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This article is about the 4-dose potion. For the potion flask version, see Overload flask.
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Overload usage

A player drinking a dose of overload

Overloads are potions which combine the boosting properties of all five extreme potions. They 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 and requires level 96 Herblore, which can be boosted but not assisted. Four empty vials are left over.

Overloads boost Attack, Strength, Defence, Ranged, and Magic + 15% of the stat level + 3 (a maximum of +17 at level 99) for six minutes. Overloads reapply the boosts every 15 seconds, resulting in minimal boost decay - however, once the overload wears off, the boosts are completely removed. Upon death, the effect of overload will also wear off entirely before the six minutes is up.

Like all combat stat boosts, the stat increase from overloads increases your damage bonus in two ways (values for fastest speed weapons/ability damage given; scaled up for slower weapons): +2.5 per level to base damage (as your level is higher), and +8 per level after all other modifiers (for having a level above your base level) - a total of +42.5 base damage and +136 to final damage, at level 99 Strength, Magic, and/or Ranged. Effects like Void Knight equipment apply to the former but not the latter.

It is a popular misconception that overloads will fully restore a player's stats every 15 seconds. This is untrue, as overloads simply reapply the 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.

A three dose overload costs 42,265 to make from super potions. The scroll of cleansing can save any of the ingredients of an overload when used, and portable wells can duplicate overloads completed using them.


Overloads (4 dose) are used as an ingredient in the following combination potions:

When making combination potions with the scroll of cleansing, overloads can be saved.

Once creation of combination potions has been unlocked, it is generally cheaper to use one of the overload combinations instead of normal overloads, as each combination potion is six doses of overload made from four doses. For example, a holy overload costs 11,676 in addition to the overload (68,026 total), whereas 6 doses of normal overload costs 84,530 - so holy overload is is effectively a saving of 16,497. For more details, see Calculator:Herblore/Combination potions § Overload variants.


It is possible to make overloads at level 91 Herblore with the aid of a spicy stew (with brown spice) getting a +5 level boost; it is also possible to create them at level 89 Herblore, using the artisan skills boost from an advanced pulse core. However, the most reliable and longest-lasting boost is a God banner, which 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.

Overload (3) Overload (3)
Herblore-icon-Make-X GE icon
1,000 XP--
Herblore-icon Herblore level96
P2P icon Members only?Yes
Extreme attack (3)Extreme attack (3)14,6924,692
Extreme strength (3)Extreme strength (3)19,2789,278
Extreme defence (3)Extreme defence (3)18,7388,738
Extreme magic (3)Extreme magic (3)14,9034,903
Extreme ranging (3)Extreme ranging (3)110,19110,191
Clean torstolClean torstol14,4634,463
Total price42,265

Creation costsEdit

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 2,381 4,597 4,603 3,776 3,985
Secondary Eye of newt Limpwurt root Whiteberries Potato cactus Wine of Zamorak
Cost 7 1,329 1,515 1,990 7,591
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 2,742 3,985 3,776 661[note 1] 1,070
Experience 220 230 240 251 [note 2] 260
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): 48,471
Total cost (buying Super potions): 42,265
  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.


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  • 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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