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Q: Is ranged worth doing/leveling?
Q: Is ranged worth doing/leveling?
A: ''Yes, in the upcoming v0.15 update, this combat style will be revised, improved, and balanced, making it a viable option for combat. It is suggested that you wait until the update though it might be a good idea to level it early on.''
A: ''Yes. [[Ranged]] has better clear times than melee for many different [[combat]] scenarios.''

Revision as of 04:13, 30 May 2020



This is a page for frequently asked questions, organized by category. If you are new to the game the Beginner's Guide will give you a place to get started.

This is a work in progress. If you would like to submit a question, please either post a reply here(reddit), or ask on the wiki discussion on Discord (link here).



Q: When can I farm for Amulet of Looting?

A: Full mithril armor and mithril weapons will do if you are in a hurry. Just make sure you have auto-eat and lots and lots of food.

Q: Does Chapeau Noir and Aorpheats Signet Ring work on dungeon chests? Do these items stack?

A: Yes. You have a chance to obtain 2 chests from a single dungeon completion with either Chapeau Noir or Aorpheats Signet Ring equipped. The double loot drop chance from Chapeau Noir and Aorpheats Signet Ring stacks additively for a total of 15% chance to earn double loot.

Q: What happens if you die?

A: When you die a random item from your currently selected Equipment Set will be lost forever.

Q: What does X Combat Skill do?

A: Check out the beginner's guide for an overview of the combat skills. More detailed information about Combat mechanics can be found on the Combat page.

Q: Can I fight monsters offline?

A: Combat is currently online only. Only non-combat skills allow Offline Progression.

Q: How does upgrading/trimming work?

A: Some items can be upgraded to improve their stats or to create new equipment. For more information visit the Upgrading Items page.

Melee (Attack, Strength, Defence)

Q: How do I level these and what do they do?

A: Check out the beginner's guide for an overview of the combat skills. More detailed information about Combat mechanics can be found on the Combat page.


Q: I had auto-eat on, how did I die?

A: You died because you either ran out of food, or the max hit of the enemy exceeded the threshold for auto-eat. (Ex: T1 auto-eat, 20% health threshold and you have 100 hp. As the threshold for auto-eat to trigger would be =<20 hp, an enemy with a max hit >21 could kill you without ever triggering auto-eat.)


Q: Is ranged worth doing/leveling?

A: Yes. Ranged has better clear times than melee for many different combat scenarios.


Q: Is magic worth doing/leveling?

A: Yes, in the upcoming v0.16 update, this combat style will be revised, improved, and balanced, making it a viable option for combat. It is suggested that you wait until the update though it might be a good idea to level it early on.

Q: How do I make a staff?

A: Upgrade 100 of an elemental rune (air, earth, water, and fire).

Q: Do staves make spells require less runes?

A: Yes. When equipped, staves remove the need to use Air, Water, Earth, or Fire runes, depending on the staff type.


Q: Does burying bones give Prayer XP?

A: No, but having an active prayer during combat does, unless specified. You also get a much smaller passive xp gain if you have no prayers active.

Q: Why did my prayer not unlock when I reached the level needed?

A: This is a known bug, to be fixed in v0.15. Divine potions are also bugged, again to be fixed in v0.15.


Q: How do I get Slayer exp?

A: Completing Slayer Tasks will give you Slayer xp. Alternatively, defeating any monster in any slayer area will give you exp equal to 5% of that monster's hitpoints.

Q: How do I get Slayer Coins? What is the number next to Slayer in the sidebar?

A: Slayer Coins are displayed in the sidebar next to the Slayer skill and in the Shop next to total GP. Slayer Coins can only be earned by completing Slayer Tasks. Monsters killed for Slayer Tasks earn Slayer Coins and Slayer experience points equal to 10% of the slain monster's hitpoints.



Q: How did I get a Bird Nest?

A: Bird Nests have a 0.5% chance to drop every time a tree is cut.


Q: Do I need to keep the Message in a Bottle?

A: Once the Message in a Bottle has been read, the item no longer has any use and can be sold. Any further bottles found will also have no effect.

Q: Does junk do anything?

A: Rope can be turned into Bowstring, other junk currently has no use.


Q: What's the point of this skill?

A: Increasing the Firemaking skill level allows the player to purchase higher tier cooking fires from the Shop. Also, the Firemaking Skillcape provides a 5% global experience bonus


Q: What are burnt fish used for?

A: Burnt fish have no use and can be sold.

Q: How do you idle cooking? I have to start a fire every few seconds.

A: Once you buy the Normal Cooking Fire from the Shop, you may idle cooking.


Q: Do Gem Gloves make a profit?

A: Yes. If all the charges from the Gem Gloves are used and the gems obtained are sold, the expected profit is around 262k GP.

Q: What are gems for? Should I sell them?

A: Gems are used for Crafting jewellery and brewing some potions. Gem Gloves give players a reliable way to collect more gems, so it's acceptable to sell them early on for GP.


Q: Do I have to level Smithing to do Combat?

A: It is possible to find armour as loot when killing monsters so levelling Smithing is not technically required.


Q: Why can’t I thieve offline?

A: To thieve offline, first you must have a 95% (max) success rate with the NPC you are thieving from. You may bring the success rate up to 95% with thieving gloves, but the progress will stop once the charges run out.

Q: Does damage reduction from armour work when thieving?

A: Yes. The damage taken when stunned is reduced by any damage reduction you currently have.


