Barbarian Training

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Barbarian Training is a set of expansions to Firemaking, Herblore, Fishing, and Smithing. This activity also provides access to the Ancient Cavern and the numerous monsters within, such as the Mithril dragon.

Otto Godblessed location.png

Otto Godblessed, a barbarian interested in the cultural history of his people, will offer to teach eligible players about Barbarian skills if a player speaks to him in his grotto, on top of Baxtorian Falls. Otto will begin training the player after they respond with, "You think so?". Players can get there quickly by using the games necklace teleport to the Barbarian Outpost and running south. Alternatively, players can also use the Barbarian Assault minigame teleport, or run up directly from East Ardougne and climb the cliff side of the waterfall to the plateau.

When you begin, you will receive a long book titled "Barbarian Skills", which can be used to look back on what Otto has instructed you to do throughout the tasks. Later on, if you ask about the Ancient Cavern under the lake, he will give a note book that is blank at first. You add to the note book as you find ancient pages in the dungeon, which are usually collected by searching skeletons on the cave floor. Be careful though, as a Skeleton (level 132) will sometimes attack you when you search them.

Requirements[edit | edit source]

Barbarian Firemaking

Barbarian Fishing

Barbarian Smithing

Barbarian Herblore

Equipment[edit | edit source]



The activities[edit | edit source]

Barbarian Firemaking[edit | edit source]

First, speak to Otto, and ask about the barbarian Firemaking skills; he will tell you to take a bow and use it with oaken (oak) logs as a way of lighting them without a tinderbox. You can use any type of bow except twisted bows, cursed goblin bows, ogre bows, dark bows, crystal bows, and the signed oak bow. Although lighting logs with a bow is fancier, it gives the same experience as lighting them with a tinderbox and is more click-intensive. After lighting your first logs, speak to Otto again to be able to continue.

Firemaking with a Bow
Logs Firemaking Level Firemaking Exp
Logs.png Wood 21 40
Achey tree logs.png Achey 21 40
Oak logs.png Oak 35 60
Willow logs.png Willow 50 90
Teak logs.png Teak 55 105
Arctic pine logs.png Arctic Pine 62 125
Maple logs.png Maple 65 135
Mahogany logs.png Mahogany 70 157.5
Yew logs.png Yew 80 202.5
Magic logs.png Magic 95 303.8
Redwood logs.png Redwood 99 350

Pyre ships[edit | edit source]

An Ancient Barbarian Spirit being laid to rest

Talk to Otto after you created an oak bow fire. Otto will now explain the art of making a pyre ship after saying the following.

  1. Tell him that your mind is ready for Firemaking wisdom.
  2. Seek more answers, and ask him, "What follows this?"

Warning! The Ancient Cavern is one of the most dangerous dungeons in the game. All who enter the area should be prepared to face dragons with long-range attacks, and high-level monsters that can attack using more than one combat style. Additionally, there is no exit immediately available upon entering the dungeon. It would be wise to bring a one-click teleport in case of emergency!

You need to enter the dungeon below the lake and fight the monsters within to obtain chewed bones or mangled bones to be used in constructing a pyre ship. You will need some sort of woodcutting axe to carve the pyre ship and a tinderbox or a suitable bow to ignite it.

High-level dragons will use a magic-based attack on you immediately after descending the steps in the dungeon. Don't bring in anything you are not willing to lose.

When rummaging through barbarian skeletons found on the ground or when killing the various barbarians within the cavern, you may find mangled bones. The only way to get chewed bones, however, is to kill mithril dragons. Both chewed and mangled bones, in conjunction with any type of log, can be used on the burnt spaces (pyre sites), found scattered around the lake near Otto's house, to make a pyre ship. Burning a pyre ship will grant the player an experience bonus of up to 300%, depending on the logs used, the next time they bury bones.

Spirits released from chewed bones are benevolent and will give you some items, including a slim chance for a dragon full helm, while spirits released from mangled bones are aggressive ferocious barbarian spirits. Please note that if you use mangled bones to make a pyre ship, you will be unable to make another pyre ship until you kill the spirit. If you attempt to make another one while a barbarian spirit is around, the sacrifice will be declined.

Completing the barbarian skills book requires burning chewed bones dropped by mithril dragons. Otherwise, the final paragraph of the section on crafting pyre ships will be missing, and page 21 of the book will be blank even if the rest of the training has been completed. You will also need to speak to Otto again after burning the bones.

Pyre ships have a firemaking and crafting level requirement. Crafting and Firemaking CAN be boosted to make pyre ships.

