The Best Ways to Train Your Melee Combat Stats by Slayerworld7
The methods I chose in this guide are all based on personal experience. I am constantly training and finding new ways also, but these are my top picks for getting your account to level 99 in any combat stat. Enjoy.
Levels 1- 15: At these low levels, you cannot hit very high and your defence is also very low so the best and safest way to train right now is just men, women, chickens and goblins. All are located close together in Lumbridge. Due to a recent update, mages and rangers can use an air staff or a sling respectively to train these few beginner levels very easily using the new Wind Rush spell which requires no runes if you have an air staff to train mage or a sling that requires no ammo to train range. Chickens drop feathers which can be sold at the grand exchange for about 5gp each and since each chicken drops about 25 at a time, you’re making 125gp per chicken. Easy money at low levels.
16-31: You should now be able to at least hit a max of 40 (4 in the old system). You can move on to cows also located in Lumbridge. These are fast xp, but are usually crowded. Members have the best chance here, since there aren’t very many low leveled members. These can also be used for money, as their hides can be collected and tanned into leather to sell or train crafting.
32-50: The easiest way that I used for this included a mix of Varrock guards and flesh crawlers. Varrock guards are easy and will drop lvl 2 clues if you are member, but the flesh crawlers are a little bit harder but give better money. You choose money or xp…
Melee: any scimitar (preferably mithril or better)
Mage: Any staff you can use, preferably coupled with a fire spell.
Range: Mithril Crossbow
50-70: I recommend doing Creature of Fenkenstrain and training on experiments. Do these until about level 70. These have low defence and 1000 hit-points, so you can easily kill them without even needing to bring food. FAST XP!!!
ALTERNATIVE: Go to Neitiznot and kill yaks which are a bit faster than experiments due to their lower defence. Yaks die even faster and thus give even better exp, but are often too crowded to make satisfactory amounts of xp per hour.
Melee: Rune Scimitar, Dragon Scimitar.
Mage: Any staff, especially the god staffs, if you have the money to afford all the required runes.
Range: Adamant Crossbow.
70-90: At these levels, if you want to make cash and get awesome xp 35k+ per hour ( get 45k an hour at 90 str, 80 atk, 80 def on my acc), go to the Moss Giants in the Chaos tunnels located just west of Stealing Creation mini-game. Bring Bones to Peaches tablets(B2P Tabs) to stay healed up and not keep running back to bank. These drop loads of gold charms for summoning and the eventual ranarr or dwarf weed seed that sell for good money.
Melee: Abyssal Whip, Saradomin Sword, Dragon Scimitar
Mage: Any staff
Range: Rune Crossbow
90-99: At these levels, I would recommend staying with Moss Giants at the Chaos Tunnels or choose something that works for you, if you are a pure, I would say stay with Experiments or yaks. For more money and xp, go to green or blue dragons. For just money and ok xp, go to iron and steel dragons. Also, an interesting alternative would be Tzhaars. These give decent xp and drop tokkul. You can trade 2.6mil tokkul (about 20 hours of training) for an amulet of fury which sells for 16 mil, and they also drop tztok weapons and the obsidian cape. For crimson charms, go to Cockroaches. Also for good money and xp, I have found that Aviansies in the God Wars Dungeon (Armadyl’s Area) are very efficient for ranging.
Melee: Abyssal Whip, Saradomin sword, Dragon scimitar, Chaotic weapons. I DO NOT RECOMMEND GOD SWORDS! My only reason being that these are best used for Boss-hunting and not training unless you have like 99 atk, then you will not hit 0’s so often. Abyssal Whip is of course the best to train atk and def, while the Saradomin Sword reigns supreme when training str. Dragon Scimitar is always a trusty, reliable weapon that anyone can be successful with, especially with he update that makes it look cooler. Chaotic weapons if you have the required Dungeoneering level and feel like investing in these overpowered, ultimate weapons of destruction.
Mage: Any staff will do, i recommend god staff with god spells if you can use them with prayer book, as it will charge your spell to hit a max of 300.
Range: Rune Crossbow, or Dark Bow if you feel like it.
1-31: same as above
31-99: experiments since these provide good xp and barely hit. Since you only have 1 defence still bring some food just in case. Other than that, experiments will give you your levels at acceptable rates.
OVERALL: When you are getting to higher levels, it will seem like the 99 is just getting further away as it becomes harder to lvl up even once a day (playing 8 hours). Just focus on one level at a time, make it your goal and stick to it, then repeat until you achieve your 99…then go and brag to all your friends.