Ironman mode denies access to the Grand Exchange as well as trading with other players. This means many of the skilling supplies used have to be obtained by bossing or gathering. However, gold is still needed to cover instance fees, deposit money into the coffer for Managing Miscellania, purchase spirit shards for summoning, convert logs into planks, etc. It is recommended to unlock High Level Alchemy as quick as possible, and to unlock the ability to enter the nature altar as early as possible. Although the main source of money comes from high alching, many items such as rune arrows or rune javelins have a lower alch value. It is recommended to sell items like these to a general store.
A lot of the strategies in this guide are not useful in terms of account progression for a normal account, but instead catered to Ironman/Hardcore Ironman accounts. Quests play a big part in the early game, as many of experience rewards allow the player to jump multiple levels at a time. A lot of items that can be bought on regular accounts are locked behind a quest requirement. It is important to do quests as soon as possible so that many of the early levels are skipped.
Important starter quests
|Waterfall Quest||13,750 Attack and 13,750 Strength experience and 2 Diamonds + 2 Gold Bars.|
|Fight Arena||12,175 Attack and 2,175 Thieving experience.|
|Witch's House||6,325 Constitution experience.|
|The Knight's Sword||12,725 Smithing experience.|
|Temple of Ikov||10,500 Ranged and 8,000 Fletching experience.|
|The Fremennik Trials||Allows creation of skeletal, rock-shell, and spined armour.|
|In Search of the Myreque / In Aid of the Myreque||Unlocks Temple Trekking for Silver bar, Bowstring, Watermelon seed and more.|
|Jack of Spades||Access to Menaphos, mainly important early for Corrupted Scarabs.|
|Beneath Cursed Tides||Unlock access to the Giant Oyster monthly D&D.|
|Lunar Diplomacy||Lunar equipment|
|The Branches of Darkmeyer||Unlock tier 70 non-degradable weapons, access to Darkmeyer, and a Darkmeyer disguise.|
|Deadliest Catch||Unlocks deposit chests used for gathering supplies while skilling.|
|King's Ransom||Unlocks Piety prayers and equivalent variants.|
|The World Wakes||A plethora of rewards, including Sunshine, 8 experience lamps, and additional experience rewards, with more rewards if all the recommended quests are completed.|
|The Temple at Senntisten||Unlocks Ancient Curses.|
|While Guthix Sleeps||Tormented demons and 4 x 100,000 experience rewards.|
|River of Blood||Unlocks an Augmentable Sunspear and blood essences.|
|Plague's End||Access to Prifddinas and the Trahaearn exoskeleton set.|
|Sliske's Endgame||1,250,000 experience in skill(s) level 85 and above, and a set of skilling items.|
|Royal Trouble||Unlocks Managing Miscellenia for Maple logs, grimy herbs, tree seeds, and much more.|
Milestone items (no quest requirements)
|Nature talisman||Allows crafting of Nature runes for casting the High Level Alchemy spell.|
|Ring of life, Sign of life||Reduces the chance of deaths, extremely important for Hardcore Ironmen.|
|Bonecrusher, Twisted bird skull necklace||Awards free prayer experience while killing monsters that drop bones, and allows use of prayers in combat without bringing prayer potions.|
|Dragon hatchet||Requires killing Dagannoth rex to obtain, and greatly speeds up leveling Woodcutting|
|Scroll of cleansing||Helps to save valuable secondary ingredients when making potions.|
|Charming imp||Makes charm collecting much easier.|
|Warpriest of Tuska armour||Easy-to-obtain hybrid armour that scales up to tier 75 (equivalent to tier 60 tank armour, but has an added set bonus).|
|Greater runic staff||Non-degradable tier 75 staff, earned through Runespan.|
|Chaotic equipment (staff recommended)||Degradable tier 80 weaponry, no requirements to obtain other than Dungeoneering tokens.|
|Seedicide||Can be earned through Cabbage Facepunch Bonanza or bought with Thaler. Consumes seed drops in exchange for Farming experience.|
|Spring cleaner||Made through Invention. Converts alchable drops from monsters into raw materials which are sent directly to the player's bank. As the raw materials are usually high level (e.g. Runite ore) the spring cleaner is primarily useful for players with high Smithing and Crafting levels.|
Early money making
Skills such as Summoning and Construction require money to level efficiently. Other things, such as boss instances and Miscellania will also come in handy for the future. Some of the no-requirement money-making methods are going to be used here, as ironmen cannot access the Grand Exchange.
