Strategies for Ironman Mode
Herblore is a relatively difficult skills to train on ironman mode while also having many useful rewards. Putting reward experience and repeatable experience on herblore is a common way to get experience in the skill, although obtaining herbs is still important for making the actual potions. At high level, the Anachronia Dinosaur Farm also offers produce that can aid training a lot.
Equipment[edit | edit source]
See also Herblore training#Equipment.
|Herb bag||Stores unnoted herbs, primarily useful early on.||200 spirit points from Herby Werby.|
|Botanist's outfit||Each piece of the Botanist's outfit increases Herblore experience by 1%. Wearing a full set will give an extra 1% bonus experience, for 6% bonus experience in total.||Flash Powder Factory, requiring 75 , 75 and 50 (all unboostable). Ideally, when it is on Thaler.|
|Modified botanist's mask||In addition to granting a 1% Herblore experience bonus, gives a 5% chance to duplicate potions the player is making.||Flash Powder Factory. Ideally, when it is on Thaler.|
|Factory outfit||Wearing 3/5 parts of the outfit gives a 10% chance of creating 4-dose potions instead of 3-dose. Stacks with bonuses from Morytania legs 4 and Desert amulet 4.
Wearing all 5 parts will give bonus experience making unfinished potions equivalent to cleaning the relevant herb.
|The full set costs 12,000 Brian points from Flash Powder Factory or 1,200 thaler.|
|Scroll of cleansing||Gives the player the Wasteless Herblore ability: which grants the following effects:
||Requires a Herblore level of 49 and a Dungeoneering level of 49. Purchased for 20,000 Dungeoneering reward tokens from the Rewards Trader.|
|Morytania legs 4||20% chance of creating a 4-dose prayer renewal instead of 3-dose while mixing them in Morytania.||Complete all Morytania achievements.|
|Desert amulet 4||20% chance to create a 4-dose super antifire instead of 3-dose, while in the desert.||Complete all Desert achievements.|
|- or -|
|Botanist's amulet||5% chance to create 4-dose potions instead of 3-dose. 5 charges.||Enchanted jade amulet, made with 27 and 34 . The jades can be obtained from opening geodes.|
|Envenomed perk||10% chance to create 4-dose potions when mixing Weapon Poison or Antipoison potion variants instead of 3-dose.||97 (unboostable) and 80 required. The eggs can be obtained from rolling a random egg using hunter marks at a 3/13 chance or as a drop from feral, venomous or ripper dinosaurs (90, 105 and 114 respectively) at a 1/750 chance.|
|Deployable herb burner||Can be used to burn certain herbs for training.||Rare drop from ghosts. If planning on training herblore, aberrant spectres make an excellent target.|
|Wise||The wise perk on a weapon or tool in the main or off-hand slot can give up to 4% more experience.||For wise 4, 95 (unboostable) is required as well as 85 . At level 85, 9 pious components will give about a 1 in 7 chance for wise 4. For herblore training, a mainhand weapon or tool with the perk is ideal.|
|Inspire Genius||Players with level 118 Archaeology can activate the Inspire Genius relic power at the mysterious monolith for a 2% experience increase to Herblore.||118 required. Costs 5,000 chronotes and 250 relic power to swap in.|
For optimizing the number of potions while doing a minimal amount of Flash Powder Factory, get the modified mask (2,000 Brian points) and the factory top, factory gloves and factory boots (6,000 Brian points or 700 Thaler). If prayer renewals are not considered important, the factory trousers instead of the top saves 500 Brian points or 75 Thaler.
Ideal setup[edit | edit source]
For optimizing the number of potions obtained, use the following setups:
- When making unfinished potions, wear the modified mask for 5% extra potions (since each action only gives 1 xp, bonus xp can only be obtained with a modifier of 10% or more).
- When making any (3) dose potion including extreme potions and overloads, wear the modified mask, botanist's amulet, factory top, botanist's legs, factory boots and factory gloves for about 10% extra potions and 2% extra xp.
- When making prayer renewals, wear Morytania legs 4 instead of the legs and work in the Canifis bank or another bank in Morytania for about 17% extra potions and 1% extra xp.
- When making super antifires, wear Desert amulet 4 instead of the amulet and work in the Nardah bank or another bank in the desert for about 15% extra potions and 1% extra xp.
- When making overloads (or supreme overloads or elder overloads), wear the Herblore master cape and no factory outfit for about 26% extra potions and 6% extra xp.
- When making Meilyr combination potions, wear the full botanist's outfit and wait for Meilyr hour while using a Perfect juju herblore potion or Perfect plus for 5% extra potions and 33% extra xp.
