Guide to useful items and unlocks

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This is a list of helpful items and unlocks, which either make the game more convenient or are important progression milestones. It is a collation of brief information: for more detail on subjects, please follow links to dedicated articles.

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

Beasts of burden (Summoning familiars) are like an extra Inventory. When you summon one, it follows you for a set duration and you can give it items to carry, e.g., food and potions for combat or gathered resources.

Beast-of-burden familiar Summoning level No. of items it carries Duration (minutes) Price on G.E.
Spirit terrorbird.png: RS3 Inventory image of Spirit terrorbirdSpirit terrorbird 52 12 32 973
War tortoise.png: RS3 Inventory image of War tortoiseWar tortoise 67 18 48 30,349
Pack yak.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pack yakPack yak 96 30 (Also, its special move banks items.) 64 4,063
Pack mammoth.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pack mammothPack mammoth 99 32 (Also, its special move consumes carried food
and heals the player without draining adrenaline.)
64 17,094

XP Capacitor 5000 (Charged).png: RS3 Inventory image of XP Capacitor 5000 (Charged)Charged XP capacitors and a mechanised siphon.png: RS3 Inventory image of mechanised siphonmechanised siphon: Invention devices that make training Invention easier. The main way to train (increase your level in) Invention is to siphon experience from augmented items. To learn more about this, see these articles: Invention_training#Experience, Augmentation, and Equipment Siphon. Charged XP capacitors make augmented items gain experience 50% faster. A mechanised siphon automatically siphons experience from augmented items.

Luck enhancers boost the chance of getting rare drops from bosses and monsters. They also benefit other activities, like Archaeology, Mining, and Treasure Trails. For more info on rewards affected by luck, see: Luck#Drops_and_rewards_affected_by_luck. Higher-tier luck enhancers are better and the most-used luck enhancers are tradeable, enchanted rings, e.g.:

Luck tier Ring How to make Price on G.E.
1 Ring of Luck.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of LuckRing of Luck Cast Lvl-1 Enchant on a lapis lazuli ring. 5,666
2 Ring of Wealth.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of WealthRing of Wealth Cast Lvl-5 Enchant on a dragonstone ring. 9,291
3 Ring of Fortune.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of FortuneRing of Fortune Cast Lvl-6 Enchant on an onyx ring. 1,694,873
4 Luck of the Dwarves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Luck of the DwarvesLuck of the Dwarves Cast Lvl-6 Enchant on an alchemical onyx ring. 72,376,653

Silverhawk boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Silverhawk bootsSilverhawk boots: free from The Marketplace, they are useful hybrid armour and, when charged, they grant Agility XP. Charge them with Silverhawk feathers (tradeable) or Silverhawk down (untradeable), obtained from various sources, like the The Marketplace, Stanley Limelight Traders, Travelling Merchant's Shop, and Treasure Hunter.

Totems.png: RS3 Inventory image of TotemsTotems on Anachronia: benefits include:

There are eight totems, but you can have only three active at once. For all benefits and how to find every piece, see the article on totems.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Transportation[edit | edit source]

Main article: Transportation

This is a list of convenient, recommended transport methods and the requirements that unlock them. For an exhaustive list, see the main transportation article.

Transport Networks[edit | edit source]

Animation when casting the home teleport spell.
Unlocking a teleport destination by activating a lodestone.
Animation when using fairy rings.

Lodestones[edit | edit source]

With key cities/settlements as destinations, the Lodestone Network is perhaps the most important form of travel. Use the Home teleport.png: RS3 Inventory image of Home teleporthome teleport spell spell to teleport to lodestones. Activate lodestones to unlock new locations.

Fairy-Rings Network (up to 54 locations)[edit | edit source]

Complete A Fairy Tale II - Cure a Queen (a quest) to unlock access to the fairy-rings network. Complete A Fairy Tale III - Battle at Ork's Rift for the ability to use fairy rings and enter Zanaris without a Lunar or Dramen staff. For some useful rings, you need to complete quests before you can use them:

You need to build others with five bittercap mushrooms:

Spirit Trees[edit | edit source]

Unlock travel via spirit trees through quests and Farming. Complete Tree Gnome Village for limited access, then The Path of Glouphrie to travel freely between any two spirit trees. Plant up to four spirit trees: one at level 83 Farming; two at level 86 after The Prisoner of Glouphrie; three at level 89 after Plague's End; and four at level 114 at rank of Apprentice Farmer at Manor Farm.

A spirit tree.

Teleportation Items[edit | edit source]

Teleportation item Notable destinations Requirements Tips
Arc journal.png: RS3 Inventory image of Arc journalArc journal Impressing the Locals quest
Menaphos journal.png: RS3 Inventory image of Menaphos journalMenaphos journal Stores Menaphos teletabs, notably Sophanem Slayer Dungeon teletabs. Jack of Spades quest
Captain's Log.png: RS3 Inventory image of Captain's LogCaptain's Log player-owned port Player-owned port tutorial, which requires level 90 in one of the skills involved in player-owned port.
Clan vexillum.png: RS3 Inventory image of Clan vexillumClan vexillum portal to Clan Citadel, either at Clan Camp, south of Falador, or, after Plague's End quest, Prifddinas' Tower of Voices If you are a member of a clan, obtain it from the Clan Scribe at Clan Camp.
Dominion medallion.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dominion medallionDominion medallion Dominion Tower Obtain from the Strange Face in the Dominion Tower if you have completed at least 20 of these quests. fast access to Desert Phoenix to gather phoenix feathers for Herblore
Dungeoneering cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dungeoneering capeDungeoneering cape resource dungeons
Master quest cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Master quest capeMaster quest cape 10 locations, notably: Master Quest Cape (achievement)
Slayer cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Slayer capeSlayer cape Slayer Masters, notably in: 99 Slayer
Portable fairy ring.png: RS3 Inventory image of Portable fairy ringPortable fairy ring access from anywhere to fairy rings made at 94 Invention after completing A Fairy Tale II - Cure a Queen
Spirit tree re-rooter.png: RS3 Inventory image of Spirit tree re-rooterSpirit tree re-rooter access from anywhere to spirit trees
  • Made at 92 Invention.
  • See here for quests required to use spirit trees.
Slayer Codex.png: RS3 Inventory image of Slayer CodexSlayer Codex Sunken Pyramid
Witchdoctor mask.png: RS3 Inventory image of Witchdoctor maskWitchdoctor mask Herblore Habitat Obtain from Papa Mambo after catching all three god jadinkos in a week.
Wicked hood.png: RS3 Inventory image of Wicked hoodWicked hood Obtain from Tam McGrubor in Burthorpe.

