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*A normal [[attack potion]] (2 doses)
*A normal [[attack potion]] (2 doses)
*[[Roe]] (obtained during Barbarian Fishing)
*[[Roe]] (obtained during Barbarian Fishing)
*Any [[bow]] ([[Twisted bow|Twisted]], [[Dark bow|Dark]], [[Crystal bow|Crystal]] and [[Ogre bow]]s do '''not''' work)
*Any [[bow]] '''BUT''' [[Twisted bow|Twisted]], [[Dark bow|Dark]], [[Crystal bow|Crystal]] and [[Ogre bow]]
*A [[knife]]
*A [[knife]]
*An axe
*An axe

Revision as of 16:25, 5 January 2018

Barbarian Training is a set of expansions to Firemaking, Herblore, Fishing, and Smithing. This activity also provides access to the Ancient Cavern and the numerous monsters within, such as the Mithril dragon.

Otto Godblessed location.png

Otto Godblessed, a barbarian interested in the cultural history of his people, will offer to teach eligible players about Barbarian skills if a player speaks to him in his grotto, on top of Baxtorian Falls. Otto will begin training the player after he or she responds with, "You think so?". Players can get there quickly by using the Games necklace teleport to the Barbarian Outpost and running south. Alternatively, players can also use the Barbarian Assault minigame teleport, or run up directly from East Ardougne and climb the cliff side of the waterfall to the plateau.

When you begin, you will receive a long book titled "Barbarian Skills", 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 Cavern 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.


Barbarian Firemaking

Barbarian Fishing

  • 48 Fishing icon.png Fishing (55 to finish bare-handed fishing) (not boostable)

Barbarian Smithing

Barbarian Herblore




The Activities

Barbarian Firemaking

Firstly, speak to Otto and ask about the 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, crystal bows, and the signed oak bow. Although lighting logs with a bow is fancier, it gives the same experience as lighting them with a tinderbox and is more click-intensive. After lighting your first logs, speak to Otto again to be able to continue.

Firemaking with a Bow
Logs Firemaking level needed Experience gained
Logs.png Normal 21 40
Achey tree logs.png Achey 21 40
Oak logs.png Oak 35 60
Willow logs.png Willow 50 90
Teak logs.png Teak 55 105
Arctic pine logs.png Arctic Pine 62 125
Maple logs.png Maple 65 135
Mahogany logs.png Mahogany 70 157.5
Yew logs.png Yew 80 202.5
Magic logs.png Magic 95 303.8
Redwood logs.png Redwood 99 350

Pyre ships

An Ancient Barbarian Spirit being laid to rest

Talk to Otto after you completed a bow fire. Otto will now explain the art of making a pyre ship after doing the following.

  1. Tell him that your mind is ready for Firemaking wisdom.
  2. Seek more answers, and ask him, "What follows this?"

You need to enter the dungeon below the lake and fight the monsters within to obtain chewed bones or mangled bones to be used in constructing a pyre ship.

WARNING: High level dragons will use a magic based attack on you immediately after descending the steps in the dungeon. Don't bring in anything you are not willing to lose!

When rummaging through barbarian skeletons found on the ground or killing the various barbarians within the cavern, you may find mangled bones. The only way to get chewed bones, however, is to kill Mithril dragons. Both chewed and mangled bones, in conjunction with any type of log, can be used on the burnt spaces (pyre sites), found scattered around the lake near Otto's house, to make a pyre ship. Burning a pyre ship will grant the player an experience bonus of up to 300%, depending on the logs used, the next time they bury bones.

Spirits released from chewed bones are benevolent and will give you some items, including a slim chance for a dragon full helm, while spirits released from mangled bones are aggressive Ferocious barbarian spirits. Please note that if you use mangled bones to make a pyre ship, you will be unable to make another pyre ship until you kill the spirit. If you attempt to make another one while a barbarian spirit is around, the sacrifice will be declined.

Note: Completing the Barbarian skills book requires burning Chewed Bones dropped by Mithril Dragons. Otherwise, the final paragraph of the section on crafting pyre ships will be missing, and page 21 of the book will be blank even if the rest of the training has been completed. You will also need to speak to Otto again after burning the bones.

