Calculator:Herblore/Efficient Profit

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This calculator shows profit/losses from training the Herblore skill efficiently. This calculator assumes that you are making potions from grimy herbs, using a Portable well, have the Scroll of cleansing, and are decanting into Potion flasks. These numbers are estimates based on the likelihood of the effects of the portable well and the scroll of cleansing, but they are quite reliable. Untradeable potions and potions requiring untradeable ingredients are omitted as this guide/calculator is designed for bulk training with concern for profit.


Reasoning:[edit source]

Grimy herbs: Grimy herbs are frequently cheaper than their clean alternatives and the experience from cleaning them is not negligible, as opposed to making unfinished potions. If profit/expenditure is your main concern, cleaning your own herbs and making your own unfinished potions is worth the time.

Portable well: The portable well boosts Herblore experience by 10% and gives a 5% chance of making an extra potion (10% with Brooch of the Gods. This 5% is applied when making unfinished potions and again when finishing potions with secondary ingredients. Portable wells are frequently hosted at the Lumbridge Market, which you can use at no cost to you, though it is nice to help out the community by deploying some portable wells that you have purchased.

Modified botanist's mask: This provides a 5% chance of duplicate potions.

Factory outfit: This provides a 10% chance of creating 4-dose potions.

Botanist's amulet: This provides an additional 5% chance of creating 4-dose potions.

Scroll of cleansing: The scroll of cleansing can be purchased from rewards trader in Daemonheim for 20,000 Dungeoneering tokens. The scroll gives a 12.5% chance that a potion will be created twice as fast as usual. The scroll also gives a 10% chance of salvaging a herb added to a vial of water and salvaging a secondary ingredient when added to an unfinished potion.

Decanting to potion flasks: Decanting to flasks does not always increase profit. To see if decanting is profitable, check the Calculator:Herblore/Flask decanting page. However, decanting to flasks can be done for free, in bulk (noted items), and almost instantly with the help of Teplin Macagan after completion of As a First Resort. Because this can be done so quickly, can be immensely profitable, and if profit is your motive, I highly suggest only making potions which are profitable to decant. Note that the Grand Exchange limits players to buying 1,000 potion flasks per 4 hours. This means that a maximum of 6,000 flasks can be purchased during 1 day under optimal circumstances.

All of these boosts should net on average 1476 3-dose potions.

Process (standard potions):[edit source]

The following is the process to replicate (as close as possible) the optimal calculations shown in the below table. Buying 1,000 herbs was used as a way to calculate more accurate averages for the sake of representation. With smaller sample sizes, results will vary more widely, but over time will average out to the calculations shown in the below table.

1. Buy 1,000 grimy variants of the herb for your selected potion. Herbs can be slower to purchase at GE market prices, but the more profitable potions can still turn a significant profit even while buying herbs at higher-than-market price.

2. Clean your grimy herbs. This is done fastest by setting a bank preset for quick withdrawing.

3. Find a world where a portable well is being hosted. This information can be found by searching for 'portable locations' in the RuneScape forums.

4. Add your herbs to vials of water using the portable well. By adding 1,000 herbs to vials of water, you will yield (on average) 1100 unfinished potions due to the effect of the portable well with the Brooch of the Gods. Due to the effect of the scroll of cleansing, you will have saved (on average) 100 herbs. By adding those 100 herbs to vials of water, you will yield (on average) 105 unfinished potions and saved (on average) 10 herbs. By adding those 10 herbs to vials of water, you will yield (on average) 10 unfinished potions and saved (on average) 1 herb. This herb (on average) will make 1 unfinished potion and will not be saved. This process will yield in total, and of course on average, 1,166 unfinished potions and use 1,111 vials of water.

5. Due to the 10% chance to save secondary ingredients, your 1,166 unfinished potions will require (on average) 1,060 secondary ingredients. (1,060 * 1.1 = 1,166) Buy a little more than this amount (to avoid having to go back to the Grand exchange) and add them to your unfinished potions at the portable well. The 5% chance to make an extra potion will be applied again over this process at the portable well. This will yield (on average) 1,224 finished 3-dose potions.

