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 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 -
Song of the Elves 20,000 70 HerbloreHerblore icon.png 70 AgilityAgility icon.png, 70 ConstructionConstruction icon.png, 70 FarmingFarming icon.png, 70 HunterHunter icon.png, 70 MiningMining icon.png, 70 SmithingSmithing icon.png, 70 WoodcuttingWoodcutting icon.png
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 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). "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.

HerbloreHerblore icon.png Level Potion Base Secondary XP XP/Hour Ingredient cost Cost/XP Profit/Potion Profit/XP Profit/XP with
Amulet of chemistry.png: Inventory image of Amulet of chemistry Amulet 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 87 3.48 -81 -3.24 -3.64
5 Antipoison.png Antipoison Marrentill potion (unf).png Marrentill potion (unf) Unicorn horn dust.png Unicorn horn dust 37.5 93,750 384 10.24 -244 -6.51 -6.71
12 Strength potion.png Strength potion Tarromin potion (unf).png Tarromin potion (unf) Limpwurt root.png Limpwurt root 50 125,000 1,079 21.58 -846.5 -16.93 -17.05
15 Serum 207.png Serum 207 Tarromin potion (unf).png Tarromin potion (unf) Ashes.png Ashes 50 116,500 287 5.74 -285.5 -5.71 -5.91
22 Restore potion.png Restore potion Harralander potion (unf).png Harralander potion (unf) Red spiders' eggs.png Red spiders' eggs 62.5 156,250 1,605 25.68 -1,355.25 -21.68 -21.78
26 Energy potion.png Energy potion Harralander potion (unf).png Harralander potion (unf) Chocolate dust.png Chocolate dust 67.5 168,750 727 10.77 -477.25 -7.07 -7.16
30 Defence potion.png Defence potion Ranarr potion (unf).png Ranarr potion (unf) White berries.png White berries 75 187,500 11,024 146.99 -10,825.25 -144.34 -144.43
34 Agility potion.png Agility potion Toadflax potion (unf).png Toadflax potion (unf) Toad's legs.png Toad's legs 80 200,000 2,881 42.68 -2,507.5 -37.15 -37.2
36 Combat potion.png Combat potion Harralander potion (unf).png Harralander potion (unf) Goat horn dust.png Goat horn dust 84 210,000 749 8.92 -645.5 -7.68 -7.78
38 Prayer potion.png Prayer potion Ranarr potion (unf).png Ranarr potion (unf) Snape grass.png Snape grass 87.5 218,750 10,925 124.86 -557.75 -6.37 -4.51
45 Super attack.png Super attack Irit potion (unf).png Irit potion (unf) Eye of newt.png Eye of newt 100 250,000 961 9.61 -810.25 -8.1 -8.18
48 Superantipoison.png Superantipoison Irit potion (unf).png Irit potion (unf) Unicorn horn dust.png Unicorn horn dust 106.3 265,750 1,268 11.93 -1,075.25 -10.12 -10.18
52 Super energy.png Super energy Avantoe potion (unf).png Avantoe potion (unf) Mort myre fungus.png Mort myre fungus 117.5 293,750 2,607 22.19 -825.75 -7.03 -6.86
55 Super strength.png Super strength Kwuarm potion (unf).png Kwuarm potion (unf) Limpwurt root.png Limpwurt root 125 312,500 2,329 18.63 -1,153 -9.22 -9.15
63 Super restore.png Super restore Snapdragon potion (unf).png Snapdragon potion (unf) Red spiders' eggs.png Red spiders' eggs 142.5 356,000 12,186 85.52 -1,338 -9.39 -8.19
66 Super defence.png Super defence Cadantine potion (unf).png Cadantine potion (unf) White berries.png White berries 150 375,000 2,008 13.39 -1,497.25 -9.98 -9.99
69 Antifire potion.png Antifire potion Lantadyme potion (unf).png Lantadyme potion (unf) Dragon scale dust.png Dragon scale dust 157.5 393,750 1,812 11.5 -1,554.75 -9.87 -9.91
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 2,104 12.95 -1,716.25 -10.56 -10.58
76 Magic potion.png Magic potion Lantadyme potion (unf).png Lantadyme potion (unf) Potato cactus.png Potato cactus 172.5 431,250 2,214 12.83 -2,144.25 -12.43 -12.48
77 Stamina potion.png Stamina potion Super energy.png Super energy(4) Amylase crystal.png Amylase crystal (x4) 102 255,000 7,451 73.05 -1,202 -11.78 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 5,441 35.1 -1,388 -8.95 -8.58
80 Battlemage potion.png Battlemage potion Cadantine blood potion (unf).png Cadantine blood potion (unf) Potato cactus.png Potato cactus 155 387,500 4,604 29.7 -1,476.5 -9.53 -9.25
81 Saradomin brew.png Saradomin brew Toadflax potion (unf).png Toadflax potion (unf) Crushed nest.png Crushed nest 180 450,000 6,852 38.07 -2,575.5 -14.31 -13.97
84 Extended antifire.png Extended antifire Antifire potion.png Antifire potion(4) Lava scale shard.png Lava scale shard (x4) 110 275,000 1,999 19.99 -1,714 -15.58 N/A
87 Anti-venom.png Anti-venom Antidote++.png Antidote++(4) Zulrah's scales.png Zulrah's scales (x20) 120 300,000 5,520 46 -882 -7.35 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 10,406 69.37 -568 -3.79 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 13,632 104.86 -1,544 -11.88 N/A
94 Anti-venom+.png Anti-venom+ Anti-venom.png Anti-venom(4) Torstol.png Torstol 125 152,500 12,594 100.75 586 4.69 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) 160 400,000 13,744 85.9 -735 -4.59 N/A