Logs Firemaking/Crafting level required Crafting experience gained Firemaking experience gained Number of bones with enhanced XP rewards
Normal Logs.png 11 10 40 1
Achey Achey tree logs.png 11 10 40 1
Oak Oak logs.png 25 15 60 2
Willow Willow logs.png 40 22.5 90 2
Teak Teak logs.png 45 26.2 105 3
Arctic pine Arctic pine logs.png 52 31.2 125 3
Maple Maple logs.png 55 33.7 135 3
Mahogany Mahogany logs.png 60 39.3 157.5 4
Yew Yew logs.png 70 50.6 202.5 4
Magic Magic logs.png 85 75.9 303.8 5

Barbarian Fishing

Otto will give the player information about Barbarian Fishing. To start this section of the training, the player must have a Fishing icon.png Fishing level of at least 48, an Agility icon.png Agility level of 15, and a Strength icon.png Strength level of at least 15.

There are two types of activities that fall under Barbarian Fishing: heavy rod fishing and bare hand fishing.

Heavy Rod Fishing

Speak to Otto and then 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. The Cooking experience refers to the amount of experience received from successfully gutting the fish with a knife and obtaining roe or caviar as well as a good chance of obtaining fishing offcuts, which can be used as bait for this fishing method. Roe and caviar can also be used as bait if there are no feathers, offcuts, or fishing bait in the player's inventory.

Note: To use the barbarian rod, you don't need to do anything other than obtain the rod from Otto's bed.

Tip: Find a world with people power-fishing (drops will not appear immediately after hopping), collect some fish, and cut them using a knife to get some bait. Rapidly using the knife on the bottom-right fish in the inventory will gut all fish of that type very quickly, and is faster than manually dropping them if not using Mousekeys. However, order to keep fishing relatively uninterrupted, the number of fish offcuts in the inventory must be at most equal to the number of empty inventory spaces after all the fish have been gutted.

Heavy Rod Fishing
Fish Image Fishing level required Strength/Agility levels required Fishing experience gained Strength/Agility experience gained Cooking experience gained from cutting
Leaping Trout Leaping trout.png 48 15 50 5 10
Leaping Salmon Leaping salmon.png 58 30 70 6 10

Leaping sturgeon

Leaping sturgeon.png 70 45 80 7 15

Bare-Handed Fishing

Speak to Otto Godblessed about the barbarian Fishing methods; he will talk to you about catching fish with your arms instead of a harpoon. Level 55 Fishing is required to do this part of the training. To fish bare-handed, you do NOT have to retrieve mangled or chewed bones from the Ancient Cavern, or thereoff burn a pyre during the Firemaking section of the training; you only must have lit a fire with the bow method.

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 fingers as bait!

Fishing barehanded is just as fast as fishing normally with a harpoon, but it provides small amounts of bonus Strength experience (see the table below); however, it takes a significantly higher level to fish this way.

Bare-Handed Fishing
Fish Image Fishing level required Strength level required

Fishing experience gained

Strength experience gained

Tuna Raw tuna.png 55 35 80 8
Swordfish Raw swordfish.png 70 50 100 10
Shark Raw shark.png 96 76 110 11

Barbarian Smithing

NOTE: You must bring 2 sets of bars and 2 logs to complete the smithing portion, not just 1.

To begin Barbarian Smithing, the player must have finished Barbarian Fishing. They must also have completed the Tai Bwo Wannai Trio quest and have level 5 Smithing icon.png Smithing. To create and wield a hasta, you do NOT have to retrieve mangled or chewed bones from the Ancient Cavern, or thereoff burn a pyre during the Firemaking section of the training; you only must have lit a fire with the bow method. If Otto says that "You do not exude the presence of one who has poured his soul into manufacturing spears" it means that you need to smith a spear on the anvil near his hut first.

There are two types of activities that fall under Barbarian Smithing: Spear smithing and Hasta smithing.


The first part of Barbarian Smithing a player will learn is about how to make spears. You will need a hammer, a metal bar and some corresponding logs, and use them on the barbarian anvil near Otto's house. Once you've made the spear, talk to Otto again, and he will tell you about hastae.


Forging hastae is exactly the same. Take a metal bar and the corresponding logs, and then use them on the barbarian anvil. Next, talk to Otto again, and your Barbarian Smithing is completed.

A table of the spears and hastae that you can make, as well as the logs and bars needed is found below:

Spears & Hasta Wood required Smithing icon.png level required Smithing icon.png experience gained
Bronze hasta.png Bronze hasta Logs.png Logs 5 25
Bronze spear.png Bronze spear
Iron hasta.png Iron hasta Oak logs.png Oak 20 50
Iron spear.png Iron spear
Steel hasta.png Steel hasta Willow logs.png Willow logs 35 75
Steel spear.png Steel spear
Mithril hasta.png Mithril hasta Maple logs.png Maple logs 55 100
Mithril spear.png Mithril spear
Adamant hasta.png Adamant hasta Yew logs.png Yew logs 75 125
Adamant spear.png Adamant spear
Rune hasta.png Rune hasta Magic logs.png Magic logs 90 150
Rune spear.png Rune spear
Zamorakian hasta.png Zamorakian hasta


Zamorakian spear.png Zamorakian spear


  1. Otto can convert your Zamorakian hasta back into a spear, free of charge.
  2. You only need to pay Otto 300,000 coins in order to convert a Zamorakian spear into a Zamorakian hasta.

