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Table of Contents
1.0 - Introduction
In order to start training Herblore, you must have completed the Druidic Ritual quest.

Herblore is known around RuneScape as being a skill that requires a large amount of money. If you plan to buy all your supplies from other players, the Grand Exchange, and shops around Runescape, you will look to spend millions in order to achieve level 99; however, if you plan to create and collect all your own supplies around Runescape, you may find yourself profiting.

Some people choose to buy unfinished potions, meaning you only need to obtain the secondary ingredient, and get the bulk of the experience—however, the prices and amounts of unfinished potions will vary.

2.0 - Basics of Herblore

The following information will inform you on how to obtain the primary and secondary items required in order to successfully train Herblore.

Herb Cleaning

Throughout your travels around RuneScape, you may come across grimy herbs when killing monsters. Without the correct Herblore level, you will not be able to clean the herbs to use them. However, should you have the required level, you will be able to clean it. To clean an herb, simply left-click it and it will quickly change to a clean herb, such as a Grimy toadflax to a Clean toadflax, respectively.

Secondary Ingredients

There are many "secondary ingredients" that can be found throughout RuneScape; for a complete list of them, please visit section 4.0.

Farming Herbs

While Herblore is generally an expensive skill to raise, it is possible to raise your levels through Farming. The only cost of which is buying the seeds; alternatively, stealing them from Master farmer is free. When herbs are picked, they are grimy. You can find more information regarding the farming of herbs in the herb section of our Farming guide.

Vials

Vials are pretty easy to obtain. You can buy them from other players, the Grand Exchange, or Shilo Village. Shilo Village is the best location for purchasing some Vials of water, as the bank and store are close. If you haven't done the Shilo Village quest, then Ardougne is the next best place to obtain your vials.

If you want to buy your Vials in bulk and fill them yourself, you can by running back and forth to a water source. One of the best places is in the Lumbridge basement, if you've started Recipe for Disaster, running from the chest to the sink. Another way to fill your Vials would be with Lunar magics (for more information, see the Magic guide). This is an easy way of gaining Magic experience without needing to run anywhere. It's also a fast way to fill Vials, as casting Humidfy will fill all of the empty Vials in your inventory.

Zybez RuneScape Help's Image of Pestle and Mortar
2.1 - The Process

Creating a potion is really quite simple. All that is required is a Vial of water, a primary ingredient, and a secondary ingredient. Once you have all the correct ingredients needed in which to make your desired potion, you simply need to follow a simple method to complete your potion.

Vial of water Primary ingredient Unf. potion Secondary ingredient Completed potion
+ = + =
2.2 - Coconut Milk

Coconut milk is used to make stronger doses of Antipoison and Weapon posion. In order to obtain Coconut milk, use a hammer on a Coconut. This will give you a split open Coconut—simply use it on a Vial to obtain.

The table below shows the potions that require Coconut milk:

Name Picture Level Herb Second ingredient XP Effect
Antipoison+ Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Antipoison+ 68 Toadflax Yew roots 155 Cures poison and gives longer immunity
Weapon poison+ Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Weapon poison+ 73 Cactus Spine Red spider's eggs 165 Higher poison damage and effect lasts longer
Antipoison++ Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Super-Strong Antipoison Potion 79 Irit Leaf Magic tree roots 177 Cures poison and gives the longest immunity
Weapon poison++ Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Weapon poison++ 82 Nightshade Poison ivy berries 190 Very high poison damage and effect lasts the longest

3.0 - Herb Varieties
Name Picture Level to Clean Experience gained Name Picture Level to Clean Experience gained
Clean guam Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Guam Leaf 3 2.5 Clean avantoe Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Avantoe Herb 48 10
Clean marrentill Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Marrentill Herb 5 3.8 Clean kwuarm Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Kwuarm Herb 54 11.3
Clean tarromin Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Tarromin Herb 11 5 Star flower Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Star flower - -
Clean harralander Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Harralander Herb 20 6.3 Clean snapdragon Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Snapdragon Herb 59 11.8
Clean ranarr Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Ranarr Weed 25 7.5 Clean cadantine Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Cadantine Herb 65 12.5
Clean toadflax Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Toadflax Herb 30 8 Clean lantadyme Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Lantadyme Herb 67 13.1
Clean spirit weed Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Spirit Weed 35 7.8 Clean dwarf weed Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Dwarf weed Herb 70 13.8
Clean irit Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Irit Leaf 40 8.8 Clean torstol Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Torstol Herb 75 15
Clean wergali Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Wergali 41 9.5

4.0 - Secondary Ingredients

For every primary ingredient—typically an herb—there is a secondary ingredient required in order to make a potion. The table below outlines which secondary ingredient belongs to which potion, and the best locations where you may find them.

