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In this OSRS Witch’s Potion Guide, we’ll go through all the steps to complete the quest.

As always, this quest guide is F2P, P2P, and Ironman-friendly.

This guide is a part of our OSRS Optimal Quest Guide.

Witch’s Potion story & info

In this story, you will tap into the darker side of yourself and help Hetty the witch with a potion. You will gather the ingredients for her.

The majority of this quest is skippable as most items can be bought from the Grand Exchange (with the exception of the Rat’s Tail).

As always, we will show all the locations for anyone who is an ironman or simply wants to complete the quest the way it is meant to be done.

Quest Requirements

skill requirements Skill Requirements

There are no skill requirements.

quest requirements Quest Requirements

There are no quest requirements.

item requirements Item Requirements

ItemGrand Exchange?Obtainable during Quest?
Burnt meatYesYes, kill a giant rat in Rimmington and cook the meat twice to burn it.
Eye of newtYesCan be purchased from Port Sarim Magic Shop
OnionYesYes, at the Rimmington farm
Rat’s tailNoYes, by killing a lvl 1 rat after the quest is started


  • Teleport to Rimmington:
    • House Teleport Tab (if house is located in Rimmington)
    • Pest Control Minigame Teleport (take the boat back to Port Sarim)

OSRSGuide Recommendation:

Use the Quest Helper Plugin for Runelite.

The Quest Helper Plugin makes Questing TONS easier.

  • Helps keep track of the item requirements and whether you have them on you or not
  • Displays a quest guide in the sidebar
  • Highlights NPCs you need to talk to
  • Knows which dialogue you need to use during the quest
  • Shows the next location in the quest on your map

If you want to install it, you can install the Quest Helper directly from your Plugin Hub on Runelite.

install the quest helper plugin for runelite from the runelite plugin hub

Witch’s Potion Guide (Quick Guide)

This quest guide assumes you purchase everything from the Grand Exchange first.

For the ironman version, scroll down or [click here].

Witch’s Potion Start

You can start the quest by speaking with Hetty in Rimmington.

speak with hetty to start the witch's potion quest
Dialogue: 1-1

She wants you to gather four ingredients:

  • Burnt meat
  • An eye of newt
  • An onion
  • And a Rat’s Tail

Luckily you already bought 3/4 from the Grand Exchange.

Obtain the Rat’s Tail

Go into the house next to Hetty’s where a bunch of level-1 rats are running around. Kill any one of them and they will drop a Rat’s Tail.

NOTE: The quest must be started for them to drop the rat’s tail.

kill a lvl 1 rat to obtain the rats tail after you started the witch's potion quest

Finish the Quest

give hetty the ingredients to finish the witch's potion quest

Speak with Hetty once you have all the ingredients, she will put them in her Cauldron and the quest is complete!

Another super short buyable quest out of the way.

Witch’s Potion Guide (Ironman Guide)

For ironmen accounts who don’t have access to the Grand Exchange, here is a list of locations where you can gather the ingredients.

The map below shows all the locations where you’ll be picking up the ingredients.

osrs witch's potion quest map

Onion Location:

Onions can be picked from the farm in Rimmington, North of the house portal.

pick an onion from the rimmington farm

Eye of Newt Location:

You can purchase Eyes of Newt from the Port Sarim Magic Shop, just East of Rimmington.

eyes of newt can be bought from the port sarim magic shop

Burnt Meat Location:

To get burnt meat, you can kill Giant Rats, Cows and other animals that drop meat which you can burn.

The closest monster to the quest start are the Giant Rats located in the Rimmington Graveyard.

Kill one of them, and pick up their meat.

kill a giant rat in rimmington to obtain their meat so you can burn it

And then you can cook their meat on the Cooking Range in the house just next to Hetty’s.

Cook the meat twice to burn it.

cook the burnt meat on the range in the house next to hettys

That’s all the ingredients you need to start the quest.

Check out the [Quick Guide] above for the remaining steps to start and finish quests.

Quests Rewards

Congratulations. You’ve finished the Witch’s Potion quest. The rewards are the following:

Witch’s Potion Quick Guide

If you prefer to follow along with a video, check out Slayermusiq’s Quest Guide on Witch’s Potion.

More F2P Quest Guides:


Dean started playing Runescape in 2006 when he was just 10 years old and has been playing ever on and off ever since (you never quit OSRS, right?) In 2013 he switched to OSRS Servers and never looked back. Dean has spent over 20,000 hours in the game now and frequently revisits his favourite portion of OSRS; the early-to-mid game through new account builds. You can also find bite-sized runescape guides on Deans' YouTube channel

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