In OSRS, the Construction skill is a unique and rewarding way to customize your own in-game space while gaining valuable experience points. Achieving level 99 in Construction is a significant milestone, allowing you to build the most impressive structures and unlock numerous benefits. This comprehensive guide will walk you through the journey to 99 Construction, from the basics to advanced methods and tips to make the process efficient and enjoyable.
Before you embark on your path to 99 Construction, you need to understand the fundamentals of the skill. Construction is all about building various structures and furniture in your Player-Owned House (POH). To get started:
- Visit an Estate Agent: Begin by speaking to an Estate Agent in various cities such as Varrock, Falador, Ardougne, or Hosidius. Pay the initial fee to purchase a house.
- Gather Materials: You’ll need construction materials, including planks, nails, and other items, which can be obtained through various methods like buying from the Grand Exchange, making them yourself, or trading with other players.
- Use a Workshop: In your house, you will have a workshop where you can build furniture and structures. To begin training, use the “Build” option on items in your workshop interface.
Basic Training Methods
- Oak Larders (Levels 33-52): Oak larders are an efficient method to level up your Construction early on. They provide decent experience per item and are relatively inexpensive. Build and remove these until level 52.
- Mahogany Tables (Levels 52-74): At level 52, upgrade to building mahogany tables. They are expensive but offer fast experience rates. Remember to use the “Butler” servant to speed up your training by fetching planks.
- Oak Dungeon Doors (Levels 74-99): Oak dungeon doors are cost-effective and provide good experience rates. Build and remove these doors in your dungeon until you reach level 99.
Advanced Training Methods
Once you’ve gained some levels and have more resources at your disposal, you can switch to more advanced training methods for faster XP rates.
- Mahogany Homes (Levels 52-99): The Mahogany Homes minigame offers a viable alternative to traditional Construction training. Completing tasks for Amy in Ardougne, you can gain Construction experience rewards and, more importantly, Hallowed Sepulchre marks. These marks can be traded for Construction XP lamps, allowing for a quicker route to 99.
- Teak Benches (Levels 52-99): If you prefer a more AFK training method and have the funds, consider building teak benches. While they are less XP per plank compared to mahogany tables, they are more cost-effective.
- Prayer Training (Levels 70-99): If you’re interested in training multiple skills simultaneously, consider building gilded altars with marble burners. This method is expensive but provides Prayer experience while training Construction.
Optimizing Your Training
- Use Teleports: Utilize teleportation methods to access your house quickly. The fastest way to get to your house is by using the House Teleport spell or a house teleport tablet.
- Upgrade Your House: As you level up, invest in upgrading your house with additional rooms and features. These expansions will allow you to build more advanced furniture and structures.
- Efficient Inventory Management: When building furniture, keep an eye on your inventory. You can use noted planks on the sawmill operator in Varrock to unnote them, saving inventory space.
- Servants: Employ a Butler as soon as you can afford one. Butlers can fetch planks from the bank for you, significantly increasing your XP rates.
Quests for Construction XP
Completing certain quests can give you a significant boost in Construction experience. Some quests to consider include:
- The Eyes of Glouphrie: Grants 6,000 Construction XP.
- Cold War: Awards 1,500 Construction XP.
- Bringing Home the Bacon: Provides 3,000 Construction XP lamps.