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This is a list of ways to make money in Old School RuneScape and the requirements to do them. Please remember that these are just a few suggestions, and the prices and hourly rates are mere estimates.

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WARNING: Due to the constant changing of prices, some of the estimated values may be off. Do some research about the items first before you attempt to make money from them.

NOTE: Any method in the "Hourly Profit" section that relies on buying any item from the Grand Exchange is shown merely for the sake of completeness, as almost all of the shown methods involving purchases assume an infinite buy limit, which is unrealistic. Such methods include growing of saplings and processing of materials. It is advised to make money using methods that don't rely on purchase prices/have restrictive buy limits.


Starting off

Stronghold of Security

Stronghold of security map

A map of the Stronghold of Security.

Players can visit the Stronghold of Security for some quick coins. Players only need to complete the first three levels to get 100 coins. This can be done even at Combat level 3. Just pick some cabbages on the way there from the field north of Lumbridge (or cooked meat from the lodge just above the entrance to the stronghold) and eat between rooms. Also, if you level up your Cooking skill a little, you could get some raw trout or raw salmon from a popular world at Barbarian Village and cook them on the everlasting fire next to the fishing spot. Cooking trout and salmon requires level 15 and 25 Cooking respectively.

Skilling

Another way to start making some gold pieces is by levelling up a skill such as Woodcutting, Fishing, or Mining. These three skills (Woodcutting, Fishing, and Mining) are known as the 'Big Three', and they have been the three primary money-making skills commonly used by players to make money in RuneScape.

Members, on the other hand, have access to an additional money-maker in the Hunter skill as well as an array of other content like high-level Runecrafting and Thieving. The latter is a very fast skill that unlocks many very effective money-making methods that require little-to-no startup costs or supplies, thus making it an ideal stat for Ironman accounts or players without a large bank.

Flesh crawlers

Stronghold of security map

A map of the Stronghold of Security.

Note: Do not kill Flesh Crawlers on a free-to-play server because you can only get body runes and iron ore from them.

To kill them, go to the second level of the Stronghold of Security, and then head south into the large room containing them. Mages and rangers can easily safespot them. They drop herbs, fire runes, noted iron ore, nature runes and dust runes. If you have decent Defence and armour, then you can slay enough to get around 10,000 fire runes as well as iron ore and nature runes each trip, worth over 150,000 coins. An Amulet of glory could be useful for banking in Edgeville.

Flax

Flax
Seers' Village map

A map of Seers' Village.

Flax can be picked in the flax field south of Seers' Village by members. Players can obtain around 1,000 flax per hour resulting in 3,000 (However, this is not recommended to do). Moreover, if players have 10 Crafting or higher, it can be spun into bow string, and approximately 1,000 bow string (worth 155,000) can be made an hour using the spinning wheel in Lumbridge Castle. It is best to buy flax and spin it rather than picking it.

Also, if players have at least completed all the easy Kandarin tasks, they can exchange their flax for bowstrings at the flax keeper. This can be done once per day based on UTC time.

Imps

There are three imps spawning at south gate of Falador, by killing imps they drop beads (yellow,white,black and red). Each bead is worth over 1,000, yellow beads are the most valuable at 2,735. Multiple Imps can also spawn around the volcano at Karamja.

Ashes

Ashes

Ashes can be sold for about 868 a stack on the GE. Ashes are abundant in the area surrounding the GE so this method should generate around 4,278,000 an hour assuming you are collecting a full stack every minute.

Cowhides

Cowhide
Lumbridge cowfield

Cows are found here.

Cowhides can be tanned at a tanner for a small fee and turned into soft leather for one coin or turned into hard leather for three coins each. Cowhide can be turned into either soft leather, which is approximately 81,532 per hour, or hard leather, which is around 84,524 per hour, assuming a player can collect and tan approximately 374 hides in an hour. Just go to the Lumbridge cow field, loot 27 cowhides, run to the Al Kharid tanner, Ellis, pay him gold, bank, and then repeat. It is recommended that players complete the Prince Ali Rescue quest beforehand to allow them free passage through the gates, though the difference in hourly profits is marginal. New players should be aware that tanned leather cannot be traded at the Grand Exchange until the player has either 7 Quest Points or 24 hours of playtime.

Dark wizards

Wizard hat
Varrock map

Dark wizards are found at the south end of Varrock.

Dark wizards, located south of Varrock, are level 7 and 20 wizards that can easily be killed by low levels, especially those using Ranged. They drop talismans and runes. Talismans can be sold to runecrafters for a decent sum of gold pieces. More specifically, fire talismans can be sold over the Grand Exchange for up to 137,392,260 each. This method only being useful for low level players, it is advised to wear Magic or Ranged equipment when fighting against them, as Magic can easily penetrate Melee armour. Also, targeting the level 7 wizards makes this method easier, as this is a single-way combat zone.

Iron ore

Iron ore

Head for the Al-Kharid mine, and find a world where there's one or more people powermining. Pick up the dropped ores, each worth 183, and head for the bank. Once you've gotten an amount of ores you're satisfied with, head for the Grand Exchange to sell your ores. This method can earn you roughly 84,729 per hour.

Members are able to do this even faster by using the agility shortcut through the western wall in Falador and mine at the nearby mining site. This eliminates most of the time spent running to and from the bank. Using Falador teleports will increase profit even further.

