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For the tasks related to Dimension of Disaster, see New Varrock Tasks.
Varrock Tasks
Varrock task
Release date 10 September 2007 (Update)
Area(s) Varrock, Edgeville and Barbarian Village
Members only? Yes
Reward Platebody
Lamp XP rewards 1,000
Taskmasters Rat Burgiss, Reldo Trimmly, Vannaka
Total level: 1473
Attack-icon 20 Constitution-icon ---- Mining-icon 70
Strength-icon 64 Agility-icon 61 Smithing-icon 88
Defence-icon 65 Herblore-icon 10 Fishing-icon 20
Ranged-icon 64 Thieving-icon 66 Cooking-icon 95
Prayer-icon 92 Crafting-icon 66 Firemaking-icon 92
Magic-icon 80 Fletching-icon 69 Woodcutting-icon 80
Runecrafting-icon 78 Slayer-icon 50 Farming-icon 70
Construction-icon 67 Hunter-icon 65 Summoning-icon 41
Dungeoneering-icon ---- Divination-icon ----
Attack style icon fixed 40
Quest icon fixed 33 Music icon fixed ----

The Varrock Tasks are the tasks relating to northern Misthalin. The Varrock Tasks were the second group of tasks, released on 10 September 2007. The easy NPC for these tasks is Rat Burgiss found down the road south of Varrock at the Quest map icon icon. Note that even though non-members can complete the easy tasks, they cannot talk to Rat Burgiss to claim the rewards. They can, however, talk to Explorer Jack in Lumbridge to claim coins for the rewards they can complete. The medium NPC for these tasks is Reldo found in the Varrock Palace Library at the Quest map icon icon. The hard NPC for these tasks is Vannaka found in the Edgeville Dungeon at the Slayer master map icon icon. They will be indicated by a Task map icon icon on your minimap and the world map.

(B)=Boosts Possible, (M)=Minimum Requirement, (O)=Obtainable Within Area, (R)=Recommended, (S)=Started Quest

Easy TasksEdit

Items Needed
Skills Needed
Quests required
  • The Dig Site (Not necessary, but makes it easier to obtain Kudos)


Task Description Quest(s) Needed



Items Needed Members Only
1. Strike a Pose Have Thessalia show you what outfits you can wear None None None No
2. Essential Facilitator Have Aubury teleport you to the essence mine None None None No
3. Doing the Ironing Mine some iron ore in the Mining spot, south-east of Varrock None 15Mining-icon Pickaxe No
4. Plank You Very Much Get a plank made at the sawmill None None

Log (O)

100 Coins

5. Making Learning Fun! Enter the second level of the Stronghold of Security None None None No
6. Jumping-off Point Jump over the fence, south of Varrock None 13Agility-icon None Yes
7. Lumbering Around Chop down a dying tree in the lumber yard None None Hatchet Yes
8. Read All About It Buy a copy of the Varrock Herald None None 50 Coins No
9. Dog and Bone Give a stray dog a bone None None Bones No
10. Pot Stop Make a bowl on the pottery wheel then fire it in the pottery oven, all in Gunnarsgrunn None 8Crafting-icon Soft Clay No
11. On the Ragged Edge Enter Edgeville Dungeon using the entrance to the south of Edgeville bank None None None No
12. Relocation, Relocation, Relocation Move your player-owned house portal to a different location using the Varrock estate agent None None 5000 Coins (M) Yes
13. It Belongs in a Museum Speak to Haig Halen after obtaining at least 50 Kudos Various (or just The Dig Site complete) None 50 Kudos Yes
14. Journey to the Centre of the Earth Altar Enter the Earth Altar using an earth tiara or talisman None None

Earth Talisman OR

Earth Tiara

15. Jackanory Have Elsie tell you a story None None Cup of tea Yes
16. Limey Mine some limestone near Paterdomus, the temple to the east of Varrock None 10Mining-icon Pickaxe Yes
17. Sherpa's Delight Catch a trout in the river to the east of Barbarian Village None 20Fishing-icon

Fly Fishing Rod


18. Stick the Knife In Venture through the cobwebbed corridor in Varrock Sewers None None None No
19. King of the Castle Find the highest point in Varrock None None None No

