Herblore

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This article is about the Herblore skill. For information on training Herblore, see Herblore training.
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Herblore is a members-only skill that involves making potions from herbs. Using this skill requires completion of the Druidic Ritual quest.

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Herblore level-up music


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 to create an unfinished potion.

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

Grimy Herb Clean Herb Experience Herblore Level Unfinished potion Unf. pot. Herb. Lvl
Grimy guam leaf.pngGrimy guam leaf Guam leaf.pngGuam leaf 2.5 3 Guam potion (unf).pngGuam potion (unf) 3
Grimy marrentill.pngGrimy marrentill Marrentill.pngMarrentill 3.8 5 Marrentill potion (unf).pngMarrentill potion (unf) 5
Grimy tarromin.pngGrimy tarromin Tarromin.pngTarromin 5 11 Tarromin potion (unf).pngTarromin potion (unf) 12
Grimy harralander.pngGrimy harralander Harralander.pngHarralander 6.3 20 Harralander potion (unf).pngHarralander potion (unf) 21
Grimy ranarr weed.pngGrimy ranarr weed Ranarr weed.pngRanarr weed 7.5 25 Ranarr potion (unf).pngRanarr potion (unf) 30
Grimy toadflax.pngGrimy toadflax Toadflax.pngToadflax 8 30 Toadflax potion (unf).pngToadflax potion (unf) 34
Grimy irit leaf.pngGrimy irit leaf Irit leaf.pngIrit leaf 8.8 40 Irit potion (unf).pngIrit potion (unf) 45
Grimy avantoe.pngGrimy avantoe Avantoe.pngAvantoe 10 48 Avantoe potion (unf).pngAvantoe potion (unf) 50
Grimy kwuarm.pngGrimy kwuarm Kwuarm.pngKwuarm 11.3 54 Kwuarm potion (unf).pngKwuarm potion (unf) 55
Grimy snapdragon.pngGrimy snapdragon Snapdragon.pngSnapdragon 11.8 59 Snapdragon potion (unf).pngSnapdragon potion (unf) 63
Grimy cadantine.pngGrimy cadantine Cadantine.pngCadantine 12.5 65 Cadantine potion (unf).pngCadantine potion (unf) 66
Grimy lantadyme.pngGrimy lantadyme Lantadyme.pngLantadyme 13.1 67 Lantadyme potion (unf).pngLantadyme potion (unf) 69
Grimy dwarf weed.pngGrimy dwarf weed Dwarf weed.pngDwarf weed 13.8 70 Dwarf weed potion (unf).pngDwarf weed potion (unf) 72
Grimy torstol.pngGrimy torstol Torstol.pngTorstol 15 75 Torstol potion (unf).pngTorstol potion (unf) 78

Potions[edit | edit source]

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 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 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

