Money making guide

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A money making guide for Ironmen can be found here.

This is a list of some of the ways to make money (money makers) in Old School RuneScape and the requirements to do so. The prices and hourly rates are simply an estimate. The actual rates and profit are likely to differ. There are likely other ways that aren't included here; feel free to suggest them on the talk page.

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Caution: You should always research the items and methods before trying these methods. Because of constantly changing prices of items, the estimated profit may be inaccurate.

Note: Any method in the "Hourly Profit" section that relies on buying an item from the Grand Exchange is shown only for completeness, as most of those methods ignore the item's buy limit. Such methods include processing materials. Therefore, you shouldn't rely on methods that rely on certain purchase prices or have restrictive buy limits.

Note: All prices are calculated using current Grand Exchange market prices, meaning the actual profit per hour may vary greatly from what is stated here. If you notice a discrepancy between profits listed here and profits listed on guide pages, it is likely a caching issue. You can force this page to update by clicking here.

Hourly profit table

Note: Most money making methods rely on Grand Exchange item prices, which may fluctuate as players constantly sell for higher or lower than the listed price, and some items are less stable than others. For methods involving the processing of items, it is recommended to test each method with a small sample size before investing a lot of money, as the prices may not be fully accurate, possibly resulting in loss instead of profit.

Collecting Combat Processing Skilling Recurring Free-to-play
Method Profit Skill Category Intensity Members
Crafting nature runes through the Abyss 1,080,000

Runecraft 44 (91 recommended)
Mining 21 (70+ recommended to mine through the rocks - optional)
Hitpoints 70+ and Agility (optional)

Skilling/Runecraft High
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Killing green dragons (Wilderness) 339,000

Combat level 80+ recommended for Melee
Ranged 60+ recommended for Ranged
Prayer 25 recommended for Protect Item

Combat/Mid Moderate
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Collecting ashes 51,000 Firemaking 30 Collecting Low
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Killing cows and tanning cowhide 59,000 Combat level 20+ recommended Combat/Low Low
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Picking bananas 162,000 None Collecting Moderate
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Collecting jangerberries 151,000 Agility 10 Collecting Low
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Collecting mort myre fungi 509,000 Decent Prayer recommended Collecting Low
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Killing blue dragons 413,000

Combat level 90+ recommended for Melee
Ranged 70+ recommended for Ranged
Magic 37 recommended (can also be attacked with Magic)
Agility 70 recommended (can be boosted)

Combat/Mid Moderate
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Picking potatoes 34,000 None Collecting Low
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Collecting wine of zamorak 229,000 Magic 33
Hitpoints 20+ recommended
Collecting Moderate
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Collecting snape grass 297,000 Magic 72 recommended Collecting Low
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Grinding chocolate bars 171,000 None Processing Moderate
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Killing aviansies 229,000

Strength 60 / Agility to enter the dungeon itself
Ranged 70+ (80 recommended)
Defence 70+ recommended

Combat/Mid Moderate
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Killing black dragons 184,000 Ranged 80+ recommended
Defence 70 recommended
Combat/High High
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Killing cave horrors 281,000 Slayer 58
Magic 70 , Attack , Defence or Ranged 50 (Along with 70 Defence) recommended
Combat/Mid Moderate
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Killing chickens 47,000 None Combat/Low Low
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Killing skeletal wyverns 722,000

Slayer 72
Attack 80+ , Strength , Defence recommended for Melee
Ranged 80+ recommended for Ranged
Prayer 44+ (70+ recommended, especially for Melee)
Magic 55 (High Level Alchemy) (optional)

Combat/High Low
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Killing fiyr shades 484,000 Firemaking 65 (can be boosted)
Attack 80+ , Strength , Defence recommended
Combat/High High
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Killing the King Black Dragon 160,000

Attack 80+ , Strength , Defence recommended for Melee
Ranged 70+ recommended for Ranged
Hitpoints 70+ recommended
Prayer 44+ (70+ recommended especially for Melee)

Combat/High High
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Killing brutal green dragons 179,000 Ranged 70+ recommended
Prayer 37+ (Protect from Magic)
Combat/High High
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Killing lava dragons 1,397,000

Ranged 80+ recommended
Magic 75+ recommended
Defence 70+ recommended
Prayer 43+ recommended

Combat/High Moderate
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Killing red dragons 168,000

Agility 30
Woodcutting 34
Ranged 70+ recommended
Defence 40+ recommended

Combat/Mid Moderate
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Killing mithril dragons 162,000

Hitpoints 80+ recommended
Attack 80+ , Strength , Defence recommended for Melee
Ranged 80+ recommended for Ranged
Magic 75+ recommended for Magic
Prayer 43+ (70+ recommended, especially for Melee)

Combat/High High
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Killing Zulrah 1,592,000

