Third-age melee armour is a set of Third age armour. To wear this armour the player needs at least 65 Defence. The only ways a player can receive third-age melee armour is by obtaining it from a level 3 and 4 Clue scroll, or trading with another player. This armour can not be bought in stores or be made through the Smithing skill.
Third-age melee armour is currently one of the rarest sets of armour in the game and is the most expensive melee armour set. Compared to Bandos armour, it has marginally higher defence bonuses, but lacks the Strength and Prayer bonus, thus making it arguably one of the best non-degradable Melee armour set currently in the game. Third-age melee armour is also worn to show wealth.
The chance of receiving one piece of third-age armour from a treasure trail is 1 in 3,510. The chance of receiving a specific piece of third-age armour from a treasure trail is 1 in 42,120. Both of these odds were confirmed by Mod Mat K in a Level 3 Clue Chest Opening Live Stream on 2nd July 2014.