1-99 Runecrafting Guide
Released in March of 2004, Runecrafting is easily one of the most profitable skills in the game, which is the reason why thousands of players take on the challenge to make exceptional amounts of gold. However, the deterrent factor of Runecrafting is its slowness, repetitiveness and tediousness. Embarking on this challenge will require quite a lot of determination, but it’s all worth it in the end. Get ready for a long journey, as in this OSRS Runecraft guide, we go through not only the fastest ways to 99, but also the most profitable.
Just before we jump into our OSRS Runecrafting guide, we recommend a few quests for you to complete that provide Runecrafting. Any skill, especially Runecrafting with its slow early levels, can be easily zoomed through via questing. Here’s the full list of quests in OSRS that provide Runecrafting experience.
To make your Runecrafting journey a little easier, we recommend getting the following items.
Since you’ll be running constantly throughout your Runecrafting journey, the graceful outfit will help you tremendously. In its most basic form, the graceful outfit, once worn, provides a weight reduction for your character, thus increasing the time you can run continuously. Additionally, once the whole outfit has been worn, your run energy is restored 30% faster. Now, to get this outfit, you’ll need to do some agility – a lot of agility. More specifically, you’ll need to be doing rooftop agility courses, which you can find around Gielinor. While you’re completing the rooftop agility courses, you’ll stumble upon ‘Marks of Grace’ here and there. Make sure you pick these up, because they become pivotal in attaining the graceful outfit. You’ll need 260 marks of grace to purchase the whole graceful outfit from Grace (who can be found in the Rouge’s Den), but you can purchase each piece individually. The hood costs 35 marks of grace and provides a 3 kilogram weight reduction, the top costs 55 marks of grace and provides a 5 kilogram weight reduction, the legs cost 60 marks of grace and provides a 6 kilogram weight reduction, the gloves costs 30 marks of grace and provide a 3 kilogram reduction, the boots cost 40 marks of grace and provide a 4 kilogram reduction, and finally, the cape costs 40 marks of grace and also provides a 4 kilogram weight reduction.
To assist you on your continuous journeys of running while training Runecrafting, stamina potions will be of great benefit. Stamina potions, once you drink a dose, restores 20% of your run energy, but also reduces the rate of losing run energy by 70% for 2 minutes. And considering the fact you’ll be running quite a lot, this will prove to be almost necessary. You can buy these from the grand exchange, or make them yourselves, with 77 herblore, a super energy potion and amylase crystals.
To maximize both profits and experience rates, you’ll need to get essence pouches. Essence pouches are bags which take up a single spot in your inventory but are able to hold certain amounts of either pure or rune essence. To get the first ‘tier’ of the pouches, the small pouch, you’ll need to complete the ‘Enter the Abyss’ miniquest. To get the next three tiers can be attained via killing Abyss monsters in the Abyss, which can be accessed via the wilderness. The small pouch carries 3 essence and can be used at level 1 Runecrafting, the medium pouch carries 6 essence and can be used at level 25 Runecrafting, the large pouch carries 9 essence and can be used at level 50 Runecrafting, and finally the giant pouch carries 12 essence and can be used at level 75 Runecrafting. In the rare instance that your pouches break, you can repair them by talking to the Dark Mage, in the center of the Abyss.
For this guide, you have the options of going down two routes: Fast and Profitable. Keep in mind, for the Fast route, you will be losing money, but getting relatively high experience rates and for the Profitable method you will be getting medium experience rates but a lot of money.
Levels 1-9 – Crafting Air Runes
To kick off your journey to 99 Runecrafting, you’ll be crafting air runes from level 1 through to level 9. You’ll only be doing this for a couple mins, so don’t get too comfortable! To craft air runes, you need an air tiara (or a talisman, but a talisman is less efficient), as well as some pure or rune essence. Also, to speed up your runs, we recommend bringing Falador teleports, essence pouches lightweight gear and even stamina potions.
With your lightweight gear, unnoted essence, essence pouch (if you’ve got one), Falador teleports, air talisman and stamina potion, start at the Falador bank (the one just east of the castle). From there, follow our attached map to the air altar, and enter it. Once you’re inside, simply use your essence on the altar, craft your air runes, and teleport out. Now it’s as simple as completing that all over again until you reach level 9. Keep in mind, a possible substitute for levels 1-9 can be the Abyss miniquest (If you plan on making significant profits from Runecrafting, you’ll need to have the Abyss miniquest done).
Levels 9-14 – Crafting Earth Runes
Just like the air runes, you’ll only be crafting Earth runes for a few minutes, up until level 14. For this, bring your earth tiara, pure or rune essence, essence pouches, Varrock teleports, lightweight gear and stamina potions.
With all your items equipped and, in your inventory, start at the Varrock east bank, and follow our attached map to the earth altar, and enter it. And just like for the air runes, simply use your essence on the altar, craft your runes and teleport back out to Varrock. Repeat those steps until you reach level 14.
As a substitute, you can complete the Eyes of Glouphrie quest to jump straight to level 23.
Levels 14-23 – Crafting Fire Runes
From levels 14 through to 23, you’ll be crafting fire runes. Don’t worry, crafting Fire Runes are exceptionally quick, so you’ll zoom through these levels. For this, bring your fire tiara, pure or rune essence, essence pouches, rings of dueling, lightweight gear and stamina potions.
With all your items, start at the castle wars bank (which can be accessed via the dueling ring teleport) and teleport via the dueling ring to the duel arena, and head slightly north to the fire altar, as shown on the map, and enter it. And just like each method we’ve already gone through, use your essence on the altar, craft your runes and teleport back to castle wars. And you guessed it – repeat until you reach level 23.
