Herblore training

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Herblore training usually involves making potions which can only begin after completing the Druidic Ritual quest granting the player level 3 Herblore. To make a potion, the player will have to gather the required ingredients, usually a herb of some sort along with a secondary ingredient, and use them on a vial of water or a vial of blood.

Adding a secondary ingredient to an unfinished potion is a 2-tick action, and so the theoretical maximum for potions made in an hour is 3000. Taking banking into account drops the hourly rate to about 2500. Experience rates below assume that players bank fairly fast to get to the latter rate.

A profitable, although a slow, very click-intensive and tedious method to train Herblore is to clean grimy herbs.

Quest experience rewards[edit | edit source]

Quest Experience
reward
Herblore req. Other requirements
Druidic Ritual 250 - -
Jungle Potion 775 3 HerbloreHerblore icon.png -
Recruitment Drive 1,000 - 12 QuestQuest point icon.png
Heroes' Quest 1,325 25 HerbloreHerblore icon.png 55 QuestQuest point icon.png, 53 CookingCooking icon.png, 53 FishingFishing icon.png, 50 MiningMining icon.png
The Dig Site 2,000 10 HerbloreHerblore icon.png 10 AgilityAgility icon.png, 25 ThievingThieving icon.png
Shades of Mort'ton 2,000 15 HerbloreHerblore icon.png 20 CraftingCrafting icon.png, 5 FiremakingFiremaking icon.png
Zogre Flesh Eaters 2,000 8 HerbloreHerblore icon.png 4 SmithingSmithing icon.png, 30 RangedRanged icon.png, 30 FletchingFletching icon.png
Fairytale II - Cure a Queen 3,500 57 HerbloreHerblore icon.png 40 ThievingThieving icon.png, 49 FarmingFarming icon.png
Grim Tales 5,000 52 HerbloreHerblore icon.png 45 FarmingFarming icon.png, 58 ThievingThieving icon.png, 59 AgilityAgility icon.png, 71 WoodcuttingWoodcutting icon.png
My Arm's Big Adventure 10,000 31 HerbloreHerblore icon.png 10 WoodcuttingWoodcutting icon.png, 29 FarmingFarming icon.png
Eadgar's Ruse 11,000 31 HerbloreHerblore icon.png -
Song of the Elves 20,000 70 HerbloreHerblore icon.png 70 AgilityAgility icon.png, 70 ConstructionConstruction icon.png, 70 FarmingFarming icon.png, 70 HunterHunter icon.png, 70 MiningMining icon.png, 70 SmithingSmithing icon.png, 70 WoodcuttingWoodcutting icon.png
Total 58,850

Starting off[edit | edit source]

Completing Jungle Potion, Recruitment Drive and The Dig Site quests will elevate a level 3 Herblore to level 19. Level 25 Thieving and level 10 Agility are required to complete The Dig Site.

Here are some quests that grant Herblore experience which require little or no Herblore stats:

Quest Experience
reward
Herblore req. Other requirements
Druidic Ritual 250 - -
Jungle Potion 775 3 HerbloreHerblore icon.png -
Recruitment Drive 1,000 - 12 QuestQuest point icon.png
The Dig Site 2,000 10 HerbloreHerblore icon.png 10 AgilityAgility icon.png, 25 ThievingThieving icon.png
Shades of Mort'ton 2,000 15 HerbloreHerblore icon.png 20 CraftingCrafting icon.png, 5 FiremakingFiremaking icon.png
Zogre Flesh Eaters 2,000 8 HerbloreHerblore icon.png 4 SmithingSmithing icon.png, 30 RangedRanged icon.png, 30 FletchingFletching icon.png
Total 8,025

Making potions[edit | edit source]

The most efficient way to gain Herblore experience is to buy base and secondary ingredients from the Grand Exchange, and combine them into potions. This can be very expensive and requires a lot of capital to buy the supplies needed. The fastest Herblore experience is gained by simply making potions that offer the highest experience per hour; however, some slower options can be notably cheaper and should be considered if the player seeks to save money. Some options may also require a lot more capital than others, and might be inconvenient to do for players with less capital available.

Amulets of chemistry can be used when training Herblore with potions worth more than the cost of 1 amulet per 5 doses, if the player is willing to put the effort of equipping a new amulet when the last one breaks. This decreases experience rates slightly, but can potentially save a lot of money on the way to 99.

