Ultimate Ironman Guide/Construction
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, centered primarily around the Costume Room of the player s 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 Abbysal 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 traing 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.
33+ - Oak Larder and Balloon Construction[edit | edit source]
Upon completion of the Enlightened Journey quest, you have access to the Balloon transport system, which is used in this method. It's recommended that you have as many inventory spaces you can spare for this method, so it is reccomended to store items at an Item Retrieval Service for more plank space. The Graceful set is also recommended, as this method involves a lot of running. 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. Using Teleport to House you can expect a maximum experience rate of 40k experience per hour (50k per hour with tick manipulation) and running you about 4 GP per XP. The experience rate is dependent on the player's axe and Woodcutting level, so expect less experience per hour at lower levels.
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. Leave your POH and run to the balloon, taking the route to the Varrock sawmill, and repeat.
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.
59+ - Limestone[edit | edit source]
This method requires level 59 Construction, the Hard Morytania Diary, 20 free inventory spaces, having used a Serum 208 dose on Razmire Keelgan, and a Flamtaer bag to be fully efficient. 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. With this method you can expect an experience rate of 80k per hour at a cost of 2.7 GP per XP
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.
70+ - Prifddinas Teak Construction[edit | edit source]
At experience rates of up to 72k Construction and 49k Woodcutting experience per hour, Teak trees in Prifddinas are the best method available for players who do not wish to use tick manipulation available in the Fossil Island Teaks method. This method requires access to Prifddinas by completion of Song of the Elves as well as having a Spirit Tree inside of your POH. Dragon Slayer II is 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.
82+ - Fossil Island Teak Construction[edit | edit source]
At up to 90k Construction and 62k Woodcutting experience per hour, Fossil Island Teak trees are the fastest Construction training method available for Ultimate Ironman players. This method requires a Mounted digsite pendant (82 Construction) in the player's player-owned house Portal Nexus. For the fastest experience rates, 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. It is recommended you have access to a Mythical Cape, which requires completion of Dragon Slayer II. Mounting the cape gives more experience per plank than tradtional construction methods.
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, ideally using 1.5 tick manipulation for maximum experience rates. 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.
Note: 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. The 90k Construction experience per hour rate is achievable by using 1.5 tick manipulation at 99 Woodcutting with a Dragon Axe. As well as using the Crafting cape teleport to the guild. Without tick manipulation you can expect closer to 65k Construction experience per hour. Expect lower rates at lower Woodcutting levels, or if using the jewellery box rather than the Crafting cape.
For more information, see Ultimate Ironman Guide/Woodcutting.
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