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It degrades by the amount of time worn in combat. If you wear it out of combat, it won't be affected.

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The following information is misleading. Barrows armor degrades only with time spent in combat, while wearing the armor. All pieces degrade separately. The statistics do not diminish while degrading, until it is completely broken.

Barrows armor degrades on damage taken, like the crystal shield. Only when you take damage (anything but a 0) does it start to get weaker. The barrows degrade in increments. (I don't know when the armor degrades to a weaker form, though, I do know it took me a while before it degraded to 75). The following are the stats with new on the top and broken (0) on the bottom.

New (never worn or just fixed)

100 (worn once, even if never fought with)

75 (lower than 100, fairly used for fighting. [I estimate around 200-600 dmg taken])

50 ()

25 ()

0 (broken and in need of repair at someone like Bob of Bob's Axes in Lumbridge or at a player owned house)

Note: Only new or 0 can be traded or sold at the Grand Exchange.

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