OSRS Ardougne Diary Guide [2021]: The Fastest Way To Complete It

The Ardougne diary tasks are perhaps the most important to complete for progressing your character in OSRS. Unlike other diaries, the Ardougne tasks can benefit players throughout Gielinor and are not limited to the city. Presently, you can complete 4 Ardougne diary tasks:

  • Easy
  • Medium
  • Hard
  • Elite

The tasks are focused in East Ardougne, West Ardougne, Yanille, and Port Khazard. You’ll have to do various tasks in these locations, which can have multiple requirements. This Ardougne diary guide will inform you of the quest requirements, skills, and items needed to progress on each tier.

Why Complete the Ardougne Diary Tasks?

The Ardougne diaries provide excellent benefits and quality of life improvements to adventurers. In addition, they can help increase XP rates in certain skills like Fishing and Thieving. The main benefits of completing all 4 tasks:

  • Ardougne Cloak 4:
    • Unlimited teleports to Ardougne farm patch.
    • Wizard Cromperty will give 250 free pure essences every day.
    • 50% more fish when doing Fishing Trawler.
    • 25% chance to receive more Marks of Grace from Ardougne Rooftop Agility Course.
    • Bert will send you 84 buckets of sand to your bank each day.
  • 10% better successful pickpocket chance throughout Gielinor.
  • Ability to change Watchtower Teleport to the center of Yanille.
  • Use Ring of Life teleport to Ardougne

These are the best rewards from completing the Ardougne diary and are very beneficial to all players. The farm patch teleport will help Farming runs tremendously and save you a lot of running time. Also, receiving a 10% improvement on successful pickpockets will speed up Thieving extremely fast till level 99. Lastly, iron man accounts can automatically receive 84 buckets of sand every day to their bank from Bert.

Useful Ardougne Diary Items

You will have to travel around the city during the tasks, which means running items will help significantly. These items are easy to obtain and costs almost nothing compared to the benefits you’ll receive.

  • Graceful Outfit: This outfit is obtained by completing Rooftop Agility Courses. During the course, players can receive Marks of Grace that can be used to purchase pieces of the outfit from Grace. The clothing will make your weight go into the negatives, use less run energy, and replenish energy much faster.
    • Top:
      • Weight Reduction: -5kg
      • Energy Restoration Rate: +4%
      • Price: 55 Marks of Grace
    • Legs:
      • Weight Reduction: -6kg
      • Energy Restoration Rate: +4%
      • Price: 60 Marks of Grace
    • Boots:
      • Weight Reduction: -4kg
      • Energy Restoration Rate: +3%
    • Gloves:
      • Weight Reduction: -3kg
      • Energy Restoration Rate: +3%
      • Price: 30 Marks of Grace
    • Hood:
      • Weight Reduction: -3kg
      • Energy Restoration Rate: +3%
      • Price: 35 Marks of Grace
    • Cape:
      • Weight Reduction: -4kg
      • Energy Restoration Rate: +3%
      • Price: 40 Marks of Grace
    • Agility Skillcape: The Agility skillcape is extremely beneficial during the Ardougne diary because it can instantly restore your energy from 0% to 100% once per day. However, you will need level 99 Agility, which can take a remarkable length of time to achieve.
    • Stamina Potions: Players can purchase these potions from the Grand Exchange or make them with level 77 Herblore. The potions will have 4 doses, and each restores run energy by 20%. Also, for 2 minutes, it will reduce the rate at which energy depletes by 70%.

How To Complete Ardougne Diary Tasks

The diary tasks are straightforward to complete as they require you to complete simple tasks. This can range anything from visiting a specific location or casting a spell. Therefore, finishing the Ardougne diary tasks is super easy but time-consuming.

The most difficult aspect of the tasks is gaining the level and quest requirements. Therefore, we recommend first get all the requirements before completing a tier of tasks. We’ll go into all the requirements, items, and quests so that you can prepare yourself.

Note: Before starting, place all the required items to complete a tier of tasks. This will save you a lot of time on going to the bank for items.

