Optimal Ironman quest guide

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The optimal quest guide lists Old School RuneScape quests in an order that allows new level 3 members account to progress in an order that minimises the amount of skill training. This guide does not take into consideration unlockable content, such as fairy rings or dragon equipment that provides numerous benefits which assists the player's game progression. It is highly recommended that players complete the quests in the Notable quest unlocks section as soon as possible.

This guide is intended for iron accounts. For the regular guide, see here.

Guide[edit | edit source]

Any experience lamps or book of knowledge received through random events or Achievement Diaries can be used on any skill of the player's choosing, either to shorten the next bit of training in the guide or to save time later on. If a player is planning to train Herblore, Runecraft, or Construction past those requirements necessary to complete all quests, they should consider prioritizing the use of lamps or optional quest rewards toward those skills.

Somewhat experienced players ought to use their Player-owned house to teleport across Gielinor to finish various quests. At level 50 Construction you can use portal chambers, mounted glories and Oak altars. But the more useful unlocks, such as additional teleportation options and stat-restoring features, require substantially higher Construction levels and are therefore rather expensive. To get there you want to use the Teleport to house tablets, which can also be used as emergency teleports.

New players on a budget should use games necklace(8) to teleport around or for access to a bank. You should also look at finishing some diaries to get your hands on some unlimited teleports which will be of great use throughout the game. Notable examples include the Ardougne Cloak 1 which gives you unlimited teleport close to an altar to restore your prayer, and from where you can run east to a fairy ring or west to a spirit tree. It also gives access to the Ardougne area early in the game, which is very useful. The Ectophial is useful for emergency teleports and for getting to the Morytania area.

Notable quest unlocks[edit source]

The quests below list some of the more notable unlockable content, teleportation methods, equipment, and locations. The quests below are not listed in any specific order.

Highest Skill Requirements' Quests[edit | edit source]

The quests requiring the highest skill levels, along with the levels required (some without boosts) are:

Skill Level Quest
Agility Agility 70 Song of the Elves
Attack Attack 50 Sins of the Father
Construction Construction 70 Song of the Elves
Cooking Cooking 70 Recipe for Disaster (Freeing King Awowogei)
Crafting Crafting 70 Monkey Madness II
Defence Defence 65 King's Ransom
Farming Farming 70 Song of the Elves
Firemaking Firemaking 66 Making Friends with My Arm
Fishing Fishing 62 Swan Song
Fletching Fletching 60 Sins of the Father
Herblore Herblore 70 Song of the Elves
Hitpoints Hitpoints 50 Dragon Slayer II
Hunter Hunter 70 Song of the Elves
Magic Magic 75 Dragon Slayer II
Mining Mining 72 Making Friends with My Arm
Prayer Prayer 50 The Great Brain Robbery
Ranged Ranged 60 Mourning's End Part I
Runecraft Runecraft 55 The Fremennik Exiles
Slayer Slayer 69 Monkey Madness II
Smithing Smithing 70 Dragon Slayer II/Song of the Elves
Strength Strength 50 Legends' Quest
Thieving Thieving 60 Dragon Slayer II
Woodcutting Woodcutting 71 Grim Tales
Combat level Combat level 85 Dream Mentor
Quest points Quests 200 Dragon Slayer II

Quests[edit | edit source]

This list does not include suggestions for combat levels. Boss fights might be nearly impossible to do with the stats listed here. Always make sure to train up your combat stats to a level at which you're confident you can kill or survive dangerous parts of the listed quests.

If the additional info mentions: "Buy 3 of silk" for example, do not hesitate to use the silk in a certain quest afterwards, that's why it was mentioned. Not every mention of the need to buy something has a direct mention of why to do this. So do not hesitate to use the items you have gathered. Make sure to stock enough common items, like ropes, buckets, pots, etcetera. If you encounter other useful Tools like Moulds, Axes and Fishing equipment make sure to bank those as well. Have a look at Tools page for a useful list.

Hover over a skill reward in the "New levels after finishing quest" column to see the exact total experience in the listed skill after completing the quest.