Oldschool Runescape Ironman guide By OzirisRS (2023)

Oldschool Runescape Ironman guide By OzirisRS

Oldschool Runescape
Ironman guide
By OzirisRS
Re-formatting + images + details added by KruXoR


  1. Introduction
  2. Pre-Text
  3. Starting Out
  4. Early quests, wintertodt and ardy cloak 1 (71)
    1. Lumbridge
    2. Lumbridge Swamp
  5. Thieving, fishing and mining (541)
  6. Fairy rings, 43 prayer, kingdom, 99 thieving (630)
  7. 1.4 Various skilling, agility for graceful (886)
  8. 1.5 Diaries and finishing RFD (1046)
  9. Goals after Barrows gloves (1093) Includes Slayer block/skip lists
  10. PVM preparation, Barrows, Zulrah (1241)
  11. Complete walk-through to barrows gloves


This version is mostly copy pasted from the old, with improved quest order and new methods, just in case you're wondering why it looks the exact same at first.


Please read this first bit before starting with the actual guide.

If there's a mistake in this guide somewhere then feel free to tweet me @ozirislol but don't tell me to update this as soon as some new update comes, these take a very long time to make. Also I rarely reply to questions that can easily be answered by using ctrl+F on this guide OR by googling.

There is no single right way to play this game, everything in this guide is just what I would recommend. If you don't want to follow a step by step guide then feel free to do your own thing. It might still be worth reading this to pick up some ideas on what goals you could go for.

Thank you for reading and enjoy the guide!

Good luck & have fun.

Starting Out

Start as a female character, don't forget to make yourself an ironman before leaving tutorial island. Female char is for recruitment drive quest

This guide assumes that you always carry your cash stack, unless I say not to bring it. I will mention to bring gp regardless most of the time, but if I don't then keep it on you anyway.

Use every book and lamp on Herblore if possible.

Use Authenticator AND 2-step verification on registered e-mail

1.1 Early quests, wintertodt and ardy cloak 1


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Duke Horacio Location

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Father Aereck Location

Talk to Duke Horacio and Father Aereck to start quests Rune mysteries and Restless ghost

  1. Pick up every item spawn in the castle, including the ones in cellar, don't forget the cabbage.
  2. Fill a jug with water
  3. Go to the top of the castle and light the logs until 15 Firemaking
  4. After that fletch the same logs into 1000 arrow shafts Pick up 4 ashes Pick up 1 log for later
  5. Take out 25gp from the bank
  6. Thieve men until 270gp, buy a steel axe (make sure the world is full stock, it should cost 200gp)

HCIM (Hard Core Iron Man): Quickhop some cabbages in the cellar for hp, normals can just suicide for hp.

Lumbridge Swamp

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Before heading here get some arrows and a bow for ranged.

Kill a rat (safespot with ranged) for its meat

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Lumbridge Swamp Safespot

Take a spade from the swamp shed that takes you to Zanaris.

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Father Urhney Location

Talk to Father Urhney to get the ghostspeak amulet, equip it.

Take the air talisman to wizard tower.

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Aggie Location

Pick up 2 cheese at Aggie in Draynor village

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Crafting Guild

Walk to rimmington, pick up 1 snape grass near crafting guild at the hobgoblins.

Make sure you have ~10 run energy for this so you can just quickly grab one and get out.

Walk to Falador

Start The Knight's sword quest by talking to the squire.

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Minigame tele to Clan wars
Inv: Steel axe, 70gp, Tinderbox, Jug of water, 1 normal log
Recharge run energy using the FFA portal, then use the green portal north of the bank to teleport to Castle wars.

Walk to yanille
Check hunter store for ardy easy diary
Buy a pie dish at Yanille cooking shop

Walk to port Khazard
Buy 1 swamp paste in the general store
It's possible that the store is bought out and you can't afford it, try hopping a few times but if you can't get one then it's
fine, you can get one later.
Do Monk's friend

Get 35 woodcutting at oak trees and firemake the logs as you cut them.
2 Oaks just south of ardy zoo http://i.imgur.com/EN5Jpdb.png

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Get 20 thieving with cake
Bank 15 bread and ALL the cakes you get.
Steal silk until 25 thieving
Do Sheep herder, sell 6 cakes to the general store for the 100gp

Take out GP and small fishing net
Go buy swamp paste if you didn't manage to buy it earlier.
Do Sea slug, fish shrimp while doing quest for diary
After the quest, buy however many sardine you can fit in your inventory from the fish shop in Witchaven
Sell your silk for 60gp each, keep 10 in bank for quests

You should have 10k GP at this point
Buy a Player-owned house.
Buy rope, 5 vials, 30balls of wool and 7 papyrus from ardy general store
Inv: rope, spade, gp, few cakes

Dig up clue hunter gloves and boots north of Ardy, http://i.imgur.com/sOD5Zhz.png

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Buy greenman's ale from Rasolo
Do Dwarf cannon until the part where you have to go to Ice mountain

Pick up planks at BA until the log-in limit.
If there happen to be no bots taking them, then you might not log out at all. Not sure how many you need in total but just get like
150 max for now. Try to get minimum of 100 planks unless there are literally no planks in any world.
Do BA tutorial for minigame tele
I think you can skip the tutorial nowadays but just make sure you have the teleport unlocked
Start Barcrawl
Do Waterfall quest until the part where you have to go to the gnome maze, remember to read the book

Walk to Gnome stronghold

Buy a drink from Blurberry for the Barcrawl miniquest.
Buy these items from heckel funch(east of Blurberry);
1 pineapple, 1 orange, 2 lemons, 1 cocktail shaker, 1 cocktail glass
1 Dwellberries, 1 bucket of milk, 1 chocolate dust
Buy 1000 bronze arrowheads(100/world for 1gp ea)
The weapon shop is on 3rd floor south of the ladder
Make the hangover cure for plague city quest

