Ultimate Ironman Guide/Construction

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Construction unlocks various options for storing items, which makes it one of the most useful skills to train for Ultimate Ironmen. The storage options are centred primarily around the Costume Room in the player-owned house, where furniture like the magic wardrobe, armour case, and cape rack can be used to store a number of useful pieces of equipment. Construction also gives access to STASH units around the world, which can store a variety of useful items like the Slayer helmet, dragon axe, and abyssal whip.

For more information, see Ultimate Ironman Guide/Item Management.

Construction is also extremely useful as a way to travel around the world. At level 50, players can build the Portal chamber and build portals to teleport to various locations. Other furniture like the jewellery box, mounted amulet of glory, and mounted mythical cape serve a similar purpose of making travel around the world much quicker and easier. The Construction cape is also one of the most useful and desired skillcapes for any Ultimate Ironman, because it allows the player to infinitely teleport the player to their player-owned house and any POH portals, regardless of the spellbook they are on.

Early training methods[edit | edit source]

Before doing any Construction training, players must have purchased a player-owned house at an Estate agent.

Levels: 1–17: Quests[edit | edit source]

Early levels can be skipped by completing Daddy's Home miniquest, X Marks the Spot, and Client of Kourend and putting the experience lamps on Construction. This will grant a total of 2,244 experience, which is enough to get to level 14. The Tower of Life (requires level 10 Construction) grants an additional 1,000 experience upon completion, which would get the player up to level 17.

Entrana[edit | edit source]

An alternative but a very slow method to get the early levels is to pick up planks on Entrana and build low-level furniture in the player-owned house. This method is only recommended for getting the level 10 Construction requirement for the Tower of Life quest. Players will need to have nails for this method, which can be bought at the sawmill north-east of Varrock.

With a house in Rimmington, run to Port Sarim, travel to Entrana, and pick up planks on the north side of the island, switching worlds as necessary. With a full inventory, return to the player-owned house and build some low-level furniture with the planks.

Wintertodt[edit | edit source]

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Subduing Wintertodt offers passive Construction experience from fixing the braziers. Because Wintertodt has relatively few requirements and it offers very useful rewards for low-level players, it is one of the best ways to bypass most of the early Construction levels. It is strongly recommended to get some levels beforehand, as fixing a brazier rewards four times the player's Construction level in experience, and this scaling affects the experience gained much more at lower levels than higher.

The amount of Construction experience gained depends on the player's method of doing the activity. While fighting the Wintertodt in a group rewards faster Firemaking experience, it is recommended for Ultimate Ironman players to fight it alone or in small groups, as it offers more opportunities to repair the braziers for Construction experience.

Assuming the player does solo rounds, levelling Firemaking from level 50 to 99 would get the player up to around level 70 Construction. Getting level 60 Woodcutting through Wintertodt, which would likely be achieved at around level 89–90 Firemaking would get the player up to around level 55–58 Construction. Level 50 Construction is likely achieved at around 83–84 Firemaking.

For more information, see Ultimate Ironman Guide/Firemaking.

Levels 15–70: Balloon oaks[edit | edit source]

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Cutting oak logs and building oak furniture is one of the best training methods for lower levels. Players will need to have completed Enlightened Journey and have unlocked the balloon route to Varrock for this method, as it provides a reasonably fast transportation to the sawmill.

For this method, players will need to have their player-owned house in Taverley, and have unlocked the balloon routes to Taverley and Varrock. Players will also need to store their items at an Item Retrieval Service for more inventory space. It is best to have 24 inventory spaces for the planks, which only possible with the rune pouch, as this allows the player to build 3 oak larders per trip. This method is still viable without the rune pouch, however players will get slightly lower rates with only 22 inventory spaces instead of 24. It is also recommended to have the graceful outfit for weight reduction and faster run energy restoration, as this method involves a lot of running.

Using the Balloon transport system to the sawmill requires a payment of willow logs. There is a crate near the balloon where the player can store up to 100 logs. When you run out, there are some trees nearby for you to fill the crate.

This method goes as follows:

  1. Cut an inventory of oak logs near the Lumber Yard sawmill.
  2. Convert the logs into planks at the sawmill.
  3. Teleport outside of your player-owned house and enter it in building mode.
  4. Build and remove oak furniture until you have run out of oak planks.
    1. With 24 oak planks, build and remove 3 oak larders in the Kitchen.
    2. With 22 oak planks, build and remove 3 carved oak tables and 1 oak dining table in the Dining room.
  5. Exit the house, run south-east to the balloon, and take the route to the Varrock sawmill.
  6. Repeat the process, and get more willow logs for the balloon whenever needed.

