OSRS Ranged Training Guide For F2P From Level 1 To 99
07 Feb 2020, 03:34
Old School Runescape contains a wide range of various skills. Ranged is a popular combat skill as it contains several benefits such as high damage and the ability to safe spot monsters.
For RuneScape members, it can be quite easy to train, however, Free-to-Play players can find it more difficult due to the limited options and abilities.
Complete OSRS Ranged Training Guide
This OSRS Ranged guide will provide you with the methods and techniques to go from level 1 to level 99 Ranged as quickly as possible that any F2P players can do.
It's good to note that the Ranged skill in F2P will cost a lot of OSRS gold since there's no Ava’s accumulator that you can use for arrows.
You can head over to our OSRS gold page to purchase cheap OSRS gold to supply yourself with enough gold for everything you need. Or make it easy for yourself, by becoming a RuneScape member for less than the original cost on Jagex's site by simply getting your RuneScape membership key from us.
OSRS Ranged Guide For F2P Players
Level 1-10 Ranged (F2P)
For levels 1-10, it may take a while to get through as you are just starting out your RuneScape journey. Also, you will not be getting many accurate hits but you still want to equip the following items to get the most Ranged experience as possible:
- Leather cowl
- Leather body
- Leather chaps
- Leather vambraces
- Leather boots
- Short bow (Do not go with a longbow as it is actually less XP per hour)
- Iron arrows
- Oak Short bow (Once you reach level 5)
- Amulet of power
This is the equipment that you should be wearing to maximize your ranged attack bonus to ensure you can hit at your maximum hit rate. To start off, you want to attack any low-level monsters you see. One of the best and most traditional places is to head to the north-east part of Lumbridge and start killing as much Chicken as you can.
Chickens can be located just North of Lumbridge, over the bridge. They are a good monster to start training with because they cannot kill you and you will not require any food. This means that you can have free inventory space to pick up as much loot as you can and also make extra gold if you wish.
Chickens also have a very low defence so you will be able to accurately hit them frequently. Once you reach level 5, you should switch over to the Oak short bow to increase your ranged bonus.
Level 10-20 Ranged (F2P)
For level 10-20 Ranged, you will start hitting your targets more frequently so your Ranged XP per hour should increase a little. We recommend that you upgrade your gear and wear the following to increase your ranged bonus:
- Hard leather body
- Steel arrows
Now that you have a little more ranged bonus and your accuracy has increased, it will be best for you to focus on a slightly stronger monster. The nearby cows are good for this level as their defence is low and has a little more HP so you can hit more.
As displayed on the map, cows can be found just North of Lumbridge, East of the chickens from earlier. As the cows are fenced, you can once again save on food by simply closing the gate and standing outside the fence while attacking them. They drop cowhides if you want to make a bit of profit while you are there.
Level 20-40 Ranged (F2P)
Levels 20 through 40 Ranged will go by very fast, almost as fast as 1 through 20. This is because, after level 20+, you will hit on low-level monsters more accurately and often, meaning your XP per hour will dramatically increase. You can further increase your ranged bonus by upgrading to the following gear:
- Studded body
- Studded chaps
- Willow short bow
- Mithril arrows
- Maple short bow (Only once you reach level 30)
- Adamant arrows (Only once you reach level 30)
Once again, you should change the monster you train on to one with a slightly higher HP. For this, one of the best places at this level would be the Stronghold of Security.
The Stronghold of Security is underground. You can find the ladder down at the center of Barbarian Village. This is located directly West of Varrock fountain. Once you are down here, you may attack anything on the first floor to get to level 40 Ranged.
It is good to note that you need to answer a very basic security question about Old School Runescape to be able to get past the large double doors. These are just common sense questions and you should be able to answer them easily.
Level 40-99 Ranged (F2P)
As a Free-to-Play player, after level 40 ranged, there are no more changes or upgrades that you can really make apart from attacking stronger monsters every few levels. The final gear upgrades to maximize your ranged bonus is the following:
- Green d’hide body
- Green d’hide chaps
- Green d’hide vamb
For the rest of the levels up to 99, it is up to you what you want to attack. Some good suggestions would be to attack something with a decent drop table so you can make some money while training your ranged skill as you will be here for a very long time.
Final Thoughts About Ranged Training In OSRS
Ranged is a skill that can take hundreds of hours of dedication and hard work. You could attack monsters such as Lesser demons, Ogress Warriors, or hill giants as they drop a couple of rune items that add up.
Hopefully, this OSRS ranged guide of ours helped you reach level 99 Ranged as quickly as possible.
You cannot get very far with the Ranged skill if you do not have the arrows for it. You will burn through hundreds of thousands of arrows while training, which can add up to millions of OSRS GP. You should head over to our OSRS gold page to buy OSRS gold for a very cheap price to ensure that you get to level 99 Ranged without any problem.
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