Levels 23-99 – Crafting Lava Runes
Now, for the fastest Runecrafting method in this whole OSRS Runecrafting Guide – crafting lava runes! This is the final stretch to 99! Keep in mind, unlike its counterparts, you will end up losing money in this method, but it won’t be a tremendous amount. For the most efficient way to craft lava runes, you’ll need level 82 magic for ‘magic imbue,’ which is unlocked after the completion of the lunar diplomacy quest. This spell simply removes the need of a talisman while crafting combination runes such as lava runes. If you do not have magic imbue, you’ll need to bring a talisman for every single run. For this, bring your fire tiara, binding necklace (to ensure 100% successful crafting), lightweight gear, essence pouches, pure or rune essence, rings of dueling, earth runes, rune pouch holding law, cosmic and astral runes and stamina potions.
With all your items equipped and, in your inventory, start at the castle wars bank and teleport via the dueling ring to the duel area. Use the map attached in the method to make fire runes, and head to the fire altar. Just before you enter the altar, use your magic imbue spell. Once you’re in, use your earth runes on the fire altar, and you’ll start to make lava runes. Once you’ve converted all your essence into lava runes, simply teleport back to castle wars and repeat it all over again!
Levels 1-9 – Crafting Air Runes
This method is the exact same as before in this OSRS Runecrafting Guide – so scroll up! Or, you could just complete the ‘Enter the Abyss’ mini quest.
Levels 9-13 – Crafting Earth Runes
Exact same as before – scroll up!
Levels 13-44 – Crafting Mud Runes
Now – we start to make some money in this section of this OSRS Runecrafting Guide! From levels 13 through to 44, you’ll be crafting mud runes. To craft mud runes with the greatest efficiency, you’ll need level 82 magic for the ‘magic imbue’ spell in the lunar spell book (which is unlocked after completing lunar diplomacy). This spell negates the need of bringing a talisman to the altar. To make mud runes, you’ll need an earth tiara, binding necklace, lightweight gear, essence pouches, pure or rune essence, Varrock teleports, rune pouch which holds law, cosmic and astral runes, stamina potions and water runes.
With all your items equipped and, in your inventory, start at the east bank of Varrock, and follow the map we’ve provided to the earth altar. Before you enter it, use your magic imbue spell. Once you’re in, use your water runes on the earth altar, and you’ll start to make mud runes. After you’ve crafted all the runes you are able to, simply teleport back out to Varrock, and repeat the whole process until you reach level 44.
Levels 44-59 – Crafting Nature Runes
Continuing on in the profitability section of this OSRS Runecrafting guide, you’ll be crafting nature runes from levels 44 through to 59. Unlike our previous methods, we’ll be crafting nature runes through the Abyss. Keep in mind, to access the Abyss, you’ll need to go through the wilderness, so don’t bring anything you won’t want to lose. Also, you’ll need to complete a relatively short mini quest, called ‘Enter the Abyss.’ For this method, you’ll need lightweight gear, essence pouches, pure or rune essence, amulet of glories (charged), stamina potions and a pickaxe (any would work).
With all your items equipped and, in your inventory, start at the Edgeville bank, and follow the yellow line as shown on the map adjacent to the Mage of Zamorak. Right click on him, and teleport to the Abyss.
Once you’re in the Abyss, you’ll need to work your way inside. You’ll spawn in the outer ring, and you’re going to try get into the inner ring. To get into the inner ring, you can either use the rocks to mine through, the distracting eyes or the gaps to squeeze through. Using the adjacent map, you can see that the nature altar is second to the left on the north side of the inner ring. Simply enter it, and you’ll be instantly transported to the nature altar. From there, it’s as simple as using your essence on the altar, crafting all your nature runes and teleporting out to the bank in Edgeville via your amulet of glory. Drink a stamina dose and repeat the whole process!
Levels 59-82 – Crafting Cosmic Runes
For the next method, crafting cosmic runes from levels 59 to 82, you will get a massive profit (over 100 million!). For this, you’ll have to complete the Lost City quest, which is a quest you’ll need for your Runescape journey anyway. For this method, you’ll need your lightweight gear, essence pouches, pure or rune essence and stamina potions. Once you’ve got all that, head to Zanaris, which can be accessed by wielding a dramen staff and entering the shack in the Lumbridge swamp, or by using the fairy ring teleports.
Once you’re at the back in the top right, follow the path as shown on the map. If you’ve got an agility level of less than 46, you’ll be using the blue path. However, if you’ve got an agility level between 46 and 65, you’ll be using the left yellow path. And finally, if you’ve got an agility level of at least 66, you can use the right yellow path for maximum efficiency. Once you’re at the chaos altar, simply enter it, use your essence on the altar, convert it all into cosmic runes, and head back out to the bank located in the north-west of Zanaris.
Levels 82-91 – Crafting Astral Runes
To make even more money, at even higher experience rates, you’ll be crafting astral runes from levels 82 through to 91. To craft astral runes, you’ll need to have completed lunar diplomacy. If you haven’t completed Dream Mentor, you’ll need to bring along your Seal of Passage. For this method, bring your lightweight gear, essence pouches, pure or rune essence, stamina potions, earth staff and law runes (also, make sure you’re on your lunar spell book). With all your items, head to the Lunar Isle village bank.
From there, simply make the journey south-east to the circled area on the map adjacent, which is the lunar altar. Simply enter the altar, use the essence on the altar, and craft all your essence into astral runes. Now, head over to your spell book, and use the ‘Moonclan Teleport’ to get back to the lunar isle bank. Repeat it all over again until you’ve reached 91 runecrafting!
Levels 91-99 – Crafting Nature Runes
Exact same as before, but this time – you’ll be making more money, and getting to level 99!
And there you have it – a 1-99 OSRS Runecrafting Guide! Have fun grinding it through this skill, and good luck getting that mastery cape!
