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
Optional: 20 crafting (to smelt/craft sapphire rings) don't care that you'll be making much less money, emerald rings are a good alternative.
The Runescape Old School provides its players with a lot of ways of making a profit. These methods range from standard item farming activities present in all MMORPGs, to more unique, and creative ones, like Grand Exchange flipping or converting items. The requirements and profitability of these moneymaking activities differ greatly, and there are a lot of methods with low requirements, that will still net you a lot of Gold per hour. So, if you are a new player, don't get discouraged, as with our Guide, you will certainly find the moneymaking method perfectly suited for you.
This guide will go over some of the more unique and interesting, as well as proven Gold Farming methods available in the OSRS. Both low and high-level methods will be featured, so players at every experience level will find something for themselves.
Gold is within an arm's reach, all you need to do is learn how to grab it, and we will help you with that.
Gold Farming methods with low requirements
These are the easily accessible methods, which doesn't mean that they will not provide you with a worthwhile profit. They will present you with an easy way to sustain yourself during long hours of skilling, leveling, and questing. A lot of them could also be used as an addition to the high-level methods by more experienced players, for even more potential profits. These methods are rather safe and even relaxing (or repetitive, depending on whom you ask), so they can be implemented when you just can't be bothered to do something more demanding, and you just want to take it easy while listening to your favorite music for example.
|1. Grand Exchange Flipping|
|Requirements - Initial Gold investment (the higher, the better), the Member status (recommended, as it will increase your potential profits greatly, thanks to the additional Grand Exchange offer slots)|
|Description - The Grand Exchange provides players with a lot of Gold making opportunities. Capitalizing on the difference between buy and sale prices of items is one of them.|
General Strategy - Buy items cheaply, and resell them at a profit. This sounds very straight forward, but in reality, requires some practice and a lot of price research. First of all, you have to check the margins of items which you want to flip. If margins are high enough (for example 200+ Gold per item), you should place a buy order for large quantities of those items, and resell them immediately at a higher price.
There are a lot of factors that should be taken into account while flipping the Grand Exchange. These include price margins, daily, weekly, and monthly price changes, item popularities, and so on. Describing all of those factors here would change this guide into a detailed guide about the GE (and we have done one of those already), so if you want to learn more about the Grand Exchange, and ways of making a lot of profit out of it, you should check our detailed Grand Exchange guide, here.
Potential profits - This method should be considered as an additional Gold making method, as it requires a hefty initial Gold investment. When done correctly Flipping can provide you with very high and steady profits, in exchange for a really small time investment.
The projected profit: 100k - 500k per hour (depending on the Grand Exchange situation, and the initial investment). Please note that you can engage in other activities after your orders are placed, because setting up a flip doesn't take a lot of time, and most of the process happens automatically.
|2. Level 1 Sapphire Ring Enchants|
|Requirements - Magic (level 7), Enchant Spell (level 1), Cosmic Rune (1 per enchant), Water Rune (1 per Enchant)/Staff of Water, some initial investment|
|Description - With this method, you will be enchanting Sapphire Rings bought on the Grand Exchange and selling them at a profit.|
|General Strategy - You should start the whole process by checking the margins (the difference between buy price of the Sapphire Rings, and the sale price of the Ring of Recoil, which is the Enchanted version) to evaluate potential profits. Items required for enchanting are specified in the "Requirements" section, and prices of those items should be taken into account when calculating profit margin (your profit will be equal to Ring of Recoil sale price - (Sapphire Ring buy price + enchant costs)). If margins are high enough you can proceed to buy Sapphire Rings. These rings are rather cheap and sold by players in large quantities, so buying a lot of them at a time is recommended. Now, that you are stacked up on Rings, you should begin the process of enchanting and reselling them|
Potential profits - Your profits will largely depend on the availability of Sapphire rings and Grand Exchange margins. With a margin of 150 Gold, and if you can Enchant 1000 Rings per Hour, you will make 150000 Gold/Hour. If margins are better, and there is a lot of Rings available, your profits can reach about 300000 Gold/Hour.
