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===Southeast corner===
===Southeast corner===
Ever since the [[Missing, Presumed Death]] release and [[Silvarea]] graphical update on 15 October 2013, the rather large area in the southeast corner of the Wilderness below level 9, just south of the path to [[Daemonheim]] (where the track, "[[Undercurrent]]"), somehow got blocked off in the free-to-play world and became a members only area, even though there are no barriers surrounding it. That error has still not been fixed.
Ever since the [[Missing, Presumed Death]] release and [[Silvarea]] graphical update on 15 October 2013, the rather large area in the southeast corner of the Wilderness below level 9, just south of the path to [[Daemonheim]] (where the track, "[[Undercurrent]]" was unlocked), somehow got blocked off in the free-to-play world and became a members only area, even though there are no barriers surrounding it. That error has still not been fixed.
==Wilderness levels==
==Wilderness levels==

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This article is about the region. For the music tracks, see Wilderness (disambiguation).
"The Wild" redirects here. For the title, see Titles#The Wild.
Release date Unknown edit
Capital N/A (previously Senntisten)
Members No, besides level 49+ and Red Dragon Isle
No. of banks 9
No. of altars 2
Guilds None
Peaks Wilderness Volcano, Wilderness North Volcano
Inhabitants Several different races
Wilderness warning

The Wilderness, also called the wild or Wildy, is a large and dangerous wasteland which makes up nearly the entirety of north-eastern Gielinor, with the exception of the Daemonheim peninsula, directly north of the kingdoms of Asgarnia and Misthalin.

There are also unofficial PKing worlds, where you can still use the Protect item prayer and curse. These worlds are 2 and 69.

Upon dying in the Wilderness, be it to player or monster, players will lose all of their items, except their three most valuable items. A maximum of five items can be saved by using the protect items prayer and a portent/sign of item protection unless on a high risk server. However, players who are skulled will lose all items by default.

Development history

Clan Wars arena

The former Clan Wars arena was still present, albeit unused.

The Wilderness was famous for being the only place where non-members could engage in Player-versus-Player (PvP) combat to gain all items that the defeated dropped until 10 December 2007, when the Duel Arena was opened to free players and the Bounty Hunter and Clan Wars minigames were introduced. Later when the classic Wilderness was reintroduced, Bounty Hunter was removed. All the minigames that used to be located in the Wilderness are now in the Gamers' Grotto north of Falador.

As of 15 October 2008, players were allowed to attack each other here (and across the rest of RuneScape in PvP worlds) on special Bounty Hunter worlds (These worlds have been rendered obsolete as of the first of February as the classic Wilderness area has been reintroduced). They could not, however, attack each other here on non-PvP worlds.

In the months between July 2008 and October 2008, however, players could only attack each other via activities. The Clan Wars free-for-all portals are very similar to the Wilderness before 1 July 2008, however with the arrival of Bounty worlds the Wilderness returned to being like old player killing. Players had to be careful entering the Wilderness as they could be attacked and likely killed by revenants.

From 24 December 2010 to 14 January 2011 a referendum to bring back the old Wilderness and free trade was conducted, in which ninety one percent of votes were a yes. As of 18 January 2011, the "Attack" option was secretly added to the menu while right-clicking on a player in the Wilderness in certain areas. Clicking it yielded "You can only attack players in a player-vs-player area". The Wilderness has now been returned to its original state as of 1 February 2011.

Following the Evolution of Combat, players who entered the Wilderness would be "auto-skulled", making them drop all items upon death unless the Protect Item prayer/curse was active. The now-removed abilities Single and Multi-Way Wilderness allowed players to dictate how the Wilderness will be towards them. This made the Wilderness very dangerous and unpopular with players, until Wilderness Warbands were released, as they provide free experience rewards with very little risk. Following the release of Legacy Mode, the Wilderness had its old mechanics back. There are also rocks scattered around the surface of the Wilderness with two blood red crossed swords on them; these signal the borders between single and multi-way combat areas.

In-game history

Wilderness wasteland

Lava, ruins and the remains of warriors is all what is left of the Zarosian empire...

