Herblore Habitat Guide
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Herblore Habitat is an area made to train Hunter, Farming and Herblore conveniently, relying on each to reap the benefits within. The habitat can be found in deep in the eastern Kharazi Jungle. To get to Herblore Habitat for the first time, purchase a Juju teleport spiritbag for 2000 coins from Bettamax in western Taverley. It is a one-time use item which will bring you outside of Papa Mambo's tent. Alternatively, walk to the very north-east side of the Kharazi jungle (south-east of Shilo Village) past the waterfall stepping stones and past the Jungle foresters to reach a climbable vine north-east of Papa Mambo's tent. If you have Karamja gloves 3 or 4 from the Karamja Tasks, you can teleport to Shilo village getting you closer to the jungle. You may also purchase Juju teleport spiritbag's from Papa Mambo's Shop. *Once you get the Witchdoctor mask, you will receive unlimited teleports to Herblore Habitat. There is also a cauldron outside of Papa Mambo's tent which you can use to fill your watering can and empty Juju vials.
Speak with Papa Mambo running through each option and he'll give you one of each coloured vine blossom seed to start you off. Visit Astlayrix in the farming area to get more information on catching jadinkos. Astlayrix will also remember the combinations for the regular jadinkos once you've unlocked them. He will not remember the god jadinko combinations as they will vary each week. Catching all ten regular jadinkos in a week will yield rewards. Catching all three god jadinkos in addition to the ten regular jadinkos will yield additional rewards.
There are a total of five farming patches and three hunter areas, located north, south and east (on the island) of the main farming area.
Requirements and Equipment
A minimum of 54 Farming, 70 Hunter or 54 Herblore are needed to train here. However, to make full use of the habitat, you will need at least 81 Hunter, 54 Herblore, 77 Farming, 80 Construction and 55 Agility. You can make use of stat boosters to perform the activities that require these levels, should you fall a few levels short, though this will cut into your effective time in the habitat.
To take part of all the areas within Herblore Habitat you should bring coins to buy from Papa Mambo's Shop. If you already have farming equipment stored with a Tool leprechaun it will be available to you at the farming area. If you don't you may want to bring your own compost or supercompost. Additionally, bring at least one Apple, Banana and Orange tree seed (or preferably a sapling) to get a head-start.
Farming the Special Seeds
Vine seeds, obtainable from Papa Mambo or from hunting jadinkos, can only be planted in the nearby farming area and have a variety of unique uses. There are 5 Farming patches: 1 Vine flower, 1 Fruit tree, 1 Vine bush, and 2 Vine herbs. Vine flowers take approximately 15 minutes to fully grow.
Note that, while all fruit trees can be grown in the farming spot, only Apple, Banana, and Orange trees can attract Jadinkos to the nearby area.
A Zombie gardener who, like other gardeners at normal farming patches, will look after your plants for you for a small cost, listed below:
As with other farming areas a Tool leprechaun is standing by for your farming tools and holds 30 of each of the following vine potions in 3 doses (6 of the 10 you can make): Juju hunter potions, Juju farming potions, Scentless potions, Saradomin's blessing, Zamorak's favour, and Guthix's gift. You may also store 30 of each of the following vines obtained from hunting the appropriate jadinkos: Corrupt vine, Marble vine, Shadow vine, Saradomin vine, Zamorak vine, and Guthix vine. Right-click to choose Talk-to, Exchange-tools, Exchange-potions or Teleport (to Winkin's farm for the Vinesweeper minigame).
Be wary when combining potions, because the leprechaun only holds 3-dose potions.
The Tool leprechaun can't turn vine herbs into bank notes but he will note your fruit.
Constructing different habitats is a key component of catching Jadinkos, as most Jadinkos are attracted by only a certain habitat. Although no Construction experience is granted, there are different level requirements for building each habitat. No need to worry, though, if you do not have the required level - Papa Mambo can be paid to construct a habitat for you although this can be expensive. You can request assistance from other players for this area although they will not receive any experience.
