- For the skill of rune creation, see Runecrafting.
Crafting is a varied skill which enables players to produce items such as jewellery, armour, and pottery for use or trade. At level 40 Crafting, while wearing a brown apron obtained from the Varrock clothes store, a player can enter the Crafting Guild. The current minimum to be ranked on the hiscores in Crafting is 33 crafting and 20,157 experience.
Crafting with clay is often the first port of call for a new crafter, as clay is easily obtainable and there is little competition for it. Players must first obtain some clay (extracting it from clay rocks using the Mining skill is fast) and use that with a bucket of water. They then need to find a potters wheel, and a pottery oven. These are located in the Barbarian Village, the Crafting Guild and other places. If the clay is mined in the Dwarven Mine, then the Monastery just to the north-east is probably the closest water source.
It is generally recommended to carry 2, 3 or 4 water containers of the same type. But if you have a full load of 28 clay it would be the most beneficial to carry 14 containers(or half as many of clay you have), as the way they are now automatically filled with one click on a water source means a significant reduction in the repetition of clay crafting.
|Pot||1||13||Used for flour and crushed bone collecting.|
|Pie dish||7||25||Used for holding and cooking pies.|
|Bowl||8||33||Excellent crafting experience from easy materials, even superior to gold. Used for cooking stews.|
Can also be used as a water container while clay-crafting.
Leather crafting Edit
To begin leather crafting, players need a needle and thread, normally purchased from the Al-Kharid or Rimmington craft shop, and some cowhide tanned into leather. In the free-to-play world, this means visiting the tanner in Al-Kharid, until players are able to enter the guild. Tanning costs 1 coin per ordinary leather, and 3 coins for the hard leather used to make a hard leather body. Note: You can also make easy money by buying cowhides from the Grand Exchange for around 130 gp each, going to al kharid and made in to leather or hard leather for 160+ each.
The cattle field east of Lumbridge is a convenient spot for leather crafters. Since getting from the Al-Kharid tanner to the Lumbridge cow pens frequently requires players to cross the Al-Kharid toll gate, it is advisable for players to complete Prince Ali Rescue to reduce cost. Players can also head north from the gate until they get to Ali the leaflet dropper, where they can go south again on the other side of the fence. Another convenient location to obtain cowhide in a free-to-play world is near the gnome copters as there is a field with cows and a few deposit boxes nearby. This efficiency of this area is arguable, since the cows are widespread and the area contains many obstacles. The field just south of Falador is also convenient, since there are many more cows together in a smaller place, allowing faster kills. The distance to the bank for this field is longer than the gnome copters field, but shorter than field east of Lumbridge.
|Leather gloves||1||13.75||Can be worn in the handslot.|
|Leather boots||7||16.25||Can be worn in the footslot.|
|Cowl||9||18.5||Can be worn in the headslot.|
|Leather vambraces||11||22||Can be worn in the handslot.|
|Leather body||14||25||Can be worn in the torso slot.|
|Leather chaps||18||27||Best non-member's experience for soft leather. Can be worn in the legslot.|
|Hard leather body||28||35||As the name suggests, it is made from hard leather.|
|Holy symbol||16||50||Needs to be strung with a ball of wool and then blessed.|
|Tiara||23||52.5||Used in runecrafting.|
Gold jewellery and gems Edit
For gold crafting, you need:
- Gold bars. Mine gold ore and smelt it into bars.
- A ring, necklace, or amulet mould, purchased from a craft shop or Grand Exchange.
- You may include a cut gem. Cutting it with a chisel also provides significant crafting experience. Gems can be obtained while mining. They can also be bought in Falador and Al-Kharid.
Gold items are made by using a gold bar with a furnace, while carrying a mould and any cut gems you wish to use. The items that you are equipped to make will be displayed.
High Alchemy versus Crafting ExperienceEdit
|Crafting experience versus high alchemy (coins)|
|hi alch||GE||Exp||hi alch||Exp||hi alch||Exp||hi alch|
Capes can be purchased from the Varrock clothes shop or collected by killing highwaymen south of Falador. Dyes are made for you by Aggie in Draynor Village, at a cost of 5 coins plus the ingredients. There is also a purple dye spawn south of Ardougne.
With just 2 experience for a single dye and 3 for a mixed dye, this is not good value, though many players like to wear a coloured cape to signify clan allegiance, or just because it looks good.
|Action||Unfinished Product||Level||Experience||Finished Product|
|Action||Raw Material||Level||Experience||Finished Product|
|Spinning Wool||Wool||1||2.75||Ball of wool|
Crafting experience table Edit
This information is out of date and much of it may need to be rewritten.
Crafting materials Edit
|Clay||Mine||Southwest Varrock, Crafting Guild|
|Buckets||Buy||Any shop that sells buckets, especially general stores|
|Water||Use bucket, vial with||Varrock east bank|
|Cow Hides||Kill cows||Lumbridge, Buy at bank in Al-Kharid|
|Leather||Take to tanners||Al-Kharid, Craft Guild|
|Wool||Use shears on sheep||Lumbridge|
|Ball of wool||Use wool with spinning wheel||Use spinning wheel in Barbarian Village or Lumbridge castle|
|Capes||Kill highwaymen, buy||Draynor Varrock Clothes Store.|
|Dye||Aggie in Draynor make dye||Redberries from S.E. Varrock, onions from west of Port Sarim, woad leaves from gardener in falador park.|
|Gold||Mine (and smelt)||Crafting Guild, just outside of the Mining Guild, Scorpion Pit Mine|
|Moulds||Buy from craft shop or get spawns||Al-Kharid, Rimmington, Crafting Guild|
|Sapphires, Emeralds, Rubies, Diamonds||Mine (some monsters drop too)and shops in Falador and Al-Kharid sell them||Random event whilst mining|
Free To Play Training Edit
Starting at level 1, one would probably start by doing the Sheep Shearer quest. It should bring the crafting level up to about level 3, where it is adequate enough to start crafting cowhides. The quickest way to level up your crafting is to kill cows, tan their cowhides, and craft them for experience.
Another way would be to start mining clay for your early crafting/mining levels. Once you have reached level 16 crafting, level 20 mining, and level 20 smithing, mine silver ore, and smith it into silver bars.
You can then use the bars to make holy symbols (the molds are available in the crafting shop in Al-Kharid), and then start making tiaras when your crafting level is 23. This is a very efficient way to level up your crafting, making a small profit along the way, or saving them for early Runecrafting experience. However, you must choose between experience or profit, as unstrung symbols are worth more than tiaras, while tiaras are only 2.5 more experience.
Once you reach level 40 crafting, make use of the Crafting Guild, which makes it much easier to collect/craft cow hides, silver, clay, etc.
There is not much to do in Free To Play after, but you can:
-Train with tiaras as it gives 52.5 exp each. However, getting silver takes either time (mining) or money (buying). Also, training with tiara does not pay back optimum profit. (Highest 40gp, lowest 10gp at general stores).
-Train with cowhides, hardleather body, giving 35 exp each. However, doing the cycle (killing cows, tanning, sewing, banking, selling) is time-consuming, though there is some profit.
-Train with bowls. Although making bowls seems to be stupid, it is still a possible idea, as it gives 33 experience each. If you can enter the Crafting Guild, all you need to do is to do cycles within a small room. Since making bowls do not have any profit or loss, banking is not needed and money can be saved:
- Mine clay
- Make soft clay with water
- Making soft clay into bowl (18 experience)
- Firing the bowls (15 experience)
- Drop all the bowls.