Inv: Rope, dwellberries, hangover cure
Walk to Ardy
Do Plague city

Minigame teleport to Clan wars, recharge energy and use the portal to Castle wars
Take steel axe and a tinderbox
Run south-west of castle wars
Cut and firemake teak logs until 50 Firemaking
Location http://i.imgur.com/cOzCs3x.png

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Minigame tele to Clan wars and run north to Varrock
Equip ghostspeak amulet if you've banked it at some point
Buy 1 saw, 500 bronze nails and 400 steel nails. If steel nails aren't in stock then buy them later

Home tele, Lumby
Talk to the ghost for Restless ghost quest

Gp, bronze nails, hammer, saw, noted planks, 1k arrow shafts, 1k bronze arrowheads
Leave 10 planks in the bank for questing. It doesn't really matter how many you were able to pick up earlier, our goal is just to
get a few construction levels before wintertodt

Buy a chronicle and 5 teleport cards from Diango
Walk to port sarim
Buy 1000 feathers
Go to rimmington and use your planks, make chairs until level 4 and then bookcases until you run out of planks.
Use phials to un-note planks

Take the boat to Great Kourend
Make your way to Wintertodt
Fletch all 1k bronze arrows while you walk
If you see wolves near wintertodt, you went the wrong way. Shouldn't get hit by anything on the way.

Should now have 15 fletching and hopefully 15+ construction as well, this will increase the xp you get in these skills from wintertodt.

Do Wintertodt until 60 Woodcutting, should get this at 89 firemaking if you don't fletch
You really shouldn't be in any danger of dying with 10hp, but pay attention anyway, it's a long walk back if you die.
10HP accounts start taking 1 damage at 56FM even without warm clothing, but if you dug up the clue hunter boots and gloves earlier
then you might as well use them.

Keep opening the crates until you have 200k gp in bank, after that just keep them until later for better rewards.
Ideally you should keep the crates until you run out of bank space, but if you don't get 12 mage logs from the initial crates,
then you'll be opening them before Desert Treasure.

Fletching the logs in my opinion isn't worth it but if you want to then go ahead. Personally I just fletch one when running from
the roots to the brazier.

If you want, feel free to get 99 firemaking in one go. Make sure to still keep the crates in the bank after 200k gp for better loot

Inv: GP, few cakes, chronicle, bronze sword
Home tele, Lumby
Buy 3 buckets and 1 bucket pack from the general store

Walk north to Fred's farm
Get raw chicken at Fred's
Pick up egg north of Fred
Kill 1 cow calf for meat
Fill 3 buckets with milk
Dairy cow is north of the windmill

Walk to Barbarian village (you can walk east of draynor manor by the river, don't walk around through falador or something like that)
Get ammo mould and the notes for Dwarf cannon
Use chronicle tele

Start Gertrude's cat, pick up doogle leaves, use the leaves on a sardine
Inv: bucket, barcrawl card, Rune mysteries package and GP

Continue gertrude's cat, talk to the kids at Varrock centre.
Talk to Romeo to start Romeo and Juliet quest
Start Demon slayer, get the 2 keys in Varrock
Talk to Reldo for the knight's sword quest
Do Shield of Arrav on any visit to Varrock

Buy gloves and pink skirt from clothes shop
Buy a rotten tomato from the crate near the achievement diary guy
Get a drink for barcrawl at the bar south of Varrock fountain
Buy 4 beers from the same bar

Do museum for 9 Hunter and Slayer
Give the package to Aubury, talk to him again for the notes
Buy 100 fire runes, 300 earth and water, 4000 mind, 8000 airs
Buy Fire staff

Inv: 100 GP, Barcrawl card, bucket of milk, seasoned sardine, cakes
Walk towards Edgeville
Start Abyss miniquest by talking to the zamorak mage in wilderness.
Get 2 iron bars from the wildy spawn, Map: http://i.imgur.com/JKAil41.png
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HCIM; this is fairly safe, just be ready to log out if you see a white dot.

Walk to the pub north-east of Varrock
Get a drink for the barcrawl
Continue Gertrude's cat at lumberyard

Varrock east bank, inv: Pickaxe, Chronicle
Fill 1 inventory of buckets with water
Pick cadava berries and 16 redberries (bush location: https://i.imgur.com/zS8PIZi.png )
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Mine 4 copper ore
Chronicle tele

Finish Gertrude's cat, keep raising cats with the sardine you bought
Talk to juliet
Varrock west, inv: GP, Runes, barcrawl card, equip fire staff

Walk towards Falador
Buy bronze med helm from Barbarian village
Get 13 magic at barbarians
If you know how to safespot the first 2 npc's from Witch's house quest then you can skip getting 13mage here
Use the trees to safespot a bear for its meat near mind altar

Get a drink from the Falador bar for Barcrawl
Buy 5 wizard mind bombs from the bar
Buy 8 woad leaves, offer 20gp to get 2 leaves
Bank, inv: GP, Cheese, runes, all 4 meat for druidic ritual, 18 cakes. Equip gloves

Do Witch's house
Tank the first 2 phases on the north side of the shed and run to safespot when you need to eat
It's possible to safespot the first 2, but with fire strike you are in no real danger of dying with cakes.
Do Druidic ritual
Buy 1 PACK of eyes of newt and pestle and mortar in Taverly

Inv: pickaxe, eye of newt, 2 iron bars, bucket of water, pie dish, redberries, some food
Make redberry pie
You can buy flour and redberries at port sarim food shop.
From the food shop, buy 1 raw meat also and burn it (cook twice)

Do Witch's potion quest
Finish the Knight's sword quest
Mine 2 blurites, 1 is for diary

Home tele and go to al-kharid
Buy 50 thread, 3 needles and all of the moulds from the crafting shop.
Start prince ali rescue and talk to Osman

Buy 1 inv of bronze bars for questing from shantay pass.
Do the tourist trap
Safespot for the captain https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFxB4zWqrd8


Minigame tele to fish trawler
Buy 2 buckets of slime
Buy 10 flour from general store
Buy buckets of sand and soda ash until you hit the log-in limit.
You only need to buy around 1200 buckets of sand and soda ash in total, rest of crafting will be done with other methods
I recommend buying these supplies when you're gonna go afk for more than 10mins, this way you can buy them again when u log in

Mine 15 clay south of Khazard

Inv: Fire strike, barcrawl card, cakes, axe
Fire strike imps west of the tower of life for all 4 beads
Do Fight arena
Do Tree gnome village, get Glarial's pebble on the way for Waterfall
Safespot the khazard warlord, either by using another account to block him or just by walking in and out of his aggro range.