Potion Level Experience Effect Primary Ingredient Secondary Ingredient Notes
Attack potion(4).png Attack potion 3 25 Temporarily raises Attack level by 10% + 3. Guam leaf.png Guam leaf Eye of newt.png Eye of newt
Antipoison(4).png Antipoison 5 37.5 Cures poison and provides immunity for 3 minutes. Marrentill.png Marrentill Unicorn horn dust.png Unicorn horn dust
Relicym's balm(4).png Relicym's balm 8 40 Cures disease and provides immunity for a short time Rogue's purse.png Rogue's purse Snake weed.png Snake weed Requires partial completion of Zogre Flesh Eaters.
Strength potion(4).png Strength potion 12 50 Temporarily raises Strength level by 10% + 3. Tarromin.png Tarromin Limpwurt root.png Limpwurt root
Serum 207 (4).png Serum 207 15 50 Temporarily cures Afflicted NPCs in Mort'ton Tarromin.png Tarromin Ashes.png Ashes Learned and required in Shades of Mort'ton.
Guthix rest(4).png Guthix rest tea 18 59.5 Cures poison, restores some run energy and heals 5 hitpoints. Boosts max hitpoints by 5 if at full health Guam leaf.png 2 Guam leaves,
Harralander.png Harralander, and
Marrentill.png Marrentill
Requires partial completion of One Small Favour. Made in a cup of heated water instead of a vial of water.
Guam tar.png Guam tar 19 30 Ammunition for Swamp lizard Guam leaf.png Guam leaf Swamp tar.png 15 Swamp tar
Compost potion(4).png Compost potion 21 60 Used to convert Compost into Supercompost Harralander.png Harralander Volcanic ash.png Volcanic ash
Restore potion(4).png Restore potion 22 62.5 Restores combat-related stats back to normal by 30% of level plus 10. Harralander.png Harralander Red spiders' eggs.png Red spiders' eggs Does not restore Hitpoints or Prayer points.
Guthix balance(4).png Guthix balance 22 62.5 Used against Vampyre Juvinates and Vampyre Juveniles, particularly in the Temple Trekking minigame Harralander.png Harralander Red spiders' eggs.png Red spiders' eggs,
Garlic.png Garlic, and
Silver dust.png Silver dust
Blamish oil.png Blamish oil 25 80 Used to make oily fishing rods during the Heroes' Quest Harralander.png Harralander Blamish snail slime.png Blamish snail slime
Energy potion(4).png Energy potion 26 67.5 Restores 10% run energy Harralander.png Harralander Chocolate dust.png Chocolate dust
Defence potion(4).png Defence potion 30 75 Temporarily raises Defence level by 10% + 3. Ranarr weed.png Ranarr weed White berries.png White berries Generally not made - prayer potions are an effective defence against most attacks and far more widely used.
Marrentill tar.png Marrentill tar 31 42.5 Ammo for Orange salamander Marrentill.png Marrentill Swamp tar.png 15 Swamp tar
Agility potion(4).png Agility potion 34 80 +3 Agility Toadflax.png Toadflax Toad's legs.png Toad's legs
Combat potion(4).png Combat potion 36 84 Effect of both Attack potion and Strength potion. Harralander.png Harralander Goat horn dust.png Goat horn dust
Prayer potion(4).png Prayer potion 38 87.5 Restores 25% of your total Prayer points plus 7. Ranarr weed.png Ranarr weed Snape grass.png Snape grass Effect increased by Holy wrench.
Tarromin tar.png Tarromin tar 39 55 Ammo for Red salamander Tarromin.png Tarromin Swamp tar.png 15 Swamp tar
Harralander tar.png Harralander tar 44 72.5 Ammo for Black salamander Harralander.png Harralander Swamp tar.png 15 Swamp tar
Super attack(4).png Super attack 45 100 Temporarily increases Attack level by 15% plus 5. Irit leaf.png Irit leaf Eye of newt.png Eye of newt
Superantipoison(4).png Superantipoison 48 106.3 Cures poison and provides immunity for 6 minutes. Irit leaf.png Irit leaf Unicorn horn dust.png Unicorn horn dust
Fishing potion(4).png Fishing potion 50 112.5 +3 Fishing Avantoe.png Avantoe Snape grass.png Snape grass Can be used to get into the Fishing Guild if you are a few levels short.
Super energy(4).png Super energy potion 52 117.5 Restores 20% run energy Avantoe.pngAvantoe Mort myre fungus.png Mort myre fungi
Shrink-me-quick.png Shrink-me-quick 52 6 Reduce player size during Grim Tales Quest Tarromin.png Tarromin Shrunk ogleroot 1.pngShrunk ogleroot
Hunter potion(4).png Hunter potion 53 120 Boosts Hunter by 3. Avantoe.png Avantoe Kebbit teeth dust.png Kebbit teeth dust Kebbit teeth are obtained by deadfall trapping Sabre-Toothed Kebbits.
Super strength(4).png Super strength 55 125 Temporarily increases Strength level by 15% plus 5. Kwuarm.png Kwuarm Limpwurt root.png Limpwurt root
Magic essence(4).png Magic essence potion 57 130 +3 Magic Star flower.png Starflower Gorak claw powder.png Gorak claw powder Made during A Fairy Tale Part II quest, and components are only available via the Fairy rings. Not tradeable.
Weapon poison.png Weapon poison 60 137.5 For use on arrows, daggers, spears, hastae, javelins, darts, knives, and bolts. Kwuarm.png Kwuarm Dragon scale dust.png Dragon scale dust Poison starts at 4 damage for melee weapons and 2 damage for ranged weapons.
