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The swamp toad is a small creature with removable legs. Pulling off the legs will generate the message "You pull the legs off the toad. Poor toad. At least they'll grow back." and the toad is replaced by toad's legs.

The swamp toad itself is the tertiary ingredient for making barker toad pouches.


Swamp toads spawn in the Tree Gnome Stronghold swamp.

Swamp toads spawn in the Tree Gnome Stronghold swamp (18 spawns).


Swamp toads fetch a fair price on the Grand Exchange due to their use in Summoning (the barker toad pouch is the second best pouch to make from gold charms in terms of Summoning experience).

A full inventory of toads is worth 22,288 coins, and they respawn quickly. For this reason, gathering them in the Tree Gnome Stronghold has become a common way to make quick money, with no skill requirements. A Beast of Burden is recommended. Remember to keep auto retaliate OFF as on rare occasions gnome mages or rangers can attack from the tortoise pen.

It takes roughly a minute to bank and return, using either of the banks in the stronghold. A slightly faster banking method is to teleport to Mobilising Armies using a ring of duelling, and use the spirit tree to return to the stronghold.

Players may receive swamp toads from opening a box of summoning ingredients, a possible reward from the Familiarisation Distraction and Diversion.

Players may receive noted swamp toads from the Big Chinchompa Distraction and Diversion, using 12 Competence Points per toad.

In addition, players may plant 4 reed seeds in a hops patch to obtain toad egg sacs, which contain 15 swamp toads per sac.

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Drop sources

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Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Gnome (monster)42; 43; 441Common
Gnome child11Common
Gnome woman421Common
Corrupted dust devil1074Uncommon
Fungal rodent261Uncommon
Falador resource bundleN/A1Unknown
Spirit implingN/A5Unknown


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