OSRS Herblore from Level 1 to 99 Guide

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Herblore from Level 1 to 99 Guide OSRS

In the vast world of Old School RuneScape (OSRS), where challenges and battles abound, the mastery of potions becomes the key to overcoming formidable foes. Among the various skills at your disposal, Herblore stands out as the gateway to crafting powerful elixirs that enhance your combat capabilities. Whether you're a seasoned player seeking to optimize your skills or a newcomer eager to delve into the intricate world of OSRS, this comprehensive Herblore guide is tailored just for you.

Herblore, an exclusive members-only skill, unlocks the ability to concoct potent potions using herbs and various ingredients. In a realm where survival hinges on strategic buffs, Herblore becomes a game-changer. As you ascend in Herblore levels, you gain access to an arsenal of potions catering to diverse needs, from healing and protection to unleashing devastating attacks. Understanding Herblore is not just a skill; it's a pathway to triumph in both player-versus-environment (PvE) and player-versus-player (PvP) scenarios.

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Why Train Herblore in OSRS?

The journey to 99 Herblore is not merely a grind; it's an investment in your character's capabilities. Crafting your potions ensures a steady supply of essential elixirs, such as Saradomin Brews and Super Restores, crucial for navigating treacherous dungeons and facing formidable bosses. Moreover, a high Herblore level is imperative for tackling quests like "Fairy Tale Part II" and crafting the coveted Overload potion, a game-changer in the Chamber of Xeric. Herblore, therefore, becomes a cornerstone skill for those seeking to maximize their OSRS experience.


1. Druidc Ritual: To unlock the Herblore skills it is necessary to complete this quest that raises your herblore to level 3.

2. Jungle Potion: This quest is very simple to complete and gives you 775 Exp

3. Recruitment Drive: Another simple quest that upon completing will give you 1000Exp

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Herblore Training Level 1-99:

Training Herblore or obtaining a temporary boost requires completion of the Druidic Ritual quest. Upon completing this quest, players are rewarded with 250 Herblore experience, granting them level 3 in Herblore. From level 3 onwards, players will be able to train Herblore by creating potions.

The ascent from level 1 to 99 Herblore is a journey marked by strategic choices and efficient training methods. Here are the key methods for Herblore training:

Herb Cleaning:

Method: Clean grimy herbs by left-clicking on them.

XP Gain: Small but consistent Herblore XP per cleaned herb.

Note: Requires specific Herblore levels for cleaning different herbs.

Herb Cleaning

3Grimy guam leaf.png Grimy guam leaf2.5Guam leaf.png Guam leaf
5Grimy marrentill.png Grimy marrentill3.8Marrentill.png Marrentill
11Grimy tarromin.png Grimy tarromin5Harralander.png Tarromin
20Grimy harralander.png Grimy harralander6.3Harralander.png Harralander
25Grimy ranarr weed.png Grimy ranarr weed7.5Ranarr weed.png Ranarr weed
30Grimy toadflax.png Grimy toadflax8Toadflax.png Toadflax
40Grimy irit leaf.png Grimy irit leaf8.8Irit leaf.png Irit leaf
48Grimy avantoe.png Grimy avantoe10Avantoe.png Avantoe
54Grimy kwuarm.png Grimy kwuarm11.3Kwuarm.png Kwuarm
59Grimy snapdragon.png Grimy snapdragon11.8Snapdragon.png Snapdragon
65Grimy cadantine.png Grimy cadantine12.5Cadantine.png Cadantine
67Grimy lantadyme.png Grimy lantadyme13.1Lantadyme.png Lantadyme
70Grimy dwarf weed.png Grimy dwarf weed13.8Dwarf weed.png Dwarf weed
75Grimy torstol.png Grimy torstol15Torstol.png Torstol


Swamp Tar

Method: Combine herbs with swamp tar.

XP Gain: Provides Herblore XP, suitable for early levels.

