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 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 GE market price
Big bones.png: Bryophyta can drop the item Big bones with rarity Always in quantity 1 Big bones 1 Always 205

Weapons/Armour[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune med helm.png: Bryophyta can drop the item Rune med helm with rarity Common in quantity 1-2 Rune med helm 1–2 Common 11,181–22,362
Rune full helm.png: Bryophyta can drop the item Rune full helm with rarity Common in quantity 1 Rune full helm 1 Common 20,721
Rune longsword.png: Bryophyta can drop the item Rune longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1 Rune longsword 1 Common 18,785
Rune sword.png: Bryophyta can drop the item Rune sword with rarity Common in quantity 2 Rune sword 2 Common 24,414
Rune chainbody.png: Bryophyta can drop the item Rune chainbody with rarity Common in quantity 1 Rune chainbody 1 Common 29,641
Rune plateskirt.png: Bryophyta can drop the item Rune plateskirt with rarity Common in quantity 1 Rune plateskirt 1 Common 37,994
Rune platelegs.png: Bryophyta can drop the item Rune platelegs with rarity Common in quantity 1 Rune platelegs 1 Common 37,977
Adamant kiteshield.png: Bryophyta can drop the item Adamant kiteshield with rarity Common in quantity 3 Adamant kiteshield 3 Common 9,012
Adamant platebody.png: Bryophyta can drop the item Adamant platebody with rarity Common in quantity 5 (noted) Adamant platebody 5 (noted) Common 47,975
Rune sq shield.png: Bryophyta can drop the item Rune sq shield with rarity Common in quantity 1 Rune sq shield 1 Common 22,626
Battlestaff.png: Bryophyta can drop the item Battlestaff with rarity Uncommon in quantity 3 Battlestaff(m) 3 Uncommon 24,930

Runes/Ammunition[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Cosmic rune.png: Bryophyta can drop the item Cosmic rune with rarity Common in quantity 100 Cosmic rune 100 Common 12,900
Law rune.png: Bryophyta can drop the item Law rune with rarity Common in quantity 100 Law rune 100 Common 20,300
Nature rune.png: Bryophyta can drop the item Nature rune with rarity Common in quantity 100 Nature rune 100 Common 20,800
Death rune.png: Bryophyta can drop the item Death rune with rarity Common in quantity 100 Death rune 100 Common 22,100
Chaos rune.png: Bryophyta can drop the item Chaos rune with rarity Common in quantity 100,200 Chaos rune 100; 200 Common 9,900–19,800
Blood rune.png: Bryophyta can drop the item Blood rune with rarity Common in quantity 100 Blood rune(m) 100 Common 28,800
Adamant arrow.png: Bryophyta can drop the item Adamant arrow with rarity Uncommon in quantity 100 Adamant arrow 100 Uncommon 6,000

Herbs[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf.png: Bryophyta can drop the item Grimy guam leaf with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Grimy guam leaf(m) 1 Uncommon 17
Grimy marrentill.png: Bryophyta can drop the item Grimy marrentill with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Grimy marrentill(m) 1 Uncommon 14
Grimy harralander.png: Bryophyta can drop the item Grimy harralander with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Grimy harralander(m) 1 Uncommon 798
Grimy ranarr weed.png: Bryophyta can drop the item Grimy ranarr weed with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Grimy ranarr weed(m) 1 Rare 6,866
Grimy cadantine.png: Bryophyta can drop the item Grimy cadantine with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Grimy cadantine(m) 1 Rare 1,377

Seeds[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Tarromin seed.png: Bryophyta can drop the item Tarromin seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Tarromin seed(m) 1 Rare 6
Belladonna seed.png: Bryophyta can drop the item Belladonna seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Belladonna seed(m) 1 Rare 21
Limpwurt seed.png: Bryophyta can drop the item Limpwurt seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Limpwurt seed(m) 1 Rare 86
Cadantine seed.png: Bryophyta can drop the item Cadantine seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Cadantine seed(m) 1 Rare 1,511
Snape grass seed.png: Bryophyta can drop the item Snape grass seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Snape grass seed(m) 1 Uncommon 1,516
Jangerberry seed.png: Bryophyta can drop the item Jangerberry seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Jangerberry seed(m) 1 Uncommon 3

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 10000.png: Bryophyta can drop the item Coins with rarity Common in quantity 8000-10000 Coins 8,000–10,000 Common Not sold
Mossy key.png: Bryophyta can drop the item Mossy key with rarity Common in quantity 1 Mossy key 1 Common (1/16)[1] Not sold
Steel bar.png: Bryophyta can drop the item Steel bar with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25 Steel bar 25 Uncommon 9,300
Runite bar.png: Bryophyta can drop the item Runite bar with rarity Uncommon in quantity 2 Runite bar 2 Uncommon 24,910
Uncut ruby.png: Bryophyta can drop the item Uncut ruby with rarity Uncommon in quantity 5 (noted) Uncut ruby 5 (noted) Uncommon [2] 6,880
Uncut diamond.png: Bryophyta can drop the item Uncut diamond with rarity Uncommon in quantity 5 (noted) Uncut diamond 5 (noted) Uncommon [2] 14,715
Strength potion(4).png: Bryophyta can drop the item Strength potion(4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 15 Strength potion(4) 15 Uncommon 3,225
Bryophyta's essence.png: Bryophyta can drop the item Bryophyta's essence with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Bryophyta's essence(m) 1 Rare (1/118)[1] 156,428
Long bone.png: Bryophyta can drop the item Long bone with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Long bone(m) 1 Rare (1/400) Not sold
Curved bone.png: Bryophyta can drop the item Curved bone with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Curved bone(m) 1 Very rare (1/5,000) Not sold
Giant champion scroll.png: Bryophyta can drop the item Giant champion scroll with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Giant champion scroll(m) 1 Very rare (1/5,000) Not sold

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 June 2018. Mod Kira: "Mossy Key from: Bryophyta 1/16 Bryophyta's Essence: 1/118 (same as Obor's Club)"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Always dropped together.