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A player participating in the Barrows minigame.
Location on World Map
Castle Drakan
Mort'ton Barrows Meiyerditch
Burgh de Rott

The Barrows minigame is an area-based Combat minigame released on 9 May 2005. The objective is to defeat the six Barrows brothers. Priest in Peril is required as the minigame is located in Morytania, and starting Nature Spirit is required to enter the Mort Myre Swamp. It is a popular money-making method due to the potential of receiving valuable rewards, including the unique Barrows equipment.

Getting there[edit | edit source]

1.) Red is the longest and most tedious route.
2.) Sky blue is the moderate route if no additional quests are completed aside from In Aid of the Myreque. Those who have access to fairy rings can also use this route.
3.) Green is the penultimate shortest route and makes use of the Myreque shortcut.
4.) Dark blue is the shortest route making use of Morytania legs 3, 4, or Mort'ton teleports.

There are several different methods for travelling to Barrows. In approximate order from most to least convenient:

Objective[edit | edit source]

Main article: Barrows/Strategies
The location of each brother and their combat style.
The tunnels containing the final brother and the reward chest.

The objective of the game is to defeat the six Barrows brothers: Ahrim the Blighted, Dharok the Wretched, Guthan the Infested, Karil the Tainted, Torag the Corrupted and Verac the Defiled. In the first phase of the minigame, the player summons and defeats five of the six brothers. In the second phase, one must traverse the maze in the tunnels to find the final brother and the reward chest.

This minigame is difficult for players with low combat stats. The combat levels of each brother is 115, except for Ahrim the Blighted and Karil the Tainted, which are level 98. The Barrows brothers are very strong, each with high Defence levels and strong armour. Each brother has a different special ability, which is the same as the set effect of the corresponding armour set. Because of this, special consideration should be given to the methods with and order in which the brothers are killed.

Rewards[edit | edit source]

Barrows drop mechanics[1]

Players receive one roll at the rewards table for each brother killed. For each roll, first the Barrows formula is used to determine whether a Barrows item will be given; if the roll is unsuccessful, the standard item formula is used instead.

Completion of the Hard Morytania Diary increases the number of runes gained by 50% when they are rolled.

Defeating as many brothers as possible before looting the chest is recommended, since not only does one receive more rolls for rewards as the number of brothers killed decreases, but for each roll one also has a higher chance of receiving a Barrows item. If no brothers are killed, it is impossible to gain Barrows items as a reward. The following table demonstrates the exact odds:

Chance of receiving at least one Barrows equipment item
Brothers
killed
Chance
Frac %
1 1/392 0.26%
2 1/167 0.60%
3 1/92 1.09%
4 2/109 1.83%
5 1/32 3.13%
6 1/17 5.88%

Barrows item formula[edit | edit source]

The chance of receiving a piece of Barrows equipment for a roll is , where is the number of brothers killed.

If the roll is successful, a random Barrows item is chosen -- all Barrows items have an equal chance of being chosen. However, a player cannot receive Barrows items for brothers not killed, and also a player cannot receive the same item more than once for every run of the minigame. It is possible to get multiple items from the same brother, contrary to popular belief.

Standard item formula[edit | edit source]

If a roll for a Barrows item was not successful, the standard item table is rolled instead.

First, the ``rewards potential`` or ``RP`` is calculated with the following formula: . In other words, it is the sum of all the combat levels of monsters killed (including the brothers, which in total have a combined sum of 656), up to 1000, plus two times the number of brothers killed. The maximum RP possible is 1012. The combat levels of the brothers is included in this calculation, and since the six brothers have a combined sum of 656, an additional 344 points must be gained in order to gain the maximum number of points.