The projected profit: 150k - 300k per hour (depending on the Grand Exchange situation).
|3. Level 2 Emerald Neckale Enchants|
|Requirements - Magic (level 27), Enchant Spell (level 2), Air Runes (3 per enchant)/Staves of Air, Cosmic Rune (1 per enchant), some initial investment|
|Description - This can be considered as a continuation of the previous method. With this method, you will be enchanting Emerald Necklaces bought on the Grand Exchange and selling them at a profit.|
|General Strategy - First of all, you will have to check the margins (the difference between buy price of the Emerald Necklace, and the sale price of the Binging Necklace, which is the Enchanted version) to determine potential profits. Items required for enchanting are specified in the "Requirements" section, and prices of those items should be taken into account when calculating profit margin (your profit will be equal to Binding Necklace sale price - (Emerald Neckale buy price + enchant costs)). If margins are high enough you can proceed to buy Emerald Necklaces. These necklaces are crafted by players in large quantities, as they are quite cheap to make and therefore a good source of skill experience. We recommend you to put a large order for them because of that. Now that you bought a hefty amount of Emerald Necklaces, you should start enchanting and reselling them.|
Potential profits - If you can enchant 1000 of these per hour with a margin of 200, you will make 200000 Gold/hour. This number will rise a lot with better margins and the number of necklaces enchanted per hour. When there are a lot of necklaces available on the Grand Exchange, and the margin is closer to 300, you can make around 400000 Gold per hour.
The projected profit: 200k - 400k per hour (depending on the Grand Exchange situation).
|4. Making Ultracompost|
|Requirements - Level 22 Mining (optional), Fossil Island Unlocked (optional), Some initial investment (higher if you opt to do not gather Volcanic Ash by yourself)|
|Description - Ultracompost, the best compost in the game is worth more than its components, so making it will net you a profit.|
|General Strategy - There are two ways of doing this, one takes more time, but lets you make more money, and the second one is faster, but requires a more initial investment, and will provide smaller profits per item (but much higher profits overall). With the first method, you'll need level 22 Mining and access to Fossil Island. If you have those covered, you should make your way to the Island, and start to mine Volcanic Ash there, the more the better. After you have filled your bank with Ash, it is time to buy Supercompost on the Grand Exchange (divide the number of Volcanic Ashes you have by 2 to calculate how many Composts you need exactly). When your order is complete (you can place it before farming Volcanic Ashes to speed up the whole process), you should combine 1 Supercompost with 2 Volcanic Ashes to make 1 Ultracompost. Selling Ultracompost on the Grand Exchange will provide you with a nice profit. The second method involves you buying Volcanic Ash on the Grand Exchange, so it saves you time at the expense of some extra initial investment, and a little bit of risk.|
Potential profits - Your profits will depend on the method you chose, and on the current Grand Exchange prices. Currently making 1 Ultracompost will net you 132 Gold in you use materials from the Grand Exchange (buying it is a great option if you have enough Gold to invest in is, as it will rise potential profits really high, because you could make few thousand of Ultracomposts per hour potentially), and 264 if you'll farm Volcanic Ash yourself.
The projected profit: 250k - 500k per hour depending on your chosen method, current Grand Exchange prices, your initial investment, and your ability to relocate quickly (if using the first method).
|5. Tanning Dragonhides|
|Requirements - The Member status, some initial investment (~750k), Agility skill (optional; it will speed up the process by allowing you to run for longer), Stamina Potions (recommended; they will speed up the process, by providing you with some extra Energy, needed for running around)|
|Description - Dragonhide can be converted into Dragon leather with the help of a tanner, and then sold at a profit.|
|General Strategy - Just like with the other Grand Exchange related methods, the first thing you should do is check the margins. If the price difference between Dragonhides and Dragon Leather is high enough, you should buy as many Dragonhides as you can afford. Your freshly bought Dragonhides can be tanned in the city of Al Kharid. This process will involve a lot of running between the shop and the bank (that is why we have recommended Stamina Potions). After the tanning process is complete, you should proceed to sell your freshly made Dragon Leathers on the Grand Exchange at a profit.|
Potential profits - your profit will mostly depend on the current item margins, and the speed at which you are able to tan hides. With the current margins, your profits should oscillate around 350000 Gold per hour.
