A temporary skill boost is anything caused by an item, Summoning familiar, or action that temporarily raises a player's level in one or more skills. It allows the player to do things above their current level. For example, a Magic potion, which boosts a player's Magic level by five, will let the player cast High alchemy (which requires 55 Magic) with a Magic level of 50 to 55. The skill boost rounds down, for example when stranger plant boosts you from 90 farming by 4.6 levels, it appears as 94 farming.
Temporary boosts do not stack - for example, a dwarven stout provides +1 mining and smithing, and a mature dwarven stout provides +2 to the same skills; using them together will not produce +3, but +2, as that is the maximum boost.
Boosts decay back to the player's base level at a rate of approximately 1 level per minute. It should be noted that unlike most other effects skill changes do decay while banking.
- Entering a guild that requires a certain skill level, such as drinking a dwarven stout to enter the Mining Guild. Note: this does not work for the Warriors' Guild.
- Doing an action that requires a higher level than the player is currently at, such as using a Fishing potion to fish sharks.
- Meeting the skill requirements of some quests, such as While Guthix Sleeps. Players should note that temporary boosts do not work on all quests.
- Performing most tasks.
- Investigating ancient effigies.
- Note: the one-minute interval between stats decreasing by 1 towards their normal level does not start when you use the boost, it happens at a fixed interval set by the game. This means that you may only experience a few seconds of the maximum boost. Exercise caution if using the maximum possible boost from an item for a quest or achievement. The best action is to drink a very cheap boost (such as beer), wait for it to decrease 1 level, then quickly use the desired boost, this will assure you have close to the full minute. Logging out and back in also resets the stat "timer".
Items that give temporary boostsEdit
- Potions, such as the Hunter potion which boosts a player's Hunter level by three.
- Food, such as the Garden pie which boosts a player's Farming level by three.
- Drinks, such as the Wizard's mind bomb which boosts a player's Magic level by two or three depending on the player's Magic level.
- Summoning scrolls, such as the Tireless Run scroll which boosts a player's Agility level by two.
- Spicy stews - can only be accessed with completion of Evil Dave's section in the quest Recipe for Disaster. These are random and can boost OR lower a skill by up to five.
- Crystal saw, which provides an invisible boost of three to a player's Construction level. It allows players to build items as if their Construction level was three levels higher; this is an invisible boost and so can be used in conjunction with tea or stews.
- Capes of Accomplishment boost the corresponding skill level to 100/99 when the cape is equipped or operated. Prayer and Constitution skillcapes have a cool down period of 1 minute.
These boosts are not visible on the player's statistics screen, and most of them cannot allow a player to perform activities above his or her base level (an exception is the Crystal saw). Most invisible boosts are provided by Summoning familiars. For example, a Granite lobster provides an invisible Fishing boost of four levels, but does not allow a player with 72 Fishing to catch sharks, which require 76 Fishing; instead it allows the player to catch fish with the same speed as if he or she were four levels higher.
List of boosts affecting multiple skillsEdit
template = :Temporary skill boost/Calc/Template form = boostCalcForm result = boostCalcResult param = skill|Skill|Select skill|select|Agility,Attack,Constitution,Construction,Cooking,Crafting,Defence,Farming,Firemaking,Fishing,Fletching,Herblore,Hunter,Magic,Mining,Prayer,Ranged,Runecrafting,Slayer,Smithing,Strength,Thieving,Woodcutting param = level|Level|1|int|1-120
|Skillcape||Any skill||+1||Visible||Activating the cape's effect will increase the corresponding skill by 1.|
|Spicy stew||Any skill but Summoning, Constitution, Prayer, Divination and Dungeoneering|| up to ±5 with 3 spice doses|
up to ±3 with 2 spice doses
up to ±1 with 1 spice dose
|Visible||Depending on type of stew, any skill (besides summoning and Dungeoneering) can be boosted or reduced by 1 to 5 points randomly.|
|Overload||Combat skills||3 + 15%||Visible||The boost is reapplied every 15 seconds for 5 minutes.|
| ||Dominion marker||Combat skills||
||Visible||If it is placed near the following bosses it boosts your combat skills:|
|Clan citadel powerups||Combat skills, Agility and Summoning||Up to 10||Visible||What skill is boosted and the amount depends on what it has been assigned in the battlefield editor.|
|or||Sugar skull or Toffee apple||Any skill except Constitution, Prayer, Summoning or Divination||+2||Visible||
If you get the correct random effect (given at random from amongst four effects), then:
When eaten, all skills except for the 3 mentioned ones will be boosted.
