FAQ

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Combat

General

Q: Combat is scary! Where do I start? What gear should I grind next?

A: There are many Guides on the wiki to help! Check out the Combat Guide, and the guides for melee, ranged and magic.

Q: What does a particular 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: Offline Combat exists as of v0.21 and can be enabled from the Settings menu.

Q: Can I train combat without fighting enemies?

A: You can earn Magic XP with Alt Magic, and Strength XP by wearing Barbarian Gloves and catching fish in the Barbarian Fishing area.

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.

Q: How is XP for Combat skills calculated?

A: XP is gained for Combat based on damage you do. Some skills like Prayer have XP that varies, so be sure to check their respective pages and see exactly how much XP it gives.

Q: Does item doubling such as Chapeau Noir and Aorpheat's 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 Aorpheat's Signet Ring equipped. The double loot drop chance stacks additively for a total of 15% chance to earn double loot. You only need to have the item doubling items equipped at the time you kill the final dungeon boss to increase the chance of doubling the chest.

Q: Does the 100% item doubling from Big ol Ron stack with other sources of item doubling?

A: No. Item doubling is hard-capped to 100%

Q: I've been farming for <X> item/pet for a much longer time than all the recommended posts/guides/math says. Why haven't I gotten it?

A: Unless the item is a special drop (see Easter Eggs), you're probably just unlucky. The drop rates listed on the wiki are pulled directly from the game's code, so it is impossible for them to be incorrect.

Q: How can I avoid taking so much damage from dragonbreath attacks?

A: You can reduce dragonbreath damage with your Damage Reduction, using the Dragonfire Shield, and the Cyclops/ Dragon summoning synergy. However, your best bet is to just stock up on Food and kill the dragons more efficiently. You will generally be best off using Magic against dragons. Try to increase your damage and item doubling instead of focusing on defence.

Q: When can I farm for the Amulet of Looting?

A: Full Mithril armour and weapons are fine if you are in a hurry. Just make sure you have Auto Eat - Tier I and lots of food. If you want to fight safely without manually eating, check the questions about death below.

Q: How do I beat this dungeon?

A: The wiki has guides for many dungeons on the Guides page.

Q: How can I make sure I can fight this monster idle without dying?

A: The only factors that ensure you can idle a monster safely is your Hitpoints and your Damage Reduction.
For most monsters, you can check by comparing your Auto Eat threshold to the monster's max hit. To find your auto eat threshold, tap the Auto Eat icon below your HP bar. To find the monster's max hit, start fighting the monster and look at their "Maximum Hit" in their Offensive Stats box. This number already accounts for the Combat Triangle and your Damage Reduction. If your Auto Eat threshold is greater than or equal to the monster's max hit, you are safe to fight the monster afk as long as you don't run out of Food, ranged ammo or runes.
While all the information can be found ingame, this check can be difficult for dungeons, slayer tasks, and some late game monsters that have special attacks. Players have created tools to help check if you are safe to idle, but please note that they are liable to become out of date and inaccurate.
  • The website Can I Idle Melvor is an easy to use resource to determine if you can idle safely. As of 12/15/22, the website says it is out of date but it is still valid for v1.1.1 with the exception of Elite and Master Slayer Tasks once the player has beaten Impending Darkness Event and purchased the Throne of the Herald Expansion. This website only has monsters from the base game.
  • The Combat Simulator mod is suggested to determine whether or not a particular Monster or Dungeon can be safely fought with your particular setup
  • There is a new mod "Will I die?", although note that as with the combat simulator this cannot be guaranteed to be 100% accurate. Therefore, you should always exercise caution when fighting something for the first time. To learn about modding, see the Mods section of this FAQ

Q: How can I tell exactly how much Damage Reduction (DR) I have? Does the "View Equipment Stats" page give me an accurate number?

A: The "View Equipment Stats" page is often inaccurate as it does not include any modifiers such as Pets or Agility. Always default to using the Stats card in the combat page ( Stats on Mobile)

Q: My Damage Reduction (DR) is lower than what I calculated, why?

A: Check for Agility Obstacles which may lower DR. Also note that some enemies can lower your DR, especially many Throne of the Herald Expansion monsters. Don't forget the Combat Triangle!

Death

Q: What happens if you die?

A: When you die a random item from your currently selected Equipment Set will be lost forever. You can lose full stacks of ammo, consumables and summoning tablets, but not food or potions. If your character is in Hardcore mode, on death it is permanently deleted instead.

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. For example if you have Auto Eat - Tier I, it has 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.
Some more difficult enemies have special attacks that apply status effects like stun that can let them deal more damage to you than their max hit. Please see the Combat Debuff page for more information!

Q: Why am I safe to idle the boss Malcs in the Volcanic Cave dungeon even though it has a higher max hit than my Auto Eat threshold?

A: This boss does not use its normal attack, so its max hit is only 520 damage and not its listed max hit of 982.

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. Basically, Attack level increases your accuracy and chance to hit, Strength increases your Max Hit, and Defence increases your melee evasion rating.

