Make Leather

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Description: Tanning royal dragonhide with 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 all 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.png1,338
Combo runes
2Body rune.png2Astral rune.png2Lava rune.png2,742
2Body rune.png2Astral rune.png2Smoke rune.png3,184
2Body rune.png2Astral rune.png2Steam rune.png2,944
2Body rune.png2Astral rune.pngStaff of fire.png1,078
2Body rune.png2Astral rune.pngSteam battlestaff.png1,078
2Body rune.png2Astral rune.pngElemental battlestaff.png1,078
2Body rune.png2Astral rune.pngMystical staff (75).png1,078
2Body rune.png2Astral rune.pngLava battlestaff.png1,078

Cost analysis[edit | edit source]

Hide Cost [1] Leather Cost Make Leather profit [2] Make Leather profit (pouch) [3] Normal tanning profit [4]
Cowhide.png Cowhide 757 Leather.png Leather 816 456 574 1,652
Cowhide.png Cowhide 757 Hard leather.png Hard leather 853 1,418 1,610 2,604
Snake hide.png Snake hide (Tai Bwo Wannai Cleanup) 15,375 Snakeskin.png Snakeskin 10,099 -138,254 -148,806 -148,148
Snake hide (swamp).png Snake hide (Temple Trekking) 14,245 Snakeskin.png Snakeskin 10,099 -108,874 -117,166 -116,648
Green dragonhide.png Green dragonhide 1,233 Green dragon leather.png Green dragon leather 1,526 6,540 7,126 7,644
Blue dragonhide.png Blue dragonhide 2,287 Blue dragon leather.png Blue dragon leather 2,578 6,488 7,070 7,588
Red dragonhide.png Red dragonhide 2,472 Red dragon leather.png Red dragon leather 2,853 8,828 9,590 10,108
Black dragonhide.png Black dragonhide 2,747 Black dragon leather.png Black dragon leather 3,012 5,812 6,342 6,860
Royal dragonhide.png Royal dragonhide 4,209 Royal dragon leather.png Royal dragon leather 4,637 10,050 10,906 11,424
Dinosaur hide.png Dinosaur hide 216,701 Dinosaur leather.png Dinosaur leather 181,595 -913,834 -984,046 -983,528
  1. ^ Assumes use of a Staff of fire or better.
  2. ^ Per 26 Leather made.
  3. ^ Per 28 Leather made, assumes use of a Large rune pouch.
  4. ^ Per 28 Leather made.

Update history[edit | edit source]

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ninja 21 September 2020 (Update):
    • ‘Make Leather’ will now tan all hides of the same type in your backpack at once, and no longer uses the Make-x system.
  • patch 1 September 2014 (Update):
    • A runic staff charged with the Make Leather spell will now tan any type of leather.
  • patch 11 August 2014 (Update):
    • The greater runic staff now works correctly with the 'Make Leather' spell.
  • patch 19 December 2012 (Update):
    • The "Make Leather" spell now tans only in batches of 5.
  • patch 11 April 2012 (Update):
    • The text when casting the "Make Leather" Lunar spell has been removed.
  • patch 4 October 2011 (Update):
    • The Make Leather spell now consistently takes one set of runes per leather.