Scroll of cleansing

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The scroll of cleansing is a members-only Dungeoneering reward and can be purchased for 20,000 Dungeoneering tokens. It requires a Herblore level of 49 and a Dungeoneering level of 49. Once used, the scroll will disappear, giving the player the following permanent effects, known as the Wasteless Herblore ability:

  • A chance that the secondary ingredient will be saved and the potion will be created faster. Both of these effects occur at the same time, therefore they have the same chance.
    • Although the scroll has a 10% chance of saving herbs, this results in 11.1% more potions from a given number of herbs. This is because there is a 10% chance that an already saved ingredient will be saved again. The proof of this, along with data from studies of this occurrence, can be found on the talk page.
    • This means that, over the long term, you will be able to make 10 potions for every 9 ingredients you have.
    • The first ingredient of a potion's recipe cannot be saved. This is usually the vial of water, crystal flask, or base potion, but in some cases this leads to unintuitive results. For instance, when making overloads, extreme attacks cannot be saved.

Players who have purchased the scroll and are making potions in large quantities may find it more efficient to withdraw 15 unfinished potions and 13 secondary ingredients each load, rather than 14 of each. Doing so with a beast of burden and 2 secondary ingredients inside it will allow players to select 15, otherwise they can only select a maximum of 13 at a time. Although, since the saved ingredients will need to be re-added to new potions, some prefer to just withdraw 14 of each, bank everything after making the potions and then repeat.

The following are not affected by the scroll:

Upon reading the scroll, the player gets the message: The secret is yours! You unlock a chance of making potions quicker, and saving herblore[sic] secondary ingredients..

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Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 2 December 2019 (Update):
    • The scroll of cleansing now correctly saves 5 grenwall spikes, rather than 1.
  • patch 25 September 2013 (Update):
    • The Scroll of Cleansing now gives the wine rather than potions when making Super Saradomin / Zamorak potions.
  • patch 28 March 2011 (Update):
    • A typo on ‘Wasteless Herblore’ in the skill advance guide has been fixed.
  • patch 1 February 2011 (Update):
    • This item will now save the correct ingredients for several more potions.
    • The Herblore skill guide now correctly refers to this item.
  • patch 4 January 2011 (Update):
    • Fixed an issue where this item was preserving the wrong item when various potions were mixed.
  • patch 20 December 2010 (Update):
    • This item's effect now works on Herblore Habitat potions.
  • patch 9 November 2010 (Update):
    • The wasteless Herblore ability is now correctly listed as members-only in the skill advance guide.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • When this item was released, players quickly found that it did not affect all types of potions. On 1 February 2011, this problem was fixed as stated in the patch notes.
  • On the in-game Dungeoneering rewards guide, it is labelled by its original concept name, "Wasteless Herblore".
  • When a player buys this scroll from the Rewards Trader, it will appear on their adventurer's log.
  • Unlocking the scroll of cleansing's ability is one of the requirements needed to get a trimmed completionist cape.
  • When you save wyvern bonemeal, with the scroll of cleansing while making super prayer potions, it leaves an extra empty pot in your inventory or on the ground. This is because the way the scroll is programmed, it does not technically save you an ingredient; it simply creates an additional secondary ingredient of the same type in your inventory.