Make Poison

A skill specific to the rogue class, the art of making and applying poison allows the rogue to gain an edge and fight with a poisoned weapon.

What is the best way to use and develop the poison skill? Which poisons are the most and least useful to make? What city is the best place to practice your art? Can you make a profit off of this skill, and if so how?

Post your strategies on how to best develop and use the poison making skill, and read, rate and comment on those posted by others.
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max trophy any idea?
# May 11 2020 at 9:26 AM Rating: Good
so how to max trophy once 300?
Fight smarter not harder.
Easy path to 275.
# Feb 08 2016 at 9:27 PM Rating: Decent
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I worked my Make Poison skill up to 275 making Spirit of Sloth. It trivials at 275 so you fail a ton but if you don't mind spending the plat you can just stand at the poison component vendors in PoK and just keep making it over and over. Cost me less than 10k plat.
Trash loot?
# Aug 01 2013 at 1:17 AM Rating: Good
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What mob drops are trash and not? Is there a level when they stop beeing vendor buyable?
Poison Making Skill Up
# Feb 27 2013 at 3:44 PM Rating: Decent
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Does anyone know of a good poison making skill progression list?
"Is it just me or did that dragon just look at us funny?"
Re: Poison Making Skill Up
# Feb 27 2013 at 6:15 PM Rating: Excellent
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From :: Mostly older recipes but still good:
0 - 54 Poisonmaking Freebie: Help Uiyaniv
55 - 98 Atrophic Sap
99 - 172 Calcium Rot
173 - 215 Metallic Alkaloid
216 - 258 Cyclic Vertigo
258 - 275 Spirit Of Sloth
276 - 300 Scoriae Bite - Soul Burn - Spine Rend - Bite Of The Shissar

From :: Might look at even newer ones (the 7.1 in Tradeskill Guides and UI Mods forum at EQTraders message boards):
0 - 54 Poisonmaking Freebie: Help Uiyaniv
..64 Scorpion's Agony I
..90 Scorpion's Agony II
123 Scorpion's Agony III
130 Scorpion's Agony IV
152 Scorpion's Agony V
170 Scorpion's Agony VI
215 Metallic Alkaloid
258 Cyclic Vertigo
275 Spirit Of Sloth
300 Scoriae Bite - Soul Burn - Spine Rend - Bite Of The Shissar

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Re: Poison Making Skill Up
# Mar 09 2013 at 5:41 PM Rating: Good
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Thank you.
"Is it just me or did that dragon just look at us funny?"
Poisoncrafting woes.
# May 15 2012 at 10:44 PM Rating: Decent
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I am a level 36 rogue with a Make Poison skill of 56 ( trophy quest) I have tried making Anger of the Shissar I ( trivial of 52) an dI keep getting told I'm too inexperienced in my craft to even consider attempting this combine. What gives? Any info would be much appreciated.
Poisoncrafting woes.
# Jul 23 2012 at 3:36 PM Rating: Decent
you need to be high enough to not only make it but use it as well i have found
Combining Single Poison containers into multi
# Feb 14 2012 at 12:08 PM Rating: Decent
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Can you combine single poisons into groups of 5, 10 or 20 instead of carrying around a lot of singles in your packs?
Combining Single Poison containers into multi
# Apr 09 2012 at 8:31 PM Rating: Good
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Most stack up to 20, with spider venom and snake venom being exceptions. It says whether the poison is stackable or not on the Allakhazam entry for each individual poison.
# Aug 24 2011 at 4:01 AM Rating: Default
1. Max skill is 300. (poison making and any tradeskill). You can find recipes right here on ZAM. Go to
the homepage. Click on Database. Click on Receipes. Click on Recipe Search. Fill in the search
boxes; Poisonmaking, Rogue, 345 (skill level). Click search. You will get a list of 1,461 recipes. is another good site for info. Recipies and zones where dropped ingreients are found.

2. Skill can be raised to 345 by obtaining "Peerless Pestle". This item is obtained by doing the "Master
Toxologist Quest, which gets you the Master Toxologist Trophy, which gets you the "Peerless Pestle".
Equipping this item gives you plus 15% poison making skill. See NPC Baublie Diggs in West Freeport.
There are 7 levels of trophies. I only did the last one because I was already at skill level 300 when
the new system implemented. I made "Spirit of Sloth until skill level 280, and then "Soulburn" to
level 300. I still have my "Grand Master Assassins Seal". Skill-up points become very difficult at
the higher levels (2% -3% per 100 combines). It took me 1,200 combines to evolve the "Peerless Pestle"
from 0% to 100%.