Location: Obtain swamp tar in Lumbridge and Mort Myre Swamps.

swamp tar

19Guam tar.png Guam tar30Guam leaf.png Guam leafSwamp tar.png Swamp tar × 15Ammo for swamp lizards.
31Marrentill tar.png Marrentill tar42.5Marrentill.png MarrentillSwamp tar.png Swamp tar × 15Ammo for orange salamanders.
39Tarromin tar.png Tarromin tar55Tarromin.png TarrominSwamp tar.png Swamp tar × 15Ammo for red salamanders.
44Harralander tar.png Harralander tar72.5Harralander.png HarralanderSwamp tar.png Swamp tar × 15Ammo for black salamanders.


Barbarian Potions:

Method: Mix caviar or roe with two-dose potions for extra hitpoints.

XP Gain: Decent Herblore XP, requires individual potion mixing.

Note: Requires attention and focus compared to other methods.

Barbarian Potions

Herblore LevelPotionExperienceEggs Needed
4Attack mix(2).png Attack mix8Roe.png Roe or Caviar.png Caviar
6Antipoison mix(2).png Antipoison mix12Roe.png Roe or Caviar.png Caviar
9Relicym's mix(2).png Relicym's mix14Roe.png Roe or Caviar.png Caviar
14Strength mix(2).png Strength mix17Roe.png Roe or Caviar.png Caviar
24Restore mix(2).png Restore mix21Roe.png Roe or Caviar.png Caviar
29Energy mix(2).png Energy mix23Caviar.png Caviar
33Defence mix(2).png Defence mix25Caviar.png Caviar
37Agility mix(2).png Agility mix27Caviar.png Caviar
40Combat mix(2).png Combat mix28Caviar.png Caviar
42Prayer mix(2).png Prayer mix29Caviar.png Caviar
47Superattack mix(2).png Superattack mix33Caviar.png Caviar
51Anti-poison supermix(2).png Anti-poison supermix35Caviar.png Caviar
53Fishing mix(2).png Fishing mix38Caviar.png Caviar
56Super energy mix(2).png Super energy mix39Caviar.png Caviar
58Hunting mix(2).png Hunting mix40Caviar.png Caviar
59Super str. mix(2).png Super str. mix42Caviar.png Caviar
61Magic essence mix(2).png Magic essence mix43Caviar.png Caviar
67Super restore mix(2).png Super restore mix48Caviar.png Caviar
71Super def. mix(2).png Super def. mix50Caviar.png Caviar
74Antidote+ mix(2).png Antidote+ mix52Caviar.png Caviar
75Antifire mix(2).png Antifire mix53Caviar.png Caviar
80Ranging mix(2).png Ranging mix54Caviar.png Caviar
83Magic mix(2).png Magic mix57Caviar.png Caviar
85Zamorak mix(2).png Zamorak mix58Caviar.png Caviar
86Stamina mix(2).png Stamina mix60Caviar.png Caviar
91Extended antifire mix(2).png Extended antifire mix61Caviar.png Caviar
92Ancient mix(2).png Ancient mix63Caviar.png Caviar
98Super antifire mix(2).png Super antifire mix70Caviar.png Caviar
99Extended super antifire mix(2).png Extended super antifire mix78Caviar.png Caviar


Potion Making

Method: Craft a variety of potions, unlocking powerful buffs.

XP Gain: Efficient Herblore XP, grants access to diverse potions.

Benefits: Provides a wide array of useful potions for combat scenarios.

