Path

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This article is about the removed tutorial. For the system introduced on 18 April 2017, see Path System.

The Path was a feature that was automatically enabled for new players once they arrived in Lumbridge after the Tutorial Island tutorial. The path was a series of 7 tasks, guided by Gudrik, aimed at teaching the player basic skills. Completion of each task gave certain rewards, ultimately working up to a full set of pathfinder armour, an amulet of potency, and a ring of potency, when all 7 tasks had been completed.

The player could access the path tab under the Adventures window. On the path tab, the player could view all 7 tasks as well as the rewards each task gives. These tasks had to be completed chronologically. Additionally, the player could toggle the path off if they did not wish to complete it. When a player had path enabled, a help interface appeared in the top-left hand corner of their screen telling them their current objective, as well as having a button to contact Gudrik and a button to toggle hint arrows.

The recommendations interface.

After completion of the path system, the Path tab was removed and the recommendations system could be used instead. It was accessed through the Featured tab of Adventures interface, and recommends various activities to do, such as quests, the combat academy, and minigames. The recommendations system did not, however, provide the player with the help interface that the path system did. If the player's account was created before the Ashdale tutorial was added, the player would have automatically completed the path, and the Path interface didn't appear at all. These players may also talk to Gudrik to claim the pathfinder armour, amulet of potency, and ring of potency.

Available paths[edit | edit source]

Icon Name Description Objectives Rewards
The Blood Pact icon.png The Blood Pact Help Xenia confront a group of Zamorakian cultists. Objective 1: Use the Home Teleport spell to travel to the Lumbridge lodestone.
Objective 2: Talk to Xenia in the Lumbridge graveyard.
Objective 3: Complete the quest. For further help, refer to the quest journal.
1 quest point, 2 Treasure Hunter keys, Combat XP lamp, Pathfinder hood, Pathfinder jacket, Kayle's chargebow, Caitlin's staff, Reese's sword and Reese's off-hand sword
Demon Slayer icon.png Demon Slayer Prevent a Zamorakian wizard from completing a demonic ritual. Objective 1: Use the Home Teleport spell to travel to the Varrock lodestone.
Objective 2: Talk to

Gideon Bede in the church east of the palace.
Objective 3: Complete the quest. For further help, refer to the quest journal.

3 quest points, 2 Treasure Hunter keys, Silverlight, Pathfinder trousers and three 100 Combat xp lamps.
Banking icon.png Banking Learn how to store items in the bank. Objective 1: Use the Home Teleport spell to travel to the Burthorpe lodestone.
Objective 2: Access the bank in Burthorpe and complete the banking tutorial.
Pathfinder gloves
Trading icon.png Trading Learn how to sell items to a shop. Objective 1: Use the Home Teleport spell to travel to the Burthorpe lodestone.
Objective 2: Talk to the gnome shopkeeper in Burthorpe and complete the trading tutorial.
Pathfinder boots
Challenges Paths icon.png Challenges Learn how to use the Challenge System, which rewards you for completing daily skilling activities. Objective 1: Use the Home Teleport spell to travel to the Burthorpe Lodestone.
Objective 2: Talk to the Challenge Mistress Fara in Burthorpe.
Objective 3: Complete all the basic challenges. For further help, refer to the challenge system.[1]
1 Challenge XP Lamp, 3 Challenge Mystery Bags, a Baby Troll, Amulet of potency
A Shadow over Ashdale icon.png A Shadow over Ashdale Investigate the mysterious disappearance of Ashdale's residents. Objective 1: Use the home teleport spell to travel to the Taverley lodestone.
Objective 2: Talk to Gudrik in his home south-west of the Taverley lodestone.
Objective 3: Complete the quest. For further help, refer to the quest journal.
1 quest point, 2 Treasure Hunter keys, Attack XP lamp, Strength XP lamp, Defence XP lamp, Constitution XP lamp, 3 Black pearls, Pathfinder cape
Return to Gudrik Paths icon.png Return to Gudrik Return to Gudrik to receive your reward. Objective 1: Use the Home Teleport spell to travel to the Taverley lodestone.
Objective 2: Return to Gudrik's house in Taverley.
Ring of potency
  1. ^ The challenges given are: Basic Challenge: Combat (Kill 5 cows.), Basic Challenge: Mining (Mine 3 copper ore), Basic Challenge: Fishing (Catch 5 shrimp or crayfish), Basic Challenge: Woodcutting (Chop trees to receive 3 normal logs) and Basic Challenge: Prayer (Bury 5 bones from cows you've slain.)