Name Picture Location(s) Name Picture Location(s)
Eye of newt Taverley, Herblore store
Port Sarim, Betty's shop
Unicorn horn dust Black unicorn / Unicorn
Limpwurt root Hobgoblin / Hill giant / Chaos druid Red spiders' eggs Varrock Sewers
Karamja Volcano
Chocolate dust Hudo's store, Heckel Funch's store
Culinaromancer's Chest
White berries Farming - White berry bush
Toad's legs North-west Tree Gnome Stronghold
Taverley, south-eastern lake
Goat horn dust Goat
Snape grass South-west of Falador
Waterbirth Island
Chaos druid / Hobgoblin / Chaos druid warrior
Frog spawn Fished in Lumbridge Caves
Mort myre fungus Mort Myre Swamp - after Nature Spirit quest Kebbit teeth dust Hunter - Sabre-tooth kebbit
Yew roots Farming - Yew tree Gorak claws Gorak
Wimpy feather Hunter - Wimpy bird Dragon scale dust Taverley Dungeon
Nail beast nails Nail beast Wine of zamorak Chaos Temple
Potato cactus Kalphite Hive Jangerberries West of Yanille on a small island
Farming - Jangerberry bush
Magic roots Farming - Magic tree Crushed nest Woodcutting
Poison ivy berries Farming - Poison ivy bush Cockatrice egg+ Cockatrice
Spirit cobra special ability scroll
Phoenix feather Desert phoenix, north-west of Uzer Papaya fruit Farming - Papaya tree
Ground mud runes Mud rune with Pestle and mortar Bonemeal Skeletal wyvern
Cave nightshade Farming Grenwall spikes Hunter - Grenwall

+ This includes the other variations of a Cockatrice egg.

5.0 - Potions

The table below shows how to make each potion, the level required, experience gained, as well as the effect of the potion. Remember that when potions are made, they are in 3-doses. Using two potions together will combine their doses; a 3-dose potion and a 2-dose will give you one 4-dose and one 1-dose potion; a 3-dose and a 1-dose will make a 4-dose; two 2-doses will make a 4-dose, and so on. If all your potion goes into one vial, you will be left with the potion and the remaining vial. The Herblore level to make the potion is not required to combine them.

