warriors who favour stronger and more accurate attacks over survivability. They cannot be made nor bought, only received as a drop from Cyclops cyclopes on the top floor of the Link to Warriors' Guild Warriors' Guild. Once the first - Item image of %7B%7B%3ABronze+defender%7D%7D, File:Bronze defender.png bronze - defender is received, it must be shown to Chat head image of Kamfreena, File:Kamfreena chathead.png Kamfreena outside the room before an Item image of %7B%7B%3AIron+defender%7D%7D, File:Iron defender.png iron one may be received, which must then be shown before a Item image of %7B%7B%3ASteel+defender%7D%7D, File:Steel defender.png steel one may be received, etc. Entrance to the cyclops' room is temporary and the Guild's Warrior guild token 1 tokens are required for access. The owned amount slowly decreases as one is in the room.

Bronze armour

Bronze full helm chathead
Bronze platebody detail
Link to Bronze equipment#Armour Bronze armour is the weakest of all Link to Melee Melee armours, requiring no levels whatsoever and costing little. Bronze is a Item image of %7B%7B%3ACopper+ore%7D%7D, File:Copper ore.png copper and Link to tin tin alloy and as such may be Skill icon of Smithing, File:Smithing icon.png smelted using copper and tin ore. It can be made on an Link to anvil anvil with requirements starting from level 1 Skill icon of Smithing, File:Smithing icon.png Smithing.

Iron armour

Iron full helm chathead
Iron platebody detail
Link to Iron armour Iron armour is slightly better than Link to Bronze equipment#Armour bronze, and requires level 1 Skill icon of Defence, File:Defence icon.png Defence. It is made from Item image of %7B%7B%3Airon+bar%7D%7D, File:iron bar.png iron bars.

Steel armour

Steel full helm chathead
Steel platebody detail
Link to Steel equipment#Armour Steel armour is slightly better than the previous Link to metal metal, Link to iron iron. Link to Steel equipment Steel armour and weapons require level 5 Skill icon of Defence, File:Defence icon.png Defence and Skill icon of Attack, File:Attack icon.png Attack respectively to equip and may also be Skill icon of Smithing, File:Smithing icon.png smithed from Item image of %7B%7B%3Asteel+bar%7D%7D, File:steel bar.png steel bars, which are the result of smelting Item image of %7B%7B%3Airon+ore%7D%7D, File:iron ore.png iron ore with Item image of %7B%7B%3Acoal%7D%7D, File:coal.png coal.

Black armour

Black full helm chathead
Black platebody detail

Link to Black equipment#Armour Black armour, as worn by the Link to Kinshra Kinshra, has an evil and dangerous look, but is not any better than Link to white armour white armour. It is, in fact, worse, not offering any Link to Prayer#Prayer_bonus Prayer bonuses. Black armour, like white, cannot be Skill icon of Smithing, File:Smithing icon.png smithed, only received as a drop or bought from several shops. A number of different versions exist, all received from Link to Treasure Trails Treasure Trails. There is gold-trimmed black armour, white-trimmed black armour and five different sets of Link to Black heraldic armour heraldic armour. It requires 10 Skill icon of Defence, File:Defence icon.png Defence to wear, as does white armour.

White armour

White full helm chathead
White platebody detail

Link to White armour White armour does not offer great defensive bonuses, although better than Link to steel steel, but does offer decent Link to Prayer#Prayer_bonus Prayer bonuses. Aside from the Prayer bonus, white armour is the same as Link to Black equipment#Armour black armour requiring 10 Skill icon of Defence, File:Defence icon.png Defence; however, it also requires the completion of Sir Amik Varze chathead Wanted to equip. White armour may be bought from Chat head image of Sir Vyvin, File:Sir Vyvin chathead.png Sir Vyvin on the second floor of Link to White Knights' Castle Falador Castle with sufficient White Knight rank, which is received from killing Link to Black knights Black Knights. White armour is worn by Chat head image of White Knight, File:White Knight chathead.png White Knights of Link to Falador Falador, and a number of varieties exist, them being initiate, proselyte, acolyte and partisan armour as worn by the Link to Temple Knights Temple Knights.

