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Total level: 2123
Attack 1Constitution 10Mining 99
Strength 1Agility 99Smithing 99
Defence 1Herblore 120Fishing 99
Ranged 1Thieving 99Cooking 99
Prayer 1Crafting 99Firemaking 99
Magic 1Fletching 99Woodcutting 99
Runecrafting 99Slayer 120Farming 120
Construction 99Hunter 99Summoning 1
Dungeoneering 120Divination 99Invention 120
Archaeology 120Combat 3Quests 194
Music ----Tasks ----RuneScore 12,920
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A skiller or skill pure is an unofficial account-type that plays with heavy restrictions to combat skills. Skill pures usually have the goal to advance as far as possible in the game without increasing combat level, remaining combat level 3.

The challenge is based on reaching various milestones such as max level in skills and by completing quests, achievements and obtain items typically gained through combat. The account-type also excludes the best training methods in the game, as certain locations like Prifddinas is non-accessible for skill pures. While skillers generally do not train combat skills, some variants (see below) selectively train one or more of the combat skills while avoiding others.

Variations[edit | edit source]

Type Description
Level 3 This is the generic skiller; they have level 10 Constitution and all combat skills are level 1. These are the most commonly found type of skiller.
Summoning pure The only combat skill these accounts train is Summoning. These pures must obtain charms from a handful of non-combat sources (see below). These accounts have a maximum combat level of 15.
Prayer pure The only combat skill these accounts train is Prayer. These accounts are a fairly common type of skiller due to the accessibility of bones and ashes. These accounts have a maximum combat level of 15.
Constitution pure These accounts train Constitution with all other combat skills at level 1. Since these pures cannot gain Constitution experience from combat without earning experience in other combat skills, they rely on uncommon methods to earn Constitution experience. These accounts have a maximum combat level of 25.
10hp pure/9hp pure/1hp pure Commonly named hp pure after Hitpoints, now called Constitution, this type trains all combat skills except the Constitution skill. Since slaying monsters yields Constitution experience, they must use uncommon methods to train skills that are typically considered impractical or impossible to train outside of combat. The maximum combat level possible for these pures is 116. Some players may be level 9 Constitution after having registered the account during RuneScape Classic, whilst a few might be level 1 Constitution after being reset for botting during the Classic days.
Citadel pure A Citadel pure is a type of skill pure created solely for the purpose of skilling in a Clan Citadel. As such, the only skills trained on a Citadel pure account are the skills involved in Citadel resourcing: Woodcutting, Mining, Firemaking, Smithing, Cooking, Crafting, and Summoning. These accounts are often created by higher-ranking members of clans to assist in the process of gaining needed resources each week as only a certain amount of resources may be collected by a single account per week.

Tips and tricks[edit | edit source]

  • The unofficial skiller homeworld is 100.
  • Players can hide attack options on players and NPCs through Attack Options under Combat & Action Bar in gameplay settings.
    • Players who choose to have these options visible can wield a bow with no arrows to avoid attacking by accident.

Tagging[edit | edit source]

To tag something means to hit a 0, allowing the enemy to retaliate. Wearing a Ring of recoil when taking damage will slowly kill the opponent. Other useful items to kill an enemy through recoiling damage are the blood amulet of fury and the deathtouch bracelet.

Tagging is required for a kill to count towards your account most of the time. There are however some exceptions in a few quests. In order to make sure your pure hits a 0, it is recommended to wear Leather armour and drink a Saradomin brew, making it a 0% chance for a combat 3 to hit on any opponent.

Hitting a 0 awards no combat XP.

Training Slayer, Dungeoneering, and combat skills[edit | edit source]

This section lists methods for training skills that are not straightforward to train without combat. Slayer and Dungeoneering require special consideration since they cannot be trained solo by traditional means, while combat skills (for skillers who train them) are naturally impractical, but not impossible, to train without actually participating in combat.

The following methods are universal and may be used to train any of these skills:

Slayer[edit | edit source]

Dungeoneering[edit | edit source]