- Opening all of the chests in the Stronghold of Security for the first time gives 10,000 coins.
- Opening the chest in the Stronghold of Player Safety for the first time gives 10,000 coins.
- Corrupted Scarabs in Menaphos offer great rewards with very few requirements, particularly for Ironmen. One needs only a decent supply of food appropriate for their Constitution level and to complete the Jack of Spades quest. Scarab swarms are fairly uncommon and brief, so using an active Friends chat is suggested, while also having something to do during downtime. Depending on luck and skill (see the 'Tips' section in the relevant article), one can expect to make between 10K-250K per swarm alongside excellent reputation and Slayer experience.
- Killing level 1 trolls in the Abandoned Burthorpe mine. These monsters drop a drape, which sells for 75 coins in the store, along with bronze 2h swords, and chainbodies. This is a good place to start training, as you can kill the trolls fast, along with getting a cape with designated stats.
- Corpse Spiders (Level 4) can be killed in the Lumbridge Catacombs for their spider silk, which can be crafted into spider silk robe bottom at 23 Crafting and sold to the General store for 450 coins, or high alched for 900 coins.
- Giant Frogs (Level 44) can be killed in the Lumbridge Swamp Caves commonly dropping Giant Frog Legs that can be sold to Hudo for 1,000 coins each in the Grand Tree at the Tree Gnome Stronghold. They also commonly drop nature runes needed for low and high level alchemy becoming a good source of these runes early in the game.
- Pickpocketing the Gullible tourist in the southern part of the Port district of Menaphos gives 30 coins and 29.5 exp per pickpocket, and has no Thieving requirement. Pickpocketing from her also occasionally rewards small Menaphite gift offerings, which always rewards between 26,000 and 74,800 coins and a plethora of other rewards.
Mid-level money making
- Slayer contracts are an excellent source of money and a small amount of slayer exp.
- Gargoyles are a fantastic moneymaker, with many alchables, averaging 30,000 coins and over, along with noted bars, providing a good source of smithing experience, but requiring 75 slayer.
- Aberrant spectres are a great source of seeds, herbs, and alchables.
- Turoth are a fast slayer task, consisting of adamant alchables, herbs, seeds, and uncut gems. Killing these with Seedicide can be a very good source of Farming experience.
- Mountain trolls are a good source of nature runes for high alching, along with seeds, and occasionally a granite shield.
- Aquanites are a good, constant source of medium to high level seeds, herbs, water battlestaves and occasionally sirenic scales. Killing these with Seedicide can be a very good source of Farming experience.
- Exiled kalphite guardians have a great Blue charm drop rate, along with many alchables and herbs.
