Crafting is a F2P skill in Old School RuneScape, and even though the training methods are more varied and profitable for members, it is one of the skills that F2Ps can efficiently train. For an ironman, crafting is one of the more grindy skills since it also involves obtaining the materials, but it takes work to make it as a F2P ironman.
OSRS Crafting F2P Training
Even if you’re F2P, you can make leather armour and pottery. The first option is not viable because it is costly, and the second is slow and expensive. However, as a F2P, you can profit extensively when training Crafting by making gold and silver jewelry.
OSRS Best F2P Method for Crafting
A viable training method you’ll need to arm yourself with jewelry moulds, gold bars, and cut gems such as sapphire and diamonds and a lot of patience. Head to the Edgeville furnace since it is very close to a bank. Here, you can make 13 pieces at a time, except for the pure gold ones, where you can make 27. Buy your supplies ahead so you don’t have to run back and forth from the GE.
● Levels 1 to 20
Craft leather gloves to reach level 5, then make 8 gold rings and 15 gold necklaces to level 8. At level 8, start making gold amulets until level 20.
● Levels 20 to 40
Make 29 sapphire rings, 26 sapphire necklaces, 120 sapphire amulets, then 320 emerald amulets to reach level 40.
● Levels 40 to 70
Make 175 ruby necklaces, 600 diamond rings, 973 ruby amulets, and 6151 diamond necklaces to reach level 70.
● Level 70 to 99
From level 70 to 99, you’ll need to make diamond amulets. You’ll need to make over 100k of them, and they’ll bring you a profit of around 4 mil.
If you’re a member, there are many reasons why you should train your crafting, from quests to achievement diaries and unlocking better training methods. Almost every level will give you access to something new, so there is a lot of motivation to train this skill.
Achievement Diary Milestone
- Level 10 for the Elite Ardougne Diary
- Level 23 for the Easy Fremennik Diary
- Level 30 for the Medium Kourend & Kebos Diary
- Level 38 for the Elite Kourend & Kebos Diary, Medium Lumbridge & Draynor Diary
- Level 40 for the Medium Falador Diary
- Level 55 for the Hard Desert Diary
- Level 70 for the Hard Lumbridge & Draynor Diary
- Level 84 for the Elite Morytania Diary
- Level 85 for the Elite Kandarin Diary
- Level 12 for The Giant Dwarf
- Level 16 for The Great Brain Robbery
- Level 19 for Animal Magnetism
- Level 20 for Creature of Fenkenstrain, Elemental Workshop I, The Golem, Shades of Mort'ton, Shilo Village, and Tears of Guthix
- Level 25 for In Aid of the Myreque and One Small Favour
- Level 30 for Cold War, Shadow of the Storm, Slug Menace, Getting Ahead
- Level 31 for Lost City
- Level 32 for Darkness of Hallowvale
- Level 35 for Haunted Mine
- Level 36 for Enlightened Journey
- Level 40 for Family Crest, The Fremennik Trials, and Swan Song
- Level 42 for Rum Deal
- Level 45 for Cabin Fever
- Level 46 for The Fremennik Isles
- Level 48 for A Taste of Hope
- Level 49 for the Hand in the Sand
- Level 50 for Enakhra's Lament and Legends' Quest
- Level 55 for Beneath Cursed Sands
- Level 56 for Sins of the Father
- Level 61 for Lunar Diplomacy
- Level 62 for Dragon Slayer II
- Level 65 for The Fremennik Exiles
- Level 70 for Monkey Madness II
General Training Methods for OSRS Craftings
Craft Leather Items
Leather items are worth doing from levels 1 to 20 to skip these levels quickly, especially if you don’t like questing. You will need the leather, a needle, and a stack of thread for the process. The method involves withdrawing the leather, crafting the items, depositing the crafted materials, and keeping the thread and needle in your inventory.
The method is very similar to leather items, but you will use dragon leather for much faster XP instead of leather. The method becomes viable at level 63 but is not profitable so you will lose GP. It is viable to train using this method till 99 if you have the GP to spend.
An even faster method relies on cutting gems. You will need a chisel in your inventory to do 27 at a time.
- Level 20 sapphire
- Level 27 emerald
- Level 34 ruby
- Level 43 diamond
- Level 55 dragonstone
While this method is fast, it is also not profitable, and you will end up losing GP.
This is the most ironman-friendly method since the materials for making the molten glass are easily obtainable in large quantities compared to other crafting materials.
As an ironman, you must first make the molten glass from buckets of sand and seaweed and then use a glassblowing pipe on the molten glass to craft various objects and get even more crafting XP. The method is slow but reliable, and for regular players, it can be profitable at level 46 with unpowered orbs.
If you grinded your mining level to 91, you will have unlocked a profitable method to train your crafting skill that goes hand in hand with mining the amethyst yourself. Most amethyst products will bring you a profit, and they are stackable, so you won’t need to bank. Instead, you’ll craft and then go back to mining.
- Level 83 amethyst bolt tips
- Level 85 amethyst arrow tips
- Level 87 amethyst javelin heads
- Level 89 amethyst dart tips
Shades of Morton Minigame
An AFK way to skip some crafting levels is by engaging in the shades of Morton minigame and building the temple. You will need a few supplies, such as a Flamtear bag, hammer, bracelet, timber beam, limestone bricks, and swamp paste. The XP gain is slow, but you can make a profit.
Cutting Semi-precious Gems
This can become quite a profitable method to train your crafting at higher crafting levels. Unlike the regular gems, you have a chance to destroy these gems and obtain crushed gems instead. At higher levels, though, the likelihood you are unsuccessful when cutting them minimizes, so you will be able to make a good profit by cutting these gems:
- Jade – Profitable from level 7
- Opal – Profitable from level 35
- Red Topaz – Profitable from level 77 onwards
You can also obtain a fair amount of Crafting XP by questing since 33 quests provide crafting XP, and this can be huge if you’re trying to reach a higher level specifically to be able to access a specific method:
- Sheep Shearer
- Goblin Diplomacy
- Tower of Life
- In Search of the Myreque
- Misthalin Mystery
- Dwarf Cannon
- Animal Magnetism
- The Golem
- Making History
- Tears of Guthix
- Recipe for Disaster (Goblin generals subquest)
- Recipe for Disaster (Pirate Pete subquest)
- Murder Mystery
- Recipe for Disaster (Skrach Uglogwee subquest)
- Cold War
- Enlightened Journey
- In Aid of the Myreque
- Shades of Mort'ton
- Observatory Quest
- The Giant Dwarf
- The Fremennik Trials
- The Great Brain Robbery
- Nature Spirit
- The Slug Menace
- Shilo Village
- Getting Ahead
- Elemental Workshop I
- The Fremennik Isles
- Cabin Fever
- Enakhra's Lament
- Elemental Workshop II
- The Hand in the Sand
- The Fremennik Exiles