Throughout the land of RuneScape there are a wide variety of Agility training areas and shortcuts. These range from easy 'no-risk' courses for beginners up to challenging high-level courses deep in the Wilderness. The advantages of a high Agility level are many: you will be able to access new locations, take quicker routes from palce to place, improve your abilities in other skills, run further and recharge your run energy quicker.
To begin your training, look for the (Agility icon) in the Gnome Stronghold on your minimap. To pinpoint all Agility areas, you can also click on the Agility icon on the world map. This will cause all symbols of that type to briefly flash yellow.
Players wishing to use the Agility skill will have to begin by using the obstacle course in the Tree Gnome Stronghold and then progress onto other courses such as the Agility Pyramid and Barbarian Outpost once they meet the requirements.
To proceed through each course you will simply need to left-click on the obstacle you wish to pass, and if you have the appropriate Agility level, you will attempt to do so, though you may not always succeed.
Some obstacles are hazardous and if you fail them it can cause a loss of life points and prevent you from gaining experience for that attempt. Due to this, it is advised for most courses that you bring some food with you - it is down to you to discover which obstacles are safe or not.
If you choose to follow the course properly, you will gain experience for each obstacle you successfully complete, as well as a bonus upon completion of the lap.
There are many Agility Courses in RuneScape that require various levels in Agility. The following is a complete list of the Agility Courses currently in-game, and their required level.
|1||Gnome Stronghold Agility Course|
|1||Low-Level Brimhaven Agility Obstacles|
|20||Medium-Level Brimhaven Agility Obstacles|
|25||Werewolf Skullball Game|
|30||Penguin Agility Course|
|35||Barbarian Outpost Agility Course|
|40||High-Level Brimhaven Agility Obstacles|
|48||Ape Atoll Agility Course|
|52||Wilderness Agility Course|
|60||Werewolf Agility Course|
|60||Statues in Bandos's Throne Room|
|80||Dorgesh-Kaan Agility Course|
|85||Advanced Gnome Stronghold Course|
|90||Advanced Barbarian Outpost Course|
Learning The Ropes
If you look at the list above, you'll notice that there are quite a few courses to train your Agility at. However, everyone must start out at the Gnome Stronghold Course. In order to find it, open up your World Map and put in "Tree Gnome Stronghold" into the search bar. Hit enter, and it'll take you to that location on the map. The image below shows you where the Agility course is compared to the label for the location on the World Map.
Once you arrive at the Stronghold, go to the course and enter it through the northwest corner.
When you are finally inside the fenced in area for the course, you can start by crossing the log.
Your next step is to climb up the obstacle net.
Then, climb up the tree branch in front of you.
Go east and walk across the balancing rope.
Next, climb down another tree branch to get back down to the grass below.
Almost finished, climb over another obstacle net in front of you.
Finally, crawl through the obstacle pipe to finish the course.
As with every course, once you have gone through the lap like you're supposed to, you'll get bonus. In the image below, you'll see the XP for doing every bit of the course, with the bonus included, and the total of the bonus by itself.
Once you reach Level 99 Agility, you may go and purchase a special skill cape and hood from Cap'n Izzy No-Beard who is just outside of the Brimhaven Agility Course (inside the building that has the ladder going down to the course). The cape and hood cost 99k to buy. When you put the Agility Cape on, you'll temporarily gain a boost in Agility that will put it at Level 100/99 instead of 99/99. Awesome!
There are two forms of the Agility Cape, one that is non-trimmed (You only have one level 99 skill), and one that is trimmed (You have more than one level 99 skill). A trimmed cape will have a +4 Prayer bonus, when worn, under your equipment stats.
Agility Cape and Hood Being Worn (Untrimmed Cape left, Trimmed Cape right)
Inventory Pictures (From left to right: Agility Hood, Agility Cape, Trimmed Agility Cape)