Torva armour

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For the override, see Replica Torva Armour.
A male player wearing a full set of Torva armour
A female player wearing a full set of Torva armour

Torva armour is a full set of degradable power armour that requires 80 Defence and 80 Constitution to wear. It was first mentioned on 3 January 2011[1] and released into the game on 10 January 2011.[2] Torva armour pieces are obtained as rare drops from Nex, the boss of the Zarosian stronghold of the God Wars Dungeon, the Ancient Prison. It is the melee counterpart to Virtus armour and Pernix armour, which are respectively Magic and Ranged sets.

A similar set of armour is the Anima Core of Zaros set, which is somewhat cheaper than Torva and has similar stats.

As tier 80 equipment, Torva armour is currently the fifth highest-level melee armour set in the game, behind tetsu, Refined Anima Core of Zaros, malevolent, Masterwork (Trimmed Masterwork) and Teralith equipment, and the third-best Melee power armour. Torva equipment is the only melee power armour to offer a life points boost.

Wearing any piece of Torva, Pernix, or Virtus armour, or wielding a zaryte bow, will cause all factions of monsters in the God Wars Dungeon (aside from bosses and Zarosian monsters in the Ancient Prison) to be unaggressive.

The armour may be broken down at the Dragon Forge, located in the Ancient Cavern to praesulic essence (melee), which is required alongside malevolent essence and an elder rune bar to create masterwork trim, a component required in making trimmed masterwork equipment. This requires completion of While Guthix Sleeps.

Masterwork armour is superior to Torva armour as it offers tier 90 bonuses over Torva's tier 80, and is cheaper and far superior in terms of both defence and attack bonuses. Like Torva, it does not degrade once augmented and can be used infinitely in combat without needing repairs. It does however lack Torva's health boost.

Components[edit | edit source]

Armour[edit | edit source]

AttributeStyle bonusPrice
Torva full helm.pngTorva full helm338.8110220.3--65,788,665
Torva platebody.pngTorva platebody389.6220330.5--169,762,742
Torva platelegs.pngTorva platelegs372.6165225.4--100,237,657
Torva gloves.pngTorva gloves84.7-212.7--32,266,125
Torva boots.pngTorva boots84.7-212.7--32,619,434

Grand Exchange set[edit | edit source]

Image Name GE Price
Torva armour set.png Torva armour set 453,488,561

Degrading and repair[edit | edit source]

Ancient armour degrades as it is used. Equipment received from Nex or Treasure Hunter is fully repaired and can be used for 60,000 charges of combat (though it degrades by 2 charges per hit, making the minimum time 5 hours) until it degrades completely and requires repair before it can be used again; it does not suffer in performance as it degrades from fully repaired to fully degraded. The remaining charges of Ancient armour can be checked by right-clicking it and selecting 'check-charge'. Additionally, Ancient armour may only be traded if fully repaired or fully degraded, excluding Shadow Gem variants. Items lose 20% charge if reclaimed from a gravestone after dying.

There are two ways to repair Ancient armour. Players can talk to any of the NPCs listed below and they will repair the items for a price, or repair the pieces themselves using an armour stand in any player-owned house for a reduced cost based on their Smithing level. The equipment can be repaired at any stage, and the cost will be adjusted according to how much it has degraded. The repair costs below are as if the equipment has fully degraded.

The following NPCs can repair the armour:

Costs to repair
Ancient equipment
NPC POH Armour Stand
Level 1 Smithing Level 99 Smithing
Helm 500,000 497,500 252,500
Body 2,000,000 1,990,000 1,010,000
Legs 1,000,000 995,000 505,000
Gloves 200,000 199,000 101,000
Boots 100,000 99,500 50,500
Total 3,800,000 3,781,000 1,919,000
The price is exactly 50% when boosted to 100 Smithing

Item shards[edit | edit source]

Item shards are obtained from certain monsters while having CoinShare on. When a rare drop is given by the monster, 120 item shards are divided up among the involved players and sent to their banks. 120 shards can then be combined to give the original item.

Icon Shard Price x120 Total
Torva full helm shard.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torva full helm shard Torva full helm shard 10,827 1,299,240
Torva platebody shard.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torva platebody shard Torva platebody shard 207,484 24,898,080
Torva platelegs shard.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torva platelegs shard Torva platelegs shard 130,005 15,600,600
Torva gloves shard.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torva gloves shard Torva gloves shard 49,430 5,931,600
Torva boots shard.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torva boots shard Torva boots shard 80,008 9,600,960
Total price 57,330,480

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 8 June 2015 (Update):
    • Torva, Pernix and Virtus armour no longer show offensive combat stats as a requirement in the skill guide.
  • patch 17 February 2014 (Update):
    • Torva armour now displays the correct information in the Skill Advance Guide.
  • patch 13 March 2012 (Update):
    • Torva armour can now be recharged for a small price if the item has degraded slightly, but not enough to drop the percentage to below 100%.
  • patch 17 August 2011 (Update):
    • Godwars degradable items no longer degrade on free worlds.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Torva armour looks quite similar to the armour of Lord Sulla on the cover of the novel Betrayal at Falador.
  • When first released, Torva, Pernix, and Virtus items became untradeable once degraded and repaired. This was flagged as a glitch and soon fixed.
  • Ancient warriors wear a light brown version of this.
  • Max used to wear parts of this armour.
  • In the promotional video for the return of free trade and the wilderness, some players could be seen wearing Torva armour even though it had not been released. The video was uploaded on 10 December 2010 which is about a month before it came out.
  • Torva armour, along with many other armours, received a graphical rework on 6 March 2012. Pernix and Virtus armours were not updated until 5 September 2012.
  • Whenever Nex drops a piece of Torva, Pernix, or Virtus armour (outside of LootShare), a server wide announcement is broadcast to all players currently logged into that particular world.
  • Torva armour is named and modelled after Torva, an elite warrior who served in Nex's army during the Third Age.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Mod Mark. "Behind the Scenes - January." 1 January 2010. RuneScape News.
  2. ^ Mod Chris L. "God Wars Dungeon - The Ancient Prison." 10 January 2010. RuneScape News.