  • Anima Islands D&D This is used by Ironman skillers to reach 50 Dungeoneering.
  • Sinkholes D&D
  • Shifting Tombs (requires 50+ Dungeoneering)
  • Leeching floors in Daemonheim
    • Make sure to turn off experience sharing in the party interface.
    • Bind a tangle gum shortbow or longbow with no ammo bound, equip it, and choose the 'Hidden' option under NPC Attack Option settings in Combat Settings. Turn auto-retaliate off. This will make sure you don't accidentally misclick and attack any monsters in the floor.
    • Be cautious as certain skill doors and certain puzzles can reward combat experience. If you're not familiar with a skill door or puzzle, don't interact with it just to be safe unless told otherwise.
    • While leeching, the most common puzzles you'll likely be asked to assist with are Emotes or Levers since they can sometimes require everyone in the party to participate depending on the Floor difficulty. These two puzzles are safe for skill pures to participate in and knowing how to do them correctly will help you and your party a lot.
    • After reaching Level 60 Dungeoneering and getting at least 50,000 Dungeoneering tokens, try to get the scroll of quick teleportation as soon as possible. This item allows you to teleport with the Dungeon Home Teleport much faster as long as you're not in combat, which is very useful for low combat level leeching.
    • To save yourself and your party some time, try your best to pay attention to the chat taking place so you can know if you're needed for a puzzle or needed for the floor ending after the boss has been killed. If you need a break or have to go, try to let your party members know in advance if possible.
  • Experience voyages from the Exile (requires 90+ Dungeoneering)
  • Lamps from the Waiko Reward Shop

Dungeoneering tokens cannot be obtained from Shifting Tombs.

Attack[edit | edit source]

  • Soul Wars
  • Pest Control (requires 35+ combat and 25+ Attack)
  • Warriors Guild (requires 130 combined in Strength and attack or 99 in one of the two)

Strength[edit | edit source]

  • Barbarian fishing
  • Soul Wars
  • Pest Control (requires 35+ combat and 25+ Strength)
  • Pyramid Plunder (open sarcophagi)
  • Warriors Guild (requires 130 combined in Strength and attack or 99 in one of the two)
  • Sunchoke farming

Defence[edit | edit source]

  • Soul Wars
  • Pest Control (requires 35+ combat and 25+ Defence)
  • Warriors Guild (requires 130 combined in Strength and attack or 99 in one of the two)
  • Prickly pear farming

Ranged[edit | edit source]

Magic[edit | edit source]

Constitution[edit | edit source]

  • Soul Wars
  • Pest Control (requires 35+ combat and 25+ Constitution)

Level 99 Constitution pures cannot play Pest Control due to the combat level requirement.

Summoning[edit | edit source]

Summoning experience may be earned from the following:

The following methods allow skillers to obtain charms:

Summoning pures cannot obtain charms from Soul Wars due to the combat level requirement.

Quests[edit | edit source]

The following quests are possible to complete while remaining level 3 combat. Additional quests may be possible for skillers that train one or more combat skills. For quests that involve defeating enemies in combat, food and rings of recoil are usually necessary. A blood amulet of fury or deathtouch bracelet may also be used. Generally, as long as no direct damage is dealt by the skiller, they will receive no experience for recoiling the enemy to death. However, recoiling an enemy to death does not always correctly advance the quest. In these cases, deathtouched darts are the only option for level 3s. Pures that train Defence can also try using Reflect. Unlike most forms of reflect damage, armour spikes do grant combat experience, even if the monster is not tagged.

Ironman skillers can obtain rings of recoil by catching murderous bakami.

Maximum quest points: 194 (or 59 if free-to-play), although 195 is possible for skillers who completed Family Crest previous to its magic requirement, or for skillers who reset prayer after Shades of Mort'ton.

The skills required to complete the quests below are the following:

