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1.0 - Introduction

This guide reveals some of the best training locations, for several hit point brackets. Hopefully by reading here, you will be a bit wiser on where you ought to train!

Please note however, that this guide ONLY covers Melee. Please view our Magic guide or Ranged guide for further information on those skills.



2.0 - Experience Formula

The formulas for RuneScape are different to that of RuneScape Classic. Previously, a set amount of experience was given per NPC you killed. Now, experience is given dependant on how much you hit on an NPC. The formulas are quite simple, and are shown below.

Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of What To Train On
Melee formula
Hit x 4 This formula is used to determine the XP given to attack, defence, or strength per hit.
Example Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Damage Marker x 4 = 128 XP to attack, defence, or strength

Hit points formula
Hit x 1.33 This formula is used to determine the XP given to hit points per hit.
Example Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Damage Marker x 1.33 = 42.56 XP to hit points



3.0 - Hitpoint Brackets
HP bracket Recommended Alternative
10 to 15 Chicken (level-1), Goblin (level-2), Cow (level-2) Gnome troop (level-1), Mugger (level-6), Giant rat (level-3)
16 to 30 Gnome troops (level-1), Men/Women (level-2), Al-Kharid warrior (level-9) Barbarian (level-7), Barbarian woman (level-8), Gunthor the brave (level-29), Dark wizard (level-7)
31 to 40 Al-Kharid warrior (level-9), Skeleton (level-18) Ghost (level-19), Guard (level-21), Jail guard (level-26)
41 to 50 Jail guard (level-26), Deadly red spider (level-34), Khazard trooper (level-19), Guard (level-21) Bandit (level-31), Skeleton (level-25), Black knight (level-33), Moss giant (level-42), Giant Spider (Level 27)
51 to 60 Black knight (level-33), Flesh crawlers (level-28/35/41), Kalphite worker (level-28), White knight (level-36), Jungle spider (level-44), Deadly red spider (level-34), Ice warrior (level-57)Skeleton (level-45), Lesser demon (level-82), Elementals (level-34/35), Experiments (level-25)
61 to 70 Lesser demon (level-82), Skeleton (level-45), Moss giant (level-42), Flesh crawlers (level-28/35/41) Magic axe (level-42), Baby blue dragons (level-48), Ice giant (level-53), Jungle spider (level-44)
71 to 85 Bandits (level-57), Lesser demon (level-82), Ice warrior (level-57), Magic axe (level-42) Greater demon (level-92), Ice giant (level-53), Moss giant (level-42), Flesh crawlers (level-28/35/41), Giant spiders (level-50)
86 to 99 Greater demon (level-92), Fire giant (level-86), Bandit (level-41/56), Ice warrior (level-57), Pirate (level-23), Ice troll males/females/runts (level-82/82/74), Giant Spiders (level-50) Magic axe (level-42), Black knight (level-33)



4.0 - Recommendations

The average experience received per hour is worked out on the basis of how many you kill per minute.

XP/ Hour Formula
Creatures hit points x kills per minute x 4 x 60

The below information delineates the recommended hitpoint brackets noted above.

The below ratings, and average experience calculations are based on a player in its respective hitpoint bracket. Also, the monetary rating is not based on the cost of fighting the monster (if applicable) as players use different food and equipment.

Hitpoints 10-15

Free play

Chickens (level-1)
Location: South of Falador; north-east of Draynor Village; north of Lumbridge.
Monetary rating: This NPC has a monetary rating of 6
Average XP per hour: 4,320 XP to combat; 1,400 XP to HP.
Experience rating: This NPC has an experience rating of 5

Goblins (level-5)
Location: Lumbridge; Goblin village north of Falador.
Monetary rating: This NPC has a monetary rating of 1
Average XP per hour: 7,200 XP to combat; 2,400 XP to HP.
Experience rating: This NPC has an experience rating of 6