Chickens

Raw chicken

Killing chickens drops bones, raw chicken, and five feathers, which can all be sold on the Grand Exchange. Cooked chicken sometimes sells for more than raw chicken, so you may wish to check the prices and then cook them before selling them. The total per chicken killed is 102 to 147; you can also take unlimited raw chickens from the crates in the food shop in Port Sarim and bank them in Draynor Village (or bank deposit box on docks by the monks) provided that you have begun the Pirate's Treasure quest and are wearing a white apron.

Hourly profit

Collecting Combat Processing Skilling Recurring
Method Profit per hour Skill Category Intensity Members
Cutting Amethyst arrowtips 132,000 85 Crafting icon Crafting Unknown Yes
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Cutting Amethyst bolt tips 8,000 83 Crafting icon Crafting Unknown Yes
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Baking potatoes 91,000 7 Cooking icon (41+ Cooking icon recommended) Cooking Unknown Yes
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Barrows 1,261,000

43+ Prayer icon strongly recommended for protection prayers (higher prayer means fewer supplies used per trip)
Melee:
70+ Attack iconStrength iconDefence icon recommended
Magic:
50+ Magic icon (75+ recommended for Trident)
Ranged:
50+ Ranged icon (75+ recommended for Toxic blowpipe)

Combat/High Medium Yes
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Casting Bones To Bananas 392,000 15Magic icon Magic High No
Free-to-play icon
Casting High Level Alchemy on charged bracelets of ethereum 605,000 55 Magic icon Magic Unknown Yes
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Casting Spin Flax 63,000 76 Magic icon Magic Unknown Yes
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Casting Superglass Make 681,000 77 Magic icon Magic Unknown Yes
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Casting Tan Leather 683,000 78 Magic icon Magic Unknown Yes
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Catching anglerfish 215,000

82+ Fishing icon (95+ recommended)
15 Hunter icon optional (to hunt for grubs)

Fishing Unknown Yes
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Catching infernal eels 264,000

80+ Fishing icon (99 recommended)

Fishing Unknown Yes
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Catching lobsters 66,000 40+ Fishing icon (60+ recommended) Fishing Unknown No
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Catching minnow 320,000 82+ Fishing icon Fishing Low Yes
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Catching monkfish 126,000 62+ Fishing icon (80+ recommended) Fishing Unknown Yes
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Catching sacred eels 350,000

87+ Fishing icon (99 recommended)
72+ Cooking icon (99 recommended)

Fishing Unknown Yes
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Catching sharks 94,000 76+ Fishing icon (90+ recommended) Fishing Unknown Yes
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Chambers of Xeric 3,890,000

90+ Attack iconStrength iconDefence iconMagic iconRanged icon recommended
70+ Prayer icon recommended
A party member with 55+ Farming icon, 78+ Herblore icon, 30+ Construction icon strongly recommended

Combat/High High Yes
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Charging air orbs 441,000 66 Magic icon Magic Unknown Yes
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Charging earth orbs 307,000 60 Magic icon Magic Unknown Yes
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Charging fire orbs 406,000

63 Magic icon
70 or 80 Agility icon recommended
Decent Defence icon recommended

Magic Unknown Yes
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Charging water orbs 392,000

56 Magic icon
70 or 80 Agility icon recommended
Decent Defence icon recommended

Magic Unknown Yes
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Cleaning grimy avantoe -1,165,000 48 Herblore icon Herblore Unknown Yes
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Cleaning grimy cadantine 35,000 65 Herblore icon Herblore Unknown Yes
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Cleaning grimy dwarf weed 95,000 70 Herblore icon Herblore Unknown Yes
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Cleaning grimy guam leaves 35,000 3 Herblore icon Herblore Unknown Yes
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Cleaning grimy harralander 205,000 20 Herblore icon Herblore Unknown Yes
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Cleaning grimy irit leaves 135,000 40 Herblore icon Herblore Unknown Yes
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Cleaning grimy kwuarm 125,000 54 Herblore icon Herblore Unknown Yes
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Cleaning grimy lantadyme 305,000 67 Herblore icon Herblore Unknown Yes
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Cleaning grimy marrentill 55,000 5 Herblore icon Herblore Unknown Yes
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Cleaning grimy ranarr weed 320,000 25 Herblore icon Herblore Unknown Yes
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Cleaning grimy snapdragon 175,000 59 Herblore icon Herblore Unknown Yes
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Cleaning grimy tarromin 100,000 11 Herblore icon Herblore Unknown Yes
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Cleaning grimy toadflax 370,000 30 Herblore icon Herblore Unknown Yes
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Cleaning grimy torstol 820,000 75 Herblore icon Herblore Unknown Yes
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Collecting anti-dragon shields 58,000

High Agility icon recommended to have increased running energy restoration.

Collecting Unknown No
Free-to-play icon
Collecting ashes 16,000 30 Firemaking icon Collecting Unknown No
Free-to-play icon
Collecting big bones from the Bone Yard 63,000

Decent Multicombat and Defence icon recommended
25 Prayer icon recommended for Protect Item

Collecting Unknown No
Free-to-play icon
Collecting black scimitars from Ardougne Castle 296,000 61 Thieving icon Collecting Unknown Yes
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Collecting blue dragon scales 294,000

70 Agility icon recommended
37 Magic icon recommended

Collecting Unknown Yes
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Collecting buckets of sand 18,000

50 Construction icon
40 Magic icon recommended

Collecting Unknown Yes
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Collecting climbing boots 355,000 Decent Agility icon recommended Collecting Unknown Yes
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Collecting jangerberries 99,000 10 Agility icon Collecting Unknown Yes
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Collecting mort myre fungi 957,000 Decent Prayer icon recommended Collecting Unknown Yes
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Collecting planks 182,000 None Collecting Unknown Yes
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Collecting potato cacti 74,000 Decent Multicombat and Defence icon recommended

