For the Free-to-play guide, see Free-to-play Magic training.
This article is about training Magic using pay-to-play methods. For Magic, the skill, see Magic.
This guide aims to teach players the most effective and efficient methods of Magic training. Magic can be somewhat costly to train, depending on the method, but in the long run can be very worthwhile. Use any of these tips to get from 1 to 99 and any level in between.
When training via combat, these methods can be used to train Defence instead. This can be done by setting exp gain to Defence or Magic Defence.
Potions are a must, they can boost a player's experience gain enormously. There are several potions and spells that can boost a player's magic level. There are Super magic potions, as well as regular Magic potions and Extreme Magic Potions One can also use a vecna skull, with has an unlimited amount of uses and boosts your Magic level by a measly 6 temporarily; the downside is that once it is used, the cooldown period is hardset to 6 minutes. The skull currently has a cost of 89088 coins, and it is up to the player whether or not this cost is justifiable.
Find the right training method for you. Some people get bored after minutes of one activity while others can stick at it until level 99. Try different methods to see which works best for you to get to your desired level. When training magic with combat use the monster's elemental magic weakness to your advantage, it will work better than using a different elemental spell. It will also increase your experience rate as well, not to mention saving some runes. Some spells can be trained at the same time. For instance, you can alternate between casts of stun and high alchemy. This can significantly increase training speed because you can cast the second spell immediately after the first, whereas when casting only 1 spell you must wait a certain amount of game ticks before casting it again. Note that the amount of game ticks must still pass before you cast either spell a second time. This click pattern will also be significantly more complicated, but helps to make more experience points. If you intend to be a Magic pure, do not attempt any combat spells, which will give Constitution experience as well.
Activities at all levelsEdit
The below training ideas can be used at any Magic level, as they just require elemental spells to cast, also making these all combat type activities. As different elemental spells give different amounts of experience, it is impossible to say how much experience will be gained per hour.
|Members only||What & Where?||Other requirements|
|Yes||Barbarian Assault – Fun, cheap Magic training as runes are supplied, but you must be attacker to get any Magic experience.||At least 13 Magic should be obtained before playing this activity, as you need all four types of element spells to constantly attack the enemies.|
|No||Dark Warriors' Fortress - There is an unlimited supply of air, earth, fire, water, body, mind, and chaos runes inside that can be used on the level 8 dark warriors. Beware as this location is in the wilderness, and player killers may attempt to attack you.|
|Yes||Slayer Tasks - Casting elemental spells during Slayer assignments or on high levelled Slayer monsters can provide great Magic experience at an almost break-even or even profitable level. Ideal monsters include metal dragons, demons, strykewyrms, and blue dragons.||Another method of attack, since some Slayer tasks are very resistant to magic.|
|Yes||Balthazar Beauregard's Big Top Bonanza - The circus is a great way to earn easy Magic experience once a week. Players can take part in the magic section, which takes only a few minutes to complete and can give as much as 25,000 xp, although will likely give between 15,000-20,000 xp for mid level players.||A high Magic level and Magic boosting prayers will be an advantage.|
Combat Training Edit
|1||Cow||Earth Spells||No||Staff Of Air||None||26.5 per kill|
|70||Fungal Magi||Air Spells||Yes||Staff Of Light or Polypore Staff||None||256.8 per kill
110k+ an hour 150k without picking up drops
|80||Exiled kalphite guardians||Water spells||Yes||80+ defense||None||693.9 per kill
150k+ an hour
Wielding an air staff, you can kill cows south of the Burthorpe lodestone or at Lumbridge. Alternatively, you can kill rats outside Lumbridge Castle. They provide a decent amount of experience, are an almost guaranteed instant-kill and respawn extremely fast.
Additionally while wielding an air staff, you may go north after arriving in burthrope and enter the cave. There are three chambers of low level trolls. They provide 40 xp each, are almost always a 1 hit kill and, depending on the world, respawn very quickly.
