Herbiboar

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The herbiboar is a creature that players can capture with the Hunter skill at level 80 or above, granting upwards of 1,950 Hunter experience.

Hunting spot location[edit | edit source]

Hunting technique[edit | edit source]

To begin tracking a herbiboar, inspect the rock, mushroom, or log next to the hunter icon on the minimap. Continue by inspecting seaweed, rocks, muddy patches, and mushrooms around the area to find more tracks until a tunnel containing a herbiboar is revealed. Attack this tunnel and use a pair of secateurs to harvest the appearing herbiboar. Additionally, the player has a chance to fail at tracking down the creature. When this occurs, a message will appear in the chatbox, stating: The creature has successfully confused you with its tracks, leading you round in circles. You'll need to start again.

Warning: The herbiboar will disappear if a new track is started before collecting its herbs.

Strategies[edit | edit source]

  • Since only the beginning step of tracking a herbiboar requires 80 Hunter, hunter potions and spicy stews can be used to temporarily boost from level 77 or level 75, respectively; however, doing so will grant less experience, as it scales on the base Hunter level of the player.
  • The ring of pursuit's effect cannot be used to track herbiboars.
  • It is advised to bring a herb sack to reduce the amount of banking. Alternatively, the tool leprechaun next to the hardwood tree patches can be used to note them.
  • The Graceful outfit is valuable while hunting herbiboars, due to its stamina regenerating properties while inspecting objects while tracking the herbiboar.
  • Stamina potions will significantly increase the amount of herbiboars that can be caught per hour, since there will be a lot of running at all times.

Guaranteed tracks[edit | edit source]

Locations of the inspectable objects in the Herbiboar tracking activity.

There are a few instances in which the player will always find the next part of the track by inspecting the same object every time.

  • A - When this spot is approached from the south, the path will always continue at the smelly mushroom.
  • C - When this spot is approached from the west, the path will always continue at the muddy patch.
  • D - When this spot is approached from the west, the path will always continue at the muddy patch.
  • E - When this spot is approached from the north, the path will always continue at the smelly mushroom.
  • F - When this spot is approached from the east, the path will always continue at the smelly mushroom.
  • G - When this spot is approached from the north, the path will always continue at the smelly mushroom.
  • H - When this spot is approached from the north, the path will always continue at the northeastern seaweed.
  • H - When this spot is approached from the east, the path will always continue at the southwestern seaweed.
  • I - When this spot is approached from the east, the path will always continue at the muddy patch, if this was the first part of the track.
  • I - When this spot is approached from the south, the path will always continue at the muddy patch.
  • I - When this spot is approached from the west, the path will always continue at the smelly mushroom.

Experience and harvesting[edit | edit source]

A player harvests the herbs from a herbiboar.

An inspection of the herbiboar's trail can grant 50 experience and occasionally gives numulite or unidentified fossils. Once the player attacks the tunnel at the end of a trail, a herbiboar appears and Hunter experience is gained depending on the player's Hunter level. After the herbiboar appears, it can be harvested by using either secateurs on it, or having magic secateurs equipped and clicking on the herbiboar; these both require at least level 31 Herblore.

Experience gained from attacking the tunnel at the end of a trail, scales depending on the Hunter level of the player. The base value granted is 1,950 xp at level 80 Hunter, with 30 additional experience gained per Hunter level above 80 until level 94. Strangely, 15 xp at level 95. Afterwards, 19 additional experience is gained per level from 95 to 99 Hunter.[1]

Harvesting from the herbiboar earns the player experience, herbs, and a chance to obtain the pet Herbi. The amount of Herblore experience depends on the amount of herbs collected, regardless of which herbs are received. The amount can be increased by using magic secateurs, although unlike harvesting herbs from farming patches, it cannot be increased with the Farming cape's perk.

An average of 59-66 herbiboars can be caught per hour while using stamina potions. This makes the experience rates at level 80 somewhere in between 115,000–128,000, only increasing as Hunter level increases. A considerably lower amount will be caught per hour if not using stamina potions, due to the amount of running required. A weight of 0 kg or lower is highly recommended, as well as the herb sack from the Slayer reward shop.

