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, blood, or coconut milk.

The fastest way to train Herblore is to add secondary ingredients to unfinished potions. If the player banks fairly quickly after each inventory of potions, they can expect to make around 2,500 potions per hour.

A profitable, although slow 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 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
Grim Tales 5,000 Herblore 52 Farming 45 , Thieving 58 , Agility 59 , Woodcutting 71
My Arm's Big Adventure 10,000 Herblore 31 Woodcutting 10 , Farming 29
Eadgar's Ruse 11,000 Herblore 31 -
Song of the Elves 20,000 Herblore 70 Agility 70 , Construction 70 , Farming 70 , Hunter 70 , Mining 70 , Smithing 70 , Woodcutting 70
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.

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 Herblore 3 -
Recruitment Drive 1,000 - Quest points 12
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
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. For example, using this amulet when making Saradomin Brews slows experience rates from 450,000 experience/hour to approximately 410,000 experience/hour.

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, 4583 anti-venom and extended super antifire 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). "Cost/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 Level Potion Base Secondary XP XP/Hour Ingredient cost Cost/XP Profit/Potion Profit/XP Profit/XP with
Amulet of chemistry.pngAmulet 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 99 3.96 -95.25 -3.81 -4.19
5 Antipoison.png Antipoison Marrentill potion (unf).png Marrentill potion (unf) Unicorn horn dust.png Unicorn horn dust 37.5 93,750 344 9.17 -186 -4.96 -5.15
12 Strength potion.png Strength potion Tarromin potion (unf).png Tarromin potion (unf) Limpwurt root.png Limpwurt root 50 125,000 971 19.42 -750.5 -15.01 -15.13
15 Serum 207.png Serum 207 Tarromin potion (unf).png Tarromin potion (unf) Ashes.png Ashes 50 116,500 286 5.72 -280.75 -5.61 -5.81
22 Restore potion.png Restore potion Harralander potion (unf).png Harralander potion (unf) Red spiders' eggs.png Red spiders' eggs 62.5 156,250 1,347 21.55 -895.5 -14.33 -14.36
26 Energy potion.png Energy potion Harralander potion (unf).png Harralander potion (unf) Chocolate dust.png Chocolate dust 67.5 168,750 899 13.32 -447.5 -6.63 -6.66
30 Defence potion.png Defence potion Ranarr potion (unf).png Ranarr potion (unf) White berries.png White berries 75 187,500 6,544 87.25 -6,319 -84.25 -84.33
34 Agility potion.png Agility potion Toadflax potion (unf).png Toadflax potion (unf) Toad's legs.png Toad's legs 80 200,000 3,208 47.53 -3,008.5 -44.57 -44.66
36 Combat potion.png Combat potion Harralander potion (unf).png Harralander potion (unf) Goat horn dust.png Goat horn dust 84 210,000 954 11.36 -607.5 -7.23 -7.28
38 Prayer potion.png Prayer potion Ranarr potion (unf).png Ranarr potion (unf) Snape grass.png Snape grass 87.5 218,750 6,595 75.37 -568 -6.49 -5.45
45 Super attack.png Super attack Irit potion (unf).png Irit potion (unf) Eye of newt.png Eye of newt 100 250,000 811 8.11 -700 -7 -7.08
48 Superantipoison.png Superantipoison Irit potion (unf).png Irit potion (unf) Unicorn horn dust.png Unicorn horn dust 106.3 265,750 1,096 10.31 -889 -8.36 -8.42
50 Fishing potion.png Fishing potion Avantoe potion (unf).png Avantoe potion (unf) Snape grass.png Snape grass 112.5 281,250 2,211 19.65 -2,081.25 -18.5 -18.57
52 Super energy.png Super energy Avantoe potion (unf).png Avantoe potion (unf) Mort myre fungus.png Mort myre fungus 117.5 293,750 2,307 19.63 -840.75 -7.16 -7.03
55 Super strength.png Super strength Kwuarm potion (unf).png Kwuarm potion (unf) Limpwurt root.png Limpwurt root 125 312,500 2,444 19.55 -1,050.5 -8.4 -8.3
63 Super restore.png Super restore Snapdragon potion (unf).png Snapdragon potion (unf) Red spiders' eggs.png Red spiders' eggs 142.5 356,000 9,644 67.68 -1,094.75 -7.68 -6.75
66 Super defence.png Super defence Cadantine potion (unf).png Cadantine potion (unf) White berries.png White berries 150 375,000 2,189 14.59 -1,413.5 -9.42 -9.4
69 Antifire potion.png Antifire potion Lantadyme potion (unf).png Lantadyme potion (unf) Dragon scale dust.png Dragon scale dust 157.5 393,750 1,757 11.16 -1,594.25 -10.12 -10.17
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 1,845 11.35 -1,647.75 -10.14 -10.18
76 Magic potion.png Magic potion Lantadyme potion (unf).png Lantadyme potion (unf) Potato cactus.png Potato cactus 172.5 431,250 2,258 13.09 -2,129.75 -12.35 -12.39
77 Stamina potion.png Stamina potion Super energy.png Super energy(4) Amylase crystal.png Amylase crystal (x4) 102 255,000 5,911 57.95 -880 -8.63 N/A
78 Zamorak brew.png Zamorak brew Torstol potion (unf).png Torstol potion (unf) Jangerberries.png Jangerberries 175 437,500 8,953 51.16 -7,735.75 -44.2 -46.49
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 7,411 47.81 -1,553.5 -10.02 -9.46
80 Battlemage potion.png Battlemage potion Cadantine blood potion (unf).png Cadantine blood potion (unf) Potato cactus.png Potato cactus 155 387,500 6,845 44.16 -1,970.75 -12.71 -12.25
81 Saradomin brew.png Saradomin brew Toadflax potion (unf).png Toadflax potion (unf) Crushed nest.png Crushed nest 180 450,000 6,984 38.8 -2,499 -13.88 -13.52
84 Extended antifire.png Extended antifire Antifire potion.png Antifire potion(4) Lava scale shard.png Lava scale shard (x4) 110 275,000 1,997 19.97 -1,554 -14.13 N/A
87 Anti-venom.png Anti-venom Antidote++.png Antidote++(4) Zulrah's scales.png Zulrah's scales (x20) 120 330,000 4,801 40.01 -1,443 -12.02 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 150 298,000 11,626 77.51 -731 -4.87 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 10,479 80.61 -1,059 -8.15 N/A
94 Anti-venom+.png Anti-venom+ Anti-venom.png Anti-venom(4) Torstol.png Torstol 125 152,500 11,944 95.55 -233 -1.86 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) 160 415,000 11,200 70 -1,790 -11.19 N/A

