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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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WARNINGS: 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.

Starting offEdit

Stronghold of SecurityEdit

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 10,000 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.

SkillingEdit

Another way to start making some gold pieces is by leveling 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 crawlersEdit

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.

FlaxEdit

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 138,000) 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.

CowhidesEdit

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 50,864 per hour, or hard leather, which is around 54,978 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.

Dark wizardsEdit

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 1,878 each. Being this method only 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 oreEdit

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 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 75k per hour.

ChickensEdit

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 around 125-150; you can also take unlimited raw chickens from the crates in the food shop in Port Sarim and bank them in Draynor Village provided that you have begun the Pirate's Treasure quest and are wearing a white apron.

Ashes Edit

Ashes sell for a fair amount on the Grand Exchange. With the number of players attempting to level Firemaking and making fires near this area, ashes are present everywhere, and can be sold to easily make thousands of gold when just starting out.

Hourly profitEdit

Collecting Combat Processing Skilling
Method Profit per hour Skill Category Members
Baking potatoes 114,000 7 Cooking-icon (41+ Cooking-icon recommended) Cooking Yes
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Barrows 1,083,000

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 Yes
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Casting Spin Flax 119,000 76 Magic-icon Magic Yes
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Casting Superglass Make 399,000 77 Magic-icon Magic Yes
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Casting Tan Leather 812,000 78 Magic-icon Magic Yes
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Catching anglerfish 209,000

82+ Fishing-icon (95+ recommended)
30 Crafting-icon required (to repair fishing cranes)
15 Hunter-icon optional (to hunt for grubs)

Fishing Yes
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Catching lobsters 41,000 40+ Fishing-icon (60+ recommended) Fishing No
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Catching monkfish 106,000 62+ Fishing-icon (80+ recommended) Fishing Yes
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Catching sacred eels 193,000

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

Fishing Yes
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Catching sharks 97,000 76+ Fishing-icon (90+ recommended) Fishing Yes
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Charging air orbs 261,000 66 Magic-icon Magic Yes
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Charging earth orbs 220,000 60 Magic-icon Magic Yes
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Charging fire orbs 257,000

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

Magic Yes
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Charging water orbs 265,000

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

Magic Yes
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Cleaning grimy avantoe 95,000 48 Herblore-icon Herblore Yes
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Cleaning grimy cadantine 60,000 65 Herblore-icon Herblore Yes
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Cleaning grimy dwarf weed 0 70 Herblore-icon Herblore Yes
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Cleaning grimy guam leaves 30,000 3 Herblore-icon Herblore Yes
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Cleaning grimy harralander 55,000 20 Herblore-icon Herblore Yes
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Cleaning grimy irit leaves 30,000 40 Herblore-icon Herblore Yes
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Cleaning grimy kwuarm 145,000 54 Herblore-icon Herblore Yes
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Cleaning grimy lantadyme 95,000 67 Herblore-icon Herblore Yes
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Cleaning grimy marrentill 15,000 5 Herblore-icon Herblore Yes
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Cleaning grimy ranarr weed 260,000 25 Herblore-icon Herblore Yes
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Cleaning grimy snapdragon 320,000 59 Herblore-icon Herblore Yes
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Cleaning grimy tarromin 50,000 11 Herblore-icon Herblore Yes
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Cleaning grimy toadflax 45,000 30 Herblore-icon Herblore Yes
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Cleaning grimy torstol 550,000 75 Herblore-icon Herblore Yes
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Collecting anti-dragon shields 140,000

High Agility-icon recommended to have increased running energy restoration.

