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This channel lists the general natural combat style progression template for players to follow.

Last Revised: 23 June 2024


Before looking here, check #Free Upgrades.

Priorities can of course change depending on the content being done by the player. You should note that when you upgrade weapons, you can sell the weapon being upgraded to deduct cost from the new weapon.

If an item is not in the order it was deemed not worth buying.

As prices change, updates occur, and knowledge expands, the order is subject to change at any time.

Feel free to ask in #pvm-help for a tailored list for the content that you do!

Early Money Making

To make money to fund your first style early on, it is recommended to do either Croesus or easy clue scrolls.

Necromancy Specific Upgrades

Necromancy hosts a few upgrade paths which are not purchaseable, but impact how fast you will progress.

Kili's Tasks

Upon reaching level 70 you have the option to choose your path between power and tank armour. Completing either branch allows you to create the weaponry.

⬥ For less experienced players it is suggested to take the tank armour path.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• These tasks are easier albeit more time consuming, and will make obtaining T90 weapons easier.

It is strongly advised to avoid upgrading armour too much as it delays purchasing The First Necromancer equipment firstnecrorobetop .


Nexuses are items used in Necromancy that can store ectoplasm ectoplasm and necrotic runes bonerune fleshrune miasmarune spiritrune, similar to rune pouches for Magic. However, unlike the pouch, a nexus can hold up to a maximum stack (2,147,483,647) of each necrotic rune. They can be worn in the ammunition slot.

The unattuned deathwarden nexus deathwardennexus is crafted using the soul forge within the City of Um in the tier 60 section, requiring an ensouled bar, a silver bar and a cut sapphire. Before the deathwarden nexus can be used to store ectoplasm and necrotic runes, it must be attuned at the dark portal located in the City of Um.

A superior nexus, Zemouregal's nexus zemouregalsnexus, has an additional passive effect that increases the level of Bone Shield by 15 levels. It is obtained by killing 100 Vorkath.

Necromancy Upgrade Order

This is a generalised order which assumes a starting point of T60 weapons and armour.

For further information on each upgrade check the relevant section in #armour-and-weapons, #perks and #perk-information, #permanent-unlocks, or #eof-specs.

If you would like specialised advice, ask in #pvm-help.

For a checklist version, visit the RS Wiki page at

Stage 1: No Real Variance Based on Content

⬥ Upgrade to T70 Weapons deathguard70 skulllantern70

⬥ T70 Deathwarden (Tank Armour)

⬥ Craft the Deathwarden Nexus deathwardennexus

⬥ Conjurer's Raising Amulet conjurersamulet - coins 1,296,061

⬥ Upgrade to T80 Weapons deathguard80 skulllantern80

⬥ Scripture of Jas scriptureofjas - coins 11,211,023

⬥ Cinderbane Gloves Cinderbanes - coins 78,607,065

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Skip Cinderbanes if mostly doing poison immune content.

At this point try to finish the majority of unlocks in #Free Upgrades

Stage 2: Some Variance Based on Content/Wealth

⬥ Upgrade to T90 Weapons deathguard90 skulllantern90

⬥ Zorgoth's Soul Ring zorgothsring

⬥ Best-in-slot weapon perks

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• AS4E2 P6AS1 for dual-wield weapons as4 er2 + p6 as1 - coins 228,104,234

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• This combination allows you to keep Aftershock while swapping either weapon for flank4 or deathguard90 spec while using salveamulet

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• AS4 is a very strong perk in its own right. If you fail going for AS4E2, feel free to use AS4 in its place for the time being.

⬥ 2 pieces of The First Necromancer set between:

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Crown firstnecrocrown - coins 99,673,905

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Robe Top firstnecrorobetop - coins 190,146,785

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Robe Bottom firstnecrorobebottom - coins 242,964,081

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Boots firstnecroboots - coins 102,873,691

⬥ 2 missing pieces of The First Necromancer set above

⬥ The First Necromancer Gloves firstnecrohandwrap - coins 17,222,166

⬥ Occultist's Ring occultistring - coins 9,554,621

⬥ Omni Guard omniguard - coins 532,255,768

⬥ Soulbound Lantern soulboundlantern - coins 818,294,406

⬥ Scripture of Ful scriptureofful - coins 379,015,760

⬥ Essence of Finality (with Death Guard (Tier 70)) eofor deathguard70 - coins 272,307,519

Stage 3: Pretty Low ROI

⬥ Biting 4 biting4 - coins 114,147,991

⬥ Reaver's Ring reaverring - coins 91,153,961

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Only use it if it does not push you below 97% hitchance. You can use !hitchance ‎in #bot-commands to check this

⬥ Ruination ruination - coins 771,225,107

⬥ Death Guard deathguard90 Flanking 4 Switch flank4 - coins 5,503,595

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Primarily for group based content, with some niche solo uses, skip if these do not pertain to you.

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Common Mistakes to Avoid

Common Mistakes to Avoid