Money making guide

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This is a list of ways to make money in Old School RuneScape and the requirements to do them. Please remember that these are just a few suggestions, and the prices and hourly rates are mere estimates.

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WARNING: Due to the constant changing of prices, some of the estimated values may be off. Do some research about the items first before you attempt to make money from them.

NOTE: Any method in the "Hourly Profit" section that relies on buying any item from the Grand Exchange is shown merely for the sake of completeness, as almost all of the shown methods involving purchases assume an infinite buy limit, which is unrealistic. Such methods include growing of saplings and processing of materials. It is advised to make money using methods that don't rely on purchase prices/have restrictive buy limits.

Starting off[edit | edit source]

Stronghold of Security[edit | edit source]

A map of the Stronghold of Security.

Players can visit the Stronghold of Security for some quick coins. Players only need to complete the first three levels to get 10,000 coins. This can be done even at Combat level 3. Just pick some cabbages on the way there from the field north of Lumbridge (or cooked meat from the lodge just above the entrance to the stronghold) and eat between rooms. Also, if you level up your Cooking skill a little, you could get some raw trout or raw salmon from a popular world at Barbarian Village and cook them on the everlasting fire next to the fishing spot. Cooking trout and salmon requires level 15 and 25 Cooking respectively.

Skilling[edit | edit source]

Another way to start making some gold pieces is by levelling up a skill such as Woodcutting, Fishing, or Mining. These three skills (Woodcutting, Fishing, and Mining) are known as the 'Big Three', and they have been the three primary money-making skills commonly used by players to make money in RuneScape.

Members, on the other hand, have access to an additional money-maker in the Hunter skill as well as an array of other content like high-level Runecrafting and Thieving. The latter is a very fast skill that unlocks many very effective money-making methods that require little-to-no startup costs or supplies, thus making it an ideal stat for Ironman accounts or players without a large bank.

Flesh crawlers[edit | edit source]

A map of the Stronghold of Security.

Note: Do not kill Flesh Crawlers on a free-to-play server because you can only get body runes and iron ore from them.

To kill them, go to the second level of the Stronghold of Security, and then head south into the large room containing them. Mages and rangers can easily safespot them. They drop herbs, fire runes, noted iron ore, nature runes and dust runes. If you have decent Defence and armour, then you can slay enough to get around 10,000 fire runes as well as iron ore and nature runes each trip, worth over 150,000 coins. An Amulet of glory could be useful for banking in Edgeville.

Imps[edit | edit source]

There are three imps spawning at the south gate of Falador, by killing imps they drop beads (yellow,white,black and red). Each bead is worth over 1,000, yellow beads are the most valuable at 1,878. Multiple Imps can also spawn around the volcano at Karamja. Members can also locate common imp spawns at the Ardougne Monastery, or on the southern coast of Kourend.

Ashes Ashes.png[edit | edit source]

Ashes can be sold for about 728 an inventory on the GE. Ashes are abundant in the area surrounding the GE so this method should generate around 35,880 an hour assuming you are collecting a full inventory every minute.

Cowhides Cowhide.png[edit | edit source]

Cows are found here.

Cowhides can be tanned at a tanner for a small fee and turned into soft leather for one coin or turned into hard leather for three coins each. Cowhide can be turned into either soft leather, which is approximately 50,116 per hour, or hard leather, which is around 50,490 per hour, assuming a player can collect and tan approximately 374 hides in an hour. Just go to the Lumbridge cow field, loot 27 cowhides, run to the Al Kharid tanner, Ellis, pay him gold, bank, and then repeat. It is recommended that players complete the Prince Ali Rescue quest beforehand to allow them free passage through the gates, though the difference in hourly profits is marginal. New players should be aware that tanned leather cannot be traded at the Grand Exchange until the player has either 7 Quest Points or 24 hours of playtime.

Dark wizards Wizard hat.png[edit | edit source]

Dark wizards are found at the south end of Varrock.

Dark wizards, located south of Varrock, are level 7 and 20 wizards that can easily be killed by low levels, especially those using Ranged. They drop talismans and runes. Talismans can be sold to runecrafters for a decent sum of gold pieces. More specifically, fire talismans can be sold over the Grand Exchange for up to 2,215 each. This method only being useful for low level players, it is advised to wear Magic or Ranged equipment when fighting against them, as Magic can easily penetrate Melee armour. Also, targeting the level 7 wizards makes this method easier, as this is a single-way combat zone.

Iron ore Iron ore.png[edit | edit source]

Head for the Al-Kharid mine, and find a world where there's one or more people powermining. Pick up the dropped ores, each worth 139, and head for the bank. Once you've gotten an amount of ores you're satisfied with, head for the Grand Exchange to sell your ores. This method can earn you roughly 64,357 per hour.

Members are able to do this even faster by using the agility shortcut through the western wall in Falador and mine at the nearby mining site. This eliminates most of the time spent running to and from the bank. Using Falador teleports will increase profit even further.

Chickens Raw chicken.png[edit | edit source]

Killing chickens drops bones, raw chicken, and five feathers, which can all be sold on the Grand Exchange. Cooked chicken sometimes sells for more than raw chicken, so you may wish to check the prices and then cook them before selling them. The total per chicken killed is 112 to 157; you can also take unlimited raw chickens from the crates in the food shop in Port Sarim and bank them in Draynor Village (or bank deposit box on docks by the monks) provided that you have begun the Pirate's Treasure quest and are wearing a white apron.

