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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 (11 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 -5,130 Coins 250 -996 Coins 250 -742
Attack potion Coins 100 -237 Coins 250 -603 Coins 25 59
Ranging potion Coins 1000 -2,058 Coins 1000 -2,268 Coins 100 102
Magic potion Coins 1000 1,065 Coins 1000 2,073 Coins 1000 1,209
Strength potion Coins 250 471 Coins 25 39 Coins 250 339
Defence potion Coins 100 -213 Coins 250 -429 Coins 100 183
Antipoison Coins 25 -75 Coins 25 -45 Coins 100 177
Guthix rest Coins 25 48 Coins 100 108 Coins 250 424
Restore potion Coins 5 24 Coins 100 102 Coins 100 104
Energy potion Coins 3 3 Coins 5 -9 Coins 25 35
Agility potion Coins 250 -456 Coins 100 -210 Coins 25 80
Combat potion Coins 100 -204 Coins 100 -102 Coins 25 40
Prayer potion Coins 250 894 Coins 250 660 Coins 250 646
Summoning potion Coins 100 -144 Coins 100 -228 Coins 1000 2,452
Crafting potion Coins 1000 -2,646 Coins 1000 -2,526 Coins 250 798
Super attack Coins 250 735 Coins 250 777 Coins 1000 -1,201
Super antipoison Coins 100 117 Coins 25 93 Coins 100 205
Fishing potion Coins 250 -417 Coins 100 -165 Coins 5 19
Super energy Coins 1000 -6,171 Coins 1000 -7,221 Coins 1000 -1,691
Hunter potion Coins 250 -954 Coins 250 -492 Coins 25 38
Super strength Coins 1000 2,382 Coins 1000 1,326 Coins 250 -278
Fletching potion Coins 250 -264 Coins 25 -72 Coins 5 -12
Super restore Coins 250 471 Coins 1000 1,731 Coins 100 -109
Sanfew serum Coins 1000 -28,302 Coins 1000 -16,536 Coins 1000 -1,622
Super defence Coins 250 795 Coins 250 603 Coins 250 -281
Antipoison+ Coins 1000 -5,709 Coins 1000 -3,669 Coins 1000 -2,637
Antifire Coins 1000 1,647 Coins 1000 1,335 Coins 100 211
Super ranging potion Coins 1000 -2,376 Coins 1000 -3,042 Coins 1000 -1,584
Super magic potion Coins 5 15 Coins 250 -459 Coins 1000 -3,837
Zamorak brew Coins 1000 -9,204 Coins 1000 -4,332 Coins 250 616
Antipoison++ Coins 1000 -1,509 Coins 1000 -1,083 Coins 1000 -1,465
Saradomin brew Coins 1000 1,710 Coins 250 390 Coins 25 50
Super Saradomin brew Coins 1000 57,027 Coins 1000 59,391 Coins 1000 14,707
Super Zamorak brew Coins 1000 -2,931 Coins 1000 -3,285 Coins 1000 1,157
Super Guthix rest Coins 1000 -4,821 Coins 1000 -5,085 Coins 100 187
Prayer renewal Coins 1000 11,757 Coins 1000 11,931 Coins 1000 2,281

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