Swamp tar

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Swamp tar
Swamp tar.png
Released9 September 2002 (Update)
Quest itemNo
ExamineA foul smelling thick tar-like substance.
Value1 coin
High alch0 coins
Low alch0 coins
Weight0 kg
Respawn time100 ticks (60 seconds)
Grand Exchange
Exchange9 coins (info)
Buy limit13,000
Daily volume7,280,171
Advanced data
Item ID1939
Swamp tar detail.png

Swamp tar is a thick substance found in the Lumbridge and Mort Myre swamps.

Swamp tar is required for crafting swamp paste for various repairing purposes. It can be distilled into lamp oil, which is used as fuel for various light sources, or be used to make guam, marrentill, tarromin, and harralander tar, which are used as bait and ammunition for salamanders.

Uses[edit | edit source]

Swamp paste[edit | edit source]

It can be combined with flour to produce raw swamp paste, and then heated on a fire to create swamp paste. Swamp paste is a sticky item used in the Sea Slug quest as well as the Shades of Mort'ton and Fishing Trawler minigames.

Herb tar[edit | edit source]

When combined with a Guam, marrentill, tarromin or harralander, swamp tar becomes a tar used in the Hunter skill as bait ingredient while catching salamanders. This paste also doubles as ammunition for the salamanders when used as a weapon. 1 herb is needed for every 15 swamp tar.

The action of creating the herb tar can be used in tick manipulation, allowing you to do certain actions faster.

Lamp oil[edit | edit source]

Swamp tar can be processed at the home of the Chemist or at Miltog's Lamps (in Dorgesh-Kaan) to turn empty lanterns into filled lanterns so that they may be lit.

Quests[edit | edit source]

Swamp tar is involved with several quests.

Products[edit | edit source]

Bullseye lantern.pngBullseye lantern
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  • None
  • None
Guam tar.pngGuam tar × 15
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  • Herblore 19
  • Herblore 30
Guam tar.pngGuam tar × 15
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  • Herblore 19
  • Herblore 30
Harralander tar.pngHarralander tar × 15
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  • Herblore 44
  • Herblore 72.5
Marrentill tar.pngMarrentill tar × 15
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  • Herblore 31
  • Herblore 42.5
Raw swamp paste.pngRaw swamp paste
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  • Cooking ?
  • ?
Tarromin tar.pngTarromin tar × 15
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  • Herblore 39
  • Herblore 55
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  • None
  • None

Item sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here (include RDT).
Cave goblin (Dorgesh-Kaan)36 Thieving icon.png11/20
Cave kraken127 Multicombat.png604/200
Cave slime23 Multicombat.png1–6Always
Mummy Jaldraocht96; 103 Multicombat.png130/513
Tar Monster132 Multicombat.png101/3
Tar barrel FullN/A Casket.png1Always
Theatre of BloodN/A Casket.png500–6003 × 1/30
Zulrah725 Multicombat.png1,0002 × 5/248

Spawns[edit | edit source]

Location Members Spawns Map
Lumbridge SwampMember icon.png17Maplink
Mort Myre SwampMember icon.png62Maplink

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
24 September 2015

Making swamp tar now consistently filters game messages.

11 June 2015

Added game messages for making herb tars to the game filter.

2 May 2006

The item's examine was changed from "A foul smelling thick tar like substance." to "A foul smelling thick tar-like substance."