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#3992553 Armadyl Gw

Posted by Mordendravid on 03 December 2009 - 03:12 PM in Help and Advice

D square is a good option, only about 300k now. Just carry more brews and restores in the terror bird (3:1 ratio brews to restores).

edit: PS you won't have any trouble finding a team at maxxed melees even if you are taking a terrorbird. With a terrorbird and those stats you could easily stay for 6 kills just as a duo.



#3992538 03-Dec-2009 - The Temple at Senntisten

Posted by Mordendravid on 03 December 2009 - 02:54 PM in General Discussion

Just read you CAN use turmoil and deflect at the same time. Deflect seems a bit useless in pvm though, since they fully protect you against that style, so no damage will be deflected, right?


I assume that the damage that "can be deflected back" is the potential damage of that strike were you not being protected.. As you say bedman, otherwuise there's not much point in using the deflect prayer rather than protect from prayer in PvM since it's 100% protection (I know there are cases where this isn't true e.g. verac, but in general this is the case).

I would therefore assume that if as an example you were deflecting melee against a steel dragon, that periodically you would deflect back some damage to your foe, irrespective of the fact that it can not do any melee damage to you.

If it didn't work per my example above, then it would effectively mean that for non-PvP it's just a protection prayer.

Haven't tested any of this as I'm not in game at the moment, so all of the above is just assumption.

It would be interesting to see the results from people who are using the prayers.



#3992514 03-Dec-2009 - The Temple at Senntisten

Posted by Mordendravid on 03 December 2009 - 02:27 PM in General Discussion


Appears most of these prayers are 'useless' for PvM. The only one that might be worth using for things is Turmoil, for other's just use the normal 15% prayers or piety.

The deflect prayers are good however not worth losing 10-5% attack boost for (for the normal boosting prayers).

Oh, Turmoil is useless against bosses as it can't be used alongside the reflect prayers. :unsure:

Aha, finally someone fully reads the thing. Saw other people drooling on combined saps+ leeches + deflects + turmoil or whatever, not gonna happen...

Anyway, is this altar easily reachable? Seems annoying that you have to drink ppots all the time when you are on that spell (going on a normal altar like at your house would reset you to normal prayers).


I've fully read the whole thing, and nowhere does it state whether the sap or leech prayers work in PvM, the only comment is that the deflect prayers work in the same way as normal protect and are therefore 100% effective in PvM but only 60% effective in PvP.

I assume that DarkDude has actually gone and tested whether the new prayers have any effect in PvM...

No surprise that they don't though.



#3992439 03-Dec-2009 - The Temple at Senntisten

Posted by Mordendravid on 03 December 2009 - 01:03 PM in General Discussion

If the sap and leech prayers are effective against NPCs this is an awesome update and will have a huge influence on high-level monster slaying and boss hunting.

If they only work in PvP I'm sure the PK community will enjoy them, equally I suspect that they will find something to complain about.. :rolleyes:

It will also be interesting to see how high d bones and p pots rise now..



#3982876 How should I train rc?

Posted by Mordendravid on 25 November 2009 - 12:09 PM in Help and Advice

So what's the xp/h of zmi?


How about, "Thanks for all that information, would you be able to give me a rough indication of xp/h?"

It varies depending on your level and how quickly you can craft/bank.



#3980807 Runescape Life..

Posted by Mordendravid on 23 November 2009 - 11:58 PM in General Discussion

I have always admired your writing style Morden, I even still remember "Wet Paint - Do not touch" and how much it made me laugh. Unfortunately I have to agree with the masses on this one, it's a very good attempt and far better than anything I could write, but it does seem a little like you've tried to make something fit that just doesn't.

Good try though, it's good to see people using their creativity instead of letting it go to waste.


Wow you remember Wet Paint =)

S'ok like i said, just jotted it down as I had the tune in my head and thought I'd share..



#3980089 Runescape Life..

Posted by Mordendravid on 23 November 2009 - 04:28 PM in General Discussion


Inspired by Da_Latios' post here I thought I'd expand on the theme...

(Mods, if this is the wrong place please move it, I couldn't really see anywhere appropriate to post)

Now this is a story all about how
My Runescape life goes round and round
Now I’d like to take a minute, just sit right there
Tell you how I became the King of Miscellania Doesn't rhyme

In west Asgarnia born and raised,
Well the dungeon is where I spent most of my days
Chillin out max and relaxing all cool It's "chillin out, maxin, relaxin, all cool
And shooting some dragons down by the pool No dragons by pools

When a couple of demons, they were up to no good
Started making trouble and I was low on food
I got in one little fight and Zamorak got scared
Said you’ll have to help the folks up in Miscellania Doesn't rhyme Why would Zamorak get scared and then tell you to help people in Miscellania?