3. The new system has 3 kinds of poison

a) ROGUE ONLY DAMAGE - Level I (1) to XVI (16) As a level 83 Rogue I am able to make level XIV (14)
poisons. I will move to level XV (15) poisons when I reach level 85. I can buy damage poison in
the POK (West Trader Building - Poison Shop); or make damage poison. All ingredients, except mob
drops are available in the poison shop. There are different flavors of damage poison.

b) ROGUE ONLY UTILITY - LEVEL I (1) to XV (15) There are about 8 different poisons with different
effects that are used in combat. You can have 1 damage; and 1 utility poison applied at the
same time. Utility poisons are made in 2 steps. The dropped ingredient is processed into a vial
of liquid extract. The extract is then combined with the other ingredients necessary for the
final poison.

c) ALL/ALL - LEVEL I (1) to XV (15) There are 2 different types; "SPIDER'S BITE" and "SCORPION'S
AGONY". They have one dropped ingredient. These are made by the Rogue, but can be used by any

d) I suggest spending time with the recipe list.

d) There are also "AUGMENTS" and "TONICS" that I will not address in this post

Hope this helps.



# May 07 2014 at 12:19 AM Rating: Decent
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How does a non-rogue character use the poisons which are not restricted only to rogues' use?
# Apr 08 2012 at 1:14 AM Rating: Decent
I tried making low level poisons with new system and says I am too inexperienced to attempt it.. AM I missing a quest or something?
# Apr 09 2012 at 8:37 PM Rating: Good
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If memory serves, I don't think Rogues get the Make Poison skill until Level 20. If you're under that level, that might account for it.
# Dec 15 2011 at 5:14 PM Rating: Decent

Now I can master is out (again) with the new goods. Yay Rogues!
# Sep 23 2011 at 1:27 PM Rating: Decent
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Great post, thanks for taking the time to explain all of that helped a lot.
Update Please
# Aug 20 2011 at 10:37 AM Rating: Decent
Has anyone gotten any new words of wisdom on poison making since all the new items have happened since 2009 and the last post in this forum?
poison recipes
# Jul 26 2009 at 8:09 AM Rating: Decent
any 1 know some good sights to find the new poison recipes
poison recipes
# Jul 24 2011 at 6:30 PM Rating: Decent
EQTraders is a great resource for trades skills and has the recipes. I was hoping to hear what are the best at certain levels. It seems there are a LOT of great damage poisons but which seem to work the best?!?

Poison Vendors
# Dec 04 2006 at 2:31 PM Rating: Decent
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The best vendors for poison making are in East Freeport. Go into Arena and run straight across it ,You will see the archway to exit arena,go there and take first left ..There you are. East freeport is the single best place to make poisons, there are vendors all around east freeport that sell components to Low and High trivial poisons. Many components that are rare or hard to find can be found here. You will be able to make many poisons without leaving East Freeport (except to go to bank when bags are full..Bank is in West Freeport). East freeport NEEDS a BANK..Anyways, Simply look up your poisons components here on alla and see who sells them in East Freeport, then go to find menu In-Game and there you are.. Most sub-combine ingredients are sold here ie... gnomish spirits,ore blocks and pieces ect... A lot of poisons Can be made without farming anything,and those are here .You just need plat,or make your own.. So good luck !!!

Flazor Kwikstik of Fennin Ro
217 in poison making at time of this post.

Edited, Dec 4th 2006 5:38pm by flazor
"Let the Rogue Have it, He'll keep it safe"
85 Rogue of Fennin Ro
Poison Vendors
# Dec 19 2007 at 2:56 PM Rating: Decent
I can't seem to apply poison to my swords...I have clicked it every which way What am i doing wrong
Poison Vendors -& Train - Crescent Reach
# Jun 16 2007 at 5:36 AM Rating: Decent
I think now Crescent Reach is even better. You can also do your first free training up to 54 Trivial there.

