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This article is about the regular potion. For other uses, see Overload (disambiguation).
This article is about the 4-dose potion. For the potion flask version, see Overload flask.
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Overloads are potions which combine the boosting properties of extreme attack, extreme strength, extreme defence, extreme ranging, and extreme magic potions. Requiring 96 Herblore to produce, overloads used to have the highest Herblore level requirement of any non-combination potion outside Daemonheim, however they can now be used as an ingredient to make higher level potions as follows:

Overloads are created by combining 3-dose extreme attack, extreme strength, extreme defence, extreme ranging, and extreme magic potions with a clean torstol. The process grants 1,000 Herblore experience. It is possible to make these potions at level 91 herblore with the aid of a spicy stew (with brown spice) getting a +5 level boost. However, it is also possible to create these potions at level 89 herblore, using the artisan skills boost from an Advanced pulse core. It is recommended to start making them at 94 with the use of a God banner as it provides a +2 bonus for 30 minutes. Using a preset inventory with appropriate quantities of each of the six ingredients greatly reduces the time spent banking. The cost of making an overload potion (3) from pre-purchased super potions is 57,657 (slightly less with a scroll of cleansing). Four empty vials will be left over afterwards. The Assist System cannot be used to produce overloads.

Overloads boost Attack, Strength, Defence, Ranged, and Magic + 15% of the stat level + 3, for a maximum of +17 at level 99 for six minutes. The increase to the Damage stat in Equipment stats is +2.5 for each boosted level (+3.75 with dual-wield or 2h, even more with slower weapons), but the effective damage increase is far higher. This boost is affected by other damage modifiers such as the effects of the Void Knight equipment set, abilities, and the hidden damage modifier on abilities based on weapon speed (see Ability book).

On top of the +42.5 damage that overloads give that varies with other damage modifiers, just like other potions, for every level that they boost over your normal level, overloads also provide a +8 damage boost, which is added on after every other damage modifier has been calculated. With the aforementioned +17 boost to each stat, overloads provide a static +136 damage to all attacks which is unaffected by any damage boosts (e.g. the 5% from Void Knight equipment or the weapon speed-based penalty modifiers of abilities).

It is a popular misconception that overloads will fully restore a player's stats every 15 seconds. This is untrue, as overloads simply reapply their boosts every 15 seconds. This property is useful to players who are using Saradomin brews to restore life points, as the overload's frequent boosts help to counter the Saradomin brews' stat drain. After the six minutes is up, the overload's stat boosts will wear off entirely.

Upon death, the effect of overload will also wear off entirely before the six minutes is up.

After the Evolution of Combat update, overloads can now be used in the Wilderness.

DisassemblyEdit

Component quantities are relative to the dose amount.

This item can be disassembled with the Invention skill.
Disassembly XP ?2.8
Item quantity required ?1
Base junk chance ?0%
Total materials received ?3
Possible materials
Often
Delicate parts Delicate parts
Organic parts Organic parts
Crafted parts Crafted parts
Rarely
Enhancing components Enhancing components
Healthy components Healthy components

RecipeEdit

Overload usage

A player drinking a dose of overload

Overload (3) Overload (3)
Herblore-icon-Make-X GE icon
1,000 XP--
Requirements
Herblore-icon Herblore level96
P2P icon Members only?Yes
Materials
ItemQuantityPriceTotal
Extreme attack (3) Extreme attack (3)16,7126,712
Extreme strength (3) Extreme strength (3)112,10212,102
Extreme defence (3) Extreme defence (3)112,35712,357
Extreme magic (3) Extreme magic (3)16,7736,773
Extreme ranging (3) Extreme ranging (3)114,31414,314
Clean torstol Clean torstol15,3995,399
Total price57,657

CreatingEdit

Super potions
Ingredients Super attack Super strength Super defence Super magic potion Super ranging potion
Herblore-icon Level 45 55 66 76 72
Primary Irit Kwuarm Cadantine Lantadyme Dwarf weed
Cost 2,707 5,896 5,630 6,085 5,963
Secondary Eye of newt Limpwurt root Whiteberries Potato cactus Wine of Zamorak
Cost 7 1,304 2,660 2,410 9,474
Experience 100 125 150 172.5 162.5
Extreme potions
Ingredients Extreme attack Extreme strength Extreme defence Extreme magic Extreme ranging
Herblore-icon Level 88 89 90 91 92
Primary Super attack Super strength Super defence Super magic potion Super ranging potion
Secondary Avantoe Dwarf weed Lantadyme Ground mud runes 5 Grenwall spikes
Cost 4,935 5,963 6,085 605[1] 965
Experience 220 230 240 251 [2] 260
Overload
Herblore-icon Level: 96
Extreme attack, Extreme strength, Extreme defence, Extreme magic, Extreme ranging and Clean torstol
Experience: 1000
Total experience (from scratch): 2911
Total experience (buying Super potions): 2201
Total cost (from scratch): 66,088
Total cost (buying Super potions): 57,657
  1. ^ Ground mud runes are untradeable; this is the price for a mud rune.
  2. ^ Mixing the potion gives 250 xp, grinding the mud runes gives 1 xp.

TriviaEdit

  • When first released, overloads could be used in PvP areas, but within 48 hours, this was changed so they cannot be used in any PvP situation, dangerous or safe. After the Evolution of Combat update, overloads can be used in the Wilderness.
  • Before the release of Evolution of Combat, Overloads had a larger boost and damaged life points by 500 (Now 5,000) when consumed. Attempting to drink a dose of overload with fewer than 500 life points prompted the message "You need more than 500 life points to survive the power of overload!" Once it wore off, the player would be healed for 500 life points.
  • According to Jagex, the damage the player received from drinking an overload was because the potion "racks the body with spasms and burns the digestive tract".

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