Brimhaven Agility Arena

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Entrance to the Brimhaven agility course
The agility arena location

The Brimhaven Agility Arena is a minigame that features an obstacle course for training Agility. It can be found in the east of Brimhaven, and is run by Cap'n Izzy No-Beard who charges 200 coins for admission. If players have completed Rocking Out, they will be allowed to enter free of charge.

Objective[edit | edit source]

The objective of the minigame is to tag the pillars located in the arena in order to get Agility Arena tickets. The arena is made of twenty-five platforms arranged in a 5x5 square, each with a single pillar except for one, which has the exit. Between each pair of adjacent platforms is an obstacle which must be passed, usually using the Agility skill. If the player fails to pass the obstacle, they will take damage. Expect to fail some obstacles, repeatedly. There is a time crunch as players have to race between ticket dispensers within 59 seconds to earn a ticket.

How to play[edit | edit source]

Hint: evade.

The player begins with the "inactive" status - a small indicator in the upper right corner is lit red (the lower of the two boxes). One of the pillars in the arena is the "active" pillar, marked by a yellow arrow on the minimap. If it is off map, a gold arrow will point in its direction on the minimap. Once the player has reached the first active dispenser, the game will start and players must race to the next active dispenser before 59 seconds is up when the active dispenser is changed. Players can only gain tickets by finding and hitting the active dispenser scattered across the arena in under 59 seconds. If a player does not reach the next active dispenser, they keep all earned tickets but must restart the game.

Players do not have to play for tickets. The Agility experience gained from simply traversing the obstacles can be a reasonable training method for lower levelled players.

Players can check their progress by looking at the indicator in the upper right corner. When players first enter the arena, the bottom block is red. When an active dispenser is tagged, the top green box is shown. Players have 59 seconds to continue to the game or the box will turn red.

What to bring[edit | edit source]

Click for larger map.
A player tagging the 'active' pillar.

When going to the Agility Arena, these items are recommended:

Damage received from failed obstacles scales down with the player's life points. Because of this, most players keep their life points under 1000, and take food that is usually consumed in multiple bites. Cakes and chocolate cake are a good option for food. Cakes only heal up to 333 life points per slice, but 999 per inventory slot, while chocolate cake heal up to 416 life points per slice and 1248 per inventory slot, making them an effective food for keeping life points low while having a good healing power. Pineapple pizza heals more life points per inventory slot, while still healing under 325 Life points per bite. Baskets of strawberries are also very popular, as a basket carries 5 strawberries and each Strawberry heals ~5-7% of player's life points (534 at 89 Constitution). A full basket can thus heal 2670 life points per slot. Summer pies are also very useful for the 5 level Agility boost they give, while also healing 950 life points per bite for a total of 1900 for each pie. Lower levelled players on a budget could simply pick some bananas at the plantation, which heal up to 200 lifepoints.

Getting there[edit | edit source]

Obstacles[edit | edit source]

Damage received from failed obstacles scale with the player's current life points. The player will receive more damage from failing an obstacle if they have more life points remaining. Failing an obstacle will never hit for less than 20 life points of damage.

The obstacles in between each platform are as follows:

No requirement[edit | edit source]

Low wall

Low wall[edit | edit source]

  • Chance of failure: Very low
  • Speed: Fast (5 seconds)
  • Recovery speed: Slow
  • Experience: 8
Rope swing

Rope swing[edit | edit source]

  • Chance of failure: Medium-low
  • Speed: Fast (3 seconds)
  • Recovery speed: Slow (>12 seconds)
  • Experience: 20
Log balance

Log balance[edit | edit source]

  • Chance of failure: Low
  • Speed: Slow (7 seconds)
  • Recovery speed: Slow (>12 seconds)
  • Experience: 12
Balancing ledge

Balancing ledge[edit | edit source]

  • Chance of failure: Medium-low
  • Speed: Slow (7 seconds)
  • Recovery speed: Slow (>12 seconds)
  • Experience: 16

Plank[edit | edit source]

  • Chance of failure: None (depending on player choice)
  • Speed: Slow (9 seconds)
  • Recovery speed: Slow (>12 seconds)
  • Experience: 6

One of the three planks is guaranteed to be safe, the other two are guaranteed to be unsafe. It is easy to tell the difference, since the unsafe planks have visible cracks along the edges. Occasionally, two of the three planks are safe.

The safe plank changes every time the pillar changes. It is possible for the planks to change between the time the player clicks and the time it takes to begin to travel across the plank.


Pillar[edit | edit source]

  • Chance of failure:Medium
  • Speed: Slow (9 seconds)
  • Recovery speed: Slow (>12 seconds)
  • Experience: 18

You will only lose your balance on the second pillar. If you get past the second pillar, it is impossible for you to fail any of the rest.

