Recommended equipment for PvM

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This guide gives recommendations on effective equipment that players can use to kill bosses. Please see PvM unlock guide for recommendations on how to balance gear upgrades with other upgrades for optimal PvM.

Worn equipment[edit | edit source]

Equipment is ordered by its tier. Tier affects the damage bonuses and ability damage given by armour and weapons and the accuracy of weapons. Tier usually corresponds to the Defence level required to equip armour, and the Attack, Magic, or Ranged level required to wield weapons. Any exceptions or items with additional requirement are noted below.

In general players should choose power type armour for PvM as it provides greater damage bonuses than other types of armour at the equivalent tier, for example tank type armour provides greater defensive bonuses than power armour at the expense of damage bonus. Damage bonuses increase the maximum hit that can be dealt by the player, allowing them to defeat monsters faster. The below armour recommendations are for power armour as it is typically more effective for PvM situations.

As well as being affected by tier, weapons' ability damage is affected by their attack rate; i.e. a weapon with a faster attack rate will tend to have a lower damage rating. This means that weapons of equivalent tiers will typically deal equivalent damage over time. Weapons also have attack types that are particular effective against monsters with a weakness to that style. However most bosses either have no weakness or only an affinity weakness; therefore having weapons with different attack types is not usually a consideration in PvM.

Players have the choice between two-handed weaponry or dual wielding main-hand and off-hand weapons. Both dual wielding and using a two-handed weapon give 150% of the damage of use of a main-hand weapon alone. The use of dual wielding vs a two handed weapon does affect the choice of abilities that the player has, as some require that the player be using a particular type of weapon. Generally players can use either dual wielding or two-handed weapons for most forms of PvM and do not need to invest in both types; players can opt for the most cost effective choice from weapons available. In dual wielding the off-hand weapon only contributes 50% damage in addition to the 100% dealt by the main-hand weapon and only the tier of the main-hand weapon determines the player's accuracy (hit chance). Thus if there is a budget in mind players can purchase a higher tier main-hand weapon and use it in combination with a lower tier off-hand.

Most higher level weapons and armour are degradeable. This means that after a certain number of uses they will either degrade to dust, i.e. nothing, or to a broken or component state from which they can be repaired. Players should consider the upkeep costs of their equipment: items with a high repair cost and/or low number of equipment charges may be less economical than other items with a comparatively high Grand Exchange price. The tables below show both the cost to purchase armour and the hourly cost to use the items. The hourly cost is based on average rate of use in combat.

Cape, necklace, and ring slot items should be selected based on their style bonus. Many of these items give style bonuses across all three combat styles; players should be consider the relative cost of items that offer this advantage compared to the cost of multiple items that give bonuses in individual styles.

Invention perks[edit | edit source]

Through the Invention and Ancient invention skills, players can augment their body and leg slot armour and weapons and to create and add perks to them. This is available for most items with at least tier 70. Perks can be beneficial to players in PvM, for example the precise perk increases the minimum hit of abilities and autoattacks. Please see optimal PvM perk setup for details on the best-in-slot perks. Nearly all augmented equipment uses a separate system of equipment degradation to unaugmented items, by drawing on a universal charge pack.

This has a level requirement of Invention Invention 40+ with super invention potions. All prices factor in the number of tries required to get each perk at this level.
Once you get a higher invention level, you can use Gizmo dissolver.png: RS3 Inventory image of Gizmo dissolverGizmo dissolvers to remove the low-level perks and add better ones.

Slot Perk
(link to perk calculator)
Cost Effect
Main hand slot.png Main-hand Precise.png Precise 2 114,378 Precise increases your minimum damage by 1.5% per rank of your maximum damage.
Off-hand weapon slot.png Off-hand Equilibrium.png Equilibrium 2 114,378 Equilibrium increases minimum hit by 3% per rank, and decreases maximum hit by 1% per rank.
Torso slot.png Body Biting.png Biting 2
Easiest at exactly 40 Invention
1,915,005 Biting forces a +2% chance per rank to critically hit opponents.
Absorbative.png Absorbative 2
Requires 45 Invention and extremes
400,676 Absorbative gives a 20% chance of reducing damage by 5% per rank.
Legs slot.png Legs Demon Slayer (perk).pngDragon Slayer (perk).png Demon Slayer + Dragon Slayer 1,350,598 Demon Slayer increases damage dealt to demons by 7%.
Dragon Slayer increases damage dealt to dragons and dragon bosses by 7%.
Mobile.png Venomblood.png Mobile + Venomblood 865,980 Mobile allows you to Surge twice as often.
Venomblood makes you immune from all poison-damage.
Total cost per set 4,761,016

This has a level requirement of Invention Invention 86+ with extreme invention potions. All prices factor in the number of tries required to get each perk at this level.

