What’s going on guys! My name is Theoatrix, and welcome to my guide to maxing out your house in Old School Runescape.
This article goes over a range of information. Firstly, the things you should aim to unlock, how to train to 84, or 86 depending on how you would like to boost. Then, I will talk about the materials and room placement.
I have also put together a calculator which tracks the costs of the methods I am showing, and it also shows the total cost of maxing your house and putting all of the rooms together.
Important House Components
Starting off with the important house components that you should be aiming to unlock.
Previously, you could max your house with level 83 or 85 Construction.
However, with the recent portal Nexus addition, you now need 92 Construction rather than 91, which gave you the Ornate Jewellery Box.
The overall goal here is to get a level to boost to 92, allowing you to create the Crystalline Portal Nexus.
This portal specifically allows you to store 18 different teleports,
rather than having a whole heap of different teleport rooms.
Also, inside the portal Nexus room, you can mount a Digsite Pendant, as well as a Xeric’s talisman for unlimited teleports of each.
The Ornate Jewellery Box at 91 stores almost every teleport jewellery with unlimited charges.
With level 90 Construction, you can make the Occult Altar, which allows you to change unlimited times to whatever Spellbook you want.
Also, at 90, you unlock the Ornate Rejuvenation Pool, which combines all of the uses of the pools plus it adds a Hitpoints healing effect.
Within the Superior Garden,
you can also add a Spirit Tree, Wilderness Obelisk and a Fairy Ring.
Placing a Spirit tree requires 83 Farming, which is an added requirement to the Construction level.
Some players might choose to go higher than 84 or 86, which means that you can plant a Spirit tree and fairy Ring in one single place.
I personally do not really recommend going above level 84 unless you have a heap of money, because you can still place a Spirit tree in a separate Superior Garden in your house, and that only needs 70 Construction.
Some other notable house features include the Costume Room, which can be completed at a fairly low level. That allows you to store a lot of holiday clothing and other outfits that would normally take up a lot of bank space.
Inside your workshop, it is great to have an armour repair stand, and this allows you to repair your barrows gear for a lot cheaper than taking it to Bob in Lumbridge.
You will also need two bedrooms in your house at all times, so that you servant has somewhere to stay.
Lastly, the kitchen room can be handy for making player owned house tea, which gives up to a +3 Construction level boost.
You can also optionally add a Menagerie once you have a considerable number of pets.
Things like the Gilded Altar, Lecterns and the Max Hit Dummies can all be accessed on World 330, which is the official Player Owned House World, without you needing to make one.
Although, ironmen will need to make these if they want to access them.
So, those are all the house components we are aiming for. Along with the Construction level requirement, there are some quests you will need to do.
To make an Occult Altar, you need to have completed Lunar Diplomacy, Desert Treasure and also you need 100% Arceuus House Favour.
To put a Fairy Ring, you need to fully complete Fairy tale Part 2.
You need to complete the Eyes of Glouphrie quest to get the Crystal Saw, which is an invisible +3 Construction boost which you will be using to stack with the other boosts.
To be able to get the +5 Construction boost from Spicy Stews, which I will talk more about soon, you will need to have completed the Free Evil Dave segment of Recipe for Disaster.
To be able to mount the Digsite Pendant, you will need to Digsite quest.
If you want to completely fill the portal Nexus, there are a lot of quests that unlock teleport spells which are required to add it to the Nexus.
In terms of training your Construction, there are three viable pathways that I would like to suggest. But, before starting one of the three pathways, you need to get to 52 Construction.
You will be making wooden chairs, bookcases, oak chairs, then oak larders, and it should only take about 2 hours from level 1 – 52.
Level 52 to 84/86
From 52 there are the three pathways that I like to suggest. Oak larders or Dungeon doors, Mounted Mythical Capes or Mahogany tables.
At this point in time, the Oak method is the cheapest.
But, here is how I like to look at Construction...
If you have done Dragon Slayer 2 and you have a Mythical Cape, you can make the mounted mythical capes for faster XP than making Oak larders,
which is what you will be doing for the Oak method from level 52 – 74.
Then, you unlock the oak dungeon doors, which are faster XP than mythical cape mounts.
Alternatively, if you are a very wealthy player, you can go do the mahogany method, which takes about half the amount of time as the other methods, but it costs more than double.
Alright, so, moving on to the materials you will need to make all of the important house components.
The overall price of making all of the important rooms as components as well as filling them will teleports, costs approximately 28 million. Along with the standard materials you can buy, like planks and gold leaves, some of the components require extra items – like certain signets, which I will show exactly how to get them.
To create the Occult Altar, you need the Ancient, Lunar and Arceuus signets.
To get the Ancient one, you need to speak to Eblis after Desert Treasure,
and he is located southeast of Bandit Camp in the desert.
The Lunar signet can be bought
from the shop inside the walking house on Lunar Isle,
and that costs 2 coins to buy and can only be bought after you finish the quest.
Lastly, the Arceuus signet is obtained by talking to Tyss,
who stands next to the Dark Altar after you have 100% Arceuus House Favour.
Now, these are all of the materials that are buyable on the Grand Exchange, I have separated them from boosted items and non-boosted items. Basically, the boosted items, you will need to build fast, which I will talk about shortly. The runes of your portal Nexus can be added to the portal after making it. But, you should at least buy all of the materials that you need during the boosting part at once, because the goal here is to make everything that you need in one single boost.
