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Decanting is the method in which a player combines partially full potions of the same kind to produce one full potion and one partially empty potion. For example, decanting a potion containing 3 doses and another containing 2 doses yields one full potion (4 doses) and one partially full potion (1 dose).

Decanting to 4-doseEdit

As described above, players can use any partially full potion on another partially full potion to create a full potion and a partially full potion (assuming the total number of doses are greater than 4). If there are exactly 4 doses total, decanting will give one full potion and one empty vial. If there are less than 4 doses total, decanting will give one empty vial and one partially full potion.

In addition, Bob Barter at the Grand Exchange will automatically decant all potions in the player's inventory as much as possible when talked to (or via the right-click Decant option). Bob will decant all potions, including noted ones, for free - potions that cannot be noted (extreme potions, overload, juju potions, etc) can still be decanted, just at a significantly slower rate.

Decanting to 2-dose and 3-doseEdit

Occasionally it is required for potions to be in 2- or 3-doses, rather than 4:

Players can create 2-dose potions either by decanting two 1-dose potions, or by using a 4-dose potion on an empty vial (due to a glitch, the latter does not work the other way around). 3-dose potions can be created by decanting 2-dose potion and a 1-dose potion, or by making the potion from scratch. 3-dose potions cannot be created from 4-dose potions by the player alone, like 2-dose can be, without drinking a dose.

However, Bob Barter (and Zahur in Nardah) can also decant potions into 3-dose potions or 2-dose potions. Players can either talk with him or use his right-click Decant-X option. He will decant all the potions in the player's inventory, noted or unnoted, into the option that the player chooses, requiring empty vials - decanting into 2-dose potions will need more empty vials than decanting into 3-dose potions. The player can either supply the empty vials by carrying them in their inventory, noted or unnoted, or can carry money and Bob will charge 2gp (he used to charge the Grand Exchange market price (1 coins (update))) for each vial he supplies. He will also decant juju potions in the same way, providing juju vials at their Grand Exchange price (5 coins (update)).

Before the Death Hats, Draynor and Upgrades update on 25 May 2011, Zahur was the only NPC to decant into 2- and 3-dose potions. Now it is significantly more convenient to use Bob Barter. There is, however, one benefit to using Zahur - her right click options allow instant decanting into 2- or 3-dose potions, whereas Bob Barter requires a dialogue each time. Thus for decanting large numbers of untradeable potions (e.g. extreme potions for making overloads) can be quicker at Zahur than at Bob - small numbers of potions may not be worth the journey.

It is strongly recommended to use noted potions and noted empty vials for players who want to decant potions in bulk. This often reduces the number of runs the player must make between the bank and Bob to just one. Again, like above, potions that cannot be noted can be decanted, just at a slower rate.

Decanting to 1-doseEdit

Some potions, such as Super strength, sell for more as a single dose. Bob Barter now decants potions into 1, 2, 3 or 4 dose potions and will charge 2 coins for every vial supplied.

Profiting by decantingEdit

Due to an update, the money-making potential of decanting has subsided, but there are ways of making money.

Currently, for Pay-to-play, decanting 2-dose crafting potions, summoning potions and Saradomin brews by Bob Bartar could, in theory, allow players to make a large profit.

For Free-to-play, one way is to buy strength potion (3)s at medium price, get Bob Bartar to decant them into strength potion (4)s, and then sell the strength potion (4)s. This method only works when strength potion (4)s are selling for a high price, which they often are, and could make you a decent profit. Buying 3 dose potions in multiples of 4 makes this easier, as you are not left with partially filled potions.

Use the following calculator to determine which potions can produce a profit via decanting. If you aren't careful, you can end up losing hundreds of thousands.

Note: The table can be used for decanting from 4-dose to 2- or 3-dose - if the profit for a potion being decanted from six 2-dose potions into three 4-dose potions is Coins 100 -100, the profit for decanting from three 4-dose potions into six 2-dose potions is Coins 100 100.

Potion Decanting 12 (1)'s
into 3 (4)'s
Decanting 6 (2)'s
into 3 (4)'s
Decanting 4 (3)'s
into 3 (4)'s
Sacred oil Coins 1000 -7,203 Coins 1000 -3,045 Coins 1000 -1,163
Attack potion Coins 100 -144 Coins 250 -348 Coins 100 104
Ranging potion Coins 1000 -1,260 Coins 1000 -1,206 Coins 250 804
Magic potion Coins 1000 3,639 Coins 1000 4,107 Coins 250 919
Strength potion Coins 100 -138 Coins 250 -540 Coins 100 234
Defence potion Coins 250 315 Coins 100 -129 Coins 250 555
Antipoison Coins 25 -27 Coins 25 -51 Coins 100 201
Guthix rest Coins 25 27 Coins 25 75 Coins 250 451
Restore potion Coins 25 -60 Coins 25 30 Coins 25 48
Energy potion Coins 5 -9 Coins 3 -3 Coins 25 47
Agility potion Coins 100 144 Coins 250 -372 Coins 25 68
Combat potion Coins 100 -219 Coins 25 -99 Coins 25 -31
Prayer potion Coins 100 -147 Coins 250 393 Coins 100 161
Summoning potion Coins 1000 -4,233 Coins 1000 -3,555 Coins 100 191
Crafting potion Coins 1000 -2,457 Coins 1000 -2,685 Coins 250 463
Super attack Coins 250 525 Coins 250 -855 Coins 100 -239
Super antipoison Coins 1000 1,017 Coins 250 951 Coins 250 749
Fishing potion Coins 250 -408 Coins 100 -180 Coins 5 8
Super energy Coins 100 -126 Coins 1000 -7,578 Coins 100 -126
Hunter potion Coins 250 -813 Coins 250 -399 Coins 25 87
Super strength Coins 1000 2,703 Coins 1000 1,977 Coins 250 451
Fletching potion Coins 100 -243 Coins 25 -81 Coins 3 -3
Super restore Coins 1000 -2,592 Coins 1000 1,710 Coins 25 -28
Sanfew serum Coins 1000 -27,714 Coins 1000 -15,444 Coins 1000 -1,806
Super defence Coins 1000 1,599 Coins 1000 1,305 Coins 100 147
Antipoison+ Coins 1000 -5,451 Coins 1000 -3,723 Coins 1000 -2,667
Antifire Coins 1000 -7,518 Coins 1000 -6,840 Coins 250 -326
Super ranging potion Coins 100 120 Coins 1000 -3,486 Coins 250 -864
Super magic potion Coins 250 588 Coins 1000 -4,686 Coins 100 -136
Zamorak brew Coins 1000 -9,111 Coins 1000 -4,689 Coins 250 485
Antipoison++ Coins 1000 -1,698 Coins 1000 -1,122 Coins 1000 -1,062
Saradomin brew Coins 1000 1,908 Coins 1000 1,218 Coins 1000 1,048
Super Saradomin brew Coins 1000 48,720 Coins 1000 51,300 Coins 1000 8,860
Super Zamorak brew Coins 250 -867 Coins 1000 -2,325 Coins 1000 2,949
Super Guthix rest Coins 1000 -5,577 Coins 1000 -6,537 Coins 25 -49
Prayer renewal Coins 1000 3,117 Coins 1000 3,645 Coins 1000 1,269

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