The area that is now the Wilderness was formerly known as Forinthry. Like the rest of Gielinor, it was shaped by the god Guthix during the First Age and was an area filled with nature and life.

Forinthry was very rich in resources, and so a perfect place to build settlements. Zaros, a god who entered Gielinor after Guthix entered his sleeping state at the end of the first age, fully conquered this area during the Second Age. Many settlements were built, whose most powerful were Dareeyak, Carrallangar, Annakarl and Ghorrock. Forinthry formed a very big part of Zaros' mighty empire, which was the most powerful of Gielinor at that time, and stretched from northern Forinthry, through the north-west of Misthalin, and to the North-east of Morytania.

Wilderness ruins

Once a house, now ruins.

Near the end of the second age, Zaros' Mahjarrat general Zamorak wanted to overthrow Zaros and was able to collect a group of followers. Those included (but were not limited to) the elder demon Thammaron, the vampyre Lord Drakan, the human warrior Viggora and the other Mahjarrat Zemouregal and Hazeel. When Zamorak got his hands on the Staff of Armadyl, he attacked Zaros' castle and after an intense battle, a large part of Zaros' powers were transferred via the staff to Zamorak, leading to his banishment. After that, the other gods banished Zamorak for defeating one of their kind, however, Zamorak returned as a God, with an army so big that he could conquer the world and declared war against all the other Gods, starting the God Wars.

During the God Wars, Forinthry was under constant attacks of Zamorak and Saradomin's armies and soon started to crumble, the fortresses were dominated and many of Zaros' remaining followers sided with Zamorak to not be his victims, and soon, the remaining settlements of Forinthry were destroyed with the exception of Ghorrock, which was dominated by Zamorak, until it became so cold that it became impossible to control it.

Wilderness wood pathway

Could this once have been a forest?

After 4,000 years of battle, Zamorak managed to take the Stone of Jas from Saradomin, and used its power to sear the entire continent of Forinthry (likely to eliminate evidence of Zaros), turning it into the cursed wasteland today known as the Wilderness. As a result, the Anima Mundi cried out in agony, which awoke Guthix from his long slumber and put an end to the God Wars by creating the Edicts of Guthix, which banned all gods from ever directly influencing Gielinor again. Guthix went deep into the depths of Gielinor and wept, saddened by the effects the God Wars had had on the world that he had shaped and loved. The Wars ended, but the damage was done, many races like the aviansies, icyenes, ourgs and wyrms were almost wiped out of existence, and all of Gielinor suffered from the effects of the wars, but not one kingdom suffered as heavily as Forinthry.


A small oasis near the middle of the wilderness, one of the few places that have not been scarred.

Forinthry is today known as the Wilderness and is now nothing but a cursed wasteland feared by adventurers. Today, many ruins of the once mighty cities still remain in these lands, barely recognisable as the great cities they were but rather piles of bricks and spirits of the creatures who died during the God Wars who were forced by the gods to look after the Wilderness. They started patrolling the Wilderness, attacking anything alive they would encounter, these spirits became known as the revenants. Many of those who died in the Wilderness after that point, have ended up within a Spirit Plane, created by the Spirit Beast. The origins of this beast are unknown. Everyone unlucky enough to die in the Wilderness will be trapped in this realm for the rest of eternity. While the spirit beast slowly drains the souls of the unfortunate mortal victims, it makes itself even more powerful.
War at Forinthry

Zamorak destroying the entire Forinthry.

During the Fourth Age, there were many attempts to recolonize the Wilderness. A new city was built at Dareeyak's old location and the Bonde family managed to build a successful farm in the 1700s, however, they were massacred by a group of rogues. There are still many creatures wandering around in the Wilderness, like many species of giants and demons. Due to the Wilderness being a site of ancient battles, it is also a place where dragons reside. Some outlaws, mostly Zamorakians, have also managed to set up their bases there, like bandits, dark warriors, rogues and pirates.

Old wildy

The Wilderness before 10 December 2007.