Name Picture Level Primary ingredient Second ingredient XP Effect
Attack potion Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of an Attack Potion 3 Guam leaf Eye of newt 25 + 10–15% to Attack level
Antipoison Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of an Antipoison Potion 5 Marrentill Unicorn horn dust 37.5 Cures poison
Relicym's balm Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Relicym's Balm Potion 8 Rogue's purse Snakeweed 40 Cures disease
Strength potion Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Strength Potion 12 Tarromin Limpwurt root 50 + 10–15% to Strength level
Serum 207 Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Serum 207 Potion 15 Tarromin Ashes 50 Heals the afflicted in Mort'ton
Restore potion Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Restore Potion 22 Harralander Red spiders' eggs 62.5 Restores lowered combat stats (excluding Constitution and Prayer)
Guthix balance Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Guthix Balance Potion 22 Harralander Garlic, Red spiders' eggs, Silver dust 62.5 Heals, kills, or enrages the vampires in Burgh de Rott
Energy potion Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Energy Potion 26 Harralander Chocolate dust 67.5 Restores 20% energy
Defence potion Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Defence Potion 30 Clean ranarr Whiteberries 75 + 10–15% to Defence level
Super fishing explosive Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Super Fishing Explosive 31 Clean guam Rubium 55 Lures Mogres and deals 150 damage to them
Agility potion Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Agility Potion 34 Toadflax Toad's legs 80 +3 Agility levels
Combat potion Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Combat Potion 36 Harralander Goat horn dust 84 + 3–12 Strength and Attack levels
Prayer potion Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Prayer Potion 38 Ranarr weed Snape grass 87.5 Restores 1/3 of overall Prayer level
Summoning potion Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Summoning Potion 40 Spirit weed Cockatrice egg
(or other variations)
92.0 Restores 1/3 of overall Summoning level
Crafting potion Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Crafting Potion 42 Wergali Frog spawn 95 +3 Crafting levels
Super attack Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Super Attack Potion 45 Irit leaf Eye of newt 100 + 20% to Attack level
Super antipoison Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Super Antipoison Potion 48 Irit leaf Unicorn horn dust 106.3 Cures poison and gives temporary resistance to poison
Fishing potion Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Fishing Potion 50 Avantoe Snape grass 112.5 + 3 Fishing levels
Super energy Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Super Energy Potion 52 Avantoe Mort myre fungus 117.5 Restores 40% energy
Hunter potion Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Hunter Potion 53 Avantoe Kebbit teeth dust 120 + 3 Hunter levels
Super strength Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Super Strength Potion 55 Kwuarm Limpwurt root 125 + 20% to Strength level
Magic essence Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Magic essence 57 Star flower Gorak claw powder 130 + 3 Magic levels
Fletching potion Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Fletching potion 58 Wergali Wimpy feather 132 +3 Fletching levels
Weapon poison Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Weapon Poison Potion 60 Kwuarm Dragon scale dust 137.5 Poisons five arrows, 1 dagger, or 1 spear
Super restore Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Super Restore Potion 63 Snapdragon Red spiders' eggs 142.5 Restores all lowered stats by ~33.8% (excluding Constitution)
Sanfew serum Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Sanfew Serum Potion 65 Super restore Unicorn horn dust, Snake weed, Nail beast nails 160 Combines effects of Super restore potion, Antipoison, and cures disease
Super defence Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Super Defence Potion 66 Cadantine Whiteberries 150 + 20% to Defence level
Antifire Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of an Antifire 69 Lantadyme Dragon scale dust 157.5 Temporary resistance to fire breath
Ranging potion Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Ranging Potion 72 Dwarf weed Wine of zamorak 162.5 + 15% to Ranged level
Magic potion Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Magic Potion 76 Lantadyme Potato cactus 172.5 + 5 Magic levels
Zamorak brew Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Zamorak brew 78 Torstol Jangerberries 175 Lowers life points and Defence by 10%, while increasing Strength, Attack, and Prayer by 15–20%
Saradomin brew Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Saradomin Brew 81 Toadflax Crushed nest 180 Lowers Attack, Strength, Magic, and Ranged by 10%, while increasing Defence and life points by 15–20%
+Recover special Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Recover Special Potion 84 Super energy Papaya fruit 200 Recovers 25% of special attack
+Super antifire Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Super Antifire Potion 85 Antifire Phoenix feather 210 Provides complete protection from dragon fire (removing the need to wield an anti-dragonfire shield)
+Extreme attack Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Extreme Attack Potion 88 Super attack potion Clean avantoe 220 + 5–26 Attack levels
+Extreme strength Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Extreme Strength Potion 89 Super strength potion Clean dwarf weed 230 + 5–26 Strength levels
+Extreme defence Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Extreme Defence Potion 90 Super defence potion Clean lantadyme 240 + 5–26 Defence levels
+Extreme magic Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Extreme Magic Potion 91 Magic potion Ground mud runes 250 +7 Magic levels
+Extreme ranging Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Extreme Ranging Potion 92 Ranging potion 5 Grenwall spikes 260 4–23 Ranged levels
+Super prayer Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Super Prayer Potion 94 Prayer potion Wyvern bonemeal 270 + 7–41 Prayer points
+Overload Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of an Overload 96 Extreme attack
Extreme strength
Extreme defence
Extreme ranging
Extreme magic
Torstol 1,000 All the effects of Extreme attack, Extreme strength, Extreme defence, Extreme ranging, and Extreme magic combined
These stats will remain at the maximum boost for 5 minutes before fading
Will deal 100 damage in 5 intervals–restored after the boosts wear off

+ - These potions can not be traded, nor can you be assisted in making them.

