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 Crafting potion, which boosts a player's Crafting level by 3, lets the player craft potion flasks with a Crafting level of 86. 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 level boost to Mining and Smithing, and a mature dwarven stout provides +2 to the same skills; using them together does not produce +3, but +2, as only the higher boost counts.
Gaining a level while a temporary boost is active also increases the boosted level by 1.
Boosts decay back to the player's base level at a rate of 1 level per minute. Unlike most other effects, skill changes do decay while banking. The second where the boost decays is based upon the time at which the player logged in.[source needed] The Berserker curse extends this time by 15% (9 seconds).
Overloads and overload variants, and other effects which provide a 'constant' boost, resist decay by periodically re-applying their effect.
Levels which are drained are also restored at 1 level per minute. The Rapid Restore prayer doubles this rate of restoration; restore potions can restore the levels of all combat skills (except Summoning), and a super restore restores the levels of all skills, including Prayer points.
These boosts are not visible on the player's statistics screen, and most of them cannot allow a player to perform activities above their 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 they were four levels higher. Invisible boosts do stack with visible boosts.
- 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.
Items that give temporary boosts
- 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 Prifddinas provide an invisible boost of three and five respectively to a player's Construction level. They allow 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.
- God banners allow players to boost one non-combat skill by 2 levels for a period of 30 minutes each day. Completing the exploration set allows players to boost Agility by 5 levels for 30 minutes a day. Completing the combat set allows players to boost one combat skill by 5 levels for a period of 30 minutes each day.
List of boosts affecting multiple skills
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|Skillcape||Any skill||+1||Visible||Activating the cape's effect increases the corresponding skill by 1.|
|Spicy stew||Any skill but Summoning, Constitution, Prayer, Dungeoneering and Invention|| up to ±6 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, Invention, Constitution, Prayer, and Dungeoneering) can be boosted or reduced by 1 to 5 points randomly.|
|Super melee potion||Attack, Strength and Defence||12% + 2, rounded down||Visible||None.|
|Super warmaster's potion||Attack, Strength, Defence, Magic and Ranged||12% + 2, rounded down||Visible||None.|
|Extreme brawler's potion||Attack, Strength and Defence||15% + 3, rounded down||Visible||Recipe must be found and bought.|
|Extreme battlemage's potion||Magic and Defence||15% + 3, rounded down||Visible||Recipe must be found and bought.|
|Extreme sharpshooter's potion||Ranged and Defence||15% + 3, rounded down||Visible||Recipe must be found and bought.|
|Extreme warmaster's potion||Attack, Strength, Defence, Magic and Ranged||15% + 3, rounded down||Visible||Recipe must be found and bought.|
|Overload||Combat skills||15% + 3, rounded down||Visible||The boost is reapplied every 15 seconds for 5 minutes.|
|Holy overload potion||Attack, Strength, Defence, Magic and Ranged||15% + 3, rounded down||Visible||
|Searing overload potion||Attack, Strength, Defence, Magic and Ranged||15% + 3, rounded down||Visible||
|Overload salve||Attack, Strength, Defence, Magic and Ranged||15% + 3, rounded down||Visible||
|Supreme overload potion||Attack, Strength, Defence, Magic and Ranged||16% + 4, rounded down||Visible||
|Supreme overload salve||Attack, Strength, Defence, Magic and Ranged||16% + 4, rounded down||Visible||
| ||Dominion marker||Combat skills||
||Visible||Boosts Combat skills when placed nearby. Reapplies the boost once it decays back to the base level.|
|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.|
|or||Sugar skull or Toffee apple||Any skill except Constitution, Invention, 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 4 mentioned ones are boosted.
