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An unpowered orb is an item used to make enchanted orbs by casting an enchanting spell on the corresponding obelisk, then crafting the orb onto a battlestaff to make an air, earth, fire, or water battlestaff. An unpowered orb can be made out of molten glass by clicking on said glass at Crafting level 46, granting 52.5 Crafting experience.

Creating unpowered orbs can be a cost-effective way to train Crafting. Including banking time, a full inventory of molten glass takes about 58 seconds to craft. Using this method can therefore yield over 90,000 experience per hour with monetary gain of 2.11 coins per experience gained, assuming Grand Exchange market prices.

Unpowered orbs can sometimes be found inside barrels, and are also a common item received while pickpocketing Cadarn workers.


Unpowered orb.png Unpowered orb
Crafting-Make-X GE icon.png
52.5 XP-724
Crafting Crafting level46
P2P icon.png Members onlyYes
Molten glass.pngMolten glass1613613

Craftable items

This table assumes a staff is used to save the relevant elemental rune.

Image Item Level Value Cost Profit Exp Profit/XP
Water orb.png Water orb 56 5,942 −1,236 4,706 66 71.3
Earth orb.png Earth orb 60 6,854 −1,236 5,618 70 80.26
Fire orb.png Fire orb 63 5,232 −1,236 3,996 73 54.74
Air orb.png Air orb 66 5,831 −1,236 4,595 76 60.46

Drop sources

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Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Barrel (Viyeldi caves)N/A1Common
Cadarn workerN/A1Common
Murderous bakami jarN/A4–8Common
Murderous orokami jarN/A6Common
Greater reborn mage821Rare
Lesser reborn mage681Rare
Murderous bakamiN/A4–8Uncommon
Skeleton (Tarn's Lair)45; 70; 71; 72; 77; 791Uncommon
Murderous orokamiN/A5–8Unknown


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  • On 6 May 2009 Jagex updated the appearance of unpowered orbs by making them a darker colour, becoming easier to differentiate from air orbs.