Barbarian Assault

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This is a safe minigame.
If you die here, you will not lose any of your items.
The official world for Barbarian Assault is world 306 (P2P).
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Barbarian Assault is a safe team-based Combat minigame located at the Barbarian Outpost. A team of five players must work together to battle 10 waves of Penance, before finally defeating the Penance Queen herself.

There are no requirements for this minigame, although a player with a higher combat level will generally perform better. As this is a safe minigame, no items will be lost on death. This minigame does not provide any experience in any role, so combat pures don't have to worry about gaining experience in the wrong skill by playing this minigame.

Introduction[edit | edit source]

Captain Cain

The Barbarian Assault minigame is a battleground established by the Barbarians to fight against Penance creatures. Players can optionally complete the tutorial by talking to Captain Cain in order to get a basic understanding of how the minigame is played.

Players must form a team of five players in order to play. Completion of each wave will reward each player with Honour points specific to the role they chose. Honour points can be used to redeem a variety of combat-based equipment, notably the fighter torso. Players can also gamble Honour points for a chance to receive the rare dragon chainbody or the pet penance queen.

Players can check the Honour points they have earned by talking to Commander Connad or by checking the blackboard.

Getting there[edit | edit source]

The Barbarian Assault arena can be found, underground, at the Barbarian Outpost just north of Baxtorian Falls. There are several methods by which players can get here:

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Barbarian Assault is a safe minigame and, as such, players will not lose any items upon death. As combat is the minigame's main component, high Defence and Hitpoints levels provide an advantage.

If a teammate is killed, the entire group must restart the wave. Contrary to certain beliefs, firing the cannon in Barbarian Assault does not reduce the team's points received for that wave[1].

Basics[edit | edit source]

Details information regarding creating a team, brief role descriptions, and Penance monsters that will be faced.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Overview of basic gameplay technique. Includes information on the gameplay interface, battlefield layout and how to complete player roles.

Strategies[edit | edit source]

Contains information pertaining to more advanced, specific, and efficient gameplay techniques.

Wave breakdown[edit | edit source]

This breaks down every wave and tells you the amount of monsters in the wave.

Rewards[edit | edit source]

Contains all the rewards available from the Barbarian Assault minigame, at the cost of Honour points.

Personalities[edit | edit source]

Music unlocked[edit | edit source]

Name Unlock details Music track
Legion Unlocked at the Barbarian Outpost
Tutorial Unlisted - plays during the tutorial
Assault and Battery Unlocked while playing the minigame
Pirates of Penance Unlocked when the Penance Queen appears

