This Old School RuneScape PK guide has some important, new, or interesting tips that can help you PK in the game. Should you need some OSRS gp for PKing, be sure to head over to the RuneScape gold page for the OSRS gold for sale. Content for this article was inspired by Theoatrix OSRS's video.
1. Protect from Magic
Using Protect from Magic in either a PK situation or when you trying to get away from PKers has a few hidden benefits. The main one is that it will halve the amount of time that you are teleblocked for to 2.5 minutes. Also, it halves the freeze time of any of the standard Spellbook binding spells. It does not work for Ancients, but it can be handy, especially for teleblock.
Bind: 5s to 2.5s
Snare: 10s to 5s
Entangle: 15s to 7.5s
2. Jossik for God Books
I have recommended before that the God Books are great for PKing. Instead of paying 12K OSRS gold per book from Perdu when you die, you should go to Jossik and get them in bulk for free. As long as your book is fully filled with pages, Jossik will give you as many free books as you want.
3. Castle Wars for Pures BIS
Castle Wars offers some of the Best In Slot (BIS) rewards for Pures. The Halos provide the best in slot Melee defence bonuses as well as a Prayer bonus of 3.
The Decorative magic and ranged top both give better bonuses than the Iron platebody whilst giving no negative ranged or magic attack bonuses.
4. PKing for Emblems in a Bounty Hunter World
If you are PKing on a Bounty Hunter World, you are required to have an Emblem in your inventory in order to get an Emblem drop. So, even if your opponent has a tier 9 and you kill them, and you do not have an Emblem, the Emblem completely disappears from the game. You also get free skips on people that are unskulled, and for people that do not have an Emblem.
5. Emblem Trader Targets Toggle
By speaking to the Emblem trader in Edgeville, you can set it so that you only get targets that are under level 10 Wilderness. A lot of the time, you’ll see that you get targets way deep in the Wilderness. So, this small update really helps.
6. Restore Without Pools
If you have a low Construction level and do not have access to Pools, buy a Starter House in Rimmington and some teleport tablets to your house, and on the Bounty Hunter world, you can join the “BH and Chill” Clan Chat to access other people’s Pools. If no one has a Pool open on the Bounty Hunter world, you can hop to world 330, the official house world, and restore your stats and special attack there.
7. Range Ammo Toggle Without Ava’s Device
If you have not unlocked Ava’s device, particularly on a low Prayer account, then you should speak to the Range tutor in Lumbridge to toggle picking up arrows going straight into your ammo slot, and that helps a lot with PKing.
Bonus Tip: Insta Mauling
When using the Granite maul – I noticed a lot of people do not use this. Instead of clicking on your enemy then double clicking your special attack bar, a hidden mechanic is that you can double click you special bar first, then click on your opponent. That’s called insta mauling, and you can spec from a further distance as well.
8. Magic Defence
The Protect from Magic prayer does not decrease the accuracy of enemy Magic attacks. It only lowers the damage that is dealt. You should always be using Magic boosting prayers when you want Magic protection because your Magic defence is 70% of your Magic level, and 30% of your Defence level. Also, getting your Magic level up, even if you are not using Magic, will boost your Magic defence dramatically.
9. Safe Timers
With a recent update came a safe timer of 6 seconds where you can attack your opponent back if they run into a safe zone. This 6 second timer will only activate if you attack back. So, if you get attacked and do not want to fight, you can run into the safe zone without attacking them, and you will not be able to get attacked. Also, when you use a special attack, there is about a 4 second timer until you can teleport. So, rushing is slightly more difficult.
10. Cleaning Herbs
Cleaning Herbs is my favourite way to perfect you switches since you will only ever clean a herb if you clicked on the slot properly. At the same time, you can make a decent amount of OSRS gold per hour with some herbs because people mostly dump Grimy Herbs.
11. Extended Antifire for PvP
Without Antifire, enchanted Dragonstone bolts can hit up to 68 in damage, making them the most powerful PvP bolts in the game due to their special enchantment. To avoid this, you should always drink an extended Antifire before going PKing or into the Wilderness. Also, an Antidote ++ will stop you getting poisoned for 12 minutes, which will also really help.
12. Loot Drops PvP
After a few fights, you will sometimes hear someone getting damaged while you are at the bank. This means that someone else is dealing damage to a player that you’ve done more damage to, and that means that you will get the loot if they die. So, if you hear that, look into your Chat Box in case the player does die, and you can find the drop.
13. Untradeables in PvP World Wilderness
While PKing on a PvP World, a lot of the time you will be PKing with untradeables – whether it be a Defender, a Fire Cape OSRS or whatever. You should beware because the Edgeville Lever will take you straight to 50 Wilderness, and while you are still in a PvP World, you’ll still lose your untradeables if you die there. So, never go above 20 Wilderness with untradeables that you are not willing to lose.
