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I'm enjoying F2P at the moment and I can see myself going for all 99s in F2P - hence the questions. Normally, I would research everything and record/optimize my experience gains on spreedsheets. But maybe because I'm growing old; I just don't have the time. Basically I don't mind short answers (yes/no works).

 

Melee Training -

  1. Where? Cockroaches? I don't care about fun. Profits might be fun, but unnecessary. (90atk, 97str, 81def, 95hp, 95pray)
  2. Equipment? What's the strongest weapons/armor I use? Last I checked, it was some kind of chaotic weapon and still rune armor right? I won't be getting Fist of Guthix equipment. Safety Gloves, Fighting Boots, Power Amulet. My Ring of Devotion doesn't seem to give any stats anymore?

Mining Training -

  1. What/Where? Coal with coal bag at the mining guild is what I've been doing for a week. Should be fine right? (84 mining)

Smithing Training -

  1. What do I smelt? I do want a decent profit if I'm going to be smelting and smithing thousands of bars. I plan to mine all the ore myself, so I can't lose anything, but I would like money. I don't plan on alching since I have 99 magic. (72 smithing)

Firemaking Training -

  1. Bonfire with at least 4 people right? I still remember that. There's a world for that right? I plan to cut all the logs myself.

General Questions -

  1. I have not done The Death of Chivalry, Demon Slayer, Gunner's Ground, Rune Mysteries, A Shadow over Ashdale, Stolen Hearts, WHat's Mine is Yours quests. Any +bonus experience items I can get from these quests?
  2. Can I add P2P tools to my toolbelt? I don't want to de-equip my gilded dragon pickaxe if I can't put it in my toolbelt (my petty aesthetics).
  3. Are there any +bonus things I can use in F2P? I don't remember there being anything. Does Treasure Hunter give some? I usually just pawn those things. Things like Achievement Items maybe?

Thanks as always H&A

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Hello! Welcome back to RS, although you might have been playing before I started browsing this forum, can't quite remember. I play F2P as well, so hopefully I can help with some of your questions!

 

Melee training

 

1. There are a few good options for F2P. Cockroaches are solid in terms of income, but not the best experience in general, especially at higher levels. Ankous are now similar in terms of loot, and perhaps a bit better for xp farming, due to a buff in their drop table at some point last year. There are also more of them around than just the cockroaches, which usually entail one-hitting and running around to try and find more. The best in terms of experience are either hellhounds (which require you to go into the wilderness and risk being PKed) or deadly red spiders in Varrock Sewers. Be warned, the spiders hit pretty hard and you'll need plenty of food, particularly if you do not have the ability Sacrifice unlocked from the past. Hellhounds auto-attack so they have that advantage, but as you are in F2P the only spot is in the wilderness so one should be wary in any case.

 

2. A ring of devotion is an F2P item but it is purely cosmetic at this point. A lot of stats got changed around with the Evolution of Combat and this was perhaps one of the casualties :P. Chaotic weapons are P2P only, but there are Dungeoneering weapons available for F2P, called gravite weaponry. They look similar too. The best armour available is rune, with the exception of a gud raider chainbody. It has the same stats as a rune platebody but also has a nice strength bonus, if you can afford the cost. Otherwise, rune platebody. There is also a gud raider shield, but you are probably better off using a two-handed weapon (rune/gravite 2H) over one hand + shield in any case. Fighting boots can be replaced with batwing boots and gloves with blue d'hide vambs. Even though they are the wrong classes, it shouldn't matter too much for the gloves and boots slots. Alternatively, if you have any warpriest boots or gloves, you can use those and they will function as lower level, but hybrid, armour in those slots.

 

The Amulet of Power is good for all-around training. If you plan to do some Dungeoneering or have leftover tokens, the Brawler's hook necklace would be a good investment and a better amulet for melee. There are similar such amulets for Ranged and Magic.