Q: Does Defence also increase your Ranged and Magic Evasion?

A: Yes, increasing Defence level will also improve your Ranged and Magic evasion.

Hitpoints

Q: Is it possible to get above 990 Hitpoints?

A: Yes. Finn, the Cat provides +10 maximum HP, and Dragonfire Shield provides +30 maximum HP. Also, some obstacles in Agility can increase your maximum HP. If you have purchased the Throne of the Herald Expansion, you can level up Hitpoints to 120, to a max base hp of 1,200.

Q: Why are my/enemy hitpoints and damage much higher than I expected?

A: If you are playing on Adventure mode, all hitpoints, damage, and Food healing are multiplied by 10. This is purely a cosmetic change.

Ranged

Q: Is Ranged worth leveling?

A: Yes. Ranged has better clear times than melee for many different combat scenarios, especially against magic enemies. However, you will need to craft or find ammo. You will need ranged to progress through the god dungeons (guides are available here).

Q: What is the best way to level up Ranged?

A: Use longbows. Use Accurate attack style when you're below Ranged Level 5 and Rapid later. Check out the Combat Guide for equipment and milestones.

Magic

Q: Is Magic worth leveling?

A: Yes, Magic is extremely effective at killing melee monsters, and most of the monsters in the game are melee. Most monsters have low Magic evasion, so you can kill them faster than with other styles. Also, Ancient Magicks are very useful in certain situations. You will need ranged to progress through the god dungeons https://wiki.melvoridle.com/w/Guides#Dungeon_Guides
In addition, there are a variety of useful non-Combat spells that can be used via Alternative Magic, including Blessed Offering to generate Prayer points, and the Superheat series of spells that generates multiple bars per set of ores used and at the highest tier allow you to smelt bars without needing any Coal.

Q: How do I make Magic weapons and armor?

A: In addition to runes, the Runecrafting skill allows you to craft Magic weapons and armour, similar to how the Smithing skill works for melee combat.

Q: Do staves make spells require less runes?

A: Yes. When equipped, staves reduce the number of Air, Water, Earth, or Fire runes needed for spells, depending on the staff type.

Q: What is the best way to level up Magic?

A: See Magic/Training.

Q: What are curses and auroras? Should I use them?

A: Curses debuff enemies, while auroras buff the player. Some of these are very powerful and are important in late game combat. In the early game, it may or may not be worth it depending on your Runecrafting efficiency. You cannot use curses with Ancient Magicks. Curses and auroras do not directly give magic XP, but they can increase your damage output and therefore your XP gain.

Q: I've cleared this dungeon 100 times but have not unlocked the Ancient/Archaic Magicks spell for it.

A: With item doubling, you can earn 100 chest drops in fewer than 100 dungeon clears. To check your dungeon clear count, go to Completion Log > Monsters > Dungeon Bosses and tap the boss to find the "Times Slain" stat.

Prayer

Q: Does burying bones give Prayer XP?

A: No, they give you prayer points, used to activate prayers during Combat. Most prayers will give you Prayer XP while active, unless specified.

Q: What is the number next to Prayer in the sidebar?

A: That is your Prayer Points. Prayer Points are used to cast Prayers in Combat. You can train your Prayer skill only by using prayers in the combat.

Q: How do I train Prayer efficiently?

A: Until someone writes a guide.. Start by earning prayer points. You earn some from monster drops, but you will want to earn more from Urns, Skeleton fish, Blessed Offering, or Slayer Resupply from the Shop. Then, activate prayers that give prayer xp and fight monsters! Your xp rate will depend on your damage, while your attack speed determines how quickly you will spend prayer points. You can optimize this by killing high hp, low evasion enemies with a slow attack speed weapon. You can also reduce prayer point usage as detailed on the Prayer page.

Slayer

Q: How do I get a new Slayer Task?

A: Go to combat, and tap the Slayer icon below your equipped food. If you don't see it, unhide it by tapping the "Show/hide player container" button above your hp bar. Then, tap new task and select the difficulty.

Q: How do I get Slayer XP?

A: Completing Slayer Tasks will give you Slayer XP equal to 10% of that monster's HP. Alternatively, defeating any monster in Slayer Areas will give you XP equal to 5% of that monster's Hitpoints. These can be combined, so if the player's Slayer Task is to kill a monster in a Slayer Area, they'll receive XP equal to 15% of that monster's HP.

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: What should I first spend Slayer Coins on?

A: Generally, you will want to unlock the Auto Slayer upgrade first to earn more coins easier. After that you may want to buy items that allow you to fight in new slayer areas, start buying slayer armour and the Skull Cape.

Q: What is a Slayer Area Effect and Flat Slayer Area Effect Negation?

