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Runecrafting - OSRS Money Making Guide



Table of Contents

Basics
List of NPCS (access to mines)
Recommended for Members
Quests - Runecrafting XP
Training, XP & GP/hour




Basics

You can craft any rune (except blood and soul) with pure essence, but you can only craft f2p runes with rune essence - the cost of these two shouldn't matter too much, but you'll want to make sure the essence you buy can be used for the runes you want to craft:

F2P only Runes:
air
mind
water
earth 
fire
body


Rune Essence - F2P only runes
Pure Essence - Always mined by P2P players and can craft any rune (except blood and soul)
Dark Essence - Mined at Arceeus altar to craft Blood and Soul Runes



List of NPCs (access to mines)


Aubury [F2P - Varrock]
Sedridor [F2P - Wizard Tower Basement]
Wizard Distentor [P2P - 66 Magic, Magic Guild - Yanille]
Wizard Cromperty [P2P - East Ardougne] 
Brimstail [P2P - Tree Gnome Stronghold]
Lunar Isle [P2P]



Recommended for Members:

Crafting through the Abyss
Quests: Rune Mysteries & Enter the abyss
Con: Shortcut is in level 5 wilderness


Ourania Altar [ZMI]
Teleport requirements
Pro: Decent XP and casual low clicking sessions


Zeah Altar [Soul and Blood Runes]
Requires Arceuus house favor
77 Runecraft



*If you choose to go the quickest route, and make money once you're 82 or 91 runecrafting, you should expect to see your XP rate/hour decrease significantly from the quickest options, but crafting valuable runes until 99 can be one of the best ways to have a great bank to start with in old school RuneScape. 



Quests - Runecraft XP 

Rune Mysteries

Enter the Abyss - 1,000 XP

The Slug Menace - 3,500 XP
30 craft, 30 slayer, 30 thieving
Quests: Wanted & Sea Slug


Devious Minds - 5,000 XP
65 smithing, 50 fletching, 50 RC
Quests: Wanted!", Troll Stronghold, Doric's quest, Enter the Abyss, Recruitment Drive


Lunar Diplomacy - 5,000 XP
61 craft, 40 defense, 49 firemaking, 5 herblore, 65 magic, 60 mining, 55 woodcutting
Quests: The Fremennik Trials, Lost City, Rune Mysteries, Shilo Village

The Eyes of Glouphrie
- 6,000 XP 
5 Construction & 46 Magic
The Grand Tree


What Lies Below - 8,000 XP 


Total: 28,750 xp [Level 35]

If you decide to complete these quests, you'll only be 5 levels away from being to craft Astrals (my personal favorite), and 9 levels away from crafting nature runes. 



Training

ZMI Altar 
Fire/Lavas 
Cosmic 
Astral 
Law
Zeah [Blood and Soul]
Nature
Death




ZMI Altar: Levels 1-40/77


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*Image via OSRSwiki


Teleports:

[Best] Ourania Teleport
77 magic
Lunar Diplomacy

Spirit Trees
Tree Gnome Stronghold

Ardougne Teleport
51 Magic
Plague City

Monastery Teleport
Ardougne Cloak (easy diary)

Castle Wars
Ring of dueling



You can start crafting runes at the ZMI altar at level one, and you'll be given a random assortment of runes based on your runecrafting level. The higher your rcing level, the more experience you'll gain per hour [see image above]. At level 99, you'll be making comparable XP to soul runes, but soul runes are recommended as they are more AFK and is much easier to hit it's cap XP/rate. 

*Completing the Medium Ardougne Diary boosts the number of runes crafted by about 15%



Crafting Lava RunesLevels 23 - 77 [70K+ xp/hour] 

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Required
23 RC
82 Magic (Magic Imbue Spell)
Steam Battlestaff
Runecrafting pouches
Significant amount of Earth runes (you click the earth runes on the fire altar)
67 magic and the completion of Dream Mentor  quest (unlocks contact NPC spell - repair pouches on the go)
 

Recommended
70+ agility
Full graceful outfit

Crafting Cape

*Fire runes are included because if you want fast XP without having to complete lunar diplomacy and bring talismans, you can still craft fires for the 2nd best RC XP in the game. 

Lava runes are the quickest XP in the game in terms of runecrafting, and nothing comes even close to the max XP rate you can get from these in an hour. The downside to these runes, and hence why so little craft them, is because it's the most click intensive method of RCing - [70K+ XP/hour]

If you haven't completed lunar diplomacy, you'll have to click even more for having to bring earth talisman, alongside a binding necklace; both of which are required/recommended to craft lava runes. 

