Fastest Way to Train Your Combat in Runescape (f2p)

Do you want to train your combat using the fastest way possible? Here is some very useful information such as recommended items and strategies to level-up your combat in no time.

Things You Need


  1. Rune full helm, Rune full helm (t), Rune full helm (g), Saradomin full helm, Zamorak full helm, Guthix full helm
  2. Any cape
  3. Amulet of power, Amulet of strength, Strength amulet (t)
  4. Rune scimitar
  5. Rune platebody, Rune platebody (t), Rune platebody (g), Saradomin Plate, Zamorak Plate, Guthix Plate
  6. Rune kiteshield, Rune kiteshield (t), Rune kiteshield (g), Saradomin kite, Zamorak kite, Guthix kite
  7. Rune platelegs, Rune platelegs (t), Rune platelegs (g), Saradomin legs, Zamorak legs, Guthix legs
  8. Rune gauntlets
  9. Fancy boots, Fighting boots

Items shown above: a. Zamorak full helm, b. Team-46 cape, c. Strength amulet (t), d. Rune scimitar, e. Zamorak plate, f. Zamorak kite, g. Zamorak legs, h. Rune gauntlets, i. Fighting boots


Option 1

The first option is for trainers who don’t want to spend money on training. The only things to bring are fly fishing rod and lots of feathers. Fish a full inventory of salmon and trout and go to the longhall (Barbarian Village) to cook your fish.

Option 2

The second option is quite more effective than the first one but requires a lot of money. The things to bring are 2-3 strength potions and a full inventory of lobster, tuna or swordfish (other foods that give plenty of hp are fine too).


“Pit of Pestilence” in the Stronghold of Security (Barbarian Village)

Strategy: When you enter the first room in the “Pit of Pestilence” with the Giant Spiders (level-50), they will auto-attack you. That means that you don’t have to click on them anymore. When they stop auto-attacking you, go to the next room on the east side. Head to the north-east corner of the room and the Giant Spiders there will attack you. When they stop auto-attacking you, go back to the previous room and so on… Remember to turn on your “Auto Retaliate”!

Note: This strategy gives at least 30,000 xp in either Attack, Strength or Defence in 1 hour (depends on your combat level and stats).

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  1. simeon
    Posted June 16, 2008 at 7:30 am

    30k xp per hour isnt alot…

  2. runescapepro
    Posted June 17, 2008 at 3:59 am

    I don’t actually get 30K xp per hour, I get like 40K+.
    But for some people, they might get lower than this.
    It really depends on your stats and your equipment. :-)

  3. liger41
    Posted June 17, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    what is ur lvl?

  4. runescapepro
    Posted June 18, 2008 at 5:31 am

    Im cb lvl 104 in f2p and 110 in p2p (44 summoning). :-)

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  6. nub
    Posted June 24, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    i am lvl 75 and only get 20k xp a day =[

  7. tehnoobshow
    Posted December 9, 2008 at 8:02 am

    shut up noob. i could own you.

  8. hahaha
    Posted December 11, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    i got that joke

  9. the 30k xp
    Posted December 17, 2008 at 4:35 am

    The 30k xp is pretty good for a level 50-70 but please dont call people a noob just cause your a higher level that makes you a noob.Anyway if your a member go to rock crabs(near rellika)im level 80 and i get 40kxp+ per hour great xp.

  10. Greybear55
    Posted January 7, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    The fastest xp for strength, attack, and defence is Flesh Crawlers…
    Why?I have experienced how fast I earned xp from these guys from the giant spiders becuase since the Flesh crawlers has 1 Defence, it’s easy to hit your max hit on them but those red spiders are slow, and those spiders hit a lot of damage of you but the flesh crawlers hit only 1 on you.
    Also I keep time of track on how much xp I get in a hour and for flesh crawlers I got 59k xp each hour but those Giant red spiders I only got 41k xp per hour.
    I was level 72 and I started training on Flesh Crawlers and became level 92 in just 4 months, my friends were like so surprised and they also asked me how the heck I got 83 Strength in just 2 months, well I got it by training flesh crawlers.
    The Giant Red spiders were so slow becuase sometimes it is crowded!
    Hold on—Let me tell you the real secret, you know those Rune pures like level 79 with 99 Strength or 98 Strength? I asked them how they got 99 & 98 strength and they say Members, I also said what do you train on and they pick from 85-95 str:pest control and from 95-97 strength (when they ran out of members):Flesh crawlers
    It worked, I did it less then 6 months and gotten 97 Strength, and Im still training on those Flesh Crawlers….