Food and Potions
|Cake - Thieving stall south of Catherby bank.||Antipoison (3) - Jiminua's Jungle Store 10 stock|
|Premade gnome food - Up to 1500 healing food from Gnome Waiter. 10 stock of each food.||Antipoison++ Dropped 40 at a time from Corporeal Beast|
|- Cooked tuna and swordfish can be obtained from Managing Miscellania||Super potion set (1) - Can be obtained from thieving Iorwerth and Cadarn clans in Prifddinas.|
|Desert sole, Catfish, and Beltfish - heal 1450, 1500, and 1650 respectively.||Super potion set (4) - Bought from Mazcab Emergency Merchants 1 x stock of each, restocking once every 2 minutes.|
|Cooked eeligator - 1850 healing food from Mazcab Emergency Merchants for 3750 coins each.||Super restore (4) and Summoning potion (4) - Mazcab Emergency Merchants 3 x stock of super restores, 1 stock of summoning potions. restocking one potion every 2 minutes.|
|Tuna potato - Potato with butter from Rorarius, grow sweetcorn (seeds from Taverley Farming tutor), tuna from Managing Miscellania.||Saradomin brew - Dropped from Nex in a 30:10 or 10:30 ratio in conjunction with super restores. Queen Black Dragon and Mature grotworms drop (2) dose Saradomin brews. Araxxi drops up to 18 Saradomin brew flask a kill.|
|Rocktail - Dropped up to 10 at a time from Queen Black Dragon||Overload flask - Can be obtained as a drop from Araxxi after the player has at least 90 herblore.|
These are the recommended dailies for an ironman account:
- Daily Challenges Extended Herblore > Construction > Dungeoneering > Smithing > Runecrafting > Crafting.
- It is highly recommended to unlock the Jack of Trades aura. Use on Herblore > Smithing > Agility > Runecrafting.
- Nemi Forest - 9 different nodes granting experience in Mining, Farming, Prayer, and Dungeoneering. This has no starting requirements.
- Shooting Star - Collecting and redeeming 200 Stardust grants Mining experience, 50,000 coins and some other useful supplies.
- Vis wax - using runes from shops and Barrows. Vis wax requires 50 Runecrafting.
- Wicked hood - Withdrawing up to 175 pure essence at Runecrafting altars and crafted for runes without banking. Omni-talisman requires completion of Mourning's End Part II, Legacy of Seergaze, and The Jack of Spades quests. Soul talismans, however, are extremely rare from sarcophagi in Shifting Tombs.
- Rune shops - Buy runes for vis wax and teleportation/spells. Prioritise elemental runes and soul runes
- Feathers - for training Fletching with Broad arrowheads. 11,000 a day, costing 66,000
- Buy broad arrowheads from Taverley slayer masters. Bandit Camp's Noterazzo, and slayer masters do not share a shop stock. 9000 arrowheads a day, costing 450,000
- Soul Reaper task - Requires 50 Combat. Very good slayer experience at lower levels. Points needed for hydrix jewellery.
- Potion flask and Crystal flask - Requires 81 Mining and 89 Crafting, completion of As a First Resort for potion flasks; crystal flasks requires Plague's End and As a First Resort.
- Guthixian Cache for all Divination experience.
- Big Chinchompa for early Hunter experience, and Grenwall quota tickets
- Uncharted Isles - Travel to your claimed island for 3 supplies, complete up to 7 contracts. Woodcutting > Fletching > Fishing > Mining > Divination > Cooking.
Complete Throne of Miscellania and Royal Trouble as early as possible, putting 10 subjects into hardwood. Mahogany logs are more construction exp per day, but cost a lot more. If money is not an issue, it is highly suggested to pick mahogany. Converting mahogany logs into planks costs 155,500 more than teaks, but grant 1,470 more experience. After 114 Invention, mahogany logs can be converted to planks at a very small cost of divine charges, making mahogany logs a very viable option for every ironman that will get 114 Invention before 99 Construction.
- Levels 1-5 Complete The Jack of Spades quest.
- Levels 5-16 Complete Eyes of Glouphrie and Darkness of Hallowvale quests.
- Levels 16-20 Complete Perils of Ice Mountain, Bringing home the bacon, and Tower of life quests.
- Levels 20-22 Sculpt God statues or create oak chairs.
- Levels 22-33 Construct Oak dining tables.
- Levels 33-38 Construct Oak larders.
- Levels 38-63 Construct Teak tables.
- Levels 63-99 Construct Driftwood prawnbrokers
- Levels 73-99 Construct Flotsam prawnbrokers
- Extend mahogany flatpack daily challenges.
- Levels 1-11 - Complete Murder Mystery.
- Levels 11-23/99 - Craft protoleather bodies from Protomastyx hide from the Smuggler in Dungeoneering. High alch charms and other drops for rusty coins.