1-99 Thieving Guide
Breaking through doors, taking money from innocent NPCs, and stealing cakes from stalls, what more could you want from a skill? Released in May of 2002, Thieving has become a popular choice for members in Old School Runescape, and a relatively quick 99. Put on your masks and get ready to thieve, as we go through not only the fastest way to 99 thieving, but also the most profitable! Feel free to rotate through the methods in this OSRS Thieving Guide, especially towards the later levels.
Before we get into the OSRS thieving guide, we’d like to mention the importance of questing. The early levels of thieving can be quite tedious and click intensive, so we suggest completing a few quests that provide a decent amount of thieving experience to zoom through the early stages. Here’s the list of all OSRS quests that provide thieving experience.
To help you along your Thieving journey, here’s a few items we strongly recommend, as they provide exceptional benefits.
This enchanted opal necklace, while equipped, gives you a 25% chance of not being stunned and damaged while pickpocketing any NPC. This helps you tremendously while pickpocketing and speeds up the experience rates. The necklace has 10 charges, and each charge is consumed every time you are saved from a stun. With basic math, the necklace an provide you with immunity from being stunned for up to a minute.
Ardougne Cloak 3
You can get these special Cloaks after the completion of any Ardougne diary. The first tier, the Ardougne Cloak 1, after completing the Ardougne easy diaries, provides you with a 10% increased chance to successfully thieve from stalls in Ardougne. The second tier, after completing the medium diaries, stacks with the easy diary and provides an additional 10% increased chance to pickpocket in Ardougne (even if your cloak is not equipped). The third tier, after completing the hard diaries, stacks with the previous diaries, and provides you with a 10% increased chance of succeeding when pickpocketing around Gielinor (even when not equipped). The last tier, the Ardougne Cloak 4, does not provide any additional thieving benefits. You can get these cloaks from Two Pints, in the Flying Horse Inn, in East Ardougne.
To find rogue equipment, you’ll need to open rouge’s equipment crates, which can be attained by completing the Rouge’s Den minigame. On top of being a slick and cool outfit, the complete rouge outfit provides the chance of pickpocketing double the loot from an NPC. We heavily recommend this if you’re going to go down the road of the profitable section of this guide.
From levels 1-55, the methods are the exact same for both routes you can take in Thieving.
Levels 1-5 – Pickpocketing Men & Women (5k exp/hr)
To kick off your thieving journey, and this OSRS thieving guide, you’ll start by pickpocketing Men & Women until level 5. You’ll find men & women practically anywhere, but they’re in a large abundance in areas such as Lumbridge and Edgeville. You’ll only be there for a few minutes, so don’t get comfortable.
Quick tip for when you are pickpocketing – head to your settings, go to the ‘game controller’ icon at the top right, and select ‘Hidden’ under ‘NPC Attack Options.’ Doing this, makes pickpocketing so much easier, as your default left click option will be to pickpocket, not to attack.
Levels 5-20 – Stealing from Cake Stall (10k exp/hr)
From levels 5 to 20, you’ll be stealing from the Cake Stall in East Ardougne market. More specifically, you’ll find the cake stall (otherwise known as the Baker’s stall) in the east side of the market. To optimally thieve them, stand opposite of the side which faces the market, and click away! Once you’ve got a full inventory, drop it (or bank) and carry on thieving. If in the rare instance you get attacked by a guard, you can either run away, or be brave and fight him. Either way, you’ll be right back to thieving very shortly. Best of all, you’ll only be here for about 20 minutes.
Levels 20-25 – Stealing from Silk Stall (15k exp/hr)
Right next to the cake stalls, which you would’ve thieved from levels 5 to 20, is the Silk Stall, where you’ll be from level 20 through to level 25. There’re two silks stalls in the East Ardougne market, and we’ve provided you a labelled map of each of them. Just like with the cake stalls, to efficiently thieve these stalls, simply stand opposite of the side of the stall which faces the market and keep thieving. And if you’re looking for some extra cash while you do this, you could sell the silk to the merchants.
Levels 25-45 – Stealing from the Hosidius Fruit Stand (40k exp/hr)
From levels 25 to 45, you’ll be stealing fruit from the Hosidius Fruit Stall in the Great Kourend. More specifically, the location is in the southside of the Hosidius house, near the beach. To do this however, you’ll need 15% favor from the Hosidius House, which is extremely easy to get. Also, while you’re thieving, you’ll notice two angry guard dogs, ready to attack you at any moment. To avoid them, and make your thieving experience a bit easier, simply attack them, run into the building adjacent, and lock them inside the house (as shown on the picture). In fact, you’ll now be able to thieve the fruit stall with a 100% success rate. If you do choose to bank your thieved items, there is a bank slightly northeast.
Levels 45-55 – Blackjacking Bearded Bandits (80k exp/hr, 100k gp/hr)
We’re finally getting into the heart of this OSRS thieving guide. Get used to blackjacking, especially if you chose to take the fast route of thieving. From levels 45 to 55, you’ll be heading to Pollnivneach, to blackjack the Bearded Pollnivnian Bandits.
To blackjack, in a basic way, you’ve got to have equipped a blackjack (preferably a maple blackjack). Once you’ve found a Bearded Bandit, simply knock him down with the blackjack, pickpocket him while he’s unconscious on the floor, and wait until he stands up again. If you’ve got fast fingers, you can pickpocket him twice while he’s on the floor, for even more experience and gold.
However, if you are caught trying to blackjack the bandit, he will hit you for 4hp. If you’ve been hit, simply repeatedly attempt to knock them back, and they’ll eventually be unconscious again. If you were too slow to knock them down once, they’ve hit you, they’ll start attacking you. If that happens, simply run away, regain your health and return. And if you’re in a house, you can just run up the stairs and wait a few seconds.
Our personal favorite place to blackjack all types of bandits, is Ali the Dyer’s house, which is on the north side of Pollnivneach. The reason you’ll want to use this house, is because it is extremely small, and has quick access to escape ladders.
