The three choices of unarmed combat

The Defence Skill is one of seven combat Skills that determine your Combat Level.  Specifically, what types of armour you are able to wear is determined by this Skill.  In order to start training this skill, a player must be using Melee attack styles, and choose the defensive combat style.  There can be up to four options in the combat tab, and the defence style is (generally) the last tab.  

Armour RequirementsEdit

Each armour provides both a unique appearance, and requires a different Defence level before you can wear it.  In some cases, a Quest may be required in order to wear the armour at all.

Special ArmoursEdit

Not all armour listed above are created by the Smithing Skill.  Instead, these armour require either a Quest to be completed, or are very rare drops from high level monsters.