In year 169 of the Fifth Age, many adventurers, who had grown tired of the Revenants' constant terror, teamed up to fight the Revenants and reclaimed the land from their tyranny. The adventurers' efforts were successful, and the Revenants were banished to a cave known as the Forinthry Dungeon. Despite this, the Revenants still remain dangerous to anyone wishing to explore the cave, but are not nearly as powerful as they were above ground.

Wilderness levels

The level rises as one runs north


Main article: Revenants

Revenants were added by Jagex to challenge players after player killing was removed. They would randomly appear and attack players in the Wilderness. Revenants are the ghost-like spirits of creatures killed during the God Wars. All of them could teleblock, freeze, and use all three sides of the combat triangle. In members Wilderness, most of them could also poison the player (except for the revenant dragon, which could poison players anywhere in the Wilderness). They can also unleash hefty damage despite their combat level; even the level 7 revenant imps can hit up to 90 life points. The further north players went, the higher the danger level got. The danger level represents the potential combat levels of revenants they could engage in combat. A danger level of 1 meant you could be attacked by revenants within 1 combat level of your own; a danger level of 2 meant you could fight revenants within 2 combat levels of your own; and so on.

After the Wilderness and Free Trade Update on 1 February, revenants were removed from the Wilderness surface and banished to the Forinthry Dungeon. They also lost their ability to teleblock players, but they are still extremely dangerous and should not be underestimated.

Teleport restrictions

Teleports will not work above Wilderness Level 20, except for a select few such as the amulet of glory, which may be used by members up to level 30. However, the Teleport Block spell will prevent using any means of teleportation for 5 minutes.

If you have completed Spirit of Summer, you can use Jennica's ring to activate portals throughout the Wilderness, even from the axe hut at level 55. The teleport restrictions of the wilderness do not exist in the spirit realm.

Items that allow member teleportation to up to level 30 Wilderness:

The Wilderness wall

Main article: Wilderness wall
Wildy wall

The current Wilderness wall.

Wild Ditch

The ditch as it was seen on the World Map before it was replaced with a wall during an update on 15th September 2010.

The Wilderness is separated from safer areas by a wall on its southern edge, requiring players to click on it to enter the Wilderness. Formerly a ditch, it required the same action to enter the Wilderness; jumping over. This was to prevent players from wandering into the Wilderness and getting killed, or getting 'lured' or tricked into going into the Wilderness with popular luring techniques such as Tree Luring prior the Wilderness changes. After clicking the wall, players are presented with a screen that asks whether they really want to enter the Wilderness. Players who click yes will then jump over the wall. Above it, there are a few safe spaces. This has, however, reduced the level 1 Wilderness to 4 tiles.

Jagex added the ditch/wall functionality on 18 April 2007[1]. They also added the option not to receive this warning message every time on 17 July 2007[2]. Players can toggle this and other warning messages on and off via the Doomsayer in Lumbridge. Before the Z-buffering update, the Wilderness Wall was actually a ditch, but due to problems with graphics coding, it was changed into a wall.

Player killing

Main article: Player killing
Locations wilderness multicombat zones1

The red areas show multiway combat areas prior to The Evolution of Combat.

Reintroduced into the Wilderness on 1 February 2011, PKing can be one of the most profitable activities in RuneScape, though it can also be one of the most dangerous. Player killing can take place in the Wilderness. When a player is killed in the Wilderness, none of their lost items are protected by a gravestone. Instead, they are dropped on the ground and available to the killer, or if the player was killed by a monster, to everyone. Depending on combat level, player killers risk nothing to hundreds of millions worth of gear.

PKing also saw the return of looters, low level accounts with the purpose of picking up the remains of a drop after the killer finished taking the most expensive items. They are a hindrance to PKers since they almost always stand on top of the loot and plant marker plants to hamper the killer from picking it up quickly. If a player gets a kill and must teleport away or is killed right after by a PKer, all of the loot could become visible to everyone after a short amount of time, and experienced looters will often pick up the best right away.

PKing also saw the return of griefing/griefers, who target players who are in the wilderness for non-combat reasons (such as penguin hunting). This is often pointless, as these targeted players often carry nothing into the wilderness and thus only drop bones, and the main result is the frustration of the grieved player.

