Trailblazer League

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All Unlockable Areas in Leagues 2: Trailblazers.

The Trailblazer League was the second league in Old School RuneScape,[1] which began on 28 October 2020 (12:30PM GMT) and lasted until 6 January 2021. Development for the league began in mid-June of 2020.[2]

Rules[edit | edit source]

Area restrictions[edit | edit source]

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Trailblazer jingle
The jingle that plays upon unlocking a new region.

Players will begin the league in Misthalin, unlocking subsequent regional areas by completing a fixed number of tasks. Karamja is unlockable for free, without any tasks being completed. They can only unlock another three areas in the game from a choice of Wilderness, Fremennik Isles, Asgarnia, Morytania, Kharidian Desert, Kandarin, and Tirannwn, therefore they will never be able to access the complete map and will have to choose wisely which areas to unlock.[3]

Kebos and Kourend are not accessible in this league. Death's office, player-owned houses, random events, and rune essence mines are accessible from any area. Slayer masters will only be able to assign tasks to players in areas that they have unlocked, and players can only respawn in areas they have unlocked.

Player restrictions[edit | edit source]

Every player will be an Ironman/Ironwoman, and come with the same restrictions as if playing in Ironman Mode, including not being able to trade with other players. Some shops will have increased stock and accelerated restock rates to account for the large numbers of Ironman players. Some bossing mechanics might be changed to allow for group bossing of non-instanced bosses.[4]

Players will start with a 5x accelerated experience rate, and begin with level 3 Herblore, 5 Runecraft, and level 10 Agility to enable Herblore training, Runecraft training, and the use of the Draynor Village Rooftop Course. Quests or diary tasks will be automatically unlocked if they require access to inaccessible areas, including Druidic Ritual and Lost City.

New Features[edit | edit source]

Trailblazer League introduces several new features, including the addition to passive relic unlocks, that were absent from the first league:

  • There will be a new Areas Interface, designed by Mod Husky, that provides details about unlocked areas. This information includes: what specific places are unlocked when a new region is selected, key features of the area, what achievement diaries and quests are completable in the area, and interesting or useful attractions are accessible in the area.[5]
  • A separate task completion system for area unlocks that balances gameplay between grinding for high point value tasks and completing several low level tasks in the early and mid-game.
  • A "safe PVP" system will be introduced into the wilderness that lets players fight each other for access to areas, but does not result in the loss or attainment of player owned items.[6]

Tasks[edit | edit source]

Tasks in the Trailblazer League allow players to earn league points and unlock relics that buff their character. Tasks will span five different difficulty levels: Easy, Medium, Hard, Elite, and Master. In the league, there will be hundreds of tasks to complete, ranging from reaching a certain level in a skill to killing certain bosses. Tasks are divided into area-specific and general tasks. Tasks will also prioritize performing unique actions rather than simply repeating an action "x" number of times.[7] There are presently over 962 tasks in the works for Trailblazer League; all currently planned tasks might not make it into the final game mode, and other tasks might be created by the time the league is released.[8]

Examples of area specific tasks include but are not limited to:

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Trailblazer task complete
The jingle that plays upon completing a task.

Examples of general tasks include but are not limited to:

All unlockable areas are expected to have roughly the same number of obtainable points available in them.

Relics[edit | edit source]

A player unlocks a relic in the Trailblazer League.

Relics are powerful buffs that are unlocked with League Points. Upon completing the tutorial, players are presented with three Relics to choose from without the need for points. There are six tiers of relics in total, as well as an additional passive buff automatically unlocked at each tier. Each tier corresponds to a different aspect of the game: skilling, teleportation, combat, and utility.

Once players choose a Relic of a tier, they will be permanently unlocked, but cannot change their Relic selection for that tier.

Tier 1 (0 points)[edit | edit source]

Tier 1 relics focus on skilling benefits.

Passive Effect: Run Energy will never drain while running.

