|Released||9 May 2005 (Update)|
|Destroy||Drop (If you drop this item it will break. Are you sure you want to drop it?)|
|Examine||Verac the Defiled's helm.|
|High alch||61,800 coins|
|Low alch||41,200 coins|
|Exchange||113,973 coins (info)|
Verac's helm is melee armour worn in the headwear slot that is part of Verac the Defiled's set of Barrows equipment. To wear Verac's helmet, a player must have 70 Defence.
Verac's helm has a lesser magic penalty compared to other helmets at 0+ magic defence but slightly less ranged defence bonuses compared to Guthan's or Torag's helm, which are equal bonuses. This helmet is often used in 'tank' combat due to the high defensive bonuses as well as a prayer bonus. This helmet is commonly used during the TzHaar Fight Cave minigame because of its good melee and ranged defence and prayer bonus.
If Verac's helm is worn along with all of the other pieces of equipment in Verac's set, the player receives the Defiler set effect. With this set effect active, player attacks have a chance (averaging 1/4) of hitting through an opponent's defence and prayer entirely. This effect can be devastating towards tank opponents who rely on high defence. With this set effect, Verac's flail can be considered one of the best weapons for certain PvM situations.
Degradation[edit | edit source]
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. 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. Verac's helm. It will become Verac's helm 100 the first time it's used in combat. Eventually it will degrade to Verac's helm 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:
- Bob - the axe seller in Lumbridge
- Tindel Marchant - the weapon and armour repairman at Port Khazard
- Dunstan - the smith in Burthorpe
- Squire - in the workshop area of the Void Knights' Outpost
|Costs to repair
|NPC||POH Armour Stand|
|Level 1 Smithing||Level 99 Smithing|
Enter your smithing level here to calculate how much it would cost to repair the Verac's helm on an Armour stand:
template = Barrows repair/calc form = repairForm result = repairResult param = price||60000|hidden param = level|Smithing Level (1-105)|1|int|1-105
Item sources[edit | edit source]
|Chest (Barrows)||N/A||1||7 × 1/2,448|
|Dharok the Wretched|
|Torag the Corrupted|
|Ahrim the Blighted|
|Verac the Defiled|
|Guthan the Infested|
|Karil the Tainted|