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This article is about the condition that affects players and monsters. For the item needed for the Ernest the Chicken quest, see Poison (item).
"Toxic" redirects here. For the Mourning's Ends Part I quest items, see Toxic powder and Toxic naphtha.
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Poison is a detriment that players and monsters may suffer when they are attacked by a poisoned weapon or poisonous non-player characters.
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A player taking damage from poison.

The damage can range from 1 to theoretically over 10,000 (Har'Lakk the Riftsplitter's accumulating poison), and it strikes every 10 seconds. Poison can be cured by an Antipoison, which is handy to have with you when fighting poisonous monsters.

When a player or monster is poisoned, a number appears with a green hitsplat (Poison Hitsplat), indicating the amount of damage the poison has dealt to their life points.

It is also interesting to note that being afflicted by poison does not disrupt skilling, but players cannot rest if they are poisoned.

Players will not take damage from poison during cutscenes, but their health still regenerates normally.

The trap on the Sinister chest can cause poison.

Weapon PoisoningEdit

Poison potionsEdit

Applying poison

A player applying weapon poison to his attacks.

Weapon poison is made through the Herblore skill. When the poison is used by the player, the players weapons will be poisonous for a limited time. Any weapon may be poisoned, although only for a limited duration.

The duration for which weapons will be poisonous depends on the strength of poison used:

  • Weapon poison - 1 minute duration - The current Grand Exchange price is 145 per dose.
  • Weapon poison+ or Extra strong weapon poison - 5 minute duration - The current Grand Exchange price is 1,338 coins per (1) dose.
  • Weapon poison++ or Super strong weapon poison - 7 minute duration - The current Grand Exchange price is 4,150 coins per (1) dose.

Other poisonEdit

Curing poisonEdit

Poison can be cured through antidotes. Anti-poison potions are the most popular antidote and they come in various levels which provide progressively longer immunity to poisoning. All regular poisons can be cured by regular antipoison, even that inflicted upon players by K'ril Tsutsaroth. Some antidotes provide immunity for a temporary period of time, in which you cannot be poisoned.

A safe alternative is to teleport to your Player-Owned House, so when you die, you will not lose items and instead, be teleported outside of your house. A faster method involving the Player Owned House to cure poison is to simply leave the house by using the teleportation methods available in the house (e.g. mounted amulet of glory, the Portal Chamber or simply leaving your house through the Exit Portal). This will cure your poison completely.

TriviaEdit

  • Prior to the Evolution of Combat Karambwan paste (made from partially cooking a Raw karambwan) caused spears and hastae to become poisonous when the paste was applied to them. However, the paste no longer has any poison effect on the weapons, and weapons with karambwan paste applied to them may not be used in combat.

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