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Comprehensive Guide: Mastering Magic in Old School RuneScape (F2P)

Do you want to become a powerful mage in Old School RuneScape (OSRS), but you're unsure where to start? Fear not! In this comprehensive guide, we will take you on a magical journey through the world of free-to-play (F2P) magic in OSRS. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced player looking to brush up on your skills, we've got you covered!

Getting Started with Magic

Before we delve into the intricacies of F2P magic, let's first ensure you have the necessary items and requirements to embark on this enchanting adventure:

Items Needed

  1. Air runes: These are essential for casting spells.
  2. Staff of air: Equipping this staff saves you precious inventory space as it provides infinite air runes while wielding it.
  3. Mind runes: Some spells require mind runes in addition to air runes.
  4. Elemental staffs: If available, acquiring staffs with built-in elemental runes can be beneficial, such as the staff of water, staff of earth, and staff of fire.


To access the full range of F2P magic spells and reap the rewards, you need to meet the following requirements:

  1. Level 1 Magic: The minimum requirement to cast spells.
  2. Rune Mysteries Quest: Completing this quest grants you access to the rune essence mine, enabling you to craft your runes.

Now that we have the basics covered, let's explore the different aspects of F2P magic and the various spells at your disposal.

Types of Spells

Magic in OSRS is divided into three main categories: combat spells, teleportation spells, and utility spells. Each category has its own unique set of spells and uses. Let's take a closer look:

Combat Spells

Combat spells allow you to unleash devastating magical attacks upon your foes. Here are some noteworthy combat spells available in F2P OSRS:

  1. Wind Strike: The first combat spell available to F2P players. It requires level 1 Magic, an air rune, and a mind rune. Wind Strike deals low damage but is a good starting point for training Magic.

  2. Water Strike: With level 5 Magic and a staff of water equipped (or water runes), you can cast Water Strike. This spell is more potent than Wind Strike and deals water-based damage.

  3. Earth Strike: Earth Strike becomes available at level 9 Magic. Use an earth rune along with an air rune to cast this spell and deal earth-based damage.

  4. Fire Strike: Fire Strike is the most powerful combat spell available to F2P players, requiring level 13 Magic, a staff of fire (or fire runes), and an air rune. Casting Fire Strike deals fire-based damage and is highly effective against enemies weak to fire.

Remember, practicing combat spells on creatures weak to the respective element will yield faster experience gains. Aim for creatures with lower hitpoints and weaknesses to maximize efficiency.

Teleportation Spells

Teleportation spells offer convenience by allowing you to travel quickly across Gielinor. While F2P magic offers limited teleportation options compared to members' spells, they are still handy for navigating the world efficiently. Here are the key teleportation spells available:

  1. Varrock Teleport: Unlocked at level 25 Magic, this spell teleports you to Varrock. It requires three air runes and one fire rune. Varrock Teleport is useful for accessing the Grand Exchange and other areas in the city.

  2. Lumbridge Teleport: Requiring level 31 Magic, this spell transports you to Lumbridge. It consumes three air runes and one earth rune. Lumbridge Teleport is useful for quick access to the home of beginner adventures.

Utility Spells

Utility spells serve various purposes beyond combat and teleportation. Here are a few helpful utility spells available in F2P OSRS:

  1. Enchant Crossbow Bolt (Opal): With level 4 Magic and an opal bolt in your inventory, you can enchant it into an Opal Bolt (e) with this spell. Enchanted bolts provide additional effects when fired from a crossbow, adding versatility to your ranged arsenal.

  2. Superheat Item: This spell allows you to smelt ores without the need for a furnace. With level 43 Magic and four fire runes and one nature rune, cast Superheat Item on the desired ore while having the required smithing level. This spell saves time during mining and smithing activities.

Training Magic and Earning Experience

To master Magic in OSRS, you must train consistently. Here are some popular methods for training