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Classic Runestone
Eye of newt
Eye of newt
Release date 6 April 2001 (Update)
Members? No
Quest item? No
Tradeable? Yes
Equipable? No
Stackable? No
High alch 1 coin
Low alch 1 coin
Destroy Drop
Store price 3 coins
Exchange price 5 coins (info)
Buy limit 10,000
Examine It seems to be looking at me. Used in Herblore (3).
Weight 0 kg
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Eye of newt detail

An Eye of newt is used in Herblore to make attack potions at level 1 and super attack potions at level 45.

They are fairly low in price because players can buy them from many Magic and Herblore stores.

Eye of newt is needed for quests including Recipe for Disaster and the miniquest Witch's Potion. Also, after players complete Tower of Life, they can use them in the Creature Creation minigame, along with a feather, to create the Newtroost. Finally, they are food for the sneakerpeeper spawn.

At one time Eye of Newt was worth 200 coins on the Grand Exchange and could be bought or sold quickly. However, with the introduction of Eye of newt packs, each of which contains 50 eyes of newts, the increased supply causes the price of this item to drop quickly to 16-18 coins. The price later rose to over 100 coins, but has fallen again since then.

Dropping monstersEdit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Newtroost804; 6; 8; 12Always
Cave bug8; 121Common
Cave crawler53; 74; 781Common
Fungal mage811–2Common
Wall beast471Uncommon
Catablepon53; 541Uncommon
Armoured zombie861–4; (noted)Uncommon
Ghast50; 79; 109; 1391Rare


Eyes of newt can also be bought in packs containing 50 eyes of newt each. They are found only in the Taverley and Entrana stores, which stock 20 packs each.


  • This item is almost certainly a reference to the Shakespeare play Macbeth (Act 4, Scene 1), in which the witches add eye of newt to their brew.[1]

See alsoEdit

  • Eye of gnome, an item bought from the magic stall in Ape Atoll, which does not have the same effect as eye of newt.


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