Well I played on my lyre to get kinda near
But with no other tele’s I had to walk from here
If anything I can say that walking is rare
But I thought 'Now forget it' – on to Miscellania Doesn't rhyme

I got off of the boat about 7 or 8 Didn't you just say you walked?
And I yelled to the sailor 'Yo homes smell ya later'
I looked at my kingdom
I was finally there
To sit on my throne as King of Miscellania


Fact checked for you. Posted Image

That was painfully forced and made no sense whatsoever, and not in the amusing way. Not to mention potholes and inconsistencies literally from one line to the next. Posted ImagePosted Image


sheesh, tough crowd :)

FWIW, I read da_latios' original post so had the tune in my head with RS references, and just expanded from there; I pretty much typed it as I was thinking it, and to be honest expected it to drift off the front page fairly quickly as there wasn't an awful lot of discussion value - hence the note to mods..

Seems I was wrong though! So to clarify your points Omali:

1. Doesn't rhyme Well actually it's an example of an omoioteleton, or imperfect rhyme, whereby the word doesn't naturally rhyme but can be pronounced to do so, this style of rhyming is used a lot in all forms of music. Obviously I didn't do all this analysis prior to jotting it down as I thought it, but sufficed to say, if you extend the final "a" in the "ania" ending, it can be pronounced to form an imperfect rhyme with "there"... All of which is a bit difficult to convey through the medium of a message board.

2. It's "chillin out, maxin, relaxin, all cool And you think my words don't make sense? I've just done a quick search and it seems there is some disagreement as I've seen both the lyrics that you suggest and the ones that I used.. Not sure what the official version is, and there's possibly a difference between the UK and US versions, but I'm honestly not going to delve into it all, if you want you're welcome!

3. No dragons by pools I was referring to the lava pools in the members dungeon, but the additional 2 syllables of la-va just didn't flow (excuse the pun).

4. Why would Zamorak get scared and then tell you to help people in Miscellania? Poetic license; he probably wouldn't, but hey who knows what goes on in the mind of these Deities, maybe he was scared since I owned his demons without food, and sent me off to do good deeds in Miscellani-rare to keep me away, or maybe he was scared of a backlash from Saradomin.

5. Didn't you just say you walked? Well yah, but I walked from the Lyre tele spot to the dock in Rellekka, where I was forced to catch the boat since even with Zamorak's banishment I was sadly not blessed with the ability to walk on water (I believe Jagex fixed that bug)..

So yep, definitely a bit forced, certainly not comic gold and requiring some poetic license for the Zamorak line. On the other hand, it was written in 5 mins to provide mild entertainment on an otherwise slow day; so if you enjoyed it great I'm glad, if you didn't no biggie.

If you went into in depth analysis as to it's merit as artistic prose, I can only assume that you're as bored as I was when I wrote it :D



#3975521 Just me. :) Nothing much.

Posted by Mordendravid on 20 November 2009 - 02:00 PM in Achievements (Drops, Bank Pictures and Levels)

Nice levels in:
Agility
RC
Mining
Hunter

Room for improvement:
Slayer
Prayer
Summoning
Herby


If you focus on slayer that should help a lot in leveling the other 3. Depending on the tasks, there are great herb droppers (abberrant specs), dragons for the bones, also decent drops for cash for bones, and of course charms for summon. As an added bonus you'll also be levelling your combat too.



#3975413 Cape #8

Posted by Mordendravid on 20 November 2009 - 11:12 AM in Achievements (Drops, Bank Pictures and Levels)

Gratz nice levels.

On your question about chins, I'm not sure exactly how many I used but I recently went from 86-99 range and spent 45m doing so - including the cost of prayer pots. Doesn't directly answer your question but thought it might help :)



#3974402 99 Fletch & 2376 Total

Posted by Mordendravid on 19 November 2009 - 04:33 PM in Achievements (Drops, Bank Pictures and Levels)

Gratz Socks, seen you around TIF for quite a few years now. Great achievement.



#3974294 Runescape Life..

Posted by Mordendravid on 19 November 2009 - 02:16 PM in General Discussion

Inspired by Da_Latios' post here I thought I'd expand on the theme...

(Mods, if this is the wrong place please move it, I couldn't really see anywhere appropriate to post)

Now this is a story all about how
My Runescape life goes round and round
Now I’d like to take a minute, just sit right there
Tell you how I became the King of Miscellania

In west Asgarnia born and raised,
Well the dungeon is where I spent most of my days
Chillin out max and relaxing all cool
And shooting some dragons down by the pool

When a couple of demons, they were up to no good
Started making trouble and I was low on food
I got in one little fight and Zamorak got scared
Said you’ll have to help the folks up in Miscellania

Well I played on my lyre to get kinda near
But with no other tele’s I had to walk from here
If anything I can say that walking is rare
But I thought 'Now forget it' – on to Miscellania