Area-Task Rewards[edit | edit source]

The Area Tasks reward items with many useful teleports:

Teleportation item Notable destinations/effects Area Tasks required Tips
Kandarin monastery teleport.png: RS3 Inventory image of Kandarin monastery teleportKandarin monastery teleport spell Ardougne Monastery (south of Ardougne Zoo, north of Khazard's Fight Arena) Easy Ardougne achievements access for exchanging penguin points
Manor farm teleport.png: RS3 Inventory image of Manor farm teleportManor farm teleport spell Manor Farm Medium Ardougne achievements for once daily use; Elite Ardougne achievements for unlimited use. Unlock unlimited use because, if doing herb patch runs, the once daily limit is problematic.
Desert amulet 2.png: RS3 Inventory image of Desert amulet 2Desert amulet 2 Nardah Medium Desert achievements Nardah is close to Heart of Gielinor.
Desert amulet 4.png: RS3 Inventory image of Desert amulet 4Desert amulet 4 Ruins of Uzer Elite Desert achievements useful for Treasure Trails
Explorer's ring 3.png: RS3 Inventory image of Explorer's ring 3Explorer's ring 3 Falador cabbage patch Medium Lumbridge achievements useful for Farming
Fremennik sea boots 2.png: RS3 Inventory image of Fremennik sea boots 2Fremennik sea boots 2 plus Fremennik sea boots 3.png: RS3 Inventory image of Fremennik sea boots 3Fremennik sea boots 3 Use the enchanted lyre's teleport without charge once a day, plus can change destination to Waterbirth Island. Medium plus Hard Fremennik achievements
Fremennik sea boots 4.png: RS3 Inventory image of Fremennik sea boots 4Fremennik sea boots 4 Rellekka's marketplace Elite Fremennik achievements
Karamja gloves 3.png: RS3 Inventory image of Karamja gloves 3Karamja gloves 3 beneath Shilo Village mine by the entrance to the gemstone dragon cavern Hard Karamja achievements
Tirannwn quiver.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tirannwn quiverTirannwn quiver up to 7 destinations in Tirannwn Tirannwn achievements useful for Treasure Trails
Wilderness sword.png: RS3 Inventory image of Wilderness swordWilderness sword Wilderness achievements

Quest Rewards[edit | edit source]

Quest rewards with useful teleports:

Teleportation item Notable destinations Quests required Quest difficulty Tips
Big Book o' Piracy.png: RS3 Inventory image of Big Book o' PiracyBig Book o' Piracy Pieces of Hate Master
Cape of legends.png: RS3 Inventory image of Cape of legendsCape of legends inside or outside Legends' Guild Legends' Quest Master
Dave's spellbook.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dave's spellbookDave's spellbook stores 'Chipped' teleport tablets: Evil Dave's Big Day Out Intermediate useful for Treasure Trails
Dorgesh-kaan sphere.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dorgesh-kaan sphereDorgesh-kaan sphere and Goblin village sphere.png: RS3 Inventory image of Goblin village sphereGoblin village sphere Dorgesh-kaan and Goblin Village Death to the Dorgeshuun quest Intermediate
Drakan's medallion.png: RS3 Inventory image of Drakan's medallionDrakan's medallion Barrows, Burgh de Rott, Darkmeyer Branches of Darkmeyer Master access to Temple Trekking
Ectophial.png: RS3 Inventory image of EctophialEctophial Ectofuntus by Port Phasmatys Ghosts Ahoy Intermediate
Remora's necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Remora's necklaceRemora's necklace Grotworm Lair, by door to Queen Black Dragon (or, if free-to-play, White Knight Camp between between Port Sarim and Rimmington). Song from the Depths Novice
Sixth-Age circuit.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sixth-Age circuitSixth-Age circuit ring The World Wakes Grandmaster

access to:

TokKul-Zo.png: RS3 Inventory image of TokKul-ZoTokKul-Zo various around TzHaar City The Elder Kiln Master quick teleport to bank useful, e.g., when Runecrafting

Jewellery Teleports[edit | edit source]

You can use many craftable jewellery items to teleport after enchanting them. For the required Crafting and Magic levels, follow these links:

Teleportation item Notable destinations Charges Tradeable? Other info
Ring of kinship.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of kinshipRing of kinship Daemonheim unlimited no Obtain from the Dungeoneering tutor at Daemonheim.
Ring of slaying.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of slayingRing of slaying 8 charges before reverting to an enchanted gem no Buy one for 75 Slayer points or, for 300 Slayer points, the ability to craft at 75 Crafting with an enchanted gem and gold bar.
Ring of respawn.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of respawnRing of respawn Camelot, Soul Wars, White Knights' Castle 5 charges before crumbling to dust yes Make by casting Lvl-2 Enchant on a jade ring.
Traveller's necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Traveller's necklaceTraveller's necklace 5 charges before crumbling to dust yes Make by casting Lvl-2 Enchant on a jade necklace.
Enlightened amulet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Enlightened amuletEnlightened amulet The Nexus in Lumbridge Swamp 5 charges before crumbling to dust yes Make by casting Lvl-3 Enchant on a topaz amulet.
Games necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Games necklaceGames necklace 8 charges before crumbling to dust yes Make by casting Lvl-1 Enchant on a sapphire necklace.
Ring of duelling.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of duellingRing of duelling 8 charges before crumbling to dust yes Make by casting Lvl-2 Enchant on an emerald ring.
Amulet of glory.png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of gloryAmulet of glory 4 charges: recharge it at the Fountain of Heroes.[d 1] yes
Ring of Wealth.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of WealthRing of Wealth 4 charges: recharge it at the Fountain of Heroes.[d 1] yes
Ring of Fortune.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of FortuneRing of Fortune unlimited yes
Luck of the Dwarves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Luck of the DwarvesLuck of the Dwarves unlimited yes
Skills necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Skills necklaceSkills necklace 4 charges: recharge it at the Legends' Guild's totem pole.[d 1] yes
Grace of the elves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Grace of the elvesGrace of the elves locations to which Max Guild's skill portals are attuned unlimited yes
  • Make by casting Lvl-6 Enchant on an alchemical onyx necklace.
  • Buy from other players for 70,663,061.
  • To use both portals, level 99 in all skills.
  • To use one portal, level 99 in one skill.
  • Otherwise, you can attune the necklace to one skill-portal location when you first equip the necklace.
Passage of the abyss.png: RS3 Inventory image of Passage of the abyssPassage of the abyss stores up to 6 compactable, teleport jewellery items 5 000 charges: recharge it with fortunate components; one component gives 500 charges yes but becomes permanently untradeable
after storing first item
  1. ^ a b c You can recharge all dragonstone jewellery with a Geyser titan familiar or, after Heroes' Quest, Legends' Quest, and Plague's End, at the Tears of Seren in Prifddinas's Cadarn district.

Skilling[edit | edit source]

Main article: Skill training guides

Every skill has a guide to optimal training. Find a thorough list of items useful for training a skill in the training guide, e.g., Divination_training#Useful_equipment. The following is a brief list of boosts available to many skills:

Combat[edit | edit source]

Worn Equipment[edit | edit source]

Main article: Armour
Main article: Weapons
Main article: Worn Equipment

Your avatar (player character) can wear/wield items in 13 slots: head, pocket, back (cape), neck, ammunition, main hand, torso (body), off-hand, legs, hands, feet, and ring. Items equipped for combat reduce the damage you receive and boost other stats like:

  • accuracy (chance to successfully hit an enemy)
  • damage (maximum damage dealt per hit)
  • armour rating (chance to block an enemy hit)
  • prayer bonus (the higher the bonus, the slower the rate at which prayer points drain).

Items may also have special effects, e.g., special attacks or effects on your adrenaline or the enemy’s affinity for a combat style. Formulae for combat stats are complex (the following articles give more info: combat stats, armour, weapon, affinity), as are optimal set ups. The simple view, however, is you should generally aim to increase the damage you deal (as this results in faster kills) and you achieve this by equipping items with high accuracy, damage, and style bonus (bonus to magic, melee, and range combat style). See the ‘main articles’ listed at the top of this subsection for thorough lists of items, sorted by the bonuses they grant and skill levels they require, including best-in-slot items.

Using Invention, you can augment high-level armour and weapons with perks. See: optimal setup of PVM perks.

The following items are useful, but “non-standard” or with “lesser-known” requirements/sources:

Basic Equipment Switches[edit | edit source]

Switching items in and out of slots mid-combat to use their special effects is important in high-level PVM. 'SwitchScape' refers to convoluted, carefully-timed chains of item switches for marginal gains in damage dealt (small, incremental improvements, which, added together, make significant improvement). Though tricky to learn at first, even basic switches give significant benefit. Most notably, you can wield a shield to use the Resonance ability to heal and reduce the damage from a boss attack, then switch back to a weapon. Here are some important, basic switches:

!... Requirements to equip Reqs. to unlock Effects & usage

Item Slot Equip req Description Unlock method
Guthix staff.png: RS3 Inventory image of Guthix staffGuthix staff Two-handed 60 Magic A tier 60 Magic weapon. Has a special attack, Claws of Guthix: costs 25% adrenaline and deals 140%-300% (220% on average) ability damage. On a successful hit, this lowers the target's Defence level by 5% of the base level. It also applies a debuff that increases the target's affinity values by 2; this affinity increase lasts for one minute.
Statius's warhammer.png: RS3 Inventory image of Statius's warhammerStatius's warhammer /
Superior Statius's warhammer.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior Statius's warhammerSuperior Statius's warhammer
Main hand 78/88 Attack A tier 78/88 Melee weapon. Degrades to dust. Has a special attack, Smash: requires 35% adrenaline to use and deals 83-208% ability damage and lowers your opponent's Defence level by 30%. It also applies a debuff that increases the target's affinity values by 5 for one minute. Standard version can be dropped by revenants and the Chaos Elemental. Can be upgraded using an ancient warriors' equipment patch.
Divine spirit shield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Divine spirit shieldDivine spirit shield /
Elysian spirit shield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elysian spirit shieldElysian spirit shield /
Arcane spirit shield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Arcane spirit shieldArcane spirit shield
Off-hand 75 Defence ,
75 Prayer
A tier 75 Melee/Ranged/Magic Shield. Reduces all damage taken by 30% (with sufficient prayer points). Prayer points will be reduced by 50% of the damage received. Created by attaching a divine sigil/elysian sigil/arcane sigil to a blessed spirit shield. Requires completion of the Summer's End quest and 85 Smithing and 90 Prayer. Alternately, you can ask Brother Bordiss to attach it for 1,500,000 coins after completing Perils of Ice Mountain. Can be bought for 15,988,209/39,389,297/16,724,636.
Kalphite defender.png: RS3 Inventory image of Kalphite defenderKalphite defender /
Kalphite repriser.png: RS3 Inventory image of Kalphite repriserKalphite repriser /
Kalphite rebounder.png: RS3 Inventory image of Kalphite rebounderKalphite rebounder and lower-tier variants
Off-hand 90 Attack /
90 Ranged /
90 Magic ,
90 Defence
Acts as a tier 45 Melee/Ranged/Magic weapon and shield, allowing use of both offensive and defensive abilities. Created from a perfect chitin and an off-hand drygore weapon/off-hand ascension crossbow/seismic singularity.
Ring of vigour.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of vigourRing of vigour Ring 62 Attack,
62 Dungeoneering
Reduces adrenaline drain from ultimate abilities and weapon special attacks. Buy from the Dungeoneering reward shop for 50,000 Dungeoneering token.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dungeoneering tokenDungeoneering tokens.