Slot Perk
(link to perk calculator)
Cost Effect
Main hand slot.png Main-hand Precise.png Precise 6 2,141,446 for 1 x Small crate (historic) Precise increases your minimum damage by 1.5% per rank of your maximum damage.
Off-hand weapon slot.png Off-hand Equilibrium.png Equilibrium 4 563,680 for 2 x Small crate (timeworn) Equilibrium increases minimum hit by 3% per rank, and decreases maximum hit by 1% per rank.
Torso slot.png Body Biting.png Biting 2
Easiest at exactly 40 Invention
3,218,864 for 114 x Rune spear Biting forces a +2% chance per rank to critically hit opponents.
Crackling.png Crackling 4 1,741,461 for 0.5 x Large crate (vintage) Crackling periodically zaps your combat target for 50% per rank of your weapon's damage.
Legs slot.png Legs Relentless.png Relentless 5 1,741,461 for 0.5 x Large crate (vintage) Relentless gives a chance to prevent adrenaline from being consumed when using abilities.
Mobile.png Venomblood.png Mobile + Venomblood 491,952 for 100 x Powerburst of vitality (4) Mobile allows you to Surge twice as often.
Venomblood makes you immune from all poison-damage.
Total cost per set 12,266,069

This has a level requirement of Invention Invention 99 with extreme invention potions. All prices factor in the number of tries required to get each perk at level 99 with extremes.

Slot Perk
(link to perk calculator)
Cost Effect
Main hand slot.png Main-hand Precise.png Genocidal.png Precise 6 + Genocidal 2,141,446 for 1 x Small crate (historic) Precise increases your minimum damage by 1.5% per rank of your maximum damage.
Genocidal deals up to 7% extra damage depending on how far you are through your Slayer task.
Off-hand weapon slot.png Off-hand Equilibrium.png Equilibrium 4 563,680 for 2 x Small crate (timeworn) Equilibrium increases minimum hit by 3% per rank, and decreases maximum hit by 1% per rank.
Torso slot.png Body Biting.png Mobile.png Biting 2 + Mobile
Do not use Mobile with GBarge
3,114,216 for 84 x Huge blunt adamant salvage Biting forces a +2% chance per rank to critically hit opponents.
Mobile allows you to Surge twice as often.
Crackling.png Relentless.png Crackling 4 + Relentless 3 4,950,879 for 3 x Hand cannon and 1 x Large crate (vintage) Crackling periodically zaps your combat target for 50% per rank of your weapon's damage.
Relentless gives a chance to prevent adrenaline from being consumed when using abilities.
Legs slot.png Legs Impatient.png Impatient 4 2,356,847 for 0.2 x Virtus wand (level 9+)
4,165,336 for 1 x Zamorak godsword (level 9+)
Impatient gives a 9% chance per rank for basic abilities to generate 3 extra adrenaline.
Enhanced Devoted.png Enhanced Devoted 4 1,725,752 using 700 x Crystal flask Gives a chance on each hit of replicating the Devotion ability for 3 seconds.
Total cost per set 19,018,155

A recommended perk for a shield is:

Slot Perk
(link to perk calculator)
Cost Effect
Off-hand slot.png Shield Turtling.png Turtling 4 1,359,268 for 1 x Small crate (historic) Turtling increases the duration and cooldown of Barricade by 10% per rank.

The recommended perks for weapon switches are:

Slot Perk
(link to perk calculator)
Cost Effect
Augmented Sunspear (magic).png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Sunspear (magic)Sunspear Planted Feet.png Planted Feet 9,765,115 for 0.5 x Orb of the Cywir elders (level 9+) The duration of Sunshine and Death's Swiftness is increased by 25%,
but they no longer deal periodic damage to your target.
Augmented enhanced Excalibur.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented enhanced ExcaliburExcalibur Wise.png Mobile.png Wise 4 + Mobile 3,479,580 for 12 x Crystal ward Wise provides +4% additional experience, up to 50,000 XP per day.
Mobile halves the cooldowns of Surge, Escape, Barge, and Bladed Dive.

