Old School RuneScape is a game which tens of thousands of players continue to enjoy on a daily basis. However, the MMORPG status quo has recently been tipped to favor other budding genres such as MOBAs and battle royales. To make a comeback, Jagex came up with a brilliant idea of having a raid for OSRS. The first of these was (lo and behold) Chambers of Xeric, OSRS’s first full-fledged raid. Up to 100 players can join in on the raid, and once you finish it, all of you will get unique rewards and OSRS gold based on your contributions. The second of these is the Theatre of Bloodwhich is held in Meiyerditch. For now, these are the only two raids available in OSRS.
What exactly is A Raid?
Raids are high-level activities that consist of large groups that aim to make it to the end of a set number of puzzles, resource gathering & processing, or boss encounters. Raids have scaling difficulty, meaning the difficulties of the chambers are based on the team’s overall combat capabilities. In other words, the higher the combat level of a team is, the stronger the enemies will be. All raids in OSRS are randomly generated, so every raid is essentially a different experience.
You’ll also get points when you join raids, but they will be based on your overall contributions and actions. You can earn points by damaging a recovered abyssal portal, attacking monsters, completing puzzles, and making shortcuts in large ruin chambers. Overall, the points determine your team’s potential rewards at the end of the raid. The higher the points obtained, the higher the chances of obtaining unique loot.
In raids, there is a multitude of bosses that you must defeat. But the good news is that with a hybrid setup, almost all of these bosses can be killed easily—as long as you have pretty decent combat stats. The bare minimum is at least 85 Range, 85 Magic, 85 Strength, 85 Attack, and 90 Defense. While it’s possible to go through these raids with lower stats, it will ultimately take longer and be much less efficient, plus it’ll also require a team with players that have a lower level than you.
In terms of skilling, the essential skills that you will need for a raid are Fishing/Hunting, Herblore, and Woodcutting.
And here’s why:
For Hunting/Fishing, there are certain things you can catch in your raid. You can get different items depending on your level, with the level cap of 90 being the highest, you’ll need to catch the best supplies. The higher the level you have for Hunting/Fishing, the better supplies you’ll be able to get. The Cooking skill is also combined here because it will need to match the type of food you’ll catch. For example, if you have a Fishing level of 90, you’ll need to have a Cooking level of 90 as well in order to cook the fish you just caught.
Just like in Hunting/Fishing, Herblore has a skill cap of level 90 for you to make the highest level of potion. We strongly recommend that you be at least level 60 in Herblore for you to be able to make all the weaker potions as well as the strong ones. Farming goes hand-in-hand with Herblore in a raid since you’ll have to collect the supplies to make these potions. While you can have level 39 Farming as the bare minimum, having at least level 50 is worth grinding for before going in a raid. This way, making potions won’t take up too much time.
Woodcutting is important if you want to earn more points in a raid since it’s one of the requirements (along with Mining and Strength if the obstacle is a rotten sapling, rock or boulder) for making shortcuts in large ruin chambers like puzzle rooms. This will not only let your team gain points but spend lesser time in the raid as well, effectively letting you earn more OSRS gold in the process.
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