Herblore

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Herblore
Herblore icon.png
Released 27 February 2002 (Update)
Also called Herb
Members Yes
Type Artisan
Statistics
Players with
99
71,416
as of 1 December 2022 - update
Players with
200M XP
201
as of 19 November 2022 - update
Herblore icon (detail).png

Herblore is a members-only skill that allows players to make their own potions from herbs and various secondary ingredients.

Potions created with the Herblore skill have a variety of effects. Most potions can be drunk to give players temporary skill boosts or other status effects, such as anti-fire or anti-poison. Effects of temporary skill boosts degrade at roughly 1 level per minute until they have entirely worn off.

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Herblore level up - normal
The music that plays when levelling up.
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Herblore level up - with unlocks
The music that plays when levelling up and unlocking new content.

Requirements[edit | edit source]

Training Herblore or obtaining a temporary boost requires completion of the Druidic Ritual quest. Upon completing this quest, players are rewarded with 250 Herblore experience, granting them level 3 in Herblore. From level 3 onwards, players will be able to train Herblore by creating potions.

Training activities[edit | edit source]

There are roughly four methods to train Herblore: by cleaning herbs, making potions, adding herbs to swamp tar and making barbarian potions.

Cleaning herbs & unfinished potions[edit | edit source]

Cleaning herbs is a simple task you have to perform before you can add a herb to a vial of water to create an unfinished potion.

For information about the cost/profit on cleaning herbs or creating unfinished potions, see Calculator:Herblore/Herbs

Herblore Level
(cleaning)
Grimy Herb Experience
(cleaning)
Clean Herb Herblore Level
(unf. potion)
Unfinished potion
3 Grimy guam leaf inventory image Grimy guam leaf 2.5 Guam leaf inventory image Guam leaf 3 Guam potion (unf) inventory image Guam potion (unf)
5 Grimy marrentill inventory image Grimy marrentill 3.8 Marrentill inventory image Marrentill 5 Marrentill potion (unf) inventory image Marrentill potion (unf)
11 Grimy tarromin inventory image Grimy tarromin 5 Tarromin inventory image Tarromin 12 Tarromin potion (unf) inventory image Tarromin potion (unf)
20 Grimy harralander inventory image Grimy harralander 6.3 Harralander inventory image Harralander 22 Harralander potion (unf) inventory image Harralander potion (unf)
25 Grimy ranarr weed inventory image Grimy ranarr weed 7.5 Ranarr weed inventory image Ranarr weed 30 Ranarr potion (unf) inventory image Ranarr potion (unf)
30 Grimy toadflax inventory image Grimy toadflax 8 Toadflax inventory image Toadflax 34 Toadflax potion (unf) inventory image Toadflax potion (unf)
40 Grimy irit leaf inventory image Grimy irit leaf 8.8 Irit leaf inventory image Irit leaf 45 Irit potion (unf) inventory image Irit potion (unf)
48 Grimy avantoe inventory image Grimy avantoe 10 Avantoe inventory image Avantoe 50 Avantoe potion (unf) inventory image Avantoe potion (unf)
54 Grimy kwuarm inventory image Grimy kwuarm 11.3 Kwuarm inventory image Kwuarm 55 Kwuarm potion (unf) inventory image Kwuarm potion (unf)
59 Grimy snapdragon inventory image Grimy snapdragon 11.8 Snapdragon inventory image Snapdragon 63 Snapdragon potion (unf) inventory image Snapdragon potion (unf)
65 Grimy cadantine inventory image Grimy cadantine 12.5 Cadantine inventory image Cadantine 66 Cadantine potion (unf) inventory image Cadantine potion (unf)
67 Grimy lantadyme inventory image Grimy lantadyme 13.1 Lantadyme inventory image Lantadyme 69 Lantadyme potion (unf) inventory image Lantadyme potion (unf)
70 Grimy dwarf weed inventory image Grimy dwarf weed 13.8 Dwarf weed inventory image Dwarf weed 72 Dwarf weed potion (unf) inventory image Dwarf weed potion (unf)
75 Grimy torstol inventory image Grimy torstol 15 Torstol inventory image Torstol 78 Torstol potion (unf) inventory image Torstol potion (unf)

Potions[edit | edit source]

Potions act as a temporary skill boost. Once you add a herb to a vial of water, you get an unfinished potion; then, you must add a secondary ingredient to finish the potion completely. A newly finished vial of potion contains three (3) doses of the potion. Some higher-level potions require a vial of coconut milk to be used instead of water.

