Top Ten Hardest Runescape Quests

The Top Ten
1 While Guthix Sleeps

I think this quest is very irritating. I could barely finish this quest. Well I didn't even finish it. Guess what... I'm very lazy.

Takes forever and requires almost total mental focus. I'm glad it's a quest though, gives higher level players something to do other than make billions of gp

I haven't done it yet but getting 270 quest points is a pain in the a**.

2 Sheep Herder

"S***! " are the only words coming out of my mouth during this quest it was a huge pain! And once I got the sheep to the fence they said "baa" and ran away it was terrible, not even worth the 4 quests points you get for completing the quest.

Gotta love how this is up there with the likes of While Guthix Sleeps and Desert Treasure, aha. That atrociously horrendous quest design. Enough said.

Definitely the hardest quest in the entire game. Just the way you have to herd those sheep! It is terrible how they put you through that misery! D:

3 Mourning's End pt 1+2

Holy cow.. The puzzles.. Not only did you have to constantly defend from shades, you also had a hell agility course where if you fell, you pretty much had to start all over. So glad I finally finished.

The puzzle never seemed to end as well as it being such a boring puzzle. Then when you fail the agility bit 5 times in a row, tops the quest of as the worst and most boring quest I've done. (Part 2)

M. E. Pt. 1 and 2, especially are extremely irritating. For 1, it's mostly dyeing the sheep, but all of part 2 is one massive puzzle, and on top of that, you have monsters who hit frequent 100 hits on you everywhere. It's most certainly a very difficult quest.

4 Tutorial Island

I could never cook those shrimps nicely, and then the fire stopped burning. The most annoying thing ever. Also there was the bread! It took forever and ever to make, and then it got burnt! I must have smashed quite a few keyboards to pieces during that one!

Probably one of the hardest quests yet when tossing up with sheep shearer and cooks assistant. The hardest part was probably walking out the door of the tutors room. It took me ages to open it. I wonder if any of you guys also had the same problem :/

Hard quest just because we all did it when we were 9 and never read the instructions on what to do, so I would spend 20 mins making fires and trying to move on w/o making that damn shrimp.


5 Summer's End

At the moment, I'm quite stuck on it :/. Spirit of summer gave little to no preperation for it. I have 191 quest points, and although I've done many quests, the parts with the spirit beast make it very challanging, and a real members quest if I've ever saw one

The stupid boss monster in this quest was RIDICULOUSLY hard. Way harder for me than While Guthix Sleeps was. I'd rather do WGS 10 times over than do this quest again.

Ok, so I did every single quest up here in the top 10, but this was the only one I died in. And I didn't die once.. I died 11 times!

6 Monkey Madness

Took me a little over three hours without dying once, you constantly have to go back to varock, back to gnome stronghold, back to karmja, back to ape toll, back to the hangover then repeat over and over.

Live by the Grand Tree, die by the Grand Tree. Literally die. Hardest quest in RS.

Getting murked by a lvl 1 spider in the jail cell. Extremely humiliating not worth the hit my ego took.

7 Desert Treasure

The battle in the icy zone was actually challenging, which is pretty rare. The locked chest took me about 50 lockpicks and was exceptionally infuriating. The pyramid actually wasn't as bad as the chest, but these 2 mainly luck based things make this a memorable and annoying quest.

Some parts of the quest were near suicidal, the bosses were hard and irritating, and the pyramid bit at the end was based on luck to get through, which was the most annoying of all.

A very hard quest for the some of the best combat magic in the game. Not the hardest but some parts (like the locked chest) can take your money and time away.

8 Underground Pass

Stupid! The first part is hard enough and I had to restart the entire thing because I fell down so many times. I rage quit for an hour after that and then after the doll part it was all over for me.

Ugh, this quest is infuriating. It just takes so long, and it all takes place in the same dungeon.

Most annoying quest I've completed so far, I fell over 45 times no joke. I can't imagine Regicide...

9 Nomad's Requiem

This quest is undoubtedly the hardest, and the boss is rediculous, on the edge of broken. When I did it, the only reliable damage I could deal was from kyatt special attack and ruby bolts, and if you step away from the pillars you get eaten up by nomad's attacks.

Nomad was easily the toughest boss I ever fought. Then again, I fought him at 90 combat without summoning and with 75 range. The time I finally beat him, I still had like 4 or 5 Saradomin Brews left.

