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Crafting death runes through the Abyss
Requirements Crafting death runes.png

65 Runecrafting, 75 recommended
93 Summoning Recommended


Small through giant Runecrafting pouches
Amulet of glory
Demonic skull for additional experience



Profit Experience gained
881,300 per hour

111,000 Runecrafting (155,400 if using demonic skull)

Inputs Outputs

4,440 Pure essence.png Pure essence (133,200)
1.5 x Abyssal titan pouch.png Abyssal titan pouch (15,538.5)

4,440 Death rune.png Death runes (1,030,080)

At average speed, one can do about 60 trips to the death altar via the Abyss per hour, using the amulet of glory to teleport back to Edgeville, and using the tool belt items to mine through the rocks in the abyss. You need to recharge your pouches every 7 to 9 trips, to prevent the giant pouch from degrading.

Using the small through giant Runecrafting pouches, and an Abyssal titan, you can hold up to 74 essence per trip, resulting in a profit of 14,948 coins per trip.

The Mage of Zamorak is located low-level wilderness, near the source of the River Lum. This is a fairly safe area, but there might be player killers so it is advised not to take expensive items on the trips to the abyss. It is also a good idea to use a less-populated world. The best setup would be cheap but protective gear. Inside the abyss, the creatures there will be aggressive and might do fair amounts of damage. See Abyss#Strategy for more information on how to navigate the abyss. Once inside, enter the death rift and craft the essence in your inventory and your pouches. Teleport back to Edgeville with an amulet of glory and repeat.

The amount of death runes crafted increases at higher levels, up to about 30% at 99, due to the greater likelihood of crafting two runes per essence. This results in a increase of up to 1,332 Death runes created per hour, equivalent to an extra 309,024 in profit.

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