Monster Specific[edit | edit source]

Some worn equipment gives buffs against specific monsters:

Requirements to equip Reqs. to unlock Affected monsters Effects Other info
Achromatic Balmung.png: RS3 Inventory image of Achromatic Balmungupgraded Balmung 70 Attack Get the Balmung.png: RS3 Inventory image of BalmungBalmung during the Blood Runs Deep quest; upgrade it after Koschei's Troubles miniquest. dagannoth and Dagannoth Supreme tier-70, two-handed, melee weapon, boosts damage and hit chance when wielded against these monsters
Corrupted slayer helmet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Corrupted slayer helmetCorrupted slayer helmet or lower-tier variants 70 Defence
  • Smoking Kills quest
  • 55 Crafting
  • Pay 400 Slayer points to learn how to craft Slayer helmets, then 2 100 points to fully upgrade your first helmet (210 points to fully upgrade subsequent helmets).
your current Slayer assignment Craft with black mask.png: RS3 Inventory image of black maskblack mask, earmuffs.png: RS3 Inventory image of earmuffsearmuffs, face mask.png: RS3 Inventory image of face maskface mask, nose peg.png: RS3 Inventory image of nose pegnose peg, spiny helmet.png: RS3 Inventory image of spiny helmetspiny helmet, focus sight.png: RS3 Inventory image of focus sightfocus sight, hexcrest.png: RS3 Inventory image of hexcresthexcrest, corrupted gem.png: RS3 Inventory image of corrupted gemcorrupted gem.
Keris.png: RS3 Inventory image of KerisKeris 50 Attack Contact! quest scarabs and kalphites tier-50, main hand, melee weapon, boosts damage and hit chance against these monsters If worn, Desert amulet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Desert amuletdesert amulet 3 and 4 further boost damage and hit chance.
Salve amulet (e).png: RS3 Inventory image of Salve amulet (e)Salve amulet (e) none You make a Salve amulet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Salve amuletSalve amulet during the Haunted Mine quest and can enchant it after the Lair of Tarn Razorlor miniquest. undead monsters like skeletons and zombies +20% accuracy and damage (all combat styles) Speeds up Slayer assignments involving undead monsters.
reforged Sunspear (i.e., Sunspear (magic).png: RS3 Inventory image of Sunspear (magic)Sunspear (magic), Sunspear (melee), and Sunspear (ranged)) 78 Magic/Attack/Ranged River of Blood quest vyres Tier-78, two-handed weapon with various effects. You can switch between Magic, melee, and Ranged variants.

