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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 12,630.86 (63.15 per point).

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Harralander Harralander 15–25 Uncommon (1/32) 8,520–14,200
Toadflax Toadflax 15–25 Uncommon (1/32) 28,560–47,600
Irit leaf Irit leaf 15–25 Uncommon (1/32) 12,945–21,575
Herb seed 5 Harralander seed 5–7 Uncommon (1/32) 135–189
Herb seed 5 Toadflax seed 5–7 Uncommon (1/32) 4,715–6,601
Herb seed 5 Irit seed 5–7 Uncommon (1/32) 235–329
Strawberry seed 5 Strawberry seed 20 Uncommon (1/32) 160
Pineapple seed 5 Pineapple seed 1–2 Uncommon (1/32) 156–312
Maple seed 5 Maple seed 1–2 Uncommon (1/32) 32,923–65,846
Rune axe Rune axe 1 Uncommon (1/32) 7,203
Rune med helm Rune med helm 1 Uncommon (1/32) 11,096
Rune dagger(p++) Rune dagger(p++) 1 Uncommon (1/32) 8,572
Lava battlestaff Lava battlestaff 1 Uncommon (1/32) 9,512
Adamant sq shield Adamant sq shield 1 Uncommon (1/32) 1,994
Iron ore Iron ore 200 Uncommon (1/32) 10,000
Feather Feather 500–750 Uncommon (1/32) 1,500–2,250
Coal Coal 150 Uncommon (1/32) 22,050
Mithril ore Mithril ore 20 Uncommon (1/32) 3,040
Mithril bar Mithril bar 15 Uncommon (1/32) 11,370
Flax Flax 50–75 Uncommon (1/32) 200–300
Blue dragonhide Blue dragonhide 10–20 Uncommon (1/32) 18,340–36,680
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 25–30 Uncommon (1/32) 18,450–22,140
Maple logs Maple logs 150–200 Uncommon (1/32) 1,050–1,400
Oak plank Oak plank 60–80 Uncommon (1/32) 33,720–44,960
Mithril arrow 5 Mithril arrow 300–400 Uncommon (1/32) 7,200–9,600
Raw lobster Raw lobster 125–150 Uncommon (1/32) 18,125–21,750
Tuna Tuna 90–110 Uncommon (1/32) 3,510–4,290
Cosmic rune Cosmic rune 150–200 Uncommon (1/32) 24,000–32,000
Chaos rune Chaos rune 150–200 Uncommon (1/32) 12,450–16,600
Limpwurt root Limpwurt root 10–15 Uncommon (1/32) 9,050–13,575
Unicorn horn Unicorn horn 10–15 Uncommon (1/32) 2,160–3,240
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 31,100.44 (77.75 per point).

