My guess is the Dwarves have an armour they make we don't know about. Probably made of coal and silver ores. The only difference is one is mixed to be black like the coal, and one is mixed (and probably touched up) to be white like the Silver.A
Maiden Chinasaid: Sepulchresaid: Hazeelsaid: Is it so hard to believe that they simply painted steel armor? The problem most of the Lore community has with that is it's too.. well, as you said, simple. If you can find me the paint that makes my armour 5 levels better, I will pay through the nose... I could use that on my tetsu although, it most likely is just steel, yes It depends how thick the paint, and what the paint is made out of. If it's a paint that hardens when it dries, it can potentially add an extra thin layer to the metal plate, thus giving it a slight boost in defensive capabilities.A
Maiden Chinasaid: I'd actually wonder how much the level req of your equipment relate to how good it is in-lore. In the rs novels, kara has an adamant sword that apparently slices through black armour ridiculously easily... but can't even scratch rune
most of the heroes of runescape just have normal weapons/armour, nothing fancy, nothing overpowered (unless it's really, really op like the soa or the other soa (this time the shield of arrav), using mostly their skill/power to be awesome Well, we don't ACTUALLY know what kind of leather Ozan's outfit is made of, nor what kind of metal his arrowtips are made of. We don't know WHAT kind of magical robes Ariane is wearing, nor the kind of material or the magical properties of whatever wand, orb, or staff she uses. We don't know WHAT the hell the Raptors armour, shield, and flail are made out of. We don't even know what metal Owens armour and swords are made from.
So we can't particularly say we "know" anything about their equipment.A