Ultimate Ironman Guide/Crafting
Crafting is most notable as a source for Enchanted jewellery, for use in combat and as a way to teleport around the game. However, the difficulty in stockpiling gems and gold bars means that making jewellery is not a particularly viable method for Ultimate Ironman players to train the skill. Instead, Crafting is usually trained with a mix of Questing, glassblowing, and some passive experience gains from other training methods. Because of the usefulness of the amulet of glory in combat and for teleportation, some players choose to heavily focus on training Crafting early on, before doing much combat training where the amulet of glory would shine.
Early training: Quests[edit | edit source]
Perhaps more than any other skill, quest experience rewards for Crafting are an excellent way to skip past the early levels and their slow training methods. Due to the sheer number of quests that give Crafting experience as a reward, they will not be listed here. It is instead suggested to look at the table provided on the Quest experience rewards page.
Even ignoring quests with significant skill requirements, it is quite easy to quest up to 40+ Crafting, after which a number of efficient training methods for Crafting become available.
Levels 20–61: Shades of Mort'ton[edit | edit source]
With the completion of the Shades of Mort'ton quest, players gain access to the minigame of the same name, which can offer suprisingly good experience rates even at low Crafting levels. Training at this minigame is fairly low effort, and can net up to 20k experience per hour. It is recommended to get a Flamtaer bag if possible, as it holds vast amounts of all the items used in the minigame. Besides the Flamtaer bag, the inventory should consist of as many timber beams, limestone bricks, and swamp paste as possible, along with a hammer and coins to buy more supplies.
Note: The Flamtaer bag will be destroyed on any death, so keep this in mind if planning to use it for training.
Levels 1–99: Glassblowing[edit | edit source]
One of the best methods of training Crafting at any level is through glassblowing. Training in this method requires a fairly empty inventory, but usually does not require significant preparation in terms of resource collection, except for coins and runes. The following sections highlight some of the most popular methods of training Crafting with glassblowing.
Levels 1–61: Port Phasmatys[edit | edit source]
Without Superglass Make, which requires 77 Magic and completion of Lunar Diplomacy (61 Crafting, among other requirements), the best way to train with glassblowing is found at Port Phasmatys, due to the proximity of the furnace to the Trader Stan's Trading Post shop at the charter ship.
To train using this method, it is recommended to have at least 20 empty inventory spaces, as the shop has a usual stock of 10 buckets of sand and 10 soda ash. After buying ten of each, run to the furnace in town, and turn them into ten pieces of molten glass. Run back to the charter ships, and while running use the glassblowing pipe to blow the molten glass into the desired glass item. Once back to the ship, switch worlds to one with a full shop stock. Then, sell the glass items to free up inventory space, buy more sand and soda ash, and repeat the process.
This method allows a player to craft up to 600 glass items per hour, which equates to 38k experience per hour if crafting empty fishbowls, 43k experience per hour if crafting unpowered orbs, and 45k experience per hour if crafting lantern lenses.
Levels 61–99: Charter ship method[edit | edit source]
The charter ship method offers the fastest experience without any stored supplies needed. Players will need to have completed Lunar Diplomacy and have level 77 Magic to be able to cast Superglass Make. Players will also need to have at least 23 inventory spaces, so it is recommended to store items at an Item Retrieval Service beforehand for more inventory space.
The method is fairly straightforward and goes as follows: buy 10 buckets of sand and 10 seaweeds (or soda ashes) from a Trader Crewmember, cast Superglass Make and hop to a different world during the animation. Craft a full inventory of the best glass item available, sell it to the charter shop (or drop) and repeat. It is best to use a remote location that is not close to a bank, as it is less likely to have competition for stock from other Ironman players.
Players can gain up to around 75,000–80,000 experience per hour with lantern lenses, and 95,000–100,000 experience per hour with empty light orbs. This equates to around 1,200–1,250 glass items made per hour.
Levels 61–99: Noted Superglass[edit | edit source]
With completion of the Bone Voyage quest, it becomes possible to farm giant seaweed in the Underwater section of Fossil Island. As with all Farming produce, giant seaweed can be noted at a nearby Tool Leprechaun, allowing players to stockpile large amounts of it. This noted giant seaweed can be combined with noted buckets of sand and the Superglass Make spell for extremely fast Crafting training at any bank. The best source of noted buckets of sand is through the Sandstorm grinder in the Bandit Camp Quarry. The grinder can hold up to 25,000 noted buckets of sand, which can be withdrawn for 50 coins each.
Training with this method can reach up to 98k experience per hour if crafting lantern lenses, and up to 118k experience per hour if crafting empty light orbs, though this does not take into account the time required to collect giant seaweed or sand. While training with this method, excess molten glass will drop to the ground, so it is recommended to pick it up and use it so as not to waste potential Crafting experience.
For more information, see Ultimate Ironman Guide/Mining.
Passive training: Arceuus Runecraft[edit | edit source]
While training Runecraft by crafting either soul runes or blood runes, mining the dense essence blocks at the Arceuus essence mine and chiseling them into Dark essence fragments gives some Crafting experience as well. If making blood runes, for every 100k Runecraft experience gained, the player should expect around 15k Crafting experience. If making soul runes, for every 100k Runecraft experience gained, the player should expect around 13k Crafting experience.
For more information, see Ultimate Ironman Guide/Runecraft.
Passive Training: Forthos Dungeon[edit | edit source]
The self-contained nature of the Forthos Dungeon makes it a viable option for training multiple skills at the same time. With 73+ Crafting, it is possible to kill the Red dragons in the dungeon, tan their hides at Eodan, craft them into Red dragonhide armour, and alch them all within the Dungeon. This self-sustaining training loop can get up to 5k-6k Crafting experience per hour, while also netting 15k+ Prayer experience and 240k+ coins.
For more information, see Ultimate Ironman Guide/Prayer.
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