6. Buy 723 (half the amount of your 3-dose potions rounded down) Potion flasks at the Grand exchange. Bring your noted potion flasks and noted 3-dose potions to Teplin Macagan and have him decant your potions into your flasks. Sell these flasks at the grand exchange. It may take some time for your flasks to sell at market prices, but again the more profitable potions may still turn a significant profit even selling at a little lower than market price.

  • (*) The column "gain" shows Profit * (Experience^Sigma), where Sigma the sign of Profit (Sigma = Profit/abs(Profit)). This way, if making the potion leads to a loss the column show gp/xp (how much money is spent per experience). However, if a profit is made, the column shows the product of Profit and Experience, such that the potion which maximizes both gp and xp ranks the highest.
Potion Level
Req.
XP Cost of Initial Ingredients Cost of 1111
Secondary Ingredients
Total Cost
of 1475 Potions
Price of
1475 Potions
Profit/Loss Per
Herb Purchased
(no flasks)
Cost of 723
Potion Flasks
Total Cost Price of 723
Full Flasks
Profit/Loss Per
Herb Purchased
Gain*
Attack potion (3).png Attack potion 1 25 Grimy guam.png 1000 X Grimy guam 396,000
Vial of water.png 1111 X Vial of water 126,654
Total cost: 522,654
Eye of newt.png 1111 X Eye of newt
19,998
542,652 Attack potion (3).png 1475 X Attack potion (3)
744,875
202.22 Potion flask.png 723 X Potion flask
13,680,606
14,223,258 Attack flask (6).png 723 X Attack flask (6)
5,454,312
−8,768.95


−350.76
Ranging potion (3).png Ranging potion 3 30 Grimy guam.png 1000 X Grimy guam 396,000
Vial of water.png 1111 X Vial of water 126,654
Total cost: 522,654
Redberries.png 1111 X Redberries
607,717
1,130,371 Ranging potion (3).png 1475 X Ranging potion (3)
1,497,125
366.75 Potion flask.png 723 X Potion flask
13,680,606
14,810,977 Ranging flask (6).png 723 X Ranging flask (6)
10,076,451
−4,734.53


−157.82
Magic potion (3).png Magic potion 5 35 Grimy tarromin.png 1000 X Grimy tarromin 186,000
Vial of water.png 1111 X Vial of water 126,654
Total cost: 312,654
Yellow bead.png 1111 X Yellow bead
1,330,978
1,643,632 Magic potion (3).png 1475 X Magic potion (3)
1,604,800
−38.83 Potion flask.png 723 X Potion flask
13,680,606
15,324,238 Magic flask (6).png 723 X Magic flask (6)
8,227,740
−7,096.5


−202.76
Strength potion (3).png Strength potion 7 4 Grimy tarromin.png 1000 X Grimy tarromin 186,000
Vial of water.png 1111 X Vial of water 126,654
Total cost: 312,654
Limpwurt root.png 1111 X Limpwurt root
841,027
1,153,681 Strength potion (3).png 1475 X Strength potion (3)
769,950
−383.73 Potion flask.png 723 X Potion flask
13,680,606
14,834,287 Strength flask (6).png 723 X Strength flask (6)
7,090,461
−7,743.83


−1,935.96
Defence potion (3).png Defence potion 9 45 Grimy marrentill.png 1000 X Grimy marrentill 5,443,000
Vial of water.png 1111 X Vial of water 126,654
Total cost: 5,569,654
Bear fur.png 1111 X Bear fur
959,904
6,529,558 Defence potion (3).png 1475 X Defence potion (3)
3,280,400
−3,249.16 Potion flask.png 723 X Potion flask
13,680,606
20,210,164 Defence flask (6).png 723 X Defence flask (6)
9,970,893
−10,239.27


