This article is about the Magic skill. For information on training Magic, see Magic training (F2P) (P2P).

Magic is one of the most important skills in Old School RuneScape and is one of the three combat classes. It is used in Combat; it allows crafted items to be enchanted, fast transport around the world via teleports, and convert items into coins via High Level Alchemy. Magic is probably the largest source of coins into the game. While it is possible to play the game without being skilled in Magic, it is a considerable advantage to be able to use many spells, especially High Level Alchemy and teleports.

Magic is also important in order to defend well against Magic attacks. Unlike melee and Ranged defence, Magic defence is actually determined by both Magic (70%) and Defence (30%) levels, as well as magic defence bonus.

Magic accuracy [1] [2]

  • PvP opponent's defence roll 70% magic level, 30% defence level and magic defence bonus
    • Effective level = player's magic level * 0.7 + player's defence level * 0.3
      • Effective level x ( 64 + Equipment bonus)= Defence roll
  • PvM NPC's defence roll 100% magic level and magic defence bonus
    • Monsters magic level x ( 64 + Monsters magic defence bonus)= Defence roll
    • Protect from magic makes NPCs most of the time splash against player. [3]
  • Players accuracy roll from magic level and magic attack bonus [4]
    • Effective level= (Level + potion boost x prayer) + 8
      • Effective level x ( 64 + Equipment bonus)= Attack roll
  • Hit chance
    • When attack roll > defence roll
      • 1 - (defence+2)/[2 x(Attack+1)]
    • When opposite
      • (Attack)/[2x(Def+1)]
All members-only spells on this page are written in italics.
Audio options icon
Magic level-up music (link)
The first music that can be played when levelled up.
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Magic level-up music (link)
The second music that can be played when levelled up.


For a list of all the spells in the game, see List of spells.
Magic demo

A player demonstrating Magic spells.

Magic is used almost exclusively through casting Spells on monsters, another player, on one's self (reflexively), or on an item.


Main article: Runes
All spells (with the exception of the Home Teleports in the Standard, Ancient and Lunar spellbooks) require the use of runes as a consumed resource. Runes are stackable, commonly traded items which are obtained by various methods. For hints on obtaining runes, see Runes: Obtaining runes.

Elemental staves

Main article: Elemental staves
The requirement for certain runes in a spell can be removed if the player wields an elemental staff corresponding to an elemental rune. As an example, wielding a staff of fire allows a player to cast High Level Alchemy using only one nature rune.

Magic weapons

Main article: Weapons#Magic_weapons


There are four divisions of Magic in RuneScape - standard (commonly called "modern"), Ancient Magicks, Lunar spells, and Necromancy. Each has a different spellbook and typically only one can be used at once (for an exception to this rule, see Spellbook Swap). The special spellbooks are only available on members' worlds.

To cast a spell, a player must choose the wanted spell from their spellbook. To access the activated spellbook, click on the spellbook icon in the game's interface.

Standard spells

Main article: Standard spells
Standard spells

The standard spellbook.

The standard spells are activated on any new character's account, and they are available on all worlds. There is no prerequisite to using the standard spellbook, although some spells are only available on members' worlds and others require completion of certain quests or tasks. As with other skills, new capabilities require higher skill levels.

Ancient Magicks

Main article: Ancient Magicks
The Ancient Magicks contain some of the most dangerous offensive spells. These spells can only be used after completing the fiendish Desert Treasure quest.

Lunar spells

Main article: Lunar spells
The Lunar spells are mostly supportive spells and are unrelated to combat, and require completing the Lunar Diplomacy quest before being usable. A spellbook extension becomes available after completion of the Dream Mentor quest.

Arceuus spells

Main article: Arceuus spellbook
The Arceuus spellbook (also known as the Necromancy spellbook), is a spellbook that can be accessed by gaining 60% favour with the Arceuus House in Great Kourend. It contains mostly creature reanimation spells, but also several alternative teleportation spells.

Standard spellbook description

In the standard spellbook, spells fall into one of several categories: combat, Curse, Teleportation, Alchemy and Enchantment. All spells yield their associated amount of experience when cast. Combat spells additionally give experience related to the amount of damage caused to the opponent(s).

Teleportation spells

Teleportation spells are very popular with all players - free-to-players and members alike, as teleportation spells save lots of time when travelling around the world. Note that using a teleport spell is not possible north of level 20 Wilderness, nor in any of the combat-based minigames such as Castle Wars and Pest Control.

