Crafting Guide


Crafting is rumoured to be a slow, useless and boring skill, but once you get into it there's lots to do! You can make everything from pots for collecting flour to dragonhide armour for rangers. Crafting can be found all over the RuneScape world: the amulets people wear, the vials used in Herblore and the mystic staves used by magicians in battle. These items are all made by crafting. Please note that items shown shaded in light blue (in tables below) are free to play items.

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Leather Armour
Dragonhide Armours
Yak Hide Armour
Snake Skin Armour
Crab Armour
Polypore Armour
Batwing Armour
Imphide Armour
Spidersilk Armour
Sirenic Armour
Carapace Armour


You can get crafting exp from dyeing capes. You can get dyes from Aggie in Draynor Village. Go there and ask her about the colour you need. She will tell you what items are required and her fee. When you have the dye you need, use it on a black cape (get these from killing Highwaymen), or on a red cape which you can get from the clothes shop in Varrock. Members can also go to Ali the dyer in the north-east corner of Pollnivneach, or purchase ready-made dyes from Oronwen in Lletya.

Pic Colour Exp. gained How to get
Cape -Red- Red 2.5 To make red dye, you will need 3 redberries. These can be collected south-east of Varrock: there is a bush that can be picked. These can also be grown using the Farming skill.
Cape -Yellow- Yellow 2.5 To make yellow dye, you will need 2 onions. These can be found in a patch just west of the Rimmington mines, or behind Farmer Seth's house south of the Lumbridge mill. They can also be grown using the Farming skill.
Cape -Blue- Blue 2.5 To make blue dye, you will need 2 woad leaves. Woad leaves are available from Wyson the gardener, who can be found in the park north of the Eastern Falador Bank. If you offer him 20 gp for one, he will give you two for your generosity, otherwise you will have to pay 15 gp apiece. Woad leaves can also be grown using the Farming skill.
Cape -Pink- Pink 2.5 After completing The Hand in the Sand quest, pink dye can be bought from Betty in Port Sarim.
Cape -Orange- Orange 2.5 To make orange dye, simply use red dye with yellow dye.
Cape -Purple- Purple 2.5 To make purple dye, simply use red dye with blue dye. Members can also pick up purple dye from the spawn north- west of the Clock Tower in Ardougne.
Cape -Green- Green 2.5 To make green dye, simply use blue dye with yellow dye.
Cape -Black- Black 2.5 To make black mushroom ink use a black mushroom (found during The Golem quest) with a pestle and mortar while carrying an empty vial.
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Leather Armour

There are 2 types of leather: normal leather and hard leather. The normal leather is useful to get through the earlier levels of crafting. Hard leather can't be made into armour until a slightly higher level. To make leather you will need cowhides, which you can either buy or get by killing Cows. The best places to do this are either in Lumbridge or next to the Crafting guild. Once you have all the hides you want, go to a Tanner to have your hides made into pieces of leather. Tanners can be found in:

However, they will charge for their services:

  • Normal leather is free to get tanned (except in Canifis, where it costs 2 GP).
  • Hard leather costs 3 Gp (5 Gp in Canifis) per hide to be tanned.

Once you have your leather, go to a Crafting shop (in Rimmington, Burthorpe and Al-Kharid) to buy thread, or purchase from other players. Click on the leather and the crafting window will pop up. Click on the needle symbol and then select the item you wish to craft to make it. If you want to make studded leather you'll have to get steel studs and use them on the soft leather armour or chaps you have made.

Pic Name Level Exp.
Leather Gloves Gloves 1 13.8
Leather Boots Boots 7 16.3
Leather Cowl Cowl 9 18.5
Leather Vambraces Vambraces 11 22
Leather Body Leather body 14 25
Leather Chaps Chaps 18 27
Leather Shield Leather shield 19 30
Hardleather Body Hard leather body 28 35
Hard Leather Shield Hard leather shield 26 36
Coif Coif 38 37
Studded Body Studded body 41 40+25
Studded Leather Gloves studded leather gloves 41 40+13.8
Studded Leather Boots studded leather boots 43 40+16.3
Studded Chaps Studded chaps 44 42+27
Studded Leather Shield Studded leather shield 45 30+43

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Dragonhide Armour

To make dragonhide armour, first you'll need to slay some dragons (or buy some hides). There are five different kinds of these; green, blue, red, black, and royal. The table below shows the primary monsters that drop these dragonhides. Click on the monster names to see their entries in our Bestiary for more information, especially different locations.

Dragonhide Sources
Pic Name Monsters Levels
Green D\\'hide Green Dragonhide Green Dragons 63
Blue D\\'hide Blue Dragonhide Blue Dragons 74
Red D\\'hide Red Dragonhide Red Dragons 84
Royal D\\'hide Black Dragonhide Black Dragons 100
Royal D\\'hide Royal Dragonhide Grotworms, Queen Black Dragon 63,900

The normal chromatic dragons all drop one hide each when you kill them. Royal dragonhide is always received after killing the Queen Black Dragon, and is also obtainable as an uncommon drop from higher level grotworms. When you have the hides, go to a tanner (in Al-Kharid, Crafting Guild, Varrock, Range Guild, Burthorpe, and Canifis) and get them tanned into dragon leather. This will cost you 20gp per hide (Canifis costs more).

Once you have the dragon leather, go get your needle and thread. Just like normal leather crafting, use the needle or thread on the dragon leather and select what you want to make. If you do not need the armour and don't want to merchant it, using the high alchemy magic spell is a good way to recover the value of the dragonhides used. See the table below for details:

Dragon Leather
Pic Name (Pieces of leather needed) Crafting Level Crafting Exp. High Alch value (gp)
Green D\\'hide Vambraces Green d'hide vambraces (1) 57 62 1500
Green D\\'hide Chaps Green d'hide chaps (2) 60 124 2340
Green d\'hide coif Green d'hide coif (2) 61 124 2340
Green D\\'hide Body Green d'hide body (3) 63 186 4680
Green D\\'hide Shield Green d'hide shield (4) 64 248 6240
Blue D\\'hide Vambraces Blue d'hide vambraces (1) 66 70 1800
Blue D\\'hide Chaps Blue d'hide chaps (2) 68 140 2592
Blue d\'hide coif Blue d'hide coif (2) 69 140 2592
Blue D\\'hide Body Blue d'hide body (3) 71 210 5616
Blue D\\'hide Shield Blue d'hide shield (4) 72 280 7488
Red D\\'hide Vambraces Red d'hide vambraces (1) 73 78 2160
Red D\\'hide Chaps Red d'hide chaps (2) 75 156 3108
Red d\'hide coif Red d'hide coif (2) 76 156 3108
Red D\\'hide Body Red d'hide body (3) 77 234 6738
Red D\\'hide Shield Red d'hide shield (4) 78 312 7803
Black D\\'hide Vambraces Black d'hide vambraces (1) 79 86 2592
Black D\\'hide Chaps Black d'hide chaps (2) 82 172 3732
Black d\'hide coif Black d'hide coif (2) 83 172 3732
Black D\\'hide Body Black d'hide Body (3) 84 258 8088
Black D\\'hide Shield black d'hide shield (4) 85 344 10783
Royal D\\'hide Vambraces Royal d'hide vambraces (1) 87 94 3720
Royal D\\'hide Chaps Royal d'hide chaps (2) 89 188 5580
Royal d\'hide coif Royal d'hide coif (2) 91 188 5580
Royal D\\'hide Body Royal d'hide Body (3) 93 282 11520

Check our Ranging Guide for more info on the armour including stats.