|God banner powerup||Any skill except Constitution, Slayer, Prayer, Summoning, or Dungeoneering.||
||Visible||Requires pledging allegiance to one of the god factions and completing the relevant set of tasks assigned by that god's emissary. Each type of boost can be used once per day and lasts for 30 minutes; you must wait for one boost to expire before activating another.|
List of temporary boostsEdit
|Tireless run scroll||Agility||2||Visible||Special attack of the Spirit terrorbird.|
|Agility potion (or mix)||Agility||3||Visible||Mix heals 60 life points.|
|Abyssal stealth scroll||Agility and Thieving||4||Visible||Special attack of the Abyssal lurker.|
|Summer pie||Agility||5||Visible||Also heals 950 life points and restores 20% run energy per bite.|
|Standard Cup of tea||Attack||3||Visible||Also heals 300 life points. Not to be confused with Player-Owned House tea.|
|Attack potion (or mix)||Attack||1 + 8%||Visible||Mix also heals 30 life points.|
|Super attack (or mix)||Attack||2 + 12%||Visible||Mix also heals 60 life points.|
|Extreme attack||Attack||3 + 15%||Visible||Requires 88 herblore to make.|
|Zamorak brew (or Zamorak mix)||Attack and Strength|| Attack: 2 + 20%
Strength: 2 + 12%
|Visible||Decreases Defence by 2 + 10% and remaining Lifepoints by 20 + 10% (Mix reduces life points by 10% - (10 to 40)).|
|Combat potion (or mix)||Attack and Strength||3 + 10%||Visible||Mix also heals 60 life points.|
|Ruby Harvest||Attack||20%||Invisible||Must be used on another player. Boost effects the player it is used on.|
|Cavefish||Combat skills||One combat skill is boosted randomly by 2.||Visible||Also heals 1600 life points.|
|POH Cup of tea||Construction||1, 2 or 3||Visible||Boost depends on the shelf the cup used was obtained from.|
|Crystal saw||Construction||3||Invisible||Only applies to items requiring a saw (e.g. not rooms or plants).|
|Sculpting chisel||Construction||1||Invisible||Requires completions of God Statues for at least 4 months in any location. Needs to be wielded to receive boost.|
|Chef's delight||Cooking||1 + 5%||Visible||Also heals 10 life points. Reduces Attack and Strength by 2 or more.|
|Mature Chef's delight||Cooking||2 + 5%||Visible||Also heals 10 life points. Reduces Attack and Strength by 2 or more.|
|Defence potion (or mix)||Defence||1 + 8%||Visible||Mix also heals 60 life points.|
|Super defence (or mix)||Defence||2 + 12%||Visible||Mix also heals 30 to 60 life points.|
|Extreme defence||Defence||3 + 15%||Visible||Requires 90 herblore to make.|
|Saradomin brew / Dom saradomin brew||Defence and Lifepoints|| Defence: 1 + 4%
|Visible||Decreases Attack, Strength, Magic and Ranged levels by 10%. Life points can rise above normal level with the boost.|
|Draynor Manor Cabbage||Defence||1 or 2||Visible||Also heals 20 life points.|
|Testudo scroll||Defence||8||Visible||Special attack of the War tortoise.|
|Titan's Constitution||Defence and Lifepoints|| Defence: 12.5%
|Visible||Special attack of Fire titan, Moss titan and Ice titan. Life points can rise above normal level with the boost.|
|Sapphire Glacialis||Defence||20%||Invisible||Must be used on another player. Boost effects the player it is used on.|
|Dreadfowl||Farming||1||Visible||Speak to Dreadfowl.|
|Compost mound||Farming||1 + 2%||Visible||Speak to Compost mound.|
|Stranger plant||Farming||1 + 4%||Visible||Speak to Stranger plant.|
|Cider||Farming||1||Visible||Heals 140 life points, reduces Attack and Strength by 2.|
|Mature cider||Farming||2||Visible||Heals 170 life points, reduces Attack and Strength by 5.|
