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This guide will help you train Crafting in various different ways, from level 1 to 99. This guide is intended for members, but free players can also do some of these actions.

Level 1 through 8Edit

Leather gloves (1-5)Edit

Players should craft leather gloves as they grant a fairly decent 13.75 experience (slightly more than spinning and firing pots). It requires thread and leather to make. Leathers can be quite expensive, with a market price of 480 coins; so newcomers are advised to obtain their leather themselves. To craft, use the needle on the leather, select the item they would want to craft (in this case leather gloves), and click 'Leatherwork'. If the needle has already been added to his/her tool-belt, they can simply click on the leather.

28 Leather Needed.

Gold rings (5-8)Edit

Although slightly less efficient than leather boots (16.25 experience per pair of boots), gold rings provide 15 xp per ring. Gold Rings are preferable because they can provide a profit of Coins 25 84 per bar. The best furnace is the one in Edgeville, but this requires the completion of Varrock Easy Tasks.

Level 1 to 10Edit


Buy Salve nettles from the Smuggler and use them to make Salve gloves. Making the cloth gives 2.5 crafting experience, while each pair of gloves gives 12.5 experience. As you level up you can switch to other Salve items for even faster experience.

Level 8 through 10Edit

Gold amulets (8-10)Edit

A way to make a small profit and still train crafting is to make Gold amulet (unstrung) on a Furnace with Gold bars and an Amulet mould. Smelting gold amulets grants 30 experience and Coins 25 48 per gold bar.

Gold bracelets are most likely a better choice as the 25 exp per bracelet is more than made up by the additional profit of Coins 25 78 you make per bar.

Level 1 through 38Edit

Bowstrings (1-38)Edit

A common way for members to train crafting is to spin bowstrings on a spinning wheel, which requires flax. It is popular because it is has a low level requirement of 1 crafting and fairly fast way of training crafting up for low to medium level crafters and earns quite a bit of money as the bowstrings are highly desired by fletchers. Each Bowstring grants 15 Crafting experience when spun. Spinning wheels a short distance from a bank can be found in Lumbridge Castle, Seers' Village and Neitiznot (requires starting Fremennik Isles quest). Players who choose to pick their own flax may also find that the field in Taverley is very efficient, as there is a spinning wheel on the short route between it and the bank. Some players may choose to spin bowstrings until level 50+ due to the profit it gives.

For example, if you were to buy 1,000 Flax.

Coins 1000 102,000

Spin it all into bowstrings.

Coins 1000 450,000

You would earn a profit of:

Coins 1000 348,000

Hard leather boots (27-51)Edit

Hard leather boots are another good low-level money making technique, even for ironman accounts, as they can be sold to a general store for 300 coins or high alched for 600. Each pair of boots requires 1 hard leather and gives 34 experience.

Level 38 through 51Edit

Sapphire amulets (38-51)Edit

Sapphire amulets for 65 experience each. buying cut sapphires and gold (no more than 400 coins per amulet) from the GE is your best bet as this method, instead of mining your own gold (an option, tho time consuming) can bring in 100,000 per hour experience at half the time it would take you to achieve the same amount of experience making coifs as well as if you decide to buy leather cheaper by quite a lot. Using the Burthorpe furnace you can get up to 120k p/hr using inventory presets.

Level 51 through 57Edit


Crafting urns at the pottery station in Ardougne can produce approximately 421 urns per hour. It is however, more efficient to do this at the Crafting Guild as of the 2014 updates. The clan bank, a short distance away, provides easier access to your stash. While not spectacular experience, these urns can then be used in training other skills as well, so it's a win-win. To estimate the experience per hour of an urn, multiply the total experience gained by crafting the urn by 421 [421 * (experience from forming + experience from firing)]. For example, the experience per hour of a Decorated mining urn (nr) (requires 59 Crafting) is 421*95, which is 39,900 experience per hour. If you're mining and wetting the clay yourself, multiply the total experience by 210 instead.

Using the pottery wheel in Burthorpe is a great place to work due to the convenience of the nearby bank chest. It also has a well which is a water source, where you can soften your clay.

Gunnarsgrunn (Barbarian Village) has a clay mine just south and a well just northwest of the potter's wheel. The Grand Exchange is nearby as well.

Crafting urns can sometimes make a decent profit for the player. For example, the strong mining urn requires two soft clay (costing Coins 250 462) and sells for Coins 250 534, which means that each one crafted and sold profits Coins 25 72. For more information, see Calculator:Crafting/Urns on the profitability of crafting different urns.