Total level: 957
Attack 1Constitution 10Mining 50
Strength 1Agility 60Smithing 60
Defence 1Herblore 60Fishing 70
Ranged 1Thieving 70Cooking 53
Prayer 1Crafting 60Firemaking 55
Magic 1Fletching 53Woodcutting 40
Runecrafting 30Slayer 30Farming 30
Construction 50Hunter 67Summoning 1
Dungeoneering 1Divination 50Invention 1
Archaeology 50Combat 3Quests ----
Music ----Tasks ----RuneScore ----
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Name Members Notes
Broken Home F2P icon.png N/A
Chef's Assistant F2P icon.png N/A
Cook's Assistant F2P icon.png N/A
Demon Slayer F2P icon.png
  • The 10 skeletons encountered during the Silverlight trials can easily be recoiled. It's not necessary to tag them.
  • 9 low-level cultists guard the demon Delrith's underground crypt. They do little damage and can easily be recoiled. It's not necessary to tag them.
    • Gideon Bede follows you through the underground path and will attempt to aid you in these battles. You will gain experience if the cultists die after taking damage from Gideon. To safely complete the quest, the cultists must be killed solely with recoil damage.
    • Fortunately, the cultists are aggressive and attack from afar with magic spells. The path is fairly linear, so proceed slowly and mind your distance during these battles to prevent Gideon from engaging them.
    • It's advisable to bring a one-click teleport with you as you battle through the crypt. If Gideon starts attacking the cultists, simply teleport to safety and return for another attempt.
  • The boss Delrith awards no experience whatsoever. He is immune to recoil damage, but can be killed safely with the Silverlight sword.
Dragon Slayer F2P icon.png
Druidic Ritual F2P icon.png N/A
Ernest the Chicken F2P icon.png N/A
Gertrude's Cat F2P icon.png N/A
Goblin Diplomacy F2P icon.png N/A
Gower Quest F2P icon.png
  • Killing the Black Knight Titan does not award combat experience.
    • His maximum life points are scaled to be equal to a player's own.
    • He is immune to recoil damage and must be defeated normally.
Gunnar's Ground F2P icon.png N/A
Heartstealer F2P icon.png N/A
Imp Catcher F2P icon.png
  • The choleric imp at the fire altar can easily be recoiled. It is not necessary to tag it.
The Knight's Sword F2P icon.png N/A
Let Them Eat Pie F2P icon.png N/A
Missing, Presumed Death F2P icon.png
  • The 11 Wights can easily be recoiled. It's not necessary to tag them.
Myths of the White Lands F2P icon.png N/A
Once Upon a Slime F2P icon.png N/A
One Piercing Note F2P icon.png N/A
Perils of Ice Mountain F2P icon.png N/A
Pirate's Treasure F2P icon.png
  • A low-level angry gardener will attack you as you dig for the pirate's treasure. Simply flee from battle and return moments later to dig up the treasure.
Priest in Peril F2P icon.png
  • The combat experience for both quest enemies is scaled to the damage dealt. The Cerberus and monk can be recoiled down very low (ideally 1 health), and then killed with a weapon; this will yield a tiny amount of combat experience (less than 1, shown as 0).
The Restless Ghost F2P icon.png
  • A skeleton will attack you when you find a skull. You don't have to attack back; just run away.
Rune Mysteries F2P icon.png
  • Air strikes are used to attract two Magical vortex. This grants no XP.
A Shadow over Ashdale F2P icon.png
  • Three crassian scouts must be recoiled. Bringing the tentacles to low health causes them to retreat, rewarding no combat experience.
  • The boss scales to your combat level and gives no combat experience.
Shield of Arrav F2P icon.png
Song from the Depths F2P icon.png
  • Bring food to heal against acid damage. Can be avoided by not stepping on to the acid pools, but wont excessively damage you unless you stand on it for a longer period of time.
Stolen Hearts F2P icon.png
  • Defeating the enemies in this quest does not award combat experience.
Swept Away F2P icon.png N/A
Violet is Blue F2P icon.png N/A
Violet is Blue Too F2P icon.png N/A
Vampyre Slayer F2P icon.png
  • Count Draynor attacks automatically and can be easily killed with recoil and Blood Necklace.
  • Killing Count Draynor gives no combat experience should you take damage on him.
  • Bring damage reflecting gear, a good weapon, and a decent amount of food for the fight.
What's Mine is Yours F2P icon.png
  • Requires a ring of recoil or/and blood amulet of fury to defeat 4 Living Rock brawlers at level 1. These will automatically attack and no tagging is required. As these are level 1, it's recommended to unequip any armour that may give defensive bonuses, as this will higher the odds of the brawler being able to hit you for recoil damage.
Wolf Whistle F2P icon.png N/A
All Fired Up P2P icon.png
  • Requires Priest in Peril quest, which will grant a small number of combat experience.
Back to the Freezer P2P icon.png
  • You will need a friend to tag and weaken the killerwatts, then you can finish them off. If your friend does not tag them first, you will gain combat experience.
