Yak to Basics

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Yak to Basics is a Yak Track event which lasts from 1 March 2021 to 25 April 2021. It features a track of tasks, with each task offering rewards when completed. The rewards are separated into two categories, free and premier. Players can unlock the access to premier rewards by having an active Premier Club membership or by purchasing a Yak Track Premier Pass for the price of two bonds.

Tasks[edit | edit source]

Upon logging in during the event, the Yak Track Task List appears in the players' backpack. This list can be read to access the event interface. The interface can also be opened through the Upgrades & Extras interface, Tim and Crunchy in Burthorpe, or Activity Tracker once a task is pinned to it.

Players can complete either task to progress to the next tier.

Players can skip tiers by using task skips. Every player is provided with two task skips at the start of the event, and more can be purchased with bonds via the store. Unused skips carry over from the previous Yak Track events, and will likely carry to the next event.

Members[edit | edit source]

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Tier Task A Task B
Title[n 1] Task options[n 2] Quantity Title[n 1]raw Task options[n 2] Quantity
1 Yakstory
  • Ask Tim and Crunchy in Burthorpe about their backstory
1 Skill and Kill
  • Play your way! Earn progress at regular intervals while skilling or engaging in combat
10
2 Woodcutting or Mining
  • Woodcutting
Task options
  • Mining
Task options
  • 115 (at level 59)
  • 87 (at 68 Woodcutting and 90 Mining)
  • 60 (at 99 Woodcutting and Mining)
Kill Monsters
  • 395 (at 92 combat and 71 Slayer)
  • 500 (at 138 combat and 120 Slayer)
3 Archaeology (Excavation)
Task options
  • 34 (at level 38)
  • 63 (at level 62)
  • 84 (at level 99)
  • 93 (at level 109)
  • 94 (at level 110)
  • 96 (at level 112)
  • 103 (at level 120)
Skill and Kill
  • Play your way! Earn progress at regular intervals while skilling or engaging in combat
15
4 Firemaking or Cooking
  • Firemaking
Task options
  • Cooking
Task options
  • 500 (at 73 Firemaking and 75 Cooking)
  • 500 (at 99 Firemaking and Cooking)
Clue Scrolls
Task options
  • Complete Easy clue scrolls - 1 progress
  • Complete Medium clue scrolls - 2 progress
  • Complete Hard clue scrolls - 3 progress
  • Complete Elite clue scrolls - 4 progress
  • Complete Master clue scrolls - 5 progress
4
5 Smithing
  • Earn base XP in the Smithing skill
  • 210,000 (at level 84)
  • 285,000 (at level 99)
Skill and Kill
  • Play your way! Earn progress at regular intervals while skilling or engaging in combat
15
6 Smelting or Fletching
  • Smelting
Task options
  • Fletching
Task options
  • 650 (at 84 Smithing and 63 Fletching)
  • 650 (at 99 Smithing and Fletching)
Earn Marks of War 500
7 Archaeology (Screening)
Task options
  • 600 (at levels 38–120)
Skill and Kill
  • Play your way! Earn progress at regular intervals while skilling or engaging in combat
15
8 Runecrafting
Task options
  • 205 (at level 93)
  • 120 (at level 99)
Play minigames 12
9 Prayer
Task options
  • 500 (at levels 74–99)
Skill and Kill
  • Play your way! Earn progress at regular intervals while skilling or engaging in combat
15
10 Slayer
  • Earn base XP in the Slayer skill
  • 137,500 (at level 72)
  • 217,040 (at level 100)
  • 271,020 (at level 119)
  • 273,860 (at level 120)
Farming
Task options
  • 20 (at levels 87–120)
11 Crafting
Task options
  • 650 (at levels 74–99)
Skill and Kill
  • Play your way! Earn progress at regular intervals while skilling or engaging in combat
20
12 Hunter
  • Earn base XP in the Hunter skill
  • 189,992 (at level 78)
  • 287,122 (at level 99)
Firemaking
Task options
  • 700 (at levels 73–99)
13 Summoning
Task options
  • 680 (at level 99)
Skill and Kill
  • Play your way! Earn progress at regular intervals while skilling or engaging in combat
20
14 Archaeology
  • Earn base XP in the Archaeology skill
  • 134,430 (at level 85)
  • 151,475 (at level 91)
  • 185,565 (at level 103)
  • 202,610 (at level 109)
  • 208,295 (at level 111)
  • 211,135 (at level 112)
  • 225,430 (at level 117)
  • 233,860 (at level 120)
Kill Monsters 750 (at 138 combat and 120 Slayer)