Easy OSRS Ardougne Diary

Item Requirements:

  • 100 GP
  • Silk
  • Rusty Sword
  • Slashing Weapon

Skill Requirements:

  • Level 5 Thieving

Quest Requirements:

  • Biohazard
  • Rune Mysteries

Tasks:

  1. Wizard Cromperty: After completing Rune Mysteries go to Wizard Cromperty, who is Northeast of the Ardougne market. Have him teleport you to the Rune Essence Mine. However, you must right-click him and select teleport because talking to him will not count.
  2. Cake: Go to the Ardougne market and steal a cake from the market stall
  3. Silk: Speak to the silk merchant in Ardougne market and sell him a piece of silk.
  4. Altar: Pray at the altar in the Eastern Ardougne’s church.
  5. Fishing Trawler: Go to Port Khazard and play 1 game of fishing trawler.
  6. Combat Training Camp: Head over to the Combat Training Camp, which is located Northwestern of East Ardougne. Entering this location will complete this task.
  7. Rusty Sword: Have Tindel Marchant identify the rusty sword for you. If he does not identify the sword, the task will not be completed. Therefore, it may be worth it to bring multiple rusty swords. He is located on the South dock of Port Khazard.
  8. Ardougne Lever: Use the Ardougne lever to teleport into the Wilderness. The lever is behind the castle in West Ardougne inside a small building.
  9. Emporium: Go to Yanille and view Aleck’s Hunter Emporium to complete the task.
  10. Probita: Talk to Probita and see what pets you have insured. You must right-click her and select “check” because otherwise, the task will not complete.

Rewards:

  • Ardougne Cloak 1
  • 1 Antique Lamp
  • Double death runes when trading in cats to civilians
  • 10% increased chance for successful pickpockets within Ardougne
  • Jubster and Frogeel drops are now noted

Medium OSRS Ardougne Diary

Item Requirements:

  • Dramen or Lunar Staff
  • Mithril Grapple
  • Crossbow
  • 2 Water Runes
  • 2 Law Runes
  • 3 Strawberry Seeds
  • 1 Basket of Apples
  • All Farming tools
  • 1 Log
  • 11 Yew Logs
  • Fishing Rod
  • Bait
  • A Light Source
  • Skavid Map
  • 1 Raw Chicken
  • 1 Raw Swordfish
  • Iban’s Upgraded Staff

Skill Requirements:

  • Level 39 Agility
  • Level 50 Attack
  • Level 10 Construction
  • Level 49 Crafting
  • Level 31 Farming
  • Level 50 Firemaking
  • Level 51 Magic
  • Level 25 Ranged
  • Level 38 Strength
  • Level 38 Thieving
  • Level 36 Woodcutting

If Iron Man:

  • Level 59 Smithing
  • Level 59 Fletching

Quest Requirements:

  • Fairytale Part II
  • Enlightened Journey
  • The Hand in the Sand
  • Watchtower
  • Sea Slug
  • Tower of Life
  • Underground Pass
  • 20 Quest points

Tasks:

  1. Unicorn: Head over to the Ardougne Zoo using the Fairy Ring System Code: B-I-S. After, enter the unicorn pen to fishing the task.
  2. Grapple: Get a Mithril grapple and a crossbow and grapple over Yanille’s South wall and jump off. Iron man accounts will need to make a Mithril grapple with level 59 Fletching and Smithing.
  3. Farming: Plant and harvest some strawberries in the Ardougne farming patch.
  4. Teleport: Cast the Ardougne teleport spell with 2 water and law runes.
  5. Hot Air Balloon: Use the hot air balloon transport system after completing the Enlightened Journey quest. Travel to Castle Wars from Ardougne to finish the task.
  6. Buckets of Sand: Speaker to Bert in Yanille and claim some buckets of sand.
  7. Fishing: Go to the Fishing Platform by speaking to Holgart or Jeb. They can be found on the coasts near Witchhaven. Catch any type of fish on the Fishing Platform to complete the task.
  8. Pickpocket: Go to the master farmer North of East Ardougne and successfully pickpocket him.
  9. Skavid Caves: Head to the Skavid Caves with any light sources and collect some Cave Nightshades.
  10. Tower of Life: Go to the Tower of Life with a raw chick and swordfish. Once you’re inside, go West from the entrance, then South, and then to the room in the East. Now you will have to kill a swordchick to complete the task.
  11. Iban’s Upgraded Staff: Equip an Upgraded Iban’s Staff. To make an upgraded version bring an Iban’s Staff with 200k GP to the Dark Mage in West Ardougne.
  12. Necromancer Tower: Visit the island East of the Necromancer Tower. You can get there by using the Fairy Ring Teleport System and using the A-I-R code.

