Low Level Alchemy

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Low Level Alchemy
Low Level Alchemy.png
Released 24 May 2001 (Update)
Members No
Level Magic 21
Spellbook Standard
Type Utility
Experience 31
Runes 3Fire 1Nature
Casting speed 3 ticks (5 ticks in the Alchemist's Playground)
Description Converts an item into gold
Low Level Alchemy.gif
Sound Effect
Low Level Alchemy icon (mobile).png

Low Level Alchemy (also known as low alch or LA) is a non-combat spell that turns alchemisable items into coins at 40% of the specialty shop sale price, equivalent to general store buying prices. This is about 2/3 of High Level Alchemy value. It requires 21 Magic and grants 31 Magic experience per cast.

Low Level Alchemy is not recommended for Magic training or for profit as the coins gained are rarely greater than the cost of the item and spell. It costs the same as High Level Alchemy if using an item that provides unlimited fire runes, while yielding less experience per cast and per hour even though the casting speed of this spell is 40% faster.

When in the Alchemist's Playground of Mage Training Arena, Low Level Alchemy can only be cast every five ticks instead of the usual three.

Casting this spell at the Fountain of Rune is a requirement for the easy Wilderness Diary.

Cost[edit | edit source]

The Explorer's ring 1 and above allows 30 free casts per day, however no experience is granted.

It is possible to cast this spell at the Fountain of Rune, requiring no runes, resulting in greater profit, however no experience is granted. Like most activities in the Wilderness, this is attempted at one's own risk.

Spell cost
3Fire rune.png 1Nature rune.png 106
Combo runes
1Nature rune.png 3Lava rune.png 124
1Nature rune.png 3Smoke rune.png 205
1Nature rune.png 3Steam rune.png 187
1Nature rune.png Staff of fire.png Alt94
3Fire rune.png 0.93Nature rune.png Bryophyta's staff.png 100
Main and off-hands
1Nature rune.png Tome of fire.png 94
0.93Nature rune.png Bryophyta's staff.png Tome of fire.png 88

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
4 January 2018

An optional extra warning can be enabled for alching untradeable items. Right-click the alchemy spells in the spellbook if you wish to enable this.

21 April 2016

It is now possible to use the alchemy spells whilst in most instances.

23 April 2015
(update | poll)

Warnings when trying to use alchemy spells on valuable items will now appear based on the Grand Exchange value of items rather than the alchemy value.

5 March 2015
(update | poll)

You can now cast Low Level Alchemy 30 times per day (no rune cost, no experience) with the Explorer's ring 1.

16 May 2013

The alchemy spells will no longer try to run on sliding puzzle pieces.

11 April 2013

For the benefit of players with certain medical conditions, we have toned down the flashing effects in the Killerwatts' realm and for alchemy animations.

11 April 2013
(update | poll)

If you cast a second alchemy spell before your last one finishes, it's now queued up.

22 February 2013

This content was included when the Old School RuneScape servers officially launched.