Runescape – Best spots to train skills – Version 2

Updated version of my latest “Best spots to train skills”
Now way batter than before

The second version of my latest article called “Runescape – best spots to train skills” has arrived. This new version has some major updates, it’s more organized, shows new places and tricks for you to train your Runescape F2P skills quicker, just read and see.

Attack, strenght, defence, hitpoints

Way 1 for low level players: well, there is no special place to train your combat when you’re a low level. There are weak monsters around Lumbridge that you can train on, such as cows, mans, goblins, bears, etc.

Way 2 for middle level players: Guards from the main cities such as Varrock and Falador should be good. If you did the dragon slayer quest, you can fight skeletons, inside Crandor cave.

Outside the crandor cave, in the isle, there are moss giants level 42, they have high hp and low defence, that way you can do massive damage to them, and win good xp.

They drop big bones, useful for you to train prayer. They may drop other items too, such as black sq shields, mithril swords, uncuts, magic staffs, some money, etc.

Way 3 for high level players: If you did the dragon slayer quest, you may reach crandor cave trough karamja volcano, walk around and you will see some strong lesser demons good for you to train. Rarely they drop rune med helms and other stuff too.

The stronghold of security: The stronghold is one of the best places; there are various monster levels, from weak ones to strong ones. The stronghold is in Barbarian village.


You may as well follow the instructions of “attack, strength, defence, hitpoints” don’t forget that with ranged you can shot enemies from afar so train wisely.

Don’t shot enemies caged, at the top of mountains, ect, or you may not be able to retrieve your arrows; And buying new ones is time and money wasted.

Hide behind rocks and shot enemies from there, their artificial intelligence isn’t good enough for them to turn around the rock and attack you.

If you’re low level or mid level, you can train in dwarves mines in falador against scorpions, hide behind rocks and attack them. This was only an example.

Don’t forget to pick up your arrows after battle.

Additional information given by dfnk: there are a billion places, but the best is under Edgeville against hill giants, or against guards in Varrock castle roof.

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  1. Feeker2
    Posted January 21, 2007 at 6:26 am

    Didn’t read the whole guide, but for the categories I seen, it is well-explained. I would suggest that it would be better if you post your guide in point forms, and keep up the good work.

  2. 6pirl
    Posted March 22, 2007 at 1:55 pm

    what about a mage gude??

  3. scar face610
    Posted March 28, 2007 at 3:04 pm

    pretty good guild,it could of been better

  4. wohkcer
    Posted March 28, 2007 at 3:06 pm

    what kind of guild is this i seen better!

  5. Juice
    Posted April 11, 2007 at 6:43 pm

    Only problem with this is about your cooking. Yes cooking fish is good, but it’s not good enough. when you get to a high cooking level cooking fish isn’t as effective. Go to the cooking guild outside of Varrock, top floor, fill half of your inventory with grapes and the other half with jugs (both up there) go to the bottom floor and fill all jugs with water, then use grapes on the jugs. If you wait a while the wine will ferment in your inventory, giving you plenty of wine and 200xp each.

    Otherwise great article.

  6. curt
    Posted April 24, 2007 at 7:59 am

    like juice said the cooking guide could be better

  7. warrior 9472
    Posted December 9, 2007 at 3:59 pm

    one more thing, this was not a bad guide, i dont want u to think that i was dissing it, just it could have been better…

  8. tribiony7372
    Posted December 28, 2007 at 10:04 pm

    ok im 86 wcin so i no my way around…with trees that is..but c\’mon man…u could list some pretty much uninhabbited yew locations for the newly lvl 60+ wcers. otherwise this guide is very good, i’ve read this and the first 1.

  9. tribiony7372
    Posted December 28, 2007 at 10:07 pm

    yeah…this guide is ok. but read the first 1 and this and i think it’s pretty good for noobs/non-knowing players…its ok to be both btw =P.