Hourly profit[edit | edit source]

Collecting Combat Processing Skilling Recurring
Method Profit per hour Skill Category Intensity Members
Crafting nature runes through the Abyss 1,558,000

91 Runecrafting icon.png recommended (44 Runecrafting icon.png required)
21 Mining icon.png (70+ Mining icon.png recommended to mine through the rocks - optional)
70+ Hitpoints icon.png and Agility icon.png(optional)

Runecrafting Medium Yes
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Killing green dragons 446,000

80+ Multicombat.png recommended for Melee
60+ Ranged icon.png recommended for Ranged
25 Prayer icon.png recommended for Protect Item

Combat/Mid Unknown Yes
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Collecting ashes 15,000 30 Firemaking icon.png Collecting Unknown No
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Killing cows and tanning cowhide 43,000 20+ Multicombat.png recommended Combat/Low Unknown No
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Picking bananas 200,000 None Collecting Unknown Yes
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Collecting jangerberries 63,000 10 Agility icon.png Collecting Unknown Yes
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Collecting mort myre fungi 954,000 Decent Prayer icon.png recommended Collecting Unknown Yes
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Killing blue dragons 480,000

90+ Multicombat.png recommended for Melee
70+ Ranged icon.png recommended for Ranged
37 Magic icon.png recommended (can also be attacked with Magic)
70 Agility icon.png recommended (can be boosted)

Combat/Mid Unknown Yes
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Picking potatoes 11,000 None Collecting Unknown No
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Collecting swamp tar from the Lady Zay 31,000 None Collecting Unknown Yes
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Collecting wine of zamorak 281,000 33 Magic icon.png Required

20+ Hitpoints icon.png Recommended

{{{Category}}} Unknown Yes
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Killing hobgoblins 82,000 40 Attack icon.png and Defence icon.png for Rune equipment Combat/Mid Unknown No
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Collecting snape grass 63,000 72 Magic icon.png recommended Collecting Unknown Yes
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Collecting white berries 196,000 High Agility icon.png Collecting Unknown Yes
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Grinding chocolate bars 170,000 None Processing Unknown No
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Killing aviansies 217,000

70 Ranged icon.png (80 recommended)
70 Defence icon.png recommended
60 Strength icon.png or Agility icon.png required to enter the dungeon itself

Combat/Mid Unknown Yes
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Killing black dragons 138,000

80+ Ranged icon.png recommended
70 Defence icon.png recommended

Combat/High Unknown Yes
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Killing cave horrors 174,000

58 Slayer icon.png
70 Magic icon.png, Attack icon.png or 50 Ranged icon.png recommended
70 Defence icon.png recommended

Combat/Mid Unknown Yes
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Killing chickens 20,000 None Combat/Low Unknown No
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Killing skeletal wyverns 500,000

72 Slayer icon.png
80+ Attack icon.pngStrength icon.pngDefence icon.png recommended for Melee
80+ Ranged icon.png recommended for Ranged
44+ Prayer icon.png (70+ recommended especially for Melee)
55 Magic icon.png (High Level Alchemy)

Combat/High Low Yes
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Killing desert goats 51,000 30 Multicombat.png recommended Combat/Low Unknown Yes
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Killing fiyr shades 656,000 80+ Attack icon.pngStrength icon.pngDefence icon.png recommended
65 Firemaking icon.png required (can be boosted)
Combat/High Unknown Yes
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Killing King Black Dragon 385,000

80+ Attack icon.pngStrength icon.pngDefence icon.png recommended for Melee
70+ Ranged icon.png recommended for Ranged
70+ Hitpoints icon.png recommended
44+ Prayer icon.png (70+ recommended especially for Melee)

Combat/High Unknown Yes
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Killing brutal green dragons -23,000

70+ Ranged icon.png recommended
37+ Prayer icon.png (Protect from Magic)

Combat/High Unknown Yes
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Killing lava dragons 876,000

80+ Ranged icon.png recommended
75+ Magic icon.png recommended
70+ Defence icon.png recommended
43+ Prayer icon.png recommended

Combat/High Medium Yes
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Killing red dragons 213,000

70+ Ranged icon.png recommended
40+ Defence icon.png recommended
34 Woodcutting icon.png required
30 Agility icon.png required

Combat/Mid Unknown Yes
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Killing mithril dragons 129,000

80+ Hitpoints icon.png recommended
80+ Attack icon.pngStrength icon.pngDefence icon.png recommended for Melee
80+ Ranged icon.png recommended for Ranged
75+ Magic icon.png recommended for Magic
43+ Prayer icon.png (70+ recommended especially for Melee)

Combat/High Unknown Yes
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Killing Zulrah 2,341,000

70+ Defence icon.png recommended
80+ Ranged icon.png recommended
80+ Magic icon.png recommended
80+ Hitpoints icon.png recommended
45+ Prayer icon.png recommended

Combat/High High Yes
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Killing unicows 56,000 40 Attack icon.pngStrength icon.pngDefence icon.png recommended Combat/Low Unknown Yes
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Killing spiritual mages 511,000

83 Slayer icon.png
70+ Attack icon.pngStrength icon.pngDefence icon.png recommended
70 Agility icon.png recommended
43+ Prayer icon.png recommended

Combat/High Unknown Yes
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Killing brine rats 236,000

47 Slayer icon.png
60+ Attack icon.pngStrength icon.pngDefence icon.png recommended
45+ Cooking icon.png recommended

Combat/Mid Unknown Yes
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Killing snakes 59,000 60 Multicombat.png recommended Combat/Low Unknown Yes
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Killing cave slime 21,000 17 Slayer icon.png
50+ Multicombat.png recommended
Combat/Low Unknown Yes
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Killing skogres and zogres 470,000

60+ Ranged icon.png or Attack icon.pngStrength icon.png recommended
40+ Defence icon.png recommended

Combat/Mid Unknown Yes
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Killing black unicorns 78,000

40+ Multicombat.png recommended
25 Prayer icon.png recommended for Protect Item

Combat/Low Unknown Yes
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Killing Crazy archaeologist 500,000

