Mage Training Arena
The Mage Training Arena is a safe minigame located North of Duel Arena in Al-Kharid and best accessed with a Ring of Dueling.
Pizazz points are gained by casting spells in each of the 4 chambers, and these points can be spent on some of the most powerful magic gear in the game, such as Infinity Robes (boots are best-in-slot (BIS)), wands (Master BIS), Mage's Book (BIS) and the spell bones to peaches. Runes can also be bought here but this is not a recommended use of points.
Wands must be purchased progressively, though puchasing the next level does not remove the current one from your possession.
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The MTA is a lengthy grind that eats a lot of runes and requires a lot of attention in order to progress efficiently. It is recommended that most of the your AFK time be spent in the Enchanting Chamber.
To get an idea of rune cost, a mage book costs roughly 1k cosmic runes, 1k law runes and 3k nature runes.
Requirements: 33 magic
Experience: 72 per cast
1688 every 5 puzzles
Point rate: ~128 points per hour
Telekintetic Theatre consists of a series of puzzles in which a statue is moved through a maze using Telekinetic Grab.
These are fairly straightforward. When the spell is cast on the statue, it moves towards the player as far as it can.
The puzzles are in a random order and take between 7 and 10 steps to complete.
2 points are awarded for each maze complete, except the 5th in a row which awards 8 points, 1688 bonus experience and 10 law runes.
There isn't much to say about this area strategy-wise, other than click the statue to enter birds-eye view,
start running before you prepare to cast and stay near the corners to reduce running time.
Requirements: 21 magic
Recommended: Crippling autism
No history of carpal tunnel syndrome
Experience: Pushing 200k/hr
Point rate: 300+ points per hour
Here you will be alchemising items from cupboards. Each item has a different value that is displayed in the top-left of the screen. These values change roughly every 40 seconds, and when they do the items in the cupboards shift clockwise. A yellow arrow is displayed next to an item that can be alchemised without a rune penalty. Every 100 coins dropped in the bin at the North end of the room nets you 1 point.
Use LOW LEVEL ALCHEMY in this area. The experience rates are already ridiculous and the high level animation takes much longer to complete. Coins received are the same.
The items are always in the same place when you enter, as shown below.
Withdraw very few items on entry as the length of the first cycle is unpredictable
When the values change, withdraw at least 8 of whichever item is worth 30 gold (up to 15 if you get there very quickly) and hammer low alchemy (which sits above slot 8). Hit F7 and double click low alch until the first 8 are gone, then do the remainder. Watch for a flash on the value screen or the guardian saying "Prices are changing!" if you are close enough to see him (recommend playing on full screen here). Move to the next cupboard, rinse and repeat.
Beware clicking TOO fast, you will be kicked from the server and lose your gold stack and items. Deposit the gold regularly to prevent connection interruptions from killing your gains.
Requirements: 7 Magic (the higher the better - up to 87)
Recommended: 87 or 68 magic
Lava or mud staff respectively
Experience: 29-163 per cast
Point rate: 872 per hour (AFK onyx method)
Approaching 2k points per hour with strategy 2
In this area, objects are enchanted into white orbs and deposited into the well at the center of the room. 1 point is awarded for enchanting a particular coloured shape that cycles through the 4 available (red, blue, green, and yellow) every 25 seconds, which can be found in the corners of the room (green and red, blue and yellow can be found in the same corners).
In addition to this, every 5 minutes 6 dragonstones are dropped that can be enchanted with any spell for 2x the enchantment level in points (ie 12 for onyx enchant).
Every 10 shapes enchanted will give bonus points equal to the enchantment level used (ie 6 for onyx).
For every 20 orbs deposited in the well, the player receives 3 blood, death or cosmic runes.
Strategy 1: mindless afk
This is the more popular option. Get the dragonstone drops every 5 minutes, and grab 2 shapes that will give bonus points along the way. With 3 dragonstone spawns you'll get 18, plus the two shapes makes 20. Enchant them all and drop them in the well to receive your runes.
Collect the dragonstones as they spawn. In the interim, hug the north wall (so you can see the guardian calling out the shapes) and enchant the bonus objects. If you're right in front of the pile, grab 8. When you need to run to the other corner, grab 4. NE has yellow and blue, NW has green and red.
Requirements: 15 magic (60 can be helpful)
Earth/water/mud staff (recommended)
Water or earth runes without a mud staff
Recommended: Regen bracelet
High prayer gear
22 prayer (rapid heal)
49 prayer (redemption)
Moderate to high HP
Experience: 42 per bones to bananas cast
60 per bones to peaches cast
Point rate: Up to 270 points per hour
In this area, bones are picked up from stacks distributed around the room, turned to fruit and deposited into holes in the walls. These bone piles cycle between 4 layers of 4 bones each that become progressively more fruit, from 1 per bone to 4. Every 16 bones deposited earns the player 1 point, and anything left over goes towards the next point. Every point received will also award the player 1 death, blood, earth or water rune.
At random intervals, bones will fall around the room, occasionally hitting the player for 2 damage each. For this reason it is recommended to wear high prayer-boosting gear and turn on Rapid Heal, as well as equip a regen bracelet to extend trips.
Dying in this arena will cause you to be penalised 10 graveyard points. You will not lose any gear.
There is a small delay when the bone piles switch to a different type. For optimal efficiency half of these changes should happen while you're depositing bananas. The best way to do this is to collect the 4-point fruit and the 1-point fruit in the same inventory, then cast and deposit and collect the 2-point and 3-point together. Each inventory will contain 20 fruit.
Strategies for dealing with damage:
- Work the chamber until low on hp, activate redemption if you can and run to duel arena to be healed and recharge prayer when health gets low
- Bring a small amount of high-healing food to extend runs
- Bring prayer potions or super restores, use redemption multiple times when prayer is as low as possible
- Eat some of your bananas (heal for 2)
- Purchase Bones to Peaches and cast it when low on HP (heal for 8) - I recommend this as a long term strategy if you intend to farm many items from MTA
- Move to a different chamber when your health gets low, go back when healed
- Teleport to your POH and use a ring of dueling to get back to duel arena; leaving your POH restores HP (and cures poison) and with a well-placed altar you can top up prayer points, too.
- Die and sacrifice 10 points in order to respawn in the portal room with full health and hp