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Barrows Basic


The Barrows Brothers dharokhead were originally composed of six wights, two more members were added after completing the Ritual of the Mahjarrat and Kindred Spirits quests.

⬥ This guides aims to get you started on doing Barrows runs, and will focus on the original six brothers.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• It will be assumed that you're using Magic magic and the entry-level preset.

⬥ War's Retreat is used for easy access to the Barrows Brothers dharokhead

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• War's Retreat Teleport warsretreatteleport is unlocked via getting 10 boss kills (any boss).

⬥ Using High Contrast Mode lets you see which door is clickable when in the tunnels.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Right-click the World Map to toggle it on.

Presets and Relics

Preset Suggestions

⬥ The mid-level preset and example video can be used as a reference if you're interested in killing Akrisae and Linza.

Useful Unlocks

⬥ The following allow you to increase the efficiency of your runs:     • Although useful, they are not mandatory.
Salve amulet (e) salveamulet     • Increases damage and accuracy by 20% when fighting undead monsters. ⬥ Ghost hunter equipment ghosthunterhelm     • Increases damage done against ghosts related creatures by 10% when three or more pieces are worn. ⬥ Powerburst of acceleration accel     • Surge surge and Dive dive will increase the speed of your runs.
Luck enhancers luckpotion     • Increases chances at barrows equipment dharokbody and amulet of the forsaken amuletoftheforesaken     • You only need tier 2 luck.


The Brothers
⬥ As this is an older encounter, there aren't many mechanics to be wary of.     • Each brother has a mechanic, which can mostly be ignored.         ⬩ Dharok increases his damage dealt, the lower his life points get.     • Being underground will periodically drain your prayer points.     • The catacombs are a maze, with a simple puzzle at the end.
The Catacombs
⬥ Searching one of the sarcophagi will place you in a random corner of the catacombs.     • This sarcophagus is random, and normally reserved for last. ⬥ The catacombs are composed of a series of tunnels, in the shape of a 3x3 grid, with a treasure room in the center.     • The path to the center is randomly generated.     • Using High Contrast Mode makes finding the correct path easier. ⬥ The door leading to the center of the catacombs will have one of four, simple puzzles, which always have the same solution.

The Fight

Order the Brothers Should be Killed

Dharok → Ahrim → Karil → Guthan → Torag → Verac

⬥ You can use protection prayers to mitigate damage.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎⬩ Protect from Melee protectfrommelee on Dharok, Guthan, Torag, and Verac.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎⬩ Protect from Magic protectfrommagic on Ahrim.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎⬩ Protect from Ranged protectfrommissiles on Karil.

⬥ Try to make good use of Surge surge and Dive dive


wm / asphyxdbreathsonicwavetuskas → improv

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Alternate starts between Wild Magic wm and Asphyxiate asphyx

Example Kills