Firemaking /Crafting Level Logs Crafting Exp Firemaking Exp Number of bones
with enhanced XP
11 Logs.png Wood 10 40 1
11 Achey_tree_logs.png Achey 10 40 1
25 Oak logs.png Oak 15 60 2
40 Willow logs.png Willow 22.5 90 2
45 Teak logs.png Teak 26.2 105 3
52 Arctic pine logs.png Arctic pine 31.2 125 3
55 Maple logs.png Maple 33.7 135 3
60 Mahogany logs.png Mahogany 39.3 157.5 4
70 Yew logs.png Yew 50.6 202.5 4
85 Magic logs.png Magic 75.9 303.8 5
95 Redwood logs.png Redwood 87 350 5

Barbarian Fishing[edit | edit source]

Otto will give the player information about Barbarian Fishing. To start this section of the training, the player must have a Fishing Fishing level of at least 48, an Agility Agility level of 15, and a Strength Strength level of at least 15.

There are two types of activities that fall under Barbarian Fishing: heavy rod fishing and bare hand fishing.

Heavy Rod Fishing[edit | edit source]

Barbarian fishing experience rates using a heavy rod as a function of fishing level.

Speak to Otto and then ask about fishing rod methods. He will tell you that barbarians use stronger fishing rods to catch leaping fish in the lake nearby. Search under his bed and collect a heavy barbarian rod; make sure to also have fishing bait or feathers on you. Use the fishing spots around the lake and hook a leaping fish. The Cooking experience refers to the amount of experience received from successfully gutting the fish with a knife and obtaining roe or caviar as well as a good chance of obtaining fishing offcuts, which can be used as bait for this fishing method. Roe and caviar can also be used as bait if there are no feathers, offcuts, or fishing bait in the player's inventory. However, it is most efficient to shift drop the fish, or use a three tick method involving cutting the fish right after they are caught, eating any roe or caviar from a previous cut, and then clicking on the fishing spot. At 80 cooking you no longer fail cutting salmon and sturgeon.

Fractional breakdown of fish types caught using a heavy rod at each fishing level.
Heavy Rod Fishing
Fish Fishing Level Strength /Agility Levels Fishing Exp Strength /Agility Exp Cooking Exp (cutting)
Leaping trout.png Leaping trout 48 15 50 5 10
Leaping salmon.png Leaping salmon 58 30 70 6 10
Leaping sturgeon.png Leaping sturgeon 70 45 80 7 15

Bare-Handed Fishing[edit | edit source]

Speak to Otto Godblessed about the barbarian Fishing methods; he will talk to you about catching fish with your arms instead of a harpoon. Level 55 Fishing is required to do this part of the training. To fish bare-handed, you do not have to retrieve mangled or chewed bones from the Ancient Cavern, or burn a pyre during the Firemaking section of the training; you only must have lit a fire with the bow method.

Go to an area where you can harpoon swordfish, tuna or sharks; the Fishing Guild and Catherby are good choices. You may also wish to use an Amulet of glory to teleport to Karamja. Click on the harpoon spot as you would normally, but without a harpoon equipped or in your inventory, and you will catch a fish using your fingers as bait!

Fishing barehanded is just as fast as fishing normally with a harpoon, but it provides small amounts of bonus Strength experience (see the table below); however, it takes a significantly higher level to fish this way. Temporary boosts in Fishing and Strength may be used in order to achieve these levels.

Bare-Handed Fishing
Fish Fishing Level Strength Level Fishing Exp Strength Exp
Raw tuna.png Tuna 55 35 80 8
Raw swordfish.png Swordfish 70 50 100 10
Raw shark.png Shark 96 76 110 11

Barbarian Smithing[edit | edit source]

You must bring two bars, two corresponding logs and a hammer to complete the Smithing portion, not just one!

To begin Barbarian Smithing, the player must have finished Barbarian Fishing. They must also have completed the Tai Bwo Wannai Trio quest and have level Smithing 5 Smithing. To create and wield a hasta, you do not have to retrieve mangled or chewed bones from the Ancient Cavern, or burn a pyre during the Firemaking section of the training; you only must have lit a fire with the bow method. If Otto says, "You do not exude the presence of one who has poured his soul into manufacturing spears," it means that you need to smith a spear on the anvil near his hut first.

There are two types of activities that fall under Barbarian Smithing: Spear smithing and Hasta smithing.

Spears[edit | edit source]

The first part of Barbarian Smithing a player will learn is about how to make spears. You will need a hammer, a metal bar and some corresponding logs. Use them on the barbarian anvil near Otto's house. Once you've made the spear, talk to Otto again, and he will tell you about hastae.

Hasta[edit | edit source]

Forging hastae is exactly the same. Take a metal bar and the corresponding logs, and then use them on the barbarian anvil. Next, talk to Otto again, and your Barbarian Smithing is completed.