The projected profit: 300k - 500k per hour (depending on the Grand Exchange situation, and your speed).
|6. Converting basic Elemental Staves|
|Requirements - Level 42 Construction (in order to build a House), Teleportation Ring/House Teleport Tablets (optional - these will speed up the process and increase profit per hour), some initial investment|
|Description - Prices of basic Elemental Staves differ greatly on the Grand Exchange, and you can capitalize on this fact.|
|General Strategy - Firstly, you should compare prices of all basic Elemental Staves (Staff of Fire, Staff of Earth, Staff of Water, Staff of Air), and check the margin (the difference between buy price of the cheapest Staff, and the sale price of the most expensive Staff). Then you have to place a buy order for the cheapest Staves (if the price difference between cheaper staves is not that high, you can buy more than 1 kind, as it will increase the stacking-up process). Now that you are stacked up on cheap Elemental Staves it is time to head to your House. In your House, you need to build a Crystal Ball, and then convert bought Staves, into the ones that were the most expensive on the Grand Exchange, with the help of it. After the converting process is complete, all you have to do is sell your freshly converted Staves on Grand Exchange at a profit.|
Potential profits - Your profits will largely depend on the price difference between different kinds of Elemental Staves, your ability to relocate quickly, and your APM (actions per minute), as there will be A LOT of clicking during the Staff conversion process. If the price difference will be equal to around 500 Gold, and you will be able to convert 750 Staves in an Hour, then your profit will be 375000 Gold/Hour (this is a low estimate). If the price difference will be closer to 700 Gold and your APM will enable you to make about 1000 Staves in an Hour, then your profit will reach 700000 Gold/Hour (a high estimate, the real profit will be somewhere in the middle of the two mentioned values)!
The projected profit: 375k - 700k per hour (depending on the Grand Exchange situation, your APM, and your ability to relocate between your House, Bank, and the Grand Exchange quickly).
|7. Trading Javelins|
|Requirements - Some initial investment|
|Description - Grand Exchange prices of Javelins are much lower than NPC prices, all you have to do is find the right NPC Trader.|
|General Strategy - Place buy orders for a lot of Adamant Javelins and Rune Javelins on the Grand Exchange. After your orders are complete, head to the Void Knights Squire NPC located at the Void Knight's Outpost. Open the Trade window and sell 50-100 of each Javelin to the NPC (the buy price will decrease after that, so you shouldn't sell more at a time), then change the World and sell another 50 to 100 of each. You should repeat the whole process until all Javelins are sold.|
Potential profits - Your profits will mainly depend on the difference between the Grand Exchange and NPC Javelin prices. The current prices are as follows, Rune Javelin 240 Gold each (NPC price) and 161 Gold each (Grand Exchange price), Adamant Javelin 96 Gold each (NPC price) and 57 Gold (Grand Exchange price). If you buy 1000 of each, you will make around 118000 Gold, and it will take you just a few minutes to sell them, so there is a potential of making up to 1000000 Gold per hour with this method (if the conditions are right of course).
The projected profit: 400k - 1kk per hour (depending on the number of the Javelins available on the Grand Exchange, their current price, the speed at which you can sell them to an NPC, the GE and NPC price difference, and the number of other players currently selling these [the more people are selling Javelins, the more world-hopping you have to do, and world-hopping takes time]).
