Vial of water

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Vial of water
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Release27 February 2002 (Update)
Quest itemNo
ExamineA glass vial containing water.
Options [?]
BackpackMake, Empty
Value10 coins
High alch6 coins
Low alch4 coins
On deathAlways kept outside dangerous area
Weight0.02 kg
Grand Exchange
Exchange139 coins (info)
Buy limit10,000
Advanced data
Item ID227
LinksMRID • recipe
Vial of water detail.png

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 139 coins each on the Grand Exchange, resulting in a profit of 851,400 coins per run.

Free players can buy limited amounts from Jatix's Herblore Shop in the eastern part of Taverley.

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
Fort Forinthry (Copperpot) Well 0
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]

F2P icon.png MembersNo
Make-X hourglass icon.png Ticks1 (0.6s)
World Map icon.png FacilityWater source map icon.png Water source
Cooking Cooking10
Total cost1
Vial of water.pngVial of water1139

Store locations[edit | edit source]

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Drop sources[edit | edit source]

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Disassembly[edit | edit source]

Vial of water
Disassembly categoryPotions and flasks
Disassembly XP0.1
Item quantity required1
Material count1
Base junk chance  98.9%
Common materials
Delicate parts.png Delicate parts35/101
Organic parts.png Organic parts32/101
Crafted parts.png Crafted parts30/101
Rare materials
Enhancing components.png Enhancing components3/101
Healthy components.png Healthy components1/101

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.