This guide describes the most effective methods to train the Agility skill. The experience rate estimates in this guide do not incorporate the use of any experience boosting items or bonus experience. Agility is a support skill that allows players to regain run energy more quickly and to take advantage of shortcuts found throughout RuneScape. Training the Agility skill often involves completing laps of courses composed of series of obstacles that grant Agility experience when traversed successfully. Typically, players are rewarded with an additional, larger amount of Agility experience for completing a full lap of an Agility course, passing all obstacles successfully. During training players should ensure that they repeat any obstacles which they fail to traverse until they are successful, in order to receive this lap bonus. As players level up Agility they gain access to Agility courses which award greater amounts of experience. Levelling up Agility also decreases a player's chance of failing during Agility activities where there is a chance of being unsuccessful.
As a player's chance of successfully traversing an Agility obstacle is increased if they have a low weight, players may wish to wear weight-reducing clothing while training Agility to decrease their weight and minimise their failure rate.
Surefooted auras prevent the player from failing the obstacles of an Agility course while they are activated. Players may use 5 or 10 vis wax to extend a surefooted aura's activation time by 50% or 100% (costing 29,990 or 59,980). This effect must be applied before the aura is activated. Once a surefooted aura has been used the player must wait 2 hours before using it again. Surefooted auras can be bought using Membership loyalty points. The lower tier aura must be owned before the greater version of the aura can be purchased.
|Tier||Duration||Loyalty point cost|
|2||Greater surefooted||40 minutes||12,000||17,000|
Consuming summer pie gives a temporary, visible 5 level boost to a player's Agility level. This boost can let the player access content which they do not currently have the required level for, as well as improving the player's success rate in traversing obstacles. A whole summer pie costs 768 and is made up of 2 portions. As well as boosting the player's Agility level, consuming half of a summer pie restores 20% of the player's run energy and up to 1,187 life points, with level 95 or more Constitution.
|Levels||Method||Experience per hour||Alternative methods|
|1-18||Gnome Stronghold Agility Course||6,800|
|35-52||Clockwork suits||33,000||Train at the Barbarian Outpost Agility Course from level 35-48 Agility, gaining 11,000-13,500 experience an hour.|
Players can start training at the Ape Atoll Agility Course from level 48 Agility, this gives between 24,000 and 28,000 experience an hour with level 48-52 Agility.
|52-75||Wilderness Agility Course||36,000-43,000||Continue training with clockwork suits until level 62 Agility.|
Start training at Ape Atoll at level 62 Agility to gain between 34,000 and 42,500 experience an hour.
Players may wish to train at Ape Atoll from level 52 onwards; this gives between 29,000 and 32,000 experience an hour with level 52-62 Agility.
|75-77||Ape Atoll Agility Course||45,000|
|77-99+||Hefin Agility Course||57,000-107,500|
(70,500-133,500 with Voice of Seren)
Levels 1-18: Gnome Stronghold Agility CourseEdit
At level 1 Agility players should begin training at the Gnome Stronghold Agility Course. With level 1-18 Agility around 6,800 experience an hour can be gained from completing laps of this course. As only 3,523 experience is needed in order to achieve level 18 Agility, players with no previous experience of the skill should achieve level 18 in approximately 31 minutes. It is not possible to fail obstacles within this course.
|Obstacle name||Image||Experience||Possible to fail?|
|Total experience per lap||86.5|
Levels 18-35: Watchtower shortcutEdit
At level 18 Agility players should train by repeatedly climbing the trellis shortcut on the north-eastern corner of the Watchtower, found just outside the north-western part of Yanille. After using the shortcut climb down the ladder in the south-western corner of the room to return to the ground floor of the Watchtower. This method can provide around 9,000 experience an hour. It is not possible to fail climbing the trellis.
Levels 35-48: Barbarian Outpost Agility CourseEdit
Training at the Barbarian Outpost Agility Course is also available from level 35 Agility. Accessing this Agility course requires completion of the Bar Crawl miniquest. It is possible to fail some of the obstacles here, so players may wish to bring food or another method to regain life points.
Completing laps of this course can give between 11,000 experience an hour, with level 35 Agility, and 13,500 experience an hour, with level 48 Agility.
Levels 35-52/62: clockwork suitsEdit
With at least level 35 Agility players can begin training by releasing and catching clockwork suits. Partial completion of the Cold War quest, up until the point where the player learns how to make a clockwork suit, is required. It is recommended that at least 4 clockwork suits are made for this method. Players must be using Evolution of Combat combat mode for use of the action bar.
Use the "wind" option on at least one clockwork suit and add both a wound and unwound clockwork suit to the action bar. Use the associated keybinds to wind and release clockwork suits while at the same time clicking on the released clockwork suits in order to pick them up. Agility experience is gained each time the player attempts to pick up a clockwork suit, regardless of failure or success in picking it up.
