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The only item required to mine is a pickaxe. In order to achieve the greatest amount of experience and ores, one should always use the best pickaxe available at their Mining level. However, certain low level rocks become attainable at maximum speed at higher mining levels, even with lower level pickaxes. Although a certain Attack level is required to wield one, players are still able to use the pickaxe to mine without the required Attack level.
Completing task sets from the Varrock Diary grants the player Varrock armour, which gives the player 10% chance of mining 2 ores at once while worn. Varrock armour 1 gives this bonus ores up to coal, Varrock armour 2 up to mithril, Varrock armour 3 up to adamantite and Varrock armour 4 up to runite (additionally, works as a prospector jacket).
Additionally, the Prospector kit obtained from Prospector Percy in the Motherlode Mine using golden nuggets, provides a total of 2.5% bonus experience per ore mined.
There are also mining gloves available in the Mining Guild. There are regular mining gloves, superior mining and combined with 60 unidentified minerals, expert mining gloves.
To gain Mining experience most efficiently, players should always drop the ores they mine ("powermining" or "dropmining"). Players can quickly drop their items by holding the shift key and clicking on the ore.
Completing Doric's Quest and The Digsite grants the player a total of 16600 Mining experience, which elevates a level 1 Mining to level 32. Both quests have fairly low requirements, and completing them allows the player to skip early levels and use Adamant pickaxe right from the start.
If the player is not willing to do any quests, copper or tin should be mined from level 1 to 15. This can be done anywhere, though the Lumbridge Swamp mining site is debatably the easiest due to its relative lack of players, aggressive monsters and its collection of Copper and Tin rocks.
To progress from level 1 to level 15, you will need 2411 experience. You will need to mine a combination of 138 copper or tin ores to reach level 15, since they both give 17.5 experience a piece.
From level 15 to 75, players should mine iron at a location that has three iron rocks in a triangle, as such a formation allows the player to mine all three rocks without moving. There are nine such locations: the Legends' Guild mine, two in the pay-to-play area of the Mining Guild, the Lovakengj mine, the Piscatoris mine, the Al Kharid Mine, Fossil Island valley (near the mushtree) and the Resource Area (level 51 Wilderness).
Completing the easy tasks of Varrock Diary for Varrock armour 1 is highly recommended for this method, as it gives the player 10% chance to mine 2 ores at once while worn, increasing the overall experience rate.
From level 60 and above, the maximum experience rate is around 60,000 experience per hour, and roughly 70,000 experience per hour in the pay-to-play area of the Mining Guild because of the invisible +7 level boost given inside.
From level 75 Mining onwards, the absolute fastest experience is gained by 3-tick mining granite at the Quarry at 99. While extremely click-intensive, this method offers by far the best experience rates; with good performance it is possible to achieve 115,000 - 120,000 experience per hour at 99 Mining.
As the Quarry is located in the desert, some sort of desert heat protection is necessary in order to survive. Desert amulet 4 offers immunity to the desert heat while worn, alternatively wearing the Hitpoints cape along with a regen bracelet will outheal the damage taken from desert heat. If neither of those are an option, the player can bring waterskins and fill them with the lunar spell Humidify.
It is recommended to skip the early Mining levels by completing Doric's Quest and The Digsite.
Mining in the Motherlode Mine is a common way to get 99 Mining, as it is not as click-intensive as the other methods; however, experience rates are significantly lower as a result.
Completing medium tasks of the Falador Diary grants the player access to a shortcut (requires 54 Agility) within the Motherlode Mine. You can increase your chance of receiving higher level ores by completing the elite tasks, which increases the profit and experience.
Additionally, players are able to obtain golden nuggets through cleaning pay-dirt. These can be used to purchase the Prospector kit from Prospector Percy, which adds a bonus 2.5% experience while mining. Having all the parts from the prospector kit is a requirement for completing the hard task set of Falador Diary.
Once the player reaches level 72 Mining and has 100 golden nuggets, it is recommended to use the upper levels of the mine. The upper levels have more concentrated ore veins compared to the lower level, and they deplete based on time unlike in the lower area, making one vein last longer on average.
At 70 Mining, the player can expect to get roughly 30,000 experience per hour, at 85 around 42,000 experience per hour and at 99 around 53,000 experience per hour.
Mining gem rocks at the underground portion of Shilo Village mine becomes a viable option for players who have completed hard tasks of the Karamja Diary. Players can use the nearby bank deposit box after they have mined a full inventory of gems. Experience rates with a charged amulet of glory equipped and a dragon pickaxe average around 41,000 - 42,000 experience per hour below 70 Mining, 52,000 experience per hour at 80, 58,000 experience per hour at 90 and 63,000 experience per hour at 99. However, doing this method past 75 Mining is not recommended unless the player is hunting for the rock golem pet, as the Blast Mine minigame offers better experience and profit.
Participating in the Volcanic Mine minigame can offer the best experience rates outside of the Quarry. To enter the mine, players must have level 50 in Mining, and have earned at least 150 Kudos. In addition, players must pay Petrified Pete 30 numulites every time they wish to enter the mine.
In a good team, one can expect roughly 72,000 - 75,000 experience per hour at 85 Mining and 90,000 experience per hour at 99.
The official world for this minigame is world 23, although it is recommended to search for a team — the Minigame Group Finder includes a clan chat for Volcanic Mine, where players may be found making groups.
The Blast Mine minigame, which requires having 100% favour with the Lovakengj House, allows obtaining ore 10 levels below the required Mining level. This means that the player is able to obtain runite ore at level 75 Mining. It is possible to participate in the minigame below 75 Mining, but is not recommended as the lack of runite ores will severely hamper experience and profit rates. Having a higher Mining level increases the chances of obtaining better ores.
A common inventory setup is to have noted dynamites along with unnoted ones, a chisel, a tinderbox and an energy/super energy/stamina potion. As soon as you run out of dynamite, run to the nearby bank chest to unnote more dynamite for blasting. Having weight-reducing clothing (such as the graceful outfit) is very beneficial in order to save run energy. Since the chance of getting higher-level ores depend on the player's Mining level, dragon pickaxe's special attack can be used to temporarily increase the current Mining level. Equip the prospector kit when collecting the ores from the operator for extra experience.