15 Smelting
Task options
  • 800 (at 99 Smithing)
Skill and Kill
  • Play your way! Earn progress at regular intervals while skilling or engaging in combat
20
16 Crafting or Herblore
  • Crafting
Task options
  • Herblore
Task options
  • 700 (at 99 Crafting and 120 Herblore)
Fishing
Task options
  • 150 (at level 99)
17 Cooking or Prayer
  • Cooking
Task options
  • Prayer
Task options
  • 850 (at 99 Cooking and Prayer)
Clue Scrolls
Task options
  • Complete Easy clue scrolls - 1 progress
  • Complete Medium clue scrolls - 2 progress
  • Complete Hard clue scrolls - 3 progress
  • Complete Elite clue scrolls - 4 progress
  • Complete Master clue scrolls - 5 progress
10
18 Divination
Task options
  • 1,000 (at level 99)
Skill and Kill
  • Play your way! Earn progress at regular intervals while skilling or engaging in combat
20
19 Woodcutting or Mining
  • Woodcutting
Task options
  • Mining
Task options
  • 200 (at 99 Woodcutting and Mining)
Runecrafting
Task options
  • 195 (at level 99)
20 Hunter
  • Earn base XP in the Hunter skill
  • 166,908 (at level 70)
  • 313,224 (at level 99)
Slayer
  • Earn base XP in the Slayer skill
  • 147,948 (at level 67)
  • 205,908 (at level 84)
  • 274,080 (at level 104)
  • 291,132 (at level 109)
  • 328,632 (at level 120)
21 Archaeology (Excavation)
Task options
  • 187 (at level 109)
  • 189 (at level 110)
  • 190 (at level 111)
  • 192 (at level 112)
  • 207 (at level 120)
Skill and Kill
  • Play your way! Earn progress at regular intervals while skilling or engaging in combat
25
22 Prayer or Smelting
  • Prayer
Task options
  • Smelting
Task options
  • 1,200 (at 99 Prayer and Smithing)
Kill Monsters
  • 1,250 (at 138 combat and 120 Slayer)
23 Fishing or Mining
  • Fishing
Task options
  • Mining
Task options
  • 462 (at 99 Fishing and Mining)
Play minigames 16
24 Farming
Task options
  • Harvest KwuarmAppears at level 101
  • Harvest BloodweedAppears at level 101
  • Harvest SnapdragonAppears at level 101
  • Harvest CadantineAppears at levels 101–120
  • Harvest LantadymeAppears at levels 101–120
  • Harvest ArbuckAppears at levels 101–120
  • Harvest Dwarf weedAppears at levels 101–120
  • Harvest Snape grassAppears at levels 101–120
  • Harvest TorstolAppears at levels 101–120
  • Harvest Ruby harvestsAppears at levels 101–120
  • Harvest FellstalkAppears at levels 101–120
  • Harvest AvocadoAppears at levels 101–120
  • Harvest CikuAppears at levels 101–120
  • Harvest StinkflyAppears at level 120
  • Harvest MangoAppears at level 120
  • Harvest GuaranaAppears at level 120
  • Harvest TombshroomAppears at levels 120
  • Harvest LycheeAppears at level 120
  • Harvest CarambolaAppears at level 120
  • 32 (at levels 101–120)
Skill and Kill
  • Play your way! Earn progress at regular intervals while skilling or engaging in combat
25
25 Summoning or Fletching
  • Summoning
Task options
  • Fletching
Task options
  • 1,740 (at 89 Summoning and 99 Fletching)
  • 1,765 (at 99 Summoning and Fletching)
Earn Marks of War 2000
26 Archaeology (Screening)
Task options
  • 1,000 (at levels 85–120)
Herblore
Task options
  • 800 (at levels 99–120)
27 Smithing
  • Earn base XP in the Smithing skill
  • 427,500 (at level 99)
Skill and Kill
  • Play your way! Earn progress at regular intervals while skilling or engaging in combat
25
28 Thieving or Firemaking
  • Thieving
Task options
  • Firemaking
Task options
  • 800 (at 99 Thieving and Firemaking)
Cooking
Task options
  • 950 (at levels 96–99)
29 Dungeoneering
  • Earn base XP in the Dungeoneering skill
  • 336,810 (at level 106)
  • 346,020 (at level 109)
  • 349,080 (at level 110)
  • 379,770 (at level 120)
Smithing
  • Earn base XP in the Smithing skill
  • 427,500 (at level 99)
30 Divination
Task options
  • 1,500 (at level 99)
Skill and Kill
  • Play your way! Earn progress at regular intervals while skilling or engaging in combat
30
31 Crafting or Fletching
  • Crafting
Task options
  • Fletching
Task options
  • 1,550 (at 99 Crafting and Fletching)
Hunter
  • Earn base XP in the Hunter skill
  • 359,534 (at level 98)
  • 365,428 (at level 99)
32 Fishing or Mining
  • Fishing
Task options
  • Mining
Task options
  • 617 (at 99 Fishing and Mining)
Kill Monsters
