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Shade robes are a fairly rare drop from Shades, and used to be dropped from random event Shades, consisting of Shade robe (top) and Shade robe (bottom). There is no limit on how many pieces you can get as a drop.

The robes provide Prayer bonuses just under that of Monk's robes. They are not often worn due to their relatively insignificant stat bonuses (though their appearance is exactly the same as Priest gowns, so other players wouldn't be able to tell). They can, however, be valuable to certain players: some collect a set because they can be stored in the Fancy dress box of a Player-owned house, while others place aesthetic value on them for their black colour or as a rarer alternative to wearing a priest gown.  Since the Shades have been moved to the Stronghold of Security, players may consider this a reward from the Stronghold (similar to the Skull Sceptre).

Shades in the Stronghold of Security
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A player wearing a Shade robe top and bottom.
A player wearing a Shade robe top and bottom.
  Attack bonus  
Stab Slash Crush Magic Ranged
0 0 0 0 0
  Defence bonus  
Stab Slash Crush Magic Ranged Summoning
0 0 0 0 0 0
Other bonuses
Strength Ranged Strength Prayer Magic Damage (%)
0 0 +9 ?


  • Despite how these appear on Shades, these robes are completely opaque when worn by players and are not semi-transparent like ghostly robes
  • A complete set of shade robes used to be quite difficult to obtain, since the shade random event did not occur often and a robe drop was somewhat rare. They are much easier to obtain now, since the shades in the Stronghold of Security are always available to attack. The drop rate seems to be on the order of 1 in 15 to 1 in 20 kills.
  • When trying to obtain a set of Shade Robes, bringing some of your best equipment and sufficient food is recommended. Shades may inflict great punishment in a short period of time to an under-equipped player.
  • After the 20 November 2007 update, these robes are no longer tradeable.
  • After the release of Runescape HD, the interior of the bottom of these robes (as well as those of many other similar robes) became green.  While this was originally claimed to be a graphical glitch, it remains unchanged.
  • Druid robes have identical examines for the top of the set and similar examines for the bottom of the set.
  • Back when shade robes were an uncommon drop from random event shades, and before the trade limits were imposed, some players used to claim the robes were 'rare' item and attempted to sell them for stupid amounts of money.

This article uses material from the "Shade robes" article on the Runescape wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.


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