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Crafting cosmic runes
Requirements Cosmic Altar inside.png

75 Runecrafting icon.png (59 Runecrafting icon.png or 27 Runecrafting icon.png possible, but decreased profit)
66 Agility icon.png recommended


Started Fairytale II - Cure a Queen for Fairy rings (optional)
75 Crafting icon.png and 300 Slayer reward points to unlock the ability to craft Slayer rings (optional)
67 Magic icon.png and Dream Mentor to unlock the NPC Contact spell (optional)



Profit Experience gained
613,400 per hour

17,280 Runecrafting icon.png

Inputs Outputs

2,160 x Pure essence (4,320)

4,320 x Cosmic rune (617,760)

The on-foot route to and from the Zanaris bank.

Depending on the method of travel, a round trip to the cosmic altar takes about a minute and a half to two minutes, including banking and filling up pouches. To start out, players should withdraw a full inventory's worth of pure essence from the bank, and then fill their pouches with the remaining essence; this should come out to 54 essence per trip if utilising all four pouches, which will have to be repaired by use of the NPC Contact spell (67 Magic) to contact the Dark mage as they degrade. At the bare minimum, profits can get as low as 114,210 assuming 810 essence is bought and then crafted per hour.

Using the Slayer ring and fairy rings, you can make about 40 trips to the cosmic altar per hour. With 59 Runecrafting (giving double cosmic runes) and especially 75 Runecrafting (giving access to the giant pouch), this can be highly profitable. Start out at the Edgeville bank. Unload pure essence and store it in your pouches, and then take out essence for your inventory. Teleport via the slayer ring to Rellekka Slayer Caves, exit, and use the fairy ring to the west to teleport to Zanaris. From there, run south to the Agility shortcut; if you have 66 Agility, go through both of them, although you may get stuck and take a small amount of damage before passing through. Run further south and enter the mysterious ruins, and then go directly to the altar. Craft your essence in your inventory and pouches, and then teleport back to Edgeville with your Amulet of glory. With this method, you can craft about 2,160 essence per hour, but without the giant pouch, that will drop to about 1,680. Alternatively, a Quest Point Cape or Necklace of Passage (Wizard's Tower teleport) can be used to access fairy rings after banking in Edgeville.

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