A: Slayer Areas each have a persistent effect, which will debuff the player or buff the enemies found there as long as you are fighting in that area. The first few areas have minor effects, but as you progress they become much more impactful.
To overcome the effect, you need Slayer Area Effect Negation. This stat comes from many sources, including slayer armour. The negation % you have is a flat reduction. For example, say you are fighting in the Holy Isles which has the slayer area effect "+20% prayer point cost for prayers". If you are wearing basic slayer helmet and plate body which each give "5% slayer area negation", then the slayer area debuff will be 20% - 5% - 5% = +10% cost for prayers.

Non-Combat Skills

How do I level a skill?

Please see the Skill Training Guides.

Woodcutting

Q: How did I get a Bird Nest?

A: Bird Nests have a 0.5% chance to drop every time a tree is cut. The chance and quantity of nest drops can be increased by various means, listed on the Bird Nest page.

Q: What's the fastest way to 1,000,000 Bird Nests for the township task?

A: Get all of the interval reduction, bird nest drop rate, and bird nest quantity boosts you can from Skill Boosts. You are trying to get your interval rate to the 0.25s minimum, while earning multiple birds nests per action. This can reduce the grind to about two days.

Q: Why do Redwood Logs sell for so little GP? Shouldn't they sell for more than Magic Logs?

A: Cutting the Redwood Tree compared to the Magic Tree trades GP for XP. Redwood Tree gives more XP, and Magic Tree gives more GP.

Fishing

Q: How do I get the Ancient Ring of Mastery and the Ancient Ring of Skills?

A: These items drop at an incredibly low droprate from any fishing action when you have >1% chance for a special item to drop. You will want to catch fish with a short catch time and high special chance. Raw Seahorse is currently the best special item chance for least catch time, although Raw Skeleton Fish are almost as quick and are much more useful as they can be buried for Prayer Points.
You should also boost your special chance and reduce your fishing interval. Details here: https://wiki.melvoridle.com/w/Fishing#Special

Q: Why am I getting tons of Ancient ring of skilling/mastery and not the other?

A: You have an equal chance to get the ancient ring of skilling or mastery. If you are getting more of one than the other, its just bad luck.

Q: I have been fishing for an ancient ring for X days/weeks/years and today I got 8 of them at once! How is that possible?

A: When you get a special item, you receive the same amount as you would fish. So if you are getting 4 or 8 fish at a time, you will receive 4 or 8 rings each time they drop.

Q: How do I unlock the Secret Area and Barbarian Fishing areas?

A: To unlock the Secret area you need to randomly find the Message in a Bottle while fishing and read it once. To enter the Barbarian fishing area you must randomly find the Barbarian Gloves while fishing and wear them.

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: You can safely sell it, but Rope can be upgraded into Bowstrings, and other fishing junk can be turned into gems with the use of Rags to Riches I.

Q: How did I get a Treasure Chest?

A: When you roll a Special Item, there is a 3.72% chance to get a Treasure Chest.

Firemaking

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 (which is purchasable from the Shop upon reaching Firemaking Level 99) provides a 5% global experience bonus. Furthermore, getting 99 Mastery on each log will give further global Mastery experience.
You will also gain useful items, like Ash, Charcoal, Coal Ore and Diamond.

Cooking

Q: Why can't I cook this chicken/bread/soup?

A: You must purchase the furnace and pot upgrades from the Shop

Q: What is the difference between Passive and Active Cooking?

A: Passive Cooking is slower, cannot Perfect cook, and grants no XP or Mastery. However, it can be done at the same time as Actively Cooking other items.

Q: Can I passively cook while training other skills?

A: No, only while you are actively cooking

Q: I'm cooking an item but it's not showing up in my Bank.

A: Cooking Upgrade 1 which can be purchased from the Shop lets you automatically equip produced food. Check the toggle button at the top of the Cooking page.

Q: Cooking is so slow! How do I earn food quicker?

A: Cooking has many buffs to increase the amount of food you can produce. Try to decrease your interval, while increasing your preservation, doubling and perfect chance. Using passive cooking will create even more food. Pre-Throne of the Herald Expansion, the most efficient cooking method for mid-endgame accounts is cooking chicken soup active, and whales and carrot cake passive, including gathering time.
Fishing will always be faster than cooking, so you will have a lot of extra raw fish when leveling both.

Q: I've gotten lots of Perfect Cooks, but I still can't trade for the item in Township.

A: Currently in v1.1.1, only cooking regular items counts toward the Township unlock. This may change in a future update. If you really need it now, disable the Enable Perfect Cooks option in the game's Settings. You can "upgrade" perfect cooked fish into their regular counterparts.

Q: I can't craft Burnt Cave Fish.

A: The only way to obtain Burnt Cave Fish is to kill the Tentacle enemy located in the Sandy Shores area of the regular Combat tab.

Mining

Q: Mining Gloves/Gem Gloves aren't working.

A: Gloves only work on Ores, not Essences nor Gem Veins. As of v1.1.1 you will still consume glove charges if mining essence or Gem Veins.

Q: Why does this rock take so long to respawn?

A: Higher level ore takes more time to respawn. You can reduce the time spent wasted on waiting for respawn by increasing the chance you deal no damage to a mining node. You can find details on the Mining page.