- Levels 23-75 - Craft tiaras from silver bars awarded from Temple Trekking
- Levels 75-99 - Play harps in Prifddinas during Ithell Voice of Seren
- Supercompost can be created from pineapples bought from Arhein's Store in Catherby, or picked from pineapple plants north of Karamja lodestone.
- Levels 47-51 - Grow watermelons using seeds from Temple Trekking.
- Levels 51 - After completing Plague's End, you can purchase pineapple seedlings from Coeden in the Crwys district.
- Levels 75 - Grow magic trees from seeds that you get from high-end bosses.
- Level 74-99 - Alternatively, you can use Seedicide from Cabbage Facepunch Bonanza to destroy seed drops from monsters in return for double their planted experience (especially useful with Morchella mushroom spores and Snape grass seeds). Good monsters to use Seedicide on include Turoth, Aquanites, and Vyrewatch.
Grow any herb seeds you get, prioritising herbs used in overload potions
Herblore is generally considered to be the most difficult skill to train on ironman, because gathering large amounts of herbs can be difficult and takes time. Thus, many ironmen decide to put as much extra experience into herblore as possible, including quest rewards and Jack of trades aura. For tips on how to gather herbs and secondary ingredients, see the Seeds and Herbs section below.
Due to the high requirements for invention, most ironmen have high skill levels and many resources to disassemble by the time invention is unlocked.
- Levels 1-4 Complete the Invention Tutorial.
- Levels 5-120 Dissassemble melee, ranged or magic sunspears. Sunspears are tier 78 weapons unlocked by the River of Blood quest. They are augmentable and can be disassembled for 523,800 invention experience once they reach level 10. After disassembling, they can be rebought for 600,000. Many ironmen choose to do this all the way until level 120 as it eliminates the need for Equipment siphons which can be difficult to obtain in mass quantities on an ironman.
- Levels 10-50/99 can be achieved from the Shooting Star D&D.
- Levels 15-49 - Mine 2,584 iron ore underneath Falador for iron/steel ingots. Used in Artisans Workshop. Can also be obtained from the crystal chest in Taverley.
- At 45 Mining, granite can be mined, and should be banked (5kg only), as granite is required to make granite lobsters, which are used for Summoning. Around 30,000 granite (500g) is required, if done only through granite lobsters.
- Levels 50-77 - Mine concentrated sandstone rocks.
- Levels 77-80 - Mine concentrated coal rocks.
- Levels 80-99 - Mine concentrated gold rocks with Superheat form.
- Levels 1-40 - can be obtained from The Nexus. It is recommended to do The Restless Ghost as early as possible.
- Levels 40-75 - Nemi Forest and monthly God Statues
- Levels 75-99 - A combination of vyres, dragon bones (from Vindicta), airut bones (from Liberation of Mazcab), Hefin cleansing crystals and Hefin Agility Course during Hefin Voice of Seren, Nemi Forest and God Statues. Bones can be used on the altar in the Chaos Temple if the player does not have 75 Construction for a Gilded altar. However, some ironmen choose to use the Ectofuntus instead because it awards the most experience per bone and parts of the First age outfit can be bought with Ecto-tokens.
- Levels 28-35 can be obtained from The Knight's Sword.
- Levels 35-60 can be done in Artisans Workshop with iron or steel burial armour. If only using iron ingots, 60 Smithing requires 2263-2489 iron ore depending on how much you follow Suak's instructions. Coal can be obtained from Managing Miscellania or Heart of Gielinor.
- Levels 60-70 can be done with mithril burial armour. Mithril ore can be transmuted from coal requiring 63 Divination, 2 vibrant energy and 3 coal. Transmuting is preferential for ironman as coal can be obtained in mass quantities from Managing Miscellania, whereas other ores may be in short supply.
- Extend adamant or runite ceremonial sword daily challenges.
Where to gather ingredients/items
- Coal - Managing Miscellania or Heart of Gielinor.
