Abilities are the replacement of special attacks after the Evolution of Combat. They are moves that allow players to deal extra damage, heal themselves, stun their opponents, among other effects. There are three classes of abilities, Basic, Threshold, and Ultimate. Basic abilities and normal automatic attacks build up the adrenaline bar. Threshold abilities require 50% adrenaline and will drain 15%. Ultimate abilities require 100% adrenaline and drain 100% of the bar. They can be accessed at the Ability book which replaced the magic tab, or the action bar after dragging them to it. The global cooldown on abilities is 1.8 seconds or 3 ticks.
The damage done by all abilities is determined by weapon damage, combat skill level, and weapon speed. See also ability damage.
Abilities can be dragged to the Action bar to allow them to be triggered by the keyboard and to organize them for specific tasks.
When an ability is used, it may remain active for some time either on the player or on the target. Examples of abilities that remain active on the player are Regenerate, Snipe and Rapid Fire. While an ability of this type is active, the use of another ability will cancel it; these abilities are called combo attacks. Alternatively, abilites such as Fragmentation Shot remain active on the target, and can cause damage to the target over time. The use of further abilities won't cancel these.
Abilities active on the target are displayed in the target's status bar. Abilities active on the player (including abilities used on the player by the target) are displayed in a hidden window, which can be moved around on the screen as desired.
All abilities have a cooldown timer. The cooldown activates when the ability is used, and stays active for a period of time specific to the ability. While it is active, the ability cannot be used. Some abilities share a cooldown: this means that using one of those abilities will activate the cooldown timer for both of them. Often these groups of abilities have something in common, like stunning the target (kick, bash, binding shot and impact), or moving the player several squares (barge, escape and surge).
Ability book tabsEdit
The different abilities can be found in the following four tabs. The combat skill Attack & Strength share one, but are further divided into their own sub-tabs. Also the Defence & Constitution combat skills share one tab and are then sub-divided. Ranged and Magic each have their own tab. However, the Magic tab is further sub-divided into a sub-tab for: magic-based abilities, Combat spells, Teleport spells, and Skilling spells.
Attack abilities require a melee weapon wielded in the main hand to use. Some require either dual-wielded melee weapons or a two-handed melee weapon to use. Attack abilities focus on dealing a large amount of damage over time and inflicting side effects.
|Slice||Basic||1||3 seconds||8%||None||Slice your target for up to 110% weapon damage.|
|Slaughter||Threshold||1||30 seconds||-15%||None||Cause your target to bleed for between 100-250% weapon damage over 5 seconds. If the target moves location, they suffer 3x damage.||Hits five times.|
|Overpower||Ultimate||2||30 seconds||-100%||None||Overpower your target, dealing damage up to 200-400% weapon damage.|
|Havoc||Basic||5||10 seconds||8%||Instantly attack with both weapons up to 125% weapon damage, disabling protection prayers in PvP.||Is the dual-wielded version of Smash.|
|Backhand||Basic||10||15 seconds||8%||None||Smack your target with the back of your hand, interrupting their attacks for 3 seconds and dealing 100% damage.||Shares its cooldown with Forceful Backhand, Kick, Stomp, Binding Shot, Tight Bindings, Impact, and Deep Impact.|
|Forceful Backhand||Threshold||15||15 seconds||-15%||None||Smack your target with the back of your hand, stunning them for 3 seconds and dealing 200% damage.||Shares its cooldown with Backhand, Kick, Stomp, Binding Shot, Tight Bindings, Impact, and Deep Impact.|
|Smash||Basic||20||10 seconds||8%||Smash your target for up to 125% weapon damage, disabling protection prayers in PvP.||Is the two-handed version of Havoc.|
|Barge||Basic||30||20 seconds||8%||None||Shoulder-barge your target, breaking free of binds and dealing 125% weapon damage.||Shares its cooldown with Escape and Surge, and may be used out of melee distance.|
|Flurry||Threshold||37||20 seconds||-15%||Perform a flurry of blows against your surrounding targets, dealing up to 94% weapon damage per hit over 6 seconds. Should any one blow miss, the remaining hits will aim at the original target. Combo attack.|