Economic effects of player killing

In the weeks following the return of player killing, the price of commonly used PKing gear, including armour, weapons, and food plummeted. The abyssal whip, rune platebody and platelegs, and sharks crashed to almost half their price before the update. Rune scimitars went from 30k to 17k. Barrows equipment also crashed significantly. While its demand rose, this can be explained:

  • With Bounty and PvP worlds, not all of the victim's items became the killer's loot - oftentimes the loot was a lot worse than the value of their lost items. Ancient artefacts were introduced, items that could be sold to an NPC named Mandrith for a set amount of coins. As a result, the supply of gear was low as it was constantly removed from the game and the coins added into the game caused inflation; therefore prices rose.
  • After 1 February 2011, the drop system changed. All tradeable items such as the gear used in PKing lost upon death remained in the game as players picked them up and sold them. So the supply remained constant, unlike its decrease in PvP worlds. The effect of prices was particularly strong on Abyssal whips, which were mostly not transferred when one was lost in a PvP world. Now, all of them remain in the game as well as new ones coming in from abyssal demons.
  • The return of free trade came with the return of real world trading. They began using bots again to gather resources, including high level fish: sharks, rocktail, monkfish, etc. The supply of them increased dramatically and lowered the prices. Unused food lost in player killing was also picked up by looters.

However, the special PvP drops that were formerly only acquired from PvP, and now from revenants, such as vesta's longsword, skyrocketed. This is because they were much easier to get from PKing rather than killing revenants now, whose drop rate of these items is extremely low.

Why enter the Wilderness?

Wilderness hunting area

A Hunter area with black salamanders.

Low wilderness

The lower, safer levels of the Wilderness.

Many players enter the Wilderness to kill other players,

There are also two Boss monsters located within The Wilderness:

King Black Dragon
Located in level 56 Wilderness, near the lava maze. One entrance to the King Black Dragon's lair is located in the Wilderness, but the lair itself is not. However, entering the lair via the Wilderness awards the player with a 10% damage boost.
Chaos Elemental
Located in the highest levels of the Wilderness, west of the Rogue's Castle.

The Wilderness Volcano is also a good area to train since it has greater demons and hellhounds. There is always plenty to kill since the monsters spawn fast and there is usually a small amount of players. Some places in the Wilderness spawn runes which players may collect for free, although it can be quite dangerous if other players pass by. Some players like to get together with friends and take the risk of hanging out in the Wilderness just for the fun of it.

For access to the Abyss

Members can use the Abyss to access the various altars throughout RuneScape to craft runes; the Zamorak mage that teleports players to the abyss is in level 5 Wilderness. Many players will risk being killed to craft runes here as it is the fastest way available to train Runecrafting for profit; normally only runes above cosmic are crafted here as any rune below this is not considered worth the risk, or it takes less time to reach the appropriate altar by other means. It should be noted that there will not always be player killers waiting by the rift - since the average runecrafter does not carry expensive items with them it is usually seen as a waste of time and resources to kill them.

For resources

Lava island

A respawn point of nature runes.

There are many useful spawns in the Wilderness. Particularly, the only two non-members' spawn points for planks, which are required for the Dragon Slayer quest:

  1. In the Graveyard of Shadows, level 25-30 Wilderness. This place is filled with aggressive zombies, so lower levels may want to bring some food and/or armour.
  2. The Lava Maze (level 55-61) contains several item spawns such as iron full helm, gold necklace, staff of earth, steel platebody, along with coin respawn points. Bring food, as it contains black knights, king scorpions, hill giants and lesser demons.

There are also many respawns for bones in the Chaos Temple and the Boneyard, and members can collect white berries (a valuable potion ingredient) at Red Dragon Isle.

There is a small hill at level 47 Wilderness South of the border where a cut sapphire will spawn. It is guarded by low-level spiders.

For ores

The risk factor and the aggressive monsters mean these mines are rarely mined-out, unlike the Mining Guild at busy times.

