Ultimate Ironman Guide/Crafting
Crafting is most notable as a source for enchanted jewellery, for use in combat and as a way to teleport around the game. However, the difficulty in stockpiling gems and gold bars means that making jewellery is not a particularly viable method for Ultimate Ironman players to train the skill. Instead, Crafting is usually trained with a mix of questing, glassblowing, and some passive experience gains from other training methods. Because of the usefulness of the amulet of glory in combat and for teleportation, some players choose to heavily focus on training Crafting early on, before doing much combat training where the amulet of glory would shine.
Early training: Quests[edit | edit source]
There are a lot of quests that give Crafting experience upon completion. Completing these quests is an excellent way to skip past the early levels and their slow training methods. Due to the sheer number of quests that give Crafting experience as a reward, they will not be listed here. It is instead suggested to look at the table provided on the Quest experience rewards page.
Even ignoring quests with significant skill requirements, it is quite easy to quest up to 40+ Crafting, after which a number of efficient training methods for Crafting become available.
Levels 1–99: Glassblowing[edit | edit source]
Glassblowing is one of the best training methods for Ultimate Ironmen. This requires having a fairly empty inventory, but usually does not require significant preparation in terms of resource collection, except for coins and runes. The following sections highlight some of the most popular methods of training Crafting with glassblowing.
Levels 1–61: Port Phasmatys[edit | edit source]
The Port Phasmatys glassblowing method is one of the best training methods before Superglass Make becomes available. For this method, players must have completed Priest in Peril to gain access to Port Phasmatys. Players can easily get there by using a charter ship.
It is strongly recommended to store the items at an Item Retrieval Service beforehand as the more inventory space the player has, the higher the experience rate. Having 26 inventory spaces for 13 buckets of sand and 13 soda ashes is optimal, but this method is viable even with less inventory space available.
With the optimal inventory setup, this method goes as follows:
- Buy 13 buckets of sand and 13 soda ashes from a Trader Crewmember directly north-east of the furnace. Hop worlds for more stock.
- Run to the furnace in town, and make them into 13 pieces of molten glass.
- Walk back to the Trader Crewmembers, and while walking blow the molten glass into the highest-tier glass item you are able to.
- Sell the glass items to the Trader Crewmember, and repeat the process.
Players can craft up to 600 glass items per hour, which equates to 38,000 experience per hour with empty fishbowls, 43,000 experience per hour with unpowered orbs, and 45,000 experience per hour with lantern lenses.
Levels 61–99: Charter ship method[edit | edit source]
The charter ship method offers the fastest experience without any stored supplies needed. For this method, players will need to have completed Lunar Diplomacy and have level 77 Magic to be able to cast Superglass Make. Players will also need to have at least 23 inventory spaces, so it is recommended to store items at an Item Retrieval Service beforehand for more inventory space.
The method is fairly straightforward and goes as follows:
- Buy 10 buckets of sand and 10 seaweeds (or soda ashes) from a Trader Crewmember.
- Cast Superglass Make, and craft a full inventory of the best glass item available.
- If crafting lantern lenses, sell them to the charter shop; if crafting empty light orbs, drop them.
- Hop worlds and repeat the process.
It is best to use a remote location that is not close to a bank, as it is less likely to have competition for stock from other Ironman players.
Players can gain up to around 75,000–80,000 experience per hour with lantern lenses, and 95,000–100,000 experience per hour with empty light orbs. This equates to around 1,200–1,250 glass items made per hour.
Levels 61–99: Noted Superglass[edit | edit source]
With completion of the Bone Voyage quest, it becomes possible to farm giant seaweed in the Underwater section of Fossil Island. Giant seaweed can be noted at a nearby Tool Leprechaun for later use, allowing players to stockpile large amounts of it. This noted giant seaweed can be combined with noted buckets of sand and the Superglass Make spell for Crafting training at any bank.
Players can gain up to 98,000 experience per hour with lantern lenses, and 118,000 experience per hour with empty light orbs. These rates do not take into account the time required to collect giant seaweed or sand. While training with this method, excess molten glass will drop to the ground, so it is recommended to pick it up and use it so as not to waste potential Crafting experience.
For more information, see Ultimate Ironman Guide/Mining.
Levels 20–61: Shades of Mort'ton[edit | edit source]
Repairing the temple in the Shades of Mort'ton minigame offers relatively slow experience, but it requires very little attention. For this method, players need to have completed the Shades of Mort'ton quest and have used a serum 208 dose on Razmire Keelgan. Players will also need to have at least 81 combat to not get attacked by the nearby Loar Shades.
It is recommended to get a Flamtaer bag if possible, as it holds vast amounts of all the items used in the minigame. Besides the Flamtaer bag, the inventory should consist of as many timber beams, limestone bricks, and swamp paste as possible, along with a hammer and coins to buy more supplies.
Note: The Flamtaer bag will be destroyed on any death, so keep this in mind if planning to use it for training.
Players can gain up to around 20,000 experience per hour.
Other[edit | edit source]
Cutting gems[edit | edit source]
High-level players can get a mass amount of noted gems from the Chambers of Xeric. These gems can be cut for fast Crafting experience. The best place to do this is at the Piscatoris Fishing Colony, using Arnold Lydspor for unnoting the gems and selling the cut gems to his general store.
Passive training: Arceuus Runecraft[edit | edit source]
Crafting blood or soul runes in Arceuus grants the player some passive Crafting experience from mining the dense essence blocks and chiseling dark essence blocks into fragments. The player can expect to gain around 15,000 Crafting experience for every 100,000 Runecraft experience when crafting blood runes, and 13,000 Crafting experience for every 100,000 Runecraft experience when crafting soul runes.
For more information, see Ultimate Ironman Guide/Runecraft.
Passive training: Forthos Dungeon[edit | edit source]
The self-contained nature of the Forthos Dungeon makes it a viable option for training multiple skills at the same time. With 73 Crafting, it is possible to kill the red dragons in the dungeon, tan their hides at Eodan, craft them into Red dragonhide armour, and alch them all within the dungeon. This self-sustaining training loop can get up to 5,000–6,000 Crafting experience per hour, while also netting 15,000 Prayer experience and 240,000 coins.
For more information, see Ultimate Ironman Guide/Prayer.
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