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Yak Hide Armour

To make Yak-hide armour, you'll need to kill some yaks found at Neitiznot on the Fremennik Isles. When you have the hides, take them to Thakkrad Sigmundson near Neitiznot's Burgher and choose the option 'craft-goods' by right-clicking him. It will cost you 5gp per hide cured. When you have your cured yak-hides, click on them to access the crafting interface.

Pic Name Hides needed Level Exp.
Yak-hide Armour -legs- Yak-hide Legs 1 43 32
Yak-hide Armour -body- Yak-hide Body 2 46 32

Check our Ranging Guide for more info on the armour including stats.

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Snake Skin Armour

Snakeskin ranging armour looks like camouflage, but otherwise isn't remarkable (level 30 to wear, and requires a large number of snakeskins to be made). However, the boots offer players an affordable alternative to Ranging boots obtainable from Treasure Trails.

Snakeskins are obtained by killing bush snakes in the Tai Bwo Wannai Clean-up minigame, by killing snakes on Mos' Le Harmless island, or by skinning swamp snake corpses in the Temple Trekking minigame. To make the new snakeskin armour, the snakeskins must be tanned in Al Kharid, the Crafting Guild, the Ranged Guild, Burthorpe or in Canifis. The cost is normally 15 gp each (Canifis 25 gp), but the giant Temple Trekking snakeskins cost a bit more (20-30gp).

Snakeskin Armour
Picture Name Hides needed Crafting Level Crafting Exp.
Snakeskin Boots Boots 6 45 30
Snakeskin Vambraces Vambraces 8 47 35
Snakeskin Bandana Bandana 5 48 45
Snakeskin Chaps Chaps 12 51 50
Snakeskin Body Body 15 53 55

Please refer to our Tai Bwo Wannai Clean-up Guide or our Ranged Guide for more info on the armour including stats.

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Crab Armour

To get fresh crab shells and claws you must have begun the Pirate Pete section of the Recipe for Disaster quest, and thereby gained access to the underwater Mogre cave. Once you've had Murphy make your helmet, he will provide you with equipment every time you dive. After gaining access to the fenced crab area the first time, you only need to pick up 5 rocks to get weighted down enough to enter (the other quest steps with Nung are not required). The crabs in the pen drop fresh crab shells and fresh crab claws. Level 15 crafters can use a chisel on these to make crab helmets and crab claws (worn in the gloves slot). Armour stat effects are listed in the Combat Guide. Crafting these earns 32.5 xp, but it is possible to ruin them and earn no xp.

Crab armour
Raw Item Pic Crafted Item Pic
Fresh crab shell Fresh Crab Shell Crab helmet Crab Helmet
Fresh crab claw Fresh Crab Claw Crab claw Crab Claw
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Polypore Armour

Polypore armour is a type of mage armour created by sewing flakes onto mycelium webs. The webs are sold at the Polypore Dungeon Supplies shop as visors, leggings, and ponchos. You may slay the monsters in the Polypore Dungeon for the flakes, or purchase them from other players. There are three types of flakes: fungal, grifolic, and ganodermic. These can be removed by cleaning the armour; however, doing so will only return half of the remaining flakes (rounded down). The armour degrades over time, and can be recharged by sewing on more flakes.

Polypore Armour
Pic Name Crafting Level Experience Materials
Fungal Visor Fungal visor 3 15 300 Fungal flakes
Fungal Leggings Fungal leggings 12 50 1000 Fungal flakes
Fungal Poncho Fungal poncho 21 125 2500 Fungal flakes
Grifolic visor Grifolic visor 65 40 400 Grifolic flakes
Grifolic Leggings Grifolic leggings 72 120 1200 Grifolic flakes
Grifolic Poncho Grifolic poncho 78 350 3500 Grifolic flakes
Ganodermic Visor Ganodermic visor 86 100 500 Ganodermic flakes
Ganodermic Leggings Ganodermic leggings 92 300 1500 Ganodermic flakes
Ganodermic Poncho Ganodermic poncho 98 1000 5000 Ganodermic flakes
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Batwing Armour

Batwing armour is a mage armour made from batwing, and unlike other kinds of animal hide armour, you do not need to tan these in order to create the armour. You can collect batwing from most types of bats, although it is not a 100% drop.

Batwing Armour
Pic Name Crafting Level Experience Materials
Batwing Gloves Batwing gloves 50 50 One batwing
Batwing Boots Batwing boots 52 50 One batwing
Batwing Hood Batwing hood 54 100 Two batwings
Batwing Legs Batwing legs 55 100 Two batwings
Batwing Torso Batwing torso 56 150 Three batwings
Batwing Shield Batwing shield 58 200 Four batwings
Bat Book Bat book 59 200 Four batwings
Bat Wand Bat wand 61 200 Four batwings
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Imphide Armour

Imphide armour is a mage armour made from imphide, and unlike other kinds of animal hide armour, you do not need to tan them in order to create the armour. You can collect imphide from Imps.

Imphide Armour
Pic Name Crafting Level Experience Materials
Imphide Gloves Imphide gloves 10 10 One imphide
Imphide Boots Imphide boots 11 10 One imphide
Imphide Hood Imphide hood 12 20 Two imphides
Imphide Robe Bottom Imphide robe bottom 13 20 Two imphides
Imphide Robe Top Imphide robe top 14 30 Three imphides
Imphide Book Imphide book 15 30 Three imphides
Imp Horn Wand Imp horn wand 16 30 Three imphides
Imphide Shield Imphide shield 17 40 Four imphides
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Spider Silk Armour

Spider Silk armour is a mage armour made from spider silk, and unlike other kinds of animal hide armour, you do not need to tan them in order to create the armour. You can collect spider silk from most spiders.

Spider Silk Armour
Pic Name Crafting Level Experience Materials
Spider Silk Gloves Spider silk gloves 20 12.5 One spider silk
Spider Silk Boots Spider silk boots 21 12.5 One spider silk
Spider Silk Hood Spider silk hood 22 25 Two spider silks
Spider Silk Robe Bottom Spider silk robe bottom 23 25 Two spider silks
Spider Silk Robe Top Spider silk robe top 24 37.5 Three spider silks
Spider Orb Spider orb 25 25 Two spider silks
Spider Wand Spider wand 26 25 Two spider silks
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Sirenic Armour

Sirenic armour is a range armour made from sirenic scales, you do not need to tan them in order to create the armour. You can collect sirenic scales by killing high level slayer monsters.

Sirenic Armour
Pic Name Crafting Level Experience Materials
Sirenic mask Sirenic mask 91 500 1 algarum thread and 15 sirenic scales
Sirenic chaps Sirenic chaps 92 1000 2 algarum thread and 28 sirenic scales
Sirenic hauberk Sirenic hauberk 93 1500 3 algarum thread and 42 sirenic scales
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Carapace Armour

Carapace armour is a range armour made from carapace, and unlike other kinds of animal hide armour, you do not need to tan them in order to create the armour. You can collect carapace from most cockroaches, found in the Stronghold of Player Safety.

Carapace Armour
Pic Name Crafting Level Experience Materials
Carapace Gloves Carapace gloves 30 12 One carapace
Carapace Boots Carapace boots 31 12 One carapace
Carapace Helm Carapace helm 33 24 Two carapace
Carapace Legs Carapace legs 34 24 Two carapace
Carapace Torso Carapace torso 35 36 Three carapace
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Gems and Jewellery

Gold Jewellery
Shilo Village Gems
Dwarven Army Axe

Gold Jewellery

There are four types of items you can craft with gold to make jewellery:

  • Rings - which members can enchant with magic to give them special powers.
  • Necklaces - which can be worn around your neck. Members can even enchant some of them!
  • Bracelets - which members can enchant for special powers and wear in the gloves spot.
  • Amulets - which can also be enchanted for special powers.

