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 This is the regular Strength guide, the guide for ironman / hardcore ironman players can be found here.

Strength is a player's power in melee combat. As a player raises their Strength level, they can deal more damage against opponents. A high Strength level is often favoured by player-killers over their Attack level because it raises max hit, helping to generate the burst damage necessary to kill other players faster than they can heal themselves.

Getting Basic Weapons

You can start at Edgeville. Inside the building north-west of the general store, you will find an NPC that sells basic gear. You will want to look for "Oziach".


Oziach sells your basic armours.


You can get more basic gear and weapons at the table at ::pksupply inside edge bank. All these items are free.



Strength Training Styles

Melee weapons vary in their attack styles. Some have four options, with a controlled option, while others have only three options. Players intending to remain a pure with no Defence need to take care when changing attack styles as you may gain unwanted Defence levels.


The Aggressive combat style is usually the top right option if there are 4 options, usually there is not an Aggressive option on weapons with 3 options. When using the accurate style for every point of damage a player deals, you gain 600 experience in Strength and 150 experience in Hitpoints. Using the aggressive style provides an invisible +3 boost to your Strength level.



The Controlled combat style is usually the bottom left option if there are 4 options, or the top right option if there are 3. When using the controlled style for every point of damage a player deals, they gain 200 experience in Attack, Strength, and Defence and 150 experience in Hitpoints. Using the controlled style provides an invisible +1 boost to your Attack, Strength and Defence levels. This attack style is only available in some melee weapons

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Where to Train

Rock Crab

The best place to start training any combat skill at a low level is Rock crabs.

To get here click on the world map icon, beside the minimap. p5WpixQ.png

Then select "Combat Training" for the category, and then "Rock Crabs Area"


Here you will find the Rock crabs that can be killed in order to start levelling up your combat stats. Start killing these until you feel you have a high enough Attack level to move on to killing other monsters such as Hill Giants, in Edgeville Dungeon or Yaks on Neitiznot (South).


For players with higher levels, the best place train would be at the Bandits Camp, in the desert.

To get here click on the world map icon, beside the minimap. p5WpixQ.png

Then select "Combat Training" for the category, and then "Bandits Camp"


Here you will find a large amount of Bandits that will automatically attack anyone who is wearing Saradomin or Zamorak equipment, allowing for easy AFK experience.
An easy god item to obtain are the god capes from the mage bank. To get these simply teleport to the mage bank, in the 'Player Killing' category, when you arive, enter the pool and then follow the path north. Pray at one of the three statues, if you got the Guthix cape, choose another statue.
Once you have a Zamorak/Saradomin item, simply wear it and the bandits will attack you.

It is recommended to bring a bunyip summoning, as they heal you between 1-10 hp every 15 seconds.


If you are planning on training all your skills, it might help to do slayer at the same time as training combat. You can find a Slayer guide Here.

Strength Boosts

Items that you may use to increase the Strength skill:

Picture Item Benefits
hDr7lqR.gif Strength potion Boosts Strength by 10% + 3 levels
hgIb6Mg.gif Super strength Boosts Strength by 15% + 5 levels
f9M9g0z.gif Extreme strength Increase your Strength level by 1-25.
Ayj5DVs.gif Zamorak brew Boosts Attack and Strength by 12% + 2, restores Prayer by 8% + 2, but lowers Defense by 10% + 2 and does 8 damage
3K8UeNo.png Overload Boosts Attack, Strength, Defense, Range, and Magic by 22% + 5,and keeps it bossted for 5 minutes. Does 50 damage (5 hits of 10) when drunk.

Useful Items and Boosts

Picture Item/Boost Effect How to Obtain
xVXdMcX.png Knowledge Effect All experience gained will be increased by:
  • 75% for 10 minutes for normal donators
  • 100% for 20 minutes for super donators
  • 110% for 40 minutes for extreme donators
Go to the Donator Zone, in the building to the west of the bank and click on the Defence Totem (Knowledge effect).
lfuNflP.gif Bonus Experience All experience gained will be multiplied by 3 until the bonus experience runs out.
  • Logging in every day grants 200k Bonus Exp.
  • Every 10th vote streak rewards you with 500k Bonus Exp.
  • Purchase 1m Bonus Exp for 5k premium points.
N/A Monthly Bonus All experience gained is multiplied by 1.25 Play during the 1st to the 5th of every month.
N/A Double Exp Weekend All combat experience is doubled. Play during the weekend (Saturday/Sunday).
HUA2xjR.png Combat ring Doubles the experience received from killing a creature. Bought from the agility ticket shop.

The Skill Cape

If you reach level 99 in Strength, you can talk to the Wise Old Man at home to obtain the Skill cape. He is located at home, in the building north of the bank.

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The skillcape costs 30 million coins and comes with a matching hood. Both the Strength cape and hood give +9 bonus to all defense stats.

If you reach 200m experience in the Strength skill you will also unlock the ability to buy the Master Strength Cape. It is exactly the same as the normal Skill cape. However, you can adjust the trim colour to whatever you like. This master skillcape costs 80 million coins.



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