Barrel (Viyeldi caves)
Release date 20 August 2003 (Update)
Members Yes
Quest Legends' Quest
Location Viyeldi caves
Examine Strangely, there's a locked barrel here, I wonder what's inside.

Barrels are found in the Viyeldi caves during or after the Legends' Quest. Smashing them will reveal a random item, a death wing, or both.

Getting there

To reach the area containing the barrels, one must have started the Legends' Quest and passed through the third Ancient Gate in the dungeon (for explicit directions, please refer to the Legends' Quest page).

Smashing the barrels

The success of opening the barrel is dependent upon Attack levels. By selecting the 'smash' option on a barrel, one (or more, in some cases) of the following can occur:

  • A death wing could appear
  • Random item(s) could appear on the ground
  • The player could be unable to smash the barrel
  • The barrel could explode, resulting in a random amount of damage between 60 and 120
  • The player's Attack level could be temporarily reduced by 1-3 levels

After a barrel is opened, it will respawn in a random location in the room.



Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Air runeAir rune1–11Uncommon39–429
Water runeWater rune1–11Common19–209
Earth runeEarth rune1–12Common19–228
Fire runeFire rune1–12Common90–1,080

Herbs and potions

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy snake weedGrimy snake weed1UncommonNot sold
Strength potion (1)Strength potion (1)1Uncommon348
Defence potion (1)Defence potion (1)1Uncommon432
Prayer potion (1)Prayer potion (1)1Rare621


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Dark daggerDark dagger1Common[1]Not sold
Glowing daggerGlowing dagger1Common[1]Not sold
Bronze pickaxeBronze pickaxe1Rare1,129
Steel pickaxeSteel pickaxe1Rare1,887
Bronze knifeBronze knife1Uncommon31
Bronze dartBronze dart1Uncommon63
Iron knifeIron knife1Uncommon49
Iron dartIron dart1Rare38
Steel knifeSteel knife1Uncommon111
Steel dartSteel dart1Rare22
Mithril knifeMithril knife1Uncommon218
Mithril dartMithril dart1Rare41
Adamant knifeAdamant knife1Rare357
Rune knifeRune knife1Uncommon435
  1. ^ a b Can be dropped in addition to other items.


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Spinach rollSpinach roll1UncommonNot sold
Slice of cakeSlice of cake1Uncommon743
Half a redberry pieHalf a redberry pie1Uncommon898
Half a meat pieHalf a meat pie1Uncommon665
Half an apple pieHalf an apple pie1Uncommon808
Raw lobsterRaw lobster1–2 (noted)Rare[1]226–452
LobsterLobster1–3 (noted)Rare[1]95–285
Raw bassRaw bass1–2 (noted)Rare[1]1,266–2,532
BassBass1–2 (noted)Rare[1]185–370
Raw swordfishRaw swordfish1–2 (noted)Rare[1]213–426
SwordfishSwordfish1–2 (noted)Rare[1]142–284
Raw sharkRaw shark1–3 (noted)Rare[1]785–2,355
SharkShark1–2 (noted)Rare[1]600–1,200
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h 4-10 different notes are dropped at once.

Ore, bars, and logs

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Iron oreIron ore(noted)Rare[1]399
Silver oreSilver ore1–2 (noted)Rare[1]108–216
CoalCoal1–4 (noted)Rare[1]108–432
Gold oreGold ore(noted)Rare[1]386
Mithril oreMithril ore(noted)Rare[1]205
Iron barIron bar1–2 (noted)Very rare[1]1,027–2,054
Silver barSilver bar(noted)Rare[1]490
Steel barSteel bar(noted)Rare[1]795
Gold barGold bar(noted)Rare[1]1,005
Gold barGold bar1Uncommon1,005
Mithril barMithril bar(noted)Very rare[1]607
Willow logsWillow logs1–2 (noted)Rare[1]119–238
Maple logsMaple logs(noted)Rare[1]97
Yew logsYew logs1–3 (noted)Rare[1]171–513
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m 4-10 different notes are dropped at once.


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 25Coins5–90Uncommon5–90
Unpowered orbUnpowered orb1Common253
Unlit torchUnlit torch1Uncommon21
Ship ticketShip ticket1UncommonNot sold
Archery ticketParamaya ticket1RareNot sold
Rock (limestone)Rock (limestone)1–3Common[1]Not sold
  1. ^ a b Can be dropped in addition to other items.


  • If there is an item on the ground and a barrel spawns on the same tile, the item will appear on top of the barrel.
  • It is possible for a barrel to spawn on a tile occupied by a player, but it is not possible to walk onto a barrel otherwise.
  • Anomaly. If a barrel is smashed and only a rope appears, the chatbox will read "You smash the barrel open. There's nothing in the barrel."
  • Anomaly. Sometimes nothing will appear after a barrel is smashed, but the chatbox will only read "You smash the barrel open."
  • Each noted item from the barrel was dropped as a certificate in RuneScape Classic.
  • The barrels were called Strange Barrels in RuneScape Classic.
  • In Runescape Classic, a much wider range of monsters could appear after smashing the barrels.
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