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, 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 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. 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 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 88 3.52 -84.25 -3.37 -3.84
5 Antipoison.png Antipoison Marrentill potion (unf).png Marrentill potion (unf) Unicorn horn dust.png Unicorn horn dust 37.5 93,750 353 9.41 -188 -5.01 -5.25
12 Strength potion.png Strength potion Tarromin potion (unf).png Tarromin potion (unf) Limpwurt root.png Limpwurt root 50 125,000 1,098 21.96 -923.25 -18.46 -18.64
15 Serum 207.png Serum 207 Tarromin potion (unf).png Tarromin potion (unf) Ashes.png Ashes 50 116,500 249 4.98 -246 -4.92 -5.15
22 Restore potion.png Restore potion Harralander potion (unf).png Harralander potion (unf) Red spiders' eggs.png Red spiders' eggs 62.5 156,250 1,425 22.8 -1,098.75 -17.58 -17.68
26 Energy potion.png Energy potion Harralander potion (unf).png Harralander potion (unf) Chocolate dust.png Chocolate dust 67.5 168,750 786 11.64 -459.75 -6.81 -6.9
30 Defence potion.png Defence potion Ranarr potion (unf).png Ranarr potion (unf) White berries.png White berries 75 187,500 7,496 99.95 -7,211.75 -96.16 -96.25
34 Agility potion.png Agility potion Toadflax potion (unf).png Toadflax potion (unf) Toad's legs.png Toad's legs 80 200,000 2,896 42.9 -2,687.5 -39.81 -39.94
36 Combat potion.png Combat potion Harralander potion (unf).png Harralander potion (unf) Goat horn dust.png Goat horn dust 84 210,000 794 9.45 -672.5 -8.01 -8.12
38 Prayer potion.png Prayer potion Ranarr potion (unf).png Ranarr potion (unf) Snape grass.png Snape grass 87.5 218,750 7,309 83.53 -465.25 -5.32 -4.15
45 Super attack.png Super attack Irit potion (unf).png Irit potion (unf) Eye of newt.png Eye of newt 100 250,000 855 8.55 -738 -7.38 -7.48
48 Superantipoison.png Superantipoison Irit potion (unf).png Irit potion (unf) Unicorn horn dust.png Unicorn horn dust 106.3 265,750 1,129 10.62 -922.75 -8.68 -8.76
50 Fishing potion.png Fishing potion Avantoe potion (unf).png Avantoe potion (unf) Snape grass.png Snape grass 112.5 281,250 2,235 19.87 -2,127 -18.91 -18.99
52 Super energy.png Super energy Avantoe potion (unf).png Avantoe potion (unf) Mort myre fungus.png Mort myre fungus 117.5 293,750 2,350 20 -909.25 -7.74 -7.63
55 Super strength.png Super strength Kwuarm potion (unf).png Kwuarm potion (unf) Limpwurt root.png Limpwurt root 125 312,500 2,571 20.57 -1,124.25 -8.99 -8.89
63 Super restore.png Super restore Snapdragon potion (unf).png Snapdragon potion (unf) Red spiders' eggs.png Red spiders' eggs 142.5 356,000 8,776 61.59 -1,490.5 -10.46 -9.69
66 Super defence.png Super defence Cadantine potion (unf).png Cadantine potion (unf) White berries.png White berries 150 375,000 1,974 13.16 -1,316.25 -8.77 -8.78
69 Antifire potion.png Antifire potion Lantadyme potion (unf).png Lantadyme potion (unf) Dragon scale dust.png Dragon scale dust 157.5 393,750 1,719 10.91 -1,584.75 -10.06 -10.12
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 2,030 12.49 -1,674.5 -10.3 -10.34
76 Magic potion.png Magic potion Lantadyme potion (unf).png Lantadyme potion (unf) Potato cactus.png Potato cactus 172.5 431,250 2,376 13.77 -2,260.5 -13.1 -13.16
77 Stamina potion.png Stamina potion Super energy.png Super energy(4) Amylase crystal.png Amylase crystal (x4) 102 255,000 6,041 59.23 -924 -9.06 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 8,156 52.62 -1,689.5 -10.9 -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 7,540 48.65 -2,950 -19.03 -18.61
81 Saradomin brew.png Saradomin brew Toadflax potion (unf).png Toadflax potion (unf) Crushed nest.png Crushed nest 180 450,000 7,867 43.71 -2,471.5 -13.73 -13.3
84 Extended antifire.png Extended antifire Antifire potion.png Antifire potion(4) Lava scale shard.png Lava scale shard (x4) 110 275,000 2,343 23.43 -1,577 -14.34 N/A
87 Anti-venom.png Anti-venom Antidote++.png Antidote++(4) Zulrah's scales.png Zulrah's scales (x20) 120 330,000 5,915 49.29 -1,752 -14.6 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 11,557 77.05 -1,028 -6.85 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 11,695 89.96 -791 -6.08 N/A
94 Anti-venom+.png Anti-venom+ Anti-venom.png Anti-venom(4) Torstol.png Torstol 125 152,500 12,758 102.06 -266 -2.13 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 13,068 81.68 -1,653 -10.33 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 61,000 212 7.07 -182 -6.07
31 Marrentill tar.png Marrentill tar x15 Marrentill.png Marrentill Swamp tar.png Swamp tar x15 42.5 86,000 205 4.82 -190 -4.47
39 Tarromin tar.png Tarromin tar x15 Tarromin.png Tarromin Swamp tar.png Swamp tar x15 55 110,000 316 5.75 -301 -5.47
44 Harralander tar.png Harralander tar x15 Harralander.png Harralander Swamp tar.png Swamp tar x15 72.5 145,000 814 11.23 -784 -10.81

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, which is conservative. 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 15 Guam leaf.png 32 2.5 17 12,500 85,000
5 Marrentill Grimy marrentill.png 15 Marrentill.png 25 3.8 10 19,000 50,000
11 Tarromin Grimy tarromin.png 115 Tarromin.png 136 5 21 25,000 105,000
20 Harralander Grimy harralander.png 627 Harralander.png 634 6.3 7 31,500 35,000
25 Ranarr Grimy ranarr weed.png 6,855 Ranarr weed.png 6,870 7.5 15 37,500 75,000
30 Toadflax Grimy toadflax.png 2,186 Toadflax.png 2,207 8 21 40,000 105,000
40 Irit leaf Grimy irit leaf.png 712 Irit leaf.png 730 8.8 18 44,000 90,000
48 Avantoe Grimy avantoe.png 1,814 Avantoe.png 1,837 10 23 50,000 115,000
54 Kwuarm Grimy kwuarm.png 1,448 Kwuarm.png 1,481 11.3 33 56,500 165,000
59 Snapdragon Grimy snapdragon.png 7,844 Snapdragon.png 7,887 11.8 43 59,000 215,000
65 Cadantine Grimy cadantine.png 1,364 Cadantine.png 1,387 12.5 23 62,500 115,000
67 Lantadyme Grimy lantadyme.png 1,408 Lantadyme.png 1,428 13.1 20 65,500 100,000
70 Dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed.png 462 Dwarf weed.png 471 13.8 9 69,000 45,000
75 Torstol Grimy torstol.png 8,515 Torstol.png 8,595 15 80 75,000 400,000