|Sever||Basic||45||15 seconds||8%||None||Sever a tendon, dealing up to 188% weapon damage and reducing any damage they deal by 10% for 5 seconds.|
|Hurricane||Threshold||55||20 seconds||-15%||Spin on the spot, dealing up to 219% weapon damage to all adjacent targets.|
|Massacre||Ultimate||66||60 seconds||-100%||Rend your target, dealing up to 188% of both weapons' damage instantly and causing an additional 313% of both weapons' damage over 6 seconds.|
|Blood Tendrils||Threshold||75||45 seconds||-15%||None||Blood tendrils whip at you and your opponent for 5 seconds. The first hit deals up to 180% weapon damage, with four subsequent hits each dealing up to 90% weapon damage to your target and up to 25% weapon damage to you.||Requires reading the Codex Ultimatus to unlock.|
|Meteor Strike||Ultimate||81||60 seconds||-100%||Crash down on your target with the force of a meteor, dealing damage equal up to 250-350% weapon damage. Critical strikes generate 10% adrenaline for 30 seconds. Only usable on targets with over 50% life points remaining.|
|Balanced Strike||Ultimate||85||120 seconds||-100%||None||Strike your target, restoring balance. If you have a smaller percentage of your life points than they do of their life points, your target will take the difference as a percentage of their life points in damage. You will be healed for half the difference as a percentage of your life points. Be cautious: if you have more health than your target the effects will be reversed! You will take the damage and they will be healed!||Unlocked after completing The World Wakes.|
Strength abilities require the player to be wielding a melee weapon in their main hand. Some abilities require dual-wielded melee weapons or a two-handed melee weapon in order to be used. Strength abilities focus on heavy instant damage, with some abilities also carrying a stun effect. They are classes along with the Attack' abilities in the Melee Abilities tab.
|Stomp||Threshold||3||15 seconds||-15%||None||Kick your target, knocking them back and stunning them for 3 seconds and dealing 200% weapon damage.||Shares its cooldown with Kick, Backhand, Forceful Backhand, Binding Shot, Tight Bindings, Impact, and Deep Impact.|
|Kick||Basic||3||15 seconds||8%||None||Kick your target, knocking them back and interrupting their attacks for 3 seconds and dealing 100% weapon damage.||Shares its cooldown with Stomp, Backhand, Forceful Backhand, Binding Shot, Tight Bindings, Impact, and Deep Impact.|
|Punish||Basic||8||3 seconds||8%||None||Punish your target's mistakes, dealing 94% weapon damage, or 125% weapon damage if they're stunned.|
|Dismember||Basic||14||15 seconds||8%||None||Dismember your target, dealing 188% weapon damage over 6 seconds.|
|Fury||Basic||24||5 seconds||8%||None||Unleash your fury, strike your target three times. Each strike deals 75% of weapon damage and increases by 7% with each strike. Combo attack.|
|Destroy||Threshold||37||20 seconds||-15%||Perform a destructive attack, dealing damage equal to 188% weapon damage to your target over 6 seconds, initially binding the target for 6 seconds. Combo attack.||Deals up to 188% weapon damage with each hit; hits four times.|
|Quake||Threshold||37||20 seconds||-15%||Smash your weapon into the ground beneath you, dealing up to 188% weapon damage to all adjacent targets also draining targets defense||Drains targets' Defence and Armour rating.|
|Berserk||Ultimate||42||60 seconds||-100%||None||Harness your adrenaline to increase melee damage dealt by 100% for 20 seconds. Also increases all damage taken by 50% and reduces armour rating by 50%.|
|Cleave||Basic||48||10 seconds||8%||Cleave through your foes, dealing 188% weapon damage to all targets in a frontal cone.|
|Assault||Threshold||55||30 seconds||-15%||None||Assault your target, dealing damage equal to 219% of 6 seconds' auto-attack damage to your target over 6 seconds. Combo attack.||Deals up to 219% weapon damage with each hit; hits four times.|
|Decimate||Basic||67||7 seconds||8%||Decimate your target's defences, dealing 188% weapons damage, or 244% weapons damage if they are bearing a shield.|
|Pulverise||Ultimate||81||60 seconds||-100%||Pulverise your target, dealing 250-350% weapon damage and reducing their damage dealt by 25% for 30 seconds. If an NPC target is defeated with Pulverise you are also granted 50% adrenaline.|
|Frenzy||Ultimate||86||60 seconds||-100%||Perform a frenzied attack lasting 10 seconds. Targets standing directly in front of you take damage up to 150% of weapon damage every 2 seconds. Each subsequent hit gains an additional 10% damage. Combo attack.|
Ranged abilities require the player to be wielding a ranged weapon in the main hand and ammunition if needed.