Defence 70+ recommended
Ranged 70+ , Magic , Hitpoints recommended
Prayer 45+ recommended

Combat/High High
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Killing spiritual mages 412,000

Slayer 83
Attack 70+ , Strength , Defence recommended
Agility 70 recommended
Prayer 43+ recommended

Combat/High Moderate
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Killing skogres and zogres 207,000 Ranged 40+ or Attack & Strength recommended
Defence 40+ recommended
Combat/Mid Moderate
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Killing the Crazy archaeologist 341,000 Magic 50+ , Attack for Iban's staff (u) (75+ recommended for powered staves)
Prayer 40+ (Protect from Missiles)
Combat/High High
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Killing ents 561,000

Attack 60+ , Strength or Ranged recommended
Defence 40+ recommended
Prayer 25 (43+ recommended for protection prayers)
Woodcutting 75+

Combat/Mid Moderate
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Killing chaos druids 155,000 Combat level 40+ recommended
Prayer 25 recommended for Protect Item
Combat/Low Low
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Killing ice troll runts 180,000 Attack 60+ , Strength , Defence , or Ranged recommended
Prayer 43+ recommended
Combat/Mid Moderate
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Making mahogany planks 401,000 Firemaking 50 Processing High
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Making oak planks 468,000 Firemaking 50 Processing Moderate
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Making teak planks 388,000 Firemaking 50 Processing Moderate
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Tanning cowhide 73,000 None Processing Low
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Tanning black dragonhide 454,000 None Processing Low
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Tanning blue dragonhide 400,000 None Processing Low
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Tanning green dragonhide 370,000 None Processing Low
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Tanning red dragonhide 428,000 None Processing Low
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Collecting blue dragon scales 354,000 Agility 70 recommended
Magic 37 recommended
Collecting Low
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Collecting potato cacti 173,000 Decent Combat level and Defence recommended
Prayer 43+ recommended
Collecting Moderate
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Collecting red spiders' eggs 254,000 Decent Combat level and Defence recommended
Prayer 25 recommended for Protect Item
Collecting Low
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Opening sinister chests 704,000 Agility 49
Magic 58 recommended
Processing High
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Delivering food in Gnome Restaurant 340,000

Cooking 42 strongly recommended
Magic 66 recommended
Prayer 43 (optional but there may be aggressive foes nearby)

Collecting High
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Making raw summer pies 470,000 Cooking 95 Processing Moderate
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Making raw wild pies 639,000 Cooking 85 Processing High
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Making tuna potatoes 250,000 Cooking 68 Processing Moderate
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Cooking raw dark crabs 307,000 Cooking 90 (99 recommended) Skilling/Cooking Low
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Cooking raw karambwan 151,000 Cooking 30+ (90+ recommended) Skilling/Cooking Low
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Cooking raw sharks 270,000 Cooking 80+ (89+ strongly recommended) Skilling/Cooking Low
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Making magic pyre logs 350,000 Firemaking 75 Processing Moderate
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Catching lobsters 32,000 Fishing 40+ (60+ recommended) Skilling/Fishing Low
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Cutting diamond bolt tips 342,000 Fletching 65 Processing Low
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Cutting ruby bolt tips 317,000 Fletching 63 Processing Low
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Fletching diamond bolts 216,000 Fletching 65 Skilling/Fletching Low
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Stringing yew longbows 365,000 Fletching 70 Skilling/Fletching Low
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Cleaning grimy snapdragon 170,000 Herblore 59 Skilling/Herblore High
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Cleaning grimy torstol 185,000 Herblore 75 Skilling/Herblore High
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Making avantoe potions 512,000 Herblore 50 Processing Low
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Making dwarf weed potions 388,000 Herblore 72 Processing Low
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Making irit potions 476,000 Herblore 45 Processing Low
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Making kwuarm potions 516,000 Herblore 55 Processing Low
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Making lantadyme potions 572,000 Herblore 69 Processing Low
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Making ranarr potions 732,000 Herblore 30 Processing Low
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Making snapdragon potions 1,024,000 Herblore 63 Processing Low
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Making toadflax potions 652,000 Herblore 34 Processing Low
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Making weapon poison(++) 182,000 Herblore 82 Collecting High
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Hunting chinchompas 212,000 Hunter 53+ Skilling/Hunter Moderate
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Hunting carnivorous chinchompas 700,000 Hunter 63+ (80+ strongly recommended) Skilling/Hunter Moderate
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Hunting implings 572,000 Hunter 83 strongly recommended
Thieving 60+ recommended
Skilling/Hunter High
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Casting Superglass Make (Giant seaweed) 567,000 Magic 77 Skilling/Magic Moderate
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Charging air orbs 252,000 Magic 66 Skilling/Magic Moderate
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Charging earth orbs 247,000 Magic 60 Skilling/Magic Moderate
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Charging fire orbs 298,000