|8. Buying Death Runes from the Mage of Zamorak|
|Requirements - The Member status, Rune Mysteries quest completed, Enter the Abyss quest completed, Initial Gold investment (more Gold invested = more profit), food for health regeneration,|
|Description - Mage of Zamorak sells runes very cheaply, so runes bought from him can be sold at the Grand Exchange at a profit.|
|General Strategy - You should start by checking the Grand Exchange prices of Death Runes, if they are worth more than 220 Gold a piece, you are good to go (any lower than that, and your profits will be very marginal). Then, stack up on Food and Gold but remember that there is a risk of dying on your way to the Mage, so you should only take the number of Gold pieces that you are willing to risk. With your resources ready, is the time to visit the Mage of Zamorak. He is located around the Southern Wilderness mining site and at the Altar of Zamrok in Varrock (northeast of the Grand Exchange, in level 4 Wilderness). Please be aware that there are a lot of Skeletons surrounding him, and there is a possibility of meeting other, potentially hostile, players. After you reach the Mage, you should open his store and buy Death Runes from him (only buy down to 250). When you are done with purchasing runes and if you have money left, you should change your World and repeat the whole process. If Runes are bought out on a World, there is someone else doing the same thing most likely - it is a good idea to skip some Worlds in a situation like that. After all of your Gold is spent, it is time to make your way back to the Grand Exchange and sell them there at a profit.|
Potential profits - The Mage of Zamorak sells Death Runes at a price of 195 Gold each, and you can buy up to 250 of them per World. If you manage to buy 250 Runes on 100 Worlds, and the runes are worth 220 Gold on the Grand Exchange, you will make 625 Gold - GE tax per World-change run, and you should be able to complete a run in about an hour. If the price of the Runes is closer to 275, potential profits will rise to about 2000000 Gold (please note that buying 250 runes per World on 100 Worlds will require a total investment of 4,875000 million Gold)!
The projected profit: 600k - 2kk per hour (depending on the Grand Exchange situation, availability of Runes, and your initial investment).
Gold Farming methods with high requirements
These methods are best suited for more experienced and seasoned players with high skill levels. Thanks to higher requirements, and the lower accessibility, you will face less competition, compared to low-level methods, while performing them (most of the time, but you shouldn't treat this as a rule). These methods will also provide a more stable income, as they are not reliant on the Grand Exchange as much as low-level methods are.
|1. Humidifying Clay|
|Requirements - Level 68 Magic, Dream Mentor quest completed, Lunar Spellbook, Steam Battlestaff, Initial investment needed to purchase large quantities of Clay and Astral Runes|
|Description - Soft Clay is high demand among players training Crafting, you can fulfill those demand by Humidifying a lot of Clay.|
|General Strategy - This is a very straight forward and easy method. Firstly, buy a lot of Clay. Then prepare (buy, most likely) Astral Runes and Steam Battlestaff, these will maximize your humidifying efficiency which in turn will increase your profit per hour. With all those items ready, you should follow these steps: 1 - Withdraw all runes from your bank, 2 - Withdraw 27 Clay (to fill your inventory), 3 - Cast Humidify, 4 - Deposit Soft Clay, and then repeat steps from 2 to 4. This process can be sped up a lot by setting up proper hotkeys (Spellbook and Inventory should be set on Hotkeys). With a maximum efficiency, you should be able to cast about 815 Humidify spells per hour.|
Potential profits - your profits will depend on your efficiency and Clay prices. If you are able to cast Humidify on full equipment of Clay 815 times per hour, and thus make 22005 Soft Clay per 1h, your profits should reach 450000 Gold per hour (and you will also get 53000 Magic experience), but achieving the efficiency this high will require a lot of practice with your hotkeys and micromanagement. As you can see, this method is not that profitable, but it is great if you want to increase your Magic level quickly, and make some money in the process.
The projected profit: 225k - 450k per Hour (depending on your efficiency and current Grand Exchange prices).
|2. Mining Runite Ore|
|Requirements - Level 85 Mining, Food, Teleportation Ring (or some other way of getting back to town quickly), Dragon Pickaxe (recommended)|
|Description - Runite Ore is in very high demand on the Grand Exchange, as it is required for crafting Rune Weapons and Armor. You can take advantage of this, but mining it requires very high mining skill.|
|General Strategy - This is a very simple resource farming activity, but it requires level 85 Mining and skilling takes a LONG time. If your character is skilled enough, all you need to do is make your way to one of the Runite Ore mining locations (for example Lava Maze Runite Mine, Frozen Waste Plateau, or the Heroe's Guild Mine), and start Mining. After the mining site is depleted, you should change Worlds, and repeat the Mining process (server-hopping will increase your profits greatly). If your inventory is filled, it is time to port back to Town, store your newly Mined Ore, and return to the Mining site, or sell all of gathered Ore on the Grand Exchange. You should always be ready for a possible PvP encounters, as Runite Ore mining locations tend to attract a lot of hostile players, just waiting to kill you and take your stuff.|
Potential profits - Your profits will depend on the Runite Ore Grand Exchange price, and your ability to mine it quickly (this is why teleports/stamina potions etc. are recommended). Current GE Runite Ore price is 11400 Gold, so mining 75 Ores in an hour will get you 855000 Gold. This is a lowish estimate, and your profits will increase if you will farm Ore fast enough.