Icon Spell Magic
Experience Notes
Home Teleport iconHome Teleport1None0This spell will transport you to Lumbridge free of charge. It takes around 10 seconds to cast and is interruptible by combat. Additionally, it may only be cast every 30 minutes.
Varrock Teleport iconVarrock Teleport251Law rune1Fire rune3Air rune35Transports you to the centre of Varrock, by the fountain near the shop.
Lumbridge Teleport iconLumbridge Teleport311Law rune1Earth rune3Air rune41Transports you to the centre of Lumbridge Castle, in the same spot as the Home Teleport.
Falador Teleport iconFalador Teleport371Law rune1Water rune3Air rune48Transports you to the centre of Falador, by the Guards.
Teleport to House iconTeleport to House401Law rune1Earth rune1Air rune30Transports you to your house. See Constructionskill.
Camelot Teleport iconCamelot Teleport451Law rune5Air rune55.5Transports you to Camelot south of the castle.
Ardougne Teleport iconArdougne Teleport512Law rune2Water rune61Transports you to Ardougne in the centre of the square. You must complete the Plague Cityquest to use this teleport.
Watchtower Teleport iconWatchtower Teleport582Law rune2Earth rune68Transports you to the top of the Watchtower, next to Yanille. You must complete the Watchtowerquest to use this spell.
Trollheim Teleport iconTrollheim Teleport612Law rune2Fire rune68Transports you to the very top of Trollheim, near Eadgar's cave. You must complete the Eadgar's Rusequest to use this teleport.
Teleport to Ape Atoll iconTeleport to Ape Atoll642Law rune2Fire rune2Water rune1Banana74Transports you to Ape Atoll. Requires completion of the Awowogei subquest of Recipe for Disaster.
Teleport to Kourend iconTeleport to Kourend692Soul rune2Law rune5Fire rune4Water rune82Transports you to the centre of Great Kourend. Players must unlock the spell via searching for the book, transportation incantations, in the Arceuus House Library.
Teleother Lumbridge iconTeleother Lumbridge741Soul rune1Law rune1Earth rune84Teleports another player who has Accept Aid switched on to Lumbridge.
Teleother Falador iconTeleother Falador821Soul rune1Law rune1Water rune92Teleports another player who has Accept Aid switched on to Falador.
Tele Block iconTele Block851Law rune1Death rune1Chaos rune80Can only be cast on another player in the Wilderness, and if successful, will prevent that player from using teleportation spells for 5 minutes.
Teleport to Bounty Target iconTeleport to Bounty Target851Law rune1Death rune1Chaos rune45Teleports you near your Bounty Hunter Target. You can only use this spell after using a Bounty teleport scroll.
Teleother Camelot iconTeleother Camelot902Soul rune1Law rune100Teleports another player who has Accept Aid switched on to Camelot.

Combat spells

Main article: Combat spells
All combat spells result in a spell related amount of experience when cast, but also give experience depending on the amount of damage caused to the opponent. Each damage point caused by a combat spell yields 2 Magic experience points (i.e. hitting a 30 with a spell yields the spell's base experience + 60 Magic experience) and 1.33 Hitpoints experience points. Generally, most combat spells use some air runes in combination with some other "combat" runes, though there are exceptions with the special spells such as Magic Dart.

All spells have equal accuracy, and the magical accuracy is only derived from the current Magic level (and applicable boosts such as from potions or prayer) and Magic accuracy bonus from equipment. To maximise accuracy, especially in training and player killing, players are advised to equip magic-boosting equipment, unequip magic-lowering equipment, drink Wizard's mind bomb, and raise Magic levels.

