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Released 4 January 2001 (Update)
Race Human
Quest NPC None
Location Varrock
Shop None
Skill requirement None
Quest requirement None
Pay-to-play No
Gender Male
Examine I wonder if he has any good potions
Notable features Can make four-dose strength potions for players.
The Apothecary is a non-player character who can be found in south-western Varrock. He is a potion maker and is featured during the events of the Romeo and Juliet quest.


The Apothecary is capable of producing several potions for the player:

Regular strength potion

Players can obtain a special four-dose regular strength potion by bringing him red spiders eggs and a limpwurt root. This is the only way to create a useful potion which changes stats, on a free-to-play RuneScape Classic.

Romeo and Juliet quest

He plays a central part in the Romeo and Juliet quest as the producer of the Cadava potion.

Undrinkable potion

He can also be randomly persuaded into giving players a (completely useless) potion for spots, which is otherwise only acquired by killing Imps as a somewhat rare drop.


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