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Swamp tar
Swamp tar
Release date 9 September 2002 (Update)
Members only? Yes
Quest item? No
Tradeable? Yes
Equipable? No
Stackable? Yes
High Alch 0 coins
Low Alch 0 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price Not sold
Exchange price 16 coins (info)
Buy limit Unknown
Weight 0 kg
A foul smelling thick tar like substance.

Swamp tar can be found in Lumbridge Swamp and Mort Myre Swamp. It can also be collected from barrels on the Lady Zay, located one floor below Captain Bentley. The player must start Lunar Diplomacy to have access to these barrels.


Swamp pasteEdit

It can be combined with flour and then heated on a fire to become swamp paste, a sticky item used in the Sea Slug quest as well as the Shades of Mort'ton and Fishing Trawler minigames.

Herb tarEdit

When combined with a Guam, marrentill, tarromin or harralander, swamp tar becomes a tar used in the Hunter skill as bait ingredient while catching salamanders. This paste also doubles as ammunition for the salamanders when used as a weapon. 1 herb is needed for every 15 swamp tar.

The action of creating the herb tar can be used to manipulate game ticks, allowing you to do certain actions faster.


Swamp tar is involved with several quests.

Dropping monstersEdit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Cave slime 23 1–6 1; Always
Mummy 84–138 1–17 2; Common
Cave kraken 127 30; 60 2; Common
Zulrah 725 1,000 3; Uncommon