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.png

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

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.png Fighter hat 275 Yes
Healer hat.png Healer hat 275 Yes
Runner hat.png Runner hat 275 Yes
Ranger hat.png Ranger hat 275 Yes
Fighter torso.png Fighter torso 375 Yes
Penance skirt.png Penance skirt 375 Yes
Runner boots.png Runner boots 100 No
Penance gloves.png Penance gloves 150 No
Granite body.png 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 13,073 (65 per point).

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Harralander.png Harralander 15–25 Uncommon (1/32) 10,590–17,650
Toadflax.png Toadflax 15–25 Uncommon (1/32) 24,585–40,975
Irit leaf.png Irit leaf 15–25 Uncommon (1/32) 11,835–19,725
Herb seed 5.png Harralander seed 5–7 Uncommon (1/32) 155–217
Herb seed 5.png Toadflax seed 5–7 Uncommon (1/32) 3,975–5,565
Herb seed 5.png Irit seed 5–7 Uncommon (1/32) 235–329
Strawberry seed 5.png Strawberry seed 20 Uncommon (1/32) 100
Pineapple seed 5.png Pineapple seed 1–2 Uncommon (1/32) 470–940
Maple seed 5.png Maple seed 1–2 Uncommon (1/32) 28,320–56,640
Rune axe.png Rune axe 1 Uncommon (1/32) 7,181
Rune med helm.png Rune med helm 1 Uncommon (1/32) 11,084
Rune dagger(p++).png Rune dagger(p++) 1 Uncommon (1/32) 8,753
Lava battlestaff.png Lava battlestaff 1 Uncommon (1/32) 9,454
Adamant sq shield.png Adamant sq shield 1 Uncommon (1/32) 2,057
Iron ore.png Iron ore 200 Uncommon (1/32) 34,600
Feather.png Feather 500–750 Uncommon (1/32) 1,500–2,250
Coal.png Coal 150 Uncommon (1/32) 24,300
Mithril ore.png Mithril ore 20 Uncommon (1/32) 3,300
Mithril bar.png Mithril bar 15 Uncommon (1/32) 9,930
Flax.png Flax 50–75 Uncommon (1/32) 200–300
Blue dragonhide.png Blue dragonhide 10–20 Uncommon (1/32) 17,550–35,100
Uncut emerald.png Uncut emerald 25–30 Uncommon (1/32) 16,975–20,370
Maple logs.png Maple logs 150–200 Uncommon (1/32) 1,350–1,800
Oak plank.png Oak plank 60–80 Uncommon (1/32) 30,420–40,560
Mithril arrow 5.png Mithril arrow 300–400 Uncommon (1/32) 5,700–7,600
Raw lobster.png Raw lobster 125–150 Uncommon (1/32) 26,250–31,500
Tuna.png Tuna 90–110 Uncommon (1/32) 3,870–4,730
Cosmic rune.png Cosmic rune 150–200 Uncommon (1/32) 21,450–28,600
Chaos rune.png Chaos rune 150–200 Uncommon (1/32) 13,350–17,800
Limpwurt root.png Limpwurt root 10–15 Uncommon (1/32) 9,180–13,770
Unicorn horn.png Unicorn horn 10–15 Uncommon (1/32) 2,300–3,450
Coins 10000.png Coins 15,000–20,000 Uncommon (1/32) Not sold

Medium Gambles

At current prices, the expected value of a medium gamble is approximately 31,210 (78 per point).

