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How Long it Takes to MAX in OSRS

What’s going on guys! My name is Theoatrix, and today I am bringing you guys an awesome article about how long it would take to max your account on Old School Runescape. Basically, I am going to go through all of the methods, and all of the skill where you would be getting the optimal XP rate per hour. I have compiled them all together, and come up with an average time of how long it is going to take you to get from level 1 – 99 in every single skill in the game. Enjoy…

As most of you would know, level 99 is 13 000 000 XP in total. There are 23 skills in the game, and obviously there are so many methods for each skill. But, I am going to try to go off the averages, and the most common methods used.

Combat Skills:

Getting right into it, first up are the combat skills, which take approximately 150 hours per combat skill to max. That is going off about an 80 000 XP rate per hour from level 1 – 99, which is kind of correct. Obviously, your rate of training for Melee skills is highly dependent on your Strength level. So, it is advised to train that up to 99 first. Now, also, Hitpoints will be done automatically, so, that can be discounted from the total hours counted. Also, another thing I need to note is that you can train Slayer while you train your combat skills. So, I am going to take that into account into the final calculation.


Next up, we have Ranged, which takes about 70 – 90 hours to max, depending on the method. Now, this is form using cannons, chinning, knives, blowpipes, and all the regular methods. That will all add up to about 70 – 90 hours to get to level 99.


Now, Prayer, being one of the fastest skills in the game, will only take you 20 – 30 hours to max out.


Next, Magic is going to take you about 80 – 100 hours, depending on the method you use, and it can take up to about 120 hours if you are doing stuff like Alching or Splashing. But, the fastest method would have to be Bursting in the Monkey Madness Caves.


Cooking only takes about 20 – 30 hours to max, and the fast method at the moment is only 1 GP/XP, which is making wines. That can get you about 500 000 – 600 000 XP per hour, which is unbelievably quick.


Firemaking takes about 30 – 40 hours, and entirely depends on your focus of the game. So, it may take a bit longer than 40 hours for some players, depending on how much you are watching the game.


Now, Fletching is another one of the really fast skills in the game, and it is really good money as well actually. So, it is only going to take you about 30 – 50 hours to get to level 99. Obviously, that really depends on the method you use. You can get Fletching to 99 in only 10 hours if you use darts. But, that is really, really, really expensive.


Now, Fishing is one of the slower skills, which is going to take you about 150 hours to get all the way to level 99. A thing I need to note here is that you will be training Agility and Strength if you do Barbarian Fishing at Otto’s Grotto. This might take a couple of hours out of Agility, but it is really not going to do a lot.


Crafting is going to take you approximately 40 hours, and can be shortened to about 20 hours if you are cutting gems, which are super quick.


Now, Mining is a super slow skill, and that will take you about 150 – 170 hours to get all the way to level 99.


Smithing is next, and that is about 50 – 70 hours, entirely depending on the method that you are using. Platebodies are really fast, along with Blast Furnace. But, things like Darts, where you make money, are not quick at all.


Now, Herblore is another one of those relatively quick skills, which is only going to take you about 40 – 50 hours to get all the way to level 99. But, the more expensive methods will get you to level 99 faster, as with most skills.


Agility is a doozy, and will take you about 200 hours to get all the way from level 1 – 99. Getting to level 99 Fishing using the Barbarian Fishing will get you about 1 000 000 XP with 99 Fishing. So, that can take 1 000 000 XP out of the 13 000 000 XP away. But, that is really not a lot in the grand scheme of things.


Thieving takes about 60 hours to do. But, this is a click intensive skill, which most people don’t enjoy. But, I think it’s quite enjoyable since the XP rates are quite high.


Now, for the longest skill in Old School Runescape, but probably the most enjoyable in my opinion, is Slayer. This can take you 400 – 500 hours to get all the way to level 99, depending on where you are training and what tasks you are doing. If you are using a cannon, things like that.


Runecrafting is another really, really slow skill, in fact it is the second slowest in the game. It takes 210 – 230 hours to get to level 99.


Farming is one of the fastest skills, probably almost the fastest, takes 15 hours to get to level 99 through tree runs. Now, obviously it is not going to be 15 hours in one hit. But altogether, the total time that you take to do a tree run every single day will add up to about 15 hours.


Woodcutting is sort of slow, and this is going to take you about 100 hours to get to level 99 doing the best tree that you can. But, you can probably lower that down to about 90 hours if you are using maples or willows all the way through to level 75 and above.


Hunter takes around 110 hours to do, and in my opinion, it is probably the most tedious skill. I don’t know what it is about Hunter, but, I just don’t seem to enjoy it very much.


Construction is super-fast and takes only 20 – 30 hours, highly dependent on what method you are using. Mahogany tables are the fastest, and oak dungeon doors are sort of quick. But, mahogany tables obviously take the prize.

Altogether, it really depends on what method you are using to train each skill. I calculated that if you are using the fastest methods for each skill, you can max in only 1700 hours in total. But, the average player is going to take more or less 2300 – 2500 hours. This is because that accounts for making money, buying supplies and all that kind of stuff. I have also taken into account that you can train Slayer while training Combat, and the Agility with Fishing. But, it is still over 2000 hours to get to Max level.

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