Wearing an amulet of chemistry gives a 5% chance of creating a four (4) dose potion instead. This can be useful for conserving resources on Ironman accounts or for potions with rare or expensive ingredients.

For information about the cost per experience, see Calculator:Herblore/Potions

Herblore Level Potion Experience Potion Base Primary Ingredient Secondary Ingredient Notes
3 Imp repellent inventory image Imp repellent 5 Anchovy oil inventory image Anchovy oil Flowers inventory image Flowers (various) N/A Used in impling hunting and to make impling jars. Many types of flowers can be used to make it.
3 Attack potion inventory image Attack potion 25 Vial of water inventory image Vial of water Guam leaf inventory image Guam leaf Eye of newt inventory image Eye of newt Temporarily raises Attack level by 10% + 3.
5 Antipoison inventory image Antipoison 37.5 Vial of water inventory image Vial of water Marrentill inventory image Marrentill Unicorn horn dust inventory image Unicorn horn dust Cures poison and provides immunity for 90 seconds.
8 Relicym's balm inventory image Relicym's balm 40 Vial of water inventory image Vial of water Rogue's purse inventory image Rogue's purse Snake weed inventory image Snake weed Cures disease and provides immunity for a short time.
Requires partial completion of Zogre Flesh Eaters.
12 Strength potion inventory image Strength potion 50 Vial of water inventory image Vial of water Tarromin inventory image Tarromin Limpwurt root inventory image Limpwurt root Temporarily raises Strength level by 10% + 3.
15 Serum 207 inventory image Serum 207 50 Vial of water inventory image Vial of water Tarromin inventory image Tarromin Ashes inventory image Ashes Temporarily cures Afflicted NPCs in Mort'ton
Learned and required in Shades of Mort'ton.
18 Guthix rest inventory image Guthix rest tea 59 Cup of hot water inventory image Cup of hot water Harralander inventory image Harralander Guam leaf
Marrentill
Guam leaves x2
Marrentill
Cures poison, restores some run energy, and heals 5 Hitpoints (with the ability to overheal).
The herbs can be mixed in any order.
Requires partial completion of One Small Favour.
22 Compost potion inventory image Compost potion 60 Vial of water inventory image Vial of water Harralander inventory image Harralander Volcanic ash inventory image Volcanic ash Used to convert Compost into Supercompost.
22 Restore potion inventory image Restore potion 62.5 Vial of water inventory image Vial of water Harralander inventory image Harralander Red spiders' eggs inventory image Red spiders' eggs Restores combat-related stats back to normal by 30% of level plus 10.
Does not restore Hitpoints or Prayer points.
22 Guthix balance inventory image Guthix balance 50
(2 × 25)
Restore potion inventory image Restore potion Garlic inventory image Garlic Silver dust inventory image Silver dust Used against Vampyre Juvinates and Vampyre Juveniles, particularly in the Temple Trekking minigame.
25 Blamish oil inventory image Blamish oil 80 Vial of water inventory image Vial of water Harralander inventory image Harralander Blamish snail slime inventory image Blamish snail slime Used to make oily fishing rods during the Heroes' Quest.
26 Energy potion inventory image Energy potion 67.5 Vial of water inventory image Vial of water Harralander inventory image Harralander Chocolate dust inventory image Chocolate dust Restores 10% run energy.
30 Defence potion inventory image Defence potion 75 Vial of water inventory image Vial of water Ranarr weed inventory image Ranarr weed White berries inventory image White berries Temporarily raises Defence level by 10% + 3.
34 Agility potion inventory image Agility potion 80 Vial of water inventory image Vial of water Toadflax inventory image Toadflax Toad's legs inventory image Toad's legs Temporarily raises Agility level by 3.