While giving significantly more Mining experience and profit per hour than the Motherlode Mine, it is significantly more click-intensive.
For players who are unwilling to use the Motherlode/Blast Mine, mining runite ore is the most profitable, although it is the slowest due to competition from other players and the rarity of rune rocks throughout RuneScape.
The best spots are the Heroes' Guild, where there are two rune rocks. There are also another two rune rocks in the members' only section of the Mining Guild. A set of three rune rocks can be found in the inner ring of Mor Ul Rek, though this requires the player to have a fire cape first. After completion of the Dragon Slayer II quest, 2 more rune rocks are available in the basement of the Myths' Guild. There are other spots with rune rocks, but they are usually in very dangerous locations.
If a player were to go from 85 to 99 Mining solely with runite rock mining, they would net approximately 871,773,429 gp.
OSRS mobile will allow you to train your skills on-the-go, and has special interfaces built and specially reworked for mobile. You're going to want to take advantage of that: whether you're on the train or sofa!
With that said, you're going to have issues performing some of the same things you do on PC, hence the need for this guide. For instance, tick manipulation, with methods that involve 3-tick or 2-ticks can be difficult to pull off due to mistapping rather than having a precise mouse. The same goes with prayer flicking prior to getting a lot of experience.
As long as you've unlocked the Nightmare Zone, you can train your combat stats easily. If you aren't quite at the Nightmare Zone level, head to Sand Crabs on Hosidius House's beach. Once you've found a spot with 3 or 4 crabs, you essentially only have to pay attention around every ten minutes, when you run away to reset the crab's and make them aggressive towards you, so the method is fully AFK - combined with the fact they are level 15 and have 60 hitpoints, whilst having low attack/defence.
Once you have Nightmare Zone, you can train with whatever monsters you like on customized mode. Hard mode rewards more points and the monsters only have more HP.
With a rock cake, overloads and absorptions (not prayer), you only have to check the game every 5 minutes, and rock cake down every now and then.
Tip:With that said, overloads can be slightly annoying as if you miss the overload dose, you're straight up to 51+ HP and your absorption points can easily be wasted and you can die easily. Hence, Super Combat potions are highly recommended. Their effects last far longer and there's no worry if you don't re-pot, though it is recommended around every 8 minutes. While Super Combat Potions are far more expensive, you will actually make your money back if you buy herb packs everyday and open them. The only downside to this method is there's a limit to how many herb packs you can buy per day and you will only recover your money from the Super Combats in the long-term.
With Super Combats, training attack/defense/strength becomes one of the best skills to train in OSRS mobile.
With any NPC and a negative magic bonus by wearing items such as full metal (e.g. Rune) armor, your spells will fail to hit the NPC and you can autocast any spell you like. One of the best ways to splash is through a Kraken slayer task.
Splashing is far more effective than training at NMZ and far more AFK. You will continue to splash for 20 minutes, and after that, you will be logged out for inactivity. Hence, clicking anywhere (such as changing tabs) allows you to stay logged in. Each time you click the 20 minute timer restarts. This is especially helpful if you're unable to pay attention and keep checking back to see if the tree's finished cutting, such as if you're watching TV. Plus you can do this anytime you don't normally play OSRS, as clicking once every 20 minutes is not really playing!
One of the best things to do on OSRS mobile is to train your farming. With this skill, all you're doing is essentially following an easy, casual routine, but are rewarded heavily with in terms of experience/gold. There is no risk of dying to any monsters, or you having to constantly check back on things.
If you're short on cash, a herb run can easily net you 150k in profit whilst giving some respectable experience. Use ultracompost for best profits. Do fruit/tree runs if you're looking for experience.
Tip: make a tab for farming with the necessary teleports dependent on your run. The search function is slower on mobile with a virtual keyboard.
One run takes around 2-5 minutes, and you can easily profit 80k+. These can be done every 50 minutes, and gives you a lot of hunter experience! You will need to complete Bone Voyage and have a Digsite Pendant to do this effectively.
The hunter experience is very useful as it allows you to skip a lot of the mundane methods involved in leveling hunter.
Thieving can be a very lucrative moneymaker. The same method for Ardy knights applies, you trap a knight, he remains in the same spot and you change NPC attack options to a right click. With this method, all you have to do is keep tapping the same spot. Whilst you will get coin pouches, these take a while to accumulate, you have an "open all" option as well. They are a deterrent to auto-clickers, however will not affect your exp rates at all!
Whilst you can also train the fletching skill through any method you like on mobile with relative ease with the mobile specific features (Such as withdraw all), you can make 2M xp per hour crafting darts. However, you will lose GP through this method, but it's one of the highest EXP methods on the game.
Simply keep your feathers and dart tips as far away from each other as possible on a row (to prevent misclicks), get in a rhythm, and you can easily level up your fletching!
You can also train many other skills with the tap-to-drop mechanic, such as woodcutting and mining. The withdraw all feature also makes training crafting, runecrafting and smithing easy using pretty much any basic method.
Fishing is a nice skill to train on OSRS mobile. Bare in mind, 3-tick fishing simply will be better and easier on PC. Despite that, Barbarian Fishing keeps roughly the same spots, so you should be fine.
We hope you enjoyed reading our guide for the best skills to train in OSRS mobile. Have fun playing Old School RuneScape on mobile, and remember, most methods do work rather well!
Today MmoGah shares with you an OSRS Crafting guide which Starting off with the fastest or most efficient way to train your Crafting level in OSRS. . The Elemental Workshop quests, specifically I and II give K XP combined. and mining gem rocks which will gradually help your Crafting level.
Now, with no doubt, the most difficult skill to train is Runecrafting OSRS. Especially if you want to get that 99. It takes time, it takes dedication, it takes a lot of OSRS gold – the more efficient you want to be, the more gold you’re going to need. Lucky for you, here you can buy as much cheap OSRS gold as you need!
