Cactus spine

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Cactus spines are a Herblore ingredient and common Farming crop.

Alternate ways to obtain cactus spines include looting nature impling jars which can be obtained through the Hunter skill, or by killing the Kalphite Queen or Scorpia, both of which may drop 10 noted cactus spines.

Farming[edit | edit source]

With level 55 Farming, they can be harvested from a grown cactus in the Al Kharid and Farming Guild cactus patches, granting 374 Farming experience for checking its health and 25 experience for each spine picked. The spines regrow completely in 75 minutes if any or all of them have been picked. Players can pay the nearby gardener six cadava berries to have them protect the patch from disease.

One cactus can produce a minimum of 3 spines per harvest, where the Farming level reduces the chance of using up one of the three "lives" of the cactus patch, much like harvesting herb patches. The chance is 75% at level 55, linearly decreasing to 30% at level 99.[1] On average, the player can expect around 10 spines at 99 Farming. Compost, supercompost, ultracompost, Farming cape, and magic secateurs do not affect the yield[2]; however, compost is still useful in protecting the patch from disease if not paying the gardener to watch over the patch.

Players may pay a farmer 10 cactus spines to care for a Yew tree. This may be worth it if buying the spines on the Grand Exchange, as 10 spines cost 12,310, whereas a yew seed costs 78,910.

Herblore[edit | edit source]

Spines are the primary ingredient to make weapon poison+, with red spider's eggs as the secondary.

Dropping monsters[edit | edit source]

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Nature impling N/A 1 2; Common
Scorpia 225 10 2; Common
Kalphite Queen 333 10 3; Uncommon

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Prior to an update on 12 July 2018, each cactus would always give three spines from a full yield, regardless of the player's Farming level.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Old School Team. "Game Integrity: Pickpocketing". RuneScape News.
  2. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 12 July 2018. Mod Ash: "Nope."