These items can be made from gold alone, but a gem is usually included (and the gold-only items cannot be enchanted). Gems can be obtained from rocks or as monster drops. Check our Mining guide for more information. Use a chisel (buyable from General Stores) on your gem to receive a cut gem that's ready for use in jewellery. Then get some gold bars and you're all set to make jewellery!

Chiselling Gems

Go to the crafting shop in Rimmington or Al-Kharid and buy a 'mould'. If you're going to make a ring, you'll need to buy a ring mould, if it's a necklace, buy a necklace mould and so on. You can also get the moulds from the Grand exchange (obviously), and in the Crafting Guild if you have a crafting level of 40 crafting or higher. Once you have the mould you want, go to the furnace and use your gold bar on it. A menu will come up with the different items you can choose to make. You can also use the Pyrelord familiar, with the use of it's scroll it can be used to craft jewellery instead of a furnace!

Note: You can also craft gold jewellery without gems in them, however, this will gain very little experience and the regular gold jewellery are decorative only. Crafting silver would be a better alternative if you don't wish to use gems.

Gold Jewellery
Pic Name Level to cut Cutting exp Ring lvl Ring exp Necklace lvl Necklace exp Bracelet lvl Bracelet exp Amulet lvl Amulet exp
- No gem - - 5 15 6 20 7 25 8 30
Uncut Sapphire Sapphire 20 50 20 40 22 55 23 60 24 65
Uncut Emerald Emerald 27 67.5 27 55 29 60 30 65 31 70
Uncut Ruby Ruby 34 85 34 70 40 75 42 80 50 85
Uncut Diamond Diamond 43 107.5 43 85 56 90 58 95 70 100
Uncut Dragonstone Dragonstone 55 137.5 55 100 72 105 74 110 80 150
Uncut Onyx Onyx 67 167.5 67 115 82 120 84 125 90 165
Uncut hydrix Hydrix 79 197.5 79 130 90 135 94 140 99 180
  • The members only Dragonstone gem is obtainable from (amongst other places) creature drops, and the Crystal chest in Taverley. This chest is located in the house south of the main road (south of the witch's house). To open this chest you must have the Crystal key. This key is combined from the 'teeth half' and the 'loop half' keys, which are both rare drops from many monsters. You can also obtain Dragonstones as rare drops from monsters, see our Bestiary for more info.
  • The members only Onyx gem is obtained by collecting 2,700,000 Tokkul and buying it in the Tzhaar Gem and Ore shop, or rarely during the Fight Cauldron mini-game.
  • The members only Hydrix gem is obtained by combining an incomplete hydrix with a cut onyx gem. The incomplete hydrix is obtained from the Soul Reaper activity.
  • If desired, members can use a chisel on a cut gem to make bolt tips, earning a small amount of fletching xp. These tips can then be attached to crossbow bolts using the Fletching skill. If you use a chisel on a cut dragonstone or onyx, a warning message will pop up to ask if you're sure.
  • Members who have 75 crafting and have been taught the ability for 300 slayer points can craft a slayer ring out of a gold bar and an enchanted gem (the one that you can buy from slayer masters). This grants 15 xp and the ring can be used to teleport to four slayer locations. The ring has eight charges. Visit our Slayer Guide to learn more.

You can enchant jewellery to give it special powers. Note that amulets need to be 'strung' with a ball of wool before they can be enchanted or wielded. Refer to our Magic Guide for more information on the levels and rune requirements for the relevant spells. To enchant jewellery, click on the spell and then on the item you wish to enchant. Note jewellery of different types of jewellery have different spells: level 1 jewellery for sapphires, level 2 for emeralds, etcetera.

Pic Name before enchanting Name After Magic Level needed Effect
Sapphire Ring Sapphire ring Ring of recoil 7 Casts 10% of the damage done on the wearer back on the attacker. Used up after 400 damage is casted back.
Emerald Ring Emerald ring Ring of duelling 27 Teleports you to the Duelling Arena, Castle Wars, Mobilizing Armies, and Fist of Guthix. 8 uses per enchant.
Ruby Ring Ruby ring Ring of forging 49 100% success rate when smelting iron ores. 140 uses.
Diamond Ring Diamond ring Ring of life 57 If the wearer falls below 10% in life points, you're automatically teleported back to your respawn spot. Won't protect wearer if enemy can hit more than 10% of life points! 1 use.
Dragonstone Ring Dragonstone ring Ring of wealth 68 Improves monster drops and rewards from various minigames. See here for more details. It can be charged - a charged ring of wealth allows you to teleport to Miscellania and the Grand Exchange.
Onyx Ring Onyx ring Ring of stone 87 Turns the wearer into a rock that resembles a mineable rock with no ore in it. This item is purely cosmetic. It does not protect you from any damage, and you are still visible on the minimap.
Hydrix ring Hydrix ring Ring of death 87 Has a 2.5% chance of giving the wearer 2.5% of their killed target's lifepoints. After 10 hours of use it degrades to nothing.
Sapphire Necklace Sapphire necklace Games necklace 7 Teleports you to the Troll Invasion D&D, outside the Barbarian Assault minigame, the Corporeal Beast lair or the Gamers' Grotto. 8 uses.
Emerald Necklace Emerald necklace Binding necklace 27 Allows you a 100% success rate when combining runes. 15 uses.
Ruby Necklace Ruby necklace Digsite pendant 49 Teleports you to the north side of the dig site. 5 uses. The knowledge to enchant this is gained during the Varrock Museum minigame.
Diamond Necklace Diamond necklace Phoenix necklace 57 Restores your LP by 30% of its maximum when you fall under 20% of your maximum LP. 1 use.
Dragonstone Necklace Dragonstone necklace Skills necklace 68 Teleports you to the Cooking Guild, Crafting Guild, Fishing Guild, or Mining Guild and increases the chance of getting caskets while big net fishing.
Onyx Necklace Onyx necklace Berserker necklace 87 +3 Prayer Bonus, +3.9% Melee Crit
Hydrix necklace Hydrix necklace Reaper necklace 87 Critical hits give a 1% bonus to attack, ranged and magic for 10 seconds up to a maximum of 3 buffs at once. After 10 hours of use it degrades to nothing.
Sapphire Bracelet Sapphire bracelet Bracelet of clay 7 Clay mined while wearing will be soft clay instead of regular clay. 28 uses, or more when used with Varrock Armour.
Emerald Bracelet Emerald bracelet Castle wars bracelet 27 Increases damage done to an enemy with your team's flag by 20%. Increases bandages' healing by 50%. 3 uses
Ruby Bracelet Ruby bracelet Inoculation brace 49 Protects against damage taken from disease. Breaks after 500 damage is prevented.
Diamond Bracelet Diamond bracelet Forinthry bracelet 57 Prevents becoming skulled when entering the abyss. 5 uses (one charge used as you enter abyss). If skulled while entering abyss, prevents time until un-skulled from being reset (uses no charges). Also makes Revenants in the Forinthry Dungeon non-aggressive for an hour and gives you temporary immunity from them.
Dragon Bracelet Dragon bracelet Combat bracelet 68 Teleports you to the Warriors Guild, Champions Guild, Ranging Guild, or the Monastery. Also updates Slayer total every tenth kill while wearing.
Onyx Bracelet Onyx bracelet Regen bracelet 87 Doubles LP Gain when restoring LP naturally.
Hydrix bracelet Hydrix bracelet Deathtouch bracelet 87 Has a chance of reflecting between 25-50% of damage taken back onto the opponent. After 10 hours of use it degrades to nothing.
Sapphire Amulet Sapphire amulet Amulet of magic 7 +3.2% Magic Crit
Emerald Amulet Emerald amulet Amulet of defence 27 +2.6% Melee Crit, +2.6% Ranged Crit, +2.6% Magic Crit
Amulet Of Nature Emerald amulet Amulet of nature 27 Made by stringing an emerald amulet with a spun magic root. Can be bound to a farming patch to notify if a patch has become diseased or fully grown.
Ruby Amulet Ruby amulet Amulet of strength 49 +3.2% Melee Crit
Diamond Amulet Diamond amulet Amulet of power 57 +1 Prayer Bonus, +3.0% Melee Crit, +3.0% Ranged Crit, +3.0% Magic Crit
Dragonstone Amulet Dragonstone amulet Amulet of glory 68 +2 Prayer Bonus, +3.9% Melee Crit, +3.9% Ranged Crit, +3.9% Magic Crit
Onyx Amulet Onyx amulet Amulet of fury 87 +3 Prayer Bonus, +4.2% Melee Crit, +4.2% Ranged Crit, +4.2% Magic Crit
Hydrix amulet Hydrix amulet Amulet of souls 87 Has a chance of causing Soul Split to heal 25-50% more. After 10 hours of use it degrades to nothing.
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Shilo Gems (Members only)

