Every new experience has to begin somewhere, right?
In a game as big as Old School RuneScape, there can seem to be a lot of different things to do. And as a new player, it can be hard to figure out what to do.
There are many tasks in RuneScape that teach you about the exciting world of Gielinor and the many skills and monsters that live there.
So, where do you begin?
Beginners should start with the free-to-play quests, which are meant to teach you the basics of the game.
I’ve already done all of these OSRS Quests, so I can tell you which ones are the best and which ones you should do first.
So, you can focus on making your character ready for what’s coming.
15. The Stronghold Of Security
Okay, I’m going to cheat here, but we all know that the whole point of Runescape is to bend the rules to make things work, so just think of me as doing that. I’m noting a dungeon here instead of a quest.
The Stronghold of Security, to be exact. This dungeon is near the barbarian village and is full of monsters of different levels.
It’s not easy to clear the whole thing, but it’s worth it for the high-level gear and because it’s a nice goal to work toward after completing the few quests that non-members can do.
14. Misthalin Mystery
This quest isn’t nearly as hard or rewarding as many of the others on this list, but it’s still one of the best because it’s so much fun to do.
It’s the perfect quest for a new Runescape player because all you need is your brain. It’s also a great way to learn how to think outside the box, which you’ll need to do as you play.
The basic idea is that you are in a run-down house where a killer wearing a mask based on Ghostface from Scream is killing everyone inside.
It’s a strange but welcome combination. You just have to look for clues and use them to figure out the manor’s puzzles and stop this cruel killer.
13. Ernest The Chicken
This crazy quest is based on the funny things that often happen in Runescape. A crazy scientist turned his helper into a chicken by accident and now needs your help.
It’s easy to get around Draynor Manor and get what you need, but there are a few small dangers.
Overall, the quest is pretty fun.
The look of the science lab is a nice change of pace, and solving the puzzles requires some creative thinking, which is always nice.
This is a great first quest because it gives you three hundred coins as a prize.
12. Doric’s Quest
A simple little task with a nice reward for finishing it. Doric, the dwarf, won’t let you use his anvils until you’ve done something for him.
All the player has to do is get a few simple items, which can be found, mined, or bought cheaply.
The quest gives more than 1,000 mining experience, which is a lot for a new player.
This quest is the best way to start your mining grind because it gives you so much experience.
11. Pirate’s Treasure
This quest is great for new players because it requires you to go through a lot of different terrains but doesn’t have any hard fights.
The basic idea is that if you bring Redbeard rum from the nearby island of Karamja, he’ll give you a map to a pirate’s wealth.
Getting the rum back to the island is the fun part, because it’s against the law to bring it across water.
It is a fun little puzzle with a cool answer.
After you get the rum, all you have to do is follow the map and dig.
10. Cook’s Assistant
Oh, the cook’s helper.
Who doesn’t want to, well, help a cook?
When you finish the introduction and respawn in Lumbridge, this will probably be the first quest you see on the mini-map.
And it’s often the first quest a new player goes on.
In this quest, you’ll help the cook at Lumbridge castle while learning the basics of the Cooking skill. It’s a very simple quest that won’t take more than five to ten minutes to complete.
- You’ll get 300 coins and 1 Quest point.
- The ground floor of Lumbridge Castle is a good place to start.
9. X Marks the Spot
This next quest is the one you’ll want to do before we leave Lumbridge.
It shows you how to use the clue scroll method, in which you solve puzzles and find clues to get rewards.
X Marks the Spot sends you on a treasure hunt around Lumbridge and explains how a beginner hint scroll works along the way.
- You’ll get a beginning clue scroll, 200 coins, and an experience lamp worth 300 experience in any skill.
- The Sheared Ram Pub in Lumbridge is a good place to start.
8. Restless Ghost
Now it’s time to take a short trip to the Lumbridge chapel.
Here is a strange story about a ghost who haunts the Lumbridge graveyard.
And it’s up to you to send the ghost away.
As part of this quest, you’ll have to look around the Lumbridge woods for an amulet that lets you talk to the dead.
I won’t give away too much, but the quest is a good way to get started with the Prayer skill, which is very important later in the game.
- You’ll get 1 quest point, 1,125 prayer experience, and an amulet that lets you talk to ghosts.