I got off of the boat about 7 or 8
And I yelled to the sailor 'Yo homes smell ya later'
I looked at my kingdom
I was finally there
To sit on my throne as King of Miscellania



#3974196 Adventurer's Log - Updated 18th November

Posted by Mordendravid on 19 November 2009 - 11:41 AM in General Discussion

Not sure this applies to me, but I did average 51k/hour :P the key is partly in the faster training methods of today, but I think mainly it's because people who shoot for maxing will be doing the skill at maximum efficiency without wasting time switching around between activities, and using the best methods of levelling available to anyone. most activities (not necessarily individual skills, consider that training slayer rewards over 100k xp/hr total) give 70k xp/hr or more (with the living rock caverns and new agility courses), and of course there's fletching and summoning with 400k+ lol. you can even do it with runecrafting if you fletch bolts while you run to the altar. so it's a matter of whether or not you are truly playing to max xp


:-o Intense! lol never considered doing something else whilst running to the altar!



#3971723 17th November 2009 - Potions, Spells and Runes

Posted by Mordendravid on 17 November 2009 - 05:19 PM in General Discussion

Having spent some time thinking about this, the RC update doesn't actually make a lot of sense in the context that Jagex announced it... "New magic update, therefore you'll need more runes, therefore we've made multiple runes more easily obtainable"

The new spells use Death and Blood runes (neither of which can be crafted in multiples at any RC level) and elemental runes. The only runes that the RC update affects therefore are the elemental runes; the source for elemental runes is generally: F2P runecrafters or monster drops, very few P2P runecrafters will craft elemental runes as the profit is better crafting 1 nat per ess, than 2 fires or even 3 waters.

The only runes that are crafted in multiples that are worth it are: Chaos (barely), cosmics, astrals and nats. None of which are relevant to the new mage update. All the RC update has done is take the gloss off of attaining lvl 82 and of course 91.

Had they made deaths and/or bloods craftable in multiples at say 95 and 99 RC then that would have been a much more relevant update, and indeed provide a further high level update to another skill (something that Jagex have stated they are focusing on).



#3971596 Technically invalid phrases

Posted by Mordendravid on 17 November 2009 - 03:21 PM in General Discussion


That's funny, it's exactly his point. Instead of debating against him you would be agreeing with his disagreement of the OP, perhaps you better re-read.


I can't see where the OP misused those words? The first use on this thread was in the post made by Jeda, however, if it's a cross-thread quote of the OP or if my comments were elaborating the point that Jeda was trying to make, then apologies to Jeda, I agree with him/her (though quote tags might have helped if this is the case!).

My comments still stand against whomever posted the initial definition, and it would be shame to waste the duck analogy :)


It's not a mis-use, its an acceptance of different meanings. Over time words grow, you'd be foolish to assume the initial definition is now the only definition.


Fully agree with what you're saying Elucin8r, and if that's the point that Jeda was trying to get across, then applying your sentence above and stating that the cases he/she was using were examples would have made that point very well. Posting random words with a single definition very much left the post open to interpretation!



#3971555 Technically invalid phrases

Posted by Mordendravid on 17 November 2009 - 02:37 PM in General Discussion

That's funny, it's exactly his point. Instead of debating against him you would be agreeing with his disagreement of the OP, perhaps you better re-read.


I can't see where the OP misused those words? The first use on this thread was in the post made by Jeda, however, if it's a cross-thread quote of the OP or if my comments were elaborating the point that Jeda was trying to make, then apologies to Jeda, I agree with him/her (though quote tags might have helped if this is the case!).

My comments still stand against whomever posted the initial definition, and it would be shame to waste the duck analogy :)



#3971534 17th November 2009 - Potions, Spells and Runes

Posted by Mordendravid on 17 November 2009 - 02:13 PM in General Discussion

Does this affect the gap from 44-91 runecrafting?

If so, long term, it will really hurt the benefit of geting 91 rc.



I believe it does, and agree with you.

I guess the impact of this change will depend on the shape of the "curve", my hope would be that the curve is based upon xp rather than level, since the mid point between 44-91 in levels is 68, whereas the midpoint in terms of xp is 2,979,240 (lvl 84).

If (lacking any real data) we assume that at the midpoint you have a 50% chance of crafting 2 runes per ess, that effectively equates to 1.5 nats per ess. That's a massive boost for lvl 68, but quite a fair (imho) bonus for those at level 84... Looks like we'll have to wait and see how the curve is appiled.



#3971514 17th November 2009 - Potions, Spells and Runes

Posted by Mordendravid on 17 November 2009 - 01:57 PM in General Discussion

Nothing really useful for me... Though I wonder, if you're between 91 and 99 runecrafting, do you have the chance to get 3 natures per essence? Or doesn't it work like that?


I suspect that it doesn't work like that.. My guess would be that the max number of runes per ess will remain as it is currently (i.e. Nats x 2, Body x 3 etc.)