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

  • scrimshaw of attack.png: RS3 Inventory image of scrimshaw of attackscrimshaw of attack, scrimshaw of magic.png: RS3 Inventory image of scrimshaw of magicscrimshaw of magic, and scrimshaw of ranging.png: RS3 Inventory image of scrimshaw of rangingscrimshaw of ranging increase the accuracy of attacks using their corresponding combat style.
  • scrimshaw of the elements.png: RS3 Inventory image of scrimshaw of the elementsscrimshaw of the elements and scrimshaw of cruelty.png: RS3 Inventory image of scrimshaw of crueltyscrimshaw of cruelty add damage to Magic and Ranged attacks.
  • mechanised chinchompas
  • Kiln/TokHaar capes, skill capes (Con, Def, Att, Str, Inv), max cape perk
  • spirit cape
  • ring of death
  • A ring of death.png: RS3 Inventory image of ring of deathring of death gives a 50% chance of restoring the wearer's adrenaline by 1% for every 1,500 of the target's maximum life points, to a maximum of 5% adrenaline, when a target is killed. If the wearer dies (outside of the Wilderness) they will be teleported to the last respawn hub visited, with all items intact (including familiars) and stats restored, at a cost of 15% of the ring's charge. Does not work in the Wilderness. It can be made by enchanting a hydrix ring and recharged by 50% with a cut onyx.
Item Slot Equip req Description Unlock method
Saradomin cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Saradomin capeSaradomin cape /
Guthix cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Guthix capeGuthix cape /
Zamorak cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Zamorak capeZamorak cape
Back None A tier 55 Magic power armour cape. Mage Arena minigame
Amulet of souls.png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of soulsAmulet of souls Neck None Base damage reduction of protection prayers and deflection curses is increased by 10% (giving them 60% damage reduction); RS3 Ability Soul Split Soul Split has a 50% chance to heal 25-50% more (an average of 18.75% more healing). Must be recharged using cut onyxes. Becomes permanently untradeable when equipped. Cast Lvl-6 Enchant on a hydrix amulet or buy for 84,915,457.
Reaper necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Reaper necklaceReaper necklace Neck None Successful hits give a 0.1% hit chance boost in all styles for 54 seconds, stacking up to 30 times (a total 3% hit chance increase). Must be recharged using cut onyxes. Becomes permanently untradeable when equipped. Cast Lvl-6 Enchant on a hydrix necklace or buy for 83,098,745.
Essence of Finality amulet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Essence of Finality amuletessence of finality amulet Neck None Combines the effects of the amulet of souls.png: RS3 Inventory image of amulet of soulsamulet of souls and reaper necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of reaper necklacereaper necklace. By sacrificing a weapon, its special attack is stored and can be used whilst using any weapon of a matching style. Has high style bonuses. Must be recharged using alchemical hydrix dust. Becomes permanently untradeable when equipped. Make with amulet of souls.png: RS3 Inventory image of amulet of soulsamulet of souls, reaper necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of reaper necklacereaper necklace, and an alchemical hydrix, or buy for 329,361,845.
Damaged book.png: RS3 Inventory image of Damaged bookDamaged book /
God book.png: RS3 Inventory image of God bookGod book /
Illuminated god book.png: RS3 Inventory image of Illuminated god bookIlluminated god book
Pocket 30/40 Prayer Damaged book has a prayer bonus. Repaired and illuminated books additional style bonuses, with illuminated books having higher bonuses. If charged with the corresponding god pages, repaired and illuminated books can be activated to have a chance of triggering a special effect in combat.
Armour spikes.png: RS3 Inventory image of Armour spikesArmour spikes /
Armour spikes (alloy).png: RS3 Inventory image of Armour spikes (alloy)Armour spikes (alloy)
Ammunition None Damages adjacent attacking enemies if you are wielding Melee weapons and have Melee torso and leg armour equipped. Damage is dealt is equal to ten times the user's Smithing level. Damage is increased by 100% if a shield is equipped or 50% if a defender is equipped. Alloy armour spikes also have a 10% to deal ten times the usual damage. Smithed from elder rune bars requiring 90 Smithing. Can be upgraded to alloy armour spikes by being smithed along side a concentrated alloy bar requiring 99 Smithing.
Large rune pouch.png: RS3 Inventory image of Large rune pouchLarge rune pouch Ammunition 66 Magic Can store up to 16,000 each of three unique runes. Upon casting spells, stored runes will be consumed as if they were in the inventory. Functions both in the ammunition slot and inventory. Created from 100 magical threads gained through Runecrafting using the Abyss, requiring 90 Runecrafting. Can be bought for 22,097,823.
Tirannwn quiver.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tirannwn quiverTirannwn quiver or variants Ammunition None Provides various bonuses in and around Tirannwn. Can hold up to 20,000 of one type of ammunition. Tirannwn area-task achievements
Cinderbane gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Cinderbane glovesCinderbane gloves Hands 85 Defence Increases poison damage, adds a 1/6 chance to poison target monster and if the target is already poisoned, has a 1/6 chance to refresh the poison and cause an extra poison hit. Synergises well with blood reaver familiar. Dropped by Lost Grove creatures or bought for 87,373,195.
Deathtouch bracelet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Deathtouch braceletDeathtouch bracelet Hands None Gives a 1/5 chance of reflecting 25–50% of damage taken back onto opponents, an average of 7.5% of the opponent's damage, up to a maximum of 5000 damage. Reflect immune opponents take half this damage instead. Must be recharged using cut onyxes. Becomes permanently untradeable when equipped. Cast Lvl-6 Enchant on a hydrix bracelet or buy for 68,678,805.
Nightmare gauntlets.png: RS3 Inventory image of Nightmare gauntletsNightmare gauntlets Hands 85 Defence Increase the hit chance of Snipe by 25% and allows the player to use the ability while moving. Dropped by Nightmares after Children of Mah quest or bought for 75,097,981.
Laceration boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Laceration bootsLaceration boots /
Fleeting boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Fleeting bootsFleeting boots /
Blast diffusion boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Blast diffusion bootsBlast diffusion boots
Feet 80 Defence Tier 80 power armour. Enhances Bladed Dive Bladed Dive.png/Rapid Fire Rapid Fire.png/Detonate Detonate.png. All 3 pairs of boots can be enhanced to tier 90 by attaching a shadow spike which can be dropped by Raksha. All 3 pairs of boots can be dropped by Raksha. Laceration boots can be dropped by dinosaurs on Anachronia. Blast diffusion boots can be dropped by vile blooms on Anachronia.
Asylum surgeon's ring.png: RS3 Inventory image of Asylum surgeon's ringAsylum surgeon's ring Ring 85 Defence Provides good stat bonuses and has a special mechanic that allows for the preservation of adrenaline when using threshold abilities. Complete Broken Home (a quest), then the Challenge Maria achievement.
Reaver's ring.png: RS3 Inventory image of Reaver's ringReaver's ring Ring None Adds 5% critical strike chance but reduces accuracy by 5%. Created from a Heart of the Berserker and 10 Berserker rings, costing 113,151,404.

Ability Unlocks[edit | edit source]

Main article: Abilities
Main article: Revolution

Abilities are combat powers used to, e.g., deal or avoid damage, heal, or stun; they may be the most important combat mechanic (some other important parts of combat are boss or mob special attacks, life points/death, Prayer, and stats on worn equipment). Abilities drain or generate adrenaline (percentage points displayed on the action bar next to life points). There are three classes of ability: basic, threshold, and ultimate (in addition to auto-attacks). Some weapons also have special attacks (click the ability called Weapon Special Attack to use). Basic abilities and auto-attacks generate adrenaline, whereas thresholds, ultimates, and special attacks drain adrenaline, but are more powerful. The order and timing of ability use - accumulating and spending adrenaline effectively - is an important technique in combat.

