Bryophyta

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Bryophyta, the Moss Giantess, is an ancient and mystical moss giant boss who can be found in her lair in the Varrock Sewers. Bryophyta's lair is located just north of where the moss giants reside in the sewers, accessible by the agility shortcut from the Edgeville Dungeon (51 Agility required) or through the Varrock Sewers.

In order to access Bryophyta's lair, the player must obtain a mossy key from a moss giant. Each mossy key permits for only one attempt, similar to accessing Obor's lair with a giant key.

Warning: Bryophyta's lair is instanced. If you die within the lair, there is absolutely no way for you to retrieve items lost on death!

Strategy[edit | edit source]

In order to reach Bryophyta, players will need a knife or slash weapon to slash the web to get to the lair if they are reaching her via the Varrock Sewers. Members with level 51 Agility do not need this as they can access an agility shortcut by Vannaka in the Edgeville Dungeon.

Unlike Obor's chambers (where he is confined in a small pit), players are immediately taken to Bryophyta's chambers, where she will attack them on sight - prior to entering the room, activate Protect from Magic.

A player fighting Bryophyta.

She is also capable of poisoning players, starting at 8 damage, so it is recommended to bring some form of poison protection to cure her poison. Unlike Obor, she does not take protection prayers into account.

During the fight, she may summon three growthlings - they are fairly weak, but they must be killed, as Bryophyta is immune to all damage (except poison and venom) while they are alive. In order to finish them, an axe or secateurs must be used (not wielded) on them. Players can grab a bronze axe from the pile of logs if they didn't bring one. She can only have one batch of growthlings in the chambers at a time, but can summon more if the previous batch were killed off.

F2P players are recommended to bring green d'hide armour for the increased magic defence, as well as a rune kiteshield and rune full helm for the most optimal setup against her attacks. Regarding offence the player is best off with a rune scimitar. The recommended stats for fighting Bryophyta is a minimum of 50 in strength, attack and defence. Ranging Bryophyta is the most optimal for mid level F2P players with at least 60 ranged, 40 defence and 37 prayer. Players should wear green d'hide armour, a coif, an amulet of power, and a maple shortbow with some adamant arrows. While ranging Bryophyta, ensuring a safe distance is optimal. She will not use her melee attacks if a player is out of her reach and she will do little damage if protect from magic is being used.

Drops[edit | edit source]

100%[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Big bones.png: Bryophyta drops Big bones with rarity Always in quantity 1Big bones1Always2120
Clue scroll (beginner).png: Bryophyta drops Clue scroll (beginner) with rarity Always in quantity 1Clue scroll (beginner)1AlwaysNot sold12

Weapons/Armour[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Rune longsword.png: Bryophyta drops Rune longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Rune longsword1Common18,72919,200
Rune sword.png: Bryophyta drops Rune sword with rarity Common in quantity 2Rune sword2Common24,59824,960
Rune chainbody.png: Bryophyta drops Rune chainbody with rarity Common in quantity 1Rune chainbody1Common29,56330,000
Rune plateskirt.png: Bryophyta drops Rune plateskirt with rarity Common in quantity 1Rune plateskirt1Common37,94138,400
Rune platelegs.png: Bryophyta drops Rune platelegs with rarity Common in quantity 1Rune platelegs1Common37,93638,400
Adamant kiteshield.png: Bryophyta drops Adamant kiteshield with rarity Common in quantity 3Adamant kiteshield3Common8,8149,792
Adamant platebody.png: Bryophyta drops Adamant platebody with rarity Common in quantity 5 (noted)Adamant platebody(noted)Common47,93549,920
Rune sq shield.png: Bryophyta drops Rune sq shield with rarity Common in quantity 1Rune sq shield1Common22,60623,040
Battlestaff.png: Bryophyta drops Battlestaff with rarity Uncommon in quantity 3Battlestaff(m)3Uncommon24,62412,600

Runes/Ammunition[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Cosmic rune.png: Bryophyta drops Cosmic rune with rarity Common in quantity 100Cosmic rune100Common11,0003,000
Law rune.png: Bryophyta drops Law rune with rarity Common in quantity 100Law rune100Common20,50014,400
Nature rune.png: Bryophyta drops Nature rune with rarity Common in quantity 100Nature rune100Common21,00010,800
Death rune.png: Bryophyta drops Death rune with rarity Common in quantity 100Death rune100Common20,80010,800
Chaos rune.png: Bryophyta drops Chaos rune with rarity Common in quantity 100,200Chaos rune100; 200Common9,600-19,2005,400-10,800
Blood rune.png: Bryophyta drops Blood rune with rarity Common in quantity 100Blood rune(m)100Common35,00024,000
Adamant arrow.png: Bryophyta drops Adamant arrow with rarity Uncommon in quantity 100Adamant arrow100Uncommon6,7004,800

