Switching is a melee combat technique commonly used by players when duelling and sometimes when Player Killing or fighting powerful monsters such as the King Black Dragon. It allows for optimal defence/armour when about to be hit, and optimal attack/strength/WeaponAim/WeaponPower when about to hit. There are various different kinds of switching which may be favored by different players or players under different circumstances.
The following items are commonly switched. Usually only two items are switched between at a time due to the small delay when equipping.
Note that in RuneScape Classic, unlike RuneScape 2, gauntlets and plate mail bodies or plate mail tops cannot be worn at the same time. Gauntlets and chain mail bodies, which have a smaller armour bonus than plate mail bodies, however, can.
- Dragonstone Amulet and Gnome Amulet of Protection
- Ruby Amulet of Strength and Gnome Amulet of Protection
- Diamond Amulet of Power and Gnome Amulet of Protection
- Rune plate mail body or Rune Plate Mail top and Klank's Gauntlets or Family gauntlets
- Rune 2-handed Sword and Rune kiteshield
Additionally, when dueling, some players like to switch between a Dragon sword with superior WeaponAim and Dragon axe with superior WeaponPower when they are either hitting lots of zeroes or lots of small numbers. If they are using chainmail and gauntlets, they may equip a plate mail body when their Hits begins to get low.
Combat style switchingEdit
All combat styles are switched between. Some players swear by a particular style, or may favor accuracy or strength under different circumstances.