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Crafting nature runes through the Abyss
Requirements Nature Altar inside.png

91 Runecrafting icon.png recommended (44 Runecrafting icon.png required)
21 Mining icon.png (70+ Mining icon.png recommended to mine through the rocks - optional)
70+ Hitpoints icon.png and Agility icon.png(optional)


Small through giant Runecrafting pouches
Multiple charged Amulets of glory (50+ charges needed)
Ring of dueling (optional)
Any pickaxe
Some Food
Protective gear mixed with weight-reducing clothing


Heroes' Quest, and Taverley teleports/Games necklaces (optional, for charging glorys)



Profit Experience gained
1,132,300 per hour

24,300 Runecrafting icon.png experience

Inputs Outputs

2,700 x Pure essence (5,400)
4 x Stamina potion (4) (28,200)
10 x Monkfish (4,620)
12.5 x Amulet of glory(4) (151,362.5)

5,400 x Nature rune (1,171,800)
12.5 x Amulet of glory (150,087.5)

Fastest routes to the Abyss.

The inner ring of the Abyss.

At average speed, one can do about 50 trips to the nature altar via the Abyss per hour, using the amulet of glory to teleport back to Edgeville, and using an equipped pickaxe to mine through the rocks in the Abyss. You need to recharge your pouches every nine trips, at the Dark mage, to prevent the giant pouch from degrading.

Using the small through giant Runecrafting pouches, you can hold up to 54 essence per trip, resulting in a profit of 23,328 per trip at 91 Runecrafting icon.png (ignoring other expenses).

Assuming that you can make 50 runs per hour, profit at lower levels using the available pouches can be expected to be roughly: 546,405 at 75 Runecrafting icon.png, 428,155 at 50 Runecrafting icon.png and 342,155 at 44 Runecrafting icon.png.

The Mage of Zamorak is located low-level Wilderness, near the source of the River Lum. This is a fairly safe area, but there might be player killers, so it is advised not to take expensive items on the trips to the Abyss. The best setup would be cheap but protective gear (e.g. dragonhides). Use of weight-reducing clothing is also recommended. Falador shield can be useful to negate the loss when killed by a player, as it can recharge prayer instantly (once or twice per day) which can be used to activate Protect Item. Use of abyssal bracelet is optional, but is ultimately too expensive to be worth using. Inside the Abyss, the creatures there will be aggressive and might do fair amounts of damage. See Abyss#Inside the Abyss for more information on how to navigate the Abyss. Once inside, enter the nature rift and craft the essence in your inventory and your pouches. Teleport back to Edgeville with an amulet of glory and repeat.

A ring of dueling is optional, but it helps in case players forget to swap out an exhausted glory for a charged one. Using Charge dragonstone jewellery scroll to recharge your amulets is recommended as it is quick, allowing you to spend more time runecrafting.

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