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Dr Jekyll

Dr. Jekyll is a random event in which Dr. Jekyll appears and urgently asks the player for help. If talked to, he requests an identified herb of the player. If the player has a herb in his or her inventory, he will take it and give them a potion, but if the player has no herbs he will give the player a Strength potion (2) before disappearing, saying he isn't safe with it.

Before the Optional Randoms & Goblins update, if ignored, Dr. Jekyll would turn into Mr. Hyde (level 14-159, depending on the player's Combat level) and attack the player with Melee. If killed, he would drop a potion, similar to if he was given a herb. However, sometimes he dropped an empty vial. Killing him could sometimes be more profitable than giving him a herb, as he could possibly drop a Super restore potion (4).

The list, which potion Dr. Jekyll gave for the herb:

Dr Jekyll transforms

Dr. Jekyll transforms into Mr. Hyde.

Herb Potion
No herb Strength potion (2) 88
Guam leaf 17 Strength potion (4) 143 [1]
Marrentill 17 Antipoison (4) 326
Tarromin 131 Attack potion (4) 5 [1]
Harralander 563 Stat restore potion (4) 125
Ranarr weed 6,300 Energy potion (4) 421
Toadflax2,181 Defence potion (4) 587
Irit leaf 952 Agility potion (4) 970
Avantoe 2,192 Super attack potion (4) 340
Kwuarm 2,383 Super energy potion (4) 2,626
Snapdragon 7,786 Super strength potion (4)2,326
Cadantine 1,804 Super restore potion (4)8,723
Lantadyme 1,830 Super defence potion (4)2,011
Dwarf weed 930 Magic potion (4) 129
Torstol 7,335 Stamina potion (4) 5,193
Unidentified herb (will be ignored)
  1. 1.0 1.1 For Ranarr and above, the potion given is one level below the herb.


  • The event is a direct reference to the mystery novel Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. It is about a doctor who created a potion, splitting himself into two distinct personalities. He existed as the kind, gentle Dr. Jekyll, and the fearsome, malevolent Mr. Hyde.
  • If a player were to receive this random event underwater, Jekyll would be wearing diving gear.

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