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Introduction

The Statistics interface
A view of the Statistics interface, listing the levels of all the player's skills.

Skills are the abilities of player characters, which may be improved by practising them. Performing actions using skills rewards the player with experience in the appropriate skill(s). Once enough experience is gained, the player's level in the skill will increase. When this happens, a notification appears at the top of the screen, a short tune plays, and several purple fireworks come out of the player. As higher levels are reached, more activities become available for that skill.

Some quests also require specific skill levels before they can be completed. The current levels and experience counts in all skills can be viewed in the Statistics interface, by clicking the Hero icon icon. The sum of all the player's skills is their total level (starting at 35 and stopping at 2595), and their Combat level (starts at 3 and stops at 138).

All skills on a new account begin at level 1, with the exception of Constitution which is level 10.

The highest level obtainable in a skill is 120 in Dungeoneering, and 99 in all the others. Capes of Accomplishment may be purchased at level 99/120 for each skill. These capes each come with a unique emote which showcases the player's abilities in that skill.

Skill Types

There are currently 26 skills available, 1 of which is completely members only *, and another 9 are only available for the first 5 levels for free-to-play players +. Any further XP gain is not possible without a subscription.

All the skills can be divided up into four groups:

Combat Skills
Combat skills icon
Attack Strength Defence Summoning+ Ranged Magic Prayer Constitution
Skills which help you to inflict damage to other creatures. These also raise your Combat level.
Gathering Skills
Gathering skills icon
Mining Fishing Woodcutting Hunter+ Farming+ Divination+
Skills which involve gathering resources from the environment.
Artisan Skills
Artisan skills icon
Smithing Cooking Runecrafting Crafting Firemaking Herblore+ Fletching+ Construction*
Skills which process raw materials into new products.
Support Skills
Support skills icon
Dungeoneering Thieving+ Agility+ Slayer+
Skills which support other skills, or gameplay in general.

List of Skills

Agility Agility Improves run energy regeneration rate, as well as allowing access to shortcuts around the world. Support skills icon Members icon
Attack Attack Improves your accuracy in Melee combat. Also allows the use of more powerful weapons. Combat skills icon free badge small.png
Cooking Cooking Allows fish and other food to be cooked on a fire or range. Higher levels allow better foods (that heal more life points) to be prepared. Artisan skills icon free badge small.png
Constitution Constitution Increases the maximum amount of Life points. A very small amount of equipment also requires a Constitution level to use. Combat skills icon free badge small.png
Construction Construction Allows the creation and improvement of a Player Owned House. Higher levels allows the creation of more decorative furnishings and rooms. Artisan skills icon Members icon
Crafting Crafting Allows the creation of various items such as jewellery, leather armour and battlestaves. Higher levels allow more items to be crafted. Artisan skills icon free badge small.png
Defence Defence Reduces the accuracy of opponents' attacks from all styles. However, Magic level is more important when considering defence against magic based attacks. Also allows stronger armour to be equipped. Combat skills icon free badge small.png
Divination Divination Gather the scattered memories of Guthix so that his wealth of experience and knowledge is not forgotten, and it doesn't fall into the wrong hands. Gathering skills icon Members icon
Dungeoneering Dungeoneering Allows exploration of the randomly generated dungeons of Daemonheim. Higher levels allow deeper floors to be accessed. Support skills icon free badge small.png
Farming Farming Allows crops to be grown for use in other skills, notably herbs for Herblore. Higher levels allow more crop types to be grown. Gathering skills icon Members icon
Fishing Fishing Allows objects and fish to be retrieved from bodies of water. Higher levels allow more types of fish to be caught. Gathering skills icon free badge small.png
Firemaking Firemaking Allows fires to be built from logs. Higher levels allow more types of logs to be burnt. Artisan skills icon free badge small.png
Fletching Fletching Allows the creation of bows, arrows, bolts and crossbows from assorted logs. Higher levels allow more advanced items to be made. Artisan skills icon Members icon
Herblore Herblore Allows the creation of potions from herbs, used to temporarily bestow a variety of different effects. Higher levels create more potent potions. Artisan skills icon Members icon
Hunter Hunter Allows the trapping of various wild creatures using different methods. Higher levels allows more different creatures to be caught. Gathering skills icon Members icon
Prayer Prayer Increases the maximum amount of Prayer points, and unlocks new prayers. Also a requirement to use certain equipment which increases the amount of time prayers may be sustained. Combat skills icon free badge small.png
Magic Magic Increases accuracy but not damage of Magic attacks. Allows more spells and better magical weapons and armour to be used. Also increases defence against magic attacks. Combat skills icon free badge small.png
Mining Mining Allows ores to be obtained from rocks. Higher levels allow stronger ores to be obtained. Gathering skills icon free badge small.png
Ranged Ranged Increases the accuracy and damage of ranged attacks such as bows, throwing knives and crossbows, and allows the usage of better Ranged weapons and armour. Combat skills icon free badge small.png
Runecrafting Runecrafting Allows the creation of runes for rune and pure essence. Higher levels allow more rune types to be made, as well as multiple runes per essence. Artisan skills icon free badge small.png
Slayer Slayer Allows certain resilient creatures to be damaged, often using specialist equipment. Higher levels allow more powerful creatures to be slain. Support skills icon Members icon
Smithing Smithing Allows metallic bars and items to be made from ores. Higher levels allow better items to be made from higher level materials. Artisan skills icon free badge small.png
Strength Strength Improves your maximum hit in Melee combat, increasing the amount of damage caused. Higher Strength is also a requirement to wield some weapons. Combat skills icon free badge small.png
Summoning Summoning Allows familiars to be summoned, which help in many skills as well as fighting in combat. Higher levels allow more types and stronger familiars to be summoned. Combat skills icon Members icon
Thieving Thieving Allows the player to steal from NPCs and disarm traps in certain places. Higher levels reduce failure rate and allows more prestigious targets to be stolen from. Support skills icon Members icon
Woodcutting Woodcutting Allows vegetation to be cut down with a hatchet or machete. Higher levels allow more types of trees to be cut down, for better logs. Gathering skills icon free badge small.png