50+ Magic icon.png and Attack icon.png for Iban's staff (u) (75+ Magic icon.png recommended for Trident)
40+ Prayer icon.png (Protect from Missiles)

Combat/High Unknown Yes
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Killing ents 602,000

60+ Attack icon.pngStrength icon.png or Ranged icon.png recommended
40+ Defence icon.png recommended
25 Prayer icon.png (43+ Prayer icon.png recommended for protection prayers)
75+ Woodcutting icon.png

Combat/Mid Unknown Yes
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Cutting magic logs 142,000 75 Woodcutting icon.png (90+ recommended) Woodcutting Unknown Yes
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Killing chaos druids 209,000

40+ Multicombat.png recommended
25 Prayer icon.png recommended for Protect Item

Combat/Low Unknown Yes
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Killing tree spirits 102,000

13+ Magic icon.png
43+ Prayer icon.png (optional but recommended for Protect from Melee)

Combat/Mid Unknown Yes
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Killing ankous 147,000 60+ Attack icon.pngStrength icon.pngDefence icon.png recommended Combat/Mid Unknown No
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Killing ice troll runts 95,000

60+ Attack icon.pngStrength icon.pngDefence icon.png or Ranged icon.png recommended
43+ Prayer icon.png recommended

Combat/Mid Unknown Yes
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Killing fire giants 36,000

40+ Ranged icon.png (50+ recommended) or 13+ Magic icon.png (Fire Strike)

Combat/Mid Unknown Yes
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Making mahogany planks 409,000 50 Firemaking icon.png Processing Unknown Yes
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Making oak planks 350,000 50 Firemaking icon.png Processing Unknown Yes
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Making teak planks 426,000 50 Firemaking icon.png Processing Unknown Yes
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Tanning cowhide 50,000 None Processing Unknown No
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Tanning black dragonhide 644,000 None Processing Medium Yes
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Tanning blue dragonhide 568,000 None Processing Medium Yes
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Tanning green dragonhide 512,000 None Processing Medium Yes
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Tanning red dragonhide 538,000 None Processing Medium Yes
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Exchanging impling jars 528,000 17 Hunter icon.png to enter Puro-Puro Processing Unknown Yes
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Collecting blue dragon scales 351,000

70 Agility icon.png recommended
37 Magic icon.png recommended

Collecting Unknown Yes
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Collecting potato cacti 120,000 Decent Multicombat.png and Defence icon.png recommended

43+ Prayer icon.png recommended

Collecting Unknown Yes
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Collecting buckets of sand 51,000

50 Construction icon.png
40 Magic icon.png recommended

Collecting Unknown Yes
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Collecting red spiders' eggs 55,000

Decent Multicombat.png and Defence icon.png recommended
25 Prayer icon.png recommended for Protect Item

Collecting Unknown Yes
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Opening sinister chests 207,000

49 Agility icon.png
58 Magic icon.png recommended

Processing Unknown Yes
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Gnome Restaurant 350,000

42 Cooking icon.png strongly recommended
66 Magic icon.png recommended
43 Prayer icon.png (optional but there may be aggressive foes nearby)

Cooking Unknown Yes
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Making anchovy pizzas 103,000 55 Cooking icon.png Cooking Unknown No
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Making raw summer pies 744,000 95 Cooking icon.png Cooking Unknown Yes
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Making raw wild pies 443,000 85 Cooking icon.png Cooking Unknown Yes
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Making tuna potatoes 8,000 68 Cooking icon.png Cooking Unknown Yes
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Cooking raw dark crabs 82,000 90 Cooking icon.png (99 Cooking icon.png recommended) Cooking Unknown Yes
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Cooking raw karambwan 129,000 30+ Cooking icon.png (90+ recommended) Cooking Unknown Yes
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Cooking raw monkfish 57,000 62 Cooking icon.png (80+ Cooking icon.png recommended, but 90+ Cooking icon.png strongly recommended) Cooking Unknown Yes
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Cooking raw sharks 72,000 80+ Cooking icon.png (89+ Cooking icon.png strongly recommended) Cooking Unknown Yes
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Making magic pyre logs 535,000 80 Firemaking icon.png Firemaking Unknown Yes
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Catching lobsters 49,000 40+ Fishing icon.png (60+ recommended) Fishing Unknown No
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Catching monkfish 127,000 62+ Fishing icon.png (80+ recommended) Fishing Unknown Yes
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Catching sharks 92,000 76+ Fishing icon.png (90+ recommended) Fishing Unknown Yes
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Cutting diamond bolt tips 277,000 65 Fletching icon.png Fletching Low Yes
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Cutting ruby bolt tips 288,000 63 Fletching icon.png Fletching Unknown Yes
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Fletching diamond bolts 324,000 65 Fletching icon.png Fletching Unknown Yes
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Fletching headless arrows 40,000 None Fletching Unknown Yes
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Fletching unstrung maple longbows 32,000 55 Fletching icon.png Fletching Unknown Yes
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Fletching unstrung yew longbows 89,000 70 Fletching icon.png Fletching Unknown Yes
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Stringing yew longbows 286,000 70 Fletching icon.png Fletching Unknown Yes
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Cleaning grimy avantoe 225,000 48 Herblore icon.png Herblore Unknown Yes
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Cleaning grimy dwarf weed -105,000 70 Herblore icon.png Herblore Unknown Yes
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Cleaning grimy irit leaves 95,000 40 Herblore icon.png Herblore Unknown Yes
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Cleaning grimy kwuarm 135,000 54 Herblore icon.png Herblore Unknown Yes
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Cleaning grimy lantadyme 165,000 67 Herblore icon.png Herblore Unknown Yes
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Cleaning grimy ranarr weed 295,000 25 Herblore icon.png Herblore Unknown Yes
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Cleaning grimy snapdragon 260,000 59 Herblore icon.png Herblore Unknown Yes
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Cleaning grimy toadflax 130,000 30 Herblore icon.png Herblore Unknown Yes
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Cleaning grimy torstol 585,000 75 Herblore icon.png Herblore Unknown Yes
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Making avantoe potions 372,000 50 Herblore icon.png Herblore Unknown Yes
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Making dwarf weed potions 369,000 72 Herblore icon.png Herblore Unknown Yes
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Making irit potions 204,000 45 Herblore icon.png Herblore Unknown Yes
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Making kwuarm potions 316,000 55 Herblore icon.png Herblore Unknown Yes
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Making lantadyme potions 320,000 69 Herblore icon.png Herblore Unknown Yes
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Making ranarr potions 360,000 30 Herblore icon.png Herblore Unknown Yes
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Making snapdragon potions 394,000 63 Herblore icon.png Herblore Unknown Yes
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Making toadflax potions 204,000 34 Herblore icon.png Herblore Unknown Yes
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Making weapon poison(++) 416,000 82 Herblore icon.png Herblore Unknown Yes
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Hunting chinchompas 261,000 53+ Hunter icon.png Hunter Unknown Yes
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Hunting carnivorous chinchompas 405,000 63+ Hunter icon.png (80+ Hunter icon.png strongly recommended) Hunter Medium Yes
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Hunting implings 636,000

