This page is about the normal Saradomin brew flask, for the enhanced version see: Super Saradomin brew flask.
|Release date||7 February 2012 (Update)|
|High Alch||150 coins|
|Low Alch||100 coins|
|Store price||Not sold|
|Exchange price||1,680 coins (info)|
|Examine||X doses of Saradomin brew in a flask.|
Saradomin brew heal 500 life points per sip. It can go over your maximum LP by 15%, however, this boost is temporary. It increases your Defence by 4% + 1 while temporarily draining your Strength, Attack, Magic and Ranged by 4% + 1.
To decant the potion into the flask, one must have at least 6 doses of Saradomin brew in their inventory, as well as one or more potion flasks. Using the flask on the potion will open a menu to decant them. The optimal inventory setup for decanting potions is 17 4-dose potions and 11 flasks.
Only the original, six-dose potion is tradeable. Once the potion has been partially drunk, no more doses can be added to it. After all six doses have been consumed, the flask will shatter and disappear.
This is an efficient healing method, in terms of inventory space, as it heals 3000 lp in one slot, albeit taking a few seconds to consume.
If the full, 6-dosed version of this potion is consumed, each dose would cost about 280 coins.
It is universally advised to only use this in combination with restore, super restore, or overload potions in order to counteract the draining of the player's Attack, Strength, Magic and Range stats. Without using restore potions the Saradomin brew will reduce a player's levels to under level 10 within 5-8 doses, depending on the player's stats. As this effectively defeats the point of using it by quickly rendering players nearly incapable of doing damage, it is generally avoided.
The brew is widely known to be the item that heals the highest non-stackable life points per inventory spot. The only better methods are the Unicorn Stallion's healing aura scroll and purple sweets which can be stacked for, at maximum, approximately 42 billion life points. (Players can hold roughly 2 billion of any stackable item, if they can obtain that many.) Brews are commonly used in places such as in the TzHaar Fight Cave while attempting to obtain a Fire cape, in high-levelled Player killing, during Barrows runs (to decrease the number of bank trips required), and are even used in Nomad's Requiem as a popular strategy to defeat Nomad. The saradomin brew flask, will heal 3000 lifepoints over 6 doses. The flask is more commonly used than the 4 dose potion because it will shatter when empty; reducing the risk of using an empty vial on a brew, which does nothing and doesn't heal, which may lead to death.
Note: The Saradomin brew may not be consumed in Clan Wars or when duelling if food has been disabled. Strangely when on the price checker, the flask with 1-5 doses left have prices.