- Snape grass - Killing waterfiends > aberrant spectres > fungal magi.
- Red spiders' eggs - Spidines (Get sardines from Port Sarim), killing vyres.
- Limpwurt root - corporeal beast, Iorwerth workers, vyres, General Graardor.
- Raw shark - Heart of Gielinor, fishing in the Fishing Guild, waterfiends (for The Fremennik Trials), Temple Trekking.
- Raw rocktail - Telos > Rise of the Six > Vorago > Raids > Divine rocktail bubbles > fishing rocktails.
- Bird's nest - Telos > Nihils > Kree' arra > Meilyr worker > Managing Miscellania > Giant Mole bits.
- Bucket of sand - Moss golems > 84 free buckets of sand from Bert (120 after Ardougne Elite Tasks), seaweed from waterfiends or northwestern corner of Piscatoris. Use the Superglass Make lunar spell, Ithell worker.
- Bowstring - Temple Trekking > Cadarn worker > spinning flax.
- Silver bar - Temple Trekking (For 74 Crafting and under).
- White berries - Corporeal beast, white berry bushes, spawned north of Tirannwn lodestone.
- Magic seed - Araxxor > Nex > Bird's nests > Kalphite King.
- Potato cactus - Fungal Magi, up to 40 noted potato cacti can be obtained daily from the Weird Old Man, depending on Desert Tasks completion.
- Dragon scale dust - Meilyr worker > Taverley blue dragon resource dungeon
- Pure essence - Capsarius in Sunken Pyramid > abyssal demons > black demons > greater demons. Check the rune chest in Wizards' Tower for free pure essence every Runecrafting level.
- Vial of water - Meilyr Clan Store and Noterazzo sell Vial of water packs
Seeds and Herbs
|Avantoe seed||Automatons, Edimmu, Vyres, Dark beasts|
|Cadantine seed||Edimmu, Moss Golems, Kal'gerion demons, Turoth|
|Dwarf weed seed||Araxxor, Barrows: Rise of the Six, Vyres|
|Fellstalk seed||Dark beasts, Mature grotworms, Aberrant spectres|
|Irit seed||Vyres, Dark beasts, Cave horror|
|Kwuarm seed||Automatons, Ice strykewyrms, Vyres, Dark beasts|
|Lantadyme seed||K'ril Tsustaroth, Exhiled kalphite marauders|
|Ranarr seed||Vyres, Aberrant Spectres|
|Snapdragon seed||Vyres, Kalphite King, Dark beasts|
|Toadflax seed||Vyres, Dark beasts|
|Torstol seed||Nex, Kalphite King, Vorago, Vyres, Queen Black Dragon|
|Grimy avantoe||Araxxi, Nex, Aberrant spectres, Vyres|
|Grimy cadantine||Nex:AoD, Moss golems, Smoke nihils|
|Grimy dwarf weed||Araxxor, Nex, Raids, GWD2|
|Grimy fellstalk||Farming, Divine Herb 3|
|Grimy irit||Aberrant Spectres, Crystal Shapeshifters|
|Grimy kwuarm||Kalphite King, Aberrant Spectres, Crystal Shapeshifters|
|Grimy lantadyme||Helwyr, Araxxi, Beastmaster Durzag, Camel warriors|
|Grimy ranarr||Vyres, Aberrant Spectres, Chaos Giants|
|Grimy snapdragon||Nex:AoD, Vyres, Kalphite King|
|Grimy toadflax||Telos, Vyres, Crystal Shapeshifters|
|Grimy torstol||Nex, Araxxor, Vorago, Queen Black Dragon|
- Simple - maple logs from Managing Miscellania, gold bars from Living Rock Caverns
- Powerful - spirit terrorbird pouches, insulated boots, white magic staves
- Swift - claws and knives from Martin Thwait, mithril claws from Skuli Myrka, smithing claws
- Subtle - scimitars from smithing or shops
- Crafted - broad arrows, spirit terrorbird pouches, spears in Barbarian Village with Skull sceptre.