This has a level requirement of Invention Invention 120 with extreme invention potions. All prices factor in the number of tries required to get each perk at level 120 with extremes.

Slot Perk
(link to perk calculator)
Cost Effect
Main hand slot.png 2-handed Precise.png Aftershock.png Precise 6
Aftershock 4
2,141,446 for 1 x Small crate (historic)
50,851,661 for 1.5 x Anima core legs of Zaros (level 9+)
Precise increases your minimum damage by 1.5% per rank of your maximum damage.
Aftershock creates an explosion dealing up to 40% per rank weapon damage to nearby enemies, every 50,000 damage.
Equilibrium increases minimum hit by 3% per rank, and decreases maximum hit by 1% per rank.
Main hand slot.png Main-hand Precise.png Aftershock.png Precise 6 + Aftershock 1 70,476,278 for:
1 x Anima core legs of Zaros (level 9+)
2 x Armadyl chestplate (level 9+)
2 x Armadyl chainskirt (level 9+)
Off-hand weapon slot.png Off-hand Aftershock.png Aftershock 4 50,851,661 for 1.5 x Anima core legs of Zaros (level 9+)
Torso slot.png Body Biting.png Biting 4 95,273,908 for 0.3 x Noxious longbow (level 9+) Biting forces a +2% chance per rank to critically hit opponents.
Relentless.png Crackling.png Relentless 5 + Crackling 4 30,369,212 for 9 x Large crate (vintage) Crackling periodically zaps your combat target for 50% per rank of your weapon's damage.
Relentless gives a chance to prevent adrenaline from being consumed when using abilities.
Legs slot.png Legs Impatient.png Mobile.png Impatient 4 + Mobile
Do not use Mobile with GBarge
15,684,559 for 1.5 x Virtus wand (level 9+)
4,165,336 for 1 x Zamorak godsword (level 9+)
Impatient gives a 9% chance per rank for basic abilities to generate 3 extra adrenaline.
Mobile allows you to Surge twice as often.
Enhanced Devoted.png Enhanced Devoted 4 1,725,752 using 700 x Crystal flask Gives a chance on each hit of replicating the Devotion ability for 3 seconds.
Total cost per set (2-handed weapon) 199,899,003
Total cost per set (dual-wield weapons) 268,546,706

A recommended perk for a shield is:

Slot Perk
(link to perk calculator)
Cost Effect
Off-hand slot.png Shield Turtling.png Turtling 4 1,359,268 for 1 x Small crate (historic) Turtling increases the duration and cooldown of Barricade by 10% per rank.

The recommended perks for weapon switches are:

Slot Perk
(link to perk calculator)
Cost Effect
Augmented Sunspear (magic).png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Sunspear (magic)Sunspear Planted Feet.png Aftershock.png Planted Feet + Aftershock 1 31,172,324 for 0.5 x Anima core legs of Zaros (level 9+)
and 1 x Orb of the Cywir elders (level 9+)
The duration of Sunshine and Death's Swiftness is increased by 25%,
but they no longer deal periodic damage to your target.
Augmented enhanced Excalibur.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented enhanced ExcaliburExcalibur Wise.png Mobile.png Wise 4 + Mobile 3,479,580 for 12 x Crystal ward Wise provides +4% additional experience, up to 50,000 XP per day.
Mobile halves the cooldowns of Surge, Escape, Barge, and Bladed Dive.

This has a level requirement of Invention Invention 120 with extreme invention potions. All prices factor in the number of tries required to get each perk at level 120 with extremes.

