Welcome to the Ironman guide on this wiki. Currently the guide is still far from complete as it is under construction.
What is Ironman mode?
Ironman mode is a mode where you are completely self sufficient and cannot receive any help from other players on /v/scape. This includes restrictions such as;
- No trading
- Finite running energy anywhere on the map
- No teleport other
- No participation in drop parties
- No staking (Duel Arena minigame is still available)
(Note that completion of quests such as "Shield of Arrav" and "Heroes quest" is still possible.)
Ironman mode is challenging gamemode due to the restrictions it imposes. So it is recommended to think carefully about it before you create an ironman account!
How to make an Ironman
As quoted from the faq: "In order to become an ironman, you must create a new account and proceed through tutorial island as normal. The very last NPC before you're sent to the mainland will ask if you want to change your ironman status."
Getting around /v/scape as an Ironman
Ironmen have limited run energy so it's highly recommended to start Temple of Ikov in order to get boots of lightness. These boots reduce your weight which in return lowers your run energy consumption rate and boost your run energy recovery rate.
Agility is a very important aspect for Ironmen and should also be the first skill in which you reach lvl 70! By getting 70 agility you can easily access blue dragons in Taverly dungeon which can be completely safespotted, this is a great source of dragon bones for prayer as well as blue dragonhides for crafting. It also gives you the ability to use most shortcuts in the game, helps you in completing quests with high level agility requirements and makes you recover run energy faster.
You should always have a "Games necklace" and "Ring of Dueling" in your bank. They have low requirements to make and give you quick access to Pest control and Burthorpe as well as easy banking during skilling with Castle wars teleport.
It is also recommended to bring an axe with you in order to use canoe travel. Which provides easy access to Varrock, Barbarian Village and Edgeville.
Getting law runes is not that easy when you've just started off as an Ironman. So it's recommended to do a few quests in order to make traveling easier.
- Tree Gnome Village
Gives access to Spirit Tree travel
- The Grand Tree
Further access Spirit Tree travel as well as the Gnome Glider
- Ghosts Ahoy
- Garden of Tranquillity
Ring of Charos (e) in order to reduce travel costs by ships.
- Lost city
Access to Zanaris. As of now Fairy Rings have not been implemented yet. But they will eventually.
Upgrading your equipment
- Mithril Axe
Woodcutting is important skill as it provides logs for Firemaking and Fletching. However nobody wants to cut Yews or Magic trees with a Bronze Axe.
Mithril axes are a 1/10 drop from Green Dragons. You should be able to kill one easily around 50+ combat level with an Anti-dragon shield, a good stab weapon (Wolves Bane, Adamant/Rune Sword/Longsword) and some good food. You can find Green Dragons north-west of Edgeville in around lvl 10 Wilderness. It is recommended to bring an instant teleport method, such as an Ectophial or a Dueling Ring for emergency teleports.
- Rune Axe
You should consider getting a Rune Axe when you start cutting maple/yew trees. Getting one is considerably harder because they are a 1/10 drop from Steel dragons. You can find these dragon in the Brimhaven dungeon in the big room south of the Black Demons. The easiest method in defeating Steel Dragons is by using melee prayer flicking. By standing in melee range they will opt to attack you more often with their melee attacks instead of their long range Dragonfire attacks. If you can time your flicking right they will only hit you with their Dragonfire attacks.
- Dragon Axe
These are a drop from the three Dagannoth Kings. Good luck.
- Rune crossbow
Acquiring a Rune Crossbow requires 69 Fletching and Runite Limbs which are also a 1/10 drop from Steel dragons. You should get a pair of Runite Limbs while you are farming for the Rune Axe drop.
- Void Armor
It is highly recommended to play Pest Control until you have each piece of Void Armor (Mace is optional but not needed). Due to the high Crafting requirements for Blue, Red and Black Dragonhide, full Mystics before 66 magic and Barrows items due to rng.