This means that many NPCs are able to use magic

  • Encouraging challenging fights. This is the biggest aspect of RuneScape Gold the Evolution of Combat update. PvE combat is rebalancing all the NPCs to make them more suitable for players of similar abilities. This means that many NPCs are able to use magic and attack ranged to improve their position on the combat triangle.

    You will find that most of the creatures in the game are limited to basic melee attack, so you don't have to use any other weapon. All that will change as we'll encourage you to learn the strengths and weaknesses of each monster (all shown very clearly on the combat side panel, where your stab/slash/crush/special attack buttons used to be) and to learn the best combat method and gear to use against them.

    To encourage people to take on creatures that are designed for their level, we're removing the Combat XP for fighting creatures more than 30 levels below you. Drops and Slayer XP will not alter. As I mentioned, the majority of NPCs are being rebalanced in this regard.

    There aren't any top-of-the-line training creatures, so players who have higher Combat levels will see their 30 level range increase to 50. At the very least until we have larger training dungeons.

    It's still possible to work with creatures that are much smaller than you, however training on things like rock crabs and cows will now only be useful at low levels - as it should be. To accommodate this change, we will be increasing the amount of 2007 RS Items spawn points throughout the game.