|Players with 99||N/A|
The Defence skill increases the player's chance of completely ignoring oncoming attacks. Experience can be gained by fighting in the Defensive attack style.
Players can equip better armour as their Defence level increases. At level 70 Defence, Barrows armour is the highest tier armour. Armour can be seen as a continuation to the Defence skill as it also increases the player's chance of completely ignoring oncoming attacks.
See the Combat Triangle for more information on armour bonuses and weaknesses.Defence Level Up Sound.
When fighting with monsters and NPC's, it is recommended that you protect yourself from taking damage. These are the main metals.
|Metal||Defence Level||Smithing Level|
There are many different types of armour worn on different slots.
Medium (med) and full helms are worn on the head slot. Full helmets offer better protection than medium helmets.
Chainmail protects well from slashing and crushing attacks, as well as from magic attacks. Chainmail is weak towards ranged attacks.
This is the heaviest piece of armour. Not recommended to wear if ranging or casting spells. Platebodys, plateskirts and platelegs are good against Slash and Stab attacks.
Square shields are weaker than kiteshields. Both shields are good against Slash attacks, but they have different weaknesses: Square shields are weak against Crush and kiteshields are weak against Stab. Worn on left hand.
Dragon armour is not like all of the other metals. The armor pieces are rare and some of them have high requirements and are obtained only from rare monster drops. All of them require at least 60 defence to wear.
|Dragon med helm||-|
|Dragon sq shield||Legends' Quest|
Main article: Barrows equipment
All Barrows equipment have a 70 defence requirement to wield.
|Image||Barrows Set Name||Defence Level||Other Requirements|
|Torag set||70||70 attack, 70 strength|
|Karil's set||70||70 ranged|
|Dharok set||70||70 attack, 70 strength|
|Ahrim's set||70||70 magic, 70 attack|
|Guthans' set||70||70 attack|
Granite armour requires level 50 Defence to wear.
Defence XP rewardsEdit
List of quests in 2006scape that give Defence experience:
- 500 xp - A soul's bane
- 600 xp - In Search of the Myreque
- 2,000 xp - In Aid of the Myreque
- 2,000 xp - Nature Spirit
- 2,812 xp - The Fremmenik Trials
- 3,075 xp - Heroes' Quest
- 5,000 xp - Between a Rock...
- 15,300 xp - Holy Grail
- 18,650 xp - Dragon Slayer
A total of 49937 experience.