Money Making

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There are many different ways to make money in Melvor Idle, below are some methods that provide the highest rates of GP gain.

Fletching Dragon Javelins with Alt Magic (Max ~5500k/hr)

Requirements

  • Woodcutting Level 90
  • Mining Level 95, 270 Mining mastery levels in total
  • Smithing Level 93
  • Fletching Level 92
  • Runecrafting Level 80
  • Magic Level 99, Magic Skillcape (item).svg Magic Skillcape

Improves GP Rate

Woodcutting:

Mining:

Smithing:

Fletching:

Runecrafting:

Other:

Method

Fletching Dragon Javelins (Max ~4000k/hr)

Changelog.svg This strategy was calculated for v0.15.4 and may have changed in newer updates.

Requirements

Improves GP Rate

Woodcutting:

Mining:

Smithing:

Fletching:

Other:

Method

Smithing Dragon Platebodies (Max 2117k/hr)

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Requirements

Improves GP Rate

Method

  1. Gather Dragonite Ore, Runite Ore and Coal Ore in a 1:2:6 ratio. This should be done wearing the Mining Skillcape. Depending on Mastery Levels and whether or not Diamond Luck Potions are being made, either Gem Gloves or Mining Gloves should be worn.
  2. Make Dragonite Bars while wearing the Smithing Skillcape.
  3. Make Dragon Platebodies
  4. Make the diamonds into Diamond Luck Potions with the Herblore Skillcape if possible.
  5. Sell the Gems, Diamond Luck Potions and Dragon Platebodies for profit

GP Rates with different Equipment and Mastery

The mastery in the tables below assume that every item has that mastery level. Note that the time to gather the ingredients for and make Perfect Swing Potions has not been included in the calculation due to it being negligible. It is also assumed that the Barrentoe Herbs for creating Diamond Luck Potions is grown concurrently during the money-making method, and do not add additional time.

Equipment
Gloves Mining Gem Mining Gem Gem Gem Gem
Signet Ring No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Make Diamond Luck No No No No Yes Yes Yes
Perfect Swing No No No No No No Tier 4
Mastery GP Per Hour
1 35,053 92,850 61,748 109,548 143,643 168,705 470,490
10 99,836 203,815 157,843 240,733 303,798 355,771 700,881
20 185,162 308,001 272,655 364,947 450,083 526,414 853,812
30 277,900 404,524 393,769 481,140 572,598 670,720 979,278
40 405,089 513,805 553,085 614,290 718,743 842,954 1,137,911
50 526,119 617,919 705,407 741,425 839,503 987,252 1,270,966
60 717,626 767,405 938,896 924,779 992,359 1,172,130 1,442,452
70 874,577 894,775 1,132,811 1,080,840 1,156,265 1,366,490 1,637,861
80 1,165,196 1,122,613 1,480,715 1,358,751 1,375,280 1,631,844 1,895,516
90 1,368,183 1,286,852 1,727,857 1,559,149 1,545,851 1,837,532 2,099,939
99 1,382,560 1,306,346 1,744,793 1,581,345 1,577,716 1,872,574 2,117,292

Calculating the GP Rate

The GP rate can be calculated by finding the profit of completing a single platebody action and dividing by the time to complete the action and gather/craft all sub-components.

- Main article: Math:Dragon_Platebodies


Fishing for Whales (Max 1142k/hr)

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Requirements

Improves GP Rate

Method

Equip Fishing gear and fish for Whales. Each piece of equipment will give a substantial boost to profit per hour. 65 Whale Mastery is the most important level milestone, which will remove the junk catch chance. Fishing is the most profitable single-skill money making method, though it gets outclassed by the multiplicative benefits of the combinations above.

Fletching Magic Longbows (Max 975k/hr)

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Requirements

Method

By utilizing the output doubling of the Fletching Skillcape, the value of magic logs can be more than quadrupled; it is doubled once making unstrung bows, and another time making strung bows. Profits can be further increased by using Skilled Fletching Potion IV and Aorpheats Signet Ring. To calculate the maximum GP per hour, 99 mastery level will be assumed. The entire process is as follows:

  1. Cut yew logs and magic logs simultaneously while wearing the Woodcutting Skillcape. The yew logs should be sold.
  2. Fletch the magic logs into Magic Longbow (u) while wearing the Fletching Skillcape.
  3. Purchase bowstrings from the Shop and fletch the unstrung bows into Magic Longbow.
  4. Sell the longbows for profit.

Without using Aorpheats Signet Ring and Skilled Fletching Potion IV profits are around 624k/hr, however, using the ring and potion increases profits by 351k/hr.

Mining with Gem Gloves (Max 729k/hr Idle)

Requirements

Improves GP Rate

Method

This method relies on Gem Gloves (item).svg Gem Gloves increasing the gem chance to 100% when mining (excluding Rune Essence (item).svg Rune Essence). The average value of a Gem is Coins.svg 381.25, while a single charge of the Gem Gloves costs only Coins.svg 250. Thus Coins.svg 131.25 of profit is earned per mining action from gems. It is recommended to use this method while gathering the large quantities of ore required to train the Smithing (skill).svg Smithing skill.

With the Dragon Pickaxe (upgrade).svg Dragon Pickaxe, Master of Nature (upgrade).svg Master of Nature, Level 99 Dragonite Ore Mastery, and Perfect Swing Potion IV (item).svg Perfect Swing Potion IVs, and the Mining Skillcape (item).svg Mining Skillcape, an average of 2,423 Dragonite Ore (item).svg Dragonite Ore mining actions can be done per hour. Between the ore, extra ore from the pickaxe and mastery double ore chance, the gems from the gloves, and the coal, Coins.svg 279 profit is earned per action on average, for a total of Coins.svg 728,960 profit per hour.

With the Dragon Pickaxe (upgrade).svg Dragon Pickaxe and Level 50 Adamantite Ore Mastery, an average of 2,117 Adamantite Ore (item).svg Adamantite Ore mining actions can be done per hour. Between the ore, extra ore from the pickaxe and mastery double ore chance, and the gems from the gloves, Coins.svg 219 profit is earned per action on average, for a total of Coins.svg 486,114 profit per hour.

Chopping Magic Logs (Max 1213k/hr)

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Requirements

Improves Gp Rate

Method

Simply cut down Magic Logs and your chosen secondary log (if the Multi-Tree upgrade has been purchased) and sell the logs and bird's nests for profit. If using Bird Nest Potions, a portion of the nests can be opened for Potato Seeds to make more potions.

Note: The maximum GP rate assumes that the player already has the Bird Nest Potions made.

Combat

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Combat can yield some of the highest GP rates in the game, but may require active work or outside automation to prevent the player from dying. Due to the complexity of combat, exact rates are difficult to determine, but some of the highest GP rate targets are as follows: Volcanic Cave, Master Farmers, Black Dragons.

Melvor Idle version v0.16.3 (Released: 14th September 2020)
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Woodcutting (skill).svg Woodcutting
Fishing (skill).svg Fishing
Firemaking (skill).svg Firemaking
Cooking (skill).svg Cooking
Mining (skill).svg Mining
Smithing (skill).svg Smithing
Thieving (skill).svg Thieving
Farming (skill).svg Farming
Fletching (skill).svg Fletching
Crafting (skill).svg Crafting
Runecrafting (skill).svg Runecrafting
Herblore (skill).svg Herblore
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