For 2-handed magic, ranged and melee weapons:

Slot Perk
(link to perk calculator)
Cost Effect
Main hand slot.png 2-handed Precise.png Ruthless.png Precise 6 + Ruthless 1 27,644,724 for:
1.5 x Armadyl chestplate (level 9+)
1.5 x Armadyl chainskirt (level 9+)
Precise increases your minimum damage by 1.5% per rank of your maximum damage.
Ruthless increases damage output by 0.5% per rank for 20 seconds whenever an enemy is killed.
Aftershock.png Equilibrium.png Aftershock 4 + Equilibrium 2 152,559,658 for 4.5 x Anima core legs of Zaros (level 9+) Aftershock creates an explosion dealing up to 40% per rank weapon damage to nearby enemies, every 50,000 damage.
Equilibrium increases minimum hit by 3% per rank, and decreases maximum hit by 1% per rank.
Total cost per weapon 180,204,381

For dual-wield magic, ranged and melee weapons:

Slot Perk
(link to perk calculator)
Cost Effect
Main hand slot.png Main-hand Precise.png Aftershock.png Precise 6 + Aftershock 1 70,476,278 for:
1 x Anima core legs of Zaros (level 9+)
2 x Armadyl chestplate (level 9+)
2 x Armadyl chainskirt (level 9+)
Precise increases your minimum damage by 1.5% per rank of your maximum damage.
Aftershock creates an explosion dealing up to 40% per rank weapon damage to nearby enemies, every 50,000 damage.
Equilibrium increases minimum hit by 3% per rank, and decreases maximum hit by 1% per rank.
Off-hand weapon slot.png Off-hand Aftershock.png Equilibrium.png Aftershock 4 + Equilibrium 2 152,559,658 for 4.5 x Anima core legs of Zaros (level 9+)
Total cost per weapon set 214,263,483

Prayers[edit | edit source]

Players always require overhead prayers while doing any PvM activity to protect from the boss' attacks.

Prayer Effect Prayer level Prayer points drained
per minute
Protect from Magic.png: RS3 Inventory image of Protect from MagicProtect from Magic 50% protection from Magic attacks. 37 150
Protect from Missiles.png: RS3 Inventory image of Protect from MissilesProtect from Missiles 50% protection from Ranged attacks. 40 150
Protect from Melee.png: RS3 Inventory image of Protect from MeleeProtect from Melee 50% protection from Attack attacks. 43 150
Deflect Magic.png: RS3 Inventory image of Deflect MagicDeflect Magic 50% protection from Magic attacks. Has a chance to reflect damage back at your opponent. 65 150
Deflect Missiles.png: RS3 Inventory image of Deflect MissilesDeflect Missiles 50% protection from Ranged attacks. Has a chance to reflect damage back at your opponent. 65 150
Deflect Melee.png: RS3 Inventory image of Deflect MeleeDeflect Melee 50% protection from Attack attacks. Has a chance to reflect damage back at your opponent. 65 150
Soul Split.png: RS3 Inventory image of Soul SplitSoul Split Heals the player by a part of inflicted damage, that increases with damage dealt. 92 300

Starting at level 70 Prayer, players get access to powerful prayers that increase damage and accuracy. Lower level prayers are also available but seldom used.

Prayer Effect Prayer level Prayer points drained
per minute
Unlock method
Piety.png: RS3 Inventory image of PietyPiety +8 Attack levels. +8% Melee damage. +8 Defence levels 70 200
Augury.png: RS3 Inventory image of AuguryAugury +8 Magic levels. +8% Magic damage. +8 Defence levels 70 200
Rigour.png: RS3 Inventory image of RigourRigour +8 Ranged levels. +8% Ranged damage. +8 Defence levels 70 200
Turmoil.png: RS3 Inventory image of TurmoilTurmoil +10 Attack levels. +10% Melee damage. +10 Defence levels.
Drains opponents' Attack by 6-10 and Defence by 6-10, and melee damage by 9% to 15%.
95 300 Completion of The Temple at Senntisten
Torment.png: RS3 Inventory image of TormentTorment +10 Magic levels. +10% Magic damage. +10 Defence levels.
Drains opponents' Magic by 6-10 and Defence by 6-10, and magic damage by 9% to 15%.
95 300
Anguish.png: RS3 Inventory image of AnguishAnguish +10 Ranged levels. +10% Ranged damage. +10 Defence levels.
Drains opponents' Ranged by 6-10 and Defence by 6-10, and ranged damage by 9% to 15%.
95 300
Malevolence.png: RS3 Inventory image of MalevolenceMalevolence +12 Attack levels. +12% Melee damage. +12 Defence levels.
Drains opponents Attack, Defence, and melee damage.
99 400 611,706,803 for the Praesul codex
Affliction.png: RS3 Inventory image of AfflictionAffliction +12 Magic levels. +12% Magic damage. +12 Defence levels.
Drains opponents Magic, Defence, and magic damage.
99 400
Desolation.png: RS3 Inventory image of DesolationDesolation +12 Ranged levels. +12% Ranged damage. +12 Defence levels.
Drains opponents Ranged, Defence, and ranged damage.
99 400

Potions[edit | edit source]

Combat potions and overloads are extremely important in all types of PvM encounters, as they greatly increase accuracy (hit chance), damage and defence.

