Money making guide

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A money making guide for Ironmen can be found here.

This is a list of some of the ways to make money in Old School RuneScape and the requirements to do so. The prices and hourly rates are simply estimates and actual rates and profit are likely to differ. There is likely other ways that aren't included here, feel free to suggest them on the talk page.

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Caution: You should always research the items and methods before trying these methods. Because of constantly changing prices of items, the estimated profit may be inaccurate.

NOTE: Any method in the "Hourly Profit" section that relies on buying an item from the Grand Exchange is shown only for completeness, as most of those methods ignore the item's buy limit. Such methods include processing materials. Therefore you shouldn't rely on methods that rely on certain purchase prices or have restrictive buy limits.

Starting off[edit | edit source]

Stronghold of Security[edit | edit source]

Strongholf of Security map
A map of the Stronghold of Security.

Players can visit the Stronghold of Security for some quick coins. Players can get 10,000 just for completing the first three levels. 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 are commonly used by players to make money in Old School RuneScape as they provide resources that can be sold on the Grand Exchange.

Members have access to an additional money-maker in the Hunter skill as well as an array of other content like high-level Runecraft 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]

Stronghold of Security map
A map of the Stronghold of Security.

Note: Do not kill Flesh Crawlers on a free-to-play server they'll only drop iron ore and body runes.

Killing flesh crawlers on a pay-to-play server can earn a player over 150,000 coins per trip with decent Defence and armour. They can be killed on the second level of the Stronghold of Security in the large room to the south. Players using Magic and Ranged can safespot them for easy kills requiring very little food. Their drops include herbs, fire runes, noted iron ore, nature runes and dust runes. To speed up bank runs, an amulet of glory can be used to quickly bank in Edgeville.

Imps[edit | edit source]

Imps have a chance to drop the beads used in the Imp Catcher quest. There are four different beads: yellow (1,674), red (910), black (1,049) and white (913). Three imps spawn near the south gate of Falador, as well as several around the Karamja volcano. Members also have access to the spawns near the Ardougne Monastery and the southern coast of Kourend.

Ashes Ashes.png[edit | edit source]

Ashes can be sold for about 868 an inventory on the Grand Exchange. Ashes are common in the area surrounding the Grand Exchange from players training the firemaking skill. Assuming you are able to collect a full inventory every minute, you should get around 42,780 profit an hour.

Cowhides Cowhide.png[edit | edit source]

Lumbridge cowfield map
Cows can be 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 63,954 per hour, or hard leather, which is around 59,466 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]

Map of Varrock
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 3,575 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 101, 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 46,763 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 113 to 143; 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 table[edit | edit source]

Note: Most money making methods rely on Grand Exchange item prices, which may fluctuate as players constantly sell for higher or lower than the listed price, and some items are less stable than others. For methods involving the processing of items it is recommended to test each method with a small sample size before investing a lot of money, as the prices may not be fully accurate, possibly resulting in loss instead of profit.

Collecting Combat Processing Skilling Recurring
Method Profit Skill Category Intensity Members
Crafting nature runes through the Abyss 1,045,000

44 RunecraftRunecraft icon.png required (91 recommended)
21 MiningMining icon.png (70+ recommended to mine through the rocks - optional)
70+ HitpointsHitpoints icon.png and AgilityAgility icon.png (optional)

Runecrafting Medium Yes
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Killing green dragons 370,000

80+ CombatMulticombat.png recommended for Melee
60+ RangedRanged icon.png recommended for Ranged
25 PrayerPrayer icon.png recommended for Protect Item

Combat/Mid Unknown Yes
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Collecting ashes 19,000 30 FiremakingFiremaking icon.png Collecting Unknown No
Free-to-play icon.png
Killing cows and tanning cowhide 55,000 20+ CombatMulticombat.png recommended Combat/Low Unknown No
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Picking bananas 128,000 None Collecting Unknown Yes
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Collecting jangerberries 189,000 10 AgilityAgility icon.png Collecting Unknown Yes
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Collecting mort myre fungi 780,000 Decent PrayerPrayer icon.png recommended Collecting Low Yes
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Killing blue dragons 407,000

90+ CombatMulticombat.png recommended for Melee
70+ RangedRanged icon.png recommended for Ranged
37 MagicMagic icon.png recommended (can also be attacked with Magic)
70 AgilityAgility icon.png recommended (can be boosted)

