The title should be clear Which do RS gold you believe to be the most effective kind of combat (RS3 and Old School)? Which style do your favorite? Old School – I find melee to be the most effective. Mmelee is the most sought-after combat skill because it has superior armour and weapons and is also more affordable than the other two.
F2P PKing ranges used to be the shizzle however, that Maple Longbow (sighted) was extremely powerful and was the ideal weapon for sniping at enemies and killing looters. It was probably the most powerful F2P weapon because you could shoot from cheap RuneScape gold a distance with it and it came with a Rune armor set and be extremely precise in your shots.