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Herblaw (known as Herblore in RuneScape 2) is a skill in RuneScape Classic that allows players to make potions. Potions have a variety of effects, including curing poison, temporarily raising or restoring certain skills, or poisoning weapons. Potion boosts will generally allow players to perform certain feats that would otherwise require a few levels higher to do so. However, some quests' skill requirements do not allow boosts to be used.

Getting started in Herblaw requires completion of the Druidic Ritual quest, which will raise the player's Herblaw level to 3 (the level required to make the first potion). It is usually impossible to start Herblaw without completing this quest.

Obtaining herbsEdit

Herbs are a lot less common in Classic than they are in RuneScape 2. The best way to obtain herbs is from monster drops. Chaos druids, chaos druid warriors and men are great for obtaining herbs as they drop them frequently. Another option is to buy the herbs off of other players. Usually, larger amounts of herbs can be found for sale on the forums, but players will also sell them in banks (especially Draynor) on occasion. Players can trade both identified and unidentified herbs.

Identifying herbsEdit

When herbs are first obtained as drops from monsters, they are unidentified. Unidentified herbs stack in your bank according to their type. In order to be able to use these herbs to make potions, a player must identify what the herb is by clicking on it in the inventory screen. Different herbs require different levels to identify.

Image Herb Herblaw level Experience
Guam leaf Guam Leaf 3 2.5
Marrentill Marrentill 5 3.75
Tarromin Tarromin 11 5
Harralander Harralander 20 6
Ranarr Weed Ranarr weed 25 8
Irit Leaf Irit leaf 40 8.75
Avantoe Avantoe 48 10
Kwuarm Kwuarm 54 11.25
Cadantine Cadantine 65 12.5
Dwarf Weed Dwarf weed 70 13.75
Torstol Torstol 76 15

Mixing potionsEdit

Filling vial

A player filling a vial with visible bubble.

Making a potion requires a vial filled with water, a herb, and a secondary ingredient. Vials can be made using the Crafting skill, or bought from the Taverley herb shop. Water can be added to an empty vial by using it on a sink, fountain, or other water sources. Vials already containing water are sold by Kortan in his East Ardougne general store, allowing players to save time. Secondary ingredients vary widely. Secondary ingredients may be found in shops, as a spawn, or obtained through monster drops. See below for level requirements.

Image Name Level Herb Secondary Experience Effect
Attack Potion Attack Potion 3 Guam leaf Eye of newt 25 Boosts Attack by 10% + 3 levels
Cure poison Potion Cure poison 5 Marrentill Ground unicorn horn 37.5 Cures poison and provides immunity for a short time
Explosive compound Explosive compound 10 Nitroglycerin Ammonium Nitrate, Ground charcoal, Arcenia root 18 Injures when dropped, explodes blockages in Digsite dungeon
Strength Potion Strength potion 12 Tarromin Limpwurt root 50 Boosts Strength by 10 % + 3 levels
Ogre potion Ogre potion 14 Guam leaf Jangerberries, Ground bat bones 50 Wizard in Watchtower will enchant it to Magic ogre potion
Stat restoration Potion Stat restore potion 22 Harralander Red spiders eggs 63 Restores drained combat stats
Blamish oil Blamish oil* 25 Harralander Blamish snail slime 80* Used on Fishing Rod to make Oily Fishing Rod
Defense Potion Defense Potion 30 Ranarr weed White berries 75 Boosts Defense by 10 % + 3 levels
Restore prayer Potion Restore prayer potion 38 Ranarr weed Snape grass 87.5 Restores Prayer level by (Level * 0.25 + 7)
Super attack Potion Super attack potion 45 Irit leaf Eye of newt 100 Provides a greater boost to Attack (15% + 5 levels)
Gujuo Potion Gujuo Potion* 45 Snake Weed Ardrigal 0* Used to gain courage to climb down a rope in Legends caverns
Poison antidote Poison Antidote 48 Irit leaf Ground unicorn horn 106 Cures poison and provides immunity for a longer time
Fishing Potion Fishing potion 50 Avantoe Snape grass 113 Boosts Fishing level by 3
Super strength Potion Super strength potion 55 Kwuarm Limpwurt root 125 Provides a greater boost to Strength (15% + 5 levels)
Weapon poison Potion Weapon poison potion 60 Kwuarm Ground blue dragon scale 137.5 Poisons throwing knives, throwing darts, arrows, a spear, or a dagger
Super defense Potion Super defense potion 66 Cadantine White berries 150 Provides a greater boost to Defense (15% + 5 levels)
Ranging Potion Ranging potion 72 Dwarf weed Wine of zamorak 165 Boosts Ranged by 10% + 4 levels
Potion of Zamorak Potion of Zamorak 78 Torstol Jangerberries 175 Boosts Attack (+22.5%) and Strength (+15%), decreases Defense (-12.5%) and Hitpoints (-10%), and for a short while