 

For your ring slot, you should acquire either a ring of potency (for defensive stats) or the explorer's ring (4) (for offensive stats, which is probably more useful!).It also has some other neat benefits like a free few alchs and superheats, which are a small daily thing but could help out a little with another one of your questions.

 

I would advise you reconsider your stance on Fist of Guthix stuff though. If you want rune gauntlets, you can buy the uncharged version off the GE (which is not that cheap, but worthwhile) and then charge them for a relatively low cost in terms of tokens - 35 at present. They only lose charges if you die with them.

 

Mining & Smithing training

 

So combining what you are asking here, coal with a coal bag is okay but kind of slow, probably about half of what you can get if you went full focus at it with iron and powermined straight through. There is a deposit box inside a hidden resource dungeon very close to a spot with several iron ores under Al Kharid that you can use to mine the iron, superheat with nature runes, bank, and repeat. You can even time it so that you superheat several ores as you wait for them to respawn, then mine a few more, etc. If you weren't aware, you can use urns to gain bonus experience essentially automatically as you mine. You just need to buy or craft them, attach a rune (earth in this case), and mine away. They will automatically fill and send messages to your chatbox as they do. When they are filled you just click them to gain XP.

 

An alternative would be to fill up your coal bag, then head to iron and superheat steel bars once you have an inventory of iron, then dump them all in the bank and repeat. You can also take advantage of the explorer's ring (4) as mentioned above for a few free superheats (27) per day.

 

If you want the absolute fastest XP for mining, your best bet is to head to Rimmington with an almost-full inventory of urns, either find an empty world or be prepared to fight with bots (that aren't too difficult to beat by the way), and powermine like crazy there until you use them all up. Then bank and repeat. This is the fastest method for F2P training, but it may be kind of boring.

 

Firemaking training

 

Yeah, dumping logs on a fire with 4+ people awards you the +5% bonus. World 29 is the designated world for bonfires, but often there is such a heap of people there that it takes me more time to find the left-click option for the fire than the 5% extra XP is worth to me! It's up to you though, if you want to try it out. If you want to cut all the logs yourself, cutting willows in Draynor and banking is probably the most effective. With the price of logs these days though, there might be more cost-effective ways, if that is of any interest.

 

General questions

 

First, let me emphasize that Jagex has thrown a beach party, and it is possible to get +5% XP on top of anything just by training on the beach, in the Lumbridge Crater area. All you need to do is use an anti-sun potion and you're set for 24 hours. These are very cheap considering that benefit, but if you really want to DIY it, you can earn them by skilling and training on the beach, and by fighting the monster Clawdia that appears in the crater at 45 past each hour. Training at the plots there is relatively good experience and won't stick around forever so you may want to check that out and/or take advantage. Anything that you can bankstand should be fair game. But now to answer your questions specifically:

 

1. No not really, as far as I know. If you complete Death of Chivalry, you can face off against a boss and obtain pearls that do award some bonus XP. The caveat is that bonus experience can only be used up if you are a member, on a members-only server.

2. You can only add a P2P tool to your toolbelt if you are on P2P, and then it will continue to function as the highest level tool you would have access to on F2P, i.e. rune pickaxe on F2P. You will not be able to add your gilded dragon pickaxe onto your toolbelt unless you buy a membership - in fact, you cannot put a members item back on once you take it off, so be careful!

3. I kind of covered this above with the anti-sun potion. There are also some drinks awarded from the Summer Beach Party that give a small bonus in groups of skills, depending on the drink.It's a small thing but if you decide you want to skill or fight Clawdia, it's a small bonus you can pick up and use I guess. The XP skilling outfits from Treasure Hunter are all P2P items. The only thing I can think of is maybe the one-off cash rewards from completing the F2P tasks in the task system or whatever they have named it now. Once in a while they have some limited-time, untradeable promotion like advanced pulse cores, though not at the moment. But no, it's very limited on F2P.

