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Mid game combat


This channel is intended as a guide for players looking to progress towards the tougher challenges RS3 PvM offers. It covers skill goals to set on your PvM journey, how to improve your damage and useful unlocks for your PvM experience.


Before you begin, it can be helpful to get a few things out of the way:

⬥ Set up a good interface - see #interface-guide.

⬥ Learn about the different combat modes (Revolution and Full Manual) - #revo-to-full-manual.

⬥ Have a peek at the #bossing-path that you can work on as you learn PvM.

Initial Goals

Having an idea of some of the things you want to aim for initially can help with planning, which we cover here. None of these things are strictly necessary, but are recommended to make your bossing learning curves an easier and more enjoyable experience.

Skill Goals

Achieving these goals will significantly improve the variety of combat content you can successfully complete. Some suggestions on how to achieve each skilling goal can be found in #noncombat-skilling-guide

Level 90+ Combat Stats Attack Strength / Magic / range / Defence / necromancy

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Improves hitchance, damage, defences and survivability, and ensure you have all relevant abilities unlocked.

Level 95+ Prayer prayer

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Soul Split soulsplit for healing at 92

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Damage-boosting curses turmoil anguish torment sorrow at 95

Level 89/99 Herblore Herblore

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Can boost from 89 (+7 pulse core pulsecore boost) to make overloads ovl and use the Request Assist feature to make adrenaline renewals adrenrenewal

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Can boost from 99 (with pulsecore) to make elder overloads elderovl, which have +4 stats over regular overloads.

Level 68+ Invention Invention

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Enough to get the Starter Perks in #perks (with help of extreme potion extremeinventionpotion)

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Starter perks are good enough to use until you reach 120 Invention and attempt advanced perks.

Summoning Summoning - no set level but some useful familiars are:

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Hellhound hellhoundpouch - at 45

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• War Tortoise Tortoise - at 67

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Blood Reaver reaverpouch - at 73

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Talon Beast - at 77

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Nihils bloodnihil shadownihil smokenihil icenihil- at 89

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Kalgerion Demon kalgpouch - at 90

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Pack Yak Yak - at 96

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Ripper Demons ripperpouch - at 96

Mid-High Level combat training

The suggestions outlined below are intended for audiences wishing to go from level 50 through to 99/120 in their favourite combat styles.

Level 50/60-80:

The Abyss Monsters (req. Enter the Abyss miniquest). Use AoE, protectfrommelee and vampyrism aura if possible.

Armoured Zombies (req. Defender of Varrock quest, salveamulet works!).

Level 80+:

Worth checking #rs3-slayer for methods (downscale gear as necessary):

Ravenous Ghouls in the crypts below the graveyard north of Canifis.

Vyrewatch (req. Branches of Darkmeyer) ‎ ‎River of Blood quest recommended for sunspear (pvme guide :#Vyres).

Bound Skeletons north of Fort Forinthry.

range: Abyssal Savages (req. 95 slayer) in Wilderness or Senntisten Asylum (pvme guide: #Abyssal Savages).

Level 95+ (melee / magic / necromancy):

Abyssal Beasts (req. 105 slayer) in Wilderness or Senntisten Asylum (pvme guide: #Abyssal Beasts).

Armoured Phantoms (req. 113 slayer) (pvme guide: #Armoured Phantoms).


⬥ If you are particularly interested in bossing, reaper tasks are a daily activity where Death asks you to kill a certain boss. This is a good way to experience different bosses.

⬥ You can also check out #bossing-path to set some bossing goals.

⬥ Basic guides for most bosses in Runescape can be found in #Basic Guides. These guides have beginner preset recommendations, an overview of the boss's mechanics, and suggestions for how to deal with them.

Improving Damage Output

In RuneScape, the best defence is a great offence. Improving your damage output will significantly increase your chances of success at whichever boss or slayer task you're trying to accomplish. There are little things you can do to optimise once you reach that stage, but initially there are three core ways to increase your damage output:

⬥ Upgrading your gear setup

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Assuming a starting point of T70 weapons and T70 armour, #unknown-channel will help you upgrade your gear progressively for each combat style.

⬥ Improving your DPS rotation

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• For strong revolution bars with various degrees of ability unlocks, check out #revolution-bars

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• For learning to switch to full manual gameplay, you can check out #revo-to-full-manual

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• For help and advice, the Helpers and Super Helpers can answer your questions in #pvm-help

⬥ Useful permanent unlocks

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Permanent unlocks have a multitude of benefits ranging from adrenaline refunds on abilities to enchantments on weapons/gear. For a full list of recommendations, check out #permanent-unlocks