A roll is performed for a value between and the ``RP`` calculated (each inclusive). This value determines the items awarded and the quantity by using the table below:

Item RP required
to unlock
RP required for
maximum quantity
Chance at max RP per roll
Frac %
Coins.png: Inventory image of Coins Coins 1 380 380/1012 37.5%
Mind rune.png: Inventory image of Mind rune Mind rune 381 505 125/1012 12.4%
Chaos rune.png: Inventory image of Chaos rune Chaos rune 506 630 125/1012 12.4%
Death rune.png: Inventory image of Death rune Death rune 631 755 125/1012 12.4%
Blood rune.png: Inventory image of Blood rune Blood rune 756 880 125/1012 12.4%
Bolt rack.png: Inventory image of Bolt rack Bolt rack 881 1005 125/1012 12.4%
Tooth half of key.pngLoop half of key.png: Inventory image of Loop half of key Key half 1006 N/A (always 1) 6/1012 0.6%
Dragon med helm.png: Inventory image of Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1012 N/A (always 1) 1/1012 0.1%

As shown in the table, each item has a range, and the higher in the range the roll resides the more of the item. For example, a roll of 1 and 380 would both result in a reward of coins, but the latter would result in more coins.

If players wish to receive more runes (which are generally worth more gold) instead of bolt racks and key halves, they should keep the total combat level of the monsters killed around but no more than 880. Having exactly 880 would allow the maximum number of Blood runes, but would remove Bolt racks, key halves, and the Dragon med helm from the drop table. Players can achieve exactly 880 points by killing the six brothers and 3 Skeletons. It could also be done by killing 4 Crypt spiders, however these are confined to one room and also share space with their larger cousins, making this method much less convenient.

Runes/Ammunition[edit | edit source]

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Barrows Equipment[edit | edit source]

Ahrim's[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Mind rune.png: User:Ishiz/Barrows drops Mind rune with rarity Common in quantity 1–2889Mind rune1–2,889Common4-11,5561-2,889
Chaos rune.png: User:Ishiz/Barrows drops Chaos rune with rarity Common in quantity 1-885Chaos rune1–885Common70-61,95054-47,790
Death rune.png: User:Ishiz/Barrows drops Death rune with rarity Common in quantity 1-578Death rune1–578Common213-123,114108-62,424
Bolt rack.png: User:Ishiz/Barrows drops Bolt rack with rarity Common in quantity 1-191Bolt rack1–191Common70-13,37030-5,730
Blood rune.png: User:Ishiz/Barrows drops Blood rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-236Blood rune1–236Uncommon294-69,384240-56,640

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Dharok's[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Ahrim's hood.png: User:Ishiz/Barrows drops Ahrim's hood with rarity Rare in quantity 1Ahrim's hood1Rare70,8817,800
Ahrim's robetop.png: User:Ishiz/Barrows drops Ahrim's robetop with rarity Rare in quantity 1Ahrim's robetop1Rare1,829,43530,000
Ahrim's robeskirt.png: User:Ishiz/Barrows drops Ahrim's robeskirt with rarity Rare in quantity 1Ahrim's robeskirt1Rare1,791,68628,200
Ahrim's staff.png: User:Ishiz/Barrows drops Ahrim's staff with rarity Rare in quantity 1Ahrim's staff1Rare124,95651,000

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Guthan's[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Dharok's helm.png: User:Ishiz/Barrows drops Dharok's helm with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dharok's helm1Rare270,63561,800
Dharok's platebody.png: User:Ishiz/Barrows drops Dharok's platebody with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dharok's platebody1Rare951,586168,000
Dharok's platelegs.png: User:Ishiz/Barrows drops Dharok's platelegs with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dharok's platelegs1Rare1,082,433165,000
Dharok's greataxe.png: User:Ishiz/Barrows drops Dharok's greataxe with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dharok's greataxe1Rare792,143124,800

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Karil's[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Guthan's helm.png: User:Ishiz/Barrows drops Guthan's helm with rarity Rare in quantity 1Guthan's helm1Rare533,23461,800
Guthan's platebody.png: User:Ishiz/Barrows drops Guthan's platebody with rarity Rare in quantity 1Guthan's platebody1Rare671,735168,000
Guthan's chainskirt.png: User:Ishiz/Barrows drops Guthan's chainskirt with rarity Rare in quantity 1Guthan's chainskirt1Rare538,361165,000
Guthan's warspear.png: User:Ishiz/Barrows drops Guthan's warspear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Guthan's warspear1Rare751,05660,000

