The math behind level 3s slapping maxed accounts isn’t well understood by the greater OSRS GP community. A maxed account can only kill 1 account at a time while masses of level 3s get thousands to tens of thousands of attacks over the course of a fight. While the cumulative DPS of the mob is low, as accounts die it does not significantly decrease in damage, leading to the mob usually winning in protracted battles. This depends of course on the initial starting size of the mob and gear of the player.

Test 3 scenarios:

An ungeared maxed account

A member maxed pots + gear account

A F2P maxed pots + gear account

The gear used for the maxed member account: Full Bandos, Neiz Facemask, Rapier, Avernic Defender, Maxed Infernal, Ferocious gloves, Primordial Boots, Berserker Ring i, an amulet of torture, and full supers

The gear I used for the maxed F2P account: Full Rune, Rune Scimitar, leather boots + gloves, cape, diamond ring (bling), and full normal pots

Findings:

Mano A Mano (unarmed):

50 level 3s: He Stomps! On average it takes 298 seconds to kill them.

100 level 3s: SIT! Our maxed account is killed on average in 127.8 seconds. He on average takes 22.2 noobs down with him.

500 level 3s: SIT! Our maxed account is killed on average in 23.8 seconds. He on average takes 3.8 noobs down with him.

1000 level 3s: SIT! Our maxed account is killed on average in 12 seconds. He on average takes 2 noobs down with him.

Where it’s roughly a 50/50 chance of winning: 55 noobs! The fight lasts on average 327 seconds.

Maxed Member:

100 level 3s: He Stomps! On average it takes 305.46 seconds to kill them.

500 level 3s: SIT! Our maxed account is killed on average in 150.4 seconds. He on average takes 50.3 noobs down with him.

1000 level 3s: SIT! Our maxed account is killed on average in 73.3 seconds. He on average takes 24 noobs down with him.

Where it’s roughly a 50/50 chance of winning: 197 noobs! The fight lasts on average right around 10 minutes

Maxed F2P:

1000 level 3s: SIT! Our maxed account is killed on average in 52.7 seconds. He on average takes 13.7 noobs down with him.

Where it’s roughly a 50/50 chance of winning: 147 noobs! The fight lasts on average right around 550 seconds

explain:

With the level of scaling buy OSRS gold, the chance of level 3 hitting you is very small, so as the quality of armor and weapons improves, the marginal revenue survivability and damage quickly approach zero. For example, level 3 has a 0.67% chance of hitting the highest P2P, while F2P has a 0.93% chance. This means that the survivability between rune and bandos is only increased by about 30% (it turns out that Justiciar and ely are exactly what you want, because the probability is 0.51%).

If you add prayer and prevent melee combat, you will be invincible for about 300 seconds, depending on the prayer reward. Based on your maximum hits, you can add the average number of level 3 kills + time to these numbers. For a fully equipped character, this is about 3 seconds at level 100, which will change a few things, but they will still be slapped.

Add an iron mud and power amulet to each member of the mob to more than double their lethality

Dec-29-2021