The farseer kiteshield has 30,000 charges of combat (a minimum time of 5 hours). Once the charges run out, it will break and become unusable until repaired by the rewards trader at Daemonheim. When first purchased, it will have a 20% charge. Repairs are made incrementally in 1% portions, and the cost of recharging can be paid in two ways: coins, or a combination of coins and Dungeoneering tokens.
The farseer kiteshield used to cost 400,000 tokens before the 21 April 2010 update.
The farseer kiteshield looks similar to a gorgonite kiteshield, although the gorgonite kiteshield is a melee-based shield.
In the RuneScape Knowledge Base, it stated that the Farseer kiteshield soaked 10% magic damage and 20% melee damage. On 11 September 2010 Mod Ash confirmed the kiteshield in fact soaked 7% magic damage and 14% melee damage. With the Evolution of Combat update, this effect was removed.