Combat/Mid Medium Yes
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Picking potatoes 17,000 None Collecting Unknown No
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Collecting swamp tar from the Lady Zay 20,000 None Collecting Unknown Yes
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Collecting wine of zamorak 370,000 33 MagicMagic icon.png required
20+ HitpointsHitpoints icon.png recommended
Collecting Unknown Yes
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Killing hobgoblins 89,000 40 AttackAttack icon.png and DefenceDefence icon.png for Rune equipment Combat/Mid Unknown No
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Collecting snape grass 36,000 72 MagicMagic icon.png recommended Collecting Unknown Yes
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Collecting white berries 145,000 High AgilityAgility icon.png Collecting Unknown Yes
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Grinding chocolate bars 45,000 None Processing Unknown No
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Killing aviansies 217,000

70 RangedRanged icon.png (80 recommended)
70 DefenceDefence icon.png recommended
60 StrengthStrength icon.png or AgilityAgility icon.png required to enter the dungeon itself

Combat/Mid Unknown Yes
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Killing black dragons 174,000

80+ RangedRanged icon.png recommended
70 DefenceDefence icon.png recommended

Combat/High Unknown Yes
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Killing cave horrors 309,000

58 SlayerSlayer icon.png
70 MagicMagic icon.png, AttackAttack icon.png or 50 RangedRanged icon.png recommended
70 DefenceDefence icon.png recommended

Combat/Mid Unknown Yes
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Killing chickens 19,000 None Combat/Low Unknown No
Free-to-play icon.png
Killing skeletal wyverns 500,000

72 SlayerSlayer icon.png
80+ AttackAttack icon.png, StrengthStrength icon.png, DefenceDefence icon.png recommended for Melee
80+ RangedRanged icon.png recommended for Ranged
44+ PrayerPrayer icon.png (70+ recommended especially for Melee)
55 MagicMagic icon.png (High Level Alchemy)

Combat/High Low Yes
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Killing desert goats 74,000 30 CombatMulticombat.png recommended Combat/Low Unknown Yes
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Killing fiyr shades 630,000 80+ AttackAttack icon.png, StrengthStrength icon.png, DefenceDefence icon.png recommended
65 FiremakingFiremaking icon.png required (can be boosted)
Combat/High Unknown Yes
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Killing King Black Dragon 419,000

80+ AttackAttack icon.png, StrengthStrength icon.png, DefenceDefence icon.png recommended for Melee
70+ RangedRanged icon.png recommended for Ranged
70+ HitpointsHitpoints icon.png recommended
44+ PrayerPrayer icon.png (70+ recommended especially for Melee)

Combat/High Unknown Yes
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Killing brutal green dragons 108,000 70+ RangedRanged icon.png recommended
37+ PrayerPrayer icon.png (Protect from Magic)
Combat/High Unknown Yes
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Killing lava dragons 762,000

80+ RangedRanged icon.png recommended
75+ MagicMagic icon.png recommended
70+ DefenceDefence icon.png recommended
43+ PrayerPrayer icon.png recommended

Combat/High Medium Yes
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Killing red dragons 183,000

70+ RangedRanged icon.png recommended
40+ DefenceDefence icon.png recommended
34 WoodcuttingWoodcutting icon.png required
30 AgilityAgility icon.png required

Combat/Mid Unknown Yes
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Killing mithril dragons 125,000

80+ HitpointsHitpoints icon.png recommended
80+ AttackAttack icon.png, StrengthStrength icon.png, DefenceDefence icon.png recommended for Melee
80+ RangedRanged icon.png recommended for Ranged
75+ MagicMagic icon.png recommended for Magic
43+ PrayerPrayer icon.png (70+ recommended, especially for Melee)

Combat/High Unknown Yes
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Killing Zulrah 1,925,000

70+ DefenceDefence icon.png recommended
80+ RangedRanged icon.png, MagicMagic icon.png, HitpointsHitpoints icon.png recommended
45+ PrayerPrayer icon.png recommended

Combat/High High Yes
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Killing unicows 82,000 40 AttackAttack icon.pngStrengthStrength icon.pngDefenceDefence icon.png recommended Combat/Low Unknown Yes
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Killing spiritual mages 522,000

83 SlayerSlayer icon.png
70+ AttackAttack icon.png, StrengthStrength icon.png, DefenceDefence icon.png recommended
70 AgilityAgility icon.png recommended
43+ PrayerPrayer icon.png recommended

Combat/High Medium Yes
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Killing brine rats 97,000

47 SlayerSlayer icon.png
60+ AttackAttack icon.pngStrengthStrength icon.pngDefenceDefence icon.png recommended
45+ CookingCooking icon.png recommended

