What’s going on guys! My name is Theoatrix, and welcome to my 100% Lovakengj House Favour Guide.
This article gives a brief overview of why you should get 100% favour, the requirements, and the fastest ways to get to 100%. Lovakengj Favour is one of the slowest houses to do in the Great Kourend. But, it can be sped up if you have a decent Smithing level.
Why Get Favour?
Some of the rewards for getting to 100% are vital for training your account.
At 65% favour, you gain access to the Lovakengj Mine cart Network,
providing fast transportation to 6 locations.
With 100% Lovakengj Favour, you are allowed to use the Blast Mine. The Blast Mine allows you to mine 10 levels higher than your current level, giving a great share between profit and experience.
There is also an Elite Clue that requires you to make Shayzien 2 armour, which requires 40% Favour to complete.
I would quickly like to note that as of an update last year in 2018, you no longer need to lock in your favour in any house. They no longer decrease when you gain favour in any of the other houses.
Also, the Client of Kourend Quest no longer rewards double the favour.
Ways to Get Favour
So, in total, there are 5 ways to gain Lovakengj Favour.
Firstly, is mining Volcanic Sulphur, and each one you mine has a 1 in 3 chance of giving you 0.1% favour. So, approximately each one is equal to 0.033% favour.
With the sulphur and a wide range of other ingredients, you can make Dynamite,
and the entire process finishing off the dynamite gives 0.1% favour.
At 30%, you can begin making Shayzien Armour sets, and creating the higher level armour sets is the fastest way possible to get Lovakengj Favour.
Once you reach 65%, you can hand out Minecart Scrolls to each Minecart location, with each one giving 5% favour, totaling 25% in total. It is recommended to do this as soon as you unlock it, or before reaching 75% favour to get you through to 100%.
You can also get yourself a 10% Lovakengj Favour Certificate by completing the Forsaken Tower Quest, which requires 20% Lovakengj Favour, and completing the Client of Kourend Quest.
In terms of how long each one takes, the times vary a lot, depending on your levels.
All of these assume going through to 75% favour, and then completing the Mine Cart Scrolls to 100%.
Mining only Sulphur through to 75% can take 2 – 5 hours, depending on your Mining level.
Creating Dynamite is a longer term process, like farming, since you need to create Juniper Charcoal, and it takes 16 hours to make the charcoal, which you can spend doing other skills. But, then, once you have the charcoal, to get to 75% creating Dynamites will take 1 – 2 hours on a normal account.
But, as an Ironman, it can take well over 4 hours.
Creating Armour is the fastest way as I said. Although, the armour unlocked at 30% is around the same speed as making Dynamite. So, it is better to start at 40%. All the way to 75% if you made Tier 2, 3, 4 and 5 armour, it will only take 30 minutes to 1 hour. Although, it does have very high requirements.
Fastest Route to 100%
Overall, getting from 0 – 100% favour, the fastest way possible is to mine Sulphur from 0 – 20%. Then, do the Forsaken Tower Quest at 20% - 30% favour. Then, making armour through to 75%. Then, 100% with the Minecart Scrolls.
The one and only requirement to get all the way through to 100% favour is to have at least 42 Mining, and that is to mine Sulphur. Having a higher Mining level as I said will really speed up your favour gain.
If you want to create Dynamite for favour, you will also need 42 Woodcutting as well as Mining.
Creating armour has even higher requirements. You need 65 Mining as well as 53 Smithing to make tier 1 armour. To have a much better favour per hour, it is recommend to have at least 63 Smithing with 73, 83 and 93 being much better. A higher Mining level, once again, is better, since you will mine a lot faster.
Each of the methods also have certain armour and food requirements. But, I will explain more about those when I go into depth of each one.
How to Mine Sulphur
So, starting off with mining Volcanic Sulphur…
The Sulphur Mine is located at the North Western end of the Lovakengj region.
To mine, you will of course need a pickaxe. But, you will also need something to cover your face, whether it be a face mask, a gas mask or a Slayer helmet.
There are multiple Sulphur deposits around the mine. But, my favourite one to use is all the way to the west, since it is the least populated with clouds, and there are lots of walls and objects in the way of them.
Within the area, there are clouds that will deal 1 or 2 damage when you stand near them. These clouds are weird in that they will only deal damage if you are to the south or to the west of them. So, this makes standing on the southwestern corners of the Sulphur rock the nest place to minimise your damage.
I read some posts about people using the nearby Spider to block clouds from going onto you. Well, I tried this for around 2 hours, and it does not change anything. The clouds will ignore any NPC or player that it comes into contact with, and shifts right over them.
In the cases where a cloud does go under you or near you, you will need food. This place is very dangerous for low levels. The clouds consistently hit 1s and 2s every game tick. So, if you have only 10 – 20 Hitpoints, you will need to keep a really close eye on your client. So, with that, you will need to bring along food. As a higher level player, the best to bring along is Saradomin Brews, which at 99 Hitpoints, heals 64 Hitpoints per full brew.
If a cloud does begin to damage you and is not quickly moving away, I recommend swapping the corner that you are standing on. Or, if there is a cloud there as well, you should run behind the vent to the north,
or you can quickly hop worlds to be able to mine again quickly. Since the respawn time for each completely mined Sulphur rock is around 15 seconds, I recommend hopping worlds as soon as you finish mining one of them. This is because even if you do take damage from the clouds, it does not hold you in game for being in combat. It does not count as combat.
Getting from 0% to 75% requires 2853 Sulphur, which, as I said, takes 2 – 5 hours. Depending on your mining level. The process is pretty simple. So, you either drop or bank the Sulphur that you get. But, that depends on whether you want to create Dynamite for favour.
How to make Dynamite
Creating Dynamite, as I said, also needs 42 Woodcutting.
The ingredients that make up Dynamite are a pot, saltpetre, volcanic sulphur, juniper charcoal and a ball of wool. Each completed Dynamite gives 0.1% favour.
Well, if you take into account the favour you get from mining sulphur, you will need approximately 570 of each item to make 570 Dynamite to get you from 0% - 75% favour.
You can buy pots, saltpetre and balls of wool off the Grand Exchange.
This method overall is not really recommended for Ironmen because gathering the saltpetre will take some time, unless you already have them from drops.
Saltpetre can be obtained by taking a spade to the Saltpetre Deposits, which are south of the new Forgotten Ruins that came with the Hosidius House update.
You can buy a lot of pots from the General Store in the Lovakengj House, and balls of wool can also be bought from General Stores across the Kourend area.
I already just showed you how to gather volcanic sulphur. But, instead of dropping them, you will need to bank them for however many Dynamite you need. The process of creating Juniper Charcoal, as I said, takes 16 hours of waiting time. You can cut Juniper Logs directly south of the Kourend Player Owned House Portal.
Each log that you get can be converted into 50 charcoal. So, if you need 300 Dynamite, you only need 6 logs.
After cutting your logs, head further south to the furnaces next to the bank, add the logs to one of the furnaces,
and pay the dwarf nearby – Smoggy – to watch over it (600 coins).
16 Hours later, you will receive the Juniper Charcoal, which is all stackable.
Once you have all of the supplies, start by withdrawing all of the Juniper Charcoal, as well as 9 saltpetre, 9 sulphur and 9 pots.