  • 1,980 (at 138 combat and 115 Slayer)
  • 2,000 (at 138 combat and 120 Slayer)
33 Archaeology
  • Earn base XP in the Archaeology skill
  • 654,295 (at level 92)
  • 666,337 (at level 93)
  • 810,900 (at level 105)
  • 883,170 (at level 111)
  • 895,212 (at level 112)
  • 991,566 (at level 120)
Woodcutting
Task options
  • 355 (at level 99)
34 Farming
Task options
  • 40 (at levels 101–120)
Skill and Kill
  • Play your way! Earn progress at regular intervals while skilling or engaging in combat
30
35 Agility
Task options
  • 80 (at level 99)
Construction
  • Earn base XP in the Construction skill
  • 567,594 (at level 99)
36 Runecrafting
Task options
  • 435 (at level 99)
Clue Scrolls
Task options
  • Complete Easy clue scrolls - 1 progress
  • Complete Medium clue scrolls - 2 progress
  • Complete Hard clue scrolls - 3 progress
  • Complete Elite clue scrolls - 4 progress
  • Complete Master clue scrolls - 5 progress
16
37 Woodcutting or Mining
  • Woodcutting
Task options
  • Mining
Task options
  • 485 (at 99 Woodcutting and Mining)
Smelting
Task options
  • 1,700 (at 99 Smithing)
38 Slayer
  • Earn base XP in the Slayer skill
  • 466,344 (at level 92)
  • 548,160 (at level 104)
  • 582,264 (at level 109)
  • 657,264 (at level 120)
Skill and Kill
  • Play your way! Earn progress at regular intervals while skilling or engaging in combat
35
39 Archaeology (Excavation)
Task options
  • 202 (at level 95)
  • 222 (at level 104)
  • 227 (at level 106)
  • 236 (at level 110)
  • 240 (at level 112)
  • 243 (at level 113)
  • 259 (at level 120)
Firemaking
Task options
900 (at level 99)
40 Fletching or Herblore
  • String bows and crossbows or make potions
    • Fletching
Task options
  • Herblore
Task options
  • 1,800 (at 99 Fletching and 99–120 Herblore)
Play minigames 25
41 Cooking
  • Make food
Task options
  • 1,300 (at levels 97–99)
Earn Marks of War
  • 2,500 (at 128–138 combat)
42 Crafting
  • Craft items
Task options
  • 1,750 (at level 99)
Skill and Kill
  • Play your way! Earn progress at regular intervals while skilling or engaging in combat
40
43 Divination or Thieving
  • Collect energy or pickpocket NPCs
    • Divination
Task options
  • Thieving
Task options
  • 3,675 (at 95-99 Divination and 99 Thieving)
Runecrafting
  • Craft or siphon runes
Task options
  • 790 (at level 92)
  • 435 (at level 99)
44 Farming
  • Harvest plants
Task options
  • 50 (at levels 101–120)
Fishing
  • Catch fish
Task options
  • 525 (at levels 98-99)
45 Agility
  • Complete agility course laps
Task options
  • 160 (at level 99)
Smithing
  • Earn base XP in the Smithing skill
  • 855,000 (at level 99)
46 Hunter
  • Earn base XP in the Hunter skill
  • 770,430 (at level 98)
  • 783,060 (at level 99)
Skill and Kill
  • Play your way! Earn progress at regular intervals while skilling or engaging in combat
45
47 Archaeology (Screening)
  • Screen soil
Task options
  • 3,000 (at levels 62–120)
Kill Monsters
  • 4,294 (at 128 combat and 92 Slayer)
  • 4,500 (at 138 combat and 117–120 Slayer)
48 Cooking or Prayer
  • Cook food, bury or offer remains or scatter or offer ashes
  • Cooking
Task options
  • Prayer
Task options
  • 1,900 (at 99 Cooking and Prayer)
Clue Scrolls
  • Complete clue scrolls
Task options
  • Complete Easy clue scrolls - 1 progress
  • Complete Medium clue scrolls - 2 progress
  • Complete Hard clue scrolls - 3 progress
  • Complete Elite clue scrolls - 4 progress
  • Complete Master clue scrolls - 5 progress
20
49 Construction
  • Earn base XP in the Construction skill
  • 756,792 (at level 99)
Herblore
  • Make potions
Task options
  • 1,900 (at levels 104–120)
50 Summoning
  • Make summoning pouches
Task options
  • 1,630 (at level 99)
Skill and Kill
  • Play your way! Earn progress at regular intervals while skilling or engaging in combat
50
  1. ^ a b As it appears in the event interface.
  2. ^ a b As they appear in event interface and Activity Tracker.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Includes both main and off-hand variants.
  4. ^ Also includes offering the ashes.
  5. ^ Erroneously appears under the Smelting category. Smelting any bars listed under "Ore Smelting" section of the Smelting interface also counts.
  6. ^ Includes both gnomes and gnome women.

