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Types of Pures in OSRS

What’s going on guys! My name is Theoatrix, and today I’m going to be talking about all the types of Pures in Old School Runescape. There are actually so many types of Pures in the game. But, it seems that whenever I am playing, I always run into some kind of new account build that I have never actually seen before. So, today I am bringing an article with all those different account builds, and each of their benefits and disadvantages. Enjoy…

1 Defence Pures

Pay to Play 1 Defence Pures

Essentially, in Old School Runescape, there are a lot of Pures, and I am going to start off with the 1 Defence Pures. These Pures usually have a very, very high Ranged and Mage level – usually enough Range for Black Dragon Hide, and usually around at least level 80 Magic. Along with a high Range and Mage, they have a mediocre Attack level, and an absolutely high Strength level.

Now, on the screen below is a combat calculator. The link to this will be at the end of this article if you would like to check it out for yourself.

But, essentially, the reason why 1 Defence Pures are so good, is that there seems to be a clear link between their Ranged level and Magic level, and the Attack and Strength levels in regard to their Combat level. Defence, Hitpoints and Prayer seem to have their own mathematics behind them regarding the Combat level. But, as you can see, as I raise the Ranged level really high, I have more opportunity for Strength and Attack levels without levelling any Combat levels.

Now, this is a probably the number 1 Pure you will see around in Old School Runescape, and they have either 50 Attack for the Granite Maul, 60 Attack for Dragon Weapons like the Dragon Claws, or the Dragon Dagger, 70 Attack for the Whip or 75 Attack for God Swords. You never really see any 1 Defence Pures with more than 75 Attack.

Now, sometimes you will find that they have level 1 Attack and have really high Strength level only. This is an Obsidian Pure, where they use the Obsidian Maul, which requires 60 Strength and these pures are really, really overpowered, since they have such a low Combat level.

Now, the reason why 1 Defence Pures are so powerful, is that their low Defence level keeps them at a really low Combat level. But, their Combat stats are so high up, making them really, really strong. Usually, you will see them using a really fast Range weapon like a Magic Shortbow, and then switching into their special attack weapon like the Granite Maul, and absolutely wrecking their opponents.

Sometimes, you will see them using Mage as their damage source, and they usually use things like the Flame of Zamorak spell with the Charge spell, which is unlocked at the Mage Training Arena at level 80. This is really powerful. One other thing I need to note is their Prayer level, and usually, you will see them with either 1 Prayer to minimise their Combat levels, 13 Prayer for Ultimate Strength, 15 Prayer, which comes as a reward form the Animal Magnetism Quest line, and allows them to use the Ava’s Accumulator which helps so much when PKing.

Sometimes, they have 44 Prayer for all the Protection Prayers and Eagle Eye, the 15% Range boosting Prayer. Lastly, some of them have 52 Prayer for Smite. But, this really increases their Combat level. So, it is usually only seen on Max Pures, with level 99 Ranged and 99 Strength.

Free to Play 1 Defence Pures

Now, these are all the cases for 1 Defence Pay to Pay Pures. But, what about the Free to Play 1 Defence Pures? These guys usually have really high Range level and Strength level. But, this time they cap their Attack level at level 40 just enough to wear Rune. By doing this, they can allocate more levels to Strength without levelling their Combat. They also do not really have any Prayer levels, since Prayer becomes pretty useless in Free to Play without Prayer potions and access to many altars.

But, what I have seen is that a lot of Free to Play Pures that are members would bring a Prayer Potion into the Wilderness, and the they can easily just hop to members world, drink the Prayer Potion, and then hop back to the Free to Play world – not during a fight of course, but maybe before a fight or after a fight.

Void Pures

The next type of pure PK I am going to talk about is the Void Pures. So, in order to buy Void in the first place, the character needs at least level 42 Attack, Strength, Defence, Hitpoints, Magic and Ranged, and also needs 22 Prayer. So, these stats are the requirements that Void Pures need. But, usually, the main Void Pure that you will see is a Ranged Pure. So, they have a really high Ranged level, and these base Void stats.

But, Melee Void Pures do exist and they are out there. But, for the sake of this article, I am going to focus on Range Void Pures.

In my opinion, Range Void Pures have to be one of the most overpowered types of pures in the game. The reason why they are so overpowered is that the full Void Range set gives a 20% Damage boost, and a 10% Accuracy boost to Range. So, basically, these guys have a super high damage per second, and they can hit really, really high with things like the Dark Bow, or the Dragon Thrownaxes, pretty much any Ranged weapon.

A lot of people do not like fighting these kinds of pures, mainly because they have a decent Defence armour, which Void is the equivalent to Mithril, and they are also overly powerful. They don’t really risk much when they die.

