OSRS – What is Ironman Mode?



For players looking to push themselves, here is how you can do so with Ironman Mode.

There are a lot of features in OSRS that determine how you play the game. Whether you are looking to strike it rich by collecting OSRS gold, or you want to max out your skills, there are a lot of different approaches for you to consider. With that in mind, the Ironman Mode in Old School Runescape is something that you can definitely challenge yourself with.

What is Ironman Mode? 

In OSRS, Ironman Mode is a form of account that sees the player being self-sufficient compared to normal accounts. You won’t have access to the likes of trading, PvP, the Grand Exchange, and a number of minigames.

How to Get Started

If you would like to try out Ironman, then you will first need to get to the end of Tutorial Island. Go and speak to the Iron Man tutor, then you’ll be teleported by the Magic Instructor. You will be given an option to turn it into a standard account after the tutorial by going over to the tutors in Lumbridge. If you do decide to do this, then you won’t be able to reverse it. After you have turned Ironman off, you will have to wait seven days for it to come into effect. So if you do decide to change your mind at this time, you can do so. If you want to keep your Ironman account permanently, then you can speak with the Ironman Tutor in Lumbridge.

Standard Ironman Accounts

There are three different types of Ironman to choose from. Each type has certain restrictions of what they can’t do. If you have a standard Ironman account, you will be unable to trade with other players except for certain quest items. You also can’t pick up drops from other players’ kills in PvP or otherwise.

Other restrictions include being unable to get experience from PvP, using Accept Aid, and entering other player’s houses. You won’t be able to invite others into your owned house either. You can’t purchase items from other players, get items from the Falador Party Room balloons, or stake within the Duel Arena. You can’t take part in the likes of the Nightmare Zone in groups, or resource the rewards from the chest.

Hardcore Ironman Accounts

As a Hardcore Ironman, you will only have one life, as well as all the restrictions that come with the standard Ironman account. If you die, you will be altered to a standard Ironman. You will also have your level locked on the highscore table. If you die in what is considered a safe zone, you will not be converted to a Standard Ironman. These safe deaths occur in certain activities within the game, such as Castle Wars, Chambers of Xeric, Clan Wars and a number of others.

Ultimate Ironman Accounts

As well as the standard restrictions, Ultimate Ironman accounts have a bunch of other restrictions too. With storage, you can’t take or add items to a bank. You can’t make item sets with the GE, or send items to the bank with the likes of coal trucks, Daeyalt essence or the Dwarven Boatman. You can’t store duplicate items in the POH Costume Room or the Spice Rack here, or in the seed vault. You also won’t be able to use looting bags for PvP when not in the Wilderness.

When dying, you won’t be able to protect your three most valuable items or use the Protect Item prayer. Graves cannot be utilized, and items end up on the ground instead. Items that are dropped when you die will stay in place for an hour until they despawn. You can retrieve items from Zul-Gwenwynig if necessary, and you will receive the items in your inventory when you reclaim them. Items that can’t be traded are dropped when you die, and those dropped in the Wilderness are usually converted into coins for those who managed to kill the Ultimate Ironman as their spoils.

If you are looking to get your skills up, then you could always opt for finding OSRS gold for sale so you can buy OSRS gold. If you want to get the best weapons in the game, then you can go after the likes of the Twisted Bow if you have enough OSRS GP. But to play as an Ironman you are truly testing yourself in the world of Old School Runescape. If you feel confident enough, then it is something that can be very rewarding to show your prowess. That being said, you will need to be as self-sufficient as possible. It will test you in a number of areas, so make sure you are ready to take it on.

Have you tried making an Ironman account? Let us know in the comments section below!