Optimal Questing in OSRS – Your Options

There are many ways to undertake your questing experience in Old School RuneScape, but which one suits you?

Questing can be a rewarding aspect of Old School RuneScape, no matter if you are in it for the unique item unlocks such as a pair of trusty Barrow’s Gloves requiring a total of 175 quest points, the shiny Quest Point Cape earned from completing every quest in the game, or you just like to quest.

Even though quests in OSRS are full of lore and rich, enjoyable experiences, not everyone loves to quest. The problem is questing is an essential aspect of the game, especially for main accounts.

You can put questing off all you like, but sooner or later, you will feel the effects of it. It could be that you lack certain powerful items or cannot access unique zones and skilling methods that will help you maximize your OSRS gold output.

That’s why you’re reading this piece, though! This guide will cover some of the ways you can go about completing your Old School quest log, with different methods being ideal for various types of players.

The Notable Unlocks Method:

One of the biggest reasons players want to complete quests is to unlock various items and locations within the game. This is probably the method that most of you will choose, or at the very least, mix with another method while cherry-picking certain quests for the unlocks you want.

This section will cover the quests that grant what we believe to be the most essential unlocks, saving you time by not having to complete other quests, and allowing you to get to the high-level items you might need for PvM to earn more OSRS gold.


Recipe For Disaster (RFD): Barrows Gloves

Dragon Slayer (DS): Rune Platebody, Green Dragonhide Body, Dragon Platebody

Dragon Slayer 2 (DS2): Ferocious Gloves, Ava’s Assembler

Animal Magnetism: Ava’s Accumulator/Attractor (depending on Range level)

Dwarf Cannon: The Dwarven Multicannon

Monkey Madness 1 (MM1): Dragon Scimmy

Fremennik Trials/Isles/Exiles: Archer/Berserker/Warrior/Farseer Helm, Neitznot Helm, and Neitznot Faceguard, respectively.

The Slug Menace: Proselyte Armour

Lost City: Dragon Dagger, Dragon Longsword

Notable Locations:

The Grand Tree: Unlocks The Gnome Stronghold

Shilo Village: Unlocks Shilo Village

Priest In Peril: Unlocks Morytania

Monkey Madness 1: Grants full access to Ape Atoll

Monkey Madness 2: Unlocks the bank at Ape Atoll

Song of the Elves: Prifddinas


Lunar Diplomacy: Lunar Spells

Desert Treasure: Ancient Magicks


Druidic Ritual: Unlocks Herblore

Rune Mysteries: For using exp lamps on the Runecrafting

The Requirements Method:

The requirements method consists of players getting all of the skilling requirements they need to complete every quest in the game before they start the big grind.

Although the ‘Quest Experience’ method below aims to maximize the experience gained from each quest reward, this method indicates that it might be more time-efficient and less annoying to get the requirements out of the way first.

Some notable, often challenging to achieve minimum requirements for the Quest Point Cape are:

70 Smithing

70 Herblore

70 Construction

72 Mining

70 Farming

70 Agility

85 Combat

If you are having trouble getting the gold together to pay for the buyable skills, remember you can always buy OSRS gold.

The Novice to Grandmaster Method:

For those who like to check off the easy quests first on their, this method may be for you. It’s easier to level up this way instead of looking for OSRS accounts for sale. Simply start off each quest that is available at the novice tier, complete it, and rinse and repeat for intermediate quests, experienced quests, master quests, and finally, grandmaster quests.

This will ensure you are completing quests at a fast pace at the beginning, tapering off to the hardest quests in the game later on, as you have more experience questing.

This is also a great way to rack up a bunch of quest points early on, which might help you if you are looking to get gloves from Recipe for Disaster or are aiming for Dragon Slayer II items. Clearing off easy quests first is also helpful for those looking to unlock Slayer blocks.

The Quest Experience Method:

We live in the age of efficiency-scape, and so some players want to get the most out of their quest rewards. With some difficult-to-train skills such as Agility, the experience rewards from certain quests can make a tangible difference to training times.

Players can find various lists designed for OSRS that will point them to an exact order of questing while sending them to train skills between each questing section.

That said, there is still a lot of training to be done in between quests, and for many players, these breaks for a small amount of training will take them out of the flow of questing. Oh, these guides tend to go out of date pretty quickly, too.

It could be a good idea for most players to follow ‘The Requirements Method’ listed above. While technically not as efficient, it seems like it would be much more practical for most of the player base.

Notes For Optimal Questing:

So, you’ve picked a method, or mix of methods, that you want to follow, and you’re ready to kill some dragons and reunite some Kingdoms. Let’s take a look at some of the items and gear that might make life a little more comfortable.

Teleport tabs: Teleport tabs make questing a lot easier. Consider buying them for all major locations and keeping them in the bank.

Teleport jewellery: Teleport jewellery such as Games Necklaces and Rings of Dueling can help you get around the game super-quick.

Stamina potions: The nectar you need on the road. Stamina pots can make running out of energy a thing of the past, but there is a price to pay for the benefit.

Graceful outfit: The Graceful outfit is a huge energy saver. When used, it lowers the player’s weight significantly, allowing the player to spend more time running and saving money and space on additional stamina potions.

Your House: Kitting out your house with portals, jewellery, and stat-restoration devices is going to save you a ton of time and make questing much more enjoyable. It costs a bunch of OSRS gold to make that happen, but in the long run, it’s one of the best investments you can make for questing and PvM.


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