Duration on ur weap
# Aug 31 2006 at 10:20 PM Rating: Decent
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New to this whole weap poisoning thing - once you poison a weapon, how long does it stay on ur blade? Does it last for just the one mob? Or a time limit? Or until you log?

Any info on this would be much appreciated
Skilling Up
# Dec 16 2005 at 11:34 PM Rating: Good
Did SPIRT OF SLOTH till I hit 261 then I switched over to SOUL BURN as I was loseing pp on ever successful combine

SOUL BURN sells for 14pp, plus the mobs in the Overthere drop plat and have a very short respawn. Granted Im pulling like 20 scorps at a time with my warrior, takes about 60secs to kill them, and I get around 5 poison sac per 20. Takes 5x longer to gather all the scorps then to kill em, and even longer to loot and destroy junk.

Still though, I think to get the 40 more skill ups, Ill need 1000+ poison sacs ( 500 combines )to get even close, and thats being really optimistic, even with stats maxxed at level 53.

safe hunts and rare drops to you!
Skill Cap
# Nov 17 2005 at 5:25 PM Rating: Decent
Lvl 57 rogue, have tried 200+ combines now
without any success to hit 300.
If you follow the cap lvl math.
57 x 5 + 5= 290
I am at 299 so this doesnt seem to be the problem.
Any help would be appreciated.


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What to grind after 275?
# May 06 2005 at 1:34 PM Rating: Decent
Does anybody have any suggestions on what is easiest to grind with after Spirit of Sloth becomes triv at 275? I've been looking, but everything requires camping drops, bleh..

Any advice would be appreciated.
Raising Make poison through DE Guildmaster in PoK
# May 05 2005 at 8:27 AM Rating: Decent
I have been working on my make poison skill for ages. And have just finish trivialing Calacium Rot at 172. I read that you can use skill points with the guild master in the PoK to raise your skill further. When I try he say that I am already trained to my experience or the like. I was lvl 50 at the time and have just got lvl 51 (with the same response). I can increase my own skill buy combining new poisons (i.e. i am not max out for my level).

My question is this- Is the previous note about being able to train with the DE ROG Guildmaster to 200 (if you have the plat) incorrect?
Raising Make poison through DE Guildmaster in PoK
# Oct 28 2006 at 11:28 PM Rating: Decent
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Edited, Oct 29th 2006 at 9:38pm PST by tangotodd
The best is always yet to come
Raising Make poison through DE Guildmaster in PoK
# Oct 29 2006 at 9:43 PM Rating: Decent
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I have been using training points toward Apply Poison. I knew the other skills I could raise naturally. Once I was maxed at Apply Poison (200), I assumed I could help out my Make Poison skill (185). Wrong. How can I be more skilled at Make Poison than my Guildmaster? Does not seem right to me?
The best is always yet to come
RE: Raising Make poison through DE Guildmaster in PoK
# Jul 28 2005 at 8:22 PM Rating: Decent
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I know you message is kind of old, but here's the answer for anyone else interested. The only Rogue GM I know of that can train you higher in poison making is actually Stanos in High Hold. He can train you all the way to 250, if you have the plat! It was around 100pp per point when I did it, but your mileage may vary.
RE: Raising Make poison through DE Guildmaster in PoK
# Oct 28 2006 at 11:22 PM Rating: Decent
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Things have changed. As of the date of this post, I could not use Dark Elf Mirot in POK or Stanos in High Hold to train me in Make Poison. My skill level is only (185). I'm not sure what I'm going to spend my available 7 points in...but I will not be running around looking for a GM to train in Make Poison.
The best is always yet to come
skill cap
# Feb 16 2005 at 10:00 AM Rating: Good
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raised my Poisinmaking to 275 last night and this morning doing Spirit of Sloth.
just 25 more to go
What stat?
# Dec 01 2004 at 8:54 PM Rating: Decent
What stat or stats is poison making based on?

str dex wiz int?

Edited, Wed Dec 1 20:56:35 2004
RE: What stat?
# Dec 01 2004 at 10:49 PM Rating: Decent
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Dexterity or Wis or Int which ever is highest, on a rogue of course this almost always will be dexterity.
REPLY to Sir Renkein
# Nov 05 2004 at 9:51 PM Rating: Default
There is a morter/pestal seller in Shadow Haven upper floor. I kept thinking it was a mixing bowl till I got smart and took a close look at it. Hope that helps.