Collecting No
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Collecting ashes 12,000 30 Firemaking-icon Collecting No
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Collecting big bones from the Bone Yard 54,000

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

Collecting No
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Collecting blue dragon scales 332,000

70 Agility-icon recommended
37 Magic-icon recommended

Collecting Yes
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Collecting buckets of sand -44,000

50 Construction-icon
40 Magic-icon recommended

Collecting Yes
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Collecting jangerberries 161,000 10 Agility-icon Collecting Yes
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Collecting mort myre fungi 294,000 Decent Prayer-icon recommended Collecting Yes
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Collecting planks 196,000 None Collecting Yes
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Collecting potato cacti 36,000

Decent Multicombat and Defence-icon recommended
43+ Prayer-icon recommended

Collecting Yes
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Collecting red spiders' eggs 32,000

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

Collecting Yes
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Collecting snape grass 36,000 72 Magic-icon recommended Collecting Yes
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Collecting swamp tar from the Lady Zay 32,000 None Collecting Yes
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Collecting white berries 399,000 High Agility-icon Collecting Yes
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Collecting wine of zamorak 167,000 33 Magic-icon (37 Magic-icon recommended) Magic No (Only at Chaos Fanatic)
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Cooking raw dark crabs 214,000 90 Cooking-icon (99 Cooking-icon recommended) Cooking Yes
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Cooking raw karambwan 225,000 30+ Cooking-icon (90+ recommended) Cooking Yes
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Cooking raw monkfish 116,000 62 Cooking-icon (80+ Cooking-icon recommended, but 90+ Cooking-icon strongly recommended) Cooking Yes
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Cooking raw sharks 130,000 80+ Cooking-icon (94+ Cooking-icon strongly recommended) Cooking Yes
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Crafting astral runes 861,000

82 Runecrafting-icon (minimum requirement 40)
69 Magic-icon recommended

Runecrafting Yes
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Crafting blood runes 361,000

77 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 Yes
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Crafting cosmic runes 549,000

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

Runecrafting Yes
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Crafting cosmic runes through the Abyss 632,000

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 Yes
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Crafting death runes through the Abyss 1,365,000

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

Runecrafting Yes
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Crafting law runes through the Abyss 546,000

54 Runecrafting-icon (75 Runecrafting-icon strongly recommended)
70+ Hitpoints-icon, Agility-icon and Thieving-icon (optional)

Runecrafting Yes
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Crafting nature runes through the Abyss 1,073,000

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 Yes
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Crafting soul runes 233,000

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 Yes
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Creating Varrock teleport tablets 172,000

25 Magic-icon
40 Construction-icon recommended

Magic Yes
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Creating teleport to house tablets 183,000

40 Magic-icon
67 Construction-icon recommended

Magic Yes
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Crushing bird nests 385,000 None Processing Yes
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Cutting diamond bolt tips 316,000 65 Fletching-icon Fletching Yes
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Cutting magic logs 154,000 75 Woodcutting-icon (90+ recommended) Woodcutting Yes
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Cutting mahogany logs 151,000 50 Woodcutting-icon Woodcutting Yes
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Cutting maple logs 3,000 45 Woodcutting-icon (60+ recommended) Woodcutting Yes
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Cutting oak logs 51,000 15 Woodcutting-icon (60+ recommended) Woodcutting No
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Cutting redwood logs 52,000 90 Woodcutting-icon Woodcutting Yes
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Cutting ruby bolt tips 182,000 63 Fletching-icon Fletching Yes
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Cutting teak logs 106,000 35 Woodcutting-icon Woodcutting Yes
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Cutting yew logs 63,000 60 Woodcutting-icon (75+ recommended) Woodcutting No
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Enchanting diamond necklaces 324,000 57 Magic-icon Magic Yes
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Enchanting sapphire rings 240,000 7 Magic-icon Magic Yes
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Exchanging impling jars 13,000 17 Hunter-icon to enter Puro-Puro Processing Yes
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Fletching diamond bolts 270,000 65 Fletching-icon Fletching Yes
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Fletching headless arrows 80,000 None Fletching Yes
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Fletching ruby bolts 432,000 63 Fletching-icon Fletching Yes
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Fletching unstrung maple longbows 110,000 55 Fletching-icon Fletching Yes
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Fletching unstrung yew longbows 72,000 70 Fletching-icon Fletching Yes
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Gnome Restaurant 1,248,000

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

Cooking Yes
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Grinding chocolate bars 120,000 None Processing No
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Grinding desert goat horns 320,000 None Processing Yes
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Grinding unicorn horns 375,000 None Processing Yes
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Growing apple saplings 371,000 27 Farming-icon