At level 7, enchant sapphire tablets can be made in a player-owned house. You will need soft clay and the specific runes depending on which spell you would like to create. For profit per tablet analysis, see Calculators/Tablet. It requires access to a player-owned house, so go to World 31 (House Party) if you do not own one. The Yanille house portal has the closest bank to a portal. If you don't want to take the hassle of buying often expensive soft clay, try blasting the lesser demon at the Wizards' Tower.
With the introduction of EOC splashing Curse no longer provides any experience and is thusly, not a viable option for training.
Once level 20 or above has been reached, go to the Lumbridge Catacombs and use magic on the Skeletons there. This can use up a lot of runes very fast though, but it is an efficient way to level up.
Low Level Alchemy can be cast from level 21, giving a maximum of 62k experience per hour, making it the fastest experience by far until approximately level 40. Players should expect to pay roughly the cost of a nature rune for each cast, making it cost approximately 9.1g/xp. Players keen on efficiency may want to make these casts while training gathering skills such as Fishing or Woodcutting to minimise banking time involved with these skills.
Also for people of high combat level who are doing the Holy Grail quest, it's a good idea to train with the Black Knight Titan, from level 1-25.
At level 29, cast Earth Bolt to level 33. At level 33, you can use Telekinetic Grab in the basement of west Varrock bank and take the gold ore, the gold necklace, the gold bar, the brass necklace, and all of the coins. This method doesn't require combat and offers some things to sell. Alternatively, one may also choose to collect Wine of Zamorak, as this is highly valued by high-level herblorists. Again, you can use Telekinetic grab in the Telekinetic Theatre of the Mage Training Arena for Pizazz points, which can be traded for infinity robes if the player has also earned points in the other rooms. This can easily save you lots of time when you plan to earn pizazz points in the future, as this particular way of training involves lots of clicking and can be very long. Also, you can go to the top floor of the Wizards' Tower where people often train on the lesser demon trapped there and seldom bother with the loot. Use telegrab to grab some of the more valuable loot like ashes, herbs, chaos/death runes and some of the more expensive melee equipment.
At 40+ you may want to try Conquest if you do not want to sit and click and do the same thing for a while, you can try out your own setup to see what works best. You can also use the points you get for pieces of void armour and the void mace or level up Attack, Strength, Ranged, or Prayer along with Magic. You can also make money doing this by staking, though it is not recommended until you know what you're doing. Overall the nonrepetitive nature of the minigame makes the training seem to go by faster than with conventional methods.
Another way to train magic at a low level is by killing Dagon'hai Monks in the Chaos tunnels, as they have only 880 life points and their top damage is 1 lifepoint and have a very low defence level. They give combat experience of 226 per kill, and constitution experience of 74.5. Even though they have a high combat level, a player with a very low combat level can kill them without a problem.
Upon reaching level 43, you may try to purchase all ores required at the Grand Exchange to smith Steel, mithril, adamantite, or runite bars; equip a fire staff, or mindspike; and use the spell Superheat Item to smelt into bars. This is the fastest way to train Magic and Smithing simultaneously, with relatively little cost to a small profit. A profit can be made when smelting mithril/rune bars. This requires the smithing level needed to smith an ore, level 30 Smithing minimum is advised for making a steel Bar.
At level 45 you may want to try repeatedly cast Camelot Teleport. By using an air staff, only one law rune will be used for this popular training method. This spell can be cast at a relatively fast rate, with a gain of 55.5 Magic experience per spell. Alternatively, using a lectern in either your own or another player's house allows you to make camelot teleport tablets. Using the lectern method makes a considerable profit (200k+ per 1,000 tabs made) but is 25-33% slower than casting the spell repeatedly.
After reaching level 50, you may use the sacred clay robes and/or magic staff rewards obtained from Stealing Creation to double the experience received from casting any combat spell. This works with Ancient Magicks very well. However, each Stealing Creation game is 20 minutes, so this method could take some time.
At any levels from 62+, you may want to try Ogres. They provide 318 experience per kill. If killing them west of Yanille, there is a safespot behind the wall to the west. (Note: The ogres may start walking toward the water or woods to the east while your attacking, dragging your player out of the safespot) The ogres also have a weakness to air spells, so if you use a Staff Of Air you can train for free. You can get upwards of 150k Experience per hour.
