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 rune1–11Uncommon19–209
Water runeWater rune1–11Common9–99
Earth runeEarth rune1–12Common10–120
Fire runeFire rune1–12Common25–300

Herbs and potions

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy snake weedGrimy snake weed1UncommonNot sold
Strength potion (1)Strength potion (1)1Uncommon241
Defence potion (1)Defence potion (1)1Uncommon403
Prayer potion (1)Prayer potion (1)1Rare727


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Dark daggerDark dagger1Common[1]Not sold
Glowing daggerGlowing dagger1Common[1]Not sold
Bronze pickaxeBronze pickaxe1Rare713
Steel pickaxeSteel pickaxe1Rare1,944
Bronze knifeBronze knife1Uncommon18
Bronze dartBronze dart1Uncommon84
Iron knifeIron knife1Uncommon33
Iron dartIron dart1Rare36
Steel knifeSteel knife1Uncommon127
Steel dartSteel dart1Rare16
Mithril knifeMithril knife1Uncommon290
Mithril dartMithril dart1Rare25
Adamant knifeAdamant knife1Rare515
Rune knifeRune knife1Uncommon1,428
  1. ^ a b Can be dropped in addition to other items.


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Spinach rollSpinach roll1UncommonNot sold
Slice of cakeSlice of cake1Uncommon557
Half a redberry pieHalf a redberry pie1Uncommon585
Half a meat pieHalf a meat pie1Uncommon688
Half an apple pieHalf an apple pie1Uncommon502
Raw lobsterRaw lobster1–2 (noted)Rare[1]155–310
LobsterLobster1–3 (noted)Rare[1]143–429
Raw bassRaw bass1–2 (noted)Rare[1]462–924
BassBass1–2 (noted)Rare[1]188–376
Raw swordfishRaw swordfish1–2 (noted)Rare[1]261–522
SwordfishSwordfish1–2 (noted)Rare[1]204–408
Raw sharkRaw shark1–3 (noted)Rare[1]1,028–3,084
SharkShark1–2 (noted)Rare[1]912–1,824
  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]198
Silver oreSilver ore1–2 (noted)Rare[1]47–94
CoalCoal1–4 (noted)Rare[1]134–536
Gold oreGold ore(noted)Rare[1]165
Mithril oreMithril ore(noted)Rare[1]295
Iron barIron bar1–2 (noted)Very rare[1]467–934
Silver barSilver bar(noted)Rare[1]145
Steel barSteel bar(noted)Rare[1]818
Gold barGold bar(noted)Rare[1]424
Gold barGold bar1Uncommon424
Mithril barMithril bar(noted)Very rare[1]1,379
Willow logsWillow logs1–2 (noted)Rare[1]45–90
Maple logsMaple logs(noted)Rare[1]63
Yew logsYew logs1–3 (noted)Rare[1]152–456
  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 orb1Common189
Unlit torchUnlit torch1Uncommon51
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.