68 Magic-icon recommended

Farming Yes
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Growing banana saplings 403,000 33 Farming-icon

68 Magic-icon recommended

Farming Yes
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Growing calquat saplings 1,115,000 72 Farming-icon

68 Magic-icon recommended

Farming Yes
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Growing curry saplings 458,000 42 Farming-icon

68 Magic-icon recommended

Farming Yes
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Growing magic saplings 7,428,000 75 Farming-icon

68 Magic-icon recommended

Farming Yes
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Growing maple saplings 2,239,000 45 Farming-icon

68 Magic-icon recommended

Farming Yes
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Growing oak saplings 361,000 15 Farming-icon

68 Magic-icon recommended

Farming Yes
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Growing orange saplings 459,000 39 Farming-icon

68 Magic-icon recommended

Farming Yes
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Growing palm saplings 1,957,000 68 Farming-icon

68 Magic-icon recommended

Farming Yes
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Growing papaya saplings 1,452,000 57 Farming-icon

68 Magic-icon recommended

Farming Yes
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Growing pineapple saplings 806,000 51 Farming-icon

68 Magic-icon recommended

Farming Yes
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Growing willow saplings 845,000 30 Farming-icon

68 Magic-icon recommended

Farming Yes
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Growing yew saplings 2,866,000 60 Farming-icon

68 Magic-icon recommended

Farming Yes
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Humidifying clay 387,000 68 Magic-icon Magic Yes
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Hunting chinchompas 199,000 53+ Hunter-icon Hunter Yes
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Hunting implings 775,000

83 Hunter-icon strongly recommended
60+ Thieving-icon recommended

Hunter Yes
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Hunting red chinchompas 327,000 63+ Hunter-icon (80+ recommended) Hunter Yes
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Killing Crazy archaeologist 400,000

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 Yes
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Killing K'ril Tsutsaroth 911,000

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 Yes
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Killing King Black Dragon 300,000

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

Combat/High Yes
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Killing Zulrah 1,780,000

70+ Defence-icon recommended
75+ Ranged-icon recommended
75+ Magic-icon recommended
40+ Prayer-icon (45+ recommended for Eagle Eye and Mystic Might)

Combat/High Yes
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Killing ankous 126,000 60+ Attack-iconStrength-iconDefence-icon recommended Combat/Mid No
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Killing aviansies 227,000

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

Combat/Mid Yes
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Killing black dragons 132,000

80+ Ranged-icon recommended
70 Defence-icon recommended

Combat/High Yes
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Killing black unicorns 130,000

40+ Multicombat recommended
25 Prayer-icon recommended for Protect Item

Combat/Low Yes
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Killing blue dragons 463,000

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 Yes
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Killing brine rats 139,000

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

Combat/Mid Yes
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Killing brutal black dragons 600,000

77 Slayer-icon
90+ Ranged-icon recommended
37+ Prayer-icon (Protect from Magic)

Combat/High Yes
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Killing brutal green dragons 88,000

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

Combat/High Yes
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Killing cave horrors 179,000

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

Combat/Mid Yes
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Killing cave slime 22,000 17 Slayer-icon
50+ Multicombat recommended
Combat/Low Yes
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Killing chaos druids 235,000

40+ Multicombat recommended
25 Prayer-icon recommended for Protect Item

Combat/Low Yes
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Killing chickens 24,000 None Combat/Low No
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Killing cows and tanning cowhide 47,000 20+ Multicombat recommended Combat/Low No
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Killing desert goats 20,000 30 Multicombat recommended Combat/Low Yes
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Killing disciples of Iban 833,000 50+ Hitpoints-icon recommended Combat/Low Yes
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Killing ents 370,000

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

Combat/Mid Yes
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Killing fire giants 33,000

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

Combat/Mid Yes
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Killing fiyr shades 607,000 80+ Attack-iconStrength-iconDefence-icon recommended
65 Firemaking-icon required (can be boosted)
Combat/High Yes
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Killing green dragons 429,000

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

Combat/Mid Yes
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Killing hobgoblins 59,000 40 Attack-icon and Defence-icon for Rune equipment Combat/Mid No
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Killing ice troll runts 95,000

