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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.

UsesEdit

  • 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.
  • The crystal saws from The Eyes of Glouphrie and Priffdinas provides an invisible boost of three and five respectively to a player's Construction level. It allows players to build items as if their Construction level was three or five 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.

Invisible boostsEdit

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. Invisible boosts do however stack with visible boosts.

List of boosts affecting multiple skillsEdit

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Image Boost Skill Level
increase
Visibility Other info
Ranging cape Skillcape Any skill +1 Visible Activating the cape's effect will increase the corresponding skill by 1.
Spicy stew 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 (3) Overload Combat skills 3 + 15% Visible The boost is reapplied every 15 seconds for 5 minutes.
Dominion marker 1
Dominion marker 2
Dominion marker 3
Dominion marker 4
Dominion marker Combat skills
  • Tier 1: +4
  • Tier 2: +6
  • Tier 3: +8
  • Tier 4: +10
Visible If it is placed near the following bosses it boosts your combat skills:
Power-up 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.
Sugar skull or Toffee apple Sugar skull or Toffee apple Any skill except Constitution, Prayer or Summoning +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.

Banner of Armadyl
Banner of Bandos
Banner of Saradomin
Banner of Seren
Banner of Sliske
Banner of Zamorak
Banner of Zaros
Banner of the Godless
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

Image Boost Skill Level
increase
Visibility Other info
Tireless run scroll Tireless run scroll Agility 2 Visible Special attack of the Spirit terrorbird.
Agility potion (4) Agility potion (or mix) Agility 3 Visible Mix heals 60 life points.
Abyssal stealth scroll Abyssal stealth scroll Agility and Thieving 4 Visible Special attack of the Abyssal lurker.
Summer pie Summer pie Agility 5 Visible Also heals 950 life points and restores 20% run energy per bite.
Cup of tea Standard Cup of tea Attack 3 Visible Also heals 300 life points. Not to be confused with Player-Owned House tea.
Attack potion (4) Attack mix (2) Attack potion (or mix) Attack 1 + 8% Visible Mix also heals 30 life points.
Super attack (4) Super attack mix (2) Super attack (or mix) Attack 2 + 12% Visible Mix also heals 60 life points.
Extreme attack (4) Extreme attack Attack 3 + 15% Visible Requires 88 herblore to make.
Zamorak brew (4) Zamorak mix (2) 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 (4) Combat mix (2) Combat potion (or mix) Attack and Strength 3 + 10% Visible Mix also heals 60 life points.
Ruby harvest Ruby Harvest Attack 20% Invisible Must be used on another player. Boost effects the player it is used on.
Cavefish Cavefish Combat skills One combat skill is boosted randomly by 2. Visible Also heals 1600 life points.
Cup of tea POH Cup of tea Construction 1, 2 or 3 Visible Boost depends on the shelf the cup used was obtained from.
Crystal saw Crystal saw Construction 3 Invisible Only applies to items requiring a saw (e.g. not rooms or plants).
Crystal saw (Prifddinas) Crystal saw (Prifddinas) Construction 5 Invisible Only applies to items requiring a saw (e.g. not rooms or plants).
Sculpting chisel (Saradomin)Sculpting chisel (Guthix)Sculpting chisel (Bandos)Sculpting chisel (Zamorak) 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 Chef's delight Cooking 1 + 5% Visible Also heals 10 life points. Reduces Attack and Strength by 2 or more.
Chef's delight (m) Mature Chef's delight Cooking 2 + 5% Visible Also heals 10 life points. Reduces Attack and Strength by 2 or more.
Crafting potion (4) Crafting potion Crafting 3 Visible None.
Defence potion (4) Defence mix (2) Defence potion (or mix) Defence 1 + 8% Visible Mix also heals 60 life points.
Super defence (4) Super defence mix (2) Super defence (or mix) Defence 2 + 12% Visible Mix also heals 30 to 60 life points.
Extreme defence (3) Extreme defence Defence 3 + 15% Visible Requires 90 herblore to make.
Saradomin brew (4) Dom saradomin brew (full) Saradomin brew / Dom saradomin brew Defence and Lifepoints Defence: 1 + 4%