If you do ever run out of food, and plan to stay for longer, there is a Banknote exchange merchant slightly west, and we’ve provided you his location on the map. Simply trade him some noted food, along with a few coins, and he’ll un-note them for you, so you can carry on blackjacking. If you don’t want to bring food, Ali the Barman, slightly south, sells wines for 1gp each.
Simply do this method until 55, and you’ll have a few hundred thousand gold as well!
In this OSRS thieving guide, you’ve got two options to choose from. You can either zoom through the whole skill, but you won’t be making anything significant. Or, you could take the other route, and make heaps of cash at slower exp rates.
Levels 55-65 – Blackjacking Non-Bearded Bandits (140k exp/hr, 150k gp/hr)
Just like from levels 45-55 where you where blackjacking bearded bandits, we’ll be doing the same thing from levels 55 to 65, but instead – you’re going to be blackjacking non-bearded bandits. They’re still in the same location, and you’ll be blackjacking them with the same technique as shown previously. To distinguish between bearded and non-bearded bandits, other than the obvious facial hair, look at their hand to see if they are carrying a weapon. All bearded bandits will not be carrying a scimitar, while non-bearded bandits will be carrying a scimitar. Best of all, you’ll be getting even more experience per hour, and even more gold per hour!
Levels 65-91 – Blackjacking Menaphite Thugs (230k exp/hr, 200k gp/hr)
And once again, we’ll be blackjacking from level 65 to 91. This time, it’ll be Menaphite Thugs. You’ll find these level 55s on the south side of Pollnivneach, and they’re hard to miss! The technique to blackjack them is the exact same as before. Except this time, you’ll be getting much more experience and gold! And according to player experience, they get much easier to blackjack at about 77 thieving, which isn’t too far down the road.
Levels 91-99 – Completing Pyramid Plunder (250k exp/hr)
To end off your OSRS Thieving journey, you’ll be completing the Pyramid Plunder minigame from levels 91 through all the way to 99. For this method, you’ll be in the Jalsavrah Pyramid, in Sophanem, which is unlocked after starting the Icthlarin’s Little Helper quest. Otherwise, you can simply use the teleport function of the Pharaoh’s Sceptre to get straight there. Also, we recommend completing the quest ‘Contact!’ for easy bank access next to the pyramid. If you haven’t completed ‘Contact!’ your next bank will be in Nardah, which is quite a tedious walk to do every time you need food or anti-poison. For the most efficiency, we recommend bringing weight reducing gear, as well as prayer potions, antidotes, food, coins and stamina (or energy) potions.
And for an added incentive, there’s a 1 in 1000 chance of receiving a Pharaoh’s Sceptre, which is an extremely sought-after valuable drop!
Unfortunately, in this guide we will not be breaking down the details of Pyramid Plunder, and the steps to complete it, as there is too much to cover for an OSRS Thieving Guide. However, if you do find yourself to be stuck while completing Pyramid Plunder, feel free to check the extensive guide on the Runescape Wiki Page, or browse around Youtube.
Levels 55-71 – Pickpocketing Ardougne Knights (105k exp/hr, 120k gp/hr)
To kick off the money-making guide to thieving, you’ll be pickpocketing Knights of Ardougne, in East Ardougne, and making some money in the process! To start pickpocketing these knights, first head to world 378, which is considered to be the unofficial “official” world for pickpocketing Knights of Ardougne. Hopefully, once you’re there, you’ll be accompanied by a multitude of players, who will make your thieving journey that much easier.
There’re two places where you could thieve Ardougne Knights: the south-eastern part of the market, as well as the southern bank. To thieve the knights, it’s as simple as clicking on them, opening up your money bags every 28 successful pickpockets, and repeat!
Scroll up to the very first method in this guide, for a handy tip to pickpocket efficiently.
Levels 71-80 – Completing Pyramid Plunder (130k exp/hr)
Scroll up to the ‘Fast’ section of this guide and follow those exact steps. You won’t be gaining as much experience as you would usually be, but you’ll still make a lot of money!
Levels 80-99 – Pickpocketing Master Farmers (129k exp/hr, 1394k gp/hr)
Now, to end off the OSRS thieving guide, the money will really start to come in, as you Pickpocket Master Farmers in Draynor Village. These farmers will give you an exceptional amount of seeds, such as ranarrs and snapdragons! To soar into the range of over a million gp per hour, we extremely recommend having the rouge’s outfit for this. Also, if you’ve got a seed box, that’ll be very helpful. If you’ve got a low hit points level, make sure you bring some food (if you’re level 94 with the rouge’s outfit, don’t worry about food!).
With your items, head to Draynor, and find Martin, the master gardener, as we’ve shown on the map. For the best efficiency (skip this if you don’t mind Martin running around everywhere), wait until Martin is trapped inside the pig pin. From here, simply pickpocket away, and drop the worthless seeds! And once again, scroll up to the very first method in this guide for a handy tip on pickpocketing!
And there you have it – our OSRS Thieving Guide. You’re now on your way to become a master thief in Old School Runescape! Good luck on your journey, let us know how it goes!
1-99 Crafting Guide
Whether you’re trying to make the highest-level jewelry, or take advantage of the skill cape, crafting is near the top of the list of skills to max. Released in May of 2001, crafting follows a ‘choose your own adventure’ kind of method, where you could either achieve 99 extremely quick, for a hefty price tag, take it slower for a much lesser price, or even something in the middle. Get your crafting hat on as we go through the ways you can get to 99 crafting in Old School Runescape.
Before we get into specific levelling techniques for our OSRS Crafting Guide, we should mention some of our favorite quests that give a considerable amount of crafting experience, so you can zoom through those early levelling stages. Here’s a list of a few quests that give crafting experience. Note that the following quests are quests which we deem to be quite helpful for your whole Runescape journey. For a full list of quests that provide Crafting Experience, look below.