Use the spirit tree and go to battlefield of khazard.
Run to ZMI bank and safespot the zamorak warrior until you get a rune scimitar
Getting the scim is optional but it's not too rare and you're still getting mage xp.
You can also buy a rune sword from champion's guild if you don't want to camp for the scimitar.
Get a drink from Ardy bar for the barcrawl.

Buy 4 compost pack from the Ardy farming shop.
Train 42 magic at Moss giants near fishing guild.
Bury the bones
From this point on, use teleports if it saves time/run energy. I'm not going to write every teleport to this guide.

Do Hazeel cult
Get a drink for the barcrawl quest from brimhaven bar
Do Tribal totem
Buy some swordfish and karambwans from the food shop where you start the quest at for some of the more difficult quests.

inv: No GP, glarial's pebble, notes for dwarf cannon and ammo mould, rope, 6 air/water/earth runes, cakes
Finish dwarf cannon
Drop runes outside glarial's tomb, get amulet and the urn
Finish waterfall

Minigame tele to fish trawler
Charter to port sarim
Go to zeah and get 15% hosidius favour, 100 compost and saltpetre
Train 42 thieving at the fruit stall near farming patch, bank strange fruit and golovanova tops
You can trap the dogs inside the building
Use strange fruits for energy restoration, they won't last long but you can do a few quests with them

Home tele, Lumby
Do cook's assistant
Start RFD and watch the cutscene to unlock the bank chest
Buy 7 buckets of milk

Inv: No gp, 20 Ball of wool, 8 cakes
Do sheep shearer
Pickpocket HAM members for a rusty sword
If you get them, keep robes, opal and buttons
Pick up 12 onion at Fred's farm

Get the key imprint, wig and skin paste for Prince ali rescue
Start Vampire slayer, get 3 garlic upstairs from the cupboard
Make 4 red, 4 blue, 5 yellow dye
You can just use the ingredient on Aggie to skip all of the dialogue.
Buy birdhouse seeds from Olivia until you hit the log-in limit
Buy 20 teleports for chronicle

Wizard's tower
Equip: fire staff, chronicle
Inv: fire strikes, Rune mysteries notes, 4 beads, 20 bones(kill goblins south of the draynor jail)
Finish Imp catcher
Finish Rune mysteries
Get the Ghost's skull
Kill 5 chicken/wizards, give 25 bones for demon slayer key

Chronicle tele
Inv: GP, cadava berries and Juliet's letter(Item name is just 'message')

Continue Romeo & Juliet, get cadava potion
Buy iron chainbody from Horvik
Continue Abyss miniquest, get scrying orb, visit ess mines
Finish demon slayer
Get the stake for vampire slayer from the blue moon inn

Finish romeo and juliet

Spirit tree to gnome stronghold

Gnome stronghold
Use Brimstails to go to ess mines (make sure you had the scrying orb still with you)
Start Grand tree
Inv: GP, Chronicle, Bark sample, translation notes, Barcrawl card, fire strike

Clan wars minigame tele, recharge energy and go to castle wars
Get a drink for barcrawl from Yanille pub
Buy 2 bird snares, 2 butterfly jars and a butterfly net from the hunter shop

Go to Hazelmere and continue the grand tree until you are at Karamja shipyard
From Karamja shipyard, charter to Karamja, Musa point
Get a drink for barcrawl from the bar south of the banana trees

Port Sarim
Get a drink from the port sarim bar for barcrawl
Do Karamja and port sarim parts of the Pirate's treasure quest

Chronicle tele
Get pirate's message from Blue moon inn, you can drop it AFTER reading the message

Spirit tree to Gnome stronghold
Finish The Grand tree
This should get you 43 mage, if you didn't get 43 then fire strike some gnome guards

Buy a premade blurb' sp, 4 vodka, pineapple chunks
Spirit tree to ardy

Inv: GP, Scrying orb, pickaxe, fire strike, 1 wizard mind bomb, 1 law rune
Start biohazard, bank the 3 pots and sample
Visit ess mines, scrying orb 3/3

If you didn't bank any breads when getting 25 thieving then buy 15 now from the cake stall owner
If you somehow didn't get any iron ore from wintertodt then mine 2 east of Ardy

Use mind bomb and camelot tele
Start Merlin's crystal and talk to Gawain and Lancelot

Buy candle, 2 fishing rods, lobster pot
Buy 15 pineapples from charters
Put pineapples into the compost bin
Buy 1 pack of normal compost and all farming tools, store everything in leprechaun

Start Fishing contest
Kill Mordred and get bat bones/black candle for Merlin's crystal

Inv: GP, barcrawl card, pot, spade, fishing rod, garlic
Do Murder mystery
Get a drink from Seers' bar for the barcrawl
Finish Fishing contest
Inv: 6 clay, 4 copper, 2 iron

Go under the mountain and speak to Lady of the lake in Taverly
Do Doric's quest

Finish Pirate's Treasure
Make 5 molten glass
Do Black knight's fortress
Do Recruitment drive
Inv: GP, 4 Biohazard items, 1 bread

Do Rimmington part of Biohazard
Buy a black wizards hat at port Sarim
Port Sarim jewellery store, give the bread to the beggar to get the excalibur
Deposit box the plague sample at Entrana monks

