Today MmoGah is sharing with you a money making guide for brand new players who just started with the Old School RuneScape mobile release. This guide is showing you some F2P money making methods so that you can eventually save up enough OSRS gold for an Old School RuneScape Bond.
If you are a new player who started with the OSRS mobile, you’ll be probably playing on the Free to Play (F2P) game mode. Compared with Pay to Play, playing on F2P has more limits, and the money making potential is much lower in F2P. So today MmoGah is sharing a money making guide with those new players who just started with the RuneScape mobile release. This guide is showing you some F2P money making methods so that you can eventually save up enough OSRS gold for a Bond.
Why Is Old School RuneScape gold Called Money?
Old School RuneScape gold (aka OSRS gold, RuneScape 2007 gold, gold piece, gp, or rsgp) is so important because it can be used to buy almost everything in the game. It is required for quests and buying new gear. You can also earn more gold with your gp, so getting some money is extremely important in the game of RuneScape.
One of the main reasons why OSRS gold is so important is because there is a giant marketplace called the Grand Exchange (GE) where you can sell and buy almost every single item in the game. The GE is located west of Varrock, and there are only a few items you are not able to buy on the GE, so on a regular account, it is much more effective and convenient to get some OSRS gold and buy better gear, resources, or quest items quickly as opposed to independently gathering every single item you need.
But if you are an Ironman, you will be restricted in most forms of interactions with other players such as the Grand Exchange, trading, PvP, most group minigames, and almost all other group activities.
What Is Bond?
A Bond is a cash equivalent to Membership in the game. It is worth 2 weeks of Old School RuneScape membership, and it currently costs about 3.4M OSRS gold (Data got from ge-tracker.com on November 13, 2018).
Types of Money Making Methods
There are 3 major types of money making methods in Old School RuneScape, they are: Combat money making methods, Resource gathering methods, and Production money making methods
Combat Money Making Method
The skills you are using for this are Attack, Strength, Defence, Hitpoints, Prayer, Ranged, and Magic.
For example, you can kill the Cows and take the Cowhides as a drop. Combat money making method is one of the most popular ways of making money in RuneScape, and any Combat related money making method varies based on your Combat level. For early game accounts, it is not profitable since you won’t be able to kill anything worthwhile. But when you get into the mid game or late game, it will become one of the best ways to make money.
Resource Gathering Methods
The Resource gathering skills are Mining, Fishing, and Woodcutting. These money making methods are better in the early game or mid game. For example, you can cut Oak logs or mine Iron ore then sell them on the GE for OSRS gold.
There are also some late-game resource gathering methods, but generally speaking, the more profitable methods in the late game are Combat related. For a beginner account, resource gathering methods can be quite good.
Production Money Making Methods
These will be using the skills like Crafting and Smithing. A conventional method is crafting gold Bracelet. You buy the Gold bars on the GE and craft them into Gold bracelet, then you’ll get money as well as XP.
There are two other profitable money making methods. One method is that you can pick up items from the ground. These are items that will continuously spawn on the ground at a fixed location in a fixed time frame. Another method is buying items from Shops. Shops will stock the same items, and the items will respawn at a fixed rate.
F2P Money Making Methods
1. Killing Cows
This is one of the most classic money making methods in OSRS. Some Cows are located north of Lumbridge and east side of the river. You need to get 15 in each of your Melee combat skill (Attack, Strength, Defence), and you’ll want to buy a steel Scimitar as well as full steel armor from the GE. Cows are very quick to kill and they drop Cowhides which are worth 150 gp each. Cowhides are always in demand because they’re used for early-game Crafting methods for F2P and P2P. You would get 50K-75K gp/h depending on your Combat level. It is not a ton of money per hour, but considering that Cows are one of the recommended early-game training methods, this is not a bad spot for training as well as for money making.
2. Tanning Cowhide
This is a Production money making method and earns you about 75K gp/h. All you need for tanning Cowhide is some gp and some Cowhides. You are going to find Ellis in north-western Al Kharid who offers tanning service for a small fee per item (From Lumbridge, use the toll gate which costs either 10 coins). Because of his close proximity to a bank, it is common for players to withdraw cowhides from the bank, have Ellis tan them, then bank the tanned leathers and repeat the process.
3. Crafting Gold Amulets
You can craft Gold amulet in Al Kharid, which only requires level 8 Crafting, and you also need to buy an amulet mould and some gold bars from the GE with your RS gold. Each gold bar can be turned into 1 amulet, and this method could earn you 100K-125K gp/h.
This is highly recommended because crafting Gold amulet not only gives you a good amount of RuneScape gold but also gives you Crafting XP which helps level up your Crafting skill very quickly in the early levels.
4. Mining Iron ore
Mining Iron ore is a great early-game money making methods, especially for F2P players. To mine Iron ore, you need 15 Mining, and the higher Mining level you have, the more effective you will be. The only thing you need to mine Iron ore is a pickaxe, and you should always have the highest level pickaxe that you can wear. So if you are 15 Mining, the best pickaxe you can wear is Black pickaxe, but the steel pickaxe is easier to get, however, you can buy both of them from the GE.
