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Herblore training ranges from cleaning herbs to making potions which can only begin after completing the Druidic Ritual quest granting the player level 3 Herblore. To make a potion, the player will have to gather the required ingredients, usually a herb of some sort along with a secondary ingredient, and use them on a vial of water.

Adding a secondary ingredient to an unfinished potion is a 2-tick action, and so the theoretical maximum for potions made in an hour is 3000. Taking banking into account drops the hourly rate to about 2330. Experience rates below assume that players bank fairly fast to get to the latter rate.

Training Herblore efficiently can be very expensive, as most potions are cheaper than the ingredients required to make them. Players can mitigate the costs somewhat by making unfinished potions themselves, but it is faster to buy unfinished potions from the Grand Exchange. For information about the cost per experience, see Calculator:Herblore/Potions.

Please note that it is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that players utilise the effects of an Amulet of chemistry while training herblore with potions worth more than the cost of 1 amulet per 5 doses to potentially save millions of coins on their way to 99.

A profitable, although a slow, very click-intensive and tedious method to train Herblore is to clean grimy herbs.

Quest experience rewards

Levels 3 - 19 – Questing

Completing Jungle Potion, Recruitment Drive and The Digsite quests will elevate a level 3 Herblore to level 19. Level 25 Thieving and level 10 Agility are required to complete The Digsite.

Levels 3 - 15 – Attack potions

You can make attack potions by mixing a guam leaf and then eye of newt in a vial of water, giving 25 experience per potion.

Experience rate: 58,250 xp/h You'll need to make 87 attack potions to reach level 15 Herblore.

Costs

  • Guam leaves and eyes of newt needed: 87
  • 27 per guam leaf
  • 4 per eye of newt
  • -26 per potion
  • 2,697 - Total ingredient cost
  • 2,262 - Total cost with selling the potions

Levels 12 - 26 – Strength potions

Once at level 12 Herblore, you can make strength potions by mixing a tarromin and then limpwurt root in a vial of water, giving 50 experience per potion.

Experience rate: 116,500 xp/h

You'll need to make 127 strength potions to reach level 26 Herblore.

Costs

  • Tarromin and limpwurt roots needed: 127
  • 188 per tarromin
  • 910 per limpwurt root
  • -913 per potion
  • 139,446 - Total ingredient cost
  • 115,951 - Total cost with selling the potions

Notes

Levels 15 - 26+ – Serum 207

Notes

Once at level 15 Herblore, you can make Serum 207 by mixing a tarromin and then ashes in a vial of water, giving 50 experience per potion.

Experience rate: 116,500 xp/h

You'll need to make 127 Serum 207 potions to reach level 26 Herblore.

Costs

  • Tarromin and ashes needed: 127
  • 188 per tarromin
  • 32 per ashes
  • -218 per potion
  • 27,940 - Total ingredient cost
  • 27,686 - Total cost with selling the potions

Levels 19 - 26 – Guam tar

Once at level 19 Herblore, you can make guam tar by combining guam leaf and fifteen swamp tar, granting 30 experience.

You'll need to make 2385 guam tar to reach level 26 Herblore.

Costs

  • Guam leaf and swamp tar needed: 159 and 2385
  • 27 per guam leaf
  • 13 per swamp tar
  • -221 per potion
  • 35,298 - Total ingredient cost
  • 35,139 - Total cost with selling the tar

Levels 22 - 38 – Restore potions

Once at level 22 Herblore, you can make restore potions by mixing an harralander and then red spiders' eggs in a vial of water, giving 62.5 experience per potion.

Experience rate: 145,625 xp/h

You'll need to make 397 restore potions to reach level 38 Herblore.

Costs

  • Harralander and red spiders' eggs needed: 397
  • 855 per Harralander
  • 88 per Red spiders' eggs
  • -883 per potion
  • 374,371 - Total ingredient cost
  • 350,551 - Total cost with selling the potions

Levels 26 - 38 – Energy potions

Once at level 26 Herblore, you can make energy potions by mixing a harralander and chocolate dust in a vial of water, giving 67.5 experience per potion.

