Gout tuber detail

Gout tubers can be planted in a herb patch with level 29 Farming in order to produce goutweeds. It cannot be planted at the disease-free Troll Stronghold herb patch. Goutweed can be traded to Sanfew in Taverley, for a random herb per goutweed.

It is highly recommended that players do not grow goutweed, since the herbs received from Sanfew are random, and gout tubers are very expensive.


A gout tuber before it is dug out of the ground.

A Gout tuber can only be obtained while hacking jungles during the Tai Bwo Wannai Cleanup activity, or by trading other players. Sometimes after hacking down jungle during the activity, players will receive a message: You hack away the remaining bush to reveal an unusual plant. The unusual plant has a 1% chance of appearing when hacking any kind of jungle[1]. Players will need to use a spade on the plant as there is no option to dig it up - doing so gives the player a tuber. Since the chance of a unusual plant appearing is the same for any jungle, the quickest way to obtain a Gout tuber would be to focus on hacking Light Jungle.

Safta Doc requires a gout tuber when making a gem-bladed machete for the player - having a gem-bladed machete created in this manner is a medium task in the Karamja Diary.


  • A similar item to a Gout tuber identified as a Goutweedy lump appears in My Arm's Big Adventure when a human was boiled into a stew along with a lump of Gout tuber he possessed, the man was eaten but lumpy remnants of the tuber can be found in the Cooking Pot at Death Plateau.
  • Before an update on 30 March 2017, gout tubers can be dug up by other players. If a player left it alone after it appears, someone else could dig it up.

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  1. Twitter - 23 March 2016