[OSRS] Ultimate 1-99 Runecrafting Guide (Fastest/AFK/Profitable Methods)

What’s going on guys! My name is Theoatrix, and today I am bringing you guys a complete level 1 – 99 Runecrafting Guide for Old School Runescape.

Now, Runecrafting is probably one of the most profitable skills in the game. But, it can be very, very slow, and it can be very tedious. So, I’m bringing this guide today with all of the fastest methods, as well as the ones that are AFK, and also the ones that are the most profitable. Let’s jump into it!

First up, I am going to talk about the gear you should be wearing while Runecrafting. You should definitely be wearing lightweight gear while Runecrafting. Pure Essence actually does not weigh anything, so, it is not really going to weigh you down much. But, it is very wise to wear lightweight gear just so you can last a bit longer while you are running. The Graceful Outfit

The Graceful Outfit is probably the best option here because it does regain your run faster, and it is pretty much needed for things like Blood and Soul Runes. On top of that, stamina and energy potions come in super handy with Runecrafting. So, definitely stock up on those.

Requirements:

Rune Mysteries Quest:

Now, in order to start Runecrafting, you need to complete the Rune Mysteries Quest. It is such an easy quest, and will take about 2 minutes. Abyss Mini Quest:

On top of that, there is another quest which is very useful. It is more of a Mini Quest, known as the Abyss Mini Quest, and you are going to need to complete that in order to do Runecrafting very efficiently.

Pouches:

This Mini Quest allows you to get Runecrafting Pouches, which are pretty much essential for Runecrafting. Basically, pouches are obtained from killing the Abyssal Creatures within the Abyss, and you can get all the pouches at any level. But, you actually need the Runecrafting Requirement to fill them up. After you complete the Mini Quest, you do get a small pouch. But, to get the medium pouch, the large pouch and the giant pouch, you have to kill the monsters. Medium requires level 25 Runecrafting to fill, large requires level 50, and a giant pouch requires level 75 Runecrafting.

These pouches above the small one can actually vanish if you don’t repair them. So, to repair them, you need to talk to the Dark Mage at the centre of the Abyss, or you can use the NPC Contact spell on the Lunar Spellbook to contact the Dark Mage. Now, let’s get into the methods.

Level 1 – 9 (Fastest):

The fastest XP methods are first up, and in order to get the fastest possible XP per hour, you need to start off by doing the Abyss Mini Quest at level 1 Runecrafting, and that rewards you with 1000 Runecrafting XP, which will boost you straight to level 9.

Level 9 – 23 (Fastest):

Next you should do the Eyes of Quest, and that gives you 6000 Runecrafting XP as a reward, and there is literally no requirement for the Quest. That gets you straight to level 23 Runecrafting, which sets you up for the fastest possible method in the game, Lava Runes.

Level 23 – 99 (Fastest):

You should do Lava Runes from level 23 all the way to level 99 Runecrafting if you want the fastest XP possible. But, of course you are going to make no profit. You will probably lose some money to be honest. But, it is the fastest.

You craft Lava Runes at the Fire Altar, and you should always bring Binding Necklaces and Magic Imbue with you for the best efficiency.

Magic Imbue does have a pretty high requirement, like the Lunar Spellbook and level 82 Magic. But, for those people who do not have Magic Imbue, you are going to have to take a Talisman with you every single run because without Magic Imbue, it actually consumes a Talisman. When you are crafting Lava Runes, you want to use a Ring of Dueling for teleporting everywhere. What you have to do is teleport to the Duel Arena, and then run to the Fire Altar, and then you use your Earth Runes on the Fire Altar. That will give you the Lava Runes. Once you are done with that, you teleport to Castle Wars, bank all your stuff, and repeat. You can actually get up to 50 000 XP per hour as long as you are concentrating and have a lot of pouches. If you are Autumn Elegy, you have all the Runecrafting pouches, and you are incredibly efficient without missing a single click, you can get up to 70 000 XP per hour.

AFK Methods:

Level 1 – 77 (AFK):

Now I am going to talk about the AFK methods, and the Ourania Altar is actually the most AFK method to train Runecrafting from level 1 all the way though to level 77. Believe it or not, this altar is actually really, really AFK. The XP rate is actually scaled to your level. So, if you have a higher Runecrafting level, you will get better XP per hour. So, at lower levels you can expect about 20 000 XP per hour, which is alright. Around level 70, you will probably get about 40 000 XP per hour.

Above 70 level, you would get about 45 000 – 50 000 XP per hour. The thing that makes it the most AFK, is the fact that lots of people do a ‘follow train’. While they are walking to the altar, they follow someone else and basically that favour just keeps on going on and on. You can basically just follow someone and it will walk you straight there. In order to do that, you need to be on the Ourania Altar World, and that is World 327. If you have completed Lunar Diplomacy, you can use the Ourania teleport, and that speeds up your XP per hour by a lot, because it is actually closer to the bank, rather than walking after you craft your runes.

Level 77 – 90 (AFK):

The next AFK method, unlocked at level 77 Runecrafting, is Blood Runes. Along with level 77 Runecrafting, you should get level 73 Agility. Otherwise, Blood Runes are not really worth it. It requires 100% Arceuus Favour, and you also need level 38 Mining, and Crafting.

Basically, what you do to craft Blood Runes, is you mine the Dense Essence blocks, and that is very AFK.

Then you run to the Dark Altar, turn them into Dark Essence, and you can actually do that as you are running back. You can chisel them.

