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This article is about the item used primarily in Herblore. For other uses, see Vial (disambiguation).
Vial detail.png

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]

Two vials spawn in Frincos's Fabulous Herb Store in south-west Entrana as well as a house in Mort'ton. The respawn rate is two every two minutes. A vial is also obtained through the Swept Away quest.

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]

Using the Crafting skill, members can make their own vials. This requires a glassblowing pipe, and molten glass. 33 Crafting is required to make the vial.

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]

Vial.png Vial
Crafting-Make-X GE icon.png
35 XP-2
Crafting Crafting level33
P2P icon.png Members onlyYes
Molten glass.pngMolten glass1260260

Products[edit | edit source]

Item Skill Materials GE Price
Augmentation dissolver.png Augmentation dissolver16 Invention5,646
Coconut milk.png Coconut milk1 Herblore3,101
Coconut shell.png Coconut shell1 Herblore49
Equipment dissolver.png Equipment dissolver16 Invention6,782
Gizmo dissolver.png Gizmo dissolver8 Invention11,655
Vial of water.png Vial of water1 Cooking78

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

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Alexis28 Multicombat.png1UncommonP2P icon.png
Boris28 Multicombat.png1UncommonP2P icon.png
Borrokar39 Multicombat.png1CommonP2P icon.png
Eduard28 Multicombat.png1UncommonP2P icon.png
Freidir39 Multicombat.png1CommonP2P icon.png
Galina28 Multicombat.png1UncommonP2P icon.png
Giant spider2; 33; 39 Multicombat.png13/128F2P icon.png
Imre28 Multicombat.png1UncommonP2P icon.png
Irina28 Multicombat.png1UncommonP2P icon.png
Jeroen28 Multicombat.png1UncommonP2P icon.png
Joseph28 Multicombat.png1UncommonP2P icon.png
Ksenia28 Multicombat.png1UncommonP2P icon.png
Lanzig39 Multicombat.png1CommonP2P icon.png
Lensa (Rellekka)39 Multicombat.png1UncommonP2P icon.png
Lev28 Multicombat.png1UncommonP2P icon.png
Liliya28 Multicombat.png1UncommonP2P icon.png
Milla28 Multicombat.png1UncommonP2P icon.png
Nikita28 Multicombat.png1UncommonP2P icon.png
Nikolai28 Multicombat.png1UncommonP2P icon.png
Serum 207 Multicombat.png1CommonP2P icon.png
Sofiya28 Multicombat.png1UncommonP2P icon.png
Svetlana28 Multicombat.png1UncommonP2P icon.png
Vera28 Multicombat.png1UncommonP2P icon.png

Store locations[edit | edit source]

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Disassembly[edit | edit source]

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.