Map of Easy Tasks


  • Task #1, #8: Thessalia's store and the seller of Varrock Herald are located at the square.
  • Task #2: Aubury is in the magic shop south of the east bank.
  • Task #9: Stray dogs walk randomly within Varrock. They are seen to patrol the east and west bank quite frequently. If you have done A Stray in a Manger, feed the dog you get rewarded from the event, which can be in Draynor, Falador, Varrock or Al-Kharid.
  • Task #12: The housing agent is north of the entrance to the Varrock Sewers.
  • Task #13: Haig Halen is on the ground floor of the Varrock Museum. In order to get 50 kudos, you need to have done various quests, as the kudos earned on the bottom floor only adds up to 28. See the Varrock Museum for information on obtaining Kudos.
  • Task #15: Elsie is located on the first floor (2nd floor American) of the Church of Saradomin in East Varrock. She wants a cup of tea (This can be obtained from the tea stall southeast of the East Varrock bank)
  • Task #18: The cobwebbed corridor is past the web leading to the red spiders in the Varrock Sewers, after walking past the zombies and ghosts.
  • Task #19: The highest point of Varrock is Varrock Palace guard tower. This is NW of the chapel, accessed from the bottom floor by the staircase west of the library. Climbing to the highest point of the chapel will also count as the highest point.


  • Varrock armour 1 - When worn:
    • Chance of smelting two bars at once when smelting ores up to and including steel in new Edgeville furnace. (Note that the two bars together count as only a single "use" when using the Ring of Forging.)
    • Chance of Mining two ores at once when Mining ores up to and including coal.
    • Grants 1% bonus mining experience. Note that the varrock armour does not contribute to the golden mining suit's set bonus so you will receive 5% bonus xp rather than 6% when worn with the remaining golden parts
    • A higher chance at receiving Skull Sceptre part drops from monsters in the Stronghold of Security. Also, the Skull Sceptre has 10 charges instead of 5 when the staff is made while the armour is worn.
  • 16 Battlestaves may be bought from Zaff's staff shop on a daily basis.
  • Option to change your Varrock teleport to the entrance of the Grand Exchange by talking to Rat Burgiss.
  • An Antique lamp - 1,000 experience in any skill at least at level 30.

Medium TasksEdit

Audio options icon
Medium task complete!
Items Needed
Skills Needed
Quests Required


Task Description Quest(s) Needed Skill(s) Needed Items Needed Members Only
1. Double-strength Weaksauce Have the Apothecary in Varrock make you a Strength potion. None None No
2. Champion! Enter the Champions' Guild 33 Quest Points None None No
3. What Lies Below? Take the Dagon'Hai shortcut to the Chaos altar What Lies Below (S) 42Mining-icon Yes
4. With a Ten-foot Pole Get a full complement of Rats on your Rat pole Rat Catchers (S) None Yes
5. Can't Make an Omelette Escape from the spider lair in Varrock Sewers with some Red spiders' eggs None None None No
6. Point of En-tree Use the Spirit tree northeast of the Grand Exchange Tree Gnome Village None None Yes
7. Unlocking Your Emotions Perform the four Emotes from the Stronghold of Security None None None No
8. A Lick of Paint Select a colour for a new Kitten Gertrude's Cat

Garden of Tranquility (S)


Gertrude will not sell you a new kitten if you already have a kitten or cat with you or in your bank. However, if your cat is in the Menagerie of your Player-owned house, she will. Wear the ring so that you can charm her and select the colour.

9. For Fast Transactions Use the shortcut in the northwest corner of the Grand Exchange, near Edgeville. None 21Agility-icon None Yes
10. You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry Enter the A Soul's Bane rift Soul's Bane None None Yes
11. Return to Senntisten Teleport to the Digsite using a Digsite pendant The Dig Site None Yes
12. Promised the Earth Enchant an Earth tiara on the Earth altar. Rune Mysteries 9 Runecrafting-icon No
13. Royale With Thieve Pickpocket a Guard in the Varrock Palace courtyard None 40 Thieving-icon Yes
14. Like a Varrocket Use the Teleport to Varrock spell None 25Magic-icon Varrock Teleport Runes No
15. Challenge Vannaka Get a Slayer task from Vannaka in the Edgeville Dungeon None 40Multicombat None Yes
16. Flatpack Backpack Buy twenty Mahogany planks from the Sawmill operator in one transaction None None Yes
17. Master Scrumper Pick a White tree fruit from the White tree Garden of Tranquillity None None Yes
18. Engage Use the hot air balloon to travel from Varrock to somewhere else. Enlightened Journey 40Firemaking-icon 1 normal Logs Yes
19. Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! Get a Cat training medal from Gertrude Gertrude's Cat None None Yes
20. Dial V For Varrock Dial to the Fairy ring west of Varrock Fairytale II - Cure a Queen (S) None Fairy ring code: D•K•R*Dramen staff or Lunar staff Yes
21. The Body Shop Browse through Oziach's Armour Shop in Edgeville. Dragon Slayer None None No

