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For rewards from holiday events, see Holiday rewards.

Discontinued items are items that can no longer be obtained in-game. However, some of them are still owned by players who obtained them before they were discontinued, and some of them can still be obtained through trading with other players. Most of these items are now relatively few in number and are very expensive. Most discontinued rare items were obtained from Squeal of Fortune and Treasure Hunter or from holiday drops between 2001 and 2003, but there are a few exceptions.

For the most part these rares either hold their value or increase in value, like that of a stock, since no more rares will ever enter the economy and the number of discontinued rare items may in fact decrease, for example if a player destroys the item. It was suggested in a live video by Mod Mark that if a player with a large number of rares was banned, consideration would be given to reintroducing them into the game, possibly via the Grand Exchange.

Holiday dropsEdit

The earliest discontinued rare items entered the game through distribution of unique tradeable items on certain holidays, including Easter, Hallowe'en, and Christmas. For example during the December 2001 Christmas event Jagex dropped Christmas crackers. These were only dropped on a particular day during December.

When players noticed that Christmas crackers were no longer being dropped and could not be obtained any more except via trading, they started buying Christmas crackers and reselling them at a higher value. In holiday drops following this the items dropped were untradeable. On 22 December 2003 Jagex made an announcement on RuneScape's main page, stating that they were ceasing holiday drops altogether.

On 21 December 2004, Jagex introduced the untradeable yo-yo, which could be obtained by speaking to Santa Claus. The next holiday reward released was the rubber chicken; to obtain this and all future holiday rewards players have had to complete events before unlocking the untradeable reward items.

The return of holiday raresEdit

In 2012, for the first time since 2002, Jagex released a new tradeable rare item into the game: the fish mask, obtainable through the Squeal of Fortune. Several further items were introduced as tradeable holiday rares obtained directly as prizes from the Squeal of Fortune and its successor Treasure Hunter, including the Christmas tree hat and the cloak and crown of seasons. The introduction of discontinued rare items via this method was criticised by some players for allowing players the chance to gain coins for winning items, with this chance increased if players bought additional spins.

The black santa hat, which was released on 20 December 2013, was obtained through a semi novel mechanism. A limited number of black santa hats were released through festive crackers, which were removed from the game at the end of the 2013 Christmas season. Festive crackers were obtained through the completion of daily tasks in the 15 Days of Christmas mini-event, the Festive Cryptic Clue Fest, and a few forum contests. The crackers were relatively easy to obtain but the chance of receiving the hat from a cracker was incredibly low: with a 1 in 2000 chance of obtaining a black santa hat from a festive cracker.[1]

Tradeable discontinued holiday itemsEdit

This list only includes tradeable holiday items. For a list including non-tradeable items, see Holiday rewards.

Icon Name Description Release date Discontinuation date
Pumpkin
Pumpkin This item was released in the 2001 Hallowe'en event. Players could pick up pumpkins throughout RuneScape whilst the event existed. 31 October 2001 1 November 2001
Easter egg
Easter eggs This item was released in the 2002 Easter event. Players could pick up Easter eggs throughout RuneScape whilst the event existed. 20 April 2002 21 April 2002
White partyhat Blue partyhat Green partyhat Yellow partyhat Red partyhat Purple partyhat Christmas cracker Christmas cracker/Partyhats These items were released in the 2001 Christmas event. Players could pick up Christmas crackers, which were easy and common to obtain at the time of their release, whilst the event existed. Players could pull the cracker to get a party hat. 25 December 2001 26 December 2001
Red h'ween mask Blue h'ween mask Green h'ween mask Hallowe'en masks These items were released in the 2002 Hallowe'en event. Players could pick up Hallowe'en masks throughout RuneScape whilst the event existed. The 31 October 2002 1 November 2002
Santa hat
Santa hat This item was released in the 2002 Christmas event. Players could pick up Santa hats throughout RuneScape whilst the event existed. 25 December 2002 26 December 2002
Christmas tree hat
Christmas tree hat The Christmas tree hat was obtained by exchanging presents from the Squeal of Fortune. It was the second tradable rare released since the release of the Santa hat nearly a decade before, and was the first of the new generation of tradable holiday rares. 19 December 2012 31 December 2012
Black Santa hat
Black Santa hat Available by pulling Festive crackers between 20 December 2013 and 3 January 2014. The crackers were obtained by skilling, wearing Christmas themed items would increase the chance of crackers dropping while training any skill by 20% for each festive item equipped (maximum of 120% increased chance). 20 September 2013 4 January 2014
Magical bunny egg Magical lamb egg Magical chick egg Magical bunny egg, Magical lamb egg and Magical chick egg Uncommon rewards from Treasure Hunter during its Easter promotion between 17 April 2014 and 22 April 2014, and from 2 April to 7 April 2015. They can be used to transform a player into a bunny, lamb or chicken, and then the egg will be consumed. They can also be eaten to heal 200 life points. Unlike most other discontinued items, they cannot be traded on the Grand Exchange. 17 April 2014 22 April 2014
Rubber turkey Off-hand rubber turkey Christmas scythe Rubber turkey, Off-hand rubber turkey and Christmas scythe Rarely received when opening Christmas presents and Big Christmas presents, which were given by Santa's head elf after turning in enchanted snowballs made out of enchanted snow. Enchanted snow could be obtained from skilling and Treasure Hunter during December 2014. All three items were released in specified limited quantities; only 12,500 rubber turkeys, 12,500 off-hand rubber turkeys, and 5,000 Christmas scythes were released. 3 December 2014 17 December 2014
Holly wreath
Holly wreath The holly wreath was a rare reward from Glowing crackers during December 2014. Glowing crackers were themselves rare rewards from opening big Christmas presents obtained by turning in enchanted snowballs to Santa's head elf. As with the other tradable discontinued items from the 2014 Christmas event, the number of holly wreaths released into the game was limited: only 1,000 wreaths were released into the game. 3 December 2014 17 December 2014