Dwarf Cannon - 750 Crafting Experience
Ask any Runescape ranged expert, a cannon is their best friend. To get a cannon, you’ll need to complete no other than the Dwarf Cannon quest itself. Doing so, you’ll even get some quick crafting experience along the way, that’ll surely boost you through some early levels! For this novice and short quest, you’ll need to head to Captain Lawgof, south of the Coal Trucks, northwest of the fishing guild, with a hammer. He’ll take you through the rest, it’s quite simple! There’re no crafting requirements, nor skill requirements for this quest.
Tears of Guthix – 1000 Crafting Experience
Free experience every day from a minigame – whose complaining? To reap these benefits, you’ll need to complete the Tears of Guthix quest. And even better, for your crafting journey, you’ll get 1000 experience along the way. For this intermediate and very short quest, you’ll need to go to Juna, who is deep inside the Lumbridge Swamp Caves, in the southside of the Lumbridge Swamp, with a lit sapphire lantern, a chisel, a tinderbox, a pickaxe and a rope. In addition, you’ll need 43 quest points, 49 firemaking, 20 crafting and 20 mining.
Animal Magnetism – 1000 Crafting Experience
When you’re on your ranged journey, your Ava’s device will be your best friend. It saves the majority of your ammunition, thus saving you tones of money (to put back into crafting supplies!). Doing this quest will also pocket you 1000 crafting experience! For this intermediate and medium quest, you’ll need to head to Ava in Draynor Manor, west of Lumbridge, with a mithril axe, 5 iron bars, ghostspeak amulet, 20 ecto-tokens, a hammer, a holy symbol, polished buttons and a hard leather. The quest requirements you need are The Restless Ghost, Ernest the Chicken and Priest in Peril. The skill requirements you need are 18 slayer, 19 crafting, 30 ranged, 35 woodcutting and if you’re an ironman - 31 prayer.
Shades of Mort’ton – 2000 Crafting Experience
A minigame which gives you combat, crafting, firemaking and prayer experience, all at once! To unlock the Shade of Mort’ton minigame, you’ll need to complete the Shades of Mort’ton quest. In the process, you’ll be getting 2000 crafting experience as well. For this intermediate and short quest, you’ll need to find the Diary of the Herbi Flax, resting on a shelf in a house on the southwest side of the village of Mort’ton. The quest requirement is Priest in Peril, and the skill requirements are 20 crafting, 15 herblore and 5 firemaking, as well as the combat stats to defeat 5 level 40 shades.
Enlightened Journey – 2000 Crafting Experience
The Hot Air Balloon transport system is one of the handiest ways to get around Gielinor. To unlock it, you’ve got to complete the Enlightened Journey quest. Doing this quest, you’ll also get a quick 2000 crafting experience. For this intermediate and short quest, you’ll need to speak to Auguste, on the island of Entrana, with secateurs, a rake, a spade, 3 papyrus, a ball of wool, a sack of 10 potatoes, an unlit candle, yellow dye, red dye, 10 silk, a bowl, 8 empty sacks, 12 willow branches, a tinderbox and 10 normal logs. The skill requirements for this quest are 20 quest points, 20 firemaking, 30 farming and 36 crafting.
The Fremennik Trails – 2812 Crafting Experience
The warrior, berserker, archer and farseer helmets are absolutely incredible for medium to high level combat, but they can’t be accessed by everyone. To unlock it, you’ll need to complete the Fremennik Trials quest. This quest will also provide you with 2812 crafting experience. For this intermediate and long quest, you’ll need to see Brundt the Chieftain, located in the longhall, in Rellekka, with 5252 coins, 1 beer, 1 raw shark, a tinderbox, and materials to craft a lyre (if you want to craft one). The skill requirements for this quest are the combat stats to defeat a level 69 NPC, as well as a relatively strong warrior, without weaponry.
Nature Spirit – 3000 Crafting Experience
We all want to see what’s on the other side of the gate, and access Mort Myre. But to unlock that area, you’re going to have to do the Nature Spirit quest. And in the process, you’ll be getting a massive 3000 Crafting Experience! For this novice and medium quest, speak to Drezel, who is under the Paterdomus Temple near the River Salve, east of Varrock, with a silver sickle and a ghostspeak amulet, and equipment to kill three level 30 ghasts. There are no skill requirements for this quest, (so you can do it whenever you want!), however there are some quest requirements, which aren’t too difficult. The quest requirements for this quest are Priest in Peril and the Restless Ghost, both relatively simple quests you would probably have got done in the early stages of your Runescape journey.
This is the full list of quests that provide crafting experience in Old School Runescape, with their requirements and exp rewards for crafting:
Levels 1-7 – Crafting Leather Gloves (26k xp/hr)
Here we are, the first step in your crafting journey. Luckily, it’s quite a quick step, as you’ll be crafting leather gloves until level 7. To make leather gloves, you’ll need a piece of leather, as well as some thread, and a needle. Simply use your needle on your leather and select the glove icon. Sit back, as your character makes all your leather into gloves. Most preferably, you’d want to do this next to a bank, or a quick access point to a bunch of leather.
Levels 7-20 – Making Gold Bracelets (40k exp/hr)
Now, onto a free-to-play player’s dream – Gold Bracelets! In addition to zooming to level 20, you’ll be making some gold on the way. To make gold bracelets, you’ll need some gold bars (the equivalent to how many bracelets you would like to make), as well as a bracelet mould. Head to any furnace (our personal favorites are Edgeville and Al Kharid, for their quick access to the bank) and use your gold bar on the furnace. You’ll now be brought to an interface, and from here, it’s as easy as making all your gold bracelets. They take a while to make, so this goes for a fairly AFK low level method. Feel free to use this method for the next few levels after 20.
