Vial of water

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For the variant encountered in Daemonheim, see Vial of water (Dungeoneering).
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A vial of water can be made by using a vial on a water source, or buying it from a store, a player or the Grand Exchange. Certain combinations of ingredients can be mixed in a vial of water to create potions using the Herblore skill. Adding a clean herb to a vial of water creates an unfinished potion.

Obtaining a vial of water[edit | edit source]

Players can obtain a vial of water in several ways:

Players with the ability to access all the shops that supply vial of water packs can obtain 6,600 vials of water through visiting every shop, for a modest cost of 66k. This method requires very little effort. The individual vials sell for 87 coins each on the Grand Exchange, resulting in a profit of 508,200 coins per run.

Tactics for refilling[edit | edit source]

The Grand Exchange update on 9 August 2011 provided an exceptionally short run from one of the bankers to the fountain in the middle.

For non-members, an old style hand pump just north of the west bank in Falador provides only a short running distance. Members may find that both the geyser in Neitiznot and the sink in the cellar of Lumbridge Castle are great places to refill vials with water due to close proximity to a bank and one-click banking chests.

The best low-level member spot are the fountains at the bank entrance in Merchant District of Menaphos. Higher level members may also use the water pool located in the Meilyr section of Prifddinas if one does not wish to purchase directly from Lady Meilyr.

Bank to water distances
Bank Water source Steps
Prifddinas - Meilyr harmony pillars Water pool 3
Menaphos Fountain 5
Neitiznot Geyser 9
Lumbridge kitchen basement Sink 11
Grand Exchange - southern kiosks Fountain 14
Falador West Hand pump 15

Price history[edit | edit source]

The price of this item has varied due to countless shop updates over the years. Vials of water hovered between 150 and 200 coins prior to the introduction of the Grand Exchange. When shops were updated to have unlimited stock, the price of vials of water plunged and then steadied at about 70 coins each. Then, due to the personalised shops update, the price of this item increased past 240 coins because of the limited number of items in each shop. Vials of water received a price cap of 103 coins on 13 October shortly after the update, along with eyes of newt, lowering it by over half the price. Vials of water were virtually out of stock on the Grand Exchange due to the sudden price change. In order to compensate for the shortage, the vials of water stock increased in Shilo Village from 200 to 1000 on 20 October. On 9 November 2009, vials and vials of water started to be sold in item packs in many stores, allowing players to buy large amounts at once. The ease of obtaining vials of water caused the price to crash again to around 11 coins. For several months, vials of water steadied between 30-50 coins each.

Creation[edit | edit source]

Vial of water.png Vial of water
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0 XP-1 (0.6s) 87
Cooking Cooking level1
Water source Must be performed at a water source
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Store locations[edit | edit source]

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Products[edit | edit source]

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Drop sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here (include RDT).

Disassembly[edit | edit source]

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 22 October 2013 (Update):
    • Emptying a vial of water via the inventory quick slot no longer causes a disconnect.
  • patch 9 November 2010 (Update):
    • Adding herbs to vials now uses a new animation.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Vials of Water appear to be fully filled (4 dose). However, when a potion or unfinished potion is made, it is only 3/4 full.