36 Combat potion inventory image Combat potion 84 Vial of water inventory image Vial of water Harralander inventory image Harralander Goat horn dust inventory image Goat horn dust Effect of both Attack potion and Strength potion.
38 Prayer potion inventory image Prayer potion 87.5 Vial of water inventory image Vial of water Ranarr weed inventory image Ranarr weed Snape grass inventory image Snape grass Restores 25% of your total Prayer points plus 7.
Effect increased by Holy wrench.
45 Super attack inventory image Super attack 100 Vial of water inventory image Vial of water Irit leaf inventory image Irit leaf Eye of newt inventory image Eye of newt Temporarily increases Attack level by 15% + 5.
47 Goblin potion inventory image Goblin potion 55 Vial of water inventory image Vial of water Toadflax inventory image Toadflax Pharmakos berries inventory image Pharmakos berries Transforms the player into a goblin.
Not tradeable.
Made during the Land of the Goblins quest and is usable only within the Goblin Cave and Goblin Temple.
48 Superantipoison inventory image Superantipoison 106.3 Vial of water inventory image Vial of water Irit leaf inventory image Irit leaf Unicorn horn dust inventory image Unicorn horn dust Cures poison and provides immunity for 6 minutes.
50 Fishing potion inventory image Fishing potion 112.5 Vial of water inventory image Vial of water Avantoe inventory image Avantoe Snape grass inventory image Snape grass Temporarily raises Fishing level by 3.
52 Super energy inventory image Super energy 117.5 Vial of water inventory image Vial of water Avantoe inventory image Avantoe Mort myre fungus inventory image Mort myre fungus Restores 20% run energy.
52 Shrink-me-quick inventory image Shrink-me-quick 6 Vial of water inventory image Vial of water Tarromin inventory image Tarromin Shrunk ogleroot inventory image Shrunk ogleroot Reduces player size during the Grim Tales quest.
53 Hunter potion inventory image Hunter potion 120 Vial of water inventory image Vial of water Avantoe inventory image Avantoe Kebbit teeth dust inventory image Kebbit teeth dust Temporarily raises Hunter level by 3.
Kebbit teeth are obtained by deadfall trapping Sabre-Toothed Kebbits.
55 Super strength inventory image Super strength 125 Vial of water inventory image Vial of water Kwuarm inventory image Kwuarm Limpwurt root inventory image Limpwurt root Temporarily raises Strength level by 15% + 5.
57 Magic essence inventory image Magic essence 130 Vial of water inventory image Vial of water Star flower inventory image Star flower Gorak claw powder inventory image Gorak claw powder Temporarily raises Magic level by 3.
Not tradeable.
Made during A Fairy Tale Part II quest, and components are only available via the Fairy rings.
60 Weapon poison inventory image Weapon poison 137.5 Vial of water inventory image Vial of water Kwuarm inventory image Kwuarm Dragon scale dust inventory image Dragon scale dust For use on arrows, daggers, spears, hastae, javelins, darts, knives, and bolts.
Poison starts at 4 damage for melee weapons and 2 damage for ranged weapons.
63 Super restore inventory image Super restore 142.5 Vial of water inventory image Vial of water Snapdragon inventory image Snapdragon Red spiders' eggs inventory image Red spiders' eggs Restores all stats (except hitpoints) by 25% + 8.
65 Sanfew serum inventory image Sanfew serum 160 Super restore inventory image Super restore Unicorn horn dust inventory image Unicorn horn dust Snake weed
Nail beast nails
Snake weed
Nail beast nails
Sanfew Serum combines the properties of super restore, superantipoison, and relicym's balm potions all in one.
Partial experience is given for each addition of one of the secondary ingredients in this potion.
66 Super defence inventory image Super defence 150 Vial of water inventory image Vial of water Cadantine inventory image Cadantine White berries inventory image White berries Temporarily increases Defence level by 15% + 5.
