Lumbridge Home Teleport was a Magic spell in the Standard spellbook, which could be accessed by any player. When cast, it teleported players to Lumbridge for free. Casting the spell took around 10 seconds, and could be interrupted at any time by combat or by taking most actions, including walking. Similar to logging out, the spell could only be used at least 10 seconds after leaving combat. Like most methods of teleportation, the spell also could not be used beyond level 20 Wilderness.
The spell was first introduced in the Skill Tutors Update on 27 September 2006 under the name Lumbridge Home Port. The name was later changed to Lumbridge Home Teleport. Similar spells were added to the Ancient Magicks and Lunar spells on 27 September 2006 with the release of the Dream Mentor update.
Until a hidden update on 28 March 2011, the spell could only be used once every 30 minutes. Prior to this update, attempting to cast the spell during the cooldown would result in one of the following messages:
- You need to wait another X minutes to cast the spell
- You need to wait another 1 minute before casting the spell
The sound of the teleport was changed with the Graphical and Audio Updates on 9 August 2011.
On 31 December 2012, the spell was removed and replaced with Home Teleport (historical), which worked in a similar manner but could also teleport players to Burthorpe.
The spell was subject to significant controversy around the time of release. A common complaint at the time was that the spell removed a great deal of risk from the game, by providing a method of escape from almost any location, so long as one could stay out of combat. Some people arguing in favour of the spell argued that this was good for new players, as it encouraged them to visit more dangerous locations they might otherwise have avoided.
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- patch 17 September 2009 (Update):
- Home Teleport wasn't being interrupted by combat.
- At the end of the Tutorial Island tutorial, players would leave the island by casting this spell.