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 Coins.svg 262,000.

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

A: Gems are used for Crafting jewelry, brewing some potions, Fletching Gem Tipped Bolts, and making Devil tablets in Summoning. Gem Gloves give players a reliable way to collect more gems, so it's acceptable to sell them early on for GP.

Q: Gem Veins/Meteorite health isn't increasing.

A: Only mining Throne of the Herald Expansion rocks has a chance to add health to the Gem vein. They have no natural regeneration. For Meteorites, performing actions in Astrology has a chance of adding Meteorite health. You can earn meteorite health even before you have the mining level required to mine it.

Smithing

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

A: It is possible to find armor as loot when killing monsters, so leveling Smithing is not technically required. You can find a guide to progress without smithing on the HCCO/Guide page.

Q: Why can't I equip this weapon or armor?

A: Make sure you have the required combat levels to wear it. If the gear required over 99 smithing to make, it comes from the Throne of the Herald Expansion and requires Impending Darkness to be completed before it may be equipped.

Q: How do I get enough Coal?

A: You can gather coal in many ways besides mining it directly. Mining anything with the Mining Skillcape equipped will give an extra coal for each action. You can gain coal passively through the township trader. The quickest way to earn a lot of coal is to use Cooking with the Mole/Pig summoning synergy, faster cooks mean more Coal

Q: When should I make bars with smithing instead of using the Alt Magic spell Superheat?

A: Superheat is another viable way to make bars that may or may not be more beneficial for you. Superheat gives you magic XP, does not use coal and can make multiple bars at higher levels. However, you don't benefit from item preservation or doubling, you don't gain Mastery Experience, and it is slightly more difficult to obtain buffs and interval reduction effects compared to smithing.

Thieving

Q: I'm not getting any progress while offline.

A: In the game's Settings, ensure Toggle Offline Combat is enabled. An additional Thieving-only toggle to enable is Continue Thieving on Stun. Also ensure Toggle Ignore Bank Full is enabled or that you have sufficient Bank space; some enemies drop dozens of items.

Q: Is it possible to die offline?

A: Yes. If you died when Thieving, you will be notified when you load the character. To avoid this, make sure the NPC's max hit is below your auto eat threshold.

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: Do the protect item and DR prayers/potions work with Thieving?

A: As of v1.1.1, yes, although this may change in future updates. Damage Reduction Potions and the prayers Protect Item, Safeguard and Stone Skin work in Thieving without consuming any charges or prayer points!

Farming

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 3 Potato Seeds to plant. As your skill level increases, you will be able to plant more things, including herbs and trees.

Q: Where do I get seeds?

A: Check the Seeds page to see where you can find each seed. Your main seed sources are Bird Nest, Thieving, and Combat.

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 guarantee the survival of a plant.

Q: Do I need to use Compost after I have the 25% mastery pool checkpoint?

A: No, but you can purchase Weird Gloop from the shop and use it to increase the quantity of produce harvested.

Q: The farming complete notification on mobile is not working.

A: WIP It is currently broken?

Q: Why can't I find any farming mastery tokens?

A: Mastery tokens have a chance to drop for each action, and farming has far fewer actions than other skills. Keep farming and you will get a few eventually.

Fletching

Q: Can I get arrows without Fletching?

A: Yes. Some monsters drop arrows when killed as well as some NPCs in Thieving, so it's possible to level Ranged without Fletching.

Crafting

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

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

Q: How do I get basic bags?

A: You can only get basic bags from Thieving.

Runecrafting

Q: How do you get Runecrafting to a high level? Runes give so little XP.

A: Crafting Combination Runes provides much more XP than regular Runes do, and the 25% Mastery Pool bonus increases base XP for Runes by 250%.

Herblore

Q: I made a potion, how do I use it?

A: To use a potion, go to the skill that the potion is for. If it is a combat potion, go to the Combat page. At the top right of the screen there is a button with an empty potion that you can press, and from there you should be able to select any potions you have in your inventory for that skill. Note the "toggle Auto-Reuse" option - having that active means that when the potion you're using runs out of charges, it automatically starts using another potion of the same type.

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 20.
  • 'Tier 3:' Mastery level 50.
  • 'Tier 4:' Mastery level 90.
Also note that it is possible to get a potion of a random tier when using an Herblore Potion.

Q: How do I craft a potion of a lower tier for the township task or Completion Log?

A: The Herblore Potion gives you a chance to create an additional potion of a random tier, while making potions.

Q: How do I craft the Deadly Toxins Potion?

A: Equip the Toxic Maker Gloves and craft Lethal Toxins Potion to obtain them.

Agility

Q: Why won't my Obstacles give me bonuses?

A: For an Obstacle to give bonuses, every Obstacle prior has to be built. If you skip obstacle 7 then obstacles 8, 9, and 10 will not give you any benefits.

Q: Why is my agility training stopping?

A: When you swap agility obstacles, you will need to start training again.