Free-to-play[edit | edit source]

Tier Task A Task B
Title[n 1] Task options[n 1] Quantity Title[n 1] Task options[n 1] Quantity
1 Yakstory Ask Tim and Crunchy in Burthorpe about their backstory 1 Skill and Kill Play your way! Earn progress at regular intervals while skilling or engaging in combat 10
2 Woodcutting
Task options
  • 165 (at level 52)
  • 70 (at level 99)
Kill Monsters Kill monsters
  • 288 (at level 45)
  • 438 (at level 111)
3 Mining
Task options
  • 295 (at level 51)
  • 140 (at level 99)
Skill and Kill Play your way! Earn progress at regular intervals while skilling or engaging in combat 15
4 Firemaking
Task options
  • 550 (at level 99)
Cooking
Task options
  • 450 (at level 99)
5 Woodcutting
Task options
  • 70 (at level 99)
Skill and Kill Play your way! Earn progress at regular intervals while skilling or engaging in combat 15
6 Fletching
Task options
  • 650 (at level 99)
Kill Monsters Kill monsters
  • 472 (at level 126)
7 Smelting
Task options
  • 700 (at level 99)
Skill and Kill Play your way! Earn progress at regular intervals while skilling or engaging in combat 15
8 Runecrafting Craft or Siphon Body runesAppears at level 99
  • 120 (at level 99)
Play minigames Earn Thaler by playing minigames 12
9 Prayer
Task options
  • 500 (at level 99)
Skill and Kill Play your way! Earn progress at regular intervals while skilling or engaging in combat 15
10 Dungeoneering Earn base XP in the Dungeoneering skill
  • 253,180 xp (at level 120)
Woodcutting
Task options
  • 120 (at level 99)
11 Crafting
Task options
  • 650 (at level 99)
Skill and Kill Play your way! Earn progress at regular intervals while skilling or engaging in combat 20
12 Fishing
Task options
  • 130 (at level 99)
Firemaking
Task options
  • 700 (at level 99)
13 Mining
Task options
  • 245 (at level 99)
Skill and Kill Play your way! Earn progress at regular intervals while skilling or engaging in combat 20
14 Runecrafting Craft or Siphon Body runesAppears at level 99
  • 120 (at level 99)
Kill Monsters Kill monsters
  • 708 (at level 126)
15 Smelting
Task options
  • 800 (at level 99)
Skill and Kill Play your way! Earn progress at regular intervals while skilling or engaging in combat 20
16 Crafting
Task options
  • 700 (at level 99)
Fishing
Task options
  • 150 (at level 99)
17 Cooking
Task options
  • 800 (at level 99)
Prayer
Task options
  • 900 (at level 99)
18 Dungeoneering Earn base XP in the Dungeoneering skill
  • 278,498 xp (at level 120)
Skill and Kill Play your way! Earn progress at regular intervals while skilling or engaging in combat 20
19 Woodcutting Chop Yew logsAppears at level 99
  • 135 (at level 99)
Mining
Task options
  • 280 (at level 99)
20 Crafting
Task options
  • 850 (at level 99)
Kill Monsters Kill monsters
  • 1,063 (at level 126)
21 Runecrafting Craft or Siphon Body runesAppears at level 99
  • 205 (at level 99)
Skill and Kill Play your way! Earn progress at regular intervals while skilling or engaging in combat 25
22 Prayer
Task options
  • 1,000 (at level 99)
Kill Monsters Kill monsters
  • 1,181 (at level 126)
23 Fishing Catch Raw swordfishAppears at level 99
  • 295 (at level 99)
Play minigames Earn Thaler by playing minigames 16
24 Smelting
Task options
  • 1,100 (at level 99)
Skill and Kill Play your way! Earn progress at regular intervals while skilling or engaging in combat 25
25 Fletching
Task options
  • 1,500 (at level 99)
Kill Monsters Kill monsters
  • 1,417 (at level 126)
26 Mining
Task options
  • 315 (at level 99)
Woodcutting Chop Yew logsAppears at level 99
  • 160 (at level 99)
27 Smelting
Task options
  • 1,100 (at level 99)
Skill and Kill Play your way! Earn progress at regular intervals while skilling or engaging in combat 25
28 Firemaking
Task options
  • 800 (at level 99)
Cooking
Task options
  • 950 (at level 99)
29 Dungeoneering Earn base XP in the Dungeoneering skill
  • 379,770 xp (at level 120)
Woodcutting Chop Yew logsAppears at level 99
  • 165 (at level 99)
30 Runecrafting Craft or Siphon Body runesAppears at level 99
  • 360 (at level 99)
Skill and Kill Play your way! Earn progress at regular intervals while skilling or engaging in combat 30
31 Crafting
Task options
  • 1,500 (at level 99)
Fletching
Task options
  • 1,600 (at level 99)
32 Fishing Catch Raw swordfishAppears at level 99
  • 395 (at level 99)
Kill Monsters Kill monsters
  • 1,890 (at level 126)
33 Fletching
Task options
  • 1,800 (at level 99)
Woodcutting Chop Yew logsAppears at level 99
  • 355 (at level 99)
34 Dungeoneering Earn base XP in the Dungeoneering skill
  • 556,996 (at level 120)
Skill and Kill Play your way! Earn progress at regular intervals while skilling or engaging in combat 30
35 Cooking
Task options
  • 1,200 (at level 99)
Kill Monsters Kill monsters
  • 2,363 (at level 126)
36 Runecrafting Craft or Siphon Body runesAppears at level 99
  • 435 (at level 99)
Prayer
Task options
  • 1,400 (at level 99)
37 Woodcutting Chop Yew logsAppears at level 99
  • 380 (at level 99)
Mining
Task options
  • 595 (at level 99)
38 Kill Monsters Kill monsters
  • 2,835 (at level 126)
Skill and Kill Play your way! Earn progress at regular intervals while skilling or engaging in combat 35
39 Smelting
Task options
  • 1,700 (at level 99)
Firemaking
Task options
  • 900 (at level 99)
40 Fletching
Task options
  • 1,800 (at level 99)
Play minigames Earn Thaler by playing minigames 25
41 Cooking
Task options
  • 1,300 (at level 99)
Kill Monsters Kill monsters
  • 3,308 (at level 126)
42 Crafting
Task options
  • 1,750 (at level 99)
Skill and Kill Play your way! Earn progress at regular intervals while skilling or engaging in combat