Tick manipulation can be used to cut the logs faster, which increases experience rates slightly. Players should drop the tick manipulation items at the trees and pick them up again on every lap.

Players can gain up to around 40,000 Construction experience per hour when not using tick manipulation. With tick manipulation, it is possible to gain up to 50,000 experience per hour. The experience rate is dependent on the Woodcutting level, so expect lower rates at below level 61 Woodcutting. This method costs around 4 coins per experience.

Levels 20–70: Mahogany Homes oak contracts[edit | edit source]

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Completing adept contracts for Mahogany Homes is one of the best training methods at lower levels. It is also cheaper than balloon oaks.

Levels 70–99: Mahogany Homes teak contracts[edit | edit source]

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Completing adept contracts for Mahogany Homes offers the fastest Construction experience for Ultimate Ironmen. While 1.5-tick cutting teaks on Fossil Island is slightly more efficient overall, this method is a lot cheaper and requires less effort. Players who are looking for a lower-effort alternative may want to consider getting the plank sack from completing the contracts and then move onto Prifddinas teaks.

Players will need to have completed Song of the Elves for quick access to the teak trees in Prifddinas, which are located right next to the sawmill. Players will also need to have built a spirit tree inside of the player-owned house for faster access to the teak trees. Building one requires level 75 Construction and level 83 Farming, both of which can be boosted. This method also requires a decent amount of noted steel bars, which can be obtained through Slayer training or from Zalcano. A rune pouch (with law, dust and water runes), a tome of fire (for fire runes) and mounted Xeric’s talisman (72 construction) in your player-owned house are also recommended.

The plank sack increases experience rates and players should get one as soon as possible. The carpenter’s outfit is useful but does not provide a huge benefit, as it only affects the experience gained building the furniture, not the experience gained from completing the contract.

With good practice and when using the plank sack, players can gain up to around 95,000 Construction and 25,000 Woodcutting experience per hour, at a cost of around 1.8 coins per experience.

Method[edit | edit source]

Start by teleporting to the Prifddinas spirit tree and run east to the grove of teak trees. Cut an inventory, then run south to the nearby sawmill and turn your teak logs into teak planks. If you have the plank sack, fill up the sack then cut another inventory and turn into logs and fill your inventory again. You should have a partially filled inventory. Fill your inventory with logs again and convert them into planks. Optionally you can leave 2–3 inventory spaces empty for steel bars.

Next, teleport to Falador and get a contract. If you already have a contract, go to the location of your current contract. If needed, unnote 2–3 steel bars at the closest available bank for your contract. Complete your contact, drink the tea to restore run energy if needed, and get another contract by either going to the contract agent in the town you are in or if you are far from NPC tele to Falador and talk to Amy. Repeat this until you run out or nearly run out of planks, unnoting more steel bars as needed. When your inventory and plank sack are empty use your available spirit tree to teleport back to Prifddinas and repeat the process.

Using the teleports in in your standard spellbook is a fast way of getting to Varrock, Falador, and Ardougne. Players can quickly get to the teak trees in Prifddinas by using Teleport to House and using the spirit tree to Prifddinas. For Hosidius, players should use the Xeric's talisman or its mounted version to Xeric's Glade.

Other methods[edit | edit source]

Levels 59–70/82: Limestone[edit | edit source]

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Buying limestone bricks from Razmire Keelgan and building limestone attack stones is a relatively fast and cheap training method for Ultimate Ironmen. However, it is somewhat click-intensive, and no Woodcutting experience is gained from doing it which makes the method less efficient than most of the other methods.

This method requires level 59 Construction, completion of the hard tasks in the Morytania Diary, 20 free inventory spaces, having used a serum 208 dose on Razmire Keelgan, and a flamtaer bag. It is also recommended to have the graceful outfit and/or revitalisation pool or higher in the player-owned house.

Suiciding with the Flamtaer bag will cause it to break, so it is required to store any items in an Item Retrieval Service before getting your Flamtaer bag, if planning to store any items that way. Acquiring a Flamtaer bag requires playing the Shades of Mort'ton (minigame) which is a dangerous activity requiring combat, so use caution when preparing to train this way.

