The third-age melee set is made by exchanging a Third-age full helmet, Third-age platebody, Third-age platelegs, and Third-age kiteshield with a Grand Exchange clerk. The set's purpose is purely to save space. Players can exchange this set with a Grand Exchange clerk to receive the items listed above. To wear any piece of this armour, players need to have at least 65 Defence. This armour cannot be bought in stores or be made through the Smithing skill.
The set as a whole can no longer be bought or sold on the Grand Exchange, although you can still buy the pieces individually.
The Third age melee set is one of the rarest and most expensive armour sets in RuneScape. One of the main reasons this armour costs so much is because of the rarity of the reward while doing a level 3 Treasure Trail. Players mostly wear this set to show their wealth rather than use it in combat.
It was long thought that the chances of obtaining a piece of third-age armour was of about 1 in 10,000 (according to Paul Gower), and in 2010 Mod Maylea stated that the odds are lower than 1 in 100,000 . However, a livestream with Mod Simon and James revealed the mechanics of Treasure Trail rewards in detail, meaning the actual chances could be calculated: approximately 1 in 16,896 per item roll for any of the 12 parts of third-age equipment, or approximately 1 in 202,752 for a specific part, per item roll - with an average of 5 item rewards per Trail, this gives approximately 1 in 3,380 for any part, or 1 in 40,551 for a specific part, per Trail completed. For a more detailed breakdown of drop mechanics and calculations, see Treasure Trails/Rewards.
|Third-age full helmet||33,969,176 [graph]|
|Third-age platebody||270,214,382 [graph]|
|Third-age platelegs||408,253,870 [graph]|
|Third-age kiteshield||38,676,499 [graph]|
Components and bonuses
|Third-age full helmet||-||-||-||-||-||-||259||0||0||-||-||-|
- ^ Mod Maylea. "Treasure Trails Q&A Answers!." 28th of September 2010. News & Announcements Forums.
- ^ RuneScape YouTube channel. 10,000 Elite Clue Loots - RuneScape Stream Highlight. (Original Twitch VOD now expired)*