Initiate armour

Initiate sallet chathead
Initiate hauberk detail

Link to Initiate armour Initiate armour is worn by Temple Knight recruits, which the player becomes after completion of Link to Recruitment Drive Recruitment Drive. It offers relatively low Skill icon of Defence, File:Defence icon.png Defence bonuses but this is compensated by decent Link to Prayer#Prayer_bonus Prayer bonuses. The set consists of a Item image of %7B%7B%3AProselyte+sallet%7D%7D, File:Proselyte sallet.png sallet, Item image of %7B%7B%3AProselyte+hauberk%7D%7D, File:Proselyte hauberk.png hauberk and the choice of a Item image of %7B%7B%3AProselyte+cuisse%7D%7D, File:Proselyte cuisse.png cuisse or Item image of %7B%7B%3AProselyte+tasset%7D%7D, File:Proselyte tasset.png tassets. The set may be bought from Chat head image of Sir Tiffy Cashien, File:Sir Tiffy Cashien chathead.png Sir Tiffy Cashien in Link to Falador Park Falador Park, requiring no Black Knight Black Knight kills but requiring 20 Skill icon of Defence, File:Defence icon.png Defence and 10 Skill icon of Prayer, File:Prayer icon.png Prayer to wear. It appears to be yellow-trimmed white armour with the stats of Link to Mithril armour Mithril armour plus Prayer bonus.

Proselyte armour

Proselyte sallet chathead
Proselyte hauberk detail

Link to Proselyte armour Proselyte armour is worn by Temple Knight proselytes who have advanced in rank and requires 30 Skill icon of Defence, File:Defence icon.png Defence and 20 Skill icon of Prayer, File:Prayer icon.png Prayer. Players may buy the armour off Chat head image of Sir Tiffy Cashien, File:Sir Tiffy Cashien chathead.png Sir Tiffy Cashien after completing Link to The Slug Menace The Slug Menace. Basically being an upgrade of Link to initiate armour initiate armour, it offers both higher Defence and Link to Prayer#Prayer_bonus Prayer bonuses. It looks like gold/orange-trimmed white armour possessing Link to Adamant equipment#Armour Adamant armour stats with Prayer.

Mithril armour

Mithril full helm chathead
Mithril platebody detail

Link to Mithril Mithril is a medium level Link to metal metal, requiring 20 Skill icon of Defence, File:Defence icon.png Defence to equip all pieces of the armour. Item image of %7B%7B%3AMithril+bar%7D%7D, File:Mithril bar.png Mithril bars are smelted from Item image of %7B%7B%3Amithril+ore%7D%7D, File:mithril ore.png mithril ore and Item image of %7B%7B%3Acoal%7D%7D, File:coal.png coal in a 1:4 ratio. Link to Mithril armour Mithril armour offers decent bonuses for players who can just equip it. It is generally not used by higher levelled players. A set of mithril armour may be placed in one's skill hall in a Link to Player-owned house POH, providing that the player has 68 Skill icon of smithing, File:smithing icon.png smithing.

Adamant armour

Adamant full helm chathead
Adamant platebody detail

Link to Adamant equipment#Armour Adamant armour is the second highest Skill icon of Smithing, File:Smithing icon.png smithable armour and green in colour. It offers decent bonuses and is quite cheap and as such often used by Link to Player killing player killers who do not want to risk losing their own armour. Adamant is extracted from Item image of %7B%7B%3Aadamantite+ore%7D%7D, File:adamantite ore.png adamantite ore. It requires level 30 Skill icon of Defence, File:Defence icon.png Defence to wield. Like Link to Black equipment#Armour black armour, Link to Treasure Trails Treasure Trails offer variations to this armour, including gold-trimmed, white-trimmed and five sets of Link to Adamant heraldic armour heraldic armour.