Unlock most abilities just by leveling up combat skills. Get others, however, elsewhere, like monster drops (which may be tradeable, but can be expensive), minigames, or quests. The abilities below are accessible to unlock and important progression points:

Ability Style Description Recommended unlock method
RS3 Ability Bladed Dive Bladed Dive Melee Instantly dives to the target monster or tile. Useful for combat and for general travel. Cooldown can be halved with mobile perk. 63,000,000 shattered anima from Shattered Worlds reward shop
Double Surge codex.png: RS3 Inventory image of Double Surge codexSecond Surge charge Magic Grants a second charge of the Surge ability with its own independent cooldown. Double Surge codex (tradeable) costing 33,629,233 or Double Surge codex created with 500 codex pages
RS3 Ability Devotion Devotion Defence Increases the effectiveness of your protection prayers to 100%. Lasts 9.6 seconds Rare drop from Bandos and Armadyl aligned monsters in the God Wars Dungeon.
RS3 Ability Sacrifice Sacrifice Consitution Deals damage to target and heals 25% of damage done. If the target dies, heals 100% of damage done. Rare drop from Bandos and Armadyl aligned monsters in the God Wars Dungeon.
RS3 Ability Tuska's Wrath Tuska's Wrath Constitution Deals massive damage based on Slayer level if used on current Slayer assignment. 4,000 Reward Currency from Anima Islands.
RS3 Ability Death's Swiftness Death's Swiftness Ranged Increases most Ranged damage dealt from inside it by 50%. Lasts 30 seconds, can be increased with planted feet perk. The World Wakes quest
RS3 Ability Sunshine Sunshine Magic Increases most Magic damage dealt from inside it by 50%. Lasts 30 seconds, can be increased with planted feet perk. The World Wakes quest
RS3 Ability Corruption Shot Corruption Shot Ranged Deals damage over time to target and spreads to other nearby enemies. Corruption Shot Ability Codex or the tradeable Mazcab ability codex costing 36,829,247.
RS3 Ability Corruption Blast Corruption Blast Magic Deals damage over time to target and spreads to other nearby enemies. Corruption Shot Ability Codex or the tradeable Mazcab ability codex costing 36,829,247.

Spell Unlocks[edit | edit source]

Unlock the following spells used with Magic:

Adrenaline[edit | edit source]

Main article: Adrenaline

Abilities drain or generate adrenaline (percentage points displayed on the action bar next to life points). Accumulating and spending adrenaline effectively is an important technique in combat. The following help:

Other Ways to Enhance Damage Dealt[edit | edit source]

Various abilities and items boost the damage you deal. Also see: worn equipment and ability unlocks.

  • Ancient curses - turmoil etc
  • Arch relics (any to go in misc subsection?)
  • Cannons: Kinetic cyclone.png: RS3 Inventory image of Kinetic cycloneKinetic cyclone, Oldak coil.png: RS3 Inventory image of Oldak coilOldak coil
  • incense sticks: spirit weed, kwuarm

Potions[edit | edit source]

Main article: Potions
Main article: Combination potions
  • Weapon poison+++ w/ cinderbanes, vulnerability bomb
    • (put pots either in pots subsection or split by healing/damage enhancement. misc section for adrenaline renewal/urn, powerburst of acceleration?)
    • healing/damage enhancement: powerburst of vitality, Saradomin brew, Guthix rest

Certain potions made using the Herblore skill give a temporary skill boost to combat skills which is comprised of a static boost of between 1-5 levels in the combat skill plus a scaling boost of 8-17% of the player's base level in the skill. There are standard, super, grand, and extreme variants of skill boosting potions for each individual combat skill. At level 96 Herblore players can create overloads which combine the different extreme potion variants to give a simultaneous boost to all combat skills.

Combination potions can also be used to combine lower-level potion effects or to combine the skill boosting effects of higher level potions with other useful effects such as dragonfire resistence or prayer renewal. In order to make combination potions the player must have access to Prifddinas in order to purchase the potion recipes from the Recipe Shop; additionally some recipes must first be found while Dungeoneering or be purchased in the Dungeoneering rewards shop.

