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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
High Alch 60 coins
Low Alch 40 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price Not sold
Exchange price 94 coins (info)
Buy limit 5,000
Examine I'd prefer it if it was powered.
Weight 0.4 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 Coins 4 -4.88 per experience gained, assuming Grand Exchange market prices.


Dropping monstersEdit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Lesser reborn mage981Common
Capsarius1505 (noted)Uncommon


Unpowered orbs can sometimes be found inside barrels.

Craftable itemsEdit

Image Item Level Value Cost Profit Exp Profit/XP Notes
Water orb Water orb 56 Coins 1000 1,073 Coins 250 -747 Coins 250 326 66 Coins 4 4.94
Earth orb Earth orb 60 Coins 1000 2,553 Coins 250 -747 Coins 1000 1,806 70 Coins 25 25.8
Fire orb Fire orb 63 Coins 1000 1,696 Coins 250 -747 Coins 250 949 73 Coins 5 13
Air orb Air orb 66 Coins 1000 2,014 Coins 250 -747 Coins 1000 1,267 76 Coins 5 16.67

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