The Avernic defender is a defender wielded in the shield slot, requiring 70 Attack and Defence to wield. It is obtained by combining a dragon defender with an avernic defender hilt. This process can be reversed to return the dragon defender, but the hilt will be destroyed in the process. This defender boasts the highest strength bonus of any shield slot equipment, being 1 higher than the dragonfire shield. It also has the highest melee attack bonuses of any shield slot equipment. The defensive bonuses are comparable to that of an adamant kiteshield.
If the player dies below level 20 Wilderness, it will remain in the player's inventory, but will be unusable and must be repaired with 1,000,000 coins by using the item on Perdu. If the player is killed by another player, below 20 Wilderness, 1,000,000 coins will be dropped, and above 20 Wilderness, 300,000 coins will be dropped.
- ↑ The cost may be higher because of the variant of the item used. The base item is dragon defender.
The avernic defender is the item Falo requires players to show him when he sings about: A sword held in the other hand, red its colour, Cyclops strength you must withstand.