Farming torstol

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Farming torstol
Profit per instanceFarming herbs.gif
173,112 per instance
Activity time
6 minutes
Minimum recurrence time
90 minutes
Effective profit
1,731,120 per hour
Skill requirementsQuest requirements
  • Ghosts Ahoy
  • My Arm's Big Adventure
  • Making Friends with My Arm
  • Fairytale I - Growing Pains
  • Hard tier of the Fremennik Diary (recommended)
  • Hard tier of the Kourend Diary (recommended)
  • Kandarin Diary, the higher tier the better (recommended)
  • Dream Mentor (optional)
  • Item requirementsOther requirements
  • Farming equipment:
  • Amulet of nature
  • Magic secateurs
  • Torstol seeds
  • Smoke/Mud/Steam/Lava staff with runes for teleportation and spells
  • Transportation recommendations:
  • Ectophial
  • Explorer's ring 3
  • Trollheim Teleport or Nexus with Stronghold roof teleport
  • Camelot Teleport or Catherby Teleport
  • Ardougne Teleport or Ardougne cloak 2/3/4
  • Xeric's Talisman (charged), Tithe Farm minigame teleport, or skills necklace
  • Icy basalt
  • Skills necklace or Fancy jewellery box in POH
  • Tool leprechaun with a seed dibber, a spade, a rake, and some ultracompost
    Experience gainedLocation
    15,964 FarmingPort Phasmatys, Falador, Catherby, Trollheim, Ardougne, Harmony Island, Hosidius, Weiss and Farming Guild herb patches
    Inputs (238,008)Outputs (411,120)
    8 × Torstol seed.png Torstol seed (233,104)8 × Ultracompost.png Ultracompost (4,904)72 × Grimy torstol.png Grimy torstol (411,120)

    This guide assumes 9 herbs from each patch, thus 72 herbs. Your profit per hour may vary depending on the survival rate.

    Farming grimy torstol can be a very profitable way to spend a few minutes at a time. Magic secateurs help increase profits slightly due to the 10% boost to crop yield. Generally, good harvests yield 5-14 herbs, but the norm is five to eight herbs per patch, so players can expect an average of 6.5 herbs each patch. There is also a 10% chance herbs will succumb to disease and die.

    Completing Kandarin Diary is very useful, since it increases herb yield on the Catherby herb patch: +5%, +10%, +15% for Medium, Hard and Elite respectively. Completing Kourend & Kebos Diary increases Hosidius and Farming guild herb patch yield +5% and +10% for Hard and Elite diaries respectively. Having both elite diaries completed, player should be getting 2-3 additional herbs per Farming trip. Having an Attas seed planted in the anima patch at the farming guild further increases herb yield, but it is yet unknown by how much.

    Players should have eight torstol seeds, some runes, and means of teleportation. Then, players can start their herb run at any herb patch, withdrawing any additional supplies needed from the tool leprechaun. If players have access to the Lunar Spellbook from Lunar Diplomacy, Fertile Soil (83 Magic) can be used in lieu of ultracompost, but it will make the profit per patch 21,701, thus 173,608 total. Also, Spellbook Swap can be used to access the standard spellbook and Trollheim Teleport, but requires 96 Magic and Dream Mentor.

    After planting, a player can move onto the next patch in any order. An example of a herb run is provided below.

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