Magic 63
Agility 70/80 recommended
Defence Decent recommended

Skilling/Magic Low
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Charging water orbs 295,000

Magic 56
Agility 70/80 recommended
Defence Decent recommended

Skilling/Magic Low
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Creating Varrock teleport tablets 164,000 Magic 25
Construction 40 recommended
Processing Low
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Enchanting sapphire rings 178,000 Magic 7 Skilling/Magic Moderate
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Humidifying clay 509,000

Magic 68
Agility 32
Combat level 85
Crafting 61
Defence 40
Firemaking 49
Herblore 31
Mining 60
Woodcutting 55

Skilling/Magic Moderate
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Mining runite ore 732,000 Mining 85+ Skilling/Mining Low
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Fletching ruby bolts 189,000 Fletching 63 Skilling/Fletching Low
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Casting Tan Leather 654,000 Magic 78 Skilling/Magic Moderate
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Crafting astral runes 1,176,000 Runecraft 82 (40 decreases profit)
Magic 69 recommended
Skilling/Runecraft High
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Crafting cosmic runes 618,000

Runecraft 27 (59 recommended, 75 strongly recommended)
Agility 66 recommended
Magic 67 recommended
Crafting 75 or Construction 80 recommended

Skilling/Runecraft High
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Crafting cosmic runes through the Abyss 748,000

Runecraft 75 (59 or 27 possible, but decreased profit)
Mining 21 (70+ recommended to mine through the rocks - optional)
Hitpoints 70+ , Agility and Thieving (optional)

Skilling/Runecraft Moderate
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Crafting death runes through the Abyss 1,188,000

Runecraft 65 (99 recommended)
Mining 21 (70+ recommended to mine through the rocks - optional)
Hitpoints 70+ , Agility and Thieving (optional)

Skilling/Runecraft Moderate
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Crafting law runes through the Abyss 792,000 Runecraft 54 required (95 strongly recommended)
Hitpoints 70+ , Agility and Thieving (optional)
Skilling/Runecraft Moderate
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Smelting adamantite bars at Blast Furnace 811,000 Smithing 70 Skilling/Smithing High
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Smelting mithril bars at Blast Furnace 506,000 Smithing 50 (60+ recommended) Skilling/Smithing High
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Smelting runite bars at Blast Furnace 862,000 Smithing 85 Skilling/Smithing High
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Smelting steel bars at Blast Furnace 431,000 Smithing 30 (60+ recommended) Skilling/Smithing High
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Smelting iron bars at Blast Furnace 384,000 Smithing 15 (60+ recommended) Skilling/Smithing High
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Smelting iron bars 75,000 Smithing 15 Skilling/Smithing Low
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Pickpocketing H.A.M. members 1,102,000

Thieving 15 (93 recommended)
Decent Hitpoints
Magic 96 recommended
Construction 27 recommended

Skilling/Thieving High
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Pickpocketing master farmers 923,000

Thieving 38+ (94+ recommended)
Thieving 50 and Agility for Rogue equipment
Decent Hitpoints

Skilling/Thieving Moderate
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Cutting mahogany logs 171,000 Woodcutting 50 Skilling/Woodcutting Low
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Mining gemstones 363,000 Mining 40 (41+ recommended, 61+ strongly recommended) Skilling/Mining Moderate
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Stealing from Rogues' Castle chests 381,000 Thieving 84
Prayer 43+ strongly recommended
Collecting High
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Barrows 748,000

Prayer 43+ strongly recommended for protection prayers (higher prayer means fewer supplies used per trip)
Attack 70+ , Strength , Defence recommended for Melee
Magic 50+ (75+ recommended for powered staves) for Magic
Ranged 50+ (75+ recommended for Toxic blowpipe) for Ranged

Combat/High High
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Collecting big bones from the Bone Yard 34,000 Decent Combat level and Defence recommended
Prayer 25 recommended for Protect Item
Collecting Moderate
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Killing K'ril Tsutsaroth 2,401,000

Hitpoints 70+ required to enter Zamorak's Fortress
Attack 80+ , Strength , Defence recommended (Defence 90+ strongly recommended)
Magic 75+ strongly recommended to tank Magic attacks
Prayer 70+ recommended with at least 43 for protection

Combat/High High
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Crafting blood runes 668,000

Runecraft 77
Mining 38 (to mine dense essence blocks)
Crafting 38 (to chip dark essence blocks)
Agility 73+ (highly recommended)

Skilling/Runecraft Low
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Collecting planks 178,000 None Collecting Low
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Crafting soul runes 233,000

Runecraft 90
Mining 38 (to mine dense essence blocks)
Crafting 38 (to chip dark essence blocks)
Hitpoints 70+ , Agility and Thieving (optional)

