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The Best OSRS Skill Capes

What are the best OSRS skillcapes?

Skillcapes in Old School Runescape offer some pretty unique benefits to players who manage to get certain skills to level 99.

While each skill cape provides players with the same bonuses, +9 to all defensive stats and a +4 to prayer if levels go beyond +99, they differ by providing distinctive abilities that can’t be found with any other piece of equipment.

Some can be incredibly useful if you manage to get your hands on them, and you’re not going to want to pass them up.

Before you run off to level your skills to 99 — which can take a while — it’s important to know what skill capes are most helpful, so you can focus on only leveling the skills needed to get them.

The last thing you want to do is spend hours leveling a skill only to realize the skill cape isn’t the best.

Fortunately, choosing the best cape doesn’t have to be a guessing game, and we’ve done a lot of the work for you. 

 

OSRS: The 10 Best Osrs Skillcapes

Our ranked lists are created by researching and rounding up information from the most reputable web sources.

Here’s our list of the 10 best OSRS skillcapes:

 

10. Cooking Cape

Best Skillcapes - Cooking Cape

Currently, 245,377 players have reached level 99 in cooking, and this comes with more perks than just being able to cook some excellent fish.

While this cape isn’t going to save your skin in battle, it can make cooking easier, faster, and much less frustrating.

Style and Effects

This cape has a dark purple color and is emblazoned with a smoking cauldron. If your skills level is over 99, it will have red trim. 

While the cooking cape is equipped, you gain the ability to never have to worry about burning food ever again.

Regardless of if you’re cooking on a fire or stove, you will always have a 100% success rate, ensuring you never have to waste any of your hard-earned fish or your coins. 

It is also much better than the cooking gauntlets, which only remove the chance of burning fish, so once you have this cape, you can store your gauntlets or sell them without worrying about losing benefits. 

This cape is very useful at the Rogues’ Den fireplace and in the Myths Guild.

How To Get It

The cooking cape can be purchased along with the Cooking hood, which is purely aesthetic, for 99,000 coins from the Head chef at the Cooks’ Guild once you reach level 99 in the cooking skill.

 

9. Thieving Cape

Best Skillcapes - Thieving Cape

If you fancy yourself a master thief and enjoy picking people’s pockets, then this cape is made for you. And, it may just make your thieving activities a lot easier. 

Style and Effects

This cape is a slightly different shade of purple than the cooking cape and has a dark mask printed on it as a symbol of thievery. 

While this cape is equipped, players can enjoy a 10% increase in successful pickpocketing. This can help make your thieving much easier and less risky. 

The thieving cape also stacks with the Ardougne Diary, which can provide a 10% increased chance to steal from the stalls in Ardougne, and the gloves of silence, which reduce the chance of getting caught pickpocketing by 5%. 

If you equip your character correctly with this cape, your pickpocketing chances can be heightened immensely, allowing you to truly become a master thief. 

How To Get It

The thieving cape, along with its matching hood, can be bought from Martin Thwait in the Rouges’ Den for 99,000 coins after reaching level 99 in thieving, which 74,931 players have done so far.

 

8. Defence Cape

Best Skillcapes - Defence Cape

Once reaching level 99 in the defense skill, players can unlock the chance to buy this cape, and 203,883 already have.

While this is mostly a niche skill cape, worn only by hardcore Ironmen who want the extra security, it can be worth considering if you’re trying to tackle some of the game’s most dangerous areas. 

Style and Effects

The defense cape is light blue and features a gray shield with a black cross on the inside. 

When equipped, the defense cape can act as a permanent ring of life, which players can toggle on and off.

This means that while the effect is active, the player can be automatically teleported to their respawn point if 10% or less of their hit points remain in a battle. 

This skill cape can truly be a lifesaver in hardcore areas such as the God War Dungeon or Cerberus battle. 

How To Get It

Once you achieve level 99 in defense, this cape can be purchased for 99,000 coins from Harlan, who lives close to the Lumbridge General Store.