|Garden pie||Farming||3||Visible||Also heals 60 life points per bite.|
|Pork pie||Farming and Summoning||5||Visible||Also heals 540 life points. Unlike most pies, only has one bite.|
|Pigswill||Farming and Summoning||3||Visible||Heals 880 life points, reduces Attack and Strength by 3.|
|Mature pigswill||Farming and Summoning||4, 3||Visible||Heals 880 life points, reduces Attack and Strength by 3.|
|Pyrelord||Firemaking||3||Invisible||Familiar must be summoned.|
|Lava titan||Firemaking and Mining||10, 10||Invisible||Familiar must be summoned.|
|Fishing potion (or mix)||Fishing||3||Visible||Mix also heals 30 to 60 life points.|
|Fish pie||Fishing||3||Visible||Also heals 470 life points per bite.|
|Admiral pie||Fishing||5||Visible||Also heals 700 life points per bite.|
|Granite Crab||Fishing||1||Invisible||Familiar must be summoned.|
|Ibis||Fishing||3||Invisible||Familiar must be summoned.|
|Granite Lobster||Fishing||4||Invisible||Familiar must be summoned.|
|Greenman's ale||Herblore||1||Visible||Heals 290 life points. Reduces Attack, Strength and Defence by 2 or more.|
|Mature Greenman's ale||Herblore||2||Visible||Heals 320 life points. Reduces Attack, Strength and Defence by 2 or more.|
|Hunter potion (or mix)||Hunter||3||Visible||Mix heals 20 to 30 Lifepoints.|
|Spirit graahk, Spirit kyatt and Spirit larupia||Hunter||5||Invisible||Familiar must be summoned.|
|Arctic bear||Hunter||7||Invisible||Familiar must be summoned.|
|Wolpertinger||Hunter||5||Invisible||Familiar must be summoned.|
|Mud bath||Hunter||10%||Visible||Requires completion of As a First Resort..., which requires 48 Hunter. Also temporarily removes the player's scent, removing the need to use a torch while hunting to improve catch rates.|
|Guthix rest||Lifepoints||50||Visible||Only works when at full life points. Also reduces poison damage by 10 and restore 5% of run energy.|
|Rocktail||Lifepoints||10%||Visible||Heals 2300 life points and can raise Lifepoints up to 10% over the maximum.|
|Elidinis Statuette||Lifepoints||500||Visible||Requires completion of Spirit of the Elid. Any lost Lifepoints are restored prior to the boost. Also restores Prayer points.|
|Thermal bath||Lifepoints||5%||Visible||Requires completion of As a First Resort.... Any lost Lifepoints are restored prior to the boost. Also cures and gives temporary protection from poison and disease.|
|Wizard's mind bomb||Magic||2 + 2%||Visible||Also heals 340 Lifepoints. +3 boost only applies if the player's magic level is higher than 50. Reduces Attack, Strength and Defence by 1 or more. Is available to free players.|
|Magic essence potion (or mix)||Magic||3||Visible||Mix also heals 30 to 60 Lifepoints.|
|Mature Wizard's mind bomb||Magic||2 or 3||Visible||+3 boost only applies if the player's magic level is higher than 50. Reduces Attack, Strength and Defence.|
|Magic potion (or mix)||Magic||1 + 8%||Visible||Mix also heals 30 to 60 Lifepoints.|
|Vecna skull||Magic||6||Visible||Cannot be used if magic is boosted and only once every 7 minutes.|
|Extreme magic||Magic||3 + 15%||Visible||Requires 91 herblore to make.|
|Magic focus scroll||Magic||7||Visible||Special attack of the Wolpertinger.|
|Desert wyrm||Mining||1||Invisible||Familiar must be summoned.|
|Void ravager||Mining||1, 1||Invisible and Visible||Familiar must be summoned. Speak to the Void ravager to obtain a visible boost of 1 in addition to the invisible boost of 1.|
|Obsidian golem||Mining||7||Invisible||Familiar must be summoned.|
|Lava Titan||Mining, Firemaking||10, 10||Invisible||Familiar must be summoned.|