43+ Prayer icon recommended

Collecting Unknown Yes
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Collecting red spiders' eggs 38,000

Decent Multicombat and Defence icon recommended
25 Prayer icon recommended for Protect Item

Collecting Unknown Yes
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Collecting snape grass 39,000 72 Magic icon recommended Collecting Unknown Yes
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Collecting swamp tar from the Lady Zay 31,000 None Collecting Unknown Yes
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Collecting white berries 286,000 High Agility icon Collecting Unknown Yes
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Collecting wine of zamorak 218,000 33 Magic icon (37 Magic icon recommended) Magic Unknown No (Only at Chaos Fanatic)
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Cooking raw dark crabs 66,000 90 Cooking icon (99 Cooking icon recommended) Cooking Unknown Yes
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Cooking raw karambwan 95,000 30+ Cooking icon (90+ recommended) Cooking Unknown Yes
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Cooking raw monkfish 92,000 62 Cooking icon (80+ Cooking icon recommended, but 90+ Cooking icon strongly recommended) Cooking Unknown Yes
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Cooking raw sharks 74,000 80+ Cooking icon (89+ Cooking icon strongly recommended) Cooking Unknown Yes
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Crafting astral runes 1,141,000

82 Runecrafting icon recommended (40 Runecrafting icon required)
69 Magic icon recommended

Runecrafting Medium Yes
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Crafting blood runes 588,000

77 Runecrafting icon required
73+ Agility icon (highly recommended)
38 Mining icon required (to mine dense essence blocks)
38 Crafting icon required (to chip dark essence blocks)

Runecrafting Unknown Yes
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Crafting cosmic runes 566,000

75 Runecrafting icon (59 Runecrafting icon or 27 Runecrafting icon possible, but decreased profit)
66 Agility icon recommended

Runecrafting Medium Yes
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Crafting cosmic runes through the Abyss 648,000

75 Runecrafting icon (59 Runecrafting icon or 27 Runecrafting icon possible, but decreased profit)
21 Mining icon (70+ Mining icon recommended to mine through the rocks - optional)
70+ Hitpoints icon, Agility icon and Thieving icon (optional)

Runecrafting Medium Yes
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Crafting death runes through the Abyss 1,493,000

99 Runecrafting icon recommended (65 Runecrafting icon required)
21 Mining icon (70+ Mining icon recommended to mine through the rocks - optional)
70+ Hitpoints icon, Agility icon and Thieving icon (optional)

Runecrafting Medium Yes
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Crafting law runes through the Abyss 1,296,000

95 Runecrafting icon strongly recommended (54 Runecrafting icon required)
70+ Hitpoints icon, Agility icon and Thieving icon (optional)

Runecrafting Medium Yes
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Crafting nature runes through the Abyss 1,325,000

91 Runecrafting icon recommended (44 Runecrafting icon required)
21 Mining icon (70+ Mining icon recommended to mine through the rocks - optional)
70+ Hitpoints icon and Agility icon(optional)

Runecrafting Medium Yes
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Crafting soul runes 242,000

90 Runecrafting icon required
38 Mining icon required (to mine dense essence blocks)
38 Crafting icon required (to chip dark essence blocks)
70+ Hitpoints icon, Agility icon and Thieving icon (optional)

Runecrafting Unknown Yes
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Crafting wrath runes 1,778,000 95 Runecrafting icon Runecrafting Medium Yes
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Creating Ardougne teleport tablets 165,000 51 Magic icon

57 Construction icon recommended

Magic Unknown Yes
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Creating Camelot teleport tablets -43,000 45 Magic icon

57 Construction icon recommended

Magic Unknown Yes
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Creating Varrock teleport tablets 95,000

25 Magic icon
40 Construction icon recommended

Magic Unknown Yes
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Creating bones to peaches tablets 239,000

60 Magic icon
67 Construction icon recommended

Magic Unknown Yes
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Creating teleport to house tablets 154,000

40 Magic icon
67 Construction icon recommended

Magic Unknown Yes
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Crushing bird nests 1,585,000 None Processing High Yes
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Cutting diamond bolt tips 301,000 65 Fletching icon Fletching Low Yes
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Cutting magic logs 147,000 75 Woodcutting icon (90+ recommended) Woodcutting Unknown Yes
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Cutting mahogany logs 141,000 50 Woodcutting icon Woodcutting Unknown Yes
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Cutting maple logs 3,000 45 Woodcutting icon (60+ recommended) Woodcutting Unknown Yes
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Cutting oak logs 138,000 15 Woodcutting icon (60+ recommended) Woodcutting Unknown No
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Cutting redwood logs 55,000 90 Woodcutting icon Woodcutting Unknown Yes
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Cutting ruby bolt tips 300,000 63 Fletching icon Fletching Unknown Yes
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Cutting teak logs 156,000 35 Woodcutting icon Woodcutting Unknown Yes
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Cutting yew logs 48,000 60 Woodcutting icon (75+ recommended) Woodcutting Unknown No
Free-to-play icon
Enchanting diamond necklaces 113,000 57 Magic icon Magic Unknown Yes
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Enchanting dragonstone amulets -50,000 68 Magic icon Magic Unknown Yes
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Enchanting sapphire rings 277,000 7 Magic icon Magic Unknown Yes
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Exchanging impling jars 762,000 17 Hunter icon to enter Puro-Puro Processing Unknown Yes
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Exchanging mole parts -308,000 None Processing Unknown Yes
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Fletching Amethysts broad bolts -275,000 76 Fletching icon Fletching Unknown Yes
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Fletching diamond bolts 270,000 65 Fletching icon Fletching Unknown Yes
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Fletching headless arrows 80,000 None Fletching Unknown Yes
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Fletching ruby bolts 297,000 63 Fletching icon Fletching Unknown Yes
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Fletching unstrung maple longbows 69,000 55 Fletching icon Fletching Unknown Yes
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Fletching unstrung yew longbows 95,000 70 Fletching icon Fletching Unknown Yes
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Gnome Restaurant 310,000