 

7. Mining Cape

Best Skillcapes - Mining Cape

This cape is one of the rarer capes in old school Runescape, and only 48,670 players have been able to achieve the level required to get it.

However, if you do manage to get it, the benefits can be substantial. 

Style and Effects

This cape is a gray-brown color with the skill icon printed on the back. If you have over level 99m, it will also feature a light blue trim. 

When this skill cape is equipped, players have an extra 5% chance of receiving extra ore while excavating any ore up to adamantine.

You will also receive experience for both ores mined when the effect activates. 

This effect also stacks with the effects of the Varrock armor, celestial signet, and ring, as well as the standard, superior, and expert mining gloves.

When used with the mining cape, this can be almost invaluable for a character some character builds. 

How To Get It

When you reach level 99 in mining, this skill cape and hood will become available from Gadrin at the Mining Guild entrance.

 

6. Magic Cape

Best Skillcapes - Magic Cape

For players who want to pull off their best Gandalf impersonations, this cape isn’t something to pass up.

So far, 226,827 players have reached level 99 in Magic, allowing them access to this cape, and if you enjoy using spellbooks in combat, you’ll want to join them. 

Style and Effects

This cape is one of the only ones to feature the color gold on the shoulders, back, and upper chest.

A blue wizard’s hat is printed inside a gold circle on the back to match the white, blue, and gold color scheme that helps this cape stand out from the rest. 

The magic cape gives players the ability to switch between spellbooks up to five times a day, something that otherwise would require heading to an altar.

This means that you will no longer need to choose between a normal spellbook and an ancient spellbook and can instead switch easily depending on the type of enemy you’re facing. 

How To Get It

To get the magic cape, you can head over to Wizard Sinina at the Wizards’ Guild, who will sell it for 99,000 coins, along with the matching hood.

 

5. Farming Cape

Best Skillcapes - Farming Cape

This skillcape OSRS offers is surprisingly useful, although only 132,544 players have reached the level needed to get it.

Despite the relatively low number of players who have gotten this cape, the two benefits it offers are worth considering. 

Style and Effects

This cape is a rich forest green color with a light green lining if your skill is over 99. It appropriately features a silver watering can on the back. 

As the name suggests, the farming cape benefits farming activities, and while equipped, it can increase the amount of herbs players get by 5%.

This effect stacks with the Magical secateurs, which increased the crop yield of herbs, Celastrus trees, hops, grapevines, and allotments by 10%, making it fairly useful if your character utilizes farming a lot. 

However, this effect is also coupled with an additional ability that gives players unlimited teleports to the Farming Guild. 

For fast farm runs, this skillcape is a must-have. 

How To Get It

The farming cape can be purchased from Martin the Master Gardner in Draynor Village and the matching farming hood for 99,000 coins.

 

4. Crafting Cape

Best Skillcapes - Crafting Cape

This OSRS skillcape can provide some significant benefits that anyone willing to master crafting can take advantage of. 

Although only 95,466 players have achieved a 99 in crafting so far, if you’re willing to put in the effort, it can be well worth it. 

Style and Effects

This cape is light brown with the crafting skill icon emblazoned on the back. When your skill surpasses 99, the lining will change to bright gold, highlighting your accomplishment.

While wearing the crafting cape, players will have unlimited teleports to the Crafting Guild and won’t need to wear the brown apron to enter.

This also puts you in closer proximity to any bank in OSRS, which high-level players enjoy. 

Speaking of banks, this cape also enables players to access the Crafting Guild bank even if they haven’t completed the Hard Diary quest. 

How To Get It

Once you get your crafting up to level 99, the crafting cape can be bought from the Master Crafter inside the Crafting Guild for 99,000 coins.

 

3. Slayer Cape

Best Skillcapes - Slayer Cape

Another of the rarer skillcapes OSRS has to offer, the slayer cape, is one that can really come in handy when hunting for that specific player monster drop that you’re having trouble with.

While only 89,029 players have obtained this cape, if you’re invested in slayer quests, this is one of the best pieces of equipment to pick up. 

