Choosing the best gear in Old School Runescape and how to spend your Gold wisely is so confusing for the majority of OSRS players. The new players specifically will be having a hard time to decide whether to buy this item or that item and which one is better.

This guide will be introducing the best-in-slot gears for every combat style in OSRS as well as the most suitable game activity for each gear. The aim of this guide is to reduce the gear choice confusion for everyone in OSRS.

Best OSRS Melee Gear

Tables below will be showing the best possible Melee gear for the various activities in the game, keep in mind that you can always downgrade to a cheaper gear.

Best Melee Gear for Raids #1

The table below includes all the best Melee items needed in Raids #1.

Item name Scythe of vitur Avernic defender Berserker ring (i) Amulet of torture Primordial boots Serpentine helm Ferocious gloves Bandos chestplate Bandos tassets Infernal cape Ghrazi rapier Dragon warhammer Dragon pickaxe
Stab bonus 70+ 30+ 0 15+ 2+ 0 16+ 0 0 4+ 94+ 4- 38+
Slash bonus 110+ 29+ 0 15+ 2+ 0 16+ 0 0 4+ 55+ 4- 2-
Crush bonus 30+ 28+ 0 15+ 2+ 0 16+ 0 0 4+ 0 95+ 32+
Magic bonus 6- 5- 0 0 4- 5- 16- 15- 21- 1+ 0 4- 0
Ranged Bonus 0 4- 0 0 1- 5- 16- 10- 7- 1+ 0 0 0
Stab Defense 2- 30+ 0 0 22+ 52+ 0 98+ 71+ 12+ 0 0 0
Slash Defense 8+ 29+ 0 0 22+ 55+ 0 93+ 63+ 12+ 0 0 1+
Crush Defense 10+ 28+ 8+ 0 22+ 58+ 0 105+ 66+ 12+ 0 0 0
Magic Defense 0 5- 0 0 0 0 0 6- 4- 12+ 0 0 0
Ranged Defense 0 4- 0 0 0 50+ 0 133+ 93+ 12+ 0 0 0
Strength Bonus 75+ 8+ 8+ 10+ 5+ 5+ 14+ 4+ 2+ 8+ 89+ 85+ 42+
Ranged Str Bonus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Magic Damage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Prayer Bonus 0 0 0 2+ 0 0 0 1+ 1+ 2+ 0 0 0
Attack Speed 3 secs 2.4 secs 3.6 secs 3 secs
Required Defense 0 70 0 0 75 75 80 65 65 0 0 0 0
Required Attack 75 70 0 0 0 0 80 0 0 0 75 60 60
Required Strength 75 0 0 0 75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Others Warriors’ Guild Access NMZ 75 Hitpoints Quest Req Boss

Best Melee Gear for Training (60-99)

Tables below will be showing the best training Melee gear starting from Level 60 till 99. The last table will include the best Melee Weapons and you will have to pick according to your level and your needs.

Level 60+

Item name Dragon defender Barrows gloves Helm of neitiznot Fighter torso Obsidian platelegs Dragon boots Berserker ring (i) Amulet of torture Fire cape Holy blessing
Stab bonus 25+ 12+ 0 0 0 0 0 15+ 1+ 0
Slash bonus 24+ 12+ 0 0 0 0 0 15+ 1+ 0
Crush bonus 23+ 12+ 0 0 0 0 0 15+ 1+ 0
Magic bonus 3- 6+ 0 40- 0 3- 0 0 1+ 0
Ranged Bonus 2- 12+ 0 0 0 1- 0 0 1+ 0
Stab Defense 25+ 12+ 31+ 62+ 46+ 16+ 0 0 11+ 0
Slash Defense 24+ 12+ 29+ 85+ 43+ 17+ 0 0 11+ 0
Crush Defense 23+ 12+ 34+ 62+ 41+ 18+ 8+ 0 11+ 0
Magic Defense 3- 6+ 3+ 10- 10- 0 0 0 11+ 0
Ranged Defense 2- 12+ 30+ 67+ 40+ 0 0 0 11+ 0
Strength Bonus 6+ 12+ 3+ 4+ 1+ 4+ 8+ 10+ 4+ 0
Ranged Str Bonus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Magic Damage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Prayer Bonus 0 0 3+ 0 0 0 0 2+ 2+ 1+
Attack Speed
Required Defense 60 1 55 40 60 60 0 0 0 0
Required Attack 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Required Strength 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Others Warriors’ Guild Access Quest Req Quest Req Minigame NMZ 75 Hitpoints Boss