At 65+ you can try to kill Giant_Rock_Crab as they give you 530+ exp per kill, i will recommend 60 defence since they hit hard, they drop charms, black claws set and also clue scrolls, their weakness is fire spells.
At level 60 you should be able to kill giant rock crabs easily enough. They give 419.1 combat experience and 138.3 constitution experience. They also drop three charms at a time and drop gold charms commonly so they are also a great way to gather charms. A defence level of 60+ is recommended though, as they can hit for over 200 damage. Wearing magic armour will reduce their chance to hit, so that is also recommended.
|Level Required||Type (Combat/Non-Combat)||What & Where?||XP/Hour||Cost/XP||Other requirements|
|55||Non-combat||Cast High Level Alchemy. Use a fire staff so as to only consume 1 nature rune per spell. Consult the High alchemy calculator for advice on which items to convert into coins. The most popular items being yew shieldbow, magic shieldbow, any type of elemental battlestaff, and occasionally a type of familiar pouch. If you choose to use alchemy at the Mage Training Arena, you can earn more profit if you also choose to do telekinetic grabbing there. High alchemy is a popular and consistent training method. It takes 197,967 casts of High Level Alchemy to reach 99 Magic from 55, which is around 165 hours of constant alching if 1200 alchs are cast an hour. This way of training is also available to F2P.||65,000-78,000||Cost depends entirely on the item you cast the spell on, some items will lose more money than the cost of the nature rune needed, while others will cover it; some can even generate profit. A calculator can be found here which may help you decide what to alch, be advised that items are not always available at the suggested Grand Exchange price.|
|58||Non-combat||You can either cast Watchtower Teleport gaining 68 Magic experience (318gp loss per teleport), or you can create a watchtower teleport tablet on a mahogany eagle lectern in a player-owned house (67 Construction is recommended) gaining 68 experience and making 126 coins profit per each tablet. Casting Watchtower Teleport requires 2 law runes and 2 earth runes. It is recommended to use a staff of earth to cover the loss of the earth runes which yields you extra 82gp profit making the total profit 126gp.
This method can earn you around 100,000 experience per hour if you focus. Making the teleport tablets can earn you a large sum of money but is significantly slower. This is a great way to train Magic without training Constitution.
|80,000-100,000 for teleport, 40,000-62,000 for tablets|
|60||Non-combat||Casting the Bones to Peaches spell in Creature Graveyard at the Mage Training Arena is good experience and goes toward making a profit by buying and selling infinity robes, if the player has also earned Pizazz points in the other rooms. A mystic mud staff is recommended to reduce the runes needed to only two nature runes.|
|60||Combat||Casting fire Bolt or any other combat spell in the Taverley Dungeon to fight blue dragons is a great way to get experience and money. There are a few safe spots but be careful, as dragons can hit up to 5000 without an anti-dragonfire shield. There may also be rangers there that can make this slow, but it is still rewarding. Note: After the Evolution of Combat, all dragons were given a long-range Magic attack, and their dragonfire will now hit a player even at a distance. This method is no longer viable unless using dragonfire protection. Attempting to safespot the dragons without protection may result in death||Anti-dragon shield or dragonfire shield strongly recommended|
|66||Non-combat||Buy unpowered orbs and cosmic runes and craft air orbs. This yields a reasonable amount of experience. With Amulets of glory to teleport back to Edgeville after a run, about 540 orbs can be charged per hour. You can easily achieve 99 Magic with this by buying approximately 167,073 orbs and you will generate a profit of 20-25m. Each cast grants 76 experience, which is more than High Level Alchemy, which only gives 65 experience. If buying the unpowered orb and cosmic runes on the GE and wielding an air staff and then selling the created air orb, you will make 2988 coins per orb or 80676 coins for an inventory of 27 orbs.||40,000|
|66||Combat||Casting Vulnerability or other curse spells from a safe spot can provide fairly cheap experience. If a mystic mud staff is brought the spell costs as much as 1 Chaos rune and 1 soul rune. If you wear melee based armour you are much more likely to splash, however, the spell will not give any experience if it splashes on the target.||Mystic mud staff recommended|
