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Skill subpages[edit source]

Should we split the article into subpages for each skill, like how the Runescape Wiki had it previously? Bmanseven (talk) 00:00, March 30, 2014 (UTC)

I think we should split the article into subpages for each skill. Plus some of the guides are horrible. Normal logs are worth a decent amount and should never be sold to a general store. Quietus Xile (talk) 01:19, May 26, 2014 (UTC)

This method seems completely unavailable for usage.

Almost nobody buys/sells RAW summer pies. I tried buying 1 as a test for 10k! Nobody sold a single one.

perhaps if one cooked them and sold, but I haven't checked the profit for that.


This is definitely not a money making guide. Or at least a proper/finished one.

Just as a warning this method does NOT work. Raw wild pies sell for around 8-9k making them in some cases a loss to make, just letting others know so they don't waste mils on getting cooking up for nothing.82.3.215.36 17:43, February 5, 2016 (UTC)

Raw wild pies default price is 13k. However they only sell for 7.6k~9k.



50.173.136.204 09:21, March 13, 2016 (UTC) HowIdidYourNan

How do you guys calculate how many tuna potatos you can do in an hour, because even with a bot its impossible to make this many (2000)??? I mean lets say it takes 200 sec to do invent, or even less 120, you cant make 666 000 in an hour, you'll make about 150k...

As of June 2 2016, Raw Wild Pie sells for 4720, the ingredients together cost 5235.

I'm guessing since the addition of the sawmill in the Woodcutting Guild this information is out of date. Anyone wanna calculate the new costs/profits using the Zeah sawmill? Should be better as no need for Willow logs or Rings of dueling.50.165.90.124 05:51, June 30, 2016 (UTC)

Grand exchange prices are inaccurate.. raw wild pies are currently traded at 4.7k, making this a net loss.

maybe add a section about collecting saltpetre? traded a lot and collected easily. 11:35, November 7, 2016 (UTC)ThaChillera


i picked the flax as the article told. however, i did not make money. did i get trolled?  —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 151.231.140.184 (talk) on 11:45, January 6, 2017‎.

i enchanced emerald bolts. and in fact made no money at all.  —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 151.231.140.184 (talk) on 19:38, January 8, 2017‎.

tuna potato big losse, beware  —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 151.224.117.31 (talk).

tried nature running, i got killed multiple times and was reported for scam  —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 151.224.117.31 (talk).

do not yet have the level for soul runes. is it worth it ?  —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 151.224.117.31 (talk).

per the above. was not worth it.  —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 151.224.117.31 (talk).

when are they going to ban all the bots at karamaj, too many bots. not worth fishing lobsters for money..  —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 151.224.117.31 (talk).

anyone around? this website dead?  —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 151.224.117.31 (talk).

ye --Iiii I I I (talk) 20:12, January 26, 2017 (UTC)

i quit the wiki  —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 151.224.117.31 (talk) on 18:14, February 3, 2017‎ (UTC)).

nice --Iiii I I I (talk) 06:12, February 8, 2017 (UTC)

The actively traded price of cooked anchovies is almost three times the listed price rn, making this a money losing activity. I tested this yesterday with catching and cooking the anchovies and got these results.

I fished at Draynor Bank for 30 minutes with 70 fishing:

140 Raw Anchovies

197 Raw Shrimps

14k Fishing xp/hr

40k Total Profit

I bought the plain pizzas at 717 gp each and sold the anchovy pizzas for between 1000 and 1008 gp each for a profit of about 285 gp per pizza.

96.231.142.237 21:59, March 19, 2017 (UTC)

The flax thing should really be removed and replaced with spinning flax, nobody wants to pick flax anymore

95.90.220.44 20:27, June 8, 2017 (UTC)

THis is 100% wrong, check herblore skill guide. A super combat potion uses (4) super attack, strength, and defence potions, and you combine a torstol with the 3 already made potions (by itself, not in a vial of water) to make a super combat potion. Torstol potions are used to make zamorak brew, which as of 6/17/17 are 24.55gp per exp (you pay 5k and sell for 703gp, 4297gp loss for 175exp) whereas saradomin brews are 14.64gp per xp which is still very expensive, but 180exp per (best exp per potion made, besides the impractical weapon poison ++ which require spawn hopping for nightshades)

