After the PvP system was removed from the Wilderness, Jagex - the creators of RuneScape - designated the Bounty Hunter Activity to replace the old system. However, because of some players' demands, PvP worlds were added to compensate the loss of a free PvP system. In PvP worlds, you can attack other players (within a limited combat level range) nearly anywhere, with the exception of banks and some Activities. PvP worlds are available in free-to-play and members' worlds.
Table of Contents
- Getting Onto a PvP World
- Safe Spots
- Getting More Valuable Loot
- Possible Loot
PvP and Bounty worlds were removed from RuneScape on 1 February 2011. This content serves only as a historical reference.
Warning: PvP (Player vs Player) is not safe! You will be automatically skulled upon entering the world. Since you are skulled you will not be able to keep your three most valuable items. The protect item prayer is disabled on PvP Worlds. You are always risking everything you wear and everything in your inventory. Beware: On your death, you will not receive a gravestone to get your items back!
If you're planning to stay in a Player vs. Player world, then it is recommended that you have around 10-18 Monkfish, Swordfish or Lobster, 2-6 potions (Varying type), and the remaining free spaces for drops and/or teleportation tabs used in emergencies.
You should have at least 40 in the combat skill you are using (e.g. 40 Strength, Defence and Attack, 40 Magic, or 40 Range) and have at least 30 Prayer (recommended.) Also, for members, a higher Agility level is recommended, for quick run restoration.
There aren't any items that you must take. Take items that help you in what ever type of PvPing you're doing!
Don't take items you mind losing!
Getting Onto a PvP World
Before you can start fighting, you will need to know which worlds are PvP and how to get on to them.
Note: You must be level 20 combat or higher!
The only PvP Worlds are Worlds 26 and 86 for Members and Worlds 21 and 17 for Free Players.
When you log onto a PvP World you will see the following message:
If you decide that you don't want to log on you can just click on "Go Back".
When you first enter a PvP world, you start in the safe area around Lumbridge Castle. You are also given a book in your inventory. You can speak to Doomsayer in Lumbridge to get another. Both of these only happen the first time you log into any PvP world. After that, you stay where you were when you last logged out.
When you are in a PvP world, there are a number of "safe" locations in which players cannot attack each other. These places include:
- The Grand Exchange
- Certain Activities
- Respawn locations (Lumbridge courtyard, Falador, and Camelot)
Getting More Valuable Loot
Drops, also known as loot, are the rewards you get when you kill someone. The higher leveled you are, and the higher leveled your opponent is, the better the drops. This is why a summoning pouch in your inventory is recommended. Freeplayers need to be killing someone risking 26,000gp while members need to be risking 76,000gp. Whilst members are killing, 75,000gp is required for a drop. Your drop potential goes up when you are outside a safezone. It goes up twice as fast in the hotspots:
- Corrupt Dragon Items
Ancient Warriors' Equipment
Vesta & Statius' Equipment Sets
There are two sets of equipment that require 78 Defence for armor and 78 Attack for weapons for one hour of use, or 20 Defence and 20 Attack for 15 minutes of use which belonged to the warriors Vesta and Statius.
Zuriel's Equipment Set
There is one set of equipment for Magic that requires 78 Magic, 78 Attack for weapons and 78 Defence for armor which can be used for hour of use, or 20 in each of those three skills for 15 minutes of use.
Morrigan's Equipment Set
There is one set for range that requires 78 Defence (for the armour) and 78 Ranged (For the bow) for 15 minutes of use.
After one hour or 15 minutes of use has ended, the items will degrade and cannot be repaired. Please note that this is the same for Corrupt Dragon Items.(Only available on Free Players PvP)
Brawling Gloves are a possible drop on a Member PvP World; these kind of the gloves will give you 50% (or 1.5x) more experience to that skill when worn on a Member PvP world. While training in the wilderness (on a Members PvP World), the experience will be quadrupled (4x). Like PvP weapons/armour, they will degrade after a certain amount of use which usually varies depending on the glove type. They come in the following types:
Attack your opponent with your Dragon scimitar/whip. Once your opponent gets low on health, pull out your Dragon dagger(p++) and use the special attack to try to perform a "knock out" (KO). The reason for this is so that you can do high damage to finish off your opponent, before they actually run out of food.
Wear full Void Range/Mystic and Dark Bow. Use Ice Blitz (from the Ancient Magicks spellbook) until your opponent is at 2/3 of their health then use Dark Bow special to KO them. (requires 80+ Range to be effective.)
Use a Maple Shortbow. Once your opponent gets low on health, pull out your Rune two-handed sword (or a corrupt dragon weapon) for a KO. The hits will stack and you get a "double hit."
Get a Fire staff and the required runes for fire strike (or fire blast), then, once your opponent is low on health, cast Bind (from the normal spellbook) and use a rune weapon to KO them.