Raw karambwan

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Raw karambwan is a fish native to the tropical island of Karamja. It can be fished by players with level 65 Fishing or higher, granting 50 Fishing experience per catch. Raw karambwan fishing spots are found north of the shipyards and east of the Harpie Bug Swarms (fairy ring code dkp).

Catching a karambwan is one of the tasks required in the Medium Karamja Diary, while cooking a karambwan thoroughly is required to complete the Hard Karamja Diary.

Raw karambwans can also be purchased from Tiadeche's Karambwan Stall which is a popular way of obtaining the raw karambwan due to the shop's fast restock rate and relatively low price of 110-146 coins each, depending on stock. Cooking karambwans using this method of obtaining them is a popular method for ultimate ironmen gaining Cooking experience.

Fishing Fishing
Fishing icon.png Level Stats icon.png Experience Small fishing net.png Equipment Fishing spot icon.png Fishing Spots
65 50 Karambwan vessel Fish (North of the ship yard, near fairy ring DKP)
Cooking Cooking
Cooking icon.png Level Stats icon.png Experience Burnt shrimp.png Burn level Hitpoints icon.png Health Restored
Cooked karambwan.pngCooked karambwan
30 190 99 18
Poison karambwan.pngPoison karambwan
1 80 N/A edit -5

Catching karambwan[edit | edit source]

Karambwans are caught with a karambwan vessel by members who must have completed the Tai Bwo Wannai Trio quest. The vessel uses raw karambwanji bait obtained by using a small fishing net in the lake south of Tai Bwo Wannai (fairy ring ckr), or by purchasing them from Tiadeche's Karambwan Stall.

Unlike regular fishing bait, Karambwans frequently steal the karambwanji from the vessel without being caught, meaning players will need a larger amount of karambwanji to catch karambwans. When this occurs, a filtered game message will state A Karambwan deftly snatches the Karambwanji from your vessel! This occurs at different rates based off of the player's Fishing level (the lower the level, the more often). At level 65 fishing, you’ll use 2.4 Karambwanji per Karambwan catch, so about 2165 to catch 899 and increase one level. At level 70 Fishing, expect to use a little fewer per catch. Testing in early eighties show 1.9 Karambwanji per catch. Testing at 99 Fishing with Rada's Blessing 4 show 1.47 Karambwanji per catch.

Raw karambwans can be caught much faster if players have access to the fairy rings, since they can use code ckr to go to the lake where karambwanji are caught, and then code dkp to go to the karambwan fishing spot north of the Ship Yard and east of the Harpie Bug Swarms.

The fastest way to bank the fish is by use of the butler if the player has built a fairy ring in their player owned house, though this will cost up to 1000 coins per inventory. If the player has 99 crafting for the use of a Crafting Skillcape, the crafting guild currently contains the closest deposit box to a teleport. If not, a cheaper method is to use the Karamja gloves 3 or 4 to teleport to the underground bank deposit box in Shilo village, and then use the fairy rings to get back. Using this method, players can expect upward of 800 karambwan per hour, not counting the time to catch the bait.

For Ironmen or those without a complete POH, banking at Zanaris bank can be a useful way to save time, as they don't have to enter a fairy ring code . The Zanaris bank is also one of the closest options to bank, saving you a lot of time.

Cooking karambwan[edit | edit source]

Raw karambwan can be caught at level 65 Fishing. When using a raw karambwan on a fire or cooking range, the player is given two options of cooking it: either poorly or thoroughly. If cooked poorly, requiring level 1 Cooking, the player will get a poison karambwan. If cooked thoroughly, requiring level 30 Cooking, the player will get a cooked karambwan, granting 190 Cooking experience. A poison karambwan cannot be cooked again to obtain a cooked karambwan. To be able to cook a karambwan thoroughly, players must speak to Tinsay first. The successful cooking rate for karambwan goes with the function f(x)≈0.74*x+26.76 where x = cooking lvl.

Karambwans will stop burning at 99 Cooking (assuming they are being cooked thoroughly) or level 93 at the Hosidius kitchen. Players that have completed the Elite Kebos Diary will stop burning at 88 Cooking at the Hosidius kitchen.

Products[edit | edit source]

pxCooked karambwan
  • 30 Cooking
  • 190 Cooking
pxKarambwan paste
  • None
  • None
pxPoison karambwan
  • 1 Cooking
  • 80 Cooking

Store locations[edit | edit source]

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • According to Lubufu, Karambwan is translated as "Friend of Karamja" in the Karamjan language.
    • The villagers call you "bwana," which you are told means "friend." This would make the word "Karambwan" a combination of the words "Karamja" and "bwana".
  • On release, catching a karambwan granted 105 Fishing experience.
  • Prior to an update on 27 October 2016, players had to use raw karambwanji on the vessel each time they attempted to catch karambwan, which made fishing them very click intensive compared to other fishing methods. This was changed so that raw karambwanji were automatically inserted into the vessel.
    • However, because karambwanji were not stackable, fishing Karambwan remained a tedious fishing method, with players heavily relying upon Tiadeche's Karambwan Stall as their source of karambwan. This was made easier in another update on 10 August 2017, which made raw karambwanji stackable.