5.1 - Barbarian Potions

The barbarians up at the Barbarian Outpost have developed a means by which they are able to enhance the effects of regular potions. The enhanced potions,better known by the name mix, restore 30–60 life points per dose. To be able to make these potions, you must speak to Otto Godblessed, who will first instruct you in the art of fishing with a Heavy rod.

The ingredients required to make mixes are the same as normal, except once you have made a normal potion, you need to add Roe or Caviar to it. Roe and Caviar can only be added to 2-dose potions. The effects given by these mixes is exactly the same as other potions, except it also gives the life points boost.

Name Picture Level XP Name Picture Level XP
Attack mix Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of an Attack mix 4 8 Fishing mix Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Fishing mix 53 38
Antipoison mix Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of an Antipoison mix 6 12 Sup. energy mix Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Super energy mix 56 39
Relicym's mix Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Relicym's balm mix 9 14 Hunter mix Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Hunter mix 58 40
Strength mix Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Strength mix 14 17 Sup. str. mix Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Super strength mix 59 42
Restore mix Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Restore mix 24 21 Magic ess. mix Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Magic essence mix 61 43
Energy mix Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of an Energy mix 29 23 Sup. restore mix Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Super restore mix 67 48
Defence mix Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Defence mix 33 25 Sup. def. mix Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Super defence mix 71 50
Agility mix Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Agility mix 37 27 Antidote+ mix Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of an Antidote+ mix 74 52
Combat mix Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Combat mix 40 28 Antifire mix Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Antifire mix 75 53
Prayer mix Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Prayer mix 42 29 Ranging mix Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Ranging mix 80 54
Superattack mix Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Superattack mix 47 33 Magic mix Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Magic mix 83 57
Anti-p supermix Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Anti-p supermix 51 35 Zamorak mix Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Zamorak mix 85 58
5.2 - Other Herblore Items

There are many other items one can make with their Herblore skills.

Name Picture Level Primary ingredient Second ingredient XP Effect
Guthix rest Zybez Runescape Help's Image of Guthix Rest 18 2 Clean guam Marrentill and Harralander 59 Cures poison, increases max life points by 50 if already at max
Guam tar Zybez Runescape Help's Image of Herb Tar 19 Clean guam 15 Swamp tar 30 Ammo for Swamp lizard
Marrentill tar Zybez Runescape Help's Image of Herb Tar 31 Clean Marrentill 15 Swamp tar 42.5 Ammo for Orange salamander
Tarromin tar Zybez Runescape Help's Image of Herb Tar 39 Clean tarromin 15 Swamp tar 55 Ammo for Red salamander
Harralander tar Zybez Runescape Help's Image of Herb Tar 44 Clean harralander 15 Swamp tar 72.5 Ammo for Black salamander
6.0 - Walkthrough
6.1 - Herblore Cost Analysis

The following table contains a list of the common potions that Players use to train with, along with a cost/XP value. This will help players in determining the cheapest potion to make at given levels. Additionally, this includes the money you will receive back by selling the potion. Please bear in mind that you may not always be able to sell potions back at a certain price.