Monkey bars

Monkey bars[edit | edit source]

  • Chance of failure: Low
  • Speed: Slow (9 seconds)
  • Recovery speed: Slow (>12 seconds)
  • Experience: 14
Balancing rope

Balancing rope[edit | edit source]

  • Chance of failure: Medium
  • Speed: Slow (7 seconds)
  • Recovery speed: Slow (>12 seconds)
  • Experience: 10

Blade[edit | edit source]

  • Chance of failure: None if running, but you might be damaged
  • Speed: Fast (average about 7 seconds)
  • Recovery speed: Fast (4 seconds)
  • Experience: None

Success on this obstacle is not random; players must time their run so that they will not be hit by the spinning saw-blade. The perk of the Agility cape will not guarantee success on this obstacle.

The chance of success may change depending on lag and the player's internet connection. If a player has noticeable lag or a slow internet connection, this is one obstacle to avoid where possible. Players that are hit by the blade will be pushed backwards, depending on which side of the blade hits them. As a result, a player may still pass this obstacle if they are hurt by it.

An easy way to pass is to CTRL+click (or have run turned on) the opposite side on the minimap. When players are able to successfully click, they will not fail, unless they are walking.

Level 20 obstacles[edit | edit source]

Floor spikes

Floor spikes[edit | edit source]

  • Chance of failure: Medium-high
  • Speed: Fast
  • Recovery speed: Fast (4 seconds)
  • Experience: 24
Pressure pad

Pressure pad[edit | edit source]

  • Chance of failure: Medium-high
  • Speed: Fast
  • Recovery speed: Fast (4 seconds)
  • Experience: 26
Hand holds

Hand holds[edit | edit source]

  • Chance of failure: High
  • Speed: Slow
  • Recovery speed: Slow (>12 seconds)
  • Experience: 22

You will only lose your balance on the third hand-hold. If you get past the third hand-hold, it is impossible for you to fail any of the rest.

Level 40 obstacles[edit | edit source]

Spinning blades

Spinning blades[edit | edit source]

  • Chance of failure: High
  • Speed: Fast (3 seconds)
  • Recovery speed: Fast
  • Experience: 28

Darts[edit | edit source]

  • Chance of failure: High
  • Speed: Slow (8–9 seconds)
  • Recovery speed: Fast
  • Experience: 30

This is by far the most dangerous obstacle on the course; It can be difficult to see the markings on the pillars where the darts fly by, it requires the joint-highest level to pass, and the darts will lower a player's Agility level by two if they fail to dodge them. It often fools inexperienced players who run across it in the assumption that there is no obstacle in their path. If there is an alternative, this should be avoided, as it takes longer to pass than most obstacles.

Tips[edit | edit source]

Audio options icon.png
You got a ticket.

  • The "Surefooted" and "Greater Surefooted" auras, available through the member's loyalty programme, will prevent failing on all obstacles for 20 and 40 minutes respectively.
  • Using the Surefooted/Greater Surefooted aura, players should be able to tag all the pillars (level 40+ Agility recommended). After tagging a pillar, proceed to the centre platform to jump spinning blades until the next pillar needs to be tagged. The platform used should be the one with 2 spinning blades adjacent to each other
  • When failing obstacles at lower life points, fewer life points are lost, so it is a good idea to maintain low health and only eat when at risk of death.
  • At lower levels the Agility level gain from cashing in fewer tickets may outweigh the value of saving for the better exchange rate, because it will increase the success rate of obstacles, and therefore increase the speed of gaining tickets.
  • After tagging a pillar, players may attempt to go towards the centre platform. This gives the shortest path to any platform, as the furthest platforms are then only four obstacles away. This strategy is not recommended for players with lower Agility levels as there are surrounding spinning blades and darts which can slow the player down.
  • Experience rates can be marginally increased by repeatedly attempting lower risk obstacles until next ticket dispenser activates. This can sometimes lead to a loss of time on the next ticket dispenser, so it is advised to attempt this only when the previous pillar was reached quickly. There is a low wall next to the centre platform that is useful for this.
  • Memorising the general layout of the arena is helpful in finding quicker and safer paths through the obstacles.
  • If the Shilo Village quest is complete, the nearest bank is located in Shilo Village via Hajedy's Cart Service for 10 coins. TzHaar City, to the east in the volcano, is another fairly close alternative. Playing on a more crowded world increases the likelihood of a player blessing your gravestone.
  • Two or three Agility potions may help to recover lowered Agility levels from the darts obstacle. This is advisable to take along if one has an Agility level barely over 40. Super restore potions also work to the same effect, though the cost is much higher.
  • Karamja gloves 2, 3, and 4 give a 10% boost to all experience gained via obstacles and tickets.
  • Avoid the darts obstacle if possible, as failing this reduces the Agility level, thus reducing the chance of getting past subsequent obstacles. Take an alternate route, if it is just as quick.
  • Light weight armour with Prayer bonuses (such as monk robes and a holy symbol) can be used in conjunction with the prayers Rapid Restore and Rapid Heal to recover from failing the obstacles and lowered Agility from the Darts.
  • Assuming starting with 0 experience, level 40 Agility can be achieved (Hard Obstacles) in 125 tickets (1-100 ticket experience reward and 1-25 ticket experience award) not counting the experience from successfully traversing obstacles.
  • Assuming 0 experience when starting, level 99 Agility can be reached in 40,842 tickets (40-1000 ticket experience reward, 8-100 ticket experience award, 1-25 ticket experience reward, 1-10 ticket experience reward, and 7-1 ticket experience reward) not counting the experience from passing obstacles successfully.
  • The agility arena is much easier after first training at a lower agility course until the player's Agility reaches level 20 or 40, as this allows more obstacles to be navigated.
  • Always remember that the exit is located in far north-eastern corner.