Levels 20-46 – Cutting Sapphires (125k exp/hr)
We’re finally moving into the fast experience gains now. For the final method which incorporates all 3 of the following methods in this OSRS Crafting Guide, you’ll be cutting sapphires. Luckily, it’s a fairly simple method, and you’ll be zooming through these levels until 46 (or maybe even 63, but we’ll get to that later!) To cut sapphires, you’ll need a bunch of sapphires, as well as a chisel. Use your chisel on your sapphire, select ‘make all,’ and the game will do the rest! Bank your product, and repeat. Now that you’ve reached level 46, you’ve got three options on your hand. You can either speed through the rest of the skill, with the expensive and fast method, or take it slow, with the cheap and slow method. We’ve even included a Medium method, which incorporates aspects from both the cheap and expensive methods! Feel free to interchange between the two whenever you feel like it.
Levels 46-87 – Making Unpowered Orbs (80k xp/hr)
To kick off the cheap method for our OSRS Crafting Guide, you’ll be making unpowered orbs. To make these orbs, all you’ll need is a glassblowing pipe, as well as some molten glass. Preferably, you’ll want to stand next to a bank, for the most efficiency. The next step is just using your glassblowing pipe with the molten glass, going over to the ‘Orb’ section on the interface, and making all. After they’re all made, simply bank and repeat!
Levels 87-99 – Crafting Light Orbs (120k xp/hr)
You’re almost there! For the home stretch until 99 Crafting, you’ll be making light orbs. Luckily, we’ll be doing this close to the same way we did from levels 46 to 87. To make these light orbs, just like the unpowered orbs, we’ll need a glassblowing pipe, and a multitude of molten glass. We’ll be doing it the same way, using the glassblowing pipe on the molten glass. However, this time, instead of selecting unpowered orbs, (yes – you guessed it) we’ll be making ‘Dorgeshuun Light Orbs.’ The process is the same, wait, bank and repeat! Good luck getting to 99.
Levels 46-66 – Making Unpowered Orbs (80k xp/hr)
Scroll up to the first method in the ‘Cheap’ section of this guide, it’s the exact same!
Levels 66-99 – Crafting Air Battlestaves (350k xp/hr)
Exceptional experience, for a relatively low cost – what more could you ask for? For the grind until level 99, you’ll be crafting air battlestaves. For this method, you’ll need some battlestaves, and some air orbs (make sure you’ve got the same amount of each). Now, standing next to a bank, withdraw 14 unnoted battlestaves, as well as 14 unnoted air orbs. And then, it’s just as simple as combining the two and watching the experience fly by!
Levels 46-63 – Cutting Sapphires (125k xp/hr)
It’s the exact same as before! Scroll up if you want a reminder on cutting sapphires.
Levels 63-71 – Crafting Green Dragonhide Bodies (300k xp/hr)
Now, this is where the experience will come flying in! From level 63 to 71, you’ll be crafting green dragonhide bodies. For this quick and easy method, you’ll need a needle, some thread, and a bunch of green dragon leather (make sure it is leather, not hides!). From here, it’s as simple as using your needle on the green dragon leather and making all of green dragonhide bodies. At this stage, it’s just bank and repeat!
Levels 71-84 – Crafting Blue Dragonhide Bodies (350k xp/hr)
Until level 84, we’ll still be crafting dragonhide bodies, except this time – we’re moving onto blue dragonhide bodies. However, the principle still remains – get a needle, some thread and this time, some blue dragon leather! Like with the green dragonhide bodies, you’ll be using the needle on the blue dragon leather and making all blue dragonhide bodies. Sit back, and zoom through the levels, to prepare yourself for the final method!
Levels 84-99 – Crafting Black Dragonhide Bodies (430k xp/hr)
Here we are, the final method of our OSRS Crafting Guide – crafting black dragonhide bodies. Just like the previous two methods, we’ll be following the same principles to crafting success. For your final method for the crafting skill, you’ll need a needle, some thread and some black dragon leather. And yes, all you need to do is use the needle once again on the black dragon leather and make all of the black dragonhide bodies to wrap up the crafting skill!
And there you have it, a 1-99 OSRS Crafting Guide. Have fun mastering the skill of Crafting, and getting that well deserved skill cape!
Easy Money Making Methods
Let’s be honest – we all need OSRS Gold. Whether you’re out for that twisted bow, or even a dragon scimitar, a few extra GP wouldn’t be that bad. However, with a game like Runescape, and the plethora of things to do, finding a viable money-making method can be quite intimidating. Luckily, at PartyPeteShop, we’ve brought you our favorite consistent, relatively low-medium level money makers for Runescape. Try them all and find which one works for you!
Killing Ankous – 140k/h
Requirements: Combat stats to kill multiple level 75s.
Ask any slayer expert, Ankous are absolutely amazing money and exp for such an easy monster. For this Runescape money making method, you’ll simply need some extremely basic combat equipment to kill these level 75s (trust me – they’re really weak!), and some food. Quick tip –since Ankous are weak to melee, we suggest bringing melee equipment.
Once you’ve got everything, it’s time to head to Barbarian Village. More specifically, you’ll need to go down to the Stronghold of Security, using the hole as shown on the map. Navigating through the mazes of each level, you’ll find yourself on the bottom floor, the “Sepulchre of Death” floor. And as shown on the map, all you need to do is make your way to the purple dot, and there you go – you’ve found the Ankous! From there, it’s as simple as killing them, collecting a full inventory, heading back up to the surface, bank, and rinse and repeat! For even faster trips, we recommend teleport tablets.