The Wilderness has one of the few places to mine runite ore in all Gielinor, being the only place free-to-play players could mine runite until the 19 July 2010 Dungeoneering update. After the 1 Feb 2011 Wilderness update, the runite rocks near the Lava Maze began spawning their ore much faster, making it well worth the risk for those who are bold enough to mine in level 40+ Wilderness.

The Wilderness' other mines are also usually empty of other players, and some of them have very large concentration of a specific rock. Examples are the Hobgoblin mine, which has 22 mithril rocks, the largest concentration of mithril ore anywhere in RuneScape.

While the best metal armour enables players to shrug off most of the monsters that frequent the mines, other players will frequently attack with magic as well, so ranged armour may be preferable to avoid susceptibility to magic attacks. Protect from Magic may also be used to help ward off magical attacks.

For clue scrolls

Members can obtain clue scrolls from monsters. Some steps in hard and elite clue scrolls may require the player to traverse into the Wilderness to complete them. With the update on 1 Feburary 2011 update, the chances of getting a step involving the Wilderness have been greatly decreased.

Be warned that you can still be attacked by other players while fighting off any of the wizards that may attack you while digging for a casket, so be prepared for anything. Most of the time you will be incapable of teleporting, so you should be sure to bring a lot of high leveled food, a shield and some prayer potions.

For Agility training

Members have an Agility training course in the deep Wilderness. It is one of the fastest Agility training areas, though also the most dangerous, as almost any player can attack you in there due to its location.

For Soul Reaper

With the release of Soul Reaper, the Chaos Elemental, King Black Dragon and Corporeal Beast are three of the twenty bosses that players may be assigned with in order to kill. Players must kill 5, 10, 20, 30 and 50 of them in order to meet part of the vanquisher override requirements. 100 of these bosses are required in order to meet part of the requirement for the title "Final Boss".

For monster killing

Main article: Monster killing

The Wilderness has monsters that can be beneficial to kill for their drops or their experience e.g. greater demons. In members' worlds, green dragons and the King Black Dragon can be killed for dragon bones and dragon hide, and the Lava strykewyrm may be hunted for its level 85 component parts to create their respective weaponry. These are a few examples of monsters that attract players into the Wilderness despite the ever present risk of death.

For music

Some players wish to unlock as much music as possible, since they can get the Air Guitar emote upon unlocking 500 songs. Approximately 40 music tracks are unlocked in the Wilderness, in which 28 tracks can be unlocked in F2P. Exploration and training specific skills will unlock soundtracks and music in the Wilderness area.

List of music that can be unlocked in the Wilderness

For money

Many players engage in player killing throughout the Wilderness to obtain valuables. When they kill a player, they will get all or nearly all of the items that the player was holding. Then the player killer takes the dropped items and does whatever they may wish to do with them. This includes using the High Level Alchemy or Low Level Alchemy spells on them or selling them for money. Another form of player killing for profit is bot slaying, where players can kill bots that attack green dragons for the bones they have collected. This can be an easy and reliable way for players to gain profit and acquire kills.

Many players also visit the Wilderness to kill green dragons, as the hides and bones they always drop are very profitable.

Another way to make money is by walking/running back and forth from Edgeville bank to the Red Dragon Isle, where players can pick up white berries, banking them, and later selling them at the Grand Exchange. White berries sell for 4,203 coins each.

Many players have items that are of very little value to merchants and skill specialists. The general store in the Bandit Camp buys items for close to High Level Alchemy prices because the "Tax collectors do not visit his store." All Wilderness merchants are very high-level as a matter of personal safety.

For capes

Main article: Team cape

Some players want to collect team capes, so they go in the Wilderness just to enhance their collection. These handy capes can vary in colours and designs.

You can find these capes by searching for men with big bags on their backs. Their location are in different places but are always near one place.

Since the Wilderness Improvements & Task Set update, players can now access their bank at a team cape seller.

To slay revenants

Many players seek out revenants in the Forinthry Dungeon to kill them for their valuable drops, such as corrupt dragon armour, statuettes and Ancient Warriors' Equipment. The dungeon can be entered in either level 17 or 31 Wilderness near the western wall. Be warned that the dungeon is still considered a PvP area making it extremely dangerous.