| ||God banner powerup||Any skill except Constitution, Slayer, Prayer, Summoning, Dungeoneering or Invention.||
||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 boosts
|Jitterberry||Agility||2||Visible||Requires access to The Arc. Also reduces Defence by 1 level.|
|Tireless run scroll||Agility||2||Visible||Special move of the Spirit terrorbird.|
|Agility potion (or mix)||Agility||3||Visible||Mix heals 60 life points.|
|Abyssal stealth scroll||Agility and Thieving||4||Visible||Special move of the Abyssal lurker.|
|Summer pie||Agility||5||Visible||Also heals 1187 life points and restores 20% run energy per bite.|
|Standard Cup of tea||Attack||3||Visible||Also heals 375 life points. Not to be confused with Player-Owned House tea.|
|Attack potion (or mix)||Attack||1 + 8%||Visible||Mix also heals 30 life points.|
|Super attack (or mix)||Attack||2 + 12%||Visible||Mix also heals 60 life points.|
|Extreme attack||Attack||3 + 15%||Visible||Requires 88 herblore to make.|
|Zamorak brew (or Zamorak mix)||Attack and Strength|| Attack: 2 + 20%
Strength: 2 + 12%
|Visible||Decreases Defence by 2 + 10% and remaining life points by 20 + 10% (Mix reduces life points by 10% - (10 to 40)).|
|Combat potion (or mix)||Attack and Strength||3 + 10%||Visible||Mix also heals 60 life points.|
|Ruby Harvest||Attack||20%||Visible||Must be used on another player. Boost affects the player it is used on.|
|Rumberry||Attack||2||Visible||Requires access to The Arc. Also reduces Defence by 1 level.|
|Grand attack potion||Attack||2 + 14%||Visible||None.|
|Supreme attack potion||Attack||4 + 16%||Visible||Recipe needs to be bought|
|Cavefish||Combat skills||One combat skill is boosted randomly by 2.||Visible||Also heals 2200 life points.|
|POH Cup of tea||Construction||1, 2 or 3||Visible||Boost depends on the shelf the cup used was obtained from.|
|Crystal saw||Construction||3||Invisible||Only applies to items requiring a saw (e.g. not rooms or plants).|
|Crystal saw (Prifddinas)||Construction||5||Invisible||Only applies to items requiring a saw (e.g. not rooms or plants).|
|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||Cooking||1 + 5%||Visible||Also heals 10 life points. Reduces Attack and Strength by 2 or more.|
|Mature Chef's delight||Cooking||2 + 5%||Visible||Also heals 10 life points. Reduces Attack and Strength by 2 or more.|
|Squiffberry||Cooking||2||Visible||Requires access to The Arc. Also reduces Defence by 1 level.|
|Defence potion (or mix)||Defence||1 + 8%||Visible||Mix also heals 60 life points.|
|Super defence (or mix)||Defence||2 + 12%||Visible||Mix also heals 30 to 60 life points.|
|Extreme defence||Defence||3 + 15%||Visible||Requires 90 herblore to make.|
|Saradomin brew / Dom saradomin brew||Defence and life points|| Defence: 1 + 4%
Life points: 500
|Visible||Decreases Attack, Strength, Magic and Ranged levels by 10%. Life points can rise above normal level with the boost.|
|Draynor Manor Cabbage||Defence||1 or 2||Visible||Also heals 200 life points.|
|Testudo scroll||Defence||8||Visible||Special move of the War tortoise.|
|Titan's Constitution||Defence and life points|| Defence: 12.5%
Life points: 200
|Visible||Special move of Fire titan, Moss titan and Ice titan. Life points can rise above normal level with the boost.|
|Sapphire Glacialis||Defence||20%||Visible||Must be used on another player. Boost affects the player it is used on.|
|Grand defence potion||Defence||2 + 14%||Visible||None.|
|Supreme defence potion||Defence||4 + 16%||Visible||Recipe needs to be bought.|
|Extreme divination||Divination||15% of level + 3||Visible||Requires 89 herblore to make.|
|Meloberry||Divination||2||Visible||Requires access to The Arc. Also reduces Defence by 1 level.|
|Dreadfowl||Farming||1||Visible||Speak to Dreadfowl.|
|Compost mound||Farming||1 + 2%||Visible||Speak to Compost mound.|
|Stranger plant||Farming||1 + 4%||Visible||Speak to Stranger plant.|
|Cider||Farming||1||Visible||Heals 140 life points, reduces Attack and Strength by 2.|
|Mature cider||Farming||2||Visible||Heals 170 life points, reduces Attack and Strength by 5.|
