Amulet of the damned

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The amulet of the damned is an amulet that provides extra buffs to Barrows equipment. It can be obtained from silver shade chests found in the Shade Catacombs. The amulet has the same bonuses as an amulet of glory.

Like Barrows equipment, it can only be traded when it hasn't been used. It will degrade at the same rate as any other barrows armour, but once it fully degrades, it will turn to dust. It becomes untradeable once it degrades. Players with multiple amulets can combine charges.

Despite being untradeable (once degraded) it isn't kept automatically on death in a "safe" location. Should you die with the amulet, the amulet will turn to dust, making it impossible to recover.

Effects[edit | edit source]

The following bonuses are granted if a player wears a full set of Barrows equipment in conjunction with the amulet of the damned. These bonuses are in addition to the armours' set effects.

Armour set Effect
Dharok the Wretched's equipment.png Dharok's 25% chance of recoiling 15% of damage taken. This effect can stack with the Vengeance spell and a ring of recoil to recoil 100% of the damage taken.
Verac the Defiled's equipment.png Verac's +7 Prayer bonus, in addition to the amulet's +3.
Torag the Corrupted's equipment.png Torag's Defence increased by 1% for every 1 Hitpoint missing.
Guthan the Infested's equipment.png Guthan's Ability to heal 10 above base Hitpoints level.
Karil the Tainted's equipment.png Karil's 25% chance of hitting twice with one attack. The second hit will deal half the damage of the first hit.
Ahrim the Blighted's equipment.png Ahrim's Ability to autocast Ancient Magicks. In addition, players will have a 25% chance of dealing a hit with 30% increased damage.
Attack icon.png Attack bonusesA player wearing an amulet of the damned
A player wearing an amulet of the damned
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
Defence icon.png Defence bonuses
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
Melee.png Other bonusesSlot
Strength icon.pngRanged Strength icon.pngMagic Damage icon.pngPrayer icon.pngNeck slot.png

Treasure Trails[edit | edit source]

Tier Emotes STASH Location Items Cost
Master Slap Head Centre of the Catacombs of Kourend Amulet of the damned.png arclight.png 165,257

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

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Silver key blackN/A Casket.png110/153
Silver key brownN/A Casket.png110/153
Silver key crimsonN/A Casket.png110/153
Silver key purpleN/A Casket.png110/153
Silver key redN/A Casket.png110/153

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
8 January 2015
The Amulet of the Damned no longer levitates when dropped.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The amulet was originally polled as a drop from K'ril Tsutsaroth in the Old School feature poll #9: God Wars & Banks, where it would absorb a fraction of combat damage from any hitsplat over 15 hitpoints when worn with a full set of Barrows equipment. It gained 61.9% yes votes, 13.1% short of the passing threshold required. The introduction of the amulet was re-polled as a reward from the Shade Catacombs in Old School Content Poll #26, and passed with 75%.
  • Interestingly enough, although the amulet seems to be a piece of Barrows equipment, it does not require a Defence level to wear. However, using the amulet without a Barrows set is counterproductive, since it can be replaced by an amulet of glory which will not degrade.
  • The amulet is similar to RuneScape 3's Amulet of the forsaken, albeit giving different set effect buffs.