Overgrown idol

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Overgrown idols are statues present on Karamja and Anachronia, covered in light, medium and dense jungle vines. All eight sets of medium and dense vines around it in the inner ring must be chopped before being able to chop the idol. Level 81 Woodcutting is required to chop all the vines and the idol. Idols provide a leisurely method of training Woodcutting (unlike using Crystallise and Light Form, which require attention every few seconds) that can provide around 90,000 experience an hour with a dragon hatchet.

Successfully chopping down an overgrown idol will grant a temporary boost of either 5 or 15 minutes. In order to maximize the duration of the boost, the player must make a total of 4 successful chops from the start all the way until the idol has been cleared. If no successful chops were made on the idol, or if the player only successfully chops 3 times while reaching the idol, then they will only receive a partial potential boost.

A full potential boost is 15 minutes (4 or more successful chops including an attempt on the idol). A partial potential boost is 5 minutes (3 or fewer successful chops, or 4 successful chops and no attempt on the idol). In order to reach the buff, a minimum of 125 successful chops have to be performed (1 light, 4 medium, 4 dense, and 1 idol). Light jungle vines have 5 hardness, requiring 5 successful chops to be cleared. A medium vine has 10, a dense vine has 15, and the idol has 20.

A helpful tip is to chop only one light jungle vine required to access the interior vines. Once the idol has been chopped down, the player should return to the remaining light vines rather than standing around waiting for the idol to respawn.

If the idol is left too long, the vines will reset, forcing the player away from the idol.

There is a 10% increase to the number of Sentinel fragments when chopping down an overgrown idol or it's surrounding vines[1].

Woodcutting info[edit | edit source]

Getting there[edit | edit source]

Karamja[edit | edit source]

An idol can be found south-west of the Shipyard entrance and another north of the Jadinko Lair.

South-West of the Shipyard
North of the Jadinko Lair

The fastest way to navigate to the idols is to tune a Skill portal in the Max Guild garden portal to "Overgrown Idols" (This teleport can then be accessed through Grace of the Elves). Players may enter the garden if they have level 99 in at least one skill or are able to wear the quest point cape. The portal teleports players to the overgrown idol spot, north of the Jadinko Lair.

Alternate means of transportation:

Anachronia[edit | edit source]

Two idols can be found on Anachronia east of the liverworts. While chopping, a player may rarely obtain compacted wood or compacted leaves, a resource used in upgrading the Anachronia base camp. Clearing either of the two idols for the first time awards the player the Totem of Navigation base.

Experience[edit | edit source]

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Chopping the vines and the idol yield 383.5 base experience for each successful cut. At level 92 Woodcutting with Decorated Urns, Lumberjack outfit, and Crystal Hatchet, able to get 195K xp/hr.

Drops[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ a b Only on Anachronia.
  2. ^ Only on Anachronia, and only received once.

Boosts[edit | edit source]

It is not necessary to clear all vines to reach the idol. Only one light vine needs to be cut to reach the inner ring, and only the inner ring of medium and dense vines needs to be cleared. Idols may give strange and golden rocks. Like other trees, chopping vines may drop a bird's nest.

Once an idol has been chopped, one of five Woodcutting boosts will be granted, lasting 5 minutes (partial potential boost) or 15 minutes (full potential boost):

  • Double cutting rate (2 ticks instead of the standard 4 ticks)
  • 10% increase to woodcutting success chance
  • 10% chance to get double logs (or cut twice on ivy/vines/crystal)
  • 5% XP boost
  • Log auto-banking

Investigating a cleared overgrown idol in Karamja awards The End of Gara-Dul journal. This completes the Meeting your Idols achievement, which is a requirement for the master quest cape.

The idol remains cleared for about 2 minutes and 24 seconds before the vines grow back.

Achievement[edit | edit source]

  • Meeting your Idols (RuneScore.png 5) – Investigate an overgrown Karamjan idol to discover an ancient tale.

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 2 December 2019 (Update):
    • If you destroy the book "The End of Gara-Dul" and chop the idol in Karamja the achievement no longer triggers and no extra runescore is given.