Defence Pure maintains a low Combat level and has high Defence. Most Defence pures train at monks or seagulls depending on whether they want to AFK or gain fast experience. When player-killing, other players have a large window of opportunity to escape from a Defence pure due to their weak attacks. Other players also find it difficult to kill Defence pures due to their ability to tank hits. Defence pures excel at staking but most players know not to stake them. They are usually created for vanity.

Additional sources of damage for Defence pures are poisoned daggers, such as the iron and bone daggers, and the Dragonfire shield. The poison deals six damage every 15 seconds, and the Dragonfire shield special attack deals up to 25 damage and can be used every two minutes.

It is recommended to use an Event rpg for early defence levels as it is the fastest attacking melee weapon in the entire game. Use this coupled with the recommended Amulet of strength for maximum strength bonus. Buy (if possible) and equip any other items (such as the pricey Berserker ring) to increase strength bonus, many of these items require quite a few levels beforehand. For an early setup, the Maple blackjack(d) will give you a +20 Strength bonus with the only requirement being 30 Thieving and 30 Defence.

Types of Defence Pures


The Gadderhammer Defence Pure deals the most damage. It can be used in more training areas than the usual monks and seagulls. The pure is five combat levels above a standard Defence Pure because the quests required raise your Attack and Strength levels to 6 and your Prayer level to 15.

The Dwarven helmet from the quest Grim Tales gives a +6 bonus to crush. The quest requires you to have 45 Farming icon Farming, 52 Herblore icon Herblore, 58 Thieving icon Thieving (boostable), 59 Agility icon Agility, 71 Woodcutting icon Woodcutting (boostable), and you must have completed Witch's House.

You can also use a Fighter hat, which has a +5 bonus in all attack styles. This can be obtained from the Barbarian Assault minigame.

Useful links

Top Strength bonus items for each slot

+3 Serpentine helm Serpentine helm or Obsidian helmet Obsidian helmet

+10 Amulet of strength Amulet of strength or Amulet of torture Amulet of torture (with 75 Hit Points)

+4 Bandos chestplate Bandos chestplate or Fighter torso Fighter torso

+2 Bandos tassets Bandos tassets

+20 Maple blackjack(d) Maple blackjack(d) or +32 Guthix crozier Guthix crozier (with 60 Prayer) or +35 Slayer's staff Slayer's staff (with 55 Slayer and 50 Magic)

+7 Dragonfire shield Dragonfire shield

+7 Regen bracelet Regen bracelet

+4 Dragon boots Dragon boots

+8 Berserker ring (i) Berserker ring (i)

+4 Fire cape Fire cape

Alternatively, the Fighter hat Fighter hat gives +5 Attack bonus.

Training locations

Ideal PvP setup

Bone dagger (p) Bone dagger (p++) or Darklight Darklight

Bandos boots Bandos boots (Defence) or Dragon boots Dragon boots (Strength)

Dragonfire shield Dragonfire shield

Serpentine helm Serpentine helm or Obsidian helmet Obsidian helmet

Torag's platebody Torag's platebody or Fighter torso Fighter torso

Torag's platelegs Torag's platelegs

Amulet of fury Amulet of fury

Combat bracelet Combat bracelet

Obsidian cape Obsidian cape or Defence cape (t) Cape of Accomplishment

Ring of recoil Ring of recoil

See also

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