OSRS Bursting Guide


Bursting Guide OSRS 

Bursting is a popular training method in Old School RuneScape (OSRS) that allows players to maximize their Magic experience while facing multiple monsters at once. In this comprehensive guide, we will cover everything you need to know about bursting and provide detailed information on experience rates, setups, and the best locations for bursting various monsters, including Abyssal Demons, Dust Devils, Smoke Devils, and Nechryaels.

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Understanding Bursting:

Bursting involves using Ancient Magicks' Bursting spells, such as Ice Burst and Blood Burst, to deal damage to multiple monsters clustered together. These spells hit not only the primary target but also nearby monsters, making them extremely efficient for training Magic and Slayer simultaneously.

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Setups for Bursting:


1. Ahrim's armor set for increased Magic accuracy and damage.

2. A Staff of the Dead or Trident of the Swamp for casting Ancient Magicks spells efficiently.

3. An occult necklace for increased Magic damage.

4. Eternal boots for additional Magic bonus.

5. Barrows gloves for their overall stat bonuses.

6. Seers' ring (i) or Ring of the Gods (i) for increased Magic accuracy.

7. God cape or Ardougne cape for Magic bonus.



1. A set of runes for casting the chosen Bursting spell (Water, Death, and Blood runes).

2. Prayer potions for restoring prayer points.

3. Super restore potions for replenishing magic and prayer points.

4. Stamina potions for increased running capabilities.

5. A teleportation method to quickly access the chosen monster location.

Experience Rates:

Experience rates vary depending on multiple factors, such as your Magic level, gear, and chosen monster location. Below are approximate experience rates for each monster:

Abyssal Demons:

XP Rate: Up to 200,000 Magic and 50,000 Slayer XP per hour.

Location: Catacombs of Kourend or Slayer Tower.

Dust Devils:

XP Rate: Up to 150,000 Magic and 40,000 Slayer XP per hour.

Location: Catacombs of Kourend or Smoke Dungeon.

Smoke Devils:

XP Rate: Up to 200,000 Magic and 60,000 Slayer XP per hour.

Location: Catacombs of Kourend or Smoke Devil Dungeon.


XP Rate: Up to 150,000 Magic and 40,000 Slayer XP per hour.

Location: Catacombs of Kourend or Slayer Tower.

Best Locations:

1. Catacombs of Kourend: The Catacombs of Kourend is a massive dungeon located beneath Great Kourend. The main entrance is found by investigating the statue of King Rada I in the courtyard of Kourend Castle.

Catacombs of Kourend

2. Slayer Tower: This iconic location, west of Canifis, is known for its Abyssal Demons and Nechryaels. The multi-combat areas on the higher floors are ideal for bursting.

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3. Smoke Devil Dungeon: Located in the desert, this dungeon is home to Dust Devils and Smoke Devils. The central chamber, filled with clustered monsters, is perfect for efficient bursting.

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Tips for Efficient Bursting:

Use the "NPC Aggression" potion from the Nightmare Zone to lure additional monster spawns.

Utilize defensive prayers, such as Protect from Melee or Deflect Melee, to reduce incoming damage.

Activate the 'Auto-Cast' feature in the combat settings to ensure uninterrupted spell casting.

Utilize a cannon in certain bursting spots to speed up the kill rate and increase experience per hour.

Keep an eye on your health and prayer points, ensuring they are adequately restored to maintain efficiency.


Bursting is an incredibly efficient method for training Magic and Slayer simultaneously in OSRS. By following the tips and setups provided in this guide, you can achieve exceptional experience rates while facing off against Abyssal Demons, Dust Devils, Smoke Devils, Nechryaels, and more. Experiment with different setups, locations, and strategies to find what works best for you. Happy bursting and may your Magic levels soar!

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