Make Leather

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Make Leather is a lunar spell unlocked by training at the Livid Farm. It costs 250,000 produce points to unlock (roughly 11 hours of Livid Farm). When used it tans 5 hides of any kind. This a great way to make money while training magic, although the time and effort required to unlock the spell may seem unappealing to some. Using Make Leather, a player can easily gain over 75,000 Magic experience, and make significant profit depending on the cost of the hides that they are tanning, as it is possible to cast the spell 850 – 900 times per hour. However, other methods that require a similar magic level are faster experience (such as String Jewellery).

The Make Leather spell cannot be used to turn yak-hides into cured yak-hides.

With the use of the spell Borrowed Power or Spellbook Swap (for High Level Alchemy) one can stay at the dragons for as long as desired and train the Crafting skill.

Cost[edit | edit source]

2Body rune.png2Fire rune.png2Astral rune.png1,146
Combo runes
2Body rune.png2Astral rune.png2Lava rune.png2,616
2Body rune.png2Astral rune.png2Smoke rune.png2,820
2Body rune.png2Astral rune.png2Steam rune.png2,914
2Body rune.png2Astral rune.pngStaff of fire.png994
2Body rune.png2Astral rune.pngSteam battlestaff.png994
2Body rune.png2Astral rune.pngElemental battlestaff.png994
2Body rune.png2Astral rune.pngMystical staff (75).png994
2Body rune.png2Astral rune.pngLava battlestaff.png994

Cost analysis[edit | edit source]

Hide Cost [1] Leather Cost Make Leather profit [2] Normal tanning profit [2]
Cowhide.png Cowhide 468 Leather.png Leather 573 -469 525
Cowhide.png Cowhide 468 Hard leather.png Hard leather 568 -494 485
Snake hide.png Snake hide (Tai Bwo Wannai Cleanup) 6,109 Snakeskin.png Snakeskin 3,629 -13,394 -12,475
Snake hide (swamp).png Snake hide (Temple Trekking) 3,839 Snakeskin.png Snakeskin 3,629 -2,044 -1,150
Green dragonhide.png Green dragonhide 1,817 Green dragon leather.png Green dragon leather 2,055 196 1,090
Blue dragonhide.png Blue dragonhide 2,311 Blue dragon leather.png Blue dragon leather 2,564 271 1,165
Red dragonhide.png Red dragonhide 2,700 Red dragon leather.png Red dragon leather 3,133 1,171 2,065
Black dragonhide.png Black dragonhide 3,847 Black dragon leather.png Black dragon leather 4,422 1,881 2,775
Royal dragonhide.png Royal dragonhide 4,362 Royal dragon leather.png Royal dragon leather 4,865 1,521 2,415
  1. ^ Assumes use of a Staff of fire or better.
  2. ^ a b Per 5 Leather made

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 1 September 2014 (Update):
    • A runic staff charged with the Make Leather spell will now tan any type of leather.
  • patch 11 April 2012 (Update):
    • The text when casting the "Make Leather" Lunar spell has been removed.