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 -
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 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/h Ingredients total Capital required/XP Profit/potion Cost/XP
3 Attack potion.png: Inventory image of Attack potionAttack potion Guam potion (unf).png: Inventory image of Guam potion (unf)Guam potion (unf) Eye of newt.png: Inventory image of Eye of newtEye of newt 25 62,500 83 3.32 -77.75 -3.11
5 Antipoison.png: Inventory image of AntipoisonAntipoison Marrentill potion (unf).png: Inventory image of Marrentill potion (unf)Marrentill potion (unf) Unicorn horn dust.png: Inventory image of Unicorn horn dustUnicorn horn dust 37.5 93,750 474 12.64 -256 -6.83
12 Strength potion.png: Inventory image of Strength potionStrength potion Tarromin potion (unf).png: Inventory image of Tarromin potion (unf)Tarromin potion (unf) Limpwurt root.png: Inventory image of Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root 50 125,000 1,180 23.6 -1,018.75 -20.37
15 Serum 207 (3).png Serum 207 Tarromin potion (unf).png: Inventory image of Tarromin potion (unf)Tarromin potion (unf) Ashes.png Ashes 50 116,500 256 5.12 -253 -5.06
22 Restore potion(3).png Restore potion Harralander potion (unf).png: Inventory image of Harralander potion (unf)Harralander potion (unf) Red spiders' eggs.png: Inventory image of Red spiders' eggsRed spiders' eggs 62.5 156,250 1,007 16.11 -559.25 -8.95
26 Energy potion.png: Inventory image of Energy potionEnergy potion Harralander potion (unf).png: Inventory image of Harralander potion (unf)Harralander potion (unf) Chocolate dust.png: Inventory image of Chocolate dustChocolate dust 67.5 168,750 983 14.56 -535.25 -7.93
36 Combat potion.png: Inventory image of Combat potionCombat potion Harralander potion (unf).png: Inventory image of Harralander potion (unf)Harralander potion (unf) Goat horn dust.png: Inventory image of Goat horn dustGoat horn dust 84 210,000 1,481 17.63 -488.75 -5.82
38 Prayer potion.png: Inventory image of Prayer potionPrayer potion Ranarr potion (unf).png: Inventory image of Ranarr potion (unf)Ranarr potion (unf) Snape grass.png: Inventory image of Snape grassSnape grass 87.5 218,750 7,080 80.91 -442.5 -5.06
45 Super attack.png: Inventory image of Super attackSuper attack Irit potion (unf).png: Inventory image of Irit potion (unf)Irit potion (unf) Eye of newt.png: Inventory image of Eye of newtEye of newt 100 250,000 964 9.64 -697 -6.97
48 Superantipoison.png: Inventory image of SuperantipoisonSuperantipoison Irit potion (unf).png: Inventory image of Irit potion (unf)Irit potion (unf) Unicorn horn dust.png: Inventory image of Unicorn horn dustUnicorn horn dust 106.3 265,750 1,395 13.12 -1,037.25 -9.76
52 Super energy.png: Inventory image of Super energySuper energy Avantoe potion (unf).png: Inventory image of Avantoe potion (unf)Avantoe potion (unf) Mort myre fungus.png: Inventory image of Mort myre fungusMort myre fungus 117.5 293,750 2,299 19.57 -693.25 -5.9
55 Super strength.png: Inventory image of Super strengthSuper strength Kwuarm potion (unf).png: Inventory image of Kwuarm potion (unf)Kwuarm potion (unf) Limpwurt root.png: Inventory image of Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root 125 312,500 2,209 17.67 -1,070.5 -8.56
63 Super restore.png: Inventory image of Super restoreSuper restore Snapdragon potion (unf).png: Inventory image of Snapdragon potion (unf)Snapdragon potion (unf) Red spiders' eggs.png: Inventory image of Red spiders' eggsRed spiders' eggs 142.5 356,000 8,493 59.6 -1,342.5 -9.42
66 Super defence.png: Inventory image of Super defenceSuper defence Cadantine potion (unf).png: Inventory image of Cadantine potion (unf)Cadantine potion (unf) White berries.png: Inventory image of White berriesWhite berries 150 375,000 1,927 12.85 -1,528 -10.19
69 Antifire potion.png: Inventory image of Antifire potionAntifire potion Lantadyme potion (unf).png: Inventory image of Lantadyme potion (unf)Lantadyme potion (unf) Dragon scale dust.png: Inventory image of Dragon scale dustDragon scale dust 157.5 393,750 1,615 10.25 -1,545.25 -9.81
72 Ranging potion.png: Inventory image of Ranging potionRanging potion Dwarf weed potion (unf).png: Inventory image of Dwarf weed potion (unf)Dwarf weed potion (unf) Wine of zamorak.png: Inventory image of Wine of zamorakWine of zamorak 162.5 406,250 2,723 16.76 -1,664.75 -10.24
76 Magic potion.png: Inventory image of Magic potionMagic potion Lantadyme potion (unf).png: Inventory image of Lantadyme potion (unf)Lantadyme potion (unf) Potato cactus.png: Inventory image of Potato cactusPotato cactus 172.5 431,250 2,434 14.11 -2,281 -13.22
77 Stamina potion(4).png Stamina potion Super energy(4).png Super energy(4) Amylase crystal 5.png Amylase crystal (x4) 102 255,000 6,117 59.97 -1,129 -11.07
80 Bastion potion.png: Inventory image of Bastion potionBastion potion Cadantine blood potion (unf).png: Inventory image of Cadantine blood potion (unf)Cadantine blood potion (unf) Wine of zamorak.png: Inventory image of Wine of zamorakWine of zamorak 155 387,500 7,324 47.25 -1,624 -10.48
80 Battlemage potion.png: Inventory image of Battlemage potionBattlemage potion Cadantine blood potion (unf).png: Inventory image of Cadantine blood potion (unf)Cadantine blood potion (unf) Potato cactus.png: Inventory image of Potato cactusPotato cactus 155 387,500 6,357 41.01 -1,338.75 -8.64
81 Saradomin brew.png: Inventory image of Saradomin brewSaradomin brew Toadflax potion (unf).png: Inventory image of Toadflax potion (unf)Toadflax potion (unf) Crushed nest.png: Inventory image of Crushed nestCrushed nest 180 450,000 5,098 28.32 -3,031.75 -16.84
87 Anti-venom(4).png Anti-venom Antidote++(4).png Antidote++(4) Zulrah's scales 5.png Zulrah's scales (x20) 120 300,000 4,100 34.17 -685 -5.71
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 9,669 64.46 -297 -1.98
92 Super antifire potion(3).png Super antifire potion Antifire potion(3).png Antifire potion(4) Crushed superior dragon bones.png Crushed superior