42 Cooking icon strongly recommended
66 Magic icon recommended
43 Prayer icon (optional but there may be aggressive foes nearby)

Cooking Unknown Yes
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Grinding chocolate bars 100,000 None Processing Unknown No
Free-to-play icon
Grinding desert goat horns 245,000 None Processing Unknown Yes
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Grinding unicorn horns 400,000 None Processing Unknown Yes
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Growing apple saplings 232,000 27 Farming icon

68 Magic icon
85 Multicombat needed for Dream Mentor, to unlock the spell "Humidify"

Farming Unknown Yes
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Growing banana saplings 179,000 33 Farming icon

68 Magic icon recommended

Farming Unknown Yes
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Growing calquat saplings 1,129,000 72 Farming icon

68 Magic icon recommended

Farming Unknown Yes
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Growing curry saplings 614,000 42 Farming icon

68 Magic icon
85 Multicombat needed for Dream Mentor, to unlock the spell "Humidify"

Farming Unknown Yes
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Growing magic saplings 3,873,000 75 Farming icon

68 Magic icon
85 Multicombat needed for Dream Mentor, to unlock the spell "Humidify"

Farming Unknown Yes
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Growing mahogany saplings 1,614,000 55 Farming icon

68 Magic icon
85 Multicombat needed for Dream Mentor, to unlock the spell "Humidify"

Farming Unknown Yes
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Growing maple saplings 1,765,000 45 Farming icon

68 Magic icon
85 Multicombat needed for Dream Mentor, to unlock the spell "Humidify"

Farming Unknown Yes
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Growing oak saplings 453,000 15 Farming icon

68 Magic icon recommended

Farming Unknown Yes
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Growing orange saplings 278,000 39 Farming icon

68 Magic icon recommended

Farming Unknown Yes
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Growing palm saplings 2,121,000 68 Farming icon

68 Magic icon recommended
85 Multicombat needed for Dream Mentor, to unlock the spell "Humidify"

Farming Unknown Yes
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Growing papaya saplings 1,284,000 57 Farming icon

68 Magic icon
85 Multicombat needed for Dream Mentor, to unlock the spell "Humidify"

Farming Unknown Yes
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Growing pineapple saplings 1,073,000 51 Farming icon

68 Magic icon
85 Multicombat needed for Dream Mentor, to unlock the spell "Humidify"

Farming Unknown Yes
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Growing teak saplings 383,000 35 Farming icon

68 Magic icon recommended
85 Multicombat needed for Dream Mentor, to unlock the spell "Humidify"

Farming Unknown Yes
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Growing willow saplings 1,021,000 30 Farming icon

68 Magic icon
85 Multicombat needed for Dream Mentor, to unlock the spell "Humidify"

Farming Unknown Yes
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Growing yew saplings 2,267,000 60 Farming icon

68 Magic icon
85 Multicombat needed for Dream Mentor, to unlock the spell "Humidify"

Farming Unknown Yes
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Humidifying clay 747,000 68 Magic icon Magic Unknown Yes
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Hunting black chinchompas 714,000 80+ Hunter icon Hunter Medium Yes
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Hunting carnivorous chinchompas 392,000 63+ Hunter icon (80+ Hunter icon strongly recommended) Hunter Medium Yes
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Hunting chinchompas 264,000 53+ Hunter icon Hunter Unknown Yes
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Hunting implings 771,000

83 Hunter icon strongly recommended
60+ Thieving icon recommended

Hunter Unknown Yes
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Killing Cerberus 2,755,000

91 Slayer icon required
85+ Attack iconStrength iconDefence icon recommended
70+ Prayer icon recommended

Combat/High High Yes
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Killing Crazy archaeologist 500,000

50+ Magic icon and Attack icon for Iban's staff (u) (75+ Magic icon recommended for Trident)
40+ Prayer icon (Protect from Missiles)

Combat/High Unknown Yes
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Killing Giant Mole 598,000

70+ Attack iconStrength iconDefence icon recommended
43+ Prayer icon recommended

Combat/Mid Low Yes
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Killing K'ril Tsutsaroth 1,131,000

70+ Hitpoints icon required to enter Zamorak's Fortress
80+ Attack iconStrength iconDefence icon recommended (90+ Defence icon strongly recommended)
80+ Magic icon strongly recommended to tank Magic attacks
70+ Prayer icon recommended

Combat/High High Yes
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Killing King Black Dragon 362,000

80+ Attack iconStrength iconDefence icon recommended for Melee
70+ Ranged icon recommended for Ranged
70+ Hitpoints icon recommended
44+ Prayer icon (70+ recommended especially for Melee)

Combat/High Unknown Yes
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Killing Vorkath 2,665,000

Combat skill recommendations:
90+ Ranged iconHitpoints icon
80+ Attack iconStrength iconDefence icon
75+ Prayer iconMagic icon
Various others required for quests

Combat/High High Yes
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Killing Zulrah 2,695,000

