|Released||3 May 2018 (Update)|
|Examine||This is what organic growth looks like!|
|Attack style||Crush, Magic|
|Slayer XP||115 xp|
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 either through the Varrock Sewers itself or by the agility shortcut from the Edgeville Dungeon. (51 Agility required)
Bryophyta drops Bryophyta's essence, which is used to make Bryophyta's staff. This item can store nature runes, and has a chance to not consume them when casting a spell that uses them. It cannot be obtained in any other way besides trading with players.
Location[edit | edit source]
|Bryophyta's Lair (Varrock Sewers)||128||1||Maplink|
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, or immediately after entering, activate Protect from Magic.
On members worlds, 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 (blessed axe does not work) or secateurs must be used (not wielded) on them once they have been reduced to 1 hitpoint through standard combat. 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, which is easy as she will not move towards you. 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. Magic is only viable for members, since they can wear void knight or elite void knight equipment with the void mage helm.
Drops[edit | edit source]
Drop rates estimated based on 63,616 kills from the Drop Rate Project, unless otherwise cited.
The average Bryophyta kill is worth 68,306.23.
100%[edit | edit source]
|Clue scroll (beginner)||1||Always||Not sold||12|
Weapons and armour[edit | edit source]
|Rune med helm||2||6/118||22,292||23,040|
|Rune med helm(f)||1||~3/118||11,146||11,520|
|Rune sq shield||1||6/118||22,559||23,040|
|Adamant platebody||5 (noted)||3/118||47,290||49,920|
|Rune full helm(f)||1||~2/118||20,643||21,120|
Runes and ammunition[edit | edit source]
|Chaos rune||100; 200||6/118||4,700–9,400||5,400–10,800|
Herbs[edit | edit source]
There is a 5/118 chance of rolling the herb drop table.
|Grimy guam leaf(m)||1||1/94.4||18||7|
|Grimy ranarr weed(m)||1||1/274.6||6,967||18|
|Grimy irit leaf(m)||1||1/377.6||683||10|
|Grimy dwarf weed(m)||1||1/1,006.9||783||14|
Seeds[edit | edit source]
There is a 6/118 chance of rolling the uncommon seed drop table.
|Snape grass seed(m)||1||1/515.3||2,242||56|
|Poison ivy seed(m)||1||1/1,585.4||11||99|
|Potato cactus seed(m)||1||1/2,576.3||9||84|
|Dwarf weed seed(m)||1||1/10,305.3||350||3|
Materials[edit | edit source]
|Steel bar||25 (noted)||3/118||9,250||1,500|
|Uncut ruby||5 (noted)||4/118[d 1]||6,150||300|
|Uncut diamond||5 (noted)||4/118[d 1]||13,800||600|
- Uncut rubies and uncut diamonds are always dropped together.
Other[edit | edit source]
|Strength potion(4)(f)||15 (noted)||~5/118||4,635||120|
Tertiary[edit | edit source]
|Mossy key||1||1/16||Not sold||0|
|Long bone(m)||1||1/400||Not sold||3|
|Giant champion scroll(m)||1||1/5,000||Not sold||0|
|Curved bone(m)||1||1/5,012.5||Not sold||4|
Combat Achievements[edit | edit source]
The following Combat Achievement tasks involve Bryophyta.
|Bryophyta Novice||Kill Bryophyta once.||Easy||Kill count|
|Protection from Moss||Kill Bryophyta with the Protect from Magic prayer active.||Easy||Mechanical|
|Preparation Is Key||Kill Bryophyta without suffering any poison damage.||Easy||Perfection|
|A Slow Death||Kill Bryophyta with either poison or venom being the final source of damage.||Easy||Restriction|
|Fighting as Intended II||Kill Bryophyta on a free to play world.||Easy||Restriction|
|Bryophyta Champion||Kill Bryophyta 5 times.||Medium||Kill count|
|Quick Cutter||Kill all 3 of Bryophyta's growthlings within 3 seconds of the first one dying.||Medium||Mechanical|
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Bryophyta is the scientific name for mosses.
- The idea of Bryophyta poisoning in free-to-play was scrapped prior to release; however, Antipoison potions still remain free-to-play.
References[edit | edit source]
- Jagex. Mod Kira's Twitter account. 8 June 2018. (Archived from the original on 25 March 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! :-)"
- Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 23 February 2020. (Archived from the original on 28 February 2020.) Mod Ash: "Not sure. The development of that particular boss was difficult, due to the dev being very inexperienced at the time, with Maz having to step in very late on to take over. The original dev may have enabled them on F2P for a reason that was later scrapped."