OSRS Range Training Guide for 1-99
So you’ve decided you want to train your ranged skill? One of the toughest things when starting any new skill in OSRS is finding the best training method for your preferences as well as your characters limitations. Fortunately for you, whether you’re starting fresh or a seasoned veteran of the other combat skills, we at PlayerAuctions have researched the best methods for training with this OSRS Range Training guide. Here’s how to get painlessly from 1 to 99 and enjoy yourself along the way.
What are quick and easy training for Members and F2P
What you’ll need to get started:
- Full ranged gearsets
- Lots of arrows/knives
While there are countless ways to train Ranged skills, most of them require jumping through a lot of hoops first. Never fear! We’ve put together some tried-and-true methods to get you from 1 to 99 with as little wasted time as possible. Note that for both members and F2P you should always try to use the highest-level gear you can afford.
Level 1 to 20
You’ll be back home in Lumbridge at (you guessed it) the chicken coop! At level 10 you’ll move over to the cows. These levels will fly by and because both locations are usually busy, you’ll be able to pick up a lot of feathers and cowhide to supplement your costs.
At level 20 you should stop to invest in some new gear if you haven’t already. Grab some food and head to the Stronghold of Security where you’ll fight minotaurs. Depending on your level, you might wish to a safe spot from behind rocks. Luckily, there are plenty to choose from. Get cozy, because you’ll be here for a while.
At level 40 it’s recommended to move on to Hill or Moss Giants for better loot and GP, but members may prefer killing Rock Crabs in Glielinor for better experience per hour. You will fare pretty well killing Giants until up to level 80 Ranged if you don’t want to location hop any more than you must.
Members should take the time around level 50 to complete the Animal Magnetism quest if you haven’t already. This cape slot item will boost your ranged attack stat as well as recover ammo for you. It is absolutely worth the time investment.
You may also want to take this opportunity to go grab yourself a Rune Crossbow for level 61. This is the preferred weapon for most players until you reach about level 85.
For the players who want a challenge, and some much better loot than giants, kill lesser demons in Karmja (or trapped in the Wizards tower if you’d prefer) with the best arrows you can afford to buy. These beasts are a much more formidable opponent, but they drop far better loot and can be more fun than mindless giant-killing. These will keep you occupied up to level 80 as well.
Ankou provides some great experience per hour at the expense of good loot drops from level 80 on upward, so it’s really up to you how you’d like to train to 99 based on a balance of exp, gold, and your skill level. Lesser demons and Ankou are the most common options for F2P players. Members looking for the fastest experience per hour might prefer fighting hordes of maniacal monkeys in the Ape Atoll Dungeon. You’ll need plenty of Red Chinchompas, which are a costly investment, but this method will give you the best experience in the game. This also requires the player to reach at least Chapter 2 of the Monkey Madness II quest. After grinding almost 80 Ranged levels, this quest can be a much-needed break, and ultimately, you’ll make up for any lost time when you begin training again.
How about the Bonus method for High-Level Members (Huge GP and Exp/Hour)?
What you’ll need to get started:
- High Defense
- High Magic
- A Dwarven Cannon and Cannonballs
- Lots of food!
- Be able to start (or have finished) the Contact! Quest
- A light source – we recommend the Bullseye lantern
- Level 40 Prayer (to use Protect from Missiles)
- Knives or a crossbow and bolts for bonus XP
- Alchemy Runes
This is our favorite way to train ranged if you’ve already invested lots of time and effort into your character. It requires many prerequisites and a good amount of GP to start. If you are capable of holding your own against some level 93 Scarab Mages and level 98 Ranging Scarab Riders and you’ve completed your Dwarf Cannon quest, then you are going to love great GP and exp/hour this training method provides.
Head to Sophanem and begin if you haven’t already completed it. It isn’t necessary to finish the quest now, but it will give you access to the bank and make depositing your loot a piece of cake. Starting this quest will give you access to the dungeon in the abandoned building in the north of Sophanem. Head down the ladders into the catacombs and pick a place to set up shop with your cannon. Using the prayer Protect from Missiles is highly recommended for this method as you’ll be protected from the Ranging Scarab Riders, and there is an altar in the city to recharge when you need to. This leaves you with only the Mage and Melee Scarabs to concern yourself with. Try finding a location with only Range and Mage Scarabs spawning and voila: you potentially only have one kind of enemy to fight while your cannon does all the heavy lifting.
The method can get used with any ranged level from 1 to 99, but your exp/hour will obviously be best if you’re using the highest level ranged equipment in addition to the cannon. If you’re having trouble, use the Protect from Missiles prayer with your favorite combat skill to battle the relatively weak Mages. For us, the best attraction about this method was the crazy amount of GP we earned!
We averaged 76,000 experience per hour and 700K GP per hour with this method, but we’ve heard rumors these numbers can get boosted even higher with potions, a gem bag, and an herb sack. If you do any better than we did in this OSRS Range Training guide, then let us know in a comment below.