|Dwarven stout||Mining, Smithing||1||Visible||Also heals 190 Lifepoints. Is available to free players.|
|Mature dwarven stout||Mining, Smithing||2||Visible||Also heals 220 Lifepoints. Reduces Attack, Strength and Defence by 2 or more.|
|Monastery altar, Altar of nature, Seers' Village altar||Prayer||2||Visible||Monastery requires 31 prayer, and is available to free players. Altar of nature requires completion of Nature Spirit. Seers' Village requires completion of all hard Seers' Village Tasks (Seers' headband 3 or 4 must be worn).|
|Sulphur spring||Prayer||10%||Visible||Requires completion of As a First Resort.... Prayer points are fully restored before the boost is applied.|
|Altar of Zaros||Prayer||15%||Visible||Requires completion of The Temple at Senntisten. Activates The Ancient Curses and prayer points are fully restored before the boost is applied.|
|Ranging potion (or mix)||Ranged||1 + 8%||Visible||Mix also heals 30 to 60 Lifepoints.|
|Super ranging potion (or mix)||Ranged||2 + 12%||Visible||Mix also heals 30 to 60 life points|
|Extreme ranging||Ranged||3 + 15%||Visible||Requires 92 herblore to make.|
|Wild pie||Ranged, Slayer||4, 5||Visible||Also heals 850 Lifepoints per bite.|
|Geyser titan||Ranged||1 + 3%||Visible||Speak to the Geyser titan to obtain the boost.|
|Ranger's aid||Ranged||2||Visible||Reduces Defence by 5.|
|Mature ranger's aid||Ranged||3||Visible||Reduces Defence by a random amount.|
|Talking to Oldak||Runecrafting and Magic||+2 or -2||Visible||Also possible no stats are boosted.|
|Slayer's respite||Slayer||1||Visible||Also heals 590 Lifepoints, and reduces Attack and Strength by 2 or more.|
|Mature slayer's respite||Slayer||2||Visible||Also heals 620 Lifepoints, and reduces Attack and Strength by 2 or more.|
|Blurberry special/Premade blurb' sp.||Strength||7||Visible||Also reduces Attack by 5.|
|Drunk Dragon/Premade dr' dragon||Strength||7||Visible||Also reduces Attack by 4.|
|Wizard blizzard/Premade wiz blz'd||Strength||6||Visible||Also reduces Attack by 4.|
|Short green guy/Premade sgg||Strength||4||Visible||
Also reduces Attack by 3.
|Beer||Strength||4%||Visible||Also reduces Attack by 7%. Is available to free players.|
|Strength potion (or mix)||Strength||1 + 8%||Visible|| Mix also heals 30 Lifepoints.|
Strength potion is available to free players.
|Super strength (or mix)||Strength||2 + 12%||Visible||Mix also heals 30 to 60 Lifepoints.|
|Extreme strength||Strength||3 + 15%||Visible||Requires 89 herblore to make.|
|Volcanic strength scroll||Strength||9||Visible||Special attack of the Obsidian golem.|
|Black Warlock||Strength||20%||Invisible||Must be used on another player. Boost effects the player it is used on.|
|Thieving fingers scroll||Thieving||2||Visible||Special attack of the Magpie.|
|Spring sq'irk juice||Thieving||1||Visible||20% run energy boost.|
|Autumn sq'irk juice||Thieving||2||Visible||30% run energy boost.|
|Summer sq'irk juice||Thieving||3||Visible||40% run energy boost.|
|Abyssal stealth scroll||Thieving and Agility||4||Visible||Special attack of the Abyssal lurker.|
|Axeman's folly||Woodcutting||1||Visible||Also heals 490 Lifepoints.|
|Mature axeman's folly||Woodcutting||2||Visible||Also heals 520 Lifepoints. Reduces Attack and Strength by 2 or more.|
|Beaver||Woodcutting||2||Invisible||Familiar must be summoned.|
- A percentage boost is always rounded down, with exception of the mud bath and chef's delight, which are rounded up.
- A reduction of x or more levels means the actual amount reduced depends on the player's level in the skills listed.