Icon Spell Magic
Experience Max hit Notes
Wind Strike iconWind Strike11Mind rune1Air rune5.52
Water Strike iconWater Strike51Mind rune1Water rune1Air rune7.54
Earth Strike iconEarth Strike91Mind rune2Earth rune1Air rune9.56
Fire Strike iconFire Strike131Mind rune3Fire rune2Air rune11.58
Wind Bolt iconWind Bolt171Chaos rune2Air rune13.59
Water Bolt iconWater Bolt231Chaos rune2Water rune2Air rune16.510
Earth Bolt iconEarth Bolt291Chaos rune3Earth rune2Air rune19.511
Fire Bolt iconFire Bolt351Chaos rune4Fire rune3Air rune22.512Chaos gauntlets can be used with Bolt spells. The gauntlets, when worn, increase the maximum damage done by all bolt spells by 3, thus making the max hit of a specific bolt spell only 1 behind the Blast spell of the same element.
Crumble Undead iconCrumble Undead391Chaos rune2Earth rune2Air rune24.515Will only work on ZombiesSkeletons, etc. Can only be auto-cast with the Slayer's staff or Void knight mace.
Wind Blast iconWind Blast411Death rune3Air rune25.513
Water Blast iconWater Blast471Death rune3Water rune3Air rune28.514
Iban Blast iconIban Blast501Death rune5Fire rune
Iban's staff
3025Must complete Underground Passquest, the staff has 120 charges (or 2,500 with Iban's staff (u)). Using Iban Blast on any monster will use one charge. Using the spell on a player will use up 2 charges. When all the charges are used up, you have to recharge the staff by using it on the well in the Underground Pass, past the three paladins.
Magic Dart iconMagic Dart501Death rune4Mind rune
+ Slayer's staff
3015-19Must have 55 Slayer to use. The staff costs 21,000 coins from any Slayer master.
Earth Blast iconEarth Blast531Death rune4Earth rune3Air rune31.515
Fire Blast iconFire Blast591Death rune5Fire rune4Air rune34.516This is the strongest spell available to free players.
Saradomin Strike iconSaradomin Strike602Blood rune2Fire rune4Air rune
Saradomin staff / Staff of Light
3520 / 30Must complete Mage Arena.
Lowers target's prayer by 1 for each successful cast.

Charge increases max hit from 20 to 30.

Claws of Guthix iconClaws of Guthix602Blood rune1Fire rune4Air rune
Guthix staff / Void Knight mace
3520 / 30Must complete Mage Arena.
Chance to lower target's defence by 5% on successful hit.

Charge increases max hit from 20 to 30

Flames of Zamorak iconFlames of Zamorak602Blood rune4Fire rune1Air rune
Zamorak staff / (Toxic) Staff of the dead
3520 / 30Must complete Mage Arena.
Lowers target's magic by 5% on a successful hit.
Charge increases max hit from 20 to 30.
Wind Wave iconWind Wave621Blood rune5Air rune3617
Water Wave iconWater Wave651Blood rune7Water rune5Air rune37.518
Earth Wave iconEarth Wave701Blood rune7Earth rune5Air rune4019
Fire Wave iconFire Wave751Blood rune7Fire rune5Air rune42.520
Wind Surge iconWind Surge811Wrath rune5Air rune44.521
Water Surge iconWater Surge851Wrath rune10Water rune7Air rune46.522
Earth Surge iconEarth Surge901Wrath rune10Earth rune7Air rune48.523
Fire Surge iconFire Surge951Wrath rune10Fire rune7Air rune50.524

Defensive casting

Although each damage point caused by a combat spell yields 2 Magic experience points and 1.33 Hitpoints experience points when casting regularly, the other option, which is denoted by a shield icon in the interface, represents 'defensive casting'. If you click this button instead of the regular option, you will gain Defence experience whenever you cast combat spells at the cost of receiving a reduced amount of Magic experience. On defensive, you get 1.33 Magic experience points and 1 Defence experience point for every damage point you inflict as well as the usual 1.33 Hitpoints experience points and base Magic experience that is earned for each cast.


A curse spell is any spell that causes a negative effect to its target other than damage. Curses are an underused part of Magic, mainly because spell casters have little time to waste in casting damage spells. In long, prolonged fights, using a curse spell or two at the beginning may be a very good idea. Curses also are useful when competing for a monster respawn, as the curse immediately engages the monster.

Icon Spell Magic
Experience Notes
Confuse iconConfuse31Body rune2Earth rune3Water rune13Reduces your opponent's Attack by 5%.
Weaken iconWeaken111Body rune2Earth rune3Water rune21Reduces your opponent's Strength by 5%.
Curse iconCurse191Body rune3Earth rune2Water rune29Reduces your opponent's Defence by 5%.
Bind iconBind202Nature rune3Earth rune3Water rune30Prevents your opponent from moving for 5 seconds.
Snare iconSnare503Nature rune4Earth rune4Water rune60Prevents your opponent from moving for 10 seconds.
Vulnerability iconVulnerability661Soul rune5Earth rune5Water rune76Reduces your opponent's Defence by 10%.
Enfeeble iconEnfeeble731Soul rune8Earth rune8Water rune83Reduces your opponent's Strength by 10%.
Entangle iconEntangle794Nature rune5Earth rune5Water rune89Prevents your opponent from moving for 15 seconds.
Charge iconCharge803Blood rune3Fire rune3Air rune180This spell temporarily increases the maximum damage of the three God spells to 30 for about 7 minutes. The corresponding God cape must be worn along with the staff in order for the spell to get the damage increase.
Stun iconStun801Soul rune12Earth rune12Water rune90Reduces your opponent's Attack by 10%.


