|Release date||9 May 2005 (Update)|
|A vengeful spirit corrupted by dark magic.|
Dharok the Wretched is the second oldest of the six Barrows brothers. Dharok's crypt is located in the north-east of the Barrows area. He uses melee equipment, which make him vulnerable to Magic attacks. Dharok's set effect is Wretched Strength, which increases his max hit by 1% for each Hitpoint he is missing.
Due to him being able to hit up to 57 at 1 hitpoint remaining, it is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED to activate Protect from Melee when fighting him at all times. He uses slash attacks, although relying on armour should not be taken into account as Protect from Melee is advised. If a player runs out of Prayer points when fighting Dharok, it is recommended that they leave his crypt since he can hit high and a ring of life is very unlikely to activate.
Dharok is commonly defeated with the use of a trident of the swamp/seas, Iban Blast or Magic Dart. Players can also use Entangle or Ice spells on Dharok to attack him from a distance - however this is not recommended as a splash could cause Dharok to walk up and hit the player, possibly dealing a large amount of damage.