Attack

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This article is about the Attack skill. For information on training Attack, see Melee training (F2P) (P2P).
For a list of all requirements and unlockables within the Attack skill, see Attack/Level up table.
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Attack is a player's accuracy in melee combat. As a player raises their Attack level, they can deal damage more consistently as well as wield weapons of stronger materials.

Fighting accurately[edit | edit source]

In order to gain experience in the Attack stat, players must choose the accurate attack style. While using the style, players gain an invisible +3 attack bonus.

Attack bonuses[edit | edit source]

Some weapons give players Attack bonuses when using certain attack types. These bonuses are noted in the Equipment Stats section of the equipment menu. Attack bonuses give players advantages as well as disadvantages in melee combat, based on their target's strengths and weaknesses.

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Attack level-up music
Attack type Suitable weapons
Stab Daggers, swords, longswords, and pickaxes.
Slash Swords, longswords, axes, scimitars, battleaxes, and two-handed swords.
Crush Maces, battleaxes, warhammers, pickaxes, axes, and two-handed swords.

Other Attack bonuses[edit | edit source]

  • An amulet of accuracy gives an equipment bonus of +4 to the stab, slash, and crush Attack types.
  • An amulet of power gives an equipment bonus of +6 to the stab, slash, and crush Attack types.
  • An amulet of glory gives an equipment bonus of +10 to the stab, slash and crush Attack types.
  • The beads of the dead gives +1 in all styles.
  • An amulet of fury gives the same bonuses as the amulet of glory in the Attack stats, but has higher bonuses in Defence, Strength, and Prayer.
  • The amulet of torture gives +15 to all melee attack bonuses.
  • A Warrior ring gives an equipment bonus of +4 to just the slash Attack bonus.
  • Any gloves received as a reward from the Culinaromancer's Chest as a reward from the Recipe for Disaster quest gives substantial attack bonuses in stab, slash and crush; the more expensive, the better the bonuses.
    • "Bronze" gloves provide equipment bonuses of +2 in each melee style.
    • "Iron" gloves provide equipment bonuses of +3 in each melee style.
    • "Steel" gloves provide equipment bonuses of +4 in each melee style.
    • "Black" gloves provide equipment bonuses of +5 in each melee style.
    • "Mithril" gloves provide equipment bonuses of +6 in each melee style.
    • "Adamantite" gloves provide equipment bonuses of +7 in each melee style.
    • "Rune" gloves provide equipment bonuses of +8 in each melee style.
    • "Dragon" gloves provide equipment bonuses of +9 in each melee style.
    • "Barrows" gloves provide equipment bonuses of +12 in each melee style.
  • The Ferocious gloves give +16 to all melee attack styles.

You can check out all the highest possible bonuses for each attack bonus here.

Levels[edit | edit source]

In order to wield weapons, a certain Attack level requirement must be met. Commonly used items and their corresponding level requirements are as follows:

Weapon AttackAttack icon.png Level Other requirements
Bronze weapons.png Bronze 1 None.[1]
Iron weapons.png Iron 1 None.[1]
Steel weapons.png Steel 5 None.[1]
Black weapons.png Black 10 None.[1]
White equipment.png White 10 Completion of the Wanted! quest.
Mithril weapons.png Mithril 20 None.[1]
Adamant weapons.png Adamant 30 None.[1]
Swamp lizard.png Swamp lizard 30 30 in both Ranged and Magic also required.
Battlestaff.png Battlestaves 30 30 Magic
Rune weapons.png Rune 40 None.[1]
Mystic staves.png Mystic staves 40 40 Magic.
Granite maul.png Granite maul 50 50 Strength.
Leaf-bladed sword.png Leaf-bladed sword 50 55 Slayer
Leaf-bladed spear.png Leaf-bladed spear 50 55 Slayer
Ancient staff.png Ancient staff 50 50 Magic and completion of Desert Treasure.
Iban's staff.png Iban's staff 50 50 Magic and completion of Underground Pass.
Orange salamander.png Orange salamander 50 50 in both Ranged and Magic also required.
Obsidian weapons.png Obsidian 60 The Obsidian maul (Tzhaar-ket-om) instead requires 60 Strength, with no attack requirement.
The Obsidian staff also requires 60 Magic.
Dragon weapons.png Dragon 60 The Dragon longsword and Dragon dagger require completion of the Lost City quest.
The Dragon mace and Dragon battleaxe require completion of the Heroes' Quest.
The Dragon halberd requires completion of Regicide.[1]
The Dragon scimitar requires completion of Monkey Madness I.
Barrelchest anchor.png Barrelchest anchor 60 Requires completion of Great Brain Robbery to obtain and equip. Also requires 40 Strength.
Red salamander.png Red salamander 60 60 in both Ranged and Magic also required.
Leaf-bladed battleaxe.png Leaf-bladed battleaxe 65 55 Slayer
Barrows weapons.png Barrows 70 70 Strength for Dharok's greataxe and Torag's hammers, 70 Magic for Ahrim's staff.
Abyssal whip.png Abyssal whip 70 None.
Abyssal dagger.png Abyssal dagger 70 None.
Abyssal bludgeon.png Abyssal bludgeon 70 70 Strength.
Zamorakian spear.png Zamorakian spear 70 Can be converted into a Zamorakian hasta for 300,000 coins. See: Barbarian training.
Saradomin sword.png Saradomin sword 70 None.
Black salamander.png Black salamander 70 70 in both Ranged and Magic also required.
Avernic defender.png Avernic defender 70 70 Defence.
Abyssal tentacle.png Abyssal tentacle 75 None.
Saradomin's blessed sword.png Saradomin's blessed sword 75 None.
Staff of the dead.pngToxic staff of the dead.png Staff of the dead (Toxic) 75 75 Magic.
Saradomin godsword.png Godswords 75 None.
Arclight.png Arclight 75 Completion of Shadow of the Storm
Ghrazi rapier.png Ghrazi rapier 75 None.
Scythe of vitur.png Scythe of vitur 75 75 Strength.
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 It should also be noted that Halberds of any material require a Strength level equal to one-half that of its Attack level requirement.