83 Hunter icon.png strongly recommended
60+ Thieving icon.png recommended

Hunter Unknown Yes
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Casting Superglass Make 647,000 77 Magic icon.png Magic Unknown Yes
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Charging air orbs 307,000 66 Magic icon.png Magic Unknown Yes
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Charging earth orbs 270,000 60 Magic icon.png Magic Unknown Yes
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Charging fire orbs 310,000

63 Magic icon.png
70 or 80 Agility icon.png recommended
Decent Defence icon.png recommended

Magic Unknown Yes
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Charging water orbs 417,000

56 Magic icon.png
70 or 80 Agility icon.png recommended
Decent Defence icon.png recommended

Magic Unknown Yes
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Creating teleport to house tablets 204,000

40 Magic icon.png
67 Construction icon.png recommended

Magic Unknown Yes
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Creating Varrock teleport tablets 178,000

25 Magic icon.png
40 Construction icon.png recommended

Magic Unknown Yes
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Enchanting diamond necklaces 20,000 57 Magic icon.png Magic Unknown Yes
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Enchanting sapphire rings 141,000 7 Magic icon.png Magic Unknown Yes
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Humidifying clay 659,000 68 Magic icon.png Magic Unknown Yes
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Mining adamantite ore 102,000 70+ Mining icon.png Mining Unknown No
Free-to-play icon.png
Mining runite ore 444,000 85+ Mining icon.png Mining Low No
Free-to-play icon.png
Mining coal 70,000 30+ Mining icon.png (60+ Mining icon.png recommended, but 75+ Mining icon.png strongly recommended) Mining Unknown No
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Mining gold ore 110,000

40+ Mining icon.png (85+ recommended)
40+ Crafting icon.png recommended

Mining Unknown No
Free-to-play icon.png
Mining iron ore 132,000 15+ Mining icon.png (41+ Mining icon.png strongly recommended for Rune pickaxe) Mining Unknown No
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Mining pure essence 4,000 30+ Mining icon.png (41+ Mining icon.png strongly recommended for Rune pickaxe) Mining Unknown Yes
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Mining rune essence 16,000 None, but 41+ Mining icon.png strongly recommended for Rune pickaxe Mining Unknown No
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Fletching ruby bolts 486,000 63 Fletching icon.png Fletching Unknown Yes
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Casting Tan Leather 461,000 78 Magic icon.png Magic Unknown Yes
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Crafting astral runes 1,296,000

82 Runecrafting icon.png recommended (40 Runecrafting icon.png required)
69 Magic icon.png recommended

Runecrafting Medium Yes
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Crafting cosmic runes 734,000

75 Runecrafting icon.png (59 Runecrafting icon.png or 27 Runecrafting icon.png possible, but decreased profit)
66 Agility icon.png recommended

Runecrafting Medium Yes
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Crafting cosmic runes through the Abyss 859,000

75 Runecrafting icon.png (59 Runecrafting icon.png or 27 Runecrafting icon.png possible, but decreased profit)
21 Mining icon.png (70+ Mining icon.png recommended to mine through the rocks - optional)
70+ Hitpoints icon.png, Agility icon.png and Thieving icon.png (optional)

Runecrafting Medium Yes
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Crafting death runes through the Abyss 1,455,000

99 Runecrafting icon.png recommended (65 Runecrafting icon.png required)
21 Mining icon.png (70+ Mining icon.png recommended to mine through the rocks - optional)
70+ Hitpoints icon.png, Agility icon.png and Thieving icon.png (optional)

Runecrafting Medium Yes
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Crafting law runes through the Abyss 1,723,000

95 Runecrafting icon.png strongly recommended (54 Runecrafting icon.png required)
70+ Hitpoints icon.png, Agility icon.png and Thieving icon.png (optional)

Runecrafting Medium Yes
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Smithing adamantite bars at Blast Furnace 699,000 70 Smithing icon.png

High Agility icon.png recommended

Smithing High Yes
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Smithing mithril bars at Blast Furnace 589,000 50 Smithing icon.png (60+ recommended)

High Agility icon.png recommended

Smithing Unknown Yes
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Smithing runite bars at Blast Furnace 783,000 85 Smithing icon.png

High Agility icon.png recommended

Smithing High Yes
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Smithing steel bars at Blast Furnace 784,000 30 Smithing icon.png (60+ recommended)

High Agility icon.png recommended

Smithing Unknown Yes
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Smithing iron bars at Blast Furnace 354,000 15 Smithing icon.png (60+ recommended)

