Pay-to-play Crafting training

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Efficient methods of training Crafting cost money and require a lot of capital to buy the supplies needed. However, compared to other "buyable" skills such as Herblore or Construction, Crafting is usually among the cheapest skills to train.

As always, prices of materials and the end product will fluctuate, so it is recommended to check the Grand Exchange prices before buying and selling them in large quantities.

Training[edit | edit source]

Starting off[edit | edit source]

There are plenty of quests that give Crafting experience upon completion, which allows the player to skip a lot of early Crafting training. If the player is going to complete them anyway, it is best to do as early as possible since the experience rewards benefit more at lower levels as the training methods are slower.

Fastest experience[edit | edit source]

Levels 1–28 Leather items[edit | edit source]

There are a number of different ways to get to level 28 to craft hard leather bodies. One way is to craft the highest level leather items you can. Leather currently costs 173 each and all items only require one leather to craft. In order to craft leather items you will need a needle and around 100 thread.

To get from 1 to 7 you can craft leather gloves, granting 13.8 exp per set.

Leather required: 48

Total cost: 8,304

From 7 to 9 you can craft leather boots which grant 16.25 exp per pair.

Leather required: 19

Total cost: 3,287

At level 9 you can craft leather cowls until level 11, these grant 18.5 exp each.

Leather required: 21

Total cost: 3,633

From level 11 to 14 craft leather vambraces for 22 exp per set.

Leather required: 34

Total cost: 5,882

After that craft leather bodies from 14 to 18 which grant 25 exp each.

Leather required: 57

Total cost: 9,861

Finally, craft leather chaps to level 28 crafting, these grant 27 exp each.

Leather required: 271

Total cost: 46,883

In total to get from 1 to 28 crafting you will need 450 leather costing a total of 77,850.

Levels 28 - 38 - Hard Leather Bodies[edit | edit source]

To get from level 28 to 38 crafting you can craft 559 hard leather bodies using the same amount of hard leather.

Hard leather required: 559

Total cost: 96,148

Levels 20–54/62/71/77 – Cutting gems[edit | edit source]

Cutting gems offers much faster experience rates compared to any other methods until level 54, but it can be very expensive. It is the fastest method to train Crafting up to level 77, however diamonds and dragonstones are usually not viable options due to their extremely high cost. 13,259 uncut diamond is needed to reach level 77 from 43 when you can cut diamond.

Item Level Experience XP/Hour Buy Sell Loss each Cost per experience
Sapphire 20 50 135,000 540 428 -112 -2.24
Emerald 27 67.5 182,250 732 495 -237 -3.51
Ruby 34 85 229,500 1,407 968 -439 -5.16
Diamond 43 107.5 290,250 2,919 1,910 -1,009 -9.39
Dragonstone 55 137.5 371,250 13,810 11,791 -2,019 -14.68

Levels 54–63/99 – Battlestaves[edit | edit source]

Crafting battlestaves offers fairly fast experience and is usually relatively cheap. However, they require a lot more capital to buy the supplies compared to most of the other options. Depending on the prices, it may be better to craft green or blue d'hide bodies instead of fire or air battlestaves, as they offer similar experience rates.

Item Level Experience XP/Hour Buy Sell Loss each Cost per experience
Water battlestaff 54 100 245,000 9,642 8,983 -659 -6.59
Earth battlestaff 58 112.5 275,000 9,480 8,987 -493 -4.38
Fire battlestaff 62 125 306,000 9,622 8,986 -636 -5.09
Air battlestaff 66 137.5 336,000 9,514 8,982 -532 -3.87

Levels 63/77–99 – D'hide bodies[edit | edit source]

Crafting dragonhide bodies becomes the fastest viable training method from level 77 onwards. However, crafting red and black d'hide bodies is only recommended for wealthy players who wish to gain their experience as fast as possible, as they are usually much more expensive than battlestaves and not significantly faster. Green and blue d'hide bodies are still viable and offer similar rates to fire and air battlestaves, respectively. It may be better to craft fire or air battlestaves instead of green or blue d'hide bodies, depending on the prices.

Item Level Experience XP/Hour Buy Sell Loss each Cost per experience
Green d'hide body 63 186 306,000 4,821 4,263 -558 -3
Blue d'hide body 71 210 346,000 5,985 5,099 -886 -4.22
Red d'hide body 77 234 396,000 7,926 6,160 -1,766 -7.55
Black d'hide body 84 258 425,000 9,915 7,464 -2,451 -9.5

Other methods[edit | edit source]

Levels 5+ (Alternative method) - Crafting jewellery[edit | edit source]

For players who would prefer to break even or make small amounts of money while crafting, a solid alternative is to craft Gold, Sapphire, or Emerald jewellery at the Edgeville furnace.