Name Picture Level Herb Price Seconds Price Potion XP Efficiency (Cost/XP)
Attack potion Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of an Attack Potion 3 0 0 0 25
Antipoison Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of an Antipoison Potion 5 0 0 0 37.5
Strength potion Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Strength Potion 12 0 0 0 50
Serum 207 Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Serum 207 Potion 15 0 0 0 50
Restore potion Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Restore Potion 22 0 0 0 62.5
Energy potion Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Energy Potion 26 0 0 0 67.5
Defence potion Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Defence Potion 30 0 0 0 75
Agility potion Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Agility Potion 34 0 0 0 80
Combat potion Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Combat Potion 36 0 0 0 84
Prayer potion Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Prayer Potion 38 0 0 0 87.5
Summoning potion Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Summoning Potion 40 0 0 0 92
Crafting potion Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Crafting Potion 42 0 0 0 95
Super attack Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Super Attack Potion 45 0 0 0 100
Super antipoison Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Super Antipoison Potion 48 0 0 0 106.3
Fishing potion Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Fishing Potion 50 0 0 0 112.5
Super energy Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Super Energy Potion 52 0 0 0 117.5
Hunter potion Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Hunter Potion 53 0 0 0 120
Super strength Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Super Strength Potion 55 0 0 0 125
Fletching potion Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Fletching Potion 58 0 0 0 132
Weapon poison Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Weapon Poison Potion 60 0 0 0 137.5
Super restore Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Super Restore Potion 63 0 0 0 142.5
Super defence Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Super Defence Potion 66 0 0 0 150
Antifire Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Anti-Fire Breath Potion 69 0 0 0 157.5
Ranging potion Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Ranging Potion 72 0 0 0 162.5
Magic potion Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Magic Potion 76 0 0 0 172.5
Zamorak brew Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Zamorak Brew 78 0 0 0 175
Saradomin brew Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Saradomin Brew 81 0 0 0 180
Recover special Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Recover Special Potion 84 0 0 0 200
Super antifire Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Super Antifire Potion 85 0 0 0 210
Extreme attack Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Extreme Attack Potion 88 0 0 0 220
Extreme strength Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Extreme Strength Potion 89 0 0 0 230
Extreme defence Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Extreme Defence Potion 90 0 0 0 240
Extreme magic Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Extreme Magic Potion 91 0 155 0 250
Extreme ranging Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Extreme Ranging Potion 92 0 0 0 260
Super prayer Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Super Prayer Potion 94 0 0 0 270
+Overload Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Extreme Ranging Potion 96 0 0 1,000

+ - Note that the numbers for the Overload potion includes the cost of all of the ingredients required to make the Extreme potions needed to make the Overload. The XP gained for Overloads is the sum of the XP gained from the five Extreme potions and the Overload potion itself.

6.2 - Training

When it comes to Herblore, there is no one way to train it. Some ways are quick and easy, but costly. Others are timely, but are cheaper. Especially at higher levels, your options become greater and you will need to decide how you will train Herblore. Cost per experience is shown in the table in section 6.1. You will see how much you will have to spend per experience point for every potion, taking into account how much money you get back by selling the potion, therefore allowing you to find a more efficient method.

These strategies may be subject to change based off of fluctuating prices. Also, selling a potion back may be a difficult task, possibly affecting the overall efficiency.


Zybez RuneScape Help's Herblore Patch Image
Level 1–12

To even begin training Herblore, you must complete the Druidic Ritual quest. This quest will give you 250 experience in Herblore, putting you at level 3. At level 3 Herblore, your choice is limited to Attack potions, which require a Clean guam, an Eye of newt, and a Vial of water. Please bear in mind that unless specified, you will need a Vial of water for all further potions. Attack potions are very cheap compared to other potions, so it is recommended to continue making them if you are on a strict budget.

You will need to make eight Attack potions in order to reach level 5 Herblore. Clean guam are easily obtainable from monster drops, while Eye of newt may be purchased from Betty in Port Sarim, as well as Jatix in Taverley. A great method to obtain Clean guam, among other items, is to fight Chaos druids in the Taverley Dungeon.

You may begin making Antipoisons should you wish to.

Level 13–25

From this point on, you will want to keep the majority of herbs that you collect from drops and/or herb patches. Later on, at higher levels, you will need these to save money. Any secondary ingredients for later levels should be saved, as an abundance of secondaries and herbs will give you some free experience later. Slayer tasks, in general, can often provide you with higher level herbs, so be sure to hold onto them.

You may wish to tackle some quests that give Herblore experience: Jungle Potion, Recruitment Drive, Dig Site, The, Zogre Flesh Eaters, and Shades of Mort'ton.

Strength potions are obtainable at level 15, so you may switch over to them at your discretion. They are not too much more expensive than Antipoison, and you will receive more experience. Attack potions still remain the best price option, price wise, and they will continue to be so throughout your Herblore experience. Should you choose to make Strength potions, you will need a Clean tarromin and Limpwurt root.

Restore potions are an more option when you reach level 22, having cheap ingredients—Clean harralander and Red spiders' eggs. You may choose to make these until level 26, or continue with another cheaper alternative.