Experience rate: 157,275 xp/h

Remember that it may be cheaper to crush the chocolate dust yourself, depending on the market.

You'll need to make 322 energy potions to reach level 38 Herblore.

Costs

With chocolate dust:

  • Harralander and chocolate dust needed: 322
  • 855 per harralander
  • 59 per chocolate dust
  • -535 per potion
  • 294,308 - Total ingredient cost
  • 172,270 - Total cost with selling the potions

With chocolate bar:

  • Harralander and chocolate bar needed: 322
  • 855 per harralander
  • 44 per chocolate bar
  • -520 per potion
  • 289,478 - Total ingredient cost
  • 167,440 - Total cost with selling the potions

Levels 36 - 55 – Combat potions

Once at level 36 Herblore, you can make Combat potions by mixing a harralander with a vial of water and then adding a goat horn dust to the Harralander potion(unf), giving 84 experience per potion.

Experience rate: 195,720 xp/h

Remember it may be cheaper to crush the desert goat horns yourself, depending on the market.

You'll need 1,689 combat potions to reach level 55 Herblore.

Costs

With goat horn dust:

  • Harralander and goat horn dust needed: 1689
  • 855 per harralander
  • 601 per goat horn dust
  • -729 per potion
  • 2,459,184 - Total ingredient cost
  • 1,231,281 - Total cost with selling the potions

With desert goat horns:

  • Harralander and desert goat horn needed: 1689
  • 855 per harralander
  • 503 per desert goat horn
  • -631 per potion
  • 2,293,662 - Total ingredient cost
  • 1,065,759 - Total cost with selling the potions

Levels 38 - 55 – Prayer potions

Once at level 38 Herblore, you can make prayer potions by mixing a ranarr weed and then a snape grass in a vial of water, giving 87.5 experience per potion.

Experience rate: 203,875 xp/h

It will take 1,557 prayer potions to reach level 55 Herblore.

Hint: Wearing Amulet of chemistry will make your total cost a lot less.

Costs

  • Ranarr weed and snape grass needed: 1557
  • 7,672 per Ranarr weed
  • 66 per Snape grass
  • -293 per potion
  • 12,048,066 - Total ingredient cost
  • 456,201 - Total cost with selling the potions
  • -3.39 - Price per xp
  • -2.06 - Price per xp if using amulets of chemistry
  • -3.73 - Price per xp if using amulets of chemistry and ranarr potions

Level 39 - 55 – Tarromin tar

Making tarromin tar is a relatively cheap and affordable training method, which will grant you around 105,000 Herblore experience per hour.

To make tarromin tar you will need 1 tarromin and 15 swamp tar per action, and a pestle and mortar in your inventory. The downside to this method is that the finished product won't usually sell at all at the Grand Exchange.

As the buy limit on swamp tar is only 13,000, which will last you less than an hour, it is recommended to buy the swamp tar beforehand.

Costs

  • Tarromin needed: 2477
  • Swamp tar needed: 37168
  • 188 per tarromin
  • 13 per swamp tar
  • -382 per potion
  • 948,860 - Total ingredient cost
  • 946,383 - Total cost with selling the tar
  • -6.95 - Price per xp

Levels 45 - 55 – Super attacks

Once at level 45 Herblore, you can make super attack potions by mixing an irit leaf and then an eye of newt in a vial of water, giving 100 experience per potion.

Experience rate: 233,000 xp/h

To reach level 55 Herblore, you'll need to make 1,052 super attack potions.

Costs

  • Irit leaf and eye of newt needed: 1052
  • 843 per irit leaf
  • 4 per eye of newt
  • -550 per potion
  • 891,044 - Total ingredient cost
  • 578,600 - Total cost with selling the potions
  • -5.54 - Price per xp

Levels 52 - 55 – Super energy potions

Once at level 52 Herblore, you can make Super energy potions by mixing an avantoe and then an Mort Myre fungi in a vial of water, giving 117.5 experience per potion.

Experience rate: 273,775 xp/h

To reach level 55 Herblore, you'll need to make 366 Super energy potions.

