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Archive for October, 2007

My Trip To Barrows

October 21, 2007 By: BRT Cj Category: Runescape Items 82 Comments →

Last night I did a few trips to barrows (which I haven’t done for about 6 months). On the first trip I recieved an Ahrims Robeskirt and some death, mind and chaos runes. The second trip I didn’t have so much success although I did get about 3,000 coins and lots of runes.

When I went to try on the third trip, I forgot my spade because I banked everything at Varrock and went to buy the battlestaffs for the day. So I travelled to Burge De Rott to collect my spade from the bank, I was doing well, I killed them all except when I was up to Guthans I forgot that he wasn’t fully killed and went up the stairs then realised what I did, so I went back down killed him with 4 dds specials. Now all I had left was Ahrims in the tunnel. I thought that this should be easy as I had a good magic defence from karils top and skirt, I was wrong I nearly died from lag got down to 20 hitpoints then i managed to heal myself up and finish Ahrims off (because the lag had stopped). When I got up to the chest I saw somebody get a Guthans Warspear, I thought that all the luck from the chest would be gone. I was wrong, when I opened the chest I got a big surprise, I got my first ever double drop. The drop gave me Torags hammers and helmet, runes, and some coins.

The items I take to barrows are:

  • spade
  • super set
  • 2 prayer pots (4)
  • house teleport tablet
  • karils top and skirt
  • mage shortbow or crystal bow
  • 1000 mind
  • 200 death runes
  • ddp++ (dds)
  • whip
  • slayer staff
  • glory or fury amulet
  • helm of neitznoit
  • skill cape (t)
  • rune defender
  • fighter torso or rune platebody
  • rune platelegs
  • dragon boots
  • 100 rune arrows
  • Barrows gloves
  • ring of life (is a must incase you lag)
  • and around 13 sharks

On some trips I don’t need to use any prayer pots on other trips I use up to 2 doses depending on the time it takes to kill Dharocks, Ahrims and Karils. The order I kill all 6 brothers is Dharock, Karil, Ahrim, Verac, Torag then Guthans last (depending on which one is your tunnel). I always leave the tunnel brother till last as it is easier and doesnt take as long to do the trip. I use magic dart to kill the melee brothers, DDS specials and whip to kill Karil and mage or crystal bow to kill Ahrim. After the trips and once I have collected the loot from the chest I teleport to my POH (player owned house) and use my altar to get my prayer back up and then teleport to canifis with the portal.

Maybe one day I will be able to get a Guthans Warspear of my own, until then there is no harm in trying for it.

Happy Barrowing!



A Quick Way To Get Construction Up Without The Cost

October 16, 2007 By: BRT Cj Category: Runescape skills, Runescape Tips 4 Comments →

Recently I trained construction up to 69 so that I could make my own gilded altar, I found that cutting my own oak logs and making them into planks myself was very cheap because I didn’t have to spend so much money getting the butler to take the logs to the sawmill for me, or by just buying the planks. A quick way to make planks I found was to catch the balloon from Castle Wars to Varrock, which only required 1 willow log per trip, then use a dueling ring to go back to Castle Wars, (you have to do enlightened journey to be able to use the balloon system). You need to be carrying less then 40kgs to be able to use the balloon, so I found that if you take the cash you need for the lot of planks you are wanting to make, 1 willow log, boots of lightness, spotted cape and 21 oak logs will leave you at 39kgs, although I could not wear the spottier cape, and I have not got myself the penance gloves yet, so if you have them it might come in handy so you can do more planks per load, (each oak log is 2kgs). This method is about 3 times faster then walking from Varrock east bank to the sawmill and back.

Another thing I found when using up your planks, you can use house tele tabs and glory amulets to and from your house so that you don’t have to pay the butler anything to un note all your planks you made, although if you want a quick way of using up your planks you are better off paying your demon butler to un note them, which costs 10k coins per 7-10 trips he does. You should make oak carved tables on your workbench as they require 6 planks to make 1 of them. Your inventory for the table making butler method should have your money for the planks to and from bank, hammer, saw noted planks, and the rest of the inventory empty so that you can have 24 planks in there (which makes 4 carved oak tables). The second method should have hammer, saw, house teleport tablets, glory amulet and the rest full of planks. Oak carved tables give you 360 experience per table made, which means that you make 1440 experience per load.

