|Released||4 January 2001 (Update)|
|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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
These drop rates are estimated based on a mix of drop logs, videos, and at times, comparison to later code. See the talk page for more details.
The barbarian preview used in the bestiary.
- 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