Level 80~99

Item name Avernic defender Ferocious gloves Serpentine helm Bandos chestplate Bandos tassets Primordial boots Berserker ring (i) Amulet of torture Infernal cape Holy blessing
Stab bonus 30+ 16+ 0 0 0 2+ 0 15+ 4+ 0
Slash bonus 29+ 16+ 0 0 0 2+ 0 15+ 4+ 0
Crush bonus 28+ 16+ 0 0 0 2+ 0 15+ 4+ 0
Magic bonus 5- 16- 5- 15- 21- 4- 0 0 1+ 0
Ranged Bonus 4- 16- 5- 10- 7- 1- 0 0 1+ 0
Stab Defense 30+ 0 52+ 98+ 71+ 22+ 0 0 12+ 0
Slash Defense 29+ 0 55+ 93+ 63+ 22+ 0 0 12+ 0
Crush Defense 28+ 0 58+ 105+ 66+ 22+ 8+ 0 12+ 0
Magic Defense 5- 0 0 6- 4- 0 0 0 12+ 0
Ranged Defense 4- 0 50+ 133+ 93+ 0 0 0 12+ 0
Strength Bonus 8+ 14+ 5+ 4+ 2+ 5+ 8+ 10+ 8+ 0
Ranged Str Bonus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Magic Damage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Prayer Bonus 0 0 0 1+ 1+ 0 0 2+ 2+ 1+
Required Defense 70 80 75 65 65 75 0 0 0 0
Required Attack 70 80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Required Strength 0 0 0 0 0 75 0 0 0 0
Others Warriors’ Guild Access Quest Req NMZ 75 Hitpoints Boss

Weapons

Item name Dragon scimitar Abyssal dagger Abyssal tentacle Ghrazi rapier Dragon hunter lance Scythe of vitur
Stab bonus 8+ 75+ 0 94+ 85+ 70+
Slash bonus 67+ 40+ 90+ 55+ 65+ 110+
Crush bonus 2- 4- 0 0 65+ 30+
Magic bonus 0 1+ 0 0 0 6-
Ranged Bonus 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stab Defense 0 0 0 0 0 2-
Slash Defense 1+ 0 0 0 0 8+
Crush Defense 0 0 0 0 0 10+
Magic Defense 0 1+ 0 0 0 0
Ranged Defense 0 0 0 0 0 0
Strength Bonus 66+ 75+ 86+ 89+ 70+ 75+
Ranged Str Bonus 0 0 0 0 0 0
Magic Damage 0 0 0 0 0 0
Prayer Bonus 0 0 0 0 0 0
Attack Speed 2.4 secs 2.4 secs 2.4 secs 2.4 secs 3 secs
Required Defense 0 0 0 0 0 0
Required Attack 60 70 75 75 70 75
Required Strength 0 0 0 0 0 75
Required Slayer 0 0 0 0 0 0
Others Quest Req Quest Req
Mainly Used to Train All Melee Stats All Melee Stats Attack & Defense All Melee Stats Shared All Melee Stats
Mainly Used Against Low Slash Defense Low Stab Defense Low Slash Defense Low Stab Defense Dragons Only Low Slash Defense
Using Two hands No No No No No Yes

Best Melee Gear for NMZ

The table below shows the best Melee gear for the Nightmare Zone and it should be used with the Dwarven Rock Cake.