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Hello! Welcome back to RS, although you might have been playing before I started browsing this forum, can't quite remember. I play F2P as well, so hopefully I can help with some of your questions!

 

Melee training

 

1. There are a few good options for F2P. Cockroaches are solid in terms of income, but not the best experience in general, especially at higher levels. Ankous are now similar in terms of loot, and perhaps a bit better for xp farming, due to a buff in their drop table at some point last year. There are also more of them around than just the cockroaches, which usually entail one-hitting and running around to try and find more. The best in terms of experience are either hellhounds (which require you to go into the wilderness and risk being PKed) or deadly red spiders in Varrock Sewers. Be warned, the spiders hit pretty hard and you'll need plenty of food, particularly if you do not have the ability Sacrifice unlocked from the past. Hellhounds auto-attack so they have that advantage, but as you are in F2P the only spot is in the wilderness so one should be wary in any case.

 

2. A ring of devotion is an F2P item but it is purely cosmetic at this point. A lot of stats got changed around with the Evolution of Combat and this was perhaps one of the casualties :P. Chaotic weapons are P2P only, but there are Dungeoneering weapons available for F2P, called gravite weaponry. They look similar too. The best armour available is rune, with the exception of a gud raider chainbody. It has the same stats as a rune platebody but also has a nice strength bonus, if you can afford the cost. Otherwise, rune platebody. There is also a gud raider shield, but you are probably better off using a two-handed weapon (rune/gravite 2H) over one hand + shield in any case. Fighting boots can be replaced with batwing boots and gloves with blue d'hide vambs. Even though they are the wrong classes, it shouldn't matter too much for the gloves and boots slots. Alternatively, if you have any warpriest boots or gloves, you can use those and they will function as lower level, but hybrid, armour in those slots.

 

The Amulet of Power is good for all-around training. If you plan to do some Dungeoneering or have leftover tokens, the Brawler's hook necklace would be a good investment and a better amulet for melee. There are similar such amulets for Ranged and Magic.

 

For your ring slot, you should acquire either a ring of potency (for defensive stats) or the explorer's ring (4) (for offensive stats, which is probably more useful!).It also has some other neat benefits like a free few alchs and superheats, which are a small daily thing but could help out a little with another one of your questions.

 

I would advise you reconsider your stance on Fist of Guthix stuff though. If you want rune gauntlets, you can buy the uncharged version off the GE (which is not that cheap, but worthwhile) and then charge them for a relatively low cost in terms of tokens - 35 at present. They only lose charges if you die with them.

 

Mining & Smithing training

 

So combining what you are asking here, coal with a coal bag is okay but kind of slow, probably about half of what you can get if you went full focus at it with iron and powermined straight through. There is a deposit box inside a hidden resource dungeon very close to a spot with several iron ores under Al Kharid that you can use to mine the iron, superheat with nature runes, bank, and repeat. You can even time it so that you superheat several ores as you wait for them to respawn, then mine a few more, etc. If you weren't aware, you can use urns to gain bonus experience essentially automatically as you mine. You just need to buy or craft them, attach a rune (earth in this case), and mine away. They will automatically fill and send messages to your chatbox as they do. When they are filled you just click them to gain XP.

 

An alternative would be to fill up your coal bag, then head to iron and superheat steel bars once you have an inventory of iron, then dump them all in the bank and repeat. You can also take advantage of the explorer's ring (4) as mentioned above for a few free superheats (27) per day.

 

If you want the absolute fastest XP for mining, your best bet is to head to Rimmington with an almost-full inventory of urns, either find an empty world or be prepared to fight with bots (that aren't too difficult to beat by the way), and powermine like crazy there until you use them all up. Then bank and repeat. This is the fastest method for F2P training, but it may be kind of boring.