dragon bones

130 325,000 12,396 95.35 -553 -4.25
94 Anti-venom+(4).png Anti-venom+ Anti-venom(4).png Anti-venom(4) Torstol.png Torstol 125 152,500 10,678 85.42 -147 -1.18
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 13,795 86.22 123 0.77

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 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 17 Guam leaf.png 28 2.5 11 12,500 55,000 86
5 Marrentill Grimy marrentill.png 14 Clean marrentill 22 3.8 8 19,000 40,000 256
11 Tarromin Grimy tarromin.png 152 Tarromin.png 182 5 30 25,000 150,000 623
20 Harralander Grimy harralander.png 798 Harralander.png 828 6.3 30 31,500 150,000 536
25 Ranarr Grimy ranarr weed.png 6,866 Ranarr weed.png 6,891 7.5 25 37,500 125,000 737
30 Toadflax Grimy toadflax.png 1,232 Toadflax.png 1,281 8 49 40,000 245,000 2983
40 Irit leaf Grimy irit leaf.png 828 Irit leaf.png 858 8.8 30 44,000 150,000 5204
48 Avantoe Grimy avantoe.png 1,506 Avantoe.png 1,565 10 59 50,000 295,000 6786
54 Kwuarm Grimy kwuarm.png 1,095 Kwuarm.png 1,122 11.3 27 56,500 135,000 8586
59 Snapdragon Grimy snapdragon.png 8,190 Snapdragon.png 8,250 11.8 60 59,000 300,000 17080
65 Cadantine Grimy cadantine.png 1,377 Cadantine.png 1,425 12.5 48 62,500 240,000 7882
67 Lantadyme Grimy lantadyme.png 1,250 Lantadyme.png 1,275 13.1 25 65,500 125,000 14479
70 Dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed.png 606 Dwarf weed.png 609 13.8 3 69,000 15,000 34261
75 Torstol Grimy torstol.png 7,232 Torstol.png 7,263 15 31 75,000 155,000