Item name Dharok’s greataxe Dharok’s helm Dharok’s platebody Dharok’s platelegs Primordial boots Berserker ring (i) Ferocious gloves Infernal cape Amulet of torture Holy blessing
Stab bonus 4- 0 0 0 2+ 0 16+ 4+ 15+ 0
Slash bonus 103+ 0 0 0 2+ 0 16+ 4+ 15+ 0
Crush bonus 95+ 0 0 0 2+ 0 16+ 4+ 15+ 0
Magic bonus 4- 3- 30- 21- 4- 0 16- 1+ 0 0
Ranged Bonus 0 1- 10- 7- 1- 0 16- 1+ 0 0
Stab Defense 0 45+ 122+ 85+ 22+ 0 0 12+ 0 0
Slash Defense 0 48+ 120+ 82+ 22+ 0 0 12+ 0 0
Crush Defense 0 44+ 107+ 83+ 22+ 8+ 0 12+ 0 0
Magic Defense 0 1- 6- 4- 0 0 0 12+ 0 0
Ranged Defense 1- 51+ 132+ 92+ 0 0 0 12+ 0 0
Strength Bonus 105+ 0 0 0 5+ 8+ 14+ 8+ 10+ 0
Ranged Str Bonus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Magic Damage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Prayer Bonus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2+ 2+ 1+
Attack Speed 4.2 secs
Required Defense 0 70 70 70 75 0 80 0 0 0
Required Attack 70 0 0 0 0 0 80 0 0 0
Required Strength 70 0 0 0 75 0 0 0 0 0
Others NMZ Quest Req Boss 75 Hitpoints

 

Best OSRS Ranged Gear

Tables below will be showing the best possible Ranged gear for the various activities in the game.

Best Ranged Gear for Raids #1

The table below includes all the best Ranged items needed in Raids #1.

Item name Armadyl helmet Armadyl chestplate Armadyl chainskirt Ava’s assembler Necklace of anguish Pegasian boots Barrows gloves Toxic blowpipe Twisted bow Dragon arrows
Stab bonus 5- 7- 6- 0 0 0 12+ 0 0 0
Slash bonus 5- 7- 6- 0 0 0 12+ 0 0 0
Crush bonus 5- 7- 6- 0 0 0 12+ 0 0 0
Magic bonus 5- 15- 10- 0 0 12- 6+ 0 0 0
Ranged Bonus 10+ 33+ 20+ 8+ 15+ 12+ 12+ 60+ 70+ 0
Stab Defense 6+ 56+ 32+ 1+ 0 5+ 12+ 0 0 0
Slash Defense 8+ 48+ 26+ 1+ 0 5+ 12+ 0 0 0
Crush Defense 10+ 61+ 34+ 1+ 0 5+ 12+ 0 0 0
Magic Defense 10+ 70+ 40+ 8+ 0 5+ 6+ 0 0 0
Ranged Defense 8+ 57+ 33+ 2+ 0 5+ 12+ 0 8+ 0
Strength Bonus 0 0 0 0 0 12+ 0 0 0
Ranged Str Bonus 0 0 2+ 5+ 0 0 0 20+ 60+
Magic Damage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Prayer Bonus 1+ 1+ 1+ 0 2+ 0 0 0 4+ 0
Attack Speed 1.8 secs 3.6 secs
Required Defense 70 70 70 0 0 75 1 0 0 0
Required Ranged 70 70 70 70 0 75 0 75 75 0
Others Quest Req 75 Hitpoints Quest Req

Best Ranged Gear for Training (75-99)

The table below will be showing the best training Ranged gear starting from Level 75 till 99. The last table will include the best Ranged Weapons and you will have to pick according to your level and your needs.

Item name Armadyl helmet Armadyl chestplate Armadyl chainskirt Archers ring (i) Ava’s assembler Necklace of anguish Pegasian boots Barrows gloves Twisted buckler
Stab bonus 5- 7- 6- 0 0 0 0 12+ 7-
Slash bonus 5- 7- 6- 0 0 0 0 12+ 8-
Crush bonus 5- 7- 6- 0 0 0 0 12+ 7-
Magic bonus 5- 15- 10- 0 0 0 12- 6+ 10-
Ranged Bonus 10+ 33+ 20+ 8+ 8+ 15+ 12+ 12+ 18+
Stab Defense 6+ 56+ 32+ 0 1+ 0 5+ 12+ 22+
Slash Defense 8+ 48+ 26+ 0 1+ 0 5+ 12+ 24+
Crush Defense 10+ 61+ 34+ 0 1+ 0 5+ 12+ 22+
Magic Defense 10+ 70+ 40+ 0 8+ 0 5+ 6+ 26+
Ranged Defense 8+ 57+ 33+ 8+ 2+ 0 5+ 12+ 58+
Strength Bonus 0 0 0 0 0 0 12+ 0
Ranged Str Bonus 0 0 0 2+ 5+ 0 0 0
Magic Damage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Prayer Bonus 1+ 1+ 1+ 0 0 2+ 0 0 0
Required Defense 70 70 70 0 0 0 75 1 75
Required Ranged 70 70 70 0 70 0 75 0 75
Others Quest Req 75 Hitpoints Quest Req

