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Multicombat area was significantly altered after an update.
This article is retained to provide information on past elements of RuneScape.

A multicombat area, also known as a Multiway Combat area is an area of the RuneScape world where a player or monster can be attacked by more than one player or monster at a time.

Multicombat areas are identified upon entering by two crossed swords (Multicombat) which appear in the bottom right hand corner of the interface or under the mini world map. Anywhere else is a Single-way combat area, also known as a single combat area.

Multicombat areas are especially dangerous in the Wilderness, as a player can be attacked by more than one monster or player at a time. It is very useful, though, to be in a multicombat area while monster slaying with friends, as lone players can be killed easily.

Notice, when you are using Magic/Ranged on an enemy behind a barrier, such as ranging goblins behind a fence, even though it's not a multicombat area, as long as you aren't under attack, you can attack more than one enemy.

Multicombat is also required for a Summoning familiar to assist in combat, since a player and their familiar both fight one enemy. However, dreadnips could fight the same opponent as the player without being in a multicombat area.

Some multicombat areas include:

Multi-hitting attacks

Some weapons, spells or equipment are capable of hitting multiple opponents in a single hit. Most of them could still be used in single-combat areas, but they could only hit multiple opponents while in a multi-combat area. They include:

Technically, the Dwarf multicannon is not a multi-hitting weapon; it simply shoots at many opponents very rapidly given that the player is not under attack or is in a multi-combat area.


  • Usually, when fighting a single monster with other players, the player that applied the most total damage at the end of the battle gets the monster's item/coin drop.
  • Players can aggravate multiple enemies by simply attacking all of them without killing them then running to a farther location. The aggressive monsters will follow the player causing the monsters to pile the player.
  • What determines if you are in able to attack someone else is based on the zone they are currently in, which means multiple players from a single-combat zone can attack one target as long as the target is in a multicombat area. This will also mean that only one person can attack you if you are in a single-combat area.
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