­­Potion Making

3Imp repellent.png Imp repellent5Anchovy oil.png Anchovy oilFlowers (various)N/AUsed in impling hunting and to make impling jars. Many types of flowers can be used to make it.
3Attack potion(4).png Attack potion25Vial of water.png Vial of waterGuam leafEye of newtTemporarily raises Attack level by 10% + 3.
5Antipoison(4).png Antipoison37.5Vial of water.png Vial of waterMarrentillUnicorn horn dustCures poison and provides immunity for 90 seconds.
8Relicym's balm(4).png Relicym's balm40Vial of water.png Vial of waterRogue's purseSnake weedCures disease and provides immunity for a short time.
Requires partial completion of Zogre Flesh Eaters.
12Strength potion(4).png Strength potion50Vial of water.png Vial of waterTarrominLimpwurt rootTemporarily raises Strength level by 10% + 3.
15Serum 207 (4).png Serum 20750Vial of water.png Vial of waterTarrominAshesTemporarily cures Afflicted NPCs in Mort'ton
Learned and required in Shades of Mort'ton.
18Guthix rest(4).png Guthix rest tea59Cup of hot water.png Cup of hot waterHarralanderGuam leaves x2
Cures poison, restores some run energy, and heals 5 Hitpoints (with the ability to overheal).
The herbs can be mixed in any order.
Requires partial completion of One Small Favour.
22Compost potion(4).png Compost potion60Vial of water.png Vial of waterHarralanderVolcanic ashUsed to convert Compost into Supercompost.
22Restore potion(4).png Restore potion62.5Vial of water.png Vial of waterHarralanderRed spiders' eggsRestores combat-related stats back to normal by 30% of level plus 10.
Does not restore Hitpoints or Prayer points.
22Guthix balance(4).png Guthix balance50
(2 × 25)
Restore potion(4).png Restore potionGarlicSilver dustUsed against Vampyre Juvinates and Vampyre Juveniles, particularly in the Temple Trekking minigame.
25Blamish oil.png Blamish oil80Vial of water.png Vial of waterHarralanderBlamish snail slimeUsed to make oily fishing rods during the Heroes' Quest.
26Energy potion(4).png Energy potion67.5Vial of water.png Vial of waterHarralanderChocolate dustRestores 10% run energy.
30Defence potion(4).png Defence potion75Vial of water.png Vial of waterRanarr weedWhite berriesTemporarily raises Defence level by 10% + 3.
34Agility potion(4).png Agility potion80Vial of water.png Vial of waterToadflaxToad's legsTemporarily raises Agility level by 3.
36Combat potion(4).png Combat potion84Vial of water.png Vial of waterHarralanderGoat horn dustEffect of both Attack potion and Strength potion.
38Prayer potion(4).png Prayer potion87.5Vial of water.png Vial of waterRanarr weedSnape grassRestores 25% of your total Prayer level plus 7.
Effect increased by Holy wrench.
45Super attack(4).png Super attack100Vial of water.png Vial of waterIrit leafEye of newtTemporarily increases Attack level by 15% + 5.
47Goblin potion(4).png Goblin potion55Vial of water.png Vial of waterToadflaxPharmakos berriesTransforms the player into a goblin.
Not tradeable.
Made during the Land of the Goblins quest and is usable only within the Goblin Cave and Goblin Temple.
48Superantipoison(4).png Superantipoison106.3Vial of water.png Vial of waterIrit leafUnicorn horn dustCures poison and provides immunity for 6 minutes.
50Fishing potion(4).png Fishing potion112.5Vial of water.png Vial of waterAvantoeSnape grassTemporarily raises Fishing level by 3.
52Super energy(4).png Super energy117.5Vial of water.png Vial of waterAvantoeMort myre fungusRestores 20% run energy.
52Shrink-me-quick.png Shrink-me-quick6Vial of water.png Vial of waterTarrominShrunk oglerootReduces player size during the Grim Tales quest.
53Hunter potion(4).png Hunter potion120Vial of water.png Vial of waterAvantoeKebbit teeth dustTemporarily raises Hunter level by 3.
Kebbit teeth are obtained by deadfall trapping Sabre-Toothed Kebbits.
55Super strength(4).png Super strength125Vial of water.png Vial of waterKwuarmLimpwurt rootTemporarily raises Strength level by 15% + 5.
57Magic essence(4).png Magic essence130Vial of water.png Vial of waterStar flowerGorak claw powderTemporarily raises Magic level by 3.
Not tradeable.
Made during Fairytale II - Cure a Queen quest, and components are only available via the Fairy rings.
60Weapon poison.png Weapon poison137.5Vial of water.png Vial of waterKwuarmDragon scale dustFor use on arrows, daggers, spears, hastae, javelins, darts, knives, and bolts.
Poison starts at 4 damage for melee weapons and 2 damage for ranged weapons.
63Super restore(4).png Super restore142.5Vial of water.png Vial of waterSnapdragonRed spiders' eggsRestores all stats (except hitpoints) by 25% + 8.
65Sanfew serum(4).png Sanfew serum160Super restore(4).png Super restoreUnicorn horn dustSnake weed
Nail beast nails
Sanfew Serum combines the properties of super restore, superantipoison, and relicym's balm potions all in one.
Partial experience is given for each addition of one of the secondary ingredients in this potion.
66Super defence(4).png Super defence150Vial of water.png Vial of waterCadantineWhite berriesTemporarily increases Defence level by 15% + 5.
68Antidote+(4).png Antidote+155Coconut milk.png Coconut milkToadflaxYew rootsCures and gives immunity to poison for 9 minutes.
69Antifire potion(4).png Antifire potion157.5Vial of water.png Vial of waterLantadymeDragon scale dustProvides some resistance to dragon breath.
Can be used with an anti-dragonfire shield to completely prevent dragonfire damage.
Each dose lasts about 6 minutes.
70Divine super attack potion(4).png Divine super attack potion2
(4 × 0.5)
