Weapon poison

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Weapon poison
Weapon poison.png
Released27 February 2002 (Update)
MembersYes
Quest itemNo
Properties
TradeableYes
EquipableNo
StackableNo
NoteableYes
OptionsEmpty
DestroyDrop
ExamineFor use on daggers and projectiles.
Values
Value144 coins
High alch86 coins
Low alch57 coins
Weight0.025 kg
Grand Exchange
Exchange204 coins (info)
Buy limit2,000
Daily volume7,787
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Advanced data
Item ID187
Weapon poison detail.png

Weapon poison is a potion made by using dragon scale dust on a kwuarm potion (unf), requiring 60 Herblore, yielding a weapon poison and 137.5 Herblore experience. It can be applied to all metal arrows (including amethyst), normal metal bolts, javelins, darts, and throwing knives, most daggers, spears and hastae as well. Weapon poison can be removed from a weapon with a cleaning cloth.

A single vial of weapon poison can poison only 5 bolts, darts, or throwing knives. This makes poisoning a substantial amount of ammo quite costly.

Melee attacks apply poison at 25% chance, where Ranged attacks apply poison at 12.5% chance. Weapon poison initially deals 4 damage when applied using melee attacks, or 2 damage with Ranged attacks. The poison hits every 18 seconds, and if not reapplied to the target, the poison damage will deal 1 less damage every 5 hits until the target is no longer poisoned. Ranged weapons with Weapon poison applied, however, will only hit 2 once before starting to hit 1s. For melee weapons this means a total of 50 damage will be dealt from the poison, whilst for range weapons this will only be 7.

You can remove weapon poison from a weapon with a cleaning cloth.

It is a possible reward from the Observatory Quest if the player identifies the Scorpio constellation.

Total poison damage[edit | edit source]

Total Poison damage (Melee: DM and Ranged: DR) is calculated by the sum of all numbers (n) up to the max hit (M), times the amount of hits per number (H=5).

Creation[edit | edit source]

Requirements
SkillLevelXP
Herblore Herblore60 (b)137.5
Members
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Ticks2 (1.2s)
Materials
ItemQuantityCost
Kwuarm potion (unf).pngKwuarm potion (unf)12,914
Dragon scale dust.pngDragon scale dust1141
Total Cost3,055
Weapon poison.pngWeapon poison1204
Profit−2,851

Item sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here.
SourceLevelQuantityRarity
Ankou Regular (m)75; 82; 86; 95 Multicombat.png12/100
Shadow warrior48 Multicombat.png11/128
Skeleton (Tarn's Lair) Medium level40; 63; 72; 77 Multicombat.png11/128

Changes[edit | edit source]

Gallery (historical)[edit | edit source]

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RuneScape 2
Beta
29 March 2004 –
present