Money making is a chore which all who play RuneScape Classic must go through if they wish to progress through the game. However, with many different methods of making money, it can become another fun part of the game. There are three broad categories of money making methods: combat, skilling, and miscellaneous.
Perhaps the simplest and most basic method of obtaining money is through the combat system. Monsters, and in some cases other players, can be killed for loot. Technically, nothing is required, but depending on both the player's level and the target's level, it is advised to bring weapons, armour, food, and potions.
Low Level Methods (Levels 3 - 40)Edit
|Killing Chickens||Level 1||Limited profitability||Feathers are in demand by those wishing to train fishing and fletching. Raw chicken is obtainable in the process to provide health (after first cooking).|
|Killing Cows||Level 10||Limited profitability||Cow hides are in demand by those wishing to train crafting. Raw beef is also obtainable in the process to provide health (after first cooking).|
|Killing Darkwizards||Level 13/25||Profitable||Drop various types of runes at a high rate which are in high demand by those wishing to train magic.|
|Killing Chaos druids||Level 19||Profitable||Drop herbs at an approximately 50% drop rate which are in high demand by those wishing to train herblaw.|
Medium Level Methods (Levels 41 - 70)Edit
|Killing Giants||Level 37||Profitable||100% Big bones drop which are in high demand by those wishing to train prayer.|
High Level Methods (Levels 71 - 123)Edit
|Killing Shadow Warriors||Level 64||Profitable||Drops the Half Dragon Square Shield at the highest rate (still very rare). Require completion of the Legends' Quest to access.|
|Killing Blue Dragons||Level 105||Profitable||100% Dragon bones drop; various high level armour drops.|
|Killing Fire Giants||Level 109||Very Profitable||100% Big bones drop; various high level armour and weapon drops including the Dragon medium helmet.|
|Killing the King Black Dragon||Level 245||Very profitable||100% Dragon bones drop; The Dragon medium helmet it drops is worth millions in the market.|
|Staking||Varies||Very profitable||You can duel other players for discontinued items worth over 100 million in the market.|
Another easy and intuitive way of obtaining money is by skilling. Resources can be obtained in vast quantities from these skills which can then be sold to other players or shops.
- Main article: Crafting
- Bow strings can be crafted from flax and sold to other players. The best place to spin bowstrings is at Seer's Village.
- Main article: Fletching
- Fletch Bows and sell them to the General Store in batches of 30 for various amounts of money.
- Main article: Fishing
- Fishing and selling fish (both raw and cooked) to players can be a fast and simple way to obtain money, especially at higher levels when lobster, swordfish, and sharks can be obtained.
- Main article: Mining
- Ores of nearly every type are in high demand by smithers and can net a sizable profit, especially iron ore, coal, and mithril ore.
- Main article: Thieving
- Steal from cake stalls in East Ardougne and sell them back to the Baker for 745 coins per inventory. Switching to another world once every 30 cakes is highly recommended.
- Steal from silk stalls also located in East Ardougne and sell back to the silk trader 5 minutes later for 1,800 coins per inventory; assuming you sold them for 60 coins each by first offering silk for 120 coins.
- Main article: Woodcut
- Logs can be sold to players wishing to train their fletching skill. Because of this, typically only higher level logs like maple logs, yew logs, and magic logs are traded.
- After completion of the Gertrude's Cat quests, players can raise cats which can be exchanged for 25 death-runes to the citizens of West Ardougne.
- Various consumable items like runes and vials can be bought from and sold to other players.
- Also, various consumable items, like herblore secondary ingredients can be collected and sold to other players.