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 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

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 pro-herblore quests which require little or no Herblore stats:

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
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
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.

Herblore icon.png Level Potion Base Secondary XP XP/h Ingredients total Capital required/XP Loss/potion Cost/XP
3 Attack potion(3).pngAttack potion Guam potion (unf).pngGuam potion (unf) Eye of newt.pngEye of newt 25 62,500 76 3.04 -71.5 -2.86
5 Antipoison(3).pngAntipoison Marrentill potion (unf).pngMarrentill potion (unf) Unicorn horn dust.pngUnicorn horn dust 37.5 93,750 412 10.99 -232 -6.19
12 Strength potion(3).pngStrength potion Tarromin potion (unf).pngTarromin potion (unf) Limpwurt root.pngLimpwurt root 50 125,000 1,129 22.58 -922.75 -18.45
15 Serum 207 (3).png Serum 207 Tarromin potion (unf).pngTarromin potion (unf) Ashes.png Ashes 50 116,500 222 4.44 -218.25 -4.36
22 Restore potion(3).png Restore potion Harralander potion (unf).pngHarralander potion (unf) Red spiders' eggs.pngRed spiders' eggs 62.5 156,250 1,008 16.13 -600.75 -9.61
26 Energy potion(3).pngEnergy potion Harralander potion (unf).pngHarralander potion (unf) Chocolate dust.pngChocolate dust 67.5 168,750 990 14.67 -582.75 -8.63
36 Combat potion(3).pngCombat potion Harralander potion (unf).pngHarralander potion (unf) Goat horn dust.pngGoat horn dust 84 210,000 1,565 18.63 -895.25 -10.66
38 Prayer potion(3).pngPrayer potion Ranarr potion (unf).pngRanarr potion (unf) Snape grass.pngSnape grass 87.5 218,750 8,239 94.16 -351.25 -4.01
45 Super attack(3).pngSuper attack Irit potion (unf).pngIrit potion (unf) Eye of newt.pngEye of newt 100 250,000 1,052 10.52 -730.25 -7.3
48 Superantipoison(3).pngSuperantipoison Irit potion (unf).pngIrit potion (unf) Unicorn horn dust.pngUnicorn horn dust 106.3 265,750 1,420 13.36 -890.5 -8.38
52 Super energy(3).pngSuper energy Avantoe potion (unf).pngAvantoe potion (unf) Mort myre fungus.pngMort myre fungus 117.5 293,750 2,399 20.42 -673.25 -5.73
55 Super strength(3).pngSuper strength Kwuarm potion (unf).pngKwuarm potion (unf) Limpwurt root.pngLimpwurt root 125 312,500 2,383 19.06 -823.75 -6.59
63 Super restore(3).pngSuper restore Snapdragon potion (unf).pngSnapdragon potion (unf) Red spiders' eggs.pngRed spiders' eggs 142.5 356,000 8,729 61.26 -943.25 -6.62
66 Super defence(3).pngSuper defence Cadantine potion (unf).pngCadantine potion (unf) White berries.pngWhite berries 150 375,000 1,986 13.24 -1,103.25 -7.35
69 Antifire potion(3).pngAntifire potion Lantadyme potion (unf).pngLantadyme potion (unf) Dragon scale dust.pngDragon scale dust 157.5 393,750 1,708 10.84 -1,433.5 -9.1
72 Ranging potion(3).pngRanging potion Dwarf weed potion (unf).pngDwarf weed potion (unf) Wine of zamorak.pngWine of zamorak 162.5 406,250 2,964 18.24 -1,571.25 -9.67
76 Magic potion(3).pngMagic potion Lantadyme potion (unf).pngLantadyme potion (unf) Potato cactus.pngPotato cactus 172.5 431,250 1,980 11.48 -1,855.5 -10.76
77 Stamina potion(4).png Stamina potion Super energy(4).png Super energy(4) Amylase crystal 5.png Amylase crystal (x4) 102 255,000 7,529 73.81 -778 -7.63
81 Saradomin brew(3).pngSaradomin brew Toadflax potion (unf).pngToadflax potion (unf) Crushed nest.pngCrushed nest 180 450,000 4,181 23.23 -2,153 -11.96
87 Anti-venom(4).png Anti-venom Antidote++(4).png Antidote++(4) Zulrah's scales 5.png Zulrah's scales (x20) 120 300,000 4,797 39.98 -1,800 -15
90 Super combat potion(4).png Super combat potion Super attack(4).png Super attack(4)

Super strength(4).png Super strength(4)

Super defence(4).png Super defence(4)

Torstol.png Torstol 150 324,900 12,676 84.51 -409 -2.73
92 Super antifire potion(3).png Super antifire potion Antifire potion(3).png Antifire potion(3) Crushed superior dragon bones.png Crushed superior

dragon bones

130 325,000 12,660 97.38 -5,030.25 -38.69
94 Anti-venom+(4).png Anti-venom+ Anti-venom(4).png Anti-venom(4) Torstol.png Torstol 125 152,500 11,988 95.9 202 1.62
98 Extended super antifire(4).png Extended super antifire Super antifire potion(4).png Super antifire potion(4) Lava scale shard 5.png Lava scale shard (x4) 160 400,000 11,401 71.26 -695 -4.34

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.

Herblore icon.png Level Herb Grimy Clean Herblore icon.png Clean XP Coins 1000.png Profit XP/Hour Profit/Hour Number Required to next herb
Icon Coins 1000.png Price Icon Coins 1000.png Price
3 Guam Grimy guam leaf.png 19 Guam leaf.png 25 2.5 6 12,500 30,000 86
5 Marrentill Grimy marrentill.png 11 Clean marrentill 18 3.8 7 19,000 35,000 256
11 Tarromin Grimy tarromin.png 136 Tarromin.png 148 5 12 25,000 60,000 623
20 Harralander Grimy harralander.png 792 Harralander.png 821 6.3 29 31,500 145,000 536
25 Ranarr Grimy ranarr weed.png 7,936 Ranarr weed.png 7,974 7.5 38 37,500 190,000 737
30 Toadflax Grimy toadflax.png 1,707 Toadflax.png 1,717 8 10 40,000 50,000 2983
40 Irit leaf Grimy irit leaf.png 921 Irit leaf.png 937 8.8 16 44,000 80,000 5204
48 Avantoe Grimy avantoe.png 1,649 Avantoe.png 1,670 10 21 50,000 105,000 6786
54 Kwuarm Grimy kwuarm.png 1,286 Kwuarm.png 1,309 11.3 23 56,500 115,000 8586
59 Snapdragon Grimy snapdragon.png 8,373 Snapdragon.png 8,394 11.8 21 59,000 105,000 17080
65 Cadantine Grimy cadantine.png 1,365 Cadantine.png 1,400 12.5 35 62,500 175,000 7882
67 Lantadyme Grimy lantadyme.png 1,243 Lantadyme.png 1,266 13.1 23 65,500 115,000 14479
70 Dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed.png 799 Dwarf weed.png 817 13.8 18 69,000 90,000 34261
75 Torstol Grimy torstol.png 8,843 Torstol.png 8,991 15 148 75,000 740,000