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Defence potion

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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:
585 coins
3 dose:
371 coins
2 dose:
462 coins
1 dose:
196 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.

Defence potions (3) are a rare loot from a young impling or a young impling jar.

A defence potion (4) is an ingredient in a Grand defence potion, one of the combination potions.

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.

Price per DoseEdit

Item Price per dose
Defence potion (1) Defence potion (1) 196
Defence potion (2) Defence potion (2) 231
Defence potion (3) Defence potion (3) 124
Defence potion (4) Defence potion (4) 146


Defence potion (3) Defence potion (3)
Herblore-iconMake-X store iconMake-X GE iconMake-X alchemy icon-
45 XP264371528-
Herblore-icon Herblore level9
P2P icon Members only?No
Marrentill potion (unf) Marrentill potion (unf)1289289
Bear fur Bear fur1129129
Total price418

Production costsEdit

Herb state Material cost Profit/loss Profit/xp
Clean 308631.4
Grimy 349220.45

Dropping monstersEdit

Defence potion (1)Edit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Chaos Elemental3051Common
Black demon1721Uncommon

Defence potion (3)Edit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Abyssal demon1241Uncommon
Black demon1721Uncommon
Kalphite Guardian1411Uncommon
Skeletal Wyvern1401Uncommon


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. This has been fixed.

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