Q: How do I start farming? Why can't I plant my seeds?

A: At the beginning of the game, you can only grow potatoes, which require three potato seeds to plant. As your skill level increases, you will be able to plant more things, including herbs and trees.

Q: Why are my plants disappearing once the timer is done?

A: Your plants have a base 50% survival rate. If they survive, then you can harvest them, but if they didn't, you get nothing. You can purchase Compost and Weird Gloop from the shop to increase the survival chance of a plant.

Q: Why did my plant grow straight away?

A: This is a known bug, where sometimes if a plant is replanted immediately after the timer finishes, then the plant will grow almost instantly. This also occurs with herbs and trees.


Q: Can I get arrows without Fletching?

A: Yes. Some monsters drop arrows when killed, so it's possible to level Ranged without Fletching.


Q: Why can't I buy Black Dragonhide from the Shop?

A: Black Dragonhide can only be looted from a Black Dragon.


Q: How in the world do you get Runecrafting to a high level? It gives me less than 10 exp!

A: There is no workaround to this. Simply switch to the highest run you can craft each time you unlock a new rune. However, having a higher rune mastery will get you more exp.


Q: How do you get higher tier potions?

A: You level up the mastery for that potion until it automatically switches the tier to the next level. The tiers are:

  • Tier 1: Mastery level 1.
  • Tier 2: Mastery level 15.
  • Tier 3: Mastery level 40.
  • Tier 4: Mastery level 65

Also note that it is possible to get a potion of a random tier when using a Herblore Potion.


Q: A Wiki page was missing some information I think should be there, can you please add it?

A: The Wiki is a work in progress and we try to update it with as much information as possible. When new patches are released, the Wiki lags behind while new information is added. If you think something should be added to the Wiki, please let us know on Discord in #wiki-discussion.


Q: I'm level 99 in a skill, what is a skillcape?

A: They are the shop, for 1M GP, under 'skillcapes'. These provide a bonus to the skill the skillcape is for when equipped.

Q: Can gloves stack charges?

A: Yes. You can buy them multiple times and all charges will stack into 1 glove (of that type. Ex: 4000 charges on one pair of Gem gloves).

Q: Do I just use all my mastery tokens?

A: That depends on what you are going for. If you are going for all 99 mastery in a skill, it is better to keep them. If not, you can sell them for easy money early game.

Q: How many bank slots are there?

A: You can get as many as you'd like, but after 124 slots it's 4M GP per slot.

Q: I lost X item because my Bank was full/because I died. Can i get it back?

A: Unfortunately once an item is lost there is no way to recover it. The exception to this is items purchased from the Shop - like Skillcapes - which can be repurchased at their original price.

Q: This skill is taking forever to level, what am I doing wrong?

A: Skills typically take longer to level the higher they get and players often measure their progress in hours or days. There are many resources available on Discord for players who want to ensure they're leveling optimally.

Q: Is 99 the level cap? How are levels displayed past 99?

A: Levels only have a mechanical impact up to 99, past that Virtual Levels must be turned on in Settings to keep track. Virtual Levels are a purely visual change allowing the player to see their experience level past 99. Post v0.15 update, mastery levels are hard capped at 99.

Q: Where did this Lemon come from?

A: Lemon is an Easter Egg item which is given to the player in place of an Aorpheats Signet Ring piece, when the requirement of wearing a Gold Topaz Ring is not met. See Signet Ring Half (a) and Signet Ring Half (b) for more details on how to find the Aorpheats Signet Ring.


Q: I forgot my password, can I recover my account?

A: Password recovery will be added in the future. If you are still logged into your account you can export your save data and create a new account to continue playing.

Q: My save isn't loading/is broken, how can I fix it?

A: If "Fix my Save" in Account Settings doesn't work and you can't reload an older save, there may be another issue preventing your save from working. Try asking for help on Discord or if all else fails, contact the developer directly.

Q: Will there ever be a save reset?

A: There are currently no plans for a reset, although there may be new modes (like Hardcore) or the possibility of leaderboards, which would require voluntary resets.


Q: Is this game on mobile?

A: Yes. There is currently a free version and a paid version available on android devices. An IOS version will be coming soon, although IOS users can still play through a browser.

Q: Will Melvor Idle have a Steam release?

A: Yes, there are plans to bring Melvor to Steam in the future.

Changes and upcoming features

Q: Where can I find upcoming changes?

A: Upcoming changes are posted on Discord and occasionally on Reddit.

Q: Will there be a prestige system?

A: No. The developer is not in favour of prestige systems and currently has no plans to add them.

Q: Will X feature be added to the game?

A: Suggestions from players on what to add to the game are welcome, with some Patreons having their unique item suggestions added to the game. While the game is in alpha features are being constantly added. For the most up to date information on what's planned, join us on Discord.

Q: Will there be leaderboards?

A: There are no plans for leaderboards in the immediate future, as much of the development time is being spent working on other features. There is a possibility that there will be leaderboards in the future, although the way they'll be implemented is still undecided.

Supporting the game

Q: How can I support the game?

A: A lot of people find Melvor through word of mouth, so sharing it helps the community grow. If you want to help in more tangible ways, an ad-free version of the game can be purchased on the Google Play store. Alternatively you can support the game through Patreon.

Q: Is this game open source? Can I help develop it?

A: Although the code has not been protected from viewing, Melvor is not open source. The developer isn't currently looking for help developing the game.