The Efficient Barrows Guide
The Barrows minigame is an area-based combat minigame named after the six burial mounds in which the Barrows brothers were entombed after their deaths during the Third Age.
During this minigame, players attempt to rob valuable items from the Barrows brothers' crypts. However, due to an ancient spell, the brothers' wights continued to dwell in the barrows, protecting these treasures.
Barrows is a popular minigame due to the potential of receiving valuable rewards, including the unique Barrows equipment. The objective is to defeat the six Barrows brothers and open the rewards chest.
Requirements + Gear
To make your Barrows 'runs' as effective as possible, I would recommend having maxed combat (excluding prayer), but base 70's are more than acceptable.
Most people ignore magic gear and opt for prayer bonus, I don't because I safespot every melee brother so I see no reason to drain prayer for no reason. Below is an image of my entire gear and inventory setup, placeholder slots for gold & runes are optional (ironmen accounts should copy this).
Firecape can be swapped with a Skillcape, Mage Arena 1/2 cape, Mythical cape or Ardougne cloak.
Amulet of Fury can be swapped with an Amulet of Glory or equivilent.
Ring of Life can we swapped, I choose to keep it on as a hardcore ironman just incase.
You might notice I don't use range in my setup, this is because Ahrims will die almost instantly (I currently max 43 without potions) so I would opt to ignore having an extra attack style.
Preperation + Getting there
The reason I say 'preperation' is because of a little trick I found whilst playing the minigame myself, the Dragon Battleaxe is a useful special ability but we can actually make it twice as powerful.
Use your special ability to increase your strength to 118 (from 99), then click on the box of restoration to restore those broken stats from 90 back to 99.
This also allows for you to bring another special attack weapon such as a Dragon Dagger, Mace or Warhammer etc.
Next, you will click on the Home Portal, select Cities > Morton (I would save this as a favourite for future use)
You will then run less than 20 seconds to the entrace of the Barrows minigame area.
Brother Order and Why?
Here is where personal preference, but calculated amazing skillful genius comes into play.
Ahrim lowers your stats, hits like a truck and is the easiest to get rid of, therefore I always use the maximum melee advantage from the preperation to ensure I get him down in 3-4 hits.
Karils is a pain within the tunnels, so always ensure you take him out before going down (unless you have no choice).
Once Ahrim and Karil have been taken care of, depending on your prayer level, keep using protection prayer to ensure your saftey by following the path above, however once you've run out of prayer points simply check the crypt for the brother and if they pop out, run up the stairs and check the next in line until you find the brother that leads you into the tunnels.
Tunnels + Safespots
While inside of the tunnels, you're actually very safe. Below are the safespot locations you can use to ensure you won't take damage.
You can also use the rocks shown in the first image, but be aware they only spawn in the room you entered from.
Once you have defeated all of the brothers, it's time to get the perfect %. How you do this is by killing x2 Skeletons and a Bloodworm to bring your total to 87.4%
After you've done this, head to any of the central doors surrounding the middle room and get ready to click your puzzle door.
The puzzles are very simple and if you don't know them, you can pick one of the images below and keep clicking the door until you find that one:
Once you've got the %, all 6 brothers are slain and you're ready for another trip, simply run to the centre and open your chest for amazing loot!
Obviously you can get more than just cash and runes, here's a list of everything you could recieve:
Thank you for reading my guide, if you have any questions feel free to post below and i'll respond as soon as I see it