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Honour points can be used to improve the level of each role, redeemed for combat equipment, or gambled for a chance to receive the rare pet penance queen and dragon chainbody.

Earning Honour points

There are four types of Honour points associated with each role: collector, healer, defender, and attacker. Players gain honour points at the end of each successful wave based on their role performance and the team's overall performance. With each successive wave, players earn more points as the difficulty increase. Upon killing the Penance Queen in the last wave, the player will receive 80 Honour points in their role and 5 points to the other 3 roles.

Points calculation

You will get 10% more points (rounded down) if you have completed the Kandarin hard diary. Although you may get negative points for your individual performance in your role, team points are capped at a minimum of 0 points. Total points for a wave are also capped at a minimum of 0 points.

Points for wave 1-9.

Role Aspect Formula Capped at
Defender Runners that got past y=-3x Y is capped at -10
Attacker Rangers killed y=x-1 X is capped by spawns
Attacker Fighters killed y=x-1 X is capped by spawns
Healer Healers killed y=0.7x X is capped by spawns
Defender Runners killed y=1.8x X is capped by spawns
Healer Players hitpoints replenished y=x/18 Y is capped at 28
Healer Wrong poison packs used y=-x/4 X is capped at 512
Collector Eggs collected minus exploded y=x/4.35 X is capped at 60
Attacker Incorrect style attacks y=-x+1 Y is capped at -10
For completing wave 10, each player gets 80 points for their role plus 5 points in each of the other 3 roles.

Each team member gets points based on the team's performance plus points based on their own role. A player not TELLING (MOUTH icon) their partner what action to DO (EAR icon) may result in penalties for the entire team. However, as seen in the table above, the healer and the collector do not get heavily penalised when using wrong food / collecting wrong eggs, and thus, it is advised that they do guess their calls to save time waiting for the other player to call. This is not applicable to the attacker because they are heavily penalized ( around -1 point per wrong guess ). Contrary to popular belief, the defender does not get penalized when using wrong food. In fact, it is sometimes very useful to use wrong food in defending.

Barbarian Assault Rewards Shop

Players may spend these honour points by talking to Commander Connad, who can be found in the Barbarian Assault entrance hall, near Captain Cain. They can choose to:

  • Upgrade their Barbarian Assault skill levels
It costs 200 points in a particular skill to upgrade a level the first time, then 300, then 400, then 500.

Level Upgrade

Players may upgrade the level in a particular role from Level 1 up to Level 5. By upgrading their levels, the player gains extra abilities such as extra damage, higher healing, etc. However, each upgrade requires spending a certain amount of Honour Points. A total of 1,400 Honour Points are needed to obtain a Level 5 role. 5,600 points are required to obtain Level 5 in all roles. Obtaining the maximum level in all roles is one of the requirements needed to complete the Elite Kandarin Diary.

Abilities gained by upgrading:

A summary of the level upgrades for each role:

Level Honour Points Collector Healer Attacker Defender
1 Start level Bag holds 2 eggs Heals 10 hitpoints +1 bonus damage +4 luring range spaces
2 200 Bag holds 4 eggs
Conversion chance ~20%
Heals 15 hitpoints +2 bonus damage +5 luring range spaces
3 300 Bag holds 6 eggs
Conversion chance ~40%
Heals 20 hitpoints +3 bonus damage +5 luring range spaces
4 400 Bag holds 7 eggs
Conversion chance ~60%
Heals 25 hitpoints +4 bonus damage +5 luring range spaces
5 500 Bag holds 8 eggs
Conversion chance ~80%
Heals 35 hitpoints +5 bonus damage +5 luring range spaces

Armour

Fighter torso equipped

A player wearing the Fighter torso, one of the most sought after items from Barbarian Assault.

Players may also purchase Penance armour using their Honour points. Certain items require the player to kill the Penance Queen. If a player is only missing a few dozen points and will probably be able to earn them before their next Queen kill it is probably worthwhile to keep saving up. Points from all roles are required.

Item Points in each Role Queen Kill required?
Fighter hat Fighter hat 275 Yes
Healer hat Healer hat 275 Yes
Runner hat Runner hat 275 Yes
Ranger hat Ranger hat 275 Yes
Fighter torso Fighter torso 375 Yes
Penance skirt Penance skirt 375 Yes
Runner boots Runner boots 100 No
Penance gloves Penance gloves 150 No
Granite body Granite body 95,000 coins Yes
  • The total amount in points for a Penance armour set (one of any penance hats, penance gloves, runner boots, fighter torso and Penance skirt) is 2100 points in every single one of the four different roles.