  11. greybear55
    Posted January 7, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Also, lots of Strength pure’s train on Flesh Crawlers!!!!

  12. n0 def pure0
    Posted January 9, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    greybear55 is right, I earned lots of xp then those spiders

  13. golden boyy
    Posted January 11, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    Ho, flesh crawlers are faster, lol

  14. rune scimitar
    Posted January 20, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    fletch crawlers are the best

  15. xstrxko
    Posted January 25, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    Indeed, flesh crawlers are the fastest xp!!! :)

  16. blunkana exs
    Posted February 10, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    Read all they way down to the last sentence.

    I fast way to level up level 50+ combat on free to play is to kill level 18 and level 24 zombies in wilderness rite across from clan wars . the level 18 zombies give 96 exp. and the level 24 zombies give 105 exp. if you go to the zombie graveyard zombies will start attacking you for at least 5 minutes( if you want to kick back)
    but I advise you to watch while you attack the zombies because reverents will come. If you do not know what reverents are they are these ghosts that are sent out to kill a certain player. More then one reverent can be coming for you; I have seen 5 reverents in a line following each other probably going after one person or more. the reverent is far more powerful then what you would think if your a higher level then the reverent is so I advise you not to attack back and run to clan wars were they cant attack you and if you lost any health which is likely to happen because they can freeze you for like 5-10 seconds, just go into the white portal in clan wars and get someone to kill you, if there is no one at clan then change to a busier world(server) because if someone kills you then you get a health, prayer, and run recharge. Do not go into the red portal because if you die in red portal you’ll lose all your stuff and it will even say before you go in to the red portal, danger you will lose your stuff if you die. I also advise to bring some good armor because zombies can get more hits on you if you don’t have good armor, but the zombies max hit is a 3 so there is not much to worry about and if you get to when your health is yellow I advise you to go and get killed in clan wars because if you have low health and a reverent comes then your probably dead so have green health. I have gotten to level 79-87 in just 5 days which is hard if you train on something else like stronghold of security but training in strong hold isn’t that bad it’s just not as fast leveling. And remember to always watch what your doing if your training zombies because I have lost alot of good armor from not watching and getting killed by reverents. But its a good job I have the level to cut yews trees because they sell for like 450 gp to I think 500 gp at g.e. and if you want to know a fast way to level pray just incase you want to protect you self from the reverent hits or the frozen dart that freezes you so it cant get more hits on you. go to lumbridge and kill chickens because there easy to kill and you get bones faster and the bones give the same exp as another free to play bone exp. except if you kill giants and get big bones they give like 10 or 15 exp per bone and regular bones give 4.5 exp. but id rather kill level 1 chickens and you can also get there feathers for fishing exp or sell them and you can get the chicken and cook it for cooking exp. or you can go across from the chickens and kill level 2 cows they give bones, meat, and cowhide which you can get tanned in al-kharid and make armor for crafting exp. oh yeah so just kill chickens for faster exp in prayer I get 200 exp for prayer every minute and I have a high level prayer now. I play basically every weekend. So if you want to ask me something about combat or anything like that I can help. My username: blunkana exs so you can add me and talk to me but ill only be on during the weekend. Ok so have fun by fast leveling for free to play and always watch for reverents.

  17. Posted February 17, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    Lol I have a guide about combat too!, and this person Blunkana (comment abouve) put the same thing -.-, u should see.

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  19. runescaper
    Posted March 11, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    flesh crawlers ftw, lets do some math.flesh crawlers give 100 exp per kill. You can kill like 3-5 per min, and the average you get is about 25-30k exp, but if your a higher lvl, you can manage 40k exp per hour.