To get the Shilo gems you must have completed the Shilo Village quest, and thereby gain access to Shilo Village. Gem rocks can be found in the north-west corner of Shilo village. There you'll be able to mine all the normal gems (sapphire through diamond), and three special Shilo Village gems. Additional gem rocks are available in the underground mine on Lunar Isle (see Lunar Diplomacy quest guide.) These gems can also be obtained from H.A.M. members.

Cut them with a chisel for crafting experience (see table below). Unlike regular gems, these gems will sometimes shatter when cut. The result is a crushed gemstone (you still receive a few XP if it crushes). All successfully cut gems can optionally be cut again to make bolt tips for a small amount of Fletching xp. These tips can then be attached to crossbow bolts using the Fletching skill.

Shilo Village Gems
Pic Name Level to cut Exp. to cut Exp. if crushed
Uncut Opal Opal 1 15 3.8
Uncut Jade Jade 13 25 5
Uncut Red Topaz Red Topaz 16 25 6.3

*These gems can also be mined in the Lunar Isle Mines

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Silver is considered to be very fast experience, and therefore silver ores and bars are valuable. Moulds are required to craft silver. Most moulds (holy, sickle, tiara, and bolt) can be purchased at Dommik's crafting shop in Al Kharid or Rommik's crafting shop in Rimmington. Some also spawn in the Crafting Guild.

You can make several different items from silver, some related to quests. Only holy symbols and tiaras (for runecrafting or just looks) are F2P. Members can also make unholy symbols (Observatory quest); sickles (Nature Spirit quest), bolts (for Fletching), lightning rods (Creature of Fenkenstrain quest), demonic sigils (Shadow of the Storm quest), or silvthrill rods (In Aid of the Myreque quest).

To get the mould for the unholy symbol, just complete the Observatory quest and talk with the Spirit of Scorpius north of the Observatory at the little graveyard. You can also get the mould as a drop from Chaos Druids and Chaos Druid Warriors. You will need to string symbols with balls of wool to wear or enchant them. The process goes like this:

  • Mine your Silver Ore.
  • Smelt it in a furnace to receive a Silver Bar (earns smithing experience).
  • Use your bar with the furnace, while holding your mould in your inventory, to make your item.
  • If you made a symbol, you might want to string it (use a ball of wool on it).
Silver Crafting
Pic Name Level to craft Exp. gained
Unstrung Symbol Unstrung symbol
(Holy symbol)
16 50
Unstrung Emblem Unstrung emblem
(Unholy symbol)
17 50
Silver Sickle Sickle 18 50
Conductor Conductor 20 50
Silver Bolts (unf) Silver bolts (unf) 21 50
Tiara Tiara 23 52.5
Silvthrill Rod -Unenchanted- Silvthrill rod * 25 55
Demonic Sigil Demonic sigil 30 50

* Silvthrill rod requires a mithril bar and cut sapphire in addition to a silver bar.

You can get your strung symbols blessed so that they give you bonuses shown in the table below. To bless the holy symbols, you'll need to go to a monk of Saradomin - Brother Jered who is located upstairs in the Monastery (you need level 31 prayer to enter). Ask him what a young adventurer like you can do to help himself. For the Unholy Symbol of Zamorak, you have to ask the Spirit of Scorpius. He is located in the little graveyard north of the observatory. Tell him you have come to seek his blessing, and he will bless your unholy symbol. Other enchantment instructions are listed in the table below.

Alternatively, players with level 50 Prayer can use 'Prayer Books' to bless symbols. Guthix and Saradomin Prayer books can enchant Holy Symbols. Guthix and Zamorak Prayer books can enchant Unholy Symbols. See our Prayer guide for more info on these books.

Enchanting Symbols
Pic Name before Name After Requirements Effect
Unblessed Symbol Unblessed Holy Symbol Holy Symbol Prayer level 31 see Brother Jered at Monastery; or Prayer level 50 use Guthix or Saradomin prayer book. +8 Prayer Bonus
Holy Symbol -Blessed- Unpowered Unholy Symbol Unholy Symbol Finished Observatory Quest, see Spirit of Scorpius; or Prayer level 50 use Guthix or Zamorak prayer book. +8 Prayer Bonus
Silver Sickle (b) Sickle Silver sickle(b) Finished Nature Spirit quest, see Nature Spirit at Grotto in Mort Myre Swamp. Cast Bloom near Mort Myre Swamp debris to get items for Druid pouch.
Tiara Tiara (Rune element) tiara Use desired rune talisman on related altar with tiara in inventory. Wear it to enter related rune altar without carrying talisman.
Silvthrill Rod -Enchanted- Silvthrill rod Rod of Ivandis Finished In Aid of the Myreque quest, cast level 1 enchant magic spell. Hold vampyre juvinates and juveniles in the air to use Guthix balance potion on them.
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Dwarven Army Axe (Members only)

The Dwarven army axe serves as a chisel, a needle, and a host of other tools. It also grants a player access to a new item - the Lapis lazuli brooch. To obtain this brooch, a player must use the Dwarven army axe to chop down normal trees until they receive a Wooden knot, and to mine copper or tin ore until they find an Uncut lapis lazuli. Use a chisel or the Dwarven army axe on both the uncut gem and the knot, and then combine the Lapis lazuli gem with the Unfinished wooden brooch to create a Lapis lazuli brooch. Combining these two items grants 30 Crafting experience.

Lapis lazuli brooch
Pic Name Exp Notes
Lapis Lazuli Gem Lapis lazuli gem 20 Use a chisel or the Dwarven army axe on the Uncut lapis lazuli to obtain a Lapis lazuli gem.
Unfinished wooden brooch Unfinished wooden brooch 20 Use a chisel or the Dwarven army axe on the Wooden knot to obtain an Unfinished wooden brooch.
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Spinning and Weaving



Wool is the only F2P spinning item. You will notice the 'spinning wheel' icon on the world map. These are locations where you can use a spinning wheel. Locations include: Barbarian Village (F2P), Crafting Guild (F2P), Falador (F2P), Gnome Stronghold, Lletya, Lumbridge Castle (F2P), Neitiznot, Rellekka, Seers' Village, Sophanem, and Witchaven. This table shows the items you can spin.

