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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.


Black clay dragonfly-shaped pestlefalsenot very effective5average construction9exceptional10
Black-glittered mica clay pestlefalsenot very effective5average construction9exceptional10
Black-veined pestlefalsevery ineffective4appreciably susceptible7well7
Bulbous ceramic pestlefalsevery ineffective4appreciably susceptible7well7
Gold-glittered mica clay pestlefalsenot very effective5average construction9exceptional10
Goldstone pestlefalsevery ineffective4appreciably susceptible7well7
Granite pestlefalsevery ineffective4appreciably susceptible7well7
Green marble pestle painted with the image of a fire-breathing dragonfalsenot very effective5average construction9exceptional10
Green-veined pestlefalsevery ineffective4appreciably susceptible7exceptional10
Iron pestlefalsevery ineffective4appreciably susceptible7well7
... further results

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