  10. kev
    Posted December 31, 2007 at 3:15 pm

    Umm its okay… id say for high lvls to train at dag’s, irons and steels, or bandit camp but not bad :)

  11. 07 jack
    Posted January 1, 2008 at 12:15 am

    lvl 60 plus rangers should train on yaks… or fire giants if thay have 60+ def. but good advise

  12. darryn sims3
    Posted January 12, 2008 at 6:57 am

    oi he done good and cooking fish is good for fishing exp plus if u r a mem train at rock crabs at rellika if not train on hill giantsbut if u want an easy task kill anything you are comfortable about

  13. Runequeen
    Posted February 14, 2008 at 11:05 am

    Great guide, I have one thing to reccomend. In woodcutting, if you go to Rimmington(look on the world map) there is only one symbol for one yew, but if you actually go there there are 4 or 5 yews grouped together and no one is ever there. Great place to go!

  14. king maximo
    Posted March 1, 2008 at 3:25 am

    ummm yeah… the woodcutting was good until you got to the willows. people should actually wait till they can use rune axes and/or till they can cut maples to start cutting them at a good speed. but everything else was good.

  15. MrsTaken
    Posted March 1, 2008 at 7:31 am

    A seuggestion for prayer: get a lot of big bones.
    Go to world 31 and into a high level construction’ers house. Use the bones on a Gilded Alter. This will get fast xp and took me up to lvl 99 on three accounts. Hope this helps x

  16. Jayatamar
    Posted March 26, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    The best way to train prayer is very expensive, but I suggest you try it. On members’ worlds, you can do the following: Buy about 20 dragon bones and go to a house party world. Find a person with a gilded altar, and enter their chapel. Make sure the two incense burning things are lit, or else it won’t work fully. Use your dragon bones on the gilded altar and you get rapid prayer levels. My brother tried this idea and got from 15 prayer to 32 prayer in about 30 minutes. As you can tell, this is the best way to train prayer, however, as with most other good ways of training, it has its drawbacks. One load of dragon bones costs about 40k. It is also possible to kill your own dragons; however be sure to bring a bunch of sharks because of the new revenants. I have confirmed that they are a big handful when trying to get dragon bones. Overall, this is I think much better than killing chickens for bones, but you can’t do it until you’re ready to either spend massive amounts of money or risk your life killing dragons. Good luck!

  17. Random 12222
    Posted April 3, 2008 at 5:46 am

    A very good place to train {members only} is the fight pits in karajam. they are bril. you keep on going in and i usually get about 1.5k xp very time.and it is a mini-game so u don’t need food. when u go in and come out you get something called tockal and u can buy obby maul obby rings and loads of other stuff

  18. Weebana742
    Posted April 5, 2008 at 9:45 am

    I got all my levels off of killing stuff about 10 levels above me like when i was three since i a ranger i would fight unicorns. Oh and if you a non member go under ground in varrock sewers and you can train of alot of different levels down there.

  19. josh
    Posted April 12, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    Well really in the fight pit’s it depend’s on your level

  20. trooper
    Posted April 17, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    ya i agree with josh

  21. jay
    Posted May 6, 2008 at 7:58 am

    yo ray i tried triond thing(free mem in runescape) thing and i cant paste more than 1000 characters! and i was thinking how did u paste tht much!?

  22. alex dainty1
    Posted May 15, 2008 at 7:22 am

    i think u should train karajaM ON THE LEZZERS

  23. str man 139
    Posted May 22, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    this is kind of good for range im lvl 79 i like all of it

  24. Z Martim
    Posted May 25, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    This is a pretty good guide but it c ould use some more guide like crafting fishing etc

  25. unknown
    Posted June 4, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    this guide was ok but it could have been a little bit better

  26. Red Tiger263 (My runescape name)
    Posted June 11, 2008 at 11:43 am

    I’m a lvl 93 right now and I think I’m pretty good for a non-member. I mean I have full saradomin rune and almost 5 million in cash pluss I have thousands of runes arrows etc. Range armour and all rune weapons etc. But I find the best place to train is in the stronghold of security against the lvl 50 spiders cuz they give a lot of really quick xp. u can fish trout and salmon just outside also. If u want to get good drops then instead of lesser demons u should fight the new lvl 83 roaches in the Stronghold of Safety. The lvl 56’s and 8’s also give pretty good drops.(oh ya I was a member for 1 month at like lvl 70) Hope I helped =P