The projected profit: 700k - 1kk per hour (depending on your farming speed and the Grand Exchange prices).
|3. Pickpocketing Master Farmers|
|Requirements - level 38-94+ Thieving skill (the higher the skill, the better the profit), hard Ardoughe Diary completed (recommended), Full Rogue Equipment (recommended, as it will double your loot), Food (if your Thieving skill is below 94)|
|Description - Master Farmers carry a lot of Farming Seeds (some of the rarer ones worth over 35k Gold each), that sell well on the Grand Exchange, you can make a good profit by stealing them.|
|General Strategy - Head to the spot where Master Farmers are located (South of Varrock: Farming Guild, Draynor Village, North of East Ardoughe), and start pickpocketing them. High Thieving level is recommended for this, as it will increase your profits greatly (Pickpocketing success rate at level 40 thieving is only 60%, while at level 90 it rises to 98%). You will start making a quite decent profit at level 50 Thieving, as at this level you'll be able to equip full Rogue Equipment. At level 72 Thieving, you will have the possibility to complete the hard Ardougne Diary which will boost your pickpocketing by an additional 10%. The best profit, of course, is made if you have 94+ Thieving because at this level you will no longer fail your pickpocket attempts.|
Potential profits - your profits will greatly depend on your current Thieving skill and Rogue Equipment. We recommend that you do not start this activity if you have Thieving below level 50 and/or you do not have full Rogue Equipment. At level 50 Thieving with proper gear, you should make around 300000 Gold per hour, and at 94+ Thieving, with a fully optimized character, over 1000000 Gold per hour.
The projected profit: 150k (at level 38 Thieving) - 1,1kk (at 94+ Thieving with Full Rogue Equipment and hard Ardougne Diary completed) per hour (depending on current Grand Exchange Seed Prices).
|4. Death Rune Crafting in the Abyss|
|Requirements - Level 65-99 Runecrafting (99 Recommended, as it will grant the ability to craft 2 Death Runes per essence), Level 21 Mining (70+ recommended), Good amount of Hitpoints, Food, Pickaxe, Enter the Abyss and Mourning's Ends Part II quests completed, Runecrasfting Pouches, charged Amulets of Glory (recommended, for teleportation), A lot of Pure Essences,|
|Description - Crafting High-Level Runes in the Abyss can provide you with very good profits, and Death Runes, being the most expensive are the best, but also the most demanding choice for crafting.|
General Strategy - Make your way to the Mage of Zamorak, and ask him to teleport you to the Abyss. Your way will be blocked by rocks, use your pickaxe to create a way into the inner part of the Abyss, and find a Death Portal. Craft Death Runes at the portal (you will double your yield of runes if you have high enough Runecrafting skill, for Death Runes it is 99), teleport back to the bank, store your runes, and make your way back to the Death Portal; repeat until you run out of resources, and then sell freshly made Death Runes on the Grand Exchange. This is also a good way to increase your Runecrafting skill if you don't have it maxed out
You can also make Runes with lower skill requirements, those will provide you with a bit less profit, but should be still worth your while. Nature Runes require level 44 Runecrafting skill to make and 91 Runecrafting for doubles, and Law Runes require Level 54 Runecrafting to make and 95 Runecrafting for doubles.
Potential profits - Your profits will largely depend on your Runecrafting skill, your ability to relocate quickly, and the current Grand Exchange prices. If under level 99 Runecrafting you should be able to make about 2750 Death Runes per hour and at level 99 Runecrafting about 5500 Death Runes. Current Death Rune price on the Grand Exchange equals 228 Gold, and the price of the Pure Essence is 3 Gold.
