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Power levelling or grinding is the term used when a player is trying to raise their level in a certain skill in as short a time as possible, without worrying about making a loss or gaining other resources. This may involve using almost every possible resource available, making up for the loss when the target level has been achieved.

A good example is when a player trains Mining, dropping ores instead of banking or selling them. This saves travelling time, which makes levelling faster, but no monetary profit is gained. Gaining a cash pile from training won't matter during power-levelling, because your main goal is the fastest experience possible.

Commonly power-levelled skills

Attack icon.png Melee

Players often train their melee skills by:

Construction icon.png Construction

Main article: Construction training

Players often train their construction by:

Cooking icon.png Cooking

Players often train their cooking by:

Crafting icon.png Crafting

Players often train their crafting by:

Farming icon.png Farming

Main article: Farming training

Players often train their farming by:

Firemaking icon.png Firemaking

Players often train their firemaking by:

Fishing icon.png Fishing

Players often train their fishing by:

Fletching icon.png Fletching

Main article: Fletching training

Players often train fletching by:

Herblore icon.png Herblore

Main article: Herblore training

Players often train their herblore by:

Hunter icon.png Hunter

Main article: Hunter training

Players often train their hunter by:

Magic icon.png Magic

Players often train magic by casting:

Mining icon.png Mining

Main article: Mining training

Players often train their mining by:

Prayer icon.png Prayer

Players often train their prayer by:

Ranged icon.png Ranged

Players often train their ranged by:

Runecrafting icon.png Runecrafting

Players often train their runecrafting by:

Smithing icon.png Smithing

Players often train their smithing by:

Thieving icon.png Thieving

Main article: Thieving training

Players often train their thieving by:

Woodcutting icon.png Woodcutting

Players often train their woodcutting by:

Cost of power levelling

Because power levelling is focused on speed rather than profit, it can be fairly expensive to power level, or may forgo potential profit, depending on the method. Power levelling often sees items being dropped in favour of saving time to bank them. However, in some cases (such as cutting maple trees at Seers' Village), it might be more efficient to bank the logs instead of dropping them as it can be faster as the bank is fairly close, and therefore, more profitable.