Costs

  • Avantoe and Mort Myre fungus needed: 366
  • 1,530 per Avantoe
  • 464 per Mort Myre fungi
  • -613 per potion
  • 729,804 - Total ingredient cost
  • 224,358 - Total cost with selling the potions
  • -5.25 - Price per xp
  • -5.1 - Price per xp if using amulets of chemistry

Levels 55 - 69 – Super strengths

Once at level 55 Herblore, you can make super strength potions, which are made by mixing a kwuarm and then a Limpwurt root in a vial of water, giving 125 experience per potion.

Experience rate: 291,250 xp/h

To reach level 69 Herblore, you'll need to make 4,012 super strength potions.

Costs

  • Kwuarm and Limpwurt root needed: 4012
  • 1,185 per kwuarm
  • 910 per Limpwurt root
  • -789 per potion
  • 5,107,276 - Total ingredient cost
  • 3,165,468 - Total cost with selling the potions
  • -6.34 - Price per xp

Levels 69 - 81+ – Antifire potions

Once at level 69 Herblore, you can make antifire potions, which are made by mixing a lantadyme and then a dragon scale dust in a vial of water, giving 157.5 experience per potion.

Experience rate: 366,975 xp/h

Dragon scale dust may be cheaper to crush yourself, depending on the market.

You'll need to make 9,682 antifire potions to reach level 81 Herblore.

Costs

With dragon scale dust:

  • Lantadyme and dragon scale dust needed: 9682
  • 1,168 per lantadyme
  • 214 per dragon scale dust
  • -1,229 per potion
  • 13,380,524 - Total ingredient cost
  • 11,899,178 - Total cost with selling the potions
  • -7.83 - Price per xp

With blue dragon scale:

  • Lantadyme and blue dragon scale needed: 9682
  • 1,168 per lantadyme
  • 616 per blue dragon scale
  • -1,631 per potion
  • 17,272,688 - Total ingredient cost
  • 15,791,342 - Total cost with selling the potions
  • -10.38 - Price per xp

Levels 72 - 81+ – Ranging potions

Once at level 72 Herblore, you can make ranging potions, which are made by mixing an dwarf weed potion (unf) and then a wine of zamorak, giving 162.5 experience per potion.

Experience rate: 378,625 xp/h

You'll need to make 7,961 potions to reach level 81 Herblore.

Costs

  • Dwarf weed (unf) and wine of zamorak needed: 7961
  • 629 per Dwarf weed
  • 1,939 per Wine of Zamorak
  • -1,461 per potion
  • 20,443,848 - Total ingredient cost
  • 11,631,021 - Total cost with selling the potions
  • -9.02 - Price per xp

Levels 77 - 99 – Stamina potions

Once at level 77 Herblore, you can make Stamina potions, which are made by mixing amylase crystals and a super energy potion, giving 102 experience per potion.

Experience rate: 237,660 xp/h

One amylase crystal is required per dose, granting 25.5 Herblore experience each. Thus, making a 4 dose potion gives 102 experience. Because amylase crystals are stackable, players can make 27 stamina potions per inventory, making this method more AFK than other methods.

You'll need to make 113,323 potions to reach Level 99 Herblore.

Costs

  • Super energy(4) needed: 113,323
  • Amylase crystals needed: 453,292
  • 1,961 per super energy(4)
  • 4,740 per every 4 Amylase crystals
  • -896 per potion
  • 759,377,423 - Total ingredient cost
  • 101,537,408 - Total cost with selling the potions
  • -8.78 - Price per xp

It is also possible to make stamina potions very quickly by manually adding crystals to unfinished potions each tick, making the xp faster but less afk. The above calculations were made without this method.

Levels 81 - 99 – Saradomin brews

Once at level 81 Herblore, you can make Saradomin brews, which are made by mixing a toadflax and then a crushed nest in a vial of water, giving 180 experience per potion.

Experience rate: 419,400 xp/h

If you've completed the Throne of Miscellania quest, using your kingdom to gather nests can greatly reduce the cost of making this potion.

