Plague Doctor

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This article is about the promotion. For the NPC, see Plague Doctor (NPC).
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Plague Doctor is a Treasure Hunter promotion and may not currently be active.
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Plague Doctor is a Treasure Hunter promotion that started on 25 October 2018 and lasted five days until 29 October 2018 at 2359. Players complete a series of tasks similar to previous events like Faceless Assassins and Zodiac Training. The player can open Treasure Hunter or speak to the Plague Doctor to receive a plague task list. This list can be clicked to reference the tasks in need of completion and potential rewards.

The plague doctor walk override token is a reward only from Treasure Hunter, upon completing Prestige 5 tasks you will receive the walk override immediately.

The start of the promotion was indicated by the following login messages:

  • Its[sic] time to get started with your Plague Doctor tasks! Complete tasks on the Plague Doctor task list to claim some unique rewards.
  • You can claim your Plague Doctor task list by opening Treasure Hunter.

Ironmen instead received the message:

  • You can claim your Plague Doctor task list by speaking to the Plague Doctor west of the Draynor lodestone.

After finishing all the tasks from the list five times, stamps won on Treasure Hunter have no further purpose other than cashing them out or redeeming them for a medium prismatic lamp.

Tasks[edit | edit source]

Tasks can be skipped instantly by using a plague doctor stamp.

Level 1-30[edit | edit source]

Task Requirements Members? Notes
Knock knock
Interact with the Ardougne wall door.
N/A P2P icon.png Go through the door between east and west Ardougne.
Doctor's visit
Talk to Hans while wearing the gas mask.
Plague City P2P icon.png Hans can be found wandering around Lumbridge Castle.
Cure the infection
Create an antipoison.
13 Herblore P2P icon.png An antipoison can be created with a marrentill potion (unf) and unicorn horn dust. A super antipoison will also work.
Right to the source
Kill 30 giant rats in the Stronghold of Security - X/30
N/A F2P icon.png Second floor (Catacomb of famine) The flesh crawlers found in the same room as the rats have a chance of dropping grimy marrentill for 'Cure the infection'.

This task can be completed the quickest by killing rats in the south-west corner, as it has the most giant rat spawns.

Level 31-60[edit | edit source]

Task Requirements Members? Notes
An apple a day
Harvest an apple from an apple tree.
27 Farming P2P icon.png An apple tree seed takes a minimum of sixteen hours to grow from sapling, and can be protected with nine sweetcorn.

Rapid Growth can be cast to shorten this to thirteen hours and twenty minutes; if the tree or master farmer outfits are owned, it can be cast twice to further shorten the time to ten hours and forty minutes. Ultra-growth potion dropped from Giant mole can be used to skip two growth stages to reduce time even further.
The apple tree does not need to be replanted for future prestiges; the same tree may be used, as long as the apples have replenished.

Animal Clinic
Feed animals medicinal honeycomb at the Manor Farm - X/5
17 Farming P2P icon.png Can be any animal, lowest requirement animal is rabbits.

Animal must have a health value below 100% in order to be fed medicinal honeycomb.

This sucks
Create 24 bloated leech pouches - X/24
49 Summoning P2P icon.png Requires 24 summoning pouches, 2808 spirit shards, 24 crimson charms and 24 raw beef.
Raw beef can be purchased in bulk at meat stores in Canifis, Darkmeyer, and Oo'glog.
You should probably get that checked
Defeat the Giant mole.
N/A F2P icon.png Entrance to lair located in Falador Park.

Level 61-80[edit | edit source]

Task Requirements Members? Notes
Ahead of the Game
Complete a soul reaper assignment.
50 combat P2P icon.png N/A
Medical logs
Cut 50 blisterwood logs - X/50
Partial completion of The Branches of Darkmeyer P2P icon.png Using the double resource mode from the Dwarven chainaxe will count for two logs cut.
Chief Sturgeon
Catch 50 leaping sturgeon - X/50
70 Fishing, 45 Agility and Strength, and partial completion of Barbarian Training. P2P icon.png Requires fishing bait, unless the baitless fishing prawn perk is active.
Fish consumed with the 'Consume' function on the Shark outfit sets do not count.
Just part of the job
Burn 25 vyre corpses - X/25
Partial completion of Legacy of Seergaze P2P icon.png Killing them with the Sunspear counts.