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

Combat/Mid Yes
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Killing lava dragons 759,000

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

Combat/High Yes
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Killing mithril dragons 65,000

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 Yes
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Killing red dragons 206,000

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

Combat/Mid 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 Yes
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Killing skogres and zogres 312,000

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

Combat/Mid Yes
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Killing snakes 65,000 60 Multicombat recommended Combat/Low Yes
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Killing spiritual mages 210,000

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

Combat/High Yes
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Killing tree spirits 76,000

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

Combat/Mid Yes
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Killing unicows 96,000 40 Attack-iconStrength-iconDefence-icon recommended Combat/Low Yes
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Looting the nature rune chest in Ardougne 84,000 28 Thieving-icon Thieving Yes
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Making Guthix rests 153,000 18 Herblore-icon Herblore Yes
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Making anchovy pizzas 197,000 55 Cooking-icon Cooking No
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Making avantoe potions 235,000 50 Herblore-icon Herblore Yes
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Making cadantine potions 309,000 66 Herblore-icon Herblore Yes
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Making dwarf weed potions 284,000 72 Herblore-icon Herblore Yes
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Making guam potions 104,000 3 Herblore-icon Herblore Yes
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Making harralander potions 143,000 22 Herblore-icon Herblore Yes
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Making irit potions 253,000 45 Herblore-icon Herblore Yes
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Making kwuarm potions 318,000 55 Herblore-icon Herblore Yes
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Making lantadyme potions 299,000 69 Herblore-icon Herblore Yes
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Making magic pyre logs 385,000 80 Firemaking-icon Firemaking Yes
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Making mahogany planks 337,000 50 Firemaking-icon Processing Yes
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Making marrentill potions 58,000 5 Herblore-icon Herblore Yes
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Making oak planks 292,000 50 Firemaking-icon Processing Yes
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Making ranarr potions 264,000 30 Herblore-icon Herblore Yes
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Making raw summer pies 500,000 95 Cooking-icon Cooking Yes
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Making raw wild pies 706,000 85 Cooking-icon Cooking Yes
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Making snapdragon potions 366,000 63 Herblore-icon Herblore Yes
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Making tarromin potions 107,000 12 Herblore-icon Herblore Yes
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Making teak planks 288,000 50 Firemaking-icon Processing Yes
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Making toadflax potions 396,000 34 Herblore-icon Herblore Yes
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Making torstol potions -1,671,000 78 Herblore-icon Herblore Yes
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Making tuna potatoes -196,000 68 Cooking-icon Cooking Yes
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Making weapon poison++ 153,000 82 Herblore-icon Herblore Yes
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Mining adamantite ore 113,000 70+ Mining-icon Mining No
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Mining coal 65,000 30+ Mining-icon (60+ Mining-icon recommended, but 75+ Mining-icon strongly recommended) Mining No
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Mining gemstone 380,000 40 Mining-icon (41+ Mining-icon recommended, but 61+ Mining-icon strongly recommended) Mining Yes
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Mining gold ore 96,000

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

Mining No
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Mining iron ore 79,000 15+ Mining-icon (41+ Mining-icon strongly recommended for Rune pickaxe) Mining No
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Mining pure essence 6,000 30+ Mining-icon (41+ Mining-icon strongly recommended for Rune pickaxe) Mining Yes
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Mining rune essence 10,000 None, but 41+ Mining-icon strongly recommended for Rune pickaxe Mining No
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Mining runite ore 447,000 85+ Mining-icon Mining No
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Opening sinister chests 528,000

49 Agility-icon
58 Magic-icon recommended

Processing Yes
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Picking bananas 150,000 None Collecting Yes
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Picking potatoes 20,000 None Collecting No
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Pickpocketing Ardougne knights 59,000

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

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

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

Thieving Yes
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Pickpocketing master farmers 941,000

38+ Thieving-icon (70+ recommended)
50 Thieving-icon and 50 Agility-icon for Rogue equipment
Decent Hitpoints-icon

Thieving Yes
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Smithing adamantite bars at Blast Furnace 812,000 70 Smithing-icon