The Blood Pact P2P icon.png
  • While a free-to-play quest, skillers can only complete this quest as a member.
  • The cultists are immune to items that reflect damage, so a blood amulet of fury or ring of recoil is ineffective; they must be killed solely with poison damage.
    • Wield a chargebow or similar weapon and poison the cultists using weapon poison++. Retreat from combat and allow their health to reset. Once they regain health, the cultists will continue taking damage from the poison. Afterwards, tag them once, and allow the poison to slowly kill them.
    • Wear items with higher damage bonuses such as an amulet of glory, arrowstorm drape, or archer's ring to increase the damage dealt by the poison.
    • This quest may take some luck and several attempts; it may be difficult to deal sufficient poison damage before the effect wears off.
  • Alternately, this quest can also be completed by the use of poison bomb.
Biohazard P2P icon.png
  • Requires a ring of recoil to recoil the Mourner until it reaches very low health (Ideally 1) then kill it without the use of recoil.
Buyers and Cellars P2P icon.png N/A
Call of the Ancestors P2P icon.png
  • In the end of the quest you control NPCs which perform magic spells. These grant you no experience.
Carnillean Rising P2P icon.png
  • Philipe Carnillean, who follows you, kills two Juvenile wolves by himself. This does not award combat experience.
  • Afterwards, a Cave Wolf Matriarch appears. Philipe will tell you to distract it so that he can kill it. Simply tag the wolf and let it attack you while Philipe kills it. As long as you do not do damage, the wolf will not award experience.
    • The wolf has some strong attacks, and it will take a few minutes for Philipe to defeat it. Bring some good food to help withstand its attacks.
Clock Tower P2P icon.png N/A
Cold War P2P icon.png N/A
Contact! P2P icon.png
  • Killing the Giant Scarab doesn't give exp as it disappears, however killing its locust helpers does give exp, so avoid those.
Creature of Fenkenstrain P2P icon.png
Deadliest Catch P2P icon.png N/A
Death to the Dorgeshuun P2P icon.png
  • In the final battle, Zanik will 'assist' you in killing 3 guards and high-ranking H.A.M. member Sigmund. You will gain experience if these enemies die after taking damage from Zanik.
    • Upon approaching the 4 enemies, a quick cutscene will play and Zanik will immediately begin attacking the guards. Promptly teleport out of the cellar as soon as the first shot is fired to avoid gaining experience.
    • Return to the cellar to restart the battle. Zanik will no longer attack first. Trap her at the south wall, and enter the room alone. The guards can easily be lured and killed with recoil damage.
    • Don't stray too far from Zanik or she will teleport to you and start battling. It may be necessary to tag Sigmund and the final guard from a distance with a ranged weapon and force them to walk to you, instead of venturing deeper into the room and risking Zanik joining you.
  • When navigating the H.A.M. storerooms, the guards that Zanik kills do not award experience.
  • Collecting the blue tears from the Tears of Guthix cavern will not award experience.
Desperate Times P2P icon.png
  • Need to defeat 5 level 50 clones of Sliske. Killing them awards no XP. They are immune to ring of recoil and Blood Necklace, and are hard to take damage on by pures. Defeat them by wielding Armour spikes and a shield.
    • Please note that Armour Spikes will give ranged XP when defeating normal monsters, but as the clones award no XP, you'll be safe.
  • The clones spawn when you step on to specific squares in the area. Be careful not to spawn several Sliskes at the same time, as this will kill you instantly.
  • Bring a lot of Saradomin brews. The clones can hit quite high, so it's recommended not to drop below 1000 lifepoints.
Devious Minds P2P icon.png
Diamond in the Rough P2P icon.png
  • Defeating the enemies in this quest does not award combat experience.
The Dig Site P2P icon.png N/A
Dimension of Disaster: Coin of the Realm P2P icon.png N/A
Dimension of Disaster: Shield of Arrav P2P icon.png
  • The easiest way is to join the Phoenix Gang.
Dwarf Cannon P2P icon.png N/A
Eadgar's Ruse P2P icon.png N/A
Eagles' Peak P2P icon.png
  • The level 14 Kebbit can be tagged and recoiled.
Elemental Workshop I P2P icon.png
Enlightened Journey P2P icon.png N/A
The Feud P2P icon.png
  • You will have to defeat the Tough Guy and the Bandit champion during the quest.
    • These two henchmen despawn if the battle takes too long.
    • Using a ring of recoil will not deal damage fast enough; adding a blood amulet of fury or a deathtouched bracelet should suffice.
    • It's not necessary to tag them.
Fishing Contest P2P icon.png N/A
The Fremennik Trials P2P icon.png