Interactions Between Skills

This diagram is a general indicator of the direct beneficial interactions between skills. It shows whether the skill on the left benefits the skill at the top.

The skills in the first column help any skills that follow if they are marked with a tick. So, while Fishing helps Cooking, Cooking does not help Fishing.

Supports
Skill agility title top.gif construction title top.gif cooking title top.gif crafting title top.gif divination title top.gif dungeoneering title top.gif farming title top.gif firemaking title top.gif fishing title top.gif fletching title top.gif herblore title top.gif hunter title top.gif magic title top.gif melee title top.gif mining title top.gif prayer title top.gif ranged title top.gif runecrafting title top.gif slayer title top.gif smithing title top.gif summoning title top.gif thieving title top.gif woodcutting title top.gif
agility title.gif dash.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif tick.gif cross.gif cross.gif tick.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif tick.gif cross.gif
construction title.gif cross.gif dash.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif tick.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif tick.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif
cooking title.gif cross.gif cross.gif dash.gif cross.gif cross.gif tick.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif tick.gif tick.gif cross.gif cross.gif tick.gif cross.gif tick.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif
crafting title.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif dash.gif cross.gif tick.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif tick.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif
divination title.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif dash.gif tick.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif tick.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif
dungeoneering title.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif dash.gif tick.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif tick.gif cross.gif tick.gif tick.gif cross.gif cross.gif tick.gif cross.gif cross.gif tick.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif
farming title.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif tick.gif dash.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif tick.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif
firemaking title.gif cross.gif cross.gif tick.gif cross.gif cross.gif tick.gif cross.gif dash.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif
fishing title.gif cross.gif cross.gif tick.gif cross.gif cross.gif tick.gif cross.gif cross.gif dash.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif
fletching title.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif tick.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif dash.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif tick.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif
herblore title.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif tick.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif dash.gif cross.gif tick.gif tick.gif cross.gif cross.gif tick.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif tick.gif
hunter title.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif tick.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif dash.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif
magic1 title.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif tick.gif cross.gif tick.gif tick.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif dash.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif tick.gif tick.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif
melee title.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif tick.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif dash.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif tick.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif
mining title.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif tick.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif dash.gif cross.gif cross.gif tick.gif cross.gif tick.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif
prayer1 title.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif tick.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif tick.gif tick.gif cross.gif dash.gif tick.gif cross.gif tick.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif
ranged1 title.gif tick.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif tick.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif dash.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif
runecrafting title.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif tick.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif tick.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif dash.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif
slayer title.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif tick.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif tick.gif tick.gif cross.gif cross.gif tick.gif cross.gif dash.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif
smithing title.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif tick.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif tick.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif tick.gif tick.gif cross.gif tick.gif cross.gif cross.gif dash.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif
summoning1 title.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif tick.gif tick.gif tick.gif tick.gif cross.gif cross.gif tick.gif tick.gif tick.gif tick.gif cross.gif tick.gif tick.gif tick.gif tick.gif dash.gif cross.gif tick.gif
thieving title.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif tick.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif dash.gif cross.gif
woodcutting title.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif tick.gif cross.gif tick.gif cross.gif tick.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif cross.gif dash.gif

Experience Table

The following table lists the amount of experience required for each level in any skill.