Mining Iron Ore – 150k/h
Requirements: 15 Mining
Here’s one for all you Runescape Free to Play players out there – Mining Iron Ore. For this relatively simple OSRS money making guide, you’ll just need the best pickaxe you can use (Just in case you forgot, use an Iron Pickaxe at level 1, Steel at level 6, Black at level 11, Mithril at level 21, Adamant at level 31, Rune at 41 and if you’ve got the money; Dragon at 61). Quick tip – if you’ve got the armor from Varrock Easy Diaries – wear it! It gives you a 10% chance to double up on your ores, which will add up over time.
With your pickaxe, head over to the south-west Varrock mine, as shown on the map. From there, simply mine away at the iron rocks. Once you’ve accumulated a full inventory, simply head up north to the Varrock West bank, and keep going! In no time, you’ll have thousands of iron ore, and some mining levels as well!
Crafting Teleport to House Tablets – 155k/h
Requirements: 40 Magic
Ask any OSRS Player how much they use their teleport to house tablets – and it’ll amaze you! Therefore, it only makes sense to capitalize on this, and make some house teleport tablets of our own. Plus, this method is extremely AFK! For this OSRS Money Making method, you’ll need to get either an amulet or glory or a ring dueling, an air staff, some soft clay (depending on the amount of teleport tablets you wish to make), law runes, earth runes, and a teleport to a house which has a mahogany eagle lectern in it. Also, if there’s a portal chamber in the house you’re using, that saves you an inventory spot.
To start, with your items equipped and, in your inventory, fill up the rest of the spots in your inventory with soft clay. Next, head to your chosen house with the mahogany eagle lectern, select ‘Study Lectern,’ make your house tablets, and sit back and relax! The process is quite long, so make sure you have something to do on the side. Once they’ve all been made, teleport away to a bank, and do it all over again!
Killing Chaos Druids – 200k/h
Requirements: Combat stats to kill multiple level 13s
Chaos Druids have always been the low-level secret to OSRS riches, ask any Runescape player! To kill these extremely easy level 13s, all you need is some very basic weaponry, and if you’ve got a looting bag, bring that as well. Yes, we will be in level 1-4 wilderness, which is quite safe, but still poses a danger, so don’t bring anything you wouldn’t want to lose! Personally, we recommend bringing just a glory and a scimitar, but that’s up to you.
With your gear, head to Edgeville, and more specifically, the underground entrance to the Edgeville Dungeon, as shown on the map. Once you’re in the dungeon, head north, then east, then north again to the Chaos Druid area. To get in, you’ll need to pass the wilderness gates. From there, it’s as simple as killing them, looting up, heading back up to the surface, banking and doing it all over again! Quick tip – to make sure you don’t accidentally skull up on anyone, turn your player attack options to ‘Always Right Click.’
Stringing Yew Longbows – 250k/h
Requirements: 70 Fletching
AFK, good money, good experience, relatively low requirements, what more could you ask for from an OSRS Money Making method? To string Yew Longbows, all you’ll need is a bunch of unstrung yew longbows, and the same amount of bow strings.
With your unstrung yew longbows and bow strings banked, you’ll need to find a spot to spend the next few hours in (presuming you’ll be doing this method for a while). Your new spot, for efficiency sakes, must be 1 tile away from a bank, so you can have quick 1-click access to your bank. We recommend places such as the Grand Exchange in Varrock, so that you can sell your bows right after you make them all, but you can virtually go to any and all banks. In your spot, simply open up your bank, withdraw 14 unstrung yew longbows, and 14 bow strings. Use them on each other, and you’ll be brought with an interface, where you can simply select ‘Longbow,’ ‘Make all,’ and sit back and relax. It’s straightforward from here, just bank, and repeat!
Making Oak Planks – 340k/h
Requirements: 50 Firemaking, Enlighted Journey Quest, Balloon Transport System Unlocked
Oak planks are one of the most heavily used construction materials in Runescape, so it only makes sense that there’s a lot of money to be made making them. For this OSRS money making method, you’ll need coins (6500 for every willow log), some willow logs, oak logs (exactly 26 times the amount of willow logs), and some Rings of Dueling (1 Ring of Dueling for every 8 Willow Logs).
With all your items, head over to Castle Wars (via your Ring of Dueling teleport). Withdraw from the bank, 26 oak logs, a willow log, and 6500 coins (for efficiency sake, we recommend bringing along your whole cash stack). From there, run north, out of castle wars, and to the Balloon, and travel to Varrock.
Once you’re at Varrock, simply head a bit north, and you’ll be at the lumberyard, where you’ll find the Sawmill Operator. Talk to him and choose to ‘Buy Planks’. Once you’ve converted all your logs into planks, use your Ring of Dueling and head back to Castle Wars, starting the whole process all over again, until you’ve run out of oak logs.
Charging Air Orbs – 350k/h
Requirements: 66 Magic
For quite a low magic requirement, charging air orbs is extremely worthwhile, considering how AFK it is. For this method, you’ll need an Amulet of Glory (with charges), an Air Staff, Unpowered Orbs (1 for each air orb you wish to make) and Cosmic Runes (3 for each air orb you wish to make).
To start, with your charged Amulet of Glory and Air Staff, head over to the Edgeville bank. From there, withdraw 81 cosmic runes and 27 unpowered orbs from your bank (unnoted, of course). Now, simply head south to the Edgeville Dungeon entrance, and climb down the trapdoor.
If you remember earlier from our Chaos Druid guide, you’ll know that to get to the Chaos Druids, you’ll need to head north, east, then north again to the Wilderness gate (scroll up to the map visual). We’ll be doing the same thing for charging air orbs; however, the route doesn’t stop at the Chaos Druids. Once you’re at the Chaos Druids, you’ll need to head to the most North-West region of the small wilderness area, past the black demons, and you’ll find a ladder. From there, simply climb the ladder and you’ve reached the Air Obelisk.
