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Official quest description: Become one with your darker side. Tap into your hidden depths of magical potential by making a potion with the help of Hetty the Rimmington witch.
Release date: 6 April 2001 (Update)
Start: Talk to Hetty in her house in Rimmington, south of Falador and west of Port Sarim.
Difficulty: *****
Length: Short
Members only: No
Requirements: None
Items needed: Burnt meat, an eye of newt, an onion and a rat's tail.
Monsters to kill: Rat (Level 1)


The place where you start the Witch's Potion quest.


Talk to Hetty and tell her you want to know more about the black arts. She will tell you she needs four ingredients. You need to get a rat's tail, burnt meat, an eye of newt, and an onion.

Getting the ingredients

  • Rat's tail: Simply find any normal sized rat in Rimmington and kill it.
  • Burnt meat: Kill any creature that drops meat (for example one of the cows in Lumbridge farm or one of the giant rats just east of Rimmington. Chicken and seafood do not become cooked/burnt meat when cooked). Also found sometimes when you kill an Imp. Perhaps the closest area is the field just north of Port Sarim which has many cows. (The field is north of the farming shop which has a sheepdog in it.) Then, "burn" the meat. Use a cooking range (for example the one right north of Hetty's house) or cook it on a normal fire with logs (you will need a tinderbox and axe to do this). If you have too high a cooking level to burn it, simply use the cooked meat with the fire/range again, and your meat will always end up being burnt.

Suggested Route

Note: You don't have to start the quest to obtain all the ingredients, except for the rat's tail

  • Start in Lumbridge, kill a cow and take the meat. Burn the meat in a range or a fire in Lumbridge. It's easy to find a fire here, since many players train their Firemaking skills around this area. Just make sure that you do not eat the meat after you cook it once.
  • Pick an onion in the Fred the Farmer's garden.
  • Take 3 coins out of your bank in Draynor Village.
  • Stop in Port Sarim and buy an eye of a newt in the magic shop.
  • Go to talk to Hetty and ask to start the quest.
  • Walk back outside Hetty's house to kill a rat and take its tail.
  • Go talk to Hetty and give her the ingredients.
  • She'll put them in her cauldron and tell you to drink from it. Drink from the cauldron to complete the quest. Congratulations, quest complete!


Witch's Potion Reward


  • In RuneScape Classic, it is not possible to use cooked meat with a range to burn it, so players with a high Cooking level had major troubles in obtaining burnt meat.
  • With the introduction of the Grand Exchange, players may buy most of the ingredients that Hetty requires.
  • You cannot give one or a few of the ingredients to Hetty; you must have all four in your inventory to complete the quest.
  • If you already have all the ingredients with you when you start the quest (excluding the rat's tail), then this will make it the shortest quest in runescape as it will only take you about a minute or less to finish.
  • Hetty is probably named after Hetty Green, the infamous 'Witch of Wall Street' who lived during the late 19th - early 20th century.

This article uses material from the "Witch's Potion" article on the Runescape wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.


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