Dharok the Wretched

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Dharok the Wretched (abbreviated by some players as DH), is the second oldest of the six Barrows brothers. Like most of the Barrows Brothers, he attacks with melee, using his greataxe. Dharok attacks at a slower speed than his brothers, but when he is at low health he can hit extremely high and thus he is considered by most players to be the most dangerous of the Barrows brothers.

Dharok's set effect; Dharok's Might, causes his average damage dealt to be increased as he loses life points. This causes him to hit upwards of 3000-4000 when at low life points. Therefore it is incredibly important for a player to watch their life points as well as prayer points (if using protection prayers - Highly recommended) and to eat food whenever necessary. Protect from Melee/Deflect Melee are also recommended when fighting him, as they can block up to 50% of damage he inflicts, reducing the maximum hit to around 1000-2000.

Dharok is fought in Barrows: Rise of the Six.

History[edit | edit source]

Early History[edit | edit source]

Dharok, along with his brothers, lived on a small farm. He was somewhat haughty, having bullied others when he was young. However, his views changed after a preacher stayed at the farm for a season. Eventually, his younger brother Guthan convinced him to join the crusades. Dharok initially opposed the idea, as he believed that maintaining the farm and feeding the crusaders was enough "glory" for him.

He may have had a wife, if the tradition surrounding the Lock of hair, a Saradominist relic, is true.

2016 Easter event[edit | edit source]

During the 2016 Easter event, Dharok the Wretched and his brothers play a role as the workers (bobble-numbskulls) of Sliske's chocolate factory. They resembled their bobble-head versions.

Tormented Past[edit | edit source]

The following takes place during Kindred Spirits.
Dharok mentally tortured in his arena.

During Kindred Spirits, Sliske subjected Dharok into a "game" where he is constantly forced to fight endless waves of Saradomin crusaders, much to his reluctance. The World Guardian, who is forced to play along to save Meg, Rancour and Linza, found Dharok and learned about his past. They were given the option of either sending out a White Knight champion or letting the weak crusaders kill him. If they opted for the former, Dharok was upset with their actions and considered it a betrayal; if they chose the latter, Dharok thanked them, stating that it was a relief to let go of his anger and pride go as he felt the retribution of his victims.

Dharok later accompanied the group to the rest of the brothers where he learned of Ahrim and Verac's hidden secrets. After the World Guardian snooped around Sliske's lair during the remaining brothers' games, they destroyed a crystal inside, allowing Dharok and the others to slightly resist Sliske's control. When the World Guardian and the remaining hostages escaped his lair, Dharok emerged from his mound, thanking the World Guardian for whatever they had done, as they were finally able to resist Sliske's control. He told them that Linza was not like the others and that they would feign loyalty to Sliske, promising to help the World Guardian when the time came before returning to rest.

Freedom[edit | edit source]

The following takes place during Sliske's Endgame.

Dharok, along with his brothers, were summoned by Sliske, by being the second intended wave in Sliske's attempts to destroy the World Guardian. However, the Barrows Brothers had managed to regain a modicum of control over their own actions due to the World Guardian destroying the shadow crystal inside Sliske's hideout during the tortourous games and chose to aid the World Guardian, attacking Sliske's wights and champions.

After Sliske's demise, Dharok and the others decided to remain at Barrows and figure out what to do with their newfound freedom, along with sparring with the World Guardian if they chose to pay a visit.

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Dharok draining prayer

Drops[edit | edit source]

Dharok does not drop his main rewards directly; instead, his equipment is added as possible rewards from the Barrows chest. See Barrows#Rewards for more information. However, Dharok can directly drop the following items.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Graphical updates[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included—see here for how to help out!
  • patch 11 January 2021 (Update):
    • Various bosses around RuneScape have taken their Santa Hats off for another year.
  • patch 23 October 2017 (Update):
    • The right-click options on Barrows brothers spawned by other players have been removed.
  • update 4 January 2012 (Update):
    • Dharok the Wretched is graphically updated.
  • patch 13 May 2010 (Update):
    • Dharok's axe now matches the player version of this item.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Along with the graphical update on 4 January 2012, his combat level was increased from 115 to 196. Due to the Evolution of Combat, his combat level has been lowered to 150.
  • All of the Barrows brothers had their attack speed changed to 6 ticks (3.6 seconds) during the transition to the Evolution of Combat. Dharok was the only one among them whose speed increased; his pre-EoC attack speed was 7 game ticks (4.2 seconds).
  • There are two statues of Dharok, or a player wearing Dharok's set, in front of the Morytania Slayer Tower wielding a 2-handed sword. The prominent spike on the front of the helmet is missing on both statues.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Stu's Twitter account. 17 November 2017. (Archived from the original on 22 January 2019.) Mod Stu: "Had a look at the code: * It only drops on member worlds * Looks like a 1/1,000 drop chance, no modifiers * It just flags a variable and messages "You have unlocked the ability to burn bones on bonfires!", so it's easy to miss you've unlocked it"