It is advised to use this training method whilst standing in a confined area, for ease of picking up the suits. A good location for this training method can be found within the Barbarian Outpost Agility Course, between the end of the balancing ledge obstacle and the ladder which can be climbed down in order to return to the ground floor. Access to the course requires level 35 Agility and completion of the Bar Crawl miniquest. Around 33,000 experience an hour can be gained from this training method.
Levels 48-52: Ape Atoll Agility CourseEdit
At level 48 Agility players can use the Ape Atoll Agility Course. Access to this course requires partial completion of the Monkey Madness quest, up until the player gains the ability to speak to Zooknock to create monkey greegrees, as a small or medium ninja monkey greegree must be wielded to use the course. A ninja monkey greegree can be made during Monkey Madness or after.
Failure is common at these levels so it is recommended to bring some food or another method to regain life points. With level 48-52 Agility between 24,000 and 28,000 experience an hour can be gained, with level 52-62 Agility between 29,000-32,000 experience an hour, and with level 62-75 between 34,000 and 42,500 experience an hour can be gained from training at this course.
Levels 52-75: Wilderness Agility CourseEdit
At level 52 Agility players should start training at the Wilderness Agility Course, which gives between 36,000 and 43,000 experience an hour, at level 52-75 Agility. Failure is common at these levels, so it is recommended to bring food or another method to regain life points.
Note: As the course is located in the Wilderness, it is possible to be attacked by other players whilst training and that death will result in the loss of all but the three most valuable items carried by the player. Players should not bring items that they are not willing to lose while training Agility at this course.
Levels 75-77: Ape Atoll Agility CourseEdit
At level 75 Agility training at the Ape Atoll Agility Course begins to give more experience per hour than what can be gained from training at the Wilderness Agility Course, as failure at the Ape Atoll course is no longer possible with at least level 75 Agility. Around 45,000 experience an hour can be gained at this course at this level.
Levels 77-99+: Hefin Agility CourseEdit
At level 77 Agility players can train at the Hefin Agility Course. Completion of the Plague's End quest is required to access it. The amount of experience gained from traversing obstacles on the course and bonus experience awarded for completing a full lap of the course increases every 5 Agility levels. It is not possible to fail obstacles on this course.
While traversing obstacles the player is shown a short cutscene of them completing the obstacles. It is possible to right-click the next obstacle while viewing these cutscenes for all the course's obstacles except the roof and light creature obstacles; this can be used to begin obstacles more quickly and decrease the time taken to complete the lap. Players may also complete faster laps by right-clicking the square from which the course's first obstacle is attempted, 2 squares south of the western side of the walkway obstacle, and using the "walk here" option, before using the obstacle; this causes the player's character to run, rather than walk, towards the obstacle.
The Hefin course has several unique features. Firstly, it has a velocity system, where a velocity bar is filled as the player traverses the course; becoming full approximately every other lap of the course that the player completes. When the bar is full the next obstacle on the course is completed automatically, without having to click on the obstacle, and experience is gained as normal. The velocity system can be toggled on or off via the velocity interface. When toggled off the velocity bar will not fill up and the velocity effect will not activate even if the bar is full; meaning that players can toggle off velocity upon filling the bar in order to use the effect at the obstacle of their choice. It is best to use the velocity effect to complete the final light creature obstacle of the course, by turning on the velocity system after beginning the zip line obstacle.
Shortcuts have a chance of spawning when a lap of the Hefin course is completed. These can be used to complete the lap of the course more quickly. Players are notified by a message in their chatbox when a shortcut has spawned. The window shortcut appears at the end of the cliff obstacle and places the player before the zip line obstacle when used, bypassing the cathedral and roof obstacles. The light creature shortcut appears before the zip line obstacle and completes the course when used, bypassing the zip line obstacle. It is possible for both shortcuts to be present at the same time. A perfect juju agility potion can be used to increase the chance of shortcuts spawning. Each dose of a perfect juju agility potion lasts for 1 hour, and can be bought from the Grand Exchange or created by adding harmony moss (costing 6,677) to a scentless potion (3) (costing 1,610) with level 85 Herblore.
|Perfect juju agility potion (1)||6,220|
|Perfect juju agility potion (2)||6,990|
|Perfect juju agility potion (3)||14,168|
|Perfect juju agility potion (4)||32,223|
Additionally, players have a chance of obtaining a reward each time that a lap is completed. These can include small Agility XP lamps and Hefin course multipliers. Players with level 88 Summoning can summon a light creature from a light creature pouch (costing 39,875) and use an enlightenment scroll (costing 3,432 to activate the enlightened buff, which gives better rewards for completion of the Hefin course for 6 minutes.
The Voice of Seren also provides benefits for players training at the Hefin course. As well as receiving 20% additional experience in Agility, players will receive Prayer experience at a rate equivalent to 25% of the base Agility experience that they gain. The Voice of Seren also increases the player's chance of spawning shortcuts and doubles the rate at which velocity is gained while it is active.
