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OSRS Barrows Gloves Guide

Feb-22-2019 PST

Barrows gloves are highly desired in Old School RuneScape. This is because it is the best gear you can wear in the gloves slot and only come at a cost of 130,000 OSRS GP. However, it is also a journey to get the gloves: you must complete the Recipe for Disaster quest series. This doesn’t sound like a mammoth task at first, but Recipe of Disaster is actually a set of 10 sub quests.  And these quests have many prerequisites, both in skills and quests and quest points. For reference, you need 175 quest points which means you need to complete a majority of the quests in the game.Are the gloves worth it?In our opinion, Barrow gloves are an excellent goal to work towards for any new main account. For PvP accounts, it will definitely be a huge grind. One thing worth noting is the gloves do not have any defensive requirements to equip, but due to the experience being rewarded from the quests, the minimum level to equip them is 40 Defence. This means pures are unable to equip the Barrow gloves.

For a main account, however, it is meta-tier equipment and handy across the entirety of the game’s PvM combat. The gloves provide a balanced set of stats for melee, range, and magic. While there are some better offensive gloves, such as the newly added Ferocious gloves, the Ferocious gloves provide absolutely no defence bonuses.What are the requirements?The requirements for receiving the Barrows Gloves are unfortunately pretty hefty. However, they are an excellent set of requirements to work towards for a main account. OSRS questing may be seen as tedious and boring, however, without it you can not have things like Fairy Rings. Entire areas of the games are locked off without certain quests. Dragon Slayer II which unlocks Vorkath requires 200 quest points. So, you aren’t working towards anything for a one-off, you’ll unlock plenty of game content. In the process of doing so, you will achieve semi-high levels in quests across the board. This is because many quests award experience at a much higher rate than you can achieve via low-level methods. In addition, the quests required also have skill requirements to begin/complete the quest, so it encourages natural training.

Without further ado, let’s proceed to the requirements in an easy to comprehend list format. Note all boosting ranges are random. A -5 to +5 boost can apply a -3 boost or +2 boost entirely dependent on your luck.

· 175 Quest Points. You will receive 8 from Recipe for Disaster as you progress along the sub quests. Due to prerequisites, you will have 79 quest points from those quests as well. This means you must achieve 88 quest points independent of the RFD series.

· 10 Fletching.

· 25 Herblore, can be boosted. Botanical pie +4 or Greenman’s ale(m) for +2.

· 36 Woodcutting.

· 40 Smithing.

· 40 Ranged.

· 40 Crafting.

· 48 Agility. Higher levels (around 60) will definitely be useful for Underground Pass.

· 50 Firemaking.

· 50 Mining, can be boosted. Brown Spicy Stew can apply a -5 or +5. Better to simply level.

· 53 Fishing, which can be boosted. An Admiral Pie can boost to +5.

· 53 Thieving.

· 59 Magic, can be boosted. Magic potions increase by +4.

· 70 Cooking.  Can be boosted from +2 to +6 with Chef delight (m) but easy to level regardless.

The skills are just the start. You will need to complete the following quests as well (listed in series):

· Horror from the Deep

  · Alfred Grimhand's Barcrawl miniquest

· Desert Treasure

  · The Dig Site

  · Temple of Ikov

  · The Tourist Trap

  · Troll Stronghold

      § Death Plateau

· Legends' Quest (only needs to be started)

  · Family Crest

  · Heroes' Quest

      § Shield of Arrav

     § Lost City

    § Merlin's Crystal

    § Dragon Slayer

    § Druidic Ritual

  · Shilo Village

    § Jungle Potion

  · Underground Pass

    · Biohazard

      · Plague City

    o Waterfall Quest

· Monkey Madness I

  · The Grand Tree

  · Tree Gnome Village

· Shadow of the Storm

  · Demon Slayer

  · The Golem

· Nature Spirit

  · Priest in Peril

  · The Restless Ghost

Other than the quest series lines you have to follow, you need to do these independent quests as well:

· Cook's Assistant

· Fishing Contest

· Goblin Diplomacy

· Big Chompy Bird Hunting

· Murder Mystery

· Witch's House

· Gertrude's Cat


In conclusion, getting Barrows gloves is not easy, but is worth it. Even if you are only building an account for PvP, completing Recipe for Disaster partially and getting a different tier of gloves for different builds is also extremely helpful.

And finally, ensure your account is trained to a reasonable level in combat. 70 base combat stats are recommended as quests will have you to fight multiple enemies and bosses on your journey to 175 quest points. Hopefully, our OSRS Barrow gloves guide has been useful, best of luck getting your Barrows gloves!