Earth runecrafting gloves

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Earth runecrafting gloves are a reward that may be purchased with tokens from the Fist of Guthix minigame for 75 tokens or from Stanley Limelight for 80 thaler. They give double runecrafting experience when crafting earth runes. This effect lasts for the crafting of 1,000 rune essence, with a total of 13000 Exp (Net gain 6500 Exp) after which they crumble to dust. The earth runecrafting gloves require a runecrafting level of 30 to wear and are non-tradeable. Only one pair of these gloves can be owned at any given time. As with other runecrafting gloves, they cannot be used for assisting work. These gloves do not affect experience gained at the Ourania Runecrafting Altar. Currently, crafting earth runes with these gloves provide the best runecrafting experience for free players, aside from the Runespan. The gloves grant 13 Runecrafting experience per rune essence, instead of the normal 6.5.

When they are used up, the chat box says, "The charges in your gloves have been used up and they crumble to dust." Players can right-click on the gloves in their inventory or while worn, and click "Inspect" to see how many charges they have left.

Using the Gloves[edit | edit source]

The effect of crafting earth runes with these gloves makes the experience higher than any other single rune type; in addition, it only requires Rune essence, which costs 68 coins compared with 52 coins for Pure essence. At level 78, players can create 4x earth runes, this makes the earth gloves useful as the prices of earth runes is currently 17 coins. Players can make a slight profit even when buying the rune essence from the Grand Exchange, currently this profit is 0. This is explained better in the table below.

The following table assumes rune essence is bought from the Grand Exchange, and 28 essence are crafted at a time. It does not take into account the benefit of the Explorer's Ring 2, 3, or 4 which provide a 10% chance of crafting additional runes from an essence. The runecrafting gloves do not give bonus experience for these extra runes, but the extra runes do improve the profit.

Runecrafting level Multiplier Profit per rune Total Profit
26 x2 -34 -952
52 x3 -17 -476
78 x4 0 0

Combat stats[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 27 July 2015 (Update):
    • Fist of Guthix runecrafting gloves will no longer degrade too quickly.
  • patch 15 October 2008 (Update):
    • The reward gloves from Fist of Guthix can now be used to pick nettles without injury.