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Training Hints and Tips

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  • You can use the House Teleport spell at level 40 Magic to get to your house more quickly.
  • Use your Construction level to your advantage: higher level servants can help you more quickly.
  • Moving house (speak with the Estate agent) can help if you are running to banks...

Heraldry and Family Crests

The workshop contains the heraldry hotspot. With the ability to paint your family crest on steel or rune full helms, you can wear your crest into battle. If you upgrade this to a shield easel, you can paint your crest on a kiteshield! If your Construction level is high enough, you can even make a large banner of your crest to carry around.


Barrows armour repairs

The repair bench, also found in the workshop, is very useful. Basic benches can repair broken staffs and arrows, and if you change this to a whetstone, you can sharpen old rusty swords. If your Construction level allows it, you could even make an armour stand, where you can repair Barrows armour for a reduced cost! The cost depends on your Smithing level: if your Smithing level is 1, the cost will be nearly the same as normal. With 99 Smithing, your repair cost will be practically halved.


Flatpacks

To make flatpacks you will need to construct a workshop and workbench. Dependent on the level of your workbench, you can construct flat-packed items. For example, you can use the same materials to make a rocking chair to make a flatpacked version of it with your workbench. You still get the same experience for making the item. You can then sell this item to another player who is unable to make the item, but wants it for their own house. They simply use the flatpacked version with the hotspot.


Construction Tea

Tea brewed in your Kitchen will boost your construction level by +1, +2 or +3, allowing you to build higher level items in your home. The level boost depends on the type of tea set you get from your shelves; in increasing order, clay, porcelain, or gold-trimmed. To make tea, you need at least level 11 construction to make a stove that can heat the kettle. You also need a larder (for tea leaves) and a sink for water to fill your kettle (from any type kitchen shelves). Fill the kettle with water, put it on the stove, and wait for it to boil. Put the tea leaves into the teapot, pour the hot water into the pot, and then it's time to fill your teacup for a yummy boost.


Crystal Saw

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This odd piece of equipment is a combination of elven mystic arts and gnomish ingenuity, given to those adventurers who successfully aid the gnomes in the Eyes of Glouphrie.

By having the crystal saw in your inventory you will be able to construct furnishings in your house even if you don't have the level you would normally require. The crystal saw will effectively supply you with 3 extra levels. If you have level 57 Construction, for example, you will be able to construct level 60 furnishings such as gilded four-poster beds - provided you have necessary materials, of course.

As the power of the crystal is drained slightly in doing this, you will only be able to construct 28 items in this way before the saw reverts to an uncharged crystal seed and it will need to be recharged.

This bonus can be stacked on top of bonuses from tea or Evil Dave's Stew of DOOM. Obviously, if you are lucky you may use the stew to get a massive +9 to your Construction (though only on furnishings) - on the other hand, you may be unlucky and the Evil Stew of DOOM may stack with the saw to give you -3...

Please note that this does not apply to building rooms, placing monsters or growing plants, as they do not require a saw.


Hidey-holes and Racks

As you train Construction, you'll find you're able to build various little hidey-holes and racks in useful locations around RuneScape, which give construction experience "one time only." Hidey-holes can be built nearby many of the crossbow shortcuts around the world, in which you can store spare crossbows and grapples. Racks can be built at various eagle eyries and outside the house that resides atop Baxtorian Falls, and these can be used to store ropes. Building these hidey-holes and racks means you don't have to remember to bring a crossbow/rope with you, and doing so also earns you some Construction XP.

Crossbow shortcut hidey-holes

Item Level required Materials required Experience gained
Falador wall 29 Construction plank.gif
Planks x 4
bronze wood crossbow.gif
Bronze crossbow x 1
mithril grapple rope.gif
Mithril grapple x 1
steel nails.gif
Steel nails x 4
408
Yanille wall 31 Construction plank.gif
Planks x 4
bronze wood crossbow.gif
Bronze crossbow x 1
mithril grapple rope.gif
Mithril grapple x 1
steel nails.gif
Steel nails x 4
528
Catherby cliff 45 Construction o plank.gif
Oak planks x 4
iron willow crossbow.gif
Iron crossbow x 1
mithril grapple rope.gif
Mithril grapple x 1
984
River Lum 47 Construction o plank.gif
Oak planks x 4
steel teak crossbow.gif
Steel crossbow x 1
mithril grapple rope.gif
Mithril grapple x 1
1044
Water Obelisk 49 Construction t plank.gif
Teak planks x 4
mithril maple crossbow.gif
Mithril crossbow x 1
mithril grapple rope.gif
Mithril grapple x 1
1464
Musa Point 52 Construction m plank.gif
Mahogany planks x 4
mithril maple crossbow.gif
Mithril crossbow x 1
mithril grapple rope.gif
Mithril grapple x 1
1872

Rope racks

Item Level required Materials required Experience gained
Eagles' Peak eyrie 18 Construction plank.gif
Planks x 3
rope.gif
Rope x 5
steel nails.gif
Steel nails x 4
252
Baxtorian Falls house 24 Construction o plank.gif
Oak planks x 3
rope.gif
Rope x 5
540
Karamja eyrie 28 Construction o plank.gif
Oak planks x 3
rope.gif
Rope x 5
540
Feldip eyrie 38 Construction t plank.gif
Teak planks x 3
rope.gif
Rope x 5
810


Protean Planks

Protean plank Won on the Squeal of Fortune minigame, protean planks are used as a replacement for any type of plank used in the Construction skill.

Construction Training in Dungeoneering

You can gain Construction experience by customizing your dungeon starting room. For a list of the modifications that you can make, visit the construction table page.


Boosting Experience Gain

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The pendant of Construction and the prized pendant of Construction can boost your XP gain by 1.5 up to a total of 300 XP, and 2 times up to a total of 598 XP, respectively. To activate your bonus XP, you must right-click the pendants and choose 'Gain xp'. Once the bonus XP has been added to your bonus XP pool, the pendant becomes a cosmetic item.
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Each individual item in the constructor's set (hat, garb, trousers, boots and gloves) grant 1% extra XP each. A complete set will grant an additional 1% XP bringing the total to 6% for the whole set.
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The sculpting chisels available from the God Statues D&D (Zamorak chisel, Saradomin chisel, Guthix chisel and Bandos chisel) provide 1% bonus Cosntruction XP.

Construction Boosts

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The sculpting chisels available from the God Statues D&D (Zamorak chisel, Saradomin chisel, Guthix chisel and Bandos chisel) will raise your Construction level by 1 when equipped.
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The Construct. cape, Construct. cape (t) or Construction master cape can be used to temporarily increase your skill level by 1. To do this, equip one of the capes, right-click it and choose Boost.


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