Rewards:

  • Ardougne Cloak 2
  • 1 Antique Lamp
  • 100 free pure essence from Wizard Cromperty
  • The unicow, newtroost, and spidine will all drop notes items
  • Toggle Ring of Life teleport to Ardougne
  • Receive more runes when crafting essence at the Ourania Altar

Hard OSRS Ardougne Diary

Item Requirements:

  • Uncharged Skills Necklace or Combat Bracelet
  • Karamjan Monkey Greegree
  • 2 Earth Runes
  • 2 Law Runes
  • 1 Rope
  • Small Fishing Net
  • 1 Palm Tree Seed
  • 15 Papaya Fruit
  • 1 Poison Ivy Seed
  • Hammer
  • 5 Mithril Bars
  • 25k GP
  • Shield Left Half
  • Shield Right Half
  • Pure Essence
  • Death Talisman

Skill Requirements:

  • Level 56 Agility
  • Level 50 Construction
  • Level 53 Cooking
  • Level 50 Crafting
  • Level 70 Farming
  • Level 53 Fishing
  • Level 5 Fletching
  • Level 45 Herblore
  • Level 59 Hunter
  • Level 66 Magic
  • Level 52 Mining
  • Level 42 Prayer
  • Level 60 Ranged
  • Level 65 Runecrafting
  • Level 68 Smithing
  • Level 50 Strength
  • Level 72 Thieving
  • Level 50 Woodcutting

Quest Requirements:

  • Monkey Madness I
  • Legends’ Quest
  • Mourning’s End Part II
  • Watchtower
  • 107 Quest Points

Tasks:

  1. Jewelry: Recharge a skills necklace or combat bracelet at the totem pole in the Legends’ Guild.
  2. Magic Guild: Enter the Magic Guild once you achieve level 66 Magic.
  3. Chest: Attempt to steal from a chest within the Ardougne Castle.
  4. Monkey Cage: Go to the Ardougne zoo and ask the zookeeper to place you inside a monkey cage. Make sure that you’re wearing a Karamjan monkey greegree. Then talk to Monkey Minder to complete the task.
  5. Watchtower: Teleport to the Watchtower with 2 earth and law runes.
  6. Red Salamander: Using a rope and a small fishing net, catch a Red Salamander. They can be found in the Ourania Hunter area, Northwestern Ardougne.
  7. Palm Tree: Plant a Palm Tree in the fruit tree farming patch next to Tree Gnome Village. Afterward, check the health of the tree to finish the task.
  8. Poison Ivy Berries: Go to the berry patch next to the Ardougne Monastery. Go to the section where poison ivy berries grow and pick them.
  9. Mithril Platebody: Smith a Mithril Platebody anywhere within Ardougne.
  10. Player-Owned-House: Speak to the real estate agent and change your house location to Yanille. Then enter your POH through the portal in Yanille to complete the task.
  11. Dragon Square Shield: Using the Shield left half and Shield right half to smith a Dragon Square Shield. You must do this in West Ardougne to finish the task.
  12. Death Runes: Go to the death altar through the Underground Pass and create some death runes to complete the Ardougne Hard Diary tasks.

Rewards:

  • Ardougne Clock 3
  • 1 Antique Lamp
  • Wizard Cromperty will now give 150 free pure essence
  • Ability to toggle Watchtower teleport to Yanille
  • 10% increased chance for successful pickpockets throughout Gielinor

Elite OSRS Ardougne Diary

Item Requirements:

  • Raw Manta Ray (Must Be Obtained From Fishing Trawler)
  • Lockpick
  • 1 Yew Log
  • 1 Sinew
  • 1 Runite Bar
  • Salve Amulet (i)
  • 1 Torstol Seed
  • Seed Dibber
  • 2 Blood Runes
  • 4 Death Runes
  • 6 Water Runes
  • Hammer
  • Knife

