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 rune1–11Uncommon51–561
Water runeWater rune1–11Common19–209
Earth runeEarth rune1–12Common16–192
Fire runeFire rune1–12Common88–1,056

Herbs and potions

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy snake weedGrimy snake weed1UncommonNot sold
Strength potion (1)Strength potion (1)1Uncommon431
Defence potion (1)Defence potion (1)1Uncommon437
Prayer potion (1)Prayer potion (1)1Rare895


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Dark daggerDark dagger1Common[1]Not sold
Glowing daggerGlowing dagger1Common[1]Not sold
Bronze pickaxeBronze pickaxe1Rare1,243
Steel pickaxeSteel pickaxe1Rare1,887
Bronze knifeBronze knife1Uncommon33
Bronze dartBronze dart1Uncommon59
Iron knifeIron knife1Uncommon49
Iron dartIron dart1Rare38
Steel knifeSteel knife1Uncommon108
Steel dartSteel dart1Rare20
Mithril knifeMithril knife1Uncommon201
Mithril dartMithril dart1Rare41
Adamant knifeAdamant knife1Rare367
Rune knifeRune knife1Uncommon403
  1. ^ a b Can be dropped in addition to other items.


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Spinach rollSpinach roll1UncommonNot sold
Slice of cakeSlice of cake1Uncommon1,024
Half a redberry pieHalf a redberry pie1Uncommon943
Half a meat pieHalf a meat pie1Uncommon665
Half an apple pieHalf an apple pie1Uncommon729
Raw lobsterRaw lobster1–2 (noted)Rare[1]523–1,046
LobsterLobster1–3 (noted)Rare[1]121–363
Raw bassRaw bass1–2 (noted)Rare[1]1,412–2,824
BassBass1–2 (noted)Rare[1]213–426
Raw swordfishRaw swordfish1–2 (noted)Rare[1]333–666
SwordfishSwordfish1–2 (noted)Rare[1]134–268
Raw sharkRaw shark1–3 (noted)Rare[1]917–2,751
SharkShark1–2 (noted)Rare[1]674–1,348
  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]372
Silver oreSilver ore1–2 (noted)Rare[1]99–198
CoalCoal1–4 (noted)Rare[1]117–468
Gold oreGold ore(noted)Rare[1]343
Mithril oreMithril ore(noted)Rare[1]200
Iron barIron bar1–2 (noted)Very rare[1]932–1,864
Silver barSilver bar(noted)Rare[1]511
Steel barSteel bar(noted)Rare[1]783
Gold barGold bar(noted)Rare[1]894
Gold barGold bar1Uncommon894
Mithril barMithril bar(noted)Very rare[1]705
Willow logsWillow logs1–2 (noted)Rare[1]125–250
Maple logsMaple logs(noted)Rare[1]90
Yew logsYew logs1–3 (noted)Rare[1]173–519
  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 orb1Common236
Unlit torchUnlit torch1Uncommon29
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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