68 Antidote+ inventory image Antidote+ 155 Coconut milk inventory image Coconut milk Toadflax inventory image Toadflax Yew roots inventory image Yew roots Cures and gives immunity to poison for 9 minutes.
69 Antifire potion inventory image Antifire potion 157.5 Vial of water inventory image Vial of water Lantadyme inventory image Lantadyme Dragon scale dust inventory image Dragon scale dust Provides some resistance to dragon breath.
Can be used with an anti-dragonfire shield to completely prevent dragonfire damage.
Each dose lasts about 6 minutes.
70 Divine super attack potion inventory image Divine super attack potion 2
(4 × 0.5)
Super attack inventory image Super attack Crystal dust inventory image Crystal dust N/A Boosts the same as a super attack while lasting for 5 minutes with no state degradation.
Requires the completion of Song of the Elves to make.
70 Divine super defence potion inventory image Divine super defence potion 2
(4 × 0.5)
Super defence inventory image Super defence Crystal dust inventory image Crystal dust N/A Boosts the same as a super defence while lasting for 5 minutes with no state degradation.
Requires the completion of Song of the Elves to make.
70 Divine super strength potion inventory image Divine super strength potion 2
(4 × 0.5)
Super strength inventory image Super strength Crystal dust inventory image Crystal dust N/A Boosts the same as a super strength while lasting for 5 minutes with no state degradation.
Requires the completion of Song of the Elves to make.
72 Ranging potion inventory image Ranging potion 162.5 Vial of water inventory image Vial of water Dwarf weed inventory image Dwarf weed Wine of zamorak inventory image Wine of zamorak Temporarily increases Ranged level by 10% + 4.
73 Weapon poison+ inventory image Weapon poison+ 165 Coconut milk inventory image Coconut milk Cactus spine inventory image Cactus spine Red spiders' eggs inventory image Red spiders' eggs For use on arrows, daggers, spears, hastae, javelins, darts, knives, and bolts.
Poison starts at 5 damage for melee weapons and 3 damage for ranged weapons.
74 Divine ranging potion inventory image Divine ranging potion 2
(4 × 0.5)
Ranging potion inventory image Ranging potion Crystal dust inventory image Crystal dust N/A Boosts the same as a ranging potion while lasting for 5 minutes with no state degradation.
Requires the completion of Song of the Elves to make.
76 Magic potion inventory image Magic potion 172.5 Vial of water inventory image Vial of water Lantadyme inventory image Lantadyme Potato cactus inventory image Potato cactus Temporarily raises Magic level by 4.
77 Stamina potion inventory image Stamina potion 102
(4 × 25.5)
Super energy inventory image Super energy Amylase crystal inventory image Amylase crystal N/A Stamina potions restore 20% run energy and reduce the rate of energy depletion by 70% for 2 minutes.
Amylase crystals can be purchased using Marks of grace from Grace's Graceful Clothing.
One amylase crystal is required per dose.
78 Zamorak brew inventory image Zamorak brew 175 Vial of water inventory image Vial of water Torstol inventory image Torstol Jangerberries inventory image Jangerberries Boosts Strength by 12% + 2 and Attack by 20% + 2, but lowers Defence and remaining Hitpoints by 10% + 2.
78 Divine magic potion inventory image Divine magic potion 2
(4 × 0.5)
Magic potion inventory image Magic potion Crystal dust inventory image Crystal dust N/A Boosts the same as a magic potion while lasting for 5 minutes with no state degradation.
Requires the completion of Song of the Elves to make.
79 Antidote++ inventory image Antidote++ 177.5 Coconut milk inventory image Coconut milk Irit leaf inventory image Irit leaf Magic roots inventory image Magic roots Cures poison and provides immunity for 12 minutes.
80 Bastion potion inventory image Bastion potion 155 Vial of blood inventory image Vial of blood Cadantine inventory image Cadantine Wine of zamorak inventory image Wine of zamorak Temporarily increases Ranged by 10% + 4 and Defence by 15% + 5.