  • Players must fight Koschei the Deathless as part of Thorvald the Warrior's challenge. Upon defeat, Koschei the Deathless does not give combat experience. While the quest monster has four progressively stronger forms, only the first three iterations must be defeated to continue the quest; as such, skillers may choose to die to the fourth form.
    • As they grant no combat XP, you have to keep retaliating to his attacks. If you stop attacking him, he will despawn.
    • Make sure to unequip your Blood Necklace should you have one; the first stage Koschei will despawn if you heal up when its lifepoints are below 250, and you'll have to start over.
    • The second stage will stop fighting you if its lifepoints are below 10. To avoid this, re-equip the Blood Necklace to deal the final blow once its lifepoints are below 100.
  • When locating The Draugen, he will automatically attack. You have to tag him and recoil him to death. If you don't tag him, he wont die even after 0 lifepoints, which means you'll have to wait for him to despawn and try again.
  • Enchanting the lyre doesn't award any combat XP.
Garden of Tranquillity P2P icon.png N/A
The Golem P2P icon.png N/A
The Grand Tree P2P icon.png
The Hand in the Sand P2P icon.png N/A
Haunted Mine P2P icon.png
  • Treus Dayth, the undead guardian of the Salve crystals, can be tagged and recoiled.
    • Try to stand away from the haunted machinery.
Hazeel Cult P2P icon.png N/A
Heroes' Quest P2P icon.png
  • Pures who's completed Shield of Arrav will have to switch gangs by speaking to Straven and join the Phoenix Gang. Please note skillers MUST follow the solo path to complete this quest.
Hunt for Red Raktuber P2P icon.png N/A
Icthlarin's Little Helper P2P icon.png
  • During the quest, you will need to kill one of four randomly selected jar guardians: Apmeken, Scabaras, Het, or Crondis. Respectively, these bosses have 2,000, 2,100, 8,000, and 12,000 lifepoints. Crondis particularly will be difficult to kill with mere recoil damage.
Impressing the Locals P2P icon.png N/A
In Pyre Need P2P icon.png N/A
The Jack of Spades P2P icon.png N/A
Jungle Potion P2P icon.png N/A
Kennith's Concerns P2P icon.png N/A
Kindred Spirits P2P icon.png N/A
Lost City P2P icon.png
  • You must tag the Dramen Tree Spirit and then get a friend to kill it. Upon it's death, no combat experience is gained and you can cut the tree to obtain the Dramen Branch.
The Lost Tribe P2P icon.png N/A
Merlin's Crystal P2P icon.png
  • When you enter Keep Le Faye, the Renegade Knights will attack you.
  • Sir Mordred will automatically attack you, and does not grant XP for killing. You can either use weapons or defeat him through recoil damage.
Monk's Friend P2P icon.png N/A
Murder Mystery P2P icon.png N/A
Nature Spirit P2P icon.png
  • The three Ghasts can be tagged and recoiled.
    • Be sure to invoke them first, or the kills will not count toward your quota.
    • Recoiling the Ghasts during the quest does not award prayer experience, but it will after it.
The Needle Skips P2P icon.png N/A
Observatory Quest P2P icon.png N/A
Once Upon a Time in Gielinor P2P icon.png
  • Relomia will attack you in the third subquest, but there's no need to attack back. Wait it out and lose to Relmonia to continue.
Plague City P2P icon.png N/A
Rat Catchers P2P icon.png
  • Requires completion of Icthlarin's Little Helper.
Recipe for Disaster: Freeing the Mountain Dwarf P2P icon.png
  • Requires Ice Gloves or patience to wait for 4 hours in order to cool down the dwarven rock cake.
Recipe for Disaster: Freeing the Goblin Generals P2P icon.png N/A
Recipe for Disaster: Freeing Pirate Pete P2P icon.png
  • 5 low-level Mudskippers and a single crab must be killed to gather the ingredients required to bake a fishcake. These low-level monsters can easily be tagged and recoiled.
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  • You must be a male character, changing gender to female is not required. The quest requires you to complete 5 tests in a row, and one of these tests is guaranteed to be a combat related one. As you're not allowed to bring any items, you can't defeat Sir Leye. When you enter this test, simply die to Sir Leye, as dying will not reset your test progress. Enter back through Sir Tiffy Cashien after death and complete the final tests.
  • If you're playing as a hardcore ironman. As soon as Sir Leye spawns, use the Falador lodestone teleport to leave the room as he will not engage the fight immediately. After the teleport enter back through Sir Tiffy Cashien and complete the final tests.
Royal Trouble P2P icon.png
Sea Slug P2P icon.png N/A
Shades of Mort'ton P2P icon.png
  • The quest requires a round of the minigame by the same name, which will require you to play with some friends.
  • There is a guaranteed 66 prayer xp drop, possibly making the quest impossible for skillers without gaining a level.
Sheep Herder P2P icon.png N/A
Shilo Village P2P icon.png
  • The boss shows up in 3 stages; the first 2 may be completed using a blood amulet of fury, a deathtouch bracelet, and a ring of recoil.