Q: Why do all the bonuses on obstacle 7 suck? Can I skip this obstacle?

A: Agility obstacles are intentionally designed with drawbacks as agility is intended to be changed somewhat frequently. Keep the most beneficial and least detrimental obstacles active, and swap the ones that are no longer helpful for whatever task you are working on.

Summoning

Q: How do I find marks and start training this skill?

A: Summoning has three components: You find marks while training other skills, then craft familiar tablets, then use those tablets while training other skills.

For example, when Woodcutting you will find an Ent mark. Then go to Summoning, tablets/familiars, Ent. Tap the blue "select recipe" button to the highest level log you have, and tap the green circle to buy some green summoning shards. Then you can start crafting ent tablets. When you are woodcutting, equip your Ent tablets and you will start using them and earning summoning xp!

Q: I only have 1/61 Marks. Why can't I find more?

A: After finding the new Mark, you have to craft its Tablet once in order to find more of that Mark.

Q: How do I gather so many of this low level item to craft tablets?

A: Tap the blue "Select Recipe" button to change which item you are using to craft with. As you gain mastery levels, you gain higher item cost reduction for making tablets.

Q: Why does this tablet recipe seem imbalanced?

A: Item costs for tablets are based on the item's sell cost. This is why it takes more Redwood logs than Magic logs to make Ent tablets.

Q: Making tablets to level up Summoning is so slow, how do I level up quicker?

A: Your main source of summoning xp is spending tablets while training skills. You spend three tablets instead of one when you have a synergy active so you get much more xp. Try to have a synergy active for all the skilling you do, the buffs more than compensate for the time and resources spent creating tablets as you progress.

Astrology

Q: How do I follow this guide about rerolling modifiers?

A: Astrology was reworked in V1.1 and no longer has random modifiers. Instead, now you spend stardust to permanently increase the effect of a star's modifiers.

Q: What is a Meteorite, how do I use it?

A: In the Throne of the Herald Expansion, you can find meteorites in astrology. This will add HP to your meteorite node in mining, even if you don't have the mining level to mine it yet.

Q: What does the Devil/Owl summoning synergy do? Why do I get +4 gold stardust but then no longer receive it?

A: The synergy text is auto generated from the code, and hasn't been manually updated to be more clear. You receive +4 quantity of stardust and no longer receive any gold stardust.

Township

Q: I don't know where to start!

A: Check out the Township and Township/Training pages.

Q: How do I gain resources and/or experience?

A: Township updates automatically once every hour. When these updates occur, the player will receive resources and experience, where the amount of resources gained with each update can be seen on the tiles near the top of the Township page in-game. Using the gained resources to construct additional buildings can increase the amount of resources gained with each update.

Q: Why aren't I gaining resources?

A: Check whether your storage is full. If so, excess resources can be traded using the trader, or can be thrown away by using the "Yeet Resources" section of the "Manage Storage" tab. A cap for each resource may also be set under the manage storage tab, which can prevent storage filling up with an excessive amount of any one resource.

Q: What do I gain from this skill?

A: Township unlocks new items and pets from the Shop, including experience boosting gear. Your town can generate a huge amount of Coins.svg GP and any Township resources gained can be traded with the trader for a number of Consumables or resources such as logs, ores, or potions. The consumable items provide benefits to many other skills within the game, and cannot be obtained from elsewhere in the game.

Q: I've made some poor choices with the buildings I have constructed, can I restart?

A: Towns cannot be restarted following the Township rework introduced as part of V1.1.2. You will simply have to wait for enough updates to pass until you have enough resources to construct further buildings.

Q: How do I craft a tier 1 potion for the township task?

A: The Herblore Potion gives you a chance to create an additional potion of a random tier, while making potions.

Q: How do I complete the "Kill 42069 golbins" task quickly?

A: Kills in the Golbin Raid mini game do not count towards this. The page for Golden Golbin has details for how to do this quickly.

Gameplay

General

Q: Do I have to manually start a dungeon every time?

A: No. You can enable the Auto Restart Dungeon option in the menu.

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 also Skill Training Guides available on the wiki. You may find additional information on Discord about how to level optimally.

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

A: Without the Throne of the Herald Expansion, 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 the effect of their experience level past 120. After v0.15, Mastery levels are hard capped at 99.
With the Throne of the Herald Expansion, levels go to 120 with lots of new content!

Q: Is there an experience cap or maximum item stack?

A: There is no limit that you can reach. The only limit to experience or number of items you can have is the limit in Javascript as MAXIMUM_SAFE_INTEGER. This is 2^53-1 or 9,007,199,254,740,991.

Mastery

Q: What is mastery?

A: Mastery is a secondary system of levels tied to individual items within a skill. Each item in a non-combat skill has a level associated with it. You earn mastery experience for an item by gathering/crafting it. You also earn mastery xp towards your mastery pool for the skill, which unlocks perks at certain checkpoints.

Q: How do I spend my mastery pool xp?

A: This is a complicated question. For a simple answer, spend excess mastery pool xp down to the highest checkpoint perk you care about. Spend it on items that are difficult or unproductive to train.