80 Battlemage potion inventory image Battlemage potion 155 Vial of blood inventory image Vial of blood Cadantine inventory image Cadantine Potato cactus inventory image Potato cactus Temporarily increases Magic by 4 and Defence by 15% + 5.
81 Saradomin brew inventory image Saradomin brew 180 Vial of water inventory image Vial of water Toadflax inventory image Toadflax Crushed nest inventory image Crushed nest Boosts Defence and Hitpoints but lowers Attack, Strength, Magic, and Ranged.
82 Weapon poison++ inventory image Weapon poison++ 190 Coconut milk inventory image Coconut milk Cave nightshade inventory image Cave nightshade Poison ivy berries inventory image Poison ivy berries For use on arrows, daggers, spears, hastae, javelins, darts, knives, and bolts.
Poison starts at 6 damage for melee weapons and 4 damage for ranged weapons.
84 Extended antifire inventory image Extended antifire 110
(4 × 27.5)
Antifire potion inventory image Antifire potion Lava scale shard inventory image Lava scale shard N/A Provides some resistance to dragon breath.
Each dose lasts about 12 minutes.
One shard is required per dose.
85 Ancient brew inventory image Ancient brew 190 Vial of water inventory image Vial of water Dwarf weed inventory image Dwarf weed Nihil dust inventory image Nihil dust Boosts Magic and restores prayer points but lowers Attack, Strength, and Defence.
86 Divine bastion potion inventory image Divine bastion potion 2
(4 × 0.5)
Bastion potion inventory image Bastion potion Crystal dust inventory image Crystal dust N/A Boosts the same as a bastion potion while lasting for 5 minutes with no state degradation.
Requires the completion of Song of the Elves to make.
86 Divine battlemage potion inventory image Divine battlemage potion 2
(4 × 0.5)
Battlemage potion inventory image Battlemage potion Crystal dust inventory image Crystal dust N/A Boosts the same as a battlemage potion while lasting for 5 minutes with no state degradation.
Requires the completion of Song of the Elves to make.
87 Anti-venom inventory image Anti-venom 120
(4 × 30)
Antidote++ inventory image Antidote++ Zulrah's scales inventory image Zulrah's scales N/A Instantly cures venom.
Five scales are required per dose.
88 Menaphite remedy inventory image Menaphite remedy 200 Vial of water inventory image Vial of water Dwarf weed inventory image Dwarf weed Lily of the sands inventory image Lily of the sands Restores 6 + 16% of the player's combat stats every 15 seconds, over the course of five minutes.
90 Super combat potion inventory image Super combat potion 150 Super attack
Super strength
Super defence
Super attack
Super strength
Super defence
Torstol inventory image Torstol N/A Combines the properties of super attack, super strength, and super defence potions.
92 Super antifire potion inventory image Super antifire potion 130 Antifire potion inventory image Antifire potion Crushed superior dragon bones inventory image Crushed superior
dragon bones
N/A Grants complete immunity to dragonfire for three minutes.
94 Anti-venom+ inventory image Anti-venom+ 125 Anti-venom inventory image Anti-venom Torstol inventory image Torstol N/A Instantly cures venom and provides immunity to it for three minutes.
97 Divine super combat potion inventory image Divine super combat potion 2
(4 × 0.5)
Super combat potion inventory image Super combat potion Crystal dust inventory image Crystal dust N/A Boosts the same as a super combat potion while lasting for 5 minutes with no state degradation.
Requires the completion of Song of the Elves to make.
98 Extended super antifire inventory image Extended super antifire 160
(4 × 40)
Super antifire potion inventory image Super antifire potion Lava scale shard inventory image Lava scale shard N/A Grants complete immunity to dragonfire for six minutes.
One shard is required per dose.

