RuneScape: Character Creation and Classes

A non-member guide on character classes and creation.

This is a guide for both new and old characters. I am here to explain the classes for Runescape.

To start off there are three main types of classes: Melee, ranger, or mage.

Melee:

  • This is the most common class in the RuneScape world.
  • This class is close combat and if taking damage is not for you, nor is this class.
  • The armor is mainly of a metal. Example: Bronze, Iron, Mithiril, Adamate, or Rune.
  • The weapons are made of the same metals and include: Daggers, swords, long swords, scimitars, and a 2 handed sword.
  • Each weapon has their different speeds and attack strength.
  • Melee users mainly have high attacks, strength, defense, and hit points levels. 
  • Melee users need to have a high defense and hit point level because they take a lot of damage.
  • Melee armor and weapons usually cost more money than other classes, but they provide the best defense.

Ranger:

  • This class is probably the hardest to start, but once you get high, you do a lot of fast damage and it is good PvP.
  • This is long range combat with a high attack rate.
  • The armor is mainly of leather. Example: Leather legs and chest, coif, studded chest and legs.
  • The weapons consist of a bow and arrows. There are different types of bows and arrows that cost more and do more damage. Example: longbow, oak bow, willow long bow, yew bows, iron arrows, bronze arrows, mith arrows, steel arrows, and addy arrows.
  • Rangers usually have high range attacks and defense levels.
  • Rangers need to have a high range to hit higher and it is a good Pvp skill.
  • Ranger armor is relatively cheap and so are the bows. The thing that can cost the most is the arrows. You need a lot of them and the higher level you are, the more expensive they are.

Mage:

  • This class is the hardest to start due to the need of runes, yet it hits the higest at a low level.

  • This is a long range combat with moderate attack rate and a high damage.
  • The armor mainly consists of robes. Example: priest and mage robes.
  • You do not use a weapon in magic, but you can use a staff to raise the magic stats.
  • Mages usually have a high mage level and defense since the defense stats of robes are not very good.
  • Mages need a high magic level because the higher the level the more spells they unlock.
  • The Mage robes are very cheap. The runes however can get very pricey. It is hard to come up with a lot of cash fast when you first start out, so that is why this is such a hard starter class. I may suggest that taking up the rune crafting skill is very important if you want to do well in this class.

Ranger>Mage

Mage>Melee

Melee>Ranger

That is the combat triangle. You can use it to determine what you want to be.

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  1. billy bob
    Posted December 28, 2008 at 9:45 am

    i think mage costs the most to get to 99

  2. Posted June 25, 2009 at 1:01 am

    ^ Definitely

  3. Shane
    Posted December 18, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    prayer!

  4. jackson
    Posted April 18, 2010 at 9:42 am

    magic is ideal in pvp because many people would use melee so, using magic against them is a good way kill them quickly.

    (if you want to survive against rangers you should bring teleport runes)

  5. jackson
    Posted April 18, 2010 at 9:44 am

    prayer could be very hard to train but it will give you advantages in battle(mostley against NPCs)

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