Barbarian TrainingEdit This Entity
- 1.0 - Introduction
- 2.0 - Barbarian Skills
- 3.0 - The Ancient Cavern
The Barbarians of RuneScape have decided to begin training new warriors, but a barbarian must not only be strong and hardened; he or she must also be able to train their skills the way barbarians do.
If you speak to Otto Godblessed in Otto's Grotto, on top of Baxtorian Falls he will begin training you. You can get there quickly by using the Game necklace teleport to the Barbarian Outpost and running south. Alternatively players can run up directly from East Ardougne and climb the cliff side of the waterfall to the plateau.
When you begin you will receive a log book, which can be used to look back on what Otto has instructed you to do throughout the tasks. Later on, if you ask about the Ancient Cave under the lake, he will give a note book that is blank at first. You add to the note book as you find ancient pages in the dungeon, usually collected by searching skeletons on the cave floor. Be careful, though, as when you search them sometimes a Skeleton (level-132) will attack you.
Barbarians have their own methods of training Fishing, Herblore, Smithing and Firemaking. Higher level players should pay attention to these methods as they can be faster and give more experience in training. The methods can also be helpful to break up repetitive lengths of training, adding some variety as you rise through levels.
Speak to Otto Godblessed about the barbarian fishing methods; he will talk to you about catching fish with your arms instead of a harpoon. In order to be able to fish without a harpoon you must have at least level-55 Fishing and must have caught at least one fish by harpooning.
Go to an area where you can harpoon swordfish, tuna or sharks; the Fishing Guild and Catherby are good choices. Click on the harpoon spot as you would normally, but without a harpoon equipped or in your inventory and you will catch a fish using your arm as bait!
|Picture||Name||Required Fishing Level||Strength Level Required||Fishing Experience||Strength Experience|
Speak to Otto once more and this time ask about fishing rod methods, he will tell you that barbarians use stronger fishing rods to catch leaping fish in the lake nearby. Search under his bed and collect a heavy barbarian rod, make sure to also have fishing bait or feathers on you. Use the fishing spots around the lake and hook a leaping fish (this requires at least level-48 Fishing). The Cooking Experience refers to the amount of Experience received from cutting the fish and obtaining Roe or Caviar.
|Picture||Name||Required Fishing Level||Strength and Agility Level Required||Fishing Experience||Strength and Agility Experience||Cooking Experience|
Speak to Otto and he will tell you that the fish you caught in the lake are full of eggs. Speak to him again and ask about the secrets of Herblore. He will tell you to use a knife with the fish you caught to obtain 'roe' or 'caviar', and then use these items with a 2 dose attack potion (2) to create a 2 dose attack mix (level-4 Herblore required). Mixes up to energy, you can use roe OR caviar.
For mixes over or including energy, you will need to use caviar. Sometimes when cutting a fish you will receive fish parts, these can be used as bait when fishing with a rod. Potion mixes can give a varying range of bonuses to skills, meaning they can give a higher or lower bonus than average potions. Each dose of a potion mix also heals 30-60 life points.
|Name||Picture||Herblore Level||Herblore XP||Effect|
|Attack mix||4||8||+ 10-15% to attack level.|
|Anti-poison mix||6||12||Cures poison and gives a small amount of immunity.|
|Relicym's balm mix||9||14||Cures disease.|
|Strength mix||14||17||+ 10-15% to strength level.|
|Stat-restore mix||24||21||Restores lowered combat stats (excl. constitution and prayer).|
|Energy mix||29||23||Restores 10% energy.|
|Defence mix||33||25||+ 10-15% to defence level.|
|Agility mix||37||27||+ 3 agility levels.|
|Combat mix||40||28||+ 3-12 Strength and Attack levels.|
|Restore prayer mix||42||29||Restores 7-31 Prayer points (7-33 when carrying the Blessed Wrench)|
|Super attack mix||47||33||+ 20% to attack level.|
|Super anti-poison mix||51||35||Cures poison and gives temporary resistance to further poison.|
|Fishing mix||53||38||+ 3 fishing levels.|
|Super energy mix||56||39||Restores 20% energy.|
|Hunter mix||58||40||+ 3 Hunter levels.|
|Super strength mix||59||42||+ 20% to strength level.|
|Magic Essence mix||61||43||+ 3 magic levels.|
|Super restore mix||67||48||Restores all lowered stats* by 33.8% (average). *excluding constitution|
|Super defence mix||71||50||+ 20% to defence level.|
|Extra strong anti-poison mix||74||52||Cures poison and gives temporary resistance to further poison.|
|Anti fire-breath mix||75||53||Temporary resistance to fire breath (excl. King black dragon).|
|Ranging mix||80||54||+ 15% to range level.|
|Magic mix||83||57||+ 4 magic levels.|
|Zamorak mix||85||58||Lowers life points and defence by 10%, while increasing strength, attack and prayer by 15-20%|
Speak to Otto about the barbarian spears. He will ask you to grab a metal bar and log type of the same level, (for instance steel bar for willow logs, bronze bar for normal logs), and to use them with the special anvil outside his house. Remember to take a hammer with you. You will make a spear by doing this, then speak to Otto again and then ask about the one-handed spears, or Hastas.
