User:Afishinator/Attack Guide

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=Runescape Attack Guide =

Click on the crossed swords icon, which is usually on the far left of the sidebar icons. Usually, the order of attack styles is Accurate, Aggressive, Controlled, and Defensive. You can find out the exact name for each style by leaving your cursor over the button. The pictures of each style will also help you to determine how you want to attack. You will also notice the Auto Retaliate button, outlined in green. Auto Retaliate basically tells your character what to do when you are attacked by another force. If you have this option on, then your character will instantly start fighting back. If this option is off, then your character will stand and do nothing, until you right click on the force and select the option to “Attack”. When you select an attack type, you’ll gain experience in that combat skill when you cause damage to an enemy. You will always earn experience in Constitution. You can earn experience in attack, defence, strength, or all 3, depending on the style you use.


Accurate - hits more often; gives 4 exp to Attack per damage point.


Aggressive - stronger but slightly slower; gives 4 exp to Strength per damage point.
Defensive - increases the chance to block; gives 4 exp to Defence per damage point.
Controlled - a combination of all; gives 1.33 exp to Attack, Defence and Strength per damage point. ==Attack Classes ==


If you select the body icon, you’ll see the equipment you are wearing. At the bottom of the body menu, you should find a button labelled “Show Equipment Stats”. Clicking that button will pop up a box showing what you’re wearing, an enlarged picture of yourself, and your stats. For now, we’ll only discuss the Attack Bonuses, but you’ll also see Defence Bonuses. Attack Bonuses will give you more power with attacks of that type. The higher the bonus, the better a weapon is when using that attack style.

Stab - a penetrating attack, common with Daggers. It is effective against chainmail.
Slash - a very common “swiping” attack. It is effective against light armour.
Crush - a common attack with 2-h Swords and Battleaxes It’s effective against heavy armour.
Magic negated by heavy armour and weapons. It allows you to hit harder with magic. Ranged - Often negated by full helmets and armour. It allows you to hit harder with ranged.
Strength - This effects how hard you hit. Better metals will give higher strength bonuses.

&nbsp ==Weapons ==


This section will describe the different weapons in F2P RuneScape. Daggers The dagger is the most basic weapon in the game. In Tutorial Island, you will be given a bronze one for free. A fast and versatile weapon, the dagger is most useful when poisoned. Its speed will give you an advantage over low defence monsters and players. It is one handed.

Types: Daggers come in all metals. (Bronze-Dragon)

Advantage: Speed and the ability to be poisoned.

Attack Styles:

Stab (Accurate)

Lunge (Aggressive)

Slash (Aggressive)

Block (Defensive)

Recommended Attack Style: Stab









Training Short Sword This item can be obtained from Beefy Bill.

Types: Training

Advantage: Speed

Attack Styles:

Stab (Accurate)

Lunge (Aggressive)

Slash (Aggressive)

Block (Defensive)

Recommended Attack Styles: Stab









Short Swords The short sword is a fast weapon mainly used for stabbing. They deal a little more damage than daggers, but they’re not quite as good as a Long Sword. If you can afford it, it’s best to stick to a longsword. 1 Handed.

Types: Short swords come in all metals except for dragon. (Bronze-Rune)

Advantage: Speed

Attack Styles:

Stab (Accurate)

Lunge (Aggressive)

Slash (Aggressive)

Block (Defensive)

Recommended Attack Style: Stab










Maces The mace is a crushing weapon used mainly by monks or prayer beasts due to its slight prayer bonus. Rarely used because of its low max hit; this makes them relatively cheap. This weapon is good against platemail. It is one handed.

Types: Maces come in all metals. (Bronze-Dragon)

Advantage: Slight prayer bonus & good against platemail.

Attack Styles:

Pound (Accurate)

Pummel (Aggressive)

Spike (Controlled)

Block (Defensive)

Recommended Attack Style: Spike









Scimitars The scimitar is a weapon most used throughout the F2P worlds. A good compromise between speed and strength the scimitar proves to be a very popular weapon with most players. This weapon will give you an advantage over low defence monsters and players. It is one handed.


Types: Scimitars come in all metals. (Bronze-Dragon)

Advantage: Fast speed & Moderate strength.

Advantage: Fast speed & Moderate strength.

Chop (Accurate)

Slash (Aggressive)

Lunge (Controlled)

Block (Defensive)

Recommended Attack Style: Slash

Long Swords Long swords are another popular weapon in the game. They too have a good compromise between speed and strength.