Level 26–37

At level 26, Energy potions are recommended. The ingredients are very low cost—amongst the lowest there are—and should not be tedious to sell. You will need Clean harralander and Chocolate dust in order to make them. Aside from quests, these should be your main source of experience for Herblore. These are around the same price as Strength potions, and you get more experience from them.

Further along at level 36, you will be able to make Combat potions—these require Clean harralander and Goat horn dust. They also have a low cost rate, but are still more expensive than Energy potions. However, they grant more experience and will save you some time levelling. It is up to you on which route you will take to get your level up.

There are another set of quests that you will be able to complete now, such as: One Small Favour, Eadgar's Ruse, or Heroes' Quest.

Level 38–50

You will be able to make Prayer potions at level 38, but it is recommended that you do not. If you are going for the experience versus money, you may purchase or collect your own Snape grass. Otherwise, it is not worth it to use Prayer potions to train, except if you have an abundance of them from drops.

When you reach level 42, you can make Crafting potions. They are very cheap, but the downfall is that you will have to manually collect Frog spawn, the secondary item. If you are extremely patient and do not mind having to spend extra time, then feel free. Otherwise, you may begin to make Super attack. They are not as cheap as other methods, but they have a higher selling rate and have a very cheap secondary ingredient.

If you have not already, now would be a good time to finish up some of the quests that give Herblore experience, as these will greatly assist you in getting to the level requirement for the Legends' Quest.

Level 50 +

From here on out, there are many different directions on training Herblore. At level 52, you will be able to make Super energy. These have a moderate price compared to other potions and will be quicker than past potions. A common route for potion making while in training to 99 is Serum 207. However, they are steadily increasing in price due to demand, and are not the best option right now. They are untradeable, and have cheaper, more experience-giving alternatives.

It is suggested to farm your own herbs and collect the second ingredients while your herbs are growing. This makes Herblore and Farming a profitable skill. Every herb seed you plant, will guarantee a profit, as you can get 4 to 18 herbs from one patch. Toadflax seed are a good thing to plant, due to the fact that they are a moderately expensive herb for the price of the seed. However, it is up to you to decide what you wish to plant.

7.0 Miscellaneous
Salarin

Confined to a small room, Salarin the Twisted is an evil druid who is located in the Yanille Agility Dungeon. One will need level 67 Agility to gain access to his hideout. Salarin is immune to all forms of attack—melee, Ranged, Magic—except strike spells. Salarin is found amongst Chaos druids, who are also good for collecting herbs while waiting for him to spawn. Every now and then, Salarin will drop a Sinister key, which opens the chest in the room just past the entrance with the balancing ledge. Whenever you open the chest, you will receive: 1 Torstol, 2 Harralander, 3 Ranarr, 1 Kwuarm, 1 Irit, and 1 Avantoe. Although this may seem like a good method, it can be a very slow process and may not prove worth the time.

Scroll of Cleansing

After obtaining the Scroll of Cleansing as a Dungeoneering reward there will be a 1 in 8 chance that you will make potions twice as fast, and a 1 in 10 chance that you will save the secondary ingredient of a mixed potion so if you are a fan of Dungeoneering this is a good way to save on time and costs.

Equipment

Herblore gloves, when worn, increase the drop rate of the specific herb your glove represents by 50% when fighting a monster that drops multiple types of herbs. These gloves can be obtained as a reward from Fist of Guthix and will crumble to dust after 100 such drops.

Picture Name Requirements
Zybez RuneScape Help's Image Irit gloves 50 Herblore
Zybez RuneScape Help's Image Avantoe gloves 60 Herblore
Zybez RuneScape Help's Image Kwuarm gloves 70 Herblore
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8.0 - Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I have too many grimy herbs. What do I do with them?

A: You can either sell them, or hold onto them until you get a higher Herblore level, at which point you may be able to use them. Another option is that you can take them to the herbalist in Nardah, who will clean any herbs you have on you for a fee of 200gp each. You do not get any Herblore XP for doing so; it is not advised to do this as you typically lose money when you sell the herb back.

Q: What herbs are the best to collect?

A: The best herbs to collect are definitely those that are around your current level. As you get more expensive drops (Clean torstol, Clean snapdragon, etc.), you will want to save them to sell for money.

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