If you’re one of the tough players and decided to get on with the adventure that is getting 99 Runecrafting, you’ve come to the right place because you’re going to need this highly efficient Runescrafting guide OSRS to get to your final goal ASAP. It might be good to know that while training Runecrafting is time-consuming and difficult, it has some really sweet benefits to it – for example, it’s highly profitable. It’s also very beneficial for players who use a lot of Magic – plus, let’s face the truth, if anything shows dedication and proficiency in OSRS, it’s getting a 99 on Runecrafting!
First things first, if you’re going to follow our OSRS Runecrafting guide, you’re going to need to maximise your xp and profit by using OSRS Runecrafting pouches.
OSRS Runecrafting pouches
Pouches are basically small bags that can hold different amounts of rune essence or pure essence. They are very important for anyone who wants to train Runecrafting efficiently, because they allow you to craft more runes and take larger loads when you’re runecrafting or mining pure essence.
After you complete the Enter the Abyss quest, OSRS Runecrafting pouches are dropped by monsters in the Abyss and the Abyssal Area. However, they decay with use and have to be repaired – you can do that in the Abyss by talking to the Dark Mage in the inner ring or via NPC Contact by using the Lunar spellbook to contact the Dark Mage. The small pouch doesn’t decay but it doesn’t carry much rune/pure essence. If you don’t repair your pouches, they eventually vanish and you’re going to have to find new ones.
There are four available OSRS Runecrafting pouches sizes:
• small pouch (3 additional essence, can used at level 1 Runecrafting)
• medium pouch (6 additional essence, can be used at level 25 Runecrafting)
• large pouch (9 additional essence, can be used at level 50 Runecrafting)
• giant pouch (12 additional essence, can be used at level 75 Runecrafting)
OSRS Runecrafting pouches tip: If you haven’t enabled tha function yet, go to the far right tab in your options, the wrench icon, and click the Shift key icon which must turn from grey to red and read “shift click to drop items”. Now when you hold the Shift key when you click on the full pouch this will empty it and put the essence in your inventory, so you don’t have to right-click it and select “empty”.
How to ease the grind
Here are a few tips that make OSRS Runecrafting an easier skill to train:
• You’re going to have to run. A lot. So the higher your Agility level is, the better for you. If you’re aiming for max, it’s best to get a 99 on Agility first – or at least a fairly high level.
• Combat skills are a great idea too because most of the decent methods for training OSRS Runecrafting have hostile mobs – f.e. the abyss, so high Defence and Hitpoints level will definitely benefit you. It also helps in getting the OSRS Runecrafting pouches you need!
• As for the gear, just put on something weight reducing so your run energy drains slower.
• Clearly, you need pure/rune essence for the higher-level runes so either mine plenty before you start training Runecrafting or stack up on cheap OSRS gold and buy some off the Grand Exchange.
• You will need stamina pots in order to make runs as fast as possible.
• Now about the quests: in order to start training, you have to complete the Rune Mysteries quest. If you enter the Enter the Abyss miniquest right after talking to Wizard Sedridor about the Rune Mysteries, you get a 1,000 Runecrafting XP reward that moves you directly to level 9 Runecrafting. Another way to skip levels via quest is by completing The Eyes of Glouphrie which grants you 6,000 xp and gets you right to level 23. You need to have 46 Magic, 5 Construction and to complete the Grand Tree quest in order to start it though. The completing of the quest takes about an hour.
1-99 OSRS Runecrafting guide
• Air runes (level 1-9)
In case you don’t want to do the quests and skip the first few levels, the only way to start training Runecrafting is by crafting air runes. This way you gain 5 xp for eached used pure/rune essence which means a total of 140 xp for an inventory of 28. You can find the air altar just south of Falador and there is a bank near by. In order to reach level 9 by crafting air runes, you need 194 pure essence and 7 inventory fill ups.
• Earth runes (level 9-14)
At level 9, it’s best to move on to the earth altar just northeast of Varrock. You get 6.5 xp per pure/rune essence and the bank is not far away, so the xp gain is fast. An alternative is to carry a pickaxe and teleport through Aubury to the pure essence mine, then leave one space empty where the earth runes can stack and go back and forth between the mine for rune essence and the earth altar. Another option is to teleport right to the earth altar by using the Lumberyard teleport scroll and using ring of dueling to go to Castle wars for the bank. You need about 6 inventories of pure essence to reach level 14 and move on to fire runes.
• Fire runes (level 14-23)
Crafting fire runes grant 7 xp per rune/pure essence. The fire altar is west of the Duel Arena and you can use a ring of dueling to teleport to Castle wars and withdraw essence from the bank there, then teleport with the ring right back. You need 20 inventories of 30 essence to reach your goal.
• Lava runes (level 23-44(99?))
Lava runes are known to be the fastest way to train Runecrafting OSRS. You can gain up to 72,000 xp/h with perfect clicks before you reach 99 Runecrafting – after that, you can gain up to 79,000 xp/h. It’s very click intensive though, so usually if you’re not completely focused, it’s more likely that your rate will be closer to 65,000-70,000 xp/h.
To make optimal xp/h, you need level 82 Magic and to complete Lunar Diplomacy, so you can cast Magic Imbue – this negates the need for a talisman in combination runecrafting. Use ring of dueling and binding necklase so you can teleport near the fire altar and make sure the lava runes are always crafted. Use the largest rune pouches that you have available because this save time. Also stamina pots are your best friends.
The best equipment for this method includes a fire tiara, the best available weight-reducing gear, mist battlestaff, tome of fire, and of course a rune pouch with law, cosmic and astral in order to repair your pouches with NPC Contact spell. With the mist battlestaff you can have unlimited water and air runes, while the tome of fire offers as many fire runes as you want.
Abyss Runecrafting OSRS
Now if you don’t care so much for the ratio between spent time and gained profit and you don’t mind taking it slow as long as you get some decent amount of OSRS gold out of it, you may try Abyss Runecrafting. This is known to be the slowest but usually most profitable way to train Runecrafting to max level.