Final Item Level Exp. Purpose Made From Material Source
Ball Of Wool Ball of wool 1 2.5 xp Used to string amulets. Members can weave it on a loom to make cloth for quests. Wool Wool Shear sheep with shears for their wool.
Bow String Bow string 1 15 xp Used in Fletching to make bows. Flax Flax Pick this blue flowered plant in the field south of Seer's village, in the Gnome Stronghold, or in Lletya. Can also be obtained from Managing Thy Kingdom and as a daily reward from the Seers' Village Tasks.
Crossbow String Crossbow string 10 15 xp Used in Fletching to make crossbows. Sinew Sinew Kill a bear or a cow and pick up the meat. When you cook the meat on a range, choose to "Dry the meat into sinew."
Crossbow String Crossbow string 10 15 xp Used in Fletching to make crossbows. Oak Roots Tree roots Chop down your player-farmed tree and dig up the stump with a spade.
Magic String Magic string 19 30 xp Used to string an Amulet of nature for farming. Magic Roots Magic roots Chop down your player-farmed magic tree and dig up the stump with a spade.
Rope Rope 30 25 xp Ordinary item used in many quests and to enter some dungeons. Also used to fletch a crossbow agility grapple. Hair Hair Kill a yak on Neitiznot.
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Weaving is a useful part of the Crafting skill. Cloth, sacks, baskets and seaweed nets can be woven. (Be aware that woven cloth cannot be used for Construction.) Looms can be found in the Farm house south of Falador (north-west of Draynor). Another loom can be found in the Elven camp in the north-west area of Tirannwn; this camp is also known as Lord Iowerth's camp.

Base materials for weaving may be balls of wool (see the Spinning section of this guide), jute fibres, willow branches, or flax. Jute fibres are farmed in hops patches, willow branches are trimmed (using secateurs) from farmed willow trees (both using the Farming skill), and flax is picked from a flax field. Note that bronze wire (level 4 smithing) is required to complete the seaweed net.

Pic Name Crafting Level Experience Materials
Milestone Cape (10) Milestone cape (10) 10 10 1 Ball of wool
Strip Of Cloth Strip of cloth 10 12 4 Balls of wool
Milestone Cape (20) Milestone cape (20) 20 20 2 Balls of wool
Empty Sack Sack 21 38 4 Jute fibres
Milestone Cape (30) Milestone cape (30) 30 30 3 Balls of wool
Basket Basket 36 56 6 Willow branches
Milestone Cape (40) Milestone cape (40) 40 40 4 Balls of wool
Milestone Cape (50) Milestone cape (50) 50 50 5 Balls of wool
Unfinished Net Unfinished seaweed net 52 83 5 Flax
Milestone Cape (60) Milestone cape (60) 60 60 6 Balls of wool
Milestone Cape (70) Milestone cape (70) 70 70 7 Balls of wool
Milestone Cape (80) Milestone cape (80) 80 80 8 Balls of wool
Milestone Cape (90) Milestone cape (90) 90 90 9 Balls of wool
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Glass and Pottery

Urns Tips and Tricks


In crafting you can also make glass items. Members visiting the island of Entrana (see the Getting Around Guide) have the option of getting instruction from a tutor, Fritz the Glassblower. Below are some items involved in glass making:

Glassblowing Pipe Glassblowing pipe Can be found on the island of Entrana, in the house a little north-east of the herblore shop. There is also a spawn in a building in Hemenster north-west of the ranged guild.
Bucket Bucket Buyable from any general store.
Seaweed Seaweed Found on Entrana (8 spawns), Shilo Village (3 spawns), Piscatoris Fishing Colony (2 fast spawns), beach north-east of Rellekka (fairy ring DKS)(9 spawns). It is also dropped by rock crabs and dagannoths. Can also be fished with a big net, or bought through dialogue with Arhein in Catherby.
Swamp Weed Swamp Weed Dropped by molanisks, spawns in the underground caves of Dorgesh-kaan. Swamp Weed has the exact same properties as Seaweed.
Molten Glass Molten glass You'll craft this before making an item, details below.
Robust Glass Robust glass Made in Oog'log or Prifddinas from red sandstone, which can then be made into flasks.
Crystal glass Crystal glass Made in Prifddinas from crystal-flecked sandstone, which can then be made into crystal flask.
  • Seaweed can be collected in empty seaweed nets. Each net can hold up to 10, and you can have more then one seaweed net!
  • "Cook" your seaweed, swamp weed or kelp on a range or fire to get some soda ash.
  • Use a bucket on a sand pit to get a bucket of sand. Pits are found in Entrana, Yanille, Rellekka, Dorgesh-Kaan, Zanaris and Prifddinas. (Also see Hand in the Sand quest note below.)
  • Use the soda ash and your bucket of sand on a furnace to get Molten Glass. You'll get 20 crafting exp. Alternatively, using the level 77 lunar spell superglass make, it is possible to craft a full inventory of molten glass without a furnace. Simply cast the spell to receive 13 molten glass plus a random bonus amount from 0 to 9. This gives 10 crafting exp per sand/ash used. (Note seaweed and swamp weed can be used without cooking to ash.)
  • Use your glassblowing pipe on the molten glass to make the item of your choice.

Players who complete the Hand in the Sand quest can talk to Bert daily for bank delivery of 84 buckets of sand. (Lunar Magick users can contact Bert using the level 67 NPC Contact spell.) Also, Fritz the Glassblower on Entrana will buy molten glass for 20 gp.

Glass Items
Pic Name Level Exp
Beer Glass Beer glass 1 17.5
Candle Lantern -Empty- Candle lantern 4 19
Oil Lamp -empty- Oil lamp 12 25
Vial -Empty- Vial 33 35
Fishbowl -Empty- Fishbowl 42 42.5
Unpowered Orb Unpowered orb 46 52.5
Lantern Lens Lantern lens 49 55
Empty Light Orb Empty light orb 87 70
Potion Flask Potion flask 89 100
Crystal flask Crystal flask 89 150

You can gain an additional 104 crafting experience by adding a Cave goblin wire to the Empty light orb. The Cave goblin wire can be pickpocketed from Cave goblins or picked up from the wiremaking machine, which is located in the south-west side of Dorgesh-Kaan, next to the furnace/anvil.

The newly made "Light orb" can be used to gain additional firemaking experience. See the Firemaking Guide for more information.

Some of the glass items in the table above are involved in making Lanterns. These act as a safe light source by not leaving your flame exposed. See the Firemaking Guide for information on assembling and using lamps and lanterns.

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Pottery allows you to make items such as pots, bowls and urns. To make these items, you'll first need to mine some clay; see our Mining Guide for more information. Once you have some clay:

  • Use water on it to turn it into soft clay. You can either use the clay on a water source directly, or fill a bucket or a jug with water, and then use that on the clay. If you have a bracelet of clay equipped while mining, any clay you obtain will automatically turn into soft clay. If you have full access to Lunar Magicks, you can cast Humidify to turn all the clay in your inventory into soft clay.
  • Use your soft clay on a potter's wheel to mould it into the object of your choice. You can find potter's wheels in Ardougne, the Barbarian Village, the Crafting Guild, Draynor Village, Rellekka and Varrock.
  • Heat your unfired object in a pottery oven. To do so, simply use your unfired item on the oven, and hope it doesn't crack while it's in there. The higher your crafting level, the lower the chance of the item breaking while inside the oven.
General Items
Pic Name Level Exp. for moulding Exp. for firing Total exp.
Empty Pot Pot 1 6.3 6.3 12.6
Clay Ring Clay ring * 4 11.3 8.6 19.9
Pie Dish Pie dish 7 15 10 25
Bowl Bowl 8 18 15 33
Plant Pot Plant pot 19 20 17.5 37.5
Pot Lid Pot lid ** 25 20 20 40

* You mould soft clay into a clay ring by using it on a ring mould. You do not need to use a potter's wheel.
** You learn to make pot lids during the One Small Favour quest.