  • Deathtouched Bracelet and Blood amulet of fury gives bonus in strength. Make sure to unequip before tagging, then re-equip once you've done so.
  • The third form has 10,000 lifepoints and will despawn after 5 minutes, meaning additional tools are required to get the kill. Apply weapon poison+++ before tagging; there is no need to use a weapon, as the poison will be applied to your fists. Make sure the boss is poisoned before re-equipping the recoil jewellery.
  • You may also use the help from a friend to use vengence.
  • A friend may help to kill the undead ones that appears when spawning the final boss, in case you need several tries on the boss.
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  • You need to defeat the Slug Prince with melee weapons.
    • It's immune to magic and ranged attacks, as well as recoil damage. The fight is rather long due to low hits; it's recommended to bring 12-15 doses of super strength and super attack, as well as restore potion to get the stat bonus whilst healing yourself using Saradomin brews.
    • Killing the slug awards no experience whatsoever.
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  • Bring food and a ring of recoil to get rid of crabs on the northern shore near Rellekka. Potentially, bring a friend to distract the crabs.
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  • Monkeys can be recoiled.
  • Aggressive snakes swarm around Tamayu. It may be helpful to have a friend kill them so that they don't interrupt his dialogue.
  • Make sure not to claim the additional combat experience reward from Tamayu after the quest.
A Tail of Two Cats P2P icon.png N/A
Tears of Guthix P2P icon.png N/A
Throne of Miscellania P2P icon.png N/A
The Tourist Trap P2P icon.png
  • The level 15 Mercenary Captain can easily be recoiled. It's not necessary to tag him.
  • A Rowdy slave will automatically attack you in the mines. They don't deal much damage, but they will make it impossible to continue the quest dialogue. Recoil them without tagging to continue the dialogue.
Tower of Life P2P icon.png N/A
Tribal Totem P2P icon.png N/A
Troll Stronghold P2P icon.png
  • Fighting Dad gives no combat XP. Tag and recoil will not work and therefore has to be manually killed. Troll General can be tagged and recoiled.
  • Dad can be killed from a safespot using range, magic or a long-distance melee weapon.
  • A high Thieving level is recommended. Bring teleportation to escape the fight with Twig and Berry should you fail to pickpocket them.
  • Make sure not to equip Blood Amulet of Fury as it can deal burst damage, killing him and granting you combat experience.
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  • The 5 Outlaws can easily be tagged and recoiled.
  • King Roald must be attacked and defeated with weapons; he is immune to the effects of poison and recoil damage.
    • The King does not actually die, and defeating him does not award experience.
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Quests that can only be completed with a deathtouched dart
Name Members Darts required Notes
Death Plateau P2P icon.png 1
  • The Map needs to be defeated with a deathtouched dart.
    • While it's possible to tag, poison, recoil, and ultimately defeat the troll, doing so without dealing actual damage will not progress the quest.
    • When killed normally, the NPC will award roughly 25 experience -- typically not enough to level-up combat stats.
Desperate Measures P2P icon.png 1
  • When playing as Thok in the flashback, crushing the dinosaurs awards no experience.
  • When Thok and Charos attack Kerapac he will not take damage, thus no combat experience will be gained.
  • Fighting the waves of the dinosaurs awards no experience.
  • Towards the end of the quest you will need to defeat the Black Stone Dragon which can easily be killed by a deathtouched dart.
Dishonour among Thieves P2P icon.png 3
  • During the quest, you will need to defeat 5 Armoured Zombies in the basement of Zemouregal's fortress before being able to recruit Enakhra and Zemouregal. The two zombies that attack with ranged must be killed with a deathtouched dart. The three that attack with melee can be tagged and recoiled.
    • Unequip your recoil and blood amulet of fury before entering the basement. The monsters scale to your level and will have very low lifepoints; if any dies to recoil damage before you tag them, you have to do it again, potentially wasting darts. Get the melee skeletons in a line, dart the rangers and then recoil one melee skeleton at the time.
  • After everyone is recruited, you will enter Sliske's lair and team-up with Jerrod and assassinate guards while navigating a sorceress's garden-like maze. Assassinating the guards does not award combat experience.
  • Further on in the quest, the player must face the Foreshadow, a clone of themselves. Killing this enemy normally (and the dark portals that it spawns) awards combat experience. It's immune to recoil damage. Consequently, a deathtouched dart must be used.