Otto will only educate you on how to manufacture hastas if you have completed Tai Bwo Wannai Trio quest. To make a hasta, gather the same resources you used to make a spear, then when you use the bar with the barbarian anvil and select the hasta.
|Picture||Name||Requirements||Wood Required||Smithing Level Required||Smithing Experience||Stat Bonuses|
|Bronze Hasta||None||Wood||5||25||Stab: +5, Slash: +5, Crush: +5, Magic: +0, Range: +0||Stab: -1, Slash: -1, Crush: -1, Magic: +0, Range: -1||Strength: +6, Prayer: +0|
|Iron Hasta||None||Oak||20||50||Stab: +8, Slash: +8, Crush: +8, Magic: +0, Range: +0||Stab: -2, Slash: -2, Crush: -2, Magic: +0, Range: -2||Strength: +10, Prayer: +0|
|Steel Hasta||5 Attack||Willow||35||75||Stab: +12, Slash: +12, Crush: +12, Magic: +0, Range: +0||Stab: -3, Slash: -3, Crush: -3, Magic: +0, Range: -3||Strength: +12, Prayer: +0|
|Mithril Hasta||20 Attack||Maple||55||100||Stab: +17, Slash: +17, Crush: +17, Magic: +0, Range: +0||Stab: -5, Slash: -5, Crush: -4, Magic: +0, Range: -5||Strength: +18, Prayer: +0|
|Adamant Hasta||30 Attack||Yew||75||125||Stab: +24, Slash: +24, Crush: +24, Magic: +0, Range: +0||Stab: -6, Slash: -7, Crush: -5, Magic: +0, Range: -6||Strength: +28, Prayer: +0|
|Rune Hasta||40 Attack||Magic||90||150||Stab: +36, Slash: +36, Crush: +36, Magic: +0, Range: +0||Stab: -10, Slash: -10, Crush: -9, Magic: +0, Range: -10||Strength: +42, Prayer: +0|
Firstly speak to Otto and ask about barbarian firemaking skills, he will tell you to take a bow and use it with oaken (oak) logs as a way of lighting them without a tinderbox. You can use any type of bow except ogre, dark bows, or crystal bows and lighting logs in this manner gives the same experience as lighting them with a tinderbox. After lighting your first logs, speak to Otto again to be able to continue.
After lighting the logs, talk to Otto again and he will instruct you on how to burn and create pyre ship funerals for dead barbarians. For a funeral pyre, you need any type of log (though remember to note that the higher the level wood, the longer you receive prayer experience from burying bones after the procedure), a woodcutting axe, and the chewed bones of a dead barbarian warrior.
The remains of barbarians can be gathered in the Ancient Cavern (can be reached by jumping into the whirlpool in the lake); fight the more difficult creatures in the cavern and they will either drop mangled or chewed bones. The mangled bones don't reward you when burnt and instead cause a Ferocious, Enraged, Angry or Berserk Barbarian Spirit (level-166) to attack. Be careful in the cave to avoid being attacked by the monsters as you gather bones. You can leave the cave by using the logs at the edge of the underground river.
Once you have logs, the chewed bones, and a bow or tinderbox, you can build a pyre at the edge of the lake north of Otto using a "Pyre-site." The burning of the remains will give you firemaking experience, and a bonus depending on the logs you used, to the experience gained when burying bones. When you burn the remains you will be given a reward for setting the hero's spirit free, which can even be the Dragon full helmet! Speak to Otto once more to complete your training.
|Picture||Name||Required Firemaking/Crafting Level||Firemaking Experience||Crafting Experience||Bones Buried Withholding Enchantment|
|Arctic Pine log||52||125||31.2||3|
The Ancient Cavern is one of the most dangerous dungeons in all of RuneScape, all players that enter the area should be well prepared to face Brutal green and Mithril dragons, and other high level monsters that can attack in more than one attack style.
To access the dungeon you will need to have got to funeral pyre burning instructions with Otto Godblessed. You access the dungeon by jumping into the whirlpool off the jetty, at the edge of the lake on top of Baxtorian falls. If you need to escape the dungeon and have no teleport, the only way out is by canoeing on logs down an underground river out of the caves that takes you downstream.