Icon Name Effect
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Endless Harvest
  • Resources gathered from Fishing, Woodcutting and Mining will be multiplied by 2. Experience is granted per resource gathered.
  • The resources you gather are sent directly to your Bank if you have space. If not, they will be placed in your Inventory.
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Production Master
  • When doing the following activities, all items will be processed at once, awarding full XP:
  1. Smelting ores, smithing bars and making cannonballs
  2. Fletching logs and cutting bolt tips
  3. Cleaning herbs and making potions
  4. Cooking food and making jugs of wine
  5. Crafting leather, uncut gems, glass, jewellery, pottery, battlestaves, and spinning flax/wool
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Skilling Prodigy
  • All non-combat skills will permanently be boosted by 12.
  • When skills are boosted beyond 12 levels, the boosts will over time drain back to the standard +12 boost. By the same token, when skills are drained down, they will eventually restore.

Tier 2 (500 points)[edit | edit source]

Tier 2 relics focus on teleportation benefits.

Passive Effect: League XP multiplier increased from 5x to 8x.

Icon Name Effect
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Fairy's Flight
  • Must be unlocked in a bank as the player is given an item upon unlocking this relic.
  • Players are given a fairy mushroom which allows players to teleport to any fairy ring or spirit tree, provided they can access the destination.
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Eternal Jeweller
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Last Recall
  • Must be unlocked in a bank as the player is given an item upon unlocking this relic.
  • Players are given a crystal of memories which allows players to teleport themselves back to the location where their most recent teleport occurred, excluding instances.

Tier 3 (2,000 points)[edit | edit source]

Tier 3 relics focus on combat benefits.

Passive Effect: Items from some sources will be 2x as common.

Icon Name Effect
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Quick Shot
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Fluid Strikes
  • The attack speed of all melee weapons are halved, rounded up.
  • Melee attacks have 25% increased accuracy.
  • Players will take 15% less damage from non-lethal[9] sources.
  • Hitpoints regenerate at a rate of four per minute instead of one.
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Double Cast

Tier 4 (4,000 points)[edit | edit source]

Tier 4 relics focus on utility benefits.

Passive Effect: League XP multiplier increased from 8x to 12x.

Note: There are only two relics in Tier 4. Second Inventory was removed before release due to severe bugs found in playtesting.[10]

Icon Name Effect
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Treasure Seeker
  • NPCs that drop clue scrolls will have a 1/20 chance of dropping them.
  • Clue geodes, nests, and bottles will be found ten times more often.
  • All un-started clues are stackable as scroll boxes.
  • All clues will have the lowest number of steps possible for their tier.
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Unnatural Selection
  • Players can choose which slayer assignment they would like to receive.
  • Superior slayer monsters will have a 1/25 chance of appearing, and will always drop a clue scroll if they are able to drop one. In addition, they will roll their standard variant's drop table six times, though this does not increase the amount of rolls on the superior creature's unique drop table.

Tier 5 (7,500 points)[edit | edit source]

Tier 5 relics focus on skilling benefits.

Passive Effect: Items from some sources will be 3x as common.

Icon Name Effect
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The Botanist
  • Farming ticks occur every minute instead of five, allowing crops to grow five times quicker.
  • Resources harvested from Farming are multiplied by two. Extra resources will not grant additional experience.
  • Creating potions will give their four-dose variant, and players have a 95% chance of saving their secondary ingredient.
  • Stats boosted above the player's base level will not drain over time.
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Infernal Gathering
  • Must be unlocked in a bank as the player is given items upon unlocking this relic.
  • The player is given a set of Trailblazer tools that act as undegradable variants of crystal tools with no requirements, plus some additional effects:
  1. Trailblazer axe: Any logs chopped are burned, granting Firemaking experience regardless of level requirements.
  2. Trailblazer pickaxe: Any ore mined will be smelted into a metal bar (if applicable), granting Smithing experience regardless of level requirements.
  3. Trailblazer harpoon: Any fish caught are cooked, granting Cooking experience regardless of level requirements. If equipped, it will also work for fish that don't require a harpoon to be caught, e.g. trout.
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Equilibrium
  • Each time the player gains experience, they will gain additional experience equal to 10% of the player's total level.
  • Additional experience given by this relic is not multiplied by the Leagues XP multiplier.
  • Tip: If chosen with Production Master, each item processed will trigger this effect.