70+ Defence icon recommended
80+ Ranged icon recommended
80+ Magic icon recommended
80+ Hitpoints icon recommended
45+ Prayer icon recommended

Combat/High High Yes
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Killing ankous 153,000 60+ Attack iconStrength iconDefence icon recommended Combat/Mid Unknown No
Free-to-play icon
Killing aviansies 221,000

70 Ranged icon (80 recommended)
70 Defence icon recommended
60 Strength icon or Agility icon required to enter the dungeon itself

Combat/Mid Unknown Yes
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Killing black dragons 130,000

80+ Ranged icon recommended
70 Defence icon recommended

Combat/High Unknown Yes
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Killing black unicorns 64,000

40+ Multicombat recommended
25 Prayer icon recommended for Protect Item

Combat/Low Unknown Yes
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Killing blue dragons 455,000

90+ Multicombat recommended for Melee
70+ Ranged icon recommended for Ranged
37 Magic icon recommended (can also be attacked with Magic)
70 Agility icon recommended

Combat/Mid Unknown Yes
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Killing brine rats 155,000

47 Slayer icon
60+ Attack iconStrength iconDefence icon recommended
45+ Cooking icon recommended

Combat/Mid Unknown Yes
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Killing brutal black dragons 800,000

77 Slayer icon
37+ Prayer icon (Protect from Magic)
45 Construction icon (Chapel with at least Oak altar)
85+ Ranged icon recommended

Combat/High Low Yes
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Killing brutal green dragons -21,000

70+ Ranged icon recommended
37+ Prayer icon (Protect from Magic)

Combat/High Unknown Yes
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Killing brutal red dragons 400,000

80+ Ranged icon recommended
37+ Prayer icon (Protect from Magic)

Combat/High Unknown Yes
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Killing cave horrors 128,000

58 Slayer icon
70 Magic icon, Attack icon or 50 Ranged icon recommended
70 Defence icon recommended

Combat/Mid Unknown Yes
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Killing cave slime 21,000 17 Slayer icon
50+ Multicombat recommended
Combat/Low Unknown Yes
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Killing chaos druids 206,000

40+ Multicombat recommended
25 Prayer icon recommended for Protect Item

Combat/Low Unknown Yes
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Killing chickens 19,000 None Combat/Low Unknown No
Free-to-play icon
Killing cows and tanning cowhide 72,000 20+ Multicombat recommended Combat/Low Unknown No
Free-to-play icon
Killing desert goats 30,000 30 Multicombat recommended Combat/Low Unknown Yes
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Killing disciples of Iban 569,000 50+ Hitpoints icon recommended

56 Agility icon recommended

Combat/Low Unknown Yes
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Killing ents 637,000

60+ Attack iconStrength icon or Ranged icon recommended
40+ Defence icon recommended
25 Prayer icon (43+ Prayer icon recommended for protection prayers)
75+ Woodcutting icon

Combat/Mid Unknown Yes
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Killing fire giants 37,000

40+ Ranged icon (50+ recommended) or 13+ Magic icon (Fire Strike)

Combat/Mid Unknown Yes
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Killing fiyr shades 451,000 80+ Attack iconStrength iconDefence icon recommended
65 Firemaking icon required (can be boosted)
Combat/High Unknown Yes
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Killing gargoyles 400,000

75 Slayer icon
70/80+ Attack iconStrength iconDefence icon (85+ strongly recommended)
55 Magic icon (High Level Alchemy)

Combat/High Unknown Yes
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Killing green dragons 417,000

80+ Multicombat recommended for Melee
60+ Ranged icon recommended for Ranged
25 Prayer icon recommended for Protect Item

Combat/Mid Unknown Yes
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Killing hobgoblins 114,000 40 Attack icon and Defence icon for Rune equipment Combat/Mid Unknown No
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Killing ice troll runts 94,000

60+ Attack iconStrength iconDefence icon or Ranged icon recommended
43+ Prayer icon recommended

Combat/Mid Unknown Yes
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Killing lava dragons 807,000

80+ Ranged icon recommended
75+ Magic icon recommended
70+ Defence icon recommended
43+ Prayer icon recommended

Combat/High Medium Yes
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Killing mithril dragons 129,000

80+ Hitpoints icon recommended
80+ Attack iconStrength iconDefence icon recommended for Melee
80+ Ranged icon recommended for Ranged
75+ Magic icon recommended for Magic
43+ Prayer icon (70+ recommended especially for Melee)

Combat/High Unknown Yes
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Killing red dragons 203,000

70+ Ranged icon recommended
40+ Defence icon recommended
34 Woodcutting icon required
30 Agility icon required

Combat/Mid Unknown Yes
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Killing skeletal wyverns 500,000

72 Slayer icon
80+ Attack iconStrength iconDefence icon recommended for Melee
80+ Ranged icon recommended for Ranged
44+ Prayer icon (70+ recommended especially for Melee)
55 Magic icon (High Level Alchemy)

Combat/High Low Yes
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Killing skogres and zogres 350,000

60+ Ranged icon or Attack iconStrength icon recommended
40+ Defence icon recommended

Combat/Mid Unknown Yes
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Killing snakes 69,000 60 Multicombat recommended Combat/Low Unknown Yes
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Killing spiritual mages 410,000

83 Slayer icon
70+ Attack iconStrength iconDefence icon recommended
70 Agility icon recommended
43+ Prayer icon recommended

Combat/High Unknown Yes
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Killing tree spirits 89,000

13+ Magic icon
43+ Prayer icon (optional but recommended for Protect from Melee)

