For the pre-release planning manual, see Prerelease Skills plan
List of skills[edit | edit source]
The 18 skills are:
|Attack||The ability to inflict damage more often in combat. As you level attack higher, you are able to use better weapons.|
|Defense||The ability to block attacks and be hit with less damage more often in combat. As you level defense higher, you are able to use better armour.|
|Strength||The ability to inflict higher amounts of damage in combat as you level strength higher.|
|Hits||The amount of damage you can be inflicted with before you die.|
|Ranged||The ability to hit an enemy with projectile weapons (such as a bow and arrow) from long range.|
|Prayer||The ability to use prayers that enhance other skills or provide additional protection during combat.|
|Magic||The ability to cast spells, using runes, to inflict damage, impair an enemy, enchant items, transmute items, or teleport.|
|Cooking||The ability to cook meat, fish, pies, and other foods that will provide healing of Hits when eaten.|
|Woodcutting||The ability to use an axe to cut a tree and obtain logs.|
|Fletching||The ability to make bow, arrows, and other projectile weapons.|
|Fishing||The ability to obtain raw fish from fishing spots along the shore.|
|Firemaking||The ability to light logs on fire with a tinderbox.|
|Crafting||The ability to produce pottery, jewellery, glassware, and other processed goods.|
|Smithing||The ability to smelt ores into metal bars and to smith those bars into weapons and armour.|
|Mining||The ability to mine ores from rocks using a pickaxe.|
|Herblaw||The ability to identify herbs and to mix them with other ingredients to create potions that will give boosts in various skills.|
|Agility||The ability to navigate through various shortcuts.|
|Thieving||The ability to pickpocket from NPCs and to steal from stalls.|
Each skill has a maximum cap of 536,870,911 experience points which may be gained. Each skill requires 13,034,431 experience points to achieve level 99. The maximum level you can reach in a skill is 99. Attack, Strength, Defense, Hits, Prayer, Ranged and Magic also count towards your Combat level.
Removed skills[edit | edit source]
|EvilMagic||The ability to use runes cast spells that inflict damage, impair an enemy, or increase the player's defense.||10 May 2001|
|GoodMagic||The ability to use runes cast spells that inflict damage or increase the player's defense, strength, or hiding bonus.||10 May 2001|
|Influence||The ability more cheaply buy silk from the silk trader in Al Kharid. The skill was intended to be a way to barter with and persuade non-player characters.||10 May 2001|
|PrayEvil||This skill lacked any prayers, but it was meant to be the antithesis of PrayGood.||10 May 2001|
|PrayGood||This skill lacked any prayers, but it was meant to be the antithesis of PrayEvil.||10 May 2001|
|Tailoring||The skill was intended as a way for players to tan and craft leather items, but there was no way to train it.||10 May 2001|
|Carpentry||The intended function of Carpentry is unknown, though some speculate it would have been related to the proposed idea of player-owned houses.||12 December 2002|
Skill total[edit | edit source]
Your total level is based on the sum of all of your skill levels. The maximum skill total in Runescape Classic is 1782.
|Skill total||Average skill level||Total experience, minimum|
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Tailoring Crafting.
- Influence is thought to have followed an experience curve and was displayed as a former skill. It was abandoned in favour of Quest points, which were more consistent.
- Carpentry was never fully implemented in the game. It was later released in RuneScape 2 as the Construction skill.
- Summoning spells were a planned expansion to the Magic skill which would have allowed players to summon monsters. Summoning wouldn't have been a skill, but just would have been a set of spells utilizing the Life-Rune. Later, the idea was reworked and released in RuneScape 2 as a full skill.
- Along with the other equipment status, there used to be a hiding stat, though no equipable item gave a 'hiding' bonus.
- Prayer is the only skill in which no player ever maxed while RuneScape Classic was the main game. However, Lilyuffie88 was the first to pass 10M experience in the skill.