Gambling

By gambling, players may obtain various items, including the extremely rare dragon chainbody and pet penance queen.

There are 3 methods of gambling, each with different costs:

  • Low: 200 Honour Points (Must be on Wave 3 or higher)
  • Medium: 400 Honour Points (Must be on Wave 6 or higher)
  • High: 500 Honour Points + Queen kill

The odds of getting a Dragon chainbody are exceedingly slim. The odds of obtaining it are, as quoted from Jagex, "About the same odds as Zamorak suddenly deciding to give up his evil ways.", which, according to RuneScape lore, is nearly zero. Mod Mat K confirmed that the actual rate was 1 in 16,000.

Low Gambles

At current prices, the expected value of a low gamble is approximately 12,347.5 (61.74 per point).

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Harralander Harralander 15–25 Uncommon (1/32) 10,050–16,750
Toadflax Toadflax 15–25 Uncommon (1/32) 31,350–52,250
Irit leaf Irit leaf 15–25 Uncommon (1/32) 13,650–22,750
Herb seed 5 Harralander seed 5–7 Uncommon (1/32) 95–133
Herb seed 5 Toadflax seed 5–7 Uncommon (1/32) 4,860–6,804
Herb seed 5 Irit seed 5–7 Uncommon (1/32) 215–301
Strawberry seed 5 Strawberry seed 20 Uncommon (1/32) 220
Pineapple seed 5 Pineapple seed 1–2 Uncommon (1/32) 446–892
Maple seed 5 Maple seed 1–2 Uncommon (1/32) 36,990–73,980
Rune axe Rune axe 1 Uncommon (1/32) 7,244
Rune med helm Rune med helm 1 Uncommon (1/32) 11,080
Rune dagger(p++) Rune dagger(p++) 1 Uncommon (1/32) 8,665
Lava battlestaff Lava battlestaff 1 Uncommon (1/32) 9,527
Adamant sq shield Adamant sq shield 1 Uncommon (1/32) 1,961
Iron ore Iron ore 200 Uncommon (1/32) 13,800
Feather Feather 500–750 Uncommon (1/32) 1,000–1,500
Coal Coal 150 Uncommon (1/32) 20,850
Mithril ore Mithril ore 20 Uncommon (1/32) 2,380
Mithril bar Mithril bar 15 Uncommon (1/32) 9,375
Flax Flax 50–75 Uncommon (1/32) 200–300
Blue dragonhide Blue dragonhide 10–20 Uncommon (1/32) 18,160–36,320
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 25–30 Uncommon (1/32) 16,875–20,250
Maple logs Maple logs 150–200 Uncommon (1/32) 1,050–1,400
Oak plank Oak plank 60–80 Uncommon (1/32) 24,060–32,080
Mithril arrow 5 Mithril arrow 300–400 Uncommon (1/32) 7,800–10,400
Raw lobster Raw lobster 125–150 Uncommon (1/32) 14,875–17,850
Tuna Tuna 90–110 Uncommon (1/32) 4,860–5,940
Cosmic rune Cosmic rune 150–200 Uncommon (1/32) 21,600–28,800
Chaos rune Chaos rune 150–200 Uncommon (1/32) 10,500–14,000
Limpwurt root Limpwurt root 10–15 Uncommon (1/32) 7,290–10,935
Unicorn horn Unicorn horn 10–15 Uncommon (1/32) 2,190–3,285
Coins 10000 Coins 15,000–20,000 Uncommon (1/32) Not sold

Medium Gambles

At current prices, the expected value of a medium gamble is approximately 29,755.3 (74.39 per point).

