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Pk’ing makes up a large portion of the OSRS community. Many players only play the game for the player vs. player content.
And to get involved in Player vs. Player effectively, you’ll need to learn a bunch of techniques – one of which is potion management.
There are a few must-have potions that I’d say anyone Pk’ing should use.
Here’s what I’d recommend along with how they work and what you’d get from each one.
5. Ranging Potion
Starting off our list is the Ranging Potion which anyone using the range style will definitely want to have.
It provides a substantial boost, with a maximum of +13 from levels 90-99.
This potion actually provides the best ranging boost for PvP in the whole game.
Stat boosts are extremely important to make sure you’re always hitting as hard as you can, and as often as you can. Every little bit counts in PvP.
Especially when your opponent could be there to pull out all the stops.
The ranging potion is also most useful when using crossbows, or special attacks, such as with the Dark Bow.
4. Guthix Rest
Here’s our first healing item on this list, and a great one to look for.
The Guthix Rest will restore 5 hitpoints, 5% of your run energy, and reduce poison/venom by 1.
And here’s something even better: this is one of the few potions in OSRS that can be used without interrupting a game action.
So no worries about keeping up your attacks, since you can sip this potion at the same time.
The Guthix Rest is almost exclusively used for PvP, since you’re able to combo eat with it very effectively! It’s also quite cheap, meaning they’re accessible to most people Pk’ing.
I would only recommend using these once you’ve become a bit experienced in the PvP community, since they’re only truly useful to those who have a strong understanding of game ticks and Player Killing mechanics.
3. Super Combat Potion
Now here’s a potion that’s also a stat boosting potion, just like the ranging potion mentioned earlier.
Super Combat Potions are a high level choice that temporarily boosts your strength, attack, and defence.
The maximum boost is +19, which can be achieved at level 94 in any of the above stats.
This potion is incredibly useful since a large portion of PvP is made up of using melee-based knock out weapons, like the Dragon Claws or the Armadyl Godsword.
So you’ll want the maximum potential to hit as accurately as possible, and as often as possible – the boosts help a lot here.
Super Combats are also very well suited to Dharok Pk’ing, since you’ll have low health and be trying to hit as high as you can.
I will admit that this potion is more on the expensive side, though. You’ll pay around 2.4k per dose, however if you’re high-risk fighting this isn’t a large consideration.
2. Super Restore Potion
Super Restores are used to restore a player’s prayer.
But their second most important use is to restore stats that have been reduced by Saradomin Brews.
These make a better option than Prayer Potions in most cases, since they restore more prayer and have the stat restoring aspect as well.
Assuming your stats are level 99, you’ll restore a maximum of 32 points in any lowered skill with one of these potions.
I cannot overstate how important these are for PvP.
For example, if you’re using Saradomin Brews and sip too many doses without a restore, your magic level will be severely depleted. A lower magic level means a lower magic defence.
And then if you’re targeted by a mage, well, you may not have a great time. You also won’t have high enough combat stats to deal any damage!
Restores help avoid all of these issues. But they also bring us to our top pick…
1. Saradomin Brew
Saradomin Brews are the single best healing item in the game, since they can restore a total of 64 hitpoints per potion, at 16 hitpoints per dose!
Included in this brew is a very healthy boost to your defence, too. You’ll see that boosted by 20% of your defence level +2, to a maximum of a +21 boost at level 95 – 99.
On the flip side, every single dose of Saradomin Brew that you drink will lower your other combat stats by 10% of your level +2.
To help protect yourself from this side effect, you you’ll want to use these brews in conjunction with the Super Restores mentioned earlier. More specifically, aim for a combination of 1 Restore sip for every 3 Saradomin Brew sips.
This ratio will optimally heal your character without wasting supplies.
Although in PvP this may not be possible, just due to the fast-paced nature of Player Killing.
Saradomin Brews are on the expensive side too. As a single dose is roughly 1.2k.
But the cost is generally irrelevant in PvP since you’ll really need these in your inventory if you wanna do deep wilderness Pk’ing. Reason being, they allow you to venture far away from banks and tank potential teams in some worst case scenarios.