Combat/Mid Unknown Yes
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Killing snakes 52,000 60 CombatMulticombat.png recommended Combat/Low Unknown Yes
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Killing cave slime 13,000 17 SlayerSlayer icon.png
50+ CombatMulticombat.png recommended
Combat/Low Unknown Yes
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Killing skogres and zogres 335,000 40+ RangedRanged icon.png or AttackAttack icon.png & StrengthStrength icon.png recommended
40+ DefenceDefence icon.png recommended
Combat/Mid Unknown Yes
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Killing black unicorns 114,000

40+ CombatMulticombat.png recommended
25 PrayerPrayer icon.png recommended for Protect Item

Combat/Low Unknown Yes
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Killing Crazy archaeologist 500,000 50+ MagicMagic icon.png, AttackAttack icon.png for Iban's staff (u) (75+ recommended for Trident)
40+ PrayerPrayer icon.png (Protect from Missiles)
Combat/High High Yes
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Killing ents 656,000

60+ AttackAttack icon.pngStrengthStrength icon.png or RangedRanged icon.png recommended
40+ DefenceDefence icon.png recommended
25 PrayerPrayer icon.png (43+ PrayerPrayer icon.png recommended for protection prayers)
75+ WoodcuttingWoodcutting icon.png

Combat/Mid Medium Yes
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Cutting magic logs 149,000 75 WoodcuttingWoodcutting icon.png (90+ recommended) Woodcutting Low Yes
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Killing chaos druids 169,000

40+ CombatMulticombat.png recommended
25 PrayerPrayer icon.png recommended for Protect Item

Combat/Low Unknown Yes
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Killing tree spirits 75,000

13+ MagicMagic icon.png
43+ PrayerPrayer icon.png (optional but recommended for Protect from Melee)

Combat/Mid Unknown Yes
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Killing ankous 130,000 60+ AttackAttack icon.png, StrengthStrength icon.png, DefenceDefence icon.png recommended Combat/Mid Unknown No
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Killing ice troll runts 97,000 60+ AttackAttack icon.png, StrengthStrength icon.png, DefenceDefence icon.png, or RangedRanged icon.png recommended
43+ PrayerPrayer icon.png recommended
Combat/Mid Unknown Yes
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Killing fire giants 34,000

40+ RangedRanged icon.png (50+ recommended) or 13+ MagicMagic icon.png (Fire Strike)

Combat/Mid Unknown Yes
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Making mahogany planks 279,000 50 FiremakingFiremaking icon.png Processing Unknown Yes
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Making oak planks 233,000 50 FiremakingFiremaking icon.png Processing Unknown Yes
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Making teak planks 247,000 50 FiremakingFiremaking icon.png Processing Unknown Yes
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Tanning cowhide 62,000 None Processing Unknown No
Free-to-play icon.png
Tanning black dragonhide 252,000 None Processing Medium Yes
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Tanning blue dragonhide 291,000 None Processing Medium Yes
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Tanning green dragonhide 244,000 None Processing Medium Yes
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Tanning red dragonhide 342,000 None Processing Medium Yes
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Exchanging impling jars 496,000 17 HunterHunter icon.png to enter Puro-Puro Processing Unknown Yes
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Collecting blue dragon scales 316,000 70 AgilityAgility icon.png recommended
37 MagicMagic icon.png recommended
Collecting Unknown Yes
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Collecting potato cacti 253,000 Decent CombatMulticombat.png and DefenceDefence icon.png recommended
43+ PrayerPrayer icon.png recommended
Collecting Unknown Yes
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Collecting buckets of sand 42,000 50 ConstructionConstruction icon.png
40 MagicMagic icon.png recommended
Collecting Unknown Yes
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Collecting red spiders' eggs 40,000 Decent CombatMulticombat.png and DefenceDefence icon.png recommended
25 PrayerPrayer icon.png recommended for Protect Item
Collecting Unknown Yes
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Opening sinister chests 302,000 49 AgilityAgility icon.png
58 MagicMagic icon.png recommended
Processing Unknown Yes
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Delivering food in Gnome Restaurant 271,000

42 CookingCooking icon.png strongly recommended
66 MagicMagic icon.png recommended
43 PrayerPrayer icon.png (optional but there may be aggressive foes nearby)

