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Classic Runestone
Unpowered orb
Unpowered orb
Release date 18 March 2002 (Update)
Members Yes
Quest item No
Tradeable Yes
Equipable No
Stackable No
Noteable Yes
Value 100 coins
High alch 60 coins
Low alch 40 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price Not sold
Exchange price 240 coins (info)
Buy limit 5,000
Examine I'd prefer it if it was powered.
Weight 0.453 kg
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Unpowered orb detail

An unpowered orb is an item used to make enchanted orbs by casting an enchanting spell on the corresponding obelisk, then crafting the orb onto a battlestaff to make an air, earth, fire, or water battlestaff. An unpowered orb can be made out of molten glass with a glassblowing pipe (preferably in tool belt) at Crafting level 46, granting 52.5 Crafting experience.

On 6 May 2009 Jagex updated the appearance of unpowered orbs by making them a darker colour, becoming easier to differentiate from air orbs.

Creating unpowered orbs can be a cost-effective way to train Crafting. Including banking time, a full inventory of molten glass takes about 58 seconds to craft. Using this method can therefore yield over 90,000 experience per hour at a cost of -1.43 per experience gained, assuming Grand Exchange market prices.


Dropping monstersEdit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Lesser reborn mage981Rare
Capsarius1505 (noted)Uncommon


Unpowered orbs can sometimes be found inside barrels, and are also a common item received while pickpocketing Cadarn workers.


This item can be disassembled with the Invention skill.
Disassembly XP ?1.4
Item quantity required ?1
Base junk chance ?49%
Total materials received ?2
Possible materials
Clear parts Clear parts
Delicate parts Delicate parts
Smooth parts Smooth parts
Enhancing components Enhancing components

Craftable itemsEdit

Image Item Level Value Cost Profit Exp Profit/XP
Water orb Water orb 56 3,172 -801 2,371 66 35.92
Earth orb Earth orb 60 3,298 -801 2,497 70 35.67
Fire orb Fire orb 63 3,405 -801 2,604 73 35.67
Air orb Air orb 66 3,664 -801 2,863 76 37.67

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