Skilling/Runecraft High
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Catching sacred eels 212,000 Fishing 87 (99 recommended)
Cooking 72 (96 recommended)
Skilling/Fishing Low
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Killing brutal black dragons 1,197,000

Slayer 77
Prayer 37+ (Protect from Magic)
Construction 45 (Chapel with at least Oak altar)
Ranged 85+ recommended

Combat/High Low
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Buying feather packs 228,000 None Collecting Low
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Stringing magic longbows 247,000 Fletching 85 Skilling/Fletching High
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Making guam potions 220,000 Herblore 3 Processing Low
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Making marrentill potions 164,000 Herblore 5 Processing Low
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Making tarromin potions 260,000 Herblore 12 Processing Low
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Making harralander potions 360,000 Herblore 22 Processing Low
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Making cadantine potions 452,000 Herblore 66 Processing Low
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Crushing bird nests 485,000 None Processing Moderate
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Grinding desert goat horns 414,000 None Processing Moderate
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Grinding unicorn horns 414,000 None Processing Moderate
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Cutting oak logs 44,000 Woodcutting 15 (60+ recommended) Skilling/Woodcutting Low
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Stringing maple longbows 173,000 Fletching 55 Skilling/Fletching Low
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Killing disciples of Iban 461,000 Hitpoints 50+ recommended
Agility 60 recommended
Combat/Low Moderate
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Smithing mithril dart tips 155,000 Smithing 54 Skilling/Smithing Low
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Chambers of Xeric 2,131,000

Attack 90+ , Strength , Defence , Magic , Ranged recommended
Prayer 70+ recommended
A party member with Farming 55+ , Herblore 78+ , Construction 30+ (strongly recommended)

Combat/High High
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Killing brutal red dragons 319,000 Ranged 80+ recommended
Prayer 37+ (Protect from Magic)
Combat/High High
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Catching minnows 180,000 Fishing 82 Skilling/Fishing Moderate
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Killing gargoyles 336,000

Slayer 75
Attack 70/80+ Strength Defence (85+ strongly recommended)
Magic 55 (High Level Alchemy)

Combat/High High
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Opening eclectic impling jars 2,127,000 Construction 42 recommended

Magic 96 recommended
Various (for clue steps)

Processing High
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Killing Cerberus 2,619,000

Slayer 91
Attack 85+ , Strength , Defence recommended
Prayer 70+ recommended

Combat/High High
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Killing the Giant Mole 950,000 Attack 70+ , Strength , Defence recommended
Prayer 43+ recommended
Hitpoints 92+
Combat/Mid Low
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Hunting black chinchompas 1,061,000

Hunter 80+
Prayer 43+ and Defence 70+ for protection prayers and Barrows armour (optional but strongly recommended)

Skilling/Hunter Moderate
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Crafting wrath runes 1,391,000 Runecraft 95 Skilling/Runecraft High
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Collecting climbing boots 373,000 Decent Agility recommended Collecting High
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Charging and alchemising bracelets of ethereum 478,000 Magic 55 Processing Moderate
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Creating bones to peaches tablets 166,000 Magic 60
Attack 30
Construction 67 recommended
Processing Low
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Catching infernal eels 215,000 Fishing 80 (99 recommended)
Herblore 25 (For oily fishing rod)
Skilling/Fishing Low
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Collecting black scimitars from Ardougne Castle 170,000 Thieving 61 Collecting Low
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Mining amethyst 292,000 Mining 92+ Skilling/Mining Low
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Pickpocketing paladins 408,000

Thieving 70+ (99 recommended)
Agility 50 for Rogue equipment
Decent Hitpoints

Skilling/Thieving Moderate
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Collecting runes at Ourania Altar 297,000 Decent Combat level and Defence recommended
Prayer 43+ recommended
Collecting Low
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Catching dark crabs 287,000 Fishing 85+ Skilling/Fishing Low
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Killing demonic gorillas 2,136,000

Strength 80+
Attack 75+ , Defence , Ranged
Prayer 43+
Slayer 69+

Combat/High High
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Killing rune dragons 1,424,000 Hitpoints 90+ , Attack , Strength , Defence recommended
Magic 75+ , Prayer recommended
Combat/High Moderate
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Growing magic saplings 289,000 Farming 75
Magic 68
Combat level 85 needed for Dream Mentor, to unlock the spell "Humidify"
Processing Moderate
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Tanning hard leather 42,000 None Processing Low
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Killing General Graardor 2,357,000

Strength 70+ required to enter Bandos' Stronghold
Attack 80+ , Strength , Defence recommended (Defence 80+ strongly recommended)
Magic 75+ strongly recommended to tank Magic attacks
Prayer 70+ recommended and must have at least 43 prayer for protection

Combat/High High
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Killing the Abyssal Sire 1,759,000

