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A temporary skill boost is anything caused by an item 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 four, will let the player cast High alchemy (which requires 55 Magic) with a Magic level of 51 to 55.

It should be noted that temporary skill boosts do not work on all quest and minigame requirements.

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.

UsesEdit

  • Entering a guild that requires a certain skill level, such as drinking a dwarven stout to enter the Mining Guild. 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, Players should keep in mind that temporary boosts do not work on all quests.
  • Increases speed of gathering skills slightly.

Note: A visible stat-boosting effect will decrease a level every minute. For example, using a botanical pie gives a player 4 levels in Herblore but decreases in the next minute, giving the player only 3 levels.

The one-minute interval between stats decreasing or increasing 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 interval is unique to all players, and is not on a global timer. This means that from the moment one logs in, a 60 second timer starts and continues to cycle regardless of whether or not said player has a boost active. This effect also applies to skill reductions, which means that if you boost a level up, it will decrease by 1 in 60 seconds or less.

In order to check when your stats will go down again, one of the simplest methods 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 enough time to log out before the stat decreases. Logging out (or hopping worlds) resets the timer every time, letting you constantly keep a stat at a certain level unless you wait too long.

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.
  • 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 Hitpoints skillcapes have a cool down period of 1 minute.

List of boosts affecting multiple skillsEdit

For a list of free to play only temporary skill boosts, click here.

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 Hitpoints and Prayer up to ±5 (though the chance at 5 is extremely rare) with 3 spice doses
up to ±3 with 2 spice doses
up to ±1 with 1 spice added
Visible Depending on type of stew, any skill  can be boosted or reduced by 1 to 5 points randomly.
Overload (4) Overload All combat skills but Hitpoints and Prayer 5-19 (5 + 15% of level, rounded down) Visible The boost is reapplied every 15 seconds for 5 minutes. Also damages the player for 50 hitpoints.(This lost health gets refunded after the overload ends)
Only usable within the Nightmare Zone.

List of temporary boostsEdit

Image Boost Skill Level
increase
Visibility Other info
Agility potion(4) Agility potion Agility 3 Visible Can increase the success rate of agilty obstacles. 
Summer pie Summer pie Agility 5 Visible Consists of 2 bites. Also heals 11 hitpoints per bite.
Attack potion(4) Attack potion Attack 10% + 3 Visible Allows a player to hit more often with melee attacks.
Super attack(4) Super attack Attack 15% + 5 Visible Allows a player to hit more often with melee attacks.
Zamorak brew (4) Zamorak brew Attack and Strength Attack: 20% + 2
Strength: 12% + 2
Visible Decreases Defence by 2 + 10% and remaining hitpoints by 2 + 10% (Mix reduces life points by 10% - (1 to 4)).
Combat potion(4) Combat potion Attack and Strength 10% + 3 Visible Provides the boosts of a normal attack and strength potion in one potion.
Ruby Harvest Ruby harvest Attack 20% Visible Must be used on another player. Boost affects the player it is used on. Acquired from the Hunting skill.
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).
Chef's delight Chef's delight Cooking 5% + 1 Visible Reduces Attack and Strength by 2 or more.
Chef's delight (m) Mature Chef's delight Cooking 5% + 2 Visible Reduces Attack and Strength by 2 or more.
Poison chalice Poison chalice

Crafting

1 Visible Can cause up to 50 hitpoints damage among other effects
Defence potion(4) Defence potion Defence 10% + 3 Visible Reduces the chance of receiving damage. Defence boosts do not allow players to equip higher level armour. For example 59 Defence with a boost does not allow you to equip Dragon armour.
Super defence(4) Super defence Defence 15% + 5 Visible Reduces the chance of receiving damage. Defence boosts do not allow players to equip higher level armour.
Saradomin brew (4) Saradomin brew Defence and hitpoints