Remember it may be cheaper to crush the nests yourself, depending on the market.

You'll need to make 60,232 potions to reach Level 99 Herblore.

Costs

With crushed nests:

  • Toadflax and crushed nests needed: 60232
  • 1,263 per toadflax
  • 3,092 per crushed nest
  • -2,487 per potion
  • 262,310,360 - Total ingredient cost
  • 149,796,984 - Total cost with selling the potions
  • -13.84 - Price per xp

With bird's nests:

  • Toadflax and bird's nests needed: 60232
  • 1,263 per toadflax
  • 2,984 per bird nest
  • -2,379 per potion
  • 255,805,304 - Total ingredient cost
  • 143,291,928 - Total cost with selling the potions
  • -13.24 - Price per xp

Levels 90 - 99 – Super combat potions

Once at Level 90 Herblore, you can make Super combat potions, which are made by using Super attack(4), Super strength(4), Super defence(4) and torstol together, giving 150 experience per potion.

You'll need to make 51,254 super combat potions to reach Level 99 Herblore.

Costs

  • Torstol and potions needed: 51254
  • 8,123 per Torstol
  • 437 per Super attack(4)
  • 1,777 per Super strength(4)
  • 736 per Super defence(4)
  • -404 per potion
  • 567,535,542 - Total ingredient cost
  • 20,706,616 - Total cost with selling the potions
  • -2.69 - Price per xp

Levels 94 - 99 – Anti-venom+

Once at Level 94 Herblore, you can make Anti-venom+ potions, which are made by mixing a torstol and an anti-venom together, giving 125 experience per potion.

You'll need to make 40,718 potions to reach Level 99 Herblore.

Costs

  • Torstol and Anti-venom needed: 40718
  • 8,123 per Torstol
  • 3,806 per Anti-venom(4)
  • 320 per potion
  • 485,725,022 - Total ingredient cost
  • -13,029,760 - Total cost with selling the potions
  • 2.56 - Price per xp

Other methods

Herb cleaning

Cleaning grimy herbs is a slow and tedious method of training Herblore, but it often results in a profit. To find out if money will be lost or gained, look at the cost of the grimy herb and compare it to the cost of the clean herb.

Overall, if you are willing to commit the time, cleaning herbs is a much more cost-efficient method to gain Herblore experience. This is not recommended however, since it is usually more time-efficient to make money by other means and train with faster methods.

The following rates assume you are cleaning 5,000 herbs per hour.

Herblore icon Level Herb Grimy Clean Herblore icon Clean XP Coins 1000 Profit XP/Hour Profit/Hour
Icon Coins 1000 Price Icon Coins 1000 Price
3 Guam Grimy guam leaf 17 Guam leaf 27 2.5 10 12,500 50,000
5 Marrentill Grimy marrentill 15 Marrentill 19 3.8 4 19,000 20,000
11 Tarromin Grimy tarromin 170 Tarromin 188 5 18 25,000 90,000
20 Harralander Grimy harralander 827 Harralander 855 6.3 28 31,500 140,000
25 Ranarr Grimy ranarr weed 7,641 Ranarr weed 7,672 7.5 31 37,500 155,000
30 Toadflax Grimy toadflax 1,259 Toadflax 1,263 8 4 40,000 20,000
40 Irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 833 Irit leaf 843 8.8 10 44,000 50,000
48 Avantoe Grimy avantoe 1,492 Avantoe 1,530 10 38 50,000 190,000
54 Kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1,175 Kwuarm 1,185 11.3 10 56,500 50,000
59 Snapdragon Grimy snapdragon 8,552 Snapdragon 8,562 11.8 10 59,000 50,000
65 Cadantine Grimy cadantine 1,349 Cadantine 1,348 12.5 -1 62,500 -5,000
67 Lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1,161 Lantadyme 1,168 13.1 7 65,500 35,000
70 Dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 626 Dwarf weed 629 13.8 3 69,000 15,000
75 Torstol Grimy torstol 8,031 Torstol 8,123 15 92 75,000 460,000