Swamp tar[edit | edit source]

All swamp tar require a pestle and mortar to make.

Herblore Level Potion Experience Primary Ingredient Secondary Ingredient Notes
19 Guam tar inventory image Guam tar 30 Guam leaf inventory image Guam leaf Swamp tar inventory image Swamp tar × 15 Ammo for swamp lizards.
31 Marrentill tar inventory image Marrentill tar 42.5 Marrentill inventory image Marrentill Swamp tar inventory image Swamp tar × 15 Ammo for orange salamanders.
39 Tarromin tar inventory image Tarromin tar 55 Tarromin inventory image Tarromin Swamp tar inventory image Swamp tar × 15 Ammo for red salamanders.
44 Harralander tar inventory image Harralander tar 72.5 Harralander inventory image Harralander Swamp tar inventory image Swamp tar × 15 Ammo for black salamanders.

Barbarian Mixes[edit | edit source]

Barbarian potions can be made by adding roe or caviar to two-dose potions. The barbarian potions will hold two doses that give the same effect as their regular counterparts, as well as restore 3 to 6 Hitpoints per dose.

Each potion must be mixed individually, there is no make-all option, making it much more focus intensive. Additionally, the default left-click option for roe and caviar is "eat", not "use", making it possible to consume the ingredients instead of using them.

Herblore Level Potion Experience Eggs needed
4 Attack mix inventory image Attack mix 8 Roe inventory imageRoe or Caviar inventory imageCaviar
6 Antipoison mix inventory image Antipoison mix 12 Roe inventory imageRoe or Caviar inventory imageCaviar
9 Relicym's mix inventory image Relicym's mix 14 Roe inventory imageRoe or Caviar inventory imageCaviar
14 Strength mix inventory image Strength mix 17 Roe inventory imageRoe or Caviar inventory imageCaviar
24 Restore mix inventory image Restore mix 21 Roe inventory imageRoe or Caviar inventory imageCaviar
29 Energy mix inventory image Energy mix 23 Caviar inventory imageCaviar
33 Defence mix inventory image Defence mix 25 Caviar inventory imageCaviar
37 Agility mix inventory image Agility mix 27 Caviar inventory imageCaviar
40 Combat mix inventory image Combat mix 28 Caviar inventory imageCaviar
42 Prayer mix inventory image Prayer mix 29 Caviar inventory imageCaviar
47 Superattack mix inventory image Superattack mix 33 Caviar inventory imageCaviar
51 Anti-poison supermix inventory image Anti-poison supermix 35 Caviar inventory imageCaviar
53 Fishing mix inventory image Fishing mix 38 Caviar inventory imageCaviar
56 Super energy mix inventory image Super energy mix 39 Caviar inventory imageCaviar
58 Hunting mix inventory image Hunting mix 40 Caviar inventory imageCaviar
59 Super str. mix inventory image Super str. mix 42 Caviar inventory imageCaviar
61 Magic essence mix inventory image Magic essence mix 43 Caviar inventory imageCaviar
67 Super restore mix inventory image Super restore mix 48 Caviar inventory imageCaviar
71 Super def. mix inventory image Super def. mix 50 Caviar inventory imageCaviar
74 Antidote+ mix inventory image Antidote+ mix 52 Caviar inventory imageCaviar
75 Antifire mix inventory image Antifire mix 53 Caviar inventory imageCaviar
80 Ranging mix inventory image Ranging mix 54 Caviar inventory imageCaviar
83 Magic mix inventory image Magic mix 57 Caviar inventory imageCaviar
85 Zamorak mix inventory image Zamorak mix 58 Caviar inventory imageCaviar
86 Stamina mix inventory image Stamina mix 60 Caviar inventory imageCaviar
91 Extended antifire mix inventory image Extended antifire mix 61 Caviar inventory imageCaviar
92 Ancient mix inventory image Ancient mix 63 Caviar inventory imageCaviar
98 Super antifire mix inventory image Super antifire mix 70 Caviar inventory imageCaviar
99 Extended super antifire mix inventory image Extended super antifire mix 78 Caviar inventory imageCaviar

Ingredient Processing[edit | edit source]

Herblore often requires time consuming actions that do not reward experience such as crushing raw ingredients or making unfinished potions. Some NPCs offer services that can complete these processes on many items at once and save players time.