First, you need to complete the Enter the Abyss miniquest. It’s best to maximise your Defence against the creatures there but still weigh 0 kg and to have high Agility and Mining level. If you’re playing optimally, you might make 50 runs/h through the Abyss.
The best gear to wear is amulet of glory, Spottier cape, Black pickaxe, ring of dueling, boots of lightness and the graceful legs. You might want to add something for extra Defence but if you have 60+ Defence, there’s no need to worry about it and you can just wear the graceful outfit. Another alternative is to bring jugs of wine with you but drink them while filling your OSRS Runecrafting pouches.
• Single nature runes (level 44-54)
Nature runes grant you 9 xp/ess which is not as fast as crafting Lava runes but it’s more profitable. So if you don’t care so much about how much money you spend, it’s best to keep up with the Lava runes. However, if you want to make a profit and gain xp, nature runes can be quickly sold for a decent amount of money. The nature altar is in Karamja and unless you have someone running to bring you pure essence right outside the altar, you won’t gain xp fast.
• Law runes (level 54-59)
Law runes grant you 9.5 xp/ess so it’s a bit more efficient than crafting nature runes. You can use the abyss system and teleport to Edgeville via amulet of glory, or use the balloon transport system from Castle wars to Entrana. After you craft the runes, teleport back to Castle wars with the ring of dueling. The law altar is on Entrana so make sure you don’t have anything equipped when you use the altar, else you won’t be allowed through the portal. You can use a bronze pickaxe and then drop it before you enter, then pick it back up. If you’re using balloon transport, click straight north when you arrive from Entrana because that way the pathfinder will generate a path to run around the island. It can be canceled after you cross the bridge to get to the law altar.
•Double cosmis runes (level 59-82)
You can craft two cosmic runes for one pure essence which gives you a decent profit and xp/h rate. You can use the quest point cape to teleport to a fairy ring and get fast to the altar. It takes a little less than a minute like this if you’re using an amulet of glory to bank at Edgeville. If you have 66 Agility, you can increase your profit by using the best shortcut.
• Double astral runes (level 82-91)
You can craft two astral runes per one pure essence. You should use all 4 OSRS Runecrafting pouches and be on the Lunar spellbook. The best way to go about it is by using Tele Group Moonclan and running south, then you click over the river and the pathfinder will find your way to the bridge. From there you run east to the altar to craft the runes and bank at Castle wars by using a ring of dueling.
It’s best to use a dust battlestaff with law, cosmic and astral runes to negate the need for taking out runes for the Tele Group Moonclan/NPC Contact spells. You might wear also an amulet of fury and some tank shield like the dragonfire shield because the Suqah can hit players who have no armour on. If instead of ring of dueling, you’re using a Crafting cape for the banking, you can wear a regen bracelet with it to outheal the Suqah damage.
• Double nature runes (level 91-95/99)
Now here come some real money. If you craft two nature runes per one pure essence, you will make from level 91 to 99 1,584,800 nature runes which can be sold for a great amount of GP. Get some good defensive gear with weight reducing bonuses and remember to use OSRS Runecrafting pouches because every extra rune gives you OSRS gold. You also need a pickaxe for mining through the rocks in the Abyss and it’s best if you have a higher Mining level, as well as Agility in order to move through the obstacles faster.
• Double law runes (level 95-99)
Another option is to start crafting two law runes per pure essence at level 95, because this gives 513 per run as compared to double nature runes which give 486 xp/run. However, you must complete Troll Stronghold to do this.
So, this is pretty much all there is to the 1-99 Runecrafting guide OSRS! It’s not one of the easiest skills to train because it takes a lot of time and is very click-intensive, but it pays off and provides great profit. If you follow our Runecrafting guide OSRS, you will get to level 99 as fast and efficient as possible!
Table of Contents
1.0 - Introduction
Crafting is a skill used by many in RuneScape to help give them an edge in combat or make some quick cash. Players often use Crafting to make items like amulets, armour which can enhance your fighting stats, or give you protection. Using crafting you can also make items to help you explore places like lanterns or hold food like bowls and pie dishes.
2.0 - Crafting Equipment
You will need a number of supplies to begin crafting. To create silver and gold jewelry you will need moulds and for leatherworking, you will obviously need leather as well as a needle and thread. It is important that you are familiar with these things to make your crafting careers much easier.
A crafting store will carry most of the supplies in its stocks, but you will have to obtain other crafting supplies or equipment from other areas around RuneScape. This table will show you where to get the supplies that you will need.
3.0 - Forms of Crafting
Crafting comes in many forms. Here are all the uses.
3.1 - Pottery
Pottery is a skill that is not very useful at the higher levels, however many lower levels may find it helpful in leveling up their crafting. Here is the basic method of crafting pottery.
You can find Pottery wheels and ovens in the Crafting Guild, Barbarian Village, in the western part of East Ardougne, and in Rellekka. This table shows all the forms of pottery.
3.2 - Spinning
Spinning is yet another basic form of crafting; however, it plays a useful role in the world of crafting and others skills as well.
Three items can be spin into a form of string. When "Wool" from a sheep is spun, you will get a ball of wool. Use the balls of wool on amulets or wherever else needed. The best location for flax is found in Lletya; there is a field of flax just outside the bank. Alternatively, you can find flax in Taverley, Seers' Village, Lunar Isle and the Tree Gnome Stronghold. Spin flax into bowstrings. Finally, the Magic Tree Root, obtained whilst farming, will produce a string for the Amulet of Nature.
You can find spinning wheels in the Lumbridge Castle, Falador, Crafting Guild, Barbarian Village, Seers' Village, Lletya, Sophanem, and in tree houses in the Tree Gnome Stronghold It's worth noting that if you are getting flax from a bank and spinning it, it is fastest to do so in Lumbridge Castle. However, it's best to make bowstrings in Seers' Village if you are picking your own flax, because the spinning wheel is on the way to the bank.