−227.54
Antipoison (3).png Antipoison 13 50 Grimy marrentill.png 1000 X Grimy marrentill 5,443,000
Vial of water.png 1111 X Vial of water 126,654
Total cost: 5,569,654
Unicorn horn dust.png 1111 X Unicorn horn dust
1,153,218
6,722,872 Antipoison (3).png 1475 X Antipoison (3)
566,400
−6,156.47 Potion flask.png 723 X Potion flask
13,680,606
20,403,478 Antipoison flask (6).png 723 X Antipoison flask (6)
16,014,450
−4,389.03


−87.78
Guthix rest (3).png Guthix rest 18 59.5 Grimy harralander.png 1000 X Grimy harralander 1,476,000
Vial of water.png 1111 X Vial of water 126,654
Total cost: 1,602,654
Clean marrentill.png 1111 X Clean marrentill
6,720,439
8,323,093 Guthix rest (3).png 1475 X Guthix rest (3)
2,368,850
−5,954.24 Potion flask.png 723 X Potion flask
13,680,606
22,003,699 Guthix rest flask (6).png 723 X Guthix rest flask (6)
32,122,890
10,119.19


602,091.86
Restore potion (3).png Restore potion 22 62.5 Grimy harralander.png 1000 X Grimy harralander 1,476,000
Vial of water.png 1111 X Vial of water 126,654
Total cost: 1,602,654
Red spiders' eggs.png 1111 X Red spiders' eggs
347,743
1,950,397 Restore potion (3).png 1475 X Restore potion (3)
342,200
−1,608.2 Potion flask.png 723 X Potion flask
13,680,606
15,631,003 Restore flask (6).png 723 X Restore flask (6)
9,997,644
−5,633.36


−90.13
Energy potion (3).png Energy potion 26 67.5 Grimy harralander.png 1000 X Grimy harralander 1,476,000
Vial of water.png 1111 X Vial of water 126,654
Total cost: 1,602,654
Chocolate dust.png 1111 X Chocolate dust
922,130
2,524,784 Energy potion (3).png 1475 X Energy potion (3)
649,000
−1,875.78 Potion flask.png 723 X Potion flask
13,680,606
16,205,390 Energy flask (6).png 723 X Energy flask (6)
10,240,572
−5,964.82


−88.37
Agility potion (3).png Agility potion 34 80 Grimy toadflax.png 1000 X Grimy toadflax 7,972,000
Vial of water.png 1111 X Vial of water 126,654
Total cost: 8,098,654
Toad's legs.png 1111 X Toad's legs
2,189,781
10,288,435 Agility potion (3).png 1475 X Agility potion (3)
647,525
−9,640.91 Potion flask.png 723 X Potion flask
13,680,606
23,969,041 Agility flask (6).png 723 X Agility flask (6)
8,791,680
−15,177.36


−189.72
Combat potion (3).png Combat potion 36 84 Grimy harralander.png 1000 X Grimy harralander 1,476,000
Vial of water.png 1111 X Vial of water 126,654
Total cost: 1,602,654
Goat horn dust.png 1111 X Goat horn dust
968,792
2,571,446 Combat potion (3).png 1475 X Combat potion (3)
522,150
−2,049.3 Potion flask.png 723 X Potion flask
13,680,606
16,252,052 Combat flask (6).png 723 X Combat flask (6)
9,652,050
−6,600


−78.57
Prayer potion (3).png Prayer potion 38 87.5 Grimy ranarr.png 1000 X Grimy ranarr 4,510,000
Vial of water.png 1111 X Vial of water 126,654
Total cost: 4,636,654
Snape grass.png 1111 X Snape grass
377,740
5,014,394 Prayer potion (3).png 1475 X Prayer potion (3)
9,739,425
4,725.03 Potion flask.png 723 X Potion flask
13,680,606
18,695,000 Prayer flask (6).png 723 X Prayer flask (6)
22,597,365
3,902.37


