Herbicide

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Herbicide detail.png
The interface that players can use to choose the herbs that are destroyed when obtained as drops.

Herbicide is a Dungeoneering reward purchased from the Rewards trader for 34,000 Dungeoneering tokens or from the Farmers' Market of the player-owned farm for 10,000 beans. It requires level 21 Herblore and level 21 Dungeoneering to use.

Herbicide automatically destroys grimy herbs from monster drops and rewards the player double the experience that would have been received from cleaning the herb. There are certain restrictions for this effect:

  • It only erodes herbs that the player has the Herblore level to clean.
  • It does not erode noted herb drops.
  • It only destroys herbs chosen through the herbicide's "Inspect" option.

Herbicide upgrade[edit | edit source]

The herbicide collector upgrade can be purchased from the Farmers' Market for 25,000 beans. The upgraded herbicide can be set to automatically pick up any herbs that are not burned (apart from noted ones), similar to the effect of the upgraded bonecrusher. In addition, the herbicide can be added to tool belt after purchasing the ability for 500 slayer points from any slayer master.

Before the herbicide collector upgrade will start picking up herbs, players need to toggle the auto-pickup option at the bottom of the herbicide settings.

Under the "Inspect" option, the player can hover the mouse over the name of a herb to see the current market price for that herb.

Combat stats[edit | edit source]

Analysis[edit | edit source]

Like the seedicide, the herbicide trades "proper" training for combat-based simplicity. Herblore experience is awarded after killing a monster that has dropped a herb, much like Slayer experience. One benefit that the herbicide provides is that the player has precise control over what is and is not to be eroded (leaving the valuable herbs intact while destroying the herbs that would have been otherwise ignored, for example).

On the other hand, the Herbicide is also very situational. Not all monsters drop herbs, requiring the player to engage certain monsters to make full use of the herbicide. In addition, there are no items that directly synergise with the Herbicide's erosion (other than the botanist's outfit). Additionally, the herbicide has no effect on noted herbs, so its use is restricted to monsters that drop herbs unnoted.

Ultimately, the herbicide's worth is to be decided by the player. The greatest advantage the herbicide provides is the opportunity to train combat skills and Herblore simultaneously; training with the Herbicide is by no means faster or a replacement for "proper" training. Because most high levelled combat or slayer monster has been changed to drop noted herbs, this made the herbicide less effective to use. However, if a player has high Dungeoneering and Slayer levels, they likely have an abundance of both Dungeoneering tokens to buy the herbicide and the Slayer reward points to put the herbicide in the tool belt, which eliminates the need for an inventory spot to have the herbicide in.

Suggested monsters[edit | edit source]

Affected herbs[edit | edit source]

Herb Herblore requirement Cost XP granted GP/XP
Grimy guam.png: RS3 Inventory image of Grimy guamGrimy guam 1[1] 472 5 -94.4
Grimy tarromin.png: RS3 Inventory image of Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin 11[1] 181 10 -18.1
Grimy marrentill.png: RS3 Inventory image of Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill 5[1] 8,205 7.6 -1,079.61
Grimy harralander.png: RS3 Inventory image of Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander 20[1] 765 12.6 -60.71
Grimy ranarr.png: RS3 Inventory image of Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr 25 3,238 15 -215.87
Grimy toadflax.png: RS3 Inventory image of Grimy toadflaxGrimy toadflax 30 10,011 16 -625.69
Grimy spirit weed.png: RS3 Inventory image of Grimy spirit weedGrimy spirit weed 35 17,708 15.6 -1,135.13
Grimy irit.png: RS3 Inventory image of Grimy iritGrimy irit 40 3,509 17.6 -199.37
Grimy wergali.png: RS3 Inventory image of Grimy wergaliGrimy wergali 41 6,971 19 -366.89
Grimy avantoe.png: RS3 Inventory image of Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe 48 1,052 20 -52.6
Grimy kwuarm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm 54 10,770 22.6 -476.55
Grimy snapdragon.png: RS3 Inventory image of Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon 59 1,525 23.6 -64.62
Grimy cadantine.png: RS3 Inventory image of Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine 65 5,201 25 -208.04
Grimy lantadyme.png: RS3 Inventory image of Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme 67 8,040 26.2 -306.87
Grimy dwarf weed.png: RS3 Inventory image of Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed 70 14,371 27.6 -520.69
Grimy torstol.png: RS3 Inventory image of Grimy torstolGrimy torstol 75 4,773 30 -159.1
Grimy fellstalk.png: RS3 Inventory image of Grimy fellstalkGrimy fellstalk 91 11,412 33.6 -339.64
  1. ^ a b c d The level requirements for cleaning these herbs are irrelevant because they are less than 21, the herbicide's requirement. Any player using the herbicide is always able to affect these herbs, bar the unusual circumstance of decreased Herblore levels.

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Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 4 May 2020 (Update):
    • When the Herbicide option to auto-collect herbs is turned on, they'll go straight to the Herb Bag instead of the Backpack.
  • patch 28 May 2019 (Update):.
    • It is no longer possible to buy duplicate Advance gold accumulators, Herbicides, Bonecrushers or Charming imps if you have them stored on your toolbelt.
  • patch 26 November 2018 (Update):
    • Chat messages for destroying herbs with Herbicide are no longer duplicated.
  • ninja 15 June 2015 (Update):
    • Herbicide will now state which herb was destroyed.
  • patch 1 February 2011 (Update):
    • This item now functions correctly when using a dwarf multicannon.
  • patch 4 January 2011 (Update):
    • Herbicide now works on herbs from grenwalls.
  • patch 1 September 2010 (Update):
    • Corrected the information about the herbicide item in the Herblore skill guide.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The inventory icon for the herbicide is the same as the Strong magic potion's.
  • This item does not stack in the bank. Buying two herbicides to reserve the bank spot does not work. However, each one can have its own, unique settings.
  • On death, this item will be dropped under your gravestone, and you will have to pick it up manually rather than picking it up via the gravestone. It is unknown whether this is a glitch.