40

43 Mining
Task options
  • 700 (at level 99)
Runecrafting Craft or Siphon Body runesAppears at level 99
  • 435 (at level 99)
44 Smelting
Task options
  • 2,200 (at level 99)
Fishing Catch Raw swordfishAppears at level 99
  • 525 (at level 99)
45 Dungeoneering Earn base XP in the Dungeoneering skill
  • 683,586 (at level 120)
Cooking
Task options
  • 1,600 (at level 99)
46 Fletching
Task options
  • 2,300 (at level 99)
Skill and Kill Play your way! Earn progress at regular intervals while skilling or engaging in combat 45
47 Crafting
Task options
  • 2,000 (at level 99)
Kill Monsters Kill monsters
  • 4,253 (at level 126)
48 Cooking
Task options
  • 1,800 (at level 99)
Prayer
Task options
  • 2,000 (at level 99)
49 Fishing Catch Raw swordfishAppears at level 99
  • 555 (at level 99)
Firemaking
Task options
  • 1,180 (at level 99)
50 Runecrafting Craft or Siphon Body runesAppears at level 99
  • 450 (at level 99)
Skill and Kill Play your way! Earn progress at regular intervals while skilling or engaging in combat 50
  1. ^ a b c d As it appears in the event interface.

Strategies[edit | edit source]

Skilling tasks[edit | edit source]

Agility[edit | edit source]

For fastest course disregarding experience rates, use Bandos Agility Course. A lap can be finished in approximately 33 seconds, and with good timing of Surge and Bladed Dive this can be cut down to 27 seconds.

Using the Hefin Agility Course in Prifddinas, a single lap takes around 50 seconds. Turn the camera to look east, place the mouse cursor at a specific location to the left of the character, and then click in the same spot in order to climb every single obstacle in the course. It might require some adjustments to find the right spot. On Microsoft Windows, Mouse Key can be enabled to control the mouse with a keypad, enabling you to press 5 on the number pad to click. Doing this removes the risk of moving the cursor and missing the exact spot.