Lifepoints: 500

Visible Decreases Attack, Strength, Magic and Ranged levels by 10%. Life points can rise above normal level with the boost.
Cabbage Draynor Manor Cabbage Defence 1 or 2 Visible Also heals 20 life points.
Testudo scroll Testudo scroll Defence 8 Visible Special attack of the War tortoise.
Titan's con. scroll Titan's Constitution Defence and Lifepoints Defence: 12.5%

Lifepoints: 200

Visible Special attack of Fire titan, Moss titan and Ice titan. Life points can rise above normal level with the boost.
Sapphire glacialis Sapphire Glacialis Defence 20% Invisible Must be used on another player. Boost effects the player it is used on.
Dreadfowl pouch Dreadfowl Farming 1 Visible Speak to Dreadfowl.
Compost mound pouch Compost mound Farming 1 + 2% Visible Speak to Compost mound.
Stranger plant pouch Stranger plant Farming 1 + 4% Visible Speak to Stranger plant.
Cider Cider Farming 1 Visible Heals 140 life points, reduces Attack and Strength by 2.
Mature cider Mature cider Farming 2 Visible Heals 170 life points, reduces Attack and Strength by 5.
Garden pie Garden pie Farming 3 Visible Also heals 60 life points per bite.
Pork pie Pork pie Farming and Summoning 5 Visible Also heals 540 life points. Unlike most pies, only has one bite.
Pigswill Pigswill Farming and Summoning 3 Visible Heals 880 life points, reduces Attack and Strength by 3.
Mature pigswill Mature pigswill Farming and Summoning 4, 3 Visible Heals 880 life points, reduces Attack and Strength by 3.
Pyrelord pouch Pyrelord Firemaking 3 Invisible Familiar must be summoned.
Lava titan pouch Lava titan Firemaking and Mining 10, 10 Invisible Familiar must be summoned.
Fishing potion (4) Fishing mix (2) Fishing potion (or mix) Fishing 3 Visible Mix also heals 30 to 60 life points.
Fish pie Fish pie Fishing 3 Visible Also heals 470 life points per bite.
Admiral pie Admiral pie Fishing 5 Visible Also heals 700 life points per bite.
Granite crab pouch Granite Crab Fishing 1 Invisible Familiar must be summoned.
Ibis pouch Ibis Fishing 3 Invisible Familiar must be summoned.
Granite lobster pouch Granite Lobster Fishing 4 Invisible Familiar must be summoned.
Fletching potion (4) Fletching potion Fletching 3 Visible None.
Greenman's ale Greenman's ale Herblore 1 Visible Heals 290 life points. Reduces Attack, Strength and Defence by 2 or more.
Greenman's ale (m) Mature Greenman's ale Herblore 2 Visible Heals 320 life points. Reduces Attack, Strength and Defence by 2 or more.
Hunter potion (4) Hunting mix (2) Hunter potion (or mix) Hunter 3 Visible Mix heals 20 to 30 Lifepoints.
Spirit graahk pouch Spirit kyatt pouch Spirit larupia pouch Spirit graahk, Spirit kyatt and Spirit larupia Hunter 5 Invisible Familiar must be summoned.
Arctic bear pouch Arctic bear Hunter 7 Invisible Familiar must be summoned.
Wolpertinger pouch Wolpertinger Hunter 5 Invisible Familiar must be summoned.
Mud bath 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 (3) 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 Rocktail Lifepoints 10% Visible Heals 2300 life points and can raise Lifepoints up to 10% over the maximum.
Ancestral key 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 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 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 (3) Magic essence mix (2) Magic essence potion (or mix) Magic 3 Visible Mix also heals 30 to 60 Lifepoints.
Mature wmb 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 (4) Super magic mix (2) Magic potion (or mix) Magic 1 + 8% Visible Mix also heals 30 to 60 Lifepoints.
Vecna skull Vecna skull Magic 6 Visible Cannot be used if magic is boosted and only once every 7 minutes.
Extreme magic (3) Extreme magic Magic 3 + 15% Visible Requires 91 herblore to make.