|Piercing Shot||Basic||1||3 seconds||8%||None||Shoot your target with a shot dealing 94% weapon damage, or 125% weapon damage if they're stunned.|
|Snap Shot||Threshold||1||20 seconds||-15%||None||Fire 2 shots in quick succession dealing 100-120% weapon damage on your first shot and 100-210% weapon damage on your second shot.|
|Deadshot||Ultimate||2||30 seconds||-100%||None||Boom! Fire a deadly shot at your target with deals 188% weapon damage instantly, and a further 313% weapon damage over 6 seconds.|
|Snipe||Basic||5||10 seconds||8%||None||Take aim at your target, dealing 125%-219% weapon damage after 1.8 seconds, disabling protection prayers in PvP. Combo Attack.|
|Dazing Shot||Basic||8||5 seconds||8%||Shoot an arrow that detonates on contact with the target, dazing them. Deals 157% weapon damage. Target suffers a 10% decrease to accuracy on their next attack.|
|Binding Shot||Basic||10||15 seconds||8%||None||Fire a shot which interrupts your targets attack for 3 seconds and binds them in place for up to 10 seconds and dealing 100% weapon damage.||Shares its cooldown with Tight Bindings, Impact, Deep Impact, Backhand, Forceful Backhand, Kick, and Stomp.|
|Needle Strike||Basic||12||5 seconds||8%||Launch painful needles at your target that reduce their resistance to critical hits. Target takes 157% weapon damage. Your next attack against the target has a flat 5% increase to damage dealt.|
|Tight Bindings||Threshold||15||15 seconds||-15%||None||Fire a shot which stuns your target for 3 seconds and binds them in place for up to 10 seconds and dealing 200% weapon damage.||Shares its cooldown with Tight Bindings, Impact, Deep Impact, Backhand, Forceful Backhand, Kick, and Stomp.|
|Fragmentation Shot||Basic||20||15 seconds||8%||None||Fire a shot which fragments on impact, causing your target to suffer damage equal to 100-188% weapon damage over 6 seconds. If the target moves location, they suffer 2x damage.||Deals five hits.|
|Escape||Basic||30||20 seconds||8%||None||Leap backwards up to 7 metres to help maintain range from your target.||Will move the player seven squares back, or fewer if there is an obstacle. Shares its cooldown with Surge and Barge.|
|Rapid Fire||Threshold||37||20 seconds||-15%||None||Rapidly fire at your target, dealing damage equal to 94% of weapon damage every 2 seconds for 6 seconds, initially binding the target for 6 seconds. Combo attack.||Deals 94% weapon damage with each hit; hits 8 times.|
|Ricochet||Basic||45||10 seconds||8%||None||Fire a shot which ricochets off your target, hitting 2 additional nearby targets for 100% weapon damage each.||Will ricochet to nearby targets even if the initial hit misses.|
|Bombardment||Threshold||55||30 seconds||-15%||None||Fire a volley of shots into the air, which come raining down dealing 219% weapon damage to your target and all adjacent enemies.|
|Incendiary Shot||Ultimate||66||60 seconds||-100%||Fire an explosive shot at your target, which will detonate after 3 seconds dealing damage equal to 250-350% weapon damage. Critical strikes generate 10% adrenaline for 30 seconds.|
|Shadow Tendrils||Threshold||75||45 seconds||-15%||None||Shadow tendrils whip at your feet multiple times in quick succession for 33-250% weapon damage. They then strike your opponent once for 66-500% weapon damage.||Requires reading the Codex Ultimatus to unlock.|
|Unload||Ultimate||81||60 seconds||-100%||Unload both your weapons at your target's current location for 6 seconds. Every 2 seconds, all targets standing at that location will take damage up to 150% of weapon damage. Each subsequent hit gains an additional 10% damage. Combo attack.|