Rune armour

Rune full helm chathead
Rune platebody detail

Link to Rune equipment#Armour Rune armour is the best armour for Link to free-to-play free-to-play that does not degrade and requires level 40 Skill icon of Defence, File:Defence icon.png Defence to wear, although a smith wishing to start making runite equipment needs at least level 85 Skill icon of Smithing, File:Smithing icon.png Smithing. Due to Item image of %7B%7B%3Arunite+ore%7D%7D, File:runite ore.png runite ore being very precious, and only found in a few locations, a full set of rune armour is relatively expensive. It is often worn in Link to Player killing PvP situations as it provides good bonuses and is easily replaced if lost. Equipping the Item image of %7B%7B%3ARune+platebody%7D%7D, File:Rune platebody.png Rune platebody requires completion of the Link to Dragon Slayer Dragon Slayer Link to Quests quest. Rune is cyan in colour. As with Link to Adamant equipment#Armour adamant and Link to Black equipment#Armour black armour, rune armour has Link to Treasure Trails Treasure Trail variants: gold-trimmed, white-trimmed, Link to Gilded equipment#Armour gilded, five sets of Link to Rune heraldic armour heraldic armour and six different sets of Link to Rune god armour god armour, with the colours of Link to Saradomin Saradomin, Link to Guthix Guthix, Link to Zamorak Zamorak, Link to Armadyl Armadyl, Link to Zaros Zaros and Link to Bandos Bandos.

Granite armour

Granite body detail
Granite helm chathead

Helmet, body, legs, shield

Link to Granite equipment Granite armour is tough, resilient armour requiring not only a Skill icon of Defence, File:Defence icon.png Defence level of 50 to wear, but also a Skill icon of Strength, File:Strength icon.png Strength level of 50 due to its weight. The Item image of %7B%7B%3AGranite+body%7D%7D, File:Granite body.png Granite body and Item image of %7B%7B%3AGranite+helm%7D%7D, File:Granite helm.png helm have slightly better bonuses than their rune counterparts and all the pieces have very high ranged Defence. Granite armour is mainly obtained from monster drops, or trading with another player. The granite body is obtained by playing Link to Barbarian Assault Barbarian Assault and purchasing one from Chat head image of Commander Connad, File:Commander Connad chathead.png Commander Connad. Granite armour comes with the Item image of %7B%7B%3Agranite+maul%7D%7D, File:granite maul.png granite maul.

Obsidian armour

Obsidian platebody detail
Obsidian helmet chathead

Helmet, body, legs, shield, cape

Obsidian helmet chathead Obsidian armour has moderate defensive capabilities but makes up for it with its high offensive stats with the entire set giving +12 in strength bonus. When the body, legs, and helmet are worn in conjunction with each other, all obsidian weaponry receives a +10% bonus in melee strength and melee accuracy and this bonus does stack with the 20% damage increase whilst wearing a Item image of %7B%7B%3ABerserker+necklace%7D%7D, File:Berserker necklace.png Berserker necklace. These armour pieces can all be purchased from Link to TzHaar-Hur-Tel's Equipment Store TzHaar-Hur-Tel's Equipment Store in Link to Mor Ul Rek Mor Ul Rek with Item image of %7B%7B%3ATokkul%7D%7D, File:Tokkul.png Tokkul, or by fighting various Chat head image of TzHaar-Ket, File:TzHaar-Ket chathead.png Tzhaar-kets around the city, although only the level-221 Kets drop the platebody, legs, and helmet.

Dragon armour

Dragon full helm chathead
Dragon platebody detail

Link to Dragon equipment#Armour Dragon armour is one of the most sought-after armour sets and pieces of dragon equipment can cost millions of Coins 1 coins. Dragon cannot be smithed by players and is only for members. The Link to Weapons weaponry may be received as a rare drop from a very limited amount of monsters or bought from several shops (often requiring quests to be completed), while the armour is limited to the former. For example, the elusive, fabled Item image of %7B%7B%3ADragon+full+helm%7D%7D, File:Dragon full helm.png Dragon full helm can be dropped by level-304 Mithril dragon Mithril dragons. The origins of dragon armour are unknown, but it is widely believed the Link to Dragonkin Dragonkin created it and brought dragon Link to metal metal to Link to Gielinor Gielinor. Dragon armour requires level 60 Skill icon of Defence, File:Defence icon.png Defence to be worn and is very popular.

Fremennik armour

Yak-hide, Rockshell, Helm, Shield, Warrior helm, Berserker helm, Helm of neitiznot
Rockshell: helmet, plate, legs, gloves, boots
Yak-hide: top, legs, roundshield

Fremennik helmets

Out of the six Link to Fremennik helmets Fremennik helmets, three are suitable for warriors. All Fremennik helms require completion of Brundt the Chieftain chathead The Fremennik Trials to wear them, but the Item image of %7B%7B%3AHelm+of+neitiznot%7D%7D, File:Helm of neitiznot.png Helm of neitiznot requires Link to The Fremennik Isles The Fremennik Isles.