|Cocoaberry||Farming||2||Visible||Requires access to The Arc. Also reduces Defence by 1 level.|
|Garden pie||Farming||3||Visible||Also heals 60 life points per bite.|
|Pork pie||Farming and Summoning||5||Visible||Also heals 540 life points. Unlike most pies, only has one bite.|
|Pigswill||Farming and Summoning||3||Visible||Heals 880 life points, reduces Attack and Strength by 3.|
|Mature pigswill||Farming and Summoning||4, 3||Visible||Heals 880 life points, reduces Attack and Strength by 3.|
|Smoulderberry||Firemaking||2||Visible||Requires access to The Arc. Also reduces Defence by 1 level.|
|Pyrelord||Firemaking||3||Invisible||Familiar must be summoned.|
|Phoenix (familiar)||Firemaking||6||Invisible||Familiar must be summoned.|
|Lava titan||Firemaking and Mining||10, 10||Invisible||Familiar must be summoned.|
|Fishing potion (or mix)||Fishing||3||Visible||Mix also heals 30 to 60 life points.|
|Fish pie||Fishing||3||Visible||Also heals 470 life points per bite.|
|Admiral pie||Fishing||5||Visible||Also heals 875 life points per bite.|
|Granite Crab||Fishing||1||Invisible||Familiar must be summoned.|
|Ibis||Fishing||3||Invisible||Familiar must be summoned.|
|Granite lobster||Fishing||4||Invisible||Familiar must be summoned.|
|Stormberry||Fishing||2||Visible||Requires access to The Arc. Also reduces Defence by 1 level.|
|Squeck juice||Fishing||1||Visible||Severely reduces Cooking.|
|Greenman's ale||Herblore||1||Visible||Heals 290 life points. Reduces Attack, Strength and Defence by 2 or more.|
|Mature Greenman's ale||Herblore||2||Visible||Heals 320 life points. Reduces Attack, Strength and Defence by 2 or more.|
|Gloomberry||Herblore||2||Visible||Requires access to The Arc. Also reduces Defence by 1 level.|
|Hunter potion (or mix)||Hunter||3||Visible||Mix heals 20 to 30 life points.|
|Extreme hunter||Hunter||15% of level + 3||Visible||Requires 80 herblore to make.|
|Spirit graahk, Spirit kyatt and Spirit larupia||Hunter||5||Invisible||Familiar must be summoned.|
|Arctic bear||Hunter||7||Invisible||Familiar must be summoned.|
|Mournberry||Hunter||2||Visible||Requires access to The Arc. Also reduces Defence by 1 level.|
|Wolpertinger||Hunter||5||Invisible||Familiar must be summoned.|
|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.|
|Extreme invention||Invention||15% of level + 3||Visible||Requires 95 herblore to make.|
|Guthix rest||Life points||50||Visible||Only works when at full life points. Also reduces poison damage by 10 and restore 5% of run energy.|
|Rocktail||Life points||10%||Visible||Heals 2300 life points and can raise life points up to 10% over the maximum.|
|Elidinis Statuette||Life points||500||Visible||Requires completion of Spirit of the Elid. Any lost life points are restored prior to the boost. Also restores Prayer points.|
|Thermal bath||Life points||5%||Visible||Requires completion of As a First Resort. Any lost life points are restored prior to the boost. Also cures and gives temporary protection from poison and disease.|
|Fireberry||Magic||2||Visible||Requires access to The Arc. Also reduces Defence by 1 level.|
|Wizard's mind bomb||Magic||2 + 2%||Visible||Also heals 340 life points. +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 (or mix)||Magic||3||Visible||Mix also heals 30 to 60 life points.|
|Mature Wizard's mind bomb||Magic||3 or 4||Visible||+4 boost only applies if the player's magic level is higher than 50. Reduces Attack, Strength and Defence.|
|Magic potion (or mix)||Magic||1 + 8%||Visible||Mix also heals 30 to 60 life points.|
|Vecna skull||Magic||2 + 10%||Visible||Cannot be used if magic is boosted and only once every 7 minutes.|
|Extreme magic||Magic||3 + 15%||Visible||Requires 91 herblore to make.|
|Magic focus scroll||Magic||7||Visible||Special move of the Wolpertinger.|
|Grand magic potion||Magic||2 + 14%||Visible||None.|
|Supreme magic potion||Magic||4 + 16%||Visible||Recipe needs to be bought.|
|Desert wyrm||Mining||1||Invisible||Familiar must be summoned.|
|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||Mining||7||Invisible||Familiar must be summoned.|
|Lava titan||Mining, Firemaking||10, 10||Invisible||Familiar must be summoned.|