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 Yes check.svg[2] 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
  2. ^ Base potions are tradeable, combo potions are untradeable

Useful potions for PvM include potions that protect against dragonfire and poison effects used by some bosses.

Potion Effect Tradeable Herblore
Antifire.png: RS3 Inventory image of AntifireAntifire Offers partial protection against dragonfire for 6 minutes. Yes 69
Super antifire.png: RS3 Inventory image of Super antifireSuper antifire Gives completely immunity to dragonfire, with the following exceptions:
  • King Black Dragon's shock, ice, and poison breath deal around 400 damage through super antifire, although his standard breath is completely nullified
  • Queen Black Dragon's dragonfire and extreme dragonfire still deal around 750 and up to 1950 damage. It lasts for 6 minutes.
No 85
Extended super antifire.png: RS3 Inventory image of Extended super antifireExtended super antifire Provides the same protection as a super antifire potion but lasts for 12 minutes. No 90
Potion Effect Tradeable Herblore
Antipoison.png: RS3 Inventory image of AntipoisonAntipoison Cures poison and reduces poison damage by 100% for 1.5 minutes Yes 13
Super antipoison.png: RS3 Inventory image of Super antipoisonSuper antipoison Cures poison and reduces poison damage by 100% for 6 minutes Yes 48
Antipoison+.png: RS3 Inventory image of Antipoison+Antipoison+ Cures poison and reduces poison damage by 100% for 9 minutes Yes 68
Antipoison++.png: RS3 Inventory image of Antipoison++Antipoison++ Cures poison and reduces poison damage by 100% for 12 minutes Yes 79
Combat potions can be made using the Herblore skill and 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.

Action bar[edit | edit source]

It is very important to set up your action bar so that your abilities execute in the optimal order, and give you the highest damage output when fighting bosses.

  • To allow all the abilities to activate automatically, go to Settings > Gameplay > Combat > Combat Mode and set Revolution size to 11 or higher.

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  • Slice.png
  • Fury.png
Action bar without any "Greater" abilities unlocked. Revo calculator score: 552.
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Action bar with Blood Tendrils unlocked. Revo calculator score: 573.
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Action bar with Greater Fury and blood tendrils unlocked. Revo calculator score: 609.

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Action bar without any additional abilities unlocked. Revo calculator score: 540
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Action bar with Blood tendrils unlocked. Revo calculator score: 556.
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Action bar with Greater Fury unlocked. Revo calculator score: 565.
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Action bar with Greater Fury and Blood tendrils unlocked. Revo calculator score: 571.

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  • Binding Shot.png
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Action bar without any special abilities unlocked
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Action bar with Death's Swiftness unlocked
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Action bar with Death's Swiftness and Corruption Shot unlocked
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Action bar with Death's Swiftness, Corruption Shot and Greater Ricochet (assuming Caroming 4) unlocked (60.769% AADPT)

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Action bar without any special abilities unlocked
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Action bar with Death's Swiftness unlocked
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Action bar with Death's Swiftness and Corruption Shot unlocked
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  • Greater Ricochet.png
  • Binding Shot.png
  • Snipe.png
  • Sacrifice.png
Action bar with Death's Swiftness, Corruption Shot, Greater Dazing Shot and Greater Ricochet unlocked