All Alchemy spells use nature runes to convert some thing into some other thing. Particularly note High Level Alchemy in this section, as it is probably the most widely used spell in the game.

Icon Spell Magic
Experience Notes
Bones to bananas iconBones to Bananas151Nature rune2Earth rune2Water rune25Converts all bones in the player's inventory into bananas.
Low level alchemy iconLow Level Alchemy211Nature rune3Fire rune31Converts items into coins.
Superheat item iconSuperheat Item431Nature rune4Fire rune53Smelts ores without the need for a furnace.
High Level Alchemy iconHigh Level Alchemy551Nature rune5Fire rune65Converts items into more coins than Low Level Alchemy spell.
Bones to peaches iconBones to Peaches602Nature rune4Earth rune4Water rune35.5Converts all bones in inventory into peaches. You must buy this spell from the Mage Training Arena.


All enchantment spells use cosmic runes to make an item magical. For the enchant orb group of spells, you need to travel to the appropriate obelisk and cast the spell on that. Similarly with the jewellery spells, you must have a piece of jewellery to cast the spell on.

Icon Spell Magic
Experience Notes
Enchant Crossbow Bolt iconEnchant Crossbow Bolt4VariesVariesEnchants any type of tipped bolts, up to level 87 Magic required.
Lvl-1 Enchant iconLvl-1 Enchant71Cosmic rune1Water rune17.5Enchants sapphire jewellery.
Lvl-2 Enchant iconLvl-2 Enchant271Cosmic rune3Air rune37Enchants emerald jewellery.
Lvl-3 Enchant iconLvl-3 Enchant491Cosmic rune5Fire rune59Enchants ruby jewellery.
Charge Water Orb iconCharge Water Orb563Cosmic rune30Water rune1Unpowered orb66Creates a water orb, spell must be cast on Obelisk of Water deep in the Taverley Dungeon.
Lvl-4 Enchant iconLvl-4 Enchant571Cosmic rune10Earth rune67Enchants diamond jewellery.
Charge Earth Orb iconCharge Earth Orb603Cosmic rune30Earth rune1Unpowered orb70Creates an earth orb, spell must be cast on the Obelisk of Earth in Edgeville Dungeon.
Charge Fire Orb iconCharge Fire Orb633Cosmic rune30Fire rune1Unpowered orb73Creates a fire orb, spell must be cast on Obelisk of Fire deep in the Taverley Dungeon.
Charge Air Orb iconCharge Air Orb663Cosmic rune30Air rune1Unpowered orb76Creates an air orb, spell must be cast on Obelisk of Air in Edgeville Dungeon.
Lvl-5 Enchant iconLvl-5 Enchant681Cosmic rune15Earth rune15Water rune78Enchants dragonstone jewellery.
Lvl-6 Enchant iconLvl-6 Enchant871Cosmic rune20Fire rune20Earth rune97Enchants onyx jewellery.
Lvl-7 Enchant iconLvl-7 Enchant9320Soul rune20Blood rune1Cosmic rune110Enchants zenyte jewellery.


Monster magic defence

Defence level has no effect. Magic defence is rolled from monster's magic level and magic defence bonus. Unlike range and melee which uses defence level and style defence bonus. [5]

How to successfully fight as a mage

As a mage, you are weak against Ranged and strong against melee fighters. When attacking others, you should use a combination of Entangle-like spells (Bind, Snare, Entangle, Ice spells in Ancient Magicks) and highly damaging spells such as Fire Wave, Iban Blast, or the Mage Arena spells. Curses tend to be underused, but do not underestimate them. Lunar spells appear to be helper spells for a team of PKers. When fighting monsters, using battle tactics helps, such as hiding behind a rock. Also, most undead creatures and demons are weak to Magic attacks. This will provide an advantage over these creatures. However, you must be careful because certain monsters are weak to certain elemental attacks (wind, water, earth, fire).