Barbarian Herblore

Before learning this section, the player needs at least level 4 Herblore icon.png Herblore. Seek more answers, and select the first option. Talk to Otto to learn about the barbarian potion making after you completed Barbarian Smithing. You will be asked to make an Attack mix from a Attack potion (2 doses).

Add the roe you obtained during barbarian fishing to the normal 2-dose attack potion and hand it back to Otto. Your training is now completed.

After finishing this training stage, many other potions can be enhanced by adding roe or caviar to a 2 dose variant of the potions. The Barbarian Herblore skill, through the creation of 'mixes', allows ordinary potions to not only heal 3-6 Hitpoints but also to provide the regular benefits of that potion, though each potion mix can have at most two doses.

Enhancing Potions

First, the player must have a two dose vial of a particular potion. To make 2 two dose potions from a four dose potion, the player can just use the four dose potion on an empty vial or have certain NPC's do it for you. The player must then add either some roe or caviar to the two dose potion, which will create a mix. Note that roe cannot be used in mixes higher levelled than the Stat restore mix; any higher level mix requires caviar. When the mix is consumed it will not only grant the regular benefits but it will also heal 3 hitpoints (restore mix and lower) or 6 hitpoints (Energy mix and higher). Mixes therefore count as food and drinking them will interrupt combat in the same way as eating food does.

Left-clicking will not work for Barbarian Herblore, and each mix must be created manually. The best way to avoid accidentally consuming the fish eggs is to position them in the bottom row of the inventory so that one can select the "use" option right after right-clicking without moving the cursor.

Potion Image Herblore Level Required Experience gained Eggs used
Attack mix File:Attack mix (2).png 4 8 Roe.pngRoe or Caviar.pngCaviar
Anti-poison mix File:Antipoison mix (2).png 6 12 Roe.pngRoe or Caviar.pngCaviar
Strength mix File:Strength mix (2).png 14 17 Roe.pngRoe or Caviar.pngCaviar
Stat restore mix File:Restore mix (2).png 24 21 Roe.pngRoe or Caviar.pngCaviar
Energy mix File:Energy mix (2).png 29 23 Caviar.pngCaviar
Defence mix File:Defence mix (2).png 33 25 Caviar.pngCaviar
Agility mix File:Agility mix (2).png 37 27 Caviar.pngCaviar
Combat mix File:Combat mix (2).png 40 28 Caviar.pngCaviar
Prayer mix File:Prayer mix (2).png 42 29 Caviar.pngCaviar
Superattack mix File:Superattack mix (2).png 47 33 Caviar.pngCaviar
Super anti-poison mix File:Anti-poison supermix (2).png 51 35 Caviar.pngCaviar
Fishing mix File:Fishing mix (2).png 53 38 Caviar.pngCaviar
Super energy mix File:Super energy mix (2).png 56 39 Caviar.pngCaviar
Hunter mix File:Hunting mix (2).png 58 40 Caviar.pngCaviar
Super strength mix File:Super str. mix (2).png 59 42 Caviar.pngCaviar
Magic essence mix File:Magic essence mix (2).png 61 43 Caviar.pngCaviar
Super restore mix File:Super restore mix (2).png 67 48 Caviar.pngCaviar
Super def. mix File:Super def. mix (2).png 71 50 Caviar.pngCaviar
Antidote+ mix File:Antidote+ mix (2).png 74 52 Caviar.pngCaviar
Antifire mix File:Antifire mix (2).png 75 53 Caviar.pngCaviar
Ranging mix File:Ranging mix (2).png 80 54 Caviar.pngCaviar
Magic mix File:Magic mix (2).png 83 57 Caviar.pngCaviar
Zamorak mix File:Zamorak mix (2).png 85 58 Caviar.pngCaviar
Stamina mix File:Stamina mix (2).png 86 60 Caviar.pngCaviar
Extended antifire mix File:Extended antifire mix (2).png 91 61 Caviar.pngCaviar
Super antifire mix Super antifire mix(2).png 98 Caviar.pngCaviar
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