Getting Started in /v/scape

Beginner's Guide to /v/scape:

If you are a new player, welcome! Thank you for reading this guide. It is nigh-essential that you read the FAQ and Differences pages to learn more about /v/scape and the way it works, and if you're on this beginner's guide page I assume you need some help starting out or just want an optimal way to make money and train some skills for now.

The two main things this guide covers are Questing to level up your skills a bit and Making Money for newcomers before you head into the advanced training and cash gathering methods.

As a general tip keep a map of the world open as you adventure and quest around, and read over the list of in-game commands on the FAQ page.


Starter Equipment

You'll need some basic skilling and combat equipment as you level. Most low-level equipment is best purchased from shops, and up to Steel the cost is minimal.


  • Bronze to Steel axes from Bob's Brilliant Axes

Al Kharid:

  • Bronze to Mithril scimitars from Zeke's Superior Scimitars
  • Crafting moulds and tools from Dommik's Crafting Store
  • Bronze to Adamant platelegs from Louie's Armoured Legs Bazaar


  • Bronze to Adamant swords from Varrock Swordshop
  • Elemental staves from Zaff's Superior Staffs
  • Bronze to Mithril platebodies and chains from Horvik's Armour Shop
  • Runes from Aubury's Rune Shop
  • Bows and arrows from Lowe's Archery Emporium


  • Bronze to Adamant maces from Flynn's Mace Market
  • Bronze to Mithril shields from Cassie's Shield Shop

Dwarven Mines:

  • Bronze to Rune pickaxes from Nurmof's Pickaxe Shop.

Dragon equipment and above can be purchased from players, and most of the time it is quicker than trying to get it yourself.

Stronghold of Security

The Stronghold of Security dungeon located west of Varrock in the Barbarian Village is simple to run through, and rewards a total of 10,000 gold after completion along with a set of Fancy or Fighting boots that offer equal minor defence bonuses.

The dungeon is quick and easy to run through if you have some food even at combat level 3, otherwise you may want to do some of the Questing listed below or some Defence/Hitpoints training on your own before you venture into the dungeon.


Waterfall Quest

Waterfall Quest is a moderately easy quest that is highly recommended for new players to complete as it brings you to level 39 in both Attack and Strength straight from level 1, giving you a head start on combat training.

It also rewards 2 diamonds and 2 gold bars, which you might want to ask another player to create some jewelry with such as an Amulet of Power and/or Ring of Life that can be very valuable to new players. Click on the quest guide link if you need help.

Vampire Slayer

Right after doing Waterfall Quest you will be leveled up enough to wield gear sufficient to complete Vampire Slayer, which awards another 10,900 Attack experience. You may wish to grind out some Hitpoints levels since the vampire can hit rather high on you.

You can buy a Mithril scimitar from the Al Kharid scimitar vendor (Zeke) for 1,040 coins, which along with some decent food should be enough to complete the quest. You may wish to kill some goblins or other low level monsters to level your Hitpoints a bit, as only doing Waterfall quest means you won't have had any Hitpoints experience gains yet.

Once the quest is completed, you will get enough attack experience to get a little past level 40 in the skill coupled with the exp from Waterfall Quest. This means you can equip a Rune Scimitar, which you will be using for a very long time to level up your combat stats further. See below in the moneymaking section to see how to get enough money to buy a Rune Scimitar from another player.

If you are an ironman or confident in your ranged abilities, Fire Giants like the ones from the end of Waterfall Quest have a chance to drop a rune scimitar when killed, but for new players they may be tough to deal with so simply buying one from another player is more recommended.

Sea Slug Quest

Sea Slug quest has the easy requirement of 30 firemaking, and requires no other stats or any monsters to be killed. This can be done within an hour or so of creating a new account, if you immidiately chop logs to 36 Woodcutting (the requirement for lost city), and burn enough logs to 30 firemaking, you can complete Sea Slug Quest for a whopping 16,143.75 Fishing experience, which will take you from level 1 Fishing to level 32, skipping a huge portion of the early fishing grind.