341,456.94
Summoning potion (3).png Summoning potion 40 92 Grimy spirit weed.png 1000 X Grimy spirit weed 15,085,000
Vial of water.png 1111 X Vial of water 126,654
Total cost: 15,211,654
Cockatrice egg.png 1111 X Cockatrice egg
336,633
15,548,287 Summoning potion (3).png 1475 X Summoning potion (3)
24,923,075
9,374.79 Potion flask.png 723 X Potion flask
13,680,606
29,228,893 Summoning flask (6).png 723 X Summoning flask (6)
35,813,082
6,584.19


605,745.39
Divination potion (3).png Divination potion 43 97.5 Grimy spirit weed.png 1000 X Grimy spirit weed 15,085,000
Vial of water.png 1111 X Vial of water 126,654
Total cost: 15,211,654
Rabbit foot.png 1111 X Rabbit foot
17,028,297
32,239,951 Divination potion (3).png 1475 X Divination potion (3)
42,095,025
9,855.07 Potion flask.png 723 X Potion flask
13,680,606
45,920,557 Divination flask (6).png 723 X Divination flask (6)
5,496,246
−40,424.31


−414.61
Super attack (3).png Super attack 45 100 Grimy irit.png 1000 X Grimy irit 1,124,000
Vial of water.png 1111 X Vial of water 126,654
Total cost: 1,250,654
Eye of newt.png 1111 X Eye of newt
19,998
1,270,652 Super attack (3).png 1475 X Super attack (3)
5,124,150
3,853.5 Potion flask.png 723 X Potion flask
13,680,606
14,951,258 Super attack flask (6).png 723 X Super attack flask (6)
16,289,913
1,338.66


133,865.5
Super antipoison (3).png Super antipoison 48 106.3 Grimy irit.png 1000 X Grimy irit 1,124,000
Vial of water.png 1111 X Vial of water 126,654
Total cost: 1,250,654
Unicorn horn dust.png 1111 X Unicorn horn dust
1,153,218
2,403,872 Super antipoison (3).png 1475 X Super antipoison (3)
6,953,150
4,549.28 Potion flask.png 723 X Potion flask
13,680,606
16,084,478 Super antipoison flask (6).png 723 X Super antipoison flask (6)
22,486,023
6,401.55


680,484.23
Fishing potion (3).png Fishing potion 50 112.5 Grimy avantoe.png 1000 X Grimy avantoe 1,628,000
Vial of water.png 1111 X Vial of water 126,654
Total cost: 1,754,654
Snape grass.png 1111 X Snape grass
377,740
2,132,394 Fishing potion (3).png 1475 X Fishing potion (3)
750,775
−1,381.62 Potion flask.png 723 X Potion flask
13,680,606
15,813,000 Fishing flask (6).png 723 X Fishing flask (6)
5,937,999
−9,875


−87.78
Super energy (3).png Super energy 52 117.5 Grimy avantoe.png 1000 X Grimy avantoe 1,628,000
Vial of water.png 1111 X Vial of water 126,654
Total cost: 1,754,654
Mort myre fungus.png 1111 X Mort myre fungus
1,367,641
3,122,295 Super energy (3).png 1475 X Super energy (3)
9,236,450
6,114.16 Potion flask.png 723 X Potion flask
13,680,606
16,802,901 Super energy flask (6).png 723 X Super energy flask (6)
19,341,696
2,538.8


298,308.41
Hunter potion (3).png Hunter potion 53 120 Grimy avantoe.png 1000 X Grimy avantoe 1,628,000
Vial of water.png 1111 X Vial of water 126,654
Total cost: 1,754,654
Kebbit teeth dust.png 1111 X Kebbit teeth dust
23,387,661
25,142,315 Hunter potion (3).png 1475 X Hunter potion (3)
33,776,025
8,633.71 Potion flask.png 723 X Potion flask
13,680,606
38,822,921 Hunter flask (6).png 723 X Hunter flask (6)
25,399,713
−13,423.21


