OSRS Money Making: Pickpocketing master farmers

Skill requirements

  • 38+ Thieving (70+ recommended)
  • 50 Thieving and 50 Agility for Rogue equipment
  • Decent Hitpoints

Inputs

  • None

Outputs

  • 19.9 x Ranarr seed (753,407)
  • 2.88 x Snapdragon seed (128,237)

IMPORTANT: The listed profit rate is calculated at 94 Thieving while wearing full Rogue equipment (requires 50 Thieving and 50 Agility) with completion of the Ardougne Diary (hard) (requires 72 Thieving, boostable). Players with lower thieving will not achieve this profit rate and should see the table below for their estimated profit.
Pickpocketing master farmers can yield good amounts of seeds for Farming. The real money-makers are Ranarr seeds and Snapdragon seeds (worth 37,913 and 44,527 respectively). These seeds are very rare (appearing every 1/302 and 1/2083 pickpockets) but make up 86.9% of the profit.

The master farmer, whether he's Martin in Draynor or not, has to be trapped inside the fence to optimise the Thieving experience. He moves on his own accord, so players will have to wait patiently to trap him. After he's trapped, players should be courteous and keep the gate closed.

If low on health, players can steal some cake from the Baker's stall in Ardougne. Otherwise, players will need to use conventional food to restore Hitpoints.

Profit varies enormously based off thieving level, greatly improving after certain milestones. At 50 Thieving players can equip full Rogue equipment for guaranteed double loot, doubling profit. At 72 Thieving players can complete the Ardougne Diary (hard) for an additional 10% pickpocketing boost. It is not recommended to thieve Master farmers for profit at low levels as there are much better money making methods out there. Below are some experience and profit estimates at certain levels.

At 38 thieving, players should expect a pickpocketing success rate of 57.5% leading to 758 pickpockets per hour giving 32,607 Thieving and 128,246 profit.

At 50 thieving, players gain the ability to use Rogue equipment for guaranteed double loot. At this level while using the equipment they should expect a pickpocketing success rate of 64.7% leading to 943 pickpockets per hour giving 40,542 Thieving and 318,914 profit.

At 60 thieving, using full rogue equipment players should expect a pickpocketing success rate of 70.7% leading to 1129 pickpockets per hour giving 48,550 Thieving and 381,900 profit.

At 70 thieving, players can boost to complete the Ardougne diary (hard) for the 10% (multiplicative) improved pickpocketing success. At this level (using full rogue equipment) they should expect a pickpocketing success rate of 84.4% leading to 1724 pickpockets per hour giving 74,122 Thieving and 583,055 profit.

At 80 thieving, using full rogue equipment and Ardougne diary bonus players should expect a pickpocketing success rate of 91% leading to 2148 pickpockets per hour giving 92,383 Thieving and 726,695 profit.

At 90 thieving, using full rogue equipment and Ardougne diary bonus players should expect a pickpocketing success rate of 97.6% leading to 2730 pickpockets per hour giving 117,389 Thieving and 923,398 profit.

At 94+ thieving, with the Ardougne diary bonus players will no longer fail to pickpocket Master farmers and (using full rogue equipment) can achieve the maximum possible rate of 3000 pickpockets per hour giving 129,000 Thieving and 1,014,727 profit.

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