A temporary skill boost is anything caused by an item or action that temporarily raises a player's level in one or more skills. It allows the player to do things above their current level. For example, a magic potion, which boosts a player's Magic level by four, will let the player cast High Level Alchemy (which requires 55 Magic) with a Magic level of 51 to 55.
It should be noted that temporary skill boosts do not work on all quest and minigame requirements.
Temporary boosts do not stack - for example, a dwarven stout provides +1 Mining and Smithing, and a mature dwarven stout provides +2 to the same skills; using them together will not produce +3, but +2, as that is the maximum boost.
- Entering a guild that requires a certain skill level, such as drinking a dwarven stout to enter the Mining Guild. This does not work for the Warriors' Guild.
- Doing an action that requires a higher level than the player is currently at, such as using a fishing potion to fish sharks.
- Meeting the skill requirements of some quests. Players should keep in mind that temporary boosts do not work on all quests.
- Increases speed of gathering skills slightly.
Note: A visible stat-boosting effect will decrease a level every minute. For example, using a botanical pie gives a player 4 levels in Herblore but decreases in the next minute, giving the player only 3 levels.
The one-minute interval between stats decreasing or increasing by 1 towards their normal level does not start when you use the boost; it happens at a fixed interval set by the game. This interval is unique to all players, and is not on a global timer. This means that from the moment one logs in, a 60-second timer starts and continues to cycle regardless of whether or not said player has a boost active. This effect also applies to skill reductions, which means that if you boost a level up, it will decrease by 1 in 60 seconds or less.
In order to check when your stats will go down again, one of the simplest methods is to drink a very cheap boost (such as beer), wait for it to decrease 1 level, then quickly use the desired boost.
Items that give temporary boostsEdit
- Potions, such as the hunter potion which boosts a player's Hunter level by three.
- Food, such as the garden pie which boosts a player's Farming level by three.
- Drinks, such as the Wizard's mind bomb which boosts a player's Magic level by two or three depending on the player's Magic level.
- Spicy stews - can only be accessed with completion of Evil Dave's section in the quest Recipe for Disaster. These are random and can boost OR lower a skill by up to five.
- Crystal saw, which provides an invisible boost of three to a player's Construction level. It allows players to build items as if their Construction level was three levels higher; this is an invisible boost and so can be used in conjunction with tea or stews.
- Capes of Accomplishment boost the corresponding skill level to 100/99 when the cape is equipped or operated. Prayer and Hitpoints skillcapes have a cool down period of one minute.
List of boosts affecting multiple skillsEdit
For a list of free to play only temporary skill boosts, click here.
|Skillcape||Any skill||+1||Visible||Activating the cape's effect will increase the corresponding skill by 1.|
|Spicy stew with red spice||Attack, Strength, Defence, Ranged, Magic|| up to ±5 (though the chance at 5 is relatively rare) with 3 spice doses|
up to ±3 with 2 spice doses
up to ±1 with 1 spice added
|Visible||Depending on type of stew, any skill can be boosted or reduced by 1 to 5 points randomly.|
|Spicy stew with orange spice||Smithing, Crafting, Fletching, Runecrafting, Cooking, Construction, Firemaking|
|Spicy stew with yellow spice||Agility, Hunter, Slayer, Thieving, Prayer|
|Spicy stew with brown spice||Woodcutting, Farming, Fishing, Mining, Herblore|
|Overload||All combat skills but Hitpoints and Prayer||5-19 (5 + 15% of level, rounded down)||Visible|| The boost is reapplied every 15 seconds for 5 minutes. Also damages the player for 50 Hitpoints. (This lost health gets refunded after the overload ends.)|
Only usable within the Nightmare Zone or within the Chambers of Xeric
List of temporary boostsEdit
|Agility potion||Agility||3||Visible||Can increase the success rate of Agility obstacles.|
|Summer pie||Agility||5||Visible||Consists of 2 bites. Also heals 11 Hitpoints per bite.|
|Attack potion||Attack||10% + 3||Visible||Allows a player to hit more often with Melee attacks.|
|Super attack||Attack||15% + 5||Visible||Allows a player to hit more often with melee attacks.|
|Zamorak brew||Attack and Strength|| Attack: 20% + 2|
Strength: 12% + 2
|Visible||Decreases Defence by 2 + 10% and remaining Hitpoints by 2 + 10% (Mix reduces life points by 10% - (1 to 4)).|
|Combat potion||Attack and Strength||10% + 3||Visible||Provides the boosts of a normal attack and strength potion in one potion.|
|Ruby harvest||Attack||20%||Visible||Must be used on another player. Boost affects the player it is used on. Acquired from the Hunting skill.|
|POH Cup of tea||Construction||1, 2 or 3||Visible||Boost depends on the shelf the cup used was obtained from.|
|Crystal saw||Construction||3||Invisible||Only applies to items requiring a saw (e.g. not rooms or plants).|
|Chef's delight||Cooking||5% + 1||Visible||Reduces Attack and Strength by 2 or more.|
|Mature Chef's delight||Cooking||5% + 2||Visible||Reduces Attack and Strength by 2 or more.|