Its also possible to do the Barbarian Outpost Agility Course or Gnome Stronghold Agility Course advanced courses. The combined need to do just over 250 laps means that you can acquire the agile legs or agile top a requirement for Fremennik achievements and trimmed completionist cape. Lap times are very close to Bandos Agility Course.

The Anachronia Agility Course awards progress upon each segment. While not the fastest way to complete the task it can be a good way to do so if one is looking for experience. With good use of Bladed Dive and Surge, a single lap can be done in under 7 minutes, leading to an average of one minute per segment.

Archaeology[edit | edit source]

Only base experience gained by excavating at dig sites and material caches, restoring artefacts, screening soil (including using the Sift Soil lunar spell), completing mysteries, adding pylon batteries at the Kharid-et Dig Site, and adding rex skeleton fragments at the Orthen Dig Site count for experience tasks.

Experience awarded for normal and special research expeditions or turning in complete tomes doesn't count.

Construction[edit | edit source]

Main article: Construction training

Only the base experience gained progresses the tasks.

Cooking[edit | edit source]

The task counts items created by modified sous chef's toque and portable ranges.

Fish that are caught and cooked with the Bait and Switch relic power active do not count for this task.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Progress is rewarded for items crafted, not pieces of materials used, so crafting items that only use one piece of material is fastest.

The modified artisan's bandana and portable crafter may be used to save some of the resources.

Divination[edit | edit source]

Energies obtained from conversion of memories count towards task completion and can be done for faster tasks. The divine-o-matic also works, and it speeds up tasks as memories do not have to be converted or deposited.

Using the Divine Conversion relic and converting memories to energy speeds up the tasks considerably.

Dungeoneering[edit | edit source]

Only the base experience gained progresses the tasks.

Farming[edit | edit source]

Unlike during the previous Yak Tracks, the task counts the number of items gathered from patches, and not the number of harvesting actions; even if multiple items are yielded in a single harvesting action, the amount of progress points is calculated based on the items received. As a result, harvesting stinkshrooms and tombshrooms can often finish a task in a single harvest, especially with elite Morytania achievements completed.

Always have fully grown plants in all patches possible. A list can be found at here. Plant both in the Allotment/Flower/Herb patches list and the Herb-only patches list. Use a master farmer outfit to get more herbs from the patches. For more yield, treat patches with supercompost or ultracompost, have magic secateurs in the tool belt, drink juju farming potion and use greenfingers aura. The extra items from the aura and potion will count for the task. Supreme growth potions can be used if seeds have not been planted in advance. Items gathered via the farming cape perk do not count, so make sure to take the cape off before harvesting.

Fishing[edit | edit source]

The dwarven fish extractor set to double catch mode counts towards these tasks. Consuming fish with a fury shark outfit counts towards the task. A fishing cape can be used to occasionally catch another fish.

Baron sharks from perfect juju fishing potions do not count, so it is recommended to fish something else if drinking them.

The VIP skilling area area is likely faster and far less effort than catching sharks, despite the chance of also catching fish that don't count.

Catching fish from divine locations do work towards these tasks. However, if you have the Shared Knowledge perk from Memorial to Guthix active, it doesn't count towards Yak task progress.

Fish that are caught with the Bait and Switch relic active count for these tasks.

Firemaking[edit | edit source]

Using a pitch can allows the player to burn logs extremely fast. Use an action bar setup where a log is lit on one key and a Beast of Burden item is withdrawn on another. Then use the attuned crystal teleport seed and teleport to the Trahaearn Clan district in Prifddinas. Create a line of fires from there, and teleport back.

The cheap alternative but slower method is using portable brazier.

Logs burnt via activation of the Pyromaniac perk count towards the task. Logs burnt using the Book of Char do not count.

Burning kindling at the bonfire after killing an Evil Tree counts towards the task, however using them to light the tree on fire does not.

Fletching[edit | edit source]

Stringing items on a portable fletcher speeds up the progress by 10%.

Herblore[edit | edit source]

Mixing potions with a portable well occasionally yields extra potions, thus making the tasks progress faster. As prices of materials and products fluctuate, using a calculator might be useful in selecting which potions to mix.

Hunter[edit | edit source]

Main article: Hunter training

Only the base experience gained progresses the tasks. Hunter skill training dummy can provide lots of experience quickly. Using Protean Traps does count towards experience progress. The experience gained during Big Chinchompa also counts, though lamps bought from the reward shop do not.

Mining[edit | edit source]

Additional ores gathered by having the relevant bottled stone spirit in the inventory count towards the completion of the task.

Using the highest tier ore box you have reduce the amount of bank trips.