Combat/Mid Unknown Yes
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Killing unicows 38,000 40 Attack iconStrength iconDefence icon recommended Combat/Low Unknown Yes
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Looting the nature rune chest in Ardougne 52,000 28 Thieving icon Thieving Unknown Yes
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Making anchovy pizzas 239,000 55 Cooking icon Cooking Unknown No
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Making avantoe potions 340,000 50 Herblore icon Herblore Unknown Yes
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Making cadantine potions 493,000 66 Herblore icon Herblore Unknown Yes
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Making dwarf weed potions 372,000 72 Herblore icon Herblore Unknown Yes
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Making guam potions 117,000 3 Herblore icon Herblore Unknown Yes
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Making harralander potions 258,000 22 Herblore icon Herblore Unknown Yes
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Making irit potions 264,000 45 Herblore icon Herblore Unknown Yes
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Making kwuarm potions 345,000 55 Herblore icon Herblore Unknown Yes
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Making lantadyme potions 357,000 69 Herblore icon Herblore Unknown Yes
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Making magic pyre logs -380,000 80 Firemaking icon Firemaking Unknown Yes
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Making mahogany planks 464,000 50 Firemaking icon Processing Unknown Yes
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Making marrentill potions 0 5 Herblore icon Herblore Unknown Yes
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Making oak planks 468,000 50 Firemaking icon Processing Unknown Yes
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Making ranarr potions 366,000 30 Herblore icon Herblore Unknown Yes
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Making raw summer pies 675,000 95 Cooking icon Cooking Unknown Yes
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Making raw wild pies 613,000 85 Cooking icon Cooking Unknown Yes
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Making snapdragon potions 532,000 63 Herblore icon Herblore Unknown Yes
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Making tarromin potions 105,000 12 Herblore icon Herblore Unknown Yes
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Making teak planks 527,000 50 Firemaking icon Processing Unknown Yes
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Making toadflax potions 343,000 34 Herblore icon Herblore Unknown Yes
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Making tuna potatoes 352,000 68 Cooking icon Cooking Unknown Yes
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Making weapon poison(++) 484,000 82 Herblore icon Herblore Unknown Yes
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Mining adamantite ore 105,000 70+ Mining icon Mining Unknown No
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Mining amethyst 293,000 92+ Mining icon Mining Unknown Yes
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Mining coal 61,000 30+ Mining icon (60+ Mining icon recommended, but 75+ Mining icon strongly recommended) Mining Unknown No
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Mining gemstone 708,000 40 Mining icon (41+ Mining icon recommended, but 61+ Mining icon strongly recommended) Mining Medium Yes
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Mining gold ore 105,000

40+ Mining icon (85+ recommended)
40+ Crafting icon recommended

Mining Unknown No
Free-to-play icon
Mining iron ore 174,000 15+ Mining icon (41+ Mining icon strongly recommended for Rune pickaxe) Mining Unknown No
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Mining pure essence 4,000 30+ Mining icon (41+ Mining icon strongly recommended for Rune pickaxe) Mining Unknown Yes
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Mining rune essence 14,000 None, but 41+ Mining icon strongly recommended for Rune pickaxe Mining Unknown No
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Mining runite ore 445,000 85+ Mining icon Mining Low No
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Mining volcanic ash 175,000 22+ Mining icon (41+ Mining icon strongly recommended for Rune pickaxe) Mining Unknown Yes
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Opening eclectic impling jars 2,678,000 50 Hunter icon

42 Construction icon recommended
96 Magic icon recommended
Various (for clue steps)

Processing High Yes
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Opening sinister chests 363,000

49 Agility icon
58 Magic icon recommended

Processing Unknown Yes
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Picking bananas 225,000 None Collecting Unknown Yes
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Picking potatoes 13,000 None Collecting Unknown No
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Pickpocketing Ardougne knights 59,000

55+ Thieving icon (95+ recommended)
Decent Hitpoints icon

Thieving Unknown Yes
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Pickpocketing H.A.M. members 10,000

15 Thieving icon (20+ recommended)
Decent Hitpoints icon and Agility icon

Thieving Unknown Yes
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Pickpocketing master farmers 1,456,000

38+ Thieving icon (94+ recommended)
50 Thieving icon and 50 Agility icon for Rogue equipment
Decent Hitpoints icon

Thieving Unknown Yes
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Smithing adamant dart tips 63,000 74 Smithing icon Smithing Unknown Yes
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Smithing adamantite bars at Blast Furnace 881,000 70 Smithing icon

High Agility icon recommended

Smithing High Yes
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Smithing bronze dart tips 140,000 Smithing icon Smithing Unknown Yes
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Smithing cannonballs 160,000 35 Smithing icon Smithing Unknown Yes
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Smithing iron bars 112,000 15 Smithing icon Smithing Unknown Yes
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Smithing iron bars at Blast Furnace 376,000 15 Smithing icon (60+ recommended)

High Agility icon recommended

Smithing Unknown Yes
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Smithing iron dart tips 125,000 19 Smithing icon Smithing Unknown Yes
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Smithing iron knives -55,000 22 Smithing icon Smithing Unknown Yes
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Smithing mithril bars at Blast Furnace 566,000 50 Smithing icon (60+ recommended)

High Agility icon recommended

Smithing Unknown Yes
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Smithing mithril dart tips 43,000 54 Smithing icon Smithing Unknown Yes
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Smithing rune dart tips 52,000 89 Smithing icon Smithing Unknown Yes
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Smithing runite bars at Blast Furnace 864,000 85 Smithing icon

