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See HiScores for the relative total rankings of the different skills.
Skill Players with
99s
Ironmen with
99s
Attack 207,189 2,074
Constitution 234,151 3,490
Mining 127,882 2,216
Strength 231,668 1,996
Agility 96,159 1,362
Smithing 125,514 1,514
Defence 216,556 3,251
Herblore 158,250 1,775
Fishing 145,908 2,128
Ranged 204,688 2,899
Thieving 107,155 2,178
Cooking 202,098 1,997
Prayer 160,637 1,982
Crafting 114,164 2,171
Firemaking 197,055 1,890
Magic 230,436 3,845
Fletching 170,783 1,549
Woodcutting 177,183 1,818
Runecrafting 101,625 1,984
Slayer 142,549 2,865
Farming 98,607 1,421
Construction 98,561 1,365
Hunter 98,623 1,540
Summoning 142,880 1,995
Dungeoneering 115,556 1,992
Divination 91,087 2,068
Invention 77,275 1,997
As of 22 April 2018 for all players[nb 1]
As of 9 February 2018 for ironmen[nb 2]

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 with the exception being Invention (36,073,511 experience to reach skill mastery). Level 99 is the maximum level in most skills. Dungeoneering, Invention, and Slayer are the only skills with a maximum level of 120 (referred to as true skill mastery), achieved at 104,273,167 experience points for Dungeoneering and 80,618,654 for Invention. The current maximum total level is 2,736 (level 99 in all skills and level 120 in Dungeoneering, Invention, and Slayer). 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. Every Cape of Accomplishment gives access to a unique emote. Furthermore, it can be used to boost the corresponding skill's level to 100 for a short time. Every Cape of Accomplishment has its own unique perk, some of them can be activated by right-clicking on the cape, others are passive. 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.

Before the Skill interface update, players with a level 99 skill could view the experience needed to earn level 100. With the virtual levels update, players could once again view the experience needed, all the way to level 120.

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), Divination (2,595), Invention (2,715), and the increase of Slayer from level 99 to 120, the maximum total level is now 2,736.

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

Achieving level 120 in Dungeoneering, Invention, or Slayer, 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. Being the first to achievement a milestone on either a regular, ironman or hardcore ironman account also grants a global broadcast: Congratulations to Player for being the first to reach level skill!

When a player achieves a 99 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.

Audio options icon
Level 99 Jingle
Sound acquired at any level 99 skill.

First players to achieve level 99Edit

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

Below is a chronological list of the known 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 Dragoon 787 or Cowchicken [notes 1]
99 Fishing icon highscores Fishing 16 May 2002 Tks
99 Attack icon highscores Attack 16 May 2002 Zonghui [notes 2]
99 Strength icon highscores Strength 7 June 2002 Ladykilljoy [notes 2]
99 Hitpoints icon highscores Constitution 7 June 2002 Zonghui
99 Defence icon highscores Defence 7 June 2002 Zonghui [notes 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
99 Invention icon highscores Invention 26 January 2016 Scuzzy5
120 Invention icon highscores Invention 27 January 2016 Scuzzy5
  1. ^ Dragoon 787 and Cowchicken both reached level 99 Firemaking on the same day, however there is debate between who reached it first due to lack of concrete evidence.
  2. ^ a b c Attack, Strength and Defence did not appear on the hiscores until 2004, making it very difficult to track who achieved 99 in these skills.

Ironmen and Hardcore IronmenEdit

First players to reach maximum 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 1
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
2694 Stats Overall icon highscores Overall 25 January 2016 Scuzzy5
2715 Stats Overall icon highscores Overall 27 January 2016 Scuzzy5
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
1750 Stats Overall icon highscores Overall 9 October 2017 Meneer Naab
Achievement (Ironman) Date achieved Player
2574 Stats Overall icon highscores Overall 13 March 2015 Dreyri
2595 Stats Overall icon highscores Overall 6 May 2015 Sausage
2694 Stats Overall icon highscores Overall 29 January 2016 Sausage
2715 Stats Overall icon highscores Overall 3 February 2016 Llama Ore
Achievement (Hardcore Ironman) Date achieved Player
2574 Stats Overall icon highscores Overall 13 March 2015 Dreyri
2595 Stats Overall icon highscores Overall 6 May 2015 Sausage
2694 Stats Overall icon highscores Overall 29 January 2016 Sausage
2715 Stats Overall icon highscores Overall 3 February 2016 Sausage

NotesEdit

  1. ^ These numbers only include players who are listed on the hiscores.
  2. ^ These numbers only include ironmen players who are listed on the hiscores.

TriviaEdit

  • Players sometimes hold parties with their friends to celebrate their achievements in mastering a skill, usually at their player-owned house. This was extremely common prior to 2013, where mastering a skill was a rarer achievement for someone to have.

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