Tier 6 (15,000 points)[edit | edit source]

Tier 6 relics focus on combat benefits.

Passive Effect: League XP multiplier increased from 12x to 16x.

Icon Name Effect
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Draining Strikes
  • All attacks have 10% increased accuracy and 10% increased damage. This stacks with Quick Shot, Fluid Strikes, and Double Cast.
  • Any successful hit will have a 50% chance of restoring the player's Hitpoints and Prayer points by 10% of the damage dealt.
  • This Relic does not work for multi-target attacks (such as chinchompas and burst spells) or special attacks. However, it will work with the Scythe of Vitur's initial hit, as well as the secondary hits if those hits damage the same target as the initial hit.
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Exploding Attacks
  • All attacks have 10% increased accuracy and 10% increased damage. This stacks with Quick Shot, Fluid Strikes, and Double Cast.
  • Any successful hit to the primary target will hit up to five additional targets hit as well, dealing the same damage to them as the primary target.
  • This Relic does not work for multi-target attacks (such as the Scythe of Vitur and burst spells) or special attacks, and will only work in multicombat areas.
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Weapon Specialist
  • All attacks have 10% increased accuracy and 10% increased damage. This stacks with Quick Shot, Fluid Strikes, and Double Cast.
  • The player's special attack energy regenerates at a rate of 30% every 30 seconds instead of 10%.
  • Special attacks that cost more than 20% energy (such as the Bandos godsword) will cost 20% instead.


Rewards[edit | edit source]

In addition to the league-to-league rewards, players can unlock several rewards for use in the main game. Several rewards have been polled and all proposed rewards have passed.[11] Rewards for Trailblazer League follow the colour palette of Beige, Brown, and Blue. Beige and Brown were selected as the league theme colours because they represent the dust and sand one might encounter when exploring a new land and were also inspired by the fictional explorer Indiana Jones.[12] Blue was selected as the highlight colour to represent the open skies an explorer would see as they travel.

Trailblazer League Trophy[edit | edit source]

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At the end of the League players can claim a cosmetic wieldable trophy representing the tier they placed in. These trophies will not cost any Trailblazer League Reward Points. Bronze to Mithril trophies are shield slot items, while Adamant to Dragon trophies are two-handed items. The trophies have a unique emote that can be activated by right-clicking the trophy. All trophies are untradeable and can be claimed for free.

The points required are the official final points as listed in the Soul Wars And 20th Anniversary Event update.

Top percent Reward Required points
1% Trailblazer dragon trophy.png Trailblazer dragon trophy 56,310
5% Trailblazer rune trophy.png Trailblazer rune trophy 35,680
20% Trailblazer adamant trophy.png Trailblazer adamant trophy 18,720
40% Trailblazer mithril trophy.png Trailblazer mithril trophy 6,480
60% Trailblazer steel trophy.png Trailblazer steel trophy 2,000
80% Trailblazer iron trophy.png Trailblazer iron trophy 510
100% Trailblazer bronze trophy.png Trailblazer bronze trophy 100

Trailblazer Graceful Set Ornament Kit[edit | edit source]

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The Trailblazer Graceful Set Ornament Kit is a potential reward costing 6000 league points. The set comes with six individual recolour kits, one for each item of graceful.[13]

Trailblazer Relic Hunter Outfit[edit | edit source]

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The Trailblazer Relic Hunter Outfits are potential rewards costing 1000 (tier 1), 3000 (tier 2), and 15000 (tier 3) league points. There are three tiers of the Trailblazer Relic Hunter Outfit, each costing more points than the previous. It is not necessary to buy the lower tiers of outfits to unlock or use the higher tier outfits.

Trailblazer Rug[edit | edit source]

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The Trailblazer Rug is a potential reward costing 5000 league points. The Trailblazer Rug is a 6x6 rug placed in the proposed Player Owned House League Room and, unlike other rugs, it does not appear in the rug hotspot of other rooms.