  • Wild Magic.png
  • Asphyxiate.png
  • Deep Impact.png
  • Concentrated Blast.png
  • Dragon Breath.png
  • Chain.png
  • Combust.png
  • Impact.png
  • Wrack.png
Action bar without any special abilities unlocked
  • Sunshine.png
  • Wild Magic.png
  • Asphyxiate.png
  • Deep Impact.png
  • Concentrated Blast.png
  • Dragon Breath.png
  • Chain.png
  • Combust.png
  • Sacrifice.png
Action bar with Sunshine unlocked
  • Sunshine.png
  • Wild Magic.png
  • Asphyxiate.png
  • Deep Impact.png
  • Concentrated Blast.png
  • Dragon Breath.png
  • Corruption Blast.png
  • Chain.png
  • Combust.png
  • Sacrifice.png
Action bar with Sunshine and Corruption Blast unlocked
  • Sunshine.png
  • Wild Magic.png
  • Asphyxiate.png
  • Deep Impact.png
  • Greater Concentrated Blast.png
  • Dragon Breath.png
  • Corruption Blast.png
  • Greater Chain.png
  • Combust.png
  • Sacrifice.png
Action bar with Sunshine, Greater Concentrated Blast, Corruption Blast and Greater Chain unlocked
  • Greater Sunshine.png
  • Tsunami.png
  • Omnipower.png
  • Wild Magic.png
  • Asphyxiate.png
  • Greater Concentrated Blast.png
  • Dragon Breath.png
  • Corruption Blast.png
  • Greater Chain.png
  • Combust.png
  • Wrack.png
Action bar with Greater Sunshine, Greater Concentrated Blast, Corruption Blast and Greater Chain unlocked

(used with the Igneous Kal-Mej cape and Incite Fear spell)

  • Wild Magic.png
  • Asphyxiate.png
  • Deep Impact.png
  • Sonic Wave.png
  • Dragon Breath.png
  • Chain.png
  • Combust.png
  • Impact.png
  • Wrack.png
Action bar without any special abilities unlocked
  • Sunshine.png
  • Wild Magic.png
  • Asphyxiate.png
  • Deep Impact.png
  • Sonic Wave.png
  • Dragon Breath.png
  • Chain.png
  • Combust.png
  • Sacrifice.png
Action bar with Sunshine unlocked
  • Sunshine.png
  • Wild Magic.png
  • Asphyxiate.png
  • Deep Impact.png
  • Sonic Wave.png
  • Dragon Breath.png
  • Corruption Blast.png
  • Chain.png
  • Combust.png
  • Sacrifice.png
Action bar with Sunshine and Corruption Blast unlocked
  • Sunshine.png
  • Wild Magic.png
  • Asphyxiate.png
  • Deep Impact.png
  • Sonic Wave.png
  • Magma Tempest.png
  • Dragon Breath.png
  • Corruption Blast.png
  • Greater Chain.png
  • Combust.png
  • Sacrifice.png
Action bar with Sunshine, Magma Tempest, Corruption Blast and Greater Chain unlocked
  • Greater Sunshine.png
  • Tsunami.png
  • Wild Magic.png
  • Asphyxiate.png
  • Sonic Wave.png
  • Magma Tempest.png
  • Dragon Breath.png
  • Corruption Blast.png
  • Greater Chain.png
  • Combust.png
  • Sacrifice.png
Action bar with Greater Sunshine, Magma Tempest, Corruption Blast and Greater Chain unlocked

(used with the Incite Fear spell)

  • Greater Sunshine.png
  • Tsunami.png
  • Omnipower.png
  • Wild Magic.png
  • Asphyxiate.png
  • Sonic Wave.png
  • Magma Tempest.png
  • Dragon Breath.png
  • Corruption Blast.png
  • Greater Chain.png
  • Combust.png
Action bar with Greater Sunshine, Magma Tempest, Corruption Blast and Greater Chain unlocked

(used with the Igneous Kal-Mej cape and the Incite Fear spell)

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Unlockable abilities are essential for slayer and bossing. This is a partial listing of all the important unlocks (full listing).