The options that are considered viable in terms of cost and ingredient supply are listed below. The table assumes 2500 standard 14 x 14 potions and 27 x 1 (such as stamina potions), 2330 serum 207's, 2166 super combat potions and 1220 anti-venom+ are made per hour, and the finished product is sold after being decanted into a 4-dose potion (if applicable). "Capital required/XP" means how much money is needed for the supplies alone (when not selling the finished product) per experience.

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

HerbloreHerblore icon.png Level Potion Base Secondary XP XP/Hour Ingredient cost Cost/XP Profit/Potion Profit/XP Profit/XP with
Amulet of chemistry.png: Inventory image of Amulet of chemistryAmulet of chemistry
3 Attack potion.png Attack potion Guam potion (unf).png Guam potion (unf) Eye of newt.png Eye of newt 25 62,500 109 4.36 -103 -4.12 -4.57
5 Antipoison.png Antipoison Marrentill potion (unf).png Marrentill potion (unf) Unicorn horn dust.png Unicorn horn dust 37.5 93,750 380 10.13 -264 -7.04 -7.29
12 Strength potion.png Strength potion Tarromin potion (unf).png Tarromin potion (unf) Limpwurt root.png Limpwurt root 50 125,000 1,023 20.46 -762.75 -15.25 -15.4
15 Serum 207.png Serum 207 Tarromin potion (unf).png Tarromin potion (unf) Ashes.png Ashes 50 116,500 271 5.42 -268 -5.36 -5.59
22 Restore potion.png Restore potion Harralander potion (unf).png Harralander potion (unf) Red spiders' eggs.png Red spiders' eggs 62.5 156,250 947 15.15 -596 -9.54 -9.62
26 Energy potion.png Energy potion Harralander potion (unf).png Harralander potion (unf) Chocolate dust.png Chocolate dust 67.5 168,750 925 13.7 -574 -8.5 -8.59
34 Agility potion.png Agility potion Toadflax potion (unf).png Toadflax potion (unf) Toad's legs.png Toad's legs 80 200,000 2,724 40.36 -2,469 -36.58 -36.68
36 Combat potion.png Combat potion Harralander potion (unf).png Harralander potion (unf) Goat horn dust.png Goat horn dust 84 210,000 1,177 14.01 -532 -6.33 -6.34
38 Prayer potion.png Prayer potion Ranarr potion (unf).png Ranarr potion (unf) Snape grass.png Snape grass 87.5 218,750 8,087 92.42 -535.25 -6.12 -4.81
45 Super attack.png Super attack Irit potion (unf).png Irit potion (unf) Eye of newt.png Eye of newt 100 250,000 972 9.72 -770.25 -7.7 -7.78
48 Superantipoison.png Superantipoison Irit potion (unf).png Irit potion (unf) Unicorn horn dust.png Unicorn horn dust 106.3 265,750 1,291 12.14 -1,088.5 -10.24 -10.31
52 Super energy.png Super energy Avantoe potion (unf).png Avantoe potion (unf) Mort myre fungus.png Mort myre fungus 117.5 293,750 2,866 24.39 -940 -8 -7.82
55 Super strength.png Super strength Kwuarm potion (unf).png Kwuarm potion (unf) Limpwurt root.png Limpwurt root 125 312,500 2,138 17.1 -1,136 -9.09 -9.05
63 Super restore.png Super restore Snapdragon potion (unf).png Snapdragon potion (unf) Red spiders' eggs.png Red spiders' eggs 142.5 356,000 9,382 65.84 -1,052.5 -7.39 -6.49
66 Super defence.png Super defence Cadantine potion (unf).png Cadantine potion (unf) White berries.png White berries 150 375,000 2,062 13.75 -1,585.75 -10.57 -10.59
69 Antifire potion.png Antifire potion Lantadyme potion (unf).png Lantadyme potion (unf) Dragon scale dust.png Dragon scale dust 157.5 393,750 1,947 12.36 -1,820.25 -11.56 -11.62
72 Ranging potion.png Ranging potion Dwarf weed potion (unf).png Dwarf weed potion (unf) Wine of zamorak.png Wine of zamorak 162.5 406,250 2,595 15.97 -2,043 -12.57 -12.59
76 Magic potion.png Magic potion Lantadyme potion (unf).png Lantadyme potion (unf) Potato cactus.png Potato cactus 172.5 431,250 2,522 14.62 -2,415.5 -14 -14.06
77 Stamina potion.png Stamina potion Super energy.png Super energy(4) Amylase crystal.png Amylase crystal (x4) 102 255,000 6,368 62.43 -1,190 -11.67 N/A
80 Bastion potion.png Bastion potion Cadantine blood potion (unf).png Cadantine blood potion (unf) Wine of zamorak.png Wine of zamorak 155 387,500 5,303 34.21 -1,643.75 -10.6 -10.28
80 Battlemage potion.png Battlemage potion Cadantine blood potion (unf).png Cadantine blood potion (unf) Potato cactus.png Potato cactus 155 387,500 4,135 26.68 -2,166.25 -13.98 -13.84
81 Saradomin brew.png Saradomin brew Toadflax potion (unf).png Toadflax potion (unf) Crushed nest.png Crushed nest 180 450,000 5,845 32.47 -3,180.25 -17.67 -17.48
84 Extended antifire.png Extended antifire Antifire potion.png Antifire potion(4) Lava scale shard.png Lava scale shard (x4) 110 275,000 1,709 17.09 -1,204 -10.95 N/A
87 Anti-venom.png Anti-venom Antidote++.png Antidote++(4) Zulrah's scales.png Zulrah's scales (x20) 120 300,000 4,180 34.83 -2,174 -18.12 N/A
90 Super combat potion.png Super combat potion Super attack.png
Super strength.png
Super defence.png
Super attack(4)
Super strength(4)
Super defence(4)
Torstol.png Torstol 150 324,900 9,706 64.71 -568 -3.79 N/A
92 Super antifire potion.png Super antifire potion Antifire potion.png Antifire potion(4) Crushed superior dragon bones.png Crushed superior
dragon bones
130 325,000 12,182 93.71 490 3.77 N/A
94 Anti-venom+.png Anti-venom+ Anti-venom.png Anti-venom(4) Torstol.png Torstol 125 152,500 9,472 75.78 -138 -1.1 N/A
98 Extended super antifire.png Extended super antifire Super antifire potion.png Super antifire potion(4) Lava scale shard.png Lava scale shard (x4) 160 400,000 14,212 88.83 1,274 7.96 N/A