Assuming that players are able to complete laps in ~51 seconds (or ~48 seconds when using velocity) and are using the strategies mentioned, it is possible to achieve the following experience rates:
|Agility level||Experience per hour||Experience per hour (with perfect juju agility potion)||Experience per hour (with Voice of Seren)||Experience per hour (with Voice of Seren and perfect juju agility potion)|
See here for a list of quests that grant Agility experience on completion.
Silverhawk boots are an item that can be won from Treasure Hunter or purchased for 750 thaler. While the boots are equipped and charged, players will periodically receive Agility experience equal to 10% of the experience that is gained from using a small XP lamp. Experience will be gained:
- Once per minute spent running.
- While skilling (up a maximum of once every 45 seconds).
- When using an ultimate ability (a maximum of once every 45 seconds).
Each time that experience is gained from the boots a charge is used up. Silverhawk boots may hold up to 500 charges at once. Silverhawk feathers give 1 charge per feather used with the boots. Silverhawk feathers can be won from Treasure Hunter and are tradeable, costing 25,999 each to buy from the Grand Exchange. 10 silverhawk down can also be used give the boots 1 charge. Silverhawk down is an untradeable item that can be purchased for 35 thaler per 10 down.
The amount of Agility experience gained from using 1 charge from a pair of silverhawk boots ranges between 6.25 experience, with level 1 Agility, and 860.2 experience, with level 99 Agility. Players can gain between 375 and 51,612 Agility experience an hour from silverhawk boots, assuming that 60 charges are used, at a cost of 1,559,940 if silverhawk feathers are bought from the Grand Exchange and used to charge the boots.
The Pit is a Distraction and Diversion that players may be invited to participate in approximately once every hour that they spend completing laps of an Agility course where a talent scout is present. The player will be notified by a message in their chatbox if the talent scout is inviting them to play The Pit upon successful completion of a lap of an Agility course. Approximately 1 minute is given to talk to the talent scout to start The Pit.
If the player accepts the talent scout's offer then they will be transported to The Pit. The Distraction and Diversion will involve completing 1 of 6 possible simple activities, most of which are luck-based. Successfully completing a game of The Pit will reward the player with between 648 and 10,125 Agility experience, depending on which activity completed and on which Agility course they were taken from. The player will then have the option to gamble the experience reward that they have won. Gambling experience has a 1/3 chance of doubling the experience reward, a 1/3 chance of halving the experience reward and a 1/3 chance of the experience reward being unchanged. If the player does not manage to complete The Pit then they will receive between 216 and 3,376 Agility experience and will not have the opportunity to gamble for a larger experience reward.
Serenity posts (75+)Edit
Serenity posts are an Agility training activity which can be completed to gain a maximum of 20,000 Agility experience once per day. Level 75 Agility is required to participate in the activity, as well as completion of the Plague's End. To begin the activity use the "balance on" option on any of the 6 serenity posts in the Hefin district training area, and choose a pose in the minigame interface.
Experience is gained once per second whilst stood on a serenity post. Maximum experience is gained when imitating Lady Hefin's pose. Doing the same pose as her grants between 30-58 Agility experience each second, depending on the player's Agility level, while doing a different pose to Lady Hefin grants 10% of this amount of experience. Only base experience gains count towards the daily limit. Upon reaching the limit the player's character will automatically leave the serenity post, and they will be unable to stand on the post again until the next day. A player with level 99 Agility can obtain the 20,000 experience limit in around 10 minutes, giving an experience rate equivalent to 120,000 experience an hour.
Balthazar Beauregard's Big Top BonanzaEdit
Players can do an Agility performance at the Balthazar Beauregard's Big Top Bonanza Distraction and Diversion once per week. To enter the circus the player must gain a circus ticket from the ticket vendor, which is randomly located in 1 of 12 possible locations each week. The Agility performance can be started by entering the changing booth in the Agility performance area, transporting the player to the high wire.
During the performance players have 10 attempts to perform up to 10 different tricks. Agility experience is received upon the first successful attempt of each trick that the player performs. Repeating a trick more than once does not grant additional experience. Each trick has a recommended Agility level to attempt, however the level is not required in order to perform the trick, as it is possible to succeed or fail a trick at any Agility level. When a trick is performed that has a higher recommended Agility level than the player has, the experience received will be the same as that given for performing a trick with half the recommended Agility level, rounded down.
To gain the most experience from the Agility performance players should begin by performing the highest recommended level trick for their current Agility level, and work down to the trick with a recommended level half of their current Agility level. Players should then perform any tricks with a recommended Agility level which is greater than their current Agility level and finally perform any tricks with a recommended level of less than half of their current Agility level. The minigame interface displays the recommended Agility level for the performance's tricks, as well as show which tricks the player has performed successfully. A total of 16,150 experience can be earned, in around 1 minute, if they successfully perform all tricks with level 99 Agility.
|Name of trick||Recommended Agility level||Experience|
|Juggle||Varies from 10-99, depending on item chosen||Varies from 350-2,400, depending on item chosen|