Defence: 20% + 2

Hitpoints: 15% + 2

Visible Decreases Attack, Strength, Magic and Ranged levels by 10%. Hitpoints can rise above normal level with the boost.
Cabbage Draynor Manor Cabbage Defence 1 or 2 Visible Also heals 2 hitpoints.
Cider Cider Farming 1 Visible Reduces Attack and Strength by 2.
Mature cider Mature cider Farming 2 Visible Reduces Attack and Strength by 5.
Garden pie Garden pie Farming 3 Visible Consists of 2 bites.
Fishing potion (4) Fishing potion Fishing 3 Visible Created through the Herblore skill.
Fish pie Fish pie Fishing 3 Visible Also heals hitpoints and consists of 2 bites.
Admiral pie Admiral pie Fishing 5 Visible Also heals hitpoints and consists of 2 bites.
Greenman's ale Greenman's ale Herblore 1 Visible Reduces Attack, Strength and Defence by 2 or more.
Greenman's ale (m) Mature Greenman's ale Herblore 2 Visible Reduces Attack, Strength and Defence by 2 or more. (m) brews are created through brewing which is found under the cooking skill.
Botanical pie Botanical pie Herblore 4 Visible Also heals 6 hitpoints per bite.
Ancestral key Elidinis Statuette Hitpoints 5 Visible Requires completion of Spirits of the Elid. Any lost hitpoints are restored prior to the boost. Also restores Prayer points and Special attack.
Hunter potion (4) Hunter potion Hunter 3 Visible Made through the Herblore skill.
Wizard's mind bomb Wizard's mind bomb Magic 2 or 3 Visible Also heals 3 hitpoints. +3 boost only applies if the player's magic level is at least 50. Reduces Attack, Strength and Defence by 1 or more. Is available to free players.
Magic essence potion Magic essence potion Magic 3 Visible Also used for the Fairytale II - Cure a Queen quest.
Mature wmb Mature Wizard's mind bomb Magic 3 or 4 Visible +4 boost only applies if the player's magic level is at least 50. Reduces Attack, Strength and Defence.
Magic potion(4) Magic potion Magic 4 Visible Allows for the use of higher level magic spells.
Imbued heart
Imbued Heart Magic 10% + 1 Visible Allows for the use of higher level magic spells.

Only usable once every 7 minutes.

Super magic potion (4) Super magic potion Magic 15% + 5 Visible Allows for the use of higher level magic spells.
Only usable within the Nightmare Zone.
Dragon pickaxe Dragon pickaxe Mining 3 Visible Uses 100% of Special attack bar.
Infernal pickaxe Infernal pickaxe Mining 3 Visible Uses 100% of Special attack bar.
Dwarven stout Dwarven stout Mining, Smithing 1 Visible Is available to free players.
Dwarven stout (m) Mature dwarven stout Mining, Smithing 2 Visible Attack, Strength and Defence by 2 or more.
Gilded altar icon Edgeville Monastery altar, Altar of nature, God Wars Dungeon altars Prayer 2+ Visible Monastery requires 31 prayer, and is available to free players. Altar of nature requires completion of Nature Spirit.
God Wars Dungeon altars require a god item in correspondence to the aligned god, restoring +1 for every item worn (e.g. 2 Armadyl items worn restores +2 extra prayer if praying at the Armadyl altar). Note: boosted prayer points does *not* enable use of a higher level prayer.
Ranging potion(4) Ranging potion Ranged 10% + 4 Visible Increases ranged accuracy and damage.
Super ranging (4) Super ranging potion Ranged 15% + 5 Visible Increases ranged accuracy and damage.
Only usable within the Nightmare Zone.
Wild pie Wild pie Ranged, Slayer 4, 5 Visible Also heals 11 hitpoints per bite.
Slayer's respite Slayer's respite Slayer 2 Visible Reduces Attack and Strength by 2 or more.
Slayer's respite (m) Mature slayer's respite Slayer 4 Visible 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 Beer Strength 4% Visible Also reduces Attack by 7%. Is available to free players.
Strength potion(4) Strength potion Strength 10% + 3 Visible Strength potions are available to free players.
Super strength(4) Super strength Strength 15% + 5 Visible Increases maximum melee damage.
Bandit's brew Bandit's brew Thieving 1 Visible None.
Spring sq'irkjuice Spring sq'irkjuice Thieving 1 Visible 20% run energy boost.
Autumn sq'irkjuice Autumn sq'irkjuice Thieving 2 Visible 30% run energy boost.
Summer sq'irkjuice Summer sq'irkjuice Thieving 3 Visible 40% run energy boost.
Axeman's folly Axeman's folly Woodcutting 1 Visible Can only be bought or made through brewing.
Axeman's folly (m) Mature axeman's folly Woodcutting 2 Visible Can only be bought or made through brewing.
Dragon axe Dragon axe Woodcutting 3 Visible Uses 100% of Special attack bar.
Infernal axe Infernal axe Woodcutting 3 Visible Uses 100% of Special attack bar.
Notes
  • A percentage boost is always rounded down, with exception of the chef's delight, which is 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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