−111.86
Runecrafting potion (3).png Runecrafting potion 54 122.5 Grimy wergali.png 1000 X Grimy wergali 9,851,000
Vial of water.png 1111 X Vial of water 126,654
Total cost: 9,977,654
Fallfaced wool.png 1111 X Fallfaced wool
1,788,710
11,766,364 Runecrafting potion (3).png 1475 X Runecrafting potion (3)
16,947,750
5,181.39 Potion flask.png 723 X Potion flask
13,680,606
25,446,970 Runecrafting flask (6).png 723 X Runecrafting flask (6)
3,065,520
−22,381.45


−182.71
Cooking potion (3).png Cooking potion 55 125 Grimy harralander.png 1000 X Grimy harralander 1,476,000
Vial of water.png 1111 X Vial of water 126,654
Total cost: 1,602,654
Swordfish.png 1111 X Swordfish
226,644
1,829,298 Cooking potion (3).png 1475 X Cooking potion (3)
2,393,925
564.63 Potion flask.png 723 X Potion flask
13,680,606
15,509,904 Cooking flask (6).png 723 X Cooking flask (6)
2,666,424
−12,843.48


−102.75
Super strength (3).png Super strength 55 125 Grimy kwuarm.png 1000 X Grimy kwuarm 3,634,000
Vial of water.png 1111 X Vial of water 126,654
Total cost: 3,760,654
Limpwurt root.png 1111 X Limpwurt root
841,027
4,601,681 Super strength (3).png 1475 X Super strength (3)
9,428,200
4,826.52 Potion flask.png 723 X Potion flask
13,680,606
18,282,287 Super strength flask (6).png 723 X Super strength flask (6)
21,212,097
2,929.81


366,226.25
Fletching potion (3).png Fletching potion 58 132 Grimy wergali.png 1000 X Grimy wergali 9,851,000
Vial of water.png 1111 X Vial of water 126,654
Total cost: 9,977,654
Wimpy feather.png 1111 X Wimpy feather
423,291
10,400,945 Fletching potion (3).png 1475 X Fletching potion (3)
823,050
−9,577.89 Potion flask.png 723 X Potion flask
13,680,606
24,081,551 Fletching flask (6).png 723 X Fletching flask (6)
6,843,195
−17,238.36


−130.59
Weapon poison (3).png Weapon poison 60 137.5 Grimy kwuarm.png 1000 X Grimy kwuarm 3,634,000
Vial of water.png 1111 X Vial of water 126,654
Total cost: 3,760,654
Dragon scale dust.png 1111 X Dragon scale dust
1,560,955
5,321,609 Weapon poison (3).png 1475 X Weapon poison (3)
3,655,050
−1,666.56 Potion flask.png 723 X Potion flask
13,680,606
19,002,215 Weapon poison flask (6).png 723 X Weapon poison flask (6)
5,874,375
−13,127.84


−95.48
Super restore (3).png Super restore 63 142.5 Grimy snapdragon.png 1000 X Grimy snapdragon 1,822,000
Vial of water.png 1111 X Vial of water 126,654
Total cost: 1,948,654
Red spiders' eggs.png 1111 X Red spiders' eggs
347,743
2,296,397 Super restore (3).png 1475 X Super restore (3)
4,280,450
1,984.05 Potion flask.png 723 X Potion flask
13,680,606
15,977,003 Super restore flask (6).png 723 X Super restore flask (6)
18,449,514
2,472.51


352,332.82
Super defence (3).png Super defence 66 150 Grimy cadantine.png 1000 X Grimy cadantine 3,988,000
Vial of water.png 1111 X Vial of water 126,654
Total cost: 4,114,654
White berries.png 1111 X White berries
5,122,821
9,237,475 Super defence (3).png 1475 X Super defence (3)
15,484,550
6,247.08 Potion flask.png 723 X Potion flask
13,680,606
22,918,081 Super defence flask (6).png 723 X Super defence flask (6)
23,970,342
1,052.26


