Crafting – one of the most fundamental skills in Old School RuneScape! With this skill, you’ll be able to craft a variety of jewelry, clothing and other items as you progress to that ultimate level 99 cape. And once you’re there, you can use the fantastic benefits associated with the cape, like it’s instant teleports! With the vast variety of things to craft, it can be quite intimidating to find the optimal path to level 99. Well, you’re in luck – as we’ve compiled our methods to get to level 99 crafting!
Crafting XP Quests
We know you’re eager to jump into some leveling methods, but before that, we can’t go without mentioning specific quests in OSRS that grant crafting experience. So below, we’ve included a list of the quests in OSRS that can give you that head start in your crafting journey. We recommend you have a go at a few of them, as they can help you breeze past the boring lower levels and jump straight into the fun! At the bottom of the list, you can see the whole list of quests that grant crafting experience!
Dwarf Cannon – 750 Crafting XP
First up – Dwarf Cannon! The great thing about Dwarf Cannon is that – well, you can get a cannon! This novice and short quest grant you a respectable 750 crafting experience, which can contribute massively to the low-level crafting grind. Furthermore, this can really help with your ranged training. Luckily, there’s no requirements to start the quest, skill nor quest. To start the quest, simply head to Captain Lawgof, who you can find south of the Coal Trucks (northwest of the Fishing Guide). All you’ll need is a hammer, and he’ll guide you from there.
Tears of Guthix – 1000 Crafting Experience
For a quick and easy 1000 crafting experience, you should consider completing the Tears of Guthix quest. For this intermediate yet very short quest, simply head to Juna, who you can find deep in the Lumbridge Swamp Caves, alongside the south of the Lumbridge Swamp. You’ll need to bring a lit sapphire lantern, a chisel, tinderbox, pickaxe and a rope. Furthermore, you’ll need 43 quest points, 49 fire making, 20 mining and 20 crafting to complete the quest. On top of this, after completing this quest, if crafting is your lowest skill, you can come back to the Tears of Guthix and complete the minigame for some additional crafting experience each day!
Animal Magnetism – 1000 Crafting Experience
If you’re considering using ranged at any point in your RuneScape journey – completing Animal Magnetism is a must! That’s because one of the rewards of this quest is an Ava’s device, which saves the majority of the ammunition you use when training range, leading to massive savings in gold. Alongside that, you also net a sweet 1000 crafting experience. For this quest, which is rated intermediate and medium, all you’ll need to do is speak to Ava in the Draynor Manor, just outside Draynor Village. Bring with you a mithril axe, 5 iron bars, a ghostspeak amulet, 20 ecto-tokens, a hammer, polished buttons, holy symbol and a piece of hard leather. In order to do this quest however, you’ll need to complete The Restless Ghost quest, alongside Ernest the Chicken and Priest in Peril. For the skill requirements, you’ll need 18 slayer, 19 crafting, 35 woodcutting, 30 ranged, and for your ironmen, 31 prayer.
Shades of Mort’ton – 2000 Crafting Experience
Stepping up the experience rewards, Shades of Mort’ton will grant you a whopping 2000 crafting experience! For this intermediate and short quest, you’ll just need to find the Diary of the Herbi Flax, which you can find on the shelf in the house that is on the southwestern side of the Village of Mort’ton. For this quest, you’ll need to have completed Priest in Peril, as well as having 15 herblore, 20 crafting, 5 fire making, and the means to defeat 5 level 40 shades.
Enlightened Journey – 2000 Crafting Experience
Another 2000 crafting experience quest – Enlightened Journey. Alongside the crafting experience, you also unlock the Hot Air Balloon transport system, which can zip you around Gielinor stylishly. For this quest, which is classified as intermediate and short, you’ll just need to talk to Auguste, who’s on the island of Entrana. Bring with you some secateurs, a rake, a spade, 3 papyrus, a sack of 10 potatoes, yellow dye, a ball of wool, an unlit candle, a bowl, 8 empty sacks, red dye, 10 silk, a tinderbox, 12 willow branches and 10 normal logs. You’ll also need 20 quest points, 30 farming, 20 fire making and 36 crafting to do this quest.
The Fremennik Trials – 2812 Crafting Experience
Stepping it up, we’ve got the Fremennik Trials, a quest that grants an oddly specific 2812 Crafting Experience! Alongside the healthy crafting bonuses, you’ll also unlock the warrior, archer, berserker and farseer helmets, which can be quite handy even in high level combat! This intermediate and long quest requires you to first see Brundt the Chieftain, in the longhall of Relekka, bringing with you 5252 coins, a beer, a raw shark, a tinderbox and the materials to craft a lyre if you wish to do so. Keep in mind though, you’ll need to be able to defeat a level 69 NPC, and a strong warrior without much equipment.
