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Mastering Blackjacking in Old School RuneScape

Welcome to our comprehensive guide on blackjacking in Old School RuneScape (OSRS). Blackjacking is an efficient method for training your Thieving skill while also earning some coins along the way. In this guide, we'll walk you through all the steps, requirements, and strategies you need to become a master blackjack thief!


Before you can begin blackjacking, there are a few requirements you need to meet:

  1. Thieving Level: To start blackjacking, you must have at least level 45 Thieving.
  2. Completion of The Feud: This quest unlocks the ability to blackjack bandits.

Items Needed

To successfully blackjack, make sure you have the following items:

  1. Blackjacks: You will need both a regular blackjack and an oak blackjack. Obtain them from the Thieving Guild or buy them from the Grand Exchange.
  2. Food: Bring some food to heal yourself if necessary.
  3. Lockpick (optional): In case you fail to pickpocket a bandit, a lockpick allows you to knock them out and continue.

How to Blackjack

Once you have met the requirements and gathered the necessary items, follow these steps to start blackjacking:

  1. Travel to Pollnivneach: Head to Pollnivneach, a city located in the southern part of the Kharidian Desert.

  2. Find the Bandit Camp: Proceed east of Pollnivneach until you reach the Bandit Camp.

  3. Locate and Lure a Bandit: Look for a bandit wandering around the camp. Right-click on them and select "Knock-Out" to initiate the blackjacking process.

  4. Blackjack Routine: Once you have successfully knocked out a bandit, right-click on them again and select "Pickpocket." Quickly switch to your other blackjack and right-click on the bandit once more to "Knock-Out" and immediately pickpocket them again. Repeat this process until you are successful or fail to pickpocket.

    Note: If you fail to pickpocket the bandit, use your lockpick to knock them out and continue.

  5. Healing and Replenishing Food: If your health gets low during blackjacking, consume some food to heal yourself. You can also restock your food supply from the food stalls in Pollnivneach.

XP Rates

The experience rates per hour achieved through blackjacking depend on your Thieving level. Here are the approximate rates:

  • Level 45-55: Around 40,000-60,000 XP per hour
  • Level 55-65: Around 50,000-80,000 XP per hour
  • Level 65-91: Around 60,000-100,000 XP per hour

Tips and Tricks

To optimize your blackjacking experience, consider the following tips:

  1. Ardougne Cloak: Wearing an Ardougne Cloak (obtained by completing the Ardougne Diary) increases your success rate when blackjacking.
  2. Varrock Diary: Completing the Varrock Diary grants access to the Grand Exchange bank, allowing for easy resupplying of food.
  3. Ahkam APM: The Ahkam APM plugin for RuneLite can help you maintain the optimal clicks per minute for blackjacking.

With this guide, you now have all the knowledge you need to become a master blackjack thief in Old School RuneScape. Level up your Thieving skill while making some decent coin! Best of luck on your blackjacking adventures!