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For other uses, see Defence potion (disambiguation).
This article is about the 4 dose potion; for the potion flask version, see Defence flask.
For the barbarian mix, see Defence mix.
Classic Runestone
Defence potion
Defence potion (4) Defence potion (3) Defence potion (2) Defence potion (1)
Release date 27 February 2002 (Update)
Members? No
Quest item? No
Tradeable? Yes
Equipable? No
Stackable? No
High Alch 528 coins
Low Alch 352 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price 114 coins
Exchange price 4 dose:
590 coins
3 dose:
321 coins
2 dose:
307 coins
1 dose:
127 coins
Examine (x) doses of Defence Potion.
Weight 0 kg
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Defence potion detail

Defence potions are made by mixing clean marrentill and then bear fur in a Vial of water, giving 45 Herblore experience. It requires Herblore level 9.

This potion is almost never used in members worlds as a super defence potion is both stronger and cheaper.

Defence potions temporarily raise your defence level by 1-8 (1 + 8% of your defence level, rounded down).

They can be bought at the Warrior Guild Potion Shop for 880 coins.

Defence potions (1) can sometimes be found inside barrels.

Previously, during the Jekyll and Hyde random event, if a clean toadflax herb was given to Dr. Jekyll, he would give out a defence potion.


Defence potion (3) Defence potion (3)
Herblore-icon Make-X store icon Make-X GE icon Make-X alchemy icon -
45 xp 264 321 528 -
Herblore Herblore level 9
P2P icon Members only? No
Item Quantity Price Total
Marrentill potion (unf) Marrentill potion (unf) 1 233 233
Bear fur Bear fur 1 193 193
Total price 426

Production costsEdit

This table is based on the Grand Exchange prices of a vial of water, the marrentill, and bear fur. It is accurate assuming all three items are bought from the Grand Exchange and the Defence potion is sold afterwards.

Herb state Material cost Profit/loss Profit/xp
Clean 32010.02
Grimy 335-14-0.29

Dropping monstersEdit

Defence potion (1)Edit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Chaos Elemental 305 1 Common
Black demon 172 1 Uncommon

Defence potion (3)Edit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Abyssal demon 124 1 Uncommon
Black demon 172 1 Uncommon
Kalphite Guardian 141 1 Uncommon
Skeletal Wyvern 140 1 Uncommon


This potion can be made into an Defence flask by using at least six doses of it with a Potion flask. Players do not need a specific level to turn potions into flasks.


  • Defence potions used to be made with clean ranarr and white berries, requiring a Herblore level of 30 and giving 75 Herblore experience.
    • Using white berries on a ranarr potion (unf) now yields the message "A defence potion is now made using a Tarromin potion (unf)." As defence potions are now made with a marrentill potion (unf), it appears that this is a textual error.

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