20 Very AFK Skilling Methods in OSRS

What’s going on guys! My name is Theoatrix, and welcome to 20 of the most AFK skilling training methods that currently exist is Old School Runescape. To keep some variety flowing, these are not in any specific order. But, every one of these is a viable training method that many players use.

AFK Hunter

1. Maniacal Monkeys

First up, probably the most AFK Hunting training method aside from Bird House runs, Maniacal Monkeys. Maniacal Monkeys are unlocked at only 60 Hunter after Monkey Madness 2. To begin hunting them, you firstly need to mount on a Gorilla, and then you can go ahead and set up traps without logs.

You lure Maniacal Monkeys using bananas, and since there are a lot of bones scattered around the area, the Bones to Bananas Spell is so useful here. What makes this so AFK is that you can only set up 1 trap at a time, but each catch gets you 1000 Hunter XP, which is comparable to an almost full Redwood Birdhouse.

AFK Mining

2. Motherlode Mine

The next AFK skilling method is the second level of the Motherlode Mine,

which you can access with at least 72 Mining, and after paying 100 Gold Nuggets to Prospector Percy.

The difference between the lower and upper level is that on the lower level, each time you get a pay-dirt, there is a 1 in 3 chance of the Ore vein depleting.

The upstairs area instead works off of a timer, similar to fishing, except that the Rock times are a lot shorter. As soon as you start mining a vein, there is a 15 – 30 second timer until the rock fully depletes. The second level gives much better XP per hour, and is a lot more AFK since there is over 60 available veins in such a small area. The Water Circuit is also very close to the upstairs area, and banking and getting rid of your pay-dirt is a lot faster.

3. Mining Rune Essence

Now for an AFK Mining training method for very, very low levels. All you need for this is Rune Mysteries.

The Rune Essence mining spot never moves, which allows you to click once and mine a full inventory of Rune Essence, which takes around 50 seconds at a lower Mining level. If you mine 28 Rune Essence, you get 140 XP, and for a bit of comparison, mining Tin and Copper, you only get 17.5 XP per click on a rock. So, if you are going to be AFK while you do work or play on mobile, you are much better off mining Rune Essence at a low level.

AFK Agility

4. Wintertodt Shortcut

Next is a really interesting AFK Agility method that only requires you to spam click. So, basically, it can be done with a wireless mouse while you walk around the house, watch TV, or do something else.

At the Northern end of the Wintertodt, there is an Agility shortcut that requires level 60 Agility and gives 18 XP per jump. By setting your camera angle correctly, you can spam click and consistently get 25 000 – 30 000 Agility XP per hour without having to focus on an Agility course. You will need warm clothing, as well as food, and I highly recommend doing this method on World 309, the official Wintertodt World, because you will take less damage overall. Also, if you have a higher Firemaking level, the Wintertodt damages you less. So, this would work really well for someone with 99 Firemaking.

AFK Smithing

5. Smithing 1 Bar Items

I would like to quickly brush over some AFK Smithing training methods.

Normally, smithing at an anvil with bars takes 4 ticks per bar, meaning that AFKing a full inventory of Dart Tips would take 1 minute and 5 seconds. Dart Tips are also quite profitable in most cases. But, always be sure to check the Grand Exchange prices first.

Smithing Cannonballs

Another smithing method that a lot of people specifically do due to how AFK it is, is cannonballs. Each Steel Bar that you use takes 10 game ticks. So, that is 6 seconds per Bar. An inventory of 27 Bars will take 2 minutes and 42 seconds. The XP rates are very slow though.

6. Smelting Gold Bars with Goldsmith Gauntlets

Next is another Smithing method, slightly cheaper than the Blast Furnace, but nowhere near as fast – smelting Gold Bars at a furnace with Goldsmith Gauntlets.

