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See Hiscores for the relative total rankings of the different skills.

Number of accounts at level 99 or more
Attack-icon 114,244 Constitution-icon 123,799 Mining-icon 39,367
Strength-icon 135,537 Agility-icon 31,961 Smithing-icon 38,967
Defence-icon 111,106 Herblore-icon 61,016 Fishing-icon 64,945
Ranged-icon 94,068 Thieving-icon 38,962 Cooking-icon 130,125
Prayer-icon 64,419 Crafting-icon 39,368 Firemaking-icon 104,252
Magic-icon 130,044 Fletching-icon 97,917 Woodcutting-icon 108,117
Runecrafting-icon 43,836 Slayer-icon 43,675 Farming-icon 37,053
Construction-icon 32,946 Hunter-icon 33,720 Summoning-icon 48,595
Dungeoneering-icon 57,755 Divination-icon 18,815 All skills: 6,681
As of 17 April 2014

Skill mastery is achieved by reaching level 99 in any skill. Level 99 is achieved by reaching 13,034,431 experience points in a skill. Although 99 is the level required for skill mastery, Dungeoneering has a maximum level of 120, achieved at 104,273,167 experience points. The current maximum total level is 2,595 (level 99 in all skills and level 120 in Dungeoneering). When level 99 is reached in any skill, there is a different fireworks animation that can be heard by everyone nearby.

Pay-to-play players reaching level 99 in a skill are entitled to wear a Cape of Accomplishment for that particular skill. This cape is bought from a specific skill master for 99,000 coins. When operated, the player performs a unique emote and has their level in the skill boosted to 100 for a short time. Furthermore, if the player reaches Level 99 in more than one skill, the player's skill cape becomes trimmed and any more skill capes the player obtains will also become trimmed along with the newly received cape.

Phantom Level 100
The skills interface prior to the Skill Interface update.
Before the Skill interface update, players with a level 99 skill could view the experience needed to earn level 100.

In RuneScape Classic, the maximum total level was 1,782. With the addition of Runecrafting (1,881), Slayer (1,980), Farming (2,079), Construction (2,178), Hunter (2,277), Summoning (2,376), Dungeoneering (2,496) and the newest skill recently released, Divination, the maximum total level is now 2,595.

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Level 99 Jingle (link)
Sound acquired at any level 99 skill.

Rarity of level 99sEdit

Skill 99s
Attack-icon 114,244
Constitution-icon 123,799
Mining-icon 39,367
Strength-icon 135,537
Agility-icon 31,961
Smithing-icon 38,967
Defence-icon 111,106
Herblore-icon 61,016
Fishing-icon 64,945
Ranged-icon 94,068
Thieving-icon 38,962
Cooking-icon 130,125
Prayer-icon 64,419
Crafting-icon 39,368
Firemaking-icon 104,252
Magic-icon 130,044
Fletching-icon 97,917
Woodcutting-icon 108,117
Runecrafting-icon 43,836
Slayer-icon 43,675
Farming-icon 37,053
Construction-icon 32,946
Hunter-icon 33,720
Summoning-icon 48,595
Dungeoneering-icon 57,755
Divination-icon 18,815

Strength is currently the most common 99 skill in the game, followed by Magic, Cooking, and Constitution. Divination, AgilityConstruction, and Hunter are the rarest. Below is a list of the order of the skills ranked by on the number of players having 99 in it. Most people consider Cooking and Fletching to be the easiest 99s to achieve. It should be noted however, that although they are considered the easiest by many people, they are not necessarily the fastest. For example, it is possible to earn several hundred thousand Construction experience per hour, but only by using extremely expensive methods. Opinions on skills vary greatly, so it comes down to the individual to decide for themselves which they prefer and dislike.

Level 99 PartiesEdit

A Level 99 party is a party held by a player to celebrate his/her achievement in getting a level 99 in a skill. This party can happen anywhere; many players have them at their POH, and some choose to be near the skill master so they can get their cape quicker.

CelebratingEdit

Players tend to invite friends to follow them as they level up from 98 to 99. After levelling, they usually head to the master of that skillcape (For example Wilfred near Falador who sells woodcutting capes or Hickton in Catherby who sells Fletching capes). The player will then buy the cape (value of 99,000) of the 99 skill and equip it. After buying it, it is an unofficial custom for players to do the first skillcape emote with that cape, often with a group.

Players may take videos or get a friend to take a video of their journey to 99 and of them getting their cape. These videos are some of the most common RuneScape videos shown on sites such as YouTube. These videos are made to congratulate, or in memory of another user, or the owners themselves and to commemorate their efforts in receiving 99 in the particular skill they have achieved.

Skill Mastery

AnnouncementsEdit

When a player achieves level 99 in a skill, a message will appear in orange text to the other players on the same server.

