Rushing is a tactic that is used in Clan Wars, Wilderness and other dangerous minigames. Once rushers, players that utilise this tactic, enter a game of Clan Wars, PvP, or other dangerous player-killing minigames, they wait on the safe side of the barrier until they find a suitable target. Then, when their target is just finishing a battle and is hurt, they sprint from the barrier up to the target and attempt to finish them off.
With the introduction of Abilities rushing can be done in all 3 combat styles and with a larger variety of weapons, the type of weapon will ofcourse depend upon the level of the rusher. Some popular rushing weapons are Polypore staff for magic, Hand cannons for range and any of the various Godswords for melee.
Sometimes, they can use Vengeance, Plank Make or some emotes, to make their character seem to run faster. In the Wilderness, they mostly target players with low Defence, high priced armour (Bandos, Dharok's, Verac's etc.) or players training skills (using brawling gloves, alching, etc.) Rushing usually works only when you have a high level weapon in the 70+ area. Most players consider it better to attack and then run away, as certain melee/range abilities have their damage increased by 300% when movement occurs such as Slaughter for melee and Fragmentation Shot for range.
Rushing is disliked by player killers and is considered no-honour pking.
If attempting rushing, please note that overloads and Extreme potions CAN be used in the wilderness as of the EOC update on 20 November 2012.
|Equipment slot||Recommended equipment|
|Helmet||Helm of Neitiznot > Berserker helmet > Proselyte Sallet > Initiate Sallet|
|Body||Bandos chestplate > Fighter torso > Dharok's/Torag's platebody|
|Legs||Bandos tassets > Torag's/Dharok's platelegs > Dragon platelegs/plateskirt|
|Shield||Dragon defender > Rune defender > Dragonfire shield > Chaotic kiteshield|
|Weapon||Dragon claws > Vesta's longsword > Korasi's sword > Dragon dagger > Any Godsword > Saradomin sword|
|Amulet||Amulet of fury > Amulet of glory > Amulet of strength > Amulet of power|
|Gloves||Barrows Gloves > Dragon gloves > Dragon gauntlets > Regen bracelet > Combat bracelet|
|Cape||Fire cape > Any Skillcape > Legend's cape > Soul Wars cape|
|Boots||Steadfast boots > Dragon boots|
|Ring||Sixth-Age circuit > Berserker ring (i) > Berserker ring > Warrior's ring|
These high level items are generally not used as it is not worth the risk, most high level rushers will use lower level armour such as rune, dragonhide and batwing.
|Equipment slot||Recommended equipment|
|Helmet||Rune Full Helm > Adamant full helm|
|Body||Rune Platebody > Adamant Platebody|
|Legs||Rune Platelegs > Adamant platelegs > Black d'hide chaps|
|Shield||Rune defender > Adamant defender > Rune Kiteshield > Rune Sq Shield > Adamant kiteshield|
|Weapon||Dragon claws > Granite Maul > Dragon Dagger|
|Amulet||Amulet of Fury > Amulet of Glory > Amulet of Strength > Amulet of Power|
|Gloves||Barrows Gloves > Dragon Gloves > Dragon gauntlets > Regen bracelet > Combat bracelet|
|Boots||Dragon boots > Rune boots|
|Ring||Berserker ring (i) > Berserker ring > Warrior's ring|
Rushers will generally fill their inventory with food but will also bring along several potions such as Super sets and Super restore/Prayer potions. For food, rocktail and shark are recommended for their high healing, though lower level players could also use more affordable lobster or monkfish.
If using prayer, Turmoil helps the most, giving a large boost to damage. Piety is also a suitable choice for players without the 95 prayer requirement for Turmoil. Low level players can use the best strength and attack boosting prayer available to them. Another high level curse can also help - Leech adrenaline can be used to steal any adrenaline the target may have, allowing for quick use of powerful threshold abilities.
Use of Herblore is highly recomended as potions such as Overloads at 96 herblore which may be used to give a small damage boost, another untradeable potion that can be use is the Adrenaline potion at 84 herblore that will grant 25% adrenaline, granting quick access to threshold abilities.