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5 Money Making Alts To Fund Your Main Account

Jul-26-2019 PST

Most players in Oldschool Runescape obsess over making gold as it is the main source to buy better gear, skilling supplies or even Pking supplies. Since not everyone wants to buy large amounts of osrs gold to take away the challenge of the game, it is becoming quite common that people play multiple accounts at the same time to be more time efficient.

In fact, not having at least one dedicated account to make gold probably puts far behind the competition if you ever hope to get a high rank on the hiscores. Luckily, we’ve compiled a short list of AFK money making account builds that are consistent.

Gold Necklace Maker (F2P)

Requirements: Level 6 Crafting

Gold Per Hour: 80,000 to 100,000 per hour

While free to play is often overlooked as it is an abysmal place to make money, crafting gold jewelry at large price margins is actually quite decent. Gold necklaces usually sell for around 130 each in the grand exchange and gold bars can be bought at around 90 gold. The price fluctuates and you may need to switch to amulets or rings, so keep tabs on what the current prices are.

The Edgeville furnace is now available to free players and it is near the Grand Exchange for when you need to restock supplies. Since you can just load up a full inventory at a time, it is extremely AFK and easy to do on multiple characters at a time.

Cannonball Smither

Requirements: 35 smithing, Dwarf Cannon Quest

Gold Per Hour: 120,000~

The only thing less AFK than making gold jewelry is smithing cannonballs, which is only available in the paid version of the game. Cannonballs are made very slowly so you can just load up a full inventory and focus on your main account for well over a minute. The Edgeville furnace is obviously the best spot for this, but it can be done in multiple locations.

Unfinished Potions

Requirements: 63+ Herblore

Gold Per Hour: 1,000,000+

Herblore is a fast skill to train for wealthy players, which leaves a neverending niche to make money from unfinished potions. Technically speaking, nearly every herb in the game has some sort of profit margin, albeit fluctuating wildly.

Usually, the most profitable herb to make unfinished potions is from clean Snapdragons due to their constant demand. At the time of this writing, Snapdragons had over 220 coin profit margin per potion made, and with 5,000 potions per hour, this is easily a six-figure money maker.

Skeletal Wyvern Alt

Requirements: 85+ Melee Stats or 85+ Range, 72 Slayer

Gold Per Hour: 400,000+

It’s no surprise that Skeletal Wyverns are on this list as they drop lots of alchable items, stacks of skilling items and the chance for a Draconic Visage. Finding a free spot can be hard during peak hours, but it is still worth the struggle.

Opting to safespotting and ranging Wyverns is the usual route to go as you don’t need to pay attention to health. While the sky is the limit for how great of a weapon and ammunition to bring, a rune crossbow with broad bolts is a solid choice.

With the relatively new Ancient Wyvern shield, melee is much less frustrating and possibly more efficient than ranging. Be sure to bring extended antifires, high defense and/or strength gear, and a Dragonhunter Lance if you can afford it.

Rune Dragons

Requirements: Dragon Slayer 2 (and it’s subreqs), 90+ melee stats, powerful melee gear

Gold Per Hour: 1,000,000+

As crazy as it sounds, there are many dedicated players that create alt accounts for the purpose to AFK grind on Rune Dragons. The quest and skill requirements to get to this part of the game might as well seem like a main account, but it is worth it for those that play competitively. For the rest of us, it would probably just be easier to purchase runescape gold.

The basic setup would be to bring a Dragonfire Shield and extended antifires in order to withstand their dragon breath without having to pay much attention to your character. A mix of max strength or defense gear (Bandos or Barrows armor will do) should be enough for its melee attacks. A Zamorakian Hasta should be your staple weapon if you can’t afford the Dragonhunter Lance.

Even if you are not so lucky with rare drops, just the Dragon Bones and Rune bars are worth it alone. Bank trips are easily done with the Mythical cape as it gives unlimited teleports right to the bank.


Making money in Oldschool Runescape isn’t necessarily hard, it just requires patience to put in the hours. Sure, you can make millions of gold per hour from bossing, but the passive experience made on your alt accounts allows you to enjoy other facets of the game.