Barrows - Dharok's set is an item obtained by exchanging a set of items with a Grand Exchange clerk via their right-click "Sets" option and clicking on the appropriate item set within the Item Sets interface. Sets are commonly used to reduce the amount of bank space taken up.
This set, along with 250 Malevolent energy, is required if a player wishes to make Dharok the Bobbled.
Dharoks Might: Melee attacks have a chance of dealing additional damage based on the percentage of health the user has remaining. The damage increase maxes out at 1 life point and the effect has been strengthened and made more comparable to the pre-EoC effect (which doubled damage at 1 life point) since the Legacy update, unless the user is wearing an amulet of the forsaken the effect now only activates from half health or below (instead of from any amount of life points lost from full health). This effect does stack with abilities but is heavily reduced for Thresholds and Ultimates. The full set must be wielded to yield the special effect.
Since Dharok's set effect requires players to remain at low life points, the risk of dying is very high. Many players only use Dharok's for playing safe minigames such as Pest Control, when training on monsters with a low max hit such as Experiments, or against monsters where all damage can be nullified, like Revenants. Alternatively, some players utilise the set effect while using the Protect from Melee prayer or Deflect Melee curse. However, protection prayers no longer mitigate 100% of damage received, so the risk of using Dharoks at low life points is still very high.
A player activating Dharok's set effect, Wretched Strength.
Many players using Dharok's intentionally lower their life points to take advantage of the set effect, colloquially referred to as "Dharoking". Common methods of lowering life points are:
- Using the Lunar spells Heal Other or Heal Group, both of which hit for 75% of the caster's life points.
- Drinking Zamorak brews, which remove 12% of remaining life points.
- Attacking Splatters at Pest Control, which explode upon death, damaging all nearby players. Dharok's set is commonly used in Pest Control, as it is a safe minigame and the dangerous nature of Dharok's set makes death more likely.
- Using the fire traps in oubliette rapidly removes 200-400 life points per tick.
- Picking nettles without gloves on, which deals 60 points of damage per attempt.
- Drinking poison chalices, which can lower up to 600 life points (or heal up to 490).
- Attempting to eat a dwarven rock cake, which deals 10 damage per bite.
- The Blood Tendrils ability lowers a player's life points over time upon activation.
- Using the ultimate ability Balanced Strike on a monster with drastically lower life point percentage than the player's life point percentage.
- Attempting to obtain the Holy Cithara if the player does not meet the conditions to obtain it will instantly lower the player's life points to 1.
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- patch 2 November 2015 (Update):
- Wearing Dharok's armour will no longer cause all AoE damage to hit one target.
- patch 24 August 2015 (Update):
- The names of the box sets for Barrows armour now capitalise each brother's name.