Zerker Pure

The next big pure is the Zerker Pure. Now, some Zerker Pures stop at level 40 Defence, which allows them to wear the Fighter Hat, Fighter Torso, Barrows Gloves and Rune Armour. But, you will find that most pures that are Zerkers end up going all the way to level 45 Defence for the additional Berserker Helm. Along with 40 – 45 Defence, they usually have at least level 60 Attack for Dragon weapons and a really, really high Strength level – usually 99. Also, they have level 94 Magic for Vengeance, and the combination of all these makes them a very powerful account.

Before you consider making one of these pures, you need to look up a guide because there is actually a specific line of Quests that you need to do to ensure that your Defence level ends up at level 45 or 40, and does not go over that since you have trained it.

Now, some Berserker Pures choose to get level 75 Attack for the Armadyl Godsword. But, you mainly see them using the Dragon Dagger with 60 Attack as their special attack weapon. Most of the time, you will find that they have a really high Range level as well, and there are two reasons for that.

Firstly, it levels up their Hitpoints really high which helps with PKing, and secondly, they can wear Black Dragon hide Bodies and Chaps, which gives them a very high Magic Defence bonus in cases where they will need that. These builds usually stop at about level 43 Prayer for the Protection Prayers and Ultimate Strength. But, more often than not, you will see that they have level 52 Prayer for Smite. Sometimes, you will see that they stop at only level 31 Prayer for Protect Item and Ultimate Strength. This is probably the best for minimising their Combat levels.

Piety Pure

Now, lastly, is the Piety Pure, and in order to use Piety in the first place, you need to have at least level 70 Defence. So, these guys obviously have 70 Defence and along with that, they have level 60, 75 or 99 Attack. Almost always, they will have 99 Strength. They also need 70 Prayer for the Piety Prayer itself. So, Piety gives the player a 25% Defence boost, a 23% Strength boost, and a 20% Attack boost, which is overly powerful in a PK situation.

Now, you will find that some Piety Pures choose to go from level 70 – 75 Defence. That is for the Serpentine Helm and the Dragon Fire Shield. With that Defence level, it allows them to wear the absolute maximum Strength set up. Usually, you will find that Piety Pures PK in full Dharok’s, but also, a lot of the time, you will find them in full Rune with their Fighter Torso.

Other Pures

Now, I am going to quickly brush over a few more PKing Pures. But, I am not going to go into a lot of detail about them.

13 Defence Pures

Firstly, at level 13 Defence, players can wear Adamant Gloves from the Recipe for Disaster Quest, and this opens up a world of Pures which stop at 13 Defence. So, basically, along with the Adamant Gloves, they can get the Slayer Helm as well, which makes it a more viable kind of account option for people that want a Main account kind of thing.

Initiate Pures

Secondly, at level 20 is the Initiate Pures, and this is a pretty common pure. Basically, at level 20 Defence, people can wear Initiate, which gives the same stats as Mithril, but also gives them access to Adamant Gloves, Mystic gear and the Slayer Helm. These guys usually have about 75 Attack for the Armadyl Godsword and a really high Range level.

Defence Pures (Tanks)

The last pure is the 75 Defence Pure, and basically, these guys are known as 'Tanks'. They wear the Serpentine Helm, which gives venom on the enemy, and then a Dragon Fire Shield with that. Basically, they are impossible to hit anything on because they are only about level 40 Combat, and they choose not to train their Attack and Strength solely to not level up their Combat level, and using the Serpentine damage with the Dragon Fire Shield, they get so many kills.

Skilling Pures

15 Combat/ 99 Prayer Pure

The last few pures I am going to mention are the Skilling Pures, and this includes the Prayer Pures. I have a friend and have seen a few accounts with 99 Prayer, and one in all the other Combat skills except for 10 Hitpoints obviously. Basically, these guys have level 15 Combat, and the sick-looking Prayer Skill Cape. They usually go ahead and go train other skills once they get 99 Prayer, and get lots of 99’s in non-combat skills. In my opinion, this would be so hard to maintain because you would need to have Rings of Recoil to actually kill Bosses in Quests. I guess you could the Retribution Prayer to PK people. But, it requires you to kind of die first, so, it is not very viable.

Skilling Pure

The next other pure is the Skilling Pure and these guys are level 3 with absolutely no Combat skills. They solely spend their time levelling up non-combat skills, making them a pretty cool looking level 3 account with a really high total level.

Boaty Pure

One more pure is the Boaty Pure, and that is where you get 99 Range with a cannon. So, basically, you don’t get any Hit Point levels at all so you will have a really low combat level, and you will do huge amounts of damage. That means you can go in the Wilderness and basically get one hit by every person you see. Sounds pretty good, right?

Anyways guys, that is it for the types of Pures in Old School Runescape. I think I might have missed a couple. But, for the most-part, I have managed to include them all. If you want to see more informative articles like this one, be sure to check out the others, and keep an eye out for new posts.

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