Ultracompost

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Ultracompost is the most potent version of compost, outclassing supercompost, that is used in the Farming skill to greatly reduce the chance of a farming patch from becoming diseased per growth stage by 90%[1] (compared to 50% for compost and 85% for supercompost). When used on a farming patch, each bucket grants 36 Farming experience.

In addition, it also increases the minimum yield and maximum number of harvests received from allotments, hops and herbs.[2] This also applies to giant seaweed patches underwater[3] and Celastrus bark from a fully grown Celastrus seed.[4]

The minimum number of herbs increases from five to six (when compared to supercompost), and overall the crop yield is around 20% higher on average. The combined effects increase expected yield per patch to about 8.6 herbs at high Farming levels.

As a rule of thumb, ultracompost should only be used on farming patches that produce a valuable harvest (such as high-level herbs and Celastrus bark) and/or provide significant experience for each item harvested (such as watermelons). Ultracompost does not increase the yield of trees, fruit trees, or bush patches; therefore, it is not recommended to treat those patches with ultracompost if you plan to pay a gardener to watch over them, since there is no benefit other than the extra 36 experience granted.

Farming info[edit | edit source]

Creation[edit | edit source]

To make ultracompost, players must use two volcanic ash on a bucket of supercompost. To make it in a compost bin, players must add 25 volcanic ash to a compost bin (50 on a Big Compost Bin) containing supercompost, and then collect it using buckets. Each bucket of ultracompost collected grants the player 10 Farming experience.

After the player has read the ash covered tome, they can use the Lunar spell Fertile Soil on a patch with two volcanic ash in their inventory to give the same effect as ultracompost.

Requirements
Members
Member icon.png
Ticks2 (1.2s)
Materials
ItemQuantityCost
Supercompost.pngSupercompost1358
Volcanic ash.pngVolcanic ash2120
Total Cost478
Ultracompost.pngUltracompost1667
Profit189

Requirements
SkillLevelXP
Farming Farming? (edit)10
Members
Member icon.png
Ticks60 (36s) [r 1]
ToolsNoneFacilitiesFarming patch icon.png Compost Bin
Materials
ItemQuantityCost
Watermelon.pngWatermelon15270
Volcanic ash.pngVolcanic ash251,500
Bucket.pngBucket1575
Total Cost1,845
Ultracompost.pngUltracompost1510,005
Profit8,160
  1. Filling 1 bucket takes 4 ticks, 60 ticks for 15.

Requirements
SkillLevelXP
Farming Farming45 (b)10
60% Hosidius favour required to enter the Farming Guild
Members
Member icon.png
Ticks120 (72s) [r 1]
ToolsNoneFacilitiesFarming patch icon.png Big Compost Bin
Materials
ItemQuantityCost
Watermelon.pngWatermelon30540
Volcanic ash.pngVolcanic ash503,000
Bucket.pngBucket30150
Total Cost3,690
Ultracompost.pngUltracompost3020,010
Profit16,320
  1. Filling 1 bucket takes 4 ticks, 120 ticks for 30.

Requirements
SkillLevelXP
Farming Farming? (edit)10
Members
Member icon.png
Ticks60 (36s) [r 1]
ToolsNoneFacilitiesFarming patch icon.png Compost Bin
Materials
ItemQuantityCost
Weeds.pngWeeds152,205
Compost potion(1).pngCompost potion(1)174
Volcanic ash.pngVolcanic ash251,500
Bucket.pngBucket1575
Total Cost3,854
Ultracompost.pngUltracompost1510,005
Profit6,151
  1. Filling 1 bucket takes 4 ticks, 60 ticks for 15.

Requirements
SkillLevelXP
Farming Farming45 (b)10
60% Hosidius favour required to enter the Farming Guild
Members
Member icon.png
Ticks120 (72s) [r 1]
ToolsNoneFacilitiesFarming patch icon.png Big Compost Bin
Materials
ItemQuantityCost
Weeds.pngWeeds304,410
Compost potion(1).pngCompost potion(1)174
Volcanic ash.pngVolcanic ash503,000
Bucket.pngBucket30150
Total Cost7,634
Ultracompost.pngUltracompost3020,010
Profit12,376
  1. Filling 1 bucket takes 4 ticks, 120 ticks for 30.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
10 September 2020
(update)

The Grand Exchange buy limit was changed from 600 to 2,000.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Ultracompost was also referred to as ubercompost during development.[5]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Jagex. Mod Kieren's Twitter account. 8 September 2017. (Archived from the original on 28 May 2020.) Mod Kieren: "Ubercompost has been updated to have 1/10 x Chance now! :) Meaning fruit trees have a 96.9% chance of surviving."
  2. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 24 January 2019. (Archived from the original on 28 May 2020.) Mod Ash: "[Flower/berry/cactus patches] don't depend on the compost state. Allotments, hops and herbs do."
  3. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 72 July 2018. (Archived from the original on 28 May 2020.) Mod Ash: "[Does compost increase giant seaweed yield?] Yeah."
  4. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 24 January 2019. (Archived from the original on 28 May 2020.) Mod Ash: "Yes, celastrus would be helped by composting."
  5. Jagex. Mod Kieren's Twitter account. 8 September 2017. (Archived from the original on 29 May 2020.) Mod Kieren: "[Ubercompost] was an alternative name at one point"