Introduction: Runescape 101: Combat

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There are 24 skills in Runescape, and once your out of Tutorial Island you're most likely woundering "Where am I and what do I do now?" Well there are many things to do but this instructable is focused on Combat. These skills include Attack, Strength, Defence, Hitpoints, Magic, Range and Prayer.

Step 1: After Logging In

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After logging in you will have runes for magic, a bow with some arrows, a bronze dagger a bronze sword and a wooden shield. Plus various other items but those are not really combat related. Except for your food because thats how you heal in this game, by "getting fat". The first thing you might want to do is leaving the noob castle. In the second picture follow as the red arrows goes. On your navigation go east to the bridge. After that go North until you see a cow pen, just south of it is some trees, cut some down and gather some wood by left clicking it. When you enter the pen gather some raw meat that is usually lying around and cook it by using your wood to make a fire.

Step 2: What Skill Do I Train in Combat?

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The answer of which combat skill to train is up to you. Want to wield stronger weapons? train attack. Want to hit harder? train strength. Want protection? Train defense to equip better armor. Want to range or mage? Train those levels. click on the two crossed swords, hover your cursor over the different options and it will tell you what you are training with that option. if you want to train that click it. thats only for melee

Step 3: Range or Mage?

Ranging or Magic is easy. Magic training is expensive and is powerful if used correctly. Opposite side of the crossed swords is a book with spells. Hovering your cursor over the spells you will learn what runes and level you need to cast that spell. Ranging is not as expensive and strong against the mages. Wielding a bow and equipping arrows will enable you to range, the same way as melee is the way you change the type of thing you are training. Thank you for reading my instructable and i hope you learned about the combat styles of Runescape. My next couple instructables will be covering MONEY MAKING skills, please add feed back and any helpful hints on making my instructables BETTER!


Iyvn (author)2010-12-09

The Runescape tutorial nowadays, and the objective system explains combat well enough now, though I can see how this would have been useful years ago.

hossweightlifter (author)2010-06-25

this fails rs is way newer

hossweightlifter (author)2010-06-25

this fails i cud do better

The Jamalam (author)2008-12-20

want to gain more popularity? Learn to spell defence.

Sting Teddy (author)The Jamalam2009-08-07

Want to gain more popularity? Stop correcting peoples spelling. For many people English is a second language and that may be the case so don't give everyone a hard time. Oh, and also, the first letter of your comment should be capitalized.

11richie21 (author)Sting Teddy2009-08-29

hah hah ha wat are u fighting about

The Jamalam (author)Sting Teddy2009-08-07

The rules of the site say to use proper grammar and spelling. And it's peoples' if you want to be pedantic.

Sting Teddy (author)The Jamalam2009-08-16

Here you go again! I was just trying to make a point that you aren't perfect either and I never correct PEOPLES' spelleing so I'm not trying to make it sound like I'm perfect. So just stop. The rules of the site also say "be nice" and when you give everyone a hard time you're just p***ing people off!

The Jamalam (author)Sting Teddy2009-08-16

No. I'm P***ing you off. Hardly anyone else, you. You corrected mine, I corrected yours. I'm allowed. It's my thang.

icecube3319 (author)2008-06-18

sry for asking but....wat lvl are u? cause this looks like a noob's guide, i'ma lvl 52 and i wanna kno about combat, not wat to do when i get outta tutorial island. i think i passed that stage months ago. sry bud, no real infor here, so......inacurate.

mr j124 (author)icecube33192009-03-01

lol im lvl 129 this is the worst guide ver

chopstx (author)mr j1242009-07-06

maybe you should make a guide huh? at least he(or she) made one!

Allonsy (author)icecube33192009-02-13

go and train in edgeville or varrock dungeon. the hill giants have pretty good drops...i got about 100k worth of drops when i was training my str on them. the moss giants are also worth it, but they hit pretty hard, so bring food. with the hill giants i'd say bring a bunch of lobbys or swordies along so u can save space for drops and not die. :) if you're a mem, you can also go to taverly dungeon and train on whatever. and btw, chaos druids have a rly high herb drop rate, so if you're after herblore xp or easy money, theyre only lvl 13. :D

A good name (author)icecube33192008-06-18

Erm... 52's are really nooby too... the whole game sucks now anyways, I quit around level 76, on a last chance right now... I'm playin WoW now.

foxtrot4697 (author)A good name2008-10-14

YES ur awesome, give up RS and move onto WoW

Ziegbod (author)icecube33192008-08-26

F2P 99 P2P 102

foxtrot4697 (author)2009-02-03

i can make one in a comment. right click on enemy. done!

The Jamalam (author)2008-11-20

everyone add me my name is cloud 1802

F I S H (author)The Jamalam2009-01-12

glad to see im not the only one who plays runescape anyway add me :D names Phishiy(its my beserker pker account in training) :) btw you a member?

The Jamalam (author)F I S H2009-01-12

nope im as free as a bird :P

A good name (author)2008-06-18

Lol, he's running a windows 98.

Ziegbod (author)A good name2008-08-26

actually its windows XP

A good name (author)Ziegbod2008-08-27

Sure it is... It's windows 98. It has the classic view, and who the hell uses classic view on a windows xp? That's actually not an option from what I know.

Ziegbod (author)A good name2008-09-02

its windows xp home, thats my desktop but i am curious as to why it is grey, there is no way in H*ll i would be using 98

Ziegbod (author)A good name2008-09-02

its windows xp, its my computer im sure i know what windows xp is

Charles IV (author)2008-05-22

What has Instructables come too!!?!?!?

Redgerr (author)Charles IV2008-07-22

i have no idea eather lol

A good name (author)Charles IV2008-06-18

I honestly don't know.

icecube3319 (author)2008-06-18

info, not (read message below)

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