Level 57 through 62Edit

Crafting ruby amuletsEdit

Ruby amulets can actually be made starting at level 50. Using gold bars and cut rubies on a furnace yields 85 experience and 1190 experience per inventory. This takes 25 seconds to complete.

At current Grand Exchange prices, gold bars are extremely cheap, and rubies are under 1,000 coins, using this method is not only faster but cheaper than crafting green dragon-hide vambraces. Assuming a player can complete 6 inventories every 3 minutes, this can be more than 100,000 experience per hour.

The best places to train this are Edgeville (Only if you have completed at least all the beginner tasks in Varrock) or in Lumbridge otherwise.

Level 62-71Edit

From this part, there isn't a linear way to train Crafting, only a mixture of ways where you should pick to your advantage.

Cheap but slow experience - More UrnsEdit

Urns continue to be a viable option to train Crafting for profit, especially if the Falador Hard Tasks have been completed, as they unlock a deposit box in the Crafting Guild that allows for faster production. Keep looking at the calculator mentioned above to determine profitability. Strong woodcutting urns, unlocked at level 61, profit Coins 250 461 per urn (Coins 1 -1 taking into account the opportunity costs) and can turn out 21,000xp per hour.

Fast but expensive experience - Gems (62-71)Edit

Shaping gems is one of the most expensive ways to train Crafting but is often seen as the fastest. Below is a table with the experience and profit rates of the various high-level gems.

Type of gem Crafting level XP/gem XP/hour Profit/XP Profit/hour
Diamond 43 107.5 290,250 Coins 25 -26.75 Coins 1000 -7,765,200
Dragonstone 55 137.5 371,250 Coins 25 -25.3 Coins 1000 -9,393,300
Onyx 67 167.5 452,250 Coins 5 14.17 Coins 1000 6,407,100

Slower method - GemsEdit

After completion of the Shilo Village quest, you can mine gems at the gem mining site. Equip a charged Amulet of Glory and ring of wealth. You can fletch the lower level gems into bolt tips, and cut higher level gems for crafting experience, from sapphire (50 experience) to diamond (107.5 experience). You also get mining experience (65 experience) for each gem rock mined.

Fast but only every 4 hours - BattlestavesEdit

Crafting elemental battlestaves is one of the fastest crafting experience available. However, it is more difficult to obtain mass quantities of battlestaves due to the limit for them on the Grand Exchange (100 per 4 hours). Keep in mind that up to 80 battlestaves may be bought from Naff with the elite Varrock Tasks done, and another 20 from Baba Yaga on Lunar Isle and Haf in Prifddinas, daily. In order to obtain battlestaves faster, one may choose to buy them in bulk from players on the Runescape Forums. Assuming the player has the battlestaves and charged orbs ready, it is possible to craft around 2,200 battlestaves per hour. Reference Calculator:Crafting/Battlestaves for a more complete breakdown.

Item Level Experience Experience per Hour Coins/xp
Sell at GE
Staffs from GE
Sell at GE
Staffs from Naff
High Alch
Staffs from GE
High Alch
Staffs from Naff
Water battlestaff Water battlestaff 54 100 220,000 Coins 5 -7.13 Coins 1 1.63 Coins 1 -0.05 Coins 5 8.71
Earth battlestaff Earth battlestaff 58 112.5 247,500 Coins 5 -14.24 Coins 5 -6.45 Coins 5 -13.2 Coins 5 -5.41
Fire battlestaff Fire battlestaff 62 125 275,000 Coins 5 -9.5 Coins 2 -2.5 Coins 5 -5.02 Coins 1 1.98
Air battlestaff Air battlestaff 66 137.5 302,500 Coins 5 -10.63 Coins 4 -4.25 Coins 5 -6.33 Coins 1 0.04

Level 71-99Edit

This is the part of the guide where money is assumed unlimited, if any part of this section requires a phenomenally large amount of money,crafting Infernal urns (nr) (if <76 Crafting), Decorated fishing urns (nr) (if <81 Crafting), or Decorated cooking urns (nr) (if 81+ Crafting) is a worthy, but not permanent, alternative; as they are cheap (can even make a small profit) but time-consuming. Or you could continue crafting battlestaves.

Dragonhide armourEdit

Dragonhide armour is used by medium to high-level ranged players, and provides relatively quick experience, with the cost not being as significant due to being able to sell back the bodies to the Grand Exchange. With the use of inventory presets up to 1,600 bodies per hour are easily done.

Note that, crafting dragonhide armour does require thread.

Below is a table showing the production costs for each dragonhide body.

All you have to do now is craft the d'hide body appropriate to your Crafting level.

