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This article is about the ability. For other uses, see Barricade (disambiguation).
Release date 20 November 2012 (Update)
Members No
Skill Defence
Level 81
Type Ultimate
Adrenaline 100%
Equipment Shield
Cooldown 60 seconds
Summon an impenetrable barricade, which prevents all damage received for a minimum of 4 seconds, and increases based on the level of shield equipped, up to 10 seconds.
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Barricade is an ultimate Defence ability that requires a shield to activate. For 10 seconds, the user is immune to all damage, including all typeless damage, unless the player receives an attack that disables defensive abilities. It does not prevent stuns, but the damage associated with the stunning attacks is negated.

The amount of time Barricade is active scales with the tier of the shield or defender equipped; this duration varies from 4.2 (tier 1 shields) and 9.6 (tier 90 shields) seconds. If activated with a defender, the defender's tier in regard to calculating Barricade's duration is halved.

If the shield or defender is unequipped or switched to a different shield or defender while Barricade is still active, the ability immediately ends.

The Turtling perk extends the duration of this ability in exchange increasing its cooldown.


  • Prior to 16 May 2016, Barricade had a static timer of 10 seconds regardless of the tier of the shield used. It also used to be able to block all damage from Heal Other or Heal Group allow players to give other players free heals at the cost of 100% adrenaline.
    • Due to player feedback after this change, Jagex eventually reverted this change, simply adding a cooldown timer on Heal Other/Group instead.