    If you have any questions u can add me my username in
    Red Tiger263 but I’m a non member

  27. pk aus3
    Posted June 26, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    you cant get rune arrows in no member worlds

  28. lil harve 01
    Posted June 28, 2008 at 2:03 am

    i rekon one of the best places to train for mems is the bandits in the dessert. reasons because there only lvl 57 and thy drop rannar and they continuly attk u with out having to click. all u need is food,something sara or zammy and ur off i got 740k xp in one day off them hope this helped

  29. blackoutt
    Posted July 13, 2008 at 2:15 am

    nice guide what about lvling things like wood cutting and mining because it takes forever to level mining

  30. sampowney (my runescape name ) add me !
    Posted August 6, 2008 at 7:10 am

    This is a great guide and you have explaned your points in full dietal. I am lvl 93 as well on runescape i all ways train on the orges next to castle wars. They are lvl 53 but i also get my prayer lvl up at the same time because they drop big bones. There is also a little wall next 2 them so u can range or mage with out them attaking u. If you are lvl 80+ i recomend you take food nothing to good something like salmon or tuna because they can some times hit 5’s on u. off this i level 3 lvls in 2 days. well i hope this helped you.

  31. stickmanxyz
    Posted August 29, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    the best place to train range in the game (45-85) is in edgeville dongeon, right near hill giants, attk skeletons, and hobgoblins. mage u train in vrrk sewers for low lvls, just cast crumble undead on skeletons there. melee, is by far black nights if ur a high lvl u can two or three hit them.

  32. undead master
    Posted September 6, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    tribony should go to camelot and train on magi trees

  33. doooooooomm
    Posted September 22, 2008 at 6:18 am

    im sorry but if some one have some ideas about how to make an article in gameolsophy please help i have maked some but i dont know it goed good or not i have whrited in description lol if someone can help message my on skype my skype is (kaangarooo)
    thaNK you all

  34. Hope this helps
    Posted September 22, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    2 things, yaks and bandits best xp pc is good to, but it is boring because you can go afk on bandits with full guthans for like 2 hours unless random event. both members but best way of training don’t tell other people because they are mobbed enough already

  35. gohpers7 (runescape name)
    Posted September 23, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    best place to make money is mine pure ess after rune mysterys not great xp but good money i made like 6m off it it is easy but boaring.

    best place to train attk def str is the 3rd layer of the stronghold of security attking lvl 50 spiders or 2nd lvl attking lvl 43 flesh crawlers easy xp

    hope my tips help if they do add me and tell me or add me and tell me your own tips id love to hear it so add gohpers7 add talk

  36. gohpers7
    Posted September 23, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    i forgot to add this if u do add me dont ask me for free stuff or i will ignore u and not give my tips

  37. tight 888
    Posted September 30, 2008 at 6:26 am

    Oh thanks this guild is A.w.s.o.m.e. and atleast you tried your best.

  38. Reecist1
    Posted October 10, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    Hi, i’m a level 119 member, one of the best places to power train your melee stats is Bandits in the desert south of Al-Karid. All you need is decent weapon/armor, pots and some food (I recommend monkfish or higher). Also it is a good idea to wear an item of Saradomin or Zamorak so that they will become agressive to you.
    If you have any questions feel free to join my ClanChat.

  39. Ayoola
    Posted October 20, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    I train in edville hill giants and my range lvl is 49 i cant wait to get it up to lvl 65 any ideas?

  40. kemb1(rs name)
    Posted October 21, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    I’m a member I’ve got say the guide is alright…but it leaves alot of info, likein the attack skill, the rock crabs are great but it will take ages…bandits are great( i personally train on them) but the tzkoull is the place im not sure how to spell its a great place to train for higher lvl(70+) players..its located in karajama volcano..just play the game in there tht offers tokkuls u can train and get prizes. but just bring high lvl healing food.

