Though Runescape is somewhat old compared to newer generation MMORPGs (massively multiplayer online role playing game) like World of Warcraft, there are still a variety of builds that Runescape veterans are familiar with. The builds themselves are not distributed by skills point like other RPGs, but they are rather determined by how much effort and time the player spends leveling it up.
While some builds may focus around making money, for example mining and fishing builds, the majority revolve around some type of damage-dealing character, whether for player versus player (PvP) fighting or player versus environment (PvE), which is the formal name for a build focusing around fighting the monsters of the game.
In Runescape, a character devotes the majority of his time leveling one aspect is called a “pure”. There are 3 main types of Runescape pure accounts: combat pure, skill pure, and quest pure.
The majority of pures are combat pures, who specialize in battle oriented skills, such as range and strength. A further explanation can be found on our Runescape combat pure page.
As mentioned before, skill pures revolve not around fighting but making gold in Runescape. Visit our page on Runescape skill pure accounts for more information. They are played mainly for relaxing and fun, while trying to amass as much gold as possible.
The last type of pure account is a quest pure. Quest pures try to complete as many quests as possible while maintaining low levels in skills. A more detailing explanation can be found on our Runescape quest pure accounts page.