Map of Medium Tasks


  • Task #1: Finish all of the dialogue including after you receive the potion or the achievement won't be updated.
  • Task #3: The portal is near the east entrance, with a bit walking to the north.
  • Task #4: Six rats need to be caught. These do not need to be caught in the same house as in the quest, though. Instead, it is suggested to be caught directly under the Sewers.
  • Task #7: You must first complete the Stronghold of Security. The four emotes are Idea, Stomp, Flap and Slap Head.
  • Task #8: You can get another cat and keep the one you have by storing the one you have in the menagerie in your player-owned-house. Also, you complete the task when the selection screen comes up: you can just walk away when this screen appears, and not have to buy a kitten, to complete the task. (Please note, this task cannot be currently completed as there is a bug with the chat options on selecting a kitten)
  • Task #11: First, learn to make a digsite pendant at the Varrock Museum. You don't need to dig up another pendant to make into a digsite pendant, just enchant a ruby necklace after you learn the spell. (Note: During the quest Temple at Senntisten if you choose to teleport to the digsite using a Digsite pendant, this counts towards the task being completed.) Unpatched as of 7 April 2010
  • Task #15: Vannaka is in the middle of the Edgeville Dungeon, the fastest way to reach him is to use the Agility shortcut from Varrock Sewers.
  • Task #16: Using Special Mahogany Logs won't work. The Plank maker in Taverley does work.
  • Task #17: White tree fruit is only available when Garden of Tranquility is finished.
  • Task #18: It's wise to go to either Entrana or Taverley as you only need one normal log. You must do a voyage to Varrock first, which requires 10 Willow Logs. You cannot attempt the initial travel to Varrock with a clan avatar out.
  • Task #19: Your character will say when your cat catches 100 rats. After this talk to Gertrude to get your medal. (It is recommended to catch the rats in West Ardougne as there are many rats to be found here. Another location could be the Varrock sewers, but this location is notably much slower.)(Catching rats with a kitten will take a very, very long time!)
  • Task #20: The Fairy Ring Code is D-K-R.
  • Task #21: Oziach's shop is located at the northwest of Edgeville.


Once the tasks are completed speak to Reldo to claim your reward (don't forget to bring your Varrock armour 1).

  • Varrock armour 2 - In addition to the easy tasks' reward, when worn:
    • Chance of smelting two bars at once when smelting ores up to and including mithril in Edgeville furnace.
    • Chance of Mining two ores at once when Mining ores up to and including mithril.
    • Chance of Smithing at a slightly faster rate.
  • 32 Battlestaves may be bought from Zaff's staffs store on a daily basis.
  • Option to change your Varrock teleport to the Grand Exchange by talking to Reldo.
  • An Antique lamp - 5,000 experience in any skill with a minimum level of 40.

Hard TasksEdit

Audio options icon
You have completed a hard task in the Varrock set!
Items Needed
Skills Needed
  • 67 Construction-icon Construction (Other players' lecterns may be used, in which case only 40 construction is required)

The Assist system DOES NOT work for these tasks.

Quest Requirements


Task Description Quest(s) Needed



Items Needed Members Only
1. Burning Bush Pick poison ivy from your bush Farming patch in Varrock near Champions guild. None 70Farming-icon(B) Poison ivy seeds Yes
2. But It Won't Warp You Anywhere Use the pipe shortcut in Varrock Sewers, from the moss giants to Vannaka, the slayer master. None 51Agility-icon None Yes
3. Lighten Up Trade furs with the Fancy Dress Seller for a Dashing Cape. None None 2 Dashing Kebbit Furs
800 Coins
4. Put Your Smithing Hat On Smith an adamant helm in the house next to Aubury's Rune Shop. None 73Smithing-icon(B) 1 Adamant bar
5. Kudos on the Kudos! Speak to Orlando Smith or Mark Brodie when you have achieved 153 kudos.[1] Various None None Yes
6. Who Ate All the Pie? Talk to Romily Weaklax and give him a wild pie. None 32Cooking-icon Chef's Hat (or Cooking cape)
Wild Pie
7. Battle of the Elements Craft an air battlestaff None 66Crafting-icon(B)
Air orb
8. Changing Rooms Give your player-owned house a fancy stone or tropical wood finish at the Varrock estate agent's None 40Construction-icon 15,000 Coins (M) Yes
9. Keeping Tabs on Varrock Make a Varrock teleport tablet on a mahogany lectern (This can be done at another player's POH.) None 25Magic-icon
Varrock Teleport Runes
Soft Clay
10. Hand-Me-Downs Obtain a new set of Family Crest gauntlets from Dimintheis Family Crest None None Yes
11. Waka-Waka-Waka Make a waka canoe near Edgeville None 57Woodcutting-icon None No
12. Living on the Edge Use the Home Teleport spell in the Ancient Magicks spellbook to teleport to Edgeville (Teleport to the Edgeville Lodestone) Desert Treasure None None Yes
13. Intersceptre Use the skull sceptre to teleport to Barbarian Village None None Skull Sceptre No
  1. ^ If you have completed The World Wakes, Orlando Smith is replaced by Mark Brodie.