Hunting the Jadinkos
There are 13 different Jadinkos that can be caught by either trapping with a Marasamaw plant or tracking with a noose. They can be caught north of the farming area, near Papa Mambo, south of the farming area, and the god jadinkos on the island to the east (with 55 Agility). Each Jadinko, other than Common, is attracted by a different combination of construction habitat and plants that you farm, and will only be attracted when their preferred combination is present. If any of the plants used to attract a jadinko gets diseased, it will not count as being present and you will have to cure it before it can attract jadinkos again. However, plants do not have to be full grown before they will attract the intended jadinko. Additionally, some jadinkos will require a Juju hunter potion to be used on the Vine Blossom patch in order to be attracted. Only one of each needs to be captured to claim your reward(s) from Papa Mambo.
*Withered vines can be used to bait Marasamaw plant traps, but it is not necessary.
*Pungent vines can be used to make super compost.
*Striped vines can be given to Papa Mambo to ward off any regular jadinko you choose for 15 minutes.
God Jadinkos are caught slightly differently from normal jadinkos. They are the only jadinkos caught by trapping on the east island, and they require a random combination of plants, independently assigned to each player, which changes each week. As a player discovers what a God Jadinko prefers, they will get a message that 2 or 3, (out of 4) parts are correct for catching the God Jadinko. It is possible that one of the requirements is to have nothing in one of the patches or empty habitat (feature) patch. Some players have experienced a slight delay after changing a patch/habitat before receiving a message. Once you have 3 correct areas the god jadinko will appear briefly in the main farming area. Once you get all 4 parts correct you'll get a message stating which god jadinko you have attracted.
When tracking jadinkos, there are two burrows you can choose as your starting point. The recommended burrow to inspect is the north-east one which only has one path, making it easier to remember.
Juju hunter potion lasts approximately 10 minutes on the patch. This means once you apply it on any vine, you can remove the vine and the Juju hunter potion is still in effect on any new vine you plant. After 9 minutes, you'll receive a message that the potion is about to wear off. 1 minute later, you'll receive a message that the potion wears off, and any jadinkos lured by the potion will disappear until you re-apply more juju hunter potion on the vine blossom patch. If you log out (or exit to lobby), your potion will wear off regardless of time left.
Initial Setup and Walkthrough
The first time you enter the Herblore Habitat, you will want to get to work catching the full roster of jadinkos. This will net you not only Herblore, Farming or Hunter XP, but also some witchdoctor clothing which provides camouflage and teleportation directly to the habitat. You may catch the jadinkos in any order you want, as long as you can one of each during the reset window.
Equipment to bring
Nearly all of the items you will need for Herblore Habitat are obtainable there or on your toolbelt. You will, however, need to bring apple tree, banana tree, and orange tree seeds with you to the habitat. Bring about 10 each. To speed up the process you can plant and water one of each seed in a plant pot before heading over to the Habitat. Otherwise, plant pots and watering cans can be purchased from Papa Mambo at the Habitat. The cauldron of water at his side can be used to refill your watering can if needed.
Upon reaching the Herblore Habitat for the first time, buy 6 marasamaw plants and 10 of each colour of blossom seed from Papa Mambo. Additionally, buy a spade if the Tool leprechaun isn't already storing one for you.
Plant the following: Red blossom seed, Banana tree sapling.
Note: Alternatively, after attracting common jadinkos into the area, you can opt to train in the Jadinko Lair and spend favour points earned in exchange for vine seeds. This bypasses the need to trap common jadinkos for your initial vine herb and bush seeds.
Brewing hunter potions
Plant the following: Blue blossom seed, Lergberry seed, Orange tree sapling.
Note: To clear a patch that already has something planted in it, use a spade on the patch.
Build a Pond habitat. This will attract amphibious jadinkos, so trap one of these. Next, build a Thermal Vent habitat to attract igneous jadinkos. You may want to spend the time while your erzille herb is growing trapping these and the common jadinkos to build up your stock of vine seeds.
Once the erzille has fully grown, harvest it and go back to Papa Mambo. Buy juju vials of water and mix in the erzille and corrupt vines to make juju hunter potions. The effect of these potions lasts for 10 minutes, so try to make the most out of each dose. You may wish to store these with the tool leprechaun, holding on to one to continue with the rest of the jadinkos.
Plant the following: Red blossom seed, Apple tree sapling.
Plant a Kalferberry bush.
Plant a Green blossom seed.
