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 prefers 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.

An amulet 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.

Viable training options considering cost and ingredient supply are listed below. The table assumes 2500 for standard 14 x 14 potions, 2750 for 27 x 1 (such as stamina potions), 2330 serum 207's, and 2166 super combat potions, with the finished product being 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. Serum 207s, stamina potions, extended antifires, anti-venoms and extended super antifire potions can all be manually sped up to 1 tick per potion at the cost of high intensity, allowing players to average 4583 potions made per hour.

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 86 3.44 −80 −3.2 −3.6
5 Antipoison.png Antipoison Marrentill potion (unf).png Marrentill potion (unf) Unicorn horn dust.png Unicorn horn dust 37.5 93,750 287 7.65 −177 −4.72 −4.94
12 Strength potion.png Strength potion Tarromin potion (unf).png Tarromin potion (unf) Limpwurt root.png Limpwurt root 50 125,000 912 18.24 −687 −13.74 −13.87
15 Serum 207.png Serum 207 Tarromin potion (unf).png Tarromin potion (unf) Ashes.png Ashes 50 116,500 267 5.34 −261 −5.22 −5.42
22 Compost potion.png Compost potion Harralander potion (unf).png Harralander potion (unf) Volcanic ash.png Volcanic ash 60 150,000 874 14.57 −795.25 −13.25 −13.4
22 Restore potion.png Restore potion Harralander potion (unf).png Harralander potion (unf) Red spiders' eggs.png Red spiders' eggs 62.5 156,250 1,430 22.88 −1,075.25 −17.2 −17.27
26 Energy potion.png Energy potion Harralander potion (unf).png Harralander potion (unf) Chocolate dust.png Chocolate dust 67.5 168,750 833 12.34 −478.25 −7.09 −7.15
34 Agility potion.png Agility potion Toadflax potion (unf).png Toadflax potion (unf) Toad's legs.png Toad's legs 80 200,000 3,366 42.08 −3,092.25 −38.65 −38.72
36 Combat potion.png Combat potion Harralander potion (unf).png Harralander potion (unf) Goat horn dust.png Goat horn dust 84 210,000 889 10.58 −502.75 −5.99 −6.03
38 Prayer potion.png Prayer potion Ranarr potion (unf).png Ranarr potion (unf) Snape grass.png Snape grass 87.5 218,750 7,599 86.85 −461.25 −5.27 −4.03
45 Super attack.png Super attack Irit potion (unf).png Irit potion (unf) Eye of newt.png Eye of newt 100 250,000 930 9.3 −745.5 −7.45 −7.52
48 Superantipoison.png Superantipoison Irit potion (unf).png Irit potion (unf) Unicorn horn dust.png Unicorn horn dust 106.3 265,750 1,150 10.82 −1,006 −9.46 −9.54
50 Fishing potion.png Fishing potion Avantoe potion (unf).png Avantoe potion (unf) Snape grass.png Snape grass 112.5 281,250 2,214 19.68 −2,100 −18.67 −18.74
52 Super energy.png Super energy Avantoe potion (unf).png Avantoe potion (unf) Mort myre fungus.png Mort myre fungus 117.5 293,750 2,339 19.91 −882.5 −7.51 −7.39
53 Hunter potion.png Hunter potion Avantoe potion (unf).png Avantoe potion (unf) Kebbit teeth dust.png Kebbit teeth dust 120 300,000 4,922 41.02 −1,816.25 −15.14 −14.79
55 Super strength.png Super strength Kwuarm potion (unf).png Kwuarm potion (unf) Limpwurt root.png Limpwurt root 125 312,500 2,499 19.99 −994.5 −7.96 −7.84
63 Super restore.png Super restore Snapdragon potion (unf).png Snapdragon potion (unf) Red spiders' eggs.png Red spiders' eggs 142.5 356,000 9,018 63.28 −1,452 −10.19 −9.38
66 Super defence.png Super defence Cadantine potion (unf).png Cadantine potion (unf) White berries.png White berries 150 375,000 2,006 13.37 −1,349 −8.99 −8.99
69 Antifire potion.png Antifire potion Lantadyme potion (unf).png Lantadyme potion (unf) Dragon scale dust.png Dragon scale dust 157.5 393,750 1,766 11.21 −1,544.75 −9.81 −9.85
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 1,897 11.67 −1,644.25 −10.12 −10.15
76 Magic potion.png Magic potion Lantadyme potion (unf).png Lantadyme potion (unf) Potato cactus.png Potato cactus 172.5 431,250 2,291 13.28 −2,222 −12.88 −12.93
77 Stamina potion.png Stamina potion Super energy.png Super energy(4) Amylase crystal.png Amylase crystal (x4) 102 280,500 (535,500)[1] 5,882 57.67 −874 −8.57 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 9,235 59.58 −1,333.75 −8.6 −7.82
80 Battlemage potion.png Battlemage potion Cadantine blood potion (unf).png Cadantine blood potion (unf) Potato cactus.png Potato cactus 155 387,500 9,022 58.21 −3,268.75 −21.09 −20.54
81 Saradomin brew.png Saradomin brew Toadflax potion (unf).png Toadflax potion (unf) Crushed nest.png Crushed nest 180 450,000 5,811 32.28 −2,557.5 −14.21 −13.96
84 Extended antifire.png Extended antifire Antifire potion.png Antifire potion(4) Lava scale shard.png Lava scale shard (x4) 110 302,500 (577,500)[1] 1,319 13.19 −1,182 −10.75 N/A
87 Anti-venom.png Anti-venom Antidote++.png Antidote++(4) Zulrah's scales.png Zulrah's scales (x20) 120 330,000 (630,000)[1] 4,366 36.38 −1,702 −14.18 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 10,607 70.71 −953 −6.35 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 10,194 78.42 −618 −4.75 N/A
94 Anti-venom+.png Anti-venom+ Anti-venom.png Anti-venom(4) Torstol.png Torstol 125 312,500 10,143 81.14 −217 −1.74 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) 160 440,000 (840,000)[1] 10,600 66.25 −1,441 −9.01 N/A
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Increased xp rate if 1-ticking