This is the only one I haven't completed so it must be the most difficult.
You must have a BoB and super restores too defeat Nomad

10 Recipe For Disaster

So damn long and irritating, but definitely felt like a great accomplishment after they released better gloves available at GE. Granted they are over 20 times the amount.

The Contenders
11 Elemental Workshop III

This quest is difficult or the most difficult because of the puzzle that takes nearly an hour to finish alone.

Barely managed it with a video guide, I don't know how people would manage the quest without one.

Thanks to that ridiculous puzzle, this quest was left unfinished for almost 7 years...

12 Legends Quest
13 Ritual of the Mahjarrat

The jungle intro is absolutely terrible. Hands-down the least fun I've ever had in my ten years playing Runescape. Hiding behind cover only works about half of the time, and if you misclick at all, you automatically fail. Move your pinky toe out from behind cover for.00001 seconds and you'll take roughly 9 million damage and have to start over. No chance to dodge, no taking the damage and moving forward, and half of the time your character decides to practice their dance routine and run back and forth in a completely nonsensical direction. Oh yeah, the entire time this is happening, you will be gangbanged by the ugliest, most obnoxious-sounding mouth-breathing gorillas to ever walk the face of Gielinor. I think I would rather chew broken glass than have to do this again. Completely ruined my enjoyment of the remainder of the quest. 1/10 for fun value, 9/10 for difficulty.

14 Regicide

I hate falling off the bridge and having to go all the way back... plus I died by stupid traps and lost my fire cape

15 Cook's Assistant

How do you get the super-large egg? I mean, its ruining the quest. I've been stuck on it for about a month now because the egg is so rare. Somebody told me I had to defeat a lesser demon. Aren't they the hardest monster in the game?

I can't see whether this is a troll or some stupid kids really are unable to finish this quest. Geez if you seriously can't beat this quest then I'm sorry to say it but runescape isn't the game for you.

PLEASE HELP ME! I'm stuck in this quest! Where do you get the milk from? This is one of the hardest quests by far! Even harder than tutorial island! Please pm me if you know what to do :(

16 Broken Home

Absolutely hate this one. Even with a guide this takes forever and gets really repetitive. Almost gave up, but I pulled through after 2 hours in that hellhole while looking at a guide. Was so glad to finally finish, then I saw that there were additional challenges requiring you to do it in 37 minutes. Sigh I really don't want to go back...

First time I did this, I got lost and gave up. later, memorized the whole thing and I did finish it and got the additional rewards. Still, annoying a f to do with the stupid challenges of figuring out which room to go to next

17 Monkey Madness II
18 Sliske's Endgame

This quest just SUCKS" all you do is talk to a few people and then spend over an hour in a maze, and then get tossed into a hard fight. honestly not that hard but you'll die a few times getting used to the fight. if you don't know how to get him into the next faze of the fight its an insta death.

Dude, the labyrinth is ridiculous. I saw the guide and thought, "Gee, it's so short. This'll be cake." Nope, very difficult to get through even with a map right next to me. This is the only quest I haven't completed yet due to the dang labyrinth.

19 One Small Favour

I throw up every time I think of it. All the favours you have to do, for some wood. Kill me.

Doing this quest is what I imagine dying feels like!

Doing a ton of chores for Suburban white kids.

20 The Temple at Senntisten
21 The Firemaker's Curse

Even maxed, Char still gives me issues in the Dominion Tower. Had to listen to Kanye's "Stronger" to finally beat Char

22 Derek's Quest

So hard! I can't mine, it says, just because I don't have a pick-axe? What even are pick axes and why can't I use my hands?

23 Birthright of the Dwarves
24 Shadow Over Ashdale

The boss is way to hard for any new player to beat. at least make it that the boss health doesn't reset each time you die because I'm not gonna waste another 2 hours to try and beat this boss only to get killed over and over again.

That end boss was a pain. Especially because I did the quest around level 10. Actually had a friend quit the game because of this quest.

25 Dimension of Disaster

Not as bad as Recipe of Disaster, however flipping hard. I died to Agrith Naar twice, and Zemouregal 3 times before I was able to barely beat them. Come prepared, set action bar, and collect a chunk of the zemouregal coins before starting the minquests

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