Weapons

Item name Toxic blowpipe Armadyl crossbow Dragon hunter crossbow Twisted bow
Stab bonus 0 0 0 0
Slash bonus 0 0 0 0
Crush bonus 0 0 0 0
Magic bonus 0 0 0 0
Ranged Bonus 60+ 100+ 95+ 70+
Stab Defense 0 0 0 0
Slash Defense 0 0 0 0
Crush Defense 0 0 0 0
Magic Defense 0 0 0 0
Ranged Defense 0 0 0 8+
Strength Bonus 0 0 0 0
Ranged Str Bonus 0 0 0 20+
Magic Damage 0 0 0 0
Prayer Bonus 0 1+ 0 4+
Attack Speed 1.8 secs 3.6 secs 3.6 secs 3.6 secs
Required Defense 0 0 0 0
Required Ranged 75 70 65 75
Others
Mainly Used Against Low Ranged Defense High Ranged Defense Dragons Only High Magic Attack
Using Two Hands Yes No No Yes

Best Ranged Gear for Chinning

The table below shows the best Ranged gear for Chinning. It gives the highest Ranged damage and accuracy.

Item name Black chinchompa Twisted buckler Elite void top Elite void robe Void knight gloves Void ranger helm Pegasian boots Necklace of anguish Ava’s assembler Holy blessing
Stab bonus 0 7- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Slash bonus 0 8- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Crush bonus 0 7- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Magic bonus 0 10- 0 0 0 0 12- 0 0 0
Ranged Bonus 80+ 18+ 0 0 0 0 12+ 15+ 8+ 0
Stab Defense 0 22+ 45+ 30+ 6+ 6+ 5+ 0 1+ 0
Slash Defense 0 24+ 45+ 30+ 6+ 6+ 5+ 0 1+ 0
Crush Defense 0 22+ 45+ 30+ 6+ 6+ 5+ 0 1+ 0
Magic Defense 0 26+ 45+ 30+ 4+ 6+ 5+ 0 8+ 0
Ranged Defense 0 58+ 45+ 30+ 6+ 6+ 5+ 0 2+ 0
Strength Bonus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ranged Str Bonus 30+ 0 0 0 0 0 0 5+ 2+ 0
Magic Damage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Prayer Bonus 0 0 3+ 3+ 0 0 0 2+ 0 1+
Attack Speed 2.4 secs
Required Defense 0 75 42 42 42 42 75 0 0 0
Required Ranged 65 75 42 42 42 42 75 0 70 0
Required Magic 0 0 42 42 42 42 0 0 0 0
Required Hitpoints 0 0 42 42 42 42 0 75 0 0
Required Strength 0 0 42 42 42 42 0 0 0 0
Required Attack 0 0 42 42 42 42 0 0 0 0
Required Prayer 0 0 22 22 22 22 0 0 0 0
Others Minigame & Diary Minigame & Diary Minigame & Diary Minigame & Diary Quest Req

Best OSRS Magic Gear

Tables below will be showing the best possible Magic gear for the various activities in the game.

Best Magic Gear for Raids #1

The table below includes all the best Magic items needed in Raids #1.

Item name Ancestral hat Ancestral robe top Ancestral robe bottom Arcane spirit shield Imbued saradomin cape Occult necklace Tormented bracelet Sanguinesti staff
Stab bonus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Slash bonus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Crush bonus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Magic bonus 8+ 35+ 26+ 20+ 15+ 12+ 10+ 25+
Ranged Bonus 2- 8- 7- 0 0 0 0 4-
Stab Defense 12+ 42+ 27+ 53+ 3+ 0 0 2+
Slash Defense 11+ 31+ 24+ 55+ 3+ 0 0 3+
Crush Defense 13+ 51+ 30+ 73+ 3+ 0 0 1+
Magic Defense 5+ 28+ 20+ 2+ 15+ 0 0 15+
Ranged Defense 0 0 0 52+ 0 0 0 0
Strength Bonus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ranged Str Bonus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Magic Damage 2+ 2+ 2+ 0 2+ 10+ 5+ 0
Prayer Bonus 0 0 0 3+ 0 2+ 2+ 0
Attack Speed 2.4 secs
Required Defense 65 65 65 0 0 0 0 0
Required Magic 75 75 75 0 0 70 0 75
Others Minigame 75 Hitpoints

Best Magic Gear for Training (75-99)

The table below will be showing the best training Magic gear starting from Level 75 till 99. The last table will include the best Magic Weapons and you will have to pick according to your level and your needs.