For quests or miniquests

In most cases, quests that require players to enter the Wilderness will instead take them to safe, instanced versions of the relevant areas, making them completely safe. There are however, a few exceptions:

Additionally, the miniquest The Curse of Zaros may require players to enter the Wilderness, depending on which ghost locations the player gets.

For beacons

If the player has finished the All Fired Up quest, then the player may need to head into the Wilderness to light some beacons for the minigame of the same name. The beacons in the Wilderness are in the following locations: one on the Frozen Waste Plateau, one beacon is located in the low-level Wilderness north of the Grand Exchange, two other beacons north-east of the Lumber Yard and one beacon is located north of the altar in level 43 Wilderness.

For trade

There is a shop selling pizza bases located in the Bandit Camp, as well as a general store which buys items from players for the High Level Alchemy price rather than the standard Low Level Alchemy price used in most general stores. However, due to the remoteness of the bandit camp, the stores are rarely used.

For Dungeoneering

Because Daemonheim is located in the Wilderness, some players may walk through the Wilderness to get to the peninsula. However, it is faster to get to Daemonheim by taking the Fremennik ship at Al Kharid or Taverley or to simply teleport there via the ring of kinship.
Fishing in the Wilderness

A player fishing lobsters in the Wilderness.

For fishing

Around level 45 in the Wilderness, on the east coast, there is a second F2P fishing spot for lobsters, tuna and swordfish. However, it's easier and safer to fish from Karamja to avoid the risk of player killers, as well as more convenient since the implementation of Stiles. The Lava Maze is the only lava eel fishing spot besides the one in the Taverley Dungeon near the group of baby blue dragons.

For penguin hunting

Sometimes penguins from Penguin Hide and Seek will be in the Wilderness, so if a player would like to maximise their weekly reward they would have to go in to the Wilderness to find the penguins. However, often penguin hunting clans can lead the penguins to relatively safe spots and thus reduce the risk.

For Demon Mobs

Main article: Demon Flash Mob

Demon Flash Mobs, released on 28 January 2013, occasionally spawn in the Wilderness. Mobs found in the Wilderness tend to have greater rewards than mobs that spawn outside of it.

For Warbands

Main article: Wilderness Warbands

Wilderness Warbands, released on 25 March 2013, is a very dangerous Distraction & Diversion, which happens every seven hours. The three possible locations of the warband camps are all in the Wilderness. The locations are Dark warrior fortress also known as DWF, east of the Lava Maze also known as ELM and finally Red Dragon Isle abbreviated to RDI. The minigame is very rewarding in experience or money.

For Shooting Stars

Main article: Shooting Star

Shooting stars can land in the Wilderness and don't tend to have as much players come by due to the dangers of the Wilderness.

For Nature and Law Runes

Nature runes and law runes can be extremely hard to come by for ironmen without the necessary runecrafting levels. Members can buy law and nature runes from the runeshop beside the mage arena. The level 60 magic requirement for the mage arena does not apply for the shop.

For Farming

A flower patch can be found at the Western Ruins where flower seeds may be planted. With the Wilderness Expansion update of 8 August 2016, a herb patch can be found just north of the end point of the canoe. This herb patch can be used to grow any herb, although it is the only patch where bloodweed seeds will be able to grow.

For Divination

A Cursed wisp colony can be found at the Sword of Edicts. The Cursed energy can be transmuted into any other energy type at a ratio of 10 Cursed Energy into 15 Energy of the player's choice. Experience can be increased by 20% using the Demonic Skull.

For Hunter Training

Black salamander (Hunter) and Charming moth can be caught for Hunter XP. Charming Moths when caught give a complete charm, and their Hunter Experience can be increased by 20% using a Demonic Skull.

Why not enter the Wilderness?

Spider hill

A hill with aggressive spiders' nests.

