Coal bag

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The coal bag was a reward purchasable from the rewards trader for 4,000 Dungeoneering tokens. It required levels 35 Mining and Dungeoneering to buy. However, obtaining the token purely through spelunking in Daemonheim would require a minimum of level 40 Dungeoneering to obtain all the tokens necessary, though tokens could be obtained through other means such as pickpocketing Meilyr workers. Only one coal bag could be owned at any time.

The coal bag held up to 81 pieces of coal. When smelting or superheating, coal in the bag would be used before the coal in the inventory. It was refillable just like the rune essence pouch, though it did not degrade.

The only way to dispose of the item was by destroying it, but the bag needed to be empty. Attempting to destroy a filled bag would generate a message stating that there was coal left in the bag. Mined coal was not automatically stored in the bag, but had to be manually added by right clicking and selecting 'Fill'.

If the player died while holding the coal bag, the bag would be lost along with any coal inside it unless if it was protected. It would not appear under a player's gravestone.

The coal bag was removed on 7 January 2019, being replaced by the Smithing autoheater as part of the Mining and Smithing rework. Tokens are refunded. Its functionality is succeeded and expanded by tradeable ore boxes.

Uses[edit | edit source]

This bag provided an additional 81 coal slots (with one slot for the bag, three extra inventories' worth) and was useful for both mining and smithing as it allows players to increase coal ores carried per trip. For example: at the Blast Furnace a full bag will allow three inventories of steel to be produced; at Coal truck mining site the capacity of 108 pieces (for mining, include the 27 inventory slots as no metal ores are needed) per trip can empty the carts in 2-3 trips (instead of the unupgraded minimum of 8 trips).

The first column identifies the type of bar to be made. The second indicates how many pieces of coal should be in each bag. The third represents how many of the primary ore (Iron, Mithril, Adamant, Runite) is required. The fourth column represents how many free inventory slots remain. The fifth column shows how many bars are produced. The last column indicates the experience received from smelting a full load (including coal in the coal bag) of that ore.

Blast Furnace (starting with an empty inventory)

Bar Type Coal Needed
(In Bag+In Inventory=Total)
Primary Ore # of Free
Inventory Spaces
Bar Yield Smithing
Steel 27 + 0 = 27 27 iron ore 0 27 472.5 8,235
Mithril 54 + 0 = 54 27 mithril ore 0 27 810 8,316
Adamantite 81 + 0 = 81 27 adamant ore 0 27 1012.5 19,035
Rune 81 + 3 = 84 21 runite ore 3 21 1050 8,400

Other Furnaces or using a Explorer's ring 4 (starting with an empty inventory)

Bar Type Coal Needed
(In Bag+In Inventory=Total)
Primary Ore # of Free
Inventory Spaces
Bar Yield Smithing
Smithing Experience
without bag
Steel 54 + 0 = 54 27 Iron ore 0 27 472.5 157.5 1,701
Mithril 81 + 3 = 84 21 Mithril ore 3 21 630 150 −3,696
Adamantite 81 + 9 = 90 15 Adamant ore 3 15 562.5 150 −315
Rune 81 + 15 = 96 12 Runite ore 0 12 600 150 −6,816

Superheat Ores (start with nature runes and a fire staff equipped)

Bar Type Coal Needed
(In Bag+In Inventory=Total)
Primary Ore # of Free
Inventory Spaces
Bar Yield Smithing
Steel 52 + 0 = 52 26 Iron ore 0 26 455 1378 1,638
Mithril 81 + 3 = 84 21 Mithril ore 2 21 630 1113 −3,696
Adamantite 81 + 9 = 90 15 Adamant ore 2 15 562.5 150 −315
Rune 81 + 7 = 88 11 Runite ore 8 11 550 795 −6,248

Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included - see here for how to help out!
  • patch 7 January 2019 (Update):
    • The coal bag has been removed and refunded.
  • ninja 16 May 2016 (Update):
    • A right-click option has been added to the coal bag while using the bank to directly empty its contents.
  • ninja 1 September 2015 (Update):
    • The coal bag's left-click option is now 'Fill'.
  • patch 20 July 2015 (Update):
    • The coal bag now holds 81 coal instead of 27.
  • patch 4 December 2012 (Update):
    • The coal bag no longer has a null option on the actionbar.
  • patch 19 July 2010 (Update):
    • Adapted the Smithing code to handle the coal bag when making elemental bars.
  • update 21 April 2010 (Update):
    • Dungeoneering reward items have had their costs reduced to a more suitable amount. Anyone who has already bought any of these items will find they have been refunded the difference in reward tokens.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Regardless of the amount of coal in the bag, it weighs 0 kg (even though 81 pieces of coal = 183 kg).
  • The coal bag used to cost 20,000 Dungeoneering Tokens before the 21 April 2010 update.
  • Mod Chris L stated on the "Live Q&A New Skill - Answers" that the coal bag originally only meant to hold 10 coal "but when I went ingame to test it myself after making it, I realised it was a bit rubbish! I ended upon 27 as it meant you could smelt more runite ore per inventory, it worked out nicely".
  • Smithing elemental bars takes the same amount of coal and yields the same number of bars as mithril, but only at the furnace of the Elemental Workshop, as no other furnace is hot enough to smelt the elemental ore.
  • While bank booths offer the ability to empty the coal bag whilst using the banking interface, bank deposit boxes do not. This means that you must exit, empty, and re-enter the bank deposit interface to unload the coal from your coal bag. Or alternatively, use a piece of coal on the box, select "4: All", empty some coal out of the bag, and repeat.
  • Unlike most interactions, attempting to use a random item on the coal bag will not yield the "Nothing interesting happens." dialogue.
  • The amount of coal held by the coal bag was increased, from 27 to 81, on 20 July 2015.