Runescape: Money Making P2P and F2P
Having trouble making money in RuneScape? I have put together a few ways to make it easier for all players.
Making money in RuneScape isn’t always easy, especially at low levels. Fortunately, there are many different ways to make money in RuneScape and I will list a few of them for you which span a number of level ranges.
- Private merchantingis a way of potentialy generating massive profits if done correctly, depending on your current GP count and intelligence. Profits in the 100M’s/dayare not uncommon for experienced players. You will not see profits rolling in fast though, it usually takes days to recieve your stock and just as many to sell it. The idea behind merchanting has always been “Buy low Sell high”and as simple as that sounds, there is alot more to merchanting using the GE. To get started, you will need to find a number of items which you can regularly merchant, usually done until the demand drops, however starting with one is a good idea. The item you choose must meet a few criteria, of which there are primary 2 categories. We will call them High Demand items and High Value items, there are also ones in between. If you find the right items, the profit you can make off either type can be quite similar but when you are wealthy enough high value items are usually the only thing you will merchant. For these 2 item categories I will give some examples which are items I used. The first item I started with was the Dragon Dagger (p++) or DDS. I chose this because the item is always in extreme demand (especially during dalight hours in the US) and has a relatively stable price in the market. To begin, I set up a buy in the Grand Exchange, starting out with around 50 units. The price I chose was near the minimum value of the item which makes it very hard to buy at that price but the payoff over time will be similar across price ranges up to a point. In general you will always buy between the minimum value and average value for a stable item. 50 units at low price would take a few days to buy and a few more to sell at a price near the maximum value (which PKers will almost always pay if they have no more DDS’s). On average I was making about 10-15k profit on each item, multiply that buy the 50 starting units and its 500k-750kin under a week, spending around 2m on the daggers themselves. Not much but you can see where this is going. Shortly after realising the demand for these, I quickly ramped up buying these to 250 at a time (number bought changed alot day-to-day, 10-100 units could be bought overnight), this could take anything up to a week to buy and a few days to sell. Once the 250 units are sold, I wound up with a profit over over 2.5m, spending around 10m on the initial units. Normally you will not wait for all the units to come in but rather continuously sell the items every few hours or after a few have come in. Eventually it became very difficult to buy them, telling my friends about this seriously increased the buying time so I gave up on them. Another merchanting item I ran in parallel were Robin Hood hats. Their price can be a little unstable and there is no high demand from them but making a 500k profit on each one sold is respectable when running 10 at the same time(5m profit every few days), they were quite slow to buy and sell however and tweaking the buy/sell prices by increments of 20k made an impressive difference to the time. Tuning you buy/sell prices is very important, especially when merchanting with high value items and will be much easier to do with experience. Investment Merchantingis also another type of GE merching styles but is high risk but involves extreme profits over long periods of time. This is a very dangerous merchanting technique and should not be attempted unless you have alot of experience with the RuneScape economy. Although I do not play anymore, I have currently made a 180M profiton my H’ween set after not playing for 6 months, a very lucky investment on my part considering it took almost a month to finish the set.
- Firstly, I began merchanting by looking for an item I could buy and sell all the time, so eventually I came to the decision of choosing the Dragon Dagger P++. The main reason I chose this item is because it is a very High Demand item, primarily because PKers lose them constantly but new ones are fed back by PKers through the “random” drop table.
- For low-mid level players(30-80), Flesh Crawlers commonly drop high level herbs and they can be found in the security stronghold in the barbarian village on the second level in the south east room. These have a much higher drop rate of high value herbs then chaos druids and the like and it is possible to achive high profits from this method. Unfortunately, you will rarely find a world with less than 4 people in this room which can make it difficult to get kills. If you are wanting to kill flesh crawlers, make sure you bring some food and armour with you. If you are lucky enough to ever find an empty world, do not hesitate to kill these as fast as you can. I have made up 500k/hour killing these at full speed.
- If your range level is over 60 (I recommend 70+) killing Blue Dragonscan be a good way to make money. Although it is dangerous going though taverly dungeon to get to the dragons good money can be made there, especially if you have 70 agility and very high range. To get to the dragons you will need a dusty key which you get from an npc in a jail cell by the black knights in the part of the dungeon opposite to the chaos dwarves. The xp from the dragons adds up aswell and it is possible to get dragon drops. Lately, the value of dragon bones has increased significantly and will continute to rise as the demand for the bones is not met. Each dragon is worth over 7.5k currently (this was 3k when I began the guide) meanging this method can be highly profitable.
- Green Dragons. Green Dragons are lvl 79 and I recommend a combat level of at least 70 before attempting to kill these. There are a few locations where they green dragons are but unfortunately the best spot is in the wilderness, level 13 west wildy and level 19-23 East, there are other locations but they are not as profitable. The real value of killing Green dragons comes from their Dragon bones, an item consistantly in very high demand with an ever rising price. Altough pkers can no longer worry you while killing these in normal worlds, Revenants are just as dangerous and kill countless numbers of people trying to farm the dragons, never underestimate them. The fastest way to kill the dragons at level 20 wild is to use a games necklace to teleport to clan wars arena and to Wilderness Volcanofor banking. It is possible to achieive profits of over 600k/hwith the right equipment and levels but these locations are consistantly crowded.
- Pking. Player killing used to be one of the best, most fun, most skillful and most dangerous ways to make money in Runescape. There are many, many pkers in Runescape and many of them are very good with high stats and lots of experience. Many of the pkers are “pures” which means they have a low defence lvl and high combat stats. Most pures are strength pures in P2P and F2P. Pking can be expensive but you can get a very high payoff if your lucky and you kill someone who drops something good. Learning to pk well takes a long time and you will lose items whether you want to or not. Unfortunately pking is now nothing like it was and if your luck is anything like mine, you cannot make more money then you lose. However, some players are known to make extreme amounts of money, on the order of 50m+ a day but the general population can never achieve this.
- Avainsies. This method should only be attempted by experienced players and people who are willing to take the risk of killing these. Avainsies are located in the God Wars Dungeon located North of Trollhiem. These monsters require high range and high defence to fight and the right equipment is absolutely essential. A major advantage of killing these is that you can stay there for weeks on end if you bring the right items. They noted adamant bars and some rune items (rune dagger and runite limbs) which should be alched, allowing you to stay there for very long periods of time. Last time I did this, I was making around 400k/h and stayed there for a number of weeks. There are many avansies guides out there which will describe all the details of how you must kill them. Please read some if you don’t know how to fight them.
I have played Runescape for over 7 years, with well over half of that time spent quitting. Throughout this time I have seen Jagex make countless screw-ups in developing the game, completely destroying what the game used to stand for, making ever more powerful weapons to unbalance the game. I have made many silly mistakes in the game, many because of the games unpredicatablility (like selling a blue mask to buy a dragonfire shield, only to find the mask’s price double in a few months). Now retired from RS, I sit on pile of items valued at 550M and rising. I am no expert at Runescape, just an experienced player but I was a renowned strike team pker in BH worlds, PKing side-by-side with one of the most well known PKers of all time, even featured in some of his vids. I used to play for fun, living to PK. The game is not only about making money so don’t play it like that.
There are countless more money making methods out there but I cannot possibly list them all here. You need to find something that suits you best. Just remember, it’s not impossible to be rich. If your that desperate, go join the exorbiant number of botters in the game and pretend your a good player.
Please leave your unhelpful comments somewhere else, I would bother improving this guide if I had the motivation. I might get around to updating it in the future.