Fremennik helm

Fremennik helm

The Item image of %7B%7B%3AFremennik+helm%7D%7D, File:Fremennik helm.png Fremennik helm is the most basic helm that the Fremennik have in store and is received as a drop from Warrior (Rellekka) Fremennik warriors and Link to Waterbirth Island Waterbirth Link to Dagannoth Dagannoths. Due to its low bonuses, it is generally not used by players.

Warrior helm

Warrior helm
The Item image of %7B%7B%3AWarrior+helm%7D%7D, File:Warrior helm.png Warrior helm is a more popular choice of helmet, as it gives decent Skill icon of Defence, File:Defence icon.png Defence bonuses and a slash attack bonus. This helmet may be bought off Chat head image of Skulgrimen, File:Skulgrimen chathead.png Skulgrimen or received as a drop from Link to Dagannoth Dagannoths.

Berserker helm

Berserker helm chathead
Berserker helm
Like the Item image of %7B%7B%3AWarrior+helm%7D%7D, File:Warrior helm.png Warrior helm, the Item image of %7B%7B%3ABerserker+helm%7D%7D, File:Berserker helm.png Berserker helm offers decent bonuses and a small strength bonus. This helmet can be bought as well as dropped by Link to Dagannoth Dagannoths. Its stats are equal to the Warrior's helm. 

Helm of Neitiznot

Helm of neitiznot

The Item image of %7B%7B%3AHelm+of+neitiznot%7D%7D, File:Helm of neitiznot.png Helm of Neitiznot is by far the most popular Item image of %7B%7B%3AFremennik+helm%7D%7D, File:Fremennik helm.png Fremennik helm. Not only does it yield higher bonuses than the other helms, it also has an additional Link to Prayer#Prayer_bonus Prayer bonus and strength bonus. It is received from Chat head image of Mawnis Burowgar, File:Mawnis Burowgar chathead.png Mawnis Burowgar, the burgher of Link to Neitiznot Neitiznot, after completion of Link to The Fremennik Isles The Fremennik Isles and may be re-obtained from him if lost.

Yak-hide armour

Yak-hide armour equipped
Link to Yak-hide armour Yak-hide armour and the Item image of %7B%7B%3AFremennik+shield+%28The+Fremennik+Isles%29%7D%7D, File:Fremennik shield (The Fremennik Isles).png Fremennik round shield are relatively weak, but valuable against Chat head image of Ice troll, File:Ice troll chathead.png Ice trolls, as the armour lowers the maximum hit of the Ice troll runt males, and the shield lowers the maximum hit of the Ice troll female females. They are made during Link to The Fremennik Isles The Fremennik Isles from Item image of %7B%7B%3Ayak-hide%7D%7D, File:yak-hide.png yak-hide and split Item image of %7B%7B%3AArctic+pine+logs%7D%7D, File:Arctic pine logs.png Arctic pine logs. It has poor bonuses, meaning it is not used very often.

Rock-shell armour

Rock-shell helm chathead
Rock-shell plate detail
Rock-shell helm chathead Rock-shell armour is very similar to Link to Rune equipment#Armour Rune armour. It is made from hides and rocks dropped by Link to Dagannoth Dagannoths and Giant Rock Crab Giant rock crabs, respectively. It's not very widely used due to the difficulty to obtain and the existence of better armour.

Void Knight equipment

Void melee helm equipped

Item image of %7B%7B%3AVoid+melee+helm%7D%7D, File:Void melee helm.png Void melee helm, Item image of %7B%7B%3AVoid+knight+top%7D%7D, File:Void knight top.png Void knight top, Item image of %7B%7B%3AVoid+knight+robe%7D%7D, File:Void knight robe.png Void knight robe & Item image of %7B%7B%3AVoid+knight+gloves%7D%7D, File:Void knight gloves.png Void knight gloves

Item image of %7B%7B%3AVoid+knight+robe%7D%7D, File:Void knight robe.png Void knight robes requires 42 Skill icon of Attack, File:Attack icon.png Attack, Skill icon of Strength, File:Strength icon.png Strength, Skill icon of Defence, File:Defence icon.png Defence, Skill icon of Ranged, File:Ranged icon.png Ranged, Skill icon of Hitpoints, File:Hitpoints icon.png Hitpoints and Skill icon of Magic, File:Magic icon.png Magic, and it also requires 22 Skill icon of Prayer, File:Prayer icon.png Prayer. However, you need 850 Link to Pest Control Pest Control points. The Item image of %7B%7B%3AVoid+melee+helm%7D%7D, File:Void melee helm.png Melee helm grants the player a +10% bonus towards accuracy and damage, if the player is wearing the rest of the Void Knight equipment.