Obtaining ingredients[edit | edit source]
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For seeds, see the farming section of the ironman strategy guide.
Managing Miscellania can also give low level herbs in high quantities.
Secondaries[edit | edit source]
|Vial of water||Vial of water pack from various stores|
|Super potion set||Buying from Mazcab Emergency Merchants (restocks a (4) dose every 2 minutes) or steal from Iorwerth worker and Cadarn worker in (1) doses|
|Eye of newt||Eye of newt pack from various stores|
|Limpwurt root||Sunspear Vyrelords/ladies, Corporeal Beast, General Graardor, Iorwerth scouts/guards, buying up to 10 per day|
|White berries||Picking them up north of the Tirannwn lodestone or the wilderness, Corporeal Beast, Iorwerth scouts/guards, bush runs, buying up to 10 per day|
|Potato cactus||Daily collection at the Weird Old Man (easily reachable with fairy ring code BIQ) after completion of at least the easy Desert achievements, picking them up in the Kalphite Hive, fungal mage|
|Wine of Zamorak||K'ril Tsutsaroth, Twin Furies|
|Ground mud runes||Craft with magic imbue and a binding necklace at the earth altar near the balloon (travel to Entrana with weapons to open up the bank).|
|Grenwall spikes||Hunting them after the medium Tirannwn achievements, Big Game Hunter|
|Super restore (4) and Summoning potion (4)||Mazcab Emergency Merchants restocking every 2 minutes|
|(Powerburst) Vial||Decanting a large stack to 4 doses, dropping the empty vials, then to 1 doses, picking up the empty vials, decant to 4 doses again at any decanting NPC. In order for this to work properly, players need to ensure that the Destroy empty vials when decanting potions setting is disabled (Settings -> General -> Inventory -> Destroy empty vials when decanting potions).|
|Bomb vial||Buying up to 200 per day from Jatix's Herblore Shop and Meilyr Clan Store|
|Snape grass||Aberrant spectres, waterfiends|
|Cockatrice egg||Cockatrice (Mask of stone helps) or Spirit cockatrice special|
|Unicorn horn||Commander Zilyana minions, celestial dragons, buying up to 10 dust per day.|
|Red spiders' eggs||Sunspear Vyrelords/ladies, Spidines (get raw sardines from Gerrant's Fishy Business)|
|Crushed nest||Solak, Telos, smoke nihils, Kree'arra, Managing Miscellania on maples|
|Searing ashes||Lava strykewyrm|
|Mort myre fungus||After completing Deadliest Catch, get a silver sickle (b), Morytania legs 1 and some prayer renewals (do not take too many at once). Go to the deposit box west of BKR. Drink the prayer renewal, cast bloom near the logs until the inventory is full, deposit into the box, repeat. See also Money making guide/Collecting mort myre fungi.|
|Dragon scale dust||Meilyr worker pickpocketing, picking them up in the Taverley blue dragon resource dungeon|
|Papaya fruit||Salawa akh, fruit bat special (do this at the Kanatah bank in Mazcab for easy access to summoning potions which can replenish special move points) or fruit tree runs.|
|Weapon poison++ ingredients|
|Cave nightshade||Picking them up in the Skavid Caves (optionally use porters). Also check Money_making_guide/Making_weapon_poison++|
|Poison ivy berries||Bush runs.|
|Coconut||Fruit tree runs, Menaphite gift offerings, corrupted lizard, camel warriors.|
High level training methods[edit | edit source]
Up to level 90 herblore training relies on using a lot of herbs or using experience rewards, but at level 90 consistent daily fast experience methods start to get unlocked.
Primal pulp[edit | edit source]
Primal extract are potions made by combining primal fruit pulp with empty vials at 90 . These can be farmed by the player without needing new seeds every run. 4 lychee fruits can be picked from each of the 5 bushes, 6 Carambola fruits can be picked from each of the 7 fruit trees, 3 golden dragonfruit fruits can be picked from each of the 3 cacti. This amounts to 140, 252, and 72 primal fruit pulps, respectively. This is a total of 464 primal fruit pulps, amounting to 67,280 Herblore xp when creating primal extracts. The harvested fruits can be increased using wolpertinger pouches for double bush fruits and giant ent pouches and the legendary greenfinger aura for increased fruit yield resulting in 107,880 experience when creating primal extracts using 744 pulp which is an average run with both familiars, master farmer outfit and a legendary greenfingers aura. In addition to the herblore experience, a run also provides up to 86,227.4 experience. A full run can be done every 6 hours, but the cactus and fruit trees grow back their produce every 2 hours.