As an aside, the theoretical level that would be required to craft 3x Nats is 182, since it's impossible to even begin to get close to that level the frequency with which you'd be able to craft 3x (were it possible) is probably negligible anyway!

I'll give it a try later and confirm back if I do get 3x nats back ever =)



#3971479 Technically invalid phrases

Posted by Mordendravid on 17 November 2009 - 01:40 PM in General Discussion

Incredible means that it is difficult to believe (whatever you're calling unbeleivable).

Massive means having mass. A feather, being made of matter, is a massive object. You can not have, for example, a "massive amount of light".

I seriously doubt that you complain about the improper use of those words.


What I find incredible is that you presumably haven't bothered to verify your statements above. Whilst massive can indeed mean having mass, it can also mean large in scale or amount, so a "massive amount of light" is perfectly reasonable use of the word massive.

Equally, incredible can be used both positively and negatively, however the latter usage is less frequent and is usually qualified as negative through intonation which is difficult to convey in text chat.

What you've done in your post is take a single definition and imply that any other usage is incorrect, it's akin to me saying "I can't believe someone shouted duck when they saw that object flying towards my head... Surely they must realise that a duck is a bird that goes quack".



#3965663 Junk Trading

Posted by Mordendravid on 13 November 2009 - 02:11 PM in Help and Advice

I have a couple of items for which I am frequently offered more than the GE value, unfortunately though I'm not able to accept such offers as I lack any "junk" with which to balance the trade.

My question is therefore what items are considered as good Junk items? I.e. items with a GE price that is significantly more than the item is actually worth.

Unstrung Bows and Eye of Newt are 2 that I'm aware of, but are there any others that I should consider?

Thanks.



#3964205 Big barrows analysis

Posted by Mordendravid on 12 November 2009 - 01:02 PM in General Discussion

Now if you add the other items its close to 1m per hour, however when you take into account runes, ammo, potions and repair costs (your using 7 degrading items) it drops below 1m per hour.

All in all its a great money maker theres no doubt in that, in fact its one of the easier ones. However its extremely anti-social, your lucky if you have time to have a conversation with some there and all the movement makes PM's pretty annoying and risky to do.


To be fair, I don't see that Barrows is anymore anti social than any other high profit activity. If you want to PM/chat you just do it between chests or in the tunnels. Yes this will slow down the amount of chests per hour, but talking while rc'ing slows down the number of essence you craft per hour also.

GWD is riskier than Barrows and again there are only certain points in the kill process when it's convenient to chat.



#3959567 Quickest way to maxed melee?

Posted by Mordendravid on 09 November 2009 - 12:48 PM in Help and Advice

I agree with Philip.. Once you max out your melees there's a sense of achievement followed by a sort of hollow feeling that you can't gain any more levels.. This is particularly true if you ever intend to get a high slayer level.

I found it really easy training up slayer to 90 but at that point I maxed all my melees and since then have done a lot less slaying as the melee xp feels almost wasted. [/OT]

To answer your question though, I would try and keep all levels roughly even right up to 80 then I would aim to keep strength 5 levels higher than attack and in turn attack 5 levels higher than defence.



#3954363 training thieving

Posted by Mordendravid on 06 November 2009 - 01:24 PM in Help and Advice

Conventional wisdom is that black jacking until 91, then PP to 99 is the fastest xp.

Some people suggest that you switch to PP at 81 as the xp difference is very little and PP is less click intensive.

As you can see from my thieving lvl though, it's not something I've done a lot of =)



#3954311 What to runecraft?

Posted by Mordendravid on 06 November 2009 - 12:41 PM in Help and Advice

Personally I'd recommend just doing the zmi. At your level you should make a small profit going via ZMI or at the very least break even.

Smoke/Steam/Lava runes are quicker xp *if* you get everything right, the extra mage lvl is to cast imbue. I personally find this method a bit too much of a hassle, and the xp/hour is severely reduced if you cast at the wrong time etc.



#3953131 How many chins 86-99 range?

Posted by Mordendravid on 05 November 2009 - 07:29 PM in Help and Advice

roughly 45k



#3952889 Money making tips for this levels

Posted by Mordendravid on 05 November 2009 - 04:07 PM in Help and Advice

If you want to earn money skilling your options are basically:

RuneCrafting > Fishing > Mining > Woodcutting

Farming should be combined with all of the above activities to increase your cashflow.

RC - Nats (until 54 then laws)
Fishing - Monks (or lobbies if you've not done the quest)
Mining - Not sure, not a big fan of mining but Iron is a pretty good blend of cash and xp, I'm sure others can give better input.
Woodcutting - listed last as it's really not worth woodcutting for cash... but Yews are about the only logs that give a decent return.

Side note: Hunter - swamp lizards then grey chinchompas once you have the level not sure where they fit in the list above.