Slayer 85
Attack 85+ , Strength , Defence recommended
Ranged 85+ recommended
Magic 92+ recommended
Prayer 70+ recommended
Construction 90+ recommended for Fairy ring (Construction) and Ornate rejuvenation pool

Combat/High High
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Killing the Kraken 906,000

Slayer 87+
Magic 85+ , Defence , Hitpoints recommended

Combat/High Low
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Killing the Alchemical Hydra 4,061,000

Slayer 95 required
Ranged 75+ recommended
Prayer 74+ recommended
Hitpoints 85+ recommended

Combat/High High
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Killing Callisto 1,430,000

Combat level 90 (95+ Recommended)
Hitpoints 60 (90+ Recommended)
Strength 70 (90+ Recommended)
Attack 70 (90+ Recommended)
Defence 70 (90+ Recommended)

Combat/High High
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Killing Commander Zilyana 1,335,000

Defence 70+ recommended
Ranged 80+ , Hitpoints recommended
Prayer 74+ recommended
Agility 70

Combat/High High
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Fletching broad bolts 360,000 Fletching 55 Skilling/Fletching High
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Killing Venenatis 615,000 Ranged 80+
Prayer 74+ recommended for Rigour
Combat/High High
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Killing the Grotesque Guardians 798,000

Slayer 75
Combat level 90+
Prayer 43+

Combat/High High
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Killing the Thermonuclear smoke devil 1,114,000

Slayer 93+ required
Combat level 90+ , Hitpoints
Magic 94+

Combat/High High
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Killing Sarachnis 640,000

High melee stats
Prayer 70+ for Piety recommended

Combat/Mid Moderate
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Opening crystal chests 1,294,000 Construction 10 Processing High
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Making Guthix rests 338,000 Herblore 18 Processing High
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Killing Vorkath (Toxic blowpipe) 2,008,000

Ranged 90+ , Hitpoints recommended
Attack 80+ , Strength , Defence recommended
Prayer 74+ for Piety and Rigour recommended
Various others required for quests

Combat/High High
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Killing Vorkath (Dragon hunter crossbow) 3,107,000

Ranged 90+ , Hitpoints recommended
Defence 80+ recommended
Prayer 74+ for Rigour recommended
Various others required for quests

Combat/High High
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Killing Vorkath (Dragon hunter lance) 3,293,000

Attack 90+ , Strength , Hitpoints recommended
Defence 85+ recommended
Prayer 70+ for Piety recommended
Various others required for quests

Combat/High High
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Crafting clockwork 243,000 Crafting 8
Construction 25 , Construction 50 recommended for Demon butler
Skilling/Crafting High
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Making clockwork cats 983,000 Crafting 85
Construction 42 , Construction 50 recommended for Demon butler
Processing High
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Stealing cave goblin wire 337,000 Thieving 44 Collecting High
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Making pineapple pizzas 723,000 Cooking 65 Skilling/Cooking High
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Making raw admiral pies 337,000 Cooking 70 Processing High
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Making ultracompost 321,000 None Processing Low
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Making bottled dragonbreath 489,000 Mining 50 recommended Processing Moderate
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Mining basalt 366,000 Mining 72+ Skilling/Mining Low
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Buying monkey nuts 809,000 None Collecting Low
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Crafting mud runes 533,000

Runecraft 13 (50 recommended for Large Pouch)
Magic 82 for Magic Imbue
Construction 70 recommended for Revitalization pool
Agility 60+ recommended for run regeneration

Skilling/Runecraft Moderate
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Collecting iron ore 28,000 None Collecting Low
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Collecting and tanning cowhide 68,000 None Collecting Low
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Crafting drift nets 270,000

Crafting 26
Construction 29 for building the loom and bank on Fossil Island (recommended)

Skilling/Crafting Moderate
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Crafting clockwork (teleport method) 290,000 Crafting 8
Construction 25 , Magic 45
Skilling/Crafting High
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Killing revenants 919,000

Defence 45+
Ranged 75+
Prayer 43+
Agility 89+ (optional, strongly recommended)

Combat/Mid High
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Killing revenants 899,000

Attack 70+
Strength 70+
Defence 40+
Prayer 43+ (70+ recommended)
Agility 89+ (optional, strongly recommended)

