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Released 4 January 2001 (Update)
Combat level 16
Hitpoints 14
Stats (?) 18/15/18
Hits XP (?) 13
Experience (?) 39
Fatigue (?) 0.69%
Hostility Retreats (?)
Pay-to-play No
Poisonous No
Max hit 2
Weakness None
Examine Not civilised looking

Barbarians are monsters which are mostly found in the Barbarian Village. They have a combat level of 16.

There are also some Barbarians who are non-aggressive. Some are involved with quests, and some are shopkeepers, such as Peksa, who owns a helmet shop found in the Barbarian Village.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Training[edit | edit source]

Killing barbarians may be a worthwhile option for low to mid level players who who wish to train their combat skills. There are 2 Cooked meat and 3 beer spawns located inside the longhouse at the Barbarian village, which is west of Varrock. The meat may be used as a free food source. Some players use the tables in the longhouse as a safe spot from which to train ranged or magic skills. There are also 2 log fires which never burn out in the back of the hall.

Drops[edit | edit source]

Barbarians drop somewhat valuable items and some players may choose to kill them in search of loot which they can use to train their skills, collect, or trade to other players. Killing Barbarians at the Barbarian Village and banking in west Varrock is the best method for players seeking to collect loot obtained from killing them.

Gunthor[edit | edit source]

It is easy to get normal barbarians and Gunthor the Brave mixed up. He can be distinguished by his lighter colored orange shirt. Misclicking Gunthor could be dangerous for players who don't have higher combat skills, or those who are low on hitpoints, as this unique Barbarian tends to deal higher amounts of damage than normal barbarians, and also has more hitpoints.


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Appearance[edit | edit source]

The barbarians are light skin toned men with yellow beards. They are wearing Leather Armour, a brown shirt, brown pants, and appear to be wearing an iron or steel medium helmet. They are wielding what is most likely an iron or steel battle axe.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Differences with RuneScape 2 and RuneScape 3
    • In RS2 Barbarians use their axe as a two-handed weapon however, in Classic the barbarians use their axe as a one-handed weapon
    • In RS2 Barbarians appear to wear a Bronze Medium Helmet
    • There are female Barbarians in RS3

Drops[edit | edit source]

100% Drops[edit | edit source]

Image Item Quantity Rarity
Bones.png Bones 1 1Always

Runes[edit | edit source]

Image Item Quantity Rarity
Earth-Rune.png Earth-Rune 1 3Uncommon
Fire-Rune.png Fire-Rune 1, 3 3Uncommon
Mind-Rune.png Mind-Rune 3 3Uncommon
Chaos-Rune.png Chaos-Rune 1 3Uncommon
Law-Rune.png Law-Rune 1 3Uncommon

Other Drops[edit | edit source]

Image Item Quantity Rarity
Coins.png Coins 5–27 2Common
Bronze Arrows.png Bronze Arrows 15 2Common
Bronze Axe.png Bronze Axe 1 2Common
Cookedmeat.png Cookedmeat 1 2Common
Fur.png Fur 1 2Common
Staff.png Staff 1 2Common
Iron Mace.png Iron Mace 1 3Uncommon
Ring mould.png Ring mould 1 3Uncommon
Tin ore.png Tin ore 1 3Uncommon
Flier.png Flier 1 4Rare
Uncut sapphire.png Uncut sapphire 1 4Rare
Uncut emerald.png Uncut emerald 1 4Rare
Uncut diamond.png Uncut diamond 1 5Very rare

Gallery[edit | edit source]