Mithril seeds

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Mithril seeds are items that can be planted in order to produce flowers of a random colour. When planted, they will appear underneath your feet, and then you will automatically move to an adjacent square. Immediately after this action, players are given the choice of picking up the flowers, or leaving them. It is advised that the player take the flowers, due to their monetary value and their use in the Summoning skill, for making Praying Mantis pouches. Mithril seeds cannot be taken onto Entrana.

On 18 March 2013, an anti-gambling update changed the way flowers would appear. All flowers planted are shown as white, but picking them still gives a randomly chosen colour flower. This measure was done to prevent “hot or cold” games that were introduced when Free Trade was brought back to the game on 11 February 2011. Hosts took cash and would return a multiplied amount as promised if the player was right. Although this was a trust trade, players were statistically likely to lose their money in their bets.

Obtaining mithril Seeds[edit | edit source]

40 mithril seeds can be obtained as a reward from the Waterfall Quest. Players can also purchase up to 500 of them at Legends' Guild, which slowly restocks over time.

Flower colour Coins 1000.png GE price Coins 1000.png Profit/loss
Flowers (pastel).png Flowers (pastel) 2,732 coins 2,426
Flowers (mixed).png Flowers (mixed) 2,431 coins 2,125
Red flowers.png Red flowers 3,180 coins 2,874
Blue flowers.png Blue flowers 2,373 coins 2,067
Yellow flowers.png Yellow flowers 2,146 coins 1,840
Purple flowers.png Purple flowers 2,132 coins 1,826
Orange flowers.png Orange flowers 2,149 coins 1,843
White flowers.png White flowers 27,046 coins 26,740
Black flowers.png Black flowers 3,306 coins 3,000
Mithril seeds.png Estimated profit 306 coins 2,149.15

Store locations[edit | edit source]

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SellerLocationCostCurrencyBase stockMembers?
Legends' Guild Shop of Useful Items2nd floor[UK]3rd floor[US] of Legends' Guild (west side)300Coins 250.png Coins500P2P icon.png

Flower odds[edit | edit source]

The following is a table listing the odds that an individual colour will result. The sample used was of 25,257.

Flower Colour Plants Percentage
Red 3491 13.82%
Orange 3487 13.81%
Yellow 4036 15.98%
Blue 3898 15.43%
Purple 3830 15.16%
Pastel 2565 10.16%
Rainbow 3871 15.33%
White 29 0.11%
Black 50 0.20%
Total 25257 100.00%

Disassembly[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 14 December 2010 (Update):
    • Mithril seeds can no longer be planted in the Herblore Habitat.
  • patch 2 September 2009 (Update):
    • If you're prevented from moving by a spell, you are no longer able to move by planting mithril seeds.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Only the containers of the seeds are made of mithril. As such, they cannot be smithed from mithril bars.
  • In RuneScape Classic, when one planted a mithril seed, the product would be an uncuttable tree, and one would not back up a space after planting. Thus, if one planted a mithril seed in RuneScape Classic, they would be "inside" or occupying the same space as a temporary tree. These seeds were also allowed to be planted in the Wilderness.
  • They were used to disrupt other players' Hunter training such as in the laying box trap. As of now, players are unable to plant the seeds in hunting areas.
  • These were also commonly used to detect Firemaking bots. When placed directly under a player before they could perform the action, the bot wouldn't be able to respond and would wait until the flower was gone.
  • These seeds are in no way related to the Farming skill, as they existed long before its release.
  • Mithril seeds once jumped in price since the re-release of Free Trade in 2011 due to players hosting the Flower Game; therefore making them in high demand. However, with the removal of dicing and flower games the price of the item has crashed.
  • On 6 June, many players plant mithril seeds in Falador to remember the infamous bug abuse, named the Falador Massacre.
  • Due to their high price, it was a common way to earn around 100k daily buying 300 mithril seeds from the Legends' Guild then selling them all in the Grand Exchange. However, due to an update, the price of this item has crashed, making this money-making method obsolete.
  • With the new RuneScape 3, there is a flower glitch where flowers are floating above the players' heads when they are planted.
  • The seeds have an identical inventory icon to Yommi tree seeds.