Crushing[edit | edit source]

  • Wesley in Nardah will crush noted ingredients for 50 each.

Mixing[edit | edit source]

  • Zahur in Nardah will combine noted vials of water and herbs to create unfinished potions for 200 each. (Requires completion of the hard desert diary, or an herblore cape)

Cleaning Grimy Herbs[edit | edit source]

  • Zahur in Nardah will clean grimy (un-noted) herbs for 200 each.
    • After completing the hard desert diary she will clean noted herbs as well.

Decanting[edit | edit source]

The following NPCs can help you combine or seperate your potions into 1-dose, 2-dose, 3-dose or 4-dose items instead.

  • Zahur in Nardah will decant potions for free.
  • Bob barter at the GE will decant potions for free.

Temporary boosts[edit | edit source]

Herblore cannot be boosted before completing Druidic Ritual; attempting to use such an item will consume it and give the message "Your lack of Herblore experience prevents you from gaining any further bonus."

Boost Level
increase
Visibility Other info
Herblore cape inventory image Herblore cape 1 Visible Activating the cape's effect will increase the corresponding skill by 1.
Greenman's ale inventory image Greenman's ale 1 Visible Reduces Attack, Strength and Defence by 2 or more.
Greenman's ale(m) inventory image Mature Greenman's ale 2 Visible Reduces Attack, Strength and Defence by 2 or more.
Botanical pie inventory image Botanical pie 4 Visible Consists of 2 bites, restoring 7 Hitpoints per bite.
Spicy stew inventory image Spicy stew
(brown spice)
±0-5 Visible Depending on type of stew, any skill can be boosted or reduced by 0 to 5 levels randomly.

Quests[edit | edit source]

Quests requiring Herblore[edit | edit source]

Quest Herblore
requirement
Other skill requirements
Jungle Potion Herblore 3 -
Lunar Diplomacy Herblore 5 Defence 40 , Crafting 61 , Firemaking 49 , Magic 65 , Mining 60 , Woodcutting 55
Zogre Flesh Eaters Herblore 8 Smithing 4 , Ranged 30 , Fletching 30
The Dig Site Herblore 10 Agility 10 , Thieving 25
Watchtower Herblore 14 Magic 15 , Thieving 15 , Agility 25 , Mining 40
Shades of Mort'ton Herblore 15 Crafting 20 , Firemaking 5
One Small Favour Herblore 18 Agility 36 , Crafting 25 , Smithing 30
Heroes' Quest Herblore 25 Quest points 55 , Cooking 53 , Fishing 53 , Mining 50
Eadgar's Ruse Herblore 31 -
A Taste of Hope Herblore 40 Crafting 48 , Agility 45 , Attack 40 , Slayer 38
Legends' Quest Herblore 45 Quest points 107 , Agility 50 , Crafting 50 , Magic 56 , Mining 52 , Prayer 42 , Smithing 50 , Strength 50 , Thieving 50 , Woodcutting 50
Land of the Goblins Herblore 48 Agility 38 , Fishing 40 , Thieving 45
A Kingdom Divided Herblore 50 Agility 54 , Thieving 52 , Woodcutting 52 , Mining 42 , Crafting 38 , Magic 35
Grim Tales Herblore 52 Farming 45 , Thieving 58 , Agility 59 , Woodcutting 71
Fairytale II - Cure a Queen Herblore 57 Thieving 40 , Farming 49
Song of the Elves Herblore 70 Agility 70 , Construction 70 , Farming 70 , Hunter 70 , Mining 70 , Smithing 70 , Woodcutting 70

Quests rewarding Herblore experience[edit | edit source]