Cooking Unknown Yes
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Making anchovy pizzas 86,000 55 CookingCooking icon.png Cooking Unknown No
Free-to-play icon.png
Making raw summer pies 628,000 95 CookingCooking icon.png Cooking Medium Yes
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Making raw wild pies 579,000 85 CookingCooking icon.png Cooking Unknown Yes
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Making tuna potatoes 190,000 68 CookingCooking icon.png Cooking Unknown Yes
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Cooking raw dark crabs 197,000 90 CookingCooking icon.png (99 CookingCooking icon.png recommended) Cooking Low Yes
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Cooking raw karambwan 89,000 30+ CookingCooking icon.png (90+ recommended) Cooking Unknown Yes
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Cooking raw monkfish 56,000 62 CookingCooking icon.png (80+ CookingCooking icon.png recommended, but 90+ CookingCooking icon.png strongly recommended) Cooking Unknown Yes
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Cooking raw sharks 182,000 80+ CookingCooking icon.png (89+ CookingCooking icon.png strongly recommended) Cooking Unknown Yes
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Catching lobsters 35,000 40+ FishingFishing icon.png (60+ recommended) Fishing Unknown No
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Catching monkfish 99,000 62+ FishingFishing icon.png (80+ recommended) Fishing Unknown Yes
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Catching sharks 68,000 76+ FishingFishing icon.png (90+ recommended) Fishing Unknown Yes
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Cutting diamond bolt tips 246,000 65 FletchingFletching icon.png Fletching Low Yes
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Cutting ruby bolt tips 197,000 63 FletchingFletching icon.png Fletching Low Yes
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Fletching headless arrows 120,000 None Fletching Unknown Yes
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Fletching unstrung maple longbows 89,000 55 FletchingFletching icon.png Fletching Unknown Yes
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Fletching unstrung yew longbows 96,000 70 FletchingFletching icon.png Fletching Unknown Yes
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Stringing yew longbows 288,000 70 FletchingFletching icon.png Fletching Unknown Yes
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Cleaning grimy avantoe 295,000 48 HerbloreHerblore icon.png Herblore Medium Yes
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Cleaning grimy dwarf weed 15,000 70 HerbloreHerblore icon.png Herblore Unknown Yes
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Cleaning grimy irit leaves 150,000 40 HerbloreHerblore icon.png Herblore Medium Yes
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Cleaning grimy kwuarm 135,000 54 HerbloreHerblore icon.png Herblore Medium Yes
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Cleaning grimy lantadyme 125,000 67 HerbloreHerblore icon.png Herblore Unknown Yes
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Cleaning grimy ranarr weed 125,000 25 HerbloreHerblore icon.png Herblore Medium Yes
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Cleaning grimy snapdragon 300,000 59 HerbloreHerblore icon.png Herblore Medium Yes
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Cleaning grimy toadflax 245,000 30 HerbloreHerblore icon.png Herblore Medium Yes
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Cleaning grimy torstol 155,000 75 HerbloreHerblore icon.png Herblore Medium Yes
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Making avantoe potions 439,000 50 HerbloreHerblore icon.png Herblore Low Yes
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Making dwarf weed potions 439,000 72 HerbloreHerblore icon.png Herblore Low Yes
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Making irit potions 330,000 45 HerbloreHerblore icon.png Herblore Low Yes
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Making kwuarm potions 432,000 55 HerbloreHerblore icon.png Herblore Low Yes
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Making lantadyme potions 479,000 69 HerbloreHerblore icon.png Herblore Low Yes
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Making ranarr potions 490,000 30 HerbloreHerblore icon.png Herblore Low Yes
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Making snapdragon potions 537,000 63 HerbloreHerblore icon.png Herblore Low Yes
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Making toadflax potions 405,000 34 HerbloreHerblore icon.png Herblore Low Yes
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Making weapon poison(++) 420,000 82 HerbloreHerblore icon.png Herblore High Yes
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Hunting chinchompas 201,000 53+ HunterHunter icon.png Hunter Unknown Yes
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Hunting carnivorous chinchompas 295,000 63+ HunterHunter icon.png (80+ strongly recommended) Hunter Medium Yes
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Hunting implings 584,000

83 HunterHunter icon.png strongly recommended
60+ ThievingThieving icon.png recommended

Hunter Unknown Yes
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Casting Superglass Make 568,000 77 MagicMagic icon.png Magic Medium Yes
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Charging air orbs 351,000 66 MagicMagic icon.png Magic Medium Yes
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Charging earth orbs 335,000 60 MagicMagic icon.png Magic Medium Yes
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Charging fire orbs 380,000

63 MagicMagic icon.png
70 or 80 AgilityAgility icon.png recommended
Decent DefenceDefence icon.png recommended

Magic Low Yes
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Charging water orbs 403,000