|Death's Swiftness||Ultimate||85||60 seconds||-100%||None||Create a shroud of death at your location for 30 seconds. While you remain within the shroud, your ranged damage will be increased by 50%. If your target stands within the shroud, they will be hit for 10%-20% of weapon damage every 2 seconds.||Unlocked after completing The World Wakes.|
Magic abilities require a magic weapon in the primary weapon slot and an auto-casted spell. It should be noted most "classic" spells could also be found in this tab, but they are omitted here. Click here to see a list of them.
|Asphyxiate||Threshold||1||20 seconds||-15%||None||Reach out with magical force and choke the life from your target over 6 seconds, dealing damage every 2 seconds, initially binding the target for 6 seconds. Combo attack.||Deals 188% weapon damage with each hit; hits four times.|
|Wrack||Basic||1||3 seconds||8%||None||A powerful attack that deals up to 94% active spell damage. Inflicts 125% damage against stunned opponents.|
|Omnipower||Ultimate||2||30 seconds||-100%||None||Bombard your target with each of the 4 elements, dealing damage equal to 200-400% of your active spell's damage.|
|Dragon Breath||Basic||5||10 seconds||10%||None||Breathe a mighty cloud of fire in a frontal cone, hitting all targets for damage up to 188% of active spell damage, disabling protection prayers in PvP.||Does not count as dragonfire.|
|Sonic Wave||Basic||8||5 seconds||8%||A focused blast of magic that pummels your target, damaging and knocking them off balance. Deals 157% of your active spell's damage. Your next attack has a 10% bonus to accuracy against the affected target.|
|Impact||Basic||10||15 seconds||8%||None||Blast your target with a burst of magical energy, interrupting their attacks and binding them for a short time and dealing 100% of your active spell's damage.||Shares its cooldown with Deep Impact, Backhand, Forceful Backhand, Kick, Stomp, Binding Shot, and Tight Bindings.|
|Concentrated Blast||Basic||12||5 seconds||8%||Blast your target with three beams of concentrated energy. Each beam deals 75% of your active spell's damage and increases by 7% with each beam. Combo attack.|
|Deep Impact||Threshold||15||15 seconds||-15%||None||Blast your target with a burst of magical energy, stunning and binding them for a short time and dealing 200% of your active spell's damage.||Shares its cooldown with Impact, Backhand, Forceful Backhand, Kick, Stomp, Binding Shot, and Tight Bindings.|
|Combust||Basic||20||15 seconds||8%||None||Applies a damage-over-time effect to the target, dealing 100-188% of the active spell's damage over 6 seconds. If the target moves location, they suffer 2x damage.||Hits five times.|
|Surge||Basic||30||20 seconds||8%||None||Instantly teleport up to 10 metres in a straight line ahead.||Will move the player ten squares ahead, or fewer if there is an obstacle. Shares its cooldown with Escape and Barge.|
|Detonate||Threshold||37||30 seconds||-15%||None||Summon an explosive ball of energy over your target, or yourself if you do not have one. The longer you maintain the effect - up to 6 seconds - the more powerful the explosion will become. Using Detonate a second time will trigger the explosion.||The caster becomes immobile while Detonate is charging. A set of green arrows will appear when the ability is fully charged.|
|Chain||Basic||45||10 seconds||10%||None||A magical spell that chains between nearby targets, hitting 2 additional nearby targets for 100% of your active spell damage each.||Will chain to nearby targets only if the initial attack hits.|
|Wild Magic||Threshold||55||20 seconds||-15%||None||Fire an unpredictable double magical attack at your target, which deals between 50% and 215% of your active spell's damage.||Hits twice.|