157,839.15
Antipoison+ (3).png Antipoison+ 68 155 Grimy toadflax.png 1000 X Grimy toadflax 7,972,000
Coconut milk.png 1111 X Coconut milk 11,886,589
Total cost: 19,858,589
Yew roots.png 1111 X Yew roots
923,241
20,781,830 Antipoison+ (3).png 1475 X Antipoison+ (3)
6,330,700
−14,451.13 Potion flask.png 723 X Potion flask
13,680,606
34,462,436 Antipoison+ flask (6).png 723 X Antipoison+ flask (6)
31,086,831
−3,375.6


−21.78
Antifire (3).png Antifire 69 157.5 Grimy lantadyme.png 1000 X Grimy lantadyme 12,246,000
Vial of water.png 1111 X Vial of water 126,654
Total cost: 12,372,654
Dragon scale dust.png 1111 X Dragon scale dust
1,560,955
13,933,609 Antifire (3).png 1475 X Antifire (3)
24,663,475
10,729.87 Potion flask.png 723 X Potion flask
13,680,606
27,614,215 Antifire flask (6).png 723 X Antifire flask (6)
35,179,011
7,564.8


1,191,455.37
Super ranging potion (3).png Super ranging potion 72 162.5 Grimy dwarf weed.png 1000 X Grimy dwarf weed 12,745,000
Vial of water.png 1111 X Vial of water 126,654
Total cost: 12,871,654
Wine of Zamorak.png 1111 X Wine of Zamorak
7,433,701
20,305,355 Super ranging potion (3).png 1475 X Super ranging potion (3)
29,569,325
9,263.97 Potion flask.png 723 X Potion flask
13,680,606
33,985,961 Super ranging flask (6).png 723 X Super ranging flask (6)
34,917,285
931.32


151,340.15
Super magic potion (3).png Super magic potion 76 172.5 Grimy lantadyme.png 1000 X Grimy lantadyme 12,246,000
Vial of water.png 1111 X Vial of water 126,654
Total cost: 12,372,654
Potato cactus.png 1111 X Potato cactus
955,460
13,328,114 Super magic potion (3).png 1475 X Super magic potion (3)
22,151,550
8,823.44 Potion flask.png 723 X Potion flask
13,680,606
27,008,720 Super magic flask (6).png 723 X Super magic flask (6)
26,616,522
−392.2


−2.27
Invention potion (3).png Invention potion 77 175 Grimy snapdragon.png 1000 X Grimy snapdragon 1,822,000
Vial of water.png 1111 X Vial of water 126,654
Total cost: 1,948,654
Chinchompa residue.png 1111 X Chinchompa residue
105,545
2,054,199 Invention potion (3).png 1475 X Invention potion (3)
1,877,675
−176.52 Potion flask.png 723 X Potion flask
13,680,606
15,734,805 Invention flask (6).png 723 X Invention flask (6)
4,570,806
−11,164


−63.79
Zamorak brew (3).png Zamorak brew 78 175 Grimy torstol.png 1000 X Grimy torstol 9,519,000
Vial of water.png 1111 X Vial of water 126,654
Total cost: 9,645,654
Jangerberries.png 1111 X Jangerberries
852,137
10,497,791 Zamorak brew (3).png 1475 X Zamorak brew (3)
1,371,750
−9,126.04 Potion flask.png 723 X Potion flask
13,680,606
24,178,397 Zamorak brew flask (6).png 723 X Zamorak brew flask (6)
8,725,887
−15,452.51


−88.3
Antipoison++ (3).png Antipoison++ 79 177.5 Grimy irit.png 1000 X Grimy irit 1,124,000
Coconut milk.png 1111 X Coconut milk 11,886,589
Total cost: 13,010,589
Magic roots.png 1111 X Magic roots
5,926,074
18,936,663 Antipoison++ (3).png 1475 X Antipoison++ (3)
4,941,250
−13,995.41 Potion flask.png 723 X Potion flask
13,680,606
32,617,269 Antipoison++ flask (6).png 723 X Antipoison++ flask (6)
18,250,689
−14,366.58


