The odium ward is a range-class shield that requires at least 60 Defence to wield. It offers the third best ranged attack bonus for the shield slot in the game, succeeded by the dragonfire ward and the twisted buckler.
Players can use a ward upgrade kit, obtained from the Bounty Hunter Store, to cosmetically enhance the odium ward, creating an odium ward (or). This only alters its appearance, and becomes untradeable. It can be reverted, but the kit will not be returned.
The ward is created from three components: the odium shard 1, 2, and 3, dropped by the Chaos Fanatic, Crazy archaeologist, and Scorpia, respectively.
When all three shards are present in the players inventory, they must travel to the Volcanic Forge on the most north-eastern part of the wilderness to forge the ward.