|Metamorphosis||Ultimate||66||60 seconds||-100%||None||Transform into an elemental based on your most recently cast spell. While transformed, your spells are free to cast and your magic damage is increased by 50%. Lasts 20 seconds.|
|Smoke Tendrils||Threshold||75||45 seconds||-15%||None||Tendrils of smoke whip at your opponent's feet for 6 seconds. The first hit causes 100% weapon damage. The second, third and fourth hits cause 125%, 150% and 200% damage, but also hit you for 25%, 50% and 100% weapon damage. Combo attack.||Requires reading the Codex Ultimatus to unlock.|
|Tsunami||Ultimate||81||60 seconds||-100%||None||Summon forth a destructive wall of water, damaging all targets in a frontal cone for damage equal to 200%-300% of your active spell's damage. Critical strikes generate 10% adrenaline for 30 seconds.||Must be within a few squares of meleeing distance.|
|Sunshine||Ultimate||85||60 seconds||-100%||None||Summon a sunbeam to shine over your location, lasting 30 seconds. During this time, provided you remain within the beam, your magic damage will be increased by 50%. If your target enters the beam, they will be hit for 10%-20% of weapon damage every 2 seconds.||Unlocked after completing The World Wakes.|
Defence abilities focus on reducing the damage taken by the player, along with restoring health after damage is taken. Some of these abilities require a shield to be equipped.
|Devotion||Threshold||1||60 seconds||-15%||None||Protection prayers are 100% effective (75% in PvP) for 5 seconds. Killing an opponent extends the effect by 5 seconds up to a maximum of 20 seconds.||Must have been obtained during the second world event or otherwise as a very rare drop from General Graardor or Kree'arra.|
|Anticipation||Basic||3||24 seconds||8%||None||Concentrate on anticipating your foe's attacks, reducing all damage taken by 10% and providing immunity from stuns for 10 seconds.||Does not protect from binds.|
|Bash||Basic||8||15 seconds||8%||Bash your target with your shield, dealing up to the sum of 100% weapon damage and your shields armour value.|
|Revenge||Threshold||15||45 seconds||-15%||Enact revenge upon your foes, causing any attacks you receive to increase your damage dealt by 10%, stacking up to 100%. Lasts 20 seconds.|
|Provoke||Basic||24||10 seconds||8%||None||Taunt your target, forcing them to focus their attacks on your. Player targets have their damage reduced by 50% when attacking anyone other than yourself. However, you also do 50% less damage when attacking any other player. Lasts 6 seconds.|
|Immortality||Ultimate||29||120 seconds||-100%||Any damage you receive is reduced by 25% for 30 seconds. If you should die during this period, you will miraculously return to life. However, the Immortality effect will be consumed.||Heals the user 1/3 of their maximum life points upon resurrection.|
|Freedom||Basic||34||30 seconds||8%||None||Break free of any stuns or snares, and gain immunity to any further ones for 6 seconds. Also clears damage-over-time effects.|
|Reflect||Threshold||37||30 seconds||-15%||Raise your shield, reflecting 50% of any damage you receive back at the attacker. Lasts 10 seconds.||Also reduces damage taken from attacks by 50%.|
|Resonance||Basic||48||30 seconds||8%||The next attack you receive within 6 seconds will heal you instead of harm you. Certain large Boss attacks will have their damage prevented, but will not heal.|
|Rejuvenate||Ultimate||52||300 seconds||-100%||Channel your adrenaline to help restore 40% of your life points and fully restore your drained stats over 10 seconds.||Heals equally much as Guthix's Blessing.|
