Swamp tar

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This article is about an item used to make swamp paste. For other uses, see Tar.
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Swamp tar can be found lying on the ground in the Lumbridge Swamp and Mort Myre Swamp (just north of the swamp boat).

After starting the Lunar Diplomacy quest, you can also take swamp tar from barrels in the Lady Zay. There are four barrels on the first level down in the ship and three on the second level. A barrel contains one to twenty swamp tars. However, 2 pieces seems most common and anything above five is rare.

15 swamp tar may be gained from Lletya General Store for free after completion of the easy set of Tirannwn Tasks, with a maximum of 30 in stock after the medium set of tasks.

Cave slimes, aberrant spectres, warped tortoises, and warped terrorbirds drop swamp tar in reasonable amounts. Swamp tar can also be obtained as a reward from Big Chinchompa. Swamp tar can be a good money-making method for lower level players.

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

11 swamp tar spawns can be found in Lumbridge Swamp, near the Water Altar.
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Aberrant spectre72; 78 Multicombat.png258/128P2P icon.png
Blissful shadow112 Multicombat.png4CommonP2P icon.png
Cave goblin36 Thieving-icon.png1UncommonP2P icon.png
Cave slime26 Multicombat.png1–6AlwaysP2P icon.png
Fungal rodent26 Multicombat.png3–6CommonP2P icon.png
Ghast28; 35; 63; 91 Multicombat.png4UncommonP2P icon.png
Grifolapine103 Multicombat.png3UncommonP2P icon.png
Infested axe105 Multicombat.png3–11UncommonP2P icon.png
Jelly68 Multicombat.png215/128P2P icon.png
Manifest shadow126 Multicombat.png85/69P2P icon.png
Mummy (Jaldraocht Pyramid)77 Multicombat.png1–17CommonP2P icon.png
Mummy (Ullek)74 Multicombat.png1–18CommonP2P icon.png
Neem oilNot available Multicombat.png1–3UncommonP2P icon.png
Terror dog61; 65 Multicombat.png48/128P2P icon.png
Truthful shadow98 Multicombat.png414/128P2P icon.png
Warped terrorbird82 Multicombat.png10–52CommonP2P icon.png
Warped tortoise72 Multicombat.png10–32CommonP2P icon.png
Winter Weekends (2012)N/A Reward10CommonN/A

Uses[edit | edit source]

Making money[edit | edit source]

Swamp paste[edit | edit source]

When joined with flour and then heated on a fire or range, it becomes swamp paste, a sticky item used in the Shades of Mort'ton and Fishing Trawler minigames. It also plays a role in several quests. Note that swamp paste can be purchased far more cheaply from stores or the Grand Exchange.

Herb tar[edit | edit source]

Swamp tar, when combined with certain herbs, is used in the Ranged skill as ammunition when a salamander is wielded as a weapon. Swamp tar can be used with guam, marrentill, tarromin, or harralander to create the following ammunitions:

Lamp oil[edit | edit source]

Swamp tar can also be distilled into Lamp oil using either the still in the Rimmington Chemistry shop or the still at Miltog's lamp stall in the Dorgesh-Kaan marketplace. Note that a still will not load the Lamp oil into any container except an empty Oil lamp, Oil lantern, or Bullseye lantern.

Quests[edit | edit source]

Swamp tar is used in several quests.

Disassembly[edit | edit source]