Super restore(4).png Super restore 63 142.5 Restores all stats except hitpoints, including prayer points, by 25% plus 8. Snapdragon.png Snapdragon Red spiders' eggs.png Red spiders' eggs
Sanfew serum(4).png Sanfew serum 65 160 Sanfew Serum combines the properties of super restore, superantipoison, and relicym's balm potions all in one. Snapdragon.png Snapdragon Red spiders' eggs.png Red spiders' eggs,
Unicorn horn dust.png Unicorn horn dust,
Snake weed.png Snake weed, and
Nail beast nails.png Nail beast nails
Partial experience is given for each addition of one of the secondary ingredients in this potion.
Super defence(4).png Super defence potion 66 150 Temporarily increases defence level by 15% plus 5. Cadantine.png Cadantine White berries.png White berries
Antidote+(4).png Antidote+ 68 155 Cures and gives immunity to poison for 9 minutes. Coconut milk.png Coconut milk and
Toadflax.png Toadflax
Yew roots.png Yew roots Requires coconut milk in place of water.
Antifire potion(4).png Anti-fire potion 69 157.5 Provides some resistance to dragons breath. Lantadyme.png Lantadyme Dragon scale dust.png Dragon scale dust Can be used with an anti-dragonfire shield to completely prevent dragonfire damage. Each dose lasts about 6 minutes.
Ranging potion(4).png Ranging potion 72 162.5 Temporarily increases Ranged level by +10% plus 4. Dwarf weed.png Dwarf weed Wine of zamorak.png Wine of Zamorak
Weapon poison+.png Weapon poison+ 73 165 For use on arrows, daggers, spears, hastae, javelins, darts, knives, and bolts. Coconut milk.png Coconut milk Cactus spine.png Cactus spine and
Red spiders' eggs.png Red spiders' eggs
Requires coconut milk in place of water. Poison starts at 5 damage for melee weapons and 3 damage for ranged weapons.
Magic potion(4).png Magic potion 76 172.5 +4 Magic Lantadyme.png Lantadyme Potato cactus.png Potato cactus
Stamina potion(4).png Stamina potion 77 102 (4 x 25.5) Stamina potion restores 20% of your energy and reduces the rate that run energy depletes while running by 70% for 2 minutes. Super energy(4).png Super energy potion Amylase crystal 5.png Amylase crystal Amylase crystals can be purchased using Marks of grace from Grace's Graceful Clothing.
Zamorak brew(4).png Zamorak brew 78 175 Boosts Strength by 12% + 2, Attack by 20% + 2, but lowers Defence and remaining Hitpoints by 10% + 2. Torstol.png Torstol Jangerberries.png Jangerberries
Antidote++(4).png Antidote++ 79 177.5 Cures poison and provides immunity for 12 minutes. Coconut milk.png Coconut milk and
Irit leaf.png Irit leaf
Magic roots.png Magic roots Requires coconut milk in place of water.
Bastion potion(4).pngBastion potion 80 155 Temporarily increases Ranged by +10% plus 4 and Defence by 15% plus 5. Vial of blood.pngVial of blood and
Cadantine.pngCadantine
Wine of zamorak.pngWine of zamorak Requires a vial of blood in place of water.
Battlemage potion(4).pngBattlemage potion 80 155 Temporarily increases Magic by 4 and Defence by 15% plus 5. Vial of blood.pngVial of blood and
Cadantine.pngCadantine
Potato cactus.pngPotato cactus Requires a vial of blood in place of water.
Saradomin brew(4).png Saradomin brew 81 180 Boosts Defence and Hitpoints but lowers Attack, Strength, Magic, and Ranged Toadflax.png Toadflax Crushed nest.png Crushed bird's nest See above for Toadflax locations.
Weapon poison++.png Weapon poison++ 82 190 For use on arrows, daggers, spears, hastae, javelins, darts, knives, and bolts. Coconut milk.png Coconut milk and
Cave nightshade.png Nightshade
Poison ivy berries.png Poison ivy berries Requires coconut milk in place of water. Poison starts at 6 damage for melee weapons and 4 damage for ranged weapons.
Extended antifire(4).png Extended antifire 84 110 Provides some resistance to dragons breath. Antifire potion(4).png Antifire potion Lava scale shard 5.png Lava scale shard (one shard is required per dose) Can be used with an anti-dragonfire shield to completely prevent dragonfire damage. Each dose lasts about 12 minutes.
Anti-venom(4).png Anti-venom 87 120 Instantly cures venom Antidote++(4).png Antidote++ Zulrah's scales 5.png Zulrah's scales (five scales are required per dose)
Super combat potion(4).png Super combat potion 90 150 Combines the properties of super attack, super strength and super defence potions all in one Torstol.png Torstol Super attack(4).png Super attack,
Super strength(4).png Super strength, and
Super defence(4).png Super defence
Super antifire potion(4).png Super antifire potion 92 130 Grants complete immunity to dragonfire for three minutes Antifire potion(4).png Antifire potion Crushed superior dragon bones.pngCrushed superior dragon bones
Anti-venom+(4).png Anti-venom+ 94 125 Instantly cures venom and provides immunity to it for five minutes Anti-venom(4).png Anti-venom Torstol.pngTorstol
Extended super antifire(4).png Extended super antifire 98 160 Grants complete immunity to dragonfire for six minutes Super antifire potion(4).png Super antifire potion Lava scale shard 5.png Lava scale shard (one shard is required per dose)