Q: Do I just use all my Mastery Tokens?

A: Yes, use them as soon as you acquire them. There is no benefit to holding onto them unless you are at or near 100% Mastery Pool, it's wasted Bank space.

Shop/Selling

Q: How do I earn GP quickly?

A: This depends greatly on what skills and items you have. Check out the Money Making page for lots of options. Using ticks in township with a high tax rate will earn a lot of gp passively.

Q: Why is <X> so expensive in the Shop?

A: Known Bug If you set the "Buy" multiplier higher than 1, it may display single-purchase items as if it were buying more than one of them. Try lowering your Buy multiplier, even if it is only available in a different Shop tab.

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: How do I add an item to the skilling Quick Equip Menu?

A: Select the item in your bank, click the Cog icon to open the Item Settings menu, then use the checkboxes in the Minibar Settings to set which skills will have the item you selected appear in their Quick Equip Menus

Q: I sold an item, how do I clear it from my Quick Equip Menu?

A: The only in-game way is to get the item again and turn in off in the cog menu in the bank. You can use a console command to clear your menus using the method here.

Q: How did I get this expensive ring/circlet/jewel drop? Should I sell it?

A: You can receive these items very rarely while training your skills or in combat. Do not sell your only copy of them. For details look at the pages for Signet Ring Half (a), Signet Ring Half (b), Circlet of Rhaelyx, and Jewel of Rhaelyx

Q: Where did this Gold Topaz Ring come from?

A: Gold Topaz Ring is an item which is given to the player in place of an Aorpheat's Signet Ring half, 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 Aorpheat's Signet Ring.

Bank

Q: My Bank is always full! What should I do?

A: You will have to purchase hundreds of bank slots in the shop as you progress in the game. But you can also save space by selling items you don't need and didn't take long to gather. If you have a few hundred tin ore but are already smithing iron, you can just sell them! There are a few items you shouldn't sell/use because you'll want them later, including strawberry seeds, dragon bones, antique vases.

Q: How do I change a Bank Tab's icon?

A: Select the item in your Bank, click the gear icon/tab to switch to Item Settings, then click the Select Tab button and choose which tab(s) should show this icon.

Q: How to I remove a Bank Tab icon?

A: Known Bug Currently, no native way exists. You can use this code to clear all Bank Tab icons:
game.bank.tabIcons.clear();
for(let i=0; i<12;i++) game.bank.renderQueue.tabIcons.add(i);

(For more information, see this post: https://www.reddit.com/r/MelvorIdle/comments/yo4pn0/is_there_a_way_to_reset_chosen_bank_tab_icons/ )

Q: I just bought a Superior Skillcape, but it's not showing up in my Quick Equip menu.

A: No Throne of the Herald Expansion items get added to the Quick Equip menu by default. To add or remove an item from the Quick Equip menu, select the item in your Bank, click the gear icon/tab to switch to Item Settings, then click the various toggles under the Minibar Settings area.

Q: How many Bank slots are there?

A: You can get as many as you'd like, but after purchasing 118 slots the price maxes out at Coins.svg 5,000k per slot. Bank slots can also be gained by using Bank Slot Tokens. Hardcore Mode has a 100 bank slot limit from the Shop, but Bank Slot Tokens can still be used to increase the amount of bank slots past 100.

Q: Can we get more Bank Tabs?

A: The devs have not hinted at the possibility, yet. If you want to use mods, keep extra savefile backups because loading errors may delete items that existed in the extra tabs.

Pets

Q: Where can I see which Pets I have unlocked?

A: Unlocked pets can be viewed within the Pets section of the Completion Log, which can be accessed from the left-hand side menu.

Q: Do I need to equip a Pet for the effect to be active?

A: No. If you have unlocked a pet then the effect will be active forever, whether you want it to or not.

Q: How do I unlock a pet? I have reached the maximum skill level and still don't have it!

A: The Pets page has the rates for each pet. If you are at a high skill level and you don't have the pet you are just unlucky, the game is not broken.

Other

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've heard people using certain acronyms/abbreviations before, what do they mean?

A: Please refer to the Glossary page, which contains many of the abbreviations commonly used by the community.

Bugs, Glitches and Lag

Q: I'm getting this bug/error/glitch!

A: Before you do anything else, back up your save. Then disable your mods, restart your game and see if the bug persists.

Q: My game keeps crashing on Mobile.

  • If on an Android device, disable Accessibility Services.
  • Disable all mods. If the game loads, slowly re-enable mods until you find the culprit.
  • Load another save. Try making a new game file to see if your save(s) got corrupted. Remember to back up frequently.
  • Clear your cache. Also try reinstalling the game.

Q: I'm getting significant lag or slowness.

  • If on an Android device, disable Accessibility Services.
  • Disable all mods. If the game loads, slowly re-enable mods until you find the culprit.
  • Turn off progress bars and combat damage splashes in the settings menu.
  • Your browser may be throttling Melvor Idle while the tab is in the background/not visible. For potential solutions, see: Mitigating Browser Throttling.