  • Toward the end of this quest, the player must kill 30 Elite Wights (while playing as Nomad) and then the 8 very powerful apparitions. None of these award combat experience, and can be killed normally.
    • The appirations may be difficult to kill normally due to their high levels. They don't deal much damage. Bring bronze armour, a bone spear, overload potions and brews to kill them effecitvely.
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  • Requires that you sit through one session of all Elite Dungeons. This requires a group of high-level friends who will let you do so.
In Search of the Myreque P2P icon.png 1
  • A Skeleton Hellhound needs to be defeated with a deathtouched dart.
    • While it's possible to tag, poison, recoil, and ultimately defeat the hellhound, doing so without dealing actual damage will not progress the quest.
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  • Trolls will attack you when searching the cooking pot - bring food.
  • Baby Roc will attempt to disengage combat instantly. Make sure you've got leather armour and reduced stats from a Saradomin Brew and re-tag the bird every time it attempts to flee. Recoil it until it dies.
  • The Giant Roc will only attack by throwing rocks that stuns you, making it impossible to recoil it. As such, a Deathtouched dart must be used.
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  • Bring food through the entire quest, as there are several elements that will take minor damage while passing through.
  • While on the White Wolf Mountain, the wolves will be aggressive. Either defeat them using recoil rings and a Blood Fury Amulet, or bring a friend who can defeat them while you speak to the quest NPC.
  • Slagilith disappears after 5 minutes in combat, which makes it impossible to defeat it with recoil alone. He may possibly be defeated with Vengance from a combat friend, deathtouched bracelet, blood fury amulet and recoil rings. If any of these are not accessible, he can be defeated with a Deathtouched dart.
  • The three dwarven gang members needs to be dead at the same time for the quest to progress. This can't be done with recoil, so they have to be killed with one deathtouched dart each.
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  • 2 skeletons (ranged) and 2 zombies appear in the first sarcophagus room in the Tomb of Catolax. They can be tagged for 0 damage and recoiled to death.
    • This may be challenging as the monsters respawn after a minute or so. All four must be simultaneously defeated before the quest can progress. It may be helpful to drink an aggression potion, run into the room, tag all 4 monsters, and deal balanced recoil damage with Rings of Recoil, a Deathtouched Brace, and a Blood Amulet of Fury. This may require some luck and multiple attempts.
  • Once all four monsters are defeated, a level 77 Mummy Warrior rises out of the tomb. The mummy cannot be recoiled; a deathtouched dart must be used.
  • This process must be repeated again on the other side of the tomb with similar enemies.
  • Later in the quest, you must kill Banshees to receive a Banshee Voice. While the banshees can be tagged and recoiled, it appears they will only drop the required item when defeated with a deathtouched dart.
  • The banshee mistress awards combat experience. As failing the battle requires obtaining another Banshee Voice, it's advisable to defeat her with a deathtouched dart.
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  • Three Automatons must be killed at the beginning of the quest. Defeating them with recoil damage will not allow you to progress the quest. Deathtouched Darts must be used.
  • The proceeding battles with Kree'arra, General Graardor, K'ril Tsutsaroth, Zemouregal, and Enakhra are very difficult for skill pures, but killing them normally does not award combat experience. Ostensibly, these 5 battles do not require deathtouched darts; however, they may be necessary for a level 3.
    • Having high levels of Prayer and Constitution, strong recoil equipment, thousands of purple sweets, and a powerful weapon (such as a third-age druidic staff) will make these fights substantially easier.
    • Zemouregal will spawn undead minions and 6 portals that prevent him from being attacked. Killing these does not award experience.
      • If you choose to kill Zemouregal with a Deathtouched Dart, you'll need an instant teleportation object to escape the room, as you will constantly be attacked and can not leave.
  • When defending Juna from an onslaught of spiritual creatures, simply repair the barriers that protect her as they take damage. No enemies need to be defeated.
Quests that can no longer be completed as a skill pure, but were historically possible.
Name Members Notes
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  • The Magic level requirement was once optional. It is now required.