Temporary boosts[edit | edit source]

Main article: Temporary skill boost
Image Name Boost Level to obtain/use Notes
Botanical pie.png Botanical pie 4 Cooking icon.png 52 None
Greenman's ale.png Greenman's ale 1 Can be brewed at Cooking icon.png 29 or bought Also lowers attack, strength and defence by 9
Greenman's ale(m).png Greenman's ale(m) 2 Can be brewed at Cooking icon.png 29 Also lowers attack and strength by 2
Spicy stew.png Brown spicy stew -5 to +5 Cooking icon.png 25 -5 and +5 are rare
Herblore cape.png Herblore cape 1 Herblore icon.png 99 None

Quests rewarding Herblore experience[edit | edit source]

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

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.

Quest Experience
reward
Skills available Skill requirements
Client of Kourend 500 twice Any -
Fairytale II - Cure a Queen 2,500 Any skill above 30 49 Farming icon.png, 57 Herblore icon.png
A Tail of Two Cats 2,500 twice Any skill above 30 -
The Great Brain Robbery 5,000 Any skill above 30 16 Crafting icon.png, 30 Construction icon.png, 50 Prayer icon.png
King's Ransom 5,000 Any skill above 50 65 Defence icon.png
Darkness of Hallowvale 2,000 three times Any skill above 30 5 Construction icon.png, 20 Mining icon.png, 22 Thieving icon.png, 32 Crafting icon.png, 33 Magic icon.png, 40 Strength icon.png
A Taste of Hope 2,500 Any skill above 35 48 Crafting icon.png, 45 Agility icon.png, 40 Attack icon.png, 40 Herblore icon.png, 38 Slayer icon.png
Curse of the Empty Lord
(miniquest)
10,000 Any skill above 50 Some players will need 31 Prayer icon.png
One Small Favour 10,000 twice Any skill above 30 36 Agility icon.png, 25 Crafting icon.png, 18 Herblore icon.png, 30 Smithing icon.png
Recipe for Disaster
(The final battle)
20,000 Any skill above 50 175 Quest point icon.png, 48 Agility icon.png, 50 Mining icon.png, 53 Fishing icon.png, 53 Thieving icon.png, 25 Herblore icon.png, 59 Magic icon.png, 40 Smithing icon.png, 50 Firemaking icon.png, 40 Ranged icon.png, 40 Crafting icon.png, 10 Fletching icon.png, 10 Slayer icon.png, 36 Woodcutting icon.png
Legends' Quest 7,650 four times Attack icon.png Strength icon.png Defence icon.png Magic icon.png Hitpoints icon.png Prayer icon.png Woodcutting icon.png Crafting icon.png Smithing icon.png Herblore icon.png Agility icon.png Thieving icon.png 107 Quest point icon.png, 50 Agility icon.png, 50 Crafting icon.png, 45 Herblore icon.png, 56 Magic icon.png, 52 Mining icon.png, 42 Prayer icon.png, 50 Smithing icon.png, 50 Strength icon.png, 50 Thieving icon.png, 50 Woodcutting icon.png
Total 105,100