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Guthan's chainskirt is a piece of melee armour that is part of Guthan the Infested's set of Barrows equipment and is worn in the legwear slot. To equip Guthan's chainskirt, a player must have a Defence level of 70.

Being part of Guthan's barrows set, if Guthan's chainskirt is worn along with all of the other pieces of Guthan's set, the player receives its set effect: successful attacks have a chance of replenishing one hitpoint for each hitpoint of damage the player deals to an opponent. This piece of armour cannot be made using the Smithing skill.

Despite Guthan's having more than average combat stats, it is mostly used by players to heal (and save space that would have been used by bringing food), after which they revert back to their regular melee armour. This method saves money and ultimately puts off having to repair the armour regularly.

  • Guthan's chainskirt is only tradeable when undamaged or fully broken.
  • If you drop this item it will degrade to "0".


Barrows equipment degrades as it is used. Equipment received from the Barrows minigame is fully repaired and can be used for 15 hours of combat until it degrades completely and requires repair before it can be used again. Barrows armour degrades even if the player is using protection prayers or not taking damage. Unlike the crystal shield and crystal bow, Barrows equipment does not suffer in performance as it degrades from fully repaired to fully degraded. Fully repaired Barrows items start out with no numbers in their names, e.g. Guthan's chainskirt. It will become Guthan's chainskirt 100 the first time it's used in combat. Eventually it will degrade to Guthan's chainskirt 75, then 50, then 25 and finally 0 at which point the armour will be unusable until repaired. Additionally, Barrows equipment may only be traded if fully repaired or fully degraded.

When dropped or lost on death, any piece of Barrows equipment will automatically degrade to 0. Players who attempt to drop Barrows equipment will receive a warning message about this.

There are two ways to repair Barrows armour. Players can talk to any of the NPCs listed below and they will repair the items for a price, or repair the pieces themselves using an armour stand in any player-owned house. The equipment can be repaired at any stage, and the cost will be adjusted according to how much it has degraded. The repair costs below are as if the equipment has fully degraded.

The following NPCs can repair the armour:

Costs to repair
barrows equipment
NPC POH Armour Stand
Level 1 Smithing Level 99 Smithing
Helm 60,000 59,700 30,300
Body 90,000 89,550 45,450
Legs 80,000 79,600 40,400
Weapon 100,000 99,500 50,500
Total 330,000 328,350 166,650
The price is exactly 50% when operating a Smithing cape.

Enter your smithing level here to calculate how much it would cost to repair the Guthan's chainskirt on an Armour stand:

template = Barrows repair/calc
form = repairForm
result = repairResult
param = price||80000|hidden
param = level|Smithing Level (1-105)|1|int|1-105


  • Prior to a graphical update, the chain section of Guthan's chainskirt was translucent when worn by male characters.