  41. sunychic12@h(runescape name)
    Posted October 23, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    ok this is a good way for prayer xp(but its mem) get a games necklace then telle to bounty hunter then go out and run south-west till you come to a creves then go down there are baby black drags green drags all sorts of things but where i go is to the mosses there loads of em and they sometimes are slayer tasks this place is better then the place out by aurdugen cause no one is ever there

  42. sunychic12@h(runescape name)
    Posted October 23, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    a good why for att def and str is going in the stonghold of securety(ya i know he talked about it already) then go to the last lvl and kill anouks they drop bloods deaths other cool iteams and sometimes lvl 3 clue scrolls(you can get really expensev iteams from them but you can also get normal iteams like rune pl8 legs)this is the most well know place to train(other than rock crabs) there is also a safe spot(where you can range or mage with out getting hurt)in on of the rooms full of anouks and skelletons

  43. sunychic12@h(runescape name)
    Posted October 23, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    heres a way to make money and not to many ppl know about this…..go to the desert(again this a mem way)go east then go north till you can cross the river cross it then go north till you come to the last village there is there are goats there and a bank like 10 feet away kill the goats get there horns crush them and then sell them at the GE for normal price ppl buy them really quick 100 of them is 100k they buy for 798 bring desert robes and water skins or else you wont be able to do this

  44. sunychic12@h(runescape name)
    Posted October 23, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    everyone know bout the place by c wars where the orges are….to do this you need a rope go to the orges and you will see an unusely large tree with a long branch sticking out use the rope on it and then swing across then your on the lil island thingy and you have all the orges to yoursefl!!!!!! gl !!!!!

  45. sunychic12@h(runescape name)
    Posted October 23, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    heres a good way to lvl up range but you need to have done the waterfall quest grab your gloria amulet then go in the water fall go north-west once inside adn go rigth beside the door to the far north then range fire giants and they cant hurt you they even sometimes drop d meds(they vary from the prices 70k and 90k)theres a room right infront of you that has fire giants and you can only melle them

  46. sunychic12@h(runescape name)
    Posted October 23, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    o good way to advance crafting is to spin sinew every load is about 500xp and after a qhile of spinning its good money

  47. nitroox
    Posted November 26, 2008 at 6:10 am

    Best way to train combat for me was to go to 2nd level of security, in the south east corner, where there are flesh crawlers that are aggressive, so I get 10k xp in 30 min or less without needing to stay at the comp. However, once they stop attacking you, run west till the zombies there start auto-attacking you, then you can run back to where you train…

  48. fallen angel
    Posted November 27, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    This guide could be better

  49. beast 200222
    Posted December 24, 2008 at 7:56 am

    well im not sure if alot of you noticed but this is obv a f2p guide and alot of you are sayign about members tranign spots. so for f2p’s id say it a good guide ^.^

  50. King Duffy1 (rs name)
    Posted December 25, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    I got to lvl 99 prayer by spending 2mil on bigbones and burying them all.

  51. steven123565
    Posted January 3, 2009 at 8:05 am

    very handy. i’m sure going to use that

  52. lol
    Posted January 3, 2009 at 8:05 am

    me too

  53. Mabder1
    Posted January 5, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    good info thanks me 2

  54. ranger fast3
    Posted January 6, 2009 at 11:55 am

    wot is the best way to train my ranged for a lvl 15

  55. eelbo (runescape name dont add im full)
    Posted January 15, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    hi i thought it was ok but change the cooking and u guys should listen to me rock crabs there lvl 13 but 50 hp so 200xp ea and very easy to kill

    hope i helped

  56. 96 silver
    Posted March 9, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    the best place as my opinoin is on hillys they are every where in the wildy by the greens drags if your a member and thats the best place thnx fr listening

  57. zs471
    Posted April 5, 2009 at 9:18 am

    so i a level 66/67 wat i do i need 1 more level att to weild my dragon spear where i go to get that last att level?

  58. O Mystique O
    Posted April 17, 2009 at 10:40 am

    Not bad mage guide but if you want my tips go to this site

    look for my name at the BOTTOM of the page and you won’t be sorry

  59. will
    Posted May 4, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!