 

Firemaking training

 

Yeah, dumping logs on a fire with 4+ people awards you the +5% bonus. World 29 is the designated world for bonfires, but often there is such a heap of people there that it takes me more time to find the left-click option for the fire than the 5% extra XP is worth to me! It's up to you though, if you want to try it out. If you want to cut all the logs yourself, cutting willows in Draynor and banking is probably the most effective. With the price of logs these days though, there might be more cost-effective ways, if that is of any interest.

 

General questions

 

First, let me emphasize that Jagex has thrown a beach party, and it is possible to get +5% XP on top of anything just by training on the beach, in the Lumbridge Crater area. All you need to do is use an anti-sun potion and you're set for 24 hours. These are very cheap considering that benefit, but if you really want to DIY it, you can earn them by skilling and training on the beach, and by fighting the monster Clawdia that appears in the crater at 45 past each hour. Training at the plots there is relatively good experience and won't stick around forever so you may want to check that out and/or take advantage. Anything that you can bankstand should be fair game. But now to answer your questions specifically:

 

1. No not really, as far as I know. If you complete Death of Chivalry, you can face off against a boss and obtain pearls that do award some bonus XP. The caveat is that bonus experience can only be used up if you are a member, on a members-only server.

2. You can only add a P2P tool to your toolbelt if you are on P2P, and then it will continue to function as the highest level tool you would have access to on F2P, i.e. rune pickaxe on F2P. You will not be able to add your gilded dragon pickaxe onto your toolbelt unless you buy a membership - in fact, you cannot put a members item back on once you take it off, so be careful!

3. I kind of covered this above with the anti-sun potion. There are also some drinks awarded from the Summer Beach Party that give a small bonus in groups of skills, depending on the drink.It's a small thing but if you decide you want to skill or fight Clawdia, it's a small bonus you can pick up and use I guess. The XP skilling outfits from Treasure Hunter are all P2P items. The only thing I can think of is maybe the one-off cash rewards from completing the F2P tasks in the task system or whatever they have named it now. Once in a while they have some limited-time, untradeable promotion like advanced pulse cores, though not at the moment. But no, it's very limited on F2P.

!! Wow !!

 

This is all incredibly new news to me, and I'm glad I asked. I can't believe how outdated I was on the F2P homefront.

 

So many new items, drop changes, and new places. Seems like my preconceived notions about Fist of Guthix should be changed, I even have plenty of spare tokens, I just never thought things were that easy. I didn't even realize they made Blue D'hide F2P.

 

I didn't know they added new mining places and urns - always thought urns were P2P when I heard about them.

Btw, you can left click "craft" on logs and choose the bonfire option, and it should auto-find you the nearest fire right? Just assuming this works in a crowd as well.

 

- Thanks for answering everything, you're a saint. xD <3

 

P.S. One question though, what do I smith with the iron bars if I go for the power-mining iron? I don't think iron platebodies sell for much (haha). Do I make iron knives or something? Nails? Or just sell them as bars and then rebuy something else?

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Ah yeah that's right, the bonfire option should find a fire. I'm not sure if it's selected randomly or what. Some of the urns are P2P only, but the first few tiers are indeed available for F2P to use as well. Now you can take advantage of them :). As a matter of fact though, iron platebodies do sell for a pretty penny (supposedly). I haven't tried selling them so I don't know how easy or hard they are to liquidate, but the current GE price is about 1500 each. The reason it is so high is that they are consumed as a secondary ingredient in creating certain summoning pouches, which are pegged to their own values. (Unfortunately, I think iron nails and knives are pretty much worthless, and also for members only.)

 

I think you can even profit going from bars to platebody if you use Wasteless Smithing (a DG reward which has a chance of saving a bar whilst smithing) or Portable Forges - which grant extra XP and a chance of saving a bar. They are an item won occasionally off of Treasure Hunter. The two effects stack if you have both. Often you can find other people "hosting" forges. Since everyone in the area can use a forge, it is beneficial to share with others. I believe the FC for them is "Portables FC" or "Portables" if you want to check it out. You can also buy them yourself, just be aware that each one lasts only five minutes so get the most out of it!

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