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Onyx is a rare volcanic gem with a shiny black lustre which is used in the Crafting skill to make jewellery. As there are only a limited number of ways to obtain an onyx gem, it is the second-rarest gem in RuneScape behind the hydrix, which requires an onyx to complete.

An uncut onyx requires level 72 Crafting to cut, granting 167.5 Crafting experience when cut. Players may also use the Fletching skill to cut an onyx into onyx bolt tips by using a chisel on a cut onyx at level 73 Fletching. Cutting an onyx into bolt tips grants the player 9 experience in the Fletching skill and gives the player 24 onyx bolt tips. There are other, far cheaper and simpler ways to obtain onyx bolt tips, therefore this practice is not recommended due to the value of the gem.

A cut onyx can be combined with an incomplete hydrix from the Soul Reaper activity to make an uncut hydrix, which is required for hydrix jewellery. Enchanted hydrix jewellery may also be repaired with a cut onyx, recharging the jewellery by 50% and consuming the cut onyx in the process.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Uncut onyx can be purchased from TzHaar-Hur-Lek's Ore and Gem Store in TzHaar City, as a reward from the Fight Kiln, mining ores to obtain a metamorphic geode, or in an oyster in a player-owned house aquarium. 100 onyx dust can also be transmuted to form an uncut onyx.

Creation[edit | edit source]

Onyx.png Onyx
Crafting-Make-X GE icon.png
167.5 XP-1,222,292
Crafting Crafting level72
P2P icon.png Members onlyYes
Uncut onyx.pngUncut onyx11,219,0041,219,004

Cost of cutting[edit | edit source]

Uncut onyx Onyx Onyx bolt tips (24)
Value Value Profit Crafting GP/XP Value Profit Fletching GP/XP
1,219,004 1,222,292 3,288 19.63 183,384 -1,035,620 -5,854.27
  • The profit or loss for fletching bolts assumes starting with an uncut gem.

Jewellery and bolts[edit | edit source]

Onyx can be forged in a furnace with a gold bar and the appropriate mould to produce the following jewellery, which can then be enchanted to perform specific uses.

Level Unenchanted Profit Enchanted Profit Profit[1]
Crafting 72 Onyx ring 42,283 Ring of fortune -137,307 -134,747
Crafting 82 Onyx necklace -722,839 Berserker necklace -821,444 -818,884
Crafting 84 Onyx bracelet -794,472 Regen bracelet -1,106,411 -1,103,851
Crafting 90 Onyx amulet[2] 420,356 Amulet of fury[2] -8,003 -5,443
Fletching 63 Onyx bolts[3] -1,036,124 Onyx bolts (e)[3] -1,041,766.4 -1,036,534.4
Fletching 98 Onyx bakriminel bolts[4] -1,045,388 Onyx bakriminel bolts (e)[4] -1,033,023.2 -1,027,791.2
  1. ^ Assumes no elemental runes are used while enchanting.
  2. ^ a b Includes the price of a Ball of wool.
  3. ^ a b Assumes 24 runite bolts are bought.
  4. ^ a b Assumes 24 bakriminel bolts are bought.

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

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Hydrix dragon133 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Onyx dragon126 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png

Disassembly[edit | edit source]

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The colour of onyx actually ranges from white to almost every colour, excluding shades of blue or purple.
  • Visually, no gold can be seen on any onyx jewellery although they all require gold bars to be made.
  • Onyxes and hydrixes are the only gems to have a decreased alchemy value when cut.
  • Onyxes previously required 67 Crafting to cut, but this was changed to 72 Crafting on 27 March 2017.[1]
  • The Personalised shops update on 2 September 2009 raised the price of an uncut onyx in the TzHaar shops ninefold, from 300,000 to 2,700,000 Tokkul.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. "New Luck Items & Luck Rework." 27 March 2017. RuneScape News.