High Agility-icon recommended

Smithing Yes
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Smithing cannonballs 171,000 35 Smithing-icon Smithing Yes
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Smithing iron bars 84,000 15 Smithing-icon Smithing Yes
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Smithing iron bars at Blast Furnace 132,000 15 Smithing-icon (60+ recommended)

High Agility-icon recommended

Smithing Yes
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Smithing iron knives 86,000 22 Smithing-icon Smithing Yes
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Smithing mithril bars at Blast Furnace 843,000 50 Smithing-icon (60+ recommended)

High Agility-icon recommended

Smithing Yes
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Smithing runite bars at Blast Furnace 1,040,000 85 Smithing-icon

High Agility-icon recommended

Smithing Yes
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Smithing steel bars at Blast Furnace 708,000 30 Smithing-icon (60+ recommended)

High Agility-icon recommended

Smithing Yes
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Stealing from rogues' chests 480,000

84 Thieving-icon
43+ Prayer-icon strongly recommended

Thieving Yes
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Stealing from silk stalls 36,000 20 Thieving-icon Thieving Yes
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Stringing magic longbows 68,000 85 Fletching-icon Fletching Yes
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Stringing maple longbows 79,000 55 Fletching-icon Fletching Yes
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Stringing yew longbows 142,000 70 Fletching-icon Fletching Yes
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Tanning black dragonhide 549,000 None Processing Yes
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Tanning blue dragonhide 434,000 None Processing Yes
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Tanning cowhide 53,000 None Processing No
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Tanning green dragonhide 476,000 None Processing Yes
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Tanning red dragonhide 582,000 None Processing Yes
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Recurring methodsEdit

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 350,000 5 4,196,000 2,880 minutes
Buying battlestaves from Baba Yaga 9,000 1 568,000 1,440 minutes
Buying battlestaves from Zaff 227,000 1 13,630,000 1,440 minutes
Buying from the Culinaromancer's Chest 8,000 3 153,000 1,440 minutes
Buying ore from Hring Hring 158,000 60 158,000 50 seconds
Buying ore from Ordan 10,000 60 10,000 1.1 minutes
Buying runes from Lundail 31,000 60 31,000 84 minutes
Buying supplies from Razmire 290,000 60 290,000 1,440 minutes
Buying supplies from the Stonemason 180,000 20 541,000 1,440 minutes
Claiming pure essence from Wizard Cromperty 2,000 1 90,000 1,440 minutes
Farming avantoe 71,000 5 846,000 90 minutes
Farming cadantine 44,000 5 531,000 90 minutes
Farming dwarf weed 26,000 5 315,000 90 minutes
Farming irit leaves 30,000 5 360,000 90 minutes
Farming kwuarm 68,000 5 813,000 90 minutes
Farming lantadyme 52,000 5 628,000 90 minutes
Farming ranarr weed 65,000 5 779,000 90 minutes
Farming snapdragon 52,000 5 625,000 90 minutes
Farming toadflax 68,000 5 817,000 90 minutes
Farming torstol 35,000 5 420,000 90 minutes
Opening herb boxes 181,000 1 10,889,000 1,440 minutes
Picking cactus spines 19,000 1 1,140,000 75 minutes
Picking coconuts 9,000 3 176,000 270 minutes
Picking papayas 8,000 4 125,000 270 minutes

Miscellaneous methodsEdit

Treasure Trails/Clue ScrollsEdit

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.

MerchantingEdit

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.

CyclopesEdit

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.

JewelleryEdit

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 MineEdit

Main article: Motherlode Mine

At level 30 Mining, coal (185 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 (320 GP), mithril (183 GP), adamantite (1,253 GP), and runite (11,175 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.

Fishing Minnows for Sharks

With raw shark prices around 900 you can expect to earn between 400,000 and 650,000 an hour based on level as stated on the OSRS website.

Rune runningEdit

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 runningEdit

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 runningEdit

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 runningEdit

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 pricingEdit

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 items. Such drops include the following as well as the neighborhood runners' prices:

Buying
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.

GearEdit

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

InventoryEdit

TravellingEdit

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 Edit

  • 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 traveling. 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 50 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.

TriviaEdit

Other linksEdit


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