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Not to be confused with Tanglefoot.
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The tangleroot is a skilling pet that can be obtained when checking the health and harvesting the final crops of any fully grown farming patch. It can also be obtained while playing the Tithe Farm minigame. The chances of getting it are dependent on the player's Farming level, and the produce the player is harvesting. It may also be obtained from killing the Hespori.

When a player receives the pet, it will automatically try to appear as their follower. At the same time, a red message in the chatbox will state You have a funny feeling like you're being followed.

However, if a player receives a pet while having a follower out (for example, a cat), it will be placed into their inventory. When this occurs, the message in the chatbox will instead state You feel something weird sneaking into your backpack. If a players inventory is full and they have a follower already, they will not receive the pet.

On death, if a player loses their pet (as a follower or in your inventory) it will wander around for 30 seconds before disappearing completely.

Players can pay a one-time fee of 500,000 coins to Probita in East Ardougne to have this pet insured. If the pet is lost while insured, it can be reclaimed for 1,000,000 coins.

Drop rates[edit | edit source]

Shown below are the base chances of receiving Tangleroot[1]. The pet chance is rolled only when checking the plant's health for applicable produce (such as trees and bushes). If the plant does not have an option to check health (such as herbs), it is instead rolled during the final harvest of a crop.

A player's actual chances of receiving it is 1 in B - (Lvl * 25), where B is the base chance and Lvl is the player's Farming level.

The fastest method on average to receive Tangleroot is by frequently farming cacti, belladonna, giant seaweed and mushrooms, as well as doing regular tree runs. Although using only trees takes the least amount of time spent on Farming (thus being more efficient), it is extremely slow in real time, taking upwards of two years on average with daily tree runs.

Allotment Base chance Hops[2] Base chance
Potatoes 281,040 Barley 112,416
Onions 281,040 Hammerstone 112,416[3]
Cabbages 281,040 Asgarnian 89,933
Tomatoes 281,040 Jute fibre 89,933
Sweetcorn 224,832 Yanillian 74,944
Strawberries 187,360 Krandorian 64,238
Watermelons 160,594 Wildblood 56,208
Snape grass 173,977[4]
Tree Base chance Flowers Base chance
Oak 22,483 Marigolds 281,040
Willow Tree 16,059 Rosemary 281,040
Hardwood trees 5,000[5] Nasturtiums 281,040
Maple tree 14,052 Woad leaf 281,040
Yew tree 11,242 Limpwurt root 224,832
Fruit trees 9,000 White lily 281,040
Magic tree 9,368
Calquat tree 6,000
Spirit tree 5,000
Celastrus tree 9,000[4]
Redwood tree 5,000[4]
Berries Base chance Misc. produce Base chance
Redberries 44,966 Herbs 98,364
Cadava berries 37,472 Giant seaweed 7,500[6]
Dwellberries 32,119 Grapes 385,426
Jangerberries 28,104 Mushrooms 7,500
White berries 28,104[4] Cacti 7,000
Poison ivy berries 28,104 Potato cactus 160,594[4]
Cave nightshade 8,000
Tithe Farm 7,494,389
Hespori 7,000

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Although Tangleroot is obtainable from Tithe Farm, it is extremely unlikely; in terms of probability, it would take nearly 3 billion Farming experience on average, equivalent to 25,000 hours of playing.
  • The pet is likely a reference to the Tanglefoot, fought during Fairytale I - Growing Pains, and Groot, a character from Marvel Comics. Groot is a talking tree in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy film, who is only capable of saying "I am Groot." or "We are Groot".
  • The examine text is a reference to the line said by the ent Treebeard in The Lord of the Rings.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Jagex. Mod Kieren's Twitter account. 26 September 2016. Mod Kieren: "Well here you go! FARMING SKILL PET RATES! Enjoy :) Thanks to @ROBBOsickdog for persuading me. [1]" NOTE: The Hops drop rates in the image are incorrect; this was corrected in the next cited tweet.
  2. Jagex. Mod Kieren's Twitter account. 14 October 2016. Mod Kieren: "Barley - 112416, Asgarnian - 89933, Jute - 89933, Yanillian - 74944, Krandorian - 64238, Wildblood - 56208. Sorry for getting em wrong! :(" NOTE: The hammerstone hops drop rate is missing here; the source for the drop rate is found in the next cited tweet.
  3. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 15 February 2017. Mod Ash: "[@JagexKieren forgot to correct the base chance for hammer stone hops. Any chance you could look that one up? :)] 112,416 I think."
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Jagex. Mod Munro's Twitter account. 13 Feb 2019. (Archived from the original on 25 Mar 2019.) Mod Munro: "As I mentioned on the Q & A, here are the pictures of the drop rates for various parts of Kebos. This time with the correct drop rate for the pieces of the Brimstone Ring."
  5. Jagex. Mod Maz's Twitter account. 9 October 2017. Mod Maz: "Hardwood trees have the same chance as a Spirit tree to give you the pet."
  6. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 16 May 2018. Mod Ash: "[@JagexAsh On the Q&A two weeks ago it was stated farming giant seaweed would give the chance of receiving tangleroot. Is it possible to find out the base chance of that?] 7500."