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 another player 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.