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Plank Make
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Release date 15 May 2007 (Update)
Members Yes
Level Magic 86
Spellbook Lunar
Type Skilling
Experience 90
Runes 1Nature2Astral15Earth
Quest Dream Mentor
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Plank Make is a Lunar Magic spell. When cast it will convert one applicable log into a plank of the same type, but without running from the bank to the Sawmill. There is still a conversion fee (aside from the rune cost), but it is 30% cheaper than the Sawmill operator. However, this savings is negated by the rune cost of the spell, which is 1,235 coins (based on GE prices for the Nature and Astral runes, while using a staff for the Earth runes).

Plank Make is a good method to train Magic and is faster experience than High Level Alchemy. The need to stay in a bank area may cause players who prefer to train other skills along with Magic to be more inclined to use High Level Alchemy. Dream Mentor must be completed in order to cast this spell.

Cost

InputCost
15Earth rune.png1Nature rune.png2Astral rune.png1,505
Combo runes
1Nature rune.png2Astral rune.png15Dust rune.png16,010
1Nature rune.png2Astral rune.png15Mud rune.png14,255
1Nature rune.png2Astral rune.png15Lava rune.png15,725
Staves
1Nature rune.png2Astral rune.pngMud battlestaff.png1,235
1Nature rune.png2Astral rune.pngStaff of earth.png1,235
15Earth rune.png0.9Nature rune.png2Astral rune.pngNature staff.png1,464.5
1Nature rune.png2Astral rune.pngElemental battlestaff.png1,235
1Nature rune.png2Astral rune.pngMystical staff (75).png1,235
1Nature rune.png2Astral rune.pngLava battlestaff.png1,235

Plank Make may be cast once per 3 game ticks (about 1.8 seconds). Including banking time, up to about 1800 Plank Makes may be cast per hour, giving about 162k magic experience per hour.

Log Plank Cost in coins
Spell Make Portable sawmill Sawmill
Logs Plank 70 90 100
Oak logs Oak plank 175 225 250
Teak logs Teak plank 350 450 500
Mahogany logs Mahogany plank 1050 1350 1500

The following table is based upon casting the spell with an Earth staff or equivalent.

Log Current Coin Values Profit/Loss Exp Profit/Exp
Logs Runes Direct Coin Cost of Spell Plank
Logs 291 1235 70 799 −797 90 −8.9
Oak logs 591 175 556 −1,445 −16.1
Teak logs 105 350 372 −1,318 −14.6
Mahogany logs 300 1050 1,321 −1,264 −14

Trivia

  • Casting Plank Make on Lunar lumber in the Livid Farm uses a different animation which originally was a large ball of bright light. This was later changed to be not so intense and a dimmer red colour. This was announced in Patch Notes (3 May 2011).
  • Plank Make used to have a confirmation screen for each log, but this was removed. The removal of the confirmation screen sped up the cast speed from once per 4 game ticks to once per 3 game ticks.
  • In September 2009, the cast speed was changed to 2 game ticks per cast but was later changed back to 3.
  • A player casting Plank Make can successfully follow another player as long as some time between casts is given. It is possible to walk around short distances; again leaving some time in between casts. Large distances, however, cannot be covered.
  • A player must cast Plank Make exactly 104,853 times to go from 86 - 99 Magic, and will make a loss of −132,534,192 in doing so, if making mahogany planks.
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