Style and Effects

The slayer cape features one of the most intimidating appearances of any cape in the game. It is completely black, save for a skull speared with a dagger printed on the back.

If your slayer skill is over 99, the lining will also turn blood red to reflect this. 

When equipped while doing slayer tasks, this cape gives players a 10% chance to have a previous slayer task reassigned to them.

This allows players to farm certain bosses and monsters for specific loot drops if they can get lucky enough. 

Along with this, the slayer cape also allows players to use slayer masters even if they don’t meet the combat level requirements. 

How To Get It

Once you reach level 99 in the slayer skill, you can purchase this cape from Slayer Master Duradel in Shilo Village.

 

2. Construction Cape

Best Skillcapes - Construction Cape

This cape functions as the ultimate utility cape in all of OSRS, and it can be incredibly useful for almost every player. 

While only 50,520 players have achieved this cape so far, the benefit it provides isn’t something to write off. 

Style and Effects

The construction cape is light gray with the construction skill icon on the back. If your skill level surpasses 99, the lining will change to gold. 

When the construction cape is equipped or in your inventory, it provides infinite teleports to the player’s house or any house portals in Prifddinas, Yanille, Rellekka, Brimhaven, Pollnivneach, Rimmington, Hosidius, and Taverley. 

Being able to access infinite teleports to your player’s home can be extremely useful since most players use their homes as a main hub of operations.

It can ensure that you never need to plan a long trek back for an important piece of gear and save you a lot of time and effort overall. 

How To Get It

This skillcape can be bought from any Estate Agent for 99,000 coins once you reach level 99 in construction.

 

1. Max Cape

Best Skillcapes - Max Cape

Finally, we reach one of the hardest — if not the hardest — pieces of any equipment to get in all of OSRS.

Only 21,756 players have managed to get their hands on this cape, and once you know everything that it does, the reason will become obvious. 

Style and Effects

The standard version of this cape has a beautiful appearance of rich red emblazoned with ruby gems and gold outlining.

It is by far the most regal-looking cape you can acquire, and you’re sure to feel like OSRS royalty walking around in it. 

The max cape is extremely useful as it can provide all the benefits of every skillcape in one. That’s right, this cape is the only cape you’ll ever need, but it comes with a catch. 

To receive this cape, players need to achieve level 99 in all 23 skills, which isn’t something that many casual players will struggle to achieve easily.

To put this into perspective, the minimum total level a player needs to get this cape is 2,277, and the minimum experience required is 299,791,913.

Assuming you only play for 3 to 4 hours a day, every day, this can take around 625 days to achieve. 

However, don’t let this get you down. This cape is designed to be a long-term goal; not something players rush to acquire.

So take your time, and when you eventually get to unlock this cape, you can really soak in that ultimate sense of achievement. 

If you do get your hands on this cape, it’s good to know that it can also be combined with items such as Ava’s accumulator and assembler, as well as numerous capes like the mythical, fire, infernal, and imbued Guthix cape to produce a max cape variant.

While this only acts as an aesthetic upgrade, it can produce some stunning capes that help you stand out from other players. 

How To Get It

Once you max all of your skills, you can speak to Mac, located on an island west of the Warriors Guild, to purchase this cape for 2,277,000 coins. 

To reach him, you need to have an ax and a pickaxe in your inventory, as well as a level 99 in agility, construction, mining, defense, crafting, and woodcutting.

Although, you probably wouldn’t be going to see him if you didn’t already have these skills at max.

 

Summary

The skillcapes in OSRS can be incredibly useful for all players, regardless of playstyle and class.

Although they can take a while to unlock, the max cape especially, the benefits they provide can quickly make them a go-to piece of equipment that you’ll never leave your player home without. 

Whether you’re new to the game or have been playing since the beginning, it’s worth making these skillcapes a priority if you’re looking to make your character more effective and more powerful.

What’s your favorite OSRS skillcape? Leave a comment below. 

Shawna Schofield is a professional freelance writer and part-time YouTuber. When not writing or recording she spends her time playing Fallout, Elder Scrolls, and Dragon Age.

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