Old School RuneScape: A Complete Guide To The New Shooting Stars! - Basic Info & Strategies
Are you eager to explore the exciting world of Shooting Stars in Old School RuneScape, but not quite sure where to start? This guide will provide you with the basic knowledge and strategies you need to make the most of this recently updated and rewarding in-game activity.
Shooting Stars is a fascinating pastime in OSRS, where a meteoroid falls from the sky approximately every 2 hours and spreads across all in-game servers.
We can mine these crashed stars to get Stardust. Each star drops in different sizes, ranging from level 1 to level 9, and has different mining level requirements.
As a miner, your goal is to accumulate Stardust and experience points. But remember, different star sizes have different bonuses. You can also make lucrative OSRS Gold profits by trading duplicate bonus items with other players. The rewards you may receive are as follows:
- Stardust: We can exchange this valuable resource for unique items in Falador’s shop.
- Celestial Ring: This is a non-tradeable ring that increases your mining efficiency even when uncharged. It also increases your chances of getting extra rare ores when mining.
- Star Fragments: These fragments can change the color of Prospector outfit, giving it a unique golden look.
- Gem Bag: This Gem Bag contains 40 unspecified gems.
- Soft Clay Pack: This pack contains 100 rare Soft Clays.
How To Find Shooting Stars?
You can use various methods and tools to make locating Shooting Stars easier. OSRS community has created a dedicated website, Old School RuneScape Portal, which provides Shooting Stars tracker.
It constantly updated the tracker every few minutes, providing information on the star’s class, location, and spotters. Also, you’ll find a dedicated Shooting Stars Discord in live updates.
To start your Shooting Star’s journey, you must meet some prerequisites.
Foremost, Prospector outfit is a must-have for earning mining rewards. We use Max Cape for fast teleportation to reduce the time you spend in the mining process. Celestial Ring maximizes your mining efficiency even when uncharged.
With an Amulet of Glory, you never have to pay for additional uncut stones. You will also need a Gem Bag to store uncut gemstones. Finally, don’t forget about Extra Teleports to help you complete your Shooting Stars journey with ease.
The beauty of exploring Shooting Stars is that it’s an incredible way to AFK. You can easily mine for long periods of time, perfect for multitasking.
Stars come in various sizes, with smaller stars taking a shorter time to mine and larger stars taking a longer time to mine. Smaller stars last only 4 minutes, while the largest stars can last up to 24 minutes.
Of course, bigger stars also provide more Stardust and better experience rates. We should note that mining in Prifddinas will also drop additional Crystal Shards.
After one hour of mining Shooting Stars, your mining experience is expected to increase significantly. You can earn around 25,000 XP and generous OSRS Gold.
The method is incredible AFK and only takes a few clicks. This also makes Shooting Stars more fun and less intensive than other mining methods in the game. You can even log out for a short period and still benefit from the process.
During your journey, you will also accumulate Stardust. In just over an hour, you can accumulate enough money to purchase Celestial Ring, a mining game-changing item. Also, you will also receive various gems, such as Sapphire and Emeralds, which can be a delightful bonus.
Overall, the improved Shooting Stars provides an easy and enjoyable way to improve your mining skills in OSRS. Whether you are a casual player or a professional miner, this method offers flexibility and glorious rewards. So put on your Prospector outfit, equip your Celestial Ring, and start your mining and Stardust collecting journey!
Old School RuneScape: How Does Magic Combat Work? - Basic Mechanics Guide
Welcome to another F2P OSRS guide. In this guide, we’ll take a look at the mechanics behind OSRS Magic Combat and how Magic works!
It is important to note that this guide is intended to establish a basic understanding of the mechanics, so I will use approximations and simplifications to make things easier to understand. Without further ado, let’s get started!
Magic Attack, Strength And Defense
First, we have a Magic Attack, which is Magic Accuracy. This affects how often you hit your target. This is a combination of your Magic level and any Magic equipment bonuses provided by your armor, weapons, or other items.
Magic Strength or rather Magic Damage. This isn’t actually very useful early on, as very few items actually increase Magic Strength. Ancient Sceptre, Black Mask and Slayer Masks are some of the more easily obtained items that provide a percentage-based bonus to spell damage. But these items belong to mid-range games and are beyond this guide.
