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This article is about training the Herblore skill. For the skill itself, see Herblore.


Because the main source of herbs is Farming (skill).svg Farming, the herbs are usually the main bottleneck on how quickly you can train Herblore (skill).svg Herblore. Therefore, it is suggested to maximize the XP per herb rather than to simply craft the potion that grants most XP.

When deciding which herbs to plant, aim to plant the highest level herb you can use in a potion that only requires one of that herb. For instance, although Lemontyle Herb (item).svg Lemontyle Herb can be used starting from Herblore Level 40 to make Fishermans Potion I (item).svg Fishermans Potion for 36 XP, the Seeing Gold Potion I (item).svg Seeing Gold Potion is better until Herblore Level 45 because it uses one herb instead of two and thus will give more XP per herb.

Another trick you can use is to plant only as many herbs of each type as you will need. For example, once you have enough Garum Herb (item).svg Garum Herbs to reach Herblore Level 15, you can swap to Sourweed Herb (item).svg Sourweed Herbs.

Note that these guidelines should be followed only if your goal is to gain Herblore XP as quickly as possible. Otherwise it is better to craft the potions you plan to use in order to build Mastery XP towards unlocking their higher tiers.

However, if you have a big stock of herbs prepared, the table below shows recommendations of Skill Potions with high XP yield per craft that don't have inconvenient secondary material costs. Combat Potions generally have higher resource costs and see less actual use, even if they make more XP/craft.

Level Potion
1-20 Bird Nest Potion I (item).svg Bird Nest Potion
20-32 Controlled Heat Potion I (item).svg Controlled Heat Potion
32-40 Generous Cook Potion I (item).svg Generous Cook Potion
40-42 Fishermans Potion I (item).svg Fishermans Potion
42-49 Skilled Fletching Potion I (item).svg Skilled Fletching Potion
49-53 Crafting Potion I (item).svg Crafting Potion
53-62 Perfect Swing Potion I (item).svg Perfect Swing Potion
62-71 Performance Enhancing Potion I (item).svg Performance Enhancing Potion
71-74 Herblore Potion I (item).svg Herblore Potion
74-99 Generous Harvest Potion I (item).svg Generous Harvest Potion



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Combat.svg Combat
Woodcutting (skill).svg Woodcutting
Fishing (skill).svg Fishing
Firemaking (skill).svg Firemaking
Cooking (skill).svg Cooking
Mining (skill).svg Mining
Smithing (skill).svg Smithing
Thieving (skill).svg Thieving
Farming (skill).svg Farming
Fletching (skill).svg Fletching
Crafting (skill).svg Crafting
Runecrafting (skill).svg Runecrafting
Herblore (skill).svg Herblore
Agility (skill).svg Agility
Summoning (skill).svg Summoning
Astrology (skill).svg Astrology
Magic (skill).svg Alternative Magic