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Avantoe Avantoe 25–35 Uncommon (1/32) 46,275–64,785
Kwuarm Kwuarm 25–35 Uncommon (1/32) 31,050–43,470
Dwarf weed Dwarf weed 25–35 Uncommon (1/32) 15,050–21,070
Herb seed 5 Avantoe seed 10–14 Uncommon (1/32) 9,200–12,880
Herb seed 5 Kwuarm seed 10–14 Uncommon (1/32) 2,790–3,906
Herb seed 5 Dwarf weed seed 10–14 Uncommon (1/32) 5,590–7,826
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 20 Uncommon (1/32) 1,440
Papaya tree seed 5 Papaya tree seed 1–2 Uncommon (1/32) 5,516–11,032
Yew seed 5 Yew seed 1–2 Uncommon (1/32) 79,595–159,190
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon (1/32) 24,512
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon (1/32) 22,481
Rune full helm Rune full helm 1 Uncommon (1/32) 20,611
Mystic lava staff Mystic lava staff 1 Uncommon (1/32) 26,219
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Uncommon (1/32) 9,749
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Uncommon (1/32) 9,680
Feather Feather 1,200–1,500 Uncommon (1/32) 2,400–3,000
Coal Coal 400 Uncommon (1/32) 55,600
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 40 Uncommon (1/32) 39,960
Adamantite bar Adamantite bar 25 Uncommon (1/32) 48,050
Big bones Big bones 120 Uncommon (1/32) 24,120
Red dragonhide Red dragonhide 20–30 Uncommon (1/32) 48,020–72,030
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 25–30 Uncommon (1/32) 33,000–39,600
Yew logs Yew logs 150–200 Uncommon (1/32) 27,150–36,200
Teak plank Teak plank 60–80 Uncommon (1/32) 51,300–68,400
Adamant arrow 5 Adamant arrow 400–500 Uncommon (1/32) 28,400–35,500
Nature rune Nature rune 250–300 Uncommon (1/32) 56,250–67,500
Death rune Death rune 250–300 Uncommon (1/32) 53,250–63,900
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 180–210 Uncommon (1/32) 41,040–47,880
Swordfish Swordfish 90–110 Uncommon (1/32) 20,340–24,860
Limpwurt root Limpwurt root 20–30 Uncommon (1/32) 14,580–21,870
Unicorn horn Unicorn horn 20–30 Uncommon (1/32) 4,380–6,570
Coins 10000 Coins 30,000–40,000 Uncommon (1/32) Not sold

High Gambles

Note that the Clue scroll (elite) and Pet penance queen are each part of their own secondary drop table, meaning that these will always be received in addition to one of the main drops. At current prices, the expected value of a high gamble is approximately 107,210.7 (214.42 per point), excluding clue scroll rewards and pets.

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Ranarr weed Ranarr weed 20–30 Uncommon (1/32) 158,700–238,050
Snapdragon Snapdragon 20–30 Uncommon (1/32) 200,360–300,540
Torstol Torstol 20–30 Uncommon (1/32) 154,420–231,630
Herb seed 5 Ranarr seed 3–4 Uncommon (1/32) 133,158–177,544
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 3–4 Uncommon (1/32) 197,784–263,712
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 3–4 Uncommon (1/32) 164,313–219,084
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 50 Uncommon (1/32) 3,600
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 1–2 Uncommon (1/32) 51,496–102,992
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 1 Uncommon (1/32) 150,167
Archer helm Archer helm 1 Uncommon (1/32) 40,414
Berserker helm Berserker helm 1 Uncommon (1/32) 40,850
Warrior helm Warrior helm 1 Uncommon (1/32) 41,016
Farseer helm Farseer helm 1 Uncommon (1/32) 40,645
Granite shield Granite shield 1 Uncommon (1/32) 33,296
Granite helm Granite helm 1 Uncommon (1/32) 28,807
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Uncommon (1/32) 32,083
Coal Coal 750 Uncommon (1/32) 104,250
Runite ore Runite ore 20 Uncommon (1/32) 222,200
Runite bar Runite bar 15 Uncommon (1/32) 185,205
Dragon bones Dragon bones 50–75 Uncommon (1/32) 139,750–209,625
Black dragonhide Black dragonhide 30–50 Uncommon (1/32) 92,460–154,100
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 25–30 Uncommon (1/32) 74,050–88,860
Magic logs Magic logs 50–100 Uncommon (1/32) 49,500–99,000
Mahogany plank Mahogany plank 60–80 Uncommon (1/32) 125,340–167,120
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 400–500 Uncommon (1/32) 26,000–32,500
Raw shark Raw shark 250–300 Uncommon (1/32) 226,000–271,200
Shark Shark 75–125 Uncommon (1/32) 79,650–132,750
Law rune Law rune 250–300 Uncommon (1/32) 41,000–49,200
Blood rune Blood rune 250–300 Uncommon (1/32) 73,500–88,200
Limpwurt root Limpwurt root 30–50 Uncommon (1/32) 21,870–36,450
Unicorn horn Unicorn horn 30–50 Uncommon (1/32) 6,570–10,950
Coins 10000 Coins 50,000–75,000 Uncommon (1/32) Not sold
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Very rare (1/16,000) 58,835
Dragon chainbody Dragon chainbody 1 Very rare (1/16,000) 438,929
Clue scroll (elite) Clue scroll (elite) 1 Uncommon (1/15) Not sold
Pet penance queen Pet penance queen 1 Very rare (1/1,000) Not sold


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