The projected profit: 600k - 1,25kk per hour minus consumables costs (depending on your skill level [when under 99 Runecrafting you will make less than half of the maximum projected profit], and current Grand Exchange prices).
Making Nature Runes will get you about 500k - 1,1kk per hour minus consumables costs, and making Law Runes will get you about 450k - 1kk per hour minus consumables costs.
|Requirements - level 90+ in all Combat stats, High-end Combat Weapons and Gear, Melee and Range Void Equipment, a strong team (if you are able to complete a Raid with fewer teammates, your profits will be higher), appropriate skilling stats (these will depend on your team composition)|
|Description - Raids are a great source of valuable items, that are in very high demand among players. With a strong team, Raids can be completed in under 30 minutes which makes running them very profitable for highly skilled players.|
|General Strategy - Raids have a scaling Difficulty level, so the better the Team, the Harder the Raid, and the better the potential Rewards. Currently, there are two Raids in the OSRS, Chambers of Xeric and the Theatre of Blood, and both of them feature unique and valuable rewards for those brave enough to venture into them. Now, when it comes to Raiding... first of all, you should have an alt character strong enough for Scouting Runs inside the chosen Raid, as proper scouting will greatly increase the speed of your Raid progress. Then, most importantly, you should gather or join a team (all of your teammates should have strong Combat Gear and very high Combat stats). When your Team is sorted out and ready for action, you should Scout the chosen Raid properly to determine the optimal strategy and route. After Scouting is complete, it is time to lead your Teammates into the Raid and overcome all challenges that it has to offer, which will result in a hefty amount of valuable loot. This loot can be sold to other players at a large profit.|
Potential profits - your profits from Raiding will greatly depend on your Team's experience (experienced teams will be able to complete Raid runs quicker which will increase the overall profit), your and your Team's Combat levels (difficulty and rewards scale with average Combat Level), The size of your Team (fewer people to share the loot with equals more loot for you), loot splitting methods, and the current Grand Exchange prices of looted items. Overall, very strong, experienced and skilled Teams will make roughly twice as much as below average to average Teams.
The projected profit: 2,5kk - 6kk per Hour (depending on the size of your share and the factors mentioned above)
We have featured only a small portion of available OSRS Gold Farming methods, as we wanted to focus on some of the more unique, and yet somewhat proven ways of making a good profit. We hope that you have found this Guide informative and at least somewhat helpful.
Please do note that this is an early version of our guide, and we will be happy to receive constructive criticism, that will help us improve it, so leave your suggestions in the comment section below. We also plan to add further Gold-making activities to the list in the foreseeable future.
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Always double check the GE prices before starting to use any method
PROFIT TO 99
Boots (level 45)
40k to 45k
Vambraces (level 47)
35k to 40k
Bandana (level 48)
50k to 55k
Chaps (level 51)
35k to 40k
Body (level 53)
30k to 35k
DRAG TO YOUR CRAFTING LEVEL
PROFIT TO 99
Gold Ring (level 5)
20k to 25k
Gold Necklace (level 6)
25k to 30k
Gold Bracelet (level 7)
30k to 35k
Sapphire Ring (level 20)
40k to 50k
Emerald Ring (level 27)
50k to 60k
Opal Bracelet (level 22)
45k to 55k
Dragonstone Bracelet (lvl 74)
120k to 130k
Track the profitable ways to level your crafting to 99 in Old School Runescape with unique calcluators.
|Candle Lantern:||To finish your Candle Lantern, you have to buy a candle. There is a candle seller in Catherby. Put the candle into the lantern, and light it. (level 4 firemaking required). You can also buy a lit candle from the seller in Lumbridge Swamp, but it's very expensive.|
|Oil Lantern:||-Use the Oil Lamp you crafted with an Oil Lantern Frame, that can be smithed from iron (level 26 smithing required)|
-Light the Oil Lantern with some Lamp Oil (level 26 firemaking required)
|Bullseye Lantern:||-Use the Lantern Lens with a Buslleye Lantern, which can be made from steel (level 49 smithing required).|
-Light the Bullseye Lantern with some Lamp Oil (level 49firemaking required)
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Last update:08-Mar-2008 21:54 by Aliensvortex
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