Old School RuneScape can already be a challenge for some players, but for veteran players, sometimes a challenge is needed. This is where Ironman Mode comes in. A lot of players gravitate towards this mode when they feel the game has become too easy or a bit stale. Ironman Mode forces players to play alone and collect everything themselves.

As such, it can be a bit hard trying to level up skills. That is where this guide comes in. This guide will focus on leveling up your Crafting skill while playing in Ironman Mode. Crafting is essential in Ironman mode if you want to acquire some gear to help you fight monsters and survive. 

Once this skill becomes high enough in level, you will be able to craft a variety of OSRS items that can help make you more OSRS gold. Leveling up Crafting is simple, but like all Old School RuneScape skills, it will become a tedious and long process.

Let’s jump into everything you need to know to start leveling Crafting while playing on Ironman Mode.

What Is Ironman Mode?

Ironman mode is similar to solo self-found in other games. Players can’t participate in a lot of activities that require interacting with other players. Players playing on Ironman mode won’t be able to trade with others, party up, use the Grand Exchange, and do other group activities. The player will have to earn everything alone. Ironman mode is for players who want a challenge.

It is still possible to earn a good amount of OSRS gold, but since you can’t trade or sell gear to others, it will be a bit harder to get gold. A lot of gear in Ironman mode will come from the Crafting skill as well. This will help you level much easier.

What Is Crafting?

Crafting in Old School RuneScape is a great skill to level, especially on Ironman Mode. This skill allows you to make various types of equipment and OSRS items. These types of equipment include armor, amulets, rings, and glass. Some gear created can be sold to make OSRS GP, but making glass will be your primary method of leveling up crafting.

Recommended Quests

To get a jump start on the Crafting skill, then some quests offer some good experience to your Crafting skill. Only a few of these quests have skill requirements, so it is easy for beginners to take advantage of. Completing all of these quests should bring your Crafting skill to level 30.

The following quests are recommended for leveling up Crafting in early levels and are in order based on experience gained, from lowest to highest:

  • Sheep Shearer
  • Goblin Diplomacy
  • Misthalin Mystery
  • Dwarf Cannon
  • Recipe for Disaster/Freeing the Goblin Generals
  • Murder Mystery
  • Observatory Quest
  • Elemental Workshop I
  • Elemental Workshop II 

Leveling Crafting With Glassblowing

Leveling up Crafting is a simple process, but it does require a lot of farming for items. Since you are in Ironman mode, you can’t expect help from others. However, for leveling up Crafting you will be making Molten Glass and then use a Glassblowing Pipe to craft items. First, you got to make Molten Glass, which requires a few items.

Molten Glass

The first thing you will need to do is begin farming two items: Buckets of Sand and Seaweed. You are going to be doing this for a very long time, so get used to it. The fastest way to collect Buckets of Sand is by going to the Bandit Camp Quarry. Start mining sandstone, then grind them down. To grind them down, you will need to use the Sandstorm grinder near the mine. Use this to get Buckets of Sand. Next, is farming Seaweed.

The best way to get Seaweed is to plant Seaweed Spores on Fossil Island. This method will grow Giant Seaweeds. Giant Seaweeds are worth the same as 6 Seaweeds, making it much more efficient. Using a range or fire on Seaweeds will make Soda Ash. You now have all of the ingredients to make Molten Glass.

Find a furnace and use both the Soda Ash and Buckets of Sand to make Molten Glass. Now with Molten Glass, you can begin crafting a bunch of glass items. You will need a Glassblowing Pipe to create these items. As your Crafting skill increases, you will be able to make glass items that give more experience, even though the Molten Glass requirements stay the same.

You will continue this method until your Crafting skill is as high as you want it to be. Once your Crafting skill is high level, then you will be able to use this skill to make a little bit of OSRS GP. 


In short, the best way to level up the Crafting skill in Ironman Mode is by using the molten glass and glassblower method. This method is the most common and also the fastest. It will take some time to level Crafting because you will have to farm all of the resources yourself but is still worth doing. Make sure to complete the suggested quests early on to get a good chunk of experience and OSRS gold before you start farming and grinding.

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