Coal can be mined extremely fast at the Living Rock Caverns from concentrated coal deposit. Use of an elite Mining outfit is recommended as it makes creatures in the caverns become passive. Alternatively an elite Fishing outfit can be used. To avoid banking, use a sign of the porter (optionally in a grace of the elves). To increase yield per rock, use coal stone spirit.

Optionally use perfect juju mining potion as well to keep stamina up. At least Varrock armour 1, easy (to avoid wearing the Varrock armour), and medium New Varrock achievements (to double chance) help as well.

The use of a grace of the elves acting as a sign of the porter allows longer trips without having to bank. In addition if you are a Premier Club member, the sign of the porter boost from the premier artefact banks half of what you collect straight to the metal bank.

Prayer[edit | edit source]

The bonecrusher counts for tasks that require bones to be buried. To save money, a player can therefore kill skeletons in Lumbridge Catacombs, blue dragons in the Taverley Dungeon, or similar. Players who use super antifire potions will not be hurt by steel dragons at all as they only use dragon fire at a distance. They can be found in Brimhaven Dungeon and Brimhaven Dungeon resource dungeon.

Another way to collect dragon bones is by killing Vindicta in the Heart of Gielinor. This boss commonly drops 150–250 noted dragon bones.

Auto sanctifier can be used to gain increased experience while burying the bones at a bank for faster task completion. Dragon rider amulet is another alternative for dragon bones, though it does not stack with auto sanctifier.

Cremation, offering bones at Ectofuntus, at the gilded altar and at the Chaos Temple in Wilderness count towards the task progression.

Unlike during the previous tracks, scattering infernal ashes also gives progress towards the task. Offering the ashes on a gilded altar or at the Ectofuntus also works. Scattering the ashes using an attuned ectoplasmator or consuming the ashes using an infernal urn doesn't work.

Runecrafting[edit | edit source]

With Legacy of Seergaze complete, a player can create blood runes with the wicked hood teleport. Bring a full inventory of pure essence and Runecrafting pouches, as well as a familiar like abyssal titan full of essence. Once in the altar, use the hood's "withdraw essence" option. Elsewise, Tirannwn quiver 3 obtained from the completion of hard Tirannwn achievements provides five free teleports to Death Altar per day.

Additional runes can be crafted in the Runespan with a complete ethereal outfit.

Additional runes gained from the powerburst of sorcery effect do count for task progress.

For free players, one can quickly craft body runes at the body altar by using the skull sceptre obtained from the Stronghold of Security to quickly teleport to Gunnarsgrunn south-east of the altar. Players should have a full inventory of rune essences and a body tiara equipped. Banking at the War's Retreat with the War's Retreat Teleport is recommended.

Slayer[edit | edit source]

Main article: Slayer training

Only base experience gained progresses the tasks. Slayer skill training dummy can provide lots of experience quickly.

Smelting[edit | edit source]

When managing to smelt an extra bar, the action yields two points of progress.

Smithing[edit | edit source]

Experience gained from protean bars does count.

Summoning[edit | edit source]

Thieving[edit | edit source]

If available, pickpocketing the elves in Prifddinas provides a low-effort way to pickpocket relatively quickly. Similar effect can be achieved with other targets by using the Sticky Fingers relic power.

Woodcutting[edit | edit source]

Going to uncharted islands and cutting golden bamboo is faster and less intensive than cutting yews or magic trees.

Using Superheat Form counts towards these tasks. This can remove the need for banking, which is especially useful when cutting lower level trees.

Gathering from divine locations does work towards these tasks. However, if you have the Shared Knowledge perk from Memorial to Guthix active, it doesn't count towards the task progress.

Other tasks[edit | edit source]

Clue Scrolls[edit | edit source]

Clue Scrolls tasks are completed by doing Treasure Trails. Players receive progress based on the level of trail completed. Easy trails provide 1 progress, medium trails provide 2 progress, hard trails provide 3 progress, elite trails provide 4 progress, and master trails provide 5 progress.

Despite the interface claiming that progress is gained upon completing scrolls, the whole trail must be completed before any progress is rewarded, and the progress is rewarded as above.

Kill Monsters[edit | edit source]

The monsters in Lumbridge Catacombs such as corpse spiders can be killed at an extremely fast rate using the smoke devil familiar with Dust Cloud scrolls. The lesser demon deacon familiar with the Ring of Fire scrolls can also be used to greatly increase kills per hour.