Below is a table showing the items that you can spin:
3.3 - Cape Dyeing
Dyeing capes gives a little bit of crafting experience. You can dye them red, blue, yellow, orange, green or purple. To make dyes follow the steps below. Once you have the dye color of your choice, use the bottle of dye on your cape.
3.4 - Leatherwork
Leatherworking is one of the most popular forms of crafting. It involves obtaining the hide of a dead dragon, snake or cow, tanning it and then sewing the leather to produce armour.
Killing cows, you can obtain cowhides. Killing bush snakes, you can obtain snake hides, Bush snakes jump out of dense jungle in the Tai Bwo Wannai Cleanup Mini-game. Killing respectively colored dragons, you can obtain green, blue, red or black dragonhides.
To tan your hides simply take them to a tanner in Crafting Guild, Al-Kharid, Rangers' Guild or Canifis. They will charge you 1gp to make regular leather and 3gp to create hard leather. If you bring them a dragonhide, they will ask 20gp each. In return, you will receive your leather. The tanner in Al-Kharid is the closest to the bank and there is a crafting shop in the town.
Now that you have your leather, you require a needle and a bunch of thread. Use your needle on the leather and craft your desired piece of armour. You use one thread for every four hides, so make sure you have enough.
To create studded chaps and body, simple make soft leather body chaps. Then smith some studs (1 steel bar = 5 studs), which requires level 36 smithing, and add them to the pieces of leather armour.
If you wish to add spikes to your vambraces and add +2 strength to them, then use kebbit claws on your vambraces. The only way to get kebbit claws is by either hunting kebbits or buying them from another player. The below table shows each spiked vambrace and its stat bonuses.
3.5 - Silver
Silver working is an area of crafting is the common route to try to gain levels fast. The steps for working with silver are:
You can find popular furnaces in Al-Kharid, Falador, Shilo Village, and Port Phasmatys.
3.6 - Gems and Golden Jewelry
You can obtain gems in RuneScape as drops from monsters, through mining, or stealing from various stalls or vaults. Opal, jade, and red topaz are obtained by panning in the Digsite area or through mining the gem rocks in Shilo Village. You can only obtain Uncut Dragonstones by using a crystal key on the chest in Taverley (or buying from another player). Certain very strong monsters can drop cut Dragonstones.
To cut a gem, simply use a chisel on it and if you have the required crafting level to do so, you cut the gem. There is now a "Cut X" option to make for easier gem cutting. You can use cut gems in the creation of jewelry and bolt tips.
Golden jewelry is one of the most rewarding areas of crafting. When you use magic to enchant your jewelry, you will gain new abilities such as teleporting or extra strength in combat. In RuneScape, it is possible to make rings, necklaces and amulets out of gold. Here are the steps to making golden jewelry:
When your golden jewelry is complete, you can then enchant it. Please note that only members can enchant rings and necklaces. For more information on enchanting, visit the magic guide.
|Picture||Item||Level||XP Given||Enchanted Name||Enchantment Effect|
|Sapphire Ring||20||40||Ring of Recoil||Deals 10% of the damage done on the wearer back onto the attacker. Destroyed after it deals 40 damage|
|Sapphire Necklace||22||55||Games Necklace||Teleports you to the Burthorpe Games Room, or the Barbarian Outpost. Destroyed after 8 uses.|
|Sapphire Bracelet||23||60||Bracelet of clay||Makes you mine soft clay as opposed to hard clay.|
|Sapphire Amulet||24||65||Amulet of Magic||Gives +10 to Magic Attack.|
|Emerald Ring||27||55||Ring of Dueling||Teleports to the Duel Arena or Castle Wars arena. Destroyed after 8 uses.|
|Emerald Necklace||29||60||Binding Necklace||Increases your chances of binding combination runes in RuneCrafting.|
|Emerald Bracelet||30||65||Castlewars bracelet||Those who wield this bracelet will get 50% more healing from a bandage. They will also be able to do 20% more damage when attacking the bearer of their side's flag.|
|Emerald Amulet||31||70||Amulet of Defence and Nature Amulet||Gives +7 to all Defence Equipment stats.|
|Amulet of Nature||-||-||Amulet of Nature||Can be bound to a farming patch and notify you if your crops are diseased or ready to harvest.|
|Ruby Ring||34||70||Ring of Forging||Give you 100% success rate when smelting iron ore. Destroyed after 140 uses.|
|Ruby Necklace||40||75||Digsite Pendant||Teleports you to Digsite. Destroyed after 5 charges.|
|Ruby Bracelet||42||80||Bracelet of innoculation||The wearer is a little more protected against disease damage.|
|Ruby Amulet||50||85||Amulet of Strength||Gives +10 to equipment strength.|
|Diamond Ring||43||85||Ring of Life||Teleports you to Falador or Lumbridge (whichever is your respawn point) when you are below 10% health. Destroyed after one use.|
|Diamond Necklace||56||90||Phoenix necklace||Restores Hitpoints equivalent to 30% of the max stat if wearer drops below 20%. Has priority over Ring of Life|
|Diamond Bracelet||58||95||Abyssal bracelet||The wielder isn't skulled when it enters the abyss. However, prayer drain still works.|
|Diamond Amulet||70||100||Amulet of Power||Adds +6 to your attack, strength, and defence stats and +1 to prayer.|
|Dragonstone Ring||55||100||Ring of Wealth||Increases your chances of a rare drop from a monster.|
|Dragon Necklace||72||105||Necklace of skills||Increases chances of getting a casket when big net fishing. Allows wearer to teleport to the Fishing, Crafting, Mining and Cooking guilds.|
|Dragonstone Bracelet||74||110||Bracelet of combat||Allows wearer to teleport to the Warriors' guild, Champions' guild, Rangers' guild and Monastery. Slayer totals are updated with every tenth of the target needed to be killed.|
|Dragonstone Amulet||80||150||Amulet of Glory||Allows you to teleport to Al-Kharid, Draynor Village, Edgeville or N. Karamja when dipped into the Fountain of Heroes. Increases chance of getting gems while mining (when charged), and gives stat bonuses.|
|Onyx Ring||67||115||Ring of stone||When worn, this will turn you into a rock. Any attempts to do anything apart from typing through the chat box will cause you to return to normal.|
|Onyx Necklace||82||120||Berserker necklace||Increases amount of damage done while wearing an obsidian melee weapon by 20%. Stab Defence, Slash Defence, Crush Defence, Magic Defence and Ranged Defence reduced by 20. Stab Attack, Slash Attack and Crush Attack reduced by 10. Strength raised by 7|
|Onyx Bracelet||84||125||Bracelet of regeneration||Doubles the natural Hitpoint recovery.|
|Onyx Amulet||90||165||Amulet of Fury||Adds +10 to your attack, +15 to defence, +8 to strength and +5 to your prayer.|
3.7 - Glasswork
Glass working is not very popular as it is so complicated, but can be very useful in certain situations. Here are the basic steps to glass working:
Seaweed spawns on the shores of the river in Shilo Village, on the coast of Entrana, or you can catch it using a big net. Seaweed can be bought from the charter ship members for 2gp each, along with soda ash. You could also pick up seaweed from the spawn in Piscatoris Fishing Colony, and use the big nets to catch monkfish at the same time. You can fill your bucket with sand on Entrana, in Yanille, Zanaris (The Lost City), Shilo Village or Rellekka. Bert's sand service from the Hand In The Sand, The quest is also useful for collecting buckets of sand.