High Agility icon recommended

Smithing High Yes
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Smithing steel bars at Blast Furnace 658,000 30 Smithing icon (60+ recommended)

High Agility icon recommended

Smithing Unknown Yes
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Smithing steel dart tips 41,000 34 Smithing icon Smithing Unknown Yes
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Smithing unfinished adamant bolts 72,000 73 Smithing icon Smithing Unknown Yes
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Smithing unfinished mithril bolts 52,000 53 Smithing icon Smithing Unknown Yes
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Stealing from rogues' chests 429,000

84 Thieving icon
43+ Prayer icon strongly recommended

Thieving Unknown Yes
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Stealing from silk stalls 36,000 20 Thieving icon Thieving Unknown Yes
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Stringing magic longbows 155,000 85 Fletching icon Fletching Unknown Yes
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Stringing maple longbows 134,000 55 Fletching icon Fletching Unknown Yes
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Stringing yew longbows 180,000 70 Fletching icon Fletching Unknown Yes
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Tanning black dragonhide 619,000 None Processing Medium Yes
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Tanning blue dragonhide 633,000 None Processing Medium Yes
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Tanning cowhide 77,000 None Processing Unknown No
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Tanning green dragonhide 619,000 None Processing Medium Yes
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Tanning red dragonhide 666,000 None Processing Medium Yes
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Recurring methods

Effective hourly profit is the amount of money you would make in an hour if you could continuously use this method. It is best not to use activities that have an effective profit less than what you can normally make otherwise.

Note that you can only do one type of herb farming at once, one type of brewing at once, and one of either picking papayas or coconuts.

Method Profit Time Effective profit Recurrence time
Brewing greenman's ale 320,000 5 3,836,000 2,880 minutes
Buying battlestaves from Baba Yaga 6,000 1 373,000 1,440 minutes
Buying battlestaves from Zaff 149,000 1 8,950,000 1,440 minutes
Buying from the Culinaromancer's Chest 10,000 3 191,000 1,440 minutes
Buying ore from Hring Hring 217,000 60 217,000 50 seconds
Buying ore from Ordan 155,000 60 155,000 1.1 minutes
Buying runes from Lundail 56,000 60 56,000 84 minutes
Buying supplies from Razmire 278,000 60 278,000 1,440 minutes
Buying supplies from the Stonemason 134,000 20 402,000 1,440 minutes
Claiming pure essence from Wizard Cromperty 1,000 1 60,000 1,440 minutes
Farming avantoe 98,000 6 984,000 90 minutes
Farming cadantine 74,000 6 736,000 90 minutes
Farming dwarf weed 40,000 6 404,000 90 minutes
Farming irit leaves 37,000 6 372,000 90 minutes
Farming kwuarm 78,000 6 784,000 90 minutes
Farming lantadyme 62,000 6 624,000 90 minutes
Farming ranarr weed 129,000 6 1,291,000 90 minutes
Farming snapdragon 126,000 6 1,264,000 90 minutes
Farming toadflax 108,000 6 1,077,000 90 minutes
Farming torstol 93,000 6 930,000 90 minutes
Opening herb boxes 170,000 10 1,019,000 1,440 minutes
Picking cactus spines 9,000 1 532,000 75 minutes
Picking coconuts 10,000 3 202,000 270 minutes
Picking papayas 8,000 4 119,000 270 minutes

Miscellaneous methods

Treasure Trails/Clue Scrolls

Clue scroll

Clue scrolls are a great money-maker but require a lot of luck and medium-level skills to start doing them. Patience is also needed as some clues will require days of skilling just to complete the clue.

If you are a lower Combat level player, easy clue scrolls will often be the best (due to various requirements not being present) you can possibly do. Mid-level players should aim for medium clues and so on. Clue scrolls on skillers is not recommended due to a lot of clues requiring random armours and weapons that you won't be able to wear.

Players may acquire low-value rewards from this method, but there's always the chance ranging from nothing, all the way up to tens of millions of gold, and for hard and elite clues, even more. If you have a string of poor rewards, remember you can still get a 10-million-gp item out of nowhere. Players constantly killing NPCs for clue scrolls may see profits of millions of gold per day, or just one-thousand air runes.

Merchanting

Main article: Merchanting
Note: This will not get you banned. However, joining a merching clan and manipulating an item's price is bannable.

Grand Exchange flipping, or merchanting, is the high risk high reward activity of buying items for a low price and selling them at a high price. You are looking for items that are unstable, but are frequently traded, with a changing price due to supply and demand.

Cyclopes

Defender
Dragon defender

Cyclopes are found within the Warriors' Guild. The level 106 cyclopes, in particular, require at least a Rune defender and some Warrior guild tokens to fight. They commonly drop valuable armour and items. They are aggressive, so wearing armour with high Defence bonuses are recommended as well as a few super potion sets and high healing food. These are a great source of money while gaining decent Combat experience. Note that within the Warriors' Guild, you can only attack the cyclopes with Melee.

Jewellery

Main article: Jewellery#Crafting
Amulet of fury

Often times, jewellery can cost 1,000 gold or more per piece. Given that it can be made entirely in a bank, hundreds of pieces can be made very quickly.

Motherlode Mine

Main article: Motherlode Mine
At level 30 Mining, coal (174 GP) can be mined, and a popular members' place to mine it is in the Motherlode Mine located in the Falador Dwarven Mines. Also, players can obtain gold (349 GP), mithril (187 GP), adamantite (1,165 GP), and runite (11,122 GP) considering they have the respective Mining levels. By mining pay-dirt and cleaning it in the machine located in the center of the mine, players collect random ores from the sack. This is a very popular update to the Mining skill as it is easy to AFK and can yield good profit and 22,000-35,000 experience per hour. Randomly, players can also receive golden nuggets that can be traded in for a miner's outfit, which grants a 2.5% XP boost to Mining if the full set is worn.