Minigame tele to clan wars, recharge energy and go to castle wars
inv: GP, 3 planks, bronze bar, molten glass, runes, some food, 10 empty slots for antipoisons
Pick up super antipoison(1) until log in limit, decant them
Do the Observatory quest

Finish The Restless ghost
Start the Lost tribe
Teleport to Varrock

Continue Lost tribe until you need to go to the goblin village
Buy priest robes(keep these after quest), boots, gloves

Finish abyss miniquest
Get the magic words for Merlin's crystal at the altar
Continue Biohazard

Do the Digsite quest
Chronicle tele and start Dragon slayer at champion's guild
Use the G.E spirit tree and go to battlefield of khazard

Finish Biohazard and may as well start underground pass while you're right there
Finish off Ardy easy tasks, and get the cape
Use lamp on agility. Not worth holding on to it, we won't be 30herb for a long time still and 2.5k xp isn't that much anyway
Trade cat for 200 death runes

Do Jungle potion
Do Shilo village
HCIM; Buy a few karambwans and swordfish from brimhaven food store. Be careful in the last multicombat dungeon, it's probably
the most dangerous area for a long time. Just eat as soon as you get hit and you're fine.

inv: pickaxe, hammer, lit candle, excalibur, bat bones, black candle, tinderbox, knife
Teleport to Camelot
Finish Merlin's crystal
Start Holy grail and talk to Merlin

Get boots of lightness
Do Elemental workshop 1
Buy 1 inv of stew from the Seers bar
inv: Lost tribe brooch and book, blue/orange dyes

Falador teleport
Do Goblin diplomacy
Continue Lost tribe

Home tele, Lumby
Finish Lost tribe
Make 5 soft clay
inv: gp, 5 silver ore
Go through the gate to Al-Kharid

1.2 Thieving, fishing and mining

Start the Feud at Ali Morrisane
From Ali Morrisane, buy the desert disguise for The Feud quest, and get 15 cooking with the raw chicken that he sells
Smelt the 5 silver, make a sickle and unstrung holy symbol, keep 3 bars
Give the key imprint and bronze bar to Osman for Prince ali rescue quest

Do the Feud
HCIM; if you're scared of going to mage bank, unlock the rune shop.
Don't bother with the blackjack miniquest, all of them have the same chance to knock out so just use the willow blackjack

Blackjack until 50 thieving, you can buy wines from the bar to use as food.

IF you're planning on 3-tick fishing then home tele to lumby and pick up 15 swamp tar now.
If you think you're gonna keep messing up and making the tar multiple times, it might be worth your time getting 23 hunter
and using kebbit claws with leather vambs instead. 23 hunter should take just less than 1 hour.

Ardy cloak tele and take the boat from Ardy to brimhaven
Take the cart to Shilo Village
Use the furnace to make molten glass until level 32 crafting
Buy 25k feathers from shilo village fishing shop
If you can't afford them then open some of your wintertodt crates

Get 58 fishing with trout and salmon
You can pretty easily grow cats while doing this fishing grind since you can just feed it the fish you fish.
I recommend raising 10 cats for death runes in total, after that it's up to you if you can be bothered.

Minigame tele to Burthrope games' room
Cook all of your trout, don't cook salmon yet

Minigame tele to Barb assault
Get 50 agility from barb fishing, should be at 74 fishing.
You can feed caviar and roe to kitten, bring a knife to cut the fish
I honestly can't recommend any other way to train to 50 agi than fishing, it doesn't take that long and you'll need the fish levels
eventually anyway.

After 50 agility
Minigame tele to Burthrope
Do the rogue's den minigame for full rogue outfit. Guide by Lelador, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5tQewEZPe4

Cook the salmon to regen run energy after every time you finish 1 attempt of the minigame
Buy 50 lockpicks while you're here

Equip the set and go back to blackjacking until you have 2.5m GP (around 84 thieving)
Carpet back to Shantay pass
Inv: teleport runes, all the golem quest items

If you got any cosmic runes from moss giants, or unlocked Ali's rune shop then make 1 or 2 dueling rings now to speed up next 2 quests.
Start the Golem
Finish The Golem, get the gems with chisel and hammer

Do Shadow of the storm(should have priest gown and black wizard hat in bank as your black items)
Flinch the demon with rune scimitar, just switch to darklight for the last hit.
If you didn't get r scim while training mage, go buy a rune sword from champions guild
Make an attack potion for the fight, speeds it up slightly
Use the west torch as your safespot, https://i.imgur.com/kvn6Mf5.png

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Go to Edgeville and talk to Oziach to continue Dragon slayer
Go to mage bank and buy 6k nats, all of the cosmics you can get while buying nats and 10 law runes each world up to 300 laws
This might take more than 1 trip. HCIM can buy them from ali morrisane if you don't wanna risk mage bank, although they're more

Teleport to Falador
Get 2 buckets of sap from this tree near falador east bank, http://i.imgur.com/YoH5z70.png
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Buy addy and rune picks from the pickaxe shop in the mines.

Complete Varrock easy diary for the armour, makes next step a bit faster
You can get the kudos requirement by talking to historian Minas on the 2nd floor
use the museum lamps on herblore
Still not 30 herb, use diary lamp on agility

Mine 3000 iron ore at ardy monastery, superheat them while walking to Ardy bank and tele back with ardy cloak.
3 ticking makes this a lot faster if you can be bothered
Do medium clues if you get them from mining, might get a yew bow from reward (Comp bow works too, it's for temple of ikov)
There are plenty of ways to get your magic up, i just like this since you get mining, smithing and later fletching xp as well.
Don't smith the bars into anything yet

1.3 Fairy rings, 43 prayer, kingdom, 99 thieving

Smith 3 bronze wire
Buy oak longbow

Start Priest in peril
If you didn't manage to buy 400 steel nails at the start, check sawmill now.