- Base - swords in Varrock and Falador
- Strong - fletch shieldbows
- Dextrous - fletch shortbows, sword shop in Varrock
- Evasive - Dragonhide chaps
- Enhacing - slayer rings
- Precious - slayer rings
- Protective - Dragonhide chaps, med helms
Stores with a lot of armour and weapons in stock
- White Knight Master Armoury (1300 Black knight kills after Wanted! highly recommended)
- Warriors' Guild Armoury
- Lowe's Archery Emporium
- (46) Tinderbox - Stock of 60,000 tinderboxes from Ignatius's Hot Deals south of Seers' Village.
- (49) Raw beef - Stock of 100 raw beef from Rufus's Meat Emporium in Canifis.
- (52) Raw bird meat - Stock of 6 raw bird meat packs (300 raw bird meat) from Chargurr in Oo'glog.
- (64) Bagged plant 1 - Stock of 1000 from Garden Centre in Falador
- (70) Pot of flour - Stock of 500 from Wydin's Food Store
- (88) Unicorn horn - Commander Zilyana or killing Unicow under the Tower of Life.
- (96) Yak-hide - Stock of 1,000 from Vanligga Gastfrihet on Jatizso.
- (99) Steel platebody- celestial dragons, Salawa akhs, and a stock of 10 from Horvik's Armour Shop.
- Gold charm - Hellhounds
- Crimson charm - Nex > Araxxor > Waterfiends > Celestial dragons
- Green charm - Mithril dragons
- Blue charm - Nex > Kalphite King > Exiled kalphites > Celestial dragons
- Wield an ivandis flail/silver sickle (b) and Morytania legs 1, bring 2 prayer renewal flask/prayer flasks.
- Teleport to Morytania via fairy ring code BKR and running west, or by opening the gate south-west of Canifis and running south.
- Stand just south of the deposit chest in between the rotten logs (as pictured) and cast bloom.
- The sickle and Ivandis flail can be keybound on the ability bar
This can be up to 2500 Mort myre fungus an hour.
- Fruit bats are summoning familiars that require 69 summoning to create and summon
- Create fruit bat pouchs, and convert some of them into scrolls.
- It is recommended to create atleast 20 times more scrolls than pouches
- Teleport to Mazcab via Grouping System interface, Mazcab Teleport spell, or by simply walking to Wizard Chambers.
- Run to Kanatah (East) and stand near the banker (as pictured).
- Summon a fruit bat and cast fruitfall
- You can buy summoning potions to replenish summoning points
- Buying all the potions can be very useful for making extreme potions and ultimately overloads
- Buying every potion from the shop costs 1,601,250 an hour
This can be up to 600 papaya fruits an hour.
This can be done at the same time as training other skills. It is recommended to dismantle, fletch, or create unfinished potions while casting Fruitfall.
- Deadliest Catch and Monkey Madness quest required, as well as 35 Woodcutting. It is highly recommended to have the highest tiered hatchet available to you.
- Alternative to Deadliest Catch, the Evil Tree Distraction and Diversion log-banking bonus can be used instead.
- Bring a hatchet, preferably an augmented crystal hatchet with Refined and Polishing perks
- A beaver familiar with extra pouches (and super restore), decorated woodcutting urns, lumberjack clothing and lumberjack aura are also very helpful.
- After a full inventory, run to the bank chest and deposit the logs. The area running back to the trees is a straightway allowing full surge capability.
- There is a small chance that you will cut a special teak log. Two of these special teak logs can be exchanged to a sawmill operator (bring noted) along with 27 normal teak logs for 27 teak planks, for free.
A teak tree grants 85 Woodcutting and 90 Construction experience per log cut.
For lower levels
- Equip a Blisterwood weapon or Sunspear and your Darkmeyer disguise.
- Find and kill stray vyres (possible locations marked by red squares).
- Stand in the middle of the 3 vyres that spawn east of the tree.
