Servant

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This article is about the NPCs in player-owned houses. For other uses, see Servant (disambiguation).

A Servant is an NPC that players can hire for various services in their player-owned house. There are five different servants, each having a higher Construction level requirement and offering better services than the last.

Blue building in the upper right corner

Hiring a servant[edit | edit source]

Players can hire a servant at the Servants' Guild, which is located north of the marketplace in East Ardougne. All five servants wander inside the building except for the servant you have hired. Before hiring any servant, the player must meet three requirements:

  • The player must have the required Construction level.
  • The player's house must have at least two bedrooms with beds constructed in each one. If one of the beds is removed, then the servant will not become present again until the bed is rebuilt and the player exits and re-enters the house.
  • The player must not have a servant already hired. If you want to switch servants, you must fire your current servant by either talking to them in your house, or by talking to the Chief servant in the same building where you hire servants.[1]

In order to fire a servant, players can talk to their servant in their house, or talk to the Chief servant.

Types of servants[edit | edit source]

Servant Construction
Level
Cost Food served Sawmill Capacity Minimum Cost per Item Trip Time Maximum Cost per Hour
Rick chathead.png Rick 20 500 coins Shrimps No 6 items 10.42 60s 3,750
Maid chathead.png Maid 25 1,000 coins Stew No 10 items 12.5 30s 15,000
Cook (servant) chathead.png Cook 30 3,000 coins Pineapple pizza Yes 16 items 23.44 17s 79,411.76
Butler chathead.png Butler 40 5,000 coins Chocolate cake Yes 20 items 31.25 12s 187,500
Demon butler chathead.png Demon butler 50 10,000 coins Curry Yes 26 items 48.08 7s 642,857.14

Services[edit | edit source]

The services provided by servants can be cosmetic or vital resources for training Construction efficiently. All of the servants have the same basic services, but the main difference is that the higher-level servants have larger inventories and quicker response times. All of the servants can:

In addition, the cook, butler, and demon butler can take logs to the sawmill for conversion into planks. You can use noted logs, but the servant must first un-note them and upon returning to you with the un-noted logs, they'll be automatically deposited to your inventory, you have the option of having them take them to the sawmill if you talk to the butler again.

Payment[edit | edit source]

The costs of a servant may seem expensive for low level players, but for serious trainers and high level players, servants are well worth the money. Servants only accept money directly from your inventory or by storing coins in a servant's moneybag.

After using a servant's paid services eight times, players are required to either pay or fire them. The servant cannot be used for anything else before the payment is made; the servant will temporarily keep the items and will not give them until the player pays. Any items that the servant is holding will be deposited in the bank if you leave the house or if the servant is fired.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
30 July 2015
(update)
It is now possible to call your PoH Servant using the house options menu found in settings.
30 April 2015
(update)
Added missing full stops on some POH Servant dialogue.
8 May 2014
(update)
POH Butlers now spawn more reliably when fetching items.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 6 January 2019. (Archived from the original on 30 May 2020.) Mod Ash: "If you're hiring a new one, you're presumably in the Ardougne servant house. The chief there can let you fire your existing servant by talking to him. Hopefully that'll cover most of what you need."