High Agility icon.png recommended

Smithing Unknown Yes
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Smithing iron bars 105,000 15 Smithing icon.png Smithing Unknown Yes
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Smithing cannonballs 152,000 35 Smithing icon.png Smithing Unknown Yes
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Smithing iron knives 26,000 22 Smithing icon.png Smithing Unknown Yes
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Pickpocketing H.A.M. members 10,000

15 Thieving icon.png (20+ recommended)
Decent Hitpoints icon.png and Agility icon.png

Thieving Unknown Yes
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Pickpocketing master farmers 1,383,000

38+ Thieving icon.png (94+ recommended)
50 Thieving icon.png and 50 Agility icon.png for Rogue equipment
Decent Hitpoints icon.png

Thieving Unknown Yes
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Stealing from silk stalls 36,000 20 Thieving icon.png Thieving Unknown Yes
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Looting the nature rune chest in Ardougne 61,000 28 Thieving icon.png Thieving Unknown Yes
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Cutting yew logs 42,000 60 Woodcutting icon.png (75+ recommended) Woodcutting Unknown No
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Cutting maple logs 3,000 45 Woodcutting icon.png (60+ recommended) Woodcutting Unknown Yes
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Cutting teak logs 167,000 35 Woodcutting icon.png Woodcutting Unknown Yes
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Cutting mahogany logs 135,000 50 Woodcutting icon.png Woodcutting Unknown Yes
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Mining gemstone 729,000 40 Mining icon.png (41+ Mining icon.png recommended, but 61+ Mining icon.png strongly recommended) Mining Medium Yes
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Stealing from rogues' chests 442,000

84 Thieving icon.png
43+ Prayer icon.png strongly recommended

Thieving Unknown Yes
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Barrows 1,288,000

43+ Prayer icon.png strongly recommended for protection prayers (higher prayer means fewer supplies used per trip)
Melee:
70+ Attack icon.pngStrength icon.pngDefence icon.png recommended
Magic:
50+ Magic icon.png (75+ recommended for Trident)
Ranged:
50+ Ranged icon.png (75+ recommended for Toxic blowpipe)

Combat/High Medium Yes
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Collecting big bones from the Bone Yard 73,000

Decent Multicombat.png and Defence icon.png recommended
25 Prayer icon.png recommended for Protect Item

Collecting Unknown No
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Killing K'ril Tsutsaroth 1,559,000

70+ Hitpoints icon.png required to enter Zamorak's Fortress
80+ Attack icon.pngStrength icon.pngDefence icon.png recommended (90+ Defence icon.png strongly recommended)
80+ Magic icon.png strongly recommended to tank Magic attacks
70+ Prayer icon.png recommended

Combat/High High Yes
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Crafting blood runes 539,000

77 Runecrafting icon.png required
73+ Agility icon.png (highly recommended)
38 Mining icon.png required (to mine dense essence blocks)
38 Crafting icon.png required (to chip dark essence blocks)

Runecrafting Unknown Yes
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Collecting planks 205,000 None Collecting Unknown Yes
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Crafting soul runes 238,000

90 Runecrafting icon.png required
38 Mining icon.png required (to mine dense essence blocks)
38 Crafting icon.png required (to chip dark essence blocks)
70+ Hitpoints icon.png, Agility icon.png and Thieving icon.png (optional)

Runecrafting Unknown Yes
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Catching anglerfish 235,000

82+ Fishing icon.png (95+ recommended)
15 Hunter icon.png optional (to hunt for grubs)

Fishing Unknown Yes
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Catching sacred eels 256,000

87+ Fishing icon.png (99 recommended)
72+ Cooking icon.png (99 recommended)

Fishing Unknown Yes
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Baking potatoes 84,000 7 Cooking icon.png (41+ Cooking icon.png recommended) Cooking Unknown Yes
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Killing brutal black dragons 800,000

77 Slayer icon.png
37+ Prayer icon.png (Protect from Magic)
45 Construction icon.png (Chapel with at least Oak altar)
85+ Ranged icon.png recommended

Combat/High Low Yes
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Pickpocketing Ardougne knights 59,000

55+ Thieving icon.png (95+ recommended)
Decent Hitpoints icon.png

Thieving Unknown Yes
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Casting Spin Flax -79,000 76 Magic icon.png Magic Unknown Yes
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Collecting anti-dragon shields 60,000

High Agility icon.png recommended to have increased running energy restoration.

Collecting Unknown No
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Stringing magic longbows 166,000 85 Fletching icon.png Fletching Unknown Yes
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Cleaning grimy guam leaves 30,000 3 Herblore icon.png Herblore Unknown Yes
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Cleaning grimy marrentill 15,000 5 Herblore icon.png Herblore Unknown Yes
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Cleaning grimy tarromin 55,000 11 Herblore icon.png Herblore Unknown Yes
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Cleaning grimy harralander 120,000 20 Herblore icon.png Herblore Unknown Yes
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Cleaning grimy cadantine 415,000 65 Herblore icon.png Herblore Unknown Yes
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Making guam potions 92,000 3 Herblore icon.png Herblore Unknown Yes
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Making marrentill potions 54,000 5 Herblore icon.png Herblore Unknown Yes
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Making tarromin potions 97,000 12 Herblore icon.png Herblore Unknown Yes
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Making harralander potions 194,000 22 Herblore icon.png Herblore Unknown Yes
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Making cadantine potions 320,000 66 Herblore icon.png Herblore Unknown Yes
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Crushing bird nests 400,000 None Processing Medium Yes
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Grinding desert goat horns 255,000 None Processing Unknown Yes
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Grinding unicorn horns 275,000 None Processing Unknown Yes
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Growing willow saplings 750,000 30 Farming icon.png

68 Magic icon.png
85 Multicombat.png needed for Dream Mentor, to unlock the spell "Humidify"

Farming High Yes
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Growing yew saplings 2,127,000 60 Farming icon.png