68.110.118.249 02:49, June 18, 2017 (UTC)Convalesce

THis is 100% wrong, check herblore skill guide. A super combat potion uses (4) super attack, strength, and defence potions, and you combine a torstol with the 3 already made potions (by itself, not in a vial of water) to make a super combat potion. Torstol potions are used to make zamorak brew, which as of 6/17/17 are 24.55gp per exp (you pay 5k and sell for 703gp, 4297gp loss for 175exp) whereas saradomin brews are 14.64gp per xp which is still very expensive, but 180exp per (best exp per potion made, besides the impractical weapon poison ++ which require spawn hopping for nightshades)

Deal-Inside-Scaper (talk) 02:56, June 18, 2017 (UTC)Convalesce

This page is cluttered by 'make xxx sapling'. Is it possible to combine all of them somehow? 85.148.93.156 19:47, July 5, 2017 (UTC)

This doesn't include cost of runes. I actually lost money using a trident here.50.24.127.13 01:25, July 15, 2017 (UTC)

How are you supposed to repeat the process if there's a buying limit for seeds? Sure, you could let them stock up, but that would me you would only get the 1700 seeds after 34 for hours (200 seeds every 4 hours). After 34 hours, you'd have to wait 34 hours again to repeat the process, just for 1700 seeds.

I don't know how to go about editing the table here, but wanted to note that grinding chocolate bars in a member's only option, not free-to-play. The pestle and mortar is a member's only item.

I may be doing the math wrong, but the smithing mithril bars at blast furnace page may be wrong. I got a profit of 938,736 gp, not the 400,000 something it shows.

Can someone remove the saplings methods, they are quite inacurate gp/hr wise, and saplings will almost never sell.

New location to kill Red Dragons[edit source]

Hello,

This page needs to be updated with the new location of the Myth's Guild from Dragon Slayer 2. The basement in the guild has red dragons right under it and has the bank on the first floor (uk floor system). This increases gp per hour. Also, do not forget to add mythical cape to teleport to the guild right in front of the statue.  —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 2604:6000:8502:E6F0:C411:1EB1:1B08:B49E (talk) on 19:08, January 10, 2018 (UTC).

I've added for all the pages of chromatic dragons that they are found in the guild basement, but have not altered the GP/hour. -- Recent uploads SpineTalkContribs 19:16, January 10, 2018 (UTC)

The grand exchange price is wildly inaccurate. This method is a heavy loss. 

leave the bones selling for medium price ge and cant sell waiting 1 day, this thing is not profitable anymore, the profit is too low, almost nothing...

2804:431:F710:7369:2124:9C1B:E4C6:9535 18:31, January 22, 2018 (UTC)

Money making / Skilling:

crafting gold bracelets by smelting gold bars with a furnace and a bracelet mould. exact profit per hour not known, needs to be tested. over 100% of input as additional profit given, gap between gold bar and gold bracelet actually over 120 gp (70 -> 195) per item. crafting 7 needed, members only.

-- Moneymaking Guide  Bones To Bananas

i created a guide page for Bones To Bananas . i tested and confirmed the profits, and that the bananas sell well (they're in high demand as payment for farmers) please add it to the table as it seems i am unable to CoffeeMeowKat (talk) 02:54, February 16, 2018 (UTC)

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There should be a vorkath moneymaking part added to the combat money making methods

Making headless arrows is out of date. Arrow shafts go for 1gp, Feathers go for 3, and headless arrows sell for 5.66.188.233.252 17:55, May 26, 2018 (UTC)

Not taken into account: Astral and nature runes prices. Dragass (talk) 08:08, June 8, 2018 (UTC)

Master farmers[edit source]

The "Pickpocketing Master Farmers" section is wrong , I've been pickpocketing that guy for 3 days (10 hours every session) and my profit never reached more than 500k GP/h (and I got 98 thieving with ardy hard cape so 100% success rate). Quite disappointing.Sebixer23 (talk) 20:57, June 30, 2018 (UTC)

Were you wearing full rogue gear for double loot? iN008talk​​​ 21:00, June 30, 2018 (UTC)
yesSebixer23 (talk) 01:21, July 1, 2018 (UTC)

for the combat money maker list/guide update it to include revenants and others.121.216.197.163 12:49, July 3, 2018 (UTC)

