One of the most useful skills in RuneScape–and of course, also in Old-School RuneScape–is magic. While it’s chiefly a combat skill, it has also a wide variety of utility-related applications, making it one of the more practical skills for players to level up. You can even use it to farm OSRS gold! Plus, it’s not exactly a difficult skill to level up in the first place, and this is true even for non-member players. Nevertheless, it’s pretty understandable to ask for help every so often.
So for your reading pleasure, here is a (not-so)short guide to efficiently raise your Magic skill level.
From 1 to 19, Then to 25
For levels 1 to 19, simply casting magic on weak monsters like goblins, cows, and monks at Edgeville Monastery would be enough. As an alternative, you can splash, which doesn’t require much attention at all. In fact, some would even do it at high levels because of the same reasons.
Once you get past level 19, use the best strike, bolt, or blast spells in your arsenal. Putting on Magic gear such as Wizard Hat, Amulet of Magic, Wizard Robes or Zamorak Robe, and Magic or Elemental Staff will make the process more efficient.
Good targets would be Hill Giants and Hobgoblins in Edgeville Dungeon, as they drop limpwurt roots; lesser demons in Wizard Tower, which drop runes and other important items, and Al Kharid Warriors.
You can also finish the Imp Catcher and Witch’s Potion quests respectively for 875 and 325 Magic experience.
From Level 25 to 55
Upon reaching level 25, you have two methods to choose from: cheap and expensive.
For the former, you can repeatedly Splash curse to gain Magic experience. Do not cast it directly at an enemy, as it will trigger the spell’s cooldown–something that won’t happen if you just splash it. Recommended gear for this would be the Staff of Earth and armor that provides negative magic bonuses, preferably up to -65 or even lower. Skeletons at level 1 Wilderness, the caged Monk of Zamorak at Varrock Place, or the caged Lesser Demon in Wizards’ Tower.
Each cast gives 29 experience; that would approximately be at 33,000 experience per hour.
As for the expensive method, start with Varrock Teleport at level 25, Lumbridge Teleport at level 31, and finally, Falador Teleport at 37. It’s recommended that you have a staff of air equipped, as using teleport costs 3 air runes.
You don’t have to commit to one particular method; you can even switch up from time to time if you think that would be better for you. Either way, regardless of which method you choose, just continue doing so until you reach level 55.
From 55 Onwards
At level 55, you’ll be doing the same thing until level 99: casting High-Level Alchemy on different items. Those who stick to this method usually go for Gold Bars, rune equipment, adamant equipment, and others. This method is often costly, but it yields 65 Experience per cast, which is definitely not bad. In addition, some players manage to make up for lost money, or even make a profit through this particular method of Magic training.
Another method to raise Magic at this level is “tele alching”, a method which, as the name suggests, combines the properties of High-Level Alchemy and Teleporting. To do this, alch an item, teleport right after, click the high alch before spawning, and click the item right after spawning. This is done so that you won’t miss a tick when performing this particular method. Do note, however, that Falador is the best target location for this method, as it yields the most EXP for the Teleportation Spell.
There’s nothing like Magic at your fingertips, so it’s best that you make the best of it. So hopefully, these tips will help you do exactly just that. After all, who doesn’t want Magic?