He is upper deck - far left side - down about three buildings (right before the bank block).
Combines Not Working
# Jun 22 2004 at 12:18 PM Rating: Decent
Do you have to have at least 1 training point in Poison Making before any of the recipes work?

I'm a Halfling Rogue of the 23rd Season and none of my combines are working.

I've tried Amber/Gnomish Spirits for Amber Resin..nothing

I've also tried 3 Giant Wasp Venom Sacs/1 Suspension/1 Poison Vial...nothing

Help appreciated. Thanks.

Edited, Tue Jun 22 13:18:57 2004
Poison Supplies in POK
# May 13 2004 at 11:27 AM Rating: Decent
PoK has poison supplies on the west side, upstairs south of the fishing pool
# Feb 28 2004 at 5:52 AM Rating: Default
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WHY are you guys so old school there are some awesome new poisons out DUDE you can zone with them one they last on you wepons for 10 min each

playatru poisonmaker (stromm)
/ooc INC MGB pickpocket
/say thanks for your donations
/em fades into the shadows
/em has stolen 10 plat from you!!
Poison Stacking, Is it possible
# Dec 26 2003 at 5:48 PM Rating: Decent
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I would like to know if there is a way to stack poisons like the Shammy do Potions.. is this possible ? if so, how? if not, we should petition the want list for it. and also that ALL the poisons are duration based not 1 hit. so that it would become more productive for cost reasons
RE: Poison Stacking, Is it possible
# Mar 23 2004 at 4:02 PM Rating: Good
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Yes, it is possible but only with Advanced Poisons from PoP expansion. Also, you need a coffin bottle - a summoned item from the GM Assassins Vial.

The Advanced poisons are 10 or 15 min duration procs. Only the poisons from pre-PoP are one shot.

Edited, Tue Mar 23 16:01:42 2004
Skill caps for Poison Making
# Nov 11 2003 at 7:35 PM Rating: Decent
I am a level 34 Rougue my poison making is 175. The skill went from 172 to 175 in about 20 tries then in 400 tries it never went up. I stopped!
Am I maxed for my level?
RE: Skill caps for Poison Making
# Nov 27 2003 at 4:54 PM Rating: Decent
you probably are maxed out alot of skills are lvl*5+5 so at 34 it would be 175
# Aug 10 2003 at 6:28 PM Rating: Decent
Can you buy training points... and ifso how... i want to buy a coupple... and how much would it be for a rogue
RE: points
# Sep 11 2003 at 1:04 PM Rating: Good
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Yes, you can from most but not all rogue trainers. Cost varies from free to hundreds of pp depending on how skilled you already are in Poison Making. If you have the money, Stanos, in High Pass, can train you all the way to 200 (maybe 250).
RE: points
# Feb 22 2011 at 2:45 PM Rating: Decent
I'm 90 rogue and finally getting my poisons caught up from 165. Stanos or the DE trainer in POK "DO NOT" train you to 250... Go figure at one point people probably were training to 250 and then almighty Sony took it away from the rest of us but never went back and took it away from those that got away with it...
RE: points
# Jan 11 2004 at 8:09 AM Rating: Decent
the DE rogue trainer in PoK can train all the way to 250. But you are still restricted by lvl*5+5 for a lvl cap so you cannot get skill 250 until you reach lvl 60. Skill points 200+ are roughly 100pp per skill point.
RE: points
# Feb 08 2006 at 6:03 PM Rating: Decent
i am at 97 poison and went to train a few points just to make an even 100 and none of the guildmasters in pok would train me because they are not that high a skill
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# Sep 06 2002 at 11:37 PM Rating: Decent
OK I nkow this has probably been asked b4 but does anyone know if it is possible to stack same poisons like the shaman's do with their potions?

Any info on this particular question would be greatly appreciated.
RE: stacking
# Oct 07 2002 at 3:51 PM Rating: Decent
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No you can't. Verant has said that due to the way poisons were coded it is not possible to make them stackable or give multiple charges.

The good news is that today VI announced new proc'ing poisons being released with Planes of Power. Whether or not you need the expansion to get the poisons was not stated. Nor was it stated if you need to be a certain level to make or use those poisons.
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