Ultimate Ironman Guide/Construction

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Construction unlocks various options for storing items. This 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.

When training Construction, it is strongly recommended to store items at an Item Retrieval Service for more inventory space.

Early training methods[edit | edit source]

In order to train Construction, players must have purchased a player-owned house at an Estate agent. Alternatively, players can complete Daddy's Home miniquest, which also grants some Construction experience and some Construction materials.

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. Switch 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 would be achieved at around 82–83 Firemaking.

For more information, see Ultimate Ironman Guide/Firemaking.

Levels 1–99: Mahogany Homes[edit | edit source]

Completing contracts for Mahogany Homes is one of the fastest Construction training methods for Ultimate Ironmen. It is also cheaper than the other methods, which makes this method very accessible.

Completing Mahogany Homes contracts effectively requires some preparation. The items and unlocks needed and recommended are listed below:

Players should get the plank sack as soon as possible, as it increases experience rates. The plank sack is untradeable and usually disposed after finishing training, so it is recommended to have enough points to buy a new one when the player is going to train Construction again.

Extra carpenter points are best spent on supply crates, as they give Construction materials. The carpenter's outfit is not worth getting, as it only affects the experience gained building the furniture, not the experience gained from completing the contract.

Levels 20–70: Oak contracts[edit | edit source]

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

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. Having noted steel bars increases experience rates slightly, but they are not necessary. The method below assumes the player does not have any noted steel bars.

Experience rates vary depending on inventory space, available teleports, and unlocks. Without the plank sack, players can gain up to around 50,000 experience per hour. With the plank sack, the experience rates are increased to around 60,000 experience per hour. This method costs around 0.8 coins per experience.

This method goes as follows:

  1. Minigame teleport to the Blast Furnace, and make steel bars.
    1. Hop to a world that is not an official Blast Furnace world.
    2. Buy 1 inventory of coal and 1 inventory of iron ore, and put them into the conveyor belt.
    3. Hop to a Blast Furnace world to make steel bars. Cool the dispenser with a bucket of water.
  2. Withdraw steel bars from the dispenser. Without the plank sack, withdraw 4 steel bars; with the plank sack, withdraw 8 steel bars.
  3. Teleport to Taverley, run south-east to the balloon, and take the route to the Varrock sawmill.
    1. If your house is in Hosidius, use a ring of dueling to teleport to Castle Wars and use the balloon there.
  4. Cut oak logs near the sawmill, and make them into oak planks.
  5. Complete novice contracts for Mahogany Homes until you have run out of planks or steel bars.
  6. Repeat the process. Withdraw and make more steel bars when needed.

Levels 70–99: Teak contracts[edit | edit source]

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Completing adept contracts for Mahogany Homes is one of the fastest training methods for Ultimate Ironmen. While cutting teaks in Prifddinas and building mounted mythical capes is faster when using tick manipulation, this method is cheaper and requires less effort.

Players will need to have completed Song of the Elves for 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.

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.

This method goes as follows:

  1. Cut an inventory of teak logs at near the sawmill in Prifddinas, and make them into planks. If you have the plank sack, cut more teak logs and make them into planks until you have your inventory and the plank sack filled with teak planks. Optionally you can leave 2–3 inventory spaces empty for steel bars.
  2. Teleport to Falador, and get a contract from Amy. 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.
  3. Complete your contact, drink the tea to restore run energy if needed.
  4. Get another contract by either going to the contract agent in the town you are in. If you are far from the NPC, teleport to Falador and talk to Amy.
  5. Repeat this until you run out or nearly run out of planks. Unnote more steel bars as needed.
  6. When you have run out of planks, use a spirit tree to teleport back to Prifddinas, and repeat the process.

Other methods[edit | edit source]

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. It is best to have 24 inventory spaces for the planks, which is 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 59–70: 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 before players have unlocked Prifddinas. However, it is somewhat click-intensive, and no Woodcutting experience is gained from doing it which makes the method less efficient overall than 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 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 the fastest way to train Construction when using tick manipulation. However, it is more expensive than completing contracts for Mahogany Homes, costing around 4.05 coins per experience. Without tick manipulation, this method is only recommended for players who are seeking for a more straightforward alternative to Mahogany Homes and do not mind spending extra money.

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. The plank sack is also needed for the fastest experience rates.

It is generally best to wear the Lumberjack outfit for extra Woodcutting experience. The carpenter's outfit is not worth getting, but it is worth using over the Lumberjack outfit if the player already has it.

Having a total of 48 spaces for the planks is optimal. Players who wish to keep the crystal shards for later use will only have enough space for 45 planks, though this would also free up 2 inventory spaces for other items, such as for the seed box and the looting bag for herb runs. If using a crystal axe for this method, players will slightly profit crystal shards over time.

This method goes as follows:

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

Experience rates scale depending on the Woodcutting level. At level 99 Woodcutting and when wearing the Lumberjack outfit, players can gain up to 113,000 Construction and 80,000 Woodcutting experience per hour. Without tick manipulation, players can expect to gain around 78,000 Construction and 54,000 Woodcutting experience per hour.