Dragonhide colour Crafting level XP/body XP/hour Profit/XP Profit/body Profit/hour
Green d'hide body 63 186 297,600 Coins 5 -11.4 Coins 1000 -2,129 Coins 1000 -3,406,400
Blue d'hide body 71 210 336,000 Coins 5 -16.2 Coins 1000 -3,399 Coins 1000 -5,438,400
Red d'hide body 77 234 374,400 Coins 5 -23.9 Coins 1000 -5,599 Coins 1000 -8,958,400
Black d'hide body 84 258 412,800 Coins 5 -24.3 Coins 1000 -6,258 Coins 1000 -10,012,800
Royal d'hide body 93 282 451,200 Coins 5 -23.5 Coins 1000 -6,067 Coins 1000 -9,707,200

Miscellaneous ways to trainEdit

Jewellery makingEdit

Jewellery making is a common way to train crafting. Making amulets with gems consists of several steps, considering:

  1. Buy or obtain gem,
  2. Buy or obtain gold bar
  3. Cut the gem
  4. Smelt the gem and gold bar in a furnace.
  5. Use ball of wool on the amulet to string it,
  6. Sell it.

For jewellery other than amulets, step 5 is omitted, for pure gold jewellery, step 1 and 3 are omitted. You can make up to 1,100 gemmed pieces of jewellery per hour, depending on your level of concentration and speed with a few miss clicks.

Buying or obtaining gemsEdit

Gems can only be obtained in a few ways for players: Purchasing from the Grand Exchange, buying from shops or players, mining (randomly from normal rocks or Gem rocks), stealing from safes, monster drops, the Gnome Restaurant activity, the sapphire spawn in deep wilderness or if you have the Summoning level for it, and magpies, who forage gems and rings. Uncut gems can be cut for crafting experience, but cut gems are much cheaper. Below is a list of cost of buying uncut and cut gems at GE: (The Amulet of Glory and the Ring of Wealth increase your chance of getting gems while mining ore.)

Gold SmithingEdit

Gold bars can be obtained in two ways: smelting gold ore which requires 40 smithing or directly buying from the GE. The current prices of gold ore and gold bars are 220 coins and 91 coins respectively, which gives purchasers a distinct advantage, since the difference in the GE price is determined by so-called Goldsmithing for members. With goldsmithing gauntlets obtained from the quest Family crest, a very large portion of smithing experience is gained, but this doesn't change the fact of major loss. One way to Greatly lower money loss is to free the Rogue in Rogue's Castle, this requires Summer's End to be completed for the Upgraded Jennica's Ring. He will be in the small home with a range near the small Varrock bank. He will buy any unenchanted Jewellery and pays 220 coins for the Gold Bracelet you will lose around 150 coins, this will effectively earn both Smithing and Crafting experience as well as greatly lowering the amount of money you lose per gold bar, you can also sell them noted to him to save time.

Cutting GemsEdit

  • Information This is the quickest, but most expensive, method of gaining crafting experience. Simply left click a gem to cut it. All amounts approximate and this table assumes 4,000 gems are cut per hour. Please note that cutting Onyx requires a huge amount of cash, it's not advised to cut them due the price range.
Type of gem Crafting level XP/gem XP/hour Profit/XP Profit/hour
Sapphire 20 50 200,000 Coins 5 -17.08 Coins 1000 -3,416,000
Emerald 27 67.5 260,000 Coins 5 -17.91 Coins 1000 -4,836,000
Ruby 34 85 340,000 Coins 5 -24.47 Coins 1000 -8,320,000
Diamond 43 107.5 430,000 Coins 25 -26.75 Coins 1000 -11,504,000
Dragonstone 55 137.5 550,000 Coins 25 -25.3 Coins 1000 -13,916,000
Onyx 67 167.5 670,000 Coins 5 14.17 Coins 1000 9,492,000

Smelting jewelleryEdit

A close furnace should be chosen to mass-produce jewellery. The best furnaces to use are Edgeville or Port Phasmatys. An amulet mould, necklace mould, bracelet mould or ring mould is brought along with equal number of gold bars and cut gems, although these should already be on your toolbelt. A detailed experience table can be seen in the Crafting article. Rings require the lowest level to craft, necklaces originally gave the best reward of cash, which is now surpassed by buying gold bars at the current Grand Exchange price of 91 coins each and making them into gold bracelets. These can then be sold to the Rogue in Varrock, as he will always buy them at the low alchemy price of 220 coins each - it is almost always possible to double your money depending on gold bar prices. Although it is possible to make a lot of money with this method, it does also entail its cons as the experience is also slow.