Magic staves

Main article: Staves
Various staves are available in Old School RuneScape. In the list below are all the free-to-play staves, which all can be obtained at Zaff's store in Varrock. The main effect of a staff is to boost Magic Attack and Defence, while the elemental staves provide unlimited amounts of their corresponding rune(s). There are many members staves such as battlestaves, mystic stavesSlayer's staffLunar staff and Ancient staff. Please visit the staves' page for a complete description.
Item Attack Defence Strength
Crush Magic Stab Slash Crush Magic
Magic staffMagic staff1010231107
Staff of airStaff of air710231103
Staff of waterStaff of water710231103
Staff of earthStaff of earth710231105
Staff of fireStaff of fire910231106

Magic armour and robes

Main article: Armour
Most mages wear robes, although some light armour is available that is made from special material and does not hinder the wearer's ability to perform magical attacks. For the different sets of armour and detailed information on each piece, see the armour guide.

A player can have a Magic Attack bonus of up to 172, and a Magic Defence bonus up to 234. The lowest Magic attack bonus is -105, which will help prevent spells from hitting an opponent while training (i.e. splashing).

Training Magic

Main article: Magic training
In general, Magic is a very useful skill to train. Most players reach level 55 and then most of their experience comes from High Level Alchemy thereafter.

Using Ancient Magicks

Ice Barrage in Multicombat

A player using Ice Barrage to train Magic in their house.

Using Ancient Magicks is a quick, yet expensive way to train Magic. The way many people train with Ancients is by utilising Ice Burst. They have some of their friends come with them to either the TzHaar Fight Pit or to a combat ring in a player-owned house. There, they arrange themselves in a 3x3 box. The trainer then casts Ice Burst on the center person, thus hitting everybody in the box. This gains a lot of experience, as you get 2 experience for every point of damage you give.

A much cheaper approach (and considered the best Magic experience in the game by many at approximately 160,000 experience per hour) is through Nightmare Zone. Here, you can get unlimited free runes provided your team captain has completed Horror from the Deep. However, due to an update, gaining experience in this fashion has been largely mitigated.

Getting to level 55

If money is tight, it is recommended that you use the Runecrafting skill to make plenty of mind and air runes to train in Magic. You can buy a Staff of fire or earth from Zaff's staff store and cast Fire Strike or Earth Strike on any monster that cannot reach you, such as the Hobgoblins near the Crafting Guild, the Skeletons in the Varrock Sewer, the Scorpions in the Scorpion pit mine near Al Kharid, or the lesser demon at the top of the Wizards' Tower.

For those with far more fire runes than air runes, a staff of air can prove more useful than a staff of fire as every damage spell requires air runes to cast. Certain locations such as the prison in Port Sarim and the demon's cage in the Wizards' Tower can prove to be useful when training Magic. Also, there are hidden benefits to players who can use the spell Telekinetic Grab at Magic level 33: items can be taken from the vault beneath the Varrock west bank, used to collect wine of zamorak (highly valued by high level herbalists) and one can retrieve items (such as dropped arrows) which end up out of normal reach.

Cursing creatures such as Monks of Zamorak and moss giants is also an effective way of levelling up Magic. Using Curse gives you 29 experience per cast, and body runes nearly always have the maximum stock in magic shops.

If you have money to spend, buy your runes instead, and if you have lots of money, use chaos runes for faster training. Alternatively, you may want to investigate the Mage Training Arena where you can gain plenty of experience from non-combat spells.

High Level Alchemy

High Level Alchemy is perhaps the single most used spell in the game. It allows you to convert items that you possess into coins. Most players owe their high level of Magic to this spell, at 65 Magic experience per casting, using a staff of fire so as to only consume 1 nature rune per spell. Players with high Fletching, Crafting or Smithing can turn the items they make into coins, thereby adding money to the economy or to their own wealth.

Smithing and Crafting items may also be "alched" for decent amounts, if they are high level items.

Mage Training Arena

Our guide to the Mage Training Arena covers this in more detail, but essentially, you can gain excellent Magic experience here, as well as gaining access to the spell Bones to Peaches.


Our guide to the Barrows covers this in more detail, but the Barrows can be extremely good Magic experience, mainly because you receive large amounts of runes from the chest as a reward. It is profitable to train Magic here, and is good experience at the same time.