Magic Damage is determined by the spell you use. For example, Wind Strike has base damage of 2 and Wind Blast has base damage of 13. These maximum hits have nothing to do with your Magic level, as it cast them from a spell book. Therefore, even at level 99, Magic Wind Strike still has base damage of 2.
Usually spells based on Spellbook have a fixed maximum hit, such as Trident of the Seas. They use your Magic level as the basis for damage output. But again, these are mid-range gaming level items, a bit out of scope.
For now, just know that the spells you choose to cast usually set your Max Hits, so we can look up the handy OSRS Wiki table to find our Magic Max Hits.
Finally, we have Magic Defense. Unlike Melee and Ranged, which are entirely dependent on your defense level and equipment bonus. Magic Defense is a combination of your actual Magic level (70%), base Defense level (30%), and any equipment bonuses.
As you can see, it’s similar to the defense calculation we used before. We should note here that for monsters, this is not their base Defense level, but their Magic level and Magic Defense bonus.
Magic Equipment is very similar to Melee and Ranged equipment. Rewards are provided by Armor, Weapons, Necklaces and other equipment items. However, there are two key differences.
First, like Ranged, spells usually require ammunition in rune form. For example, a Wind Strike requires Mind Rune and a Wind Rune. These need to be farmed from drops, Runecrafted, or purchased from Magic Store and GE.
Next, you can only auto-cast magic by equipping a staff or similar item. These staffs often also provide other magic bonuses, such as an unlimited supply of certain runes. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that you get a set of staff before training magic. Because auto-cast magic is necessary, and it also saves OSRS Gold and inventory slots.
Magic Attack, Styles, Speed & Range
Base level magic attacks award XP based on spells cast, with additional magic HP and XP added based on any damage dealt.
Unlike Melee and Ranged attacks, which require a weapon, Spellbook manual clicking can cast Magic and has no attack style. You can access Magic Attack option by equipping a Magic staff weapon.
Once equipped, you can choose which spells you want to auto-cast. But this doesn’t provide any additional benefits other than allowing you to auto-attack or auto-retaliate using spells from your equipped Spellbook. Therefore, as with manual spellcasting, XP is awarded based on base spell XP, plus additional magic HP and XP based on any damage dealt.
The last option for equipping staff is Defensive Casting. This is the same as the previous auto-cast option. In addition to damage, it divided XP into Magic, HP, and Defense. There is no invisible bonus to magic casting unless using a Powered staff.
Powered staff allow players to throw in Accurate or Long-range styles. Accurate provides invisibility +3 magic level, while Long-range provides +1 magic and +3 defense level and is also invisible. In addition, Long-range can also increase the magic attack range by +2.
All magic attacks have a cast speed of 5 ticks. There are some exceptions, including Powered staff with a cast speed of 4 ticks. It also fixed the range of magic attacks at 10 ticks, which obviously applies mainly to combat spells.
Some Powered staffs have lower range, you can also enhance it with Long-range, the maximum range is 10. If the weapon or attack already has a range of 10, Long-range provides no additional range bonus.
As with these guides, high DPS is the end goal, as this gives us the most XP/hour.
Unlike Melee and Ranged, spells tend to have a fixed speed and maximum hit, so DPS is more dependent on spell and enemy selection.
As Magic level increases and higher damaging spells are unlocked, figuring out the exact DPS is a little troublesome. The equation here will show you how to do this. There’s another handy OSRS Wiki table that will give you the maximum DPS for each spell.
Unfortunately, my XP trick works with Melee and Ranged, so we can’t use it in this case. So if you want actual DPS you can either take the best-case scenario and assume the maximum number of hits in the table, or you have to calculate it the old-fashioned way.
At the end of this guide, I hope this OSRS Magic combat mechanics guide has been useful. Hopefully, it helps shed some light on what’s going on behind the scenes and how to maximize your character’s performance.
RuneScape 3: How To Achieve High Profits Through AFK Training? - Comprehensive Crafting Guide
If you’re an avid RuneScape 3 fan looking to make the most of your crafting skills. Then you might be looking for a profitable yet relaxing way to craft while offline to take advantage of the bonus XP from the last day of XP Week.
So, in this guide, we’re going to share some highly profitable crafting methods for AFK training in RuneScape 3.