Alternately, after completing the Dream Mentor quest, you can use Lunar Magic to make molten glass. The Superglass Make spell, which requires level 77 Magic, 2 Astral runes, 6 Fire runes and 10 Air runes, can transform instantly turn your soda ash and buckets of sand into molten glass. It is an instantaneous transformation, but it consumes your buckets. Wield a staff or either Air or Fire, and withdraw 13 buckets of sand and soda ashes, and you should end up with up to 22 molten glasses. This is much quicker than using a furnace, but as mentioned before, you will lose your buckets.
The candle lantern, oil lamp and lantern lens are used to make lanterns to explore dark dungeons. For example, the Lumbridge Swamp caves require a form of light source. If you do not have one when you enter, complete darkness will surround you.
You can make Lamp oil by using swamp tar with the lamp oil still in the Chemist's house in Rimmington. You can light the lamps by using a tinderbox on the lamp in inventory.
1 :: Dorgeshuun Light Orb
The Dorgeshuun Light Orb can give you an extra 104 crafting xp if you use a copper filament on it. Copper filiaments can be obtained by theiving the chests in Dorgesh-Kaan. The completed lighttorb can then be used to fix broken lighttorbs in Dorgesh-Kaan.
3.8 - Battlestaves
Battlestaves are an upgraded version of the regular staves that are available in stores. They require high-leveled magic and crafting in order to make them. Here are the steps involved:
The air obelisk is accessible from in the Edgeville Dungeon by a ladder in the underground wilderness north of the black demons, the earth obelisk is located in the Edgeville Dungeon by the demon Chronozon in the underground wilderness, the fire obelisk is located in the Taverley dungeon by the black dragons, the water obelisk is located up the ladder in the Taverley dungeon by the black dragons.
3.9 - Weaving
With the addition of the farming skill, players are able to weave baskets and sacks to hold some of their crops. You can find Looms in the Isafdar, in the house by the Falador farming plot or in Sophanem. To weave, simply use the materials on the loom and you will be able to create a basket or a sack.
|Vegetable Sack||21||38||4 Jute Fibres|
|Fruit Basket||36||56||6 Willow Branches|
3.10 - Miscellaneous Crafting
When you kill a Mort Myre Snail in the Mort Myre swamp they will drop a shell. If you use a chisel on the shell, you will be able to make a snelm, which gives crafting experience. You can wear these snelms on your head and come in a variety of shapes and sizes depending on the snail it came from.
The Shades of Mort'ton quest brought Limestone brick crafting. You would mine limestone from rocks located near the temple leading to Mort'ton, then use a chisel on the limestone to get a limestone brick. There are also some limestone rocks in Tirannwn.
When you kill a Broodoo Victim in the Tai Bwo Wannai area, he will drop a mask, which you can turn into a shield. The shields require two tanned snake hides and eight nails each. Have a hammer in your inventory and use it on the shield with the snake skins and nails in your inventory.
During the Cold War quest, you are required to build a clockwork penguin at your crafting bench using a plank, a piece of silk and a clockwork mechanism.
4.0 - Training Methods
This section outlines what to craft as you level and your options. Each level frame has two sections: Members as well as Non-Members.
Level 1 - 16
Non-Members: Start by crafting gloves. Although its requirements are only level 1 crafting, it gives very fast experience. Since you have not met the requirements to enter the Crafting Guild, you cannot enjoy the equipment located in the guild. Start by going to a Cow Field (Located at Lumbridge or beside Crafting Guild and start killing Cows, which drop cowhides. Collect roughly 200 hides by banking them once your inventory is full. Head to Al-Kharid and start crafting your gloves. Experiments have proven that no other way is better than crafting Gloves at level 1.
Members: Similar to above. There is no low level members-only crafting technique, which beats crafting gloves.
Level 16 - 28
Non-Members: You can now craft Holy symbols. Many top crafters still use this method to craft, as it is cheap and easily accessible. Start by mining Silver over at West Varrock Mine. Since Silver is easy to mine, for low-level crafters, Holy Symbols are the best way for you to advance with until you can make Tiaras at level 23 crafting. The closest Furnace to a Bank would be the Furnace located at Al-Kharid; it is only a few steps away from the bank.
Members: Once you are Level 10 Crafting, Flax is the fastest and cheapest way to level up your crafting. The nearest Flax Plant to a Bank is over at Lletya; there is a field of flax just outside the bank. There is a Flax Plant just outside the bank, never was picking flax done with so much speed. After collecting the amount of Flax you want, head to Lumbridge and spin your Flax on the spinning wheel located on the second floor of Lumbridge Castle. A bank is located on the top floor of the castle, so this would be the quickest method for spinning. Unlike Flax, Silver crafting requires a lot of time spent mining Silver. Experiments have proven Flax crafting faster than silver crafting.