Super attack(4).png Super attackCrystal dustN/ABoosts the same as a super attack while lasting for 5 minutes with no state degradation.
Requires the completion of Song of the Elves to make.
70Divine super defence potion(4).png Divine super defence potion2
(4 × 0.5)
Super defence(4).png Super defenceCrystal dustN/ABoosts the same as a super defence while lasting for 5 minutes with no state degradation.
Requires the completion of Song of the Elves to make.
70Divine super strength potion(4).png Divine super strength potion2
(4 × 0.5)
Super strength(4).png Super strengthCrystal dustN/ABoosts the same as a super strength while lasting for 5 minutes with no state degradation.
Requires the completion of Song of the Elves to make.
72Ranging potion(4).png Ranging potion162.5Vial of water.png Vial of waterDwarf weedWine of zamorakTemporarily increases Ranged level by 10% + 4.
73Weapon poison+.png Weapon poison+165Coconut milk.png Coconut milkCactus spineRed spiders' eggsFor use on arrows, daggers, spears, hastae, javelins, darts, knives, and bolts.
Poison starts at 5 damage for melee weapons and 3 damage for ranged weapons.
74Divine ranging potion(4).png Divine ranging potion2
(4 × 0.5)
Ranging potion(4).png Ranging potionCrystal dustN/ABoosts the same as a ranging potion while lasting for 5 minutes with no state degradation.
Requires the completion of Song of the Elves to make.
76Magic potion(4).png Magic potion172.5Vial of water.png Vial of waterLantadymePotato cactusTemporarily raises Magic level by 4.
77Stamina potion(4).png Stamina potion102
(4 × 25.5)
Super energy(4).png Super energyAmylase crystalN/AStamina potions restore 20% run energy and reduce the rate of energy depletion by 70% for 2 minutes.
Amylase crystals can be purchased using Marks of grace from Grace's Graceful Clothing.
One amylase crystal is required per dose.
78Zamorak brew(4).png Zamorak brew175Vial of water.png Vial of waterTorstolJangerberriesBoosts Strength by 12% + 2 and Attack by 20% + 2, but lowers Defence and remaining Hitpoints by 10% + 2.
78Divine magic potion(4).png Divine magic potion2
(4 × 0.5)
Magic potion(4).png Magic potionCrystal dustN/ABoosts the same as a magic potion while lasting for 5 minutes with no state degradation.
Requires the completion of Song of the Elves to make.
79Antidote++(4).png Antidote++177.5Coconut milk.png Coconut milkIrit leafMagic rootsCures poison and provides immunity for 12 minutes.
80Bastion potion(4).png Bastion potion155Vial of blood.png Vial of bloodCadantineWine of zamorakTemporarily increases Ranged by 10% + 4 and Defence by 15% + 5.
80Battlemage potion(4).png Battlemage potion155Vial of blood.png Vial of bloodCadantinePotato cactusTemporarily increases Magic by 4 and Defence by 15% + 5.
81Saradomin brew(4).png Saradomin brew180Vial of water.png Vial of waterToadflaxCrushed nestBoosts Defence and Hitpoints but lowers Attack, Strength, Magic, and Ranged.
82Weapon poison++.png Weapon poison++190Coconut milk.png Coconut milkCave nightshadePoison ivy berriesFor use on arrows, daggers, spears, hastae, javelins, darts, knives, and bolts.
Poison starts at 6 damage for melee weapons and 4 damage for ranged weapons.
84Extended antifire(4).png Extended antifire110
(4 × 27.5)
Antifire potion(4).png Antifire potionLava scale shardN/AProvides some resistance to dragon breath.
Each dose lasts about 12 minutes.
One shard is required per dose.
85Ancient brew(4).png Ancient brew190Vial of water.png Vial of waterDwarf weedNihil dustBoosts Magic and restores prayer points but lowers Attack, Strength, and Defence.
86Divine bastion potion(4).png Divine bastion potion2
(4 × 0.5)
Bastion potion(4).png Bastion potionCrystal dustN/ABoosts the same as a bastion potion while lasting for 5 minutes with no state degradation.
Requires the completion of Song of the Elves to make.
86Divine battlemage potion(4).png Divine battlemage potion2
(4 × 0.5)
Battlemage potion(4).png Battlemage potionCrystal dustN/ABoosts the same as a battlemage potion while lasting for 5 minutes with no state degradation.
Requires the completion of Song of the Elves to make.
87Anti-venom(4).png Anti-venom120
(4 × 30)
Antidote++(4).png Antidote++Zulrah's scalesN/AInstantly cures venom.
Five scales are required per dose.
88Menaphite remedy(4).png Menaphite remedy200Vial of water.png Vial of waterDwarf weedLily of the sandsRestores 6 + 16% of the player's combat stats every 15 seconds, over the course of five minutes.
90Super combat potion(4).png Super combat potion150Super attack(4).pngSuper attack
Super strength(4).pngSuper strength
Super defence(4).pngSuper defence
TorstolN/ACombines the properties of super attack, super strength, and super defence potions.
91Forgotten brew(4).png Forgotten brew145Ancient brew(4).png Ancient brewAncient essenceN/AUpgraded version of an Ancient brew. Boosts Magic by 8% + 3 and restores prayer points by 10% + 2, but lowers Attack, Strength, and Defence by 10% + 2.
20 essence is required per dose.
92Super antifire potion(4).png Super antifire potion130Antifire potion(4).png Antifire potionCrushed superior
dragon bones
N/AGrants complete immunity to dragonfire for three minutes.
94Anti-venom+(4).png Anti-venom+125Anti-venom(4).png Anti-venomTorstolN/AInstantly cures venom and provides immunity to it for three minutes.
97Divine super combat potion(4).png Divine super combat potion2
(4 × 0.5)
Super combat potion(4).png Super combat potionCrystal dustN/ABoosts the same as a super combat potion while lasting for 5 minutes with no state degradation.
Requires the completion of Song of the Elves to make.


