Walking is an exploitation of game mechanics that can be used to lure monsters and stall their attacks.
In combat, players and monsters can only attack when their target is on a separate square. When a monster's target is on the same square as them, they will move off the square before attempting to attack. Walking works by constantly forcing this movement, which stalls the attack. Unlike monsters, players can attack and move at the same time. By using keybinds to fire an ability the same moment the mouse is clicked for movement, players can fire an ability in a brief moment when they are recognised as being on a different square without giving the monster a chance to attack.
As walking became more popular, monsters were given the ability to damage players under them. Some anti-walking mechanics also include a stun. These attacks are usually called a "stomp" or "trample".
With the 12 September 2016 update, with walking essentially ineffective against bosses, their countermeasures against players walking them were removed.
Monsters with a basic stompEdit
- Corporeal Beast
- Gluttonous behemoth
- Bulwark beast
- Runebound behemoth
- Hope devourer
- Acheron mammoth
- Giant mole
- World-gorger Shukarhazh
- Kal'Ger the Warmonger
- Har'Lakk the Riftsplitter
- Flesh-spoiler Haasghenahk
- Lava strykewyrm
- Spirit beast
Monsters with a stunEdit
Monsters with other mechanicsEdit
- Kalphite King - in addition to damage and stuns, the Kalphite King will heal himself if he cannot attack
- Beastmaster Durzag - Durzag's trample comes with a warning; after a short time, he will deal damage rapidly
Monsters that can attack while being walkedEdit
These NPCs are able to attack while being walked by either instantly using the next special attack in their rotation or by auto attacking while walking.