|68||Non-combat||If you have completed Dream Mentor: Cast Humidify. Astral runes, fire runes, a water staff (or a Steam staff, which gives an unlimited supply of fire and water runes), and a bucket are required. Keep filling the bucket and emptying it. Doing this is convenient near Baba Yaga's rune shop. Additionally, you can cast Humidify on empty vials or empty water skins and sell the full vials for a profit. It is highly advised to purchase a steam battlestaff or mystic steam staff to compensate the elemental runes and maximise profit. Cost to fill entire inventory of vials with steam staff: (220 + (7*27) = 409); then sell the full vials: 40*27 = 1080. An even better method to train Magic efficiently would be to cast Humidify using an empty fishbowl. Fill the bowl with the spell, empty it, and repeat. The advantage of using a fishbowl is that it has a left-click empty option. Use the F1 and F4 keys on your keyboard to get to your inventory and spellbook faster. When level 82 Magic is achieved, the Magic Imbue spell will be available. Couple that with the Humidify technique to maximise experience at a very minimal loss. With the release of the Evolution of Combat, this method has become very easy by having the spell in one slot and the container in the other slot of the action bar, and just pressing both shortcut keys, waiting until the container is full, and repeating. With little attention, one can easily get over 70,000 xp per hour with this method.|
|68||Non-combat||Casting Enchant Level 5 Jewellery in the Mage Training Arena while wielding a mud staff yields up to 60,000 experience per hour. The Pizazz points earned can be exchanged for infinity robes, if the player also earns points in the other rooms. Keep in mind enchanting within the Enchanting Chamber provides only 75 percent of the normal experience, which reduces Enchant Level 5 Jewellery to 58.5 experience per cast. Note: The maximum amount of Pizazz points a player can earn in the Enchanting Chamber is 16,000. A mid-level mage can earn 16,000 points achieving just a few Magic levels. If the player does not intend to earn points in the other rooms, they can instead talk with the Rewards Guardian upstairs to exchange the points earned just in the Enchanting Chamber for cosmic runes. One cosmic rune is worth five Enchantment Pizazz points. This can work for any enchantment spell, but 68 or 87 is highly recommended.||60,000|
|Level Required||Type (Combat/Non-Combat)||What & Where?||XP/Hour||Cost/XP||Other requirements|
|70||Combat||Using Ancient Magicks is a quick - albeit expensive - way to train Magic. Use the multi-target burst spells in areas, such as the Tzhaar Fight Pits, Soul Wars or a combat ring in a player-owned house, to hit many targets at once for more experience per cast. Mummies, rock lobsters, and the monsters in the Ape Atoll Dungeon and Shadow Dungeon are efficient monsters to kill with multi-target Ancient spells. Another great place to use multi-target spells would be the desert bandit camp. Their weakness to fire and relatively low hits can be made up by a bloodfire spell healing factor, making them an excellent spot to hit. They are so weak in fact you could AFK them with ease. Killing creatures in the Abyss is also a great way to easily gain 100k+ experience per hour. Using a Bunyip pouch and Bloodfire Spells allows you to AFK these creatures with ease.||100,000-250,000||Varies||Desert Treasure|
|70||Combat||Killing exiled kalphite guardians in the Exiled Kalphite Hive is a great way to earn experience quickly and to make some money, as they drop some rune items. They give 693.9 combat experience and 228.9 constitution experience, making them a good source of experience.||150,000||Varies||None|
|70||Combat||Training on the monkey guards in Ape Atoll is a great way to gain large amounts of Magic experience. This may not be effective now, since you cannot stay indefinitely in one place at the ape atoll. Because of the Evolution of Combat, the protect from Melee only deflects 50% of damage, so it becomes less useful than in the past. Though, if you want to attempt this method, you can still try to cast earth wave on them, and use Protect from Melee, which you can recharge at the altar in the room. Once you're in there long enough for them to build Tolerance, training will much easier as you'll be able to fight and heal at your own pace.||100,000-200,000||Varies||Monkey Madness|