Then you would repeat that again, so you mine the Dense Essence once again, craft that into Fragments again, and then once you have done 2 inventories, you will need to make your way to the Blood Altar to craft your Blood Runes.

You can use the Abyss to get there, but, it is about the same speed as just walking there. I think the Abyss is very slightly quicker. But, personally, it is not really worth it because you have to bank the runes and then go to Edgeville, go through the Abyss… So, I would just prefer to walk there. When you are doing Blood Runes, Graceful is pretty much required because as you mine the blocks, your run fully regenerates, and you can do multiple runs in full run. Level 90 – 99 (AFK)

At level 90 Runecrafting, you unlock Soul Runes. Soul Runes are the fastest and most AFK method to train Runecrafting in the game. You can get to about 45 000 XP per hour. It’s debatable whether the Ourania Altar is faster XP. But, with the Soul Runes, you are going to make a lot more money. So, you probably want to do this. The methodology is very similar to Blood Runes. It has the same requirements, 100% Arceuus, 38 Mining and Crafting.

But, this time, instead of running to the Blood Altar, you run to the Soul Altar. Going through the Abyss this time is actually slightly faster for Soul Runes. But, as I said, I would rather not run the risk of dying in the wilderness. So, it is probably safer just to run there.

Money Method:

Now, in the final part of this guide, I am going to talk about money-making methods when it comes to Runecrafting, and money-making in terms of levelling up as well. I’m not going to show these methods, but I am just going to explain them quickly because there are quite a few of them.

Level 13 – 44 (Money-Maker):

At level 13, you unlock Mud Runes. Mud Runes are actually the best money at that Runecrafting level, and they are the best for a little while. They are best to be crafted at the Earth Altar, and you can profit about 5000 per trip, which is pretty good. The Earth Altar is actually located in the Lumber Yard in Varrock, and you can use Lumberyard teleport scrolls. But, personally, don’t do this, because you are going to be losing a lot of money. This is the money-making method section of this article, and the teleports themselves cost about 8000. So, it is not worth it. Walking to the Altar works very well, but, you can use Rings of Dueling and the Balloon Transport System because that is quite quick as well. But, it is up to you. Through trial and error you will figure out which one you prefer. When you are crafting Mud Runes, you will always need a Binding Necklace to get 100% chance of making the rune. You will also need Magic Imbue so you don’t need a talisman every time you craft it.

Level 44 – 59 (Money-Maker):

The next method is unlocked at level 44 Runecrafting, and that is just Nature Runes. Nature Runes can get you about 25 000 XP per hour, which is alright. The GP rates is about 500 000 per hour. So, that’s pretty good for level 44 Runecrafting, and the best method for Nature Runes has to be to run through the Abyss into the Nature Altar, craft them, and then teleport back to Edgeville and repeat.

Level 59 – 82 (Money-Maker):

At level 59, as I said, you unlock Double Cosmic Runes, and getting to level 82 with Double Cosmic Runes is very slow. But, you will make 108 000 000 in profit, which is insane. The Cosmic Altar is located in Zanaris, and to get to Zanaris, you will need to complete the Lost City Quest. But, when you are crafting Cosmic Runes, if you have level 66 Agility, the speed of crafting them is a lot quicker. This is because there is a shortcut there that can take you straight to the Altar, and it saves quite a bit of time.

Level 82 – 91 (Money-Maker):

At level 82, you unlock Double Astral Runes, and that can make you 108 000 000 again, from level 82 all the way to level 91. Now, to craft Astral Runes, you do need to complete the Lunar Diplomacy Quest, and also you should have a decently high Magic level for the Moonclan teleport, because that really increases your XP/GP per hour. You can get about 850 000 coins per hour doing Double Astral Runes, and you can also make about 20 000 XP per hour, which is not too bad.

Level 91 – 99 (Money-Maker):

At level 91 Runecrafting, you can craft Double Nature Runes, and they are the best money-making method all the way to level 99 Runecrafting. Getting from level 91 all the way through to level 99 you will make 319 000 000 GP. Now, as I said before, the methodology is the same. Crafting Nature Runes, the best way is through the Abyss, and the XP rates are no different to what it was at level 44. It is about 25 000 XP per hour. But, this time, you are getting double the Nature Runes. So, it is 1 000 000 GP per hour instead of 500 000 GP per hour. So, that is an incredible money-maker.

Level 99 Onward (Money-Maker):

Now, at level 99 Runecrafting, I know that this is a level 1 – 99 Guide, but, at level 99 you unlock Double Death Runes. I am just really quickly going to go over this. Double Death Runes give you 1 300 000 GP per hour, which is insanely good money. The fastest way to do this is to run through the Abyss, similar to the Nature Runes, and you can profit 28 000 per inventory, as long as you have all of the pouches. So, once you hit that 99 Runecrafting milestone, if 320 000 000 is not enough for you after you do Double Nature Runes, then you can do Double Death Runes for even more money. But, I’m pretty sure you’ll be set if you do money-making methods from level 1 – 99 Runecrafting.


Anyways guys, that is all of the Runecrafting methods I was going to talk about in this article. I hope you guys learned how to do Runecrafting today. If you did, be sure to leave a like, and subscribe for more Old School content. There are a lot of things to know about, and a lot of different methods. If you have any questions, or don’t agree with some of these methods, leave them in the comments section below, and I’ll be sure to respond as soon as possible. As always, thank you so much for reading this article, and have a nice day!

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