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 he or she responds 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 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]

Required:

Recommended:

The activities[edit | edit source]

Barbarian Firemaking[edit | edit source]

Firstly, 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, 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 needed Experience gained
Logs.png: Inventory image of LogsNormal 21 40
Achey tree logs.png: Inventory image of Achey tree logsAchey 21 40
Oak logs.png: Inventory image of Oak logsOak 35 60
Willow logs.png: Inventory image of Willow logsWillow 50 90
Teak logs.png: Inventory image of Teak logsTeak 55 105
Arctic pine logs.png: Inventory image of Arctic pine logsArctic Pine 62 125
Maple logs.png: Inventory image of Maple logsMaple 65 135
Mahogany logs.png: Inventory image of Mahogany logsMahogany 70 157.5
Yew logs.png: Inventory image of Yew logsYew 80 202.5
Magic logs.png: Inventory image of Magic logsMagic 95 303.8
Redwood logs.png: Inventory image of Redwood logsRedwood 99 350

Pyre ships[edit | edit source]

An Ancient Barbarian Spirit being laid to rest

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

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

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.

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 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.

Logs Firemaking/Crafting level required Crafting experience gained Firemaking experience gained Number of bones with enhanced XP rewards
Normal Logs.png 11 10 40 1
Achey Achey tree logs.png 11 10 40 1
Oak Oak logs.png 25 15 60 2
Willow Willow logs.png 40 22.5 90 2
Teak Teak logs.png 45 26.2 105 3
Arctic pine Arctic pine logs.png 52 31.2 125 3
Maple Maple logs.png 55 33.7 135 3
Mahogany Mahogany logs.png 60 39.3 157.5 4
Yew Yew logs.png 70 50.6 202.5 4
Magic Magic logs.png 85 75.9 303.8 5
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Barbarian Fishing[edit | edit source]

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

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

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.

Hours of heavy rod barbarian fishing training required to get from one level to another as calculated by probabilistic modeling.
Heavy Rod Fishing
Fish Image Fishing level required Strength/Agility levels required Fishing experience gained Strength/Agility experience gained Cooking experience gained from cutting
Leaping Trout Leaping trout.png 48 15 50 5 10
Leaping Salmon Leaping salmon.png 58 30 70 6 10

Leaping sturgeon

Leaping sturgeon.png 70 45 80 7 15
Fractional breakdown of fish types caught using a heavy rod at each fishing level.

The required hours of 'power' heavy rod barbarian fishing (not gutting and immediately dropping upon full inventory) to get from one level to another are outlined in the color mapped matrix to the right. It has been calculated that the time saved using the full Angler's outfit while barbarian fishing from level 48 to 99 only removes an average of 5.6 hours from the average 228.4 hours to level 99. If going from level 48 to max experience (200,000,000) wearing full Angler's outfit will remove 3.13 days of fishing time from the average total of 136 straight days of fishing time. The expected standard 5 tic technique experience rates for all levels eligible for barbarian fishing have been calculated and are shown in a graph to the right as well as the fractional splits of type of fish caught.

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.

Bare-Handed Fishing
Fish Image Fishing level required Strength level required

Fishing experience gained

Strength experience gained

Tuna Raw tuna.png 55 35 80 8
Swordfish Raw swordfish.png 70 50 100 10
Shark Raw shark.png 96 76 110 11

Barbarian Smithing[edit | edit source]

You must bring two bars, two oak 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 5 SmithingSmithing icon.png Smithing. To create and wield a hasta, you do not have to retrieve mangled or chewed bones from the Ancient Cavern, or thereoff 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, and 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 & Hasta Wood required SmithingSmithing icon.png level required SmithingSmithing icon.png experience gained
Bronze hasta.png Bronze hasta Logs.png Logs 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 logs 35 75
Steel spear.png Steel spear
Mithril hasta.png Mithril hasta Maple logs.png Maple logs 55 100
Mithril spear.png Mithril spear
Adamant hasta.png Adamant hasta Yew logs.png Yew logs 75 125
Adamant spear.png Adamant spear
Rune hasta.png Rune hasta Magic logs.png Magic logs 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 4 HerbloreHerblore icon.png 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 Image Herblore Level Required Experience gained Eggs used
Attack mix Attack mix(2).png 4 8 Roe.png: Inventory image of RoeRoe or Caviar.png: Inventory image of CaviarCaviar
Antipoison mix Antipoison mix(2).png 6 12 Roe.png: Inventory image of RoeRoe or Caviar.png: Inventory image of CaviarCaviar
Relicym's mix Relicym's mix(2).png 9 14 Roe.png: Inventory image of RoeRoe or Caviar.png: Inventory image of CaviarCaviar
Strength mix Strength mix(2).png 14 17 Roe.png: Inventory image of RoeRoe or Caviar.png: Inventory image of CaviarCaviar
Restore mix Restore mix(2).png 24 21 Roe.png: Inventory image of RoeRoe or Caviar.png: Inventory image of CaviarCaviar
Energy mix Energy mix(2).png 29 23 Caviar.png: Inventory image of CaviarCaviar
Defence mix Defence mix(2).png 33 25 Caviar.png: Inventory image of CaviarCaviar
Agility mix Agility mix(2).png 37 27 Caviar.png: Inventory image of CaviarCaviar
Combat mix Combat mix(2).png 40 28 Caviar.png: Inventory image of CaviarCaviar
Prayer mix Prayer mix(2).png 42 29 Caviar.png: Inventory image of CaviarCaviar
Superattack mix Superattack mix(2).png 47 33 Caviar.png: Inventory image of CaviarCaviar
Anti-poison supermix Anti-poison supermix(2).png 51 35 Caviar.png: Inventory image of CaviarCaviar
Fishing mix Fishing mix(2).png 53 38 Caviar.png: Inventory image of CaviarCaviar
Super energy mix Super energy mix(2).png 56 39 Caviar.png: Inventory image of CaviarCaviar
Hunting mix Hunting mix(2).png 58 40 Caviar.png: Inventory image of CaviarCaviar
Super str. mix Super str. mix(2).png 59 42 Caviar.png: Inventory image of CaviarCaviar
Magic essence mix Magic essence mix(2).png 61 43 Caviar.png: Inventory image of CaviarCaviar
Super restore mix Super restore mix(2).png 67 48 Caviar.png: Inventory image of CaviarCaviar
Super def. mix Super def. mix(2).png 71 50 Caviar.png: Inventory image of CaviarCaviar
Antidote+ mix Antidote+ mix(2).png 74 52 Caviar.png: Inventory image of CaviarCaviar
Antifire mix Antifire mix(2).png 75 53 Caviar.png: Inventory image of CaviarCaviar
Ranging mix Ranging mix(2).png 80 54 Caviar.png: Inventory image of CaviarCaviar
Magic mix Magic mix(2).png 83 57 Caviar.png: Inventory image of CaviarCaviar
Zamorak mix Zamorak mix(2).png 85 58 Caviar.png: Inventory image of CaviarCaviar
Stamina mix Stamina mix(2).png 86 60 Caviar.png: Inventory image of CaviarCaviar
Extended antifire mix Extended antifire mix(2).png 91 61 Caviar.png: Inventory image of CaviarCaviar
Super antifire mix Super antifire mix(2).png 98 70 Caviar.png: Inventory image of CaviarCaviar
Extended super antifire mix Extended super antifire mix(2).png 99 78 Caviar.png: Inventory image of CaviarCaviar