Item name Ancestral hat Ancestral robe top Ancestral robe bottom Arcane spirit shield Seers ring (i) Imbued saradomin cape Occult necklace Eternal boots Tormented bracelet
Stab bonus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Slash bonus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Crush bonus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Magic bonus 8+ 35+ 26+ 20+ 6+ 15+ 12+ 8+ 10+
Ranged Bonus 2- 8- 7- 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stab Defense 12+ 42+ 27+ 53+ 0 3+ 0 5+ 0
Slash Defense 11+ 31+ 24+ 55+ 0 3+ 0 5+ 0
Crush Defense 13+ 51+ 30+ 73+ 0 3+ 0 5+ 0
Magic Defense 5+ 28+ 20+ 2+ 6+ 15+ 0 8+ 0
Ranged Defense 0 0 0 52+ 0 0 0 5+ 0
Strength Bonus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ranged Str Bonus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Magic Damage 2+ 2+ 2+ 0 0 2+ 10+ 0 5+
Prayer Bonus 0 0 0 3+ 0 0 2+ 0 2+
Required Defense 65 65 65 0 0 0 0 75 0
Required Magic 75 75 75 0 0 0 70 75 0
Others NMZ Minigame 75 Hitpoints

Weapons

Item name Kodai wand Trident of the swamp Staff of the dead Sanguinesti staff
Stab bonus 0 0 55+ 0
Slash bonus 0 0 70+ 0
Crush bonus 0 0 0 0
Magic bonus 28 25+ 17+ 25+
Ranged Bonus 0 0 0 4-
Stab Defense 0 2+ 0 2+
Slash Defense 3+ 3+ 3+ 3+
Crush Defense 3+ 1+ 3+ 1+
Magic Defense 20+ 15+ 17+ 15+
Ranged Defense 0 0 0 0
Strength Bonus 0 0 72+ 0
Ranged Str Bonus 0 0 0 0
Magic Damage 15+ 0 15+ 0
Prayer Bonus 0 0 0 0
Attack Speed 2.4 secs 2.4 secs 2.4 secs 2.4 secs
Required Defense 0 0 0 0
Required Magic 75 75 75 75
Others Level 75 Attack

Best Magic Gear for Bursting/Barraging

The table below shows the best Magic gear for Bursting/Barraging. It gives the highest Magic damage in the game.

Item name Ancestral hat Ancestral robe top Ancestral robe bottom Arcane spirit shield Imbued saradomin cape Occult necklace Tormented bracelet Kodai wand Seers ring (i) Eternal boots Holy blessing
Stab bonus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Slash bonus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Crush bonus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Magic bonus 8+ 35+ 26+ 20+ 15+ 12+ 10+ 28 6+ 8+ 0
Ranged Bonus 2- 8- 7- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stab Defense 12+ 42+ 27+ 53+ 3+ 0 0 0 0 5+ 0
Slash Defense 11+ 31+ 24+ 55+ 3+ 0 0 3+ 0 5+ 0
Crush Defense 13+ 51+ 30+ 73+ 3+ 0 0 3+ 0 5+ 0
Magic Defense 5+ 28+ 20+ 2+ 15+ 0 0 20+ 6+ 8+ 0
Ranged Defense 0 0 0 52+ 0 0 0 0 0 5+ 0
Strength Bonus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ranged Str Bonus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Magic Damage 2+ 2+ 2+ 0 2+ 10+ 5+ 15+ 0 0 0
Prayer Bonus 0 0 0 3+ 0 2+ 2+ 0 0 0 1+
Attack Speed 2.4 secs
Required Defense 65 65 65 0 0 0 0 0 0 75 0
Required Magic 75 75 75 0 0 70 0 75 0 75 0
Others Minigame 75 Hitpoints NMZ

 

Note that this article is covering the best possible gears in the game ignoring the prices or the rarity of any piece included.

Rimuru
Petroleum engineer that hates his career. Playing various genres of games for 5~8 hours/day. Ambitious, perfectionist and always looking for areas of improvement. Currently learning various stuff & playing OSRS.

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