Paying for armor repairs in Runescape can get very expensive very quickly, especially in some of the game’s most difficult content. Late game repair costs can often add up to insane numbers that most players playing on a budget can find unprofitable. Luckily, there’s something like non-degradable armor sets that can mitigate some of that cost while still remaining competitive in terms of stats. While there are several sets of non-degradable armor in Runescape, only a few are considered viable in the late game. Luckily, every style of player has a decent non-degradable set to use while facing bosses without fear of mounting repair costs.
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The best non-degradable melee armor set in Runescape
For melee players, the best non-degradable armor set is the Zaros Anima Core. This set has stats very similar to the Torva set (but with no prayer or life bonuses) and requires your character to have 80 defense to wear it. When all three pieces combine together (helmet, body, legs) this set brings your character bonuses up from 1101 on Defense and 76.2 on Melee Style, which can be further refined to 1250.5 and 81.2 respectively.
The Zaros Armor Set Anima Core can be crafted by combining the dormant Anima Core pieces with the Crests of Zaros. These parts are rare boss drops from the Heart of Gielinor dungeon (aka The Heart or God Wars Dungeon 2). Keep in mind that refining this set will require even more gear drops to combine, as well as multiple Serenic, Sliskean, Zamorakian, and Zarosian essences for the armor to reach its full potential. But after that you have a highly functional non-degradable melee armor set.
The best non-degradable ranged armor set in Runescape
For players who prefer the ranged style, the best non-degradable armor set is the Zamorak Anima Core. With stats quite similar to the Pernix set (without any prayer or life bonuses), this set also requires an 80 defense score for your character to carry it. Combining the helmet, body, and leg components of the armor gives your character a 1101 bonus to Defense and a 76.2 bonus to Ranged Combat Style. These can then be further refined to 1250.5 and 81.2 respectively.
To craft the Zamorak Armor Set Anima Core, you must again combine the dormant Anima Core pieces, this time with Crests of Zamorak. We return once again to God Wars and the Heart of Gielinor dungeon to get them. As with other Anima Core gear, you should refine it by using additional dormant pieces and several Serenic, Sliskean, Zamorakian, and Zarosian essences, which will then become a very respectable non-degradable ranged armor set.
The best magic non-degradable armor set in Runescape
For magic-style users, we turn again to the tried-and-true Anima Core Set, with the best non-degradable armor set being the Seren Set Anima Core. This set has stats comparable to the Virtus set, once again without the prayer or life bonus. It requires the player to have 80 Defense to don it. When combined with all three armor pieces in the set, you have a 1101 bonus to Defense and a 76.2 bonus to Magic Style. These bonuses can then be refined to 1250.5 and 81.2 respectively.
Again, dormant anima core pieces are required to craft this armor set, which are then combined with Crests of Seren. As expected, these dormant pieces are boss drops from the God Wars dungeon Heart of Gielinor. As mentioned earlier, you can refine this armor set to unlock its power to the fullest, and to do that you’ll need additional dormant pieces, as well as several Serenic, Sliskean, Zamorakian, and Zarosian essences. After that you will have a valuable non-degradable magic armor set.
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