Types: Long Swords come in all metals. (Bronze-Dragon)

Advantage: Moderate speed & Moderate strength.

Attack Styles:

Chop (Accurate)

Slash (Aggressive)

Lunge (Controlled)

Block (Defensive)

Recommended Attack Style: Chop


Battle Axes Battle axes are slow but strong. They are used commonly in the game and acts as way of dealing high damage without compromising your defence by removing your shield. They are good against high and low defence monsters and players because of its attack styles. 1 Handed.

Types: Battle axes come in all metals. (Bronze-Dragon)

Advantage: High damage without compromising defence

Attack Styles:

Chop (Accurate)

Hack (Aggressive)

Smash (Aggressive)

Block (Defensive)

Recommended Attack Style: Smash on platemail, Hack on robes and dragon hide.

2-Handed Swords

Not the most widely used, the 2-hander sword was considered the best weapon in Runescape Classic, due to their massive power and relatively quick attack speed. Due to their size, you must hold a 2 Handed sword with, yes, both hands, so you cannot use a shield. This changed when the RuneScape 2 was launched, and the speed of the 2 handed sword became a problem. Always a good weapon to use when showing off your Maximum Hit, but now rather neglected otherwise.


Types: 2 handed swords come in all metals, from Bronze to Dragon.

Advantage: Very high damage.

Attack Styles:

Chop (Accurate)

Slash (Aggressive)

Smash (Aggressive)

Block (Defensive)

Recommended Attack Style: Any, against platemail.\


Warhammers


These bulky weapons are newer to the RuneScape world. They boast a very high strength, but have quite a slow attack speed. Some think their power overcomes this disadvantage. 1 Handed.

Types: Warhammers come in all metal except for dragon. (Bronze-Rune)

Advantage: Very high damage.

Attack Styles

Pound (Accurate)

Block (Defensive)

Pummel (Aggressive)

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Recommended Attack Style: Any, against platemail.









Hatchets Hatchets are fast but weak, as they are made for Woodcutting. They have lower bonuses than regular items or the sort. 1 Handed.

Types: Hatchets come in all metals. (Bronze-Dragon)

Advantage: High Speed, Cuts wood

Attack Styles:

Chop (Accurate)

Hack (Aggressive)

Smash (Aggressive)

Block (Defensive)

Recommended Attack Style: Chop









Staffs Not very fast and not really made for melee combat, these provide users additional magical focusing for attacking. You can set attacking spells to autocast, and some allow you to use some spells that you cannot use without the appropriate staff. More about staffs can be found in the Magic Guide.

Types: Plain, All elementals

Advantage: Autocasting Spells, Elemental staffs stops you from wasting runes of a kind.

Attack Styles:

Bash(Accurate)

Pound (Aggressive)

Focus - Block (Defensive)

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Recommended Attack Style: Bash









Pickaxes Pickaxes are very weak and are not considered good weapon, as they are slow and cumbersome… they are 1 handed. They’re general purpose is Mining, not combat.


Types: Pickaxes come in all metals, Except black. (Bronze-Dragon)

Advantage: Mining, Smashing Attack

Attack Styles:

Spike (Accurate)

Impale (Aggressive)

Smash (Aggressive)

Block (Defensive)

Recommended Attack Style: Impale Or Smash









Shortbows Shortbows are the fastest types of bows, and the most commonly used. They are effective in short range. 2 Handed

Types: Shortbows Come In all Wood Types (Normal-Maple)

Advantage: Fast shooting

Attack Styles:

Accurate

Rapid

Longrange

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Recommended Attack Style: Rapid


Longbows Longbows are stronger, shoot a bit more slowly, but are most effective in long range, and you can shoot farther. 2 Handed

Types: Longbows Come In all Wood Types (Normal-Magic)

Advantage: Long Ranged

Attack Styles:

Accurate

Rapid

Longrange

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Recommended Attack Style: Long Range/Accurate











Crossbows Crossbows are a different type of ranged weapon, using bolts, not arrows. They are slower, but have the advantage of being 1 handed, which means you can have a shield with it.

Types: Regular, Phoenix.

Advantage: 1 Handed

Attack Styles:

Accurate

Rapid

Longrange

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Recommended Attack Style: Accurate


That’s me signing off – Afishinator

Afishinator 10:16, June 19, 2010 (UTC)