Trailblazer Dragon Skilling Tools Ornament Kit[edit | edit source]

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The Trailblazer Dragon Skilling Tools Ornament Kit is a potential reward costing 1500 league points. A kit can be used on a dragon harpoon, dragon pickaxe, or a dragon axe to recolour it in the theme of the Trailblazer League. Each kit may only be used on one item at a time, but it may be removed from a dragon tool to be reused on a different tool or traded/sold. Although not currently planned, developers are considering whether the kit might also be used to recolour infernal harpoons, infernal pickaxes, and infernal axes.[14]

Trailblazer Player Owned House Globe Statue[edit | edit source]

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The Trailblazer Player Owned House Globe Statue is a potential reward costing 4000 league points. The statue globe can be placed in the proposed Player Owned House League Room.

Trailblazer Themed Banner[edit | edit source]

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The Trailblazer Themed Banner is a potential reward costing 500 league points. The banner displays a Chevron and hangs from a pike modeled after the Dragon hasta.[15]

Trailblazer Home Teleport Animation[edit | edit source]

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A home teleport animation is a potential reward costing 1000 league points. This animation shows the player character drawing cardinal directions on the ground in the order of north (N), east (E), west (W), and south (S), before being swept away in a storm of swirling sand. The letters for each direction are drawn pointing toward the direction of those cardinal directions in the game.

Player Owned House League Room[edit | edit source]

Although not a reward, a player-owned house league hall was polled alongside the Trailblazer League rewards. The league room will require 27 Construction to build and costs 15,000 GP. It will contain the following hotspots:

  • Trophy pedestals: Display up to three League Trophies at once.
  • Trophy storage case: A storage unit that holds and displays all the trophies a player has stored in it.
  • Decorative rug: A large rug that covers the floor and acts independently of other rug hotspots in the house.
  • Decorative statue: A statue that showcases various League themes.
  • Accomplishment scroll: A wall mount similar to the Quest List in the Achievement Gallery. The wall mount displays various League achievements, including the top 100 players in each League by League Points (including Twisted League), all the League Firsts and who obtained them, and a record of a player's own personal performance in each League.
  • Banner stand: Displays any League Banner.
  • Relic Hunter Outfit stand: Displays a player's choice of Relic Hunter Outfits, of any tier. If a Tier 3 Relic Hunter Outfit is displayed, it will allow players to use the Relic Unlock animation from the relevant League through the Emote interface.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Jagex. "Leagues II - Trailblazer." 14 August 2020. Old School RuneScape News.
  2. Jagex. [1] Twitch video.
  3. Mod Flippy. Leagues II -Trailblazer. Reddit. 14 August 2020. (Archived from the original on 31 October 2020.) Mod Flippy: "Nope, you won't be able to unlock all the areas."
  4. Mod Flippy. Leagues II -Trailblazer. Reddit. 14 August 2020. (Archived from the original on 31 October 2020.) Mod Flippy: "We're currently discussing this, so no decisions have been made yet."
  5. Jagex. [2] Twitch video.
  6. Jagex. [3] Twitch video.
  7. Jagex. [4] Twitch video.
  8. Jagex. [5] Twitch video.
  9. https://secure.runescape.com/m=news/leagues-ii---trailblazer-fluid-strikes-hotfix?oldschool=1
  10. Jagex. "Leagues II - Trailblazer Launch." Old School RuneScape News.
  11. Jagex. "Leagues II - Trailblazer Reward Poll Blog." 2 September 2020. Old School RuneScape News.
  12. Jagex. "OSRS Modcast: Leagues II - Trailblazer Reward Discussion." Twitch video. 2 September 2020.
  13. Jagex. "OSRS Modcast: Leagues II - Trailblazer Reward Discussion." Twitch video. 2 September 2020.
  14. Jagex. "OSRS Modcast: Leagues II - Trailblazer Reward Discussion." Twitch video. 2 September 2020.
  15. Jagex. "OSRS Modcast: Leagues II - Trailblazer Reward Discussion." Twitch video. 2 September 2020.