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This thread is for talking about the second and third-age armors. You may use this thread to discuss this gear, post current prices, or speculate about future prices.

Note: this thread does not have an associated clan or friends chat.
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~ Thread Rules and Guidelines ~


- When reporting a trade, it is helpful to include the item, the price, whether the trade was in the GE or in person, how recent the trade was, and whether the trade was instant or noninstant (if in the GE).

- These armors are fairly low volume, so you should treat any price on this thread as a guide and not an exact value. We only have the last reported transaction, not a real-time update of GE trades. Second-age and third-age items are all members' only, so you may wish to be extra cautious when free players post prices.

- If you disagree with somebody's opinion, or have a conflicting offer, you are free to say so politely. Please do not flame other players or post allegations of in-game misconduct.

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Occasionally, some players may post price lists on this thread. These lists will have the following format (for third-age):

Melee: Helm/Body/Legs/Kite
Range: Coif/Top/Bottom/Vambs
Mage: Hat/Top/Bottom/Ammy
Druidic: Wreath/Cape/Staff
Druidic Top/Bottom ranges

b = instabuy/noninstant sell (rounded up to nearest million)
s = instasell/noninstant buy (rounded down to nearest million)
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~ History of Third Age ~


The melee, ranging, and mage armors were released in December 2006 as very rare rewards from hard clue scrolls (back then there were only 3 types of clues – easy, medium, and hard). Jagex wrote..."The luckiest players will be given items from the 3rd Age sets, which cover all combat styles and consist of level 65 armors whose stats justify the rarity of their appearance."

Overall, the idea seems to originate from J. R. R. Tolkein's Lord of the Rings series. In Tolkein's universe, the Third Age is the time when the events portrayed in the original trilogy happen. (The crowning of Aragorn as King Elessar marks the beginning of the Fourth Age.)

The original third age sets are one of the few items not to have been graphically updated over the years, and so they still retain their old 2006-vintage looks. The exception is the mage top, which was somewhat shortened in order to fix graphical glitches.

In July 2010, Jagex announced that they would be introducing a fourth type of “elite” clue scroll, with the possibility of rewarding the adventurous with new third age druidic armor.

The drop rate of third-age from hard clues has been revealed in OSRS:
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The chance of hitting the third age table from the megarare table is 1/10 making *any* third age item 1/3350 and a specific item 1/40200.


Experiments done by the unofficial wiki suggest a similar drop rate of 1/3600 in RS3 for third-age from hard clues. That's 1/3600 for any piece, and 1/43,200 for each of 12 pieces.

In May 2015, Jagex revealed the druidic drop rate from elite clues as 1/7426 for any piece, and 1/37,128 for each of 5 pieces.
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~ News ~

On September 5, 2012, the melee armor was slightly reworked for female characters.

On January 7, 2014, the druidic cloak on female characters was updated to match the male version.

On June 20, 2014, Jagex created a poll asking players if they wanted a third-age graphical rework. 70% was required for the poll to pass. With only 63% in favor, the poll did not pass.
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~ Purchasing Second-Age and Third-Age Items~


Second-age items are new, so their prices may fluctuate significantly.

The easiest way to buy most third-age is through the Grand Exchange. The limit on buying third age is 2 items per armor type, every 4 hours. Therefore, buying a full third age outfit of a single type will require you to buy 2 items, wait 4 hours, and then buy the other 2.

The GE median prices can be misleading, particularly for druidic items, because these armors are traded infrequently enough that their prices don’t update every day. Some of the druidic prices don’t even update once a month.
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