Calculating your maximum melee hitEdit
Note: The trunc (truncate) function is used throughout the formula - this simply means ignore any decimal places of the number being truncated.
Step one: Calculate the effective strengthEdit
See the following table for the various bonuses values:
|Potion (note: addition not multiplier)|
|Strength potion||3 + floor(10% of level)|
|Super strength potion||5 + floor(15% of level)|
|Zamorak brew||2 + floor(12% of level)|
|Dragon battleaxe special attack||10 + floor(.25*(floor(floor(10% magic) + floor(10% range) + floor(10% defence) + floor(10% attack))))|
|Burst of Strength||1.05|
|Void melee armour||1.1|
|Black mask/Slayer helm (slayer tasks)||(7/6)|
|Salve amulet (undead)||1.15|
|Salve amulet (e) (undead)||1.2|
|Style (note: addition not multiplier)|
Remember that if you use the Dragon battleaxe special attack you cannot use another special attack right after unless the recover special attack potion is used or a person casts share energy upon you. Also note that the dragon battleaxe special attack raises your strength depending on the other levels.
Step two: Calculate the base damageEdit
If you are not using a special attack or effect:
Otherwise, continue to step three.
Step three: Calculate the bonus damageEdit
The following special attack/effect bonuses apply:
|Saradomin or Zamorak godsword||1.1|
|Dragon dagger||1.15 + 1.15|
|Dragon halberd or Crystal halberd||1.1|
|Abyssal bludgeon||1.0 + 0.005 x (Prayer points missing)|
|Saradomin's blessed sword||1.25|
|Dharok the Wretched's equipment||1.0 + 0.01 * (Hitpoints missing)|
|Berserker necklace, Obsidian armour (helmet, platebody, platelegs), Obsidian weapon||1.3|
- Special cases
The Keris's maximum hits (against kalphites or scarabites) is as follows:
This results in the maximum possible hit (outside of certain parts of quests) of 126 - using Keris, a player with 99 strength can hit up to 126 on assigned Kalphites, using the best strength equipment, the Piety prayer, a black mask , and drinking a super strength potion.
The Saradomin sword's special attack hit up to an extra 15 magic-based damage:
In the Dungeon of Tolna during A Soul's Bane quest, players could hit up to 200 on monsters in the rage room, however that damage is simply a player's normal damage times twenty, and doesn't give any experience.
In the Barbarian Assault minigame you can hit a possible of your max hit +5 if your attacker level is 5 on the penance rangers and fighters.