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This article is about the 4 dose potion; for the potion flask version, see Super defence flask.
For the barbarian mix, see Super defence mix.
Classic Runestone
Super defence
Super defence (4) Super defence (3) Super defence (2) Super defence (1)
Release date 27 February 2002 (Update)
Members? Yes
Quest item? No
Tradeable? Yes
Equipable? No
Stackable? No
High Alch 158 coins
Low Alch 105 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price Not sold
Exchange price 4 dose:
434 coins
3 dose:
414 coins
2 dose:
187 coins
1 dose:
77 coins
Examine X dose(s) of super Defence potion.
Weight 0 kg
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Super defence detail

Super defence potions are made by adding clean cadantine then white berries in a vial of water, giving 150 Herblore experience. It requires level 66 Herblore. Using a super defence potion temporarily raises the player's Defence level by 2-13 (2 + 12% of Defence level, rounded down).

The Super defence potion is less expensive than the Defence potion and gives a higher defensive boost.

The super defence potion is also an ingredient for making extreme defence potions, along with a clean lantadyme.

This potion does not allow players to equip items they could not otherwise equip.


Super defence (3) Super defence (3)
Herblore-icon Make-X store icon Make-X GE icon Make-X alchemy icon -
150 xp 79 414 158 -
Herblore Herblore level 66
P2P icon Members only? Yes
Item Quantity Price Total
Cadantine potion (unf) Cadantine potion (unf) 1 2,491 2,491
White berries White berries 1 2,119 2,119
Total price 4,610

Production costsEdit

This table is based on the Grand Exchange prices of a vial of water, the cadantine, and white berries. It is accurate assuming all three items are bought from the Grand Exchange and the Super defence is sold afterwards.

Herb state Material cost Profit/loss Profit/xp
Clean 3,954-3,540-23.6
Grimy 3,922-3,508-21.59

Flask Edit

This potion can be made into a Super defence flask by using at least six doses of it with a Potion flask. Players do not need a specific level to turn potions into flasks.

Dropping monsters Edit

Super defence (1) Edit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Jungle strykewyrm 110 1 2Common
Salarin the Twisted 70 1 2Common
Chaos druid warrior 37 1 3Uncommon
Ancient warrior 148 1 3Uncommon
'Rum'-pumped crab 91 1 3Uncommon
TzHaar-Ket 149 1 3Uncommon
Blood reaver 147 1 3Uncommon
TzHaar-Xil 133 1 4Rare
Lesser reborn warrior 100 1 4Rare
Thug 10 1 5Very rare

Super defence (2) Edit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Desert strykewyrm 130 1 2Common
Gnoeals 84, 93 1 2Common
Yeti 93 1 2Common
Greater reborn warrior 128 1 2Common
Dagannoth Rex 303 1 3Uncommon
Steel dragon 246 1 3Uncommon

Super defence (3) Edit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Dagannoth guardian 148 1 2Common
Ice strykewyrm 210 1 2Common
Ancient mage 165 1 3Uncommon
Kree'arra 580 3 3Uncommon
Mutated bloodveld 126, 146 1 3Uncommon
Tormented demon 450 1–6 3Uncommon

Super defence (4) Edit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Commander Zilyana 596 3 3Uncommon
Iron dragon 189 1 3Uncommon
WildyWyrm 382, 562 1 3Uncommon


  • The price of super defence potions declined since Jungle strykewyrms, Desert strykewyrms, and Ice strykewyrms were released, as these strykewyrms all drop super defence potions in significant numbers. It is believed that players selling these drops have driven down the price of the potions.
  • Another theory is that the release of the enhanced excalibur, which gives a defence and lifepoints boost, has made the super defence potion redundant. However, super defence potions give a larger defence boost.
  • As mentioned in the defence potion article; super defence potions are generally cheaper due to defence potions using ranarr herbs which cost more than cadantine.

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