You get the Gauntlets after the Family Crest Quest, and the multiply the amount of XP you get per smelting a Gold Bar by 2.5x. Just smelting regularly at a furnace, it is possible to get around 100 000 Smithing XP per hour while having an AFK interval of 1 minute and 5 seconds. As I said, it is slightly cheaper than the Blast Furnace, and that is because you do not need to pay the workers. But, it is a lot slower.

AFK Woodcutting

7. Woodcutting High Level Trees

Woodcutting is another very AFK skill, and since the rate of a tree falling down is 1 in 8, chopping a high level tree is more AFK since you get more XP before the tree will fall down.

Redwoods provide the best AFK XP. But, for lower levels, Maple Trees or Yew trees give great XP rates. Also, Maple Trees are now available in Free to Play on Corsair Cove as well.

8. Woodcutting Sulliuscep Mushrooms

Woodcutting Sulliuscep Mushrooms is actually the fastest Woodcutting XP in the game, without tick manipulation.

Well, Sulliuscep Mushrooms do not work like regular trees. Instead, there is a 1 in 16 chance of them falling down. The difference with the mushrooms though, is that you need to move to the next Sulliuscep Mushroom in order to keep cutting. Within the area, you will need a rake to get through, as well as food and antidotes since there are monsters nearby. Doing this method, it is possible to get up to 100 000 Woodcutting XP per hour while being sort of AFK.

AFK Fishing

9. Fishing Monkfish

A lot of people use the same mentality as Woodcutting with Fishing, where fishing the highest level fish is going to be the best for AFK.

Well, fishing monkfish actually gives 10 more XP than a Shark, and the catch rate of Monkfish is much faster, while still being very AFK. Fishing Monkfish requires the Swan’s Song Quest, and you can get around 30 000 – 38 000 Fishing XP per hour.

10. AFK Cooking

Free to Play Cooking

The next method available to every player out there – Cooking.

If you have 28 raw fish or raw food in your inventory, it take 1 minute and 7 seconds to cook all 28 of them.

This makes it easy and mostly a profitable AFK skilling method, which works really nicely on mobile with the new Withdraw All and Tapping on ranges. For Free to Play players, the closet range to a bank is Al Kharid, which is a clickable distance on the map from the bank.

Pay to Play Cooking

For members, the Myths’ Guild now provides a range right next to a bank, and as does the Inferno bank, there is a Sulphur Vent directly next to the bank chest.

AFK Herblore

11. Making Tars

Creating Tars through Herblore allows you to AFK for 46.8 seconds. The amount of XP you get per tar is quite a lot less than that of making potions. But, in comparison, the GP / XP is somewhat better with tars in most cases.

Guam tar is not all that worth it. But, Marrentils are very cheap at the moment, and Tarromins provide a cheap middle ground while giving over 100 000 XP per hour. This is fairly decent for 46 seconds of AFK.

12. Stamina Pots

Another semi AFK training method that I use a lot when I am editing videos is making Stamina Potions.

You can make 27 Stamina Potions in one inventory since the secondary ingredient – the Amylase Crystals – are stackable.

You should be using Super Energies 4 for the best XP and each inventory allows you to AFK for 32.4 seconds. It is not a very long AFK time. But, the XP you get is very fast.

AFK Crafting

13. Crafting Gold Jewellery

Another training method with a similar AFK time is creating Gold Jewellery for both profit and XP.

Each inventory of 27 Gold Bars will take 48.6 seconds, and as a Free to Play player, you can get around 40 000 – 45 000 XP per hour for making Gold Amulets. Gold Necklaces also give good profits at a lower level. Gold Bracelets, on the other hand, are members only, and give the most profit – over 120 000 and hour, while giving around 35 000 Crafting XP an hour.

14. Glassblowing Unpowered Orbs or Light Orbs

Glassblowing using a pipe and molten glass is another great way to train your Crafting AFK.

