Find the Shortcuts in Runecrafting OSRS

Runecrafting Guide OSRS

Now, with no doubt, the most difficult skill to train is Runecrafting OSRS. Especially if you want to get that 99. It takes time, it takes dedication, it takes a lot of OSRS gold – the more efficient you want to be, the more gold you’re going to need. Lucky for you, here you can buy as much cheap OSRS gold as you need!

If you’re one of the tough players and decided to get on with the adventure that is getting 99 Runecrafting, you’ve come to the right place because you’re going to need this highly efficient Runescrafting guide OSRS to get to your final goal ASAP. It might be good to know that while training Runecrafting is time-consuming and difficult, it has some really sweet benefits to it – for example, it’s highly profitable. It’s also very beneficial for players who use a lot of Magic – plus, let’s face the truth, if anything shows dedication and proficiency in OSRS, it’s getting a 99 on Runecrafting!

runecrafting guide osrs
runecrafting guide osrs

First things first, if you’re going to follow our OSRS Runecrafting guide, you’re going to need to maximise your xp and profit by using OSRS Runecrafting pouches.

OSRS Runecrafting pouches

Pouches are basically small bags that can hold different amounts of rune essence or pure essence. They are very important for anyone who wants to train Runecrafting efficiently, because they allow you to craft more runes and take larger loads when you’re runecrafting or mining pure essence. 

runecrafting guide osrs
runecrafting guide osrs

After you complete the Enter the Abyss quest, OSRS Runecrafting pouches are dropped by monsters in the Abyss and the Abyssal Area. However, they decay with use and have to be repaired – you can do that in the Abyss by talking to the Dark Mage in the inner ring or via  NPC Contact by using the Lunar spellbook to contact the Dark Mage. The small pouch doesn’t decay but it doesn’t carry much rune/pure essence. If you don’t repair your pouches, they eventually vanish and you’re going to have to find new ones.

There are four available OSRS Runecrafting pouches sizes:

• small pouch (3 additional essence, can used at level 1 Runecrafting)

• medium pouch (6 additional essence, can be used at level 25 Runecrafting)

• large pouch (9 additional essence, can be used at level 50 Runecrafting)

• giant pouch (12 additional essence, can be used at level 75 Runecrafting)

runecrafting guide osrs
runecrafting guide osrs

OSRS Runecrafting pouches tip: If you haven’t enabled tha function yet, go to the far right tab in your options, the wrench icon, and click the Shift key icon which must turn from grey to red and read “shift click to drop items”. Now when you hold the Shift key when you click on the full pouch this will empty it and put the essence in your inventory, so you don’t have to right-click it and select “empty”.

How to ease the grind

Here are a few tips that make OSRS Runecrafting an easier skill to train:

• You’re going to have to run. A lot. So the higher your Agility level is, the better for you. If you’re aiming for max, it’s best to get a 99 on Agility first – or at least a fairly high level. 

• Combat skills are a great idea too because most of the decent methods for training OSRS Runecrafting have hostile mobs – f.e. the abyss, so high Defence and Hitpoints level will definitely benefit you. It also helps in getting the OSRS Runecrafting pouches you need!

• As for the gear, just put on something weight reducing so your run energy drains slower.

• Clearly, you need pure/rune essence for the higher-level runes so either mine plenty before you start training Runecrafting or stack up on cheap OSRS gold and buy some off the Grand Exchange. 

• You will need stamina pots in order to make runs as fast as possible.

• Now about the quests: in order to start training, you have to complete the Rune Mysteries quest. If you enter the Enter the Abyss miniquest right after talking to Wizard Sedridor about the Rune Mysteries, you get a 1,000 Runecrafting XP reward that moves you directly to level 9 Runecrafting. Another way to skip levels via quest is by completing The Eyes of Glouphrie which grants you 6,000 xp and gets you right to level 23. You need to have 46 Magic, 5 Construction and to complete the Grand Tree quest in order to start it though. The completing of the quest takes about an hour. 

1-99 OSRS Runecrafting guide

• Air runes (level 1-9)

In case you don’t want to do the quests and skip the first few levels, the only way to start training Runecrafting is by crafting air runes. This way you gain 5 xp for eached used pure/rune essence which means a total of 140 xp for an inventory of 28. You can find the air altar just south of Falador and there is a bank near by. In order to reach level 9 by crafting air runes, you need 194 pure essence and 7 inventory fill ups.

• Earth runes (level 9-14)

At level 9, it’s best to move on to the earth altar just northeast of Varrock. You get 6.5 xp per pure/rune essence and the bank is not far away, so the xp gain is fast. An alternative is to carry a pickaxe and teleport through Aubury to the pure essence mine, then leave one space empty where the earth runes can stack and go back and forth between the mine for rune essence and the earth altar. Another option is to teleport right to the earth altar by using the Lumberyard teleport scroll and using ring of dueling to go to Castle wars for the bank. You need about 6 inventories of pure essence to reach level 14 and move on to fire runes.

• Fire runes (level 14-23)

Crafting fire runes grant 7 xp per rune/pure essence. The fire altar is west of the Duel Arena and you can use a ring of dueling to teleport to Castle wars and withdraw essence from the bank there, then teleport with the ring right back. You need 20 inventories of 30 essence to reach your goal.