Making Tar[edit | edit source]

An alternative, potentially cheaper method of training Herblore. Requires fewer clicks to maintain activity compared to potion making, as twice as many actions are performed before banking and the time each action takes is longer.

XP per hour is calculated at approximately 78 inventories fully processed per hour. Depending on bank efficiency, actual rates may be less.

If planning to train Herblore by making tar, it would be wise to buy or stockpile Swamp tar in advance. The buy limit of swamp tar is only 13,000 which is only enough tar to last approximately half an hour before running out.

Herblore Level Result Base Secondary XP XP/Hour Ingredient cost Cost/XP Profit/Tar Profit/XP
19 Guam tar.png Guam tar x15 Guam leaf.png Guam leaf Swamp tar.png Swamp tar x15 30 61,000 199 6.63 -154 -5.13
31 Marrentill tar.png Marrentill tar x15 Marrentill.png Marrentill Swamp tar.png Swamp tar x15 42.5 86,000 193 4.54 -178 -4.19
39 Tarromin tar.png Tarromin tar x15 Tarromin.png Tarromin Swamp tar.png Swamp tar x15 55 110,000 291 5.29 -276 -5.02
44 Harralander tar.png Harralander tar x15 Harralander.png Harralander Swamp tar.png Swamp tar x15 72.5 145,000 891 12.29 -831 -11.46

Herb cleaning - AFK option[edit | edit source]

Cleaning grimy herbs is a slow but simple method to training Herblore. Since the Update:A Porcine of Interest, cleaning grimy herbs automatically cleans all herbs in the inventory.

AFK Cleaning Herbs

Overall, if you are willing to commit the time, cleaning herbs is a much more cost-efficient method to gain Herblore experience. It's also one of the most AFK methods of training herblore.

The following rates assume you are cleaning 5,000 herbs per hour, which is conservative. This is fairly easy to achieve using the double speed cleaning method. A faster player can expect to double the rates in this chart.

Herblore Level Herb Grimy Clean Herblore Clean XP Coins.png Profit XP/Hour Profit/Hour
Icon Coins.png Price Icon Coins.png Price
3 Guam Grimy guam leaf.png 24 Guam leaf.png 34 2.5 10 12,500 50,000
5 Marrentill Grimy marrentill.png 22 Marrentill.png 28 3.8 6 19,000 30,000
11 Tarromin Grimy tarromin.png 118 Tarromin.png 126 5 8 25,000 40,000
20 Harralander Grimy harralander.png 692 Harralander.png 726 6.3 34 31,500 170,000
25 Ranarr Grimy ranarr weed.png 6,051 Ranarr weed.png 6,105 7.5 54 37,500 270,000
30 Toadflax Grimy toadflax.png 2,545 Toadflax.png 2,588 8 43 40,000 215,000
40 Irit leaf Grimy irit leaf.png 616 Irit leaf.png 681 8.8 65 44,000 325,000
48 Avantoe Grimy avantoe.png 1,699 Avantoe.png 1,761 10 62 50,000 310,000
54 Kwuarm Grimy kwuarm.png 1,449 Kwuarm.png 1,517 11.3 68 56,500 340,000
59 Snapdragon Grimy snapdragon.png 8,858 Snapdragon.png 8,923 11.8 65 59,000 325,000
65 Cadantine Grimy cadantine.png 1,712 Cadantine.png 1,780 12.5 68 62,500 340,000
67 Lantadyme Grimy lantadyme.png 1,394 Lantadyme.png 1,483 13.1 89 65,500 445,000
70 Dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed.png 525 Dwarf weed.png 528 13.8 3 69,000 15,000
75 Torstol Grimy torstol.png 8,527 Torstol.png 8,586 15 59 75,000 295,000