Cave goblin wire is used in light orbs, which can be made by players using the glassblowing section of the crafting skill or by stealing from various chests in Dorgesh-Kaan. The wire must then be added to the empty light orb to create a filament, allowing the light orb to function in a similar fashion to a light bulb, which grants the player 104 craft xp. The completed orb can then be used to replace broken sections of the magical Dorgeshuun lighting system.
Cave goblin wire can be obtained three ways, all of which are through the use of the thieving skill.
- The first is to pickpocket the cave goblins inside Dorgesh-Kaan, which requires 36 thieving.
- The second is to steal from the chests in the city, which requires 52 or 78 thieving (depending on the chest).
- The third way, also considered by some to be the easiest way, is to grab wire from the wire machine in the south-west side of the city just east of furnace, which requires 44 thieving and gives 22 thieving xp per success. Another wire is produced in 6 seconds.