We will first describe a wonderful craft method involving the making of Dragonstone Necklace. This method is very versatile and allows you to earn a decent amount of RS3 Gold by crafting these valuable Necklaces with Dragonstone and Gold Bar.
Also, you can choose to create Combat Bracelet, Ring of Wealth, and other Dragonstone jewelry to generate profits. However, Dragonstone Necklace is one of the most popular items.
Players of RuneScape 3 often choose Dragonstone Necklace. This is mainly because it meets market demand. It not only guarantees players’ profits but also circulates in the market. Especially for Porters, which is a must-have for many players, Dragonstone Necklace has become popular.
Players can also choose to sell these Necklaces directly at Grand Exchange or enchant them for extra profit. This method is a good option if you want to gain crafting experience while farming gold.
How To Use It?
There are many ways you can use Dragonstone Necklace. You can use it with Alchemy, use machines or sell them directly. The choice depends on the build in your account and your own preferences.
Notably, it can also profit from caching. Especially if you wait for the right moment, such as a bonus XP event, when the price will usually increase.
It is important to note that if you have not completed Family Crest mission, you cannot use Gold Bar storage feature in Furnace.
Still, you can craft Dragonstone Necklace efficiently if you place it near a bank, such as Prifddinas’ Workshop. After completing the mission, you can craft a total of 28 Necklaces in your inventory. This will bring you greater convenience.
Also, if you plan to enchant Dragonstone Necklace, you will also need to reach a certain level of magic. If you’re not there yet, consider using Extreme Magic Potions to increase your level temporarily. This will allow you to perform enchantment spells that you wouldn’t normally be able to perform.
Finally, make sure to use bonus XP tokens wisely. If you’re planning to get into Slayer soon, Slayer Masks are a priority, as they offer significant advantages. Using tokens to unlock Slayer Masks makes Slayer easier.
In addition to Dragonstone crafting, Lever crafting can also help you gain experience points quickly. But unlike gem crafting, which can usually be AFK, Lever crafting requires more effort and provides excellent experience points. Also, you’ll want to focus on Lever prices, as they tend to drop at the end of bonus XP events.
Royal Dragonhide Body
You may also consider crafting Royal Dragonhide Body for high crafting experience points and substantial profits. Since Royal Dragonhide Body has high alchemy value and they are in high demand, there is no risk of price falling.
Players should preset 18 threads and fill the remaining inventory with Royal Dragon Leather and Beast of Burden. It takes 36 seconds to make 18 Royal Dragonhide Bodies. You should be able to craft 1800 Royal Dragonhide Bodies per hour. But you don’t need all 1800 lines, as 1 line can be used to make multiple Royal Dragonhide Bodies.
The process involves combining it with Royal Dragon Leather, which nets you around 350k XP per hour.
As you complete your bonus XP and prepare for regular play, consider these crafting methods to get the most profit while training your RuneScape 3 skills.
These methods of making Dragonstone Necklace, Lever, and Royal Dragonhide Body are both suitable for AFK and profitable at the same time. Following this guide can help you strategically use bonus XP tokens and maximize your profits!
Old School RuneScape: Tips And Tricks You Need To Know About Forestry
The new version of Forestry comes with a series of exciting additions to Woodcutting, making it even more fun. The community gathers in designated worlds to complete Events, Pet Hunting, and XP collection. This is what I have honed into 99 Woodcutting on my maxing journey.
So here I want to share some Forestry tips. These tips have really enriched my experience and I hope it helps you too.
We’ll start with a very basic one. You probably already know this. In order to turn your Beaver Pet into a Fox or Pheasant, you must have rare items that drop from events.
In order to have a chance of dropping, you must have a Trap Disarmer and Padded Spoon equipped in your Forestry toolbox. Alternatively, you can spend OSRS Gold from Grand Exchange to purchase inventory or trade with Freaky Forester.
Tips & Tricks
Here are some of my tips to make the event easier and more efficient so you can gain more experience.
For example, when each event resets at the end, you can just pick a set of flowers so you still get the full experience drops for the entire event.
This also applies to Haircut Events. But it depends on how much you interact with it.
Therefore, I recommend you return to Woodcutting after completing Haircut Event and make sure to stock up on some items. For example, Padded Spoon, Bee on a stick and all the items that make the event happen. This will enhance your experience. They will pop up more depending on how many items you have in your inventory or Forestry toolbox.
