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This article is about the PvP tactic. For the spells in Ancient Magicks, see Rush spells.

Rushing is a tactic that is employed in Bounty Hunter, Wilderness and other player-killing activities. Rushers, players that utilise this tactic, wait until they find a suitable target. When their target is just finishing a battle and is hurt, they move in and attempt to quickly finish them off.

Rushing barrage-maul combo

A player rushed with Ice Barrage/Granite maul combo.

Sometimes, rushers use Vengeance, Plank Make or some emotes, to stall movement and make their character seem to run faster. In the Wilderness, they mostly target players with low Defence, high priced armour (Bandos, Barrows equipment etc.) or players training skills. Rushing usually works only when you have a high level weapon.

Suggested equipment

High levels (melee)

Equipment slot Recommended equipment
Helmet Serpentine helm > Helm of neitiznot > Berserker helm > Rock-shell helm
Body Bandos chestplate > Fighter torso > Rock-shell plate
Legs Bandos tassets > Dragon platelegs/skirt > Rock-shell legs
Shield Dragon defender > Rune defender > Dragonfire shield
Weapon Dragon claws > Armadyl godsword > Granite maul > Dragon dagger
Amulet Amulet of torture > Berserker necklace > Amulet of fury > Amulet of glory
Gloves Barrows gloves > Dragon gloves
Cape Fire cape > Skillcape > Ardougne cloak > Cape of legends
Boots Primordial boots > Dragon boots > Bandos boots
Ring Berserker ring > Warrior ring

These high level items are generally not used as it is not worth the risk; most high level rushers will use lower level armour such as rune or black dragonhides or none at all.

Low levels (melee)

Equipment slot Recommended equipment
Helmet Rune full helm > Adamant full helm
Body Rune platebody > Adamant platebody
Legs Rune platelegs > Adamant platelegs
Shield Rune defender > Adamant defender > Rune kiteshield
Weapon Dragon claws > Granite maul > Dragon dagger
Amulet Amulet of glory > Amulet of strength
Gloves Barrows gloves > Dragon gloves > Adamant gloves
Cape Obsidian cape
Boots Dragon boots > Rune boots
Ring Warrior ring > Berserker ring

Inventory

Rushers will generally fill their inventory with food but will also bring along several potions such as Super sets and Super restore/Prayer potions. For food, anglerfish and shark are recommended for their high healing, though lower level players could also use more affordable lobster or monkfish.

Prayer

If using prayer, Rigour/Augury help the most, giving a large boost to damage and Defence. Piety is also a suitable choice for players without the money and 77 Prayer requirement for the prayer scrolls. Low level players can use the best Strength and Attack boosting prayer available to them.

Herblore

Use of Herblore is highly recommended as potions such as Super combats at 90 Herblore may be used to give a small damage boost.

See also

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