Level 81+[edit | edit source]

Task Requirements Members? Notes
Regular exercise
X/25 laps of Hefin Agility Course completed.
77 Agility and completion of Plague's End P2P icon.png N/A
Always read the label
Create a Strong Cure Potion in Daemonheim.
81 Herblore P2P icon.png The potion is made by adding buckthorn and firebreath whiskey to a vial of water.
Home Remedy
Fetch items for the Plague Doctor :

1x 6 dose Overload Salve
1x Divine herb patch III
1x Empty Birds Nest
200x Harmonic Dust
10x Wallasalkibane ore
1x Sack full of Potatoes

82 Divination, 97 Herblore, completion of Ritual of the Mahjarrat (alternatively, partial completion with Hero's Welcome), completion of Plague's End P2P icon.png The plague doctor can be easily reached by right clicking on the plague task list and selecting the teleport option. All items must be unnoted.
Crimson Skillchompas
Catch 200 Crimson Skillchompas - X/200
89 Hunter P2P icon.png 94 Agility would be helpful to decrease the amount of time this task takes.

Protean traps do count towards this task.

Rewards[edit | edit source]

Rewards are given for completing rows, columns or full tables at each of the four prestige levels.

Prestige level Requirement Reward
1 Row 1 Medium cash bag
Row 2 Large cash bag
Row 3 Prismatic huge fallen star
Row 4 Huge prismatic lamp
Column 1 Plague Doctor miasma guards (green) and bloused boots (green)
Column 2 Plague Doctor leather britches (green)
Column 3 Plague Doctor waxed armour (green)
Column 4 Plague Doctor herbed mask (green)
Full table Plague Doctor leeching syringe
2 Row 1 Medium cash bag
Row 2 Large cash bag
Row 3 Prismatic huge fallen star
Row 4 Huge prismatic lamp
Column 1 Large cash bag
Column 2 Huge fallen star
Column 3 Huge prismatic lamp
Column 4 2 Huge fallen star
Full table Plague Doctor register wagon rest
3 Row 1 Medium cash bag
Row 2 Large cash bag
Row 3 Prismatic huge fallen star
Row 4 Huge prismatic lamp
Column 1 Plague Doctor miasma guards (cyan) and bloused boots(cyan)[sic]
Column 2 Plague Doctor leather britches (cyan)
Column 3 Plague Doctor waxed armour (cyan)
Column 4 Plague Doctor herbed mask (cyan)
Full table Plague Doctor lancing cane
4 Row 1 Medium cash bag
Row 2 Large cash bag
Row 3 Prismatic huge fallen star
Row 4 Huge prismatic lamp
Column 1 Large cash bag
Column 2 Huge fallen star
Column 3 Huge prismatic lamp
Column 4 2 Huge fallen star
Full table Plague Doctor mercury cloud teleport
5 Row 1 Medium cash bag
Row 2 Large cash bag
Row 3 Prismatic huge fallen star
Row 4 Huge prismatic lamp
Column 1 Plague Doctor miasma guards (purple) and bloused boots (purple)
Column 2 Plague Doctor leather britches (purple)
Column 3 Plague Doctor waxed armour (purple)
Column 4 Plague Doctor herbed mask (purple)
Full table Plague Doctor contagion walk

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • When completing the initial Doctor's Visit task (this does not appear on prestige version of this task), the player refers to themselves as "Mantis Toboggan" which is a reference to the show It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
  • The Home Remedy task may be a reference to the Contagion task from the Faceless Assassins event, where you can help create the affliction that the plague doctor now tries to cure.