Rewards[edit | edit source]

Agility arena tickets can be exchanged for prizes
Agility Arena Interface Items.png

For each pillar successfully tagged while active, the player will be awarded with an Agility Arena ticket. These can be traded in with Pirate Jackie the Fruit for the following rewards:

Items[edit | edit source]

Item Ticket price GE price Coins per ticket
Clean toadflax.png: RS3 Inventory image of Clean toadflaxClean toadflax 1 3,898 3,898
Clean wergali.png: RS3 Inventory image of Clean wergaliClean wergali 5 3,773 755
Clean snapdragon.png: RS3 Inventory image of Clean snapdragonClean snapdragon 10 1,621 162
Pirate hook (left).png: RS3 Inventory image of Pirate hook (left)Pirate hook (left) 800 118,852,247 148,565

Agility experience[edit | edit source]

Tickets & Experience
Tickets Exp (No gloves) Exp (With Karamja Gloves (2, 3 or 4): +10%)
1 240 264
10 2480 (248 per ticket) 2728 (272 per ticket)
100 28,000 (280 per ticket) 30,800 (308 per ticket)
1000 320,000 (320 per ticket) 352,000 (352 per ticket)

Achievement[edit | edit source]

  • You're It (RuneScore.png 20) – Tag 30 correct pillars in a row successfully in the Brimhaven Agility Arena.

Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included - see here for how to help out!
  • patch 28 August 2018 (Update):
    • Redeeming a small XP lamp from the Brimhaven Agility Arena no longer shows the same message twice.
  • patch 16 July 2018 (Update):
    • Jackie the Fruit now sells un-noted herbs from the Brimhaven Agility Arena store.
  • ninja 9 July 2018 (Update):
    • The Brimhaven Agility Arena rewards interface now uses the standard shop interface with a wider range of purchase options.
  • patch 31 October 2016 (Update):
    • It is now possible to receive Dojo Mojo, the agility skilling pet, when you collect a ticket at the Brimhaven Agility Arena.
  • patch 2 November 2015 (Update):
    • Players can no longer drop items when crossing obstacles in the Brimhaven Agility Arena.
  • patch 9 June 2014 (Update):
    • Agility rope swings are now easier to click on.
  • patch 10 September 2013 (Update):
    • The Brimhaven Agility Arena Ticket Exchange has been updated to the new interface theme.
  • patch 24 October 2012 (Update):
    • Flickering effects have been fixed around the platform edges in the Brimhaven Agility Dungeon.
  • patch 7 February 2012 (Update):
    • Gravestones now appear outside of Brimhaven Agility Arena.
  • patch 17 January 2011 (Update):
    • The rope swing has had the timing on the animation tweaked.
  • patch 14 December 2010 (Update):
    • Flickering issues in the Brimhaven Agility Arena have been fixed.
  • patch 11 January 2010 (Update):
    • Fixed the shadows for players when using various handholds in the Brimhaven Agility Arena.
    • Synchronised the Brimhaven rope swing animations to look better.
    • Stopped a trapdoor rendering over your feet in the Brimhaven Agility Arena.
  • patch 3 December 2009 (Update):
    • Improved the saw animations used in the Brimhaven Agility Arena.
  • patch 17 November 2009 (Update):
    • Rewrote a fair amount of the logic behind the Brimhaven Agility Arena.
  • patch 7 October 2009 (Update):
    • Tweaked some scenery in the Brimhaven Agility Arena to work better with the fog.
  • patch 17 September 2009 (Update):
    • Prevented players getting stuck in Brimhaven Agility Arena.
  • patch 8 July 2009 (Update):
    • The arrow in the Brimhaven Agility Arena will always update its location.
  • patch 9 June 2009 (Update):
    • Improved the animations in the Brimhaven Agility Arena, which appeared quite jerky due to a previous game engine change.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • When players dodge the darts in the darts obstacle, a cut scene appears in which the character dodges the darts in slow motion, a reference to the science fiction film The Matrix.
  • The examine text on the monkey bars says "Now, I'm the king of the swingers, oh, the jungle VIP," This is a reference to the classic Disney film The Jungle Book.
  • The examine text for one set of pillars reads: "It's a small step for a player, a giant leap for player kind," a reference to Neil Armstrong's words as the first man on the moon. Armstrong had said,"That's one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind."
  • During the Treasure Hunter – Talk like a Pirate Day! promotion, tagging a ticket dispenser provided 5 doubloons along with the usual agility arena ticket.
  • There is currently a glitch where if you go through a dart obstacle, and perfectly click on the monkey bars right before your character does the dart action, he will face the monkey bars and will dodge the darts backwards (if the dart action was successful).