Level Exp Level Exp
80 1950 90 2250
81 1980 91 2280
82 2010 92 2310
83 2040 93 2340
84 2070 94 2370
85 2100 95 2385
86 2130 96 2404
87 2160 97 2423
88 2190 98 2442
89 2220 99 2461

Loot[edit | edit source]

Trail inspection (fossil drop table)[edit | edit source]

Expect to have an average of 2.56 trail inspection rolls per herbiboar.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Numulite.png: Herbiboar drops Numulite with rarity Common in quantity 5-25Numulite5–25Common95-475150-750
Unidentified small fossil.png: Herbiboar drops Unidentified small fossil with rarity 1/50 in quantity 1Unidentified small fossil11/50Not sold60
Unidentified medium fossil.png: Herbiboar drops Unidentified medium fossil with rarity 1/100 in quantity 1Unidentified medium fossil11/100Not sold120
Unidentified large fossil.png: Herbiboar drops Unidentified large fossil with rarity 1/125 in quantity 1Unidentified large fossil11/125Not sold180
Unidentified rare fossil.png: Herbiboar drops Unidentified rare fossil with rarity 1/500 in quantity 1Unidentified rare fossil11/500Not sold750

Harvesting the herbiboar[edit | edit source]

The quality of herbs dropped by the herbiboar are determined by the player's Herblore level.[2] Some low-level herbs disappear from the droptable entirely at a certain Herblore level, while other high-level herbs require a certain Herblore level threshold to be included in the droptable. See the table below for ranges. Quantity of herbs dropped does not scale with levels.[3] No in-depth analysis exists yet.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Grimy guam leaf.png: Herbiboar drops Grimy guam leaf with rarity Varies in quantity 1-4Grimy guam leaf1–4Varies10-407-28
Grimy marrentill.png: Herbiboar drops Grimy marrentill with rarity Varies in quantity 1-4Grimy marrentill1–4Varies[d 1]10-408-32
Grimy tarromin.png: Herbiboar drops Grimy tarromin with rarity Varies in quantity 1-4Grimy tarromin1–4Varies[d 1]147-5889-36
Grimy harralander.png: Herbiboar drops Grimy harralander with rarity Varies in quantity 1-4Grimy harralander1–4Varies[d 1]667-2,6689-36
Grimy ranarr weed.png: Herbiboar drops Grimy ranarr weed with rarity Varies in quantity 1-4Grimy ranarr weed1–4Varies[d 1]7,633-30,53218-72
Grimy irit leaf.png: Herbiboar drops Grimy irit leaf with rarity Varies in quantity 1-4Grimy irit leaf1–4Varies872-3,48810-40
Grimy avantoe.png: Herbiboar drops Grimy avantoe with rarity Varies in quantity 1-4Grimy avantoe1–4Varies1,987-7,94810-40
Grimy kwuarm.png: Herbiboar drops Grimy kwuarm with rarity Varies in quantity 1-4Grimy kwuarm1–4Varies1,288-5,15212-48
Grimy snapdragon.png: Herbiboar drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity Varies in quantity 1-4Grimy snapdragon1–4Varies[d 1]9,974-39,89612-48
Grimy cadantine.png: Herbiboar drops Grimy cadantine with rarity Varies in quantity 1-4Grimy cadantine1–4Varies1,586-6,34413-52
Grimy lantadyme.png: Herbiboar drops Grimy lantadyme with rarity Varies in quantity 1-4Grimy lantadyme1–4Varies[d 1]1,547-6,18813-52
Grimy dwarf weed.png: Herbiboar drops Grimy dwarf weed with rarity Varies in quantity 1-4Grimy dwarf weed1–4Varies[d 1]520-2,08014-56
Grimy torstol.png: Herbiboar drops Grimy torstol with rarity Varies in quantity 1-4Grimy torstol1–4Varies[d 1]8,100-32,40015-60
Herbi.png: Herbiboar drops Herbi with rarity 1/6,500 in quantity 1Herbi11/6,500Not soldN/A
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 This herb is not dropped at all herblore levels. See table below.
Herb Herblore level range
Grimy marrentill.png Grimy marrentill 31 - 78
Grimy tarromin.png Grimy tarromin 31 - 78
Grimy harralander.png Grimy harralander 31 - 78
Grimy ranarr weed.png Grimy ranarr weed 38 - 99
Grimy lantadyme.png Grimy lantadyme 41 - 99
Grimy dwarf weed.png Grimy dwarf weed 62 - 99
Grimy snapdragon.png Grimy snapdragon 75 - 99
Grimy torstol.png Grimy torstol 77 - 99

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 21 February 2018. Mod Ash: "Looking closer, that formula goes up to 95, At 95, it's 2385, then 2404, then 2423, etc. adding 19 per level up to 99. I don't know why."
  2. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 18 November 2018. Mod Ash: "It influences what herbs you get, though it'd be rather hard to describe exactly how, even if I had the code here with me to read."
  3. Jagex. Mod Maz's Twitter account. 5 June 2018. Mod Maz: "It does not scale on skill level. However you do get more if you wear the enchanted secateurs."