Ancient defender

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For this item's augmented variant, see augmented ancient defender.
Ancient defender detail.png
Ancient defender (broken) detail.png

The Ancient defender is the second-most powerful defender in the game, and requires level 80 Attack and 80 Defence to equip. It can be created by combining an ancient emblem with a chaotic splint. Like all defenders, it allows the use of both dual-wielding and shield abilities, and provides a 3% accuracy boost. It also has a 1/15 chance to deflect a hit, reducing it by 50%–100% damage and providing +20% accuracy for the player's next attack.

All defenders have style and defence bonuses equal to that of half their tier, which means the Ancient defender has a tier-40 attack and defence rating.

Equipping an Ancient defender in the God Wars Dungeon has the same effect as wearing any piece of Ancient equipment, making all four factions in the dungeon unaggressive towards the player.

Combat stats[edit | edit source]

Creation[edit | edit source]

Ancient defender.png Ancient defender
--Hourglass.pngMake-X GE icon.png
P2P icon.png Members only
Ancient emblem.pngAncient emblem1N/A-
Chaotic splint.pngChaotic splint1N/A-

The creation cost of the Ancient defender is the cost of the chaotic splint.

Item Price
Chaotic splint.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chaotic splint Chaotic splint Dungeoneering token.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dungeoneering token 150,000

Degradation and repair[edit | edit source]

The ancient defender has 100,000 charges of combat. Once the charges run out, it will break and become unusable until repaired by the rewards trader at Daemonheim. When first created, it will have a 100% charge. Repairs are made incrementally in 1% portions, and the cost of recharging can be paid in two ways: coins, or a combination of coins and Dungeoneering tokens.

Charge Cost Combination cost
99% 6,600 660 and Dungeoneering token.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dungeoneering token 660
90% 66,000 6,600 and Dungeoneering token.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dungeoneering token 6,600
0% 660,000 66,000 and Dungeoneering token.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dungeoneering token 66,000

All repair costs are reduced by 5% if Daemonheim aura 3 has been earned.

The ancient defender currently costs far more tokens to repair than other dungeoneering items. This is because the coin to token ratio is 1:1 instead of 10:1. For example, a Chaotic weapon may cost 200,000 coins and only 20,000 Dungeoneering tokens to repair. It is unknown whether the fact that the Ancient defender costs more tokens is intentional.

Usage cost[edit | edit source]

Combat charges100,000
MethodRewards traderRewards traderRewards trader (Daemonheim aura 3)Rewards trader (Daemonheim aura 3)
Item(s) consumed660,000 × Coins 10000.png Coins66,000 × Coins 10000.png Coins
66,000 × Dungeoneering token.png Dungeoneering token[uc 1]
627,000 × Coins 10000.png Coins62,700 × Coins 10000.png Coins
62,700 × Dungeoneering token.png Dungeoneering token[uc 1]
Total GE Price660,00066,000627,00062,700
Per hour
Average rate[uc 2]11,8801,18811,2861,129
High rate[uc 3]23,7602,37622,5722,257
Maximum rate[uc 4]39,6003,96037,6203,762
  1. ^ a b Item is not tradeable on the Grand Exchange.
  2. ^ 1,800 charges per hour.
  3. ^ 3,600 charges per hour.
  4. ^ 6,000 charges per hour.

Disassembly[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 8 February 2016 (Update):
    • The right-click drop option has been changed to destroy on the new defenders, to match the actual functionality.