The Defence hood is the skillcape hood associated with having achieved skill mastery in the Defence skill. Players can buy the hood alongside the Defence cape from Harlan if they have a Defence level of 99 for 99,000 coins. The hood itself provides absolutely no offensive or defensive bonuses and may be worn for purely aesthetic purposes.
While the hood is bought with the skillcape, it is not needed to perform the emote associated with it; the skillcape is the only essential item. Along with the cape, the hood may be stored in the Cape rack of a player-owned house.
Should players lose the hood, they may reclaim it from Harlan for free.