Quest Experience
reward
Herblore
requirement
Other requirements
Druidic Ritual 250 - -
Jungle Potion 775 Herblore 3 -
Recruitment Drive 1,000 - Quest points 12
Heroes' Quest 1,325 Herblore 25 Quest points 55 , Cooking 53 , Fishing 53 , Mining 50
The Dig Site 2,000 Herblore 10 Agility 10 , Thieving 25
Shades of Mort'ton 2,000 Herblore 15 Crafting 20 , Firemaking 5
Zogre Flesh Eaters 2,000 Herblore 8 Smithing 4 , Ranged 30 , Fletching 30
Fairytale II - Cure a Queen 3,500 Herblore 57 Thieving 40 , Farming 49
Land of the Goblins 8,000 Herblore 48 Agility 38 , Fishing 40 , Thieving 45
My Arm's Big Adventure 10,000 - Woodcutting 10 , Farming 29
Eadgar's Ruse 11,000 Herblore 31 -
Grim Tales 15,000 Herblore 52 Farming 45 , Thieving 58 , Agility 59 , Woodcutting 71
Song of the Elves 40,000 Herblore 70 Agility 70 , Construction 70 , Farming 70 , Hunter 70 , Mining 70 , Smithing 70 , Woodcutting 70
Total 96,850

Skill choice[edit | edit source]

Upon completing any of the following quests, players may choose to allocate experience to Herblore. These rewards usually come in the form of items, such as lamps or books, and are independent of any experience rewards directly received for completing the quest.

QuestExperience
reward
Skills availableSkill requirements
X Marks the Spot300AnyNone
Client of Kourend500 twiceAnyNone
Fairytale II - Cure a Queen2,500Any skill above 30Farming 49 , Herblore 57
A Tail of Two Cats2,500 twiceAny skill above 30None
The Great Brain Robbery5,000Any skill above 30Crafting 16 , Construction 30 , Prayer 50
King's Ransom5,000Any skill above 50Defence 65
Darkness of Hallowvale2,000 three timesAny skill above 30Construction 5 , Mining 20 , Thieving 22 , Crafting 32 , Magic 33 , Strength 40
A Taste of Hope2,500 three timesAny skill above 35Crafting 48 , Herblore 40 , Attack 40 , Agility 45 , Slayer 38
A Kingdom Divided10,000Any skill above 40Agility 54 , Thieving 52 , Woodcutting 52 , Herblore 50 , Mining 42 ,
Crafting 38 , Magic 35
Architectural Alliance
(miniquest)
10,000Any skill above 40None
In Search of Knowledge
(miniquest)
10,000Any skill above 40None
Curse of the Empty Lord
(miniquest)
10,000Any skill above 50Some players will need Prayer 31
One Small Favour10,000 twiceAny skill above 30Agility 36 , Crafting 25 , Herblore 18 , Smithing 30
Recipe for Disaster
(The final battle)
20,000Any skill above 50Quest points 175 , Cooking 70 , Agility 48 , Mining 50 , Fishing 53 ,
Thieving 53 , Herblore 25 , Magic 59 , Smithing 40 , Firemaking 50 ,
Ranged 40 , Crafting 40 , Fletching 10 , Slayer 10 , Woodcutting 36
Legends' Quest30,000 four timesAttack Strength Defence Magic Hitpoints Prayer
Woodcutting Crafting Smithing Herblore Agility Thieving
Quest points 107 , Agility 50 , Crafting 50 , Herblore 45 , Magic 56 , Mining 52 ,
Prayer 42 , Smithing 50 , Strength 50 , Thieving 50 , Woodcutting 50
Sins of the Father15,000 six timesAny skill above 60Woodcutting 62 , Fletching 60 , Crafting 56 , Agility 52 , Slayer 50 , Attack 50 , Magic 49
Total322,300


Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
7 April 2021
(update)

Some grammar has been corrected in the Herblore level-up messages.

10 September 2020
(update)

You may now clean all your herbs automatically after cleaning the first one in your Inventory.

6 January 2014
(update)

When you fail to identify a herb because your Herblore level is too low, the message no longer refers to cleaning.

14 November 2013
(update)

Some Herblore mixing animations have been updated to stop them interfering with your walk animation.

25 February 2013
(update)

The change for herbs from "unidentified" to "grimy" was reverted, by popular request.

22 February 2013
(update)
  • This content was included when the Old School RuneScape servers officially launched.
  • Unidentified herbs have been changed to grimy herbs.