68 Magic icon.png
85 Multicombat.png needed for Dream Mentor, to unlock the spell "Humidify"

Farming Unknown Yes
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Growing maple saplings 951,000 45 Farming icon.png

68 Magic icon.png
85 Multicombat.png needed for Dream Mentor, to unlock the spell "Humidify"

Farming Unknown Yes
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Growing oak saplings 339,000 15 Farming icon.png

68 Magic icon.png recommended

Farming Unknown Yes
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Growing magic saplings 4,007,000 75 Farming icon.png

68 Magic icon.png
85 Multicombat.png needed for Dream Mentor, to unlock the spell "Humidify"

Farming Unknown Yes
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Growing calquat saplings 669,000 72 Farming icon.png

68 Magic icon.png recommended

Farming Unknown Yes
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Growing apple saplings 256,000 27 Farming icon.png

68 Magic icon.png
85 Multicombat.png needed for Dream Mentor, to unlock the spell "Humidify"

Farming Unknown Yes
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Growing banana saplings 174,000 33 Farming icon.png

68 Magic icon.png recommended

Farming Unknown Yes
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Growing orange saplings 184,000 39 Farming icon.png

68 Magic icon.png recommended

Farming Unknown Yes
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Growing curry saplings 490,000 42 Farming icon.png

68 Magic icon.png
85 Multicombat.png needed for Dream Mentor, to unlock the spell "Humidify"

Farming Unknown Yes
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Growing pineapple saplings 881,000 51 Farming icon.png

68 Magic icon.png
85 Multicombat.png needed for Dream Mentor, to unlock the spell "Humidify"

Farming Unknown Yes
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Growing papaya saplings 1,520,000 57 Farming icon.png

68 Magic icon.png
85 Multicombat.png needed for Dream Mentor, to unlock the spell "Humidify"

Farming Unknown Yes
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Growing palm saplings 4,064,000 68 Farming icon.png

68 Magic icon.png recommended
85 Multicombat.png needed for Dream Mentor, to unlock the spell "Humidify"

Farming Unknown Yes
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Cutting redwood logs 69,000 90 Woodcutting icon.png Woodcutting Unknown Yes
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Cutting oak logs 54,000 15 Woodcutting icon.png (60+ recommended) Woodcutting Unknown No
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Stringing maple longbows 175,000 55 Fletching icon.png Fletching Unknown Yes
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Killing disciples of Iban 580,000 50+ Hitpoints icon.png recommended

56 Agility icon.png recommended

Combat/Low Unknown Yes
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Smithing adamant dart tips 24,000 74 Smithing icon.png Smithing Unknown Yes
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Smithing mithril dart tips 14,000 54 Smithing icon.png Smithing Unknown Yes
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Smithing steel dart tips 33,000 34 Smithing icon.png Smithing Unknown Yes
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Smithing iron dart tips 87,000 19 Smithing icon.png Smithing Unknown Yes
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Smithing bronze dart tips 143,000 Smithing icon.png Smithing Unknown Yes
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Smithing rune dart tips -26,000 89 Smithing icon.png Smithing Unknown Yes
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Chambers of Xeric 3,789,000

90+ Attack icon.pngStrength icon.pngDefence icon.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png recommended
70+ Prayer icon.png recommended
A party member with 55+ Farming icon.png, 78+ Herblore icon.png, 30+ Construction icon.png strongly recommended

Combat/High High Yes
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Creating Camelot teleport tablets 283,000 45 Magic icon.png

57 Construction icon.png recommended

Magic Unknown Yes
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Enchanting dragonstone amulets 674,000 68 Magic icon.png Magic Unknown Yes
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Killing brutal red dragons 400,000

80+ Ranged icon.png recommended
37+ Prayer icon.png (Protect from Magic)

Combat/High Unknown Yes
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Creating Ardougne teleport tablets 65,000 51 Magic icon.png

57 Construction icon.png recommended

Magic Unknown Yes
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Catching minnow 314,000 82+ Fishing icon.png Fishing Low Yes
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Mining volcanic ash 276,000 22+ Mining icon.png (41+ Mining icon.png strongly recommended for Rune pickaxe) Mining Unknown Yes
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Killing gargoyles 400,000

75 Slayer icon.png
70/80+ Attack icon.pngStrength icon.pngDefence icon.png (85+ strongly recommended)
55 Magic icon.png (High Level Alchemy)

Combat/High Unknown Yes
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Opening eclectic impling jars 2,674,000 50 Hunter icon.png

42 Construction icon.png recommended
96 Magic icon.png recommended
Various (for clue steps)

Processing High Yes
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Killing Cerberus 2,737,000

91 Slayer icon.png required
85+ Attack icon.pngStrength icon.pngDefence icon.png recommended
70+ Prayer icon.png recommended

Combat/High High Yes
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Killing Giant Mole 753,000

70+ Attack icon.pngStrength icon.pngDefence icon.png recommended
43+ Prayer icon.png recommended

Combat/Mid Low Yes
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Exchanging mole parts -6,296,000 None Processing Unknown Yes
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Hunting black chinchompas 737,000 80+ Hunter icon.png Hunter Medium Yes
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Cutting Amethyst bolt tips -74,000 83 Crafting icon.png Crafting Unknown Yes
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Cutting Amethyst arrowtips 173,000 85 Crafting icon.png Crafting Unknown Yes
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Fletching Amethysts broad bolts 83,000 76 Fletching icon.png Fletching Unknown Yes
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Crafting wrath runes 1,790,000 95 Runecrafting icon.png Runecrafting Medium Yes
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Collecting climbing boots 462,000 Decent Agility icon.png recommended Collecting Unknown Yes
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Casting High Level Alchemy on charged bracelets of ethereum 506,000 55 Magic icon.png Magic Unknown Yes
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Casting Bones To Bananas -219,000 15Magic icon.png Magic High No
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Creating bones to peaches tablets 184,000

