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A ganodermic beast affected by neem oil.

Neem oil is made by squishing a neem drupe while having an empty jug in your inventory. There are several vines throughout the top level of the dungeon to allow players to collect drupes. Once a drupe has been squished into a jug, all further drupes are automatically squished.

The oil is stackable within the jug. The "Check" option is used to see how many doses of neem oil there are, as the appearance of the jug does not change according to the amount of oil stored in it. The jug can hold up to 2000 neem oil.

It can be used by using the "Sprinkle" option on the jug when near a monster in the Polypore Dungeon - the target will be selected automatically based on proximity. When used on a target, the player runs towards it before splashing the oil on them, causing the monster to hiss and damage their spores.This severely weakens the monster, reducing their max hit by 50%, lowers their Defence, reduces their attack speed and prevents them from infecting the player with fungi. For grifolic monsters, it disables their magic attack. Neem oil lasts for 20 seconds, after which the monster's spores are repaired.

If the "Sprinkle" option is used when no possible targets are nearby, nothing will happen and the player will be notified. "Nearby" is defined by within 6 squares of the player in any direction. For example, a Ganodermic runt three squares north and three squares east of the player could be sprinkled in this manner, while one seven squares south could not.

When using against grifolic and ganodermic creatures, players will be unable to receive their respective flakes until they have the required Slayer level to harm them. If they do not have the required Slayer level, players will only receive Fungal flakes instead of their respective flakes.


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Neem drupe.pngNeem drupe1–2CommonNot sold
Fungal flake.pngFungal flake1–2Common7–14
Grifolic flake.pngGrifolic flake1–2Uncommon423–846
Ganodermic flake.pngGanodermic flake1–2Uncommon413–826
Polypore spore.pngPolypore spore1–2Common4–8
Vial of water.pngVial of water1Common96
Eye of newt.pngEye of newt1Common10
Swamp tar.pngSwamp tar1–3Uncommon115–345
Grimy guam.pngGrimy guam1Rare709
Grimy marrentill.pngGrimy marrentill1Rare2,307
Grimy tarromin.pngGrimy tarromin1Rare105
Grimy harralander.pngGrimy harralander1Rare741
Grimy ranarr.pngGrimy ranarr1Rare1,860
Grimy avantoe.pngGrimy avantoe1Rare1,043
Grimy irit.pngGrimy irit1Rare5,008
Grimy kwuarm.pngGrimy kwuarm1Rare11,782
Grimy lantadyme.pngGrimy lantadyme1Rare7,551
Grimy dwarf weed.pngGrimy dwarf weed1Rare8,476


[FAQ] • [doc]

The materials given by a jug of neem oil are unaffected by the number of doses.


  • Despite being called "A natural fungicide", it cannot finish off mutated zygomites like normal Fungicide.
  • In the real world, neem oil is known for its ability to kill a skin mite known as scabies, and many other skin afflictions.