  60. Haeden44
    Posted May 4, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    wheres a place to train slay?

  61. Tyler
    Posted May 17, 2009 at 4:16 am

    well u could always do frankenstein quest… jus dig up the head real quik n do experiments… lotta hp, never hit ya, and low def

  62. Posted June 22, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    It would probaly be good to mine clay for money or make steel bars.

  63. banter
    Posted July 16, 2009 at 1:43 am

    any members guides?

  64. strkiller408
    Posted September 30, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    its a good guide but it takes forever and i get bored really easily :(

  65. Posted November 18, 2009 at 7:19 am

    or for magic, you could go fist of guthix, also for free world players, you get unlimited runes, pvp and dont lose your stuff

  66. Posted December 3, 2009 at 3:54 am


  67. Matt
    Posted December 15, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    I am a lvl 65 and i need some new monsters to slay( it would help if theese monsters had reasonable drops). I’ve killed hill giants, mossgiants, ice giants, lsser demons, giant cockroaches, and even some of the higher lvled monsters in the wilderness…. if u know any new monsters that i should try out plz leave a post!!

  68. marky
    Posted January 3, 2010 at 9:19 am

    nice i always go on this!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  69. Lord Buzzy
    Posted January 6, 2010 at 5:59 am

    The best way to train woodcutting is to chop ivy they give 400xp every time it says ‘You succesfully chop away some ivy’.

    And yourcombat is best to train on rock crabs which is north of relleka.

    Fletching is good to train in seers village (East of Camelot). Because it has all types of tree’s e.g. Norma, Oak, Yews, Maple… and firthur south is two magic trees.

    To get moneyyou need at least 100k to start and 15 woodcutting. First, start with 1 axe in your inventory and 6500gp, and cut 1 full inventory of oak logs.Then gonorth east of varrock to the sawmills then buy all the oak planks. That 6500gp will turn into 13500gp. Good Luck!

  70. Rustyman456
    Posted January 13, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    I usealy train at the anakaus in the last lvl of stronghold they offer good xp and drop blood runes and death runes

    my good secret

    buy like 20 bones to peaches tabs and 10-20 lobs
    and kill them and pick up bones till you get a full invortory then break the tab. 2 peaches = 1 monkfish.

    Members only. Any more help or questions add me on rs: rustyman456

  71. Posted February 19, 2010 at 8:39 am

    I said attack i wanna get attack to 50 when im 46!

  72. Posted March 11, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    very good guild but i think ice knights are good for trainng and ice ganits

  73. bobby
    Posted June 4, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    not great because it wasnt explained how to train skills, because lobsters are rubbish at lvl 40 yews ae bad at lvl 60 id reccomend fishing lobs at lvl 60 and cutting yews at lvl 75.
    plus the best way to train cooking is to buy fish and mass cook. And another fault with smithing smelting is bad xp, jsut smith mith bars if u got cash if not use iron or steel.
    Actaully ive just thought of this…
    It’s a terribly explained guide and wayyy out of date.

  74. bobby
    Posted June 4, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    For magic alching is good way to train from 55 mage onwards.
    Also you can stun and equip u need is, sacred clay melee helm platebody and plaatelegs snakeskin boots granite shield and mud staff you need 80 mage for this but it works with enfeeble lvl 73 and the lvl 66 one too.

  75. Jimmy
    Posted February 17, 2011 at 7:37 am

    I don’t know it says this in any of the comments but the best way to train cooking is buy making wine BUT NOT like in the comments that i have read.

    Insted of waiting for the grapes to respawn inside the cooking guild you should kill the varrock castle guards. They have a really high drop rate of grapes and they drop 3 each time. Many players don’t care picking them up so you can get even more beucase of it.

    Then you just go and bank the grapes and go back for more. When you have alot you just buy as many jugs and go fill them all up with water. Then bank the water filled and continue until all i filled.

    Then you can make a huge amount of wine in one go… Much more time efficent

  76. Meslayer1997 (rs name add me!)
    Posted April 5, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    you guys are insane the lesser demons are good though

  77. Meslayer1997(rs name add me!)
    Posted April 7, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    you guys stink on this game i am a level 138 by the way.

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