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Urns collect scraps and offcuts while you are cooking, fishing, mining, smelting, woodcutting or fighting demonic creatures. Once you've filled an urn, it can be teleported for free experience in that skill. Urns are made just like other pottery items, with the expection that you will need two lots of soft clay to make each urn.

You can create urns of various quality levels. For most types of urns, options include cracked, fragile, normal, strong and decorated. Prayer urns are named after the best type of ashes they can collect. The quality of an urn determines the range of scraps that can be caught in it, and the amount of XP you will receive when you teleport it away.

Urns can be attuned to either cooking, fishing, mining, prayer, smelting or woodcutting. Once you've fired it in an oven, you must add a single rune to the urn in order to fuel its teleportation magic. The rune required depends on the type of urn you've made. Once you attach a rune to an urn, it becomes untradeable.

Urns & Runes
Urn Type Rune
Cooking urn Fire rune
Fishing urn Water rune
Mining urn Earth rune
Prayer urn Air rune
Smithing urn Fire rune
Woodcutting urn Earth rune

With a completed urn in your inventory, you can train the related skill as normal and the urn will slowly fill with scraps. Prayer urns will automatically pick up ashes when they are dropped by demonic creatures. To completely fill an urn, you must gain XP equal to about five times the XP awarded for teleporting the urn. For example: a cracked cooking urn, which awards 400 XP when teleported, will be filled after you've gained 2,000 cooking XP through cooking dishes that require up to level 10 Cooking. To see how full an urn is, right-click it and choose the check-level option. Once it is full, right-click it and use the teleport option to claim your XP boost in the skill the urn is attuned to.

You can have up to ten non-empty urns in your bank at once. This includes partially filled urns, completely filled urns and anything in between. Unfired urns, urns without runes and empty runed urns do not count towards this total.

The table below lists the urns currently available in-game. The values listed in the crafting exp column are the amounts of experience you'll receive for moulding and then firing an urn.

Pic Name Level Crafting exp. Teleport exp. Charged from...
Cracked Mining Urn Cracked mining urn 1 28 87.5 Ore up to level 1
Cracked Cooking Urn Cracked cooking urn 2 30 400 Food up to level 10
Cracked Fishing Urn Cracked fishing urn 2 30 150 Fish up to level 10
Impious Urn Impious urn 2 30 120 Impious ashes
Cracked Woodcutting Urn Cracked woodcutting urn 4 38 160 Logs up to level 10
Cracked Smelting Urn Cracked smelting urn 4 38.5 40 Bars up to level 1
Fragile Cooking Urn Fragile cooking urn 12 40 550 Food up to level 25
Fragile Fishing Urn Fragile fishing urn 15 50 350 Fish up to level 30
Fragile Woodcutting Urn Fragile woodcutting urn 15 50 425 Logs up to level 35
Fragile Mining Urn Fragile mining urn 17 53 200 Ore up to level 20
Fragile Smelting Urn Fragile smelting urn 17 52.5 62.5 Bars up to level 20
Accursed Urn Accursed urn 26 62.5 375 Impious ashes
Accursed ashes
Mining Urn Mining urn 32 68 325 Ore up to level 40
Smelting Urn Smelting urn 35 70 150 Bars up to level 50
Cooking Urn Cooking urn 36 71.5 950 Food up to level 40
Fishing Urn Fishing urn 41 77.5 500 Fish up to level 50
Woodcutting Urn Woodcutting urn 44 80 825 Logs up to level 58
Strong Mining Urn Strong mining urn 48 80 400 Ore up to level 55
Strong Smelting Urn Strong smelting urn 49 83 250 Bars up to level 85
Strong Cooking Urn Strong cooking urn 51 87.5 1050 Food up to level 55
Strong Fishing Urn Strong fishing urn 53 90 600 Fish up to level 70
Decorated Mining Urn Decorated mining urn 59 95 625 Ore up to level 85
Strong Woodcutting Urn Strong woodcutting urn 61 97 1662.5 Logs up to level 75
Infernal Urn Infernal urn 62 100 1875 Impious ashes
Accursed ashes
Infernal ashes
Decorated Fishing Urn Decorated fishing urn 76 120 1900 Fish up to level 96
Decorated Cooking Urn Decorated cooking urn 81 130 1547.5 Food up to level 95

Urns Tips and Tricks

There are several things you should bear in mind when using urns:

  • If your urn isn't filling up, check your bank to see if you already have a partially filled one. You cannot start filling a second urn of the same type until the first one is full. Remember you can search your bank for "[type] [skill] urn," i.e. "strong cooking urn", and there will be no suffix (r) on the end.
  • Concentrated deposits have a higher level requirement than the typical 30 and 40 for Coal and Gold, so the lower level urns will not work with them. If your urns are not filling up during a skilling activity, double-check the requirements to see that your urns are high enough level.
  • There is a good method involving bank presets that, at the expensive of one inventory space, always ensures you have an urn that is filling up while you train by a bank. Simply use an urn until it's partially full, and set your bank preset with the partially filled urn, an empty urn (with rune attached), and the rest of your skilling supplies. Teleport off a full urn whenever you have one and continue using that same preset each time. See the illustration below.
  • You can have ten full urns of one type. If you skill with an eleventh in your inventory, the game will simply ignore it and it will not fill until you teleport off at least one of the others.
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Harmonium Harps

Harmonium Harps are located in the Elven City of Prifddinas inside the Ithell district and are an easy and free means of training crafting, albeit slower than traditional means of crafting. Playing the harp grants you 80 crafting XP and one harmonic dust which can be used to create a variety of tools and weapons through crystal singing (see our smithing guide for more information).

Harmonic dust

As you play the harps you will find they become more and more out of tune the longer you play them until eventually they need retuning before you can continue playing. Retuning the harp grants a small amount of construction XP.

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Player Owned Ports

Whilst playing the Player Owned Ports activity, you can collect items to create various objects that can be used on the surface of RuneScape. One of these is a set of armour known as Death Lotus, and requires 90 crafting and varying amounts of lacquer to create, once you have collected the scrolls to create the armour. For more information on Player Owned Ports, check out our guide.

Death Lotus Armour
Item Crafting Level Trade Goods required Crafting XP Skill Requirements Notes
Superior death lotus hood Superior Death Lotus Hood 90 40 Lacquer 10000 85 Defence
85 Constitution
Degrades after 12 hours of combat. Can be repaired for 600k coins.
Superior death lotus chaps Superior Death Lotus Chaps 90 60 Lacquer 20000 Degrades after 12 hours of combat. Can be repaired for 1200k coins.
Superior death lotus chestplate Superior Death Lotus Chestplate 90 100 Lacquer 30000 Degrades after 12 hours of combat. Can be repaired for 2400k coins.
Death lotus hood Death Lotus Hood 90 30 Lacquer 10000 85 Defence
85 Constitution
Turns to dust after 10 hours of combat.
Death lotus chaps Death Lotus Chaps 90 50 Lacquer 20000 Turns to dust after 10 hours of combat.
Death lotus chestplate Death Lotus Chestplate 90 80 Lacquer 30000 Turns to dust after 10 hours of combat.
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Miscellaneous Items

In the section below are items that are not part of sets, but can still be crafted.