56 MagicMagic icon.png
70 or 80 AgilityAgility icon.png recommended
Decent DefenceDefence icon.png recommended

Magic Low Yes
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Creating teleport to house tablets 107,000 40 MagicMagic icon.png
67 ConstructionConstruction icon.png recommended
Magic Unknown Yes
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Creating Varrock teleport tablets 141,000 25 MagicMagic icon.png
40 ConstructionConstruction icon.png recommended
Magic Unknown Yes
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Enchanting diamond necklaces 130,000 57 MagicMagic icon.png Magic Unknown Yes
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Enchanting sapphire rings 123,000 MagicMagic icon.png Magic Unknown Yes
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Humidifying clay 602,000 68 MagicMagic icon.png Magic Medium Yes
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Mining adamantite ore 117,000 70+ MiningMining icon.png Mining Unknown No
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Mining runite ore 453,000 85+ MiningMining icon.png Mining Low No
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Mining coal 55,000 30+ MiningMining icon.png (60+ MiningMining icon.png recommended, but 75+ MiningMining icon.png strongly recommended) Mining Unknown No
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Mining gold ore 106,000

40+ MiningMining icon.png (85+ recommended)
40+ CraftingCrafting icon.png recommended

Mining Unknown No
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Mining iron ore 96,000 15+ MiningMining icon.png (41+ strongly recommended for Rune pickaxe) Mining Unknown No
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Mining pure essence 3,000 30+ MiningMining icon.png (41+ MiningMining icon.png strongly recommended for Rune pickaxe) Mining Unknown Yes
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Mining rune essence 13,000 None, but 41+ MiningMining icon.png strongly recommended for Rune pickaxe Mining Unknown No
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Fletching ruby bolts 81,000 63 FletchingFletching icon.png Fletching Unknown Yes
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Casting Tan Leather 130,000 78 MagicMagic icon.png Magic Medium Yes
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Crafting astral runes 909,000 40 RunecraftRunecraft icon.png required (82 recommended)
69 MagicMagic icon.png recommended
Runecrafting Medium Yes
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Crafting cosmic runes 551,000

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

Runecrafting Medium Yes
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Crafting cosmic runes through the Abyss 639,000

75 RunecraftRunecraft icon.png (59 or 27 possible, but decreased profit)
21 MiningMining icon.png (70+ recommended to mine through the rocks - optional)
70+ HitpointsHitpoints icon.png, AgilityAgility icon.png and ThievingThieving icon.png (optional)

Runecrafting Medium Yes
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Crafting death runes through the Abyss 1,289,000

65 RunecraftRunecraft icon.png required (99 recommended)
21 MiningMining icon.png (70+ recommended to mine through the rocks - optional)
70+ HitpointsHitpoints icon.png, AgilityAgility icon.png and ThievingThieving icon.png (optional)

Runecrafting Medium Yes
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Smithing adamantite bars at Blast Furnace 613,000 70 SmithingSmithing icon.png

High AgilityAgility icon.png recommended

Smithing High Yes
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Smithing mithril bars at Blast Furnace 494,000 50 SmithingSmithing icon.png (60+ recommended)
High AgilityAgility icon.png recommended
Smithing Unknown Yes
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Smithing runite bars at Blast Furnace 695,000 85 SmithingSmithing icon.png
High AgilityAgility icon.png recommended
Smithing High Yes
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Smithing steel bars at Blast Furnace 420,000 30 SmithingSmithing icon.png (60+ recommended)
High AgilityAgility icon.png recommended
Smithing Unknown Yes
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Smithing iron bars at Blast Furnace 215,000 15 SmithingSmithing icon.png (60+ recommended)
High AgilityAgility icon.png recommended
Smithing Unknown Yes
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Smithing iron bars 69,000 15 SmithingSmithing icon.png Smithing Unknown Yes
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Smithing cannonballs 127,000 35 SmithingSmithing icon.png Smithing Low Yes
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Pickpocketing H.A.M. members 510,000

15 ThievingThieving icon.png (93 recommended)
Decent HitpointsHitpoints icon.png
96 MagicMagic icon.png recommended
27 ConstructionConstruction icon.png recommended

Thieving High Yes
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Pickpocketing master farmers 923,000

38+ ThievingThieving icon.png (94+ recommended)
50 ThievingThieving icon.png and AgilityAgility icon.png for Rogue equipment
Decent HitpointsHitpoints icon.png