|Stoneberry||Mining||2||Visible||Requires access to The Arc. Also reduces Defence by 1 level.|
|Dwarven stout||Mining, Smithing||1||Visible||Also heals 190 life points. Is available to free players.|
|Mature dwarven stout||Mining, Smithing||2||Visible||Also heals 220 life points. Reduces Attack, Strength and Defence by 2 or more.|
|Edgeville 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||Prayer||10%||Visible||Requires completion of As a First Resort. Prayer points are fully restored before the boost is applied.|
|Altar of Zaros||Prayer||15%||Visible||Requires completion of The Temple at Senntisten. Activates Ancient Curses and prayer points are fully restored before the boost is applied.|
|Ranging potion (or mix)||Ranged||1 + 8%||Visible||Mix also heals 30 to 60 life points.|
|Super ranging potion (or mix)||Ranged||2 + 12%||Visible||Mix also heals 30 to 60 life points.|
|Extreme ranging||Ranged||3 + 15%||Visible||Requires 92 Herblore to make.|
|Wild pie||Ranged, Slayer||4, 5||Visible||Also heals 850 life points per bite.|
|Wilder pie||Ranged, Slayer||5, 6||Visible||Also heals 1,100 life points per bite.|
|Geyser titan||Ranged||1 + 3%||Visible||Speak to the Geyser titan to obtain the boost.|
|Ranger's aid||Ranged||2||Visible||Reduces Defence by 5.|
|Mature ranger's aid||Ranged||3||Visible||Reduces Defence by a random amount.|
|Grand ranging potion||Ranged||2 + 14%||Visible||None.|
|Exuberry||Ranged||2||Visible||Requires access to The Arc. Also reduces Defence by 1 level.|
|Supreme ranging potion||Ranged||4 + 16%||Visible||Recipe needs to be bought.|
|Talking to Oldak||Runecrafting and Magic||+2 or -2||Visible||Also possible no stats are boosted.|
|Slayer's respite||Slayer||1||Visible||Also heals 590 life points, and reduces Attack and Strength by 2 or more.|
|Mature slayer's respite||Slayer||2||Visible||Also heals 620 life points, and reduces Attack and Strength by 2 or more.|
|Extreme runecrafting||Runecrafting||15% of level + 3||Visible||Requires 91 herblore to make.|
|Blisterberry||Strength||2||Visible||Requires access to The Arc. Also reduces Defence by 1 level.|
|Blurberry Special/Premade Blurberry Special||Strength||7||Visible||Also reduces Attack by 5.|
|Drunk Dragon/Premade Drunk Dragon||Strength||7||Visible||Also reduces Attack by 4.|
|Wizard Blizzard/Premade Wizard Blizzard||Strength||6||Visible||Also reduces Attack by 4.|
|Short Green Guy/Premade Short Green Guy||Strength||4||Visible||
Also reduces Attack by 3.
|Beer||Strength||4%||Visible||Also reduces Attack by 7%. Is available to free players.|
|Strength potion (or mix)||Strength||1 + 8%||Visible|| Mix also heals 30 life points.|
Strength potion is available to free players.
|Super strength (or mix)||Strength||2 + 12%||Visible||Mix also heals 30 to 60 life points.|
|Extreme strength||Strength||3 + 15%||Visible||Requires 89 herblore to make.|
|Volcanic strength scroll||Strength||9||Visible||Special move of the Obsidian golem.|
|Black Warlock||Strength||20%||Visible||Must be used on another player. Boost affects the player it is used on.|
|Grand strength potion||Strength||2 + 14%||Visible||None.|
|Supreme strength potion||Strength||4 + 16%||Visible||Recipe needs to be bought.|
|Musaberry||Summoning||2||Visible||Requires access to The Arc. Also reduces Defence by 1 level.|
|Thieving fingers scroll||Thieving||2||Visible||Special move of the Magpie.|
|Spring sq'irkjuice||Thieving||1||Visible||20% run energy boost.|
|Autumn sq'irkjuice||Thieving||2||Visible||30% run energy boost.|
|Summer sq'irkjuice||Thieving||3||Visible||40% run energy boost.|
|Sourberry||Thieving||2||Visible||Requires access to The Arc. Also reduces Defence by 1 level.|
|Axeman's folly||Woodcutting||1||Visible||Also heals 490 life points.|
|Mature axeman's folly||Woodcutting||2||Visible||Also heals 520 life points. Reduces Attack and Strength by 2 or more.|
|Rosaberry||Woodcutting||2||Visible||Requires access to The Arc. Also reduces Defence by 1 level.|
|Beaver||Woodcutting||2||Invisible||Familiar must be summoned.|
- 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.