Q: My game has text over all of the items in my bank.

A: You turned on the "Minor accessibility features" setting, turn it off in the settings menu.

Q: I'm still experiencing a bug after trying everything above.

A: Search Discord or Reddit to see if others are having the same issue. You can also look at the game's issues page on Github: https://github.com/MelvorIdle/melvoridle.github.io/issues. This is the official place to make bug reports, reports anywhere else may not be seen by the devs.

Q: Why does my game show that I have only been playing for one year when my account is older than that?

A: This statistic was only added in v1.0 which was released on November 19th, 2021. This means if your account is older than that, it will only show the time since 1.0 came out.

Saving

Q: How do I back up my save locally? Should I do it?

A: Yes, in fact the game tells you to do this every time you select your character!
To back up your save, go to the character select screen, and tap on the settings button on the save slot you want to back up. Then, tap any of the bottom three options. The "create shareable URL" option is most convenient, this will copy a short URL to your clipboard. Now you can paste this URL somewhere safe, like a notes app that has a cloud sync. It is suggested to leave yourself a quick note next to the URL to mark the date or any other identifying info for later.
If you want to use the backup, go to the settings menu of the slot you want to replace, tap "Import save", and then paste.
How often you back up your saves locally is a personal decision, but at least once a month at minimum is suggested. While cloud saves are great, it is possible to accidentally overwrite your cloud save and lose significant progress, so they alone should not be relied upon as a backup.

Q: Why would I need a Melvor Cloud account?

A: Creating a free Melvor Cloud account allows you to easily swap between devices and keep your progress, and back up and recover your save files. Save files are not backed up by Steam or any other service.

Q: What are local and cloud saves? Do I need to force save?

A: There are two types of saves: cloud, and local. Local saves are saved every 10 seconds and are stored on your device. Cloud saves require a free Melvor Cloud account and push a copy of your local save to the cloud. This happens automatically every two hours if you have "Auto Save to Cloud" turned on in the settings (on by default). You can also manually update your cloud save by tapping the green "Force Save" button at the top of the screen. It is recommended that you force save before leaving the app, especially if you plan to play next on a different device.
When you are loading your game, you will want to load the most recent save. If you last played on the device you are using, the local save will be more recent. If you last played on another device and saved to the cloud, the cloud save will be more recent. Tap the "Show Cloud Saves" or "Show Local Saves" button at the top of the screen to swap which saves are shown.

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

A: Click the "Forgot Password?" button on the login page and follow the instructions. If you didn't have an email associated with your account, then you can try to ask for help on Discord.

Q: I can't sign in to Melvor Cloud even though I know my e-mail address and password are correct!

A: Ensure you are attempting to sign in using your username, not your e-mail address. If you can't remember your username, then click the "Forgot Password?" button and follow the instructions, as the e-mail you receive will mention the username associated with your e-mail address.

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

A: First, try disabling mods. 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. If it doesn't work, ask on the official Discord.

Q: How did I lose progress?

A: This is usually due to loading the older local or cloud save and then overwriting the newer one. Make sure the save you load is the newest version. If you are consistently backing up your saves locally, you can load your backup and lose less progress.

Q: My Hardcore character account was deleted!

A: Your character died while offline, because it was hit higher than your auto eat threshold or you ran out of food or other consumables. You can see your latest hardcore cause of death at the bottom of your character select screen.

Q: Will there ever be a save reset?

A: No, there are currently no plans for a save reset.

Non-Standard game modes

Q: How do I play Adventure or Hardcore mode?

A: You must purchase the Full Version to play these game modes. Start a new character and choose your game mode. You cannot swap your game mode after character creation except through mods.

Q: My Hardcore character account was deleted!

A: Your character died when offline, because it was hit higher than your auto eat threshold or you ran out of food or other consumables. You can see your latest hardcore cause of death at the bottom of your character select screen.

Q: How do I recover my Hardcore account after it died?

A: You cannot, it's called hardcore for a reason! You can revert back to a previous save, using a save link or exported save file. You can also load an old cloud save if you have "Back up to cloud automatically" turned off in the settings, otherwise the cloud save is automatically deleted.

Q: Why is my Adventure mode character stuck at X skill level?

A: Noncombat skills in adventure mode are limited to your Combat Level. Increase your combat level to continue leveling up your skills.

Q: What skill should I buy next in Adventure mode? How do I earn enough gp?

A: In general, you want to increase your combat capabilities to reach 99 combat level, and earn more gp to unlock more skills. As of 12/13/22 the Adventure/Guide page is outdated but still has good advice. Notably, township is a very powerful skill in adventure mode and can generate a lot of gp and resources passively. For other money making methods look at the Money Making page.

Free Demo and Full Version

Q: What is the deference between the Free Demo and Full Version?

