Guide for RuneScape – How to get good at PVM
Step 1. Finding your preferred combat style
Runescape has 3 different combat styles, magic, melee, and range. As it stands, melee is the best DPM in the game, followed by range and magic after that.
As a new player, you’ll start with level 1 in all skills (Assuming you skipped the tutorial); as you progress through the game and build your character in Gielinor, you’ll find yourself using all 3 styles to get Level 99 (Halfway to 99, is level 92. You can also level to 120 with no extra rewards for a sweet cape).
You will more than likely end up doing multiple quests during your time in Gielinor and will end up using all 3 styles as a result; as you progress through the levels, however, you will unlock better weapons, spells, arrows, etc. Do note that you also need to level up the Defence skill, as well as Attack, Strength, Ranged, Magic, Prayer, Constitution, and Summoning to increase further your combat level, which is calculated using the levels from each of the skills listed.
If you intend to develop your skills with each combat style, I highly recommend joining the discord. Gg – https://discord.gg/zHZmHZj as it has several channels giving players advice on DPM (damage per minute), gear, bosses, and plenty more.
Get to know each combat style, and complete recommended quests too, certain abilities are locked behind quests which are 100% worth doing.
Step 2. Gear and weapons
Assuming you’ve now found your preferred combat style, it’s time to start looking at gear and weapon progression; you can find out what weapons you can equip from the skill guide, as shown below.
Once you’ve chosen your style, you’ll likely end up referring to this guide to see which weapons you can equip; you will be UNABLE to equip any weapons that require a level you have not yet reached, even if you are stat boosted.
NOTE: CHECK THE DEFENCE SKILL GUIDE TO SEE WHICH ARMOUR YOU CAN EQUIP FOR YOUR STYLE, YOUR ATTACK, RANGE, MAGIC LEVEL ALONE WILL NOT DECIDE WHAT ARMOUR YOU CAN EQUIP.
Again, I would highly recommend using the PvME discord for any advice on gear.
Many items will give you an extra boost or trigger certain abilities that will benefit you during your time in Gielinor, like the ring of death, a ring of vigour, and plenty more.
Step 2 1/2. Questing, Overloads, and Curses
So now you have your gear, it’s time to move on to something that is almost a requirement for most bosses; you will now need to do quests and skilling to unlock items and abilities that are SUPER helpful when bossing.
Curses are a different type of prayer; almost every person on member worlds use curses, assuming they have them unlocked. To unlock curses, you need to complete the quest “The Temple at Senntisten,” however, this is a fairly long quest line for a new player, but most players highly recommend it. You will need at least level 95 prayer for curses for mid-high level bossing, level 99 for curses obtained from a Praesul Codex, dropped from Nex: Angel Of Death.
Overloads are a type of potion that will boost your stats by a certain amount depending on the type of overload you are creating; you can create these potions by leveling up Herblore, which I recommend getting to level 99 in (120 if possible). This process can be expensive, but it is overall worth doing.
I recommend doing skilling during double XP when they come around. It speeds up the process a ton.
Many quests are recommended to do in the game, whether it be for the story’s rewards. Personally, I’m not a fan of questing, but it’s very much doing the quests that reward you with abilities or access to certain areas, sometimes but rarely needed for bosses. You can find a guide that will detail the recommended quests for pvming, which I recommend you take a look at.
Step 3. Practice
Like all games, practice makes perfect. You won’t be a top tier god at bossing right off the bat, mechanics for some bosses can be a pain to deal with, and you should get to know the bosses when you feel at a level suitable to do so; I would also recommend that you join a clan or a friendly chat which will help you in bossing, Gielinor has tons of clans across all the worlds available that will take on newer players to help give them a boost in the game.
Bosses on this game can be hard, don’t be stressed when you die learning a boss (Especially telos, lmao). As I mentioned, practice makes perfect. You’ll get it down with time, enjoy the game as much as you can instead of getting angry with mechanics or death costs (Oh yeah, have fun paying money when you die to reclaim your items, lol).
Good luck, World Guardian.
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