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No food, No Prayer, Barrows Strategies for noobs


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Well again, I developed a strategy different from the posted Tip.it Guides

 

Required items!

Guthan set

Staff of Light

Whip (or better wep) + DDS (or better special)

Drakan's Medllion (MUST for fast trips)

Temple Trekking Enough for shortcut to nature spirit grotto

 

It combines the "Advanced Tank" and "Ancient Magicks" Methods kinda... with alot less gear swapping and no food or prayer, and alot less expensive.

 

Gear Setup

 

Aura: Reverence (optional, but helps if you have low prayer)

Helmet: Guthan's Helm

Cape: God Cape

Necklace: Arcane Stream - Arcane Blast - Arcane Pulse - Fury - Glory

Body: Guthan's Body

Legs: Guthan's Chainskirt

Shield: TOME OF FROST - Unholy Book - Armadyl Book - Book of Balance

Gloves: Barrows - Dragon

Boots: Ragefire - Wizards boots - Mystic Boots

Ring: WEALTH

Weapon: Staff of Light (magic) + DDS (melee special) + Abyssal Whip (Melee normal) + Guthan Warspear (Melee Heal)

 

The goal is to get the HIGHEST possible Magic boost with Guthan armor Equipped

 

Inventory:

Spade

Runes to cast the HIGHEST ice spell you have access to

Laws + Bloods for Caniffs Teleport

Emergency Food

Emergency Prayer

Weapons your not using currently

 

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Time to Complete 1 Run: 10 min

 

Strategy:

 

Barrows Brothers:

Kill in this Order

Ahrim + Karil First:

Use the DDS and Whip to quickly dispose of these 2 brothers, you should have enough pray to get through them both unharmed, if not, use an emergency dose/food item

 

Dharok:

This is the only brother that is REQUIRED to block behind the Crypts. Use your ice spell to freeze him, count how many spells hit, and run to the other side of the crypt when he is about to unfreeze. (you may want to test blocking the non lethal barrows brothers first, dharok can hit very high)

 

Guthan, Torag, Verac:

These three are very easy, Freeze, step to the side, continue shooting until the brother is frozen again, and step to the side... repeat until dead. You should lose little, if any Lifepoints on these npcs.

 

The tunnels:

If your tunnel is Ahrim, or Karil, then you will need some strategy, mainly trying to kill as fast as possible to minimize damage, prayer is not recommended in the tunnels due to fast drain rate. If you find yourself low on lifepoints, exit through a door, and kill the tunnel npcs for lifepoints.

 

The Tunnels is where you heal, Killing the lesser npcs with guthan's to get killcount to 10+ (my usual count) and healing to full HP before and after the brother encounter. Once you kill the brother and get your kill count up, loot the chest.

 

After each trip:

 

Teleport to Caniffs

Bank any loot

Run to entrance to swamp, you will end up at the Nature Grotto, where you refill Prayer

Use Medallion to teleport to Barrows

 

You should use no charge on the amulet, and will be back in the barrows area in under 2 minutes.

 

- Repeat as necessary

 

EXAMPLE of cost:

 

10 trips I lost:

 

0 food (0GP)

0 prayer potions (0GP)

909 Water Runes (7272GP)

302 Blood Runes (74594GP)

0 Death Runes (0GP) - 508 MORE than I started with actually

20 Law Runes (3200GP)

 

Total Loss 85066GP

 

Gained:

0 Barrows Items (0GP)

363 Bolt Racks (53724GP)

2346 Mind Runes (9384GP)

1625 Chaos runes (56875GP)

508 Death Runes (98552GP)

0 Blood runes (0gp)

5x Prayer potion (2) (6920 GP)

3x Super Defense (2) (228GP)

2x Restore pot (2) (52 GP)

 

Total Gain 225735GP

 

Profit 140,669 GP

 

I ended up with more Death runes than I started with, Death rune profit alone was more than I lost with this method.

 

It combines the best Qualities of every Barrows method, you can call it the "Hybrid Method" a system that ALWAYS leaves you with profit! Even "Junk" Items from the chest provide you with more runes and GP than you started with.

 

This is the ONLY Barrows method I use now because it is quick, effective, and yields the best profit.

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I'm curious how many chests you can loot per hour?

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Tormented demon drops: twenty effigies, nine pairs of claws, two dragon armour slices and one elite clue | Dagannoth king drops: two dragon hatchets, two elite clues, one archer ring and one warrior ring

Glacor drops: four pairs of ragefire boots, one pair of steadfast boots, six effigies, two hundred lots of Armadyl shards, three elite clues | Nex split: Torva boots | Kalphite King split: off-hand drygore mace

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^ He said 1 chest takes him 10 minutes, so 6 probably on average.