Other discontinued itemsEdit

In addition to holiday rares released by Jagex, there are other tradeable rare items that Jagex has left in the game after removing the methods to obtain them.

Image Name Description Release date Discontinuation date
Disk of returning
Disk of returning Previously in RuneScape there was an area known as The Black Hole, where rule breakers were held. Players could visit this area by purchasing a disk of returning for 10. The disk could then be spun to return from The Black Hole. 12 July 2001 December 2001
Half full wine jug
Half full wine jug During a change in the Cooking skill jugs of wine were changed to have one swig rather than 2. Players who had half jugs of wine at the time of the change were left with the item, which could not longer be obtained. 4 January 2001 N/A
Fish mask
Fish mask This item was released via the Squeal of Fortune and was available throughout the 2012 summer months. The mask gives extra lines of chat while fishing. On the 28 September 2012, it was removed from the Squeal of Fortune, making it the first tradeable rare since 2002 and paving the way for the new generation of tradable discontinued rares. 6 June 2012 28 September 2012
Crown of Seasons
Crown of Seasons The Crown of Seasons was created by combining the Coronet of Spring, Coronet of Summer, Coronet of Autumn, and the Coronet of Winter, where each coronet was made by combining items from the Squeal of Fortune. 28 June 2013 9 July 2013
Cloak of Seasons
Cloak of Seasons The Cloak of Seasons was created by combining the Cloak of Spring, Cloak of Summer, Cloak of Autumn, and the Cloak of Winter, where each cloak was made by combining items from Treasure Hunter. 23 May 2014 2 July 2014
Ship's biscuit
Ship's biscuit Available by purchasing for 100 Doubloons, gained from Treasure Hunter from the 18 to 25 September 2014. Edible and heals 250 life points, whilst also boosting a random skill (2). They cannot be traded via the Grand Exchange however may be traded in-person. 18 September 2014 25 September 2014
Crab hat (tradeable)
Crab hat (tradeable) Obtained from the Big mystery box from 28 June to 12 July 2015. When worn it allows the player to transform into a crab. Players can also take a picture of their character as a crab, but doing so will render it untradeable. 28 June 2015 12 July 2015
Prize token
Prize token Obtained from the Mystery box from 25 June to 28 June 2015. Can be redeemed for: Sand cape, Winston, Coconut hat, Spade and bucket overrides or Sandcastle Lootbeam.[2] 25 June 2015 28 June 2015
Barrel of monkeys (Summer Beach Party)
Barrel of Monkeys Obtained during the Summer Beach Party from 29 June to 1 September 2015 as well as during summer 2016. When used, the barrel releases up to 10 monkeys, lasting roughly 30 seconds before disappearing. 29 June 2015 1 September 2016
Pet of seasons token
Pet of seasons token The Pet of seasons token was created by combining the Pet of Summer, Pet of Winter, Pet of Spring, and Pet of Autumn, or obtained from Treasure Hunter.

The Pet of Seasons is the only piece of the Seasons item set which is traded as a token and which requires the player to forfeit the token (and therefor the value of the token) in order to be displayed. Since displaying the pet consumes the token it is the only item in the set which becomes untradable upon use. Because of this, the number of Pet of Seasons tokens in game has dropped much faster than that of the other set pieces (which are only removed from the game when a player dies with them and chooses to forfeit them, drops them somewhere where no player picks them up again, or chooses to disassemble or cast alchemy on them).

