Verac the Defiled is the second youngest of the seven Barrows brothers. He attacks with melee and has the chance of nullifying the effect of a player's prayer and armour, enabling himself to hit very high. The Protect from Melee Prayer is advised to be kept on whilst fighting him; although he is capable of ignoring your prayer, it will often protect you from his hits, giving you a difference that may save your life. While using Protect from Melee or Deflect Melee, Verac's maximum hit is reduced from 240 to 156 (approx.).