Pay-to-play Crafting training

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Crafting training methods cost money and usually require a lot of capital to buy the supplies needed. Prices of materials will fluctuate, it is recommended to check the Grand Exchange prices before buying and selling them in large quantities.

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 1–20/28: Leather items[edit | edit source]

From level 1 to 20, craft the highest-level leather item you can. Leather currently costs 189 each and all items only require one leather to craft. In order to craft any leather items, you need a needle and some thread. Since each thread is good for around 5 uses, to get to level 20 with this method, you will need around 50 thread.

Crafting Level Item Experience per set Required resources Total cost
1-7 Leather gloves.pngLeather gloves 13.8 48 x Leather.pngLeather 9,072
7-9 Leather boots.pngLeather boots 16.2 19 x Leather.pngLeather 3,591
9-11 Leather cowl.pngLeather cowl 18.5 21 x Leather.pngLeather 3,969
11-14 Leather vambraces.pngLeather vambraces 22 34 x Leather.pngLeather 6,426
14-20 Leather body.pngLeather body 25 95 x Leather.pngLeather 17,955

This will require a total of 217 leather, for a total cost of 41,013.

If level 28 is desired (for hardleather bodies), then one can switch to leather chaps at level 18. This change is reflected in the table below:

Crafting Level Item Experience per set Required resources Total cost
14-18 Leather body.pngLeather body 25 57 x Leather.pngLeather 10,773
18-28 Leather chaps.pngLeather chaps 27 271 x Leather.pngLeather 51,219

In total to get from 1 to 28 crafting you will need 450 leather costing a total of 85,050, along with around 90 thread.

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

Cutting gems offers the fastest experience up to level 77. However, cutting dragonstones is usually much more expensive compared to the lower-level gems, so it is recommended to keep cutting diamonds until level 62 and continue with fire battlestaves. Depending on the prices, it may be worthwhile to also skip cutting diamonds, and cut rubies until level 58 and continue with earth battlestaves.

Even though onyxes and zenytes technically offer faster experience, they are not viable due to incredibly high cost and limited supply.

Gems are cut at a rate of one gem per 2 ticks, and 27 can be cut per inventory. Therefore, each inventory takes 54 ticks or about 32.4 seconds.

Crafting Level Item Experience XP/Hour Buy Sell Profit/Gem Profit/XP
20 Sapphire.pngSapphire 50 135,000 399 330 -69 -1.38
27 Emerald.pngEmerald 67.5 182,250 656 529 -127 -1.88
34 Ruby.pngRuby 85 229,500 1,287 943 -344 -4.05
43 Diamond.pngDiamond 107.5 290,250 2,549 1,849 -700 -6.51
55 Dragonstone.pngDragonstone 137.5 371,250 13,242 11,703 -1,539 -11.19

Levels 54–77/99: Battlestaves[edit | edit source]

Crafting battlestaves offers relatively fast experience and is usually cheaper compared to other methods. However, it requires a lot of capital to buy the supplies needed and can be inconvenient for players with less capital available.

Even though water battlestaves become available at level 54, they are usually fairly expensive due to the low supply of water orbs. It may be cheaper to cut gems up to level 58 and start with earth battlestaves. Fire and air battlestaves have comparable experience rates to green and blue d'hide bodies, respectively, so choose based on the Grand Exchange prices. Green and blue d'hide bodies require a lot less capital.

High alchemy can be used on the battlestaves produced, depending on exchange prices, to reduce costs while also gaining Magic experience.

Crafting d'hide bodies becomes considerably faster at level 77 and even more so at level 84, but air battlestaves remain as a good cheaper alternative.

Battlestaves are made at a rate of once every 2 ticks, and 14 can be made per inventory. Therefore, each inventory takes 28 ticks which is about 16.8 seconds.

Crafting Level Item Experience XP/Hour Buy Sell Profit/Battlestaff Profit/XP Profit (HA)/Battlestaff Profit (HA)/XP
54 Water battlestaff.pngWater battlestaff 100 210,000 - 245,000 9,250 8,881 -369 -3.69 -166 -1.66
58 Earth battlestaff.pngEarth battlestaff 112.5 225,000 - 275,000 9,201 8,883 -318 -2.83 -117 -1.04
62 Fire battlestaff.pngFire battlestaff 125 275,000 - 306,000 9,284 8,883 -401 -3.21 -200 -1.6
66 Air battlestaff.pngAir battlestaff 137.5 300,000 - 336,000 9,299 8,877 -422 -3.07 -215 -1.56

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

Crafting d'hide bodies offers the fastest experience from level 77 onwards. Players can begin crafting green d'hide bodies at level 63, or blue d'hide bodies at level 71 as an alternative method to cutting gems or crafting battlestaves. Black d'hide bodies are typically much more expensive compared to other methods, so it is recommended to look into cheaper alternatives if the player seeks to save money. High alchemy can be used on bodies produced, depending on exchange prices, to reduce costs while also gaining Magic experience.