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Level Minimum Experience Maximum Experience Experience Difference
1 0 82 82
2 83 173 90
3 174 275 101
4 276 387 111
5 388 511 123
6 512 649 137
7 650 800 150
8 801 968 167
9 969 1,153 184
10 1,154 1,357 203
11 1,358 1,583 225
12 1,584 1,832 248
13 1,833 2,106 273
14 2,107 2,410 303
15 2,411 2,745 334
16 2,746 3,114 368
17 3,115 3,522 407
18 3,523 3,972 449
19 3,973 4,469 498
20 4,470 5,017 547
21 5,018 5,623 605
22 5,624 6,290 666
23 6,291 7,072 736
24 7,028 7,841 813
25 7,842 8,739 897
26 8,740 9,729 989
27 9,730 10,823 1,093
28 10,824 12,030 1,206
29 12,031 13,362 1,331
30 13,363 14,832 1,469
31 14,833 16,455 1,622
32 16,456 18,246 1,790
33 18,247 20,223 1,976
34 20,224 22,405 2,181
35 22,406 24,814 2,408
36 24,815 27,472 2,657
37 27,473 30,407 2,934
38 30,408 33,647 3,239
39 33,648 37,223 3,575
40 37,224 41,170 3,946
41 41,171 45,528 4,357
42 45,529 50,338 4,809
43 50,339 55,648 5,309
44 55,649 61,511 5,862
45 61,512 67,982 6,470
46 67,983 75,126 7,143
47 75,127 83,013 7,886
48 83,014 91,720 8,706
49 91,721 101,332 9,611
50 101,333 111,944 10,611
51 111,954 123659 11,714
52 123,660 136,593 12,933
53 136,594 150,871 14,277
54 150,872 166,653 15,763
55 166,636 184,039 17,403
56 184,040 203,253 19,213
57 203,254 224,465 21,211
58 224,466 247,865 23,419
59 247,886 273,741 25,855
60 273,742 302,287 28,545
61 302,288 333,803 31,515
62 333,804 368,598 34,794
63 368,599 407,014 38,415
64 407,015 449,427 42,412
65 449,428 496,253 46,825
66 496,254 547,952 51,698
67 547,953 605,031 57,078
68 605,032 668,050 63,018
69 668,051 737,626 69,575
70 737,627 814,444 76,817
71 814,445 899,256 84,811
72 899,257 992,894 93,637
73 992,895 1,096,277 103,382
74 1,096,278 1,210,420 114,142
75 1,210,421 1,336,442 126,021
76 1,336,443 1,475,580 139,137
77 1,475,581 1,629,199 153,618
78 1,629,200 1,798,807 169,607
79 1,798,808, 1,986,067 187,259
80 1,986,068 2,192,817 206,749
81 2,192,818 2,421,086 228,268
82 2,421,087 2,673,113 252,026
83 2,673,114 2,951,372 278,258
84 2,951,373 3,258,593 307,220
85 3,258,594 3,597,791 339,197
86 3,597,792 3,972,293 374,501
87 3,972,294 4,385,775 413,481
88 4,385,776 4,842,294 456,518
89 4,842,295 5,346,331 504,036
90 5,346,332 5,902,330 556,498
91 5,902,831 6,517,252 614,421
92 6,517,253 7,195,628 678,375
93 7,195,629 7,944,613 748,984
94 7,944,614 8,771,557 826,943
95 8,771,588 9,684,576 913,018
96 9,684,577 10,692,628 1,008,051
97 10,692,629 11,805,605 1,112,976
98 11,805,606 13,034,430 1,228,824
99 13,034,431 14,391,159 1,356,728


The total amount of experience between level 99 and 200m xp is 186,965,569. Getting 200m experience is equivalent to getting level 99 in the same skill 15 times.

Level Minimum Experience Maximum Experience Experience Difference.
100 14,391,160 15,889,107 1,497,974
101 15,889,108 17,542,975 1,653,867
102 17,542,976 19,368,990 1,826,014
103 19,368,991 21,385,071 2,016,080
104 21,385,072 23,611,004 2,225,932
105 23,611,005 26,068,630 2,457,625
106 26,068,631 28,782,067 2,713,436
107 28,782,068 31,777,941 2,995,873
108 31,777,942 35,085,652 3,307,710
109 35,085,653 38,737,659 3,652,006
110 38,737,660 42,769,798 4,032,138
111 42,769,799 47,221,638 4,451,839
112 47,221,639 52,136,867 4,915,228
113 52,136,868 57,563,716 5,426,848
114 57,563,717 63,555,441 5,991,724
115 63,555,442 70,170,838 6,615,396
116 70,170,839 77,473,826 7,303,987
117 77,474,827 85,538,080 8,064,253
118 85,539,081 94,442,735 8,903,654
119 94,442,736 104,273,165 9,830,429
120 104,273,166


The total amount of experience between level 120 and 200m xp is 95,726,834.


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