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This article is about the pay-to-play guide. For the free players' guide, see Free-to-play Ranged training.

Ranged TrainingEdit

When training Ranged, it's highly recommended to always use the best armour you can afford. If using throwing knives, it's suggested to use iron knives as they're the cheapest and hit fairly accurately. It's also recommended to use ranged potions once you get around level 40.

Levels 1 - 10Edit

To begin training Ranged, start out by killing chickens in the Lumbridge chicken farm. If you are just starting out it may also be advised for you to collect their feathers to sell for more ammo.

Recommended gearEdit

Start out by wearing a leather cowl, leather body, leather vambraces, and leather chaps. Other optional but very useful items include an Amulet of Glory, obsidian cape, and a Combat Bracelet. However, none of these items are necessary, especially since training ranged from 1-10 will only take about 15 minutes.

It is recommended you start out with as many iron knives as you can afford as you will be using these for a large part of your Ranged training.

Tip: Start off using Rapid firing mode.

Levels 10 - 20Edit

Once you've hit level 10 Ranged, move onto the cow pen just south east of the Lumbridge chickens. Here you will be dealing with monsters with slightly higher Hitpoints. If you wish you can pick up the cowhide and sell it in the Grand Exchange, bank in Lumbridge as needed.

Recommended gearEdit

If you manage to get 10 Defence, you can switch to hard leather armour, which has slightly better stats.

Levels 20 - 40Edit

Once level 20 you should move to the Stronghold of Security and go to the minotaurs located on the first floor. From here until level 40 you will be killing these as well as the wolves as you get higher level.

Tip:You can use the safespot which is located right when you walk into the first two doors on the left, just keep left and move up 3 tiles (Note: this is recommended for lower level players).

Recommended gearEdit

You should now be wearing a coif, studded body, and studded chaps in addition to everything previously listed.

Note: At level 25 you can switch to frog-leather armour. At level 30, you can equip snakeskin boots and a snakeskin bandana. Level 28 allows you to use a Dorgeshuun crossbow, which fires decently quickly and uses bone bolts, which are by far the most powerful ammunition available for their cost. The Dorgeshuun crossbow will remain viable even at high Ranged levels.

It is also highly recommended to complete Animal Magnetism to get Ava's attractor/accumulator; Ava's devices have the highest ranged bonus for the cape slot, and will also return your ammo provided that you are not wearing a metallic body (e.g chainbody), which will save a lot of money and time as you will not have to buy as much bolts and need to pick them up as often.

Alternative:

Fighting Chaos Druids in the Edgeville dungeon is relatively fast experience, and you can make profit from their herb drops.

Levels 40 - 60Edit

At level 40 Ranged it's highly recommended to go to either Rock Crabs north-east of Rellekka or Ogres east of Castle wars. Both of these training locations offer great experience and both have their advantages. Some choose to go to Rock Crabs because of the higher experience, whereas others would prefer to go to Ogres because they're less crowded and relatively safe to kill.

Recommended gearEdit

Once you have achieved level 40 Ranged (and hopefully Defence) you can wear green d'hide armour (requires completion of Dragon Slayer for body). Upon completion of the Fremennik Trials you can also wear an Archer helm (with 45 Defence).

Don't forget to switch blue dragonhide armour at level 50.

Levels 60 - 80Edit

Another valid option for members between levels 65-70 is pest control, experience rates are between 15-30k experience p/h. One can go from 65-70 Ranged in about the same amount of time that it takes to obtain a complete set of void armour with 1 helmet

Recommended gearEdit

Switch to red d'hide armour at level 60 and black d'hide armour at level 70. Also recommended to get full void gear at this point to enable quicker leveling.

Ava's accumulator will decrease the amount of arrows lost.

Levels 80 - 99Edit

Recommended gearEdit

If chinning at skeletal monkeys or maniacal monkeys on Ape Atoll it's highly recommended you use ranged Void Armour obtained from the pest control minigame.

SlayerEdit

Slayer is never a bad idea to train any combat skill because it adds variety to your training. Level 55 Slayer is required for using broad bolts which are as cheap as steel bolts but have the same bonuses as adamant bolts. Slayer can result in good drops and consistent money making, as well as training more than 2 skills (Ranged, Slayer and Hitpoints). Another reason training Slayer is important for a ranger is because the quest, Animal Magnetism, requires level 18 Slayer (this can be bypassed with completion of the quest Wanted! which has no Slayer requirement and grants 5000 experience in Slayer to take you straight to level 20). Animal Magnetism gives a player the ability to purchase and use Ava's device, which is a great item to use in the cape slot. Slayer is recommended at any Ranged level. 

Training ranged whilst on a slayer task also enables the player to use a Slayer Helm (i) for a 15% boost to ranged accuracy and damage (not much less than that of void ranged) while also taking advantage of the accuracy bonuses of dragonhide armour or Armadyl armour. 


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