Between 1600 and 2200 primal fruit can be turned into extract per hour depending on level, including the time to make the pulp from fruit, for 237,378.9-312,109.3 herblore experience per hour. See Primal fruit pulp for various sources of pulp. The following experience per hour can be expected, assuming 12 ticks of banking between inventories:
Weapon poison+++[edit | edit source]
Weapon poison+++, requiring 100 provides an alternative that gives less experience per day (limited by 45 poison ivy per run), but is considered less tedious than making primal pulp, especially past level 102. Similar to the pulp run, bush and fruit tree patches need to be visited for the supplies, and in addition Cave nightshade needs to be gathered in the Skavid Caves (use a portable light source such as the Seers headband 1). Optimally, the following can be gathered on average: 45 Poison ivy berries, 52.5 Coconut, 16.5 Carambola and 10.35 Golden dragonfruit for a total of 81,798.5 experience and 38,291.4 experience. For the poison slime, raising frogs at the Anachronia Dinosaur Farm is required, which costs 150 beans per set of 270 poison slime.
Anachronia Dinosaur Farm produce[edit | edit source]
The Anachronia Dinosaur Farm can provide a lot of produce with relatively low time investment. The following table details how much produce can be expected based on what animal is growing (assuming 7 large animals constantly growing, or 5 varanusaur constantly growing):
|Level||Animal||Produce per day||experience per day||Beans per day|
|97||Ripper dinosaur (player-owned farm)||196.36 Dinosaur claws||60,000||962.18|
|98||Arcane apoterrasaur (player-owned farm)||115.13 Beak snot||100,742.4||1,299.1|
|100||Brutish dinosaur (player-owned farm)||112 Spark chitin||102,666.7||1,352.4|
|104||Scimitops (player-owned farm)||132.63 Spark chitin||106,105.3||1,309.52|
|106||Bagrada rex (player-owned farm)||129.16 Bottled dinosaur roar||107,637.1||1,334.7|
|108||Spicati apoterrasaur (player-owned farm)||126 Beak snot||109,200||1,349.88|
|110||Asciatops (player-owned farm)||152.3 Spark chitin||109,344.5||1,377.74|
|112||Corbicula rex (player-owned farm)||150.55 Bottled dinosaur roar||115,808.8||1,478.49|
|115||Oculi apoterrasaur (player-owned farm)||136.5 Beak snot||115,500||1,477|
|117||Malletops (player-owned farm)||171.36 Spark chitin||117,600||1,540.9|
|118||Pavosaurus rex (player-owned farm)||161.6 Bottled dinosaur roar||120,407.4||1,596.98|
This produce can be used for various high level potions that give high herblore experience. The following table details the potions that can be used for training. Potions not listed, such as the powerburst of sorcery have secondaries that are available in very low supply (in this case, yak milk).
Repeatable events[edit | edit source]
Herblore experience[edit | edit source]
- Herby Werby provides experience in or every week.
- Other daily and weekly events provide experience in any skill of your choosing, for which herblore can be an efficient choice. Check the repeatable events page for more details.
Herblore items[edit | edit source]
- Managing Miscellania provides low to mid level herbs daily.
- Herblore shops, Jatix's Herblore Shop and Meilyr Clan Store, can be a source of unicorn horn dust, limpwurt roots and white berries daily (5 each per store) and are the only source of bomb vials (100 each per store).
- Other useful shops are the Mazcab Emergency Merchants for various potions every 2 minutes as well as Ali's Discount Wares, Baba Yaga's Magic Shop and Magic Guild Store - Runes and Staves for 3 times 100 soul runes (for vulnerability bombs) daily.
- 10/20/30/40 potato cacti can be collected from the Weird Old Man after completion of the easy/medium/hard/elite Desert achievements daily.
- The divine herb patches in the Gorajo resource dungeon can provide a limited number of various herbs daily, as an alternative to the divine fishing bubbles that also spawn there. The Desert pantheon aura doubles the cap daily.
Milestone rewards[edit | edit source]
Not all useful rewards are listed here.
|38||Prayer potion (3)|
|75||Plague's end quest requirement|
|80||River of Blood quest requirement|
|81||Saradomin brew (3)|
|82||Aggression potion (3)|
|85||Super antifire (3)|
|95||Extreme invention (3)|
|98||Holy aggroverload (6)|
|99||Perfect plus potion (6)|
|100||Weapon poison+++ (3)|
|106||Elder overload potion (6)|
|107||Elder overload salve (6)|
|110||Spiritual prayer potion (6)|
|115||Adrenaline renewal potion (4)|