Alternatively, dagannoth within the Lighthouse can be quickly killed with area-of-effect weapons and abilities. Dagganoth are always aggressive regardless of combat level and have relatively lucrative seed drops. By using melee armour, a halberd-range weapon, a demon horn necklace, and the auto-collect function of the seedicide, both Prayer and combat tasks can be quickly completed without much effort while also making a modest profit. If aggression ceases, simply climb the southern ladder and exit through the western door, and run to the southernmost point of the room. Upon re-entering, the dagannoth in the area will be aggressive again. Similarly, though lower risk and lower reward, bandits at the Bandit Camp will never cease aggression if the player has a Saradomin or Zamorak item equipped. The best place to kill them is in the bar.

A fast alternative can also be killing the rabbits that spawn in Burthope. Nine rabbits spawn very near to each other, and can be killed quickly with a halberd-range weapon, laceration boots, and the repetitive use of Bladed Dive. Bladed Dive cooldown is reset when the target is killed thus leading to a fast, intense method.

You can also attempt to get champion's scroll if you have not already completed them, as they require killing weak enemies such as zombies that can be easily cannoned. This strategy also works for Prayer tasks as long as the enemy drops ashes or bones.

Marks of War[edit | edit source]

Bosses in God Wars Dungeon and Heart of Gielinor may be killed for relatively quick Marks of War. Only a maximum of 1,000 can be gained in an hour.

Play minigames[edit | edit source]

Points are rewarded based on thaler received. As such it is five times faster to play the games on minigame spotlight for thaler. Playing minigames that do not yield thaler doesn't count for this task.

There are only six minigames for free-to-play, and only three of them yield thaler: Fist of Guthix, The Great Orb Project, and Cabbage Facepunch Bonanza. Fist of Guthix and The Great Orb Project require multiple players, and there are almost never any players at either minigames. Therefore, Cabbage Facepunch Bonanza is often the only viable option. Thaler can be earned without actually playing, as the player only need to spend time in a game; if they do not wish to play, they could simply enter the waiting area, where they would be automatically transported into the arena where they would be eventually eliminated. This requires only a single click (to enter the waiting area) about every 105 seconds (even longer if there are other active players) to gain thaler requiring nearly no attention.

Skill and Kill[edit | edit source]

For Skill and Kill tasks a point of progress is rewarded for the first skilling action performed or monster killed in three-minute intervals. The cooldown timer doesn't start from the time when you gain progress, so if you are not continuously performing actions eligible for progress, the time between two points can be shorter. For example, if intervals start at :03, :06, :09, :12, etc., then it is possible for points be gained at :05 and :06 since these times lie within unique 3-minute intervals.

Store[edit | edit source]

Players can purchase the access to premier rewards and task skips from the event interface using bonds.

Package Bond.png Price
Yak Track Premier Pass 2
Yak Track Task Tokens (4) 1
Yak Track Task Tokens (10) 2

Rewards[edit | edit source]

There are 50 tiers, and players can receive cosmetics and items for progressing through each. Ironman accounts will receive only the cosmetic rewards. Free players will not get members rewards, such as large prismatic lamps or silverhawk down. However, players who later become members will be able to claim any missed rewards. Completing all tiers gives +6% experience in Prayer, Slayer, and Herblore until the end of the event.

If tasks are completed without the premier pass and the player later gains a premier pass, all of the previous premier rewards will automatically unlock.

All weapons and armour received are cosmetic overrides.

To claim the rewards from a tier of the track successfully, you must have enough space in backpack for the rewards.

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Update history[edit | edit source]

The update history project is a work-in-progress – not all updates to this topic may be covered below. See here for how to help out!
  • patch 12 April 2021 (Update):
    • Yak to Basics Tier 22 Task A now shows the correct options for Smelting.
    • The Yak to Basics notice boards have returned to the game in their usual spots.
  • update 6 April 2021 (Update):
    • The end date of Yak to Basics has been postponed from 12 April to 25 April.
  • hotfix 29 March 2021 (Update):
    • The Yak to Basics splash screen and tutorial no longer pops up every time a player opens Yak Track.
  • patch 29 March 2021 (Update):
    • Tier 22 Task A now shows the correct options for Smelting.
  • update 1 March 2021 (Update):
    • Yak to Basics released.
      • A new Yak Track is here for our 20th Anniversary Celebrations, and it's filled with goodies celebrating the very best of RuneScape's early days.
      • To start this Yak Track, you'll speak to Tim and Crunchy in Burthorpe, who need your help to check off a few odd jobs. For each task you complete, you'll receive a reward! You'll choose between two tasks at each tier, and if you don't fancy either of them you can use a Task Skip token to, well, skip it.
    • There's a new task this time around! You can now be asked to gain Hunter XP, which will let you use Big Game Hunter to progress alongside more traditional methods. It works a bit like the Archaeology and revamped Construction tasks!
    • We've also introduced 'Gain XP' tasks for Slayer and Dungeoneering.