Herb cleaning[edit | edit source]

Cleaning grimy herbs is a slow and tedious method of training Herblore, but it often results in a profit. To find out if money will be lost or gained, look at the cost of the grimy herb and compare it to the cost of the clean herb.

Overall, if you are willing to commit the time, cleaning herbs is a much more cost-efficient method to gain Herblore experience. This is not recommended however, since it is usually more time-efficient to make money by other means and train with faster methods.

The following rates assume you are cleaning 5,000 herbs per hour.

HerbloreHerblore icon.png Level Herb Grimy Clean HerbloreHerblore icon.png Clean XP Coins.png Profit XP/Hour Profit/Hour
Icon Coins.png Price Icon Coins.png Price
3 Guam Grimy guam leaf.png 19 Guam leaf.png 32 2.5 13 12,500 65,000
5 Marrentill Grimy marrentill.png 23 Clean marrentill 39 3.8 16 19,000 80,000
11 Tarromin Grimy tarromin.png 156 Tarromin.png 177 5 21 25,000 105,000
20 Harralander Grimy harralander.png 738 Harralander.png 755 6.3 17 31,500 85,000
25 Ranarr Grimy ranarr weed.png 7,754 Ranarr weed.png 7,829 7.5 75 37,500 375,000
30 Toadflax Grimy toadflax.png 1,988 Toadflax.png 2,000 8 12 40,000 60,000
40 Irit leaf Grimy irit leaf.png 836 Irit leaf.png 852 8.8 16 44,000 80,000
48 Avantoe Grimy avantoe.png 2,066 Avantoe.png 2,112 10 46 50,000 230,000
54 Kwuarm Grimy kwuarm.png 1,194 Kwuarm.png 1,209 11.3 15 56,500 75,000
59 Snapdragon Grimy snapdragon.png 8,977 Snapdragon.png 9,070 11.8 93 59,000 465,000
65 Cadantine Grimy cadantine.png 1,583 Cadantine.png 1,608 12.5 25 62,500 125,000
67 Lantadyme Grimy lantadyme.png 1,568 Lantadyme.png 1,599 13.1 31 65,500 155,000
70 Dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed.png 534 Dwarf weed.png 555 13.8 21 69,000 105,000
75 Torstol Grimy torstol.png 7,374 Torstol.png 7,466 15 92 75,000 460,000