Runecrafting is a skill in OSRS that enables players to craft runes used for casting spells. The higher your Runecrafting level, the more runes you can craft per essence, making it a vital skill for both self-sufficiency and moneymaking. To begin your journey to 99 Runecrafting, you’ll need patience, dedication, and a clear understanding of the skill mechanics.
Level 1-44: The Basics
To kickstart your Runecrafting journey, you’ll need to complete the quest “Rune Mysteries.” This quest introduces you to the art of Runecrafting and provides a few low-level Runecrafting tasks to get you started.
Air Runes (1-9)
Start by crafting air runes from rune essence or pure essence at the Air Altar, located in the eastern part of the map near Varrock. This method is simple and provides decent experience for low-level Runecrafters.
Mind Runes (9-14)
Once you reach level 9 Runecrafting, you can craft mind runes at the Mind Altar, accessible through the quest “Rune Mysteries.” This is a straightforward method to increase your Runecrafting experience.
Water Runes (14-44)
From level 14 onwards, craft water runes at the Water Altar, located on the Lumbridge Swamp island. This method offers consistent experience rates and is a good choice until you can access more advanced methods.
Level 44-77: Runecrafting Runes with the Abyss
The Abyss is a mysterious rift in the Wilderness that allows for faster Runecrafting experience rates but comes with inherent risks. To access the Abyss, you must complete the “Enter the Abyss” miniquest.
Nature Runes (44-77)
At level 44, you can start crafting nature runes using the Abyss. This method provides considerably higher experience rates compared to earlier levels, making it an excellent choice for leveling up.
Cosmic Runes (59-77)
At level 59, you unlock the ability to craft cosmic runes. Crafting cosmic runes provides great experience rates and can be a profitable choice for players looking to make some extra gold.
Astral Runes (82-77)
Upon reaching level 82, you can craft astral runes in the Abyss. Astral runes are valuable and can be an excellent source of income while training your Runecrafting skill.
Level 77-99: Blood and Soul Runes
Blood Runes (77-99)
Unlocking the ability to craft blood runes at level 77 is a significant milestone in your Runecrafting journey. Blood runes provide excellent experience rates and are among the most profitable runes to craft.
Soul Runes (90-99)
Once you reach level 90 Runecrafting, you can begin crafting soul runes. These runes offer exceptional experience rates and are even more profitable than blood runes, making them a sought-after choice for 99 Runecrafting.
Reaching level 99 Runecrafting is a considerable achievement, but it requires significant time and effort. To make the journey more efficient, consider the following tips:
Use Runecrafting Pouches
Runecrafting pouches are essential for increasing your efficiency while crafting runes. They allow you to carry additional essence, reducing the number of trips to the altar.
Upgrade Your Pouches
As you progress, upgrade your pouches to hold more essence. The available pouches include the Small, Medium, Large, and Giant pouches, each offering increased capacity.
Utilize Runecrafting Staves
Runecrafting staves provide various benefits, such as increased experience, more runes per essence, or a chance to save essence while crafting runes. Choose a staff that suits your preferences and budget.
Join Runecrafting Clans
Consider joining a Runecrafting clan chat or community. Being part of a group can provide motivation, guidance, and even opportunities for group runecrafting, which can be more efficient than solo runs.
Take Advantage of Bonus Experience
Participate in events, such as the RuneScape Bonus XP Weekend, to gain bonus experience in Runecrafting. Save your bonus experience for the higher levels to maximize its impact.