As some players find it more effective to wear other full sets of Link to armour armour, such as Link to Bandos armour Bandos or Link to Barrows equipment Barrows armour, than a full set of Void Knight armour due to the Defence bonuses, this item is not frequently bought. However, those who do buy it can see a higher max hit and a higher average hit. Additionally, it Link to Combat style classes as a Link to Combat_pure#Hybrid hybrid set (besides the helmet), and as such gives equal Magic, Ranged and Link to Melee Melee Defence, thus making it an alternative choice in Link to Minigames minigames where hybridding is common.

Note that the armour is only Melee-based if you are wearing the Item image of %7B%7B%3AVoid+melee+helm%7D%7D, File:Void melee helm.png Melee helm; if you are, your Melee damage is increased by 10%.

3rd age melee armour

3rd age full helmet
3rd age platebody detail
Helmet, platebody, platelegs, kiteshield

Link to 3rd age equipment Armour from the 3rd age is incredibly rare. However, both Link to Justiciar armour Justiciar armour and Link to Barrows equipment Barrows armour have higher defensive bonuses and Link to Bandos armour Bandos armour is generally favoured for its Link to Strength#Strength bonus strength bonuses despite the lower defensive bonuses. 3rd age armour can only be obtained through Link to Treasure Trails Treasure Trails, or by buying from another player.

Bandos armour

Bandos chestplate
Bandos tassets

Chestplatetassets, boots

Link to Bandos armour Bandos armour is very strong armour, providing excellent defensive bonuses. Bandos armour is one of the best armours in the game. Bandos armour is dropped by Chat head image of General Graardor, File:General Graardor chathead.png General Graardor (who wears the armour himself) and his sergeants in Bandos's Stronghold in the Link to God Wars Dungeon God Wars Dungeon, requiring level 70 Skill icon of Strength, File:Strength icon.png Strength to enter, as well as having killed forty Bandosians in the dungeon.

Barrows armour

Guthan's, Dharok's, Torag's, Verac's
Helmet, platebody/brassard, platelegs/plateskirt/chainskirt, (weapon: greataxe/warspear/hammers/flail)

Link to Barrows equipment Barrows armour is very strong and popular. It is obtained from the Link to Barrows Barrows Link to Minigames minigame, or from trading with another player. If the player wears all the items from one of the brothers' armour sets (including the Link to Weapons weapon), they have a chance of activating a set effect. Barrows armour needs to be repaired every 15 hours of Link to combat combat for a price. This can be done on an Link to armour stand armour stand (with discounts based on one's Skill icon of Smithing, File:Smithing icon.png Smithing level) or by speaking to Chat head image of Bob (smith), File:Bob (smith) chathead.png Bob in Link to Lumbridge Lumbridge.

Guthan's armour

Guthan's platebody
The Link to Guthan the Infested's equipment armour set of Guthan the Infested Guthan the Infested has a very desirable bonus effect, as it has a chance of healing the wearer when they deal damage. The weapon of the set is a long warspear.

Dharok's armour

Dharok's platebody
Link to Dharok the Wretched's equipment Dharok the Wretched's equipment set effect has a useful, but dangerous set effect. The lower the wearer's health, the higher his/her maximum hit is.

Torag's armour

Torag's platebody

Link to Torag the Corrupted's equipment Torag the Corrupted's equipment set effect is the chance to drain run energy from the target with each hit.

Verac's armour

Verac's brassard

The set effect of Link to Verac the Defiled's equipment the armour of Verac the Defiled Verac the Defiled is useful when fighting another player or the Kalphite Queen Kalphite Queen, as it hits through Skill icon of Prayer, File:Prayer icon.png Prayer and armour.

Justiciar armour

Justiciar chestguard detail
Faceguard, chestguard, legguards

Link to Justiciar armour Justiciar armour possesses the best defensive bonuses in the game for melee and ranged. The armour requires level 75 in Skill icon of Defence, File:Defence icon.png Defence to wear, and possesses a Link to Passive effect set effect that reduces damage taken when the player wears the full set. Justiciar armour can only be obtained through completing the Link to Theatre of Blood Theatre of Blood, or by buying from another player.