The Knight's Sword

The Knight's Sword requires a bit of prep work to gather items for to complete, but rewards enough Smithing exp to jump straight to level 37. Quite a lot of easy levels in such a hard-to-train skill, which new players may find useful for various reasons.

However, Smithing is a less essential skill for new players than combat is, so feel free to skip this quest for now unless you're an ironman and/or are quite interested in Smithing to create Ranged training ammo among other things.

Imp Catcher and Witch's Potion

Imp Catcher and Witch's Potion are two more very simple quests that when combined both bump up your magic level to 15 from 1, which gives you a head start on Magic training.

The Restless Ghost

The Restless Ghost is one last quick quest that will set you off right. It rewards 2,531 Prayer experience which will level you to 15 from 1 and it is required to complete for many more quests in the future, so it is quite recommended to get it out of the way. It also gives a head start on Prayer training.

Priest in Peril

Priest in Peril is similar to the Knight's Sword in that it is less essential for very new players, but those who wish to complete it will be rewarded well.
It gives another 3,163 Prayer experience, bringing your Prayer level up to 22 after completing the Restless Ghost.

Rune Mysteries

It is wise to do Rune Mysteries even if you don't plan to do runecrafting now. The main reason is to be able to mine Pure Essence at 30 lvl mining. Mining Pure Essence is a great beginner moneymaker.

Making Money


Note that when it comes to gathering materials to sell, it is preferable that you collect usually around 1,000 or more of the item you wish to sell. 500 is the bare minimum that most players are okay with buying, any less than that might be viewed as a waste of time for them and less money for you.

On /v/scape these are the commonly-traded resources:

  • Flax/Bowstrings - For Fletching (Thrones of Misc has drastically lowered value of Flax, bow strings may still be good)
  • Pure essence - For Runecrafting
  • Oak logs - For Construction (Thrones of Misc has drastically lowered value)
  • Yew logs - For Fletching/Firemaking
  • Magic logs - For Fletching/Firemaking
  • Gold ore - For Smithing
  • Iron ore - For Smithing
  • Coal ore - For Smithing (Thrones of Misc has drastically lowered value)

Flax picking

An easy money-maker is to pick flax to sell to other players. The most common location for this is Seers' Village, as there is a flax field near the bank.
Throne of Miscellania has made it easy to for players to amass large amounts of flax. Consider spinning the flax into bowstrings, and then sell the bowstrings to other players.

You do need 10 Crafting before you can do this but you'll earn crafting experience as well. You can do this by using the loom in the upper room of the building just north of the yew trees in Seers' Village. Another good location is the loom on the first floor of Lumbridge Castle.


Another easy money-maker is to mine Pure essence, which is always in high demand and fetches a decent (400-500 per) price the majority of the time.

To be able to mine Pure Essence, you'll want to mine the Copper and Tin in the Lumbridge Swamps up to 15 Mining, and switch to Iron ore in any of the mines near Varrock or Falador until you reach 30 Mining. Then complete Rune Mysteries and use Arbury in Varrock to access the Essence mine. (Iron Ore is also quite highly sought, upwards of 750-1k each)


Another easy money-maker is to cut Oak logs from Oak trees in Draynor Village or Seers' Village.

To be able to cut Oaks, just cut normal trees outside of Lumbridge for a few minutes. Purchase an Steel axe from Bob's Brilliant Axes once you can as well.

What should I do at start?


The best thing to do is questing, they are not only great source of experience for skills but also they can you provide useful items you cant get from other sources or most important you get new possibilities what can be useful later (Wearing some weapons/armor, new locations, access to some shops etc.)

Training Fishing+Cooking

These 2 skills are easy do to, have very low requirements but most important, you supply yourself with food.

Training Magic

No matter what fighting style you prefer, you should train magic because of utility it provides. Teleports will allow you to quickly move around map (what is useful in questing or treasure trials), enchant allows you to supply yourself with teleportation items (Like ring of dueling) to further improve teleporting around /v/scape world. Also there are other useful utility spells like high level alchemy or superheat item.


For further training tips, please visit the Skill Guides page once you get a feel for the game a bit more.

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