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, 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.
- 1 Requirements
- 2 The activities
- 3 Changes
Requirements[edit | edit source]
- 48 Fishing to start / 55 Fishing to complete (Bare-handed Fishing)
- 15 Agility
- 15 Strength to start / 35 Strength to complete (Bare-handed Fishing)
- 5 Smithing
- Completion of Tai Bwo Wannai Trio
- Completed Barbarian Fishing and Barbarian Firemaking part one (light fire with a bow)
- 4 Herblore
Equipment[edit | edit source]
- 2 metal bars (of a level you can smith — if you bring mithril or runite, also bring 2 maple or magic logs, respectively)
- Oak logs (can get some oak logs north of Otto's house, down a hill)
- 2 logs (there are logs around Otto's house)
- Some fishing bait or feathers
- A normal attack potion (2 doses)
- Roe (obtained during Barbarian Fishing)
- Any bow except twisted, cursed, dark, crystal, ogre, rain or the signed oak bow
- A knife
- An axe
The activities[edit | edit source]
Barbarian Firemaking[edit | edit source]
Part one: Lighting a fire with a bow[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. Use your logs on the bow to make it less click intensive. After lighting your first logs, speak to Otto again to be able to continue.
Part two: Pyre ships[edit | edit source]
Optional but highly recommended: one-click teleport, food and armour to kill level 304 mithril dragons
- Tell him that your mind is ready for Firemaking wisdom.
- Seek more answers, and ask him, "What follows this?"
Warning! The Ancient Cavern is quite a dangerous area, as it is filled with 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.
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.
|Logs||Level||Experience||Number of bones|
with bonus exp
Barbarian Fishing[edit | edit source]
There are two types of activities that fall under Barbarian Fishing: heavy rod fishing and bare-hand fishing. A player looking to complete Barbarian Smithing must have Otto train them under both types.
Part one: 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, 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.
Part two: 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.
Barbarian Smithing[edit | edit source]
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 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.
- Barbarian hasta making must be completed prior to wielding a Zamorakian Hasta, as well as the Dragon Hunter Lance.
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.
Hastae[edit | edit source]
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|
|Zamorakian hasta[t 1]||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Zamorakian spear[t 2]||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
- Otto can convert your Zamorakian hasta back into a spear, free of charge.
- 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 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).
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 immediately after right-clicking, without needing to move the cursor.
|Super energy mix||56||39||6|
|Super str. mix||59||42||6|
|Magic essence mix||61||43||6|
|Super restore mix||67||48||6|
|Super def. mix||71||50||6|
|Extended antifire mix||91||61||6|
|Super antifire mix||98||70||6|
|Extended super antifire mix||99||78||6|
Changes[edit | edit source]
|9 April 2015
(update | poll)
Offcuts are now prioritised over other kinds of bait when Barbarian fishing.