Most adamant platebodies enter the game from smiths who use them to gain fast experience. Smithing adamant platebodies can be over 200,000 Smithing experience per hour; however, over 850,000 coins are lost per hour as well. The experience can be gained at half price if the player has bonus Smithing experience.
Most adamant platebodies leave the game by high alchemy, due to their Grand Exchange price being lower than their high alchemy price.
At current Grand Exchange prices, making and selling one adamant platebody would cost -650 coins. This is -2.08 coins/XP (with neither bonus experience nor a scroll of efficiency).
With bonus experience and scroll of efficiency, at current Grand Exchange prices, making and selling one adamant platebody would cost -783.2 coins. This is -1.25 coins/XP.
Adamant platebodies can also be received as loot from silver chests in the Shade Catacombs.
Treasure trail versions
Decorative versions of the adamant platebody (as well as other adamant armour) may be obtained from level 2 Treasure Trails. The decorative versions give the same stats as the regular version, but cost more. Trimmed armour may only be obtained through treasure trails or purchase. Players cannot trim armour themselves, or smith trimmed armour. Though only obtainable by members, they are available to free players.