 

With such a low number, its much better to not worry about guthans at all and just bank.

 

But nice try on the guide

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^ He said 1 chest takes him 10 minutes, so 6 probably on average.

 

With such a low number, its much better to not worry about guthans at all and just bank.

 

But nice try on the guide

At that time per run, then yeah, lose the Guthan's, add some super pots, and heal with monks at the monastry or w/e, probably cheaper :P.

Supporter of Zaros | Quest Cape owner since 22 may 2010 | No skills below 99 | Total level 2595 | Completionist Cape owner since 17th June 2013 | Suggestions

99 summoning (18th June 2011, previously untrimmed) | 99 farming (14th July 2011) | 99 prayer (8th September 2011) | 99 constitution (10th September 2011) | 99 dungeoneering (15th November 2011)

99 ranged (28th November 2011) | 99 attack, 99 defence, 99 strength (11th December 2011) | 99 slayer (18th December 2011) | 99 magic (22nd December 2011) | 99 construction (16th March 2012)

99 herblore (22nd March 2012) | 99 firemaking (26th March 2012) | 99 cooking (2nd July 2012) | 99 runecrafting (12th March 2012) | 99 crafting (26th August 2012) | 99 agility (19th November 2012)

99 woodcutting (22nd November 2012) | 99 fletching (31st December 2012) | 99 thieving (3rd January 2013) | 99 hunter (11th January 2013) | 99 mining (21st January 2013) | 99 fishing (21st January 2013)

99 smithing (21st January 2013) | 120 dungeoneering (17th June 2013) | 99 divination (24th November 2013)

Tormented demon drops: twenty effigies, nine pairs of claws, two dragon armour slices and one elite clue | Dagannoth king drops: two dragon hatchets, two elite clues, one archer ring and one warrior ring

Glacor drops: four pairs of ragefire boots, one pair of steadfast boots, six effigies, two hundred lots of Armadyl shards, three elite clues | Nex split: Torva boots | Kalphite King split: off-hand drygore mace

30/30 Shattered Heart statues completed | 16/16 Court Cases completed | 25/25 Choc Chimp Ices delivered | 500/500 Vyrewatch burned | 584/584 tasks completed | 4000/4000 chompies hunted

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teleporting from the chest in the barrows to burgh de rott uses up a charge, unless you want them to run out of the maze to then teleport to burgh de rott?

 

wouldn't it be better to teleport to darkmeyer then go to altar thewn teleport to burgh de rott, rather than running to the spirit altar?

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I like to think of the Dark Bow like a Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) - you get one shot and then you're screwed.
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teleporting from the chest in the barrows to burgh de rott uses up a charge, unless you want them to run out of the maze to then teleport to burgh de rott?

 

wouldn't it be better to teleport to darkmeyer then go to altar thewn teleport to burgh de rott, rather than running to the spirit altar?

 

I use caiffs teleport then just click the gate, I have shortcut to nature spirit. then take nature spirit to barrows (exit grotto and it wont use charge)

 

Tried timing every step.

 

3 mins killing brothers, 5 mins in tunnels, 2 mins to pray/bank/tele back

 

If you want faster runs, don't need to get killcount, and you could shave off 3 mins a run :P

 

Also, if you want to use prayer pots, and get alot of runs, just bring prayer pots, use amulet to teleport from the chest to barrows. When you run out of gear, teleport to Burg De rott recharge the amulet, bank, and tele back to barrows.

Then you could do the whole run in 5-6 mins if you have good tunnels :P

 

But again, The guide is how to do it with Low costs and no food/potions, I know there are faster and more effective ways, but they are more expensive too :P There are alot of noobs who want a Budget way to do things, and not lose any money before getting an item.

 

Also, Since I made this guide, I was lucky enough to get Karil Coif and AH top :) I stopped counting how many runs, but probably 25 in total before I stopped... Usually 1 item per 10 rounds sound about right?

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1 item in 18 chest is the long term average, you haven't included a guide for akriasae, i know it's not available to people just starting barrows =)

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I like to think of the Dark Bow like a Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) - you get one shot and then you're screwed.
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1 item in 18 chest is the long term average, you haven't included a guide for akriasae, i know it's not available to people just starting barrows =)

 

 

Not availible to me either >:0

 

That's why I stopped doing barrows... need 12 agility levels... like 3 more crafting

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