60 Magic icon.png
67 Construction icon.png recommended

Magic Unknown Yes
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Growing teak saplings 473,000 35 Farming icon.png

68 Magic icon.png recommended
85 Multicombat.png needed for Dream Mentor, to unlock the spell "Humidify"

Farming Unknown Yes
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Growing mahogany saplings 922,000 55 Farming icon.png

68 Magic icon.png
85 Multicombat.png needed for Dream Mentor, to unlock the spell "Humidify"

Farming Unknown Yes
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Catching infernal eels 257,000

80+ Fishing icon.png (99 recommended)

Fishing Unknown Yes
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Collecting black scimitars from Ardougne Castle 350,000 61 Thieving icon.png Collecting Unknown Yes
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Mining amethyst 297,000 92+ Mining icon.png Mining Unknown Yes
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Smithing unfinished mithril bolts 24,000 53 Smithing icon.png Smithing Unknown Yes
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Smithing unfinished adamant bolts -14,000 73 Smithing icon.png Smithing Unknown Yes
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Killing Vorkath 2,745,000

Combat skill recommendations:
90+ Ranged icon.pngHitpoints icon.png
80+ Attack icon.pngStrength icon.pngDefence icon.png
75+ Prayer icon.pngMagic icon.png
Various others required for quests

Combat/High High Yes
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Pickpocketing paladins 703,000

70+ Thieving icon.png (99 recommended)
50 Agility icon.png for Rogue equipment
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Thieving Unknown Yes
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Recurring methods[edit | edit source]

Effective hourly profit is the amount of money you would make in an hour if you could continuously use this method. It is best not to use activities that have an effective profit less than what you can normally make otherwise.

Note that you can only do one type of herb farming at once, one type of brewing at once, and one of either picking papayas or coconuts.

Method Profit Time Effective profit Recurrence time
Farming avantoe 84,000 6 842,000 90 minutes
Farming cadantine 64,000 6 639,000 90 minutes
Farming dwarf weed 30,000 6 299,000 90 minutes
Farming irit leaves 38,000 6 375,000 90 minutes
Farming kwuarm 71,000 6 709,000 90 minutes
Farming lantadyme 54,000 6 544,000 90 minutes
Farming snapdragon 132,000 6 1,324,000 90 minutes
Farming toadflax 89,000 6 894,000 90 minutes
Farming torstol 58,000 7 496,000 90 minutes
Farming ranarr weed 158,000 6 1,576,000 90 minutes
Picking cactus spines 17,000 1 997,000 75 minutes
Picking coconuts 12,000 3 244,000 270 minutes
Picking papayas 9,000 4 142,000 270 minutes
Buying battlestaves from Baba Yaga 6,000 1 388,000 1,440 minutes
Buying battlestaves from Zaff 155,000 1 9,317,000 1,440 minutes
Buying from the Culinaromancer's Chest 13,000 3 261,000 1,440 minutes
Buying ore from Hring Hring 216,000 60 216,000 50 seconds
Buying ore from Ordan 91,000 60 91,000 1.1 minutes
Buying runes from Lundail 97,000 60 97,000 84 minutes
Buying supplies from Razmire 301,000 60 301,000 1,440 minutes
Buying supplies from the Stonemason 183,000 20 550,000 1,440 minutes
Brewing greenman's ale 188,000 5 2,251,000 2,880 minutes
Claiming pure essence from Wizard Cromperty 1,000 1 60,000 1,440 minutes
Opening herb boxes 175,000 10 1,047,000 1,440 minutes

Miscellaneous methods[edit | edit source]

Treasure Trails/Clue Scrolls[edit | edit source]

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Clue scrolls are a great money-maker but require a lot of luck and medium-level skills to start doing them. Patience is also needed as some clues will require days of skilling just to complete the clue.

If you are a lower Combat level player, easy clue scrolls will often be the best (due to various requirements not being present) you can possibly do. Mid-level players should aim for medium clues and so on. Clue scrolls on skillers is not recommended due to a lot of clues requiring random armours and weapons that you won't be able to wear.

Players may acquire low-value rewards from this method, but there's always the chance ranging from nothing, all the way up to tens of millions of gold, and for hard and elite clues, even more. If you have a string of poor rewards, remember you can still get a 10-million-gp item out of nowhere. Players constantly killing NPCs for clue scrolls may see profits of millions of gold per day, or just one-thousand air runes.

Merchanting[edit | edit source]

Main article: Merchanting
Note: This will not get you banned. However, joining a merching clan and manipulating an item's price is bannable.

Grand Exchange flipping, or merchanting, is the high risk high reward activity of buying items for a low price and selling them at a high price. You are looking for items that are unstable, but are frequently traded, with a changing price due to supply and demand.

Cyclopes[edit | edit source]

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Cyclopes are found within the Warriors' Guild. The level 106 cyclopes, in particular, require at least a Rune defender and some Warrior guild tokens to fight. They commonly drop valuable armour and items. They are aggressive, so wearing armour with high Defence bonuses are recommended as well as a few super potion sets and high healing food. These are a great source of money while gaining decent Combat experience. Note that within the Warriors' Guild, you can only attack the cyclopes with Melee.

Jewellery[edit | edit source]

Main article: Jewellery#Crafting
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Often times, jewellery can cost 1,000 gold or more per piece. Given that it can be made entirely in a bank, hundreds of pieces can be made very quickly.

