Runner hat

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The runner hat is a piece of members-only armour that requires 45 Defence and is rewarded from the Barbarian Assault minigame. Players with 275 Honour points in all four roles and who have killed the Penance Queen can purchase the hat from Commander Connad, located on the ground floor[UK]1st floor[US] of the Barbarian Outpost.

Compared to other helmets requiring 45 Defence, the Runner hat lacks attack bonuses. The stats for the hat are closely similar to equipment requiring 40 Defence. The Runner hat provides a slightly higher magic defence bonus (+1) compared to the that of the rune full helm (-1), and lacks a negative attack bonus for ranged and magic. The runner hat has a weight of only 1 kg, whilst most other helmets weigh at least 2 kg if not more. It is mostly used by players who want to show their prestige in Barbarian Assault.

If the player dies below level 20 Wilderness, it will remain in the player's inventory. However, the item will be unusable and must be repaired with 45,000 coins by using the item on Perdu.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
12 March 2020

The runner hat now breaks upon death in PvP and can be locked via trouver parchments just like other penance hats.

20 August –
2 October 2014

The "Destroy" option was replaced with a "Drop" option.

8 August 2013

Some feedback changes have been made to the config costs of the fire cape, rune defender and penance items, including the penance skirt.

2 August 2013
(update | poll)

The item's value was increased from 5000 to 65,002 so it is protected over rune armour upon death.

22 February 2013

This content was included when the Old School RuneScape servers officially launched.