Making Tar[edit | edit source]

An alternative, potentially cheaper method of training Herblore. Requires less 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.

HerbloreHerblore icon.png 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 61,000 224 7.47 -209 -6.97
31 Marrentill tar.png Marrentill tar x15 Marrentill.png Marrentill Swamp tar.png Swamp tar x15 42.5 86,000 232 5.46 -217 -5.11
39 Tarromin tar.png Tarromin tar x15 Tarromin.png Tarromin Swamp tar.png Swamp tar x15 55 110,000 345 6.27 -330 -6
44 Harralander tar.png Harralander tar x15 Harralander.png Harralander Swamp tar.png Swamp tar x15 72.5 145,000 750 10.34 -720 -9.93

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.png Profit XP/Hour Profit/Hour
Icon Coins.png Price Icon Coins.png Price
3 Guam Grimy guam leaf.png 7 Guam leaf.png 14 2.5 7 12,500 35,000
5 Marrentill Grimy marrentill.png 12 Marrentill.png 22 3.8 10 19,000 50,000
11 Tarromin Grimy tarromin.png 107 Tarromin.png 135 5 28 25,000 140,000
20 Harralander Grimy harralander.png 511 Harralander.png 540 6.3 29 31,500 145,000
25 Ranarr Grimy ranarr weed.png 10,400 Ranarr weed.png 10,480 7.5 80 37,500 400,000
30 Toadflax Grimy toadflax.png 1,864 Toadflax.png 1,916 8 52 40,000 260,000
40 Irit leaf Grimy irit leaf.png 780 Irit leaf.png 806 8.8 26 44,000 130,000
48 Avantoe Grimy avantoe.png 1,597 Avantoe.png 1,630 10 33 50,000 165,000
54 Kwuarm Grimy kwuarm.png 1,274 Kwuarm.png 1,298 11.3 24 56,500 120,000
59 Snapdragon Grimy snapdragon.png 10,904 Snapdragon.png 10,980 11.8 76 59,000 380,000
65 Cadantine Grimy cadantine.png 1,451 Cadantine.png 1,506 12.5 55 62,500 275,000
67 Lantadyme Grimy lantadyme.png 1,420 Lantadyme.png 1,462 13.1 42 65,500 210,000
70 Dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed.png 507 Dwarf weed.png 523 13.8 16 69,000 80,000
75 Torstol Grimy torstol.png 7,891 Torstol.png 7,956 15 65 75,000 325,000