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OSRS Gold Guide: Top 5 AFK Money Making Methods

By Michel Z2018-08-29

This video guide contains 5 AFK money making methods which can help you get a decent amount of OSRS gold without paying too much effort in Old School RuneScape. Some of these methods have higher requirements, but the first 3 are fairly low level. 

Please click Youtuber FlippingOldschool’s video for more details on how to make OSRS gold with the 5 AFK money making methods, and all the content of this article is quoted from his video:

No. 5: Grinding desert goat horns

There are a few different things that you can grind with a Pestle and mortar, however, grinding the desert goat horns is the cheapest and has no requirement. You would make, on average, 90K-110K OSRS gold per hour, this is not a lot, but it’s very AFK. It is about 1 minute for everything to be ground in your inventory.


No. 4: Smithing Iron Dart tips (Level 19 Smithing)

This is an alternative to smithing Cannonballs. The rsgp you can make per hour is similar to cannonballs but the XP is better. To do this, you need to have the Tourist Trap quest completed. You would make 20K-25K Smithing XP/H and 125K-150K OSRS gold/H.


No. 3: Making Unfinished Potions

This method is by far the least AFK but it gives a huge profit depending on which ingredient you use. So in order to make the most profit, you should check the prices first and decide which one you should choose.  

The rsgp per hour you could make is hard to say because this can vary so much on the current prices of the herbs and which herbs are available to you. The amount of RuneScape gold you could get is huge sometimes. FlippingOldschool has got 1.5M OSRS gold per hour doing, and you would easily get 400K-500K RS gold per hour. 

It is highly recommended to get level 60 Herblore to unlock most of the profitable herbs. 

One of the drawbacks of this method is that it does require some RS gold as startup cash. Some of the herbs are expensive, and since it does create potions pretty quickly, you’ll need quite a bit of Old School RuneScape gold to begin doing this, but it’s totally worth it. 

Another drawback is that you won’t get XP by creating potions, however, it’s a very profitable method for a ton of rsgp.



No. 2: Gargoyles

You only need level 75 Slayer and level 70+ Melee stats, but their drops are extremely good. 

To kill Gargoyles, you should bring a whip, a defender and some armour. The Guthan’s set will be very useful for killing Gargoyles.  A nose peg or slayer helmet is required when fighting aberrant spectres; if you do not, their attacks will always hit and drain your combat stats extremely fast. Slayer ring, Nature Runes, and some potions and teleports are also recommended. 

When killing the Gargoyles, you just attack them once and you can AFK for a while. Gargoyles are weak to Crush, so it will be better if you have an Abyssal bludgeon (30.19M RS gold). But a whip is also good and very cost-effective. 

You could make 400K-600K RuneScape 2007 gold per hour based on your luck.


No. 1: Brutal black dragon

You need to reach level 77 Slayer and at least 80 Ranged to kill them. You can go with Blessed dragonhide, and the Dragon hunter crossbow (117.72M OSRS gold) is the best weapon for killing Brutal black dragons but it is very expensive, so you can also use a Rune crossbow which is pretty effective. Other items you'll need are some Prayer potions, Antifire potions, some teleport to your house as well as Xeric's talisman. 

FlippingOldschool also use Odium ward and the Diamond dragon bolts. If you have a lower level range, you may want to consider bringing the Ruby bolts.


This is very AFK and you just have to make sure you are not getting into their Melee range because they can damage you quite a bit. However, they will not run up to you, so as long as you are not standing right beside them, you’ll be fine. 

Brutal black dragons drop a ton of valuable things like Dragon bones, 2 Black dragonhides, Rune armour, and Dragon dart tips etc. 

By killing Brutal black dragons you would get 600K-800K Old School RuneScape gold per hour depending on your Combat level and how much you are AFKing, so this is an awesome money making method.


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