Temporary boosts[edit | edit source]

Main article: Temporary skill boost
Boost Level
increase
Visibility Other info
Attack cape.png Attack cape 1 Visible Activating the cape's effect will increase the corresponding skill by 1.
Spicy stew.png Spicy stew
(red spice)
±0-5 Visible Depending on type of stew, any skill can be boosted or reduced by 0 to 5 points randomly.
Kebab.png Kebab 1-3 Visible 4% chance to do so
Poison chalice.png Poison chalice 1, 4 Visible Has a variety of beneficial and disastrous effects.
Attack potion.png Attack potion 3-12 Visible Boosts attack by Level * 0.1 + 3.

Allows a player to hit more often with Melee attacks.

Cup of tea.png Cup of tea 2 Visible Restores 3 Hitpoints.
Ruby harvest (item).png Ruby harvest (item) 4-18 Visible Boosts attack by Level * 0.15 + 4.

Must be used on another player. Boost affects the player it is used on. Acquired from the Hunting skill.

Super attack.png Super attack 5-19 Visible Boosts attack by Level * 0.15 + 5.

Allows a player to hit more often with melee attacks.

Zamorak brew.png Zamorak brew 2-21 Visible Boosts attack by Level * 0.2 + 2 and strength by Level * 0.12 + 2.
Reduces Defence by Level * 0.1 + 2 and Hitpoints by Current_level * 0.12.
Combat potion.png Combat potion 3-12 Visible Boosts attack and strength by Level * 0.1 + 3.
Provides the boosts of a normal attack and strength potion in one potion.
Super combat potion.png Super combat potion 5-19 Visible Acts as a super attack, super strength, and super defence potion in one dose.
Overload.png Overload 5-19 Visible Boosts combat stats by Level * 0.15 + 5 (excluding hitpoints and prayer).
The boost is reapplied every 15 seconds for 5 minutes. Also damages the player for 50 Hitpoints.
(This lost health is refunded after the overload ends.)
Only usable within the Nightmare Zone or within the Chambers of Xeric

Quests[edit | edit source]

Quests requiring Attack[edit | edit source]

Quest Attack
requirement
Other skill requirements
Another Slice of H.A.M. 15 AttackAttack icon.png 25 PrayerPrayer icon.png
Holy Grail 20 AttackAttack icon.png -
A Taste of Hope 40 AttackAttack icon.png 48 CraftingCrafting icon.png, 45 AgilityAgility icon.png, 40 HerbloreHerblore icon.png, 38 SlayerSlayer icon.png

Quests rewarding Attack experience[edit | edit source]

Quest Experience
reward
Attack
requirement
Other skill requirements
In Search of the Myreque 600 - 25 AgilityAgility icon.png
Mountain Daughter 1,000 - 20 AgilityAgility icon.png
Fairytale I - Growing Pains 2,000 - -
In Aid of the Myreque 2,000 - 25 CraftingCrafting icon.png, 15 MiningMining icon.png, 7 MagicMagic icon.png
Tai Bwo Wannai Trio 2,500 - 15 AgilityAgility icon.png, 30 CookingCooking icon.png, 5 FishingFishing icon.png
The Fremennik Trials 2,812 - 25 FletchingFletching icon.png, 40 WoodcuttingWoodcutting icon.png, 40 CraftingCrafting icon.png if crafting your own lyre
Death Plateau 3,000 - -
Underground Pass 3,000 - 25 RangedRanged icon.png
Heroes' Quest 3,075 - 55 QuestQuest point icon.png, 53 CookingCooking icon.png, 53 FishingFishing icon.png, 25 HerbloreHerblore icon.png, 50 MiningMining icon.png
Vampire Slayer 4,825 - -
Tree Gnome Village 11,450 - -
Fight Arena 12,175 - -
Waterfall Quest 13,750 - -
The Grand Tree 18,400 - 25 AgilityAgility icon.png
Camelot training room
(minigame)
20,000 - 45 MagicMagic icon.png, 65 DefenceDefence icon.png
Total 100,587

Skill choice[edit | edit source]

Upon completing any of the following quests, players may choose to allocate experience to Attack. These rewards usually come in the form of items, such as lamps or books, and are independent of any experience rewards directly received for completing the quest.