Money can be made by buying red topaz (cut), balls of wool, and silver bars into topaz amulet and then enchanted into burning amulets, for 1m+ an hour

If you're pickpocketing the Master Farmer in Draynor and don't have food, if you don't mind losing attack points, you can steal from the wine stall as a source of food (grapes and jugs of water, bottles of wine). If the guards are a problem, you can lure them to the Wise Old Man house and lock them there. Also, it may help to have multiple Dodgy Necklaces.SukiChii (talk) 15:21, 20 June 2019 (UTC)

Intensity[edit source]

Could there be an intensity scale(or afk-ness) on these(Between category and members) - High intensity would be things like killing certain bosses or cleaning herbs or alching- which require constant clicking and Low intensity would be things like splashing(not a money maker but an example of a low intensity activity) or fishing.Aragonitite (talk) 13:53, July 25, 2018 (UTC)

I like the idea. It's gonna take a while to implement for all the methods, but it could certainly be useful. --laagone talk 13:59, July 25, 2018 (UTC)
I agree. Seems like a useful addition.
JohnSixxScott (talk) 14:35, July 25, 2018 (UTC)

Tuna potatoes[edit source]

Regarding the tuna potato guide. It should be mention that you would most like need to make this mostly from scratch, as the items needed are barely ever sold. Tuna and corn on the high end sells 2000 a day meaning that step is pretty much void, same goes for chopped tuna, meaning the process actually becomes buy cooked tuna, bowls to start off with, potatos with butter and cooked sweetcorn. This obviously adds a bunch of steps making the hourly wage drop by a fair bit —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 80.210.66.246 (talk) on 14:06, 25 July, 2018.

the impling jar hand in method is very out of date baby impling jars are now worth almsot twice that 2406:E007:272:8901:E9BF:E1EA:D241:2593 21:00, August 6, 2018 (UTC)

Spike in supplies costs and just generally bad results makes Brutal Greens a bad use of time.

Collecting eggs[edit source]

Collecting eggs near the windmill will result in a few thousand GP per hour when sold in the Grand Exchange.

Pfederation (talk) 06:15, 5 October 2018 (UTC)Will update with better calculcationsPfederation (talk) 06:15, 5 October 2018 (UTC)

GP/h for mining ash needs to be updated[edit source]

You mine 900-1100 an hour in higher levels with better picks and it is only stated in the description and not above in the actual details. 109.67.86.53 08:05, 27 October 2018 (UTC) Non3y

Merge the 15 separate "Sapling" entries, or move them to the "Recurring Methods" section?[edit source]

Saplings currently take up fifteen separate entries on this page, that's an issue in itself, but my main problem is that it's not even a viable method. For example, Magic Seeds have a buy limit of 200, yet the guide assumes you can make 1700 Magic Saplings an hour, eight and a half times the buy limit. That would take, what, 34 hours to buy one hours' worth of supplies? It's just not viable.

They're an unsightly blight on a very popular page, it would be great if they could be dealt with.

Cutting mahogany logs[edit source]

In regards to the money making method for Cutting mahogany logs it is a bit out dated. It shows that cutting the on ape atoll is the best method which is false. I don't have exact figures on how much more GP it is on fossil island, but it is better by far. You have three trees verus two on ape atoll ontop of having a bank that is just about visible from the spot your cutting at. Also the requirements are not as harsh as ape atoll. Less questing, teleporting and skills required except some kudos,an easy quest and 63 farming.

Section for ogressess[edit source]

Ever since ogressess were introduced they have been one of the best (if not the best) money making methods for f2p. It has been out for a while and there is no mention of it on the wiki other than the page for the ogressess themselves. I tried making a page for it once but I didnt know how to calculate the average profit with the probablities for each drop, so if anyone that knows how to make a page for these kinds of methods could please take the time to do so, I think many f2p would be thankful. Goldenleyend (talk) 04:03, 20 November 2018 (UTC)

Drop probability and by extension average gp/hr are generally obtained through testing and logging the drops over a period of time. Shoyrukon (talk) 05:38, 20 November 2018 (UTC)

Lua error[edit source]

Error in your code showing profits

do i bury the zogre bones if i open the coffins? what sort of inventory should i be leaving with?

banking[edit source]

do i bury the zogre bones if i open the coffins? what sort of inventory should i be leaving with? does killing zogres even work?