Herbs[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Grimy guam leaf.png: Bryophyta drops Grimy guam leaf with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Grimy guam leaf(m)1Uncommon137
Grimy marrentill.png: Bryophyta drops Grimy marrentill with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Grimy marrentill(m)1Uncommon128
Grimy harralander.png: Bryophyta drops Grimy harralander with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Grimy harralander(m)1Uncommon5789
Grimy ranarr weed.png: Bryophyta drops Grimy ranarr weed with rarity Rare in quantity 1Grimy ranarr weed(m)1Rare6,03518
Grimy cadantine.png: Bryophyta drops Grimy cadantine with rarity Rare in quantity 1Grimy cadantine(m)1Rare1,24713

Seeds[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Tarromin seed.png: Bryophyta drops Tarromin seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1Tarromin seed(m)1Rare61
Belladonna seed.png: Bryophyta drops Belladonna seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1Belladonna seed(m)1Rare25106
Limpwurt seed.png: Bryophyta drops Limpwurt seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1Limpwurt seed(m)1Rare1627
Cadantine seed.png: Bryophyta drops Cadantine seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1Cadantine seed(m)1Rare9364
Snape grass seed.png: Bryophyta drops Snape grass seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Snape grass seed(m)1Uncommon1,70356
Jangerberry seed.png: Bryophyta drops Jangerberry seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Jangerberry seed(m)1Uncommon336

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Coins_10000.png: Bryophyta drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 8000-10000Coins8,000–10,000Common8,000-10,0008,000-10,000
Mossy key.png: Bryophyta drops Mossy key with rarity 1/16 in quantity 1Mossy key11/16[1]Not sold0
Steel bar.png: Bryophyta drops Steel bar with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25Steel bar25Uncommon8,4751,500
Runite bar.png: Bryophyta drops Runite bar with rarity Uncommon in quantity 2Runite bar2Uncommon24,9166,000
Uncut ruby.png: Bryophyta drops Uncut ruby with rarity Uncommon in quantity 5 (noted)Uncut ruby(noted)Uncommon[d 1]7,035300
Uncut diamond.png: Bryophyta drops Uncut diamond with rarity Uncommon in quantity 5 (noted)Uncut diamond(noted)Uncommon[d 1]14,540600
Strength potion(4).png: Bryophyta drops Strength potion(4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 15Strength potion(4)15Uncommon3,990120
Bryophyta's essence.png: Bryophyta drops Bryophyta's essence with rarity 1/118 in quantity 1Bryophyta's essence(m)11/118[1]258,7794,200
Long bone.png: Bryophyta drops Long bone with rarity 1/400 in quantity 1Long bone(m)11/400[2]Not sold3
Curved bone.png: Bryophyta drops Curved bone with rarity 1/5,000 in quantity 1Curved bone(m)11/5,000[2]Not sold4
Giant champion scroll.png: Bryophyta drops Giant champion scroll with rarity 1/5,000 in quantity 1Giant champion scroll(m)11/5,000Not sold0
  1. 1.0 1.1 Always dropped together.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Bryophyta is the scientific name for moss.
  • Bryophyta is the first free-to-play monster capable of poisoning.
    • The update which introduced Bryophyta also made Antipoison potions available to free-to-play players and able to be purchased from the Apothecary in Varrock.
  • There is a bug where Bryophyta does not poison in free-to-play.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Jagex. Mod Kira's Twitter account. 8 Jun 2018. (Archived from the original on 25 Mar 2019.) Mod Kira: "#Bryophyta and Mossy Key rates are as follows: Mossy Key from: a Moss Giant 1/150 Mossy Key from: a Moss Giant on task 1/75 Mossy Key from: Bryophyta 1/16 Bryophyta's Essence: 1/118 (same as Obor's Club) And there you have it! :-)"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 29 Feb 2016. (Archived from the original on 25 Mar 2019.) Mod Ash: "All creatures with big bones use the same rates: 1/400 for the long bone, 1/5k for the curvy one."