Level 28 - 50
Non-Members: Non-Members should craft Hard Leather Bodies once they reach level 28 crafting. Since your Crafting level is still quite low, Hard Leather Body are more effective since you do not need many Cow Hides to advance to higher levels. If you do not mind buying Cow Hides, which costs 80-200gp each, buy around 2,600 cow hides, which will help you level up till 50 crafting. If you do not wish to spend money, another alternative way is to stick with crafting Tiaras and mine the Silver by yourself. Experiments have proven that crafting Hard Leather Body is almost twice faster than crafting Tiaras.
Members: Stick with spinning Flax as they still give very fast experience.
Level 50 - 63
Non-Members: Since you will need too many hides just to level up crafting now, crafting Tiaras is the most effective way. Especially because of the fact that you can now enter the Crafting Guild (level 40 required), which is the fastest place to mine Silver; you will be able to obtain Silver more efficiently.
Members: Stick with either Flax or start crafting unpowered orbs over at Entrana and banking them if you plan to craft battlestaves in the future, or go for Bullseye Lantern Lenses for the highest glass crafting xp. Because, at level 50 crafting, you will need to spin almost 1,000 flax just to level up. By banking the Orbs, when you reach the required crafting level to craft battlestaves, you will have the Orbs to make it.
For Orb crafting, it is best that you bank the Unpowered Orbs, as they will be extremely useful when you can craft battlestaves. Here is one of the best ways to craft orbs:
If you are interested on power crafting with Orbs, Entrana is the place for you as the Sandpit, Furnace, Range and seaweed spawn are all very close together. Simply drop the Orbs you make and repeat the process.
Level 63 - 99
Non-Members: To reach level 99, your best option is to mine and craft Tiaras. If you do not mind wasting money, buy Silver ore and smelt them into bars before making them into Tiaras. Another option would be stick with Hard Leather Bodies while buying the Cowhides/Hard Leather from other people.
Members: This is where the fun starts to come in. You can now craft Full Green Dragonhide Leather. Although the exp rewarded is 2 times faster than crafting battlestaves, the time spent collecting Dragon hides unbalances its overall experience rating. To collect a full load of Dragon hide takes anywhere from 8-25 minutes, while getting a full load of Orbs charged would only take 3-5 minutes maximum. If you have a low combat level and don't mind spending money buying dragon hides from other players, crafting Dragonhide Armour is the best and fastest way to go. If not, the most economical way is crafting battlestaves.
The nearest and safest Obelisk is the Air Obelisk compared to the other three Obelisks. Thus, crafting Air battlestaves is the only type of battlestaff you should craft, as the others would be extremely tedious. Here is the fastest way to craft battlestaves:
Crafting can be expensive, especially if you buy your materials from sellers. If you get the supplies yourself, though it can become profitable or you can at least break even. The cheapest thing that gives good, fast experience is regular leather for non-members or flax for members. If you have a lot of money and wish to invest in crafting, silver on f2p or dragonhides on members is the way to go.
5.0 - Crafting Guild
The Crafting Guild is a location to reward characters who have achieved level 40 crafting. Inside the guild are 7 gold, 7 silver, and 5 clay rocks. There are several moulds and crafting tool spawns as well. On the second floor is also a tanner and spinning wheel. In addition, there is a pottery wheel and pottery oven along with a jug and sink so you can sit in there all day making pottery! For more information on the Crafting Guild, see the Crafting Guild guide in the guild guides section.
6.0 - Quests for Experience
Quests with a choice Experience
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This OSRS mining guide will take you from level one to level 99 in the fastest way possible. Our team of veteran OSRS players will reveal their secrets on how they achieved the sought-after skill cape. If you’re lucky you may even get the rare Rock Golem skilling pet (1/740,000 chance)
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If you’re still reading this that means you are serious about leveling your mining in OSRS. Today we will go over every step that you will need to undertake in order to progress. If you want a good idea of how long you will have to spend mining, use this OSRS mining calc. Let’s begin.
As most Runescape players know, the initial levels a player must train are the slowest in terms of XP per hour. Since we want to be able to level our skills efficiently, you have to identify opportunities to skip the early grind.
Quests for experience are something that a lot of new players look over when they first start training their mining. Quests like The Knight’s Sword, The Digsite, and Doric’s quest reward players with tens of thousands of XP in mining. The quests are mandatory for end game content and take significantly less time than it would take to achieve similar XP using methods available.
To get you started off on your mining journey, take a look at table for Ore experience and spawn times. If you take a look at the experience per ore, you will see the importance of progressing past the initial mining levels! When you’re approaching 99 mining you will be getting almost 13 times the experience PER ORE compared to level 1 mining.
Note: while high level ores like Amethyst and Rune yield high per ore experience rates, players have to remember that the spawn times that each ore has will make alternative training methods more efficient.
Now that you know the basics of mining on OSRS, we can begin our long journey to 99 mining.
If you are a rebel and decided not to do the quests for the mining experience, you will need to start from level 1.
For your first few mining levels you will progress very fast. The best spots to mine from 1-15 mining are either the Lumbridge mines or the mines located just south of Varrock. There should be multiple rocks available for your use. This is just the start of the OSRS mining guide, so prepare yourself!
Note: if you’re a F2P player, you may find a ton of bots competing for rocks! If you find competition to be too stiff you should hop worlds.
If you’re solely going for maximum efficiency, the next step will be one of the best ways to get to 99 mining on OSRS.
Many of OSRS best players will use this method to train their mining. While players can access iron ore at level 15 mining, a thorough understanding of Runescape mechanics is needed to maximize efficiency using this method.
Experience per hour ranges from 40k-65k experience per hour. While this method used to be the most efficient method to get to 99 mining, new minigames have created better methods for training your mining level.
If you decide to use this method to train, we highly recommend that you obtain a Varrock Armor (1). The armor is a reward for completing the easy Varrock Diaries. The gives players a 10% chance of mining 2 ores at once. This means that 1 out of every 10 successful mines will yield double experience. While it may seem miniscule in a vacuum, in the long journey to 99 mining it will make a significant impact.
