Ultimate Ironman Guide/Construction

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Construction is one of the most useful skills for an Ultimate Ironman, though it is among the more difficult to train. Construction is most useful for the variety of item storage options it provides, centred primarily around the Costume Room of the players player-owned house. Within the Costume Room, furniture like the Magic Wardrobe, Armour Case, and Cape Rack can be used to store a number of useful pieces of equipment. Beyond the Costume Room, 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. Because of their inventory restrictions, it is not generally feasible for Ultimate Ironman players to travel around the world using disposable Enchanted jewellery like regular players. Instead, the Jewellery Box within the player-owned house is used to travel wherever enchanted jewellery would otherwise be used, requiring only a way to quickly travel to the player's house. Other furniture like the mounted Amulet of glory, mounted Mythical cape, and portals within the Portal Chamber serve a similar purpose of making travel around the world much quicker. Because of its ability to teleport the player to their player-owned house, as well as any POH portal, the Construct. cape is one of the most useful and desired skillcapes for any Ultimate Ironman.

Early training: Entrana, quests, Wintertodt[edit | edit source]

One popular way to train Construction at low levels is through passive training at the Wintertodt, where fixing the Braziers at the activity rewards 4x the player's Construction level each time. Because the Construction experience gained here scales based on the player's level, it is usually recommended to get some quick, early levels by doing quests or low-level training methods before going to the Wintertodt. Before doing any Construction training, be sure to purchase a house at an Estate agent.

The Tower of Life has a decent Construction experience reward, but requires level 10 Construction to complete. One easy way to reach level 10 for the quest's requirement is by training Construction with the plank spawns on Entrana. 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. This method is not particularly quick, but should be enough to easily get to level 10.

With a few early levels completed, training at the Wintertodt is a good way to level up Construction to a point where oak planks can be used. While training at the Wintertodt, Construction experience rates will greatly depend 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.

For more information, see Ultimate Ironman Guide/Firemaking.

Levels 15–59/70/82: Balloon oaks[edit | edit source]

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Cutting oak logs and building oak furniture is the best training method 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.

Players will 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.

To train with this method, make sure your POH is set to Taverley and that you have unlocked the Taverley and sawmill balloon routes. Starting at the sawmill, cut an inventory of oak logs using the trees nearby. Once your inventory is full, run to the sawmill operator and convert your logs into oak planks. At this point, either teleport outside of your POH or use the balloon to get to Taverley, where you then will run to the POH portal. Enter your POH in building mode, and make as many oak larders as you can. Should the player not have the rune pouch and only have 22 inventory spaces for the planks, build 3 carved oak tables and 1 oak kitchen table instead of 3 oak larders. Leave your POH and run to the balloon, taking the route to the Varrock sawmill, and repeat.

It is possible to use tick manipulation to improve the training speed of this method, by either keeping tick manipulation items with you throughout the process, or dropping them at the trees and picking them up again on every lap.

Players can gain up to around 40,000 Construction experience per hour when not using tick manipulation, at a cost of around 4 coins per experience. 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 lower levels.

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

Levels 59–70/82/99: Limestone[edit | edit source]

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Buying limestone bricks from Razmire Keelgan and building limestone attack stones is the second fastest training method for Ultimate Ironmen. 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 to be fully efficient. 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.

For each lap you will use the Morytania legs 3 to teleport to Burgh de Rott. From there travel north and exit the gate (you can save 1 tick by hopping worlds as you interact with the gate). Then run north into Mort'ton and go to the Razmire Builders Merchants store located in the middle of town. Left click the merchant then right click to access the builder's store. Purchase 80 limestone total, 20 at a time, filling the Flamtaer bag after each purchase until it is full (the bag holds 60 limestone), with an extra 20 limestone in your inventory. Teleport to your POH and enter in Building mode. Build 8 Limestone attack stones with the 80 limestone, then teleport back to Burgh de Rott using the Morytania legs and repeat the process.

Players can gain up to 80,000 experience per hour, at a cost of around 2.7 coins per experience.

Levels 70–82/99: Prifddinas teaks[edit | edit source]

Cutting teak trees in Prifddinas and building mounted mythical capes is the best training method for players who do not wish to use tick manipulation. Players must have completed Song of the Elves and Dragon Slayer II for this method, as well as have built a spirit tree inside of the POH. While completion of Dragon Slayer II is not mandatory, recommended for access to the Mythical cape, as mounting it gives more experience per plank than other traditional things for construction like Teak garden benches.

Start by teleporting to the Prifddinas spirit tree and run west to the grove of teak trees. Cut an inventory, then run south to the nearby sawmill and turn your teak logs into teak planks. Teleport to the outside of your POH and enter it in building mode. Make and remove mounted mythical capes until out of teak planks, then use your spirit tree to return to Prifddinas, and repeat.

Players can gain up to 72,000 Construction and 49,000 Woodcutting experience per hour. While the limestone method offers slightly faster Construction experience and is cheaper, this method is more efficient overall because of the passive Woodcutting experience, and it requires a lot less effort.

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

Levels 82–99: Fossil Island teaks[edit | edit source]

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Cutting teak trees on Fossil Island and building mounted mythical capes is the fastest training method for Ultimate Ironmen when using tick manipulation. Players must have completed Bone Voyage to access Fossil Island and 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. 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 Prifddinas teaks.

For the fastest experience, players will need to have level 99 Crafting equipping a Crafting cape is also required for quick access to a sawmill by use of the Balloon Transport System. However, the fancy jewellery box or better can also be used with its teleport to the Woodcutting Guild.

Start by using the Digsite teleport on your mounted pendant. Run to the barge, and travel to the Museum Camp by using the Quick-Travel option. Run through the agility shortcut (70 Agility) and cut an inventory of teak logs using 1.5-tick manipulation. After you have an inventory, either teleport to the Crafting Guild and take the balloon right outside to the Varrock Sawmill, or use a POH teleport to use your jewellery box to the Woodcutting Guild sawmill. Make your logs into teak planks, and teleport outside of your POH, where you can enter it in building mode. Make and remove mounted mythical capes until out of teak planks, then teleport back to the island and repeat.

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.

Players can gain up to 90,000 Construction and 62,000 Woodcutting experience per hour when using the Crafting cape and a dragon axe. 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 experience per hour, slightly slower than Prifddinas teaks.

For more information, see Ultimate Ironman Guide/Woodcutting.