|70||Combat||Training on the Vyrelords in Darkmeyer is a great way to gain large amounts of Magic experience. Cast earth wave on them, and use Protect from Magic, which you can recharge at the altar in one of the nearby buildings. It is highly recommended to use the Darkmeyer disguise to prevent them from becoming aggressive. Furthermore bring Drakan's medallion to teleport to the Burgh de Rott bank to refill on health freely instead of using food.||100,000||Varies||The Branches of Darkmeyer|
|71||Non-combat||Casting Hunter Kit spell from the Lunar Spellbook after Dream Mentor can yield up to 200,000 experience per hour, but it is expensive. It requires 2 astral runes if you use an earth staff. If you use MouseKeys, you can get 4 casts into one animation, making 280xp per animation and roughly 1890xp per inventory. To minimise consuming time it is recommended to go to the bank deposit box in Catherby or the bank chest in Soul Wars.||100,000/200,000 (with mouse keys)||7.8 (With staff of earth)||Dream Mentor|
|75||Combat||Casting the fire wave spell from the normal spellbook on glacors (after Ritual of the Mahjarrat) can yield up to 175,000 experience per hour. Fire spells have a greater damage output than the other elements on glacors.||150,000+||Varies (profitable with drops)||Ritual of the Mahjarrat, Further info: Glacor/Strategies|
|77||Non-combat||Casting Superglass Make on a one click bank can be an easy way to profit by maging after Lunar Diplomacy.||40,000||
Earning (about 213gp per cast, 400-600 casts/hr)
|Some type of fire or air staff recommended|
|80||Non-combat||Casting String Jewellery. The spell takes 1.8 seconds per amulet strung, or 48.6 seconds for an inventory, and gives 4 Crafting experience and 83 Magic experience per amulet. Once clicked, it will string each amulet one by one in your inventory, giving you experience for each amulet strung. This can be combined with casting Hunter Kit and even with the Magic Imbue (using the tome of frost) to gain quicker experience, but this requires significantly more clicking and costs much more. This method is around 160,000 Exp/hour without distractions.||130,000||6.1 (With mystic mud staff)||Mystic mud staff recommended|
|85||Combat||Casting Water Surge on steel dragons in the Brimhaven Dungeon can yield up to 115,000 experience per hour. Killing them requires antifire protection; using an antifire potion and a Anti-dragon shield will negate all damage allowing you to focus on offensive abilities to kill the dragons faster. Alternatively, players with at least level 85 Herblore may use super antifire potions and wear a magic book such as ahrim's book of magic to be able to cast spells twice as fast. Steel dragons have a chance to drop the rare draconic visage.||100,000+||Varies||None, though 85 Herblore will reduce recurring expenses and speed up kills|
|86||Non-combat||Casting Plank Make on mahogany logs can be an effective way to train magic, yielding to about 150,000 experience per hour if concentrated.||150,000||
4.6 (For logs)
2.4(For oak logs)
1.9(For teak logs)
4.2 (For mahogany logs)
|Must have completed the Dream Mentor quest.|
|87||Non-combat||Casting Enchant Level 6 Jewellery in the Mage Training Arena while wielding a lava battlestaff yields up to 85,000 experience per hour. The Pizazz points earned can be exchanged for infinity robes, if the player also earns points in the other rooms. Keep in mind enchanting within the Enchanting Chamber provides only 75 percent of the normal experience, which reduces Enchant Level 6 Jewellery to 72.8 experience per cast. Note: The maximum amount of Pizazz points a player can earn in the Enchanting Chamber is 16,000. A high-level mage can earn 16,000 points achieving just one or two Magic levels. If the player does not intend to earn points in the other rooms, he can instead talk with the Rewards Guardian upstairs to exchange the points earned just in the Enchanting Chamber for cosmic runes. One cosmic rune is worth five Enchantment Pizazz points.||85,000||
1.3 (Outside magic training arena)
1.7(Inside Magic Training Arena)
