Agility is an incredibly basic, yet fundamental skill in RuneScape. As you level up, your run energy will deplete at a slower rate. You’ll have the ability to catch multiple hunter creatures at an increased rate. One of the biggest perks is gaining access to the hundreds of shortcuts available all throughout the world.
In this RuneScape 3 Agility training guide, you’ll learn everything you need to know about training this skill as efficiently as possible. Most players consider this to be tedious, but we’ll teach you a few tricks to make your Agility training much more painless.
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The Surefooted Aura prevents you from failing any agility course obstacle, and prevents stamina draining. The only exceptions are the Dorgesh-Kaan course & Brimhaven Agility Arena. It lasts for 20-40 minutes depending on the tier of the Aura. Surefooted can be a great help in the early-mid levels, but is not necessary at higher levels because you will eventually stop failing obstacles just based on your skill level.
Auras are purchased through the Loyalty Points system. You are granted an increasing number of points each recurring month of membership.
|Surfooted Aura||20 mins||5,000|
|Greater Surefooted Aura||40 mins||12,000 (17,000)|
Weight Reducing Gear
An important part of training Agility, especially at lower levels, is keeping your run energy high. Running around courses is much faster than walking. To do this, you’ll want to wear weight-reducing gear. Lower player weight actually gives a slightly better chance at clearing obstacles successfully!
Take a look below to see what you can use.
|Agile Armor||-22kg for set. -12kg for the top and -10kg for the legs||250 no-fail laps of the advanced Gnome Stronghold course (legs) and the advanced Barbarian Outpost course (top)|
|Boots of Lightness||-4.5kg||No requirements other than a light source to access the room in which the boots are located|
|Spotted/Spottier Capes||-2.2kg/-4.5kg||40/66 Hunter|
|Penance Gloves||-7kg||40 Defence, skills to play all roles of the Barbarian Assault minigame|
|Wicked Robe Top/Legs/Cape||-10kg/-8kg/-6kg||80/55/30 Runecrafting, and 15,000/7,500/2,500 Runespan points|
Keep in mind these experience boosting items as you train your Agility skill. Summer Pies can be used to access Agility courses at a lower level. For example, you can start the Wilderness course at level 47 (52 normally required) by bringing Summer Pies to boost your level while you run the course.
The boosts may seem small, but they add up!
|Nimble Outfit||1% experience boost per item, 6% total boost for the set||Treasure Hunter, 1/3 chance to obtain a piece from The Pit D&D|
|Summer Pies||Consumable item that boosts your Agility level by +5 tempoarily. Pie can be eaten twice||Purchased from the Grand Exchange|
|Collector’s Insignia||10% (charged) or 5% (uncharged) Agility experience boost when worn||Barbarian Assault minigame|
Levels 1-18: Gnome Stronghold Course
Complete laps of the regular Gnome Stronghold Course for the first part of your Agility training. You may want to consider bringing some cheap Energy Potions here to keep your stamina full the entire time. The fastest way here is by using the Spirit Tree system, or the Eagles’ Peak lodestone.
Levels 18-30: Watchtower Shortcut
If you cannot complete the Cold War quest – use this method until level 35.
This may seem strange, but repeating this specific shortcut offers more experience per hour than any other course available at this level range. You’ll want to use the Trellis on the north-eastern part of the building, then climb down the ladder and repeat. You cannot fail this obstacle!
Levels 30-52: Clockwork Suits
If you cannot complete the Cold War quest – use the Barbarian Outpost or Ape Atoll course until level 52.
Again, we use another strange training method. This will require partial completion of the Cold War quest, up until the point of crafting your first Clockwork Suit. Once the quest teaches you how, craft at least 4 suits.
Use the “wind” option on one of the suits, then add it to your action bar. Add one of the regular suits to the bar as well. You’ll want to spam both of the associated keybinds to rapidly wind and release all of the suits in your inventory. Pick them up for some Agility experience.
Find a confined area! This method requires that you pick up the moving suits, so it’s best to only allow them to roam in a small area. Lots of upstairs buildings in cities make a good place for this.
Levels 52-77/99: Wilderness Course
From here on out, the Wilderness Course will be the most efficient way to train your Agility without Silverhawk Boots. You’ll want to use the course as normal until level 65, then start using the Demonic Skull. This item will give you a huge amount of bonus experience while running the course – it’s completely doubled by level 75 and can get even faster.
