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 rune1–11Uncommon40–440
Water runeWater rune1–11Common20–220
Earth runeEarth rune1–12Common19–228
Fire runeFire rune1–12Common102–1,224

Herbs and potions

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy snake weedGrimy snake weed1UncommonNot sold
Strength potion (1)Strength potion (1)1Uncommon300
Defence potion (1)Defence potion (1)1Uncommon443
Prayer potion (1)Prayer potion (1)1Rare551


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Dark daggerDark dagger1Common[1]Not sold
Glowing daggerGlowing dagger1Common[1]Not sold
Bronze pickaxeBronze pickaxe1Rare1,080
Steel pickaxeSteel pickaxe1Rare1,887
Bronze knifeBronze knife1Uncommon32
Bronze dartBronze dart1Uncommon62
Iron knifeIron knife1Uncommon48
Iron dartIron dart1Rare37
Steel knifeSteel knife1Uncommon119
Steel dartSteel dart1Rare23
Mithril knifeMithril knife1Uncommon223
Mithril dartMithril dart1Rare39
Adamant knifeAdamant knife1Rare381
Rune knifeRune knife1Uncommon406
  1. ^ a b Can be dropped in addition to other items.


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Spinach rollSpinach roll1UncommonNot sold
Slice of cakeSlice of cake1Uncommon673
Half a redberry pieHalf a redberry pie1Uncommon898
Half a meat pieHalf a meat pie1Uncommon633
Half an apple pieHalf an apple pie1Uncommon994
Raw lobsterRaw lobster1–2 (noted)Rare[1]193–386
LobsterLobster1–3 (noted)Rare[1]84–252
Raw bassRaw bass1–2 (noted)Rare[1]1,230–2,460
BassBass1–2 (noted)Rare[1]189–378
Raw swordfishRaw swordfish1–2 (noted)Rare[1]227–454
SwordfishSwordfish1–2 (noted)Rare[1]146–292
Raw sharkRaw shark1–3 (noted)Rare[1]721–2,163
SharkShark1–2 (noted)Rare[1]729–1,458
  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]411
Silver oreSilver ore1–2 (noted)Rare[1]97–194
CoalCoal1–4 (noted)Rare[1]97–388
Gold oreGold ore(noted)Rare[1]310
Mithril oreMithril ore(noted)Rare[1]243
Iron barIron bar1–2 (noted)Very rare[1]1,017–2,034
Silver barSilver bar(noted)Rare[1]379
Steel barSteel bar(noted)Rare[1]834
Gold barGold bar(noted)Rare[1]896
Gold barGold bar1Uncommon896
Mithril barMithril bar(noted)Very rare[1]604
Willow logsWillow logs1–2 (noted)Rare[1]133–266
Maple logsMaple logs(noted)Rare[1]98
Yew logsYew logs1–3 (noted)Rare[1]162–486
  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 orb1Common215
Unlit torchUnlit torch1Uncommon20
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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