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A hand held, club-like item used to crush items in a bowl-like mortar, a pestle is a crafting tool used in Alchemy and in preparing certain alchemical ingredients.

See Crafting Tools for details.


  • In alchemy, it is the primary tool for certain recipes (currently only external remedies). It is used by CRUSHing an herb in a mortar with the pestle.
  • In alchemy, certain herbs must be crushed before they can be used in recipes. Currently this applies to all internal herbs. This is done by CRUSHing the herb in a mortar with the pestle.

Creation and Repair

Pestles can be created using forging techniques that fall under the Blacksmithing discipline.

Likewise, their repair falls under the same skills, with standard processes for metal tool repair.


Pestles use material hardness to derive their effectiveness.
(Low carbon steel was used for the durability cap, and high carbon steel was used for speed cap.)

  Durability Cap Speed Cap
Type Difficulty Weight Durability Speed Durability Speed
Store Bought - 3 7 - appreciably susceptible 4 - very ineffective
<metal> tapered pestle 5 - Basic 1 x density 11 - rather reinforced against damage 5 - not very effective 2 - very delicate 5 - not very effective
<metal> flat pestle 07 - Challenging 1 x density  ??  ?? 2 - very delicate 6 - sort of effective
<metal> round pestle 09 - Intricate 1 x density  ??  ?? 3 - quite fragile 4 - very ineffective
<metal> grooved pestle 10 - Difficult 1 x density  ??  ??  ??  ??

Cap indicates the best possible score that can be reached using normal metals. It should be noted that it is not possible to reach both caps in the same item.


 QualityQuality #SpeedSpeed #DurabilityDurability #Rarity
Indigo crystal pestle shaped like a smirking heronauction
Polished black obsidian shardauction
Smooth belzune pestle carved in relief with a howling wolfmasterfully-crafted12exceptionally effective9somewhat unsound6incidental
Stone pestle painted with a depiction of a Black Molloky'imasterfully-crafted12not very effective5average construction9common
Tapered suirite pestle covered in stylized wavesmasterfully-crafted12rather effective7marginally vulnerable8

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