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Released31 May 2006 (Update)
LocationPlayer-owned house or Servants' Guild
ExamineHe knows how to buttle.
Advanced data
NPC ID227,7330
Butler chathead.png

The Butler is a servant that players with at least level 40 Construction can hire to do various services in their player-owned house. The butler has the second highest wage at 5,000 coins. Players must pay him the wage every eight uses of his services. The butler has inventory space for 20 items and a trip time of 12 seconds.

If asked to serve dinner, he will provide chocolate cake for players seated at a table in a dining room.

Hiring[edit | edit source]

Players can hire the Butler at the Servants' Guild, which is located north of the marketplace in East Ardougne. All five servants wander inside the building except for the servant the player has hired. Before hiring any servant, the player must meet three requirements:

  • The player must have the required Construction level.
  • The player's house must have at least two bedrooms with beds constructed in each one. If one of the beds is removed, then the servant will not become present again until the bed is rebuilt and the player exits and re-enters the house.
  • The player must not have a servant already hired.

If the player wants to fire or switch servants, the player must fire their current servant by either talking to them in the player's house, or by talking to the Chief servant at the Servants' Guild.[1]

Services[edit | edit source]

The services provided by servants can be cosmetic or vital resources for training Construction efficiently. All of the servants have the same basic services, but the main difference is that the higher-level servants have larger inventories and quicker response times. The butler can:

The cook, butler, and demon butler can also take logs to the sawmill for conversion into planks. Noted logs can be used, but the servant must first un-note them and upon returning to the player with the un-noted logs, they'll be automatically deposited to the player's inventory, the player has the option of having the servant take them to the sawmill if the player talks to the servant again.

Training tips[edit | edit source]

Many players prefer the Butler over the Demon Butler for several reasons. First, the Butler is only slightly slower, yet is half the cost of the Demon butler. Because of this, the Butler's cost per item is only 32 coins whereas the Demon butler's cost per item is 48 coins. Second, using the Butler often provides faster experience than the Demon butler. A player building oak dungeon doors will find that they can build two doors in the time that it takes the Butler to get planks from the bank, and finish just as the Butler returns. This allows for constant experience to be gained. The Demon Butler is faster, and while it is possible to build two oak doors before he returns, some players may have difficulty doing so resulting in interruptions during training.

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

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Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
22 November 2018

Players may now fire their servants by talking to the chief servant in Ardougne.

18 December 2014
(update | poll)

Butlers in your player owned house will now remember your last request.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Butler never says the player's name. He always calls the player Sir or Madam, as he was taught in the Servants' Guild.
  • Despite his claims to never address the player in the second person, when requesting his pay, he refers to the player as "you" twice. This may be due to him not being under the player's service during this period, or an oversight.
  • The Butler only smiles when the player gives him his pay.
  • He claims to be the best mortal servant that any player can have because the Demon butler isn't a mortal.
  • When asked to un-note or carry bones he says, "I have too much respect for the dead to transport these bones."

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 6 January 2019. (Archived from the original on 30 May 2020.) Mod Ash: "If you're hiring a new one, you're presumably in the Ardougne servant house. The chief there can let you fire your existing servant by talking to him. Hopefully that'll cover most of what you need."