Regarding torstol farming herb patch count.[edit source]

Maybie we should add the 9th herb patch, the one in Harmony island? FRM (talk) 09:07, 22 January 2019 (UTC)

This guide is disgustingly inaccurate.[edit source]

I seriously doubt anyone is going to kill mithril dragons for any purpose but tasks and diary, if they're even part of one, especially at "80+" stats. 20 kills an hour sounds like a joke, some acc with a dragon sword and anti dragon shield kind of slow dps. This is data from a 31 dragon task I completed 20 minutes ago. I (95 melee stats 80 pray, Hasta, Ddef, BCP, Vskirt, Ferocious gloves, Fcape, Slay helm, Tort, Bring(i), Dboots) finished the task in 39 minutes. Using a bonecrusher, I got 299k in drops, without crushing estimate 375k and far less gp/hr. I did not track my xp/hr, but I'm sure one of you can do that pretty easily. My inventory consisted of an alch rune pouch, games necklace, bonecrusher(necklace), 4 prayer potions, house tab, super combat(4), extended superantifire(4), and 20 sharks. Including the 5 sharks and both prayer mix doses, I used ~1 shark per kill. Trading Dboots for Guardian and Ferocious for Bgloves, 1 shark per kill is probably going to be the trend over 100+ kc. Repot both Supercombat and Superantifire every 5 minutes (antifire expires at 5), pray piety, protect mage, and preserve. I used minimal (20%) flicking. 6 prayer pots should allow for 100% piety uptime, 2 for decent flicking. Rune pouch was of minimal use, Id suggest only using it if full tank+DHlance, and even then I doubt it'd see much use aside from mage xp and + 100 gp profit per alch drop.

https://imgur.com/a/2yKz1QZ for runelite kill tracker

I'll be checking this talk page a few times a day for questions about the experience I had, if I remember to.

EDIT: Instant selling everything I dont want, and alching the alchables, I'm left with this. https://imgur.com/a/hWFikoS

Woodcutting guild[edit source]

With the process of making planks, the article fails to take into account the existence of the sawmill in the woodcutting guild. Using this sawmill could significantly reduce travel time and overall investment costs although investment is already minimal.

Picking vs Farming[edit source]

Farming jangerberries should be included or replace this MMG.

Menomenta (talk) 11:41, 20 February 2019 (UTC)

Recent update changed volcanic ash[edit source]

With the new update, players receive multiple ash increased based on mining level, at 65 mining the ash received is 3.1 per harvest. Which renders as 3 nine times and on the tenth gives 4. This greatly increases the potential earning from mining ash, and, if it's turned into ultracompost increases profit further.

Tip for info not mentioned farming snapdragon[edit source]

https://oldschool.runescape.wiki/w/Money_making_guide/Farming_snapdragon

https://oldschool.runescape.wiki/w/Resurrect_Crops

Information about this spell should be mentioned as it's essential when farming with expensive seeds. It has been updated with farming guild etc. but not with arceuus spellbook.

Rogue Chest XP rate wrong[edit source]

Xp rate is really incorrect, gives more around 35-40k/hr. Formula looks complicated, not sure how to edit

Tormut2 (talk) 23:37, 13 April 2019 (UTC)

The farming part of the moneymaking guide has some inconsistencies[edit source]

https://oldschool.runescape.wiki/w/Money_making_guide/Farming_snapdragon

for example... it says you can plant 9 snapdragons but... It DOESNT tell you the required elite morytania diary for harmony patch, not the cost of the tele tablet

Also, it doesnt take into account: the extra yield from some patches like cammy and farm guild... also doenst take into account the anima patches effects or the farm cape's effects

green dragons moneymaking method[edit source]

hello, actually is possible to make around 750k/hr with melee 70 at green dragons in wilderness using viggora's chain and looting bag, with games necklace use teleport to corporeal beast and go to the east, the green dragons located at the south of venenatis in a single way combat area, the money made is around 1m/hr but the ether usage of the viggora's chainmace is around 250k/hr resulting on 750k/hr of profit in a safer zone

Zulrah money making page is wrong[edit source]

Hiya,

Zulrah money making page seems to only be including 1 loot roll per kill into the outputs whereas Zulrah gives 2 loot rolls per kill.