Making tar[edit | edit source]

An alternative, potentially cheaper method of training Herblore is making tar. This requires fewer clicks than potion making, since twice as many actions are performed before banking and the duration of each action 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 61,000 147 4.9 −102 −3.4
31 Marrentill tar.png Marrentill tar x15 Marrentill.png Marrentill Swamp tar.png Swamp tar x15 42.5 86,000 153 3.6 −138 −3.25
39 Tarromin tar.png Tarromin tar x15 Tarromin.png Tarromin Swamp tar.png Swamp tar x15 55 110,000 269 4.89 −254 −4.62
44 Harralander tar.png Harralander tar x15 Harralander.png Harralander Swamp tar.png Swamp tar x15 72.5 145,000 848 11.7 −773 −10.66

Herb cleaning[edit | edit source]

Auto-cleaning herbs
Manually cleaning herbs; while more click-intensive, it can be much quicker

Cleaning grimy herbs is a slow but easy and profitable method to training Herblore. Since an update on 10 September 2020, cleaning grimy herbs automatically cleans all herbs in the inventory.

By using the auto-clean method, you can expect to clean up to 3,000 herbs per hour. Manually clicking on the herbs can easily double the speed of cleaning, and a fast player can expect over 10,000 cleaned herbs per hour, increasing the XP and profit per hour accordingly.

Tip: Consider cleaning herbs on a touchscreen device as it may be faster or more comfortable for longer durations.

The following rates assume you are cleaning 3,000 herbs per hour.

Herblore Level Herb Grimy Clean Herblore Clean XP Profit XP/Hour Profit/Hour
Icon Price Volume Icon Price Volume
3 Guam leaf Grimy guam leaf.png 19 416,778 Guam leaf.png 27 159,647 2.5 8 7,500 24,000
5 Marrentill Grimy marrentill.png 18 245,154 Marrentill.png 33 153,158 3.8 15 11,400 45,000
11 Tarromin Grimy tarromin.png 131 131,343 Tarromin.png 149 180,143 5.0 18 15,000 54,000
20 Harralander Grimy harralander.png 717 149,760 Harralander.png 728 78,787 6.3 11 18,900 33,000
25 Ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed.png 7,071 394,910 Ranarr weed.png 7,130 295,086 7.5 59 22,500 177,000
30 Toadflax Grimy toadflax.png 2,621 191,764 Toadflax.png 2,655 258,239 8.0 34 24,000 102,000
40 Irit leaf Grimy irit leaf.png 833 201,928 Irit leaf.png 846 88,905 8.8 13 26,400 39,000
48 Avantoe Grimy avantoe.png 1,824 195,058 Avantoe.png 1,848 136,368 10.0 24 30,000 72,000
54 Kwuarm Grimy kwuarm.png 1,642 163,373 Kwuarm.png 1,680 164,751 11.3 38 33,900 114,000
59 Snapdragon Grimy snapdragon.png 8,088 150,339 Snapdragon.png 8,152 164,675 11.8 64 35,400 192,000
65 Cadantine Grimy cadantine.png 1,695 180,969 Cadantine.png 1,707 127,256 12.5 12 37,500 36,000
67 Lantadyme Grimy lantadyme.png 1,452 168,166 Lantadyme.png 1,470 151,177 13.1 18 39,300 54,000
70 Dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed.png 877 209,619 Dwarf weed.png 876 199,123 13.8 −1 41,400 −3,000
75 Torstol Grimy torstol.png 7,414 114,940 Torstol.png 7,479 207,050 15.0 65 45,000 195,000

