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.
Any of the stat requirements listed here can be met with the aid of a wizard's mind bomb or magic potion. This however is not recommended for long periods of training, due to the constant need to use the drink/potion. The vecna skull has an unlimited amount of uses and boosts your Magic level by 6 temporarily; the downside is that once it is used, the cooldown period is hardset to 6 minutes (roughly the same amount of time it takes for the boost to wear off, plus whatever leftover ticks there are as the skull observes real time rather than the stat ticks), regardless of how your stats change after you've used it. Therefore, usage of the skull is recommended once the spell's level is within four or less levels of yours, as a wider gap will leave a considerable amount of waiting time and much less time actually spent being able to cast the desired spell. The skull also has a cost of 133474 coins, and it is up to the player whether or not this cost is justifiable. Many high level players may consider this to be worth it since they have already paid a comparable, if not larger sum for the runes to train magic, and the skull's nondegrading nature allows it to be resold if necessary.
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.
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|
NOTE: After the release of the Evolution of Combat, you don't get any experience from playing this minigame.
|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.|
|Yes||Soul Wars - Cast spells against opponents while also earning zeal, which can be spent on more Magic experience. Also, you can earn very good experience on World 44, the most popular Soul Wars server, with area of effect spells from the Ancient Magicks spellbook.
NOTE: After the release of the Evolution of Combat, you don't get any experience from playing this minigame (unless you kill the NPC's, such as the avatar).
|Higher Slayer level is preferred for efficiency, but not needed.|
|No||Clan Wars - Cast spells against opponents. Depending on which portal you go in, can be a safe activity or an unsafe one, where you will lose your items on death.|
|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||Barrows - The majority of the Barrows Brothers can be defeated by using magic, and spells of many types can be used, including Magic Dart, though this will require a Slayer level of 55 to cast. The experience and potential profit make for a good mix if you have the necessary combat levels.||Runes, courage, and time to spare.|
|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.|
Magic Training MethodsEdit
All the methods detailed are those that people have used and feel that others would benefit from. This is not strictly a guide, just advice, and nearly all the methods listed need each and everyone's little tweaks to make them work for you so use all the methods listed wisely and plan them out carefully.
Wielding an air staff, you can kill cows south of the Burthorpe lodestone or at Lumbridge.
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.
At level 19, you may want to try casting Curse on monsters while wearing melee based armour, as this will prevent it from hitting a majority of the time, while still giving experience and frequently allowing it to be cast again instantly. The monk of zamorak caged under the stairs in Varrock Palace and the lesser demon caged on the top floor of the Wizards' Tower are good targets, as they cannot move. It is advised not to try this method on monsters that can fight back, as you may risk death. This method can get you roughly 26,000 experience per hour.
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 3.6g/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.
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 no minimum Smithing level, but 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 Curse/Stun training very well as it does with Ancient Magicks. 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.
|Level Required||Type (Combat/Non-Combat)||What & Where?||XP/Hour||Cost/XP||Other requirements|
|50||Combat||If high combat: The guide to the Barrows covers this in more detail, but the Barrows can be extremely profitable Magic experience because of the rewards. The melee brothers are very weak to magic.|
|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|
|59||Combat||Killing giant rock crabs in Chaos Tunnels via fire bolt and using chaos gauntlets can earn small experience, a lot of charms and sometimes small amount of money. You can also bring high alchemy for alching black and steel platebodies, black warhammers and black claws.||30,000-35,000||Family Crest|
|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 500 without an anti-dragonfire shield. There may also be rangers there that can make this slow, but it is still rewarding.||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 603 coins per orb or 16281 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.|
|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 a multi-combat area, 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.||100,000-250,000||Varies||Desert Treasure|
|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.||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)||3.4 (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.||130,000||2.5 (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 which is worth millions of coins.||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 120,000 experience per hour.||120,000||
4.6 (For logs)
2.4(For oak logs)
1.9(For teak logs)
4.2 (For mahogany logs)
|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.||300k-350k||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.|
|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 tens of 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.|
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