Be cautious of PKers while you’re here. This is the Wilderness, and you’ll be seen as an easy, valuable target when using the Demonic Skull. That being said, do not take any items into the Wilderness that you do not want to lose!
If you wish to use a more AFK method, consider using the Hefin course once you reach level 77.
Hefin Course “AFK” Method
This method requires 77 Agility & the completion of the Plague’s End quest.
The reason this method is “AFK” (in quotes) is because it is not truly away-from-keyboard. Most of the time when ‘scapers refer to something as AFK, they just mean that low attention is required. This method is defintely the least taxing in comparison to any other traditional Agility course training.
Using this method will allow you to complete the entire Hefin course without moving your mouse or camera whatsoever. This allows for some easy, mindless clicking.
Firstly, make sure you’re standing one tile in front of (north) the Light Creature on the left (west) side. Now angle your camera so that the leaves of the tree in this area are placed in line with the archway of the building directly in front of you.
Once you find the sweet spot, place your mouse roughly in the center of the game screen. If done correctly, your mouse will be aligned with every single obstacle in the course. See pictures above for help!
Silverhawk Boots can be purchased for free from the Oddments Store during certain promotions, obtained as a Treasure Hunter reward, or purchased for 750 Thaler (global minigame currency). These boots act as T1-T60 Hybrid armor, and can be filled with Silverhawk Feathers to receive Agility experience while performing other tasks.
The experience you receive per feather is 10% of the experience you’d receive from a Small Experience Lamp. Silverhawk Boots are activated when you do any of the following activities:
- Using an ultimate ability (30 sec cooldown)
- Performing skilling activies (about every 30-45 seconds)
- Every 60 seconds spent running
These boots can be a great source of passive Agility experience while doing other activities. However, they are exetremely expensive. You can purchase untradable Silverhawk Down with Thaler, and they will work the same as their tradable counterpart. Unless you’re playing minigames for another purpose, this is generally too slow to be considered efficient. Silverhawk Boots are best for players who can achieve a very high amount of gp/hr.
There are a few Distractions & Diversions that offer some easy Agility experience. Doing these quick activities in your spare time can easily boost up your Agility without much effort. It’s best to do them whenever possible.
The Pit: Occurs randomly while training Agility on traditional courses
Almost every Agility course has a Talent Scout NPC. While training, you will randomly be called out by him. Accept his request and you’ll be whisked off into a small (mostly luck-based) minigame.
If you lose, you will sent back to the Agility course, and will be rewarded a small amount of experience. If you manage to win, you’ll be given a choice to gamble your experience reward. When gambling, there are three different rolls you can recieve: double experience, halved experience, or no bonus. What you choose to do is entirely up to you, I usually gamble it!
The Circus: Weekly D&D, resets on Wednesday at 00:00 UTC
Balthazar Beauregard’s Big Top Bonanza, or “the circus” as it is commonly referred to, is a small weekly D&D that can be completed to earn experience in multiple skills. The tight rope event will net you some quick and easy Agility experience. Each week the location of the circus event will change.
The best method for optimizing experience for the Agility event is to use each trick once. You will only receive experience upon a successful trick, and only on the first time you complete it successfully. Completion of the Back to the Freezer quest will multiply your experience by 1.5.
Serenity Posts: Daily D&D, resets at 00:00 UTC
Requiring the completion of Plague’s End, Serenity Posts are a quick 10-20 minute D&D that will net you 20,000 Agility experience. Just north-west of the Prifddinas lodestone, you’ll find the posts.
Click the posts to jump on. Keep your eye on the instructor in the middle of the platform, who will call out different poses. Select the correct pose to receive the quickest experience here. You can choose to select one pose, then AFK until it is complete, but this will take about double the regular completion time. No matter which way you do it, they are a great and easy Agility experience boost.
Empty Throne Room
This method requires 65 Agility & completion of The Dig Site quest.
Players who have completed The Dig Site quest will gain access to the Empty Throne Room. This area offers skilling plots for Agility, Mining and Divination. Each activity allows you to gain 800,000 total experience, which is enough to go from level 65 to level 75 in each skill.
When inside the Throne Room, navigate to the center of the bottom floor. You’ll see some bicycle-looking machines called Manual Auto-cycles. Look for the cycle with the purple ring around the bottom, and pedal that machine. If you’re paying attention and switching to the empowered machines, you’ll receive about 60,000 relatively-AFK experience per hour.