RuneScape 3: Most Profitable Skills – GameRant

Looking to make some serious coin in RuneScape 3? These profitable skills will certainly help! Money is what makes the world go round. In the expansive world of RuneScape 3, it is no different. RuneScape …

Looking to make some serious coin in RuneScape 3? These profitable skills will certainly help!
Money is what makes the world go round. In the expansive world of RuneScape 3, it is no different. RuneScape 3 is an MMORPG cult classic by Jagex Studios, with 27 different skills to train and master. Members have access to all 27 skills, while non-members can only access 17 of these skills. These skills are divided into four categories: Combat, Artisan, Gathering, and Support.
Some of these skills are profitable, granting XP in addition to money, while others offer no in-game wealth whatsoever. Players can sell logs gained from the Woodcutting skill, mining rare ores, and even selling drops gained from Slayer assignments. With the overwhelming amount of activities to do and training hotspots, players may need guidance on how to start building up their in-game bank account without being pay-to-win!
The main two money-making options for this gatherer skill are cutting Magic logs and Elder logs, requiring 75 and 90 Woodcutting, respectively. This skill is very beginner-friendly and always a good starting point in the world of RuneScape.
Magic logs are worth 320gp each and give 250xp when cut, while Elder logs are worth 5K each and yield a decent 325xp per log chopped. Make a nice profit and train Woodcutting simultaneously, with no extra effort! Two birds, one stone.
The Fishing skill is one of the more relaxing things to do in RuneScape. There are several different fish that are actually profitable and worth grinding: Sailfish, Karambwan, Rocktail, Shark, and Great White Sharks, to name a few. Catching these fish should award players with around 1M per hour if they keep on top of their clicking and switch to different fishing hotspots.
Fishing doesn’t grant much XP per hour either, but players should make a ton of money if they start at level 1 and go all the way to 120.
Mining goes hand-in-hand with Smithing and is often used to gather the materials for Smithing. Mining is a very low-maintenance skill and requires little clicking, meaning gamers can play on one tab and watch funny videos on the other. Win-win!
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Dark animica ore requires level 90 Mining and can be found southeast of Anachronia. Players can earn up to 1.5M an hour by using this resource. Runite ore is also a good method for non-member players to earn some gold and only requires level 50 Mining.
At high levels, instead of being a money drain, Herblore can give some decent profits, depending on the fluctuating prices of the Grand Exchange.
As an Artisan skill, players can craft Super Saradomin Brew Flasks by mixing Wine of Saradomin and a Saradomin Brew (3) to create the Super Saradomin Brew. Players should take their new brew to a decanting NPC, like Bob Barter (herbs) in the Grand Exchange, armed with Potion Flasks; they will be given their Super Saradomin Brew Flask. These are worth around 150K each! If buying all the ingredients on the Grand Exchange marketplace, this expensive method should still give players a total profit of 12M an hour. Not bad!
The best money-maker for Farming is by growing herbs in various herb farm patches dotted around Gielinor. The most profitable herbs are Ranarr, Tortsol, and Spirit Weed, worth 5,103gp, 8,360gp, and 10,821gp, respectively. Players can also clean these herbs to earn an extra bonus.
The Player Owned Farm is basically Stardew Valley but in RuneScape and was introduced to the game in 2018. It is also a decent XP trainer and a good moneymaker. Like Pokémon, players can breed and collect shiny variations of the standard farm animals, like sheep, cows, and even dragons. These unchecked shiny versions can be sold on the Grand Exchange for a decent profit.
If training Runecrafting from level 1 straight through to level mastery at 120, players can make around 1.5B GP. The best money-making method for this skill is crafting combination runes, like Mist, Dust, Mud, Smoke, Steam, and Lava runes.
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Players must be at least level 6 in Runecrafting to make these runes. To craft combination runes, players need to take existing runes that are already half of the combination, e.g., Water runes for Mist runes and the matching Water talisman. An equal amount of pure essence is required for the other half of the combination. Combination runes are an instant sell on the Grand Exchange, generating at least 8M per hour. However, it is a very click-intensive skill and requires a lot of running back and forth between banking and rune altars.
Hunter is a gathering skill definitely worth dedicating some time to. At a high level, players can hunt Grenwalls and Salamanders (both red and black).
Hunting Grenwalls specifically can earn players up to a whopping 7M per hour if on an empty server with access to multiple box traps at once. Hunting red salamanders by Castle Wars will grant players an hourly profit of around 3M. Players with magic notepaper can extend their stay and prolong their gains, reducing bank trips. Black salamanders are riskier, as they are only found in the PvP Wilderness zone and only yield 2M profit if players can even make it back safely without another player ruining their day.
Slayer is definitely RuneScape 3’s best skill to rake in the GP. Of course, it is entirely dependent on what task players are assigned by a Slayer Master and their current combat level. Even from a low level, money can still be made from training Slayer. This skill has dual utility as players can train all combat skills (Magic, Ranged, Attack, Defense, Strength, and Constitution) and Slayer.
Players assigned Lava Strykewyrms, Adamant Dragons, Airut, or Ripper Demons are almost guaranteed to make at least 2M an hour. These mobs require players to pay attention, use melee abilities to stun, and are, therefore, not afk-able. The higher players grind towards level 120 Slayer, the more money-per-hour to be made with better tasks, so get slaying!
RuneScape 3 is available to play for free on Android, iOS, and PC.
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