−80.94
Saradomin brew (3).png Saradomin brew 81 180 Grimy toadflax.png 1000 X Grimy toadflax 7,972,000
Vial of water.png 1111 X Vial of water 126,654
Total cost: 8,098,654
Crushed nest.png 1111 X Crushed nest
351,076
8,449,730 Saradomin brew (3).png 1475 X Saradomin brew (3)
14,398,950
5,949.22 Potion flask.png 723 X Potion flask
13,680,606
22,130,336 Saradomin brew flask (6).png 723 X Saradomin brew flask (6)
29,294,514
7,164.18


1,289,552.04
Aggression potion (3).png Aggression potion 82 185 Grimy bloodweed.png 1000 X Grimy bloodweed 29,006,000
Vial of water.png 1111 X Vial of water 126,654
Total cost: 29,132,654
Searing ashes.png 1111 X Searing ashes
145,908,741
175,041,395 Aggression potion (3).png 1475 X Aggression potion (3)
176,625,350
1,583.96 Potion flask.png 723 X Potion flask
13,680,606
188,722,001 Aggression flask (6).png 723 X Aggression flask (6)
215,851,650
27,129.65


5,018,985.07
Prayer renewal (3).png Prayer renewal 94 190 Grimy fellstalk.png 1000 X Grimy fellstalk 13,100,000
Vial of water.png 1111 X Vial of water 126,654
Total cost: 13,226,654
Morchella mushroom.png 1111 X Morchella mushroom
10,615,605
23,842,259 Prayer renewal (3).png 1475 X Prayer renewal (3)
29,587,025
5,744.77 Potion flask.png 723 X Potion flask
13,680,606
37,522,865 Prayer renewal flask (6).png 723 X Prayer renewal flask (6)
35,000,430
−2,522.43


−13.28

Process (potions made from other potions):[edit source]

Some potions such as Super Guthix rest and Super Zamorak brew are made by adding additional ingredients to a complete potion. This changes the calculations slightly, so this type of potion is in a separate table. This guide/table assumes that you are making the initial potion from scratch.

1. Make the initial potions just as described in the first process, but do not decant the potions into flasks. This will leave you with (on average) 1,224 complete potions.

2. Due to the 10% chance to save secondary ingredients, your 1,224 potions will require (on average) 1,114 tertiary ingredients. (1,113.72 * 1.1 ≈ 1,224) Buy a little more than this amount (to avoid having to go back to the Grand exchange) and add them to your potions at the portable well. The 5% chance to make an extra potion will be applied again over this process at the portable well. This will yield (on average) 1,285 finished 3-dose potions.

3. Buy 642 (half the amount of your 3-dose potions rounded down) Potion flasks at the Grand exchange. Bring your noted potion flasks and noted 3-dose potions to Teplin Macagan and have him decant your potions into your flasks. Sell these flasks at the grand exchange. It may take some time for your flasks to sell at market prices, but again the more profitable potions may still turn a significant profit even selling at a little lower than market price.