Green and blue d'hide bodies have comparable experience rates to fire and air battlestaves, respectively, so the choice between the two should be decided by Grand Exchange prices. However, green and blue d'hide bodies require a lot less capital.

D'hide bodies are crafted at a rate of one per 3 ticks, and up to 8 bodies can be crafted per inventory. Therefore, each inventory takes 24 ticks or about 14.4 seconds.

Crafting Level Item Experience XP/Hour Buy Sell Profit/D'hide body Profit/XP Profit (HA)/body Profit (HA)/XP
63 Green d'hide body.pngGreen d'hide body 186 306,900 4,606.8 4,199 -407.8 -2.19 -142.8 -0.77
71 Blue d'hide body.pngBlue d'hide body 210 346,500 5,578.8 4,951 -627.8 -2.99 -178.8 -0.85
77 Red d'hide body.pngRed d'hide body 234 386,100 7,195.8 5,948 -1,247.8 -5.33 -673.8 -2.88
84 Black d'hide body.pngBlack d'hide body 258 425,700 9,544.2 7,346 -2,201.8 -8.53 -1,675.8 -6.5

High Alchemy prices assume a Staff of Fire or equivalent is used.

Profitable Methods[edit | edit source]

Levels 7-43/99[edit | edit source]

Starting at level 7, players can start crafting Gold bracelets. Only a bracelet mould and gold bar is required to make a gold bracelet at a furnace. The most optimal location for this is in Edgeville, as there is a furnace just a few steps east of the bank. It is recommended to wear weight-reducing clothing to reduce stamina drain from running between the bank and the furnace.

Crafting Level Item Experience XP/Hour Buy Sell Profit/Gold bracelet
7 Gold bracelet.pngGold bracelet 25 37,000 48 168 120

Other methods[edit | edit source]

Levels 1–83/99: Molten glass[edit | edit source]

Blowing molten glass with a glassblowing pipe offers very slow experience rates, but it requires little attention and a low amount of capital. Most low-level items are not viable due to high cost, but certain higher-level ones, such as unpowered orbs, may be very cheap depending on the prices. This method is not recommended for normal accounts however, as they are usually much better off making money through other means and using faster methods.

Glass items are produced at a rate of one per 3 ticks, and 27 can be made per inventory. Therefore, an inventory takes 81 ticks or about 48.6 seconds. You can blow roughly 1700-1800 per hour.

Crafting Level Item Experience XP/Hour Buy Sell Profit/Each Profit/XP
1 Beer glass.pngBeer glass 17 29,000 119 58 -61 -3.59
4 Empty candle lantern.pngEmpty candle lantern 19 32,000 119 4 -115 -6.05
12 Empty oil lamp.pngEmpty oil lamp 25 43,000 119 4 -115 -4.6
33 Vial.pngVial 35 60,000 119 3 -116 -3.31
42 Empty fishbowl.pngEmpty fishbowl 42.5 72,000 119 6 -113 -2.66
46 Unpowered orb.pngUnpowered orb 52.5 90,000 119 87 -32 -0.61
49 Lantern lens.pngLantern lens 55 94,000 119 11 -108 -1.96
87 Empty light orb.pngEmpty light orb 70 119,000 119 Not sold -119 -1.7

Levels 61–99: Casting Superglass Make (77 Magic required)[edit | edit source]

Players who have 77 Magic (can be boosted) and have completed Lunar Diplomacy, which requires 61 Crafting along with other requirements (cannot boost from lower levels to complete), can cast Superglass Make with the lunar spellbook. With Superglass Make, players can convert an inventory of buckets of sand with soda ash, seaweed, giant seaweed (recommended), or swamp weed into molten glass, granting 78 Magic experience as well as Crafting experience (180 Crafting XP per inventory with 18 buckets of sand and 3 giant seaweed or 130 Crafting XP per inventory with 13 buckets of sand with 13 of any other compatible item) and players can profit from selling molten glass or use the created molten glass for additional Crafting experience without much of a loss.