Cows (level-2)
Location: North-east of Draynor Village; Crafting Guild; Lumbridge.
Monetary rating: This NPC has a monetary rating of 4
Average XP per hour: 9,600 XP to combat; 3,200 XP to HP.
Experience rating: This NPC has an experience rating of 5

Members

Gnome troops (level-1)
Location: Khazard Battlefield, south-east of Ardougne.
Monetary rating: This NPC has a monetary rating of 1
Average XP per hour: 5,800 XP to combat; 1,900 XP to HP.
Experience rating: This NPC has an experience rating of 9



Hitpoints 16-30

Free play

Men/ Women (level-2)
Location: Edgeville; Blue Moon Inn at Varrock.
Monetary rating: This NPC has a monetary rating of 5
Average XP per hour: 8,400 XP to combat; 2,700XP to HP.
Experience rating: This NPC has an experience rating of 7

Al-Kharid warrior (level-9)
Location: Al-Kharid palace.
Monetary rating: This NPC has a monetary rating of 5
Average XP per hour: 13,600 XP to combat; 4,500 XP to HP.
Experience rating: This NPC has an experience rating of 5

Members

Gnome troops (level-1)
Location: Khazard Battlefield, south-east of Ardougne.
Monetary rating: This NPC has a monetary rating of 1
Average XP per hour: 5,800 XP to combat; 1,900XP to HP.
Experience rating: This NPC has an experience rating of 6



Hitpoints 31-40

Free play

Al-Kharid warrior (level-9)
Location: Al-Kharid palace.
Monetary rating: This NPC has a monetary rating of 5
Average XP per hour: 13,600 XP to combat; 4,500 XP to HP.
Experience rating: This NPC has an experience rating of 6

Skeleton (level-18/22/25)
Location: Varrock sewers; Edgeville dungeon; Karamja Volcano.
Monetary rating: This NPC has a monetary rating of 4
Average XP per hour: 17,000 XP to combat; 5,700 XP to HP.
Experience rating: This NPC has an experience rating of 7

Members

Thug (level-10)
Location: Edgeville Dungeon (level-1-3 wild). Wilderness north-east of Edgeville (level-8 wild).
Monetary rating: This NPC has a monetary rating of 8
Average XP per hour: 12,900 XP to combat; 4,300 XP to HP.
Experience rating: This NPC has an experience rating of 6



Hits Level 41-50

Free play

Jail guard (level-26)
Location: Port Sarim jail.
Notes: Simply take 3 items and food, and train there until you die. Then walk back and repeat.
Monetary rating: This NPC has a monetary rating of 1
Average XP per hour: 14,000 XP to combat; 4,600 XP to HP.
Experience rating: This NPC has an experience rating of 7

Deadly red spider (level-34)
Location: Edgeville Dungeon (members); Arandar (members); Karamja Volcano.
Monetary rating: This NPC has a monetary rating of 1
Average XP per hour: 11,000 XP to combat; 3,500 XP to HP.
Experience rating: This NPC has an experience rating of 6

Guard (level-21)
Location: Varrock palace; Falador center; Edgeville's Guard hut.
Monetary rating: This NPC has a monetary rating of 3
Average XP per hour: 10,000 XP to combat; 3,500 XP to HP.
Experience rating: This NPC has an experience rating of 4

Members

Khazard trooper (level-19)
Location: Khazard battlefield, south-east of Ardougne.
Monetary rating: This NPC has a monetary rating of 1
Average XP per hour: 10,000 XP to combat; 3,500 XP to HP.
Experience rating: This NPC has an experience rating of 8



Hits Level 51-60

Free play

Black knight (level-33)
Location: Black knight's fortress west of Edgeville; Taverley dungeon (members).
Monetary rating: This NPC has a monetary rating of 3
Average XP per hour: 18,000 XP to combat; 5,800 XP to HP.
Experience rating: This NPC has an experience rating of 5