Toktz-ket-xil

Toktz-ket-xil detail

Buy one from Link to TzHaar-Hur-Tel's Equipment Store TzHaar-Hur-Tel's Equipment Store in Link to Mor Ul Rek Mor Ul Rek, trade with another player or obtain one as a rare monster drop from a Chat head image of TzHaar-Ket, File:TzHaar-Ket chathead.png TzHaar-Ket. This Item image of %7B%7B%3AToktz-ket-xil%7D%7D, File:Toktz-ket-xil.png Toktz-ket-xil is extremely popular amongst mid-level warriors who are unable to afford a better-suited shield for their level, and because it also possesses a strength bonus, it is often used by those who cannot currently gain access to the Warriors Guild but have the defence level requirement of 60 to use it.

Crystal shield

Crystal shield detail

The Item image of %7B%7B%3ACrystal+shield%7D%7D, File:Crystal shield.png Crystal shield is a high-level piece of Link to armour armour which, similar to barrows equipment, will degrade after use and must be recharged. Boasting a very high ranged defence bonus, It requires completion of Link to Roving Elves Roving Elves, 70 Skill icon of Defence, File:Defence icon.png Defence, and 50 Skill icon of Agility, File:Agility icon.png Agility to wield.

Dragonfire shield

Dragonfire shield detail

The Item image of %7B%7B%3ADragonfire+shield%7D%7D, File:Dragonfire shield.png Dragonfire shield is a high-level piece of armour. It provides protection not only from Link to dragonfire dragonfire but also the icy breath of the Skeletal Wyvern Skeletal Wyvern. It functions differently by absorbing the aforementioned, acquiring Link to Dragonfire shield#Dragonfire charges charges and thereby increasing in defensive bonuses while protecting the player. It can then be discharged to release a viscous burning attack.

Spirit shields

Elysian spirit shield detail

Plain, Blessed, Arcane, Elysian, Spectral

Link to Spirit shields Spirit shields are a range of shields available to members after the Corporeal Beast Corporeal Beast update. The shields are all derived from the Item image of %7B%7B%3ASpirit+shield%7D%7D, File:Spirit shield.png "basic" one. Some Item image of %7B%7B%3Aholy+elixir%7D%7D, File:holy elixir.png holy elixir, dropped by the Corporeal Beast, must be poured onto it to Item image of %7B%7B%3ABlessed+spirit+shield%7D%7D, File:Blessed spirit shield.png bless it, increasing its stats and value. The spirit Link to sigil sigils are items which can be added to a Item image of %7B%7B%3Ablessed+spirit+shield%7D%7D, File:blessed spirit shield.png blessed spirit shield to modify its abilities even further. These sigils are Item image of %7B%7B%3AArcane+sigil%7D%7D, File:Arcane sigil.png arcane, Item image of %7B%7B%3AElysian+sigil%7D%7D, File:Elysian sigil.png elysian and Item image of %7B%7B%3ASpectral+sigil%7D%7D, File:Spectral sigil.png spectral. The Item image of %7B%7B%3Aelysian+spirit+shield%7D%7D, File:elysian spirit shield.png elysian spirit shield has a special effect that reduces the amount of damage taken

The basic spirit shield requires level 45 Skill icon of Defence, File:Defence icon.png Defence and level 55 Skill icon of Prayer, File:Prayer icon.png Prayer to hold, the blessed one requires 70 Defence and level 60 Prayer, arcane and spectral spirit shield 75 Defence, 70 Prayer and 65 Magic, and elysian requires 75 Defence and 75 Prayer.

Best F2P melee armour setup

Saradomin full helm
Team-26 cape
Amulet of power
Ammo slot
Rune scimitar
Saradomin platebody
Saradomin kiteshield
Saradomin platelegs
Green d'hide vamb
Fancy boots
Ring slot
Best F2P Melee Armour

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Best P2P melee strength setup

Serpentine helm
Infernal cape
Amulet of torture
Holy blessing
Abyssal tentacle
Bandos chestplate
Avernic defender
Bandos tassets
Barrows gloves
Primordial boots
Berserker ring (i)
Best P2P Strength Armour

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