Hunter Items
Broodoo Shields
Members-Only Miscellaneous
Noxious Weaponry
Origami Balloons

Hunter Items

Pic Name Level Materials Benefits Exp.
Crafting Guide Spiky Vambraces Animated Spiky vambraces 32 Leather or dragonhide vambraces, and kebbit claws (from hunting wild kebbits) None 5.8
Crafting Guide Feather Headdress Animated Feather Headdress 79 Coif, 20 coloured feathers (from hunting birds) Level 50 Summoners can store 150 summoning scrolls, to be released at random when attacked. 50
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After completing the Priest in Peril quest, and at least starting the Nature Spirit quest, you'll have access to the Mort Myre Swamps. Here you can find Blamish Snails. There are 9 different types, and when killed, they drop their shells. When you use your trusty chisel on these, they'll be made into snelms. You'll get 32.5 experience per snelm you cut. This takes a Crafting level of 15.

sample snelms

A possible drop from the Temple Trekking minigame is a perfect snail shell. This shell can be traded to Barlak (see minimap) in the city of Dorgesh Kaan for 500gp and 500 crafting exp. Giant snail shells can also be traded in here for 250gp.

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Broodoo Shields

Crafting Guide 
Broodooshields Animated

Masks dropped from Broodoo victims can be crafted into Broodoo shields. To do so requires two tanned snake hides, eight nails, a hammer and any Broodoo mask. Crafting this item gives 100 crafting exp. See the Tai Bwo Wannai Clean-up guide for more information.

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Limestone (Members Only)

Limestone is used in various quests, most notably in the Shades of Mort'ton Quest. Limestone is mineable and gives 26.5 experience per block mined. Once you have mined a block of Limestone, you may then use your chisel on it for 6 Crafting experience. The resulting Limestone bricks are also used in Construction.

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Members-Only Miscellaneous

Pic Name Level Req. XP Notes
Polished Buttons Polished buttons 3 5 Made by polishing buttons (obtained by pickpocketing H.A.M members or guards). They are used during the Animal Magnetism quest.
Penguin Bongos Penguin bongos 30 25 Made by using soft leather with a mahogany plank. You learn to make bongos during the Cold War quest. To play the bongos you must be wearing a penguin suit.
Strung Rabbit Foot Strung Rabbit Foot 37 4 Made using a ball of wool with a rabbit's foot (obtained from hunting rabbits with a ferret). Players must be a level 24 hunter to wear the strung rabbit foot, which will increase the odds of getting a nest while woodcutting.
Fremennik Round Shield Fremennik round shield 56
34 Made on a woodcutting stump from 2 arctic logs, a bronze nail, and a rope.
Gloves Of Silence Gloves of silence 64 0 These pickpocketing gloves are not player-made (see Hunting guide), but they can be repaired by using one dark kebbit fur on them while carrying a knife, needle and thread. If not repaired, the gloves will eventually disintegrate.
pyre ship Pyre ship 11 - 85 10 - 76 Barbarian Pyre ships are made using chewed bones, a rare drop from mithril dragons located in the Ancient Cavern. Since the item is so rare, and the crafting experience earned is not remarkable (10 to 75 xp depending on your level), it can't really be relied upon for training. A complete explanation is provided in Pyre Ships - Firemaking Guide.
Loar Remains Temple Building 20 Approx. 76 Players who have completed the Shades of Mort'ton quest can participate in the Temple Building and gain approximately 76 crafting xp for every 1% sanctity received.
Necromancer Hood Necromancer robes 85 250 There are three parts to the set: hood, robe top, and robe bottom. Each piece is made from one Necromancer kit and 10 Fine cloth obtained in the Temple Building minigame.
Shark\\'s Tooth Necklace Shark's tooth necklace 91 170 Made by using a needle and thread on 5 Shark Teeth. This increases the life points healed from sharks and increases the xp gained by 5% when catching sharks.
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Battlestaves and Mystic Staves can be wielded as weapons, just like normal battleaxes or longswords. If you're not sure what staves do, check our Magic Guide. To make an elemental battlestaff you will need:

Note that the number of battlestaves that you can buy from Naff is determined by your level of achievement in the Varrock Tasks. Wearing the specific Varrock armour is not required. Keep in mind, however, that the lower difficulty tasks will also have to be completed for Naff to sell the quantities mentioned for the Task sets beyond easy.

In the table below the amounts of battlestaves in stock are shown.

Battlestaves in Stock
Level of completion Amount of battlestaves for sale
No entire set of Varrock Tasks completed 8 per day
Easy set of Varrock Tasks completed 16 per day
Medium set of Varrock Tasks completed 32 per day
Hard set of Varrock Tasks completed 64 per day
Elite set of Varrock Tasks completed 80 per day

Note: the stock renews daily, which means you cannot buy more than 80 battlestaves a day from this shop until next day.

Crafting elemental battlestaves requires very high skills, not only in crafting itself, but also in magic and combat. If you have the right levels to make a battlestaff, you'll need to find the right obelisk. If you want to make a Water battlestaff, then you'll have to go to the water obelisk and so on. Here are the locations of the four different obelisks:

  • Water: Taverley members dungeon, past the black dragons, go up the ladder and you're there.
  • Earth: Wilderness dungeon, past the black demons, go south through the gate and you should see the obelisk.
  • Fire: Taverley members dungeon, past the black dragons, and to the south.
  • Air: Wilderness dungeon, past black demons, go north and up the ladder.

Bring unpowered orbs plus 3 cosmics and 30 runes each (or an existing elemental staff) to the obelisk you need. Cast the charge orb spell on the obelisk itself, and your unpowered orb will be turned into a powered orb. Get a battlestaff and use the orb on it. The elemental battlestaff will have slightly improved stats over the plain battlestaff, and also serves as an unlimited supply of that elemental rune when wielded.

Elemental Battlestaves
Pic Name Magic Level Crafting Level Crafting Exp.
Water Battlestaff Water Battlestaff 56 54 100
Earth Battlestaff Earth battlestaff 60 58 112.5
Fire Battlestaff Fire battlestaff 63 62 125
Air Battlestaff Air battlestaff 66 66 137.5

The Crafting experience listed does not include making the orb (see glass).

However, to make an elemental battlestaff into a Mystic staff you have to take it to Thormac the Sorceror in his tower just west of Catherby. If you have completed the Scorpion Catcher quest, he will enchant it for a fee of 40,000 gp. This improves the melee stats of the staff.

Skull Staves

Those who are experienced in the Temple Building minigame may come across a Shade skull when opening gold chests. This skull can be added to any elemental staff, battlestaff or Mystic battlestaff to turn it into a Skeletal staff. The staff created retains the elemental powers of the original, but has a new look.

Skeletal staves
Pic Name Crafting Level Crafting Exp.
Guide Necromancer Animated Skeletal Staff, Battlestaff, or Mystic Battlestaff 85 130

The Shade skull can be removed at any time, and placed onto a new staff.

Armadyl battlestaff
This staff can be made by using an Orb of armadyl on a Battlestaff. As a result its offensive stats are increased.

Armadyl battlestaff
Pic Name Crafting Level Crafting Exp.
Armadyl Battlestaff Armadyl battlestaff 77 150
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Noxious Weaponry

Noxious weaponry can be made by combining a spider leg with Araxxi's eye, fang, or web, to make the staff, scythe, or longbow, respectively, as listed in the table below. No experience is gained when combining these pieces. The spider leg itself is made from three untradeable pieces dropped by the boss monster Araxxi, and requires 30 Crafting to assemble.

