The melee helm grants the player a 10% bonus towards Attack and Melee damage when worn with the Void knight top, robe and gloves. The Void knight mace and Void seal are not required for the bonus. It has the same stats as the other two helmets, and is considered to greatly benefit the training of the melee skills. There was a glitch with the helmet that caused the tip of the player's head to poke out of the top. This has been fixed.
If the player dies below level 20 Wilderness, it will remain in the player's inventory. However, the item will be unusable and must be repaired with 40,000 coins by using the item on Perdu.