|... and over all, Death held dominion...|
After dumping 22 million gold into going from level 89 to 92, it seemed like a good idea to maybe MAKE some money... so I started flipping like I used to. Don't know if it was just a bad time/day, or what, but after 3 days of trying, it seemed obvious something wasn't working. Yes, I made profit, but the margin was small to nonexistent, and reselling was nearly impossible. Maybe I just picked the wrong items. Regardless, I started looking for alternatives.
Among many fun options (Aviansies, Abyssals, Dragons) I realized I hadn't done Barrows in years. It sounded fun, with a lot of potential. Plus, since I last did Barrows, a lot of new equipment and techniques have come out. Being me, I started Googling for guides.
What I really liked about Wiki was that they had a small labeled map of where the brothers lay buried, right next to a chart showing what they attacked with. That was good as far as it went, but the chart could have included how we should attack as well. Another point of difference- I disagree with the recommended order of doing the brothers. It works, but I use more prayer, and have to sip a potion occasionally. Since I'm 99 Prayer, that shouldn't be necessary.
So I modified the chart to suit me, added the newest guy's name (Akrisae) after the latest Mahjarrat quest, and re-ordered the sequence. Now I've got a quick-list of the brothers, what to pray, and what style to attack with. The new order starts with the hardest brothers, and works down to the easiest. This allows me to use prayer on the harder ones, and not need it for the last ones. Plus, their weaknesses, purely by chance and good luck, are grouped together so that I don't have to change attack style as often. Below is the order I like, and how I fight each brother:
|From the Treasure Chest...|
|To the Monastery with the Ardougne Cloak|
|To Port Phasmatys with the Ectophial. Now it's a free teleport to the bank or the Barrows with Draken's Medallion.|
After getting some experience, a typical run now takes about 10 to 12 minutes. Below is my current setup:
This setup allows me to make quite a few trips. I usually bank because of space issues, and top my supplies up while at the bank. Just for the fun of it, I bring my pet TzRek-Jad with me. After working so hard to earn him, I enjoy having Jad tag along as often as possible.
For a full guide, read the Wiki. But just for a quick look at how I Barrow, this is it. I've only been at it Friday evening, and several hours on Saturday, and I've made about 15 million in drops. When I was flipping, I usually made 3 million gold a day. For me, Barrows is much better profit, and lots more fun. As a matter of fact, I'm headed back right now. If you see someone there with a Baby Jad... that's me!