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RuneLite vs OSBuddy (Complete Feature Summary)

Updated: Oct 26, 2018

Loot Tracker

First up being the loot tracker, and this one is available on OSBuddy Free. The loot tracker can almost change your gameplay experience when it comes to combat in Runescape. Being able to see exactly how much each drop is instantly gives you a much better idea of how much money you’re making, which drops to pick up, as well as make sure that you don’t miss any drops. Both clients have a very similar loot tracker.

Clue Helper

The next feature is the Clue Scroll Helpers. This is also a free OSBuddy feature, and it give you the answers to almost every single Clue Scroll in the game. When RuneLite first came out, there wasn’t a lot of coverage of all the Clue Scrolls, but as more people have been working on it there have been a lot more Clue Scrolls that are slowly being added. But things like the Master Clues, and some of the Elite Clues, still won’t work with RuneLite.

Menu Entry Swapping

The next feature is Menu Entry Swapping, and that’s what it’s called on RuneLite, but it actually does it kind of automatically on OSBuddy for things like Prayer, where if you click on a bone in house it’ll use it instead of burying it. This function helps in a lot of situations. RuneLite allows you to customize the Menu Entry Swapping, but I’d recommend just sticking with all of the default ones that are there, instead of making your own. These swapping functionalities are Pro features on OSBuddy.

Attack Styles

Another similar one is the Attack Style features, and the most used one is to hide the unwanted attack styles. You can do this on OSBuddy Free, and I used this feature on OSBuddy a while ago when I was training with sand crabs, just to make sure I didn’t get any defence XP at all.

Ground Items

Next is Ground Items. This is available on Free OSBuddy as well, and it assigns colours to different items that are on the ground, based on their value. RuneLite has a lot more customisation and different colours, and interestingly, when you right click a pile of items, it also comes up with the colour on the menu that pops up.

Orb Widgets/ Overlays

The next one is Stat Trackers. Both clients have orbs that can pop up, and you can track how much XP per hour that you’re getting. A recent addition to RuneLite has been the online trackers that have been integrated into the stats tab on the right. Just by clicking on whatever skill you’re training, it opens up a link in the browser, and you can track all the XP you’ve made that week, that month, that day, etc. This is something that Crystal Math Labs does a little bit better. But, the RuneLite version is a little more basic, and a little nicer to look at.


Next is the Tooltips, and when you hover over stuff in game, with both of these clients, there’ll be Tooltips that tell you exactly what clicking will do. This is an important feature to make sure you don’t mis-click on certain things, and is usually on by default on most third party clients.

Bank Evaluator

Next one is the Bank Evaluator. This is an OSBuddy Pro only feature. When you go into the bank, it displays your total bank value all the way at the top of the bank, and also hovering over certain items displays their Grand Exchange price, and their Alchemy price. RuneLite provides this function for free, and does pretty much the same thing.

Impling Finder

The next one is the Impling Finder, and this is also an OSBuddy Pro feature. It tells you where nearby Implings are on the mini-map, as well as what they are. Something that RuneLite has that OSBuddy doesn’t, is when you go to Puro-Puro, you can see exactly where each Impling spawn is.

Idle Notifications

The next one is Idle Notifications. For some reason, some of these are Pro on OSBuddy, but some of the Idle Notifications are free. What these do, is send you a notification to your computer rather than in game when certain things happen. When you’re about to log out, when you stop chopping a tree, or when you stop mining, and these are especially handy if you’re doing something while you’re playing Runescape. A lot of hard-core iron men really like this feature because they know exactly when they’re in combat, out of combat, and when to turn on and off their prayer.

Agility Overlays

When you’re training agility on these clients, it displays exactly where you need to click for the agility courses. This is really handy for training agility and I would recommend it over having to find where you have to click, since a lot of the click boxes can be small sometimes.

Chat Commands

Both of these clients have the chat commands exclamation mark level, and exclamation mark price. There are a few other ones, revolving around levels, but it’s good now that we have two major clients that both use similar functions.

Game Timers

The next one is the times tab, and this one is also free to OSBuddy. These are most renowned for farming. I really like the layout of the RuneLite timers. They’ve added a lot of timers that you wouldn’t have ordinarily thought of. This one isn’t on the sidebar, but when you have a prayer active, and you hover over your prayer orb, it tells you how long you have until you hit 0 prayer points.


Next is the Barrows indicator, and this tells you exactly how the tunnel is laid out, and where the doors are to get through the tunnel. Sadly, this is an OSBuddy Pro only feature. RuneLite does do this for free, and having this on is so recommended for barrows and really improves how fast you can do your barrows runs.

Shift Anti Drag

Another one that both of these clients have is Shift Anti Drag. What this means is when you have Shift held down, it doesn’t drag any items in your inventory, so that means it’s a lot easier to drop them without mis-clicking at all. Both of these clients actually do this.


Now I’d like to briefly go over the security of the clients. As we’ve seen in the past, Jagex has more control over OSBuddy. There’s an obvious connection between the developer of OSBuddy and Jagex, so it’s pretty safe to say OSBuddy is very safe. But, like I said before, anyone can make commits to the RuneLite client, but only the approved ones will be allowed into release. So, this make RuneLite relatively safe as well, and hopefully we can see some sort of relationship grow between Jagex and RuneLite, where they can communicate, and decide on which features are safe, and which are a bit unethical.

So, in conclusion, both of these clients offer very similar features, with a few main selling points for each one. RuneLite is known to run a lot smoother, and it is completely free to use. OSBuddy Pro offers Open GL mode, and more accurate GE data. OSBuddy Pro and RuneLite both dramatically change your Runescape experience.

I’m curious to hear your opinion. Let me know in the comments which client you prefer, and share as to why exactly you prefer your chosen client. I hope you guys found something pretty interesting in this article. If you learnt something, or enjoyed it, be sure to leave a like, and if you’re new to my channel, be sure to subscribe for uploads almost every day. The download links to the official websites are below, and I’ll also leave the download link to the Vanilla Old School Runescape client, which some of the community do prefer to play on as well. Thanks for reading, and I’ll see you next time.



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