Portable well

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A Portable well is an item won on Treasure Hunter that acts as an infinite supply of vials of water via the Take Vials action (empty vials are not required). All types of potions, including unfinished ones, made using it give 10% more Herblore experience, along with a 5% chance of creating an extra potion. A player can make any potion by clicking the well. Combination potions do not have a chance of generating an extra potion, although the 10% more Herblore experience will still be gained. There are no additional benefits to cleaning grimy herbs on a portable well; they merely share the same herblore interface with potions.

The portable well has a 9x9 area of effect after being used for the first time and the player will receive all its bonuses for mixing potions from their inventory without needing to reclick on the same portable. This effect will end when the portable disappears or the player clicks on a different portable type. Players may benefit from this interaction as sometimes using the portable well will fail to navigate to the correct potion automatically.

The following message appears when this happens (even if an extra flask is filled):
You mix such a potent potion that you fill an extra vial, thanks to this incredible mixing station! It has been sent to your bank.

It can be placed anywhere that a fire can be lit and is both visible to and usable by all other players. It vanishes after being placed for five minutes. If the well vanishes but the player has not finished making all potions, they will continue making the potions, but the well's effect will not work.

As of the 15 June 2020 update, portable wells no longer function as a water source; water containers can no longer be filled from a well, nor can clay be softened at a well.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Portable well.png Portable well locations
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Locations courtesy of Portables FC discord server

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here.

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 3 August 2020 (Update):
    • Now when creating "primal extract" via the portable skilling well you receive an extra 10% experience boost.
  • patch 15 June 2020 (Update):
    • Fixed an issue with making bombs at a portable well.
  • patch 4 November 2019 (Update):
    • The examine text of portable wells will no longer be cut off in the chat box.
  • patch 26 June 2017 (Update):
    • It is now possible to extend time of existing portables by using the 'Extend Portable' option on your Portable Object.
  • hotfix 17 October 2016 (Update):
    • Portable wells once again apply a 10% XP bonus.
  • patch 8 June 2015 (Update):
    • The increased XP effect granted by the portable well will no longer work if you move too far away.
  • patch 19 January 2015 (Update):
    • The following improvements have been made to the portable well:
      • Meilyr combination potions may now be combined at a portable well for extra XP, though without a chance to make extra combination potions.
      • Unfinished potions can now be made at a portable well.
      • Water containers can now be filled by using them on a portable well.
  • patch 7 July 2014 (Update):
    • Players can no longer use portable sawmills or take vials from portable wells after they have vanished.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • As of 6 June 2016, checking the duration of a portable skill station will no longer interrupt skilling actions. This action can also be done remotely.