Upon completing the Hard and Elite Falador Achievement Diary, players will have an increased chance of receiving higher ores when cleaning pay-dirt. If possible, it is recommended to obtain these achievements so that Motherlode Mine will yield an even more profitable reward.

Rune running

Law rune
Nature rune

One easy method to make large amounts of money is rune running. There are rich players willing to pay people to "run" rune or pure essence for them, either to the bank or to a nearby general store for unnoting.

There are many players and clans involved in rune-running services; many of them post advertisements on the RuneScape Forums. Generally, the "Runes and Ammo" section is where most players post for this method. Titles, such as "25:25", "18:25", "23:25" and so on, are what you should be looking for. These numbers are ratios of runes to rune essence (or pure essence).

Law rune running

World 341 and 366 are commonly used for running law runes. Depending on the crafter, they may require you to hold up to 26 pure essence in your inventory. Follow these steps below.

  1. Head to Draynor Village for a nearby bank, and be sure you have no weapons, armour, or God clothing (this includes God books) on. If you want to be safe, just don't wear anything.
  2. Head to Port Sarim, and board the Entrana monks' ship.
  3. Once you've boarded the ship, head east until you see a cooking range.
  4. Travel north, following the path, and pass the church and the bridge.Runecrafters will be outside of the altar, usually typing such things like "23:25" or "25:25" (ratio of law runes to pure essence).
  5. Trade the player, and offer them your essence. You should receive a significant amount of law runes in return.
  6. Head back to Draynor Village to deposit your runes, and withdraw another inventory of essence, repeating the above steps.

Nature rune running

Nature running guide

Nature rune-running guide.

World 336 is commonly used for running nature runes, the other most profitable runes to run. This method can be quite dangerous, so stay alert and consider bringing a one-click teleport item, or teleport jewellery. There are poisonous monsters on Karamja, but you can buy an Antipoison potion from the general store for about 500 coins.

It is highly recommended that you join a clan chat as there are usually crafters online. Running with charged amulets of glory to the Abyss at level 1 Runecrafting with no pouches, you can average around 500,000 an hour; however, with level 50 and three pouches, you can reach between 750,000 and 1,000,000 an hour depending on Runecrafting host lines.

The nature altar is located north of Shilo Village. Make your way to Southern Karamja, or enter the nature altar through the Abyss for quick travel.

Once you've traded your essence for runes, run to the nearby general store, sell some of your noted essence and buy it back, and then repeat the process.

Watch out for other players buying your essence as soon as you sell it! The only way to avoid them is to find a nature running group on a different world.

A way to avoid players buying your essence from the general store is to speak with Aisles, who will un-note anything for five coins a piece.

Skeletal wyvern running

Skeletal Wyvern icon
Due to the popularity of Skeletal Wyverns, runners are in constant demand. Runners relieve players camping the wyverns of their unstackable drops and charge a "tax" for their convenient service. Depending on efficiency, runners can make anywhere between 400,000 and 1,000,000 an hour.

General pricing

Although runners buy items significantly lower and sell higher than the GE Price, the general rule of thumb is to buy at half price and sell at double with the exception of broad bolts and dragon equipment. Such drops include the following as well as the neighbourhood runners' prices:

Buying
  • Wyvern bones (500 to 1,000)—also can swap two bones for one bone in noted form (i.e. at a 2:1 ratio)
Selling

Note: Prices could vary, and these are only suggested, ball-park prices.

Joining a clan chat could help in getting more requests, but simply asking people at the Wyvern cavern will do. Be sure to tell them you're running and to add you.

Tip: Also, make sure to have your private chat set on so that players can contact you more easily.

Gear

WARNING: Skeletal Wyverns have a devastating icy attack if players have no type of elemental shielding.

Inventory

Travelling

Wyvern runner routes

Getting to the wyverns.

Players who have partially completed Fairytale II - Cure a Queen can take full advantage of the fairy rings to commute to and from Mudskipper Point (code AIQ) in which the Wyvern dungeon is due a short distance north. Furthermore, the player could also use an Amulet of glory to teleport to Edgeville, bank, and run east to the fairy ring located between Edgeville and the Grand Exchange.

Alternatively, players who have their houses set in Rimmington could teleport there and run southwards to the dungeon. Depending on their chosen teleportation, they could bank in either Edgeville or Varrock West Bank.

Tip: As you'll be getting aggro, time the wyverns and let the players secure their wyverns first before rushing in and trading. Afterwards, stand behind the player or out of the wyvern's reach before trading.

Tips and hints

  • Begging is generally considered a bad way of making money. With basically the same effort, players could easily kill cows for their cowhide, or collect mort myre fungi or blue dragon scales, which would make money a lot more easily.
  • Make sure to pick up as much money left on the ground as you can while training or travelling. Although it seems pointless to do so, even small amounts of money can add up to thousands, so picking up that extra small drop from a guard or rock crab counts toward your earnings. Wearing a ring of wealth while killing monsters will automatically pick up any coin drops.
  • While selling to a general store may be less time consuming, selling to an actual player is well worth the time in most cases (i.e. regular logs sell for 1 gp at a general store and 71 gp to an actual player). In the same way, you can stock up on cheap items that players sell to the general store and later sell them to players or the Grand Exchange for a profit.

Trivia

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