Nature Spirit – 3000 Crafting Experience
Next up – Nature Spirit! This quest grants you 3000 crafting experience and allows you to access the lands of Morytania. For this novice and medium length quest, first speak to Drezel, who you’ll find under the Paterdomus Temple near the River Salve, that’s East of Varrock. Bring with you a silver sickle and a ghost speak amulet, as well as the equipment to allow you to defeat three level 30 ghasts. The quest requirements to complete Nature Spirit are the completion of Priest in Peril, and The Restless Ghost.
For those wondering, here’s all the quests in OSRS that grant crafting experience, alongside their associated requirements and amounts of experience they grant:
Crafting Leveling Guide
Enough questing - let’s jump into the leveling guide! For this guide, we’ll show you how to get to 99 Crafting through either a cheap, medium or expensive path. However, from levels 1 to 46, you’ll be doing the same methods regardless of the path. Also, if you want to calculate how many actions you need to do to get to a certain level use this crafting calculator.
Levels 1-7 – Crafting Leather Gloves (26k xp/hr)
First up, you’ll be crafting leather gloves, from levels 1 to 7. It’s a quick grind, but necessary! To make these leather gloves, all you’ll need is a piece of leather, and some thread, alongside a needle. From there, head to bank where you can quickly withdraw your leather, such as the Grand Exchange. Simply use your needle on the leather, and select the glove icon that appears, and you’ll end up crafting leather gloves.
Levels 7-20 – Making Gold Bracelets (40k exp/hr)
Next up, you’ll be making gold bracelets from levels 7 through to 20. Alongside the crafting experience, you’ll also be making some gold. To make these gold bracelets, all you’ll need are some gold bars, and 1 bracelet mold. From there, head to a furnace, such as the one at Edgeville and Al Kharid. Use your gold bar on the furnace and select the ‘gold bracelet’ option in the interface. From there, just rinse and repeat until level 20.
Levels 20-42 – Cutting Sapphires (135k exp/hr)
Before you split off into your desired path for crafting, you’ll be doing a final grind of cutting sapphires from levels 20 through to 46. To do so, you’ll just need a large amount of uncut sapphires, which you can find all around RuneScape, or on the Grand Exchange. You’ll also need a chisel. From there, just use the chisel on the sapphire, select ‘make all’ and there you go – you’ve made sapphires. Keep doing this until level 46.
Congratulations – you’re at level 46! From here, you’ve got three options to go down. If you want to save some money, use the cheap route, whereas if you want to speed through the method, use the fast and expensive route. If you want something in the middle, we’ve got a medium route too. Feel free to try them all out and see what suits you! Keep in mind however, the expensive route does cost quite a lot of GP, so if you need to get your hands on some cheap and fast OSRS GP, make sure you head to here.
Cheap Crafting training method - Glassblowing
Levels 42-58 – Crafting Ruby bracelets (110k xp/hr)
Starting the cheap section of this crafting guide for OSRS, you’ll be making unpowered orbs from levels 46 to 87. It’s quite a long grind, but luckily its AFK. For this method, all you’ll need is a glassblowing pipe, as well as some molten glass. You should be stood next to a 1-click bank spot. Next, use a glassblowing pipe on your molten glass, and selecting the orb in the subsequent interface and making all. Rinse and repeat until level 87!
Levels 58-74 – Crafting Diamond bracelets (130k xp/hr)
Finishing the cheap section of this crafting guide, from levels 87 all the way to 99, you’ll be crafting light orbs. To do so, you’ll need a glassblowing pipe and molten pipe (sounds familiar?). This time use your glassblowing pipe on the molten glass, and select the unpowered orbs option in the interface, called ‘Dorgeshuun Light Orbs’. From there, just keep repeating that onwards to level 99!
Levels 74-99 – Crafting Dragonstone bracelets (150k xp/hr)
Best time/value method
Levels 27-58 – Cutting Emeralds (180k xp/hr)
Starting off the medium section, you’ll be cutting Emeralds. This is slightly more expensive compared to cutting Sapphires, but the XP increase is well worth it and you will power through the early levels. Also this method is more AFK compared to other methods, so you will be able to relax or alternatively you could be making some gold that you could sell for real money or use to train up your skills. If you're interested in that, here's a guide on how to make IRL money playing RS and here are a few AFK money makers that you can do on your alt accounts while you train your crafting. Scroll up to the cheap section to find the guide for this method!
Levels 58-62 – Crafting Earth Battle staves (276k xp/hr)
Once you hit 58 crafting, you’ll be crafting Earth battle staves from levels 58 all the way to 62. To do so, simply get some battle staves, and some air orbs at the Grand Exchange. Now, at a bank, use the battle staves on the earth orbs to make the earth battle staves! This may cost you about 2gp per xp gained, so if you're short on gold you can buy some osrs gold for a great price here.
Levels 58-62 – Crafting Fire Battle staves (300k xp/hr)
The process is the same as for earth battle staves, but instead use a fire orb.
