Basic tools were an item released with the Invasion of Falador. They were used to take part in The Lost Sword activity in Falador Park. Players could also use the tools to teleport to the chest.
For the duration of the activity, players received 100 basic tools each day on their first login. If players missed a login, the tools would roll over to the next day, so they would receive 200 if they logged in the day after. They could buy more from Darla, in packs of 30 and 100, through spending Loyalty Points. Up to 10 more packs can be bought for each option, allowing an additional 1,300 tools.
Basic tools could be equipped to the Pocket slot or stored in the inventory, and allowed the player to participate in The Lost Sword activity. The tools were passively consumed as the player interacted with the event, granting experience and progress toward higher tier rewards. Once the player ran out they needed to acquire more basic tools (or golden tools) to continue participating.
Each basic tool used granted 5 commendations and 0.2% personal reward progress. Since the event lasted five days and the free 100 basic tools received daily yield exactly 20% personal reward progress, it was not necessary to purchase or win additional tools in order to reach 100% progress as long as the player used all 500 free tools before the end of the event.
Basic tools could still be used even after reaching the daily 2,500 commendation cap, but further uses would not give more commendations.