What's good from this week's update!

We got two good updates this week! Meet Bryophyta, the new f2p boss!

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They recommend level 45 combat stats before trying to defeat her and can be accessed by killing regular moss giants for a key, giving you access to Bryophyta's lair east of Vannaka. The unique drop of this boss is a new nature staff, which stores up to 1,000 nature runes and has a 1/15 chance of saving a nature rune when using spells that use them (a cough high alch).

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The Hich Alchemy spell costs 1 nature rune and 5 fire runes.  Nature runes are 202gp each right now, fire runes are 5 gp ea (25gp ea cast). Let's say you did 15 high alchs with this new staff. You'd be using (15-1) nature runes (2,828gp) and 75 fire runes (375gp), giving a total of 3,203gp spent. 3,203gp/15x=213.5gp per high alch with the new staff.

Now let's compare this versus high alching with a fire staff, which gives unlimited fire runes. You'd be using 15 nature runes (3,030gp) and 0 fire runes. 3,030/15x= 202gp per high alch with a fire staff. 

Conclusion: on average it's better to high alch with a fire staff because it's cheaper. That's not to say the staff could be useful elsewhere.

 

In other news, the pvp community got a quality of life update.