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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.jpg icon. The sum of all the player's skills is their Total level (Starting at 35 and stopping at 2595), and their Combat level(Starting from level 4 and stopping at level 200) is derived from the highest out of Attack, Strength, Magic, Ranged, and Summoning, added to their Defence level plus 2.

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:

Skill Types
+ level 5 cap for free-to-play players, * members only
Combat skills icon Attack / Strength / Defence / Summoning+ / Ranged / Magic
Combat Skills Skills which help you to inflict damage to other creatures. These also raise your Combat level.
Gathering skills icon Mining / Fishing / Woodcutting / Hunter+ / Farming+ / Divination+
Gathering Skills Skills which involve gathering resources from the environment.
Artisan skills icon Smithing / Cooking / Runecrafting / Crafting / Firemaking / Herblore+ / Fletching+ / Construction*
Artisan Skills Skills which process raw materials into new products.
Support skills icon Dungeoneering / Thieving+ / Agility+ / Slayer+ / Prayer / Constitution
Support Skills Skills which support other skills, or gameplay in general.

List of Skills

List of Skills
Agility Agility Improves run energy regeneration rate, as well as allowing access to shortcuts around the world. Support skills icon member badge small.png
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. Support 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 member badge small.png
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 member badge small.png
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 member badge small.png
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 member badge small.png
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 member badge small.png
Hunter Hunter Allows the trapping of various wild creatures using different methods. Higher levels allows more different creatures to be caught. Gathering skills icon member badge small.png
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. Support 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 member badge small.png
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 member badge small.png
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 member badge small.png
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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