Combat/Mid High
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Killing imps 55,000 Combat level 30+ recommended Combat/Low Low
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Buying beer tankards 307,000 None Processing Moderate
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Looting ogre coffins 437,000 Agility High agility recommended Collecting Moderate
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Smithing rune items 416,000 Smithing 99 Skilling/Smithing Low
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Killing ogress warriors 87,000 Ranged 40 (60+ recommended) Combat/Mid Low
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Making chocolate cake 78,000 Cooking 50 Skilling/Cooking Moderate
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Cooking raw chicken 92,000 Cooking 1 (20+ recommended) Skilling/Cooking Low
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Cooking raw anchovies 55,000 Cooking 1 (20+ recommended) Skilling/Cooking Low
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Cooking raw tuna 42,000 Cooking 30 (55+ recommended) Skilling/Cooking Low
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Cooking raw swordfish 46,000 Cooking 45 (75+ recommended) Skilling/Cooking Low
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Killing spidines 361,000 Attack 40 , Strength , Defence recommended Combat/Low Low
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Planting mithril seeds 160,000 None Collecting Low
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Making pastry dough 134,000 Cooking 1 Processing Moderate
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Completing The Gauntlet 1,836,000

All Song of the Elves' quest requirements.
Although no strict requirement, high combat stats are recommended for completing The Gauntlet.

Combat/High High
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Completing The Corrupted Gauntlet 3,905,000

All Song of the Elves' quest requirements.
Although no strict requirement, high combat stats are recommended for completing The Corrupted Gauntlet.

Combat/High High
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Mining clay 89,000 Mining 41+ Skilling/Mining Low
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Smelting bronze bars 43,000 Smithing 1+ Skilling/Smithing Low
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Catching lobsters (free-to-play) 20,000 Fishing 40+ Skilling/Fishing Low
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Killing the Kalphite Queen 950,000

Attack 80+ recommended
Strength 80+ recommended
Defence 80+ recommended
Ranged 80+ recommended
Prayer 70+ recommended
Hitpoints 85+ recommended

Combat/High High
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Killing ogress shamans 127,000 80+ Defence Attack Strength Magic , Ranged 40 recommended Combat/High Moderate
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Killing dark wizards 24,000 Combat level 41+ recommended
Ranged 40+ recommended
Combat/Low Low
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Drinking irresponsibly 29,000 None Processing Low
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Killing hill giants 51,000 Attack 30+ (40 recommended for rune scimitar)
Strength 30+ (40+ recommended)
Defence 30+ (40 recommended for rune armour)
Combat/Low Moderate
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Collecting red spiders' eggs (free-to-play) 174,000 Combat level 69+ recommended Collecting Moderate
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Filling water containers 67,000 None Processing Low
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Killing monkeys 54,000 Combat level 5+ recommended Combat/Low Low
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Making dyes 181,000 None Processing High
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Killing bears 33,000 Combat level 30+ recommended Combat/Mid Moderate
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Killing wizards 44,000 Combat level 20+ recommended Combat/Low Low
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Collecting monk's robes 119,000 Prayer 31 Prayer required Collecting Low
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Making flour 34,000 Cooking 32 (recommended) Processing Low
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Making pizza bases 103,000 Cooking 35 Processing High
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Collecting nature runes 276,000 Decent Combat level and Defence recommended
Prayer 43 recommended for protection prayers
Magic 33 required to cast Telekinetic Grab
Skilling/Magic Moderate
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Killing chaos dwarves 40,000 Combat level 60+ recommended Combat/Mid Low
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Collecting cosmic runes 216,000 Decent Combat level and Defence recommended
Prayer 43 recommended for protection prayers
Collecting Moderate
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Smelting silver bars 43,000 Smithing 20 Smithing required Skilling/Smithing Low
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Collecting chaos runes 135,000 Decent Combat level recommended
Magic 25 to teleport to Varrock
Collecting Moderate
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Crafting gold jewellery 85,000 Crafting 5+ Crafting required Skilling/Crafting Low
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Collecting steel platebodies 85,000 Decent Combat level and Defence recommended
Prayer 43 recommended for Protect from Melee
Magic 25 for Varrock Teleport
Collecting Moderate
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Collecting steel platebodies (High Alchemy) 244,000 Magic 55 for High Level Alchemy
Decent Combat level and Defence
Prayer 43 recommended for protection prayers
Skilling/Magic Moderate
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Cooking plain pizzas 154,000 Cooking 35 (68 recommended) Skilling/Cooking Low
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Cutting yew logs (free-to-play) 35,000 Woodcutting 60 (80+ recommended) Skilling/Woodcutting Low
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Crafting ruby jewellery 128,000 Crafting 34+ Crafting required Skilling/Crafting Low
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Collecting anti-dragon shields (free-to-play) 159,000 None Collecting Moderate
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Buying ale from the Rising Sun Inn 40,000 None Collecting High
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Mining iron ore (free-to-play) 26,000 Mining 15+ (41+ strongly recommended for Rune pickaxe), 65+ Combat level strongly recommended Skilling/Mining High
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Mining coal (free-to-play) 45,000 Mining 35+ (41+ strongly recommended for Rune pickaxe), 65+ Combat level strongly recommended Skilling/Mining Moderate
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Mining adamantite ore (free-to-play) 118,000 Mining 70+ Skilling/Mining Low
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Crafting sapphire jewellery 111,000 Crafting 20+ Crafting required Skilling/Crafting Low
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Collecting wine of zamorak (free-to-play) 122,000 Magic 37 Skilling/Magic Low
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Catching shrimp & anchovies 33,000 Fishing 15+ Skilling/Fishing Low
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Catching tuna & swordfish (free-to-play) 33,000 Fishing 50+ , 60+ recommended Skilling/Fishing Low
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Killing Zamorak monks 22,000 Ranged 40+ recommended, Defence 20+ if Dragon Slayer I is not completed, Magic 37 to cast Falador Teleport (optional) Combat/Low Moderate
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Crafting emerald jewellery 145,000 Crafting 29+ required Skilling/Crafting Low
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Mining runite ore (free-to-play) 450,000 Mining 85+ , Attack 40 (optional), Defence 40+ (optional), Magic 25 (optional) Skilling/Mining Moderate
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Blessing unblessed symbols 75,000 Prayer 31+ Processing Low
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Mining gold ore (Crafting Guild) 29,000 Mining 40 and Crafting 40 Skilling/Mining Low
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Killing hobgoblins (free-to-play) 31,000 50+ Defence Attack Strength Combat/Mid Moderate
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Crafting diamond jewellery 22,000 Crafting 43+ Crafting required Skilling/Crafting Low
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Crafting gold bracelets 183,000 Crafting 7 Skilling/Crafting Low
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Crafting limestone bricks 455,000 Crafting 12 Processing High
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Crafting runes at Ourania Altar 187,000 High Hitpoints and Defence recommended
Magic 71 strongly recommended
Agility 75+ recommended
High Runecraft for crafting higher level runes and using Runecraft pouches
Skilling/Runecraft High
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Killing Green Dragons (Myths Guild) 582,000