* Some of the ingredients to make this potion cannot be acquired after the quest it is used in

Secondary ingredientsEdit

Each potion requires an additional ingredient after an herb is added in order to complete it. These ingredients are obtained in various ways throughout RuneScape Classic.

Image Secondary Ingredient Collection methods Potions
Eye of newt Eye of newt Can be bought in Taverley herb store for 3 coins as well as from Betty in Port Sarim. Also dropped by zombies. Attack potion, Super Attack Potion
Ground unicorn horn Ground unicorn horn A Unicorn horn is obtained from killing unicorns and black unicorns, which is then ground with a pestle and mortar. Also, Chaos druid warriors drop already Ground Unicorn Horns on occasion. Cure poison, Poison antidote
Limpwurt root Limpwurt root Obtained from hobgoblin, chaos druid warrior and giant drops. Strength potion, Super Strength Potion
Red spiders eggs Red spiders eggs There are 2 respawns in the Varrock Sewers. The Edgeville Dungeon has 4 respawns in low level Wilderness. One respawns inside Karamja Volcano. Stat restoration Potion
White berries White berries Obtained from respawn at Red dragon isle (in wilderness). These are also dropped by Chaos druid warriors. Defense Potion, Super Defense Potion
Snape grass Snape grass Respawns on peninsula west of Crafting Guild. Dropped by Chaos druids and Chaos druid warriors. Restore prayer potion, Fishing Potion
Ground blue dragon scale Ground blue dragon scale The Blue Dragon Scale needed for grinding spawns in the Taverley dungeon Blue Dragon area. Weapon poison potion
Wine of Zamorak Wine of Zamorak Telekinetic grab from table at the Chaos Temple north of Goblin Village Ranging Potion
Jangerberries Jangerberries

Spawns on the Ogre island west of Yanille (rope required to access).

Can be telegrabbed over the water.

Ogre potion, Potion of Zamorak

Ammonium Nitrate

Ammonium Nitrate Archaeological expert identifies the Unidentified powder as ammonium nitrate from the Digsite chest. Chest key is required to open the chest. Explosive compound

Arcenia root

Arcenia root Digsite dungeon Explosive compound

Ground charcoal

Ground charcoal Using pestle and mortar on Charcoal from Karamja General Stores. Explosive compound

Blamish snail slime

Blamish snail slime From Gerrant during Heroe's Quest Blamish oil

Ground bat bones

Ground bat bones Killing Giant bats in the Bat house or Taverley dungeon and grinding them with pestle and mortar. Ogre potion

Herblaw certificatesEdit

Some Herblaw supplies can be exchanged for certificates. Sidney Smith, in Yanille, will exchange the following certificates for Herblaw items (and vice versa):

Super Attack Potion Certificate Super attack potion certificates
Super Defense Potion Certificate Super defense potion certificates
Super Strength Potion Certificate Super strength potion certificates
Prayer Potion Certificate Prayer potion certificates
Limpwurt Root Certificate Limpwurt root certificates

Quest rewardsEdit


The following quests offer Herblaw experience rewards:


  • Greenman's ale can be drunk to boost herblaw level by 1
  • In RuneScape 2, a herb's initial state is grimy, but the name of the herb is revealed when you put your cursor over it. These herbs are "cleaned" instead of being identified before being used in potions.
  • The first user to gain 99 Herblaw was Halw Gnun.

See alsoEdit