Do priest in peril
Start Rag and bone man on the way to the temple

Do Nature spirit
Buy 1 raw shark from Canifis food shop
Do Creature of Fenkenstrain
Use port Phasmatys furnace, you should have slime in bank, use it to get 5 ecto-tokens

Inv: Tele runes, gp, rune scim
Use Chronicle tele

Go champion's guild and continue Dragon slayer, ask every question
Buy a coif, green dhide chaps and vambs
Kill the nearby ram, bear and unicorn for their bones (Rag and bone man quest)
Camelot tele

Kill a giant bat (Rag and bone man) south west of Catherby
Do Elemental workshop 2

Inv: axe, rope, lit candle, hammer, stake(vampire slayer), spade
Get anti-dragon shield from the duke
Kill a goblin for the bone for rag and bone man

Lumby swamp
Get big frog leg(you need to go in to the caves), giant rat bone(both for rag and bone man)
Start Lost city
Go to Draynor manor
Do Ernest the chicken, finish vampire slayer
Dig up the skull for fairytale part 1 while you're in the area to save some time later

Talk to the high priest for Holy grail
Get at least 5 Dramen branches, make 2 staffs
Finish Lost city

Start Fairytale part 1.
The quest guide on os.rs.wiki lists where to get the 3 random items.
If you get nature tally req, go to abyss with inv of food and kill leeches. Make sure you trap them so only 1 attacks
Flinch Tanglefoot in this spot: https://i.imgur.com/2Ejgx0h.png

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Finish Fairytale1
Talk to martin to start Fairytale2
Buy 35 jugs of vinegar
Buy 1 marigold seed, 3 cabbage seeds, 3 onion seeds from Draynor seed market
Rescue prince ali from the jail

While you wait for Martin's crops for FT2

Tele to Lumby
Start Evil Dave subquest for RFD
If you don't have a cat then raise one now.
Kill 2 cows and make 1 soft, 1 hard leather
Smelt 1 inv of gold, should have from wintertodt
if you didn't get any gold then go mine some from the alkharid mine
Make 1 recoil ring, 10 games necks and the rest into dueling rings
From this point just use clan wars tele as your energy recharge before teleporting to a new location

Speak to Martin for Fairytale 2
Go unlock fairy rings at Zanaris

Bring gp, Maze key, 90steel nails, 3 planks, hammer, food, runes
Tele to POH and do Melzar's maze (Dragon slayer quest)
Walk to port Sarim jail and telegrab 2nd map piece
Buy and repair the ship (dragon slayer)
Tele to Fally

Bring gp, runes, soft clay, wizard mind bomb, lobster pot, silk
Equip your anti-dragon shield and recoil ring now so you don't forget it later
Make unfired bowl at barb village

Talk to the oracle
Get the 3rd map piece for dragon slayer
Tele to Lumby

get Ned as your captain for dragon slayer

Go to Crandor and open the shortcut to Karamja volcano
Bring swordfish/karambwans as your food
As soon as you go climb down from Crandor, climb back up for karamja medium diary task
Kill Elvarg, you can do as many trips as you want
There are flinch spots in the room, but honestly you shouldn't have any trouble with this fight. Step under Elvarg when eating
Finish dragon slayer and buy a green d'hide top from Oziach

Wear gloves and pick up 5 nettles at the yews
Make the stew for Evil Dave while you're at Edgeville
If you don't have a cat then just leave for later, don't bother doing this with a kitten

Tele to Lumby
Fill a bowl with water, put nettles in it and use it on a range.(This is for ghosts ahoy quest)
Finish Evil Dave subquest
Do Death to the Dorgeshuun. While getting the robes, keep buttons(If you didn't get them while getting the rusty sword)
Buy dorgeshuun crossbow and 4000 bone bolts
Thieve Bullseye lantern from dorg chests
Need a lockpick for the chests

Finish Holy grail
Do Horror from the deep quest
Just mage the dagannoth and hide when it's weak to melee and range. Turn your run off so you don't get meleed, it's not difficult
with blast spells. Use proper food like swordfish and karambwans.

Do Turael slayer with dorg cbow until 37 Range

We'll be using Turael until 50 tasks completed, every 10th task should be done with the highest level slayer master you can use.
Even though we are using Turael, the goal is to get slayer xp so you should always kill monsters with higher hp, for example
on bat tasks kill giant bats. Vannaka has too many bad tasks so I think this is overall better.

Get 100% hosidius favour, should have 300 compost in bank
at 45% do mess hall until 100% and don't forget to lock the favour by talking to Hosa
Buy mithril and rune axe from the woodcutting guild
Do Animal magnetism

Buy mithril platebody from Horvik in Varrock
Buy mithril platelegs from al-kharid
Do Spirits of the Elid quest
You can use the mithril armor for tanking the golems, or flinch them if you're taking too much damage.

Do the Underground pass quest
Use the mithril armour for this quest, don't really need anything better at this point and you'll need to buy it later anyway
HCIM; While this quest might seem like a dangerous one without overheads, it's honestly not. Check out the video.

Here's a video of me completing the quest with same combat stats you'd have: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WI2SYhpwIh8

You can trap the paladins behind each other same way as the captain from the tourist trap quest.
For the spider, there are 2 skeletons on the east wall, stand between them and then mage the big one with earth blast. Sometimes
the little ones attack you but just run a bit north and then back to the same spot, they'll get stuck.

Upgrade the iban staff
Get 50 attack doing more Turael slayer, remember to get every 10th task from Vannaka
If you get a task from Vannaka that you really can't do without melee protect then go kill sand crabs until 50 attack

Make an amulet of magic
Kill blue dragons with iban's blast for 43 prayer
We don't have the agility level for shortcut yet so don't bother banking the hides, not worth doing twice as many trips.
Add 2400 xp to your current prayer xp and calculate how many bones you need, level 43 requires 50339xp and 1 bone is 288xp with
ectofuntus (2.4k pray xp is from ghosts ahoy quest which will be completed before using the bones)
Regular ironmen can use the wildy altar if you want to, but either way it's only around 85 bones with ecto so do whichever method.