Noxious Weaponry
Pic Name Recipe Crafting Level Crafting Exp.
Noxious staff Noxious staff Eye + leg 90 -
Noxious scythe Noxious scythe Fang + leg 90 -
Noxious longbow Noxious longbow Web + leg 90 -
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Player-owned houses and the Construction skill brought a new dimension to Crafting: the home Workshop. This room can be built in members' homes using the Construction skill. Three areas in the workshop can be used to earn Crafting experience: the Crafting Table, the Heraldry area (pluming stand, shield easel, or banner easel), and the Repair bench. You can craft three different types of items in your own home workshop, or at a friend's. However, A broken staff is the only item that gives crafting experience when repaired. Items, materials, skill levels and required furniture are shown.

Clockwork Toys. The table below gives particulars for making clockwork, and using clockwork in toys. Lower level clockwork toys can be wound up and released. Be warned that any player can pick up your released toy and keep it! The clockwork cat only follows you as a live cat would. The clockwork mouse scurries around evading capture. You earn 3 agility xp each time you successfully catch it. If you sic your live cat (from Gertrude's Cat quest) on the clockwork mouse, and the cat catches it, that mouse is gone forever.

Clockwork Toys
Pic Name Crafting Level Experience Materials Crafting Table
Clockwork Clockwork 8 15 1 steel bar Table 2
Toy Soldier Soldier 13 15 1 clockwork, 1 plank Table 3
Toy Doll Doll 18 15 1 clockwork, 1 plank Table 3
Clockwork Suit Clockwork suit 30 15 1 clockwork, 1 plank, 1 silk Table 3
Toy Mouse Mouse 33 15 1 clockwork, 1 plank Table 4
Clockwork Cat Cat 85 15 1 clockwork, 1 plank Table 4

Existing Items. Some unexpected items can now be manufactured at the home crafting table. The toy horseys sold by Diango in Draynor Village can now easily be crafted by a novice. Players can choose which colour horsey they wish to craft. The toy horseys function normally, and can be sold or traded to other players. A sextant and a watch, usually obtained from Murphy and Brother Kojo for Treasure Trails, can also be manufactured. They remain untradeable, but crafting makes it handy to keep backups in your bank.

Additional Crafting Table Items
Pic Name Crafting Level Experience Materials Crafting Table
Guide Toyhorses Animated Toy horsey 10 15 1 plank Table 1
Sextant Sextant 23 15 1 steel bar Table 4
Watch Watch 28 15 1 steel bar, 1 clockwork Table 4

Heraldry. At Heraldry stations (pluming stand, shield easel, or banner easel), players can paint their family crest colours on steel or rune full helms and kiteshields. Once painted, these items are untradeable. The item cannot be re-painted, and the paint cannot be removed. The banner easel allows players to create a wieldable banner displaying their family crest colours. For additional information on family crests, including the wide variety of colour schemes and how to obtain the one you want, refer to the Construction skill guide.

Pic Name Crafting Level Experience Materials Heraldry station
helm pic Full helm (untradeable) 38 37 1 steel or rune full helm Pluming stand, Shield or Banner easel
kite pic Kiteshield (untradeable) 43 40 1 steel or rune kiteshield Shield or Banner easel
banner pic Banner 48 42 1 plank, 1 cloth Banner easel

Repair work. Most home workshop repairs involve an armour stand and smithing experience. However, a broken staff (a former "junk" item which may be found at the Digsite, the HAM cave, or possibly Trawler fishing) can also be repaired. Fixing one at a home repair bench earns 14 exp in Crafting. If the repair fails, you will not earn experience.

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Origami Balloons (Members Only)

Once you reach certain point in the An Enlightened Journey quest you gain the ability to make origami hot air balloons which can be used with a tinderbox to make them float off for a short time then they will burn out.

Craft Origami Balloon

How to make a balloon:

  • Use 1 piece of papyrus with 1 ball of wool. Papyrus can be bought at the general stores in Shilo Village, East Ardougne or Tai Bwo Wannai (or found on Radimus Erkle's desk in the Legends Guild). Refer to the Spinning section for information on obtaining a ball of wool.
  • Use an unlit candle with it to complete the balloon.
  • (Optional) Use any dye with your origami balloon to colour it.
Pic Name Level Exp. Exp. for Dyeing
Origami Balloon Origami Balloon 36 35 10

For information on how to obtain the various dyes refer to the Capes section.

Dyed Balloons
Red BalloonRed Yellow Balloon Yellow Blue BalloonBlue Pink BalloonPink Orange Balloon Orange Purple Balloon Purple Green Balloon Green Black Balloon Black
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Skill Boosts

Below are some items which may boost your Crafting level temporarily:

Crafting Level Boosters
Pic Name of item Level Increase Information
Spicy Stew Spicy stew -6 to +6 (Random) Made by using orange spice on a stew. For more information on making stews, please visit the Cooking Guide. This item is not tradeable.
Crafting Potion (4) Crafting potion 3 A potion made from a clean wergali and frog spawn. See the Herblore guide for more information.

One Summoning familiar, the pyrelord, can help you craft gold jewellery.

Summoning Level Pic Familiar Abilities Scroll
46 Pyrelord Pouch Pyrelord Fights (level 70) Strength
Firemaking boost +3
Acts as tinderbox, +10xp bonus
Immense Heat: Crafts gold jewellery
from bars without furnace

The Stealing Creation minigame offers two helpful needles that can be purchased for 20 Stealing Creation points apiece.

Stealing Creation Needles
Pic Name Experience Increase Information
Volatile Clay Needle Volatile Clay Needle 2.2x Obtained at random from the volatile clay tool. Disintegrates after the charge of the tool falls to 0%, or after the tool has been reassigned ten times.
Sacred Clay Needle Sacred Clay Needle 2x Obtained by choosing the transform option on the proto-tool. Disintegrates after the charge of the tool falls to 0%.
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Request Assistance

If you find yourself a few levels short of making an item, or want to safely offer your skills to another player, the request assistance option will allow you to do so. Simply right click the player who has the skills that you need and request their assistance. If they accept, a pair of hands will appear in your bottom right corner, and you can craft whatever they can. You keep the items, but they get the experience.

There are a few exceptions when being assisted in the Crafting skill. The following cannot be made because they are quest items:

  • Demonic sigils
  • Lightning rods
  • Silvthrill rods
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Skill mastery and Beyond

Cape of Achievement

Once you have mastered the skill and reached level 99 you may want to buy a Crafting cape from the Master Crafter in the Crafting Guild West of Clan Camp. If you already have another 99 skill, or obtain another one while wearing the cape (unless you have it keepsaked), it will become a Crafting cape (t).

Please refer to the Achievement Capes guide for more details.

crafting Cape

After obtaining 99 Crafting it becomes possible to obtain a carved shard randomly, which can be combined with other shards from the other artisan skills (Cooking, Construction, Firemaking, Fletching, Smithing, Herblore, Runecrafting) to create an artisan's cape and artisan's helm. The cape has the same stats as a trimmed skill cape and the helm is purely cosmetic.

True Crafting Mastery

Achieving 99 is the ultimate goal for many players, however the skill does not stop there. For players wanting to show off their dedication to a skill it is possible to obtain "True Mastery" by obtaining "120 Crafting" which is 104,273,167 XP. The Crafting master cape can then be purchased from the Master Crafter for 120,000 gp.

Crafting master cape

It is worth noting that beyond level 99 there is no additional content for Crafting as the level increases are invisible so training the skill gets no faster. To work out your theoretical Crafting level check out our XP table.

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Last updated on: 16-Aug-2015

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