Thieving Medium Yes
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Stealing from silk stalls 36,000 20 ThievingThieving icon.png Thieving Unknown Yes
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Looting the nature rune chest in Ardougne 43,000 28 ThievingThieving icon.png Thieving Unknown Yes
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Cutting yew logs 62,000 60 WoodcuttingWoodcutting icon.png (75+ recommended) Woodcutting Low No
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Cutting maple logs 3,000 45 WoodcuttingWoodcutting icon.png (60+ recommended) Woodcutting Low Yes
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Cutting teak logs 138,000 35 WoodcuttingWoodcutting icon.png Woodcutting Low Yes
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Cutting mahogany logs 129,000 50 WoodcuttingWoodcutting icon.png Woodcutting Low Yes
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Mining gemstone 537,000 40 MiningMining icon.png (41+ recommended, 61+ strongly recommended) Mining Medium Yes
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Stealing from rogues' chests 401,000 84 ThievingThieving icon.png
43+ PrayerPrayer icon.png strongly recommended
Thieving Unknown Yes
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Barrows 1,131,000

43+ PrayerPrayer icon.png strongly recommended for protection prayers (higher prayer means fewer supplies used per trip)
70+ AttackAttack icon.png, StrengthStrength icon.png, DefenceDefence icon.png recommended for Melee
50+ MagicMagic icon.png (75+ recommended for Trident) for Magic
50+ RangedRanged icon.png (75+ recommended for Toxic blowpipe) for Ranged

Combat/High Medium Yes
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Collecting big bones from the Bone Yard 42,000 Decent CombatMulticombat.png and DefenceDefence icon.png recommended
25 PrayerPrayer icon.png recommended for Protect Item
Collecting Medium No
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Killing K'ril Tsutsaroth 1,824,000

70+ HitpointsHitpoints icon.png required to enter Zamorak's Fortress
80+ AttackAttack icon.png, StrengthStrength icon.png, DefenceDefence icon.png recommended (90+ DefenceDefence icon.png strongly recommended)
80+ MagicMagic icon.png strongly recommended to tank Magic attacks
70+ PrayerPrayer icon.png recommended

Combat/High High Yes
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Crafting blood runes 470,000

77 RunecraftRunecraft icon.png required
73+ AgilityAgility icon.png (highly recommended)
38 MiningMining icon.png required (to mine dense essence blocks)
38 CraftingCrafting icon.png required (to chip dark essence blocks)

Runecrafting Low Yes
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Collecting planks 141,000 None Collecting Unknown Yes
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Crafting soul runes 240,000

90 RunecraftRunecraft icon.png required
38 MiningMining icon.png required (to mine dense essence blocks)
38 CraftingCrafting icon.png required (to chip dark essence blocks)
70+ HitpointsHitpoints icon.png, AgilityAgility icon.png and ThievingThieving icon.png (optional)

Runecrafting Unknown Yes
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Catching anglerfish 187,000

82+ FishingFishing icon.png (95+ recommended)
15 HunterHunter icon.png optional (to hunt for grubs)

Fishing Unknown Yes
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Catching sacred eels 252,000

87+ FishingFishing icon.png (99 recommended)
72+ CookingCooking icon.png (96 recommended)

Fishing Unknown Yes
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Baking potatoes 90,000 7 CookingCooking icon.png (41+ CookingCooking icon.png recommended) Cooking Unknown Yes
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Killing brutal black dragons 800,000

77 SlayerSlayer icon.png
37+ PrayerPrayer icon.png (Protect from Magic)
45 ConstructionConstruction icon.png (Chapel with at least Oak altar)
85+ RangedRanged icon.png recommended