Hopefully these tips help you if you are looking to get your construction up.

Happy Constructing!

Dragon Drop Today

October 06, 2007 By: crowlion Category: Runescape Items 102 Comments →

Today was one of those rare days when I got a dragon drop. The last and only other time I got a dragon drop (apart from dragon boots) was when I managed to get a dragon medium helmet from a fire giant slayer task about 1 year ago.

As it turned out, today’s drop was a dragon left half, which is not as good a drop as it was when I saw Delarue64 get it at my place about 1 and a half years ago. When delarue64 had his dragon left half drop from a Basilik, they were worth over 2 million each. Now they are only worth about 450,000. However, I decided to pick it up rather than leave it on the ground. lol. Coincidently, Delarue64 was at my place again today and saw me get the dragon left half. So we had some shared luck there.

So how did I get this drop?  I recently, last weekend, completed the Karamja achievement diary, which allowed me to get the Karamja gloves 3. These gloves are quite handy, as they allow quick access to Shilo Village. This means quick access to the slayer master “Duradel”, which I took full advantage of. One of today’s tasks was 15 Steel Dragons. The very 1st Steel dragon slayed dropped the dragon left half. It was such a surprise.

I am hoping for more regular dragon drops, but we shall have to wait and see.

Enlightened Journey Quest Guide Completed

October 05, 2007 By: BRT Cj Category: bestrunetips site update, Runescape quests 1 Comment →


We just received a guide from Stick470 for Enlightened Journey. Thanks very much for the guide, it was very informative. If you want to see this guide click here.

If anyone else has any guides they would like to share on this website then please contact us.

For any questions or comments about this guide, please post them below.

Inventory Required For Ankou Training

October 04, 2007 By: BRT Cj Category: Runescape Tips 14 Comments →

Hi all.

Some of you may have read a previous post about training at ankou’s . In order to make the most of that guide you need to be able to fight against them for as long as possible. In other words, you need to know what to bring with you. I forgot to mention that in the guide, so here it is.

  • super set (4)
  • full guthans
  • dragon battleaxe for the strength bonus special.
  • Fill up the rest of your inventory with sharks or monkfish  (leave 6-8 spaces for drops from ankou’s though).

Last night Jagex made the ankou’s drop battlestaffs, I got told by my mate that they are rare to get and also only come one at a time un-noted, which makes it hard when you are low on inventory spaces.

Another thing that I  forgot to mention was that it is possible to get around 50-60,000 xp per hour with these critters, that’s what I’ve been getting anyway.

Shop Updates

October 02, 2007 By: BRT Cj Category: Runescape News 2 Comments →

Tonight Jagex has updated the shops in runescape, so that they have an infinite stock of items, which I find is very useful as you don’t have to hop all the time for some items that you might need such as water filled vials and battle-staffs. Although they have also moved the battle-staff spot that you can buy them from, they are now obtainable from lunar island, the mage training area or from killing ankou’s and other monsters that we don’t know of yet. I also think that the update is good, as it stops auto merchants from stealing your items, and it is a set rate for the price and doesn’t go up after the stock went low like it use to. They also put a “buy x” button that you can press so you don’t have to spam click the item, it has a limit of 50,000 per click, if you buy stack able items such as arrows,runes etc.

Jagex also put in a player stock button in the shops so that you might be able to get a bargain from what people have sold to the stores for example the nature runes that some people sell in non members can come in handy and might be cheaper now that they have seperate stock.

In other news, Jagex has given Edgeville a graphic facelift, with the way the buildings look and how the bank is different and easier to access. Also Jagex has put a pin on the miscellania coffers so that people can’t steal your money if they hack your account or anything like that. Another thing Jagex has updated is barbarian assault, they have changed the waiting time for the next wave from 1 minute to 30 seconds so that you can work towards you fighter torso or whatever you are wishing to get with the points you earn a bit quicker then you use to be able to.

Cook’s Assistant Quest Guide

October 01, 2007 By: crowlion Category: bestrunetips site update, Runescape quests 2 Comments →

We just received a quest guide for the Cook’s Assistant guide from Drache Mensch.  If you are interested at looking at this guide, you may find it here. We would like to thank Drache Mensch for his efforts in producing this guide. 🙂