This method goes as follows:

  1. Left-click Razmire Keelgan to gain access to his builder's store.
  2. Buy a total of 80 limestone bricks from Razmire Keelgan using the right-click Trade-Builders-Store option, 20 bricks at a time and filling the Flamtaer bag after each purchase until it is full.
  3. Teleport outside of your player-owned house and enter it in building mode.
  4. Build and remove limestone attack stones until you have run out of limestone bricks.
  5. Teleport to Burgh de Rott using the Morytania legs and exit the gate north. While interacting with the gate, hop worlds.
  6. Run north to Mort'ton, and repeat the process.

Players can gain up to 80,000 experience per hour, although players are likely to see rates of 70,000–75,000 experience per hour when including mistakes. This method costs of around 2.7 coins per experience.

Levels 70–99: Mounted mythical capes with Prifddinas teaks[edit | edit source]

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Cutting teak trees in Prifddinas and building mounted mythical capes is a more straightforward and slightly lower-effort alternative to Mahogany Homes teak contracts. This method is comparable teak contracts in terms of overall efficiency, but it is much more expensive.

Players must have completed Song of the Elves to access Prifddinas and Dragon Slayer II to be able to build mounted mythical capes. Players will also need to have built a spirit tree inside of the player-owned house for faster access to the teak trees. Building one requires level 75 Construction and level 83 Farming, both of which can be boosted. Having the plank sack increases experience rates slightly, and getting one is recommended if doing this method for a long period of time.

This method goes as follows:

  1. Cut an inventory of teak logs, and make them into planks at the nearby sawmill.
  2. If you have the plank sack, store the teak planks inside, cut a second inventory of teak logs and make them into planks.
  3. Teleport outside of your player-owned house and enter it in building mode.
  4. Build and remove mounted mythical capes until you have run out of teak planks.
  5. Use the spirit tree in your player-owned house to Prifddinas, and run east to the grove of teak trees using the northern path. Repeat the process.

Players can gain up to 72,000 Construction and 49,700 Woodcutting experience per hour. With the plank sack, the experience rates are increased to around 78,000 Construction and 53,800 Woodcutting experience per hour. This method costs around 4.15 coins per experience.

If using a crystal axe for this method, players will slightly profit crystal shards over time.

Levels 82–99: Mounted mythical capes with 1.5-tick Fossil Island teaks[edit | edit source]

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1.5-tick cutting teak trees on Fossil Island and building mounted mythical capes is the most efficient Construction training method for Ultimate Ironmen. Tick manipulation must be used for this method, as without it the experience rates are significantly lower and this method would not be worth doing over Mahogany Homes teak contracts or Prifddinas teaks. While completing adept contracts for Mahogany Homes offers faster Construction experience, this method offers much more passive Woodcutting experience, which makes it slightly more efficient overall. However, this method is click-intensive and more expensive than the teak contracts. Additionally, Prifddinas teaks with the plank sack is only slightly slower, which can be a better option for those who are looking for a lower-effort alternative.

Players must have completed Dragon Slayer II to be able to build mounted mythical capes. Players will also need to have built the mounted digsite pendant (requires level 82 Construction) in the player-owned house, and have three fully grown teak trees in the hardwood patches on Fossil Island. Level 70 Agility is also required for the shortcut to the hardwood patches. For the fastest experience, players will also need to have the Crafting cape for quick access to a sawmill by use of the Balloon Transport System. A slower alternative is to use the fancy jewellery box (or better) teleport to the Woodcutting Guild. The plank sack is not worth using for this method.

This method goes as follows:

  1. Cut an inventory of teak logs using 1.5-tick manipulation.
  2. Teleport to the Crafting Guild and take the balloon right outside to the Varrock sawmill, or teleport to your house and use your jewellery box to the Woodcutting Guild sawmill.
  3. Make your logs into teak planks.
  4. Teleport outside of your player-owned house and enter it in building mode.
  5. Build and remove mounted mythical capes until you have run out of teak planks.
  6. Teleport to the Digsite using the mounted digsite pendant, run a bit east and use the Quick-travel option on the barge guard.
  7. Run through the shortcut to the hardwood patches, and repeat the process.

The Balloon Transport System requires a payment of willow logs with every trip. You can fill the log storage nearby with the willow trees outside of the Crafting Guild every 100 trips.

With good performance, players can gain up to 88,000 Construction and 60,700 Woodcutting experience per hour when using the Crafting cape and a dragon axe. This method costs around 4.15 coins per experience. Expect slightly lower rates at lower Woodcutting levels, or if using the jewellery box rather than the Crafting cape. Without tick manipulation players can only gain up to 65,000 Construction experience per hour, slightly slower than Prifddinas teaks.