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Ice Caves Guide

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Table of Contents
  • 1. {Introduction}
  • 2. {Monsters Worth Fighting}
  • 3. {Training Method}
  • 4. {Location}
  • 5. {FAQ}
  • 6. {Credits}
  • 7. {Updates}
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1. Introduction
The Ice Caves, a convenient place to train combat for F2P and P2P, are part of the Knight's Sword Quest, in which you must travel past the Ice Giants and Ice Warriors to mine Blurite. In this guide, I will explain how to train here in the most efficient way possible.
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2. Monsters Worth Fighting
Hobgoblin
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Level 28, 29 Hitpoints, Melee Style
F2P Drops (Can Be Dropped in P2P): Bones (100%), Coins (1-142), Iron Sword, Steel Longsword, Steel Dagger, Cosmic Runes (2), Law Runes (2), Fire Runes (7), Body Runes (6), Chaos Runes (3), Nature Runes (4), Water Runes (2), Limpwurt Root, Goblin Mail, Uncut Sapphire, Uncut Emerald, Uncut Ruby, and Uncut Diamond.
P2P Only Drops: Bronze Spear, Iron Spear, Iron Javelin (5), Steel Spear, Rune Javelin (5), Unidentified Herb, Jangerberry seed, Herb seed, Limpwurt seed, Wildblood seed, Watermelon seed, Strawberry seed, Cactus seed, Sweetcorn seed (3), Tomato seeds (3), Cabbage seed (3), Potato seed (4), Casket, Half key, Shield left half, Chaos talisman, Nature talisman, Champion scroll
Ice Giant
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Level 53, 70 Hitpoints, Melee Style
F2P Drops (Can Be Dropped in P2P): Big Bones (100%), Coins (8-400), Mithril Mace, Iron 2h sword, Steel sword, Steel axe, Black kiteshield, Mithril sq shield, Iron platelegs, Body Runes (37), Mind Runes (24), Water Runes (12), Nature Runes (6), Cosmic Runes (4), Death Runes (3), Law Runes (3), Adamant Arrows (5), Mithril Arrows (3), Banana, Jug of Wine, Mithril ore, Uncut Sapphire, Uncut Emerald, Uncut Ruby, and Uncut Diamond.
P2P Only Drops: Dragon Spear, Blood Runes (2), Strawberry seed, Jangerberry seed, Mushroom spore, Wildblood seed, Herb seed, Herb, Half key, Shield left half, Chaos talisman, Nature talisman, Clue scroll (Level 2).
Ice Warrior
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Level 57, 59 Hitpoints, Melee Style
F2P Drops (Can Be Dropped in P2P): Coins (4-120), Iron battleaxe, Mithril mace, Chaos Runes (3), Death Runes (2), Cosmic Runes (2), Law Runes (2), Nature Runes (4), Mithril Arrows (3), Adamant Arrows (2), Uncut Sapphire, Uncut Emerald, Uncut Ruby, and Uncut Diamond.
P2P Only Drops: Rune spear, Rune javelin (5), Blood Runes (2), Herbs, Watermelon seed, Herb seed, Mushroom spore, Strawberry seed, Poison ivy seed, Jangerberry seed, Limpwurt seed, Cactus seed, Belladonna seed, Wildblood seed , Whiteberry seed, Nature talisman, Chaos talisman, Half key, Shield left half, Clue Scroll (Level 2).
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3. Training Method
There are two ways best to go here with, Melee and Range. Both work about equally well, perhaps melee is a tad bit better.
Melee Equip Screen
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Rune Full Helm - A Berserker, Warrior, or Dragon Med would work best here. Rune Full Helm seems to be something everyone has and does the job.
Obsidian Cape - This helps a boatload. Legends or Fire Cape would work as well. You could take a regular cape if you are F2P.
Glory Amulet - Can be substitued with a Fury for best results, or a Strength Amulet.
Dragon Scimitar - A Whip would work best, but in most cases you will be training strength, so I chose a Dragon Scim. Rune scimitar for F2P.
Rune Platebody - Can be substituted with Torags plate. Rune plate is most practical though.
Rune Defender - Could be substituted with a Dragon Square or a Rune Kite. Rune Defender is nice because it gives a hefty strength bonus and it won't cost you 500k like an obsidian shield. An obby shield is a good option for lower levels as even though it doesn't give an attack bonus, it gives more of a defence bonus, so you can stay there longer.
Rune Platelegs - Can be substituted with Dragon Legs or Rune or Dragon Skirt.
Iron Gloves - Wear the best Recipe for Disaster or Dragon Vambraces you have.
Mithril Boots - Rune Boots, Climbing Boots, or Fancy Boots for F2P.
Ring of Wealth - Unless you are extremely low leveled, a ring of life is absurd.
Torags or Guthans would work here very well.
Range Equip Screen
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Blank - An Archer or Karil's Coif is best here.
Obsidian Cape - This helps a boatload. Legends/Fire Cape/Skill Cape/Ava's Accumulator would work as well. You could take a regular cape if you are F2P.
Glory Amulet - Can be substitued with a Fury for best results. Ammy of Accuracy for F2P
Blank - If you are using a MSB or maple short, then Bronze or Iron arrows work fine.
Iron Knives - Can use MSB provided you use arrows, or maple short for free players.
Red Dragonhide Body - Karil's Body or best D'hide body does the trick.
Blank - I suggest a Zamorack book for an 8 ranged attack bonus.
Red Dragonhide Legs - Karil's legs or best D'hide legs are best here.
Red Dragon Vambraces - Wear the best D'hide Vambraces you have.
Desert Boots - Robin Boots are insanely priced, so I stick with what looks good. Leather boots for free.
Ring of Wealth - Unless you are extremely low leveled, a ring of life is absurd.
Note that Karil's is not worth your money because it isn't much better than black dhide, but if you have it, use it. If you aren't a pure, it's not a bad idea to bring melee equipment and fight until they become non-aggressive.
For both of the instances above, you could take an ectophial if you are afraid of dying. Really though, if you are combat level 75+ on the Ice Giants and Warriors, or 40+ on the hobgoblins, you'll be fine.
Range Safe-Spot
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They're pretty much self explanitory. Stand there, and nothing can touch you. I recommend 40-50+ range to be able to hit hard enough to make it worth it, though.
Inventory
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Dragon Battleaxe - Can be substituted for DDS or another lobster.
Falador Teleport Runes - For quick banking. You could also glory to Draynor or walk to Pest Control Bank.
Lobsters - Can Be Substituted for Cakes or Trout/Salmon when fighting Hobgoblins.
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4. Location
This is located south of Port Sarim. It's a pretty far walk from a bank. The closest bank is Pest Control, or Draynor if you are a free player.
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5. FAQ
Q: How much experience per hour can I get here?
A: 20-40k depending on your level.
Q: Why do you consider this a good place to train?
A: It's different than the same old, same old and the drops are quite nice, especially for F2P.
Q: How often do they Ice Giants and Warriors drop a clue, and what level?
A: About once an hour, quite fast! Level 2 clue.
Q: Isn't this where I go blurite for that quest??
A: Indeed, you can still mine the blurite in the back of the cave.
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6. Credits
Me - For Writing This Guide
Jorgen - Told me a few corrections and suggestions.
- Map of Dungeon
RuneScape Community - Allowing me to post this guide to help others.
Markconaway1 - Thinking he deserves a spot in the credits for tell me a bronze spear isn't and F2P drop.
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7. Updates
September 18, 2006 - Original Post Date
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Author: Flaming Arrow

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