Amulet of the damned
Amulet of the damned
Release date 6 November 2014 (Update)
Members only Yes
High Alch 34,800 coins
Low Alch 23,200 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price Not sold
Exchange price 150,976 coins (info)
Buy limit Unknown
Weight 0 kg
Drop Rate Unknown edit
Drops From Unknown edit
Heirloom of an ancient family of Morytania.
Amulet of the damned detail

The amulet of the damned is an amulet that provides extra buffs to Barrows equipment. It can be obtained from silver shade chests found in the Shade Catacombs. The amulet has the same bonuses as an amulet of glory.

Like Barrows equipment, it can only be traded when it hasn't been used. It will degrade at the same rate as any other barrows armour, but once it fully degrades, it will turn to dust. It becomes untradeable once it degrades. Players with multiple amulets can combine charges.

Despite being untradeable (once degraded) it isn't kept automatically on death in a "safe" location. Should you die with the amulet, the amulet will turn to dust, making it impossible to recover.

It is also involved in a combat related clue where it may degrade.


The following buffs are granted if a player wears a full Barrows armour set in conjunction with the amulet of the damned. These buffs can trigger at the same time as the armour's set effects.

  • Karil's coif Karil the Tainted's equipment - Players wearing Karil's set will have a 25% chance of dealing two hitsplats. The second hitsplat will deal half the damage of the first hitsplat.
Hover over image for type Amulet of the damned equipped
A player wearing an amulet of the damned
Attack icon Attack bonus
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic icon Ranged icon
+10 +10 +10 +10 +10
Defence icon Defence bonus
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic icon Ranged icon
+3 +3 +3 +3 +3
Melee Other bonuses Slot
Strength icon Ranged Strength icon Magic Damage icon Prayer icon

Neck slotlist

+6 +0 +0% +3


  • The amulet was originally polled as a drop from K'ril Tsutsaroth in the Old School feature poll #9: God Wars & Banks, where it would absorb a fraction of combat damage from any hitsplat over 15 hitpoints when worn with a full set of Barrows equipment. It gained 61.9% yes votes, 13.1% short of the passing threshold required. The introduction of the amulet was re-polled as a reward from the Shade Catacombs in Old School Content Poll #26, and passed with 75%.
  • Interestingly enough, although the amulet seems to be a piece of Barrows equipment, it does not require a Defence level to wear. However, using the amulet without a barrows set is counter productive, since it can simply be substituted for an amulet of glory which will not degrade.
  • The amulet is similar to RuneScape 3's Amulet of the forsaken, albeit giving different set effect buffs.