Money making guide/Farming torstol

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119,720 per instance
Farming torstol
Profit per instanceFarming herbs.gif
Activity time
6 minutes
Minimum recurrence time
90 minutes
Effective profit
1,197,200 per hour
Skill requirementsQuest requirements

Farming 85
Magic 61 (Trollheim Teleport, 96 strongly recommended for Spellbook Swap)
Agility 47 recommended for shortcuts to Troll Stronghold
Construction 35 needed to light the fire pit in Weiss

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
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 (395,296)Outputs (515,016)
8 × Torstol seed 5.png Torstol seed (389,840)8 × Ultracompost.png Ultracompost (5,456)72 × Grimy torstol.png Grimy torstol (515,016)
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 14,666, thus 117,328 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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