There is one main reason for players to refuse to enter the Wilderness: fear of death. A player can be killed very quickly in the Wilderness in many ways:

  • By other players - the level of players that can attack you increases as you go deeper into the Wilderness, so a person can be killed by a player whose combat level is much higher than their own.
  • By high-level monsters - some of the chief Wilderness attractions are some of the most likely places to die. Powerful monsters such as green and red dragons can be dangerous, and the Chaos Elemental makes the region from the scorpion pit to the skeletal fence to the Wilderness Volcano very unsafe.
  • By 'regular' monsters - almost all monsters in the Wilderness attack players on sight even if they are passive elsewhere. These creatures attack everyone - level 100+ players will still be attacked by giant rats.
  • By revenants - only in the Forinthry Dungeon. These undead creatures are much more dangerous than their combat level suggests. After the return of the Wilderness update, killing revenants is much more rewarding than before.

The free-to-play area

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All of the areas to the right except the Red Dragon Isle are available to free-to-play users.

Other places of interest

Place Wilderness Level On the Map Other Information
Demonic Ruins 46-47 Top right-hand corner There are some greater demons here.
The Steel mine 5-8 The Mining spot map icon closest to the southern river (the beginning of the surface stretch of the River Lum) Contains a little Coal and Iron ore
The Dark Warriors' Fortress 14-17 South of the Bandit Camp Spawns earth runes, water runes, air runes, fire runes, chaos runes, mind runes, and body runes.
The Hobgoblin mine 36-38 The Mining spot map icon east of the Forgotten Cemetery Contains 31 coal, 16 iron, 19 mithril, and 8 adamantite ore. Contains more rocks in total than any free-to-play mining site.
The Skeleton mine 11-13 The Mining spot map icon south of the Dark Warriors' Fortress 34 coal rocks.
The Wilderness rune mine 46 Slightly above the Lava Maze One of the two places to mine runite ore in non-members worlds, the other being the Mining Guild resource dungeon.
Chaos Temple (Wilderness) 13 South-east of the Graveyard of Shadows, marked by Altar map icon Apart from a small hut west of the Lava Maze, this is the only altar in the Wilderness. It acts as a gilded altar for members when using bones on it.
Chaos Temple (hut) 38 The Altar map icon in the small building just south of the Frozen Waste Plateau This is the location of the other of two altars in the Wilderness (the other being the above location). This is a popular hot-spot for PKers to recharge their prayer.

Members-only areas

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This area is only available to members. Note: The white line visible near the bottom is the fence separating the free-to-play and pay-to-play areas.

Mage Arena

Main article: Mage Arena

This is where players with at least level 60 Magic can attempt Kolodion's challenge. Successful players receive the God cape and the God staff of their chosen God. Players here can also use Gundai to bank.

Other places of interest

Place / Monster Wilderness Level On the Map Other Information
Mage of Zamorak 5 Near the Steel mine Allows you to access the Abyss, one of the few places where you can craft all types of runes.
The King Black Dragon 43 Near the Lava Maze The lair itself is not considered part of the Wilderness, so you are allowed to teleport from within. The King Black Dragon can drop a draconic visage (extremely rare)
Forinthry Dungeon 25-42 Near the Wilderness Volcano You can kill greater and lesser demons, revenants, hellhounds and green dragons here.
Wilderness Agility Course 50+ Top-left corner of the Wilderness (not the white part) One of the best places to train Agility.
The Chaos Elemental 50+ West of the Rogues' Castle Drops dragon two-handed sword, ancient artefacts, corrupt dragon equipment, and Ancient Warrior's Equipment
Rogues' Castle 55 East of the Mage Arena and Deserted Keep

Contains rogues, and to free another rogue for jewellery selling.

Corporeal Beast lair 37 North of Summer Bonde's farm in the Spirit Realm. Contains the Corporeal Beast, which can only be fought after the quest Summer's End, and drops the sigils for spirit shields This area can also be accessed safely using a games necklace.
Wilderness Volcano 18-32 East of the Rogues' Castle and north of the easternmost gate to member's Wilderness. Many monsters such as hellhounds, lesser demons and ankou


There are six Wilderness Obelisks. Each portal will randomly teleport anyone standing on the central pad to any of the other 5 pads. They are the only teleportation method to work beyond level 30 Wilderness apart from the Ardougne teleport lever, the Mage Arena teleport lever, and the Edgeville teleport lever. To activate the portal, touch any of the pillars on the side. You must be in the 3x3 area between the pillars to be teleported. It will not teleport you if you are teleblocked, and is useful sending PKers away to another location.