Priority Style Ability Unlock Method Cost
1 All styles Sacrifice.png Sacrifice Kill monsters in the God Wars Dungeon Free
1 All styles Devotion.png Devotion Kill monsters in the God Wars Dungeon Free
1 All styles Tuska's Wrath.png Tuska's Wrath Play a minigame (Anima Islands) Free
1 Magic Shock.png Shock Read (Scare Tactics) 1,230,188
1 Ranged Demoralise.png Demoralise Read (Scare Tactics) 1,230,188
2 Magic Sunshine.png Sunshine Complete a quest (The World Wakes) Free
2 Ranged Death's Swiftness.png Death's Swiftness Complete a quest (The World Wakes) Free
2 Magic Smoke Tendrils.png Smoke Tendrils Complete a quest (The Dig Site) Free
2 Ranged Shadow Tendrils.png Shadow Tendrils Complete a quest (The Dig Site) Free
2 Melee Blood Tendrils.png Blood Tendrils Complete a quest (The Dig Site) Free
3 Melee Bladed Dive.png Bladed Dive Play a minigame (Shattered Worlds) Free
3 Ranged Greater Dazing Shot.png Greater Dazing Shot Play a minigame (Shattered Worlds) Free
3 Magic Wrack and Ruin.png Wrack and Ruin Complete a quest (City of Senntisten) Free
3 Magic Greater Concentrated Blast.png Greater Concentrated Blast Read the Greater Concentrated Blast ability codex 183,424,098
3 Magic Corruption Blast.png Corruption Blast Read a Mazcab ability codex 50,942,333
3 Ranged Corruption Shot.png Corruption Shot Read a Mazcab ability codex 50,942,333
4 Ranged Greater Death's Swiftness.png Greater Death's Swiftness Read the Greater Death's Swiftness ability codex 417,512,759
4 Magic Greater Sunshine.png Greater Sunshine Read the Greater Sunshine ability codex 414,635,153
4 Melee Greater Fury.png Greater Fury Read the Greater Fury ability codex 198,055,237
4 Melee Greater Flurry.png Greater Flurry Read the Greater Flurry ability codex 63,787,342
4 Melee Greater Barge.png Greater Barge Read the Greater Barge ability codex 144,895,360
4 Ranged Greater Ricochet.png Greater Ricochet Read the Greater Ricochet ability codex 892,805,558
4 Magic Greater Chain.png Greater Chain Read the Greater Chain ability codex 635,355,449
4 All styles Divert.png Divert Read the Divert ability codex 15,022,560
4 Magic Magma Tempest.png Magma Tempest Read the Magma Tempest ability codex 937,122,288

A player uses the Hurricane ability, one of the strongest multi-target / area-of-effect abilities

Area of effect or Multi-target abilities do damage to multiple nearby targets.

A player uses the Blood Tendrils ability, one of the strongest bleeds

Bleeds or Damage over time (DOT) abilities do a small amount of damage over a period of time.

A player uses the Asphyxiate ability

Stuns prevent targets from attacking for a short period of time, and are very useful for slayer and PvP. Most bosses cannot be stunned.

A player uses the Barricade ability, one of the strongest defensive abilities

Defensive abilities are very useful for bossing.

Familiars[edit | edit source]

Any beast of burden is ideal for learners for their ability to store extra supplies.

Combat familiars are ideal for getting faster kills.

Tank familiars as an option for tanking damage.

Capes and Relics[edit | edit source]

Cape perks[edit source]

If players own a max cape and/or the Anachronia cape stand, the following capes have the best passive perks for PvM:

Skillcape Combat styles Perk category Perk
Defence cape (t).png Defence cape All Lifesaving ability The cape's perk provides the effects of a sign of life once an hour.
Ranged cape (t).png Ranged cape Ranged only Damage enhancement Increases the special effect chance of ranged ammunition by 20%.
Strength cape (t).png Strength cape Melee only Damage enhancement Causes Dismember's damage over time to last an extra 3.6 seconds
(displayed as 2 seconds on the tooltip).
Constitution cape (t).png Constitution cape All Health regeneration Doubles base life point regeneration to 0.2% every 6 seconds, and allows regeneration during combat (stacks with Fortitude.)

Archaeology relics[edit source]

Requires Archaeology Archaeology 70 and the Associate Qualification. The set below provides increased damage based on missing life points, 500 more life points, and improved mobility (Surge/Escape).

Requires Archaeology Archaeology 97 and the Professor Qualification as well as completion of the Eye of Het II (miniquest). The set below provides increased adrenaline gain, increased damage based on missing life points, and 10% more life points restored from food and potions.