|88||Combat||Casting Rock Barrage at Dagannoth (Waterbirth Island) can get you 300-350k per hour or higher with overloads / torment from ancient curses. May not be effective because of an update which decreased their aggression. If Rock Barrage is unavaliable, Earth Surge will also work with a slightly decreased kill rate. Though those are not needed for this, it will greatly improve the kill rate per hour. With decent equipment (level 70+, such as Ahrim's) will improve defence against the dagannoths, who use melee often. Try to lure as many of them as you can towards you as after the Evolution of Combat, they have become extremely aggressive towards players. Abilities such as Chain, Dragon Breath and Detonate will greatly improve the kill rate as players will have a very quick kill rate (with Detonate it is found that it can hit many Dagannoth at once and deal over 2000+ damage on them). Players will also find decent drops such as Berserker helms, Warrior helms, Farseer helms and Archer helms as the special drop. Crimson charms are extremely common from these Dagannoth. Players should move around to attract as many Dagannoth as they can.||150k-200k||Cost of blood and earth runes and some food. A cheaper alternative can be earth and air runes.||The Fremennik Trials or at least have started it and pay Jarvald 1000gp.|
|90||Combat||Casting Earth Surge at Infested axe in the Polypore Dungeon's upper levels (you may want level 82 Dungeoneering for access to the resource dungeon)is an extremely fast way to train magic as the axes provide 846 magic exp (plus 390 constitution exp) per kill, and have 7500 life points. However, this method may require some concentration as infested axes may be difficult to click on and can sometimes float over empty space, outside of the range of your attacks. The infested axes will slowly drain your life over time with their attacks, however the damage is low and you should be able to survive without food by occasionally using regenerate and/or guthix's blessing.||200k-250k||Cost of earth and air runes. Should be negligible as abilities do not use runes.||82 dungeoneering ONLY IF you want to use the resource dungeon.|
|Level Required||Type (Combat/Non-Combat)||What & Where?||XP/Hour||Cost/XP||Other requirements|
|94||Combat||Casting Ice Barrage on rock lobsters can make well over 120k xp per hour but is very expensive, as players will not only need runes but may need to pray too, depending on how fast the lobsters are killed. It is also effective to use against mummies in the chaos tunnels or skeletal monkeys under Ape Atoll, although they have higher magic resistance than rock lobsters. You need to have completed Desert Treasure in order to do this.||250,000||Battle robe / staff of light combo recommended.|
Players who have completed Ritual of the Mahjarrat and are able to switch prayers fast can cast Fire Surge at glacors, which (being made entirely of ice) are extremely weak to fire spells, allowing for very high hits. Glacors also provide a generous profit; the shards of armadyl can be made into armadyl runes for good money, or for players with less than 72 Runecrafting, they can be made into armadyl battlestaves, worth several million coins. Furthermore, glacors have the potential to drop glaiven/ragefire/steadfast boots, all of which are worth millions of coins.
|112,000+||High-levelled staff recommended.|
Casting Fire Surge against Ganodermic creatures results in a decent, profitable way to gain quick Magic experience. A Slayer level of 95 or higher is needed to defeat one. Ganodermic beasts are known for dropping moderate to high level seeds. They also drop a large number of Ganodermic flakes, resulting in the majority of the profit. As a result, every kill awards a staggering sum of 2,366 experience points which can quickly add up.
|220,000+||High level equipment recommended.|
Casting the spell Vengeance can be used once every 30 seconds, which can be used in combination with other Lunar spells, such as String Amulet or Plank Make, or even while training another skill, to make xp faster. Vengeance grants 112 xp per cast. Also, this is very afk-able on its own.
No equipment required, except an earth staff to save runes.
|Combat||Although expensive rune costs, dual-wielding the Barrage spells from the Ancient Magicks spellbook against Waterfiends or the abyssal monsters in the Abyss provides excellent experience for level 94+ mages. Using the Ice and Bloodfire Barrages results in fast kills and constant healing. NOT utilizing abilities (except for Metamorphosis and healing abilities) can allow for faster experience. Every 1,000 bloods at this level, one should expect to get about 100,000 experience.||300,000+||High leveled wand and book.|
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