  • Supreme overload potion.png: RS3 Inventory image of Supreme overload potionSupreme overloads are slightly better than regular overloads, boosting combat skills by 16% + 4 (+19 levels at level 99).
  • Supreme overload salve.png: RS3 Inventory image of Supreme overload salveSupreme overload salves combine the effects of supreme overloads with prayer renewals and protects from dragonfire, wyvern breath and poison.
  • Elder overload potion.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elder overload potionElder overloads are the highest-tier overloads available, boosting combat skills by 17% + 5 (+21 levels at level 99).
  • Elder overload salve.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elder overload salveElder overload salves have the effects of elder overloads, prayer renewals and protect from dragonfire, wyvern breath and poison.
Type Herblore Potions Static
bonus
Scaling
bonus[1]
Total bonus
at 99
Boost
type
Tradeable Combination potions
Standard 1-9 Herblore Attack potion (4).png: RS3 Inventory image of Attack potion (4) Strength potion (4).png: RS3 Inventory image of Strength potion (4) Defence potion (4).png: RS3 Inventory image of Defence potion (4) Ranging potion (4).png: RS3 Inventory image of Ranging potion (4) Magic potion (4).png: RS3 Inventory image of Magic potion (4) 1 8% 8 Standard Yes check.svg Combat potion (4).png: RS3 Inventory image of Combat potion (4)
Super 45-76 Herblore Super attack (4).png: RS3 Inventory image of Super attack (4) Super strength (4).png: RS3 Inventory image of Super strength (4) Super defence (4).png: RS3 Inventory image of Super defence (4) Super ranging potion (4).png: RS3 Inventory image of Super ranging potion (4) Super magic potion (4).png: RS3 Inventory image of Super magic potion (4) 2 12% 13 Standard Yes check.svg Super melee potion (6).png: RS3 Inventory image of Super melee potion (6) Super warmaster's potion (6).png: RS3 Inventory image of Super warmaster's potion (6)
Grand 75-79 Herblore Grand attack potion (6).png: RS3 Inventory image of Grand attack potion (6) Grand strength potion (6).png: RS3 Inventory image of Grand strength potion (6) Grand defence potion (6).png: RS3 Inventory image of Grand defence potion (6) Grand ranging potion (6).png: RS3 Inventory image of Grand ranging potion (6) Grand magic potion (6).png: RS3 Inventory image of Grand magic potion (6) 2 14% 15 Standard Yes check.svg
Extreme 88-92 Herblore Extreme attack (4).png: RS3 Inventory image of Extreme attack (4) Extreme strength (4).png: RS3 Inventory image of Extreme strength (4) Extreme defence (4).png: RS3 Inventory image of Extreme defence (4) Extreme ranging (4).png: RS3 Inventory image of Extreme ranging (4) Extreme magic (4).png: RS3 Inventory image of Extreme magic (4) 3 15% 17 Standard X mark.svg Extreme brawler's potion (6).png: RS3 Inventory image of Extreme brawler's potion (6) Extreme sharpshooter's potion (6).png: RS3 Inventory image of Extreme sharpshooter's potion (6) Extreme battlemage's potion (6).png: RS3 Inventory image of Extreme battlemage's potion (6) Extreme warmaster's potion (6).png: RS3 Inventory image of Extreme warmaster's potion (6)
Overload 96 Herblore Overload (4).png: RS3 Inventory image of Overload (4) 3 15% 17 Overload X mark.svg Aggroverload (6).png: RS3 Inventory image of Aggroverload (6) Holy overload potion (6).png: RS3 Inventory image of Holy overload potion (6) Holy aggroverload (6).png: RS3 Inventory image of Holy aggroverload (6) Searing overload potion (6).png: RS3 Inventory image of Searing overload potion (6) Overload salve (6).png: RS3 Inventory image of Overload salve (6)
Supreme 93 Herblore Supreme attack potion (6).png: RS3 Inventory image of Supreme attack potion (6) Supreme strength potion (6).png: RS3 Inventory image of Supreme strength potion (6) Supreme defence potion (6).png: RS3 Inventory image of Supreme defence potion (6) Supreme ranging potion (6).png: RS3 Inventory image of Supreme ranging potion (6) Supreme magic potion (6).png: RS3 Inventory image of Supreme magic potion (6) 4 16% 19 Standard X mark.svg
Supreme overload 98 Herblore Supreme overload potion (6).png: RS3 Inventory image of Supreme overload potion (6) 4 16% 19 Overload X mark.svg Supreme overload salve (6).png: RS3 Inventory image of Supreme overload salve (6)
Elder overload 106 Herblore Elder overload potion (6).png: RS3 Inventory image of Elder overload potion (6) 5 17% 21 Overload X mark.svg Elder overload salve (6).png: RS3 Inventory image of Elder overload salve (6)
  1. ^ Rounded down

Summoning Familiars[edit | edit source]

By levelling up the Summoning skill players can gain access to familiars which have a range of effects including dealing damage directly to enemies, increasing the player's accuracy in combat and boosting damage dealt by the player:

Summoning Familiar Description Duration
(minutes)
GE price
77 Summoning[c 1] Blood reaver.png: RS3 Inventory image of Blood reaverBlood reaver Deals 25% of the player's healing as damage to a monster.
Synergises well with Cinderbane gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Cinderbane glovesCinderbane gloves.
64 72,617
77 Summoning Talon beast.png: RS3 Inventory image of Talon beastTalon beast A decent damage dealing familiar. 48 9,058
87 Summoning[c 2] Blood nihil familiar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Blood nihil familiarBlood nihil Boosts the player's melee accuracy by 5%. 96 191,702
87 Summoning[c 2] Shadow nihil familiar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Shadow nihil familiarShadow nihil Boosts the player's ranged accuracy by 5%. 96 192,366
87 Summoning[c 2] Smoke nihil familiar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Smoke nihil familiarSmoke nihil Boosts the player's magic accuracy by 5%. 96 181,982
87 Summoning[c 2] Ice nihil familiar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ice nihil familiarIce nihil Boosts the player's magic accuracy by 5%.
Has a chance to apply an accuracy and defence debuff to NPC targets.
Debuff applies only to damage dealt to/by familiars,
making the ice nihil more viable for group PVM.
96 192,807
96 Summoning[c 1] Ripper Demon (familiar).png: RS3 Inventory image of Ripper Demon (familiar)Ripper Demon Boosts the player's damage by 0-5%,
increasing as the target monster's health decreases.
64 113,862
99 Summoning Steel titan.png: RS3 Inventory image of Steel titanSteel titan A good damage dealing familiar. 64 4,542
  1. ^ a b Also requires Dagon Bye mystery to create but not use.
  2. ^ a b c d Also requires Fate of the Gods quest to create but not use.

Auras[edit | edit source]

The following auras can be unlocked from War's Wares using marks of War gained from killing bosses.

  • accuracy: brawler, runic, sharpshooter
  • penance, vamp- prayer/life points section?
Aura Description Cost
Dark magic aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dark magic auraDark magic aura When active has a chance on attacking an opponent to inflict corrupting damage. 12,500 marks of War
Berserker aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Berserker auraBerserker aura When active boosts your Attack and Strength, but at the cost of your Defence. 25,000 marks of War
Reckless aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Reckless auraReckless aura When active boosts your Ranged, but at the cost of your Defence. 25,000 marks of War
Maniacal aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Maniacal auraManiacal aura When active boosts your Magic, but at the cost of your Defence. 25,000 marks of War

Damage Reduction, Death, and Life Points[edit | edit source]

Various abilities and items help keep you alive in combat (they can reduce the damage you receive, restore your life points, or revive you if you die). Also see: worn equipment and ability unlocks.

These reduce the damage you receive:

  • deflect curses...
  • Unlock these relic powers from Archaeology:
    • Death Ward.png: RS3 Inventory image of Death WardDeath Ward (81 Archaeology): reduces the damage you receive by 5% if your life points are below 50%, and by 10% if life points are below 25%.
    • Font of Life.png: RS3 Inventory image of Font of LifeFont of Life (5 Archaeology): boosts your maximum life points by 500.

