Beginners Guide Chapter 0: Embarking on Adventure Paths

After wrapping up Tutorial Island, your first interaction should be with Jon the Adventurer in Lumbridge. This Non-Player Character (NPC) provides access to ‘adventure paths’, an essential tool for newcomers unfamiliar with the game’s lay of the land.

Adventure paths offer comprehensive guides on what to do and where to go, ensuring you never lose your way in Gielinor.

Initially, you unlock two paths: The Gatherers Path and the Combat Path. The choice between these paths aligns with your gaming preference. However, initiating with the Gatherers Path is marginally more beneficial, as you acquire food that can expedite the Combat Path.

Tip: If you find yourself lost or unsure of the next step within your adventure path, simply open your adventure path and click on the globe icon (show hint) to reveal your subsequent location.

The Gatherers Path: Honing the Fundamentals

The Art of Fishing

The Gatherers Path kick-starts with a directive to achieve level 5 in fishing. Here, you will utilize your small fishing net to catch shrimp at the Lumbridge fishing spot. When your inventory brims with fish, you can trot over to the bank to safely deposit your catch.

Repeat this cycle until you ascend to level 5 fishing, thereby completing your maiden adventure path goal. If you wish, you could linger longer to catch more fish.

After achieving level 5 fishing, retrace your steps to Adventurer Jon to claim your well-deserved rewards.

Mastering Woodcutting

The subsequent step in your OSRS adventure is to attain level 5 in woodcutting. You can accomplish this by chopping down the ordinary trees scattered around Lumbridge. Each tree yields a single log.

Instead of rushing to the bank, you can ignite these logs using your tinderbox, thereby developing your firemaking skill. For those desiring a more extensive experience, you can continue woodcutting until you reach level 15, unlocking oak trees. Banking and later trading oak logs at the Grand Exchange is an excellent early-game money-making strategy. More details on this will be elucidated later in the guide.

Delving into Mining

The final phase of the adventure path involves mining. The Lumbridge mine, situated southwest from the fishing spot, is your destination. If you need precise directions, activate your hints in your adventure path for an accurate location.

It’s recommended to mine an equal amount of copper and tin ore, as you can later smelt them in the Lumbridge furnace to create bronze bars, advancing your smithing level simultaneously.

Once you possess your bronze bars, you can utilise the anvil to craft bronze daggers, mirroring your experience on Tutorial Island.


The Gatherers Path offers a splendid introduction to skilling in OSRS. Each task is aimed at achieving level 5 in a particular skill, although you are free to surpass that threshold if you desire. Don’t neglect to collect your rewards from Jon The Adventurer, who will present you with improved items (fishing rod, iron axe, iron pickaxe).

Upon the successful completion of the Gatherers Path, you will be presented with a green experience lamp. Using this lamp will grant you bonus experience in Fishing, Woodcutting, or Mining.

The Combat Path: Into the Fray

The Combat Path is your next milestone, where your mettle in Attack, Strength, Defence, Ranged, and Magic will be tested.

You can launch into this journey by requesting a Combat Path Starter Kit from Jon the Adventurer. This kit includes armours and weapons to aid your combat training.

The package comprises an iron chainbody, iron med helm, iron platelegs, and iron longsword, as well as some magic and ranged gear. Don the iron items and safely store the rest in your bank.

Given the inevitable damage you’ll sustain in this path, it would be wise to bring along some cooked shrimp from the Gatherers Path to replenish your health during combat training.

To commence combat training, you need to engage monsters around Lumbridge. Chickens are an ideal starting point, and they can be found in the chicken pen northeast of Lumbridge Castle. Cross the bridge and follow the pathway below to reach there.

Chickens drop feathers, which you should collect for future fishing endeavours. They also drop raw chicken, which can be cooked in the adjacent house.

Once you’ve stocked up on cooked food and a decent amount of feathers, shift your attention to cows or goblins. Remember to revisit Adventurer John after each milestone (5, 10, 20 Attack/Strength/Defence) as he’ll reward you with gear to bolster your combat capabilities.


For example, at level 5 Attack, he will reward you with a Steel Longsword, a definite upgrade over your starter Iron Longsword. Members can look forward to even more rewards.

Here’s a suggested order for training your combat:

  • Achieve 10 Attack (collect the black longsword from Jon)
  • Then aim for 10 Strength
  • Follow it up with 20 Attack (collect mithril longsword from Jon)
  • Proceed to 20 Strength
  • Finally, train Defence to 20
  • This order prioritizes Strength and Attack, which will enhance our accuracy (for frequent hits) and power (for higher hits) respectively. While Defence merely boosts our endurance against hits, Attack and Strength aid in gaining levels faster, thus speeding up progress.

Upon completion of the adventurer path, you’ll possess base level 20 stats in all combat skills, a robust foundation for your shiny new OSRS account!

TIP: Collect and bury bones to train your Prayer skill, which will be vital for combating monsters later.

Combat training can be arduous, so pace yourself and avoid trying to rush to 20 in every stat. While training combat, you can initiate Chapter 1 below and start some quests while honing your other skills.

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