Barbarian Assault/Rewards

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Barbarian Assault rewards are rewards players can buy with Honour Points which are obtained while clearing waves of the minigame.

Choosing your wave reward type[edit | edit source]

Barbarian Assault totem.png

After each successfully completed wave, the player is rewarded with either Honour Points or bonus experience in Firemaking, Mining, or Agility. The reward can be chosen before a wave starts by rotating the reward statue at the north end of each wave's room. Honour Points are chosen by default. When choosing bonus xp, you can select the skill or allow it to be allocated randomly.

Honour Points can be used to buy various Penance armours, role level upgrades, cosmetic weapon decorations, or random gambled items (the dragon chainbody is among these, although it is rare).

If bonus experience was selected, at the end of a wave you will see a message telling you how much bonus experience you have received and in which skill. The amount of bonus experience is a fixed amount per wave (based on skill level), rather than a reward based on performance.

Earning Honour Points[edit | edit source]

Players may choose Honour Points as a reward from completing Barbarian Assault waves. The amount of Honour Points that a player receives is based on their team's overall performance in the wave (Team Honour Points) with the performance in their own role receiving double weighting through Individual Honour Points. The leader of the team receives a weight of 3.6 to the points in their role by having the respective Individual Honour Points multiplied by 2.6. Because this increased weighting in their role, it is important for the player to do their role effectively to avoid a heavy reduction in the total Honour Points gained. Honour Points can be used to buy a variety of rewards.

This is an example of the Advanced Breakdown Points Table for an Attacker that is not a leader of the team:

Advanced Breakdown Points Table
Reward Contributor Notes
# Honour Points Importance of Teamwork
Team Individual
Runners that got past 4 -10 Defender Healer needs to call out Bait type
Rangers killed 5 4 4 Attacker Collector needs to call out Attack style
Fighters killed 5 4 4 Attacker Collector needs to call out Attack style
Healers killed 5 3 Healer Defender needs to call out Poison type
Runners killed 5 9 Defender Healer needs to call out Bait type
Player life points replenished 600 3 3 Healer
Wrong poison packs used 2 -0 Healer Defender needs to call out Poison type
Eggs collected (minus exploded) 20 4 Collector Attacker needs to call out Colour
Failed Attacker attacks 10 -9 -9 Attacker Collector needs to call out Attack type
Honour Point Totals 10 2 Combined 12

This is the formula (approximate) for calculating Honour Points for each Role:

Honour Points for Waves 1-9
Role Points earned Penalties (Max: 10 points)
Collector Egg collected / 4.35 (rounded down) Exploded eggs (subtracted from total eggs collected)
Healer (Total / 180) plus
Healers killed x 0.7 (rounded down)
Each wrong poison used / 4
Attacker (Fighters killed - 1) + (Rangers killed - 1) Incorrect attacks / 1.2 (rounded down)
Defender Runners killed x 1.8 (rounded down) Runners getting through x 3
Entire Team The sum of all the above points will be given to everyone on the team The sum of all the above penalties is deducted from everyone on the team
For completing Wave 10, each player gets 80 points for their role (plus 5 points in each of the other 3 roles.), or in hard mode, 210 points for their role plus 15 points in each of the other 3 roles.
  • Note: Maximum penalty of 10 may affect team totals, but individual totals can only go down to 0 (i.e. no negative value).
  • For healers the max amount of LP that counts is 51200.
  • Exploded eggs cannot be 'recovered'. If 3 eggs are exploded, it is then only possible to get a max egg count of 57, rather than the usual 60.
  • Penance killed using the egg launcher are still counted regardless of who fires.

Players may then spend their Honour Points by talking to Commander Connad, who can be found in the Barbarian Assault entrance hall, near Captain Cain. Players may choose to spend their points by either:

  • Upgrading their level in a particular role (Level 1-5).
  • Purchasing Penance armour.
  • Gambling to obtain items, including the extremely rare Dragon chainbody.

Level Upgrade[edit | edit source]

Players may upgrade the level in a particular role from Level 1 up to Level 5. By upgrading their levels, the player gains extra abilities such as extra damage, higher healing, etc. However, each upgrade requires spending a certain amount of Honour Points. A total of 1,400 Honour Points are needed to obtain a Level 5 role. 5,600 points are required to obtain Level 5 in all roles. Obtaining the maximum level in all roles is one of the requirements needed to obtain the Trimmed Completionist Cape.

Abilities gained by upgrading:

  • Collector - increase the capacity of the Egg Collector bag.
  • Healer - increase the healing capacity.
  • Attacker - increase damage on Penance Fighters and Penance Rangers.
  • Defender - increase the number of logs received when shot with a green egg.

A summary of the level upgrades for each role:

Level Honour Points Collector Healer Attacker Defender
1 Start level Bag holds 2 eggs Heal 10% max life points +100 bonus damage -
2 200 Bag holds 4 eggs + Conversion chance 70% Heal 25% max life points +200 bonus damage 1 free logs from green eggs
3 300 Bag holds 6 eggs + Conversion chance 80% Heal 40% max life points +300 bonus damage 2 free logs from green eggs
4 400 Bag holds 7 eggs + Conversion chance 90% Heal 45% max life points +400 bonus damage 3 free logs from green eggs
5 500 Bag holds 8 eggs + Conversion chance 100% Heal 50% max life points +500 bonus damage 4 free logs from green eggs

Armour[edit | edit source]

A player wearing a full set of penance with a runner hat.

