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Skilling backpack was removed from RuneScape after an update, but still exists in-game for those who had obtained it.
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Skilling backpack detail

The skilling backpack is an item that can be earned in several forms as a reward from the Boat to the Arc event of the Port Sarim Invasion. This item can be obtained by claiming it from the reward chest located next to Seasinger Umi.

The backpack could be upgraded based on personal and community progress within the Boat to the Arc event. Both personal progress and the community progress must have reached the threshold to receive the reward, with the latter having reached 100%. This means that the backpack's variant is dictated by personal progress.

It comes with charges based on the threshold the player has achieved and cannot be recharged.

The experience boost is seen as a buff 'Skilling Backpack XP Boost'. Experience bonus is calculated off the base experience and stacks additively with both effects from Advanced pulse cores. If the player unequips the backpack after receiving the buff, the buff persists but doesn't give bonus experience until the backpack is reequipped. The buff timer continues to count down while the player is logged out.

Combat Stats
RequirementsSkilling backpack equipped
NoneBack slot
AttributesDamage reduction
DefenceArmour0PvM: 0%PvP: 0%
ConstitutionLife points0Style bonuses
Threshold Reward
10% The skilling backpack (5 charges), giving a 10-minute 1% XP boost and skilling rewards.
30% The skilling backpack now comes with 15 charges.
50% The skilling backpack now gives a 3% XP boost for 10 minutes. Cosmetic override version.
70% The skilling backpack now comes with 25 charges.
90% The skilling backpack now gives a 5% XP boost for 10 minutes and comes with 50 charges.

Possible skilling rewardsEdit


The top version of the backpack gives 3% experience boost instead of 5.


  • Wearing the backpack causes other players who were also wearing one to appear as blue dots on the minimap, just like when wearing the same Team cape.