Combat/High Low Yes
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Pickpocketing Ardougne knights 59,000 55+ ThievingThieving icon.png (95+ recommended)
Decent HitpointsHitpoints icon.png
Thieving Medium Yes
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Casting Spin Flax -314,000 76 MagicMagic icon.png Magic Unknown Yes
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Collecting anti-dragon shields 104,000 High AgilityAgility icon.png recommended to have increased running energy restoration. Collecting Unknown No
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Stringing magic longbows 300,000 85 FletchingFletching icon.png Fletching Unknown Yes
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Cleaning grimy guam leaves 55,000 HerbloreHerblore icon.png Herblore Unknown Yes
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Cleaning grimy marrentill 40,000 5 HerbloreHerblore icon.png Herblore Unknown Yes
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Cleaning grimy tarromin 150,000 11 HerbloreHerblore icon.png Herblore Medium Yes
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Cleaning grimy harralander 150,000 20 HerbloreHerblore icon.png Herblore Medium Yes
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Cleaning grimy cadantine 240,000 65 HerbloreHerblore icon.png Herblore Medium Yes
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Making guam potions 156,000 HerbloreHerblore icon.png Herblore Low Yes
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Making marrentill potions 41,000 HerbloreHerblore icon.png Herblore Low Yes
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Making tarromin potions 129,000 12 HerbloreHerblore icon.png Herblore Low Yes
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Making harralander potions 320,000 22 HerbloreHerblore icon.png Herblore Low Yes
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Making cadantine potions 459,000 66 HerbloreHerblore icon.png Herblore Low Yes
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Crushing bird nests 415,000 None Processing Medium Yes
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Grinding desert goat horns 315,000 None Processing Unknown Yes
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Grinding unicorn horns 265,000 None Processing Unknown Yes
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Cutting redwood logs 52,000 90 WoodcuttingWoodcutting icon.png Woodcutting Low Yes
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Cutting oak logs 32,000 15 WoodcuttingWoodcutting icon.png (60+ recommended) Woodcutting Low No
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Stringing maple longbows 230,000 55 FletchingFletching icon.png Fletching Low Yes
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Killing disciples of Iban 483,000 50+ HitpointsHitpoints icon.png recommended
56 AgilityAgility icon.png recommended
Combat/Low Medium Yes
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Smithing adamant dart tips 15,000 74 SmithingSmithing icon.png Smithing Unknown Yes
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Smithing steel dart tips 46,000 34 SmithingSmithing icon.png Smithing Unknown Yes
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Smithing iron dart tips 122,000 19 SmithingSmithing icon.png Smithing Unknown Yes
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Smithing bronze dart tips 117,000 SmithingSmithing icon.png Smithing Unknown Yes
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Chambers of Xeric 3,432,000

90+ AttackAttack icon.png, StrengthStrength icon.png, DefenceDefence icon.png, MagicMagic icon.png, RangedRanged icon.png recommended
70+ PrayerPrayer icon.png recommended
A party member with 55+ FarmingFarming icon.png, 78+ HerbloreHerblore icon.png, 30+ ConstructionConstruction icon.png (strongly recommended)

Combat/High High Yes
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Creating Camelot teleport tablets 100,000 45 MagicMagic icon.png
57 ConstructionConstruction icon.png recommended
Magic Unknown Yes
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Enchanting dragonstone amulets 200,000 68 MagicMagic icon.png Magic Unknown Yes
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Killing brutal red dragons 400,000 80+ RangedRanged icon.png recommended
37+ PrayerPrayer icon.png (Protect from Magic)
Combat/High Unknown Yes
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Creating Ardougne teleport tablets 66,000 51 MagicMagic icon.png
57 ConstructionConstruction icon.png recommended
Magic Unknown Yes
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Catching minnows 231,000 82+ FishingFishing icon.png Fishing Medium Yes
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Mining volcanic ash 50,000 22+ MiningMining icon.png (41+ MiningMining icon.png strongly recommended for Rune pickaxe) Mining Unknown Yes
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Killing gargoyles 400,000

75 SlayerSlayer icon.png
70/80+ AttackAttack icon.pngStrengthStrength icon.pngDefenceDefence icon.png (85+ strongly recommended)
55 MagicMagic icon.png (High Level Alchemy)

Combat/High Unknown Yes
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Opening eclectic impling jars 2,355,000 50 HunterHunter icon.png

42 ConstructionConstruction icon.png recommended
96 MagicMagic icon.png recommended
Various (for clue steps)

Processing High Yes
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Killing Cerberus 3,080,000

91 SlayerSlayer icon.png required
85+ AttackAttack icon.png, StrengthStrength icon.png, DefenceDefence icon.png recommended
70+ PrayerPrayer icon.png recommended

Combat/High High Yes
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Hunting black chinchompas 714,000 80+ HunterHunter icon.png Hunter Medium Yes
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Fletching Amethysts broad bolts 28,000 76 FletchingFletching icon.png Fletching Unknown Yes
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Crafting wrath runes 1,876,000 95 RunecraftRunecraft icon.png Runecrafting Medium Yes
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Collecting climbing boots 356,000 Decent AgilityAgility icon.png recommended Collecting Unknown Yes
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Casting High Level Alchemy on charged bracelets of ethereum 158,000 55 MagicMagic icon.png Magic Unknown Yes
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Creating bones to peaches tablets 275,000 60 MagicMagic icon.png
67 ConstructionConstruction icon.png recommended
Magic Unknown Yes
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Catching infernal eels 274,000

80+ FishingFishing icon.png (99 recommended)