"Splashing" is an outmoded technique to gain Magic experience while away from the keyboard (AFK). Players would equip a full suit of plate armour and dragonhide vambraces, in order to gain a Magic bonus of -65 or more. This would cause all spells to fail casting (which results in a "splash" animation), keeping the target from dying.

Due to a recent update on AFK combat, "splashing" is less effective. Since the update, the player will stop attacking after only gaining a few thousand experience if the player does not interact with the client (every approximately 20 minutes), regardless of whether Auto Retaliate is turned on.

Monsters that are weak to magic

Temporary boosts

  • Three Prayers can boost Magic by 5%, 10%, or 15%. This boost does not increase damage nor does it allow you to perform spells above your current level. Jagex has confirmed that these prayers only help your magical accuracy and, following an update, your magical defence as well.
  • The Wizard's mind bomb is a type of beer which increases the player's Magic by 3, but it only increases your Magic by 2 if your Magic level is below 49. It can be bought in the Rising Sun Inn, which is in Falador, as well as various places in the members world, and also brewed by players. The mature brew boosts magic by an additional level.
  • Magic essence potions made using the Herblore skill boost Magic by 3.
  • Magic and Battlemage potions made using the Herblore skill boost Magic by 4.
  • Imbued heart boosts Magic by 2-10 (1 + 10% of the player's level, rounded down).
  • A red spicy stew can boost Magic by up to 5 or it can also decrease it by 5.
  • Super magic potions and Overloads boost magic by 5 - 19 (15% + 5), but they can only be used in the Nightmare Zone.

All boosts to your Magic level allow you to perform spells above your current level.

Quests rewarding Magic experience

Quest Experience
Magic req. Other requirements
Witch's Potion325 - -
Imp Catcher875 - -
Fairytale I - Growing Pains1,000 - -
Spirits of the Elid1,00033 Magic icon 37 Thieving icon, 37 Ranged icon, 37 Mining icon
The Giant Dwarf1,50033 Magic icon 14 Thieving icon, 12 Crafting icon, 16 Firemaking icon
The Grand Tree2,150 - 25 Agility icon
Recipe for Disaster
(Lumbridge Guide subquest)
2,500 - 40 Cooking icon
Horror from the Deep4,662 - 35 Agility icon
King's Ransom5,00045 Magic icon 65 Defence icon
Lunar Diplomacy5,00065 Magic icon 61 Crafting icon, 40 Defence icon, 49 Firemaking icon, 5 Herblore icon, 60 Mining icon, 55 Woodcutting icon
Enakhra's Lament7,00039 Magic icon 50 Crafting icon, 45 Firemaking icon, 43 Prayer icon, 45 Mining icon
Dream Mentor10,000 65 Magic icon 32 Agility icon (Boostable), 85 Multicombat, 61 Crafting icon, 40 Defence icon, 49 Firemaking icon, 5 Herblore icon, 60 Mining icon, 55 Woodcutting icon
The Eyes of Glouphrie12,00046 Magic icon 5 Construction icon, 45 Woodcutting icon (Ironman chat badge)
Swan Song15,00066 Magic icon 100 Quest point icon, 62 Cooking icon, 62 Fishing icon, 45 Smithing icon, 42 Firemaking icon, 40 Crafting icon
Watchtower15,25015 Magic icon 15 Thieving icon, 25 Agility icon, 14 Herblore icon, 40 Mining icon
Desert Treasure20,00050 Magic icon 53 Thieving icon, 50 Firemaking icon, 10 Slayer icon
Total 103,262

Skill choice

Upon completing any of the following quests, players may choose to allocate experience to Magic. These rewards usually come in the form of items, such as lamps or books, and are independent of any experience rewards directly received for completing the quest.