Map of Hard Tasks


  • Task #1: The farm patch is west of the Champion's Guild. Boosts will work for this task. (Pork Pies boost your farming level by 5, hence they are the best option. You only need to boost while planting and harvesting, so bring two pork pies.)
  • Task #1, #4: The Spicy stew works for all tasks. It can grant anywhere from a -6 to a +6. However there is only a 1/60 chance to a +6. This allows level 64 farming for the bush (only for planting), and level 67 smithing for the helmet.
  • Task #3: The Fancy-dress shop owner is located south-east of the eastern Varrock bank.
  • Task #5: If 153 kudos have already been collected, just talk to Orlando. See the Varrock Museum for information on obtaining Kudos.
  • Task #5: If completed The World Wakes, Orlando is replaced with Mark Brodie.
  • Task #6: Romily Weaklax roams on the ground level of the Chef's Guild. Buy the pie at the Grand exchange, instead of making them yourself.
  • Task #7: Air Orb and Battlestaff can be bought from Grand Exchange to complete Task.
  • Task #8: If your POH is already decorated with a tropical wood or fancy stone finish, and you want to keep it like that, it would be cheapest to switch to a basic wood or stone finish and switch back to a tropical wood or fancy stone finish, costing between 20-30k. (Or, if you have completed Love story, Dark stone is the slightly cheaper alternative)
  • Task #9: You can get this achievement on any Mahogany Eagle Lectern. Always double check to make sure it is gilded.
  • Task #10: You need to first destroy your previous gauntlets if you still have them and then talk to Dimintheis again.


Once the tasks are completed speak to Vannaka to claim your reward (don't forget to bring your Varrock armour 2).

Audio options icon
All hard tasks complete!
  • Varrock armour 3 - In addition to the easy and medium tasks' reward, when worn:
    • Chance of smelting two bars at once when smelting ores up to and including adamantite in Edgeville furnace
    • Chance of Mining two ores at once when Mining ores up to and including adamantite
  • 64 Battlestaves are now available daily for purchase from Zaff's magic shop
  • Access to new bank area in the Cooks' Guild ground floor with a range in the bank lobby
  • Access the Cooks' Guild without a chef's hat
  • Option to change your Varrock teleport to the Grand Exchange by talking to Vannaka.
  • An Antique lamp - 10,000 experience in any skill with a minimum level of 50.

Elite TasksEdit

Audio options icon
Elite task complete!
Items Needed
Skills Needed
Quests Required


Task Description Quest(s) needed Skill(s) needed Items needed
Stick a Bork In Him, He's Done Defeat Bork What Lies Below None Combat equipment, decent combat stats
Nomadness Speak to Zimberfizz about swapping your Soul Wars cape for one of a different colour Nomad's Requiem None None. Speak to Zimberfizz to claim a soul wars cape if you haven't done so already.
Double Jointed Complete a large job at the sawmill None 80 Woodcutting-icon Saw or Crystal saw
It All Adze Up Using an inferno adze, incinerate a log cut from a tree you've grown in Varrock Palace's tree patch All Fired Up 92 Firemaking-icon
15 Farming-icon
Inferno adze (Firemaking boosts cannot be used to complete this task because the adze cannot incinerate a log cut from a tree if your Firemaking is lower than 92). Tree seed (Oak is the cheapest and will grow the fastest; a basket of five tomatoes can be used to protect it)
Mind Your Back Get a member of the Dagon'hai's mind control spells to backfire on him

