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This article is about the Attack skill. For information on training Attack, see Melee training (F2P) (P2P).
Attack

Attack icon

Also known as Att, Atk
Release date 4 January 2001 (Update)
Members only? No
Players with
99
88,181
as of 1 September 2018 - update
Players with
200M XP
64
as of 1 September 2018 - update
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Attack

Attack is a player's accuracy in melee combat. As a player raises their Attack level, they can deal damage more consistently as well as wield weapons of stronger materials.

Fighting accuratelyEdit

In order to gain experience in the Attack stat, players must choose the accurate attack style. While using the style, players gain an invisible +3 attack bonus.

Attack bonusesEdit

Some weapons give players Attack bonuses when using certain attack types. These bonuses are noted in the Equipment Stats section of the equipment menu. Attack bonuses give players advantages as well as disadvantages in melee combat, based on their target's strengths and weaknesses.

Audio options icon
Attack level-up music (link)
Attack type Suitable weapons
Stab Daggers, swords, longswords, and pickaxes.
Slash Swords, longswords, axes, scimitars, battleaxes, and two-handed swords.
Crush Maces, battleaxes, warhammers, pickaxes, axes, and two-handed swords.

Other Attack bonusesEdit

  • An amulet of accuracy gives an equipment bonus of +4 to the stab, slash, and crush Attack types.
  • An amulet of power gives an equipment bonus of +6 to the stab, slash, and crush Attack types.
  • An amulet of glory gives an equipment bonus of +10 to the stab, slash and crush Attack types.
  • The beads of the dead gives +1 in all styles.
  • An amulet of fury gives the same bonuses as the amulet of glory in the Attack stats, but has higher bonuses in Defence, Strength, and Prayer.
  • The amulet of torture gives +15 to all melee attack bonuses.
  • A Warrior ring gives an equipment bonus of +4 to just the slash Attack bonus.
  • Any gloves received as a reward from the Culinaromancer's Chest as a reward from the Recipe for Disaster quest gives substantial attack bonuses in stab, slash and crush; the more expensive, the better the bonuses.
    • "Bronze" gloves provide equipment bonuses of +2 in each melee style.
    • "Iron" gloves provide equipment bonuses of +3 in each melee style.
    • "Steel" gloves provide equipment bonuses of +4 in each melee style.
    • "Black" gloves provide equipment bonuses of +5 in each melee style.
    • "Mithril" gloves provide equipment bonuses of +6 in each melee style.
    • "Adamantite" gloves provide equipment bonuses of +7 in each melee style.
    • "Rune" gloves provide equipment bonuses of +8 in each melee style.
    • "Dragon" gloves provide equipment bonuses of +9 in each melee style.
    • "Barrows" gloves provide equipment bonuses of +12 in each melee style.

You can check out all the highest possible bonuses for each attack bonus here.

LevelsEdit

In order to wield weapons, a certain Attack level requirement must be met. Commonly used items and their corresponding level requirements are as follows:

Weapon Attack level required Other requirements
Bronze1None.[1]
Iron1None.[1]
Steel5None.[1]
Black10None.[1]
White10Completion of the Wanted! quest.
Mithril20None.[1]
Adamant30None.[1]
Swamp lizard3030 in both Ranged and Magic also required.
Battlestaves3030 Magic
Rune40None.[1]
Mystic staves4040 Magic.
Granite maul5050 Strength.
Leaf-bladed sword5055 Slayer
Ancient staff5050 Magic and completion of Desert Treasure.
Iban's staff5050 Magic and completion of Underground Pass.
Orange salamander5050 in both Ranged and Magic also required.
Obsidian60The Obsidian maul (Tzhaar-ket-om), however, requires 60 Strength, but only 1 Attack. The Obsidian staff also requires 60 Magic.
Dragon60The Dragon longsword and Dragon dagger also require completion of the Lost City quest. The Dragon mace and Dragon battleaxe also require completion of Heroes' Quest. The Dragon halberd also requires completion of Regicide, as well as 30 Strength. The Dragon scimitar also requires completion of Monkey Madness I.
Barrelchest anchor60Requires completion of Great Brain Robbery to obtain and equip. Also requires 40 Strength.
Red salamander6060 in both Ranged and Magic also required.
Barrows7070 Strength for Dharok's greataxe and Torag's hammers, 70 Magic for Ahrim's staff.
Abyssal whip70None.
Abyssal dagger70None.
Abyssal bludgeon7070 Strength.
Zamorakian spear70Can be converted into a Zamorakian hasta for 300,000 coins and will also require partial completion of barbarian training.
Saradomin sword70None.
Black salamander7070 in both Ranged and Magic also required.
Avernic defender 70 70 Defence.
Abyssal tentacle75None.
Saradomin's blessed sword75None.
(Toxic) Staff of the dead7575 Magic.
Godswords75None.
Arclight 75 Completion of Shadow of the Storm
Ghrazi rapier 75 None.
Scythe of vitur 75 75 Strength.
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 It should also be noted that Halberds of any material require a Strength level equal to one-half that of its Attack level requirement.