Levels 66-99 – Crafting Air Battle staves (340k xp/hr)
To finish off the best value section of this crafting guide at level 66 switch to making air battle staves and you’ll zoom towards level 99 in no time, getting up to 340k crafting xp per hour!
Fastest Crafting training method
If you are loaded with OSRS gold this method will be perfect for you - you will save A LOT of time! If you're short on gold, or you have more than necessary, here at Ezrsgold we buy and sell gold, so be sure to use our services if needed ;)
Levels 27-34 – Cutting Emeralds (180k xp/hr)
The process is the same as cutting sapphires, but you’ll be cutting Emeralds instead. Use a chisel on an uncut gem and sit back while all of the gems are cut.
Levels 34-43 – Cutting Rubies (230k xp/hr)
Levels 43-55 – Cutting Diamonds (290k xp/hr)
Levels 55-63 – Cutting Dragonstone (370k xp/hr)
This is where it starts getting expensive, so I highly recommend sticking to Rubies or Diamonds, because you can save a lot of money and you won't need as much capital to get the levels. I also recommend training to level 63, because you will be able to craft Green d'hide bodies at roughly 300k xp/hour for a ~8 times lower price per xp. But if gold is no issue for you, you can continue cutting dragonstones until level 77 where Red d'hide bodies will give you more xp per hour at a cheaper price.
Levels 63-71 – Crafting Green Dragonhide Bodies (300k xp/hr)
Next up, you’ll be crafting green dragonhide bodies from levels 63 to 71. To enjoy the great experience rates, you’ll just need a needle, some thread, and a lot of green dragon leather. From there, use the needle on the green dragon leather to make green dragonhide bodies, and repeat until level 71! Need some quick GP to fast track your crafting journey? Head here to buy some!
Levels 71-77 – Crafting Blue Dragonhide Bodies (350k xp/hr)
From levels 71 through to 84, you’ll be crafting dragonhide bodies again, but blue dragonhide bodies this time. To do so, just get a need, some thread, and a lot of blue dragon leather. Now, use the needle on the blue dragon leather and select blue dragonhide bodies to make some. Sit back as your character crafts these dragonhide bodies and repeat the process until 84!
Levels 77-84 – Crafting Red Dragonhide Bodies (385k xp/hr)
Pretty much same as before, but instead of blue dragon hides use red ones.
Levels 84-99 – Crafting Black Dragonhide Bodies (430k xp/hr)
Finally – you’re here! For the last method in this crafting guide, you’ll be crafting black dragonhide bodies from levels 84 to 99. You’ll be following the same techniques as before to do so. You’ll need a needle, some thread and a huge amount of black dragon leather. Use the needle on the black dragon leather and select black dragonhide bodies to start crafting them and continue this until level 99!
Crafting Money Making Methods - Profit while Training
There’s not a lot of ways to get rich through crafting, but let’s go through a few! Check out this blogpost for more crafting money making methods and a unique method to train crafting and magic at the same time while making a profit.
Crafting bowstrings (234,00 GP/HR) is an age-old technique for any RuneScape enthusiast. Alongside the tranquil nature of spinning flax, you’ll also be making a decent amount of gold! For this, you’ll need 10 crafting, and a bunch of flax. You can get the flax for free at flax field near Seers’ Village, or you could buy them from the Grand Exchange. With your flax, head to the spinning wheel on the 1st floor of the Lumbridge Castle and use your flax to spin them into bowstring – for profit. After completing an inventory of bow string, you'll just need to head back upstairs in the Lumbridge castle to the bank, where you can withdraw more flax - and do it all over again!
Another method is crafting gold bracelets (129,000 GP/HR). This is particularly as it is very AFK. And yes – we went over this in the preliminary sections of this guide – so be sure to check that out for an in depth guide on crafting gold bracelets. I'm sure you'd love to be rewarded for your hard earned gold. If you want to start making some real life cash for OSRS GP, head here.
Next up, is crafting snakeskin armor (215,000 GP/HR). To craft the boots, you'll need level 45 crafting, the vambraces require level 47 crafting, the bandanna requires level 48 crafting, the chaps require level 51 crafting, and finally, the body requires level 53 crafting. Due to the low buy limits of each item, we recommend you work through crafting them all - as they all profit! To do so, all you'll need is a needle, some thread and some snakeskin, and you're ready to go. Just use the needle on the snakeskin, and select the specific snakeskin item you wish to make. It's as easy as that!
And finally, we've got the method of crafting ruby bracelets (250,000 GP/HR). To craft these ruby bracelets, you'll have to have 42 crafting. So, with a bracelet mold in your inventory, alongside gold bars, head to a furnace (such as the one in Edgeville). At the furnace, use the gold bar on it, and select the 'make all' option on the ruby bracelet. As your character starts making ruby bracelets, the profit will start to come in!
And there you have it, a 1-99 OSRS Crafting Guide. Have fun mastering the skill of Crafting and getting that well deserved skill cape!