For an alternative method, see Tanning red dragonhide with Make Leather.

Tanning red dragonhide
Requirements Tanning hides



40,000,000+ coins recommended




Profit Experience gained
3,028,600 per hour


Inputs Outputs

20000 x Red dragonhide (138,720,000)

12 x Portable crafter (531,360)

20000 x Red dragon leather (73,320,000)

Red dragon leather is used to train Crafting, and it is always in high demand. Because red dragonhide must be tanned into leather before it can be crafted, tanning the hides in bulk can be highly profitable.

Because the price difference between hides and leather can be fairly small, it is important to buy the hides for a low price and sell the leather for a high price; you can lose out on up to 50% of the profit if you are not patient. Test the profit by buying one red dragonhide and one red dragon leather. If the difference between the two is less than 200, it may be worth it to switch to green, blue, black, or royal dragonhide. Red dragonhides have a lower trade volume than the other types of dragonhide, so it may be difficult to buy and sell them in bulk.

To tan dragon leather with maximum efficiency, deploy a portable crafter near a bank or bank chest (for example, near the bank chest in Castle Wars), make a preset with 28 red dragonhide, and load it. Then right-click the crafter and choose Tan Leather. Additionally, you can use portable crafters on the one already deployed to increase its duration by five minutes per crafter. You can tan just over 4800 hides on one portable which gives 57600 hides per hour.

The cost of the crafters can be saved (allowing even greater profit) by using one deployed by other players. Burthorpe on world 2 is a popular location.

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