It costs less if you use an armour stand at OSRS gold ur house. I really don't see why you don't want to use them. If you don't care about looks then you (are a sad homo) can acquire Veracs skirt to proceed with torags body. . Same def bonus because torags legs, albeit more costly and has prayer bonus, so u can use it to get slayer when u dont want to plead protect prayers. Dfs is only useful for tanking bosses or in pvp actions, as drag def is MUCH better as a result of epic atk bonuses.
The exact same general idea applies for the platelegs, except that Dragon platelegs are a lot cheaper. Now, just how much does it cost to repair (convenience of fix is not a problem as there are NPCs in Lumbridge, Khazard, Burthorpe, Void Knight Outpost, and you can also do it on your house)?
It prices 90,000 every 15 hours. Less if you are doing it on your home and you really have a medium smithing level (50, for example, will make it price ~70k). Let's round up and call that 100k, as we're rounding down the price of Torag's into 300k not 340k. 86*15=1,290, which is how many hours you'd have to be fighting this (not wearing it) until you spent as much on it as you would a dragon platebody.
If not I'll be receiving a Bgs, then a pair of d claws with any excess cash... After that rest of cash goes to leveling mage, pray, summ or herby. Ndy: Got 90 Str today. . I wont be training which for a short time. . Not until I get 85 def and 90 atk anyways (Out Of 80 and 85 respectively. .) . And by then, I'd have a cr hopefully.
And I can alrdy afford Sarasword easy. . Alrdy have complete torags and complete veracs for if I tank grind (full inv of 3 critters, and rest super sets and ppots to beg offence throuought. .) Only rfd gloves REALLY worth getting is barrows gloves. . And getting all the stats and pursuit reqs for these will require me atleast 2 months full of questing and skilling. . I'd rather not. My tests are going on too. Notice how I do not have Ags anymore? Bgs is for pking and clw during fractures. . Bgs spec + dh combo kills pwn.
For reference, 200 hours would be a very long time to get a skill to 99. This degrades in battle. Not just wearing it. The stats don't degrade gradually. They're good and then they stop when it proceeds from 25% to 0%. I cannot understand why you'd pay substantially more for an inferior piece of armour solely based on the requirement to buy RS gold fork out tiny sums of cash every 15 hours of battle. The reason dragon platebodies are so pricey has nothing to do with their utility: it's simply because they are hard to get.