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 thereEdit

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 barrelsEdit

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 rune1–11Uncommon28–308
Water runeWater rune1–11Common26–286
Earth runeEarth rune1–12Common20–240
Fire runeFire rune1–12Common65–780

Herbs and potionsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy snake weedGrimy snake weed1UncommonNot sold
Strength potion (1)Strength potion (1)1Uncommon276
Defence potion (1)Defence potion (1)1Uncommon363
Prayer potion (1)Prayer potion (1)1Rare947


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Dark daggerDark dagger1Common[1]Not sold
Glowing daggerGlowing dagger1Common[1]Not sold
Bronze pickaxeBronze pickaxe1Rare845
Steel pickaxeSteel pickaxe1Rare2,013
Bronze knifeBronze knife1Uncommon18
Bronze dartBronze dart1Uncommon78
Iron knifeIron knife1Uncommon46
Iron dartIron dart1Rare37
Steel knifeSteel knife1Uncommon142
Steel dartSteel dart1Rare16
Mithril knifeMithril knife1Uncommon290
Mithril dartMithril dart1Rare37
Adamant knifeAdamant knife1Rare522
Rune knifeRune knife1Uncommon1,393
  1. ^ a b Can be dropped in addition to other items.


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Spinach rollSpinach roll1UncommonNot sold
Slice of cakeSlice of cake1Uncommon720
Half a redberry pieHalf a redberry pie1Uncommon585
Half a meat pieHalf a meat pie1Uncommon616
Half an apple pieHalf an apple pie1Uncommon497
Raw lobsterRaw lobster1–2 (noted)Rare[1]206–412
LobsterLobster1–3 (noted)Rare[1]96–288
Raw bassRaw bass1–2 (noted)Rare[1]415–830
BassBass1–2 (noted)Rare[1]218–436
Raw swordfishRaw swordfish1–2 (noted)Rare[1]410–820
SwordfishSwordfish1–2 (noted)Rare[1]203–406
Raw sharkRaw shark1–3 (noted)Rare[1]1,086–3,258
SharkShark1–2 (noted)Rare[1]987–1,974
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h 4-10 different notes are dropped at once.

Ore, bars, and logsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Iron oreIron ore(noted)Rare[1]192
Silver oreSilver ore1–2 (noted)Rare[1]35–70
CoalCoal1–4 (noted)Rare[1]132–528
Gold oreGold ore(noted)Rare[1]182
Mithril oreMithril ore(noted)Rare[1]392
Iron barIron bar1–2 (noted)Very rare[1]526–1,052
Silver barSilver bar(noted)Rare[1]168
Steel barSteel bar(noted)Rare[1]682
Gold barGold bar(noted)Rare[1]402
Gold barGold bar1Uncommon402
Mithril barMithril bar(noted)Very rare[1]1,423
Willow logsWillow logs1–2 (noted)Rare[1]71–142
Maple logsMaple logs(noted)Rare[1]79
Yew logsYew logs1–3 (noted)Rare[1]182–546
  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 orb1Common290
Unlit torchUnlit torch1Uncommon52
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.