OSRS Obor guide: stratgies & gear setups for F2P & P2P (2024)

The hill giant boss, Obor, is one of the easiest bosses in Oldschool Runescape to kill; hence, it's a nice spot for newbies to start bossing. This boss is one of the most profitable ones that is available for free to play because it drops runes, some rune weapons, and armor. Killing Obor is also the only method for ironmen to get a rune kiteshield unless they choose to smith one for themselves.

How to get to Obor

Obor can be found residing in his lair, which is accessible through the closed gates on the Edgeville dungeon's western wall of the giant hill area. A giant key is required to access Obor's lair, and you must always collect a fresh one any time you want to fight Obor.

You will initially be in a safe area once you reach Obor's lair. Take this time to get ready for the battle, as Obor will hit you as soon as you enter. Descend the rocks when you are ready to face Obor.

Edgeville dungeon

The fastest way to reach the Edgeville Dungeon is to use the Amulet of Glory to go to Edgeville and descend the trap door south of the Edgeville Bank. The Edgeville Dungeon is home to a variety of monsters. There are hill giants in the southern portion of this dungeon, which is free to play and Obor’s lair can be found south of the area, as shown below

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How to get the giant key

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As already mentioned, one giant key is needed for each entrance inside the Obor's lair. Killing hill giants is the most common method of obtaining the giant key because they have a combat level of 28 and drop the key at a rate of 1/128 or 1/64 when they are killed in the wilderness. In addition to hill giants, the following monsters and their rates of dropping gigantic keys are listed:

Black Knight titan

He is encountered during the Holy Grail quest, and he drops the giant key at a rate of 1/128

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Cyclops (1/128)

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Cyclops can be found in the warrior’s guild and they have a chance of dropping defenders and giant keys. They have a combat level of 56 and are only available to members.

Obor (1/16)

There is also a good chance to get the giant key when fighting the hill giant boss.

Recommended stats to kill Obor

50 magic and 40 prayers would be the minimum stats needed to defeat Obor and you would need to use the snare method if you have a low defence. Although it takes longer, the snare method is highly recommended for players at a lower level.

If you would prefer to tank Obor's hits while using magic, then atleast 50 magic and 60 defence are recommended

For ranged, at least 50 defence, 60 ranged, and 40 prayer for prayer against missiles are recommended.

For melee, when compared to the other two (magic and ranged), it is slower. To kill Obor with melee, you should have at least 50 attack, strength, and defence.

The best gear to use against Obor for F2P and P2P

When using magic but not the snare method, you would take a lot more damage so you should wear defensive gear to tank Obor's hits if you can’t afford to use the gear below and if you have a low defence level.

When using magic, here is the best magic gear to use:

P2P magic gear setup for Obor

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Head slot: Bloodbark helm

Neck slot: Amulet of fury

Body slot: Bloodbark body

Leg slot: Bloodbark legs

Boot slot: Bloodbark boots

Shield slot: Mag's book

Ring slot: Seer's ring(I)

Gloves slot: Bloodbark gauntlets.

Cape slot: Saradomin cape

Book slot: Holy blessing

Weapon slot: Trident of the swamp.

F2P magic gear setup

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Head slot: Wizard hat

Neck slot: Amulet of magic

Body slot: Wizard robe top

Leg slot: Zamorak monk bottoms

Boot slot: Leather boots

Gloves slot: Gilded d’hide vambraces

Shield slot: Anti-dragon fire shield

Weapon slot: Staff of water

P2P ranged gear setup for Obor

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Head slot: coif

Neck slot: Necklace of anguish

Body slot: Black d’hide body

Leg slot: Black d’hide chaps

Boot slot: Rangers boot

Gloves slot: Black d’hide vambraces

Ring slot:Archers ring

Weapon slot: Toxic blowpipe: this requires 75 ranged

F2P ranged gear setup for Obor

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This setup requires 40 ranged, 40 defense, and the completion of Dragon Slayer II to wear the green d’hide body.

Head slot: Coif

Neck slot:Amulet of power

Cape slot: Black cape

Body slot:Green d’hide body

Leg slot:Green d’hide chap

Weapon slot: Maple shortbow

Ammo slot: Adamant arrows

Gloves slot: Green d’hide vambraces

Leg slot: Leather boots

P2P melee gear setup for Obor

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Head slot: Helm of Neitiznot

Neck slot: Amulet of fury

Body slot: Dragon platebody

Leg slot: Dragon platelegs

Boot slot: Dragon boots

Gloves slot: Dragon gloves

Weapon slot: Abyssal whip

Ring slot: Berserker ring

Cape slot: Fire cape

F2P melee gear setup for Obor

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This gear setup requires 40 defence to be used.

Head slot: Rune god full helm, this requires 40 defence

Neck slot: Amulet of strength

Body slot: Rune chainbody, this requires 40 defence

Leg slot: Rune god plateskirt: this requires 40 defence

Weapon slot: Rune scimitar

Shield slot: Rune god kiteshield

Leg slot: Gilded d’hide vambraces

Boot slot: Decorative boots.

How to fight Obor

Obor can attack with both melee and ranged attacks, with a maximum hit count of 28 for ranged attacks and 22 for melee attacks. He also has the ability to knock you back while stunning you with his attacks. Obor has a combat level of 106 and a hit point of 120.