Keep 1 dragon bone in your bank for the Watchtower quest

Minigame tele to khazard
Buy however many buckets of slime you need for the bones
Equip Ghostspeak amulet
If you didn't prepare the nettle water earlier, do it now

Make sure you have all ghosts ahoy items
bring GP stack, 9 d bones, 9 pot, 9 slime, general store sells pots if you don't have
Charter to port Phasmatys

Start ghosts ahoy
Grind 9 d bones and offer them, get ecto tokens
Finish ghosts ahoy
Grind the rest of your bones to get 43 prayer

Do Monkey madness, focus the reward on attack and defense
Do Wanted! quest

Get 40 slayer
Reminder once again, every 10th task from Vannaka (or from chaeldar if you're already 70cb)
Prayer flicking is recommended, but Turael tasks are pretty easy so it's not mandatory
Train range to 40 first and then start training Attack

Do Shades of morton quest
IF there's no one else to help you then this quest can be left until later assuming you used the museum lamps on herblore earlier.
Take the book to the apothecary in Varrock for some free herb xp

Get 25 herblore if you don't have yet
Do Heroes' quest

Do Fremennik trials
Do Throne of miscellania
Do Royal Trouble

Put at least 750k gp to kingdom, set it on 10 herbs and 5 maples
Always keep it on 10 herbs, but you can switch to 5 teaks at some point if you want to. Maples are good for afk fletching and
If you want the absolute maximum yield then you have to get your favour back to 100% EVERYDAY rather than just when you collect,
however it doesn't really make too big of a difference if you don't. Personally I do it every 3 days or so.

Go back to blackjacking for a few hours and put more money to kingdom so that it doesn't drop below 750k

Clean finds at the museum until you've found all 5 of the items you can get for kudos AND the ruby necklace
Do Bone Voyage quest
Set up your first bird houses
Video by Alkan showing you how to start if you've never done them before: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tf02JEqkUcA
Birdhouses were nerfed but they're still by far the best method to train most of your hunter xp.

I'm not gonna remind you to do a birdhouse run, do them every 50mins
Don't bother waking up every 50mins to do a run, but while playing you should at least try to be consistent with them.

AFTER your first birdhouse run, RC should be your lowest skill
Do Tears of guthix quest, do the minigame weekly it's very worth it
RC should always be your lowest skill when you do this

Start The Giant Dwarf quest to unlock Keldagrim
Buy 2 inventories of gold ore from the blast furnace shop
Go Edgeville furnace and make plenty of digsite pendants and games necklaces
Make molten glass until 45 crafting, assuming you have the supplies. You'll need 45 for maple birdhouse when you get the 44 hunter.
45 is around 1k buckets of sand and soda ash

Move your house to Pollnivneach so you can do a birdhouse run and quickly get back to blackjacking.
Get 99 thieving :)

In all honesty it's not absolutely necessary to get 99 in one go, however it's recommended just for the gp you get from it.
99 thieving with the cape also means you never fail to pickpocket master farmers, so if you don't get 99 then you'll have to
get your bird house seeds from Olivia, or do master farmers without 100% success rate.

It's possible to do ardy knights instead if you prefer those, you'll have to do Ardy medium diary for them though.
Ardy medium requires a mithril grapple, you can get it as a drop from barbarian spirits if you don't want to do smithing and
fletching at this point. Iban's blast with protect from melee is probably your best bet there.

This guide assumes you have the gp from 99 thieving, however most of it is spent after barrows gloves so you can still follow this
without 99.

Buy a thieving cape
Thieve master farmers for a few hours to get a decent amount of seeds for farming and bird houses.
Don't forget to wear rogues and the 99cape whenever you do master farmers
Never farm guams, marrentill or tarromins. (unless you're hcim and need marrentills for training prayer, then farm some later)
Guide by Lelador, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMCM-tOxCJ0

1.4 Various skilling, agility for graceful

Now that we have kingdom AND birdhouses going it's time to go back to fishing

There are a few options on when to stop barb fishing depending on your goals:

If you don't want to fish at all and you're happy with 74 fishing, skip to the next step.

Getting 84 fishing will get you 60 agility which is a decent enough level since the seers course is actually pretty good one to
train on. 84 fishing also unlocks anglerfish and minnows for PVM

94 fishing is 70 agility and 70 str. Gets you access to Poll course and by the time you get graceful you'll be around 80 agility.
Also means you can get defenders very quickly since you only need to get to 60 attack

97 fishing is 72 agi and str. Stopping here is recommended if you're going to do some PVM but your goal is also maxing, the last
2m xp will come from karams/minnows/anglers for PVM

99 fishing if you're rushing max.

Pick whichever option seems best for you. If you're gonna do minnows, get Angler's outfit at 81 fishing so you get manta rays instead of some crap fish like swordfish.

Keep doing bird houses while fishing.

After fishing (or during if you want a small break)

Buy pinapples for supercompost from charter ships
Put 15 pineapples into each of the compost bins at the allotment patches
Don't do Hosidius patch yet, we'll be doing construction soon which requires house in Rimmington so it's not worth switching
house to Kourend for 1 compost run and then switching back

Mine Volcanic ash for ultra compost, get like 2k so you don't have to constantly come back to mine more
Do a "compost run" meaning that you just get the compost from the bin and put another set of pineapples in them
Store 15 supercompost in leprechaun for a quest, make the rest into ultras
Use volcanic ash on the full bin rather than individual buckets of supercompost

Buy ~200 chocolate from the grand tree food shop, don't buy too much since it's faster later from the RFD chest
Make energy pots, plenty of harralanders from kingdom

Camelot tele
Plant barley seeds at the hops patch northwest of seers, pay the farmer 3 normal compost to look after them

Minigame tele to blast furnace
Do the Giant Dwarf quest
if you need more rubies or emeralds, the gem stall in keldagrim is usually stocked.