Combat level 80+ recommended for Melee
Ranged 60+ recommended for Ranged

Combat/Mid Moderate
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Pickpocketing elves 2,386,000

Thieving 85+ (99 recommended)
Agility 50 for Rogue equipment
Decent Hitpoints
Herblore 97 Recommended

Skilling/Thieving High
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Buying kebabs in Al Kharid 47,000 None Collecting High
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Buying from Wydin's Food Store 21,000 None Collecting High
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Stealing Wydin's bananas 44,000 None Collecting High
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Making mahogany planks at the Woodcutting Guild 363,000 Woodcutting 60 Processing Moderate
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Shearing sheep 20,000 None Collecting Low
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Creating Barrows teleport tablets 243,000

Magic 83
Mining 38
Crafting 38

Skilling/Magic Low
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Killing hydras 871,000

Attack 90+ , Strength , Defence
Prayer 70+
Slayer 95

Combat/High High
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Pickpocketing vyres 2,370,000

Thieving 82+ (99 recommended)
Agility 50 for Rogue equipment
Decent Hitpoints

Skilling/Thieving High
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Blast Mining 566,000 Mining 43 (75+ recommended) Skilling/Mining Moderate
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Theatre of Blood 4,115,000

Attack 95+ , Strength 95+ , Defence 95+ , Hitpoints 95+ , Ranged 90+ recommended
Magic 94+
Prayer 77+ recommended

Combat/High High
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Hallowed Sepulchre 2,970,000

Sins of the Father quest requirements
Agility 92 to allow access to floor 5
Thieving 66 , Prayer 54 , Construction 56 , Ranged 62 to complete skill challenges and loot coffins

Skilling/High High
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Killing Vyrewatch Sentinels 713,000

High melee stats
Prayer 43+ (Protect from Melee)

Combat/High Low
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Killing The Nightmare 3,960,000

Attack , Strength , Defence , Hitpoints 90+ , Magic 90+
Prayer 70+ recommended

Combat/High High
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Crushing superior dragon bones 990,000 None Processing Moderate
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Cooking anglerfish 152,000 Cooking 84 (99 recommended) Skilling/Cooking Low
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Supply-running in Skeletal Wyvern Cavern 400,000

High Agility recommended to increase running energy restoration
Prayer 43+ recommended, especially for lower levels
Magic 40+ (optional for Teleport to House)

Collecting/High High
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Climbing the Agility Pyramid 200,000 Agility 30+ (50+ recommended)
Hitpoints 20+
Skilling/Agility High
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Filling bullseye lantern (empty) 506,000 None Processing Moderate
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Buying kegs of beer 606,000 None Processing Moderate
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Killing the Corporeal Beast 2,924,000

High melee stats
Prayer 37+ (Protect from Magic)
Construction 90+ recommended for an ornate rejuvenation pool

Combat/High High
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Buying iron ore 76,000 None Collecting High
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Recurring methods

Effective hourly profit is the amount of money you would make in an hour if you could continuously use these money makers. It is best not to use activities that have an effective profit less than what you can normally make otherwise.