  20. Greybear55
    Posted March 19, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    Yeah, but I cam kill about 6-7 flesh crawlers per minute so, I get 71k xp per hour, also if you have 99 Strength you can I mean can(Not lying) kill 7-11 flesh crawlers per min, so thats 75k xp per hour, but those low-levels, you get 40k or something else

    Also, join my Clan Chat, or add me:::Just remember-I’ll be on World 161 untill December, 2009, 28 It’s my birthday, and I don’t know why Im muted untill my birthday.

  21. Posted March 23, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    flesh crawlers have become unbearably crowded. i can handle 2 per room but there ussualy like 5 people. you guys shoulkd stop exchaning comments nad stay queit our persinal gym is gone….

  22. all cool4
    Posted March 23, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    u all noobs im lvl 78!but i stink because only 59def….(IM A NOOB FOR THIS!!!!)I NEED ONLY 20K XP!add me all cool4 im great at killing and have granite mace!!!!=)yaa mee!!so give me tips and stuf thx!all levels exept def to weild drag so plz help!march 23

  23. all cool4
    Posted March 23, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    im a member….

  24. all cool4
    Posted March 23, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    lol im ownning mages..

  25. t-pain
    Posted March 25, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    well u know how greybear said flesh crawlers thats pretty good but i say al-kharid guards =] ud probably think its dum but im doing it right now i can get like 10 k exp in 5 min im acctually trying to get 60 att im lvl 66 but i get tons of exp per min =} so i hope u like this tip =)

  26. t-pain
    Posted March 25, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    and i can get 20 k or more during this these guards drop the following items

    :grimy rannars
    :o ther herbs
    :and bronze bolts =]

  27. t-pain
    Posted March 25, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    and if u want to do it go to wrld 9 and il b there most of the time im on rofl well =]
    and dont 4get i had 50 att now im 56 with 6k till 57 in 1 day-2days

  28. t-pain
    Posted March 25, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    oh and the guardsare lvl 9 with 18-20 hp =>

  29. Spartanhamma
    Posted April 8, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    Fresh crawlers, giant spiders and guards are all good xp I’m going for 99 fishing and I fine that salmon and trout is amazing so I get 45kper hr add me if u wanna talk about fishing I have 80 fishing O and join my clan!!!!

  30. jack_sheppard_lost
    Posted April 12, 2009 at 6:34 am


  31. pwnage d axe
    Posted April 24, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    the best way to get 99 wc is to get lvl 60 then buy/borrow d axe then cut willows

  32. Yummy
    Posted April 25, 2009 at 7:40 am

    Guys just remember this is a f2p guide not a member and the members should go to another guide with the word p2p

  33. awsomecyrrus
    Posted April 27, 2009 at 8:23 am

    i am level 89 i am about to be level 90 112k till 76 str and i will be level 90! and i train on giant spiders if i become a lvl 95 i will start training on ankous i say flesh crwlers then zombies then when your lvl 75+ go to giant spiders. please add me on your friends list my username is: awsomecyrrus and please join my clan if you want you can rev hunt with me or train! ps. i am a boy

  34. greybear55
    Posted May 6, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    Al-kahrid guards are only for low-levels, 10k per 5 mintues? TO SLOW, and BTW um, don’t train on flesh crawlers, too crowded, lol, ALSO BOUNTY HUNTER PVP WILDERNESS ONLY came out!!!! Go try it!

  35. ssidsssssidsss
    Posted May 6, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    #32 ur wrong u need 61 wc! look it up dumbumb

  36. joyer23
    Posted May 8, 2009 at 1:51 am

    This guide really helped my main to get 70 str tysm!!!! =]

  37. Xx Toxxik xX
    Posted May 13, 2009 at 2:14 am

    Hi there, I’m level 101 in Rs, my stats are:

    75 Atk
    91 Str
    75 Def
    84 Hp
    60 Prayer

    I also have 61 mage and range but they don’t affect my combat level.

    I get 55-60K an hour in Spiders!
    I kill 5-6 spiders per minute so that means i get 55-60k xp per hour.