Achieving 120 Dungeoneering, reaching 99 in every skill, or earning the right to wear the Completionist cape or its trimmed version will be announced on all of RuneScape's servers in red text. A similar message, again in red text, was displayed when the first player reached 99 in Divination (on 29 Aug 2013) reading: "Congratulations to Im Choice for being the first to reach 99 Divination!"

When a player achieves something and their private chat is set at least on 'friends', it will be announced in green text to all logged-in players on their friends list regardless of whether they are on the server.

However, one may only see another player's achievements if they have the 'Broadcast Messages' button toggled to on, the button is located next to the trade and assist button.

Broadcasts may be disabled by untoggling the 'Broadcast Messages' button.

First Players to Achieve Level 99 and Level 120Edit

When level 99 stats first started appearing, players with such stats were often well known around the RuneScape community since they were one of the few to have a level 99 stat.

Below is a chronological list of the first players to reach level 99 and level 120 in their respective skill

Everdred 99
The first player to reach level 99 in any skill and in Woodcutting.
Bluerose9913dec2001pw2
The first player to reach level 99 in Smithing.
2002 - zonghui - 99melee
The first player to reach level 99 in all melee stats.
2003-03-23 - ltangel - 99 crafting
The first player to reach level 99 in Crafting.
Achievement Date Achieved Player
99 Woodcutting icon highscores Woodcutting 28 August 2001 Everdred
99 Magic icon highscores Magic 21 October 2001 Bluerose13x
99 Smithing icon highscores Smithing 13 December 2001 Bluerose13x
99 Cooking icon highscores Cooking 8 January 2002 Tks
99 Firemaking icon highscores Firemaking 5 April 2002 Cowchicken

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99 Fishing icon highscores Fishing 16 May 2002 Tks
99 Attack icon highscores Attack 16 May 2002 Zonghui 2
99 Strength icon highscores Strength 7 June 2002 Ladykilljoy 2
99 Hitpoints icon highscores Constitution 7 June 2002 Zonghui
99 Defence icon highscores Defence 7 June 2002 Zonghui 2
99 Thieving icon highscores Thieving 3 August 2002 Swedemike
99 Mining icon highscores Mining 11 October 2002 Joe Bill64
99 Ranged icon highscores Ranged 17 November 2002 Snake Slava
99 Agility icon highscores Agility 23 March 2003 Thehate
99 Crafting icon highscores Crafting 30 March 2003 Ltangel
99 Fletching icon highscores Fletching 9 April 2003 Chilipeppers
99 Herblore icon highscores Herblore 9 June 2003 Halw Gnun
99 Prayer icon highscores Prayer 17 May 2004 Lilyuffie88
99 Runecrafting icon highscores Runecrafting 15 September 2004 Kale Stille
99 Slayer icon highscores Slayer 9 July 2005 Zezima
99 Farming icon highscores Farming 27 September 2005 0xpx0
99 Construction icon highscores Construction 6 June 2006 Cursed You
99 Hunter icon highscores Hunter 2 December 2006 Darkforest67
99 Summoning icon highscores Summoning 8 February 2008 Nercychlidae
99 Dungeoneering icon highscores Dungeoneering 7 May 2010 Skiller 703
120 Dungeoneering icon highscores Dungeoneering 22 August 2010 Telmomarques
99 Divination-icon Divination 29 August 2013 Im Choice

First Players to Max Skill TotalsEdit

Achievement (Members) Date Achieved Player
1980 Stats Overall icon highscores Overall 9 July 2005 Zezima
2079 Stats Overall icon highscores Overall 4 October 2005 Zezima
2178 Stats Overall icon highscores Overall 11 June 2006 N0valyfe
2277 Stats Overall icon highscores Overall 8 December 2006 Thehate
2376 Stats Overall icon highscores Overall 12 February 2008 Kingduffy
2475 Stats Overall icon highscores Overall 7 May 2010 Skiller 703
2496 Stats Overall icon highscores Overall 22 August 2010 Telmomarques
2595 Stats Overall icon highscores Overall 29 August 2013 Im Choice
Achievement (Free-to-Play) Date Achieved Player
1494 Stats Overall icon highscores Overall 28 January 2008 Syzygy
1593 Stats Overall icon highscores Overall 11 June 2010 S Diamant Y
1614 Stats Overall icon highscores Overall 9 October 2010 El Popo1
Achievement (RuneScape Classic) Date Achieved Player
1782 Stats Overall icon highscores Overall 10 August 2009 Mr Helmut
Notes:
1. ^ Cowchicken and Dragoon 787 reached level 99 Firemaking on the same day, but it is commonly accepted that Cowchicken reached it earlier.
2. ^ Attack, Strength and Defence did not appear on the hiscores until 2004, making it very difficult to track who achieved 99 in these skills.

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