The cost is pretty low when making Unpowered Orbs or Light Orbs, and one full inventory of 27 Molten Glass takes 48.6 seconds – the exact same time as making Gold items at a furnace. However, the XP rates are considerably higher than making Gold items. With Light Orbs, you can get up to 125 000 Crafting XP per hour, and with Unpowered Orbs, you can get around 90 000 XP per hour.

AFK Slayer

15. Using a Cannon/ Prayer/ Attacking Groups

I felt like sneaking Slayer in here since it is a very AFK skill, and it does not solely contribute to your Combat level.

Anyway, using a cannon on a Slayer Task can allow you to AFK for around 1 minute in a multi combat area, and up to 3 minutes at a time in a single combat area.

It is also possible to AFK Slayer while using Prayer against aggressive monsters like some in the Catacombs.

Also, you can attack a whole heap of passive monsters as one time and AFK for a few minutes until you kill them all.

AFK Thieving

16. Thieving Ardougne Knights

Another method that can be done by clicking with a wireless mouse is AFK Thieving at the Ardougne Knights.

However, with the recent coin pouch update, you can only thieve a total of 28 successful pockets before you have to open all of the coin pouches. With no fail pickpockets – so at a really high Thieving level – it would only take you 33.6 seconds to get 28 coin pouches, which really ruins the AFK nature of this method. At a lower level though, since you will get caught a few times, it takes over 1 minute to get the full 28 coin pouches. But, you do need to keep a small eye on your health.

AFK Prayer

17. Prayer Training at a Gilded Altar

Although Prayer is in fact a Combat Skill, it is more of a bible, so I think it fits better in this article. Prayer training at the Gilded Altar can be done semi AFK. But, the intervals of getting more Bones will require some more clicking. With full inventory of 26 Bones, it takes 46.8 seconds to do a full inventory without speeding it up by using it on the Altar.

18. Crushing Bones into Bonemeal

Another AFK Prayer training method is Crushing Bones into Bonemeal at the Ectofuntus.

A lot of players would just prefer to use the Morytania Diary reward and get their free Bonemeal. But, for Ironmen and players trying to save a lot of money, you can AFK for about 1 minute and 20 seconds at a time when you are crushing 13 Bones into Bonemeal. You can then go ahead and buy Buckets of Slime off the Charter Ship Crew Members for only 2 points each, which is way faster than getting them and filling your own buckets.

AFK Runecrafting

19. Runecrafting on Zeah

Next we have Runecrafting on Zeah, and while the Runecrafting aspect of this method is not exactly AFK, the Mining element, which is needed in the process, is pretty AFK. You spend around 2 minutes AFK mining Rune Essence with a small gap in between, where you need to chisel the Essence Blocks into Fragments.

After you have a full inventory, it takes about 30 seconds to go to the Soul or Blood Altar, create Runes, and then get back to mining. So, in total, about 35% of your time is spent running and Runecrafting, while 65% of your time is spent AFK mining with some chiseling. That is easily the most AFK Runecrafting method in the game.

AFK Fletching

20. Cutting Logs into Longbows

Fletching one full inventory of 27 logs into unstrung bows takes exactly 54.6 seconds, making it an excellent and very commonly used AFK training methods.

Cutting 1 log into a bow takes 3 game ticks, and interestingly, cutting 2 logs into a shield will take 7 game ticks. So, overall, when you are fletching shields, it takes an extra 0.5 game ticks per log, making it seem more AFK.

However, you can only make 13 shields per inventory since you have 1 space for the knife. Doing the calculations, it allows you to AFK for exactly the amount of time that you can for cutting bows. In terms of XP, you actually get more XP from cutting Longbows rather than Shields. So, for slightly better XP rates, stick to cutting logs into Longbows.

So, that is all 20 of the AFK Skilling Methods I wanted to show you guys. I have also made a guide called 20 AFK Combat methods.

So, if you would like to learn more about AFK training, be sure to check out that Guide. I hope you learned something interesting today or enjoyed. If you did, be sure to leave a like, and make sure to subscribe if you are new. As always, thanks for reading this article, and have a nice day!

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