Flesh crawler (level-28/35/41)
Location: Stronghold of Security, second floor.
Monetary rating: This NPC has a monetary rating of 3
Average XP per hour: 18,000 XP to combat; 5,900 XP to HP.
Experience rating: This NPC has an experience rating of 7

White knight (level-36)
Location: White knight's castle, Falador.
Monetary rating: This NPC has a monetary rating of 6
Average XP per hour: 13,000 XP to combat; 4,400 XP to HP.
Experience rating: This NPC has an experience rating of 6

Deadly red spider (level-34)
Location: Edgeville Dungeon (members); Arandar (members); Karamja Volcano.
Monetary rating: This NPC has a monetary rating of 1
Average XP per hour: 11,000 XP to combat; 3,500 XP to HP.
Experience rating: This NPC has an experience rating of 7

Members

Kalphite worker (level-28)
Location: Kalphite Dungeon in Kharidian desert.
Monetary rating: This NPC has a monetary rating of 3
Average XP per hour: 10,000 XP to combat; 3,400 XP to HP.
Experience rating: This NPC has an experience rating of 6

Jungle spider (level-44)
Location: Yanille, north-east on an isle; Karamja jungle.
Monetary rating: This NPC has a monetary rating of 1
Average XP per hour: 22,000 XP to combat; 8,000 XP to HP.
Experience rating: This NPC has an experience rating of 7



Hitpoints 61-70

Free play

Lesser demon (level-82)
Location: Karamja Volcano.
Monetary rating: This NPC has a monetary rating of 10
Average XP per hour: 28,000 XP to combat; 9,000 XP to HP.
Experience rating: This NPC has an experience rating of 9

Skeleton (level-45)
Location: Karamja Volcano, Edgeville Dungeon.
Monetary rating: This NPC has a monetary rating of 10
Average XP per hour: 25,000 XP to combat; 8,600 XP to HP.
Experience rating: This NPC has an experience rating of 9

Ice warrior (level-57)
Location: Ice caves, south of Port Sarim; Ice plateau, north-west corner of the wilderness.
Monetary rating: This NPC has a monetary rating of 9
Average XP per hour: 29,000 XP to combat; 9,300 XP to HP.
Experience rating: This NPC has an experience rating of 9

Moss giant (level-42)
Location: Crandor island; Varrock sewers (right at the end); Wilderness (level 28 or so); Brimhaven Dungeon.
Monetary rating: This NPC has a monetary rating of 8
Average XP per hour: 25,000 XP to combat; 8,600 XP to HP.
Experience rating: This NPC has an experience rating of 7

Flesh crawler (level-28/35/41)
Location: Stronghold of Security, second floor.
Monetary rating: This NPC has a monetary rating of 3
Average XP per hour: 30,000 XP to combat; 9,900 XP to HP.
Experience rating: This NPC has an experience rating of 9

Members

Jungle spider (level-44)
Location: Yanille, north-east on an isle; Karamja jungle.
Monetary rating: This NPC has a monetary rating of 1
Average XP per hour: 22,000 XP to combat; 8,000 XP to HP.
Experience rating: This NPC has an experience rating of 7



Hitpoints 71-85

Free play

Lesser demon (level-82)
Location: Karamja Volcano.
Monetary rating: This NPC has a monetary rating of 10
Average XP per hour: 28,000 XP to combat; 9,000 XP to HP.
Experience rating: This NPC has an experience rating of 9

Ice warrior (level-57)
Location: Ice caves, south of Port Sarim; Ice plateau, north-west corner of the wilderness.
Monetary rating: This NPC has a monetary rating of 9
Average XP per hour: 32,000 XP to combat; 9,900 XP to HP.
Experience rating: This NPC has an experience rating of 9

Giant spider (level-50)
Location: Stronghold of Security, 3rd floor, in Barbarian Village
Monetary rating: This NPC has a monetary rating of 1
Average XP per hour: 34,000 XP to combat; 10,500 XP to HP.
Experience rating: This NPC has an experience rating of 9