What Lies Below

80 Magic-icon Tell Sil'as Dahcsnu you are the leader of the Dagon'hai and he will cast the spell on you. Can't be boosted to get to 80.
Red, Red Pies of Summer Bake a summer pie in the Cooking Guild: None 95 Cooking-icon(B) Strawberry (NOT in guild), Watermelon (NOT in guild), Cooking apple (in guild), Pie dish (in guild), Pot of flour (sold in guild), Jug (of water) (in guild)
Splitting Headache Defeat a skeleton at (or pray at) Senntisten Altar with Soul Split enabled Temple at Senntisten 92 Prayer-icon None
A Bolt From the Blue Smith and fletch ten rune bolts within Varrock:

  • Smith ten rune bolts
  • Fletch ten rune bolts
88 Smithing-icon(B)
69 Fletching-icon
1 Rune bar, 10 Feathers and a hammer.
A Ton of Earth Craft 100 or more earth runes simultaneously None 78 Runecrafting-icon(B) Can be done with as low as 66 Runecrafting and a bit of luck . The explorer's ring's bonus runes ability will not help here; if you only crafted 100 or more runes due to the special effect it will not count, though you can still use the ring for some bonus runes while attempting this task.The use of Runecrafting pouch does not count.


Audio options icon
Congratulations! You have completed all of the tasks in the Varrock set!
Claim your reward at Vannaka in the Edgeville Dungeon (don't forget to bring your Varrock armour 3).
Elite task set

A player wearing the reward from the elite tasks.

When worn:
  • Five free bolt enchantments per day (up to and including ruby bolts)
At all times:
  • Zaff's apprentice, Naff, will sell you up to 80 battlestaves per day
  • Varrock's estate agent offers half price housing costs
  • Bork's charm and gem drops are doubled.
  • Access to the log storage boxes near the Fired Up beacons.
  • Option to change your Varrock teleport to the altar in northern Varrock by talking to Vannaka.
  • Antique lamp - 3 x 40,000 experience in the skill of your choice level 88 and over.
  • Antique lamp - 30,000 experience in the skill of your choice level 65 and over.
  • Note: Stat boost won't work for the experience lamps.


  • The Task Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! is a reference to a cult classic movie of the same name. (May also be a reference to the song, "Faster Kill Pussycat" by Brittany Murphy.)
  • When at the sawmill using Mahogany Planks for the Flatpack Backpack task, using Special Logs to transform your inventory logs into planks will not complete the task. It is not known whether this is intentional or not.
  • When the Defender of Varrock quest was released, the Kudos requirement remained at 153 instead of the new total.
  • From sometime no later than 13 May 2009, until the 19 May 2009 update, the Ancients Home Teleport did not register, making it impossible to complete the tasks.
  • The reward from all armours used to include better prices when buying and selling from Varrock stores, but was replaced with a higher chance at receiving Skull Sceptre parts on 2 September 2009 along with the Personalised Shops Update.
  • There was a bug on 25 May 2011, the task A Bolt From the Blue does not register making 10 rune bolts and adding feathers to the bolts. Therefore in order to complete the task you must have 10 rune bars and use the "x" option then select "100" once all 100 rune bolts (unf) have been made you can click to add feathers and the task will then be complete. This has been fixed.
  • The task Dial v for Varrock may be a play on the Hitchcock film Dial m for Murder.
  • The task Royale with Thieve is a reference to the quote "Royale with Cheese", said in the movie "Pulp Fiction"
  • The task But It Won't Warp You Anywhere is a reference to Mario games in which pipes can be used to warp to different areas.
  • The task Waka-Waka-Waka is a reference to the arcade game Pacman where Pacman makes the same sound when he eats a dot.
  • The task Relocation, Relocation, Relocation is a reference to the phrase "Location, Location, Location."
  • The task It Belongs In a Museum may be a reference to a quote in Indiana Jones: The last Crusade where he continually says that the Cross of Coronado "belongs in a museum".
  • The task Engage may make reference to Star Trek. The required quest makes several references to the television series and "engage" is the order for the helmsman of the starship to activate the engines.
  • The task Double-strength Weaksauce may be a reference to the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, in which a new language called "Newspeak" is used for shortening vocabulary. For example, the term "Double-plus ungood" means "Very, very bad" in English.
  • The task Journey to the Centre of the Earth Altar is a reference to the book "Journey to the Centre of the Earth".
  • The task You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry is a reference to the movie "The Incredible Hulk".
  • The task Stick the Knife In originally required a knife to cut through the web.

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