Now, to charge air orbs, you’ll need to head to your spell book. Towards the bottom right, you’ll see a Level 66 spell called ‘Charge Air Orb.’ And yes, you guessed it, that’s what we’ll be using. Select it, then select the Air Obelisk right next to your character. Now sit back and relax, as the game will do everything else for you.
Keep in mind, you will be in level 7 wilderness for this method. Even though it is quite safe, you will most probably encounter a player killer here and there. Therefore, as the principle goes, do not bring anything you are not willing to lose. For even more safety, so that you don’t accidently skull up on anyone, set your Player Attack Option to ‘Always Right Click.’
Once all your air orbs are made, simply teleport to Edgeville with your Amulet of Glory, bank, repeat and watch the Runescape GP flow in!
Casting Tan Leather – 410k/h
Requirements: 78 Magic, Lunar Diplomacy and the Hard Fremennik Diaries.
When we were noobs, we all used to tan leather at Al Kharid. Surprisingly, with this method, we’ll be going back to our roots, but this time – at a much greater gold per hour rate, and some good magic exp! For this Runescape money making method you’ll need a fire staff, astral runes (2 for every 5 leather you wish to make), nature runes (1 for every 5 leather you wish to make) and some blue dragonhides (same amount which you would like to tan into leather).
With all your items banked, your lunar spell book activated, and your fire staff equipped, head to any bank. The Grand Exchange would be the most efficient, since you can quickly sell and buy Blue Dragon Leather and Blue Dragonhides once you’ve finished tanning all your hides.
To start tanning your hides, withdraw your stack of nature runes and astral runes, as well as 25 unnoted Blue Dragonhides. Go over to your spell book, select the ‘Tan Leather’ spell and keep using it until you’ve tanned all 25 Blue Dragonhides in your inventory. From there, it’s as easy as banking your leather, and withdrawing 25 more Blue Dragonhides. (Quick tip, before you start buying hides, test the prices out to see if they are still viable)
Crafting Blood Runes – 550k/h
Requirements: 77 Runecrafting, 38 Mining, 38 Crafting and 100% Arceuus Favor.
In OSRS, crafting Blood Runes gives a ridiculous amount of profit, considering how simple it is to make. Let’s run through the steps on how to craft blood runes and make bank in the process! For this method, you’ll need a chisel and any pickaxe you can use (scroll up to the ‘Mining Iron Ore’ guide, we went through the pickaxes you should be using for each mining level). For even more profits, we recommend weight-reducing gear, such as graceful armor.
To start, head over to the Blood Altar, north of the Arceeus House Library in the Great Kourend. Doing this method, you should have 100% Arceeus favor, so we don’t have to run you through getting to the Arceeus house. But for some reason you forgot, the Arceeus house is in the northern part of the Great Kourend. Keep in mind, you won’t need a talisman or tiara of any sorts to enter the blood altar.
Before we actually craft the runes themselves, we’ll need to mine dense essence at the dense runestone mine, turn them into dark essence blocks at the dark altar, and chip them into dark essence fragments. And if that wasn’t tedious enough, you’ll need to do that whole process again. But trust us – it’s worth it!
To mine dense essence, you’ll need to head to the dense runestone mine (with a chisel in your inventory), which is the blue highlighted area on the map. Once you’ve mined up a full inventory, you’ll need to head to the Dark Altar, just west of the mine. It’s labelled on your map, and we’ve also provided a visual. At the Dark Altar, simply click on it to Venerate your dense essence blocks into dark essence blocks. From here, it’s as simple as just using your chisel on the blocks to make dark essence fragments. Now, here’s the fun part – you’ll need to do all of that again, except the chiseling part!
With your second stack of dark essence blocks, you’ll now need to take a relatively medium distance run to the Blood Altar. Check our visual if you’re unsure where the Blood Altar is.
You’ve done the hard part, now it’s the part you’ve been waiting for. Simply hit ‘Bind’ on the Blood Altar, and you’ll have a stack of blood runes in your inventory. Now, just chisel the rest of your dark essence blocks into fragments and bind with the Blood Altar again for another stack of Blood Runes. Now, just rinse and repeat!
Hunting Black Chinchompas – 785k/h
Requirements: 73 Hunter
Here we are, we’ve reached the pinnacle of our OSRS money making methods. And what no better way to end it off, then a classic favorite amongst Runescape players, Black Chinchompas! For this method, you’ll need some basic, cheap gear to defend against potential player killers, food to defend against player killers, 6 box traps (however, it’s always good to bring some spares), steel darts (or any type of ranged weapon you feel comfortable with), an Ava’s Accumulator (so you don’t lose most of your steel darts) and a charged Amulet of Glory. We usually go out to hunt Black Chinchompas, in the gear shown in the visual.
With all your gear equipped, and you’re items in your inventory, it’s time to head out to the Wilderness! To get to the hunting spot, we’ll be taking the Edgeville Canoe. You’ll be able to find this canoe right next to the Grand Exchange, but just in case you didn’t, we provided you with a visual. With the canoe, use the ‘A Waka.’ You’ll be then brought just shy west of the Black Chins. It’s a simply eastwardly walk to get to the place located on our map.
It’s time to make some money! To catch these black chinchompas, array your box traps like we have done in the visual (if you’ve only got 5 box traps, remove either the northwest box trap, or the northeast box trap). The rest is quite straightforward, simply collect your traps once they’ve caught a chinchompa or been dismantled. However, if you remember, we told you to bring a ranged weapon, such a steel dart. Well, they come in handy if the Chinchompas start to stray away, to hit them once to get them back to you.
When you want to go back to the mainland, simply head south a few Wilderness levels, use your Amulet of Glory to head back to Edgeville, and start the whole process again!
And with that, we conclude our OSRS Making Making methods. Make sure you try them all, and find which one works for you, and you’ll be on the steady road to Runescape riches!