Note that you can only do one type of herb farming at once, one type of brewing at once, and one of either picking papayas or coconuts.

Method Profit Time Effective profit Recurrence time Skills Category
Farming avantoe 111,000 00:06:00 1,110,000 01:30:00

Farming 50
Magic 61 (Trollheim Teleport or troll stronghold teleport, 96 strongly recommended for Spellbook Swap)
Agility 47 recommended for shortcuts to Troll Stronghold

Farming
Farming cadantine 105,000 00:06:00 1,047,000 01:30:00

Farming 67
Magic 61 (Trollheim Teleport, 96 strongly recommended for Spellbook Swap)
Agility 47 recommended for shortcuts to Troll Stronghold

Farming
Farming dwarf weed 21,000 00:06:00 215,000 01:30:00

Farming 79
Magic 61 (Trollheim Teleport, 96 strongly recommended for Spellbook Swap)
Agility 47 recommended for shortcuts to Troll Stronghold

Farming
Farming irit leaves 33,000 00:06:00 330,000 00:00:00

Farming 44
Magic 61 (Trollheim Teleport, 96 strongly recommended for Spellbook Swap)
Agility 47 recommended for shortcuts to Troll Stronghold

Farming
Farming kwuarm 92,000 00:06:00 920,000 01:30:00

Farming 56
Magic 61 (Trollheim Teleport, 96 strongly recommended for Spellbook Swap)
Agility 47 recommended for shortcuts to Troll Stronghold

Farming
Farming lantadyme 88,000 00:06:00 878,000 01:30:00

Farming 73
Magic 61 (Trollheim Teleport, 96 strongly recommended for Spellbook Swap)
Agility 47 recommended for shortcuts to Troll Stronghold

Farming
Farming snapdragon 173,000 00:06:00 1,730,000 01:30:00

Farming 62
Magic 61 (Trollheim Teleport, 96 strongly recommended for Spellbook Swap)
Agility 47 recommended for shortcuts to Troll Stronghold

Farming
Farming toadflax 121,000 00:06:00 1,214,000 01:30:00

Farming 38
Magic 61 (Trollheim Teleport, 96 strongly recommended for Spellbook Swap)
Agility 47 recommended for shortcuts to Troll Stronghold

Farming
Farming torstol 131,000 00:06:00 1,309,000 01:30:00

Farming 85
Magic 61 (Trollheim Teleport, 96 strongly recommended for Spellbook Swap)
Agility 47 recommended for shortcuts to Troll Stronghold
Construction 35 need to light the fire pit on Weiss

Farming
Farming ranarr weed 172,000 00:06:00 1,716,000 01:30:00

Farming 32
Magic 61 (Trollheim Teleport, 96 strongly recommended for Spellbook Swap)
Agility 47 recommended for shortcuts to Troll Stronghold

Farming
Picking cactus spines 21,000 00:01:00 1,249,000 01:15:00 Farming 55 (higher recommended) Farming
Picking coconuts 40,000 00:03:00 808,000 03:00:00 Farming 68 or 85 (recommended) Farming
Picking papayas 19,000 00:03:00 374,000 03:00:00 Farming 57 or 85 (recommended) Farming
Buying battlestaves from Zaff 146,000 00:01:00 8,777,000 24:00:00 None Recurring
Brewing greenman's ale 293,000 00:25:00 703,000 48:00:00 Cooking 29+ Cooking
Claiming pure essence from Wizard Cromperty 1,000 00:01:00 30,000 24:00:00 None Recurring
Opening herb boxes 141,000 00:10:00 844,000 24:00:00 For getting Nightmare Zone points, see this section. Minigame
Farming yanillian hops 66,000 00:05:00 786,000 01:00:00

Farming 16
Magic 58 recommended for Watchtower Teleport, 45 for Camelot Teleport
Agility 16 recommended for the underwall tunnel agility shortcut to the Yanille patch

Farming
Farming jute fibre 75,000 00:05:00 902,000 01:00:00

Farming 13
Magic 58 recommended for Watchtower Teleport, 45 for Camelot Teleport
Agility 16 recommended for the underwall tunnel agility shortcut to the Yanille patch

Farming

Starting off

A map of the Stronghold of Security.

Players can visit the Stronghold of Security for some quick coins. Players can get 10,000 just for completing the first three levels. This can be done even at Combat level 3, making it a good way to obtain your first bit of money.

Miscellaneous methods

Merchanting

Main article: Merchanting

Grand Exchange flipping, or merchanting, is the high-risk, high-reward activity of buying items for a low price and selling them at a higher price. You are looking for items that are unstable, but are frequently traded, with a changing price due to supply and demand.

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