Extended super antifire(4).pngExtended super antifire160
(4 × 40)
Extended antifire(4).png Super antifire potionLava scale shardN/AGrants complete immunity to dragonfire for six minutes.
One shard is required per dose.


Recommended Ways of Herblore Training

Fastest Way to 99:

Up to level 63, choose a potion-making method for quick progression.

3-5Attack potion(4).png Attack potion62K
5-12Antipoison(4).png Antipoison93K
12-22Strength potion(4).png Strength potion125K
22-26Restore potion(4).png Restore potion156K
26-34Energy potion(4).png Energy potion168K
34-36Agility potion(4).png Agility Potion200K
36-38Combat potion(4).png Combat potion210K
38-45Prayer potion(4).png Prayer potion218K
45-48Super attack(4).png Super attack250K
48-50Superantipoison(4).png Superantipoison265K
50-52Fishing potion(4).png Fishing potion281K
52-53Super energy(4).png Super energy293K
53-55Hunter potion(4).png Hunter potion300K
55-63Super strength(4).png Super strength312K
63-66Super restore(4).png Super restore potion350K
66-69Super defence(4).png Super defence potion375K
69-72Antifire potion(4).png Anti-fire potion390K
72-76Ranging potion(4).png Ranging potion405K
76-81Magic potion(4).png Magic potion425K
81-99Saradomin brew(4).png Saradomin brew450K


Cheapest Way to 99:

While cleaning herbs is the cheapest, it's slower than other methods.

3-15Attack potion(4).png Attack potion60K
15-26Serum 207 (4).png Serum 207115K
26-38Energy potion(4).png Energy potion165K
38-63Prayer potion(4).png Prayer potion215K
63-90Super restore(4).png Super restore350K
90-99Super combat potion(4).png Super combat potion300K