• Lava runes (level 23-44(99?))

lava runes osrs
lava runes osrs

Lava runes are known to be the fastest way to train Runecrafting OSRS. You can gain up to 72,000 xp/h with perfect clicks before you reach 99 Runecrafting – after that, you can gain up to 79,000 xp/h. It’s very click intensive though, so usually if you’re not completely focused, it’s more likely that your rate will be closer to 65,000-70,000 xp/h. 

To make optimal xp/h, you need level 82 Magic and to complete Lunar Diplomacy, so you can cast Magic Imbue – this negates the need for a talisman in combination runecrafting. Use ring of dueling and binding necklase so you can teleport near the fire altar and make sure the lava runes are always crafted. Use the largest rune pouches that you have available because this save time. Also stamina pots are your best friends. 

The best equipment for this method includes a fire tiara, the best available weight-reducing gear, mist battlestaff, tome of fire, and of course a rune pouch with law, cosmic and astral in order to repair your pouches with NPC Contact spell. With the mist battlestaff you can have unlimited water and air runes, while the tome of fire offers as many fire runes as you want. 

Abyss Runecrafting OSRS

Now if you don’t care so much for the ratio between spent time and gained profit and you don’t mind taking it slow as long as you get some decent amount of OSRS gold out of it, you may try Abyss Runecrafting. This is known to be the slowest but usually most profitable way to train Runecrafting to max level. 

First, you need to complete the Enter the Abyss miniquest. It’s best to maximise your Defence against the creatures there but still weigh 0 kg and to have high Agility and Mining level. If you’re playing optimally, you might make 50 runs/h through the Abyss. 

The best gear to wear is amulet of glory, Spottier cape, Black pickaxe, ring of dueling, boots of lightness and the graceful legs. You might want to add something for extra Defence but if you have 60+ Defence, there’s no need to worry about it and you can just wear the graceful outfit. Another alternative is to bring jugs of wine with you but drink them while filling your OSRS Runecrafting pouches.

abyss osrs
abyss osrs

• Single nature runes (level 44-54)

Nature runes grant you 9 xp/ess which is not as fast as crafting Lava runes but it’s more profitable. So if you don’t care so much about how much money you spend, it’s best to keep up with the Lava runes. However, if you want to make a profit and gain xp, nature runes can be quickly sold for a decent amount of money. The nature altar is in Karamja and unless you have someone running to bring you pure essence right outside the altar, you won’t gain xp fast. 

• Law runes (level 54-59)

Law runes grant you 9.5 xp/ess so it’s a bit more efficient than crafting nature runes. You can use the abyss system and teleport to Edgeville via amulet of glory, or use the balloon transport system from Castle wars to Entrana. After you craft the runes, teleport back to Castle wars with the ring of dueling. The law altar is on Entrana so make sure you don’t have anything equipped when you use the altar, else you won’t be allowed through the portal. You can use a bronze pickaxe and then drop it before you enter, then pick it back up. If you’re using balloon transport, click straight north when you arrive from Entrana because that way the pathfinder will generate a path to run around the island. It can be canceled after you cross the bridge to get to the law altar.

Double cosmis runes (level 59-82)

You can craft two cosmic runes for one pure essence which gives you a decent profit and xp/h rate. You can use the quest point cape to teleport to a fairy ring and get fast to the altar. It takes a little less than a minute like this if you’re using an amulet of glory to bank at Edgeville. If you have 66 Agility, you can increase your profit by using the best shortcut. 

• Double astral runes (level 82-91)

You can craft two astral runes per one pure essence. You should use all 4 OSRS Runecrafting pouches and be on the Lunar spellbook. The best way to go about it is by using Tele Group Moonclan and running south, then you click over the river and the pathfinder will find your way to the bridge. From there you run east to the altar to craft the runes and bank at Castle wars by using a ring of dueling. 

It’s best to use a dust battlestaff with law, cosmic and astral runes to negate the need for taking out runes for the Tele Group Moonclan/NPC Contact spells. You might wear also an amulet of fury and some tank shield like the dragonfire shield because the Suqah can hit players who have no armour on. If instead of ring of dueling, you’re using a Crafting cape for the banking, you can wear a regen bracelet with it to outheal the Suqah damage.

• Double nature runes (level 91-95/99)

Now here come some real money. If you craft two nature runes per one pure essence, you will make from level 91 to 99 1,584,800 nature runes which can be sold for a great amount of GP. Get some good defensive gear with weight reducing bonuses and remember to use OSRS Runecrafting pouches because every extra rune gives you OSRS gold. You also need a pickaxe for mining through the rocks in the Abyss and it’s best if you have a higher Mining level, as well as Agility in order to move through the obstacles faster.

• Double law runes (level 95-99)

Another option is to start crafting two law runes per pure essence at level 95, because this gives 513 per run as compared to double nature runes which give 486 xp/run. However, you must complete Troll Stronghold to do this.

So, this is pretty much all there is to the 1-99 Runecrafting guide OSRS! It’s not one of the easiest skills to train because it takes a lot of time and is very click-intensive, but it pays off and provides great profit. If you follow our Runecrafting guide OSRS, you will get to level 99 as fast and efficient as possible!

Tips And Tricks + Coupons!
Get updates first.
We respect your privacy.