Magic focus scroll Magic focus scroll Magic 7 Visible Special attack of the Wolpertinger.
Desert wyrm pouch Desert wyrm Mining 1 Invisible Familiar must be summoned.
Void ravager pouch 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 pouch Obsidian golem Mining 7 Invisible Familiar must be summoned.
Lava titan pouch Lava Titan Mining, Firemaking 10, 10 Invisible Familiar must be summoned.
Dwarven stout Dwarven stout Mining, Smithing 1 Visible Also heals 190 Lifepoints. Is available to free players.
Dwarven stout (m) Mature dwarven stout Mining, Smithing 2 Visible Also heals 220 Lifepoints. Reduces Attack, Strength and Defence by 2 or more.
Mahogany altar 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 Sulphur spring Prayer 10% Visible Requires completion of As a First Resort.... Prayer points are fully restored before the boost is applied.
Zaros symbol 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 (4) Ranging mix (2) Ranging potion (or mix) Ranged 1 + 8% Visible Mix also heals 30 to 60 Lifepoints.
Super ranging potion (3) Super ranging mix (2) Super ranging potion (or mix) Ranged 2 + 12% Visible Mix also heals 30 to 60 life points
Extreme ranging (3) Extreme ranging Ranged 3 + 15% Visible Requires 92 herblore to make.
Wild pie Wild pie Ranged, Slayer 4, 5 Visible Also heals 850 Lifepoints per bite.
Geyser titan pouch Geyser titan Ranged 1 + 3% Visible Speak to the Geyser titan to obtain the boost.
Ranger's aid Ranger's aid Ranged 2 Visible Reduces Defence by 5.
Ranger's aid (m) Mature ranger's aid Ranged 3 Visible Reduces Defence by a random amount.
Oldak chathead Talking to Oldak Runecrafting and Magic +2 or -2 Visible Also possible no stats are boosted.
Slayer's respite Slayer's respite Slayer 1 Visible Also heals 590 Lifepoints, and reduces Attack and Strength by 2 or more.
Slayer's respite (m) Mature slayer's respite Slayer 2 Visible Also heals 620 Lifepoints, and reduces Attack and Strength by 2 or more.
Blurberry special Blurberry special/Premade blurb' sp. Strength 7 Visible Also reduces Attack by 5.
Drunk dragon Drunk Dragon/Premade dr' dragon Strength 7 Visible Also reduces Attack by 4.
Wizard blizzard Wizard blizzard/Premade wiz blz'd Strength 6 Visible Also reduces Attack by 4.
Short green guy 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 (4) Strength mix (2) Strength potion (or mix) Strength 1 + 8% Visible Mix also heals 30 Lifepoints.
Strength potion is available to free players.
Super strength (4) Super strength mix (2) Super strength (or mix) Strength 2 + 12% Visible Mix also heals 30 to 60 Lifepoints.
Extreme strength (3) Extreme strength Strength 3 + 15% Visible Requires 89 herblore to make.
Volcanic str. scroll Volcanic strength scroll Strength 9 Visible Special attack of the Obsidian golem.
Black warlock Black Warlock Strength 20% Invisible Must be used on another player. Boost effects the player it is used on.
Bandit's brew Bandit's brew Thieving 1 Visible None.
Thieving fingers scroll Thieving fingers scroll Thieving 2 Visible Special attack of the Magpie.
Spring sq'irkjuice Spring sq'irk juice Thieving 1 Visible 20% run energy boost.
Autumn sq'irkjuice Autumn sq'irk juice Thieving 2 Visible 30% run energy boost.
Summer sq'irkjuice Summer sq'irk juice Thieving 3 Visible 40% run energy boost.
Abyssal stealth scroll Abyssal stealth scroll Thieving and Agility 4 Visible Special attack of the Abyssal lurker.
Axeman's folly Axeman's folly Woodcutting 1 Visible Also heals 490 Lifepoints.
Axeman's folly (m) Mature axeman's folly Woodcutting 2 Visible Also heals 520 Lifepoints. Reduces Attack and Strength by 2 or more.
Beaver pouch Beaver Woodcutting 2 Invisible Familiar must be summoned.
Notes
  • 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.

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