    75 atk is for godsword (god wars dungeon)
    91 str is for pking
    75 def is for dragon fire shield (training)
    60 pray is for chivalry (prayer is great)

    61 ranged is for rune cbow (luring monsters)
    61 magic is for trollheim teleport (god wars dungeon)

    all my stats have a purpose & they are great!!!!!!!!!1

  38. greybear55
    Posted May 20, 2009 at 11:21 am

    my stats are

    att-72(making it 80)
    prayer-44(busted up, who cares)
    CB:98 :)

  39. Superdude
    Posted May 23, 2009 at 9:29 pm


  40. exzeus5
    Posted May 24, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    my stats are


  41. Posted June 8, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    my stats are


    try training on deadly red spiders and moss giants in varrock sewers its very good way

  42. i pwn u all
    Posted June 9, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    u stupid n00bs- no one cares about your stats

  43. Posted June 10, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    Nice lol.
    Check out my runescape review at this link.

  44. Bojoba
    Posted June 13, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    Where do you get 10k per 5 minutes, and how is that too slow, that’s like 120k per hour

  45. lacker89
    Posted June 22, 2009 at 5:03 am

    my accnt name lacker89 i flesh crawl now from 77 to 99 str but i did lvl 50 spiders with wip for 70 def from 65 it took a couple days it felt like it was faster then crawlers but now im a f2p



  46. Adam (Adz937)
    Posted June 22, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    you all have no idea.. yeah, flesh crawlers, best in f2p. but i’m sure most of you are members.
    pest control is crap, seeing as you now only get 2 thirds of the exp you’re supposed to get, because jagex realised it was too easy to train. soul wars is even worse, for obvious reasons
    Here’s the big one. the big leagues.
    anyone, even some level 30 odd in mith, cant be hit by them. at all.
    how are they good, you ask?.
    they have 200 hp.
    do the math.
    and with sacred clay platebody (what i take there with my drag)
    that’s double that.
    that’s a hell of a lot of experience.
    15k exp. 10 minutes.

    Suck on that, flesh crawlers.

  47. rummy_chikin
    Posted June 25, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    YAY ME! i just bought dragon 2h and im only lvl 59!
    but u can also train on white night so long as ur not a white night other wise ur night lvl goes down.oh and all cool4 or whatever, my mate got granite maul which is better than mace.
    if u want 2 add me im rummy_chikin just in case u might want 2
    borrow my drag 2h

  48. Posted July 4, 2009 at 9:22 am

    I’m level 87 and i have no idea where to train… can someone please help me? I’v heard that spiders in stronghold are good i’ll see. Thats wat i used to train on when i was a noob. I’ll do i again i guess. rofl. =[) user name is drew1791.

  49. hillbilly j
    Posted August 2, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    best way for strength xp and money is green dragons

    they are only level 74 and drop a decent rate of charms aswell as other loot

    they are good for money because they 100% green dragonhide and dragon bones. in 1 hour, i got 60k xp and 500k cash.

  50. Posted August 7, 2009 at 7:22 am

    green dragons are level 79 not 74…….
    oh and they are brilliant cash…

  51. Orox
    Posted September 15, 2009 at 6:56 am

    Hi ppl my RS account is oroxsasu
    i play almost every day and im a member, but ill still use these tips. i think that members could also use these tips to train even though it says f2p. I need 3 attack lvls till 70!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and my def and str are 65…. someone can talk to me if they want on runescape. ill try the flesh crawler idea. :)

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  54. Posted December 18, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    im lvl 106

  55. GILKP
    Posted March 27, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    anyone who states their combat level and calls others noobs, are freaking ass turds.

  56. junk
    Posted April 3, 2010 at 8:39 am

    really hlpfull thnks

  57. Posted August 10, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    Any of u know a good wAy to train prayer in f2p?

  58. imakeitrain
    Posted August 23, 2010 at 10:04 am

    where can i get the top of the sceptre????????????

  59. ilikepie
    Posted August 24, 2010 at 1:02 am

    i think from the the catablons (cow things) in the third level of the stronghold in barbarian village. they use mage and melee.