God jadinkos are more tricky to unlock, with the specific combinations for each being player dependent and changing each week. To begin attracting god jadinkos, apply a dose of juju hunter potion to your flower patch. Cycle through each habitat with any vine blossom planted until you have at least 2 requirements. It is recommended that you leave the fruit tree and vine bush for last when changing the patches, conserving your stock of vine seeds. Keep in mind: it is possible that one of the requirements is to have nothing in one of the patches or an empty habitat (feature) patch.
Each god jadinko will have a different vine blossom colour and habitat. If you got a hint for the Zamorak jadinko while using a red blossom and a hint for the Guthix jadinko while using a blue blossom, you know that the Saradomin jadinko will need a blue blossom this week. If you unlock one god jadinko with a certain combination, try changing the vine blossom to a different colour. You may find you unlock a hint that you have unlocked three characteristics for another god jadinko. If this is the case, just change the habitat until you have unlocked another god jadinko.
Note: God jadinkos will very often, but not always, share the same tree each week. If you have success with one tree, try using the same tree for the other two god jadinkos.
Upon catching all 3 god jadinkos and the standard jadinkos, talk to Papa Mambo again to receive a witchdoctor mask and further XP rewards. This mask comes with an extremely handy teleport that takes you directly to Papa Mambo, which is very useful for accessing the habitat for future training.
Herbs and secondary ingredients obtained through farming and catching Jadinkos can be used to make Juju potions, which have special effects on certain skills and activities. Each potion is 3 doses when mixed but can be decanted into 4 doses when used with other potions of the same type, similar to normal potions. Reminder: The Tool leprechaun will only hold 30 of 6 types of Juju ptions but only the 3 dose ones. All potion doses, unless otherwise noted, last for 5 minutes until wearing off. If you log out, the effects of any juju potion will instantly run out.
Because vine herbs can be tedious to obtain, you should make the best of your vine herb patches. Consider paying the zombie farmer to look after your main vine herb patch, and using an amulet of nature to check the status of the east vine herb patch. If you have unlocked the Remote Farming spell, consider using this to keep track of your vine herb patches. When harvesting the patches, drink a dose of juju farming potion to increase your herb yield.
When planning which juju potions to make, consider the usefulness of the end product and the difficulty involved in obtaining the secondary ingredient. For instance, Scentless potions improve your rate of catching jadinkos, though the time saved from using these potions must be weighed against the time spent tracking shadow jadinkos, which is a much slower and more tedious hunting method.
Some of the more useful reward potions are noted below:
Players can obtain Witchdoctor attire by attracting all non-god jadinkos in a week and talking with Papa Mambo, who will also give experience in your choice of Hunter, Herblore or Farming. It is possible to receive more than one of the robes and legs which you can sell to Papa Mambo for 5400 coins.
The Witchdoctor mask can be obtained by catching all three god jadinkos in addition to the regular jadinkos during the week. The week resets the same time as the Circus and Penguin Hide and Seek. This mask comes with a teleport option that takes you directly into the Herblore Habitat.
Witchdoctor gear acts as camouflage when hunting jadinkos in the habitat area. After catching all three god jadinkos, Witchdoctor gear will boost Hunter, Herblore and Farming experience gained in the habitat. The boost is only temporary and lasts 30 minutes from the moment you wear the gear.
The full Witchdoctor set (mask, robes and legs) can be housed in the Armour case of your Player-Owned-House.
You can get another Witchdoctor mask by housing one complete set in your Player-Owned-House and hunting the regular and god jadinkos again.
Herblore Habitat offers the best high-levelled Hunter training methods in the game, with the best method clocking over 250k XP per hour. To make the most of Hunter training in the Herblore Habitat, the following are recommended:
Tips and Tricks
Original Guide by: Lalala7324, Shelby_Polo, Vhellcat
Original AOW Content by: Unknown_Warrior (reproduced with permission)
Special thanks to: alex_lee81, Alistair, Auror, bedman, Cowman_133, Evaluate, Grimy Bunyip, Iiccee, Quyneax
Thanks to: Attenuation, Aurhora, bonus_malus, De_Lille_D, Ermy, ForsakenMage, Irma Redwing, Jaffy1, l The Seer l, Langer, LinkOlaran, mlskid, micahsk, Salleh, Saradomin_Mage, SerpentEye, sondi67, Speedyshel, Sy_Accursed
Last updated by: Octarine
Last updated on: 15-Jul-2013
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