Before using the boost, you need to make sure that you already have the following rooms in your house. These can all be built without boosting. So, do this beforehand. You should have the highest possible level portal Nexus, and Jewellery Box that you possibly can in your house. You should also have one of the Spellbook changing altars already built inside your house. If you choose to only go to 84 Construction, then you need to boost to 86 using the Crystal Saw, and create the Fancy Jewellery Box and the Fancy Rejuvenation Pool, which requires 86 and 85 Construction.
Boosting your Construction
If you are boosting with Spicy Stews,
I highly recommend, as I said, having all of the materials ready, and also take some time to understand the order before you try it.
So, here are 2 ways to boost your Construction – both of which stack with the +3 of the Crystal Saw. The first you can drink Player owned House Tea, which is made inside your house for up to a +3 Construction boost.
To get the +3, you need the Teak Shelves 2, which give you the Gold Trimmed Cup, and stacking that with the Crystal Saw gives you a temporary +6 Construction level boost, allowing you to get level 92 from 86.
To make tea, you will need a kitchen with at least an Oak larder, a stove, a sink and most importantly, teak shelves 2, which costs 300 000 to build. Firstly, grab a kettle, pot and cup from the shelf, and grab tea leaves from the larder.
Use the tea leaves on your teapot, then use the kettle on the sink to fill it fill water and place it on the range to boil.
After a few seconds, grab the kettle back and use it on the teapot,
which makes the tea that can be drank from a cup.
The higher level boost comes from spicy stews after Free Evil Dave. To get a +5 boost, you need to have an orange stew with 3 orange spices inside. In order to get orange spices, you need to kill hellrats as you do in the mini quest.
This can take hours and hours, since getting a +5 Construction boost has only an 8% chance of occurring.
The fastest way to get spices is by fighting the hellrat behemoths with a grown hellcat. It is a lot faster than manually catching rats over and over again.
Although, you cannot AFK, otherwise your kitty will die. You need to bring along food, and you will constantly need to be healing your cat.
Mathematically, to get the 8% chance of getting that +5 boost, you need 36 to 40 orange spices. So, a little over 10 stews. But, it is a good idea to try every time you get three doses of orange spice, and that is so that you do not waste any time collecting too many spices.
So, all in all, getting to 86 Construction lets you use a guaranteed boost of the Player Owned House tea, but 84 Construction, you are going to have to try a few times to get the +5 from a spice stew.
When you are boosting your stats, it is really good idea to know when the next tick happens that lowers your boosted stats. To do this, you should bring along any other boosting potion, like an attack potion, and then wait until you see it go down by 1. From there, you will have the maximum amount of time at 92 Construction, which is the goal.
So, getting into the constructing part. The highest level construction items are the Crystalline Portal Nexus and complete Jewellery Box, which need to be done in the 120 seconds that you have boosted at 92 and 91.
You, of course, cannot fit all of the materials in your inventory. So, you will need to do a few trips to the bank, it is good idea to wear a teleport close a bank like a Ring of Duelling to Castle Wars
and bring a house teleport tablet for easy access back.
When teleporting to your house, the fastest way to get into building mode is to teleport outside of the house portal by right clicking the house teleport.
Then, right click the house portal and enter in building mode.
If you are doing spicy stews, you can always test the stews at Edgeville bank. But, always ensure you have the materials ready and you need to check your boosted timer as I mentioned before.
So, start out with the gold leaves and magic stones, and grab the charged Glories and Wealth’s, right click and upgrade your portal Nexus,
and proceed to upgrade your Jewellery Box.
Next, grab the materials of the other two altars, which does not need to limestone bricks or the magic stone again, you only need that for the first one. So, you will need the signet, runes, and/or the sceptre.
At the same time you are at the bank, you can grab the 10 empty venoms, 5 gold leaves and 100 Blood runes. This lets you upgrade both the Occult Altar and the rejuvenation pool.
That is all the stuff you have to build while boosted. After or before you boost, you can go ahead and build the Xeric’s talisman and Digsite Pendant, as well as the Wilderness Obelisk.
Placement of Rooms
Lastly for this article, I would like to talk about the placement of rooms and how to speed up your house render time.
Firstly, you always spawn into your house on the north side of your portal,
which makes the best place for your Ornate Rejuvenation Pool, and thus teleport rooms, right next to this tile.
You can rearrange you house super easily by clicking the house options
and going into house viewer mode while in building mode.
Adding your fences around your ornate pool is a bad idea because it adds a lot of time to get around to the pool. To speed up the render time of your house, you should only have 1 level in your player owned house. So, no dungeons and no upper levels. It takes about double as long to load if you have a dungeon downstairs. You should also keep your house to a maximum of a 4 x 4 layout. Although, you can do a 3 x 3 layout, which loads even faster.
This is how I recommend placing all of your rooms, which can easily fit into a 3 x 3 layout, especially with the portal Nexus.
For whatever reason, if you do not choose to get the portal Nexus then this is the best layout, which is a lot bigger, with the 3 or 4 portal chamber rooms.
Linked down at the end of this article is the calculator that I made, and you can see the current pricing I spoke about. You can see the cost from 1 to 84 or to 86, and also the cost of the materials for maxing your house.
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