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Released6 March 2007 (Update)
Combat level190
ExamineIt's trying to mash you flat! Less examine, more fight!
Combat info
XP bonus+10%
Max hit35
Attack styleCrush, Ranged
Attack speedMonster attack speed 5.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
PoisonNot immune
VenomNot immune
Advanced data
Monster ID600,6342

Barrelchest is a monster that serves as the boss near the end of The Great Brain Robbery. Upon defeat, Barrelchest will drop the barrelchest anchor, but it requires repairs before it can be equipped.

Barrelchest can be fought in the Nightmare Zone after the quest is complete.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

It has two attack styles. If in melee range, it attacks with its anchor and deactivates all prayers and drains prayer points. If the player is outside of melee range, it performs an attack in which it slams its anchor to the ground, triggering an earthquake that can inflict up to 25 damage. However, it will not use its ranged attack if the player is safespotting Barrelchest.

Using ranged or magic is a highly effective method for defeating Barrelchest and significantly reduces the risk of death during the fight. Due to Barrelchest's relatively lower magic defence, attacking with magic is recommended for a faster fight. Once the fight starts, teleport out when you encounter him and make your way back to the boss room but don't move anywhere; the spot you will be standing in serves as a safespot and you will not receive any damage from this point on.

If pursuing the melee method, Protect from Melee is highly advised as Barrelchest's attacks deactivate and drain prayers. Using quick-prayers is recommended to reactivate prayers swiftly. Due to its high offensive melee stats, it is recommended to wear armour that provides high melee defence, preferably against crushing attacks. Barrelchest also drains your attack and defence. Lower level players are advised to use a super defence potion, have a prayer potion on standby, and high healing foods. Fast melee weapons such as the dragon dagger's special attack and the abyssal whip are effective.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Despite Barrelchest being the bodyguard for Mi-Gor and part of a zombie-themed quest, it is not considered an Undead enemy and thus the Salve amulet does not provide a bonus.