|Poison chalice||Crafting||1||Visible||Can cause up to 50 Hitpoints damage among other effects.|
|Mushroom pie||Crafting||4||Visible||Can be made by adding a Sulliuscep cap to a pie shell and baked with 60 cooking.|
|Defence potion||Defence||10% + 3||Visible||Reduces the chance of receiving damage. Defence boosts do not allow players to equip higher level armour. For example, 59 Defence with a boost does not allow you to equip Dragon armour.|
|Super defence||Defence||15% + 5||Visible||Reduces the chance of receiving damage. Defence boosts do not allow players to equip higher level armour.|
|Saradomin brew||Defence and Hitpoints||Defence: 20% + 2
Hitpoints: 15% + 2
|Visible||Decreases Attack, Strength, Magic and Ranged levels by 10% + 2. Hitpoints can rise above normal level with the boost.|
|Draynor Manor Cabbage||Defence||1 or 2||Visible||Also heals 2 Hitpoints.|
|Cider||Farming||1||Visible||Reduces Attack and Strength by 2.|
|Mature cider||Farming||2||Visible||Reduces Attack and Strength by 5.|
|Garden pie||Farming||3||Visible||Consists of 2 bites.|
|Fishing Guild||Fishing||7||Invisible||The boost takes effect while player is within the Fishing Guild.|
|Dragon harpoon||Fishing||3||Visible||Uses 100% of Special attack bar.|
|Fishing potion||Fishing||3||Visible||Created through the Herblore skill.|
|Fish pie||Fishing||3||Visible||Also heals Hitpoints and consists of 2 bites.|
|Admiral pie||Fishing||5||Visible||Also heals Hitpoints and consists of 2 bites.|
|Greenman's ale||Herblore||1||Visible||Reduces Attack, Strength and Defence by 2 or more.|
|Mature Greenman's ale||Herblore||2||Visible||Reduces Attack, Strength and Defence by 2 or more. (m) brews are created through brewing which is found under the Cooking skill.|
|Botanical pie||Herblore||4||Visible||Also heals 6 Hitpoints per bite.|
|Elidinis Statuette||Hitpoints||5||Visible||Requires completion of Spirits of the Elid. Any lost Hitpoints are restored prior to the boost. Also restores Prayer points and Special attack.|
|Hunter potion||Hunter||3||Visible||Made through the Herblore skill.|
|Wizard's mind bomb||Magic||2 or 3||Visible||Also heals 3 Hitpoints. +3 boost only applies if the player's Magic level is at least 50. Reduces Attack, Strength and Defence by 1 or more. Is available to free players.|
|Magic essence potion||Magic||3||Visible||Also used for the Fairytale II - Cure a Queen quest.|
|Mature Wizard's mind bomb||Magic||3 or 4||Visible||+4 boost only applies if the player's Magic level is at least 50. Reduces Attack, Strength and Defence.|
|Magic potion||Magic||4||Visible||Allows for the use of higher level magical spells.|
|Imbued heart||Magic||10% + 1||Visible||Allows for the use of higher level magical spells. Only usable once every 7 minutes.|
|Super magic potion||Magic||15% + 5||Visible|| Allows for the use of higher level magical spells.|
Only usable within the Nightmare Zone.
|Dragon pickaxe||Mining||3||Visible||Uses 100% of Special attack bar.|
|Infernal pickaxe||Mining||3||Visible||Uses 100% of Special attack bar.|
|Dwarven stout||Mining, Smithing||1||Visible||Is available to free players.|
|Mature dwarven stout||Mining, Smithing||2||Visible||Attack, Strength and Defence by 2 or more.|
|Edgeville Monastery altar, Altar of nature, God Wars Dungeon altars||Prayer||2+||Visible|| Monastery requires 31 Prayer, and is available to free players. Altar of nature requires completion of Nature Spirit.|
God Wars Dungeon altars require a god item in correspondence to the aligned god, restoring +1 for every item worn (e.g. 2 Armadyl items worn restores +2 extra prayer if praying at the Armadyl altar). Note: Boosted prayer points does *not* enable use of a higher level prayer.
|Ranging potion||Ranged||10% + 4||Visible||Increases ranged accuracy and damage.|
|Super ranging potion||Ranged||15% + 5||Visible|| Increases ranged accuracy and damage.|
Only usable within the Nightmare Zone.
|Wild pie||Ranged, Slayer||4, 5||Visible||Also heals 11 Hitpoints per bite.|
|Slayer's respite||Slayer||2||Visible||Reduces Attack and Strength by 2 or more.|
|Mature slayer's respite||Slayer||4||Visible||Reduces Attack and Strength by 2 or more.|
|Blurberry special/Premade blurb' sp.||Strength||7||Visible||Also reduces Attack by 5.|
|Drunk Dragon/Premade dr' dragon||Strength||7||Visible||Also reduces Attack by 4.|
|Wizard blizzard/Premade wiz blz'd||Strength||6||Visible||Also reduces Attack by 4.|
|Short green guy/Premade sgg||Strength||4||Visible||Also reduces Attack by 3.|
|Beer||Strength||4%||Visible||Also reduces Attack by 7%. Is available to free players.|
|Strength potion||Strength||10% + 3||Visible||Strength potions are available to free players.|
|Super strength||Strength||15% + 5||Visible||Increases maximum Melee damage.|
|Spring sq'irkjuice||Thieving||1||Visible||20% run energy boost.|
|Autumn sq'irkjuice||Thieving||2||Visible||30% run energy boost.|
|Summer sq'irkjuice||Thieving||3||Visible||40% run energy boost.|
|Axeman's folly||Woodcutting||1||Visible||Can only be bought or made through brewing.|
|Mature axeman's folly||Woodcutting||2||Visible||Can only be bought or made through brewing.|
|Dragon axe||Woodcutting||3||Visible||Uses 100% of Special attack bar.|
|Infernal axe||Woodcutting||3||Visible||Uses 100% of Special attack bar.|
- A percentage boost is always rounded down, with exception of the chef's delight, which is rounded up.
- A reduction of x or more levels means the actual amount reduced depends on the player's level in the skills listed.