osrs optimal quest guide

Quests are essential for advancing in Old School Runescape. There are many bosses, locations, mini-games, skills, items, spell books and so on that require quests to unlock them. This article will contain what we believe is the most optimal quest guide in OSRS.

Over the years we have created many, many accounts and had to do these quests over and over.
Questing can be a little bit of a drag when you’re starting fresh, also figuring out the most efficient order is annoying which is why we created this guide. There are absolutely no requirements to start it, you can start from a level 3 account using this quest guide all the way to the quest cape.

Quests That Unlock Valuable Items

  • Dragon slayer: Rune Platebody, Green d’hide body, Dragon Platebody​
  • Dragon Slayer 2: Ava’s Assembler/Ferocious gloves
  • Family Crest: Steel Gauntlets
  • Animal Magnetism: Ava’s attractor/accumulator
  • The Slug Menace: Proselyte Armour
  • Dwarf Cannon: Dwarf Cannon
  • Recipe for Disaster: Barrow Gloves
  • Lost city: Dragon Longsword and dagger (DDS)
  • Monkey Madness 1: Dragon Scimitar
  • The Fremennik Trials: Archer/berserker/warrior/farseer helm
  • The Fremennik Isles: Helm of neitiznot
  • The Fremennik Exiles: Neitiznot Faceguard

Quests That Unlock Valuable Spellbooks:

  • Desert Treasure: Ancient Magicks
  • Lunar Diplomacy: Lunar Spell book

The quest list below contains the most optimal way to quest in OSRS. Follow the list in the exact order it comes in to advance your character through the games quests with as little skilling in-between as possible!

This OSRS Quest Guide Is Optimal For:

  • New Players
  • Returning Players/Fresh Accounts
  • Ironman, Hardcore Ironman and Ultimate Ironman accounts

This OSRS Quest Guide Is Not Optimal For:

  • Pures (read our OSRS pure quest guide)

OSRS Efficient Quest Guide In Order

If you follow this exact quest order, you will be questing in the most efficient way possible in Oldschool Runescape. This is optimal guide shows you how to quest in osrs with the least amount of skilling/grinding.

Quest
cook’s assistant
sheep shearer
Misthalin Mystery
restless ghost
X marks the spot
ernest the chicken
Romeo and Juliet
rune mysteries
Prince Ali Rescue
Client of Kourend
pirates treasure
goblin diplomacy
witch potion
imp catcher
Doric’s quest
sheep herder
gertrude’s cat
Varrock museum
druidic ritual
death plateau
murder mystery
plague city
Enter the abyss
biohazard
GET 30 FIREMAKING and 15 THIEVING
sea slug
COMPLETE ARDOUGNE EASY DIARY
monk’s friend
clock tower
hazeel cult
dwarf cannon
fight arena
witch’s house
waterfall
tree gnome village
vampyre slayer
priest in peril
rag and bone man
shield of arrav
Corsair Curse
demon slayer
knight’s sword
black knight’s fortress
GET 10 FLETCHING
Tourist trap
grand tree
jungle potion
merlin’s crystal
fishing contest
observatory
RFD cook
RFD goblins
RFD dwarf
recruitment drive
GET 20 COOKING
ghost ahoy
nature spirit
holy grail
dragon slayer
Alfred Grimhand Barcrawl Mini-quest
scorpion catcher
tribal totem
the golem
creature of fenkenstrain
dig site
Elemental Workshop 1
Elemental Workshop 2
lost tribe
death to the dorgeshuun
shades of mort’ton
GET 33 Magic
giant dwarf
another slice of ham
wanted!
the feud
shadow of the storm
GET 35 Woodcutting
Animal magnetism
lost city
Fairytale I
Fairytale II part 1
GET 25 COOKING
RFD Evil dave
forgettable tale…
garden of tranquility
enlightened journey
Tai bwo Wannai trio
shilo village
big chompy bird hunting
RFD pirate pete
GET 37 RANGED, 41 Cooking
RFD Lumb guide
RFD Skrach
Spirits of Elid
one small favour
horror from the deep
monkey madness
Icthlarin’s little helper
contact
ratcatchers
a tail of 2 cats
The depths of despair
The queen of thieves
Tale of the Righteous
Bone Voyage
In search of the myreque
in aid of the myreque
haunted mine
GET 5 CONSTRUCTION, 26 HUNTER
Darkness of hallowvale
tower of life
The ascent of Arceuus
eagles’ peak
GET 30 SLAYER, 30 FLETCHING, 34 CONSTRUCTION, 30 RUNECRAFTING & 46 MAGIC
making history
mountain daughter
Fremennik trials
Zogre flesh eaters
slug menace
eyes of glouphrie
what lies below
cold war
GET 31 HERBLORE, 40 MINING, 40 RANGED, 44 AGILITY
troll stronghold
eadgar’s ruse
troll romance
my arm’s big adventure
temple of Ikov
Watchtower
a soul’s bane
GET 43 PRAYER, 49 FIREMAKING, 49 CRAFTING
Tears of Guthix
hand in the sand
Enakhra’s lament
GET 50 MINING, 53 FISHING, 53 COOKING
heroes’ quest
throne of Miscellania
The Forsaken tower
GET 40 SMITHING, 53 THIEVING, 59 MAGIC
family crest
Desert treasure
GET 56 WOODCUTTING, 50 DEFENCE
the fremennik isles
Olaf’s quest
GET 56 AGILITY
underground pass
regicide
roving elves
start Legends’ quest
RFD Sir Amik Varze
GET 41 SLAYER, 40 FARMING, 50 PRAYER, 50 SMITH
royal trouble
Rum deal
Cabin fever
The great brain robbery
between a rock
GET 45 HERBLORE, 52 MINING
Legends’ quest
GET 70 COOKING, 65 DEFENCE
RFD Freeing Awowogei
RFD Final battle
King’s ransom
Skippy and the mogres
Rag and boneman part 2
GET 49 FARMING, 57 HERBLORE, 65 MAGIC, 60 MINING, 60 RANGED, 61 CRAFTING
fairytale part 2
mourning’s end part 1
mourning’s end part 2
Lunar Diplomacy
GET 62 FISHING, 66 MAGIC, 50 FLETCHING, 50 RUNECRAFTING 65 SMITHING, 58 THIEVING, 71 WOODCUTTING
swan song
Devious minds
Grim tales
GET 55 RUNECRAFTING, 60 SLAYER, 65 CRAFTING
The Fremennik Exiles
GET CB 85
dream mentor
A taste of Hope
GET 66 FM, 68 AGILITY, 72 MINING
Making Friends with My Arm
GET 60 HUNTER, 69 SLAYER, 70 CRAFTING
Monkey madness II
GET 75 MAGIC, 70 SMITHING, 60 THIEVING, 50 CONSTRUCTION
Dragon Slayer II
GET 70 AGILITY, 70 CONSTRUCTION, 70 FARMING, 70 HERBLORE, 70 HUNTING, 70 SMITHING
Song of the Elves

Big ups to SlayerMusiq1 for creating this optimal osrs quest order.