With the completion of the Hard Wilderness Tasks, players can set which area they would like to be teleported to rather then being randomly teleported.

The portals are found in the following locations:
Wilderness obelisk

An obelisk in the Wilderness

Wilderness Level Location On the Map
13 North of the Grand Exchange South-east of the Wilderness Volcano
50 Near the Chaos Elemental South-east of the Rogues' Castle
27 South of the chaos dwarves North of the Bandit Camp
35 Near the central green dragons South-west of the Lava maze
18-19 At the black unicorns South of the Graveyard of Shadows
44 By the ice warriors South-east of the Frozen Waste Plateau

Be warned: using this may also teleport other players if they are caught in the 3x3 square when the teleport activates. Thus, if you are teleported deeper into the Wilderness, they will be able to attack you.

Wilderness area of Edgeville dungeon

Although most of the Wilderness is an open area, the north part of Edgeville dungeon is considered the Wilderness too. It can be accessed by passing a members gate. The Wilderness level in the northernmost part is 5. Points of interest:

  • Several chaos druids in the Wilderness section, well known for their high drop rate for herbs.
    • A resource dungeon that has chaos druids and several herb spawns, requiring 10 Dungeoneering to access. Although it is not in the Wilderness section of the dungeon, the entrance is in the Wilderness section.
  • There are six red spider's eggs respawns in this dungeon, making it easier to collect them for potions.
  • Several black demons live farther inside the dungeon, closer to a bank than most others.
  • The Earth Obelisk is in the dungeon near Chronozon, and the Air Obelisk can be accessed through the dungeon as well, past the Black Demons.
  • The dungeon is one of only 2 locations to house earth warriors. You need 15 Agility to cross the monkey bars to get to them.

Southeast corner

Ever since the Missing, Presumed Death release and Silvarea graphical update on 15 October 2013, the rather large area in the southeast corner of the Wilderness below level 9, just south of the path to Daemonheim (where the track, "Undercurrent" was unlocked), somehow got blocked off in the free-to-play world and became a members only area, even though there are no barriers surrounding it. That error has still not been fixed.

Wilderness levels

Any player within a particular level range of your combat level can be attacked in the Wilderness. The range is calculated by taking your current user level and adding or subtracting the current Wilderness level you are in. The maximum Wilderness level is 56.

For example, in Level 1 Wilderness, a player who is level 100 can attack players who are level 99, level 101 or the same level. Also, if a player who is level 100 is in level 24 Wilderness, they are able to attack players between level 76 and level 124 combat.

The various combat level colours:


No quest starts in the Wilderness, but several take place partially or mostly in the Wilderness. However, according to Jagex, there is no PvP combat in quest areas in the Wilderness, and players on quests that enter the Wilderness have safe ways to transit the PvP parts of the Wilderness. Quests taking place partially or mostly in the Wilderness are:



Monsters in the Wilderness

Wilderness Chaos Fields

A small field of grass full of moss giants and chaos runes.

Abyssal demon Ankou
Bandits Black demons
Black dragons Black knights
Black unicorns Chaos druids
Chaos dwarves Chaos elemental
Dark warriors Dark wizards
Dark beasts Kal'gerion demons
Deadly red spiders Giant rats
Giant spiders Greater demons
Green dragons Grizzly bears
Guard bandits Hellhounds
Hill giants Hobgoblins
Ice giants Ice warriors
Ice strykewyrms Ice spiders
Lesser demons Moss giants
Poison spiders Rats
Red dragons Revenants
Rogues Spiders
Zombies Skeletons
Lava strykewyrms WildyWyrm
Waterfiends Gargoyles


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See also


  1. ^ Jagex. "Wilderness Ditch." 18 April 2007. RuneScape News.
  2. ^ Jagex. "Game Improvements." 17 July 2007. RuneScape News.
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