Temporary boostsEdit

Certain items allow a temporary boost of the Attack stat. Commonly used Attack boosts are as follows, and all percentage values are rounded down:

Item Boost amount
Attack potion3 to 12 (3 + 10% of Attack level).
Super attack potion5 to 19 (5 + 15% of Attack level).
Combat potion3 to 12 (3+ 10% of Attack level). Also boosts Strength.
Zamorak brew2 + 20%. Also boosts Strength, lowers Defence and Hitpoints, and restores some Prayer points.
PrayerClarity of Thought, Improved Reflexes, and Incredible Reflexes boost Attack level by 5%, 10% and 15%, respectively. Chivalry and Piety also increase Attack level by 15% and 20%, respectively, in addition to their other boosts to Defence and Strength.
Black mask15%. Also boosts Strength. Only works when fighting monsters assigned to you by a Slayer Master.
Cup of tea2 points.
Ruby harvest20% when used in a multi-combat zone.

Quests rewarding Attack experienceEdit

Quest Experience
reward
Attack req. Other requirements
In Search of the Myreque600 -25 Agility icon
Mountain Daughter1,000 -20 Agility icon
Fairytale I - Growing Pains2,000 - -
In Aid of the Myreque2,000 -25 Crafting icon, 15 Mining icon, 7 Magic icon
Tai Bwo Wannai Trio2,500 -15 Agility icon, 30 Cooking icon, 5 Fishing icon
The Fremennik Trials2,812 -25 Fletching icon, 40 Woodcutting icon, 40 Crafting icon if crafting your own lyre
Death Plateau3,000 - -
Underground Pass3,000 -25 Ranged icon
Heroes' Quest3,075 -55 Quest point icon, 53 Cooking icon, 53 Fishing icon, 25 Herblore icon, 50 Mining icon
Vampire Slayer4,825 - -
Tree Gnome Village11,450 - -
Fight Arena12,175 - -
Waterfall Quest13,750 - -
The Grand Tree18,400 -25 Agility icon
Camelot training room
(minigame)
20,000 -45 Magic icon, 65 Defence icon
Total 100,587

Skill choiceEdit

Upon completing any of the following quests, players may choose to allocate experience to Attack. These rewards usually come in the form of items, such as lamps or books, and are independent of any experience rewards directly received for completing the quest.

Quest Experience
reward
Skills available Skill requirements
Client of Kourend500 twiceAny-
Fairytale II - Cure a Queen2,500 Any skill above 30 49 Farming icon, 57 Herblore icon
A Tail of Two Cats2,500 twice Any skill above 30 -
The Great Brain Robbery5,000 Any skill above 30 16 Crafting icon, 30 Construction icon, 50 Prayer icon
King's Ransom5,000 Any skill above 50 65 Defence icon
Darkness of Hallowvale2,000 three times Any skill above 30 5 Construction icon, 20 Mining icon, 22 Thieving icon, 32 Crafting icon, 33 Magic icon, 40 Strength icon
Curse of the Empty Lord
(miniquest)
10,000 Any skill above 50 Some players will need 31 Prayer icon
Shadow of the Storm10,000 Attack icon Strength icon Defence icon Magic icon Ranged icon Hitpoints icon 30 Crafting icon
Contact!7,000 twice Attack icon Strength icon Defence icon Magic icon Ranged icon Hitpoints icon -
The Fremennik Isles10,000 twice Attack icon Strength icon Defence icon Hitpoints icon 20 Construction icon, 40 Agility icon
One Small Favour10,000 twice Any skill above 30 36 Agility icon, 25 Crafting icon, 18 Herblore icon, 30 Smithing icon
Recipe for Disaster
(The final battle)
20,000 Any skill above 50 175 Quest point icon, 48 Agility icon, 50 Mining icon, 53 Fishing icon, 53 Thieving icon, 25 Herblore icon, 59 Magic icon, 40 Smithing icon, 50 Firemaking icon, 40 Ranged icon, 40 Crafting icon, 10 Fletching icon, 10 Slayer icon, 36 Woodcutting icon
Legends' Quest7,650 four times Attack icon Strength icon Defence icon Magic icon Hitpoints icon Prayer icon Woodcutting icon Crafting icon Smithing icon Herblore icon Agility icon Thieving icon 107 Quest point icon, 50 Agility icon, 50 Crafting icon, 45 Herblore icon, 56 Magic icon, 52 Mining icon, 42 Prayer icon, 50 Smithing icon, 50 Strength icon, 50 Thieving icon, 50 Woodcutting icon
Monkey Madness I35,000 or 20,000[1] Attack icon Defence icon or Strength icon Hitpoints icon -
Dragon Slayer II25,000 four times Attack icon Strength icon Defence icon Magic icon Ranged icon Hitpoints icon 200 Quest point icon, 75 Magic icon, 70 Smithing icon, 68 Mining icon, 62 Crafting icon, 60 Agility icon, 60 Thieving icon, 50 Construction icon, 50 Hitpoints icon
Monkey Madness II50,000 twice Attack icon Strength icon Defence icon Magic icon Ranged icon Hitpoints icon 69 Slayer icon, 70 Crafting icon, 60 Hunter icon, 55 Agility icon, 55 Thieving icon, 60 Firemaking icon
Total 369,100 or 384,100
  1. The two skills chosen will receive 35,000 experience, and the other two will receive 20,000 experience.