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Alchemy is the process of turning one object into another, and in RuneScape, is used for turning base items into coins, metal bars, food, and other resources.

Dragging an item to the money pouch will attempt to cast high or low alchemy on it. High alchemy is cast if you have sufficient level, first using a legendary pet's ability if available. If not, using the explorer's ring or the alchemist's amulet if available. Runes are used if neither of these are available.

Standard Spells Edit

All alchemy spells from the standard spells use nature runes to convert an item into a different item.

IconSpellMagic Level member's only Runes RequiredExperienceNotes
Bones to Bananas iconBones To Bananas15 No 1Nature rune2Earth rune2Water rune25Converts all bones in inventory into bananas.
Low Level Alchemy iconLow Level Alchemy21 No 1Nature rune3Fire rune31Converts items into the same amount of coins as a general store would pay for the item. Can be cast free of runes 30 times a day with the explorer's ring 2, 3, or 4.
Superheat Item iconSuperheat Item43 No 1Nature rune4Fire rune53Smelts ores without the need for a furnace. Iron ore will have a 100% success rate using Superheat Item. Can be cast free of runes 27 times a day with the explorer's ring 4.
High Level Alchemy iconHigh Level Alchemy55 No 1Nature rune5Fire rune65Converts items into more coins than Low Level Alchemy spell, equivalent to selling the item to a specialist store. Can be cast free of runes 15 times a day with the explorer's ring 4.
Bones to Peaches iconBones To Peaches60 Yes 2Nature rune4Earth rune4Water rune35.5Converts all bones in inventory into peaches. You must buy this spell from the Mage Training Arena or use the spell in tablet form.
Low Alch

A player casting Low Level Alchemy using the explorer's ring.

High Level Alchemy Edit

High Level Alchemy is by far the most well-known and used alchemy spell. It is commonly used to fill "dead time" between or before activities, in addition to the more focused uses described below.

Alchemist's Playground Edit

The Alchemist's Playground is a magic based activity based around the concept of alchemy spells, situated in the Mage Training Arena north of the Duel Arena. Players have to use High Level Alchemy or Low Level Alchemy spells to convert items in eight cupboards to gold coins in an attempt to earn pizazz points which can be traded for certain rewards.

Use for Profit Edit

Due to the nature of alchemy spells, they are considered a decent way to make money. Alchemy is particularly useful when players want a quick way of making money that doesn't interfere with training. Common items alchemized for a profit are finished products produced in bulk by other skills, or common monsters drops. Examples include air and water battlestaves, many adamant or rune items, dragonhide bodies, and bows.

Explorer's ringEdit

The Explorer's ring 4, as well as 30 low alchemy uses per day, includes 15 high alchemy uses per day and 27 uses of Superheat item per day. This allows small amounts of profit and magic XP to be made on many of the usual alchemy items, without the added cost of runes.

Lunar Spells Edit

All Alchemy spells in the Lunar Spellbook use Astral runes to convert an item into a different item.

Icon Spell Magic Level Runes Required Experience Notes
Bake Pie icon Bake Pie 65 1Astral rune5Fire rune4Water rune 60 Automatically bakes all uncooked pies in the caster's inventory without risk of burning. One set of the required runes is required for each baked pie; baking ten pies, for example, requires ten astral runes, fifty fire runes, and forty water runes. The Cooking experience for baking the pies is granted when the spell is used.
Cure Plant icon Cure Plant 66 1Astral rune8Earth rune 60 Cures a diseased Farming patch. This spell cannot revive dead crops.
Humidify icon Humidify* 68 1Astral rune1Fire rune3Water rune 65 Fills all vessels (such as buckets, jugs and vials) in the caster's inventory with water. Will also turn clay into soft clay.
Hunter Kit icon Hunter Kit* 71 2Astral rune2Earth rune 70 Gives the caster a hunter kit containing a noose wand, a butterfly net, a bird snare, a rabbit snare, a teasing stick, an unlit torch, and a box trap.
Repair Rune Pouch icon Repair Rune Pouch** 75 1Law rune1Cosmic rune2Astral rune 75 Repairs all Runecrafting pouches in the caster's inventory and strengthens them, increasing the number of uses that a pouch can endure before it degrades.
Superglass Make icon Superglass Make 77 2Astral rune6Fire rune10Air rune 78 Turns all buckets of sand and soda ash, seaweed, or swamp weed in the caster's inventory into molten glass instantly and without the need for a furnace. There is a chance of receiving extra molten glass from the resources consumed. Additionally, 10 Crafting experience is granted for each piece of molten glass received.
String Jewellery icon String Jewellery 80 2Astral rune10Earth rune5Water rune 87 Automatically strings all unstrung amulets in the caster's inventory without the need of a ball of wool. One set of runes is consumed for each amulet strung. 4 Crafting experience is granted for each amulet strung.
Make Leather icon Make Leather** 83 2Astral rune2Body rune2Fire rune 87 Turns hides into leather in sets of 5.
Fertile Soil icon Fertile Soil 83 2Nature rune3Astral rune15Earth rune 87 This spell treats the targeted Farming patch with supercompost, even if something is growing in the patch.
Plank Make icon Plank Make* 86 1Nature rune2Astral rune15Earth rune 90 Turns one log into a plank, without need of the sawmill. Coins are still required to convert a log into a plank, but the amount is decreased.
Tune Bane Ore icon Tune Bane Ore 87 2Astral rune4Earth rune1Bane ore Tunes Bane ore against a specific creature.
Superglass Make

A player casting Superglass Make


  • Not many players use low alchemy due to the poor profit generated. However, with the reward of the explorer's ring from the Lumbridge and Draynor Tasks, players use the ring's 30 free low-alchemy per day to gain magic experience and a modest income, as you need no nature or fire runes.

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