|Debilitate||Threshold||55||30 seconds||-15%||None||Debilitate your target for up to 100% weapon damage, also reducing any damage they deal to you by 50% for 8 seconds. This duration increases if a shield is equipped – longer for higher-levelled shields.||If ranging or maging, can be used outside melee distance.|
|Preparation||Basic||67||20 seconds||10%||Prepare for the fight ahead, causing each attack you receive to reduce the remaining cooldown of Resonance by 3 seconds. Lasts 10 seconds.|
|Barricade||Ultimate||81||60 seconds||-100%||Summon an impenetrable barricade, which prevents all damage received for 10 seconds.|
|Natural Instinct||Ultimate||85||120 seconds||-100%||None||Instantly leech your target's adrenaline. If fighting a non-player opponent that does not use adrenaline, for the next 20 seconds you will gain 200% adrenaline from your own abilities.||Against a player, it depletes their adrenaline bar and gives the adrenaline to you. Unlocked after completing The World Wakes.|
Constitution abilities have no equipment requirements and are classified alongside the Defence abilities.
|Weapon Special attack||Special Attack||10||Varies||Varies||None||Some of the most powerful weapons grant you unique special attacks.|
|Sacrifice||Basic||10||30 seconds||8%||None||Deal 100% damage to your opponent, ignoring protection prayers. Heal 25% of the damage you deal, or 100% if your target dies.|
|Regenerate||Basic||10||0 seconds||0%||None||Focus your remaining adrenaline to heal your wounds over 6 seconds. Does not work during combat.||Restores up to 20% of the user's maximum lifepoints.|
|Transfigure||Ultimate||10||180 seconds||-100%||None||You are bound for 6 seconds. When the bind ends, you heal 250% of any damage taken during the bind, and become immune to stuns and binds for 15 seconds.|
|Siphon||Basic||20||60 seconds||0%||None||Siphon up to 10% adrenaline from your target if they have more adrenaline than you and protects you from further siphons for 6 seconds.||Can only be used in PvP, as monsters do not have adrenaline.|
|Incite||Basic||24||0 seconds||0%||None||Dramatically increases the likelihood that your attacks will cause your target to attack you instead of your allies. Lasts until cancelled. Has no effect in PvP.||Provoke may be used against players for a similar "taunting" effect.|
|Defensive Stance||Basic||10||0 seconds||0%||None||Adopt a defensive fighting stance. Only used within Barbarian Assault.|
|Aggressive Stance||Basic||10||0 seconds||0%||None||Adopt an aggressive fighting stance. Only used within Barbarian Assault.|
|Reckless Stance||Basic||10||0 seconds||0%||None||Adopt a reckless fighting stance. Only used within Barbarian Assault.|
|Balanced Stance||Basic||10||0 seconds||0%||None||Adopt a balanced fighting stance. Only used within Barbarian Assault.|
|Guthix's Blessing||Ultimate||85||300 seconds||-100%||None||Call on Guthix's spirit, invoking a butterfly that will heal you for 8% of your lifepoints, every 2 seconds for a maximum of 10 seconds. The butterfly may be destroyed by enemies.||Unlocked after completing The World Wakes. Shares its cooldown with Rejuvenate and heals equally much.|
|Ice Asylum||Ultimate||91||300 seconds||-100%||None||Summons a crystal with a total healing capacity equal to three times the caster's maximum life points. It will heal anyone standing near it for 1-7% of their maximum life points every 4 seconds, based on their proximity to the crystal. The crystal disappears after 20 seconds or after reaching its healing capacity, whichever comes first.||Requires reading the Codex Ultimatus to unlock; shares cooldown with Rejuvenate and Guthix's Blessing.|