If you've completed the lunar quest, you can use the magic imbue spell (level 82: 2 astral, 7 fire, 7 water runes). This spell allows you to make combination runes such as mist, dust, mud, smoke, steam, and lava - without having to bring a talisman. If you use a steam battlestaff, then you'll only need 2 astral runes per cast

*At level 77 you can start crafting at the Zeah altar, which is good AFK XP. You'll need Arceuus favor before you can start mining the dark essence there. 




Crafting Law RunesLevels 54/75 - 77 [800K - 820K GP/hour] [15K - 27K XP/hour]

Required
75 RC
69 Magic
Mud Battlestaff
Runecrafting pouches

Quests
Enter the Abyss
Heroe's Quest

Recommended
70+ agility
Full graceful outfit

Games Necklace
67 magic and the completion of Dream Mentor quest (unlocks contact NPC spell - repair pouches on the go)
 

*At level 75 you can start crafting at the Cosmic Runes, which is decent GP/hour but has a poor XP rate
 




Crafting Cosmic Runes: Levels 75-77 [~500-550k gp/hour] [~17k xp/hour]

Required
75 RC (59 or 27 RC, but decreased profits)
Runecrafting pouches

Quests
Lost City

Recommended
70+ agility
Full graceful outfit
Access to Fairy Ring network (started Fairytale II - Cure a Queen quest)
Dramen or Lunar staff (unless completed Lumbridge & Draynor Elite Diary) (optional)
67 magic and the completion of Dream Mentor  quest (unlocks contact NPC spell - repair pouches on the go)
75 crafting and 300 slayer points to unlock slayer rings (optional)


*At level 77 you can start crafting at the Zeah altar, which is good AFK XP. You'll need Arceuus favor before you can start mining the dark essence there. 
 





Crafting Blood Runes : Levels 77 - 82 [~350K GP/hour] [35-38K XP/hour] 

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Required
100% Arceuus House Favor
77 RC
38 Mining
38 Crafting
Pickaxe (doesn't matter - I bring mithril because it's also best for wildy nature RCing)
Chisel

Recommended
70+ agility
Full graceful outfit


Teleports

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Home Teleport on the Arceuus Spellbook
Xeric's Talisman
Port Sarim 



Crafting Soul RunesLevels 90-91/99 [230K - 236K GP/hour] [40K - 48K XP/hour]

1,632 crafted/hour

*Gear/Inventory same as Blood Runes

Required
100% Arceuus House Favor
90 RC
38 Crafting
38 Mining
Any pickaxe
Chisel

Quests
Enter the Abyss

Recommended


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73 Agility 
Full graceful outfit
 
 





Crafting Double Nature RunesLevels 91-99 [1.1m GP/hour] [24K XP/hour]

Required
91 RC
Amulet of Glory (charged)
Stamina Potions
Runecrafting pouches

Quests
Enter the Abyss

Recommended
70+ agility
Full graceful outfit

Crafting Cape
67 magic and the completion of Dream Mentor quest (unlocks contact NPC spell - repair pouches on the go)
 

*Crafting double nature runes at 91 RC use to be the best money maker in game, but now that juggles between Astral and Death Runes as well.
 





Crafting Double Death RunesLevels 99 [1.1m GP/hour] [27K XP/hour]

Required
99 RC
Amulet of Glory (charged)
Stamina Potions

Quests
Enter the Abyss

Recommended
70+ agility
Full graceful outfit

Crafting Cape

*Crafting double nature runes at 91 RC use to be the best money maker in game , but now that juggles between Astral and Death Runes as well. 
 





*At level 82 you can start crafting astral runes, which is good casual (low click) XP. You'll need to have completed lunar diplomacy to quest these runes. 
*At level 91 you can start crafting double nature runes, which is good money, but terrible XP. You'll need to have completed Enter the Abyss or have access to fairy rings + quest cape to be most efficient here.
  

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Great guide. Very in dept and comprehensive. More of these skilling guides would be nice to have :)

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On 16.08.2017 at 1:25 PM, Primo said:

Great guide. Very in dept and comprehensive. More of these skilling guides would be nice to have :)

Yeah, I like how he shows everything shortly and clearly even for beginners.

OSRS runecrafting guide is first step to how to make money fast ;D

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