Guthan's helm is melee armour worn in the headwear slot that is part of Guthan the Infested's set of barrows equipment. To wear Guthan's helm, a player must have 70 Defence.
If Guthan's helm is wielded together with all other pieces of Guthan's armour set, then successful melee attacks have a 25% chance of restoring health to the user equal to the damage dealt to the target. This set has the potential to be extremely useful in a variety of combat situations, due to its healing reducing the need to bring food. While the set has strong combat stats, its durability can be conserved through only equipping it when a player needs to heal, and carrying alternative non-degradable armour and weaponry.
- For more details on the mechanics and strategies for this equipment, see the set page.
A player wearing Guthan's armour.
Barrows equipment degrades as it is used. Equipment received from the Barrows minigame is fully repaired and can be used for 15 hours of combat until it degrades completely and requires repair before it can be used again. Barrows armour degrades even if the player is using protection prayers or not taking damage. Barrows equipment does not suffer in performance as it degrades from fully repaired to fully degraded. Fully repaired Barrows items start out with no numbers in their names, e.g. Guthan's helm. It will become Guthan's helm 100 the first time it's used in combat. Eventually it will degrade to Guthan's helm 75, then 50, then 25 and finally 0 at which point the armour will be unusable until repaired. Additionally, Barrows equipment may only be traded if fully repaired or fully degraded.
When dropped or lost on death, any piece of Barrows equipment will automatically degrade to 0. Players who attempt to drop Barrows equipment will receive a warning message about this.
There are two ways to repair Barrows armour. Players can talk to any of the NPCs listed below and they will repair the items for a price, or repair the pieces themselves using an armour stand in any player-owned house. The equipment can be repaired at any stage, and the cost will be adjusted according to how much it has degraded. The repair costs below are as if the equipment has fully degraded.
The following NPCs can repair the armour:
|Costs to repair
||POH Armour Stand
|Level 1 Smithing
||Level 99 Smithing
Enter your smithing level here to calculate how much it would cost to repair the Guthan's helm on an Armour stand:
template = Barrows repair/calc
form = repairForm
result = repairResult
param = price||60000|hidden
param = level|Smithing Level (1-105)|1|int|1-105
For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here