In my guide you will find out how to effectively use the Customs Evidence Lockers on The Rock to make some money.
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These are the fastest ways to make money using the thieving skill. The downside is that it takes time to do this. Each trip takes me approximately 30 minutes from start to finish.
This is NOT the fastest way to get experience though. If you are looking for experience, I suggest you go elsewhere.
High Level Option
For the purpose of this guide, you will need the following Requirements:
Completed the quest, Rocking Out
Completed the quest, Gnome Stronghold
A house in Rimmington
Level 40 mage
Blue Teleport to Falador, use the shortcut under the wall.
Red Teleport to Falador
Green Skills Necklace Teleport to Crafting Guild
Pink Teleport to House
Yellow Teleport to Port Sarim jail from Shanty Pass (Information on that can be found here)
The building circled in red is where you need to go.
You cannot take any items with you to The Rock, so you must bank them using the lockers in the northeast corner of the building. When you have EVERYTHING banked, talk to the sleeping Customs Sergeant to be shipped off to The Rock.
Welcome back to your cell (with the big gaping hole in the back! How convenient)
Start off by going to your equipped items tab and remove both parts of your prison uniform. Right click and destroy both of them.
Now, search the bed on the floor to find Capn Izzys Crude Picklock. Right click on the cell door, and click open. Kill the Customs Officer that will attack you, then pick up his/her full outfit, and put it on. Go ahead and right click and destroy your crude picklock now, too.
Continue up the stairs, then just slightly east of the stairs you just went up, go up another flight of stairs.
Welcome to the Customs Evidence Files Locker Room.
(This is taken from Tip.its thieving guide, and altered slightly by me so that it is more reader-friendly)
Scimitars (Bronze, Iron, Steel, or Rune)
Striped pirate shirts (Brown)
Uncut gems (sapphire to diamond)
Level 2 Clue Scrolls
But what items are worth keeping?
Here is what I recommend:
Gold Bars (Optional, I personally do not keep them, as I can get more money from the gems or other items)
Iron Bars - (Optional, I personally do not keep them, as I can get more money from the gems or other items)
You can start from any locker you want. The lockers take about 3 minutes to respawn, though by the time you check every locker, your starting one should have respawned, or is about to respawn.
Every time you ransack a locker, there is a chance that you will be seen by a Customs Officer, and attacked.
As you cannot thieve from the lockers while under attack, you have to kill the Officer, then continue on steeling.
There are a couple ways to block the guards though. Most of them are temporary, but still effective enough to let you loot one or two more lockers before being attacked.
After you have gotten a full inventory (or just want to leave The Rock), head all the way back downstairs, and right click and enter your cell again.
Head through the hole in the wall, then head, north, then east, and go on the little pier. There is an option at the end of the pier to jump off.
Items you cannot take off the island with you include:
- Anything of the Customs Uniform, including a Mithril Scimitar.
- Crude Lockpick.
- Either piece of your jail uniform
You will end up on the coast of Karamja, conveniently next to the Gnome Glider.
Using the Gnome Glider, fly to the Grand Tree (Ta Quir Priw, as its called on the map)
Here, you have one of two options. Im going to start with the one I use.
Bringing it all together:
By this point, you may be wondering how much exp you get per hour, and how much money per hour.
I figured that you get roughly 20k Thieving Experience per hour.
You get roughly 50k-120k per hour. (It all depends on how lucky you are with getting those rune scimmys!) This estimate of cost does not include the reward for a level 2 clue scroll if you happen to get one.
This method of thieving isnt the best experience or money, but if you need some extra crafting or smithing experience, this is a good way to get that for free.
Also, remember common courtesy: if someone was there before you, go to a different world. If you were just returning from a bank-trip, then nicely tell them that, and nicely ask if they will leave. If they wont, just go to a different world yourself.
Low Level Way
Since the majority of players cannot get to The Rock for the Customs evidence lockers, I have decided to add on to my guide and include something for everyone of a lower level.
