Vic the trader

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Vic the trader only appears during events and may not be currently found in game.
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Vic the trader is the owner of Vic's Store and is located south of the Burthorpe bank. He will trade credits for bonus experience for the first week following his release. The credits can be spent at his store to purchase prismatic lamps or stars, skill outfit pieces, and rewards which were previously on Treasure Hunter. Ironman Mode players cannot trade with Vic.

He has a cousin called Ric and a younger brother called Nic, who offered similar services. Players can also use a Trader summoning stone to spawn a Portable Trader which provides the same functions as Vic for a period of one hour.

Availability[edit | edit source]

When Vic appears in-game, a message is shown on login: Vic is exchanging bonus XP up until 23:59 on Sunday 15th May, go see him in Burthorpe now!

Appeared Left Time since previous appearance Notes
29 September 2014 5 October 2014 N/A N/A
13 April 2015 5 May 2015 6 months 14 days Originally intended to return in late April, returned earlier. [1]
18 January 2016 1 February 2016 9 months 5 days N/A
4 July 2016 18 July 2016 5 months 17 days N/A
9 January 2017 16 January 2017 6 months 5 days N/A
12 June 2017 1 July 2017 5 months 3 days Returned with his cousin Ric, who was located in Menaphos.
15 January 2018 5 February 2018 7 months 3 days N/A
4 June 2018 18 June 2018 4 months 20 days N/A
21 January 2019 11 February 2019 7 months 17 days Despite staying in the game until 11 Feb, Vic stopped trading bonus XP on 4 Feb.
19 August 2019 2 September 2019 6 months 29 days N/A
2 March 2020 15 March 2020 6 months 12 days N/A
22 February 2021 9 March 2021 11 months 7 days First of 4 events planned in 2021 [2] - February, May, August, November
12 April 2021 25 April 2021 1 month 3 days April - Repeat appearance due to 2021 server login issues on 4 March; some players were not able to finish the February Vic event.
10 May 2021 23 May 2021 15 days N/A
2 August 2021 16 August 2021 2 months 10 days N/A
8 November 2021 21 November 2021 2 months 23 days N/A
3 May 2022 15 May 2022 5 months 12 days N/A

Credits[edit | edit source]

The cost of credits varied from skill to skill and increased with higher skill levels. In other words, players got fewer credits in higher level skills for the same experience. The cost of the credits double for each 200 credits traded in a skill per Vic's visit.

Vic's Store[edit | edit source]

  • XP/Tokens - for experience lamps, fallen stars or dungeoneering tokens
  • Skill Outfits - for purchasing skill outfit pieces you do not own yet (Skill helm add-ons have a chance of being for helmets you do not yet own.)
  • Special Outfits - for purchasing Elite skilling outfit parts you do not own yet
  • Other - for purchasing limited time only items, emotes, etc.

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Gallery[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!
  • update 5 August 2021 (Update):
    • Vic the trader returns until August 16th
  • update 10 May 2021 (Update):
    • Vic the trader returns until May 23rd.
  • update 22 February 2021 (Update):
    • Vic the trader returns until March 8th.
  • patch 26 October 2020 (Update):
    • Trader Vic's XP conversion rate for Herblore is now the same for both level 99 and level 120.
  • patch 28 January 2019 (Update):
    • Messaging with an incorrect end-date for Vic has been corrected.
  • patch 11 June 2018 (Update):
    • Trapper outfit can now be correctly purchased from Vic the Trader.
  • update 12 June 2017 (Update):
    • New items are added to Vic the trader's stock:
      • Dungeoneering outfit pieces.
      • Slayer masks from the third and fourth batches.
      • Four more skilling outfits: Lumberjack, Constructor, Golden Mining, Master Runecrafter
    • Ric the trader is added to Menaphos to mimic the functionality and shop of Vic.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The name Vic the trader is identical to an NPC found within the video game Fallout 2. It is also possible that both names are inspired by the well-known restaurant chain Trader Vic's.
  • While free-to-play players can still access Vic's Store interface, when attempting to 'Trade XP' via the right-click option, free-to-play players are prompted with a message from Vic saying 'Sorry, I can't trade here.'

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. RuneScape's Twitter account. 13 April 2015. (Archived from the original on 1 February 2019.) RuneScape: "We've chained @JagexDrew to his desk. 500 RTs in the next hour with #BringBackVic & we'll release Vic today!"
  2. ^ Mod Cam. Fun Fact: Sleepy boi Vic the Trader made a new record this week of the longest time of absence since 2014. Reddit. 16 December 2020. (Archived from the original on 17 August 2022.) Mod Cam: "Hey! Vic will be returning in February next year - we also plan to bring him back 4 times over 2021 :)"