Degrime[edit | edit source]

An alternative, less click-intensive method, is to use the degrime Arceuus spell, requiring 70 Magic and the completion of A Kingdom Divided to be cast. You can cast approximately 600 casts per hour, while potentially making profit.

Herb Herblore Herblore GE Price Profit GP/XP Herblore XP/HR[1]
Level Exp Grimy Clean
Guam leaf.png Guam leaf 3 1.2 19 27 −8.59 −7.16 19,440
Marrentill.png Marrentill 5 1.9 18 33 −1.59 −0.84 30,780
Tarromin.png Tarromin 11 2.5 131 149 1.41 0.56 40,500
Harralander.png Harralander 20 3.1 717 728 −5.59 −1.8 50,220
Ranarr weed.png Ranarr weed 25 3.7 7,071 7,130 42.41 11.46 59,940
Toadflax.png Toadflax 30 4 2,621 2,655 17.41 4.35 64,800
Irit leaf.png Irit leaf 40 4.4 833 846 −3.59 −0.82 71,280
Avantoe.png Avantoe 48 5 1,824 1,848 7.41 1.48 81,000
Kwuarm.png Kwuarm 54 5.6 1,642 1,680 21.41 3.82 90,720
Snapdragon.png Snapdragon 59 5.9 8,088 8,152 47.41 8.04 95,580
Cadantine.png Cadantine 65 6.2 1,695 1,707 −4.59 −0.74 100,440
Lantadyme.png Lantadyme 67 6.5 1,452 1,470 1.41 0.22 105,300
Dwarf weed.png Dwarf weed 70 6.9 877 876 −17.59 −2.55 111,780
Torstol.png Torstol 75 7.5 7,414 7,479 48.41 6.45 121,500
  1. Assume 600 casts/hour on 27 grimy herbs with earth staff, yielding 49,800 Magic experience per hour.

Making Guthix rest[edit | edit source]

A high-intensity but profitable way to train Herblore is to make Guthix rest, requiring 18 Herblore and partial completion of the One Small Favour quest. Brewing Guthix rest differs from other methods of training the skill, as care must to be taken to not misclick and add too many herbs to the partially-complete tea; doing so grants no experience and ruins the tea. It also requires the player to click on each and every ingredient, as unlike brewing potions and cleaning herbs, subsequent teas are not automatically made after making just one of them. These two factors combined make this a very intensive method of training. Players should note that the amulet of chemistry has no effect when brewing Guthix rest.

Brewing the tea is done in four steps, granting 14, 14.5, 15, and 15.5 experience for each step, for a total of 59 experience for each tea completed. The player must add 2 guam, 1 marrentill, and 1 harralander, in any order, to a cup of hot water. Adding too many herbs will ruin the tea, granting no experience for the failed step and resulting in a worthless ruined herb tea.

With moderate to high concentration it is possible to make around 800 cups of 3-dose Guthix rest per hour, costing 887,200. This results in 47,200 Herblore experience gained. Players should combine the teas into 4-dose variants at Bob Barter at the Grand Exchange before selling. Selling 600 4-dose teas will result in a net profit of 362,000. This equals out to 7.67 profit per experience for a completed tea.

Herblore Level Potion Base Secondary XP XP/Hour Ingredient cost Cost/XP Profit/Potion Profit/XP Profit/Hour
18 Guthix rest.png Guthix rest Cup of hot water.png Cup of hot water Guam leaf.png
Marrentill.png
Harralander.png
Guam leaf (x2)
Marrentill
Harralander
59 47,200 788 18.34 479.5 7.67 362,000