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.png1,806
Combo runes
2Body rune.png2Astral rune.png2Lava rune.png3,644
2Body rune.png2Astral rune.png2Smoke rune.png3,368
2Body rune.png2Astral rune.png2Steam rune.png4,558
2Body rune.png2Astral rune.pngStaff of fire.png1,564
2Body rune.png2Astral rune.pngSteam battlestaff.png1,564
2Body rune.png2Astral rune.pngElemental battlestaff.png1,564
2Body rune.png2Astral rune.pngMystical staff (75).png1,564
2Body rune.png2Astral rune.pngLava battlestaff.png1,564

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 709 Leather.png Leather 822 1,374 1,600 3,164
Cowhide.png Cowhide 709 Hard leather.png Hard leather 776 178 312 1,792
Snake hide.png Snake hide (Tai Bwo Wannai Cleanup) 5,929 Snakeskin.png Snakeskin 5,238 −19,530 −20,912 −19,768
Snake hide (swamp).png Snake hide (Temple Trekking) 2,433 Snakeskin.png Snakeskin 5,238 71,366 76,976 77,980
Green dragonhide.png Green dragonhide 958 Green dragon leather.png Green dragon leather 1,224 5,352 5,884 6,888
Blue dragonhide.png Blue dragonhide 1,790 Blue dragon leather.png Blue dragon leather 2,025 4,546 5,016 6,020
Red dragonhide.png Red dragonhide 1,837 Red dragon leather.png Red dragon leather 2,211 8,160 8,908 9,912
Black dragonhide.png Black dragonhide 1,941 Black dragon leather.png Black dragon leather 2,317 8,212 8,964 9,968
Royal dragonhide.png Royal dragonhide 2,406 Royal dragon leather.png Royal dragon leather 2,770 7,900 8,628 9,632
Dinosaur hide.png Dinosaur hide 270,905 Dinosaur leather.png Dinosaur leather 237,255 −876,464 −943,764 −942,760
  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.