Potion Level
Req.
XP Cost of Initial Ingredients Cost of 1111
Secondary Ingredients
Cost of 1114
Tertiary Ingredients
Cost of 642
Potion Flasks
Total Cost Price of 642
Full Flasks
Profit/Loss Per
Herb Purchased
Guthix balance (3).png Guthix balance 22 50 Grimy harralander.png 1000 X Grimy harralander 1,476,000
Vial of water.png 1111 X Vial of water 126,654
Total cost: 1,602,654
Red spiders' eggs.png 1111 X Red spiders' eggs
347,743
Garlic.png 1114 X Garlic 76,866
Silver dust.png 1114 X Silver dust 3,470,110
Total cost: 3,546,976
Potion flask.png 642 X Potion flask
12,147,924
17,645,297 Guthix balance flask (6).png 642 X Guthix balance flask (6)
15,217,968
−2,427.33
Super hunter (3).png Super hunter 64 145 Grimy avantoe.png 1000 X Grimy avantoe 1,628,000
Vial of water.png 1111 X Vial of water 126,654
Total cost: 1,754,654
Kebbit teeth dust.png 1111 X Kebbit teeth dust
23,387,661
Rabbit teeth.png 1114 X Rabbit teeth 130,338 Potion flask.png 642 X Potion flask
12,147,924
37,420,577 Super hunter flask (6).png 642 X Super hunter flask (6)
15,532,548
−21,888.03
Super divination (3).png Super divination 70 160 Grimy spirit weed.png 1000 X Grimy spirit weed 15,085,000
Vial of water.png 1111 X Vial of water 126,654
Total cost: 15,211,654
Rabbit foot.png 1111 X Rabbit foot
17,028,297
Zygomite fruit.png 1114 X Zygomite fruit 2,088,750 Potion flask.png 642 X Potion flask
12,147,924
46,476,625 Super divination flask (6).png 642 X Super divination flask (6)
26,216,712
−20,259.91
Super runecrafting (3).png Super runecrafting 75 170 Grimy wergali.png 1000 X Grimy wergali 9,851,000
Vial of water.png 1111 X Vial of water 126,654
Total cost: 9,977,654
Fallfaced wool.png 1111 X Fallfaced wool
1,788,710
Yak milk.png 1114 X Yak milk 130,958,498 Potion flask.png 642 X Potion flask
12,147,924
154,872,786 Super runecrafting flask (6).png 642 X Super runecrafting flask (6)
80,255,778
−74,617.01
Super invention (3).png Super invention 87 220 Grimy snapdragon.png 1000 X Grimy snapdragon 1,822,000
Vial of water.png 1111 X Vial of water 126,654
Total cost: 1,948,654
Chinchompa residue.png 1111 X Chinchompa residue
105,545
Spider fangs.png 1114 X Spider fangs 485,704 Potion flask.png 642 X Potion flask
12,147,924
14,687,827 Super invention flask (6).png 642 X Super invention flask (6)
11,388,438
−3,299.39


Super Saradomin brew (3).png Super Saradomin brew 93 180 Grimy toadflax.png 1000 X Grimy toadflax 7,972,000
Vial of water.png 1111 X Vial of water 126,654
Total cost: 8,098,654
Crushed nest.png 1111 X Crushed nest
351,076
Wine of Saradomin.png 1114 X Wine of Saradomin 75,080,258 Potion flask.png 642 X Potion flask
12,147,924
95,677,912 Super Saradomin brew flask (6).png 642 X Super Saradomin brew flask (6)
99,186,432
3,508.52
Super Zamorak brew (3).png Super Zamorak brew 93 180 Grimy torstol.png 1000 X Grimy torstol 9,519,000
Vial of water.png 1111 X Vial of water 126,654
Total cost: 9,645,654
Jangerberries.png 1111 X Jangerberries
852,137
Wine of Zamorak.png 1114 X Wine of Zamorak 7,453,774 Potion flask.png 642 X Potion flask
12,147,924
30,099,489 Super Zamorak brew flask (6).png 642 X Super Zamorak brew flask (6)
14,424,456
−15,675.03
Super Guthix rest (3).png Super Guthix rest 93 59.5 Grimy harralander.png 1000 X Grimy harralander 1,476,000
Vial of water.png 1111 X Vial of water 126,654
Total cost: 1,602,654
Clean marrentill.png 1111 X Clean marrentill
6,720,439
Wine of Guthix.png 1114 X Wine of Guthix 3,880,062 Potion flask.png 642 X Potion flask
12,147,924
24,351,079 Super Guthix brew flask (6).png 642 X Super Guthix brew flask (6)
27,525,750
3,174.67

Conclusion:[edit source]

Making the flasks in the bottom table is generally not worth it if your interest is profit. The only exception is the Super Guthix rest, which can be solid money and decent experience. If your goal is to maximize experience without losing any money, it's generally best to sort the top table by XP in descending order and pick the first potion that you can make that yields a profit. It may be that there is a higher experience, profitable potion for you if you don't decant to flasks so be sure to check out other methods!