A chainbody is a type of melee body armour. Chainbodies tend to provide a lower armour rating than platebodies of the same metal. Some of the few advantages of a chainbody over a platebody are lower weight, lower cost to purchase or smith, and in the case of Rune, the user does not need to complete a quest to wear it. As they are made of metal, chainbodies conducts Magic attacks very well, making it weak against magical opponents, though they do provide a good range defence. Chainbodies are mostly less popular than platebodies.