For this training method, astral runes (2 astral runes per cast), 3 giant seaweed, and 18 buckets of sand will be needed per inventory while equipped with either a smoke battlestaff or an air battlestaff with tome of fire. On average, it will make 1.3 glass for regular seaweed, soda ash, or swamp weed, or up to 1.6 glass per sand with giant seaweed. With moderate focus, 600 casts per hour is achievable, with up to 850 being attainable at peak efficiency, achieving 108,000–153,000 Crafting and 46,800–66,300 Magic experience per hour from giant seaweed while making a good amount of profit. Withdraw 18 buckets of sand and 3 giant seaweed, close the bank, cast Superglass Make, and then bank them within a few ticks before the end of the animation. For the best experience and money-making rates, ignore any dropped glass, as this will still yield 0.15 extra molten glass per bucket of sand compared to regular seaweed or other compatible item.

Levels 83–99: Cutting amethyst[edit | edit source]

Cutting amethyst into ranging material with a chisel will often yield very small losses while being more experience than glassblowing, making it a viable method for those who are willing to sacrifice the speed of other methods for cheaper Crafting experience.

Crafting Level Item Experience XP/Hour Buy Sell Profit/Each Profit/XP
83 Amethyst bolt tips 5.pngAmethyst bolt tips 60 165,000 3,444 3,240 -204 -3.4
85 Amethyst arrowtips.pngAmethyst arrowtips 60 165,000 3,444 3,360 -84 -1.4
87 Amethyst javelin heads 5.pngAmethyst javelin heads 60 165,000 3,444 3,395 -49 -0.82

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 - 386k/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 - 92-96k/h
  • Level 49 - Bullseye lantern lenses - 94-98k/h
  • Level 87 - Dorgeshuun light orbs - 125k/h
  • 3 tick action

Amethyst[edit | edit source]

  • Level 83 Amethyst bolt tips - 165k/h
  • Level 85 Amethyst arrowtips - 165k/h
  • Level 87 Amethyst javelin heads - 165k/h
  • 2 tick action

Quests for Crafting experience[edit | edit source]

Quest Experience
reward
Crafting
requirement
Other requirements
Sheep Shearer 150 - -
Goblin Diplomacy 200 - -
Tower of Life 500 - Construction 10
In Search of the Myreque 600 - Agility 25
Misthalin Mystery 600 - -
Dwarf Cannon 750 - -
Animal Magnetism 1,000 Crafting 19 Slayer 18 , Ranged 30 , Woodcutting 35
The Golem 1,000 Crafting 20 Thieving 25
Making History 1,000 Crafting 24 -
Tears of Guthix 1,000 Crafting 20 Firemaking 49 , Mining 20
Recipe for Disaster
(Goblin generals subquest)
1,000 - -
Recipe for Disaster
(Pirate Pete subquest)
1,000 - Cooking 31
Murder Mystery 1,406 - -
Recipe for Disaster
(Skrach Uglogwee subquest)
1,500 - Cooking 41 , Firemaking 20
Cold War 2,000 Crafting 30 Hunter 10 , Agility 30 , Construction 34
Enlightened Journey 2,000 Crafting 36 Quest points 20 , Firemaking 20 , Farming 30
In Aid of the Myreque 2,000 Crafting 25 Mining 15 , Magic 7
Shades of Mort'ton 2,000 Crafting 20 Herblore 15 , Firemaking 5
Observatory Quest 2,250 Crafting 10 -
The Giant Dwarf 2,500 Crafting 12 Firemaking 16 , Magic 33 , Thieving 14
The Fremennik Trials 2,812 Crafting 40 Fletching 25 , Woodcutting 40
(if crafting your own lyre)
The Great Brain Robbery 3,000 Crafting 16 Construction 30 , Prayer 50
Nature Spirit 3,000 Crafting 18 -
The Slug Menace 3,500 Crafting 30 Runecraft 30 , Slayer 30 , Thieving 30
Shilo Village 3,875 Crafting 20 Agility 32 , Smithing 4
Elemental Workshop I 5,000 Crafting 20 Smithing 20 , Mining 20
The Fremennik Isles 5,000 Crafting 46 Construction 20 , Agility 40 , Woodcutting 56
Cabin Fever 7,000 Crafting 45 Agility 42 , Smithing 50 , Ranged 40
Enakhra's Lament 7,000 Crafting 50 Firemaking 45 , Prayer 43 , Magic 39 , Mining 45
Elemental Workshop II 7,500 Crafting 20 Magic 20 , Smithing 30
The Hand in the Sand 9,000 Crafting 49 Thieving 17
The Fremennik Exiles 15,000 Crafting 65 Slayer 60 , Smithing 60 , Fishing 60 , Runecraft 55
Total 96,143