OSRS Farming Guide: Getting to Know the Basics


If you are reading this, you are probably a new player getting into OldSchool or otherwise just looking to learn something new. Although, regardless of your purpose, this is the guide for you! We will be covering the absolute best methods as quickly and effectively as possible at every level. So stay tuned! 

Know the basics 

Firstly, an essential part of training the farming skill over time is doing tree runs. They are similar to daily tasks or recurring money making methods, which you can learn more about here. They are similar in the sense that you can only do one to two tree runs a day as you will have to wait for the patches to grow. If you wish to fast track this process,. You will gain a lot of experience from these runs, but you can’t do them often. So in real time, you won’t spend much time doing tree runs at all. 

Tree runs will cost you a lot of money, as some sapling and protection payments can become expensive. If you are having trouble with this, you can check out one of the best places to buy OSRS Gold. It is important to have a viable money making method to sustain all the tree runs that are optimal for this method. It is also advisable to have a large amount of capital to start off with so that you can buy all the farming supplies you need. 

Starting off 

All of the early levels can be skipped by doing quests that grant farming experience, as is the case most of the time. Completing all of the quests, namely: the Goblin generals subquest of Recipe for Disaster, Fairytale I – Growing Pains, Forgettable Tale…, Garden of Tranquility, Enlightened Journey, and My Arm’s Big Adventure grants a total of 22,500 experience. This is an insane amount of experience which will get you all the way up to level 35. So doing the quests is your best option early game. 

Apart from quests, the fastest way to gain farming experience from levels 1-15, is to plant bagged plants within your player-owned house. The only downside is that this is significantly more expensive than planting seeds. This is why having a large amount of capital is important. If your house is in Rimmington, the fastest way to plant them is to bring three watering cans, a stack of coins, and the maximum amount of noted bagged plants you can get. In order to make this process as quick as possible, you should spam the 1 button while planting and removing the plants, this will select the bagged plant and confirm its removal, speeding up the process. 

Honorable mention: Sorceress’s Garden 

Sorceress’s Garden is a minigame. Within the minigame you can sq’irk fruits and verbs from the garden. Although you do not require a thieving level to do this, a higher thieving level will increase thieving experience rates. Picking any 60 sq’irk yields 60 farming experience. When

you pick from the herb patch, you will receive 50 farming experiences. As well as two random herbs from any garden which requires 49 laps. If you manage to set up the garden appropriately for the one tick method, it is one of the least click-intensive and profitable ways to train your farming skill. Training using only this method from 65 to 99 Thieving yields 503,520 Farming experience. 

Closing off 

Even though there are many different ways to train the farming skill in OldSchool RuneScape, the ones laid out in this guide are the absolute fastest ways to do that. Although this was more of a beginners guide, there are many other resources out there for later game strategies. It is well worth it to do some research, just as it is to get into the gameplay yourself. 

Once you play you will find that you will fall into a certain style of gameplay that fits you, and this, combined with valuable research, can make you an expert player. There are many things you have to learn to master in-game after doing your research, such as tick-manipulation methods that are always prevalent in endeavors such as these. Tick-manipulation can be tricky and does take some practice. 

Overall, it is important to just sit back and enjoy the gameplay. Enjoy gaming and let our other casual resources from The Level Up improve your gameplay!

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