- Lumbridge Church is a good place to start.
7. Demon Slayer
So, let’s face it:
The real reason we’re all playing this game is to kill some great monsters and get some amazing loot while we’re at it.
Well, now you can do both!
Delrith, a monster, is trying to take over the city of Varrock, and you are the only one who can stop him.
In this quest, you will put together the legendary Silverlight sword, which is the only thing that can hurt Delrith.
Any new player who is just starting out will have a hard time taking on Delrith, who is level 27 and has a lot of power.
I think you should eat something that heals quickly, like lobster, to make sure you beat him for good.
- Get 3 Quest Points and Silverlight in return.
- Where to Start: The Gypsy tent in Varrock Square
6. The Knight’s Sword
This quest is great for new players who want to learn about the Smithing and Mining skills while also getting a lot of practice with Smithing.
In “The Knight’s Sword,” you’ll help Sir Vyvin find a lost sword and make a new one.
But this is not just any sword. Blurite rock is used to make it.
To get some of this rare metal, you will have to go deep into the Asgarnian Ice Dungeon.
Be careful, though, because there are some very strong enemies to avoid, like Ice Warriors and Ice Giants, who can beat any newbie.
- You’ll get 1 Quest point, 12,725 Smithing experience, and the ability to make Blurite bars.
- Start on the first floor of the White Knights Castle.
5. Rune Mysteries
What do runes mean?
Why do they seem strange?
When you finish this quest, you’ll get all the answers you need and be able to use a brand-new skill called “Runecrafting.”
Runecrafting is a skill in OSRS that lets you make your own runes from Rune Essence. This is very useful when you want to start teaching magic.
I think you should finish this quest as soon as possible because making runes is one of the best ways to make money in the game.
- You get 1 Quest point, the power to make runes, and a talisman of the air.
- The second floor of Lumbridge castle is a good place to start.
4. Romeo and Juliet
We all know how Romeo and Juliet met and fell in love.
Well, RuneScape gives this famous love story its own funny lines and twists that will make you giggle (and maybe even laugh out loud).
In the end, there is neither a big prize nor a boss to kill.
Just a fun story about two people who fall in love but can’t be together.
You won’t leave with nothing, though. As you’ll get a lot of Quest Points, which you can use to open up more tasks.
- 5 Quest Points as a reward
- Varrock Square is a good place to start.
3. Shield of Arrav
If you want to finish this quest, it’s time to call a friend!
Most of the quests in RuneScape can be done by yourself, but this one needs you to work with a friend so that you can both finish it.
The Black Arm Gang and The Phoenix Gang are two of Varrock’s most well-known gangs, and you’ll be going deep into their secret world.
And to finish this quest, you and your friend need to work together and join different gangs. That way, you can put together both pieces of the Shield of Arrav.
- You’ll get 1 Quest point, 600 coins, and maybe even a friend!
- Varrock Palace Library is a good place to start.
2. Vampire Slayer
You should be ready for a real test at this time.
If that’s the case, you should go to the town of Draynor Village.
The people who live here are always afraid of the dangerous vampire who lives in Draynor Manor.
This level 34 vampire is no joke, and even well-prepared heroes can’t beat him.
Using fire powers and terrain to trap him is an easy way to beat him. Just remember to bring your stake and maybe some garlic.
- You’ll get 4 825 Attack experience and 3 Quest points.
- Draynor Village is a good place to start.
1. Dragon Slayer
The best was saved for last.
This is by far the hardest and most dangerous quest that non-members can do. It costs 32 Quest Points to even try it.
To get into the Champions’ Guild, you need these points.
In this quest, you’ll have to beat several enemies, solve hard puzzles, find a long-lost island, and find a captain who’s crazy enough to take you there… And finally, kill a dragon at level 83.
Dragon Slayer is the most difficult quest that non-members can do in Old School RuneScape, but it is well worth the trouble.
You’ll be able to get a lot of cool stuff, like the prized Rune Platebody and Green D’hide Body.
Be careful and use your brain, and you should finish this quest quickly.
- You’ll get 2 quest points, 18650 Strength Experience and 18650 Defense Experience, and you’ll be able to wear the Rune Platebody and Green D’hide Body.
- Champions Guild is a good place to start.
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