Since Obor is less resistant to magic attacks, using magic attacks is your best option, particularly if you are a beginner. Moreover, you should pray for protection from missiles, as they work really well, reducing Obor's damage by up to 50%.

Snare method

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Although it is much slower than tanking Obor's strikes, this strategy is very effective, especially for low-level players, as it would significantly lessen the damage you take during the fight. A magic level of 50 is required to cast the Snare spell, which has holding powers that stop opponents from moving for up to 16 ticks, or 9.6 seconds.

The technique is very easy to use; all you have to do is snare Obor and use offensive magic attacks on him while you run to the opposite corner. It is important to stay as far away from Obor as possible when using this method, so make sure he is close to the corner where you are standing before you snare him and run to the opposite corner

Since Obor can hit high fairly often, you would still take a considerable amount of damage even with this method, so you should bring a lot of food, especially if you have a low defence level.

Tank method

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Basically, this strategy is exactly what it sounds like; all you have to do is attack Obor from a corner, tanking his hits while praying against missiles or melee. While praying against missiles will save you more food, praying against melee attacks will remove the chance of being periodically stunned and knocked down by his melee attacks. You will take more damage if you pray against melee, but you won't be stunned or taken down, which will speed up your kills. Only players with good defensive levels are advised to use this strategy because of Obor's ability to hit hard and accurately.

Combat achievements from Obor

There are 6 combat achievements available when killing Obor; they include:

Obor Novice: you only need to kill Obor once

Sleeping giant: kill Obor while he is immobilized

Fighting as intended: Kill Obor on a free-to-play world

Back to the wall: Kill Obor without being pushed back more than one square by his knockback attack

Obor Champion: Kill Obor 5 times

Squashing the Giant: Kill Obor without taking any damage from prayer.

Drops from Obor

Obor is quite profitable boss to kill; an average Obor kill is worth approximately 24,000 GP.

Here are some of the drops to expect from killing Obor

Obor always drops:

OSRS Obor guide: stratgies & gear setups for F2P & P2P (13)Clue scroll

OSRS Obor guide: stratgies & gear setups for F2P & P2P (14)Big bones

OSRS Obor guide: stratgies & gear setups for F2P & P2P (15)Ensouled giant head

Rune weapons and armor, including:

OSRS Obor guide: stratgies & gear setups for F2P & P2P (16)Rune med helm, at a rate of 1/19.67

OSRS Obor guide: stratgies & gear setups for F2P & P2P (17)Rune full helm, at a rate of 1/23.6

OSRS Obor guide: stratgies & gear setups for F2P & P2P (18)Rune longsword, at a rate of 1/23.6

OSRS Obor guide: stratgies & gear setups for F2P & P2P (19)Rune battleaxe, at a rate of 1/29.5

OSRS Obor guide: stratgies & gear setups for F2P & P2P (20)Rune kiteshield, at a rate of 1/39.33

OSRS Obor guide: stratgies & gear setups for F2P & P2P (21)Rune chainbody, at a rate of 1/39.33

OSRS Obor guide: stratgies & gear setups for F2P & P2P (22)Rune platelegs, at a rate of 1/39.33

OSRS Obor guide: stratgies & gear setups for F2P & P2P (23)Rune plateskirt, at a rate of 1/39.33

OSRS Obor guide: stratgies & gear setups for F2P & P2P (24)Rune 2h sword, at a rate of 1/39.33

OSRS Obor guide: stratgies & gear setups for F2P & P2P (25)The Hill Giant Club is also dropped at a rate of 1/118; it requires 40 attacks to wield. It provides +50 slash and +65 crush attack bonuses and costs 841,000 GP.

Runes including:

OSRS Obor guide: stratgies & gear setups for F2P & P2P (26)50-99 Law runes, at a rate of 1/9.833

OSRS Obor guide: stratgies & gear setups for F2P & P2P (27)60-119 Cosmic runes, at a rate of 1/9.833

OSRS Obor guide: stratgies & gear setups for F2P & P2P (28)100-199 Chaos runes, at a rate of 1/11.8

OSRS Obor guide: stratgies & gear setups for F2P & P2P (29)40–79 Death runes, at a rate of 1/11.8

OSRS Obor guide: stratgies & gear setups for F2P & P2P (30)40-79 Nature runes at a rate of 1/16.86

Obor also drops:

the giant key at a rate of 1/16

OSRS Obor guide: stratgies & gear setups for F2P & P2P (31)Long bone, at a rate of 1/400

OSRS Obor guide: stratgies & gear setups for F2P & P2P (32)Giant champion scrolls at a rate of 1/5,000.

OSRS Obor guide: stratgies & gear setups for F2P & P2P (33)curved bone at a rate of 1 / 5,013

OSRS Obor guide: stratgies & gear setups for F2P & P2P (34)20 limpwurt roots at a rate of 1/14.75

OSRS Obor guide: stratgies & gear setups for F2P & P2P (35)50 Big bones at a rate of 1/1.75

OSRS Obor guide: stratgies & gear setups for F2P & P2P (36)10,000–15,000 coins at a rate of 1/19.67

OSRS Obor guide: stratgies & gear setups for F2P & P2P (37)5 uncut ruby at a rate of 1/23.6

OSRS Obor guide: stratgies & gear setups for F2P & P2P (38)5 uncut diamonds at a rate of 1/23.6

OSRS Obor guide: stratgies & gear setups for F2P & P2P (39)12,000–20,000 coins at a rate of 1/29.5

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