Al Kharid Mines
South Ardougne Mines
If you want to see a full list of iron ore mining locations, the OSRS Wiki has a comprehensive list.
The next part of this OSRS mining guide will feature the first non-resource based method. As a member you will have access to the Motherload mini-game. The mine is located in the Dwarven mines near Falador.
This mining training method is very AFK and low click intensive. Another reason why players should consider the Motherload mine is that it yields amazing gold and experience per hour. This is a great choice for players that are looking to bolster their gold reserves while gaining mining experience.
The amount of money you can make and mining experience you will receive is scaled based on your mining level. The experience per hour ranges from 13k-55k experience per hour. Profit per hour will go up to as much as 150k per hour!
In addition, players have a 3% chance of obtaining “gold nuggets” that can be used to unlock the Prospector outfits, ore bags, and various other experience boosting rewards. If a player unlocks the full prospector outfit, they will receive a universal 2.5% mining experience boost. Players who focus on efficiency deem this outfit a must-have for serious miners.
This mini game will reward players with ore up to the level the player has. That means if you can mine mithril ore, the Motherload minigame will yield all ores up to mithril! Players will also have access to a bank chest to deposit their haul.
Check out this Motherload mine guide on Youtube for the most up to date methods to maximize your mining experience using this OSRS mining guide.
Once you achieve 61 mining you will be able to use a dragon pickaxe. The dragon pickaxe is a unique item in that you can boost your mining level by 3 from the special attack. If you have 85 smithing you can attach a Smouldering stone to your pickaxe. The resulting combination will give players a 33% chance of smelting a mined ore.
Note: the infernal pickaxe is a consumable item. After it smelts 5,000 ores you will need to recharge it with another Smouldering stone. Players will still be able to use the pickaxe as a dragon pick when it runs out of charges.
If you have been training at the Motherload mine you can trade in your gold nuggets for the Prospector’s kit. The outfit will yield a 2.5% XP boost.
Veteran Runescape players know that the old mining guild was not the best place to train mining. Jagex updated the mining guild on June 22nd – with the update the guild received magnitudes more ore spawns as well as the introduction of amethyst. The added rocks and new ore have revitalized the mining guild as one of the best ways to train mining on OSRS.
New features of the mining guild include an invisible +7 level boost to your mining level, convenient bank deposit box, as well as the chance to get mining gloves by collecting unidentified minerals. These gloves will give players a chance for ores to not deplete after successful mining.
Players that are looking to train their other skills will find that mining amethyst not only yields great XP per hour, but also will provide players with supplies to train fletching. This method of training works extremely well for Ironman accounts as getting high level fletching equipment used to be significantly harder before the introduction of amethyst rocks.
Another favored method of the best players in Runescape is mining granite near the Bandit Camp in the desert. While this method has been eclipsed in efficiency by newly released mining methods, there is still a niche of players that like to train their mining with granite.
This method yields around 70K mining xp per hour. This rate can go even higher if a player is able to 3 tick using swamp tar. If you’re able to use the 3-tick method you can gain an additional 20% experience vs traditional mining.
If you decide to mine granite you will need to bring waterskins to stay alive in the Kandarin desert. If a player has completed Lunar Diplomacy they can bring runes for the humidify spell to avoid having to refill their waterskins.
Players who have unlocked access to Zeah and have 100% Lovakengj favour can participate in the Blast Mine minigame. Like the Motherload minigame players are able to semi-afk the Blast Mine as well. In addition to receiving scaling XP players will receive GP rewards as well. The Blast Mine minigame is a nice escape from the monotony of training mining using other methods.
Released in September of 2017, this new minigame is a refreshing challenge for players looking to train their mining in a nontraditional manner. Located below the Fossil Island Volcano, the mine allows players who have at least 50 mining to enter the mini game.
Once you’re in the arena you will have 10 minutes to move a large boulder to the lava channel by mining various parts of the boulder. This mini game puts your Runescape skills to the test! Not only do you have to progress through the arena, monsters will spawn to make your job more difficult.
If you’re a player that likes to interact with other players while training their skills the Volcanic Mine is a great option. While other methods yield higher experience rate the intuitive nature of the Volcanic Mine makes it a suitable choice for players that are not looking for maximum efficiency.
While this method is a pastime of many high level Runescape players, the money making and experience rates of mining rune rocks is not up to par compared to other methods.
Players with high level mining and a looting bag can make up to 1.5M GP per hour with this method. Of course, if a player dies to PKers their hourly XP and GP rate will be adversely affected.
Check out this video for a great OSRS rune mining guide.
The top spots for players to mine runite ore are: Lava Maze, Wilderness Ruins, and Myth’s Guild.
Players who are adventurous can venture deep into the Wilderness and use the Resource Area located just east of the Deserted keep. A unique aspect of the Resource Area is that players are required to pay up to 7500 gold just to enter! Players who log out will have to pay the entrance fee again when they log back in.
Players choose this area to train mining because it is one of the few locations where they can power mine iron ore on 3 rocks without moving.
A major factor in a player’s decision to come to the Wilderness Resource Area is that there is a nearby NPC that will note any item players collect for 50 gold. This means high level players can stay in the arena indefinitely. Note: PKers know many skillers tend to spend a lot of time between banking and will try to attack you.
Note: You can kill the Runite Golem in the area and then mine the carcass for Runite ore! It’s a great way to make money and train your skills. Beware the video below shows skillers getting mauled by Pkers. Viewer Discretion is advised.
Players that want to train crafting will find the Shilo Gem mines to be a great method for great mining XP as well as gold per hour.
High level players that have obtained the Karamja gloves 3 will have access to the underground part of the mine. This area has significantly more gem rocks and is usually low competition.
Protip: Players that want to maximize their crafting experience can cut the gems and fletch them into bolt tips to avoid having to bank. This will give players a combination of mining, crafting, and fletching experience. The Shilo Village gem mines is a great choice for ironman accounts.
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