Bracelets can be High Alched if you have Level 55 Magic or higher, for 330 gp. This actually gains less (even with a fire staff), and generates Magic experience.

Due to the low price of Dragonstones, High Alching or sometime selling Dragonstone bracelets that you made is profitable. Making Dragonstone bracelets at Edgeville with Pack yak gives up to 150k experience per hour.

Amulets bear maximum experience and highest requirement, while carrying some inconvenience as stringing is needed. Unstrung amulets can be sold on the Grand Exchange to players wishing to train magic via the String Jewellery spell under the Lunar Magicks.

A player can buy cut sapphires or emeralds, cosmic runes, and gold bars and smelt them into sapphire necklaces or emerald rings. Then they can enchant them and sell the finished games necklaces or rings of duelling for a profit, while gaining valuable crafting and magic experience.

Stringing amuletsEdit

Ball of wool can be bought at GE for 311 coins each, or using spinning wheel to spin wool. Casual players can take advantage of Fred the farmer's farm, where sheep inhabit the area alongside a spawn of shears. The closest spinning wheel from the farm is on the first floor of the Lumbridge castle.

At level 80 magic the spell String Jewellery can be cast to automatically string all amulets in a player's inventory. This is much more expensive than using a ball of wool, but is another way to train Magic and Crafting quickly.


With sufficient magic level, jewellery with gems can be enchanted. Although this gives magic exp, it does allow you to make a profit from the jewellery you make. Currently, emerald rings are one of the best types of jewellery to enchant.

Glass makingEdit

Main article: Molten glass

Members will also find useful making molten glass and crafting it into different items with a glassblowing pipe. Entrana is the best place to start it out, since Fritz the Glassblower teaches how to make molten glass and also all the items needed for making glass are available in the island. Members can level up within Entrana from level 1 to 30, crafting a variety of glasses that give a decent experience compared to regular crafting. For further convenient glass making, players should complete Hand in the Sand, so Bert gives 84 buckets of sand daily, buy Seaweed from Arhein in Catherby and cooking it to get Soda ash, and using Port Phasmatys or Edgeville furnace to speed up the glass making process, alternatively, a player who has completed the Lunar isle quests, and has level 77 Magic, could use the spell Superglass Make which not only saves time having not to cook the seaweed, but also has the chance of producing extra molten glass for free. Glassblowing can be a decent training tool well into the 90's with 52xp per orb and a possible 90,000 experience per hour.


Make Yak-hide legs. Making legs gives 32 experience (the same amount of experience as bodies), but uses only 1 hide rather than 2.

Weaving (Clan Citadel)Edit

Weaving at the loom in a Clan Citadel can be tremendous experience, usually 120,000 experience per hour for a total of about 200,000 experience each week. The amount of experience gained is dependent on your level in crafting, usually around double the level. Although it is slightly slow and much attention is needed, it's free, no items are required and you can gain hundreds of thousands of experience for completing your cap every build tick (once a week). In addition to this experience, you can also earn a Bonus experience good towards any of the skills for which the citadel currently has plots (which can be used for bonus crafting exp during regular training) and fealty experience from the Clan cloak for skilling each week once you have reached fealty rank 3.

Harps (Prifddinas)Edit

Playing the harps located within the Ithell district in Prifddinas is a slow but afkable method, reaching around 50,000 experience per hour at all levels while gaining a small sum of construction exp. While playing the harps, a player is able to acquire harmonic dust over time, which is used to craft crystal tools and weapons. All that is required is the completion of Plague's End quest to unlock Prifddinas. The harps fall out of tune at 10% over time, but can be re-tuned at anytime. Once a harp is 100% out of tune, it cannot be played and must first be tuned. For every 10% tuned, 50 construction exp is awarded. When a harp has become 50% out of tune, the chance to receive harmonic dust is halved.

Molten glass (level 46) Edit

At level 46 you can buy molten glass for Coins 250 350 each with the point to craft unpowered orbs, worth Coins 25 94 each. Each unpowered orb that you craft gives 52.5 experience, making this way similar to fletching at mid levels (around 45,000-50,000 experience per hour) and saving much more money than cutting gems. Another reason that make this way viable is that you can charge all the crafted orbs with the point to get profit. Spending around Coins 250 350 per molten glass and then selling the charged orbs (air: Coins 1000 1,938, water: Coins 1000 1,073, earth: Coins 1000 2,553, fire: Coins 1000 1,696), having the chance to train relatively fast (but much faster and more afkable than making urns) and at the same time you have the chance to earn some money, so its recommended to train with this method until level 70-76.

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