14. Beginners PKing
If you are new to PKing, you should not try PKing with switches. It is so likely that you will get outplayed. So, I recommend starting out with some Melee PKing like Rune PKing. Or, if you are at a lower level, F2P PKing is a great way to start.
15. Increasing Your KO Potential
Learning to 1 Tick is very worth your time for a much better KO potential. By knowing the attack speed of your main weapon, you can wear and attack with your KO weapon in the same game tick. You just need to time it to be right before you would normally attack with your main weapon. Also, 1 ticking your Vengeance or pairing it with a KO weapon will really increase your KO potential.
16. Hitpoints Boost Before Entering PK Areas
Be sure to boost your Hitpoints before entering a PK area, especially if you are 1 Defence that can easily get 1 hit rushed. You can use Angler fish or Saradomin brews to easily go above your regular maximum health.
17. Combo Eating and Drinking
Combo eating and drinking is vital for PKing – both F2P and Members. As a F2P player, you can combo eat a Pizza or a Pie, then eat your regular food. As a Member, you can eat your regular food like a shark, then drink a Potion, and then eat a Karambwan. You can of course also just eat shark and drink a potion like a Saradomin brew, or you can use a potion and Karambwan as well.
Instead of a Karambwan, you can also use Gnome foods which you can buy its premade version on the Grand Exchange. The maximum healing Gnome food is the premade Chocolate bomb, healing 15 hitpoints.
18. Hiding your Weapon before Attacking
When going in for your KO weapon, wearing something like the Armadyl godsword makes it so obvious that you are about to spec. A great way to hide it if you are not 1 ticking is by drinking a potion right before attacking with it. This hides you putting it on, and will skip straight to the special attack animation.
19. Potions Dosage Toggle
A great tip to save your OSRS gold while PKing is to lower the dosage of the potions that you are using. So if you die, you do not lose a mostly full potion. To do this, you can go to Bob Barter at the Grand Exchange, and he’ll show you the market prices of various herbs and potions. I recommend doing 1 or 2 doses per potion to save the most.
20. PKing with Sounds On
PKing with sounds on is very important. For example, if you are fighting someone using Dragon Bolts enchanted, you can hear the Dragonfire spec happening before the damage hits you. That allows you to eat early, and with sounds on, you can also hear spells like teleblock or barrage when you are out deep in the Wilderness.
21. Removing Your Skull
For rushes or for anyone that accidentally gets skulled, the fastest way to remove your skull is by teleporting to Clan Wars and entering and exiting the White Portal. This restores your stats, health, run energy, and removes your skull.
Another very creative way to remove your skull is by having a Steel Dragon in your House. By going into your dungeon and dying to the Steel Dragon, you’ll lose the skull faster than going to Clan Wars.
22. Using your Spec in Fights
Being the first one to use your special attack or utilise your KO weapon will give you a better chance at winning the fight simply because your opponent has not used their best KO potential yet. You should not always wait for a really good time to spec because that might not happen until the end of the fight. This does not mean that you should spec as fast as you can and then get out of there, you still have great KO potential if you know how to stack your hits well.
23. Instant Melee from 2 - 5 Squares Apart
If you are standing 2 squares apart from your opponent, you can switch to a Melee weapon and attack instantly from that tile. With sliding which you can see easily if you run 2 squares back and forth, can attack from 4 squares away, and sometimes even further away when using animation delaying weapons like Crossbows.
24. Making Money While PKing
If you really want to earn RuneScape gold while PKing, you need to replace better items with cheaper alternatives like using a Strength amulet instead of a Glory, or using Myth gloves instead of a Combat bracelet. Another one is using Climbing boots instead of Rune boots. All of those small increments will add up if you are chasing money.
You also do not always need to bring a full inventory of sharks. Instead, you can bring a few Sharks and Karambwans for combo eating, and then bring some Monkfish which really lowers your risk. Drinking the counterparts of the Super combat potion is another way to save money.
25. Looting Bag and Rune Pouch Rework
After the looting bag rework, it costs only 10K points in the Emblem store now. The same update also made it possible to open the looting bag and then pick up items to directly send the items into the bag.
Also, the Rune pouch has now been added to the Slayer rewards shop as well, making it much more accessible for Hardcore and Ultimate Ironmen.
Those are the tips and tricks for PKing in Old School RuneScape. Be sure to bookmark the RS news page if you need more news and guides related to RS gold as well as OSRS accounts. We have the fastest methods to get clue scrolls in OSRS as well as a 1-99/120 Crafting guide which contains the fastest training methods and some cheap or profitable methods for players to save some RS3 gold while training the skill of Crafting in RuneScape 3.
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