Abyss/Combat training

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Training Melee, magic, and ranged combat skills in the Abyss is one of the higher exp/hour AFK training methods in Runescape granting 500k-600k combat exp/hour.

Suggested skills[edit | edit source]

Other suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Vampyrism aura in order to better sustain life-points or Penance Aura for infinite prayer.
  • Magic notepaper in order to note the Water Talisman drops.
  • Having invention unlocked in order to use the Scavenging Perk/AoE perks.
  • Blood amulet of fury to help with life-point sustaining.
  • Charming imp in order to pick up charm drops, having it toolbelted to save inventory space.
  • Sacrifice Ability for extra healing.

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Recommended equipment for Abyss melee training
Slot Item (most effective → least effective)
Head Bandos helmet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bandos helmetBandos helmet Tetsu helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tetsu helmTetsu helm N/A N/A N/A
Neck Blood amulet of fury.png: RS3 Inventory image of Blood amulet of furyBlood amulet of fury Dragon Rider amulet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon Rider amuletDragon Rider amulet N/A N/A N/A
Back TokHaar-Kal-Ket.png: RS3 Inventory image of TokHaar-Kal-KetTokHaar-Kal-Ket Completionist cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Completionist capeCompletionist cape / Max cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Max capeMax cape Fire cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Fire capeFire cape Cape of accomplishment.png: RS3 Inventory image of Cape of accomplishmentCape of accomplishment N/A
Body Bandos chestplate.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bandos chestplateBandos chestplate Tetsu body.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tetsu bodyTetsu body N/A N/A (Optional switch) Augmented version of the body with the perk Scavenging 2 or Scavenging 3
Legs Bandos tassets.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bandos tassetsBandos tassets Tetsu platelegs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tetsu platelegsTetsu platelegs N/A N/A (Optional switch) Bring augmented version of legs Crackling 3
Two-handed weapon Noxious scythe.png: RS3 Inventory image of Noxious scytheNoxious scythe Dragon Rider lance.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon Rider lanceDragon Rider lance Attuned crystal halberd.png: RS3 Inventory image of Attuned crystal halberdAttuned crystal halberd Crystal halberd.png: RS3 Inventory image of Crystal halberdCrystal halberd Dragon halberd.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon halberdDragon halberd
Gloves Deathtouch bracelet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Deathtouch braceletDeathtouch bracelet Cinderbane gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Cinderbane glovesCinderbane gloves Torva gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torva glovesTorva gloves Bandos gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bandos glovesBandos gloves N/A
Feet Torva boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torva bootsTorva boots Bandos boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bandos bootsBandos boots N/A N/A N/A
Ring Asylum surgeon's ring.png: RS3 Inventory image of Asylum surgeon's ringAsylum surgeon's ring Luck of the dwarves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Luck of the dwarvesLuck of the dwarves N/A N/A N/A
Aura Vampyrism aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Vampyrism auraVampyrism aura Penance aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Penance auraPenance aura N/A N/A N/A
Pocket Illuminated Book of Wisdom.png: RS3 Inventory image of Illuminated Book of WisdomIlluminated Book of Wisdom Saradomin's Book of Wisdom.png: RS3 Inventory image of Saradomin's Book of WisdomSaradomin's Book of Wisdom N/A N/A N/A

Inventory[edit | edit source]

Grand strength potion (6).pngMagic notepaper 5.pngShark.pngShark.png
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Shark.pngShark.pngEquipment siphon.png

Actionbars[edit | edit source]

Melee actionbar:

  • Meteor Strike.png
  • Quake.png
  • Hurricane.png
  • Cleave.png
  • Tuska's Wrath.png
  • Dismember.png
  • Sacrifice.png
  • Slice.png
  • Smash.png
  • Devotion.png
  • Berserk.png
  • Assault.png
  • Grand strength potion (6).png
  • Shark.png


Magic actionbar:

  • Corruption Blast.png
  • Chain.png
  • Dragon Breath.png
  • Sunshine.png
  • Wild Magic.png
  • Asphyxiate.png
  • Sonic Wave.png
  • Impact.png
  • Wrack.png
  • Combust.png
  • Surge.png
  • Devotion.png
  • Grand magic potion (6).png
  • Shark.png


Range actionbar:

  • Corruption Shot.png
  • Ricochet.png
  • Death's Swiftness.png
  • Bombardment.png
  • Snap Shot.png
  • Rapid Fire.png
  • Piercing Shot.png
  • Needle Strike.png
  • Sacrifice.png
  • Snipe.png
  • Surge.png
  • Devotion.png
  • Grand ranging potion (6).png
  • Shark.png


  • You will prioritise AoE abilities first on your actionbar to ensure you are constantly aggroing enemies.

Techniques[edit | edit source]

Abyss map with hot spots for aggressive creatures
Abyss map with hot spots for aggressive creatures

In the south-west and south-east corners (see the mini map with yellow rectangles) there are 15+ creatures that are aggressive and will attack the player upon respawn. There is a world-hopping safespot in the far south-west corner behind a tendril the player can use to easily find free worlds. The creatures become non-aggressive after 10 minutes. To reset the aggression timer simply run away and come back. To siphon your equipment for Invention, players can also run to the far south-west corner behind a tendril and siphon without being interrupted if not using a Mechanised siphon.

  • To prevent other players from crashing your world, players may also bring an Oldak coil to place that will use AoE damage on the creatures.
  • Corruption shot and Corruption blast are critical for mage and range training. It increases exp/hour by 28%.
  • Blood Amulet of Fury or Bunyip is enough to heal for a complete AFK experience.
  • Bring a charming imp. Have him eat the abyssal, gold, green charms for easy summoning exp. The monsters drop ludicrous amounts of charms due to the sheer volume of kills per hour.

A quick method of banking is to run to the safe spot to the south-west corner and teleport to Edgeville, or players with a Max cape or Completionist cape may teleport to the Max Guild. It is recommended to have a bank preset already created for your inventory, as well as having your weapons bound to actionbars in order to gear quickly.