Players may also purchase Penance armour using their Honour Points, some of which is classed as PvP armour. Certain items require the player to kill the Penance Queen. Each time the player wants one of these items, they must kill the queen once. The kills do not "stack". If a player is only missing a few dozen points and will probably be able to earn them before their next Queen kill it is probably worthwhile to keep saving up. Of course this may mean leaving one's current team. Points from all roles are required.

Item Points in each Role Queen Kill required?
Fighter hat.png Fighter hat 275 Yes
Healer hat.png Healer hat 275 Yes
Runner hat.png Runner hat 275 Yes
Ranger hat.png Ranger hat 275 Yes
Fighter torso.png Fighter torso 375 Yes
Penance skirt.png Penance skirt 375 Yes
Runner boots.png Runner boots 100 No
Penance gloves.png Penance gloves 150 No
Granite body.png Granite body 95,000 coins No
Barbarian assault armour patch.png Barbarian assault armour patch 100 in any role No
  • The total amount in points for a penance armour set (one of any penance hat, penance gloves, runner boots, fighter torso and penance skirt) is 5100 points (all roles combined). When wearing a full penance armour set, your prayer points will replenish over time at a rate of 30 prayer points per minute.
  • The barbarian assault armour patch can be added to any penance armour, to upgrade the damage bonus from tier 50 to tier 65; the armour value, wearing requirements, and set effect are unchanged.

Weapons[edit | edit source]

Only one official Penance weapon is available, but the Barbarians will also paint your abyssal whip or dark bow for a small price. Once the paint is bought, it can be used an unlimited amount of times. Note however to re-colour an item, it must first be cleaned with a cleaning cloth.

Item Points in each Role Queen Kill required?
Penance trident.png Penance trident [1] 170 in each role No
Penance master trident.png Penance master trident [1] 220 in each role, requires 70 Magic No
Abyssal whip (white).png Abyssal whip (white) 50 points in any role No
Abyssal whip (green).png Abyssal whip (green) 50 points in any role No
Abyssal whip (blue).png Abyssal whip (blue) 50 points in any role No
Abyssal whip (yellow).png Abyssal whip (yellow) 50 points in any role No
Dark bow (white).png Dark bow (white) 50 points in any role No
Dark bow (green).png Dark bow (green) 50 points in any role No
Dark bow (blue).png Dark bow (blue) 50 points in any role No
Dark bow (yellow).png Dark bow (yellow) 50 points in any role No
  1. ^ a b Unavailable to Ironman Mode players

Insignias[edit | edit source]

For the price of 5 Penance King kills, level 5 in the appropriate role, and 500 Honour Points (total of 1900 Honour Points per insignia), a player can purchase an Insignia to be used outside of the game in the pocket slot. These have various uses. Note that King kills do stack beyond 5 and do not need to be obtained in the role matching the desired Insignia. Ironman accounts are unable to access these rewards.

Item Cost
Attacker's insignia.png Attacker's insignia 500 Attacker Points.png: RS3 Inventory image of Attacker PointsAttacker Points, 5 Kings
Collector's insignia.png Collector's insignia 500 Collector Points.png: RS3 Inventory image of Collector PointsCollector Points, 5 Kings
Healer's insignia.png Healer's insignia 500 Healer Points.png: RS3 Inventory image of Healer PointsHealer Points, 5 Kings
Defender's insignia.png Defender's insignia 500 Defender Points.png: RS3 Inventory image of Defender PointsDefender Points, 5 Kings

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

The master penance horn has a unique emote designed to showcase each Level 5 a player has in a role, but otherwise the horns are now cosmetic (bonus experience is awarded as each wave is completed).

The mad rambling books are a requirement for the master quest cape.

Item Cost Queen Kill required?
Penance horn.png Penance horn Free No
Penance master horn.png Penance master horn Penance horn + level 5 in any one role No
The Account of Aesa Fellsdottir (Part 1).png Mad Ramblings (1) 25 points in any role No
The Account of Aesa Fellsdottir (Part 2).png Mad Ramblings (2) 25 points in any role No

Gambling[edit | edit source]

By gambling the points, players may obtain various items, including the dragon chainbody.

Gambling is not available to Ironmen.

There are two methods of gambling, both with different costs:

  • Low items: costs 20 Honour Points
  • High items: costs 60 Honour Points.

High value gambles can be a good source of uncut diamonds. 17 are received from a gamble, and as up to a thousand Honour Points can be obtained per hour, it is possible to get over 100 uncut diamonds per hour.

The odds of getting a dragon chainbody are exceedingly slim, as it is a rare item. The odds of obtaining it are, as quoted from Jagex, "About the same odds as Zamorak suddenly deciding to give up his evil ways," which, according to RuneScape mythology, is nearly zero. However, Mod Mat K confirmed in a livestream that the actual rate was 1 in 16,000[source needed].

Low items[edit | edit source]

High items[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

The update history project is a work-in-progress – not all updates to this topic may be covered below. See here for how to help out!
  • patch 16 November 2015 (Update):
    • Added a Barbarian assault armour patch to the reward shop at a cost of 100 pts (any role). This can be used to increase the respective damage bonus of a Barbarian Assault armour piece.
  • patch 15 September 2010 (Update):
    • Corrected the requirements on the various Barbarian Assault reward items in the skill guides.