8 October 2015 13 October 2015
Pinata plushie
Pinata plushie Obtained from a piñata loot bag or loot piñata during a four-day promotion on Treasure Hunter. 14 December 2015 18 December 2015
Pinata sombrero
Pinata sombrero Obtained from a piñata loot bag or loot piñata during a four-day promotion on Treasure Hunter. 14 December 2015 18 December 2015
Luchador mask token Luchador mask token Obtained from a piñata loot bag or loot piñata during a four-day promotion on Treasure Hunter. 14 December 2015 18 December 2015
Shard of havoc weapon token Shard of havoc weapon token Obtained rarely by killing the Giant Mimic during the Giant Mimic Event. 18 December 2016 22 February 2016
Shard of malice weapon token Shard of malice weapon token Obtained rarely by killing the Giant Mimic during the Giant Mimic Event. 18 December 2016 22 February 2016
Shard of energy weapon token Shard of energy weapon token Obtained rarely by killing the Giant Mimic during the Giant Mimic Event. 18 December 2016 22 February 2016
Mimic tongue cape Mimic cape Obtained very rarely by killing the Giant Mimic during the Giant Mimic Event. 17 February 2016 22 February 2016
Mimic helm Mimic Helm Obtained rarely by killing the Giant Mimic during the Giant Mimic Event. 17 February 2016 22 February 2016
Gem necklace token Gem necklace token Obtained during the Gemerator Treasure Hunter promotion, and again during the Gemerator's single-day mulligan. 2 June 2016; 12 July 2016 14 June 2016; 12 July 2016
Gem crown token Gem crown token Obtained during the Gemerator Treasure Hunter promotion, and again during the Gemerator's single-day mulligan. 2 June 2016; 12 July 2016 14 June 2016; 12 July 2016
Gem cape token Gem cape token Obtained during the Gemerator Treasure Hunter promotion, and again during the Gemerator's single-day mulligan. 2 June 2016; 12 July 2016 14 June 2016; 12 July 2016
Meditation rest animation token Meditation rest animation token Won as a rare prize on Treasure Hunter, and/or through the Death Lotus Training event. 3 August 2015 19 August 2015
Gem focus Gem focus Gem focus is an item that can be obtained when equipped with a Crafting catalyst while cutting gems. Every gem cut gives 1 gem focus.

A leather case, a metal setting and a gem focus, can be combined to create a summoning focus.

13 November 2014 24 November 2014
Metal setting Metal setting Metal setting is an item that can be obtained when using a Crafting catalyst while shaping metals. A metal setting is produced for each gold or silver item crafted.

A leather case, a metal setting and a gem focus, can be combined to create a summoning focus.

13 November 2014 24 November 2014
Leather case Leather case Leather case is an item that can be obtained when using a Crafting catalyst while crafting leather. A leather case is produced for each leather item crafted.

A leather case, a metal setting and a gem focus, can be combined to create a summoning focus.

13 November 2014 24 November 2014
Summoning focus Summoning focus Won as a prize on Treasure Hunter; created from combining a leather case, metal setting, and gem focus. 13 November 2014 24 November 2014
Chest of Seasons Chest of Seasons The Chest of Seasons was created by combining the Chest of Spring, Chest of Summer, Chest of Autumn, and Chest of Winter.

All four pieces of the 2016 seasons set were created in a single action.

23 June 2016 10 July 2016
Bottoms of Seasons Bottoms of Seasons The Bottoms of Seasons were created by combining the Bottoms of Spring, Bottoms of Summer, Bottoms of Autumn, and Bottoms of Winter.

All four pieces of the 2016 seasons set were created in a single action.

23 June 2016 10 July 2016
Gloves of Seasons Gloves of Seasons The Gloves of Seasons were created by combining the Gloves of Spring, Gloves of Summer, Gloves of Autumn, and Gloves of Winter.

All four pieces of the 2016 seasons set were created in a single action.

23 June 2016 10 July 2016
Boots of Seasons Boots of Seasons The Boots of Seasons were created by combining the Boots of Spring, Boots of Summer, Boots of Autumn, and Boots of Winter.

All four pieces of the 2016 seasons set were created in a single action.

23 June 2016 10 July 2016

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Michelle's Twitter account. 20 December 2013. Mod Michelle: "it was me, yes. Pretty sure the 10,000 came from someone reading the drop table reference wrongly"
  2. ^ Are prize tokens being removed alongside beach drinks?.*

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