At level 21 Mining, you can wield the Mithril pickaxe, wield Adamant pickaxe at level 31, and wield Rune pickaxe at level 41 which is the best pickaxe in F2P.
The best mining spots are the South-east Varrock mine and the South-west Varrock mine. When mining Iron ore, you need to have the pickaxe in your inventory or equipped if you have the proper Attack level. Iron ore is currently worth 175 gp, and the money you would get depends on your Mining level and how busy these mining spots are. But on average, you could easily earn about 100K gp/h, and if you have a higher Mining level, you would get up to 115k-125K gp/h.
One thing worth noting: when you have higher Mining levels, you might be tempted to mine higher level ores for profit. However, the amount of time for mining these higher level ores makes them not really worthwhile for money making. But there are exceptions like mining Gold ores or Runite ore which requires higher Mining levels.
5. Picking up Ashed
If you have no money, then this is an easy way to get some cash. Many people train their Firemaking skill at the GE and left Ashes on the ground, and Ashes are used in some Member skills as well as quests, so they do have a value. If you just go to the GE and pick up all the Ashes that people leave behind, then you would make about 40K gp/h.
6. Catching Lobsters
This is a resource gathering method, you will get some Fishing XP while making the money. To catch Lobsters, you need level 40 Fishing. You are going to catch Lobster with a Lobster pot and some RS gold at Musa Point which is the northeastern edge of Karamja, located west of Port Sarim.
Once you get a full inventory of Lobsters, you have 2 options:
1: If you have 37 Magic, you can teleport to Falador, bank the Lobsters and run back down to Port Sarim and take the boat again.
2:Another way to bank items is going back to Port Sarim by boat, and deposit your items into a deposit box there. However, it will cost around 540 rsgp, which will slightly lower the profit, assuming nine roundtrips are made every hour, but this method is much quicker.
Please click Youtuber FlippingOldschool 's video for more details of this beginner money making guide, and all the content of this article is quoted from his video:
7. Cutting Oak logs
This could earn you 50K-100K rsgp/h depending on your Woodcutting level. It is recommended to start cutting Oak logs as soon as you reach level 15 Woodcutting. This is a very simple method considering that the Oak trees are very close to the Bank. One of the best locations is right beside the Draynor village bank where there are 2 Oak trees that you can cut and deposit into the Bank.
You should always be wearing the highest axe that you can wear. At level 21, you can wear a Mithril axe; at level 31, you can wear an Adamant axe; and at level 41, wear Rune axe. But it is still a good method to cut Oak logs when you only have a Steel axe.
8. Killing Dark Wizard
You are going to kill Dark wizards which are a little south of where you cut Oak logs in Draynor village. The best way to kill them is with your Ranged skill at level 20. Dark Wizards drop different types of Runes including Nature rune which is pretty valuable as well as Black robes. The Black robes are worth about 2K rsgp each, and the Dark wizrards drop them frequently. You might only get 40K rsgp/h here, however, you will be training your Ranged skill, and this is a decent training methods all the way up to level 30 Ranged.
You’ll want to grab the highest level of Shortbow you can wear. At level 20, you can wear Willow shortbow, the Iron arrows. As for the equipment, you can wear the Studded chaps as well as the Studded body. You can also buy an Amulet of strength or an Amulet of power off the GE with which you will be able to kill them quickly without taking much damage. However, it is recommended to take some food with you.
9. Collecting Anti-dragon shield
You need to complete the Dragon Slayer quest, and if you are F2P only, then you need to complete all of the F2P quests including the Dragon Slayer. Once you complete the Dragon slayer, you can buy the Anti-dragon shield from Oziach who is located in Edgeville.
You are going to run up to Oziach’s building, buy all the Anti-dragon shields. From there, you’ll want to walk back to the Bank. The reason why I am using “Walk” is because your energy will deplete quicker when you are running with higher weights. So it makes sense to run when you have less weight in your inventory and walk when you have a higher weight.
It is about 100K rsgp/h doing this method. You won’t get any XP, but the gp per hour you can get will be better if the GE price is higher.
10. Telegrabing Wines of Zamorak
The spell of Telekinetic Grab only requires level 33 Magic to cast. However, having level 37 Magic for Falador teleport will be extremely useful. The tower has 2 levels, and it is highly recommended to have 500 total level for the access to the top level. Because the bottom floor will be heavily botted, and the Monk will attack you every time you cast the spell. But the top level is only accessible for those who are above 500 total level, and there is only 1 Monk there, so the top level will be much easier.
You are going to run all the way north from Falador with a Staff of Air, a Zamorak monk top, a Zamorak monk bottom, and a bunch of Law runes. You enter the Chaos Temple, go up to the upper level and cast the Telekinetic Grab on the Wine of Zamorak on the table (Do not try to pick it up manually).
This method is so profitable because each Wine of Zamorak is worth 2.1K rsgp. This item is no use for F2P players, but for members, they are used quite frequently. This is one of the best money making methods in F2P, and if you can find an empty World, it would earn you up to 250K RS gold per hour.
There are more F2P or complicated money making methods for OSRS, but the methods that we have mentioned in this article are some of the basic introductory ones that can help you start earning some RuneScape gold in the F2P game. Should you need more RuneScape money making guides, be sure to bookmark our RS news page on MmoGah.
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