A table of the spears and hastae that you can make, as well as the logs and bars needed is found below:

Spears & Hastae Wood required Smithing Level Smithing Exp
Bronze hasta.png Bronze hasta Logs.png Wood 5 25
Bronze spear.png Bronze spear
Iron hasta.png Iron hasta Oak logs.png Oak 20 50
Iron spear.png Iron spear
Steel hasta.png Steel hasta Willow logs.png Willow 35 75
Steel spear.png Steel spear
Mithril hasta.png Mithril hasta Maple logs.png Maple 55 100
Mithril spear.png Mithril spear
Adamant hasta.png Adamant hasta Yew logs.png Yew 75 125
Adamant spear.png Adamant spear
Rune hasta.png Rune hasta Magic logs.png Magic 90 150
Rune spear.png Rune spear
Zamorakian hasta.png Zamorakian hasta[1] N/A N/A N/A N/A
Zamorakian spear.png Zamorakian spear[2]
  1. Otto can convert your Zamorakian hasta back into a spear, free of charge.
  2. You need to pay Otto 300,000 coins in order to convert a Zamorakian spear into a Zamorakian hasta.

Barbarian Herblore[edit | edit source]

Before learning this section, the player needs at least level Herblore 4 Herblore. Seek more answers, and select the first option. Talk to Otto to learn about barbarian potion-making after you completed Barbarian Smithing. You will be asked to make an Attack mix from a Attack potion (2 doses).

Add the roe you obtained during Barbarian Fishing to the normal two-dose attack potion and hand it back to Otto. Your training is now completed.

After finishing this training stage, many other potions can be enhanced by adding roe or caviar to a two-dose variant of the potions. The Barbarian Herblore skill, through the creation of 'mixes', allows ordinary potions to not only heal 3-6 Hitpoints but also to provide the regular benefits of that potion, though each potion mix can have at most two doses.

Enhancing potions[edit | edit source]

First, the player must have a two-dose vial of a particular potion. To make 2 two-dose potions from a four-dose potion, the player can just use the four-dose potion on an empty vial or have certain NPCs do it for you. The player must then add either some roe or caviar to the two-dose potion, which will create a mix. Note that roe cannot be used in mixes higher levelled than the Stat restore mix; any higher level mix requires caviar. When the mix is consumed, it will not only grant the regular benefits but it will also heal 3 Hitpoints (restore mix and lower) or 6 Hitpoints (energy mix and higher). Mixes therefore count as food, and drinking them will interrupt combat in the same way as eating food does.

Left-clicking will not work for Barbarian Herblore, and each mix must be created manually. The best way to avoid accidentally consuming the fish eggs is to position them in the bottom row of the inventory so that one can select the "use" option right after right-clicking without moving the cursor.

Potion Herblore Level Herblore Exp Heals Eggs used
Attack mix(2).png Attack mix 4 8 3 Roe.png or Caviar.png
Antipoison mix(2).png Antipoison mix 6 12 3 Roe.png or Caviar.png
Relicym's mix(2).png Relicym's mix 9 14 3 Roe.png or Caviar.png
Strength mix(2).png Strength mix 14 17 3 Roe.png or Caviar.png
Restore mix(2).png Restore mix 24 21 3 Roe.png or Caviar.png
Energy mix(2).png Energy mix 29 23 6 Caviar.png
Defence mix(2).png Defence mix 33 25 6 Caviar.png
Agility mix(2).png Agility mix 37 27 6 Caviar.png
Combat mix(2).png Combat mix 40 28 6 Caviar.png
Prayer mix(2).png Prayer mix 42 29 6 Caviar.png
Superattack mix(2).png Superattack mix 47 33 6 Caviar.png
Anti-poison supermix(2).png Anti-poison supermix 51 35 6 Caviar.png
Fishing mix(2).png Fishing mix 53 38 6 Caviar.png
Super energy mix(2).png Super energy mix 56 39 6 Caviar.png
Hunting mix(2).png Hunting mix 58 40 6 Caviar.png
Super str. mix(2).png Super str. mix 59 42 6 Caviar.png
Magic essence mix(2).png Magic essence mix 61 43 6 Caviar.png
Super restore mix(2).png Super restore mix 67 48 6 Caviar.png
Super def. mix(2).png Super def. mix 71 50 6 Caviar.png
Antidote+ mix(2).png Antidote+ mix 74 52 6 Caviar.png
Antifire mix(2).png Antifire mix 75 53 6 Caviar.png
Ranging mix(2).png Ranging mix 80 54 6 Caviar.png
Magic mix(2).png Magic mix 83 57 6 Caviar.png
Zamorak mix(2).png Zamorak mix 85 58 6 Caviar.png
Stamina mix(2).png Stamina mix 86 60 6 Caviar.png
Extended antifire mix(2).png Extended antifire mix 91 61 6 Caviar.png
Super antifire mix(2).png Super antifire mix 98 70 6 Caviar.png
Extended super antifire mix(2).png Extended super antifire mix 99 78 6 Caviar.png

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
9 April 2015
(update | poll)
Offcuts are now prioritised over other kinds of bait when Barbarian fishing.