- Prioritise AoE abilities such as hurricane (melee), bombardment (range), and dragonbreath (magic).
- It is recommended to enable auto-retaliate and area looting
For free prayer and health restoration, you can run to the bank and prayer altar to the north.
- This method is around 85,000 prayer experience an hour.
For higher levels
These experience rates are assuming Soulsplit and Morytania legs 4 are used
- Set up your seedicide to crush seeds like belladonna seeds, poison ivy seeds, and cactus seeds. Other seeds are optional.
- Stand on the tile north-west of the tree as pictured (this is so all 6 vyres can reach you).
- Prioritise AoE's such as corruption blast or hurricane.
- It is recommended to enable auto-retaliate and area looting.
- It is important to not move from the square. In order to pick up loot, drop an item below you and area loot your item back, along with surrounding loot.
- This method is around 320,000 Prayer experience an hour.
- Augmented Sunspear - Cheap, hybrid, augmentable, easily replaceable and the highest tier weapon for vyres make this a popular choice for Invention training and mid-level slayer.
- Berserk blood essence - good pocket slot item for boosting offensive stats, used before overloads.
- Holy wrench - main pocket slot item while slaying, for preserving prayer and super restore potions.
- Morytania Elite Tasks - 50%+ increase in Prayer experience
- Corruption, salvation, and harmony auras - Every 500 prayer experience gained, 3-10% (depending on tier) of prayer points are restored.
- Perks - Aftershock 3 Precise 5 Scavenging 3 Biting 3
- Fire and Nature runes in rune pouch for high alchemy
Urns can be a great way of augmenting skilling experience per hour, and a recent update to the Ithell Voice of Seren allowed the soft clay rock to never deplete, allowing quick soft clay gathering. Additional items and bonus's such as Bracelet of clay, Varrock armour 4, and Perfect juju mining potion allow even greater yield to soft clay. The potion has a 10% chance of spawning a stone spirit, and when spawned, automatically sends the soft clay to the bank for the next 30 seconds. An additional ore is sent to the bank, ranging from copper to runite, runite being the rarest. On top of banking for 30 seconds and an extra ore, charges for the bracelet of clay are not consumed. It is recommended to bring 10 bracelets with you, and dropping any soft clay you get with your action bar, only keeping the soft clay that has been sent to the bank.
This can be up to 4000 soft clay an hour, and depletes about 10 bracelets of clay.
After the soft clay has been gathered, it is now time to create urns. Down below is a calculator, which will tell you approximately how many urns you need to create for the inputted goal level (automatically set to 99). The calculator does not take into account any bonus experience you may have, such as a skilling outfit or the wise perk.
It is highly recommended to make Cooking, Fishing, Runecrafting, Farming and Woodcutting urns first before any other urns.
template = Urn calculator form = urncalcin result = urncalcout param = current|Current Level/XP|1|int|0-200000000 param = goal|Goal Level/XP|99|int|0-200000000
Type in any skill level and you will see a list of all the highest tiered urns and the amount needed to achieve your goal level.
Up to 100k Crafting experience an hour along with 100k Dungeoneering experience (rates for 99+ dungeoneering), with some experience in a multitude of skills such as Woodcutting, Fishing, Fletching, Summoning and combat. It is recommended to buy the Scroll of dexterity as early as possible to save hides while doing this method.
- Start a complexity 6 small floor and complete the dungeon while picking up drops, cutting trees, fishing, opening the chests, and infusing/high alching summoning pouches. Cookie-cutter: F1-30 c6 small and 30+ c6 med.
- Gather as many rusty coins as possible. This is to purchase Protomastyx hide from the Smuggler
- Purchase some thread and Protomastyx hide. Craft Protoleather bodies and sell them to the Smuggler. Repeat until you no longer have enough rusty coins to continue crafting. Alternatively, High Level Alchemy can be used to get more rusty coins per body than selling to the Smuggler, but this is a much slower process than selling a full inventory at once and requires having nature runes.
