Animated Steel Armour

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Animated Steel Armour
Animated Steel Armour.png
Released13 June 2006 (Update)
Combat level46
ExamineAnimated steel armour.
Combat info
Max hit5
Attack styleStab
Attack speedMonster attack speed 4.png
Combat icon.png Combat stats
Hitpoints icon.pngAttack icon.pngStrength icon.pngDefence icon.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
Attack icon.png Aggressive stats
Monster attack bonusMonster strength bonusMagic icon.pngMonster magic strength bonusRanged icon.pngMonster ranged strength bonus
Defence icon.png Defensive stats
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
CannonsNot immune
Advanced data
Monster ID2452

Animated steel armour is a player-created foe, encountered at the Warriors' Guild. To summon one, players must use a steel platebody, steel platelegs, and a steel full helm on the magical animator. The steel animated armour isn't commonly used for two reasons: helms will occasionally be lost, and higher variants yield better tokens per hour.

Despite being one of the weakest armour types, players should still bring a few pieces of food. If players do decide to fight the steel armour for whatever reason, it is suggested to also carry a few steel full helms to replace the ones that get destroyed. If possible, players should fight animated armour made of black or higher instead, due to the fact that they will not lose any parts. High level players are strongly advised to fight rune or adamant animations as they are the quickest method for earning tokens. Like its other variants, it is immune to ranged and magic attacks.

When you place the armour on the magical animator this text appears:

You place your armour on the platform where it disappears....

The animator hums, something appears to be working. You stand back...

When you lose a piece of armour you receive this text:

  • Helmet - The helm crumbles to dust.
  • Platebody - The platebody crumbles to dust.
  • Platelegs - The platelegs crumbles to dust.

Platebodies and platelegs will not be lost while fighting animated steel armours.

Weakness[edit | edit source]

The animated steel armour is weak to crush attacks, like all the other variants. However, it is weak enough that you can easily use your preferred weapon without much resistance. The fact remains that exploiting a weakness will always yield better results, though. A leaf-bladed battleaxe or the Saradomin sword on crush style would be two of the best options, as they both have high crush accuracy and Strength.

A player safely attacking animated rune.

If for some reason you need to safespot the steel armour, you can do so with a halberd. After the armour spawns, run to the spot shown in the image to the left. The animated armour will be trapped next to the platform, allowing you to attack it without taking any damage.

Drops[edit | edit source]

Drop rates estimated based on 12,886 kills from the Drop Rate Project, unless otherwise cited.

100%[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Warrior guild token.png: Animated Steel Armour drops Warrior guild token with rarity Always in quantity 15Warrior guild token15AlwaysNot sold0

Armour[edit | edit source]

There is a possibility of losing steel full helms while fighting this animated monster.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Steel full helm.png: Animated Steel Armour drops Steel full helm with rarity 9/10 in quantity 1Steel full helm19/10186330
Steel platebody.png: Animated Steel Armour drops Steel platebody with rarity Always in quantity 1Steel platebody1Always8621,200
Steel platelegs.png: Animated Steel Armour drops Steel platelegs with rarity Always in quantity 1Steel platelegs1Always399600

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
13 June –
24 July 2006

The NPC was renamed from "Animated steel Armour" to "Animated Steel Armour".