|Release||5 February 2001 (Update)|
|High alch||3 coins|
|Low alch||2 coins|
|On death||Always kept outside Wild|
|Exchange||2 coins (info)|
|An empty glass vial.|
|FAQ • doc|
A vial is a glass container that players generally use in Herblore to make and store potions. They can fill a vial of water by using it on a water source (all the vials in their inventory will fill automatically). Players can also use the lunar spell Humidify to fill vials with water.
The ability to throw away vials when finishing a potion can be toggled with Bob Barter (herbs). This ability may also be toggled in Gameplay Settings under the "Miscellaneous Settings" tab.
Obtaining vials for free[edit | edit source]
Members[edit | edit source]
Non-members[edit | edit source]
Even though vials are mostly used in Herblore (a members-only skill past level 5), they are not a members-only item. Non-members can purchase vials from Poletax's Herblore Shop which carries 10 of them in stock. The shop also carries 21 vials of water (one of which is a free sample) which can be emptied to obtain empty vials.
Another way to obtain a vial is having the apothecary make a strength potion for the player. The player needs to supply him with a limpwurt root and red spiders' eggs, and pay him 5 coins. The player can empty this vial or drink all the doses of the potion to obtain an empty vial. However, the potion itself is worth more than the empty vial.
Before it was removed, players could obtain a good number of vials simply by waiting outside Bounty Hunter, as player-killers used potions and then dropped the vials because they could not be taken into the craters.
Vials were also an incredibly common low value drop in PVP worlds and many can be collected in a short period of time.
Making vials[edit | edit source]
Since the introduction of vial sets, the price of vials dropped from 181 gp to 1 gp because vials are now easier to buy.
Creation[edit | edit source]
Products[edit | edit source]
|Augmentation dissolver||16 Invention||5,646|
|Coconut milk||1 Herblore||3,101|
|Coconut shell||1 Herblore||49|
|Equipment dissolver||16 Invention||6,782|
|Gizmo dissolver||8 Invention||11,655|
|Vial of water||1 Cooking||78|
Drop sources[edit | edit source]
|Giant spider||2; 33; 39||1||3/128|
Store locations[edit | edit source]
Lua error in Module:Store_locations_list at line 198: attempt to concatenate local 'soldby' (a nil value).
Disassembly[edit | edit source]
|Disassembly category||Glass items|
|Item quantity required||1|
|Base junk chance||98.9%|
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Real vials are cylindrical, whereas in RuneScape they have a wide bottom and tapered top, resembling Erlenmeyer flasks.
- Vials with nothing in them used to be named empty vial.