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This article is about the NPC. For the quest, see Monk's Friend.
Master Farmer
Masfarm
Release date 6 June 2005 (Update)
Race Human
Members only? Yes
Quest NPC? No
Location Draynor Village, Taverley, North of East Ardougne and south of Varrock
Sells items? No
Gender Male
Examine A master at farming.
Master Farmer location
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A Master Farmer is a farmer who cannot be attacked and can only be acted on by pickpocketing. It takes level 38 Thieving to pickpocket them. If the theft is successful, then the player will receive 43 Thieving experience and a random seed or seeds, excluding tree and fruit tree seeds. If the theft attempt fails, then the player is stunned for three seconds and takes damage depending on current lifepoints, from 30 up to 250 lifepoints.

The average experience rate at 75+ thieving is 45k-55k exp an hour. The maximum experience rate is 115k per hour. The maximum of 2700 pickpockets can be done in an hour, in an average of 45 per minute. Normally, a thief will steal seeds worth under a few hundred coins, but may get a Ranarr seed (1,422), Snapdragon seed (2,463), Lantadyme seed (44,161), Torstol seed (23,812) or Watermelon Seed (2,015).

Master Farmer pickpocket

Players pickpocketing a Master Farmer in Draynor Village.

After a theft attempt from a Master Farmer, the player will be unable to buy seeds from Olivia, a seed seller who is in Draynor Village market, for the next fifteen minutes. One way to overcome this is to have a vial of stench (a), a reward from A guild of our own, one of the Thieving Guild capers.

At higher thieving levels, pickpocketing Master Farmers can produce large amounts of coins for the thief. With 99 thieving, Ardougne cloak 3 and Gloves of silence, a player can make anywhere from 300,000 - 400,000 coins an hour as people have reported to have done over 100,000 successful pickpockets in a row. It is believed, that with 99 thieving, Ardougne cloak 3 or 4 and Gloves of silence, you can still fail a pickpocket attempt on Master Farmers. It is unknown if this is true or not. However, with 99 thieving and a thieving cape about 200 seeds can be stolen before getting caught.

After the graphics update on 25 May 2011, the layout for Draynor's market had been changed. It became a bit smaller and less open making it somewhat easier to steal from the Master Farmer.

LocationsEdit

A Master farmer can be found:

Notable Master FarmersEdit

  • Martin the Master Gardener - Found in Draynor. He wears the Farming skillcape, and can be pickpocketed. He seems slightly harder to pickpocket than the other Master Farmers and also requires a right-click to pickpocket, so it is advised to pick the other Master Farmer near him, however Martin can be trapped in the pig pen so is optional if you don't want to follow the Master Farmers around. He is also the starting point of A Fairy Tale Part I quest.
  • The Master Farmer located in North East Ardougne can be looted twice in one attempt, by trapping him in the farmer trade shop and cornering him and clicking your cursor consecutively. After about 5–6 minutes of this, he will respawn outside of the shop. Getting him into the trade shop is extremely hard doing it solo, but can be easily done with 2-3 people.
  • Master Farmer in Draynor Village can be easily stuck behind Diango's Toy Store with fences.

StrategyEdit

For a fast way to pickpocket from Master Farmers, use the seed drop list below, decide what seeds that you require, buy or acquire one each of the seeds and keep them in your inventory while thieving from the Master Farmer, this will create a place holder for the seeds you most require from them, the good seeds will be kept if you should be rewarded one of them. Please note that seed prices change constantly, check the Grand Exchange to find current prices.

Walking inside the Draynor bank will heal you so there is no need for food.

Suggested list of wanted seeds;

Suggested list of unwanted seeds;

  • Seeds with an * are good for sale to the Seed Stall Owner in Draynor Village

Your Inventory;
So in your inventory you should have approximately 19-22 place holder seeds and the rest Gloves of Silence.

Thieving Assistance;
Gloves of Silence & Ardougne Cloak greatly increase your chance of success while Thieving.

Constitution Assistance;
Bunyip or Unicorn are highly recommended when doing any thieving away from Draynor market.

Anti-RSI tip;
When playing on a Windows based computer it can be handy to have mouse keys enabled. See this article in Wikipedia for more details: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mouse_keys. This feature allows you to rest your mouse and click finger.

Although most people favour the Master Farmer above East Ardougne or in Draynor Village there is another choice. The Master Farmer below Varrock in the sheep pen. This Master Farmer has a very small wandering area and also has at least 5 spots where you can trap him, making him one of the easiest targets for thieving from.

If you choose to train your Thieving skill on a Master Farmer it is recommended that once you steal the rare seeds (ranarr, snapdragon, torstol, etc.) you keep at least one of them in your inventory due to the fact that your pack will fill up very quickly with various types of "junk seeds". If you steal seeds from the Master Farmer whilst your pack is full you still have the chance to successfully steal from the farmer, but you will not receive the seed if it is not currently in your inventory, meaning you could possibly lose out on a valuable seed.