These next 2 quests have times where you have to wait for stuff to happen, smith iron dart tips while you wait

Forgettable tale of a drunken dwarf quest
There's an anvil near the bank in keldagrim
Your barley will be ready when you need it, use it on a range to get the barley malt

Garden of tranquility quest

Enlightened journey quest
While waiting for the willow tree to grow;

Do Eyes of glouphrie and Tower of life
Smith the rest of your iron dart tips, leave 20 bars for quests

Do a farm run of limpwurts, harralanders and more compost
I'm not gonna be mentioning farm runs anymore, just do them whenever.
Always use ultra compost on herbs, for limps i'd just use normal compost because the seeds are so easy to get.

Go to the woodcutting guild
Cut and make 1500 oak planks
There's a deposit box inside the axe shop which is faster to use than the bank
Get 50 construction
lvl 22-33, oak dining table in the dining room
lvl 33-50, oak larder in the kitchen

Do Temple of Ikov quest
Start fletching iron darts while you run around doing quests
If you didn't get a yew bow from medium clues that you got from skilling, catching eclectics is probably the best option

Do the Regicide quest
Pick up a few whiteberries just north of the elf tracker

Finish Enlightened journey if you didn't already
Unlock Castle wars and Varrock balloons for diaries

Go to the small island at fossil island with the bank, where you dive to seaweed patches
Make 2 lantern lenses before using all of your molten glass

Dive down and blow all of your molten glass into unpowered orbs
The goal here is to pick up the seaweed spores that spawn every now and then
Like this: https://i.imgur.com/ecDT2Az.png
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The spores can spawn north of the anchor so make sure you're checking the minimap and not just your item overlay
I was getting around 25 spores/h while doing this, it's not much but it'll get you started.
Plant seaweed after you get your first 2 spores.

Do Hand in the sand quest, get daily sand every day

Do these quests while fletching darts:
Big chompy bird hunt
Rag and bone man (first part, should have all bones in bank already)
Family crest
Start Legend's quest (Get vanilla pod for RFD)
Death plateau
Troll Stronghold

I'll assume you have fletched all of the darts now.

Go back to the seaweed patches to pick up the random seaweed spores.
Fletch maple shortbows (u) until 55 fletching
Fletch all of your maple logs into maple longbows (u)
You will get a weight warning but you can just ignore that, it makes no difference unless you go to the deep water
Make sure to leave some maple logs for birdhouses

Buy 2300 gold ore from blast furnace ore shop, 2 invs per world
Get goldsmith gauntlets
Get 60 smithing

Go to Edgeville
Craft the gold bars into gold BRACELETS, leave like 30 bars for teleport jewellery if you need to make more
Reminder to buy rubies from either keldagrim or kourend castle gem stalls if you run out
The reason we are doing bracelets instead of amulets is the extra 120gp per high alch, which is worth more than 5xp

Get mage arena cape while you're here anyway
Buy another ~6k nats (from mage bank, get some cosmics too)
HCIM; if scared, you should still have enough nats to get 63mage with alching, and then you can boost to get into wizard guild.

Do agility until full graceful
Alch your gold bracelets and maple bows while doing agility
Loot kingdom and fletch more longbows to alch if you run out. Finish graceful even if you don't have enough alchs.

Should get to around 70 mage by the time you're done with agility for now

Do all of the RFD subquests
Get 70 cooking at the Hosidius mess hall if you didn't get it from 3tick fishing
Buy a bunch of chocolate dust from the chest and make energy pots

Do A soul's bane quest
Complete Varrock medium diary
About daily bstaffs, I personally don't bother with them nowadays since you get so much gp anyway. If you want to do them then
i'd recommend to at least wait until 59rc so you can rc double cosmics

Get crafting supplies for 61 crafting, make molten glass at Edgeville
Burn your giant seaweed into soda ash
Put house into Yanille and fill your buckets with sand, bank at G.E using varrock tele after medium diary
I don't have exact number on how many sand and ash you need, you can calculate it like so:
(303000-Current xp) / 72.5
Should be just less than 1500
Get 61 craft, might as well do it underwater again for some seaweed spores

1.5 Diaries and finishing RFD

Plant some Toadflax seeds, agility potion is needed soon for a quest
Make a mithril grapple

Do these quests for QP and diaries:
Another slice of H.A.M
Icthlarin's little helper
Eagles' peak
Enakhra's lament
Rat catchers
Olaf's quest
Between a rock
Tai bwo wannai trio
Zogre flesh eater
Rum deal & Cabin fever (Req 42 slayer, you should be close to it. Get a task from Mazchna for Mory diary if you don't have one)
For the 47 prayer req, you can use the ancient mace spec to boost
One small favour
Watchtower quest

Do all easy and medium diaries
Wildy and fremmy mediums require higher slayer, leave those for when you go back to slayer.
You probably don't have a crystal key for fally medium diary yet so leave that for later as well.
For Lumby 50 range req I'd recommend ranging at pest control with bone cbow
If you're not 70cb for intermediate boat then go do slayer now, train attack to 60 then defense until 70cb
May as well stay until you get 250pts for void bottoms, good mage def. Need 55 range eventually anyway for red chins.

Do Slayer until 60 attack
Buy Dragon scim and Dragon battleaxe

Do Eadgar's ruse
Do My arm's big adventure
Do Desert Treasure
Get as much herb xp you can get from banked herbs and then open wintertodt crates for the mage logs if you didn't get them early.
If you didn't get any mage logs from the crates then your best option would probably be nature implings in puro puro
Could also do more wintertodt, even at 55hp and 90fm you're only taking 3dmg from the regular hits
Training woodcutting is of course also an option

Finish RFD, buy B gloves
Here's a video of me killing the bosses with stats from following this guide, not too difficult:

2. Goals after Barrows gloves

Thieve master farmers every time you're out of seeds, slayer doesn't give that many herb seeds until higher levels.