Quest Experience
Skills available Skill requirements
Client of Kourend500 twiceAny-
Fairytale II - Cure a Queen2,500 Any skill above 30 49 Farming icon, 57 Herblore icon
A Tail of Two Cats2,500 twice Any skill above 30 -
The Great Brain Robbery5,000 Any skill above 30 16 Crafting icon, 30 Construction icon, 50 Prayer icon
King's Ransom5,000 Any skill above 50 65 Defence icon
Darkness of Hallowvale2,000 three times Any skill above 30 5 Construction icon, 20 Mining icon, 22 Thieving icon, 32 Crafting icon, 33 Magic icon, 40 Strength icon
Curse of the Empty Lord
10,000 Any skill above 50 Some players will need 31 Prayer icon
Shadow of the Storm10,000 Attack icon Strength icon Defence icon Magic icon Ranged icon Hitpoints icon 30 Crafting icon
Contact!7,000 twice Attack icon Strength icon Defence icon Magic icon Ranged icon Hitpoints icon -
Dream Mentor15,000 Strength icon Defence icon Magic icon Ranged icon Hitpoints icon 32 Agility icon (Boostable), 85 Multicombat, 61 Crafting icon, 40 Defence icon, 49 Firemaking icon, 5 Herblore icon, 65 Magic icon, 60 Mining icon, 55 Woodcutting icon
One Small Favour10,000 twice Any skill above 30 36 Agility icon, 25 Crafting icon, 18 Herblore icon, 30 Smithing icon
Recipe for Disaster
(The final battle)
20,000 Any skill above 50 175 Quest point icon, 48 Agility icon, 50 Mining icon, 53 Fishing icon, 53 Thieving icon, 25 Herblore icon, 59 Magic icon, 40 Smithing icon, 50 Firemaking icon, 40 Ranged icon, 40 Crafting icon, 10 Fletching icon, 10 Slayer icon, 36 Woodcutting icon
Legends' Quest7,650 four times Attack icon Strength icon Defence icon Magic icon Hitpoints icon Prayer icon Woodcutting icon Crafting icon Smithing icon Herblore icon Agility icon Thieving icon 107 Quest point icon, 50 Agility icon, 50 Crafting icon, 45 Herblore icon, 56 Magic icon, 52 Mining icon, 42 Prayer icon, 50 Smithing icon, 50 Strength icon, 50 Thieving icon, 50 Woodcutting icon
Dragon Slayer II25,000 four times Attack icon Strength icon Defence icon Magic icon Ranged icon Hitpoints icon 200 Quest point icon, 75 Magic icon, 70 Smithing icon, 68 Mining icon, 62 Crafting icon, 60 Agility icon, 60 Thieving icon, 50 Construction icon, 50 Hitpoints icon
Monkey Madness II50,000 twice Attack icon Strength icon Defence icon Magic icon Ranged icon Hitpoints icon 69 Slayer icon, 70 Crafting icon, 60 Hunter icon, 55 Agility icon, 55 Thieving icon, 60 Firemaking icon
Total 344,100


  • In early 2001, there were two magic skills, Good Magic and Evil Magic. However, with the introduction of a new magic system, the lower skill was removed, and the higher skill changed to Magic. For example, if the player had level 50 Good Magic and level 40 Evil Magic, he would keep level 50 Magic, and the experience for the Evil Magic was discarded. Because of this, some players were upset that they lost money for training their lower magic skill, and that the experience was thrown away instead of carried over. There were also spells like Shock Bolt, Elemental Bolt, Camouflage, and Fear.
  • Prior to the introduction of RuneScape 2, combat spells were universally represented by a simple, flying blue star, which proved difficult to distinguish from arrows, which were green stars. Also, in RuneScape Classic, players were capable of casting magic spells while wearing full rune armour, leading to a massive imbalance in favour of high-level mages.
  • Prior to the advent of multicombat areas in RuneScape 2, mages and archers could attack enemies while a melee fighter engaged the monster in direct combat. This was the most common way for multiple players to attack the same creature, usually high level bosses like the King Black Dragon. The loot would go to whoever dealt the most damage, and the person who dealt the last hit would be the only one to receive experience, though less than if they had killed the monster themselves.
  • In RuneScape Classic, each spell gave the fixed experience using the formula 2 * spell level + 20. Magic was a much faster skill to train if you could get sufficient runes, though runes were much harder to obtain. With RuneScape 2 came the introduction of Runecrafting and many monsters with much higher rune drop rates, so runes became much easier to obtain. Accordingly, experience rates were also reduced to where they are today. Now normal spells generally gives (spell level + 10) experience and combat spells generally give a base experience of (spell level + 10)/2.
  • In terms of accuracy, 1 Magic level is equal to 24 Defence; this has been a problem spoken of but was told by Mod Mark.
  • A Runescape Mythbusters episode aired on twitch revealed that a player's magic level plays a role in defending against magic attacks.


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