Barmany91 (talk) 23:47, 3 May 2019 (UTC)

Looting Wyrms[edit source]

Many players that kill Wyrms leave their bones, which are currently 1k+ in value, as well as many other drops, often worth 2k+ each, on the ground. If someone could format a guide, this would be a good moneymaker for players who can access the area the wyrms are in.--Saxazax (talk) 05:06, 13 May 2019 (UTC)

requires Boots of stone, Brimstone boots, or Granite boots.--Saxazax (talk) 05:10, 13 May 2019 (UTC)

Killing Alchemical Hydra[edit source]

  • Ring pieces in output?
  • The article looks like its basing most of the $/kill, etc on 1 roll per kill. You get 2 rolls on hydra's common table per kill
  • Twisted bow kills/hr is closer to 28
  • Maybe make a note that its more efficient to bonecrusher/leave bones than to bank them

Profit per Hr Not Correct for Farming Ranarrs[edit source]

I have 8 herb patches and I get 1.7m per hour effective profit.--Saxazax (talk) 14:07, 29 May 2019 (UTC)

Cannot sell oak logs until my account is older[edit source]

How old does the account have to be before i can sell? F2P 47.152.150.9 17:18, 31 May 2019 (UTC)

I hear it's 24 hours or get 7 Quest Points.--Saxazax (talk) 16:11, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

Just typing here to suggest another mahogany tree(kebos lowlands)[edit source]

Pardon me if I am mistaken but wouldn't the kebos lowland trees behind the farming guild technically be closer and require less teleports? I recently parked an alt at the kebos trees because I realized I could plank make for profit from them. Do disregard if I am mistaken

~walruschan 174.101.203.50 20:39, 4 June 2019 (UTC)

Mahogany trees new location and requirements[edit source]

Since the release of Fossil Island and Hardwood tree patches, possibly the best location to chop down mahogany trees (and teak trees) is Fossil Island farming patches. Also, there is not competition with other players in this spot.

Blitzet (talk) 08:48, 5 June 2019 (UTC)

wrong xp rates for rogues chest xp/hour/money making page[edit source]

Experience rates are very wrong and are estimaged ~125k xp/hour, rates are actually ~40k - ~45k. Terrible at redoing Calculators, any suggestions?

Thanks for pointing this out. It looks like the person who made it based the loot on the "10 hours of looting Rogue's chest", but made some mistake with adding in the coins drop. Fixed that, and it seems like the xp/h also got corrected with that!

Demilancer (talk) 09:45, 18 July 2019 (UTC)

bandos money maker says you need 80+ range for range gear.[edit source]

you have your (bandos money making guide) all wrong, you only need 70+ range to wear good range gear 80+ unlocks nothing, now it might be recommended but it isnt what you need as stated.

You're correct that it had some poor wordings. Fixed it!
Demilancer (talk) 09:53, 18 July 2019 (UTC)

Money making guide needed for the new spider boss Sarachnis[edit source]

New mmg page needed sarachnis. This includes finding the droprates. here’s a start. LukeTheDank (talk) 22:53, 17 July 2019 (UTC)

I suggested to the wiki-admins to include this in the next OSWF project, along with expanding on its strategy guide.
Demilancer (talk) 09:54, 18 July 2019 (UTC)

Kills per hour (Rune Dragons)[edit source]

35 kills per hour is definitely lower than what most people are getting.

All 1 hour tests (so low sample size, but should give an idea of what is possible):

  • With 95 Att / 97 Str, Justiciar, Dragon Hunter Lance, Torture, Ferocious Gloves, Insulated Boots, Fire cape
  • Avernic Defender + Bandos Godsword Specs: 54 KPH
  • Avernic Defender: 53 KPH
  • Dragon Defender: 50 KPH
  • Dragonfire shield: 46 KPH


I suggest we change it to dragonfire shield + dragon hunter lance, with around 95 melees. This is probably around 45 KPH. Most common setup I see, and many people afk this. Yes, defenders are higher GP/hr even with the cost of super antifires, but unless you have runelite set to notify you on "your super antifire is about to expire", most people would rather just use the DFS. 35 is the lower bound of using a zamorakian hasta, and ~57 or so is the upper bound of BiS with 99 melees. So 45 seems like a good in between. --76.71.73.223 17:10, 18 July 2019 (UTC)