Get 70 mining and do Lunar's diplomacy
60 is needed for now, but i'd recommend 70 to complete fremmy hard diary very early for the shortcut

Do Magic training arena for bones to peaches (diary req) and infinity boots. Should get you 77 magic if you've been alching maples
Can also get master wand if you want, mage's book i'd say isn't really worth especially if you got tome of fire from WT.

Get 80 crafting
Might not have quite enough giant seaweed yet, just get whatever level you can for now.
You can also do the old chartership method, which is actually still more xp/h, not sure how crowded it's nowadays though.
Make at least 2 glories, put one in your house. Make a ring of wealth to use during slayer
This is of course if you've gotten crystal keys or dragonstone drops yet, which you very well might not have.

  • Get a helm of neitiznot
  • Get a fighter torso from BA
  • Get a dragon defender

If you didn't fish for str levels then you're gonna have to do some slayer before defenders to get access to warrior's guild.

Train defense to 60 while getting defenders

Read the rest of the guide so you'll know what's coming


Start slaying. Plenty of garbage tasks early on, but just gotta deal with them.
Should have plenty of ranarrs from master farmers if you don't want to pray flick.

Prioritize slayer points on;
Blocks* > Superior slayer > Slayer ring unlock > Blocks* > Herb sack/Slayer helm > Broads/Garg finisher > Extensions
*Read the block list

How you slay doesn't really make a difference nowadays as long as you melee nechryals in slayer tower, this is just how I like to slay.

Use Nieve until 100 combat
Nieve Block/Skip list

Suqah (Block these asap)
Black demon (Trash, skip if no points to block)
Kalphite (Block after superiors and rings, you can kill the low lvls for fast points)
Hellhound (Block after superiors and rings, do them if you don't have 100pts, not worth skipping)

Iron dragon
Steel dragon
Brine rats
Turoth (Not terrible but I wouldn't do these, definitely skip before herb sack)
Mutated zygomites (you can do these for points if you want, i cba)

Some additional notes:
The only task I ever extend is nechryals
I use the expeditious bracelets on all short tasks like ankou, black dragon
The only tasks I use slaughter bracelets are:
Blue dragon
lizardman shaman(flick it for kill) before DWH
Abby demons before whip if I don't bother boosting for it
Krakens before trident.

Get 58 slayer and camp for a black mask, do clues for black dhide
Do Slayer until level 70

If you're fletching maples for some afk time, stop making longbows at around 75 fletching and make arrow shafts instead
Need around 700k arrow shafts(11.6k maple logs) if you're going for 99 fletching
The whole process of making broad arrows is roughly 180k xp/h even if you just bankstand, so a lot better than maple longs
Broad arrows instead of bolts is because arrows are only 5.8gp/xp compared to bolts which are like 20gp/xp

Regular ironman:
Kill green dragons for 70 prayer, use them at wildy altar
Use loot bag and bank hides also, make dhide bodies
Unlock piety

Next few goals:
100% all zeah favours
100 combat via slayer
hunt 2500 red chins, start MM2, chin 70 range
Western provinces hard diary
Get 60 construction with this method: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFH6-oJrJ0o

~92 hunter, get +90 range with the chins
Fire cape
Quest cape
HCIM: Myth's guild green dragons for 70 prayer, use gilded altar

Switch to Duradel, karamja gloves 3 or npc contact for new tasks
Unlock lizardman tasks, msb(i) and rune arrows or rcbow and runite bolts are still very decent at 90+ range against shamans
Unblock black demons until 4 zenytes
I just leave the shards in bank until i get a trident, then i go get chaos runes from barrows
Slayer until trident
complete hard diaries at some point during that grind to mix it up a little

Duradel block/skip list (once again, this is just my preference)

Abyssal demon (after maybe 5 whip drops, keep suqah blocked until then)
Black demon (after zenytes)
Hellhound (unblock temporarily when you wanna do cerb)
Cave Kraken (after trident and tentacle)
Greater demon

Suqah (Do 1 task if you need teeth for spirit tree payment)
Spiritual creatures
Fire giant
Iron dragon
Steel dragon
Brine rats
Kurask (I think they're garbage even if you get a leaf baxe)
Mutated zygomites (you can do these for points if you want, i cba)

Some additional notes:
The only task I ever extend is nechryals
I use the expeditious bracelets on all short tasks like ankou, black dragon
The only tasks I use slaughter bracelets are:
Blue dragon
lizardman shaman(flick it for kill) before DWH
Abby demons before whip if I don't bother boosting for it
Krakens before trident.

3. PVM preparation, Barrows, Zulrah

After trident:
Get 83 or higher herblore, boost with botanical pie to anti venoms
Get 82 construction with teaks, make the mounted myth cape for higher xp/plank
You could go get a dragon axe from dks before this but even with rune axe it's not that much slower
Boost +8 const for the highest tier pool
Get 93 crafting
Do barrows for 120k chaos runes and buy 4 onyxes for the zenytes
If you get lucky with all the good items first then just buy the rest of the runes
fury is kinda useless so i'd just wait until onyx drop from zulrah

Kill Zulrah for the uniques

I'll be ending the guide here, you can pretty much do anything you want now that you have trident, blowpipe, barrows, zenytes etc.

Unlike the last 2 versions of this guide, i'm not going to list like exact boss kc's for max total, because rushing max is not my playstyle anymore so I honestly have no clue. Instead I will write some notes on a couple of things:

Zulrah: Was once the answer to everything when it came to ironman, but with direct and especially indirect nerfs, Zulrah has become less important. It's still definitely worth doing zulrah for scales for other activities.

Vorkath: Not 100% on this since I haven't done too many vorkath kills, but i'd probably do a couple thousand kills after DHCB and rigour. Vorkath is mostly GP that you get which isn't too important, but it's still something a bit different than just camping green dragons for all of your bones.

That's about it I guess, if there's something else you want me to write to this ending bit then feel free to tweet me.

Hope you enjoyed this guide.

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