In this guide i will tell you how to train crafting, what the fastest and most efficient ways are to lvl up to 99 and eventually prestige the skill. Crafting is a wide variety skill that ranges from creating armor from leather, to making jewellery. While there are a lot of ways to train crafting on OSRS, as of currently we only offer limited, but possibly the best training methods. I will take you through each of these methods and will show you a possible route of what is the most efficient way to lvl up crafting. When this guide was written, the only ways to train crafting is leathercrafting, cutting gems and crafting gold jewellery. Silver jewellery crafting will be added at a later stage.
Crafting leather armor is the way to start training crafting at lvl 1. There are different types of leathers, black dragon leather being the highest, which can be utilised to train to 99 crafting. You can start out training crafting by obtaining cowhide. Cowhide is dropped by cows. You can bring cowhides to a tanner who can make it into soft leather. At a later stage, you can get your cowhides turned into hard leather, for training at a higher lvl. At even a higher lvl you can get dragonhides from coloured dragons, ranging respectively from lowest to highest requirement, green, blue, red or black dragonhides. The tanner can turn these into dragon leather, which can be used to make dragonhide armour. To craft any leather armor you need a needle and thread, which can be bought from the skilling shop at home. Crafting a leather item always uses 1 thread.
Soft leather can be used to make basic leather ranging equipment. You can start training crafting at lvl 1 by creating leather cowls. Higher lvl items yield higher xp, but possibly use more leather. The tendency of using more leather to craft an item almost always results in a higher XP/h. Creating any item with soft leather requires 1 piece of leather.
Note: In game, soft leather is named leather, but since the next tier is called hard leather, normal leather is usually mentioned as soft leather, although you will never see an item named soft leather, only the tanner mentions it as soft leather.
Hard leather can be used to craft hard leather ranged equipment. You can start making hard leather items at lvl 28 crafting. Higher lvl items yield higher XP. Creating a Hard leather shield uses 2 pieces of hard leather, the other items only use 1 piece of leather.
Green dragon leather
Green dragon leather is used to craft green d'hide equipment. You can start crafting green d'hide equipment at lvl 57 crafting. Creating vambraces uses 1 piece of dragon leather, chaps and shield uses 2 and body uses 3.
Blue dragon leather
Blue dragon leather is used to craft blue d'hide equipment. You can start crafting blue d'hide equipment at 66 crafting. Creating vambraces uses 1 piece of dragon leather, chaps and shield uses 2 and body uses 3.
Red dragon leather
Red dragon leather is used to craft red d'hide equipment. You can start crafting red d'hide equipment at 73 crafting. Creating vambraces uses 1 piece of dragon leather, chaps and shield uses 2 and body uses 3.
Black dragon leather
Black dragon leather is used to craft black d'hide equipment and is the highest craft able (dragon)leather. You can start crafting black d'hide equipment at 79 crafting. Creating vambraces uses 1 piece of dragon leather, chaps and shield uses 2 and body uses 3.
Crafting jewellery is an alternative way to train crafting. You can make gold jewellery with gems and gold bars. Silver jewellery crafting will be added at a later stage. Jewellery crafting can be divided in two ways: cutting uncut jewels and crafting actual jewel. You can start training crafting through cutting uncut opals at lvl 1. Opals, Jades and Red topaz are used for silver jewellery and can currently not be crafted into jewellery. You can however cut their uncut variants to cut jewels for early crafting training. To cut a gem you need a chisel and an uncut gem. To make a piece of jewellery, you need a gold bar, a cut gem and a mould for that specific piece. You can buy ring, necklace, amulet and bracelet moulds at the skilling shop at home. To make gold jewellery, use a gold bar on an oven.
*To string an amulet, use a ball of wool on an amulet (u)
**To craft a lucky ring, you need a lucky gem and a 'perfect gold bar'
Jewellery can be enchanted through magic to get special stats or effects. Enchanting can be done in the normal spellbook with the enchant jewellery spells. You do not get crafting XP for enchanting jewellery.
Fastest route to 99
The fastest route to 99 is to craft d'hide bodies. I advice to train up to green d'hide bodies, then make those until you can make red d'hide bodies and so on, craft black d'hide bodies until 99. This is the fastest XP/h but is quite click intensive, as you can only make 8 bodies per inventory. Using bank pre-sets can be a very efficient way to quickly deposit and withdraw items. Cutting gems can be quite fast, but also very expensive. Regular players can buy uncut sapphires up to uncut diamonds from the skilling shop. Buying and cutting these is a fast and afk, but kind of expensive way to train crafting. This is often done by people who want to train more 'afk' as you only have to act after doing 27 actions, where you have to do something every 8 actions if you craft d'hide bodies. Crafting gold jewellery is not advised to train crafting with as it is quite slow training, despite the overall high xp drops.
Tips for prestiging
- Use XP lamps to skip the first few lvls to go straight into high gem cutting, or d'hide bodies.
- Always have the best skilling cape (or max/prestiger cape) equipped when skilling to profit of passive perks of these capes.