OSRS Best AFK Training Methods

One of the great things about OSRS is you don’t need to be paying a lot of attention to be making gains. Especially since the introduction of OSRS mobile training methods. There’s a wealth of different AFK training methods that can be used for a variety of different skills. This guide will cover some of the very best methods.

What are the Best AFK Training Methods?

  • Motherlode Mine
  • Redwoods
  • Catching Monkfish
  • Cannonballs
  • Cooking Fish
  • Making Tars

Motherlode Mine

osrs the motherlode mine

The Motherlode Mine is one of the best AFK training methods for the mining skill. Players will mine ore veins around the map and deposit them into the hopper located close by when they have a full inventory.

The second floor is considerably easier to AFK due to its close proximity to the hopper and a bank. Although, this will require a minimum of 72+ mining and a fee of 100 Gold Nuggets.


osrs redwood logs

Redwoods are widely known as the most AFK training method in the entire game and certainly for the Woodcutting skill. Players can get up to 70,000 exp per hour with minimal amounts of attention, although level 90 woodcutting is required to chop Redwoods.

Although, woodcutting trees prior to level 90 can be just as good for AFK woodcutting experience. It is recommended to use Maple and Yew trees prior to level 90. These trees only have a 1/8 chance of falling down, but provide good exp per log.

Catching Monkfish

osrs monkfish

Fishing Monkfish is a great method of AFK training in OSRS. Players will need 62 fishing and to have completed the Swan Song quest for access to this training method.

When used players can expect to go afk for between 30 seconds and 1 minute reliably. While achieving experience rates up to 40,000+ per hour. The method is especially useful for ironmen as they can bank the monkfish to be used as food.


Cannonballs have for a long time been the smithing training method with the highest levels of AFK. A steel bar is consumed every 6 seconds to create 4 cannonballs. So, one inventory will allow the player to be AFK for over 2 minutes.

This is one of the least intensive training methods in the game. However, the rewards are not as good as other methods. Players can expect around 25,000 thieving experience an hour and around 200k gold in profit.

Cooking Fish

Cooking raw fish in OSRS is a useful AFK training strategy. To cook a full inventory of 28 fish it will take approximately 1 minute and 7 seconds. Its recommended to use the highest tier of food you can for the best cooking experience.

Additionally, using one of the best cooking locations is advised. As it will reduce the time spent running to a bank.

cooking fish in osrs
Cooking Fish in OSRS

Making Tars

Making Tarromin Tar can give you up to 100,000 herblore experience per hour. The method is relatively cheap in comparison to other herblore methods. While allowing you to go AFK for up to 46.8 seconds per action.