|Also known as?||Ecto|
|Release date||Unknown edit|
|High Alchemy||Cannot be alchemised|
|Low Alchemy||Cannot be alchemised|
|Destroy||The ectophial will smash if you drop it. Velorina can replace it.|
|Store price||0 coins
The Ectophial is a reward for completing the Ghosts Ahoy quest. It is described as 'a bright green vial of ectoplasm' and the Ectofuntus is said to the source of its power. Players can empty it, causing them to be teleported to the Ectofuntus outside Port Phasmatys. Once emptied, the player automatically refills the Ectophial.
Note: If you are worshipping the ectofuntus, it is possible to click to worship fast enough that the ectophial isn't refilled. Using this is a great way to access the Port Phasmatys area (and even all of Morytania itself).
The Ectophial can be destroyed. Players can get a replacement from Velorina in Port Phasmatys. However, an Amulet of Ghostspeak is necessary; otherwise players cannot have a proper conversation with her. This item is one of the Items Not Kept on Death.
It is widely used in fights as an Emergency teleport because it is easy to replace, costs nothing, needs no magic level or spell-set, is relatively close to a Fairy ring and bank, and is a one click teleport from your inventory. It also only takes up one space, while most other teleports take up at least two (with exception of a tele-tablet or if a player is using an air staff or water staff with law runes in inventory). However, some players do not use this as an emergency teleport because it currently takes about 2–3 seconds to pour the ectoplasm out and teleport, in that time a player could get hit for more damage and even die after the teleport is complete.
On 5 January 2009, the Ectophial teleport animation was updated and now the teleport animation looks similar to the normal teleporting, but the colour of the teleport spiral is green. It is slower than the old teleport. On the same date, the Ectophial was also given the destroy option (giving it a warning message if wanting to drop/destroy it), to replace the drop option.
As of 10 February 2009, the player will automatically walk to the Ectofuntus and refill the Ectophial when he teleports there. If the player walks somewhere else before reaching the Ectofuntus, the vial will not be filled automatically and will have to be filled manually.