|Release||9 October 2007 (Update)|
|Prior to combat: This vine has grown wild. |
In combat: A sentient plant - ready, willing and able to kill.
As a stump: A sentient plant - ready, willing and not very likely to kill.
|Equipment XP (2H/MH & Armour/OH)|
|9 / 6 / 3|
4 ticks (2.4s)
Wild jade vine is a repeatable event that was introduced with Back to my Roots. It is grown by planting a jade vine seed next to Horacio's jade vine patch in front of Handelmort Mansion in East Ardougne. If the player does not keep the vine pruned, it becomes a wild jade vine.
The jade vine must be left alone after growing 5 branches. To do this, one must check its health and then wait for about 3 hours more. After that, it turns wild and becomes a level 43 wild jade vine, which players can kill for 2,500 Slayer experience and 650 Woodcutting experience (you gain experience per hit that you deal, 0.1 experience per 1 LP of damage dealt), in addition to the combat experience. It can be repeated about every 19 hours, as that is the time it takes to grow into a mature jade and become a "wild" jade vine.
Alternatively, if players don't want to battle a wild jade vine, they can ask Horacio to dig up the plant just after checking its health. Horacio takes five coconuts and five watermelons as payment to kill the wild vine.
The vine can only be damaged by a hatchet and dreadnips. Melee weapons must be wielded if the hatchet is on the tool belt. Protection prayers are only partially effective against the vine, because it uses all three combat styles, and can deal up to 936 damage. The vine attack may also inflict a poison that deals around 70 life points a hit, so a dose of super antipoison potion, poison purge aura or an anti-poison totem can be used to defend against it. The vine may also snare the player in its tendrils, stunning them for a few seconds. It is possible to break free from this by using Freedom.
Players can leave via the gate once the battle has begun. However, the vine will still be attacking them (via magic) and may bind them with tendrils as they run. Hence, a one-click teleport can be useful for making an emergency escape, although other teleports can work.
The recoil effects of deflect curses will not work against this monster, although they can still be used to reduce incoming damage. Likewise, the vine cannot be affected by the ring of recoil. The knockback effect of Kick will not work, and the Barge ability cannot be used against the vine. It is immune to the effects of poison and stunning.
|Jade vine seed||1||Always||Not sold|
- ^ Placed directly in the player character's inventory after cutting the vine.
- Horacio refers to the strange plant random event during the quest: "If you let this species get wild by leaving it unpruned, it will attack anything. Some closely related species that can pop up pretty much anywhere has a large purple fruit, you've probably seen it."
- Growing and killing your own wild jade vine after Back to my Roots is needed to complete the hard Ardougne Tasks.