Trailblazer League presents unique decisions and challenges unlike most content in Old School RuneScape. Since players are restricted to just 5 of the 9 available areas, sacrifices will have to be made when it comes to training skills and making money. This guide aims to provide information about the league mechanics, different training methods, and money making guides based on the constraints within the league.
Getting started[edit | edit source]
The initial spawn location is at the Lumbridge Castle, which has a number of opportunities for low-level training. For example, nearby Men and Women can be pickpocketed for Thieving training, and Trees can be cut down to train Woodcutting. Just south-east of Lumbridge Castle is the Lumbridge Swamp, which has a beginner's mine and Fishing spots. Lumbridge is home to some of the first quests available in the League, including Cook's Assistant, Sheep Shearer, and Misthalin Mystery. These three quests reward the player with a nice boost to the Cooking and Crafting skills, which is nice to get early on.
Relics[edit | edit source]
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.
Relic tiers will fall into the following tiers, each with a passive unlock for all players who reach that tier:
|Passive||Run Energy will
|League XP multiplier
5x to 8x
|Drop rate modifier
1x to 2x
|League XP multiplier
8x to 12x
|Drop rate modifier
2x to 3x
|League XP multiplier|
12x to 16x
Tasks[edit | edit source]
Tasks in the Trailblazer League will function quite similarly to those of the Twisted League, awarding points for both small and large achievements. Tasks will be either global (unlockable in any region) or regional (requiring a player choice to unlock, besides for Misthalin✓ or Karamja✓). As before, league points will be used to unlock relics upon reaching a certain threshold (the points will be kept).
Unique to this league, tasks will also be used to reach regional unlocks, requiring 60, 140, and 300 task completions to unlock a third, fourth, and fifth region, respectively. Players should plan carefully early on to keep a focus both on completing more difficult tasks to gain relics, as well as a good number easier tasks to unlock more areas. As an alternative, focusing solely on points to unlock relics quickly or completing tasks to unlock more regions are viable strategies as well.
In the Trailblazer League, tasks will be more focused on actions you can complete or monster drops than on skilling thresholds reached or boss kill count. Instead of a sequence of tasks such as "Kill Sarachnis 25/50/75/100 Times" or "Reach 50m/100m/200m Firemaking experience, players should expect more tasks focused on loot drops (as the drop rate is buffed by relic tiers) and a cap on tasks for skilling experience at 25 million. This means players are more likely to succeed focusing on a variety of activities, rather than finding a single fast method and camping out in a particular area.
The points awarded for each difficulty level are as follows:
Skill training[edit | edit source]
Training Skills in Trailblazer League can be very similar to that of regular ironman accounts, depending on what combination of areas are chosen as unlocks. Players will 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 agility course.
Experience received for training any skill will be multiplied by 5x the usual rate. By unlocking relic tiers 2, 4, and 6, this multiplier can be increased to 8x, 12x, and 16x, respectively.
See the following guides for training each skill:
Quests[edit | edit source]
Due to the area-restricted nature of the Trailblazer League, many quests which require multiple areas to complete will be unlocked automatically as the player unlocks new regions, allowing immediate access to much of a region's key content. Other quests will be completable within a certain combination of regions but not others, while some quests will be impossible to complete, requiring four or more unlockable regions to reach all locations or collect all the items needed.
Quest experience rewards will be multiplied with the same multiplier as other experience gains. Auto-unlocked quests will not reward experience. However, if the player completes a quest before it is auto-unlocked, they will receive the rewards for that quest.
Money making[edit | edit source]
Depending on the region selection (or combination of regions), there may be more expensive choices available as well, such as a dragon scimitar from Daga's Scimitar Smithy or a Dwarf cannon if Kandarin✓ and Asgarnia✓ are both taken. Imbuing equipment at the Nightmare Zone (points will be available at a cost of 1 coin each) will be available after taking Kandarin✓ and a region with imbuable items (such as Fremennik✓ or Morytania✓). Players in Tirannwn✓ will need 900,000 coins or 78 smithing, 78 crafting and 40 crystal shards to buy or create a new Crystal bow, due to Roving elves being autocompleted.
Getting around[edit | edit source]
Every player begins the league with the passive relic effect of infinite run energy. Once an area is unlocked, players will be able to teleport to a predetermined spot in the region, with no cooldown. Access to teleportation methods within a locked region are unavailable.
The second tier of relics are centred around teleportation.
Items[edit | edit source]
Similar to quests, access to many items will be heavily restricted based on region choices. Some items will be obtainable only through unlocking multiple regions. The Slayer helmet, for example, will only be available with Morytania✓ unlocked. Unlocking Kandarin✓ as well will allow the player to imbue it into the Slayer Helm (i).
Other items, such as Barrows gloves will be completely unobtainable without unlocking more regions than are available. Be sure to check area and skill guides to ensure that you do not lose access to items you may need, or aren't picking a region for an item that will not be available.
Notable unobtainable items[edit | edit source]
This is a list of useful non-obvious items which are unable to be obtained due to requiring more than three region unlocks or disabled content.
|Barrows gloves||To fully complete Recipe for Disaster a player would be required to unlock Desert (Evil Dave), Fremennik (Sir Amik Varze), Asgarnia, and Kandarin.|
|Dragon gloves||To complete 8 Recipe for Disaster subquests a player would be required to unlock Desert (Evil Dave), Fremennik (Sir Amik Varze), Asgarnia, and Kandarin.|
|Quest cape||There is no way to complete every quest in the Trailblazer League, and thus no way to obtain this cape.|
|Achievement cape||There is no way to complete every diary in the Trailblazer League, and thus no way to obtain this cape.|
|Proselyte armour||The Slug menace quest cannot be completed and is not auto-unlocked.|