Quest Experience
reward
Skills available Skill requirements
X Marks the Spot 300 Any -
Client of Kourend 500 twice Any -
Fairytale II - Cure a Queen 2,500 Any skill above 30 49 FarmingFarming icon.png, 57 HerbloreHerblore icon.png
A Tail of Two Cats 2,500 twice Any skill above 30 -
The Great Brain Robbery 5,000 Any skill above 30 16 CraftingCrafting icon.png, 30 ConstructionConstruction icon.png, 50 PrayerPrayer icon.png
King's Ransom 5,000 Any skill above 50 65 DefenceDefence icon.png
Darkness of Hallowvale 2,000 three times Any skill above 30 5 ConstructionConstruction icon.png, 20 MiningMining icon.png, 22 ThievingThieving icon.png, 32 CraftingCrafting icon.png, 33 MagicMagic icon.png, 40 StrengthStrength icon.png
A Taste of Hope 2,500 Any skill above 35 48 CraftingCrafting icon.png, 45 AgilityAgility icon.png, 40 AttackAttack icon.png, 40 HerbloreHerblore icon.png, 38 SlayerSlayer icon.png
Architectural Alliance
(miniquest)
10,000 Any skill above 40 -
Curse of the Empty Lord
(miniquest)
10,000 Any skill above 50 Some players will need 31 PrayerPrayer icon.png
Shadow of the Storm 10,000 AttackAttack icon.png StrengthStrength icon.png DefenceDefence icon.png MagicMagic icon.png RangedRanged icon.png HitpointsHitpoints icon.png 30 CraftingCrafting icon.png
Contact! 7,000 twice AttackAttack icon.png StrengthStrength icon.png DefenceDefence icon.png MagicMagic icon.png RangedRanged icon.png HitpointsHitpoints icon.png -
The Fremennik Isles 10,000 twice AttackAttack icon.png StrengthStrength icon.png DefenceDefence icon.png HitpointsHitpoints icon.png 20 ConstructionConstruction icon.png, 40 AgilityAgility icon.png
One Small Favour 10,000 twice Any skill above 30 36 AgilityAgility icon.png, 25 CraftingCrafting icon.png, 18 HerbloreHerblore icon.png, 30 SmithingSmithing icon.png
Recipe for Disaster
(The final battle)
20,000 Any skill above 50 175 QuestQuest point icon.png, 48 AgilityAgility icon.png, 50 MiningMining icon.png, 53 FishingFishing icon.png, 53 ThievingThieving icon.png, 25 HerbloreHerblore icon.png, 59 MagicMagic icon.png, 40 SmithingSmithing icon.png, 50 FiremakingFiremaking icon.png, 40 RangedRanged icon.png, 40 CraftingCrafting icon.png, 10 FletchingFletching icon.png, 10 SlayerSlayer icon.png, 36 WoodcuttingWoodcutting icon.png
Legends' Quest 7,650 four times AttackAttack icon.png StrengthStrength icon.png DefenceDefence icon.png MagicMagic icon.png HitpointsHitpoints icon.png PrayerPrayer icon.png WoodcuttingWoodcutting icon.png CraftingCrafting icon.png SmithingSmithing icon.png HerbloreHerblore icon.png AgilityAgility icon.png ThievingThieving icon.png 107 QuestQuest point icon.png, 50 AgilityAgility icon.png, 50 CraftingCrafting icon.png, 45 HerbloreHerblore icon.png, 56 MagicMagic icon.png, 52 MiningMining icon.png, 42 PrayerPrayer icon.png, 50 SmithingSmithing icon.png, 50 StrengthStrength icon.png, 50 ThievingThieving icon.png, 50 WoodcuttingWoodcutting icon.png
Monkey Madness I 35,000 or 20,000[1] AttackAttack icon.png DefenceDefence icon.png or StrengthStrength icon.png HitpointsHitpoints icon.png -
Dragon Slayer II 25,000 four times AttackAttack icon.png StrengthStrength icon.png DefenceDefence icon.png MagicMagic icon.png RangedRanged icon.png HitpointsHitpoints icon.png 200 QuestQuest point icon.png, 75 MagicMagic icon.png, 70 SmithingSmithing icon.png, 68 MiningMining icon.png, 62 CraftingCrafting icon.png, 60 AgilityAgility icon.png, 60 ThievingThieving icon.png, 50 ConstructionConstruction icon.png, 50 HitpointsHitpoints icon.png
Monkey Madness II 50,000 twice AttackAttack icon.png StrengthStrength icon.png DefenceDefence icon.png MagicMagic icon.png RangedRanged icon.png HitpointsHitpoints icon.png 69 SlayerSlayer icon.png, 70 CraftingCrafting icon.png, 60 HunterHunter icon.png, 55 AgilityAgility icon.png, 55 ThievingThieving icon.png, 60 FiremakingFiremaking icon.png
Total 379,400 or 394,400
  1. The two skills chosen will receive 35,000 experience, and the other two will receive 20,000 experience.