Skill Requirements:

  • Level 90 Agility
  • Level 91 Cooking
  • Level 35 Crafting
  • Level 85 Farming
  • Level 50 Firemaking
  • Level 81 Fishing
  • Level 69 Fletching
  • Level 10 Herblore
  • Level 94 Magic
  • Level 40 Ranged
  • Level 91 Smithing
  • Level 82 Thieving

Quest Requirements:

  • Desert Treasure
  • Haunted Mine

Tasks:

  1. Manta Ray: Catch a manta ray during Fishing Trawler and cook it in Port Khazard
  2. Picklock: Go to the basement of Yanille Agility Dungeon and attempt to picklock the door.
  3. Pickpocket: Steal from a hero within Ardougne.
  4. Rune Crossbow: Create a Rune crossbow from scratch within Witchaven or Yanille. You will need to craft a crossbow string, Runite limbs, and yew stock to make the crossbow. Then combine the yew stock with Runite limbs. Afterward, use the crossbow string on the Runite crossbow (u).
  5. Salve Amulet: Imbue a salve amulet at the Nightmare Zone. Alternatively, you can equip a salve amulet (i) to finish the task.
  6. Torstol: Plant some Torstol in the herb farming patch in Ardougne. To complete the task, wait for the Torstol to grow and harvest the fully grown herbs.
  7. Agility: Complete a single lap of the Ardougne’s Rooftop Agility course.
  8. Castle Wars: Go to Castle Wars, which is far West of Ardougne. Enter the minigame and cast ice barrage on another player.

Rewards:

  • Ardougne Cloak 4
  • 1 Antique Lamp
  • 250 free pure essence from Wizzard Cromperty
  • 50% more fish from the Fishing Trawler minigame
  • 25% more Marks of Grace from Ardougne Rooftop Course
  • Bert will now send 84 buckets of sand to your bank every day

FAQ

Question: What Are The Best Rewards From The Ardougne Diary?

Answer: There are multiple reasons why players would like to complete the Ardougne Diary. Perhaps the main reason is to receive a 10% chance for successful pickpockets throughout Gielinor. This will tremendously help when training Thieving because you’ll get much more experience per hour.

Also, completing the diary will let you change teleport locations for convenience. So if you see yourself going to Yanille a lot, then you can change the Watchtower teleport to the center of Yanille. Furthermore, with the cloak, you’ll get unlimited teleports to the farming patch, which will improve Farming run times tremendously.

Question: What Are The Most Difficult Requirements?

Answer: Completing the hard and elite sections of this guide can be ultra-difficult due to the requirements. Most of these levels and quests will require multiple hours of time invested. However, this is worth diary rewards.

Level 90 Agility: Training Agility is a super long process and can become extremely tedious. For the elite diary, you will need level 90 Agility, which will easily take up to +100 Hours.
Mourning’s End Part II: This quest takes a lot of time and effort to complete. Without a guide, players can easily spend half a day figuring out how to complete Mournings’ End Part II. Also, the quest has multiple requirements to begin. However, this quest will unlock new sections of the map and help you progress in OSRS heavily.

Level 91 Smithing: An expensive and lengthy skill to train is Smithing. The diary requires you to have a high Smithing level to make a Rune crossbow from scratch.

Desert Treasure: The quest requires you to complete multiple other quests before starting. Desert Treasure will take you all around Gielinor, completing various tasks. It’s lengthy and tedious to complete but very rewarding.

Question: How Difficult Are The Ardougne Diary Tasks?

Answer: The tasks usually have a skill, item, or quest requirements to complete. As you progress to the next tier of diary tasks, the requirements get significantly harder. However, the tasks themselves are very easy to complete. They will require you to go to a certain location, use teleports, and catch fish.

Summary

Now that we’ve covered all the Ardougne Diary tasks in great detail, you’re set up for success! Follow the guide step by step for the most efficient and time-saving methods.

The diary is one of the best in OSRS because it can give you benefits that go across Gielinor and is not limited to one part of the map. For example, after completing the hard diary tasks, you’ll receive a 10% pickpocketing boost throughout the map. Also, the diary lets you change teleport destinations for your convenience.

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