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Avantoe Avantoe 25–35 Uncommon (1/32) 44,150–61,810
Kwuarm Kwuarm 25–35 Uncommon (1/32) 33,125–46,375
Dwarf weed Dwarf weed 25–35 Uncommon (1/32) 13,625–19,075
Herb seed 5 Avantoe seed 10–14 Uncommon (1/32) 7,300–10,220
Herb seed 5 Kwuarm seed 10–14 Uncommon (1/32) 3,820–5,348
Herb seed 5 Dwarf weed seed 10–14 Uncommon (1/32) 3,990–5,586
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 20 Uncommon (1/32) 1,780
Papaya tree seed 5 Papaya tree seed 1–2 Uncommon (1/32) 2,619–5,238
Yew seed 5 Yew seed 1–2 Uncommon (1/32) 73,564–147,128
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon (1/32) 24,489
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon (1/32) 22,554
Rune full helm Rune full helm 1 Uncommon (1/32) 20,655
Mystic lava staff Mystic lava staff 1 Uncommon (1/32) 26,211
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Uncommon (1/32) 9,994
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Uncommon (1/32) 9,662
Feather Feather 1,200–1,500 Uncommon (1/32) 3,600–4,500
Coal Coal 400 Uncommon (1/32) 58,800
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 40 Uncommon (1/32) 42,320
Adamantite bar Adamantite bar 25 Uncommon (1/32) 50,875
Big bones Big bones 120 Uncommon (1/32) 29,280
Red dragonhide Red dragonhide 20–30 Uncommon (1/32) 48,980–73,470
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 25–30 Uncommon (1/32) 34,375–41,250
Yew logs Yew logs 150–200 Uncommon (1/32) 26,250–35,000
Teak plank Teak plank 60–80 Uncommon (1/32) 63,420–84,560
Adamant arrow 5 Adamant arrow 400–500 Uncommon (1/32) 24,000–30,000
Nature rune Nature rune 250–300 Uncommon (1/32) 71,250–85,500
Death rune Death rune 250–300 Uncommon (1/32) 60,250–72,300
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 180–210 Uncommon (1/32) 50,220–58,590
Swordfish Swordfish 90–110 Uncommon (1/32) 23,940–29,260
Limpwurt root Limpwurt root 20–30 Uncommon (1/32) 18,100–27,150
Unicorn horn Unicorn horn 20–30 Uncommon (1/32) 4,320–6,480
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 121,154.52 (242.31 per point), excluding clue scroll rewards and pets.

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Ranarr weed Ranarr weed 20–30 Uncommon (1/32) 219,500–329,250
Snapdragon Snapdragon 20–30 Uncommon (1/32) 247,480–371,220
Torstol Torstol 20–30 Uncommon (1/32) 167,360–251,040
Herb seed 5 Ranarr seed 3–4 Uncommon (1/32) 214,896–286,528
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 3–4 Uncommon (1/32) 259,206–345,608
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 3–4 Uncommon (1/32) 170,979–227,972
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 50 Uncommon (1/32) 4,450
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 1–2 Uncommon (1/32) 38,920–77,840
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 1 Uncommon (1/32) 114,939
Archer helm Archer helm 1 Uncommon (1/32) 41,943
Berserker helm Berserker helm 1 Uncommon (1/32) 40,692
Warrior helm Warrior helm 1 Uncommon (1/32) 41,205
Farseer helm Farseer helm 1 Uncommon (1/32) 38,483
Granite shield Granite shield 1 Uncommon (1/32) 33,414
Granite helm Granite helm 1 Uncommon (1/32) 30,431
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Uncommon (1/32) 32,113
Coal Coal 750 Uncommon (1/32) 110,250
Runite ore Runite ore 20 Uncommon (1/32) 225,780
Runite bar Runite bar 15 Uncommon (1/32) 187,635
Dragon bones Dragon bones 50–75 Uncommon (1/32) 149,700–224,550
Black dragonhide Black dragonhide 30–50 Uncommon (1/32) 93,930–156,550
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 25–30 Uncommon (1/32) 65,125–78,150
Magic logs Magic logs 50–100 Uncommon (1/32) 52,600–105,200
Mahogany plank Mahogany plank 60–80 Uncommon (1/32) 138,120–184,160
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 400–500 Uncommon (1/32) 28,800–36,000
Raw shark Raw shark 250–300 Uncommon (1/32) 294,500–353,400
Shark Shark 75–125 Uncommon (1/32) 90,600–151,000
Law rune Law rune 250–300 Uncommon (1/32) 48,000–57,600
Blood rune Blood rune 250–300 Uncommon (1/32) 99,500–119,400
Limpwurt root Limpwurt root 30–50 Uncommon (1/32) 27,150–45,250
Unicorn horn Unicorn horn 30–50 Uncommon (1/32) 6,480–10,800
Coins 10000 Coins 50,000–75,000 Uncommon (1/32) Not sold
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Very rare (1/16,000) 59,177
Dragon chainbody Dragon chainbody 1 Very rare (1/16,000) 404,646
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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