Weapons play a crucial role of combat in any video game in any video game, and OSRS is no exception. When RuneScape was deciding to release the Evolution of Combat update, players noticed the stark contrast between how it works with both OSRS as well as RS3. The following OSRS preview, as well as RuneScape Weapons preview, we will help make it easier to comprehend the way weaponry works in every version.
Is there a difference between the weapons in Runescape 3 and OSRS?
The massive amount of content included in RS3 notwithstanding, Jagex had totally changed how the weapons originally operated. Certain weapons were removed while some under-powered ones were upgraded. There was a lot of conflict within the community after this update, but it did bring new dynamics to an aging game.
The most significant change was the possibility of dual-wielding one-handed weapons in the shape of an off-hand version of these weapons, with an example being a rune blade and an alternative rune weapon. Typically, OSRS had only allowed players to carry weapons and shields or a weapon that could be used two hands, with no other options in between.
Like one would expect in an Medieval-style game is a lot of content surrounding the sword in Runescape and OSRS. It includes shorter swords and long swords, scimitars with two hands, and swords called rapiers.
The Dragon Scimitar is one of the most sought-after swords, especially for pure training in strength or for mid-level players. It is a Dragon Longsword used to be revered until the scimitar’s introduction.
God Swords were introduced into the game, and are the most useful 2-handed swords in both RS3 in addition to OSRS. In addition, the unique attacks makes them more of a utilitarian weapon than a primary weapon, especially when used for battle in OSRS.
Sadly, daggers aren’t held to a high standard in any form of Runescape. In OSRS Dragon Daggers are usually used to perform special attacks that can result in double-hits. It is the Abyssal Dagger is a potent and effective weapon, but it’s overshadowed by many other options.
In Runescape 3, there are also off-hand versions of daggers which could resemble defenders from OSRS. They are, however, defeated by swords that have more power and similar speed of attack.
Maces as well as Blunt Weaponry
Maces are unique because they have the feature of adding a prayer bonus in addition to its offensive stats. They are, however, poor in terms of DPS and attack speed or even special attacks (in cases like the Dragon Mace). A few players may choose to take advantage of them for the fun of things, but the fact is that there are far better crush weapons that can be utilized.
The ancient mace is somewhat useful for both OSRS and RS3 However, it’s not for its damage. It’s a rather weak weapon, but its special attacks permit you to take prayer points away from the adversaries. You are even able to steal enough points to take you past your maximum level.
The Abyssal bludgeon is the only end-game weapon which can be lumped together with maces as well as other blunt weapons. It is the most effective weapon for crushing in the game , and it can smash through Gargoylesas well as other things. The drawback is that it’s extremely costly as compared to other weapons such as the whip or Saradomin Sword.
There are other mauls used in the game, with particular uses, such as those of Obsidian Maul and Granite Maul. Granite Maul is a favorite among PKers. Granite Maul is particularly liked by PKers due the quick special attack it is able to switch from one weapon.
Spears, Hastas, and Halberds
In OSRS Spears and Halberds are two-handed weapons within the game. They’re typically heavy but slow. For content at the end of the game, Zamorakian Spears and Crystal Halberds are ideal for specific bosses.
Hastas are converted from spears into weapons that can be used one-handed. The Zamorakian Hasta is regularly used as a weapon to stagger bosses and trainers, as well with shields and defenders.
Staves are generally used as a weapon for Magic attacks, but they are also used to use melee attacks as well. The only item you should use to fight can be the Staff of the Dead (and it’s Toxic version) and is similar in value to the Abyssal Whip.
In OSRS, staves add an impressive magic accuracy benefit by allowing auto-cast spells. Elemental staves are also able to save the player from using runes, thereby saving money and inventory space. Wands are also present, but are functionally the same as staves.
Auto casting spells can be cast within Runescape 3 and without need for a staff or wand. The Polypore Staff is considered the final stage in the game of staves. It is used in the casting of Polypore Strike. Other than that, they function similarly as they do in OSRS.
Other Melee Weapons
Other weapons don’t fall into the linear classes but are still essential. One of them is the Abyssal Whip that is found in Abyssal Demons, which is the reward at the end of game for reaching the highest level in Slayers.
Dragon Claws is also an out of the ordinary item, and is the most powerful special attack available for PvP. It is able to take four consecutive hitsand spits the damage faster than players could actually eat. This is a feature in Runescape 3, this game originates from Tormented demons. It’s also an item in the chest of Raids 1 in OSRS.
Weapons with a Range
OSRS is heavily dominated by short bows as well as high-level crossbows. Longbows that exist on the battlefield are largely overlooked due to the slow speed of attack. Rune crossbows , and even higher, dominate the majority of the final game content due to magical bolts and their many effects, like armor-piercing or the reduction of hitpoints based on percentage.
The Twisted Bow was an over-powered weapon added to the game, it allowed players to crush the majority of bosses and monsters with high defense within the game. The bow is a rare item of Raids 1, and its price tag matches it.
The game Runescape 3, longbows were converted into shield bows in attempts to revive they were repurposed, but they are now reserved for other kinds of weaponry with range. Weapons like the Seren God bow Noxious bow, and Zaryte bow.
Off-hand pistol-style crossbows also an upcoming addition to Runescape. This means that double-wielding Ascension Crossbows or Chaotic Crossbows dangerous combos. Throwing weapons are also popular but they are mostly used for training due to their weakness. It is possible to see 1 Defence pure using these weapons for killing players.
As you’ve likely noticed, there isn’t much complexity to Runescape or OSRS weapons compared to other games. It is important to remember that most weapons come with minimum levels, and only a few are locked behind minigames or quests.