The quest, Death to the Dorgeshuuun, completed
Gloves of Silence
Started the quest, Recipe For Disaster (for slightly faster banking)
Or a Glory Amulet
Red Path Glory Teleport to Draynor, direct path to trapdoor
Green Path Glory Teleport to Draynor, avoiding jail guards (for low leveled players)
Cyan Path Lumbridge/Home Teleport
Once there, look in the north-west corner of the building to find a Trapdoor. Right Click and choose Pick-Lock.
Climb down when you get it open. Follow the path, and go through the door to find yourself in a large room filled with H.A.M. members.
Go to the south end of the room, behind the central stage. Right click on the ground behind the two torches to find a trap door. Right click and pick-lock it. (The ground is light-brown where the door is)
Climb down the trap door to find yourself in the storage room.
The trick down here is to avoid letting the guards see you while trying to open a door, other wise you will be attacked. Try to open the door when they arent facing you. You may have to kill a guard to get in a room though.
To get keys, you need to pickpocket the guards. The following is all that you can get from pick-pocketing the guards:
(I got this from Tip.its Thieving Guide, and altered it slightly to make it a little more reader-friendly)
- Bronze, iron, steel, or silver key
- Level 1 clue scroll
- Leather body
- Uncut gems
- Raw anchovies
- Raw chicken
- H.A.M. clothing
- Bronze iron or steel arrows, axe, dagger, pickaxe
- Damaged armour
- Rusty sword
What to keep out of all of that?
Id just say keep the Gems, Keys, Coins, and Clue Scrolls, Raw Chicken, 1 Tinderbox, Logs, and H.A.M. clothing (the clothing is optional). Or, if you are going to take option three (see below) then you will be taking the damaged armour and rusty swords.
Why the Tinderbox, raw chicken and logs you ask?
Because if you are low on HP, then you can just simply make a fire down there, cook the chicken, and then you have instant food! It may not heal much, but some is better than none.
Jagex has stated that wearing pieces of H.A.M. clothing gives you a less likely chance of being caught. If you have Gloves of Silence, dont trade those for H.A.M. gloves though. The gloves of Silence are much more useful than the H.A.M. gloves.
So now that you have keys, what should you do with all of them?
Simple: Go to the Corresponding chest and open it up using the key. Refer to the below picture of the mini-map to find out which room to go to for which key.
For every room, you must right click and picklock the door to get in. The bronze room has another option to get in though: There are cracks on the northern and southern wall of the bronze room where you just have to click to get in. This is much faster to use than pick-locking the door.
Depending on your level, you will be caught trying to pick the guards pockets. You will be hit anywhere from 1-5 HP. Having a decent agility level also helps you not get hurt as much sometimes.
Also, every once in a while you will locked up in the H.A.M. jail upstairs.
To get out, just simply right click and choose Pick-Lock
Possible Loot from the chests:
Un-enchanted jewelry (Gold to Diamond) (No bracelets)
Gems (Sapphire to diamond)
Note: You can get more than 1 item per key.
Note2: The chests only take about 1 second to respawn.
Now you have three options to choose from when training:
Rounding it Up:
Unfortunately, I cannot figure out how much experience and money you can get per hour, as it all depends on your thieving level, if you are wearing gloves of silence, or if you are wearing full H.A.M. clothing or not.
I can tell you a few things though, to consider what option to choose.
You get 22.5 experience for pick-pocketing the guards in the store room, 22.5 from regular Male H.A.M. members (upstairs), and 18.5 from Female H.A.M. members (upstairs)
Option One is the 2nd slowest way to train for money and experience, will give you decent amounts of experience per hour, but little amount of money.
Option Two is the fastest way for experience, though may or may not make you money, because of the cost of the runes.
Option Three is the slowest way for experience and money, but overall you will get the most money.
If you have questions, corrections, or such, then post them on this thread, or PM me in-game