For some of them, you do get more rewards just by having the item in your Forestry kit.
When Leprechaun comes out, you’ll pop up a Rainbow. When you stand under Rainbow for about 2 game ticks, it will give you enhanced experience points, regardless of how many experience points the wood you are cutting has dropped.
I recommend tagging all Rainbows as they appear. Because of their IDs, you must tag them individually. But once you have all Rainbows, they’re easier to catch, and you won’t miss out on the boosting experience.
During Poacher event, you will place traps on the ground, which last approximately 7 game cycles. I recommend you keep chopping wood until the last possible moment, and be sure to consider run times, so that you hit the trap at the best time. This way you get more experience points and don’t waste woodcutting experience points disarming traps.
The same applies to Ritual Circle. You’ll have approximately 27 game minutes to reach Ritual Circle, stand on it and receive 300 experience points at the end of the event.
You will need to get around 3000 full experience points. So when you're woodcutting, it’s definitely worth doing it efficiently. Please don’t just stand on the circle unless you just want to AFK.
During a Mulch event, be aware of other people calling the rotation. For example, if someone said RRG, they would say first is red, second is red, and third is green. If you’re the one calling the rotation, be a team player.
If you want to farm Fox Whistle, remember that it doesn’t matter how many traps you disarm, but how long you were there from the start of the campaign to the end.
Old School RuneScape: How To Earn Slayer Points Quickly?
Today I wanted to do a quick guide and Slayer Points boosting example to show you the quick and easy way I could get tons of Slayer Points instantly.
In this guide, I will only cover Regular Slayer, not Wildy Slayer, as I have no experience going to Krystilia yet. If you want to unlock any rewards or missions or if you are like me and always run out of points for skipping during PVM Bingo events. Then you must not miss these great ways to increase your Slayer Points quickly.
In fact, this method is very simple. If you want to increase your Slayer Points, you can go to Turael in Burthorpe. Or you can even go to Spria in Draynor Village and complete 9 Slayer tasks in a row for them. These missions require dealing with fast, low-level monsters, and you can usually complete them in a few minutes.
Note that you won’t get any rewards from these missions, but don’t worry about what happens next. Another important thing to note is that you may not necessarily need to perform the exact 9 tasks. But make sure to right-click on your Slayer Helmet or Enchanted Gem to inspect your missions and see which mission number you are performing.
The target for Slayer Points boosting will always be these low-level Slayer Masters while performing any mission except the 10th mission.
What Do We Need To Bring?
As for what to bring, that depends on you personally and on the assignment you're given. But I’ll check out things in my inventory that I like, so I’m ready for anything.
I have a full set of gear, from Runes to High Alchemy, Teleportation to Varrock Diary, Falador Diary, Lumby Chest, and my Ardougne Cloak and Desert Amulet, just in case.
I also need to spend OSRS Gold to get some extra Teleportation, Superantipoison, Light Sources, my Herb Sack, some food, or prayer pots. You can also choose to carry an Expeditious Bracelet to further speed up the mission. The bearer of Soul Bearer can pick up any Ensouled Heads, as well as Ash Sanctifier and Bonecrusher, to gain Slayer experience.
The 9 missions it gave me while making this guide were: Cows, Monkeys, Dwarves, Kalphite, Cave Slimes, Jackals, Sourhog, Scorpions, and finally Bears to give you an idea of the types of missions you may be assigned. On average, each monster only took me 3 minutes.
After completing the 9th mission, you will next need to go to any high-level Slayer Masters you have access to get the 10th mission. If you can, you need to seek out Konar quo Maten. Because she rewards the most Slayer Points for every 10 completed tasks outside of Wilderness.
She’ll even give you 10 extra points if you complete Elite Kourend & Kebos Diary. Once you complete this mission, you will receive additional Slayer Points. The amount will vary depending on which Slayer Masters you go to.
When I completed Diary and went to Konar quo Maten again, I gained 100 points for every 10 tasks completed through her. My Bloodveld mission only took me about 30 minutes, and combined with my first 9 missions, I earned 100 Slayer Points in about an hour!
This is how to earn Slayer Points quickly. It’s quick and easy. You’ll have all the rewards and unlocked block slots worth 9,580 Slayer Points before you know it.
That’s it for this guide. If you found this helpful and who your favorite Slayer Masters are, feel free to share. Good luck!