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This article is about an item used to make swamp paste. For other uses, see Tar (disambiguation).
Swamp tar
Swamp tar
Release date 9 September 2002 (Update)
Members? Yes
Quest item? No
Tradeable? Yes
Equipable? No
Stackable? Yes
High Alch 0 coins
Low Alch 0 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price Not sold
Exchange price 456 coins (info)
Buy limit 5,000
Examine A foul smelling thick tar like substance.
Weight 0 kg
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Swamp tar detail

Swamp tar can be found in Lumbridge Swamp and Mort Myre Swamp (just north of the swamp boat). It cannot be bought from Charter Ship employees, however you may purchase swamp paste. After starting the Lunar Diplomacy quest, you can also take swamp tar from barrels in the Lady Zay. There are four barrels on the first level down in the ship and three on the second level. A barrel contains one to twenty swamp tars. However, 2 pieces seems most common and anything above five is rare. Cave slimes, warped tortoises, and warped terrorbirds also drop swamp tar in reasonable amounts. Swamp tar can also be obtained as a reward from Big Chinchompa. Swamp tar can be a good money-making method for lower level players.

Dropping monsters Edit

Swamp tar locations

11 swamp tar spawns can be found in Lumbridge Swamp, near the Water Altar.

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Cave slime 38 1–6 Always
Mummy 84,96,103,125 1–17 Common
Warped terrorbird 81,143 10–52 Common
Warped tortoise 96 1–32 Uncommon

UsesEdit

Making moneyEdit

Swamp pasteEdit

When joined with flour and then heated on a fire or range, it becomes swamp paste, a sticky item used in the Shades of Mort'ton and Fishing Trawler minigames. It also plays a role in several quests. Note that swamp paste can be purchased far more cheaply from stores or the Grand Exchange.

Herb pasteEdit

Swamp tar is used in the Hunter skill as bait ingredient while catching salamanders. The bait ingredient requires herb paste which is made by using a pestle and mortar on a Guam, marrentill, tarromin or harralander. Using the herb paste with 15 swamp tars produces Guam tar (19 herblore, 30exp), Marrentill tar (31 herblore, 42.5exp), Tarromin tar (39 herblore, 55exp) or Harralander tar (44 herblore, 72.5exp). The herb tar making gives Herblore experience. Some make the tar to gain Herblore experience without spending any money, although there are faster, more expensive methods. These mixes of herbs and swamp tar are used as ammunition when a salamander is wielded as a weapon.

Lamp oilEdit

Swamp tar can also be distilled into Lamp oil using either the still in the Rimmington Chemistry shop or the still at Miltog's lamp stall in the Dorgesh-Kaan marketplace. Note that a still will not load the Lamp oil into any container except an empty Oil lamp, Oil lantern, or Bullseye lantern.

QuestsEdit

Swamp tar is involved with several quests.

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