OSRS Herblore – Runescape Guide

Herblore is a members-only skill that allows you to create your own potions using different herbs and other ingredients. These potions can then be used to boost your skills like combat and prayer. Keep in mind that these skill boosts are temporary and wear off at about 1 level per minute. In addition to creating potions, you can also train Herblore by cleaning grimy herbs.  

Before you can train Herblore, you must complete the Druidic Ritual Quest. You are rewarded 250 Herblore experience at the end of this quest putting you directly at Level 3 Herblore. You can then start creating potions to level up from there. In order to create a potion, you have to gather all the necessary ingredients which usually include a herb and a secondary ingredient. You can then use them on a vial of blood, water or coconut milk to create the potion. 

Herblore can be pretty expensive to train as most of the potions are cheaper than their constituting ingredients. However a great workaround is completing unfinished potions. You can buy unfinished potions from the Grand Exchange and add secondary ingredients to complete them. This is a 2-tick task and you can make around 2300-2500 potions if you bank reasonably quicky after each inventory. If you use the Amulet of chemistry while training herblore, you can potentially save millions of coins in the long run. 

Druidic Ritual Quest (Level 1-3): 

it is short quest that serves as the introduction to the Herblore Skill. Go to the stone circle located north of Taverley and speak to Kaqemeex. 

He will send you to Sanfew located upstairs in the big octagonal Herblore shop. Sanfew will tell you to bring raw rat meat, raw bear meat, raw chicken and raw beef. You can teleport to Varrock in order to get these items or you can simply buy them from the Grand Exchange. You can also purchase all four from the Rufus’ Meat Emporium if you have the route to Canifis unlocked. You then have to take these ingredients to the Cauldron of Thunder located in Taverley Dungeon. 

Using the meats on Cauldron will enchant them turning them blue. Now take these enchanted meats back to Sanfew who will refer you to Kaqemeex. Kaqemeex will thank you and introduce you to the Herblore Skill. 

Completing the Druidic Ritual Quest will automatically grant you Level 3 Herblore. You can further complete the following quests in order to get from Level 3 to Level 19. 

  • Jungle Potion 
  • Recruitment Drive 
  • The Dig Site 

However, if you want to complete these quests later or don’t have the necessary skills, you can start with attack potions. 

Method 1: 

Level 3-15: 

A great way to go from Level 3 to Level 15 is by making Attack Potions. You can make attack potions by mixing the eye of newt and a guam leaf in a vial of water. 

A total of 87 Attack potions are required to get to Level 15. The total cost after selling the potions comes out to be around 1350 coins 

Level 15-26: 

The quickest way to get from Level 15 to 26 is by making Serum 207 which requires mixing a Tarromin and some ashes in a vial of water. 

A total of 127 Serum 207 are required to get Level 26. The total cost after selling the potions comes out to be around 28,450 coins. 

You need to read the Diary of Herbi Flax during the Shades of Mort’ton quest in order to make Serum 207. 

If you haven’t completed the quest, you can instead create strength potions by combining Tarromin with limpwurt root in a vial of water. 

Levels 26-38: 

When you reach Level 26, you can make energy potions by mixing chocolate dust and a harralander in a vial of water. You need 322 energy potions in order to get to Level 38 Herblore and the total cost with selling these potions comes out to be around 153,600 coins. You can also add chocolate bar instead of chocolate dust in these energy potions. 

Alternatively, you can create restore potions by mixing a harralander with red spiders’ eggs in a vial of water. 

Levels 38-52: 

The most efficient way of going from Level 38 to Level 52 is by making Prayer potions. These require ranarr weed and snape grass to be mixed in a vial of water. it will take 1557 prayer potions to get to level 55 and after selling, these potions will cost you around 803,400 coins. It is highly recommended to use Amulet of Chemistry as it will significantly bring the cost down. 

If you don’t like Prayer Potions, you can also get to Level 52 by making Combat Potions by mixing a harralander with goat horn dust in a vial of water. 

Level 52-55: 

The most efficient way to get from Level 52 to Level 55 is by creating Super Energy potions. You can make them by mixing an avantoe with a Mort Myre Fungi in a vial of water. You are going to need 366 of these potions to get to Level 55 and the cost after selling these potions comes out at 310,000 coins. 

Level 55-69: 

At level 55, you can start making Super Strength Potion by mixing Kwuarm and a Limpwurt root in a vial of water. You will need 4,012 of these potions in order to reach Herblore Level 69 and the total cost after selling will be around 4,457,330 coins 

Level 69-81: 

Antifire potions become a viable option when you get to level 69. These can be made by mixing a lantadyme with dragon scale dust in a vial of water. You are going to need 9,682 antifire potions in order to reach level 81 and the cost after selling will be around 14,271,270 coins. 

You can also use blue dragon scale in place of dragon scale dust to create antifire potions. 

If you have something against antifire potions, Ranging Potions become a viable option once you get to level 72. These can be made by mixing dwarf weed potions with wine of Zamorak. 

Level 81-99: 

Now that you have reached level 81 Herblore, you can get to level 99 by making Saradomin Brews. These can be made by mixing a crushed nest with a toadflax in a vial of water. A total of 60,232 of these is required to get to Level 99 and the total cost after selling comes out to be around 153,953,000. 

If you have completed the Throne of the Miscellania quest, you can use your kingdom to gather nests which significantly reduces the total cost of this potion. 

Alternatively, if you have some spare super energy potions lying around from Level 52-55, you can mix them with amylase Crystals to create Stamina Potions. 

Method 2: 

Herb cleaning 

As mentioned before, another way of training Herblore is by cleaning grimy Herbs. It is a very cost effective way of gaining experience and usually results in a profit. However, keep in mind that it can be painfully slow and tedious. You can compare the costs of clean herbs and grimy herbs in order to get a good idea of how much money you will be making.

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