Requires Archaeology Archaeology 120 and Mysterious City mystery. The set below assumes the player has unlocked the igneous cape for the respective style:

Relic power Effect Level Archaeology Required relic(s) Monolith energy
Conservation of Energy.png Conservation of Energy After using an ultimate ability, you will regain 10% adrenaline. 118 Experimental Aether Reactor.png: RS3 Inventory image of Experimental Aether ReactorExperimental Aether Reactor 350
Berserker's Fury.png Berserker's Fury Deal up to +5.5% damage the lower your life points are below max. 56 Dharok's Memento.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dharok's MementoDharok's Memento 250
Font of Life.png Font of Life Increases maximum health by 500. 5 The Mortal Cup.png: RS3 Inventory image of The Mortal CupThe Mortal Cup 50
Total monolith energy used 650

Requires Archaeology Archaeology 120 and Mysterious City mystery. The set below increased adrenaline gain, increased damage based on missing life points, and provides damage reduction.

Adrenaline stalling[edit | edit source]

Adrenaline stalling is extremely useful to improve damage especially in PvM scenarios. It allows the player's adrenaline to be maintained after the end of a boss fight, and allows it to be used at the start of the next round.

Method Source Details
Infernal Puzzle Box.png: RS3 Inventory image of Infernal Puzzle BoxInfernal Puzzle Box The Zamorakian Undercity An item that prevents your adrenaline from draining when outside of combat. Must be upgraded to tier 3 or higher. Must be held in the inventory for it to work.
Persistent Rage.png: RS3 Inventory image of Persistent RagePersistent Rage Requires 98 Archaeology An archeology relic that prevents your adrenaline from draining when outside of combat. Must be activated at the Mysterious monolith to work (see Relic powers).
Adrenaline urn.png: RS3 Inventory image of Adrenaline urnAdrenaline urn A very rare drop from Kal'gerion demons An item that prevents adrenaline from draining when outside of combat, while it has adrenaline stored in it. Must be held in the inventory for it to work.

Drop cleaners[edit | edit source]

The following items will automatically collect or destroy certain item drops, with some of them granting experience in the relevant skill in return. By adjusting their settings, the player can determine which drops will be consumed and which drops will be collected. Additionally, certain features require unlocking the relevant upgrades to use.

Caption text
Drop cleaner Effect Requirements Source Notes
Spring cleaner.png: RS3 Inventory image of Spring cleanerSpring cleaner Disassembles or alchemises salvage N/A
  • Requires springs or tight springs to work and/or upgrade
  • High Alch Mode requires 200 springs to unlock
  • Disassembly Mode requires another 400 springs
    and unlocking Invention to use
  • Can be upgraded to work with noted items
    (requires 10,000 springs worth of upgrades)
Charming imp.png: RS3 Inventory image of Charming impCharming imp Collects Summoning charms
and spirit gems
Rewards trader or Wythien (100,000 Dungeoneering token.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dungeoneering tokenDungeoneering tokens)
Herbicide.png: RS3 Inventory image of HerbicideHerbicide Burns unnoted grimy herbs
  • Grants double the Herblore experience
    that would've been gained from cleaning the herb
  • Only burns herbs that the player has the Herblore level to clean
  • Can be upgraded to collect all herbs which are not burned
    (upgrade purchased in the Farmers' Market for 25,000 beans.png: RS3 Inventory image of beansbeans)
  • Can be added to the tool belt after learning how
    from a Slayer Master (costs 500 Slayer points)
Seedicide.png: RS3 Inventory image of SeedicideSeedicide Destroys seed drops N/A
  • Grants double the Farming experience
    that would've been gained from planting the seed
  • Only grants experience if the player has the Farming level to plant the seed
  • Can be upgraded to collect all seeds which are not destroyed
    (upgrade purchased in the Farmers' Market for 25,000 beans.png: RS3 Inventory image of beansbeans)
  • Can be added to the tool belt after learning how
    from a Slayer Master (costs 500 Slayer points)
Bonecrusher.png: RS3 Inventory image of BonecrusherBonecrusher Buries unnoted bones Rewards trader or Wythien (34,000 Dungeoneering token.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dungeoneering tokenDungeoneering tokens)
Attuned ectoplasmator.png: RS3 Inventory image of Attuned ectoplasmatorAttuned ectoplasmator Scatters unnoted demonic ashes N/A Upgrade ectoplasmator with 100 ghostly essence.png: RS3 Inventory image of ghostly essenceghostly essence
Advanced gold accumulator.png: RS3 Inventory image of Advanced gold accumulatorAdvanced gold accumulator Collects 90% of coin drops Rewards trader or Wythien (1,500,000 Dungeoneering token.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dungeoneering tokenDungeoneering tokens)