These restore life points:

  • soul split curse...
  • powerburst of vitality, Saradomin brew, Guthix rest
  • Enhanced Excalibur.png: RS3 Inventory image of Enhanced ExcaliburEnhanced Excalibur is an upgraded version of Excalibur that may be obtained upon completion of the hard Seers' Village achievements. By activating the enhanced Excalibur, the player is healed for 4% of their maximum life points every 4 seconds for 20 seconds. Upon upon completion of the elite achievement the effect is increased to 4% of the player's maximum life points healed 10 times over a period of 40 seconds, resulting in a total of 40% of maximum life points healed.
  • The vampyrism aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of vampyrism auravampyrism aura lets you gain life points equal to 5% of any damage you deal when it is active. It can be bought for 5,000 marks of war. (A scrimshaw of vampyrism.png: RS3 Inventory image of scrimshaw of vampyrismscrimshaw of vampyrism is a degradable pocket slot item that absorbs a small amount of the enemy's health on successful melee attacks, giving it to the scrimshaw bearer.)
  • Food can be used to restore life points but this is not recommended as it reduces adrenaline by 10% when consumed, with the exception of green and blue blubber jellyfish.

If you die, the items below revive you or reduce the cost of death. Death can be costly because you must pay GP (coins) to Death (the Grim Reaper) to reclaim items in your inventory and worn equipment. The (Defence cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Defence capeDefence cape), sign of death.png: RS3 Inventory image of sign of deathsign of death, and sign of life.png: RS3 Inventory image of sign of lifesign of life reduce your adrenaline to zero and share a one-hour cooldown (during which you can't re-use them).

  • A sign of death.png: RS3 Inventory image of sign of deathsign of death automatically revives the player and restores 15% of their life points. Additionally, if the player's target is not immune to reflect damage, it removes 15% of the target's base life points, to a maximum of 5000 damage. It can be bought from the Grand Exchange for 15,370 or created with 79 Divination. The untradeable portent of death.png: RS3 Inventory image of portent of deathportent of death gives the same effect but can be equipped in the pocket slot, however it requires level 99 Divination to create.
  • A sign of life.png: RS3 Inventory image of sign of lifesign of life automatically revives the player and restores 25% of their life points. It can be bought from the Grand Exchange for 14,414 or created with 78 Divination. The untradeable portent of life.png: RS3 Inventory image of portent of lifeportent of life gives the same effect but can be equipped in the pocket slot, however it requires level 99 Divination to create.
  • The skillcape perk of the Defence cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Defence capeDefence cape gives the same effects as the sign/portent of life but requires level 99 Defence.

Prayer Points[edit | edit source]

Using prayers or ancient curses drains Prayer points. These items restore Prayer points in combat:

Aggression[edit | edit source]

Some items force monsters to be aggressive to you. This helps tanking (protecting other players by directing damage from bosses/mobs to you) or to minimise effort in killing lots of mobs.

These pocket-slot items make mobs in the god-war dungeons unaggressive (they do not affect bosses and boss minions):

Quest required to unlock Dungeon/monsters affected Other info
Shard of Zaros.png: RS3 Inventory image of Shard of ZarosShard of Zaros Fate of the Gods God Wars Dungeon (Temple of Lost Ancients); plus Muspahs and Nihils on Freneskae Lets you use Prayer altars in boss rooms in God Wars Dungeon
Shard of Mah.png: RS3 Inventory image of Shard of MahShard of Mah Children of Mah Heart of Gielinor Raises the kill count multiplier in the Heart of Gielinor to 400%.
Shard of Erebus.png: RS3 Inventory image of Shard of ErebusShard of Erebus Battle of the Monolith miniquest Elder God Wars Dungeon

Drop Cleaners[edit | edit source]

Main article: Drop cleaner

Drop cleaners automatically pick up or convert items dropped by monsters in combat. You can add some drop cleaners to your tool belt, but others must be in your inventory or pocket slot to use. In addition to drop cleaners, enchanted notepaper.png: RS3 Inventory image of enchanted notepaperenchanted notepaper and magic notepaper.png: RS3 Inventory image of magic notepapermagic notepaper convert items to notes.

Item name Drops affected How to obtain
attuned ectoplasmator.png: RS3 Inventory image of attuned ectoplasmatorattuned ectoplasmator Use 100 ghostly essence on an ectoplasmator, a rare drop from certain ghosts.
bonecrusher.png: RS3 Inventory image of bonecrusherbonecrusher and upgraded version
charming imp.png: RS3 Inventory image of charming impcharming imp Picks up Summoning charms and spirit gems or destroys charms for Summoning experience.
Charos' clue carrier.png: RS3 Inventory image of Charos' clue carrierCharos' clue carrier Automatically stores all clue scrolls obtained while skilling or as monster drops. Quest reward for completing Desperate Times.
gold accumulator.png: RS3 Inventory image of gold accumulatorgold accumulator and advanced gold accumulator.png: RS3 Inventory image of advanced gold accumulatoradvanced gold accumulator
herb bag.png: RS3 Inventory image of herb bagherb bag Picks up unnoted grimy herb drops and stores 50 of each grimy herb (100 after upgrading).
Herbicide.png: RS3 Inventory image of HerbicideHerbicide and upgraded version
scrimshaw of sacrifice.png: RS3 Inventory image of scrimshaw of sacrificescrimshaw of sacrifice and scrimshaw of corruption.png: RS3 Inventory image of scrimshaw of corruptionscrimshaw of corruption
Seedicide.png: RS3 Inventory image of SeedicideSeedicide
spring cleaner.png: RS3 Inventory image of spring cleanerspring cleaner and upgraded versions Made at level 43 Invention or won in Treasure Hunter.

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]