A: The free demo has limited skills, items and enemies compared to the Full Version. After you get a taste of the game from the demo, consider purchasing a one-time unlock to the full version! Your progress from the demo will transfer over. For more details on the differences, read the Full Version page.

Q: Where can I buy and play the Full Version?

A: You can buy the full version on these platforms. Note that the cost is the same for each in USD, but may be slightly different in other currencies.
[store.steampowered.com/app/1267910/Melvor_Idle/ Buy Melvor Full version on Steam]

Q: If I buy the Full Version on X platform, can I play it on Y platform?

A: Yes, except if you buy on mobile you are not able to play the steam version. See more details on the Full Version page.

Q: Do I need to purchase expansions separately?

A: Yes, expansions are a separate purchase from the Full Version.

Q: Are there subscriptions or micro transactions?

A: No, Melvor Idle only has the one-time Full Version unlock, and the Throne of the Herald Expansion.

Throne of the Herald Expansion

Q: What is this expansion?

A: Throne of the Herald Expansion is Melvor's first expansion. It raises the skill level from 99 to 120 and adds lots of new enemies, dungeons, and hundreds of new items. You can buy it on the steam store or as an in app purchase on the iOS or Android apps.

Q: If I buy the Throne of the Herald Expansion on X platform, will my account have the new content on Y platform?

A: Yes, if you buy the expansion anywhere you will have access to it anywhere you could already play the game.

Q: Should I buy the Throne of the Herald Expansion now or wait?

A: If you plan on buying the expansion eventually, there's no reason to wait until you reach a certain point. You will be able to train new items once you get past lvl99 in any skill. You will also earn more mastery xp per action and find meteorites in astrology.
Note that when you purchase the expansion, your mastery pool percentage will drop as new items are added. This one-time drop is more detrimental the more mastery pools you have filled up.

Q: I already have virtual levels past lvl99, will they carry over when I buy the Throne of the Herald Expansion?

A: You can choose whether you want to keep your levels, or if you want to reset them back to lvl99.

Platforms

Q: Which platforms can I play Melvor on?

A: Melvor is available on a web browser, android and iOS apps, and on Steam. Find more details on the Full Version page.

Q: Is there a difference what platform you play on? What are the benefits of the Steam version?

A: The game is the same across all platforms apart from UI changes for different screen sizes. All features, gameplay and content are the same.
In addition to providing access to the Full Version, the Steam version provides achievements, trading cards, Discord rich presence, no throttling (which can slow down game play in web browsers), plus all of the usual Steam features such as tracking time played.

Q: If I buy the Full Version on X platform, can I play it on Y platform?

A: Yes, except if you buy on mobile you are not able to play the steam version. See more details on the Full Version page.

Q: If I buy the Throne of the Herald Expansion on X platform, will my account have the new content on Y platform?

A: Yes, if you buy the expansion anywhere you will have access to it anywhere you could already play the game.

Q: Can I use the same save between the mobile/browser/Steam versions?

A: Yes, by signing into Melvor Cloud on each platform your saves will be synced between devices. Note that:
  • You will likely have to load from cloud saves when switching between versions/devices, compare the last save time of your local and cloud saves to ensure you are using your latest save
  • The same save should not be used on multiple versions/devices at the same time, as doing so may result in a loss of progress
  • For additional information, please refer to Save Management

Mods

Q: How do I enable mods?

A: First, back up your save by creating a save link and pasting it in a safe place. Then, make sure you have a free Melvor Cloud account. Go to settings, and enable mods. Then go to the sidebar and tap "Mod Manager" below the minigame section. You will be prompted to make a free mod.io account, and then you can start browsing mods.

Q: Which platforms support mods?

A: Mods are supported on all platforms. Your mods will sync between platforms as they are tied to your account.

Q: How do I turn on a mod for one character but not the other?

A: As of v1.1.1 this is not possible. You must turn the mod on or off before switching characters.

Q: Will mods damage or break my save?

A: Mods are written by community members and may have bugs or errors. There have not been widespread save corruptions, but its always a good idea to back up your save frequently, especially when using mods.

Q: Is this mod cheating? Will my account get banned?

A: Many mods add cheats to your game, but nobody will be banned for cheating. This is a single player game, and the Devs encourage you to play the game in any way that is fun for you. You can modify your save file however you like.
Note that some players have felt regret after using a mod to speed through grinds in the game. After all, this game is all about the grind journey. Players new to mods may want to stick with mods that only add quality of life features at first.

Q: Does modding my game disable steam achievements?

A: No

Changes and upcoming features

Q: Where can I find upcoming changes?

A: You can see all of the planned major upcoming changes on the Roadmap. Additionally, upcoming changes are posted on Discord and 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. Join the official Discord, check out if your suggestion is in #frequent-suggestions, and if not then post your prompt in #suggestions.

Q: Will there be leaderboards or other multiplayer features?

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, you can purchase the full version on mobile or a copy of the Steam version. Alternatively you can support the game through Patreon. You can also purchase the Throne of the Herald Expansion. However, it should be noted that Melvor will never have microtransactions.

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.