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
22 August 2019
(update)
Gambles are now referred to as "Lucky dips" when playing on Old School RuneScape Mobile.
30 May 2019
(update | poll)
The Barbarian Assault role icons are now put in the jaw slot (a back-end slot system where facial hair is placed), allowing players to wear capes within games.
25 October 2018
(update)
Players are now able to skip the Barbarian Assault tutorial.
2 August 2018
(update)
The wording displayed when trying to buy a medium gamble at Barbarian Assault without the correct requirements has been changed.
19 July 2018
(update | poll)
The bank deposit box has been added back.
5 April 2018
(update)
The lure cave in Barbarian Assault no longer has an option to click; that information is now given by Examining it.
22 March 2018
(update)
Collectors in Barbarian Assault will now have their horn put in their inventory before their bag, rather than the other way around.
8 March 2018
(update)
Various supplies inside Barbarian Assault can now be destroyed by shift+clicking them.
22 February 2018
Hotfix A hotfix was applied to prevent players from stalling their entry into a wave. This accidentally repeatedly kicked out all players from Barbarian Assault, so a second hotfix was deployed to fix the issues caused from the first hotfix.[2]
25 January 2018
(update | poll)
  • Ranged weapons that do not use arrows have been disabled.
  • New arrows for exclusive use in the minigame have been introduced.
  • Wrath runes have been added to the Attacker dispenser.
  • The amount of runes a player is given has been from increased from 50 to 1000
  • The "Take runes" and "Take arrows" options on the dispenser have been reversed; "Take arrows" is now the left click option.
31 August 2017
Hotfix The chance to obtain elite clue scrolls has been decreased to 1/15.
31 August 2017
(update | poll)
Elite clue scrolls can now be obtained from high level gambles at a rate of 1/10.
17 August 2017
(update)
The toxic blowpipe will now deal 0 damage when used in the minigame due to an unintended exploit which allowed players to use non-bow ranged weapons while equipping the type of arrow requested.
In addition, the Looting bag is no longer able to be brought into the waiting room.
4 May 2017
(update)
Runes obtained from uncharging various powered staves while in the minigame will no longer be confiscated.
27 April 2017
(update)
Field rations can no longer be taken into the minigame.
29 September 2016
(update | poll)
Players can now sell penance equipment back to Commander Connad for 80% of its original cost.
1 September 2016
(update)
The egg conversion machine has been reverted back to converting eggs to a consistent colour.
18 August 2016
(update | poll)
  • The amount of Penance Queen kills that can be stored has been increased from 15 to 40.
  • The ladder found in the waiting rooms now has a quick-start option should players prefer to start instantly rather than wait one minute to automatically start the wave.
  • The long delay when using the item dispensers has been removed.
  • The rewards window can now be closed by using the escape key.
  • The rewards shop has been smoothed and no longer has a black background.
  • The egg conversion device now converts eggs into another randomly rather than to a specific colour.
  • An issue where Penance healers would stop taking poison damage has been fixed.
  • An issue where the attack style selection was not working correctly has been fixed.
  • Points will no longer be lost when leaving the rewards window open after a game.
  • Poisoning penance creatures with green eggs will no longer reduce poison severity.
11 August 2016
(update)
  • The value of eggs has been adjusted so that they would appear at the top of stacks of items.
  • Various items can no longer be taken into Barbarian Assault.
10 March 2016
(update)
Penance creatures are now immune to venom.
24 September 2015
(update | poll)
  • The number of points players can store has been increased from 500 to 5,000 per role.
  • Players can now store up to 15 Penance Queen kills rather than one.
  • The amount of high level gambles done are now tracked.
6 August 2015
(update)
Barbarian Assault has now been re-enabled following resolution of the infinite-point bug.
5 August 2015
Hotfix Barbarian Assault has been disabled following publication of a bug allowing a player to achieve 500 points in a role after a single wave.
16 July 2015
(update)
Levelling up in the Defender role now actually partially increases the lure range of the Penance Runners.
2 July 2015
(update | poll)
The doors at the entrance of Barbarian Assault are now permanently open.
21 May 2015
(update)
The games necklace now lists the teleport destination as "Barbarian Outpost" instead of "Barbarian Assault".
30 April 2015
(update | poll)
The bank deposit box has been replaced with a bank chest.
13 November 2014
(update)
Ironmen can now be invited to join a team.
11 September 2014
(update | poll)
It is now possible to reset the player's current wave to 1 by right-clicking the wave 1 barrier in the waiting room.
4 September 2014
(update | poll)
It is now possible to purchase additional pieces of penance armour.
14 August 2014
(update | poll)
  • The rewards from the Barbarian Assault gambles have been significantly improved.
  • The Penance Pet can now be received from a high level gamble.
8 May 2014
(update)
Items that can damage oneself, such as dwarven rock cakes, can no longer be taken into the minigame.
16 January 2014
(update | poll)
  • The egg launcher can now be used during combat.
  • The top-right UI now displays white text when the call changes.
16 May 2013
(update)
Players can no longer bring cape-slot items into the waiting room, since they cannot be worn anyway.
13 March 2013
(update)
The minigame is now accessible using gamecode imported from Runescape 3.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Old School RuneScape. "Runescape Mythbusters Special." (25:02) , YouTube Video. 1 Dec 2014.
  2. [Barb assault is currently bugged https://www.reddit.com/r/2007scape/comments/7zeqyc/barb_assault_is_currently_bugged/]