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Torag's[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Karil's coif.png: User:Ishiz/Barrows drops Karil's coif with rarity Rare in quantity 1Karil's coif1Rare76,8407,800
Karil's leathertop.png: User:Ishiz/Barrows drops Karil's leathertop with rarity Rare in quantity 1Karil's leathertop1Rare1,618,36730,000
Karil's leatherskirt.png: User:Ishiz/Barrows drops Karil's leatherskirt with rarity Rare in quantity 1Karil's leatherskirt1Rare182,88228,200
Karil's crossbow.png: User:Ishiz/Barrows drops Karil's crossbow with rarity Rare in quantity 1Karil's crossbow1Rare148,19596,000

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Verac's[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Torag's helm.png: User:Ishiz/Barrows drops Torag's helm with rarity Rare in quantity 1Torag's helm1Rare188,69161,800
Torag's platebody.png: User:Ishiz/Barrows drops Torag's platebody with rarity Rare in quantity 1Torag's platebody1Rare216,219168,000
Torag's platelegs.png: User:Ishiz/Barrows drops Torag's platelegs with rarity Rare in quantity 1Torag's platelegs1Rare312,118165,000
Torag's hammers.png: User:Ishiz/Barrows drops Torag's hammers with rarity Rare in quantity 1Torag's hammers1Rare94,64396,000

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Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Verac's helm.png: User:Ishiz/Barrows drops Verac's helm with rarity Rare in quantity 1Verac's helm1Rare178,29661,800
Verac's brassard.png: User:Ishiz/Barrows drops Verac's brassard with rarity Rare in quantity 1Verac's brassard1Rare183,132168,000
Verac's plateskirt.png: User:Ishiz/Barrows drops Verac's plateskirt with rarity Rare in quantity 1Verac's plateskirt1Rare468,487165,000
Verac's flail.png: User:Ishiz/Barrows drops Verac's flail with rarity Rare in quantity 1Verac's flail1Rare147,24496,000

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Odds[edit | edit source]

Calculations assume all 6 brothers are killed for each chest. Only "One random set" is an approximation, the average of 5 million simulations. Where for example "5 unique items" means you have 19/24 items and you need 5 more unique items to complete all sets.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Coins_1000.png: User:Ishiz/Barrows drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 1-5306Coins1–5,306Common1-5,3061-5,306
Loop half of key.png: User:Ishiz/Barrows drops Loop half of key with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Loop half of key1Uncommon9,74960
Tooth half of key.png: User:Ishiz/Barrows drops Tooth half of key with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Tooth half of key1Uncommon9,68060
Clue scroll (elite).png: User:Ishiz/Barrows drops Clue scroll (elite) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Clue scroll (elite)1UncommonNot sold12
Dragon med helm.png: User:Ishiz/Barrows drops Dragon med helm with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon med helm1Rare58,83560,000
Reward Approximate chests needed
All 24 unique items 1541 chests
One unique item 408 chests
Two unique items 612 chests
Three unique items 748 chests
Four unique items 850 chests
Five unique items 932 chests
One random set 365 chests

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • According to the formula released by Mod Kieren on his Twitter, the chances of getting at least one piece of Barrows equipment is 1/17.42 if you kill all six brothers. This chance is unaffected by the kill count of the other monsters in the crypt. Therefore, the chance of receiving a specific equipment piece is approximately 1/418 (17.42*24).
  • Killing all of the brothers is not required to receive loot; however, not killing all brothers decreases your chance of receiving a Barrows item, and you will not be able to receive the items from the brothers that you missed.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • There is currently a glitch where if Guthan is slain and he heals simultaneously, a message will appear in the player's chatbox stating "We'll finish this later...".
  • Prior to an update, Barrows did not tell you what brothers the player had slain. In addition, before the aforementioned update, there was no looting interface upon searching the chest for rewards.
  • There is a one in 1.12 trillion chance of receiving 6 Barrows items after defeating all the brothers.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Jagex. Mod Kieren's Twitter account. 3 Mar 2016. Mod Kieren: "You guys wanted info on Barrows loot, here it is... Full size: [1] Explained the best I can!"