Motherlode Mine[edit | edit source]

Main article: Motherlode Mine
At level 30 Mining, coal (199 GP) can be mined, and a popular members' place to mine it is in the Motherlode Mine located in the Falador Dwarven Mines. Also, players can obtain gold (366 GP), mithril (190 GP), adamantite (1,131 GP), and runite (11,105 GP) if they have the respective Mining levels. By mining pay-dirt and cleaning it in the machine located in the center of the mine, players collect random ores from the sack. This is a very popular update to the Mining skill as it is easy to AFK and can yield good profit and 22,000-35,000 experience per hour. Randomly, players can also receive golden nuggets that can be traded in for a Prospector's outfit, which grants a 2.5% XP boost to Mining if the full set is worn.

Upon completing the Hard and Elite Falador Achievement Diary, players will have an increased chance of receiving higher ores when cleaning pay-dirt. If possible, completing these will result in more expected profit per hour.

Rune running[edit | edit source]

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One easy method to make large amounts of money is rune running. There are rich players willing to pay people to "run" rune or pure essence for them, either to the bank or to a nearby general store for unnoting.

There are many players and clans involved in rune-running services; many of them post advertisements on the RuneScape Forums. Generally, the "Runes and Ammo" section is where most players post for this method. Titles, such as "25:25", "18:25", "23:25" and so on, are what you should be looking for. These numbers are ratios of runes to rune essence (or pure essence).

Law rune running[edit | edit source]

World 341 and 366 are commonly used for running law runes. Depending on the crafter, they may require you to hold up to 26 pure essence in your inventory. Follow these steps below.

  1. Head to Draynor Village for a nearby bank, and be sure you have no weapons, armour, or God clothing (this includes God books) on. If you want to be safe, just don't wear anything.
  2. Head to Port Sarim, and board the Entrana monks' ship.
  3. Once you've boarded the ship, head east until you see a cooking range.
  4. Travel north, following the path, and pass the church and the bridge.Runecrafters will be outside of the altar, usually typing such things like "23:25" or "25:25" (ratio of law runes to pure essence).
  5. Trade the player, and offer them your essence. You should receive a significant amount of law runes in return.
  6. Head back to Draynor Village to deposit your runes, and withdraw another inventory of essence, repeating the above steps.

Nature rune running[edit | edit source]

Nature rune-running guide.

World 336 is commonly used for running nature runes, the other most profitable runes to run. This method can be quite dangerous, so stay alert and consider bringing a one-click teleport item, or teleport jewellery. There are poisonous monsters on Karamja, but you can buy an Antipoison potion from the general store for about 500 coins.

It is highly recommended that you join a clan chat as there are usually crafters online. Running with charged amulets of glory to the Abyss at level 1 Runecrafting with no pouches, you can average around 500,000 an hour; however, with level 50 and three pouches, you can reach between 750,000 and 1,000,000 an hour depending on Runecrafting host lines.

The nature altar is located north of Shilo Village. Make your way to Southern Karamja, or enter the nature altar through the Abyss for quick travel.

Once you've traded your essence for runes, run to the nearby general store, sell some of your noted essence and buy it back, and then repeat the process.

Watch out for other players buying your essence as soon as you sell it! The only way to avoid them is to find a nature running group on a different world.

A way to avoid players buying your essence from the general store is to speak with Aisles, who will un-note anything for five coins a piece.

Skeletal wyvern running[edit | edit source]

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Due to the popularity of Skeletal Wyverns, runners are in constant demand. Runners relieve players camping the wyverns of their unstackable drops and charge a "tax" for their convenient service. Depending on efficiency, runners can make anywhere between 400,000 and 1,000,000 an hour.

General pricing[edit | edit source]

Although runners buy items significantly lower and sell higher than the GE Price, the general rule of thumb is to buy at half price and sell at double with the exception of broad bolts and dragon equipment. Such drops include the following as well as the neighbourhood runners' prices:

Buying
  • Wyvern bones (500 to 1,000)—also can swap two bones for one bone in noted form (i.e. at a 2:1 ratio)
Selling

Note: Prices could vary, and these are only suggested, ball-park prices.

Joining a clan chat could help in getting more requests, but simply asking people at the Wyvern cavern will do. Be sure to tell them you're running and to add you.

Tip: Also, make sure to have your private chat set on so that players can contact you more easily.

Gear[edit | edit source]

WARNING: Skeletal Wyverns have a devastating icy attack if players have no type of elemental shielding.

Inventory[edit | edit source]

Travelling[edit | edit source]

Getting to the wyverns.

Players who have partially completed Fairytale II - Cure a Queen can take full advantage of the fairy rings to commute to and from Mudskipper Point (code AIQ) in which the Wyvern dungeon is due a short distance north. Furthermore, the player could also use an Amulet of glory to teleport to Edgeville, bank, and run east to the fairy ring located between Edgeville and the Grand Exchange.

Alternatively, players who have their houses set in Rimmington could teleport there and run southwards to the dungeon. Depending on their chosen teleportation, they could bank in either Edgeville or Varrock West Bank.

Tip: As you'll be getting aggro, time the wyverns and let the players secure their wyverns first before rushing in and trading. Afterwards, stand behind the player or out of the wyvern's reach before trading.

Tips and hints[edit | edit source]

  • Begging is generally considered a bad way of making money. With basically the same effort, players could easily kill cows for their cowhide, or collect mort myre fungi or blue dragon scales, which would make money a lot more easily.
  • Make sure to pick up as much money left on the ground as you can while training or travelling. Although it seems pointless to do so, even small amounts of money can add up to thousands, so picking up that extra small drop from a guard or rock crab counts toward your earnings. Wearing a ring of wealth while killing monsters will automatically pick up any coin drops.
  • While selling to a general store may be less time consuming, selling to an actual player is well worth the time in most cases (i.e. regular logs sell for 1 gp at a general store and 52 gp to an actual player). In the same way, you can stock up on cheap items that players sell to the general store and later sell them to players or the Grand Exchange for a profit.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

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