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Avantoe.png Avantoe 25–35 Uncommon (1/32) 46,200–64,680
Kwuarm.png Kwuarm 25–35 Uncommon (1/32) 29,875–41,825
Dwarf weed.png Dwarf weed 25–35 Uncommon (1/32) 10,675–14,945
Herb seed 5.png Avantoe seed 10–14 Uncommon (1/32) 16,750–23,450
Herb seed 5.png Kwuarm seed 10–14 Uncommon (1/32) 3,790–5,306
Herb seed 5.png Dwarf weed seed 10–14 Uncommon (1/32) 4,230–5,922
Watermelon seed 5.png Watermelon seed 20 Uncommon (1/32) 1,420
Papaya tree seed 5.png Papaya tree seed 1–2 Uncommon (1/32) 3,589–7,178
Yew seed 5.png Yew seed 1–2 Uncommon (1/32) 68,162–136,324
Rune battleaxe.png Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon (1/32) 24,487
Rune sq shield.png Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon (1/32) 22,459
Rune full helm.png Rune full helm 1 Uncommon (1/32) 20,588
Mystic lava staff.png Mystic lava staff 1 Uncommon (1/32) 25,978
Loop half of key.png Loop half of key 1 Uncommon (1/32) 10,307
Tooth half of key.png Tooth half of key 1 Uncommon (1/32) 10,840
Feather.png Feather 1,200–1,500 Uncommon (1/32) 3,600–4,500
Coal.png Coal 400 Uncommon (1/32) 64,800
Adamantite ore.png Adamantite ore 40 Uncommon (1/32) 42,000
Adamantite bar.png Adamantite bar 25 Uncommon (1/32) 47,600
Big bones.png Big bones 120 Uncommon (1/32) 31,440
Red dragonhide.png Red dragonhide 20–30 Uncommon (1/32) 44,820–67,230
Uncut ruby.png Uncut ruby 25–30 Uncommon (1/32) 31,225–37,470
Yew logs.png Yew logs 150–200 Uncommon (1/32) 37,350–49,800
Teak plank.png Teak plank 60–80 Uncommon (1/32) 58,020–77,360
Adamant arrow 5.png Adamant arrow 400–500 Uncommon (1/32) 22,800–28,500
Nature rune.png Nature rune 250–300 Uncommon (1/32) 54,250–65,100
Death rune.png Death rune 250–300 Uncommon (1/32) 50,750–60,900
Raw swordfish.png Raw swordfish 180–210 Uncommon (1/32) 63,000–73,500
Swordfish.png Swordfish 90–110 Uncommon (1/32) 29,160–35,640
Limpwurt root.png Limpwurt root 20–30 Uncommon (1/32) 18,360–27,540
Unicorn horn.png Unicorn horn 20–30 Uncommon (1/32) 4,600–6,900
Coins 10000.png 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 103,841 (208 per point), excluding clue scroll rewards and pets.

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Ranarr weed.png Ranarr weed 20–30 Uncommon (1/32) 153,640–230,460
Snapdragon.png Snapdragon 20–30 Uncommon (1/32) 169,440–254,160
Torstol.png Torstol 20–30 Uncommon (1/32) 167,940–251,910
Herb seed 5.png Ranarr seed 3–4 Uncommon (1/32) 136,398–181,864
Herb seed 5.png Snapdragon seed 3–4 Uncommon (1/32) 163,653–218,204
Herb seed 5.png Torstol seed 3–4 Uncommon (1/32) 175,155–233,540
Watermelon seed 5.png Watermelon seed 50 Uncommon (1/32) 3,550
Palm tree seed 5.png Palm tree seed 1–2 Uncommon (1/32) 39,781–79,562
Magic seed 5.png Magic seed 1 Uncommon (1/32) 118,931
Archer helm.png Archer helm 1 Uncommon (1/32) 41,592
Berserker helm.png Berserker helm 1 Uncommon (1/32) 56,114
Warrior helm.png Warrior helm 1 Uncommon (1/32) 41,791
Farseer helm.png Farseer helm 1 Uncommon (1/32) 39,290
Granite shield.png Granite shield 1 Uncommon (1/32) 33,204
Granite helm.png Granite helm 1 Uncommon (1/32) 29,003
Rune kiteshield.png Rune kiteshield 1 Uncommon (1/32) 32,015
Coal.png Coal 750 Uncommon (1/32) 121,500
Runite ore.png Runite ore 20 Uncommon (1/32) 223,380
Runite bar.png Runite bar 15 Uncommon (1/32) 185,520
Dragon bones.png Dragon bones 50–75 Uncommon (1/32) 135,650–203,475
Black dragonhide.png Black dragonhide 30–50 Uncommon (1/32) 87,870–146,450
Uncut diamond.png Uncut diamond 25–30 Uncommon (1/32) 65,675–78,810
Magic logs.png Magic logs 50–100 Uncommon (1/32) 54,500–109,000
Mahogany plank.png Mahogany plank 60–80 Uncommon (1/32) 126,600–168,800
Rune arrow 5.png Rune arrow 400–500 Uncommon (1/32) 28,000–35,000
Raw shark.png Raw shark 250–300 Uncommon (1/32) 183,000–219,600
Shark.png Shark 75–125 Uncommon (1/32) 69,075–115,125
Law rune.png Law rune 250–300 Uncommon (1/32) 41,500–49,800
Blood rune.png Blood rune 250–300 Uncommon (1/32) 91,750–110,100
Limpwurt root.png Limpwurt root 30–50 Uncommon (1/32) 27,540–45,900
Unicorn horn.png Unicorn horn 30–50 Uncommon (1/32) 6,900–11,500
Coins 10000.png Coins 50,000–75,000 Uncommon (1/32) Not sold
Dragon med helm.png Dragon med helm 1 Very rare (1/16,000) 58,488
Dragon chainbody.png Dragon chainbody 1 Very rare (1/16,000) 375,127
Clue scroll (elite).png Clue scroll (elite) 1 Uncommon (1/15) Not sold
Pet penance queen.png Pet penance queen 1 Very rare (1/1,000) Not sold


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