Miniquests[edit | edit source]

Skillers can complete a number of miniquests. Rather than provide an exhaustive list of all miniquests available to skillers, the following list contains only miniquests that require special consideration.

  • Lair of Tarn Razorlor
    • The fight is currently bugged. Tarn's 1st form does not yield experience. His 2nd form requires a deathtouched dart for the kill to count.
  • Mogre
  • Boric's Task I
    • The quest takes place in an area with aggressive bats. Though they wont hit very high, it makes it difficult to speak to the quest NPC in the end. Bring food and recoil/blood fury amulet to recoil the bat to death, then speak to the NPC when the coast is clear.
  • Boric's Task II
    • You need to defeat 5 level-1 Living rock brawlers. Bring recoil rings and a blood fury amulet. Tagging is not necessary, as these will attack you automatically.
  • Battle of the Monolith
    • Though the quest seems daunting, follow the quick-guide tips and don't attack any monsters. They will neither attack you, meaning you don't need food or recoil jewellery here.
  • Fortunes
    • In the boss fight in the end, simply allow Relomia to kill you. Recoiling damage isn't necessary, as the point is to die here.

Tales of the Arc[edit | edit source]

Skillers can complete all 10 Tales of the Arc miniquests. Those that involve combat are listed below.

  • Head of the Family
    • The miniquest enemies yield no experience, so they can be killed with a weapon.
  • Spiritual Enlightenment
    • Bring a friend to help you kill the acolytes. Tag them and have your friend kill them. You will receive the drops.
  • Jed Hunter
  • Eye for an Eye
    • The zyclopes yield no experience. Bring a weapon (preferably ranged), a blood amulet of fury, 2-3 recoils, and an inventory of Saradomin brews. Tag the zyclopes to pull them off the houses, and switch targets often to ensure each wave of zyclopes dies at roughly the same time. Undead Jed can be killed with a weapon.
  • Final Destination
    • The miniquest enemies yield no combat experience. Wield a chargebow or comparable weapon to defeat the zyclops cannoneers before they sink your ship. The final boss can deal heavy damage, so brews are recommended.

Minigames[edit | edit source]

There are certain activities that skillers can do. The ones listed are those that are possible to do at combat level 3. Precautions may need to be taken in some activities to avoid gaining combat experience.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ The best role for a skiller is the Collector role. They can stand near the cannons, and only pick up eggs when there are no monsters around. It is recommended to wait for all the penance rangers to be dead. Alternatively, if a skiller chooses the same role as someone else and stays behind the Horn of Glory, they will receive as many Honour points as the other person of the same role. Jugs of wine are recommended to take, as they are allowed inside of Barbarian Assault.
  2. ^ Level 3 skillers can light at least 10 of the 14 beacons.
  3. ^ Only when losing each round, as winning would involve killing the other player, which gives combat experience. It is also possible to let the opponent forfeit to get more tokens per round.
  4. ^ Opening the sarcophagus gives Strength experience.
  5. ^ For a skiller to receive co-op points, they must kill at least 1 monster in the Slayer task. To do this, they must hit a 0 on it and use rings of recoil to kill it. No real damage has to be dealt. Drinking a dose of Saradomin brew is recommended to do this. Only Turael can assign a skiller slayer tasks, as all other slayer masters require a higher combat level.
  6. ^ To avoid getting kicked by a low activity bar, a player can use bandages on their teammates, or bury bones in the graveyard as it gives no Prayer experience. Since Zeal can be redeemed for Slayer experience, this is a good way to train Slayer as a skiller.
  7. ^ Stealing creation might also involve combat, but there are specific non-combat clans that make it possible to play Stealing Creation safely as a skill pure.

Tasks[edit | edit source]

Skillers are extremely limited when it comes to completing tasks/achievements. The following sets of tasks can be completed at combat level 3:

Challenges[edit | edit source]

  • Certain quests are impossible to complete while remaining a skiller as they carry combat skill rewards or involve killing a monster. This means that skillers often aren't able to take advantage of the best skilling methods available.
  • Member Level 3 skillers may complete a combat Daily Challenge, usually kill 8 Level 2 creatures, by using holy fire on tentacles within the Tuska minigame. The combat lamp may be discarded after earning the Treasure Hunter key.
  • Slayer is very difficult to level efficiently for a skiller. Although Slayer tasks can be completed using rings of recoil and retribution/wrath, methods such as using experience lamps and the rewards from Penguin Hide and Seek and Soul Wars can be used to get experience without actually completing any Slayer tasks.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • There are a few skillers that have level 9 Constitution. This was done by making an account in RuneScape Classic and transferring it to RuneScape 2. Since you only received 1000 Constitution experience in RuneScape Classic, when you switched to RuneScape 2, you would have level 9 Constitution.
  • There have also been skillers with level 1 Constitution. This was done by botting in the early stages of RuneScape Classic. If caught by Jagex, they would reset your Constitution experience to 0. Some of these accounts have since been locked by Jagex.
  • There have been skillers who have legitimately obtained the Fire Cape after defeating TzTok-Jad and single-handedly fighting off 62 waves of TzHaar creatures in the TzHaar Fight Cave. By utilizing prayers, poison, recoil methods, thousands of purple sweets, and 3 deathtouched darts, the Fight Cave can be completed.
    • Other skillers have illegitimately obtained the Fire Cape via certain glitches that allowed other players to enter the fight caves with them. This is a direct breach of the Rules of Runescape, and many of these accounts have been banned. The glitch that allowed this to happen has since been patched.
  • Some skillers have obtained boss pets, such as variations of the Araxyte pet. This was done by using a deathtouched dart on the boss and obtaining the improbable rare drop. Nonetheless, it has been achieved a handful of times.
  • Several skillers have obtained the Golden mining suit, Lumberjack clothing, and the Constructor's outfit, despite normally being locked behind content that requires high combat levels to access. This was possible by purchasing the sets from Vic the Trader in June 2017 and January 2018.

See also[edit | edit source]