Members

Magic axe (level-42)
Location: Wilderness axe hut (level 55 wild).
Monetary rating: This NPC has a monetary rating of 1
Average XP per hour: 22,000 XP to combat; 8,000 XP to HP.
Experience rating: This NPC has an experience rating of 7

Dagannoth (level-74/92)
Location: Lighthouse basement.
Monetary rating: This NPC has a monetary rating of 3
Average XP per hour: 40,000 XP to combat; 13,000 XP to HP.
Experience rating: This NPC has an experience rating of 10



Hitpoints 86-99

Free play

Ice warrior (level-57)
Location: Ice caves, south of Port Sarim; Ice plateau, north-west corner of the wilderness.
Monetary rating: This NPC has a monetary rating of 9
Average XP per hour: 32,000 XP to combat; 9,900 XP to HP.
Experience rating: This NPC has an experience rating of 9

Lesser demon (level-82)
Location: Karamja Volcano.
Monetary rating: This NPC has a monetary rating of 10
Average XP per hour: 28,000 XP to combat; 9,000 XP to HP.
Experience rating: This NPC has an experience rating of 9

Giant spider (level-50)
Location: Stronghold of Security, 3rd floor, in Barbarian Village
Monetary rating: This NPC has a monetary rating of 1
Average XP per hour: 34,000 XP to combat; 10,500 XP to HP.
Experience rating: This NPC has an experience rating of 9

Members

Fire giant (level-86)
Location: Brimhaven dungeon, Waterfall Dungeon, a wilderness dungeon.
Monetary rating: This NPC has a monetary rating of 10
Average XP per hour: 48,000 XP to combat; 16,000 XP to HP.
Experience rating: This NPC has an experience rating of 10

Greater demon (level-92)
Location: Brimhaven dungeon, Gu'Tanoth.
Monetary rating: This NPC has a monetary rating of 10
Average XP per hour: 28,000 XP to combat; 9,000 XP to HP.
Experience rating: This NPC has an experience rating of 8

Bandit (level-57)
Location: Bandit camp, south of Al-Kharid in the desert; Pollnivneach.
Monetary rating: This NPC has a monetary rating of 3
Average XP per hour: 50,000+ XP to combat; 8,000 XP to HP.
Experience rating: This NPC has an experience rating of 10

Pirate (level-26)
Location: Wilderness pirate hut (level 55 wild).
Monetary rating: This NPC has a monetary rating of 4
Average XP per hour: 43,000 XP to combat; 15,000 XP to HP.
Experience rating: This NPC has an experience rating of 9

Dagannoth (level-74/92)
Location: Lighthouse basement.
Monetary rating: This NPC has a monetary rating of 3
Average XP per hour: 42,000 XP to combat; 15,000 XP to HP.
Experience rating: This NPC has an experience rating of 9

Ice troll males/females/runts (level-82/82/74)
Location: Fremennik Isles.
Monetary rating: This NPC has a monetary rating of 10
Average XP per hour: 32,000 XP to combat; 12,000 XP to HP.
Experience rating: This NPC has an experience rating of 5

Green Dragons (level-79)
Location: Wilderness
Monetary rating: This NPC has a monetary rating of 10
Average XP per hour: 35,000 XP to combat; 9,000 XP to HP.
Experience rating: This NPC has an experience rating of 8

Monkey Guards (level-167)
Location: Ape Atoll
Monetary rating: This NPC has a monetary rating of 2
Average XP per hour: 32,000 XP to combat; 8,000 XP to HP.
Experience rating: This NPC has an experience rating of 8

Giant Skeletons (level-80)
Location: Damis' Lair (Need Ring of Visibility)
Monetary rating: This NPC has a monetary rating of 4
Average XP per hour: 65,000 XP to combat; 16,000 XP to HP.
Experience rating: This NPC has an experience rating of 10

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