Unpowered orb

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Unpowered orb detail.png

An unpowered orb is an item used to make enchanted orbs by casting an enchanting spell on the corresponding obelisk, then crafting the orb onto a battlestaff to make an air, earth, fire, or water battlestaff. An unpowered orb can be made out of molten glass by clicking on said glass at Crafting level 46, granting 52.5 Crafting experience.

Creating unpowered orbs can be a cost-effective way to train Crafting. Including banking time, a full inventory of molten glass takes about 58 seconds to craft. Using this method can therefore yield over 90,000 experience per hour with monetary gain of -1.41 coins per experience gained, assuming Grand Exchange market prices.

Unpowered orbs can sometimes be found inside barrels, and are also a common item received while pickpocketing Cadarn workers.

Creation[edit | edit source]

Unpowered orb.png Unpowered orb
Crafting-Hourglass.pngMake-X GE icon.png
52.5 XP-?241
Crafting Crafting level46
P2P icon.png Members only
Molten glass.pngMolten glass1315315

Craftable items[edit | edit source]

This table assumes a staff is used to save the relevant elemental rune.

Image Item Level Value Cost Profit Exp Profit/XP
Water orb.png Water orb 56 5,707 -1,425 4,282 66 64.88
Earth orb.png Earth orb 60 5,483 -1,425 4,058 70 57.97
Fire orb.png Fire orb 63 5,418 -1,425 3,993 73 54.7
Air orb.png Air orb 66 5,738 -1,425 4,313 76 56.75

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

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Anagami124 Multicombat.png4–6 (noted)3/25P2P icon.png
Arhat126 Multicombat.png4–8 (noted)14/128P2P icon.png
Barrel (Viyeldi caves)N/A Reward1CommonN/A
Cadarn worker93 Thieving-icon.png(noted)CommonN/A
Capsarius105 Multicombat.png(noted)12/128P2P icon.png
Greater reborn mage82 Multicombat.png1RareP2P icon.png
Lesser reborn mage68 Multicombat.png1RareP2P icon.png
Murderous bakami90 Hunter-icon.png4–8 (noted)UncommonN/A
Murderous bakami jarN/A Reward4–8 (noted)CommonN/A
Murderous orokami95 Hunter-icon.png5–8 (noted)UnknownN/A
Murderous orokami jarN/A Reward5–8 (noted)UnknownN/A
Sakadagami118 Multicombat.png4; 6 (noted)UncommonP2P icon.png
Skeleton (Tarn's Lair)45; 70; 71; 72; 77; 79 Multicombat.png1UncommonP2P icon.png
Sotapanna111 Multicombat.png(noted)UncommonP2P icon.png

Disassembly[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 6 May 2009 (Update):
    • The graphic for unpowered orbs has been changed to more easily distinguish them from air orbs.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • On 6 May 2009 Jagex updated the appearance of unpowered orbs by making them a darker colour, becoming easier to differentiate from air orbs.