Former Paths[edit | edit source]

These tasks were formerly part of the Paths system, but were not in the final version of it.

Icon Name Description Objectives Rewards
Stolen Hearts icon.png Stolen Hearts Help Ozan investigate a secret criminal organisation. Objective 1: Use the Home Teleport spell to travel to the Draynor Village lodestone.
Objective 2: Talk to Ozan in Draynor Village.
Objective 3: Complete the quest. For further help, refer to the quest journal.
3 quest points, 2 Treasure Hunter keys, 2500 coins, 200 Constitution XP, Combat XP lamp, agility XP lamp(members) and thieving XP lamp(members)
The Death of Chivalry icon.png The Death of Chivalry Stop the Kinshra from using a deadly magical weapon. Objective 1: Use the Home Teleport spell to travel to the Falador lodestone.
Objective 2: Talk to Sir Owen at the Edgeville Monastery, north of Falador.
Objective 3: Complete the quest. For further help, refer to the quest journal.
3 quest points, 2 Treasure Hunter keys, 250 Magic, Strength and Prayer experience, 500 Attack experience, 2500 coins, 100 Fire runes, 200 Water runes, A title of your choice, Sir Owen Sonde's shield, Skull of Remembrance and Black Knight captain's armour
Grand Exchange Paths icon.png Grand Exchange Learn how to use the Grand Exchange, Runescape's central trading hub. Objective 1: Use the Home Teleport spell to travel to the Varrock lodestone.
Objective 2: Cut down five trees.
Objective 3: Talk to Brugsen Bursen at the Grand Exchange, and complete the Grand Exchange tutorial.
Objective 4: Put your logs up for sale on the Grand Exchange.
Once you have learnt how to use the Grand Exchange, you will be able to trade items with other players.

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Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 5 May 2015 (Update):
    • Improved the directions about how to use the quest journal in the tutorial path system.
  • patch 18 August 2014 (Update):
    • The magic tutorial in Blood Pact while on the path system no longer triggers if you have a high-level magic spell set to autocast.
  • patch 4 August 2014 (Update):
    • Some text on the path system interface has changed, and Gudrik's head now looks less grumpy.
    • The introduction to the path interface now has fewer steps.
    • Chapters on trading and banking have been added to the path system.
    • A prompt to bury bones has been added to the prayer basic challenge.
    • Single-skill lamps rewarded by quests on the path system now have updated skill interfaces.
    • A pop-up message has been added to the members panel on the Choose Your Path interface.
    • A character has been added near Ashdale lodestone to help players find the crassian caves.
    • Cabbage Facepunch Bonanza has been added to the Choose Your Path interface.
    • The Clan Scribe has been added to the Choose Your Path interface as a Skiller task.
    • Daily challenges now have lower priority than Heist in the Choose Your Path interface.
  • patch 14 July 2014 (Update):
    • Players can once again click on basic challenges if the player disables and re-enables the path system during the basic challenge stage.
  • patch 3 March 2014 (Update):
    • Several issues with basic challenges whilst using the Path system have been fixed.
  • patch 13 January 2014 (Update):
    • A small tutorial on how the skills interface works has been added, played after completing The Blood Pact quest while on the Path System.
    • A reminder on how to move the camera has been added, played during The Blood Pact quest while on the Path System.
    • A reminder to where the quest journal interface is has been added, to be displayed if a player is currently mid-quest on the Path System.
    • The farming notification - previously played when players approached a farming patch with the Path System enabled - has been removed.
    • A world map introduction has been added during Stolen Hearts, to point the player towards the location of a Crafting store while on the Path System.
    • A tutorial about minimap highlighting has been added to the start of Stolen Hearts, while on the Path System.
    • A tutorial about the Reset Camera button has been added to the start of Stolen Hearts, while on the Path System.