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Barrel (Viyeldi caves).png
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 rune.pngAir rune1–11Uncommon90–990
Water rune.pngWater rune1–11Common25–275
Earth rune.pngEarth rune1–12Common18–216
Fire rune.pngFire rune1–12Common159–1,908

Herbs and potions

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy snake weed.pngGrimy snake weed1UncommonNot sold
Strength potion (1).pngStrength potion (1)1Uncommon391
Defence potion (1).pngDefence potion (1)1Uncommon579
Prayer potion (1).pngPrayer potion (1)1Rare651


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Dark dagger.pngDark dagger1Common[1]Not sold
Glowing dagger.pngGlowing dagger1Common[1]Not sold
Bronze pickaxe.pngBronze pickaxe1Rare1,456
Steel pickaxe.pngSteel pickaxe1Rare1,887
Bronze knife.pngBronze knife1Uncommon37
Bronze dart.pngBronze dart1Uncommon69
Iron knife.pngIron knife1Uncommon61
Iron dart.pngIron dart1Rare46
Steel knife.pngSteel knife1Uncommon107
Steel dart.pngSteel dart1Rare17
Mithril knife.pngMithril knife1Uncommon183
Mithril dart.pngMithril dart1Rare30
Adamant knife.pngAdamant knife1Rare374
Rune knife.pngRune knife1Uncommon395
  1. ^ a b Can be dropped in addition to other items.


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Spinach roll.pngSpinach roll1UncommonNot sold
Slice of cake.pngSlice of cake1Uncommon996
Half a redberry pie.pngHalf a redberry pie1Uncommon954
Half a meat pie.pngHalf a meat pie1Uncommon667
Half an apple pie.pngHalf an apple pie1Uncommon1,027
Raw lobster.pngRaw lobster1–2 (noted)Rare[1]353–706
Lobster.pngLobster1–3 (noted)Rare[1]141–423
Raw bass.pngRaw bass1–2 (noted)Rare[1]1,014–2,028
Bass.pngBass1–2 (noted)Rare[1]299–598
Raw swordfish.pngRaw swordfish1–2 (noted)Rare[1]341–682
Swordfish.pngSwordfish1–2 (noted)Rare[1]157–314
Raw shark.pngRaw shark1–3 (noted)Rare[1]1,427–4,281
Shark.pngShark1–2 (noted)Rare[1]1,933–3,866
  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 ore.pngIron ore(noted)Rare[1]449
Silver ore.pngSilver ore1–2 (noted)Rare[1]138–276
Coal.pngCoal1–4 (noted)Rare[1]112–448
Gold ore.pngGold ore(noted)Rare[1]587
Mithril ore.pngMithril ore(noted)Rare[1]197
Iron bar.pngIron bar1–2 (noted)Very rare[1]1,053–2,106
Silver bar.pngSilver bar(noted)Rare[1]574
Steel bar.pngSteel bar(noted)Rare[1]959
Gold bar.pngGold bar(noted)Rare[1]1,168
Gold bar.pngGold bar1Uncommon1,168
Mithril bar.pngMithril bar(noted)Very rare[1]682
Willow logs.pngWillow logs1–2 (noted)Rare[1]248–496
Maple logs.pngMaple logs(noted)Rare[1]108
Yew logs.pngYew logs1–3 (noted)Rare[1]167–501
  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 25.pngCoins5–90Uncommon5–90
Unpowered orb.pngUnpowered orb1Common724
Unlit torch.pngUnlit torch1Uncommon20
Ship ticket.pngShip ticket1UncommonNot sold
Archery ticket.pngParamaya ticket1RareNot sold
Rock (limestone).pngRock (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.