  60. Holysiznits
    Posted September 7, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    My combat level is 117 almost 118
    My attack level is 99
    My strength level is 94
    My defense level is 90
    My magic level is 80
    My range level is 79
    My prayer level is 70
    My constitution level is 95
    I currently thinking flesh crawlers are the best and recently they havent been to busy i have been mem but while mem i afk and train at spiders or for defense bandits but f2p i say flesh crawlers idk how much xp i get but enough that in about 3-4 days i can gain a level and thats for a 90+ skill!

  61. Posted November 7, 2010 at 6:24 pm

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  62. M1 11
    Posted December 13, 2010 at 3:32 am

    There’s too many bots now at flesh crawlers in today’s Runescape game (2010). I’m thinking the following monsters/mini-games are great for Attack, Strength, Constitution, and Defence or Range xp:
    -Zamorak Warriors
    They’re aggressive, but they provide fast xp for those who are able to hit high damages on them (100+ combat required).
    -Rock Crabs
    They hit less than you, and if you’re lucky enough to get a world with less people, they provide you with 495k+ xp per day.
    -Pest Control
    A mini-game that provides xp rewards, I believe if you play an hour a day and killing monsters, you’ll earn more than 119k+ xp, depending on the amount of damages you caused.
    -Soul War
    A mini-game that provides high, great xp rewards. But, they’re crowded with bots, so watch out.
    -Flesh Crawlers
    Once again, these fast, easy monsters are fast xp, but they’re crowded in almost every world.
    Crowded. If less crowded, 350k+ xp per hour(Except for Constitution).

    XP rates are based on a 950,000 xp rate on an experience time trial. Each estimated XP amounts were tested with a timer and with the XP counter in Runescape. All rules applied, no robots or hackers during every process.
    Source: http://www.RsWikipedia.Com

  63. me=D
    Posted March 2, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    .im lvl 106 i get 70k-90k per hour (same way spiders,swords blabla) it is rly good for training

  64. asdsadads
    Posted March 3, 2011 at 11:05 am

    I train in giant spiders im lvl 79. 51 def, 63 attack and 69 str. 50 pray. 77 range. soo.. yea trying to reach level 90

  65. Posted March 10, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    I’m lvl 67 with 55 att and 60 str should I use rune scim or granite maul to lvl up I’m training on giant spiders in barbarian stronghold ??

  66. edreed926
    Posted March 11, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    im a lvl 59 with 50 att 20 def and 71 str, i need some help knowing where 2 train. im also a member so if any1 can help that would be great!

  67. stupidstupid
    Posted June 19, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    saradomin beats zamorak and u stuff doesn’t work

  68. destructon
    Posted July 8, 2011 at 11:30 am

    zombie is faster then flesh, because it\’s not crowded and they have low def too. i\’m 108 cmb 90att 90 str and i geting in fčp with zombies 38-35k xp. that\’s great i think :) (ss 2nd floor)

  69. stupidstupid
    Posted August 4, 2011 at 12:18 am

    yo he’s not talking about flesh red spiders in the sewer is best!!! i am now lvl 120 i got 99att 99str and 99def

  70. adam
    Posted August 8, 2011 at 1:42 am

    flesh crawlers are way too crowded.
    for trainin i suggest zombies (ss 2nd flr), moss giants or giant spiders.
    Flesh Crawlers can go kiss my ass.

    My stats are 75 att 98str 70 def 70 range 94 mage

  71. adam
    Posted August 8, 2011 at 1:43 am

    flesh crawlers are way too crowded.
    for trainin i suggest zombies (ss 2nd flr), moss giants or giant spiders.
    Flesh Crawlers can go kiss my ***.

    My stats are 75 att 98str 70 def 70 range 94 mage

  72. bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb
    Posted September 1, 2011 at 2:21 am

    lesser demons are the fastest melee xp for f2p

  73. Anonymous
    Posted February 13, 2012 at 8:38 am

    Ok heres my stats:

    Str – 99
    Mage – 97
    Def – 99
    Attk – 98
    Rng – 87 (not doing it so much)
    Pray – 99
    Sum – 96 (going to get 99 for steel titty :d)

    CMB – 136

    And guys, the best thing to train at is soul wars, owning (dont mind if u get killed) that avatars or whatever it is…

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