A recommended strategy is to keep one seed of every kind or only the high priced seeds in your bank. When training on the Master Farmer, withdraw one of each of the valuable seeds (for example, watermelon, ranarr, dwarf weed, lantadyme, snapdragon, and torstol), then fill the rest of your inventory with Strawberries (5), commonly known as strawberry baskets. Several pairs of Gloves of silence are recommended also, if you have at least 54 Hunter. If you have your inventory set up this way you can pickpocket the Master Farmer and all the "junk" seed will disappear and you won't have to drop them constantly. As you eat your strawberries you will have to refill your inventory with some sort of placeholder to prevent junk seeds from entering your inventory. If you have a hatchet with you, you can use logs. If near Draynor Village you can buy wine and keep the empty jugs as placeholders. If you are north of Ardougne, cooking apples are available and so are raw potatoes. Using strawberries and inventory placeholders this way will enable you to stay at the Master Farmer for extremely long periods of time.

It may also be a good strategy to pickpocket those in Draynor, banking seeds and replenishing health with wine from Wine stall

To prevent the Master Farmer from moving around too much, try to surround him with several players or against walls, obstacles. However, if one player moves away or another player runs through him then he will move away, usually in the direction of the player that was moving. When trying to go around him, it's important not to touch him, otherwise he will move again. North of Ardougne the Master Farmer can be trapped inside the house, but he will teleport outside the house if cornered in one square and not allowed to move for approximately 5 or 6 minutes. Some players trap him inside the house, then wait until he is behind the door, then open the door and keep him trapped in one spot for 4 minutes, then close the door to allow him to pace a bit. These techniques can drastically improve your pickpocketing rates.

Multiple StealsEdit

Double lootEdit

  • Level 48 Thieving
  • Level 38 Agility

Triple lootEdit

  • Level 58 Thieving
  • Level 48 Agility

Quadruple lootEdit

  • Level 68 Thieving
  • Level 58 Agility

Seed dropsEdit

Allotments Edit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Potato seed 5 Potato seed 1–3 2 Common 5–15
Onion seed 5 Onion seed 1–3 2 Common 2–6
Cabbage seed 5 Cabbage seed 1–3 2 Common 4–12
Tomato seed 5 Tomato seed 1–2 2 Common 3–6
Sweetcorn seed 5 Sweetcorn seed 1–2 2 Common 3–6
Strawberry seed 5 Strawberry seed 1 3 Uncommon 547
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 1 4 Rare 2,015

HopsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Barley seed 5 Barley seed 1–4 2 Common 2–8
Hammerstone seed 5 Hammerstone seed 1–3 2 Common 2–6
Asgarnian seed 5 Asgarnian seed 1–2 2 Common 2–4
Jute seed 5 Jute seed 1–3 2 Common 3–9
Yanillian seed 5 Yanillian seed 1–2 3 Uncommon 34–68
Krandorian seed 5 Krandorian seed 1 3 Uncommon 17
Wildblood seed 5 Wildblood seed 1 4 Rare 113

BushesEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Redberry seed 5 Redberry seed 1 2 Common 1
Cadavaberry seed 5 Cadavaberry seed 1 2 Common 2
Dwellberry seed 5 Dwellberry seed 1 3 Uncommon 1
Jangerberry seed 5 Jangerberry seed 1 3 Uncommon 1
Whiteberry seed 5 Whiteberry seed 1 3 Uncommon 3
Poison ivy seed 5 Poison ivy seed 1 3 Uncommon 3

FlowersEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Marigold seed 5 Marigold seed 1 2 Common 28
Rosemary seed 5 Rosemary seed 1 2 Common 14
Nasturtium seed 5 Nasturtium seed 1 2 Common 2
Woad seed 5 Woad seed 1 2 Common 2
Limpwurt seed 5 Limpwurt seed 1 3 Uncommon 1,178

HerbsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Herb seed 5 Guam seed 1 2 Common 3
Herb seed 5 Marrentill seed 1 2 Common 3
Herb seed 5 Tarromin seed 1 2 Common 1
Herb seed 5 Harralander seed 1 2 Common 10
Herb seed 5 Ranarr seed 1 4 Rare 1,422
Herb seed 5 Toadflax seed 1 4 Rare 1,794
Herb seed 5 Irit seed 1 4 Rare 375
Herb seed 5 Avantoe seed 1 5 Very rare 3,639
Herb seed 5 Kwuarm seed 1 5 Very rare 1,402
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 5 Very rare 2,463
Herb seed 5 Cadantine seed 1 5 Very rare 844
Herb seed 5 Lantadyme seed 1 5 Very rare 44,161
Herb seed 5 Dwarf weed seed 1 5 Very rare 61,530
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 5 Very rare 23,812
Fellstalk seed 5 Fellstalk seed 1 5 Very rare 1,143

SpecialEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Bittercap mushroom spore 5 Bittercap mushroom spore 1 4 Rare 27
Belladonna seed 5 Belladonna seed 1 4 Rare 97
Morchella mushroom spore 5 Morchella mushroom spore 1 5 Very rare 483
Cactus seed 5 Cactus seed 1 5 Very rare 31

TriviaEdit

  • A graphics glitch causes the Master farmer's hat shows the front of his head from some angles. This has yet to be fixed.
  • Every time you fail to pickpocket a Master farmer they will say "Cor blimey, mate! What are ye doing in me pockets?" This is a reference to Cockney Slang.
  • It seems that the rarest loot from pickpocketing Master Farmers is a Fellstalk seed.

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