Fishing Unknown Yes
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Collecting black scimitars from Ardougne Castle 238,000 61 ThievingThieving icon.png Collecting Unknown Yes
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Mining amethyst 280,000 92+ MiningMining icon.png Mining Low Yes
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Smithing unfinished adamant bolts 34,000 73 SmithingSmithing icon.png Smithing Unknown Yes
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Killing Vorkath 2,651,000

Combat skill recommendations:
90+ RangedRanged icon.png, HitpointsHitpoints icon.png
80+ AttackAttack icon.png, StrengthStrength icon.png, DefenceDefence icon.png
75+ PrayerPrayer icon.png, MagicMagic icon.png
Various others required for quests

Combat/High High Yes
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Pickpocketing paladins 687,000

70+ ThievingThieving icon.png (99 recommended)
50 AgilityAgility icon.png for Rogue equipment
Decent HitpointsHitpoints icon.png

Thieving Medium Yes
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Collecting runes at Ourania Altar 300,000 Decent CombatMulticombat.png and DefenceDefence icon.png recommended
43+ PrayerPrayer icon.png recommended
Collecting Low Yes
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Catching dark crabs 336,000 85+ FishingFishing icon.png Fishing Low Yes
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Killing demonic gorillas 3,455,000

Combat skill recommendations:
80+ StrengthStrength icon.png
75+ AttackAttack icon.png, DefenceDefence icon.png, RangedRanged icon.png
43+ PrayerPrayer icon.png

Combat/High High Yes
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Killing rune dragons 1,376,000

90+ HitpointsHitpoints icon.png recommended
90+ AttackAttack icon.png recommended
90+ StrengthStrength icon.png recommended
90+ DefenceDefence icon.png recommended
75+ MagicMagic icon.png recommended
75+ PrayerPrayer icon.png recommended

Combat/High Low Yes
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Growing palm saplings 1,979,000 68 FarmingFarming icon.png, MagicMagic icon.pngrecommended
85 CombatMulticombat.png needed for Dream Mentor, to unlock the spell "Humidify"
Farming Unknown Yes
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Growing magic saplings 3,232,000 75 FarmingFarming icon.png
68 MagicMagic icon.png
85 CombatMulticombat.png needed for Dream Mentor, to unlock the spell "Humidify"
Farming Unknown Yes
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Spinning flax to bow strings 74,000 10 CraftingCrafting icon.png Crafting Unknown Yes
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Enchanting jade amulets 123,000 29 MagicMagic icon.png Magic 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 66,000 6 656,000 90 minutes
Farming cadantine 60,000 6 598,000 90 minutes
Farming dwarf weed 22,000 6 216,000 90 minutes
Farming kwuarm 49,000 6 493,000 90 minutes
Farming lantadyme 51,000 6 509,000 90 minutes
Farming snapdragon 188,000 8 1,407,000 90 minutes
Farming toadflax 57,000 6 569,000 90 minutes
Farming torstol 111,000 8 829,000 90 minutes
Farming ranarr weed 123,000 8 924,000 90 minutes
Picking cactus spines 7,000 1 428,000 75 minutes
Picking coconuts 43,000 3 865,000 270 minutes
Picking papayas 25,000 4 369,000 270 minutes
Buying battlestaves from Baba Yaga 7,000 1 393,000 1,440 minutes
Buying battlestaves from Zaff 157,000 1 9,432,000 1,440 minutes
Buying from the Culinaromancer's Chest 21,000 5 253,000 1,440 minutes
Buying ore from Hring Hring 169,000 60 169,000 50 seconds
Buying ore from Ordan 36,000 60 36,000 1.1 minutes
Buying runes from Lundail 31,000 60 31,000 84 minutes
Buying supplies from Razmire 133,000 60 133,000 1,440 minutes
Buying supplies from the Stonemason 42,000 20 126,000 1,440 minutes
Brewing greenman's ale 324,000 25 778,000 2,880 minutes
Claiming pure essence from Wizard Cromperty 1,000 1 45,000 1,440 minutes
Opening herb boxes 147,000 10 881,000 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.

Motherlode Mine[edit | edit source]

Main article: Motherlode Mine
At level 30 Mining, coal (156 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 (354 GP), mithril (178 GP), adamantite (1,302 GP), and runite (11,328 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 Elite Falador Achievement Diary, players will have an increased chance of receiving higher ores when cleaning pay-dirt. If possible, completing this 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 Map
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 Runecraft 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 Runecraft 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
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]

Wyvern Guide
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 21 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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