Check the Jewellery calculator for the estimated profits, but remember to start out small and closely check your profits on the Grand Exchange.

You can expect to earn about 10,000 - 70,000 experience per hour this way depending on your speed and choice of jewellery.

Levels 7-99[edit | edit source]

A profitable way to train crafting is making gold bracelets.

You can expect around 42,000 experience per hour.

A gold bar costs 88 gp on the Grand Exchange, the gold bracelets can be high alchemized for 330gp or sold to a general store for 220 gp with its price decreasing after every sale. Thus you can earn 28 per bracelet by high alching, or 109 by selling it on the GE.

An alternative way is to buy gold ore from Ordan for 225 gold, if smelted with the goldsmith gauntlets the player earns a lot of smithing experience as well.

Ironman chat badge.pngThis method is especially good for ironmen.

Levels 1–99 – Molten glass[edit | edit source]

Blowing molten glass with a glassblowing pipe offers slow experience rates, but it requires little attention and is usually cheaper compared to crafting battlestaves or d'hide bodies. You blow roughly 1700-1800 per hour.

Item Level Experience XP/Hour Buy Sell Loss each Cost per experience
Beer glass 1 17 29,000 154 43 -111 -6.53
Empty candle lantern 4 19 32,000 154 4 -150 -7.89
Empty oil lamp 12 25 43,000 154 2 -152 -6.08
Vial 33 35 60,000 154 3 -151 -4.31
Empty Fishbowl 42 42.5 72,000 154 1 -153 -3.6
Unpowered Orb 46 52.5 90,000 154 105 -49 -0.93
Lantern lens 49 55 94,000 154 5 -149 -2.71
Empty light orb 87 70 119,000 154 Not sold -154 -2.2

Levels 83/85/87–99 – Cutting amethyst[edit | edit source]

Cutting amethyst into ranging material can earn up to 165,000 experience per hour.

CraftingCrafting icon.png level Item Experience Profit Profit/XP
83 Amethyst bolt tips 60 -91 -1.52
85 Amethyst arrowtips 60 59 0.98
87 Amethyst javelin heads 60 84 1.4

General experience per hour[edit | edit source]

Leathers[edit | edit source]

  • Level 1 - Leather gloves - 26k/h
  • Level 18 - Leather chaps - 50k/h
  • 1872 leathers per hour
  • 3 tick action

Gems[edit | edit source]

  • Level 20 - Sapphires - 145k/h
  • Level 27 - Emeralds - 175k/h
  • Level 34 - Rubies - 230k/h
  • Level 43 - Diamonds - 290k/h
  • Level 55 - Dragonstones - 385k/h
  • 2640 gems per hour
  • 2 tick action

Battlestaves[edit | edit source]

  • Level 54 - Water battlestaves - 245k/h
  • Level 58 - Earth battlestaves - 275k/h
  • Level 62 - Fire battlestaves - 306k/h
  • Level 66 - Air battlestaves - 336k/h
  • 2450 battlestaves per hour
  • 2 tick action

D'hide bodies[edit | edit source]

  • Level 63 - Green bodies - 306k/h
  • Level 71 - Blue bodies - 346k/h
  • Level 77 - Red bodies - 396k/h
  • Level 84 - Black bodies - 425k/h
  • 1650 bodies/4950 leathers per hour
  • 3 tick action

Glass-blowing[edit | edit source]

  • Level 33 - Vials - 54k/h
  • Level 42 - Empty fishbowl 60k/h
  • Level 46 - Glass/unpowered orbs - 92k/h
  • Level 49 - Bullseye lantern lenses - 94k/h
  • Level 87 - Dorgeshuun light orbs - 125k/h

Quests for Crafting experience[edit | edit source]

Quest Experience gained
Sheep Shearer 150
Goblin Diplomacy 200
Tower of Life 500
Misthalin Mystery 600
In Search of the Myreque 600
Dwarf Cannon 750
The Golem 1,000
Making History 1,000
Tears of Guthix 1,000
Recipe for Disaster (goblin generals) 1,000
Recipe for Disaster (Pirate Pete) 1,000
Murder Mystery 1,406
Recipe for Disaster (Skrach Uglogwee) 1,500
In Aid of the Myreque 2,000
Shades of Mort'ton 2,000
Cold War 2,000
Observatory Quest 2,250
The Giant Dwarf 2,500
The Fremennik Trials 2,812.4
The Great Brain Robbery 3,000
Nature Spirit 3,000
Slug Menace 3,500
Shilo Village 3,875
The Fremennik Isles 5,000
Elemental Workshop I 5,000
Cabin Fever 7,000
Enakhra's Lament 7,000
Elemental Workshop II 7,500
The Hand in the Sand 9,000