Defence is one of the primary combat skills that grants player protection in all forms of combat. For this reason, Defence is one of the skills that will raise the combat level of a player regardless of other combat skill levels. The higher the Defence level, the fewer successful blows an opponent will land against the player, this applies to all combat styles used against the player. Defence is thus a vital skill for enduring attacks for long periods of time and can be extremely helpful against opponents with high Attack, Ranged, and Magic. The defence skill range from levels 1 - 99.