- Upgrade your ring of kinship into the artisan variant, which gives a chance of saving resources while skilling, with gatherer, which gives a chance of gaining resources as a secondary.
- Training dungeoneering as an ironman is different than a main, because as an ironman you want to maximise free experience gain
- The hide can be keybound to the ability bar speeding up the process of crafting a large quantity of hides at a time.
| This is a table of viable capes for an ironman, in order of worst to best. For a more complete list see Capes.
|This is a brief list of viable options for ironmen. For a full list see Weapon/Magic weapons.
|This is a brief list of viable options for ironmen. For a full list see Weapon/Melee weapons.
The beginning tier of weapons can be skipped after completing Waterfall Quest, which rewards enough experience to level your Attack and Strength to level 30 if done at level 1.
|This is a brief list of viable options for ironmen. For a full list see Weapon/Ranged weapons.
Ironmen can't purchase most of their equipment so they may kill bosses outside of the recommended stats and gear. To make up for this, different strategies are sometimes used.
Out of all the Dagannoth Kings, Dagannoth Rex is the easiest to safe-spot. This makes it possible for lower levels to get easy kills. His notable drops are, warrior ring, berserker ring, some pieces of rock-shell armour, and mithril plateskirt which is used for clue scroll (medium). Not only those drops, but all Dagannoth Kings drop dragon hatchet, and dagannoth hide.
- Magic power armour
- Fire spells
- High Level Alchemy
- Shield for Resonance
- Emergency teleport (Ectophial recommended)
- Couple logs, for cremating the dagannoth bones
To start a Dagannoth Kings instance, it's recommended to use the fastest spawn speed as only one of the Kings is to be killed. Upon entering the instance, quickly move to spot 1, surging along the way. Attack Dagannoth Rex when he spawns with Combust, and move back into spot 1, wait, and use Resonance to heal off his first, and hopefully only successful hit. Move into spot 2 once Rex is in range, indicated by his hitting the player. Kill him without worry, as the other Kings won't come into attack range. Once Rex is dead, collect the loot and either wait in the complete safety of spot 2 for around 10 seconds then move to spot 1, or move directly into spot 1. Either way, before Rex spawns again, use Regenerate to convert your remaining adrenaline into health, or stall your adrenaline for the next kill by killing the minions in the water or using Anticipation, Freedom, and Preparation. If done right you shouldn't end up using any food besides the occasional agro by one of the other two Kings. If that does happen, it's advised to quickly exit via the entrance while using protect from ranged, or protect from magic if the more damaging, Dagannoth Prime happens to attack on the way out.
Kiting is when you run away from a melee-based opponent being out of reach of the target, resulting in them being unable to attack you. This is most effective when used at bosses that only melee, but still can be used on bosses that attack with multiple styles. An under-geared Ironman would want to do this because it allows them to continue to kill a boss for extended periods of time with minimal supply use, albeit slower kills due to the inability to take full advantage of abilities such as Sunshine or Asphyxiate. Popular bosses to kite as a low level Ironman are:
Beastmaster Durzag's primary method of attacking is by throwing melee punches and slams, increasing enrage to the aggression holder if multiple hits are dealt. He can also send range attacks to many of the players in the arena, including to the person holding aggression if the beastmaster can't hit them, but these attacks do not increase enrage. A player can take advantage of this by running around the arena to substantially decrease the enrage stack gain. If the player has not been hit by a melee attack for more than 15 seconds, the enrage resets back to 0. This allows a single player to tank Beastmaster Durzag for a long period of time without the need of a backup tank.
- An armour piece augmented with Enhanced Devoted 3 perk.
- An armour piece augmented with Mobile perk.
- High defence armour, like Achto Primeval robe top or Seasinger's robe top
- Oo'glog spa infinite run energy boost
- A mint cake .
- Arcane spirit shield or any other Spirit shield equivalent, in conjunction with Penance aura.
- High healing food, such as Rocktail soup and Super Saradomin brew flask (6).